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Google makes a big security change, but other companies must follow

Google is moving — slowly — to make multi-factor authentication default, pushing FIDO-compliant software embedded within the phone, and even has an iOS version. Nice touch 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3618776/google-makes-a-big-security-change-but-other-companies-must-follow.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Oversight, Homeland Security Committees 'Extremely Concerned' After Pipeline Attack

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/house-oversight-homeland-security-concerned-colonial-pipeline-attack-012419749.html

 

How to Remove Empty Lines from a Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/724080/how-to-remove-empty-lines-from-a-word-document/

 

The chip shortage is driving up tech prices–starting with TVs

Some high-end televisions already cost 30% more than they did last summer 
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/the-chip-shortage-is-driving-up-tech-prices-starting-with-tvs/

 

Why Am I Getting Empty Form Submissions from My Website?

https://askleo.com/why-am-i-getting-empty-form-submissions-from-my-website/

 

How to Grow Your Personal Brand on Social Media: Essential Tips

Growing a personal brand on social media is one way to get your work noticed online. Here are some tips on what to consider. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/minimalist-guide-personal-branding-social-media/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

3 Windows settings that you can reset to work more efficiently in Microsoft 365

You might be surprised to learn that some Windows settings can be changed to your advantage as a Microsoft 365 user. Learn how to work more efficiently by setting them up to support the way you work.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-windows-settings-that-you-can-reset-to-work-more-efficiently-in-microsoft-365/

 

[HOWTO] Recover a Deleted File on Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_recover_a_deleted_file_on_windows_10.html

 

How to remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 10

Microsoft Edge be gone forever

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-remove-microsoft-edge-from-windows-10

 

AT&T in advanced talks to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery, deal expected as soon as Monday

  - The deal will merge WarnerMedia and Discovery.

  - The new company will be publicly traded and co-owned by AT&T and Discovery shareholders.

  - The transaction expected to be announced as soon as Monday 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/16/att-in-advanced-talks-to-merge-warnermedia-with-discovery.html

 

How to fix a camera not working on Microsoft Teams

If the camera isn't working with Microsoft Teams, in this guide, you will learn several ways to fix this problem on Windows 10 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-camera-not-working-microsoft-teams

 

How to See Full Details about a Windows 10 ISO file or USB

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/29588-see-full-details-about-windows-10-iso-file-usb.html

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

If you're still on Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 10, and here are the instructions to complete the task keeping your files and apps without issues.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-from-windows-7/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

My favorite Google Map tricks and how to use them

Open the Google Maps app and use these features any time you go on a trip.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/my-favorite-google-map-tricks-and-how-to-use-them/

 

How to exclude files and folders from Windows Defender scans

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-exclude-files-and-folders-from-windows-defender-scans/

 

DC attorney general files antitrust suit against Amazon over third-party seller agreements

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/25/amazon-antitrust-suit-dc-attorney-general/

 

Windows 10 is about to get 'revolutionized' — here’s how

Microsoft wants to hire people to overhaul the interface of its PC software

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-10-is-about-to-get-revolutionized-heres-how

 

Zoom Events will try to re-create the in-person conference experience

Selling tickets, tracking attendance, and hosting informal chats

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/19/22442919/zoom-live-events-paid-tickets-conferences-chat

 

Google isn’t sure if it wants to copy one of the best new iPhone privacy features

https://bgr.com/tech/android-12-vs-ios-14-5-user-tracking-google-hesitant-5926000/

 

Bose confirms ransomware attack that exposed employee data

The files included social security and compensation information.

https://www.engadget.com/bose-ransomware-attack-employee-data-110550196.html

 

Windows 10: Everything new in Microsoft’s May update

https://www.komando.com/technology/windows-10-may-update-2021/790444/

 

Google Now Lets Users Protect Their Activity History With a Password

Strengthen your privacy on shared devices with this new feature.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-now-lets-users-protect-their-activity-history-with-a-password

 

Google will let you delete the last 15 minutes of your search history

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-io-privacy-search-history-photos-175133245.html

 

How to Automatically Enlarge Small Fonts in Safari on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/722956/how-to-automatically-enlarge-small-fonts-in-safari-on-mac/

 

Colonial Pipeline paid a $5 million ransom—and kept a vicious cycle turning

Stopping payments would go a long way to stopping ransomware.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/05/colonial-pipeline-paid-a-5-million-ransom-and-kept-a-vicious-cycle-turning/

 

Is requiring a Facebook or Google Account fair?

https://askleo.com/is-requiring-a-facebook-or-google-account-fair/

 

600,000+ Payment Card Records Leaked: What Can You Do?

Cybercriminals hacked a site containing already-hacked financial and personal details. What does this mean for you? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/payment-card-leaked-what-can-you-do/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Cybersecurity technology is not getting better: How can it be fixed?

A recent survey found an unusual reason cybersecurity is failing. Experts share what it is and how to correct it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-technology-is-not-getting-better-how-can-it-be-fixed/

 

Geekly Update - 20 May 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_20_may_2021.html

 

Android stalkerware may be even more dangerous than thought

Stalkerware apps are reportedly filled with security vulnerabilities

https://www.techradar.com/news/android-stalkerware-may-be-even-more-dangerous-than-thought

 

Why former Google ads boss Sridhar Ramaswamy is building an ad-free search engine

  - Sridhar Ramaswamy is CEO of Neeva, an ads-free search engine he helped found after running Google’s ads and commerce business.

  - In this interview with Big Technology’s Alex Kantrowitz, Ramaswamy explains how Google’s increasing reliance on ads has decreased the quality of its search engine and has real costs for users.

  - “I personally do not think of ad-supported free products as being good for consumers, good for our country in the long term, because it is very hard for them to stay true to what you and I want, as users, and as customers of these products.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/16/sridhar-ramaswamy-ex-google-building-ads-free-search-engine-neeva-.html

 

Microsoft Teams for personal use is now generally available with features for family and friends

Teams isn't just for work anymore. Use it with your family and friends too!

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-personal-use-now-generally-available-new-features-family-and-friends

 

Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25024-microsoft-garage-mouse-without-borders.html

 

How to uninstall Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 Update) when PC won’t boot

Did you upgraded to Windows 10 21H1, May 2021 Update, and the PC stopped booting? Here's how you can remove the feature update 

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-windows-10-21h1-when-pc-wont-boot/

 

Learn how to negotiate with your internet service provider

Experts help us uncover how to advocate for ourselves and get more for our connected services.

https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/how-to-negotiate-with-your-internet-service-provider/

 

WhatsApp to restrict features if you refuse Facebook data sharing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/whatsapp-to-restrict-features-if-you-refuse-facebook-data-sharing/

 

Microsoft’s Edge browser can now start up faster and put your tabs to sleep

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/25/microsofts-edge-browser-can-now-start-up-faster-and-put-your-tabs-to-sleep/

 

New 12.9-inch iPad Pro already has a display problem — what you need to know

Some users report a distracting bloom effect on the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro's mini-LED display

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-129-inch-ipad-pro-already-has-a-display-problem-what-you-need-to-know

 

It’s about to get easier to change compromised passwords in Chrome for Android

Two button taps away from securing your account again

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/18/22442247/google-chrome-password-manager-android-compromised-duplex

 

10 million Americans got overcharged by the IRS, and you might be one of them

https://bgr.com/politics/irs-refund-coming-tax-agency-overcharged-10-million-people-5925984/

 

Google's Fuchsia OS debuts on the original Nest Hub

The software had been tipped as an Android replacement.

https://www.engadget.com/google-fuchsia-debuts-nest-hub-092348144.html

 

These are the apps that drain your phone’s battery and storage the most

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/battery-draining-apps/790432/

 

Gigabyte Promises Its 7GB/s AORUS 7000 Prem. SSD Will Never Throttle

That promise is backed up by an absolutely massive heatsink shipped with the drive.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/gigabyte-promises-its-7gbs-aorus-7000-prem-ssd-will-never-throttle

 

Why AI developers love those annoying CAPTCHAs

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/1a72f66f-1659-3a3c-9fb1-df0d963936bd/why-ai-developers-love-those.html

 

How to Copy the URL Addresses of All Open Tabs in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/723144/how-to-copy-the-url-addresses-of-all-open-tabs-in-chrome/

