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A zero-day Google Chrome security flaw requires you to update now

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/google-chrome-browser-patch-zero-day-exploit/

 

If you care about privacy, delete these 4 apps from your phone

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/care-privacy-delete-4-apps-205035299.html

 

What Is the Bash Shell, and Why Is It So Important to Linux?

https://www.howtogeek.com/726559/what-is-the-bash-shell-and-why-is-it-so-important-to-linux/

 

One of the Reasons I Think Backups Are SO Important

I have a good reason to always be talking about backups... Once upon a time everything was lost.

https://askleo.com/one-reasons-think-backups-important/

 

The 8 Best Free Online Music Streaming Services With No Limitations

Want to listen to free music without limitations? Here are the best free music streaming services with no restrictions. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-online-music-streaming-services-restrictions/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletterhttps://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-online-music-streaming-services-restrictions/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What is Satellite Internet and how does it work?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-satellite-internet-and-how-does-it-work

 

How to Run Chromium OS on Your Laptop with ChromX

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-chromium-os-on-laptop-with-chromx/

 

The most common tech scams targeting seniors

https://blog.avast.com/most-common-tech-scams-targeting-seniors-avast

 

How software got so noisy, and why it’s probably going to stay that way

  - Facebook, Google Microsoft and other technology companies employ sound designers who specialize in developing distinct sounds that meet product needs and reflect well on their brands.

  - During the Covid pandemic, emails and meetings have proliferated, and so their corresponding sounds have been going off more often.

  - Sound designers listen extensively to sounds before deploying them in products, but they can still be jarring to some people 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/06/sound-design-for-software-why-software-makes-noise-and-how-its-made.html

 

Microsoft Excel can now do your job for you – yes, really

Automate the boring bits

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-excel-can-now-do-your-job-for-youyes-really

 

COVID-Related Phishing Attacks Return to Mid-Pandemic Heights

https://blog.knowbe4.com/covid-related-phishing-attacks-return-to-mid-pandemic-heights

 

iPhone 6s Will Still Get iOS 15

Apple has officially announced iOS 15, with the stable version projected to go live in September for all users. For the time being, however, the first testing build is only available for developers and beta users who want to try it out in advance and see what’s new.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/iphone-6s-will-still-get-ios-15-533155.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

MS Windows Popups Push Bing Search

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10948/ms-windows-popups-push-bing-search

 

Bolt-On Security the Linux Way

https://linuxinsider.com/story/bolt-on-security-the-linux-way-87128.html

 

Hands-on: Here’s how iPhone’s Live Text OCR works in iOS 15

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/10/how-iphone-live-text-ocr-works-in-ios-15/

 

All the Cool New Stuff in iOS 14.6, WatchOS 7.5, and macOS 11.4

Not bad for last year’s OSes

https://www.lifewire.com/all-the-cool-new-stuff-in-ios-14-6-watchos-7-5-and-macos-11-4-5186281

 

TikTok Quietly Tweaks Privacy Policy to Collect Your Biometric Data

https://gizmodo.com/tiktok-quietly-tweaks-privacy-policy-to-collect-your-bi-1847032399

 

The Paramount+ $5-a-month Essential plan launches today. Here’s what you need to know

The ad-supported version of Paramount+ just got a buck cheaper, but don’t switch from the older, $6/month with-ads plan until you read this first.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3621021/paramount-essential-plan-launches-today-what-you-need-to-know.html

 

Google reportedly made it harder to find Android privacy settings

It may have even pushed vendors to hide features.

https://www.engadget.com/google-android-privacy-settings-antitrust-lawsuit-211529407.html

 

5 ways to speed up your PC in under 60 seconds

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/speed-up-your-pc-quickly/792168/

 

MacOS Monterey Can Combine Macs and iPads Into a Shared Desktop Space

Through the Universal Control feature, macOS Monterey will let you use a MacBook's mouse and keyboard to control a nearby iPad. You can also share content between the devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/macos-monterey-can-combine-macs-and-ipads-into-a-shared-desktop-space

 

Microsoft is officially making Xbox video game streaming sticks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/xbox-cloud-streaming-hardware-game-pass-e3-2021-130019814.html

 

How to Add a Dotted Line in a Microsoft Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/724747/how-to-add-a-dotted-line-in-a-microsoft-word-document/

 

Focusing on Security and Privacy

In the first of a periodic series on increasing privacy concerns, we look at "HTTPS Everywhere" from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://askleo.com/focusing-security-privacy/

 

How to Avoid Falling Victim to COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Here's everything you need to know about the Coronavirus vaccine scams, including how to avoid fraudsters. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/avoid-covid-19-vaccine-scams/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows Virtual Desktop becomes Azure Virtual Desktop; Gets new features

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-virtual-desktop-becomes-azure-virtual-desktop-gets-new-features-105803/

 

How to Run Chromium OS in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-chromium-os-in-windows-10/

 

Update your Mac to prevent sneaky screenshots

https://blog.avast.com/apple-patches-flaw-that-allows-sneaky-screenshots-avast

 

Tech companies made big pledges to fight racism last year — here’s how they’re doing so far

  - Last June, tech companies made countless commitments to promote racial justice in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd.

  - One year after those initial statements, many tech companies say they have met some of their initial goals while promising to expand their commitments to diversity and inclusion efforts and racial justice causes.

  - Several companies have opted to donate to groups fighting for racial justice and to create opportunities for Black people, diversify their suppliers and partners and create partnerships to expand the pipeline of talent from which they hire. 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/06/tech-industry-2020-anti-racism-commitments-progress-check.html

 

Microsoft Teams will soon let you access all your important files offline

Never lose track of your files again with Microsft Teams

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-will-soon-let-you-access-all-your-important-files-offline

 

Currently Popular Social Engineering Tactics

https://blog.knowbe4.com/currently-popular-social-engineering-tactics

 

South Korea Under Major Cyberattacks in Pandemic's Era

South Korea Ransomware attacks have escalated over the past year in South Korea, crippling hospitals and shopping malls, as the coronavirus outbreak has increased Internet activity, according to Ciso. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/south-korea-under-major-cyberattacks-in-pandemic-s-online-era-533147.shtml

 

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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Google Accused of Hiding Tracking Settings

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10947/google-accused-hiding-tracking-settings

 

The Great OS Replacement: How to Find the Best Linux Distribution

https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-great-os-replacement-how-to-find-the-best-linux-distribution-87120.html

 

Hands-on: Here’s a first look at how FaceTime works in a web browser

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/11/hands-on-heres-a-first-look-at-how-facetime-works-in-a-web-browser/