 

ISPs claim broadband prices aren’t too high—Biden admin isn’t buying it

Biden still plans "bold action" to lower Internet prices despite heavy lobbying.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/white-house-doesnt-believe-isps-claims-that-prices-are-low-enough-report-says/

 

Why do Youtube videos start and stop when they didn’t used to?

https://askleo.com/why-do-youtube-videos-start-and-stop-when-they-didnt-used-to/

 

8 Ways to Listen to Old Time Radio Shows Online for Free

Classic radio shows are still worth listening to today. Here's how you can tune in for free.

https://www.makeuseof.com/listen-old-time-radio-shows-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to install and activate the Windows 10 Projecting to this PC feature

No longer installed by default, you must first install the Windows 10 Projecting to this PC software before you can use it to create a second display using a wireless connection.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-and-activate-the-windows-10-projecting-to-this-pc-feature/

 

It’s Getting Harder to Find a People Finder

https://askbobrankin.com/its_getting_harder_to_find_a_people_finder.html

 

Best SSDs 2021: the top solid-state drives for your PC

Solid-state storage upgrades

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-solid-state-drives-ssds

 

San Francisco tech companies are sitting on record amounts of empty office space and offering perks to lure tenants

  - The amount of available sublease office space in San Francisco more than tripled during the pandemic, and tech companies are paying the price.

  - Dropbox and Salesforce have taken among the biggest impairments in the industry for their vacated space.

  - Airbnb said in its earnings report on Thursday that it took a $113 million charge in the first quarter “related to office space in San Francisco that we deemed no longer necessary.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/san-francisco-tech-companies-sitting-on-record-amounts-of-empty-space.html

 

Intel's new next-gen laptop hybrid SSD is on the way

The hybrid laptops deserve.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intels-new-next-gen-laptop-hybrid-ssd-way

 

How to Add or Remove "Open in Windows Terminal" expandable context menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/179549-add-open-windows-terminal-expandable-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

How to clean install Windows 10 21H1, May 2021 Update

The best way to get the Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 Update) is to perform a clean installation — here's why and how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/clean-install-windows-10-21h1/

 

The new Apple TV 4K: New remote, faster processor, same $179 price

The latest version of the Apple TV 4K streaming box is available Friday, May 21.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-new-apple-tv-4k-new-remote-faster-processor-same-179-price/

 

Twitter scammers impersonate SNL in Elon Musk cryptocurrency scams

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twitter-scammers-impersonate-snl-in-elon-musk-cryptocurrency-scams/

 

Light is the key to long-range, fully autonomous EVs

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/24/light-is-the-key-to-long-range-fully-autonomous-evs/

 

The best router VPN 2021

A router VPN can protect everything connected to your Wi-Fi

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-router-vpn

 

Windows 10 May 2021 Update now available, designed to improve remote work

The biggest change is multiple Windows Hello camera support

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/18/22442134/microsoft-windows-10-may-2021-update-remote-work-features

 

You should be totally freaked out by the DarkSide attack on Colonial Pipeline

https://bgr.com/tech/colonial-pipeline-hack-details-darkside-ransomware-gang-aftermath-5925841/

 

Tidal's new Apple Watch app works without an iPhone nearby

You don't need Apple Music or Spotify to listen to music on your wrist.

https://www.engadget.com/tidal-apple-watch-app-151834758.html

 

Pro Tip: Do an Nmap scan to find hidden cameras in an Airbnb or rental property

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/how-to-find-hidden-cameras/558637/

 

The Best Cheap Phone Plans for 2021

There are a lot of options beyond the big three phone carriers in the US. If you're looking to save money, these lesser-known low-cost cell phone plans might be the ticket.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/best-cheap-phone-plans

 

Google launches the next generation of its custom AI chips

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-launches-next-generation-custom-173729485.html

 

PSA: You Can Drag Tabs Between Browser Windows Within Chrome (and Other Browsers)

https://www.howtogeek.com/723362/psa-you-can-drag-tabs-between-browser-windows-in-chrome-and-other-browsers/

 

TSMC is considering a 3 nm foundry in Arizona

The already planned 5 nm Arizona plant may be joined by a second, 3 nm plant.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/tsmc-is-considering-a-3-nm-foundry-in-arizona/

 

Will adding an “s” to http make my connection secure?

https://askleo.com/will-adding-an-s-to-http-make-my-connection-secure/

 

15 Windows Command Prompt (CMD) Commands You Must Know

The command prompt is still a powerful Windows tool. Here are the most useful CMD commands every Windows user needs to know. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-cmd-commands-every-windows-user-know/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Raspberry Pi: After launching five devices in less than a year, here's what they're doing next

Raspberry Pi released everything from cameras to computers in 2020, even as COVID-19 squeezed supply chains and demand for its hardware skyrocketed. Time for a break? Not quite.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-after-launching-five-devices-in-less-than-a-year-heres-what-theyre-doing-next/

 

How Soon Will Your Landline Be Obsolete?

https://askbobrankin.com/how_soon_will_your_landline_be_obsolete.html

 

Best cheap webcams 2021

These are the best budget webcams you can buy today

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-cheap-webcams

 

Facebook races to remove anti-vaccine profile picture frames

  - Despite a policy banning anti-vaccine messaging on its platform, as of Friday afternoon, Facebook continued to host frames with such claims that users can overlay on top of their profile pictures.

  - After CNBC reached out for comment about one such frame claiming, “MY IMMUNE SYSTEM WORKS BETTER THAN THE” followed by a graphic of a syringe, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the image had violated its policies and was removed.

  - However, CNBC was quickly able to find well over a dozen other examples of profile picture frames that touted similar messages or at least toed the line of Facebook’s policy.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/facebook-races-to-remove-anti-vaccine-profile-picture-frames.html

 

GMK NucBox review: This Intel-powered mini PC could replace your Raspberry Pi

See what makes this so close to being the only mini PC you'll ever need 

https://www.windowscentral.com/gmk-nucbox-review

 

How to Enable or Disable Tab Freezing in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/146276-how-enable-disable-tab-freezing-google-chrome.html

 

How to uninstall quality updates on Windows 10

If a quality update is causing problems, Windows 10 offers at least four ways to uninstall it to mitigate the issue, and here's how 

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-quality-updates-windows-10/

 

Windows 10 update is here. Make sure you know these top tips and tricks

We've got Windows 10 hacks like taking a screenshot, setting up taskbar shortcuts and saving battery on your PC now that the May 2021 update is rolling out. Here's what to know.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-update-is-here-make-sure-you-know-these-top-tips-and-tricks/

 

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 AMD driver causing PCs not to boot

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-pulls-windows-10-amd-driver-causing-pcs-not-to-boot/

 

Malware caught using a macOS zero-day to secretly take screenshots

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/24/malware-xcsset-macos/

 

Android phones under attack by zero-day flaws — protect yourself now

Four zero-day flaws are being exploited in the wild

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/android-0day-flaws-may21

 

Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pros with next-gen in-house chips could arrive early this summer

The new MacBook Pros could arrive early this summer

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/18/22441805/apple-macbook-pro-2021-redesign-chip-magsafe-sd-card-slot-hdmi-port

 

New data shows how big the WhatsApp privacy nightmare is for Facebook

https://bgr.com/tech/whatsapp-alternatives-signal-telegram-download-surge-privacy-5925688/

 

CNA Financial reportedly paid $40 million to resolve a ransomware attack

It could be one of the biggest ransom payouts to date.

https://www.engadget.com/cna-40-million-cybersecurity-ransom-222844410.html

 

Why you should use Google to search for your email address right now

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/google-your-email-address/789400/

 

PSA: Unlimited Storage for Google Photos Ends Soon, So Upload Now

The good news: your existing library, and everything you upload before June 1, will not count toward the upcoming 15GB storage limit, so go nuts over the long holiday weekend.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/unlimited-google-photos-storage-ends-soon

 

Intel's next-gen hybrid Optane SSDs are coming to laptops soon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-optane-memory-h20-hybrid-ssd-explainer-091506343.html

 

The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/2130877/the-biggest-data-breaches-of-the-21st-century.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Why Does Email to Me Bounce With Inbox Full