 

Why Twitter's Offering a Subscription Weather News Service

It seems strange and is both more and less than you expect

https://www.lifewire.com/why-twitters-offering-a-subscription-weather-news-service-5187151

 

Amazon Should Rethink Its Half-Baked Approach to Health-Tracking

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-should-rethink-its-half-baked-approach-to-health-1847029300

 

Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3172540/best-surge-protector.html

 

Apple delays paid podcast subscription launch to June

The company originally wanted to release the feature in May.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-delays-paid-podcasts-180215218.html

 

5 hidden ways Google Voice can make your life easier

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/clever-google-voice-features/791871/

 

What to Do When You've Been Hacked

Whether your personal data gets compromised in a Capital One-style breach or your email password is exposed, getting hacked can be a nightmare. Knowing what to expect and how to fix it can help, but knowing how to head off hackers in the first place is even better.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-to-do-when-youve-been-hacked

 

Does the iPhone’s Low Power Mode really do anything? This test found the answer

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/does-iphone-low-power-mode-191343048.html

 

How to Get Workbook Statistics in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/724325/how-to-get-workbook-statistics-in-microsoft-excel/

 

Could My Car Get Hacked?

The technical answer is, "Yes." And this gets more interesting when we consider the "Internet of Things" - but is this something to worry about?

https://askleo.com/car-get-hacked/

 

Google Explains Why It Removes Content From Search Results

Google lays out why it sometimes removes content from its search results. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-explains-why-removes-content-search/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

FaceTime finally coming to Windows and Android

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/facetime-finally-coming-to-windows-and-android-105797/

 

How to Use Microsoft Office on Chromebook for Free

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-microsoft-office-chromebook-free/

 

The importance of equitable and inclusive access to digital learning

https://blog.avast.com/digital-equity-in-education-avast

 

Google is moving parts of YouTube to its cloud service

  - Parts of YouTube are moving to the Google Cloud Platform, said Thomas Kurian, the leader of Google’s cloud division.

  - The popular video app has run on Google’s own infrastructure separately from its cloud, along with other top Google properties, such as its eponymous search engine.

  - The change could make it easier for Google’s cloud salespeople to persuade large companies that the Google cloud is ready for big-time workloads.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/04/google-is-moving-parts-of-youtube-to-its-cloud-service.html

 

Best telemedicine software of 2021

Platforms for remote clinical care

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-telemedicine-software

 

Eavesdrop on the Back-and-Forth of Negotiating with a Criminal Ransomware Organization

https://blog.knowbe4.com/eavesdrop-on-the-back-and-forth-of-negotiating-with-a-criminal-ransomware-organization

 

Oracle VM VirtualBox

A family of powerful x86 virtualization products developed and maintained by Oracle

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Emulators/Oracle-VM-VirtualBox-23194.shtml

 

SHOULD I INSTALL WINDOWS 10 21H1 ON MY PC? YES, BUT PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

Is it safe to install Windows 10 21H1, May 2021 Update? Best answer: Yes, and here's why and what you should do.

https://pureinfotech.com/should-install-windows-10-21h1-now/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

$100B Gov't Broadband Expansion to be Cut Back

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10945/100b-govt-broadband-expansion-be-cut-back

 

New Netrunner 21.01 ‘XOXO’ Worthy of Hugs and Kisses

https://linuxinsider.com/story/new-netrunner-21-01-xoxo-worthy-of-hugs-and-kisses-87101.html

 

Redesigned iPad mini allegedly depicted in renders, sports thin bezels and USB-C port

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/11/redesigned-ipad-mini-renders/

 

Why Experts Worry About Fast Charging

It’s a little complicated

https://www.lifewire.com/why-experts-worry-about-fast-charging-5187152

 

DOJ to Treat Ransomware Hacks Like Terrorism Now: Here's the Full Memo

https://gizmodo.com/doj-to-treat-ransomware-hacks-like-terrorism-now-heres-1847027610

 

Eshldty RGB Power Strip Tower review: 9 AC outlets, 4 USB charging ports, and a weather-resistant light show

You can’t ask for much more power or resiliency from a single surge protector, but the color LEDs and dancing light patterns are either a fun extra or a fatal flaw.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3621025/eshldty-rgb-power-strip-tower-review.html

 

Venmo now lets users hide their friends lists following Biden discovery

But friends lists are still public by default 

https://www.engadget.com/venmo-hide-friends-lists-154600508.html

 

Simple tricks to speed up your smartphone

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/speed-up-your-smartphone-tricks/792215/

 

How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords

Your reasons for cracking a Wi-Fi password are no doubt noble (we trust you); here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-hack-wi-fi-passwords

 

An old password-stealing malware called Agent Tesla is back and nastier than ever

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/old-password-stealing-malware-called-231135827.html

 

6 Things You Should Never Share on Facebook and Social Media

https://www.howtogeek.com/723834/6-things-you-should-never-share-on-facebook-and-social-media/

 

Dealing with Windows Update and Windows 10

https://askleo.com/dealing-windows-update-windows-10/

 

Report: Windows 10 Is Getting a New App Store

When was the last time you used the Windows 10 app store? This new update may change that. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-10-new-app-store/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to password protect your Google Search History

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-password-protect-your-google-search-history

 

How to Use Virtual Desk in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desk-chrome-os/

 

Managing your personal social media reputation

https://blog.avast.com/social-media-and-online-reputation-avast

 

Why Intel and TSMC are building water-dependent chip factories in one of the driest U.S. states

  - The Grand Canyon State may not seem like the most obvious place for a chip “foundry” or “fab” since the high-tech manufacturing plants guzzle millions of gallons of water every day.

  - Arizona received just 13.6 inches of rainfall on average per year between 1970 and 2000, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center, making it the fourth driest state nationwide.

  - Intel notes on its website that it is striving to achieve “net positive water use” in Arizona and that it has funded 15 water restoration projects that aim to benefit the state

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/04/why-intel-tsmc-are-building-water-dependent-chip-plants-in-arizona.html

 

Is Telegram becoming the new alternative to the Dark Web?