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goUfT4cR01k

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iMac M1 too pricey? Mac mini M1 now $599 at Amazon

Apple's most affordable Mac is $100 off

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/imac-m1-too-pricey-mac-mini-m1-now-dollar599-at-amazon

 

President Biden’s Alleged Venmo Account Was Found in Less Than 10 Minutes and Then Promptly Disappeared

https://gizmodo.com/president-biden-s-alleged-venmo-account-was-found-in-le-1846903734

 

Apple accused of giving Chinese government control over local data

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-chinese-government-control-data-131343119.html

 

How to Create an Automatic Outline in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/724558/how-to-create-an-automatic-outline-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Why Do I Keep Getting Certificate Errors from My School’s Website?

https://askleo.com/why-do-i-keep-getting-certificate-errors-from-my-schools-website/

 

9 Things That Might Be Slowing Down Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Tired of slow or spotty internet? Check these things that could be slowing down your home Wi-Fi network. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/things-slowing-down-home-wifi-network/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Multiple US agencies probing world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange

The IRS, DOJ, and CFTC are looking at potential criminal violations.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/binance-the-biggest-cryptocurrency-exchange-reportedly-under-investigation/

 

How to alphabetize in Google Sheets

Sort A-Z or Z-A in Google Sheets on any platform and also sort in sequence by more than one column on the web.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-alphabetize-in-google-sheets/

 

RIP Internet Explorer: Microsoft will discontinue support in 2022

Fortunately, IE will live on within Microsoft Edge.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3619087/rip-internet-explorer-microsoft-will-discontinue-support-in-2022.html

 

Colonial Pipeline cyberattack is no cause for panic – here’s why

  - Ransomware attacks, like the one on Colonial Pipeline last week, are common, but they typically don’t aim to knock infrastructure offline.

  - It appears as if DarkSide was motivated by financial gain rather than compromising America’s supply of gas.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/colonial-pipeline-hack-doesnt-mean-more-ransomware-attacks-critical-infrastructure.html

 

Best webcams 2021: top picks for working from home

What webcam is best suited for you?

https://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peripherals/what-webcam-5-reviewed-and-rated-1027972

 

Tresorit is the end-to-end encryption service that you or your business needs

Enter below before June 6th for your chance to win a Tresorit Solo Annual Plan plus 25% off any renewal or upgrade costs. Details at the bottom of the page.

https://www.windowscentral.com/tresorit-end-end-encryption-service-you-or-your-business-needs

 

Microsoft Announces Major Microsoft Edge Update for Linux

Microsoft Edge is currently available as a stable browser on Windows and Mac, but as far as the Linux version is concerned, only a preview is offered to users on this platform.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-major-microsoft-edge-update-for-linux-532488.shtml

 

Windows 10 21H1 known issues blocking installation

Microsoft notes only a couple of known issues with the Windows 10 21H1 update, and it's placing a temporary block to affected devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-known-issues/

 

15 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/15-ways-to-speed-up-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip

 

2 reasons not to roll back from iOS 14.5 to iOS 14.4 (and 1 reason it’s impossible)

Going back to an older version of iOS or iPadOS is possible, but it's not easy or recommended.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/2-reasons-not-to-roll-back-from-ios-14-5-to-ios-14-4-and-1-reason-its-impossible/

 

Largest U.S. pipeline shuts down operations after ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/largest-us-pipeline-shuts-down-operations-after-ransomware-attack/

 

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/darkside-ransomware-gang-quits-after-servers-bitcoin-stash-seized/

 

Save $120 per year and annoy your cable company with this $59 purchase at Amazon

https://bgr.com/deals/save-120-per-year-and-annoy-your-cable-company-with-this-59-purchase-at-amazon-5925325/

 

How to Open a Pages File on PC

Ways to open a Pages document on Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/open-pages-file-on-pc-5184563

 

Google’s Phone app can now announce who’s calling when the phone rings

A spoken caller ID

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440391/google-phone-app-android-caller-id-announce-rings

 

The Cheapest Phone Plans With Unlimited Everything [December 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/cheapest-phone-plans-unlimited-everything/

 

Use this free tool to find all the pictures of you lurking on the web

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/pimeyes-facial-recognition/788651/

 

15 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

Think you're a Facebook expert? Whether you've been using it for years or just jumped on board, here's how to customize the social network to your needs.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/hidden-facebook-features-only-power-users-know

 

DuckDuckGo presses the case for true 'one-click' search competition on Android

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/duckduckgo-presses-case-true-one-123021988.html

 

Why Is It So Hard to Buy a Graphics Card in 2021?

https://www.howtogeek.com/726236/why-is-it-so-hard-to-buy-a-graphics-card-in-2021/

 

How Did a Website Discover My Email Address?

https://askleo.com/how-did-a-website-discover-my-email-address/

 

Your Phone Can Be Hacked Remotely: Here's How to Stop That

Think all the data on your phone is safe in your pocket? Think again. Here's how hackers can subvert your phone remotely.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-stop-phone-hackers/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 10X is dead—long live Windows 10

It looks like Microsoft is abandoning its plans for the tablet-focused distro.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/microsoft-puts-windows-10x-variant-on-the-back-burner/

 

How to make the hybrid and remote workplace better and more fulfilling

A new report by Gartner suggests virtualized, office-centric models are spiking fatigue, often decreasing productivity and causing low morale.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-make-the-hybrid-and-remote-workplace-better-and-more-fulfilling/

 

How to get the Windows 10 May 2021 Update right now

Microsoft's big Windows 10 May 2021 Update is starting to roll out, but you have to look for it. We'll show you how.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3310246/how-to-get-the-windows-10-may-2021-update-right-now.html

 

Google leads court filing supporting tens of thousands of U.S. visa-holders’ ability to work

  - Google is leading an effort to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas, the high-skilled visa that’s common in the tech industry.

  - Tech companies that signed onto the amicus brief also include Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Electronic Arts, eBay, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, PayPal, Reddit, StubHub and Twitter.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/google-leads-court-filing-supporting-tens-of-thousands-of-us-visa-holders-ability-to-work.html

 

Apple and Amazon have proven hi-res audio shouldn’t be a luxury

Hi-res audio for all

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-and-amazon-have-proven-hi-res-audio-shouldnt-be-a-luxury

 

The global semiconductor race heats up as governments go all-in on chip investments

The tiniest chips have sparked the biggest race.

https://www.windowscentral.com/global-semiconductor-race-heats-governments-go-all-chip-investments

 

New Microsoft Edge Update Brings Linux Improvements

Microsoft has just released a new Dev build of Microsoft Edge browser, and this time, there are two new features that are included.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-microsoft-edge-update-brings-linux-improvements-531451.shtml

 

How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft Teams collaboration app is now available on Linux, and these are the steps to install it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-microsoft-teams-linux/

 

Tech wages: Women, minorities still paid less in 2020

A survey of tech firms in the US, UK, and Canada shows that the wage gaps with white men are decreasing for new hires, but many existing employees lost ground in several segments.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3619891/tech-wages-women-minorities-still-paid-less-in-2020.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

The iPhone 13 might get a new battery, cameras and display

There's a lot of iPhone 13 speculation already. If Apple delivers on these rumored features, we're in for a treat.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-iphone-13-might-get-a-new-battery-cameras-and-display/

 

How to control Spotify while playing a game in Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/how-to/microsoft/how-to-control-spotify-while-playing-a-game-in-windows-10/

 

Fintech Startup Offers $500 for Payroll Passwords

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/fintech-startup-offers-500-for-payroll-passwords/

 

Leaker says Samsung will probably switch to Google’s mysterious new mobile OS

https://bgr.com/tech/fuchsia-vs-android-samsung-support-google-mobile-os-5925597/

 

How to Increase Download Speed in Windows 10

Stop multitasking, check your internet speed, and clear space

https://www.lifewire.com/increase-download-speed-in-windows-10-5181177

 

Elon Musk impersonators have stolen more than $2 million in cryptocurrency since October

And more than $80 million in total cryptocurrency scams

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440425/elon-musk-impersonator-cryptocurrency-bitcoin-twitter-scam-report-ftc

 

How To Speed Up Your Android Phone

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-speed-up-android/

 

Why CAPTCHAs are becoming more difficult

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/why-captchas-are-becoming-more-difficult/790300/

 

What Is Clubhouse? The Invite-Only Chat App Explained

This invite-only, audio-based app is like listening in on someone else's phone call, legally. Here's what you need to know about Clubhouse for iPhone and Android, including how Elon Musk figures into its popularity.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-clubhouse-app

 

TikTok user reveals ‘super helpful’ iPhone hack for blocking spam messages: ‘I needed this’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-user-reveals-super-helpful-162010915.html

 

How to Search Open Tabs in Safari on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/722948/how-to-search-open-tabs-in-safari-on-mac/

 

Why am I getting double underlined links that display an ad?

https://askleo.com/why-am-i-getting-double-underlined-links-that-display-an-ad/

 

Why Is Spotify Working On a Speech Recognition System?

In January 2021, Spotify was awarded a patent for an audio analysis system. But what is the company going to do with it?

https://www.makeuseof.com/spotify-speech-recognition-system/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Musk: Bitcoin is bad for climate (and you can’t buy Teslas with it anymore)

Tesla CEO flip-flops, says that environmental concerns drove the decision.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/musk-bitcoin-is-bad-for-climate-and-you-cant-buy-teslas-with-it-anymore/

 

Smart home sensor looks like an Echo Dot but watches for leaky pipes

The device detects leaks and changes in temperature and humidity and alerts homeowners to potential problems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smart-home-sensor-looks-like-an-echo-dot-but-watches-for-leaky-pipes/

 

The 5 best WhatsApp alternatives

WhatsApp is an excellent messenger, but these five great alternatives are too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3619208/best-whatsapp-alternatives.html

 

CDC director defends telling fully vaccinated they can go without masks amid confusion in states, cities

  - CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky called for people to be honest and ditch their masks only if they are fully vaccinated.

  - The sudden change in CDC guidance last week left some people confused as it does not lift local mask ordinances.

  - Local governments and businesses are grappling with whether to follow the CDC’s new guidance. Some feel its premature.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/16/cdc-director-defends-lifting-mask-guidance-for-vaccinated.html

 

Audacity reverses opt-in telemetry plans following user revolt

Developers say they failed to communicate their intentions

https://www.techradar.com/news/audacity-reverses-opt-in-telemetry-plans-following-user-revolt

 

Fake Elon Musks and dating apps used in cryptocurrency scams worth over $80 million

If you get a message from "Elon Musk" asking you for money in exchange for cryptocurrency, delete it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/no-elon-musk-isnt-trying-give-you-crypto-currency

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Microsoft Teams personal for home users is now available

Microsoft pushes its Teams platform for personal use to communicate and collaborate with family and friends.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-teams-personal-home-available/

 

Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and more

Most file-sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. We look at 10 online services ranging from basic to enterprise-level.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262636/top-10-file-sharing-options-dropbox-box-google-drive-onedrive-and-more.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

iPhone 13's buzziest rumors so far are about its design

Major design changes probably won't happen for the next iPhone, but people are getting jazzed about rumored tweaks to the notch, camera bump and a potential bubblegum pink color.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-13-buzziest-rumors-so-far-are-about-its-design/

 

The Week in Ransomware - May 7th 2021 - Attacking healthcare

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-may-7th-2021-attacking-healthcare/

 

Investment Scammer John Davies Reinvents Himself?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/investment-scammer-john-davies-reinvents-himself/

 

Motorola wants its phones to recharge wirelessly from across the room

https://bgr.com/tech/motorola-over-the-air-wireless-charging-guru-partnership-5925458/

 

Apps Are Tracking You. Here’s What You Can Do

You can now control tracking in iOS 14.5

https://www.lifewire.com/apps-are-tracking-you-heres-what-you-can-do-5184692

 

How to make an AirTag holder for your pet’s collar

Because the official AirTag holders are lame and expensive

https://www.theverge.com/22439970/pet-airtag-holder-dog-cat-collar-how-to-diy

 

The Best Free-Calling Apps For Android

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-calling-apps-android/

 

How carbon nanotubes will change the world

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-picks/how-carbon-nanotubes-will-change-the-world/789674/

 

Apple AirTags: Everything You Need to Know

AirTags use ultra-wideband technology and Apple's existing network of devices to help you track down lost or stolen items. Here's what you need to know before you attach them to everything you own.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/apple-airtag-tips

 

The Holy Grail Is Here: A Stable, Solid-State, Lithium-Metal Battery

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/holy-grail-stable-solid-state-145200588.html

 

Do ISPs Track and Sell Your Browsing Data?

https://www.howtogeek.com/724472/do-isps-track-and-sell-your-browsing-data/

 

Are Silent Background Updates a Good Thing?

https://askleo.com/are-silent-background-updates-a-good-thing/

 

What Is Spyware and How Does It Work?

Spyware records your online activities without permission. Learn how it works and how you can stay safe. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-spyware-how-does-it-work/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Vizio TV buyers are becoming the product Vizio sells, not just its customers

Vizio's ads, streaming, and data business grew 133 percent year over year.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/vizio-tv-buyers-are-becoming-the-product-vizio-sells-not-just-its-customers/

 

How to make Windows 10 feel more like a Chromebook

Make your Windows system work a little more like a Chrome OS device—or, if you're really committed, leave Windows behind entirely.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-make-windows-10-feel-more-like-a-chromebook/

 

When will front-panel pins become standardized? | Ask an expert

This problem seems easily fixed with a cheap accessory at the very least.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3616979/when-will-front-panel-pins-become-standardized.html

 

The global chip shortage is starting to have major real-world consequences

  - As technology has advanced, semiconductor chips have spread from computers and cars to toothbrushes and tumble dryers — they now lurk beneath the hood of a surprising number of products.

  - But demand for chips is continuing to outstrip supply, and car makers are no longer the only companies feeling the pinch.

  - Many companies — particularly those in China who have been hit by sanctions — are boosting their stockpiles of in-demand chips to try to ride out the storm, but that’s making chips even harder to get hold of for other firms.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/07/chip-shortage-is-starting-to-have-major-real-world-consequences.html

 

The best cheap VPN providers 2021

Combine quality and affordability with five wallet-friendly VPNs

https://www.techradar.com/vpn/cheapest-vpn

 

Is it time for Microsoft to move on from the Windows 10 brand?

Is it time for Microsoft to rebrand Windows 10 or move on altogether?

https://www.windowscentral.com/it-time-microsoft-move-windows-10

 

Enhancer for YouTube for Firefox

Improve your user experience and YouTube's functionality while using Firefox with the help of this clever and user-friendly extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Enhancer-for-YouTube-for-Firefox.shtml

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer refuses to print, it could be a problem preventing the print spooler from running correctly — here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

 

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2021's Android 12 release.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3235946/android-versions-a-living-history-from-1-0-to-today.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

You're not using your iPhone's portrait mode correctly: 7 ways to upgrade your selfies

We walk you through all the tools Apple has to make your portrait photos look amazing.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/youre-not-using-your-iphone-portrait-mode-correctly-7-ways-to-upgrade-your-selfies/

 

Microsoft: Business email compromise attack targeted dozens of orgs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-business-email-compromise-attack-targeted-dozens-of-orgs/

 

Malicious Office 365 Apps Are the Ultimate Insiders

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/malicious-office-365-apps-are-the-ultimate-insiders/

 

If you use these banks, your personal data might’ve been stolen in a security breach

https://bgr.com/business/data-breach-reported-by-amerifirst-financial-customer-impact-5924651/

 

Why the Next iPad mini Could Be Your Perfect Pocket Computer

It’s all about the Pencil

https://www.lifewire.com/why-the-next-ipad-mini-could-be-your-perfect-pocket-computer-5184490

 

Redbox still exists, plans to go public

The SPAC taking the DVD kiosk company public is valued at $693 million

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440097/redbox-spac-planned-ipo

 

How To Use Telegram Without A Phone Number

https://social.techjunkie.com/use-telegram-without-phone-number/

 

The best way to protect yourself from ransomware attacks (Do this before it’s too late)

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/best-ransomware-protection/790374/

 

How to Create a Recovery Drive to Rescue Your Failing Mac

Is your Mac about to crash? Here's how to create a bootable USB flash drive with a working version of macOS, so you can access your hard drive in the event of a glitch.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-recovery-drive-to-rescue-your-failing-mac

 

New iPad Pro shipments continue to slip as Apple faces display production issues

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ipad-pro-production-issues-083538375.html

 

Apple Music Lossless and Spatial Audio: How to hear the best quality sound

Dolby Atmos and Lossless formats require specific audio gear.

https://www.macworld.com/article/346837/apple-music-lossless-hi-res-lossless-spatial-dolby-atmos-iphone-airpods-homepod-dac.html

 

Will LifeLock Save Your Bacon?