Cybercriminals are sharing illegally obtained private data without fear of reprisal

https://www.techradar.com/news/is-telegram-the-new-alternative-to-the-dark-web

 

Amazon Data Leak: Users report phishing and scam calls where scamsters know exact order details

https://www.ciol.com/amazon-data-leak-users-report-phishing-scam-calls/

 

FindInFiles

Explore directories and subsequent files much easier with this finder app that offers context-menu integration for advanced searches in various formats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/FindInFiles.shtml

 

Internet Explorer will be finally retiring in 2022

Microsoft is finally putting an end to Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022.

https://pureinfotech.com/internet-explorer-june-15-2022-end-support/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Florida Bans FB, Twitter From Banning Politicians

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10944/florida-bans-fb-twitter-banning-politicians

 

Latest LinDoz: An Ideal Windows-to-Linux Crossover

https://linuxinsider.com/story/latest-lindoz-an-ideal-windows-to-linux-crossover-87075.html

 

Roundup: Here are six things Apple didn’t announce during WWDC 2021

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/11/roundup-here-are-six-things-apple-didnt-announce-during-wwdc-2021/

 

Chrome Safe Browsing Will Soon Warn You About Bad Extensions

Plus more in-depth file scanning

https://www.lifewire.com/chrome-safe-browsing-will-soon-warn-you-about-bad-extensions-5187726

 

Apple Says It Will Make AirTags a Little Less Scary

https://gizmodo.com/apple-says-it-will-make-airtags-a-little-less-scary-1847028676

 

Nanoleaf’s Shapes and new, wood-like Elements panels will both include Thread border routers

Not only do Nanoleaf’s latest light panels boast a “wood-look” finish, they also come with controllers that connect Thread devices to the internet. Shapes panels will also get Thread functionality.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3619639/nanoleafs-shapes-and-new-wood-like-elements-panels-will-include-thread-border-routers.html

 

Twitch warns creators after receiving 1,000 DMCA claims from record labels

Another wave of copyright-related bans could be on the way.

https://www.engadget.com/twitch-dmca-takedowns-notice-193717690.html

 

How to Use a Random Password Generator

Just about every password manager includes a component to generate random, unguessable passwords for you, but not all of them are created equal. Understanding the differences can help you make an informed choice.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-use-a-random-password-generator

 

Amazon will share your internet connection with strangers unless you opt out today

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/amazon-share-internet-connection-strangers-225125109.html

 

Siloscape malware escapes Windows containers to backdoor Kubernetes clusters

This newly discovered malware is the first to take advantage of an obscure Windows container escape technique to seek out and infect Kubernetes clusters.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3621401/siloscape-malware-escapes-windows-containers-to-backdoor-kubernetes-clusters.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

This Netgear Nighthawk AX4 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router is just $80 today

B&H Photo has a sweet deal on this feature-packed Nighthawk router, but you’ll need to act fast.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3620962/this-netgear-nighthawk-ax4-dual-band-wi-fi-6-router-is-just-80-today.html

 

Build a VPN Tunnel with WireGuard

A recent addition to the Linux kernel, WireGuard lets you build a VPN tunnel that relies on encryption to reduce potential security issues.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2020/237/WireGuard/(tagID)/154

 

How Do I Password Protect Email Attachments?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7v45JAS9eI

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Germany Makes Rapid Virus Tests a Key to Everyday Freedoms

As the country begins reopening, it is relying on widespread, free antigen tests to ensure that anyone not yet vaccinated against the coronavirus is also not infectious.

https://tinyurl.com/2yder9sh 

   

Struggling to cut the cord? Don't overthink it

How to quit cable TV in three easy steps 

https://tinyurl.com/2dvypfxw

 How to Tell the Difference Between a Spam Email and a Scam

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-spam-email-and-a-s-1847008240

 

Update your Windows 10 PC right now to protect yourself from six new zero-day exploits

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/windows-10-pc-now-protect-222852411.html

 

How to Protect Your Wi-Fi From FragAttacks

https://www.howtogeek.com/728260/how-to-protect-your-wi-fi-from-fragattacks/

 

Networking is Hard

A friend asked about transferring files from a Mac to a PC. Sadly the "correct" solution didn't even enter my mind. Why? Networking is just too fragile, particularly between platforms.

https://askleo.com/networking-is-hard/

 

DHS chooses companies to run civilian agency vulnerability disclosure programs

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/dhs-chooses-companies-to-run-civilian-agency-vulnerability-disclosure-programs/

 

How to Enable HDR Support in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-enable-hdr-support-in-microsoft-edge-on-windows-10

 

Is it really the Wild West in cybercrime? Why we need to re-examine our approach to ransomware

Recent ransomware attacks indicate that the current model of cybersecurity isn't working. It's time for a wholesale rethink.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/is-it-really-the-wild-west-in-cybercrime-why-we-need-to-re-examine-our-approach-to-ransomware/

 

The 5 Best Linux PDF Editors You Should Try

Need to edit a PDF file in Linux? These Linux PDF editors are free to install and easy to use. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/linux-pdf-editor/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Use Rufus to Create a Bootable Flash Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-rufus-create-bootable-flash-drive/

 

Facebook hit with new antitrust probes in the UK and EU

  - Regulators plan to investigate whether Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Dating have had an unfair advantage over competitors.

  - Two investigations were launched on Friday by the U.K. and Europe.

  - Facebook said it will cooperate fully with the investigations to “demonstrate they are without merit.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/04/facebook-hit-with-new-antitrust-probes-in-the-uk-and-eu.html

 

This fake movie streaming service actually installs a backdoor

Canceling your BravoMovies subscription will infect your system with malware

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-fake-movie-streaming-service-actually-installs-a-backdoor

 

How to download Windows 10 20H2 ISO after 21H1 releases

You can download the Windows 10 20H2 ISO file if you must downgrade after version 21H1 (May 2021 Update) releases, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-windows-10-20h2-iso-after-21h1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Patch Tuesday: The rules of updating Windows (and Microsoft apps)

It’s important to be proactive when it comes to Microsoft’s updates. Here are some of the rules of the patching road to keep in mind this week.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3620964/patch-tuesday-the-rules-of-updating-windows-and-microsoft-apps.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Windows Sun Valley to Come with a New Settings Experience

Microsoft is working on plenty of changes for the next Windows release, and while there’s a chance this would end up being called Windows 11, it’s safer to just refer to it using its current codename – Sun Valley.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-sun-valley-to-come-with-a-new-settings-experience-533146.shtml

 

This drone is capable of capturing video at 4K but, this Memorial Day, costs less than $100

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3619542/this-drone-is-capable-of-capturing-video-at-4k-but-this-memorial-day-costs-less-than-100.html

 

Why Amazon's Sidewalk Network Seems Creepy

Sharing your internet connection with strangers? What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.lifewire.com/why-amazons-sidewalk-network-seems-creepy-5187299

 

New Study Backs Up Finding That MagSafe Can Interfere With Medical Devices

https://gizmodo.com/new-study-backs-up-finding-that-magsafe-can-interfere-w-1847025158

 

Nigerian Arrested in US for Hacking Payroll Services Company

https://www.securityweek.com/nigerian-arrested-us-hacking-payroll-services-company

 

Apple's M1 has an unfixable security flaw that's effectively harmless

The flaw creates covert channels that let malicious apps communicate with each other.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-m1-vulnerability-covert-channel-malware-143216984.html

 

Have a Ring camera or doorbell? Big change to how police can request your videos

https://www.komando.com/gadgets/ring-police-requests/792237/

 

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

Don't let scammers get their hands on your sensitive information. Here's how to secure your online accounts—from Amazon and Google to Twitter and WhatsApp—with two-factor authentication (2FA).