If you're worried about identity theft these days, you're not paranoid. Frequent and massive data breaches provide scammers with the personal information they need to pull it off. If someone assumes your identity they can open new credit cards, raid your bank accounts, ruin your employment prospects, or even commit crimes for which you are blamed. With so much at stake, many people are paying $20 or more a month for identity theft protection services. But are they wasting their money? Here's the scoop…

https://askbobrankin.com/will_lifelock_save_your_bacon.html

 

Armbian 21.05 Now Available

The Armbian developers have released the latest update to the Debian-based Linux distribution geared for ARM and embedded devices.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/News/Armbian-21.05-Now-Available

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How to Get Started With a Password Manager

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-started-with-a-password-manager-1846890484

 

Apple has stored the data of thousands of customers on Chinese servers and censored apps to please the government that controls most of its supply chain, the New York Times reports

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-stored-data-thousands-customers-221338805.html

 

How to Turn on Bluetooth on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/722773/how-to-turn-on-bluetooth-on-a-chromebook/

 

4 Ways to Protect Your Files From Being Deleted in Windows 10

Learn how to protect your important files in Windows 10, ensuring they cannot be deleted accidentally. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-protect-your-files-being-deleted-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

AXA suffers major ransomware attack

Attack comes days after AXA pulled support for ransom payments

https://www.techradar.com/news/axa-suffers-major-ransomware-attack

 

Is There a Way to Determine which Browser Tab is Playing Sound?

https://askleo.com/is-there-a-way-to-determine-which-browser-tab-is-playing-sound/

 

GoodRx co-CEO touts recent acquisitions, says its business is ‘rock solid’ and only getting better

  - Shares of GoodRx were up around 10% on Friday after the company reported earnings a day earlier.

  - “We feel like our business is rock solid and just getting better,” GoodRx co-CEO Doug Hirsch told CNBC.

  - Hirsch said two recent acquisitions will allow the health-tech company to expand its offerings.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/goodrx-co-ceo-our-business-is-rock-solid-and-only-getting-better.html

 

Report: TSMC plans to bolster U.S. chip foundry efforts with new $25 billion plant

Semiconductor shortages begone.

https://www.windowscentral.com/report-tsmc-plans-bolster-us-chip-foundry-efforts-new-25-billion-plant

 

The Wages of Password Re-use: Your Money or Your Life

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/the-wages-of-password-re-use-your-money-or-your-life/

 

Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing

A paralyzed individual hit 90 characters per minute, 99% accuracy.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/neural-implant-lets-paralyzed-person-type-by-imagining-writing/

 

Enhancer for YouTube for Chrome

Improve your YouTube experience with a powerful extension that enables you to customize the website's look, remove ads on specific channels, control the volume with the mouse wheel, and much more

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Enhancer-for-YouTube-for-Chrome.shtml

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

TikTok's new anti-bullying tool lets users mass-delete comments

Creators can also block multiple accounts at the same time.

https://www.engadget.com/tik-toks-latest-anti-bullying-tools-let-you-remove-comments-in-bulk-120025054.html

 

Best laptop for 2021

See our top-rated picks for all types of users -- including creatives and gamers -- and even our favorite cheap laptops and budget-friendly options.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptop/

 

Microsoft pauses development of Windows 10X, its Chrome OS competitor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-pauses-development-of-windows-10x-its-chrome-os-competitor/

 

One of Waymo's Autonomous Taxis Got Stumped by Traffic Cones and Fled Its Fleshy Overlords

https://gizmodo.com/one-of-waymos-autonomous-taxis-got-stumped-by-traffic-c-1846900332

 

Amazon stops charging extra for lossless music as Apple enters the fray

Amazon Music HD is now available to regular Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440058/amazon-music-hd-price-cut-apple-lossless-audio

 

How the Matter Protocol Can Make Your Smart Home More Seamless

More devices talking to each other is a good thing

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-matter-protocol-can-make-your-smart-home-more-seamless-5184886

 

Your medical records might’ve just been stolen in this scary security breach

https://bgr.com/tech/ransomware-attack-on-health-care-company-capturerx-5925128/

 

The pandemic is slowing, time to travel?

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/hacking-humans/141/transcript

 

5 apps that slow down your phone

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/apps-that-slow-down-your-phone/790194/

 

How to Listen to Audiobooks on an Amazon Echo Device

Ready for story time? Alexa can read you books from Amazon's Kindle service and audiobooks from Audible. Here's how to set it up and start listening.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-listen-to-audiobooks-on-an-amazon-echo-device

 

More ransomware websites disappear in aftermath of Colonial Pipeline hack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-ransomware-websites-disappear-aftermath-213845835.html

 

Having a Weird iPhone Problem? Reboot It!

https://www.howtogeek.com/723487/having-a-weird-iphone-problem-reboot-it/

 

The 7 Most Annoying Windows Features (And How to Fix Them)

Here are some of the most annoying Windows features and how to make them less frustrating to deal with. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-annoying-windows-features/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 10’s big redesign is seemingly pinching bits of Windows 10X

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10s-big-redesign-is-seemingly-pinching-bits-of-windows-10x

 

Why Is AVG Telling Me IE Has High Memory Usage?

https://askleo.com/why-is-avg-telling-me-ie-has-high-memory-usage/

 

Irish health service shuts down IT systems after ‘sophisticated’ ransomware attack

  - The Irish Health Service Executive said there was a “significant ransomware attack” on its IT systems.

  - It follows a major cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline in the U.S. that crippled gas delivery systems in Southeastern states.

  - A division of Toshiba also said Friday its European business was the victim of a ransomware attack 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/irish-health-service-hit-by-sophisticated-ransomware-attack.html

 

Microsoft Teams is about to get a life-saving live event restart feature

Teams is going to help you avert live event disasters.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-about-get-life-saving-event-restart-feature

 

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/task-force-seeks-to-disrupt-ransomware-payments/

 

Ransomware crooks post cops’ psych evaluations after talks with DC police stall

Babuk demands $4 million, Metropolitan Police Department offers $100,000.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/ransomware-crooks-post-cops-psych-evaluations-after-talks-with-dc-police-stall/

 

Clonezilla

Create partition and disk images for backup purposes and restore them whenever necessary, all thanks to this powerful open-source application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Clonezilla.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Shopping in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/167851-how-enable-disable-shopping-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

Microsoft will truly, finally kill off Internet Explorer in June 2022

Microsoft 365 and other apps will end support for the browser in August.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-internet-explorer-end-support-2022-185823396.html

 

Fastest VPN 2021

Three top VPNs battle it out to see which takes the privacy and speed crown.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fastest-vpn/

 

Foxit Reader bug lets attackers run malicious code via PDFs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/foxit-reader-bug-lets-attackers-run-malicious-code-via-pdfs/

 

DarkSide, We Hardly Knew Ya: Ransomware Gang Behind Pipeline Hack 'Quits' the Business

https://gizmodo.com/darkside-we-hardly-knew-ya-ransomware-gang-behind-pip-1846896666

 

Apple announces lossless Apple Music is coming in June at no added cost

Plus Dolby Atmos support

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440090/apple-music-lossless-audio-dolby-atmos-support-audio

 

How Video Streaming Could Become Even More Fractured

Arguing over the split

https://www.lifewire.com/how-video-streaming-could-become-even-more-fractured-5181489

 

Google Chrome is about to get a great new feature for sharing links

https://bgr.com/tech/google-chrome-share-menu-desktop-sharing-hub-plus-button-5925095/

 