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/two-factor-authentication-who-has-it-and-how-to-set-it-up

 

Cable TV is dying, and the industry only has itself to blame

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/cable-tv-dying-industry-only-211216126.html

 

How to Change Your Spotify Username

https://www.howtogeek.com/726816/how-to-change-your-spotify-username/

 

Are You Always Learning?

I was challenged to think about what my "one word" might be. I talk about that, how I arrived at it, and why it feels better as a phrase.

https://askleo.com/are-you-always-learning/

 

“Kind of crazy”—how the booming US used car market is driving inflation

Supply constraints and soaring demand have made vehicle prices a key number for the Fed.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/06/kind-of-crazy-how-the-booming-us-used-car-market-is-driving-inflation/

 

How to add Windows Update Packages to Windows 10 ISO Image

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-add-windows-update-packages-to-windows-10-iso-image

 

83 Excel tips every user should master

Whether you are a Microsoft Excel beginner or an advanced user, you'll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-tips-every-user-should-master/

 

How to Send an Encrypted Email and Increase Your Privacy

Want to know how to send password-protected emails? Here's how to encrypt your emails and attachments. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-send-secure-email/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Block Tracking Pixels in Apple Mail

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-tracking-pixels-apple-mail/

 

The global chip shortage doesn’t mean all semiconductor prices will shoot up equally, says Natixis chief economist

  - Car makers have been hit hardest by the global chip shortage, but the crisis affects everything from gaming consoles to televisions.

  - But not all industries or products may suffer the same way. In fact, there might even be an oversupply of certain chips, according to Alicia Garcia-Herrero of Natixis.

  - Garcia-Herrero told “Squawk Box Asia” there will be a segmentation of prices.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/04/natixis-on-global-chip-shortage-us-china-tech-war.html

 

Best ways to share big files in 2021: Cloud sharing large folders made simple

Wave goodbye to bloated emails forever

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-ways-to-share-big-files

 

How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge makes it easy to load old websites using Internet Explorer mode, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

US IT salaries start to grow as jobs growth remains steady

With the IT pro jobs market steady, competition for some candidates is pushing up salaries, with IT execs seeing the largest gains and staff members seeing the least.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3542681/us-it-salaries-start-to-grow-as-jobs-growth-remains-steady.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

REvilis Not Afraid of the US Ransomware Focus

The notorious ransomware gang has said it is no longer trying to avoid targets in the US. In fact, the group is tripling its focus on US soil despite increased attention from politicians, according to Intel471. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/revil-cybercriminal-group-is-not-afraid-by-the-us-ransomware-focus-533145.shtml

 

This Gateway laptop with a Core i5 and tons of RAM is just $420

Walmart is selling a 15.6-inch Gateway laptop with a Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1080p display for $330 off.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3620055/this-gateway-laptop-with-a-core-i5-and-tons-of-ram-is-just-420.html

 

How to Remove Icons From Your Windows Desktop

Delete files, apps, and shortcut icons to clean up your Windows 10 desktop

https://www.lifewire.com/remove-icons-from-desktop-on-windows-5184955

 

Supreme Court Issues Radical New Reading of Anti-Hacking Law

https://gizmodo.com/supreme-court-tosses-governments-reading-of-anti-hackin-1847025321

 

Two Carbanak Gang Members Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

https://www.securityweek.com/two-carbanak-gang-members-sentenced-8-years-prison

 

UK police raided a shady Bitcoin mining facility they thought was a weed farm

The site's heat signals had officers convinced it was a cannabis factory.

https://www.engadget.com/police-bitcoin-mining-weed-farm-114707991.html

 

Blackmail warning: Hackers are sending X-rated emails

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/hackers-sending-x-rated-emails/792242/

 

Simple Tricks to Remember Seriously Secure Passwords

You need to lock your password manager with one secure master password, and you must remember it yourself. Here's how to do it.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/simple-tricks-to-remember-seriously-secure-passwords

 

Shopping online? Watch out for scams: Read this before you click

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/shopping-online-read-this-lastpass-gemini-183405085-231223925.html

 

How to Get a Refund From the Apple App Store

https://www.howtogeek.com/396239/how-to-get-a-refund-from-the-apple-app-store/

 

What It Means to be “Platform Agnostic”

I describe myself as being "platform agnostic". I think that's a pretty useful thing to be. I discuss what that means, and why many passionate proponents and opponents of various platforms make me sad.

https://askleo.com/means-platform-agnostic/

 

This is not a drill: VMware vuln with 9.8 severity rating is under attack

Code execution flaw in vCenter is exploited to install web shell on unpatched machines.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/under-exploit-vmware-vulnerability-with-severity-rating-of-9-8-out-of-10/

 

How to copy file content to Clipboard using Right-click Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/copy-file-content-to-clipboard-using-right-click-menu

 

5 scriptwriting apps that work on a Chromebook

As more companies create scripted video than ever before, these apps let you write, collaborate on and export your script to Final Draft, Fountain and other formats on a Chromebook.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-scriptwriting-apps-that-work-on-a-chromebook/

 

6 Easy Ways to Boost Security in Microsoft Defender and Windows 10

Microsoft Defender is Windows 10 inbuilt security tool. Make it even better with these 6 easy security boosts. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/easy-ways-boost-security-microsoft-defender-and-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Get a List of All Software Installed on a Windows System

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-installed-software-list-windows/

 

Google follows Apple’s lead and makes it harder for advertisers to track users on Android

  - Google already allows Android users to opt-out of personalized ads, but software developers may still access to the user’s Advertising ID, a unique string of characters that identifies the user’s device, for purposes like measuring app usage.

  - Starting late this year, if a user has opted out of personalized ads, the Advertising ID will not be available.

  - With regulators taking a closer look at user privacy, and consumers becoming more concerned about the use of their personal data, tech giants are trying to get ahead by making changes in the name of privacy 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/03/google-will-restrict-use-of-android-advertising-id-to-opted-in-users-.html

 

Microsoft fixes Office 365 flaw that led emails to end up in junk folder

Having trouble finding that important email? This may be why

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-fixes-office-365-flaw-that-led-emails-to-end-up-in-junk-folder

 

How to fix Wi-Fi problems on Windows 10 21H1, May 2021 Update

Windows 10 21H1 has Wi-Fi issues? Use these four solutions to fix the problem to get back online as quickly as possible.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-wifi-problems-windows-10-21h1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

Recent revelations about Google's Android privacy practices are raising some red flags, but as usual, there's more to the story than meets the eye.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3620869/google-android-privacy.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Colonial Pipeline was Hacked Using a Single Compromised Password

The ybersecurity specialist who responded to the incident points out that the major cyberattack that shut down the main fuel pipeline in the United States was the result of a single compromised password, as Al Jazeera notes.  

https://news.softpedia.com/news/colonial-pipeline-was-hacked-using-a-single-compromised-password-533139.shtml

 

Eliminate cable clutter with this Logitech wireless keyboard for $17

Best Buy is selling the Logitech K360 for $17.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3620053/eliminate-cable-clutter-with-this-logitech-wireless-keyboard-for-17.html

 

How to Put an Echo Dot in Setup Mode

Look for the orange light on your Alexa device

https://www.lifewire.com/setup-mode-echo-dot-5183932

 

Someone Hacked the MTA

https://gizmodo.com/someone-hacked-the-mta-1847019676

 

CISA Issues MITRE ATT&CK Mapping Guide for Threat Intelligence Analysts

https://www.securityweek.com/cisa-issues-mitre-attck-mapping-guide-threat-intelligence-analysts

 

Microsoft reveals new phishing campaign by SolarWinds hackers

The group used a federal agency's email service to send 3,000 emails to 150 targets.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-phishing-campaign-solarwinds-hackers-104543747.html

 

True or false: You need antivirus protection on your phone

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/antivirus-protection-for-your-phone/792161/

 

How to Send Large Files Over the Internet

Trying to figure out how to transfer large files online? Gmail and Yahoo have a 25MB limit, but don't worry; there are other ways to send your work without hitting an error message.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-send-large-files-over-the-internet

 

Apple Developers Seek App Store Modifications at Annual Conference: WSJ

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-developers-seek-app-store-150625184.html

 

How to Add and Remove Themes in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/725974/how-to-add-and-remove-themes-in-microsoft-edge/

 

What’s the Risk of Using Unsupported Software?

It turns out you are really the key when it comes to running unsupported software safely.

https://askleo.com/whats-risk-using-unsupported-software/

 

Ransomware will now get priority treatment at the Justice Department

Directive comes as ransomware is exposing the fragility of critical supply chains.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/justice-department-tells-prosecutors-to-closely-track-ransomware-cases/

 

How to check which app is using more RAM in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-check-which-app-is-using-more-ram-in-windows-10

 

The 7 best meditation apps to add some self-care to the daily grind

Finding time for mindfulness amid a busy workday can be challenging. These meditation apps help professionals refocus, reset and make time for self-care.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-7-best-meditation-apps-to-add-some-self-care-to-the-daily-grind/

 

The 9 Best Free Mac Tools to Detect and Fix Common macOS Problems

Every Mac user should keep these tools around to fix the various common macOS problems that could arise. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-mac-tools-fix-problems/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Use ShadowExplorer to Restore Files from System Restore

https://www.maketecheasier.com/shadowexplorer-restore-files-from-system-restore/

 

Microsoft to unveil new version of Windows on June 24

The next version of Windows will bring enhancements for software developers and creators, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said last week.

The event will also feature the face of Microsoft’s Surface line, Panos Panay.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/02/microsoft-to-unveil-new-version-of-windows-on-june-24.html

 

The best free text-to-speech software of 2021

These apps will convert any text to audio

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-text-to-speech-software

 

How to get a color picker on Windows 10

If you need a color picker, you can use the one built into PowerToys, and here's how to enable and use the tool on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/get-color-picker-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

An ‘underwhelming’ Windows 10 21H1 arrives

Microsoft last week officially rolled out Windows 10 21H1 without much fanfare — and (so far) without any major issues. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re moving ahead with the install.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3619543/an-underwhelming-windows-10-21h1-arrives.html

 

Microsoft Teases “A Version of Windows” as Windows 11 Is All But Confirmed

Microsoft has already announced a surprise Windows event for June 24, and while the company has remained completely tight-lipped on what exactly we’re supposed to get later this month, several Microsofties keep teasing a pretty big announcement.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-teases-a-version-of-windows-as-windows-11-is-all-but-confirmed-533133.shtml

 

Pick up this ultra-portable HP Chromebook for an outstanding $169

Amazon is selling an 11-inch HP Chromebook for far below its usual price.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3619612/pick-up-this-ultra-portable-hp-chromebook-for-an-outstanding-169.html

 

How to Hide Self View on Zoom

Can't stop checking yourself out? There's a fix for that

https://www.lifewire.com/hide-self-view-on-zoom-5176183

 

NFTs Are Crashing and Who Could Have Seen This Coming Other Than Basically Anyone?

https://gizmodo.com/nfts-are-crashing-and-who-could-have-seen-this-coming-o-1847020345

 

Trend Micro Releases PoC Exploit for Vulnerability Affecting macOS, iOS

https://www.securityweek.com/trend-micro-releases-poc-exploit-vulnerability-affecting-macos-ios

 

Over 10,000 women are suing Google over gender pay disparity

The plaintiffs are seeking $600 million in damages from the tech giant.

https://www.engadget.com/women-suing-google-gender-pay-disparity-095033360.html

 

Phone browser caught constantly tracking! Delete it now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/uc-browser-caught-tracking-users/792082/

 

18 Things You Didn't Know Your Google Chromecast Could Do

While Google's ultraportable media-streaming device is pretty much plug and play, there are a few tips and tricks that can make casting more magical.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/google-chromecast-tips-tricks

 

Apple's new software features focus on post-pandemic life. Here's what's getting an update.

https://news.yahoo.com/apples-software-features-focus-post-140024356.html

 

Why You Should Cancel Your Free Trials Immediately After You Sign Up

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-cancel-your-free-trials-immediately-afte-1847007089

 

Screen Mirroring on Windows 10: How to Turn Your PC Into a Wireless Display

How to turn your Windows PC into a wireless display.