Maze/Egregor ransomware cartel estimated to have made $75 million

https://therecord.media/maze-egregor-ransomware-cartel-estimated-to-have-made-75-million/

 

Scam warning: These clever tactics are fooling older people across the US

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scams-targeting-the-elderly/790175/

 

How to Connect an Xbox Controller to a PC

Connecting your Xbox Series S/X or Xbox One gamepad to your Windows 10 PC is almost as easy as connecting it to your console. Here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-an-xbox-one-controller-on-a-pc

 

Woman sets TikTok ablaze with ‘incredible’ work from home hack: ‘I’ve been doing this all wrong’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-loving-woman-elaborate-home-204713676.html

 

Basic Computer Security: How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Hackers, and Thieves

https://www.howtogeek.com/173478/10-important-computer-security-practices-you-should-follow/

 

5 Ways to Find Hidden Cameras in Any Room

Suspect there is a hidden camera in your home, hotel room, or Airbnb? Use these techniques to detect hidden cameras anywhere.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-find-hidden-cameras/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Google and Seagate think they can tell when your HDD will fail

New AI system will come to all Seagate drives soon, says Google

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-and-seagate-think-they-can-tell-you-when-your-hdd-will-fail

 

Do Browser Features Offering Privacy Really Work?

https://askleo.com/browser-features-offering-privacy-really-work/

 

AT&T battled the DOJ to buy Time Warner, only to spin it out again three years later

  - Just three years ago, AT&T finally closed its $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner, ending a protracted battle with the Justice Department under then-President Donald Trump, which sought to block the deal.

  - Now it’s spinning off its media assets from the deal to combine with Discovery to create a content giant.

  - The shift highlights how fast the media landscape has changed, as people switch away from pay TV and toward streaming video services in record numbers.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/att-fought-doj-for-time-warner-only-to-spin-out-three-years-later.html

 

USB Flash Drive deals: Cheap storage & more

https://www.windowscentral.com/usb-flash-drive-deals-cheap-storage-more

 

Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experian-api-exposed-credit-scores-of-most-americans/

 

Samsung and AMD will reportedly take on Apple’s M1 SoC later this year

Exynos with an AMD GPU is coming for laptops, but maybe not phones?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/report-the-samsung-amd-exynos-soc-will-be-out-for-laptops-this-year/

 

Hasleo Disk Clone

Copy your disks and partitions securely to a new location and clone the local Windows system thanks to this user-friendly application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Hasleo-Disk-Clone.shtml

 

How to Add or Remove "Maximum processor state" from Power Options in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/107967-add-remove-maximum-processor-state-power-options-windows.html

 

Zoom is launching a dedicated Events platform

It wants to be the virtual home for online and physical gatherings.

https://www.engadget.com/zoom-events-platform-130014048.html

 

Best Mac VPN 2021

These VPN services are flexible, fast and secure for use with Apple's MacOS.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-mac-vpn/

 

Russian state hackers switch targets after US joint advisories

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-state-hackers-switch-targets-after-us-joint-advisories/

 

Pinterest Is Doing Livestreaming Now Too

https://gizmodo.com/pinterest-is-doing-livestreaming-now-too-1846898795

 

Microsoft Teams launches for friends and family with free all-day video calling

Microsoft Teams for personal use exits preview

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22439924/microsoft-teams-personal-version-launch-available-download

 

Why Apple TV’s Color Calibration Is a Big Deal

Hey, good lookin'!

https://www.lifewire.com/why-apple-tvs-color-calibration-is-a-big-deal-5180431

 

Amazon is suing to stop illegal text scams from using its name

https://bgr.com/tech/amazon-lawsuit-text-message-schemes-raffle-prizes-5925092/

 

Google Maps for Android Silently Gets a Little Change That Makes So Much Sense

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/google-maps-for-android-silently-gets-a-little-change-that-makes-so-much-sense-161303.html

 

Gmail tips and tricks: 10 buried settings and features to try

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/gmail-tips-and-tricks/789971/

 

How to Check Your Hard Drive's Health

Every hard drive dies eventually. Here's how to prepare for its demise.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/check-your-hard-drives-health

 

Microsoft is extending its Teams app to regular consumers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-extending-teams-to-consumers-130010134.html

 

10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Windows PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/721589/10-spring-cleaning-tips-for-your-windows-pc/

 

A Quick and Dirty Guide to RAM: What You Need to Know

RAM is a crucial component of every computer, but it can be confusing. Here's RAM explained in terms anyone can understand. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quick-dirty-guide-ram-need-know/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

High demand for RTX GPUs has resulted in an abundance of cheap motherboards

At least one component won't cost a small fortune

https://www.techradar.com/news/high-demand-for-rtx-gpus-has-resulted-in-an-abundance-of-cheap-motherboards

 

Why Don’t PDFs Print at the Same Size as the Original?

https://askleo.com/why_dont_pdfs_print_at_the_same_size_as_the_original/

 

AT&T announces $43 billion deal to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery

  - Under the agreement, AT&T said it would receive an aggregate amount of $43 billion in a combination of cash, debt and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain debt.

  - Discovery shareholders would own 29% of the new company.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/att-to-combine-warnermedia-and-discovery-assets-to-create-a-new-standalone-company.html

 

Best laptops under $600 in 2021

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-laptops-under-600

 

Experian’s Credit Freeze Security is Still a Joke

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experians-credit-freeze-security-is-still-a-joke/

 

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Counterfeit products sent to Amazon warehouses are destroyed to prevent resale.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/amazon-seized-and-destroyed-2-million-counterfeit-products-in-2020/

 

Shut Up for Firefox

If you're constantly facing unwanted content in the comments sections of various websites you can use this nifty extension to hide them in just a single click

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Shut-Up-for-Firefox.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123777-enable-disable-windows-sandbox-windows-10-a.html

 

Otter's assistant can transcribe your Zoom Meetings for you

Your colleagues can highlight and comment on the document as the software works away.

https://www.engadget.com/otter-ai-assistant-zoom-meetings-070032225.html

 

America's energy crisis: How the Colonial Pipeline was shut down by a cyberattack

https://www.cnet.com/videos/colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack/

 

Microsoft Edge crashes when watching full screen YouTube videos

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-crashes-when-watching-full-screen-youtube-videos/

 

The Inventor of the Post-it Note—The Worst Thing to Happen to Password Security—Has Passed Away

https://gizmodo.com/the-inventor-of-the-post-it-note-the-worst-thing-to-hap-1846895202

 

Apple confirms space gray Magic Keyboards, Trackpads, and Mice are discontinued

They’re listed on the store as ‘while supplies last’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/14/22436719/apple-space-gray-magic-trackpad-keyboard-mouse-discontinued

 

Why Is the Apple TV Remote So Bad?

At least it’s not the butterfly keyboard

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-the-apple-tv-remote-so-bad-5120365

 

Add wireless charging to your older iPhone for just $17

https://bgr.com/deals/add-wireless-charging-to-your-older-iphone-for-just-17-5924811/

 

Intel 11th Generation Core Tiger Lake-H Performance Review: Fast and Power Hungry

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16680/tiger-lake-h-performance-review

 

Hey Android users, Google announces 3D calls and new privacy features

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-developer-conference-2021/790391/

 

How to Choose the Right RAM for Your Desktop or Laptop PC in 2021

Whether you're building a computer or upgrading one, getting the right memory modules is key to boosting performance. Our mega-guide tells you everything you need to know about getting your DDR4 up to speed (before DDR5 changes everything).

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-choose-the-right-ram-for-your-desktop-or-laptop-pc-in-2021

 

Apple iMac M1 review: The ideal portable desktop

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-imac-m1-review-24-inch-portable-desktop-130026556.html

 

Apple Music adding lossless streaming to entire catalog at no extra cost, Spatial Audio support with Dolby Atmos

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/apple-music-announces-it-is-bringing-lossless-audio-to-entire-catalog-at-no-extra-cost-spatial-audio-features/

 

Distro Walk – Knoppix

Knoppix, a portable operating system and rescue disk, continues to evolve.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/247/Knoppix

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Samsung could be developing an Exynos chip for laptops — Watch out, Apple M1

Samsung Exynos processor with AMD Radeon GPU could come in a future Galaxy laptop

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/samsung-could-be-developing-an-exynos-chip-for-laptops-watch-out-apple-m1

 

How to create an Email Poll in Outlook

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-poll-in-outlook

 

How to Enable Two-Step Verification on the Telegram App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-two-step-verification-telegram/

 

The Holy Grail Is Here: A Stable, Solid-State, Lithium-Metal Battery

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/holy-grail-stable-solid-state-145200588.html

 

Windows 10 21H1 known issues blocking installation

Microsoft notes only a couple of known issues with the Windows 10 21H1 update, and it's placing a temporary block to affected devices 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-21h1-known-issues/

 

Is There a Way to Determine which Browser Tab is Playing Sound?

https://askleo.com/is-there-a-way-to-determine-which-browser-tab-is-playing-sound/

 

How Can I Access My External Drive If BitLocker Won't Let Me In?

https://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-access-my-external-drive-if-bitlocker-wont-le-1846888293

 

Android 12, Google Workspace and 5 other big reveals from Google I/O

Here's the best of Google I/O 2021: Android 12, new additions to Google workspace, enhancements to Search and Photos, and more 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3619021/android-12-google-workspace-google-io.html

 

Microsoft Teams adds personal features to attract home users

The latest version of Teams can put you and other meeting participants in the same virtual environment, let you tap into live emojis and GIFs, and enhance your group chats.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-teams-adds-personal-features-to-attract-home-users/

 

GoodRx co-CEO touts recent acquisitions, says its business is ‘rock solid’ and only getting better

  - Shares of GoodRx were up around 10% on Friday after the company reported earnings a day earlier.

  - “We feel like our business is rock solid and just getting better,” GoodRx co-CEO Doug Hirsch told CNBC.

  - Hirsch said two recent acquisitions will allow the health-tech company to expand its offerings.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/goodrx-co-ceo-our-business-is-rock-solid-and-only-getting-better.html

 

Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing

A paralyzed individual hit 90 characters per minute, 99% accuracy.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/neural-implant-lets-paralyzed-person-type-by-imagining-writing/

 

A new tip line invites anyone to name and shame companies for dark pattern designs

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/19/dark-patterns-tip-line-eff/

 

Best laptop for 2021

See our top-rated picks for all types of users -- including creatives and gamers -- and even our favorite cheap laptops and budget-friendly options.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-laptop/

 

Allow App to Track? Most iOS 14.5 Users Tap Fuggedaboutit!

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Allow-App-to-Track-Most-iOS-145-Users-Tap-Fuggedaboutit-87125.html

 

Discovery and WarnerMedia merge, creating one of the largest U.S. media companies

AT&T's move to spin off WarnerMedia and combine it with Discovery comes as Netflix and Disney have shown the upside of direct-to-consumer streaming platforms.

https://www.nbcnews.com/media/discovery-warnermedia-merge-creating-one-largest-us-media-companies-rcna940

 

Microsoft pauses development of Windows 10X, its Chrome OS competitor

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-pauses-development-of-windows-10x-its-chrome-os-competitor/

 

The Wages of Password Re-use: Your Money or Your Life

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/the-wages-of-password-re-use-your-money-or-your-life/

 

Microsoft Teams friends and family version now available for iOS and macOS users

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/microsoft-teams-personal-usage/

 

Amazon stops charging extra for lossless music as Apple enters the fray

Amazon Music HD is now available to regular Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440058/amazon-music-hd-price-cut-apple-lossless-audio

 

How the Matter Protocol Can Make Your Smart Home More Seamless

More devices talking to each other is a good thing

https://www.lifewire.com/how-the-matter-protocol-can-make-your-smart-home-more-seamless-5184886

 

Your medical records might’ve just been stolen in this scary security breach

https://bgr.com/tech/ransomware-attack-on-health-care-company-capturerx-5925128/

 

Gamers warned of downloading fake Afterburner overclocking tool to boost graphics card performance

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/gamers-warned-of-downloading-fake-afterburner-overclocking-tool-to-boost-graphics-card-performance-25830.html

 

What Is A Pivot Table In Google Sheets?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-a-pivot-table-in-google-sheets/

 

5 apps that slow down your phone

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/apps-that-slow-down-your-phone/790194/

 

How to Listen to Audiobooks on an Amazon Echo Device

Ready for story time? Alexa can read you books from Amazon's Kindle service and audiobooks from Audible. Here's how to set it up and start listening.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-listen-to-audiobooks-on-an-amazon-echo-device

 

Apple iMac M1 review: The ideal portable desktop

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-imac-m1-review-24-inch-portable-desktop-130026556.html

 

How to install Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft Teams collaboration app is now available on Linux, and these are the steps to install it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-microsoft-teams-linux/

 

Why Is AVG Telling Me IE Has High Memory Usage?

https://askleo.com/why-is-avg-telling-me-ie-has-high-memory-usage/

 

How to Turn Off Edge Chromium’s Shopping Notifications

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-off-edge-chromium-s-shopping-notifications-1846886626

 

Fight Google's data cap with a simple change to Google Photos

Do you want to pay Google to store photos for the rest of your life? No? Then we have a simple, free solution to avoid it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3605009/fight-googles-data-cap-with-a-simple-change-to-google-photos.html

 

Linux 101: What's a tiling window manager?

If you're looking to up your productivity and efficiency on the Linux desktop, Jack Wallen thinks you might benefit from a tiling window manager. Learn what these types of desktops can do for you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-whats-a-tiling-window-manager/

 

Irish health service shuts down IT systems after ‘sophisticated’ ransomware attack

  - The Irish Health Service Executive said there was a “significant ransomware attack” on its IT systems.

  - It follows a major cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline in the U.S. that crippled gas delivery systems in Southeastern states.

  - A division of Toshiba also said Friday its European business was the victim of a ransomware attack.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/irish-health-service-hit-by-sophisticated-ransomware-attack.html

 

Ransomware crooks post cops’ psych evaluations after talks with DC police stall

Babuk demands $4 million, Metropolitan Police Department offers $100,000 

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/ransomware-crooks-post-cops-psych-evaluations-after-talks-with-dc-police-stall/

 

Google unpauses privacy-focused changes to Chrome UA strings

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/19/google-unpauses-privacy-focused-changes-to-chrome-ua-strings/

 

Fastest VPN 2021

Three top VPNs battle it out to see which takes the privacy and speed crown.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fastest-vpn/

 

Software Business Driving US Jobs, GDP Growth

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Software-Business-Driving-US-Jobs-GDP-Growth-87119.html

 

How schools are helping students fight against misinformation

Online misinformation has spread increasingly quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic, and some schools are giving students the tools to spot misleading information. News Literacy Project founder and CEO Alan C. Miller joins News NOW to discuss how students can challenge the credibility of unreliable sources and how to educate family and friends on finding trustworthy information. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/how-schools-are-helping-students-fight-against-misinformation-112095813873

 

Foxit Reader bug lets attackers run malicious code via PDFs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/foxit-reader-bug-lets-attackers-run-malicious-code-via-pdfs/

 

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/task-force-seeks-to-disrupt-ransomware-payment

 

Phil Schiller testifies as Apple begins to present its case in Epic lawsuit

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/phil-schiller-testify-apple-vs-epic/

 

Apple announces lossless Apple Music is coming in June at no added cost

Plus Dolby Atmos support

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440090/apple-music-lossless-audio-dolby-atmos-support-audio

 

How Video Streaming Could Become Even More Fractured

Arguing over the split

https://www.lifewire.com/how-video-streaming-could-become-even-more-fractured-5181489

 

Google Chrome is about to get a great new feature for sharing links

https://bgr.com/tech/google-chrome-share-menu-desktop-sharing-hub-plus-button-5925095/

 

City of Tulsa Struck by Ransomware Attack

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/city-of-tulsa-struck-by-ransomware-attack-25798.html

 

How To Lock A Row In Google Sheets

https://www.techjunkie.com/google-sheets-lock-row/

 

Gmail tips and tricks: 10 buried settings and features to try

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/gmail-tips-and-tricks/789971/

 