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/turn-windows-10-pc-into-wirelss-display

 

Microsoft's Xbox cloud charge continues with smart TVs, Xbox streaming hardware

Microsoft thinks all you'll need is an Xbox controller and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, and you'll be able to game almost anywhere.

https://tinyurl.com/uj9nss8s

   

Lock It Up

Lockdown mode makes your Linux system more secure and even prevents root users from modifying the kernel.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2020/239/Lockdown-Mode/(tagID)/154

 

Security: It’s a Spectrum, Not a State

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYKV0b629pI

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Babuk ransomware gang says it’s no longer interested in encrypting data, would rather kidnap it instead

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/babuk-ransomware-gang-says-its-no-longer-interested-in-encrypting-data-would-rather-kidnap-it-instead-25910.html

 

Google Chrome 91 released with new features, security improvements

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-91-released-with-new-features-security-improvements/

 

Apple updates AirTags to address stalking concerns

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-airtags-privacy-update-193102233.html

 

How to Use Smart Compose in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/727695/how-to-use-smart-compose-in-google-docs/

 

What Is Amazon Sidewalk and Why Should I Disable It Before June 8?

https://lifehacker.com/is-amazon-sidewalk-safe-or-should-you-disable-it-now-1845793859

 

10 Powerful Google Chrome PDF Extensions and Apps

If you are a Chrome user, there are several extensions and apps that are quite useful. From viewing and editing, to merging and splitting, there is a PDF tool here for almost anything you need. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-powerful-chrome-tools-for-all-your-pdf-needs/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The best free screen recorders in 2021

Record your screen's content and save it as a video file

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-screen-recorder

 

How to Run Ubuntu Container in Chrome OS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-ubuntu-container-chrome-os/

 

How Should I Back Up an Encrypted Disk?

Make sure you can access it later.

https://askleo.com/back-up-encrypted-disk/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZDUKPkOVpdfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20210518&utm_medium=email

 

Skilled-labor shortage could slow growth rates of larger tech companies

Expert says national initiative is needed to encourage STEM education, and we should incorporate technology into kids' lives at a young age, prepping them for careers in technology.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/skilled-labor-shortage-could-slow-growth-rates-of-larger-tech-companies/

 

Supreme Court reins in definition of crime under controversial hacking law

Justices reject US gov's broad interpretation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/supreme-court-limits-reach-of-hacking-law-that-us-used-to-prosecute-aaron-swartz/

 

Grub2Win

Dual boot with ease between Linux and Windows operating systems as well as the Mac OS X with extended support for Linux distributions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Grub2Win.shtml

 

Micron Ships First DRAM Manufactured on Its 1 Alpha Node

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323419-micron-ships-first-dram-manufactured-on-its-1-alpha-node

 

The FBI will feed compromised passwords to Have I Been Pwned

Have I Been Pwned is now officially an open source project.

https://www.engadget.com/fbi-have-i-been-pwned-open-source-054845213.html

 

Microsoft warns of ‘sophisticated’ Russian email attack targeting government agencies

Targeting around 3,000 email accounts across over 150 organizations

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/28/22458202/microsoft-nobelium-hack-usaid-email-phishing-hacking-target-solarwinds

 

This Is How Invisibly Lets You Control Your Personal Data

And get paid, too

https://www.lifewire.com/this-is-how-invisibly-lets-you-control-your-personal-data-5187882

 

This App Will Help You Spot Scams on Amazon

https://gizmodo.com/this-app-will-help-you-spot-scams-on-amazon-1847018108

 

Chinese Hackers Using Previously Unknown Backdoor

https://www.securityweek.com/chinese-hackers-using-previously-unknown-backdoor

 

Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/using-fake-reviews-to-find-dangerous-extensions/

 

Google Chrome will now help you identify malicious extensions — how it works

Google Chrome's Enhanced Safe Browsing just got an upgrade

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-will-now-help-you-identify-malicious-extensions-how-it-works

 

A Wrench and a Screwdriver: Critical Infrastructure's Last, Best Lines of Defense?

Critical infrastructure's cybersecurity problems are complex, deep-rooted, and daunting. Addressing them won't be easy...but it isn't impossible.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/a-wrench-and-a-screwdriver-critical-infrastructures-last-best-lines-of-defense-/b/d-id/1341162

 

Tech how-to: 5 easy ways to convert audio files to text

https://www.komando.com/downloads/convert-audio-files-to-text/755402/

 

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Google Assistant

You can do a lot more with Google Assistant on your phone than you may think, even on iPhone.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/google-assistant-tips

 

This one email explains Apple

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-email-explains-apple-070041740.html

 

How to Turn off Amazon One-Click Ordering Everywhere

https://www.howtogeek.com/726806/how-to-turn-off-amazon-one-click-ordering-everywhere/

 

How to Use Every New Feature in iOS 14.6

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-every-new-feature-in-ios-14-6-1846967749

 

5 Things That Still Really Annoy Us About Windows 10

Windows 10 is far from perfect. Here are the most glaring problems that Windows 10 has, even years into its life. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-things-really-annoy-us-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

First PCIe 5.0 SSDs could top 10Gbps thanks to this chipset

Marvell’s new PCIe 5.0 controllers currently only available to select customers

https://www.techradar.com/news/first-pcie-50-ssds-could-top-10gbps-thanks-to-this-chipset

 

How to Install Firefox in Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-firefox-chromebook/

 

Why Is My Zoom Video Breaking Up?

The most common reason can be hard to see.

https://askleo.com/zoom-video-breaking-up/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZDUKPkOVpdfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20210518&utm_medium=email

 

How to collaborate with Apple Pages via iCloud

If you'd prefer to handle your document collaboration from macOS, Jack Wallen shows you how to do so with Pages and iCloud.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-collaborate-with-apple-pages-via-icloud/

 

Attack on meat supplier came from REvil, ransomware’s most cutthroat gang

Criminals use high-pressure tactics to extort victims.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/attack-on-meat-supplier-came-from-revil-ransomwares-most-cut-throat-gang/

 

Intel Memory and Storage Tool

Find out more about your Intel SSD drives health and maintain it in good condition for longer using this simple and straightforward app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Intel-Memory-and-Storage-Tool.shtml

 

Microsoft Will Unveil New Version of Windows on June 24

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323403-microsoft-will-unveil-new-version-of-windows-on-june-24

 

Facebook is going after misinformation superspreaders

Users who repeatedly share misinformation will have their posts down-ranked in News Feed.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-misinformation-superspreaders-172552085.html

 

Nine things we learned from the Epic v. Apple trial

All of the secrets that came out in court

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/27/22454959/epic-apple-trial-recap-video-tim-cook-xbox-playstation-business

 

Why Apple’s Consumer Privacy Options are Stronger

Detailed, app-by-app protection gives users more info

https://www.lifewire.com/why-apples-consumer-privacy-options-are-stronger-5187834

 

Hackers Now Ruining Summer With Ransomware Attack on Martha's Vineyard Ferry

https://gizmodo.com/hackers-now-ruining-summer-with-ransomware-attack-on-ma-1847017748

 

Biden Says 'Looking' at Russia Retaliation Over Cyberattack

https://www.securityweek.com/biden-says-looking-russia-retaliation-over-cyberattack

 

Boss of ATM Skimming Syndicate Arrested in Mexico

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/boss-of-atm-skimming-syndicate-arrested-in-mexico/

 

Next iPad Pro may feature 'reverse wireless charging' technology — Apple plans to launch in 2022

Apple to also launch a redesigned iPad mini in 2021, report claims

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/next-ipad-pro-may-feature-reverse-wireless-charging-technology-apple-plans-to-launch-in-2022

 

Cyber Insurance Firms Start Tapping Out as Ransomware Continues to Rise

A global insurance carrier refuses to write new ransomware policies in France, while insurers rewrite policies. Are we heading toward a day when ransomware incidents become uninsurable?

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/cyber-insurance-firms-start-tapping-out-as-ransomware-continues-to-rise/d/d-id/1341109

 

Not using antivirus software? 3 ways you’re putting yourself at risk

https://www.komando.com/privacy/kims-antivirus-pick-totalav/791025/

 

How to Save Battery Life on Your iPhone

Does your iPhone battery need a boost? These Apple iPhone battery tips and tricks will help get you through the day without a charge.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-save-battery-life-on-your-iphone

 

Is JBS cyberattack a dry run?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jbs-cyberattack-dry-run-101215530.html

 

How to Annotate and Highlight PDFs in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/725554/how-to-annotate-and-highlight-pdfs-in-microsoft-edge/

 

How to Password Protect Your Google Search History and Hide Your Secrets

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-password-protect-your-google-search-history-and-1846964765

 

11 Tips to Help You Fix the Windows 10 Blue Screen Error

What is a blue screen in Windows? How do you fix blue screen errors? Here are several fixes for this common Windows problem. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tips-fix-blue-screen-error/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What is Microsoft Teams? How it works, latest features and top alternatives

Microsoft Teams is an all-in-one collaboration suite that does it all

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-microsoft-teams-how-it-works-tips-and-tricks-and-best-alternatives

 

What Is a Chromebook, and How Does It Differ from a Laptop?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-chromebook/

 

How Do I Password Protect Email Attachments?

Keep prying eyes out with encryption.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-password-protect-email-attachments/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZDUKPkOVpdfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20210518&utm_medium=email

 

Pop!_OS 21.04 takes a decidedly different approach to the open source GNOME desktop

Jack Wallen kicks the tires of the beta release of Pop!_OS 21.04 and concludes System76 might be about to unleash the smartest, best take on GNOME to date.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pop-os-21-04-takes-a-decidedly-different-approach-to-the-open-source-gnome-desktop/

 

Big Tech sues Florida, saying social media law violates First Amendment

Facebook/Twitter lobby sues over law that protects politicians from "censorship."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/big-tech-sues-florida-saying-social-media-law-violates-first-amendment/

 

OpenDrive

A powerful software application that enables any type of user to easily store, backup and sync all their important files and folders

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

 

New Joint AMD-Samsung Radeon GPU: Ray Tracing, Variable Rate Shading

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/323363-joint-amd-samsung-radeon-gpu-will-support-ray-tracing-variable-rate-shading

 

NVIDIA could announce the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU on June 1st

The company has an event scheduled for the first day of Computex.

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-event-computex-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-rumor-183822907.html

 

Sony launches motion-sensing music effects controller on Indiegogo

Motion Sonic is finally a real product, almost

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/28/22458023/sony-motion-sonic-launches-music-indiegogo-price-date

 

Chrome Safe Browsing Will Soon Warn You About Bad Extensions

Plus more in-depth file scanning

https://www.lifewire.com/chrome-safe-browsing-will-soon-warn-you-about-bad-extensions-5187726

 

This Little Security Cam Gives Nest and Ring a Run for Their Money

https://gizmodo.com/eufy-solocam-e40-review-a-solid-affordable-security-c-1847011621

 

Many CISOs Blame Cyberattack Surge on Remote Working: VMware

https://www.securityweek.com/many-cisos-blame-cyberattack-surge-remote-working-vmware

 

How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/how-to-tell-a-job-offer-from-an-id-theft-trap/

 

Amazon Sidewalk mesh network is coming: Here’s how to opt out

The invasive nature of Amazon's Sidewalk mesh network is forcing people to opt out

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/amazon-sidewalk-mesh-network-is-coming-heres-how-to-opt-out

 

Cobalt Strike Becomes a Preferred Hacking Tool by Cybercrime, APT Groups

Incident response cases and research show how the red-team tool has become a become a go-to for attackers.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cobalt-strike-becomes-a-preferred-hacking-tool-by-cybercrime

 

Another iPhone update? Yep. This one has some serious security fixes

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apple-update-ios-14-6/791130/

 

Should You Consider an Online Will?

Everyone should prepare for the inevitable, but do you need to pay a lawyer hundreds of dollars to prepare your last will and testament? We've got the pros and cons of writing your will online, along with some recommendations for services that can help.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/should-you-consider-an-online-will

 

4 signs your phone has hidden malicious apps

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/phone-malicious-apps-yahoo-subscriptions-170438078.html

 

How to Use Outline View in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/726748/how-to-use-outline-view-in-microsoft-word/

 

Try These Fixes to Keep iOS 14.6 From Draining Your Battery

https://lifehacker.com/try-these-fixes-to-keep-ios-14-6-from-draining-your-bat-1847018952

 

How Strong is Your Password? Use These 4 Tools to Find Out

Think you're using a strong password? Run it through one of these strength checking tool to find your password's weakness. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/strong-password-check/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What is Zoom? How it works, tips and tricks and best alternatives

Zoom meetings have become a part of everyday life

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-zoom-how-does-it-work-tips-and-tricks-plus-best-alternatives

 

How to Secure Your Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/howto-secure-chromebook/

 