How to Connect an Xbox Controller to a PC

Connecting your Xbox Series S/X or Xbox One gamepad to your Windows 10 PC is almost as easy as connecting it to your console. Here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-an-xbox-one-controller-on-a-pc

 

Apple has stored the data of thousands of customers on Chinese servers and censored apps to please the government that controls most of its supply chain, the New York Times reports

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-stored-data-thousands-customers-221338805.html

 

Microsoft Teams personal for home users is now available

Microsoft pushes its Teams platform for personal use to communicate and collaborate with family and friends.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-teams-personal-home-available/

 

Do Browser Features Offering Privacy Really Work?

https://askleo.com/browser-features-offering-privacy-really-work/

How to Protect Your Home Network From 'FragAttacks'

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-home-network-from-fragattacks-1846879584

 

Microsoft wants you and your crew to hang out on Teams

It's hard to see a consumer version of Microsoft Teams ousting Whatsapp, Snapchat, and others.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3619010/microsoft-wants-you-and-your-crew-to-hang-out-on-teams.html

 

Expert: Intel sharing is key to preventing more infrastructure cyberattacks

Old technology and fear of sharing proprietary information are keeping companies from helping each other thwart attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/expert-intel-sharing-is-key-to-preventing-more-infrastructure-cyberattacks/

 

AT&T battled the DOJ to buy Time Warner, only to spin it out again three years later

  - Just three years ago, AT&T finally closed its $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner, ending a protracted battle with the Justice Department under then-President   -   -  Donald Trump, which sought to block the deal.

  - Now it’s spinning off its media assets from the deal to combine with Discovery to create a content giant.

  - The shift highlights how fast the media landscape has changed, as people switch away from pay TV and toward streaming video services in record numbers 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/att-fought-doj-for-time-warner-only-to-spin-out-three-years-later.html

 

Samsung and AMD will reportedly take on Apple’s M1 SoC later this year

Exynos with an AMD GPU is coming for laptops, but maybe not phones?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/report-the-samsung-amd-exynos-soc-will-be-out-for-laptops-this-year/

 

The battle for voice recognition inside vehicles is heating up

What startups, Amazon and Google are doing to win over automakers

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/17/the-battle-for-voice-recognition-inside-vehicles-is-heating-up/

 

Best Mac VPN 2021

These VPN services are flexible, fast and secure for use with Apple's MacOS.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-mac-vpn/

 

Outdated Windows Users Flout Computing Safety

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Outdated-Windows-Users-Flout-Computing-Safety-87116.html

 

Distancing from the vaccinated: Viral anti-vaccine infertility misinfo reaches new extremes

"You can't fact-check someone's personal experience," said one expert. "With Instagram stories, people share their testimony, and the first round of it feels so intimate and immediate."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/viral-vaccine-infertility-misinformation-finds-home-social-media-n1267310

 

Russian state hackers switch targets after US joint advisories

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-state-hackers-switch-targets-after-us-joint-advisories/

 

Experian API Exposed Credit Scores of Most Americans

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experian-api-exposed-credit-scores-of-most-americans/

 

Video details compatibility between 2020 Magic Keyboard and 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/magic-keyboard-ipad-pro-compatibility/

 

Microsoft Teams launches for friends and family with free all-day video calling

Microsoft Teams for personal use exits preview

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22439924/microsoft-teams-personal-version-launch-available-download

 

Why Apple TV’s Color Calibration Is a Big Deal

Hey, good lookin'!

https://www.lifewire.com/why-apple-tvs-color-calibration-is-a-big-deal-5180431

 

Amazon is suing to stop illegal text scams from using its name

https://bgr.com/tech/amazon-lawsuit-text-message-schemes-raffle-prizes-5925092/

 

Chinese smart TVs caught hoovering up data about devices on customers’ networks

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/chinese-smart-tvs-caught-hoovering-data-devices-customers-networks/

 

The Best Remote Control Apps For Android [January 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-remote-control-apps-android/

 

Scam warning: These clever tactics are fooling older people across the US

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/scams-targeting-the-elderly/790175/

 

How to Check Your Hard Drive's Health

Every hard drive dies eventually. Here's how to prepare for its demise.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/check-your-hard-drives-health

 

More ransomware websites disappear in aftermath of Colonial Pipeline hack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-ransomware-websites-disappear-aftermath-213845835.html

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer refuses to print, it could be a problem preventing the print spooler from running correctly — here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

 

Why Don’t PDFs Print at the Same Size as the Original?

https://askleo.com/why_dont_pdfs_print_at_the_same_size_as_the_original/

 

How to Fix Outlook's Blank Email Bug

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-outlooks-blank-email-bug-1846878961

 

Don't get fooled by this malware-ridden MSI Afterburner fake

Always download software from official sources.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3618754/dont-get-fooled-by-this-malware-ridden-msi-afterburner-fake.html

 

How to alphabetize in Google Sheets

Sort A-Z or Z-A in Google Sheets on any platform and also sort in sequence by more than one column on the web.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-alphabetize-in-google-sheets/

 

AT&T announces $43 billion deal to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery

  - Under the agreement, AT&T said it would receive an aggregate amount of $43 billion in a combination of cash, debt and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain debt.

  - Discovery shareholders would own 29% of the new company 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/att-to-combine-warnermedia-and-discovery-assets-to-create-a-new-standalone-company.html

 

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Counterfeit products sent to Amazon warehouses are destroyed to prevent resale.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/amazon-seized-and-destroyed-2-million-counterfeit-products-in-2020/

 

Apple to add lossless audio to Apple Music at no additional cost

https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/17/apple-to-add-lossless-audio-at-no-additional-cost/

 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a hidden camera?

https://www.cnet.com/videos/android-12-beta-hands-on/

 

Autonomous Cars + IoT, and Life or Death Decisions

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Autonomous-Cars--IoT-and-Life-or-Death-Decisions-87115.html

 

U.S. removes Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi from blacklist

Xiaomi was added to a Defense Department blacklist in January this year in the last few days of the Trump administration, which accused it of links to China’s military

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/us-removes-chinese-smartphone-maker-xiaomi-blacklist-rcna919

 

Microsoft Edge crashes when watching full screen YouTube videos

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-edge-crashes-when-watching-full-screen-youtube-videos/

 

Experian’s Credit Freeze Security is Still a Joke

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experians-credit-freeze-security-is-still-a-joke/

 

Eufy responds to huge privacy breach, attributes unauthorized camera access to server ‘bug’

https://9to5mac.com/2021/05/17/eufy-privacy-breach-homekit/

 

Apple confirms space gray Magic Keyboards, Trackpads, and Mice are discontinued

They’re listed on the store as ‘while supplies last’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/14/22436719/apple-space-gray-magic-trackpad-keyboard-mouse-discontinued

 

Why Is the Apple TV Remote So Bad?

At least it’s not the butterfly keyboard

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-the-apple-tv-remote-so-bad-5120365

 

Add wireless charging to your older iPhone for just $17

https://bgr.com/deals/add-wireless-charging-to-your-older-iphone-for-just-17-5924811/

 

Ofwat reveals it has received 20,000 spam and phishing emails so far this year

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/muddy-waters-ofwat-received-20000-spam-and-phishing-emails/

 

How To Edit PDF Documents [February 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-edit-pdf-documents/

 

Hey Android users, Google announces 3D calls and new privacy features

https://www.komando.com/technology/google-developer-conference-2021/790391/

 

How to Choose the Right RAM for Your Desktop or Laptop PC in 2021

Whether you're building a computer or upgrading one, getting the right memory modules is key to boosting performance. Our mega-guide tells you everything you need to know about getting your DDR4 up to speed (before DDR5 changes everything).

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-choose-the-right-ram-for-your-desktop-or-laptop-pc-in-2021

 

TikTok user reveals ‘super helpful’ iPhone hack for blocking spam messages: ‘I needed this’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-user-reveals-super-helpful-162010915.html

 

How to Get Started With a Password Manager

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-started-with-a-password-manager-1846890484

 

AirPods, AirPods Max and AirPods Pro Don't Support Apple Music Lossless Audio

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/17/airpods-apple-music-lossless-audio/

 

Distro Walk: elementary OS

In the past decade, elementary OS has grown from open source project to a company with a unique business model.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/246/elementary-OS

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