Security: It’s a Spectrum, Not a State

Playing the odds.

https://askleo.com/security-its-a-spectrum-not-a-state/?awt_a=7qbL&awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZDUKPkOVpdfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20210518&utm_medium=email

 

Smartphone shipment growth to hit highest level since 2015

Citing demand for 5G phones as well as midrange and low-end 4G phones, IDC now expects smartphone shipments to grow by 7.7% in 2021.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smartphone-shipment-growth-to-hit-highest-level-since-2015/

 

After 75,000 Echo arbitration demands, Amazon now lets you sue it

IT-savvy law firms have swamped retailer with arbitration cases.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/after-75000-echo-arbitration-demands-amazon-now-lets-you-sue-it/

 

AndroidMic (this could be used for Zoom meeting on computers without a webcam to be able to talk to others without calling a Zoom phone number)

Use your Android smartphone as a microphone on the computer for chatting with friends or participating in work related meetings via this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/AndroidMic.shtml

 

AMD Prioritizes High-End CPUs During Shortages, Just Like Intel

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323197-amd-prioritizes-high-end-cpus-during-shortages-just-like-intel

 

Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5th

The transition to Andy Jassy was planned for some time in Q3.

https://www.engadget.com/jeff-bezos-amazon-ceo-final-date-174948346.html

 

Google is now embroiled in a full class-action lawsuit over whether it underpaid women

Four women who worked for Google said they were paid less than men in similar roles

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/27/22457421/lawsuit-former-google-women-class-action-gender-bias-pay-disparity

 

New Windows Version Could Be Revealed During June 24 Event

A peek into the next-gen of Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-11-to-be-announced-during-june-24-event-5187902

 

You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

https://gizmodo.com/you-have-a-week-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk-do-it-no-1847008190

 

White House Urges Private Companies to Help in Fight Against Ransomware

https://www.securityweek.com/white-house-urges-private-companies-help-fight-against-ransomware

 

Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/recycle-your-phone-sure-but-maybe-not-your-number/

 

Here are the iOS apps that are hungriest for your data — Paypal, Amazon, Door Dash and more

New study discovers which iOS apps are the most data hungry

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/here-are-the-ios-apps-that-are-hungriest-for-your-data-paypal-amazon-door-dash-and-more

 

First Known Malware Surfaces Targeting Windows Containers

Siloscape is designed to create a backdoor in Kubernetes clusters to run malicious containers.

https://beta.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/first-known-malware-surfaces-targeting-windows-containers

 

Quick tip to speed up your PC or Mac

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/quick-tip-to-speed-up-your-pc-or-mac/791336/

 

How to Prepare Your Digital Life for Your Death

Death is inevitable. Don't make it harder on those you leave behind. Here's how to let loved ones manage passwords, sensitive data, and social media profiles after you die.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/prepare-your-digital-life-for-your-death

 

The rise of cybersecurity debt

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rise-cybersecurity-debt-180038271.html

 

Cryptocurrency hacks wanted – $100,000 prize fund offered in cybercrime forum contest

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cryptocurrency-hacks-wanted-100000-prize-fund-offered-in-cybercrime-forum-contest/

 

The new Sling TV app has one big problem

We go hands-on with Sling's biggest interface overhaul yet.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3621009/new-sling-tv-app-has-one-big-problem.html

 

Doghouse – Distributions

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/248/maddog-s-Doghouse

 

Linux vs. Windows: What's the difference in 2021?

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-vs-windows

 

What’s the Difference Between an Email Account, Email Address, Email Program, and Email Service?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoUndMwMn8A

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That high pitched noise you are hearing on your Windows 10 devices? It is a bug!

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/15/that-high-pitched-noise-you-are-hearing-on-your-windows-10-devices-it-is-a-bug/

 

I took the internet speed test. What now?

https://www.allconnect.com/internet/speedtest

 

WhatsApp hijack scam continues to spread

https://www.yahoo.com/news/whatsapp-hijack-scam-continues-spread-135138513.html

 

What Is the “Privacy Sandbox” in Google Chrome?

https://www.howtogeek.com/727511/what-is-the-privacy-sandbox-in-google-chrome/

 

Security: It’s a Spectrum, Not a State

Playing the odds.

https://askleo.com/security-its-a-spectrum-not-a-state/

 

How to Completely Wipe a Hard Drive on Windows

There are two ways to wipe a hard drive. Here's what you need to know to get it done quick and easy. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

iOS 14.6 has landed on your iPhone, and there are big new features

From podcast subscriptions to Apple Card Family

https://www.techradar.com/news/ios-146-has-landed-and-it-includes-some-big-new-features

 

What Is a Burner Phone and When Should You Use One?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-burner-phone/

 

Can we keep human inconsistency from confusing expert advice?

Human variability is great—except when it gets in the way of consistent guidance.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/can-we-keep-human-inconsistency-from-confusing-expert-advice/

 

Triple-extortion is a new tool for ransomware attackers

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/triple-extortion-is-a-new-tool-for-ransomware-attackers/

 

Enigma

A simple and straightforward application for personal use that allows you to quickly encrypt and decrypt various files with well-known algorithms

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/Enigma-BaderEddineOuaich.shtml

 

For Windows users, tips on fighting ransomware attacks

The ransomware attack that shut down a major pipeline in the US offers some lessons for Windows users looking to keep themselves safe.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3619012/for-windows-users-tips-on-fighting-ransomware-attacks.html

 

How to allow apps through firewall on Windows 10

Sometimes the firewall will block trusted apps from accessing the internet, but Windows 10 makes it is super easy to change the settings to manually allow apps through the firewall — here's how to perform the task.

https://pureinfotech.com/allow-apps-firewall-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

PSA: Mining Chia on an SSD Will Absolutely Wreck It in No Time Flat

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323179-psa-mining-chia-on-an-ssd-will-absolutely-wreck-it-in-no-time-flat

 

Windows 10 update marks the return of this annoying pop-up

Windows 10 update: the revenge of Bing

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-10-update-marks-the-return-of-this-annoying-pop-up

 

Check if your Verizon or AT&T phone will keep working after the networks’ 3G shutdowns

Not all old phones can learn new tricks

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/27/22457255/verizon-att-3g-shutdown-date

 

Brilliant Battery Adapter Lets You Power Small Devices Over USB

https://gizmodo.com/brilliant-battery-adapter-lets-you-power-small-devices-1847006747

 

How to Install Android on Raspberry Pi

Things you can do with a Raspberry Pi running Android OS

https://www.lifewire.com/install-android-on-raspberry-pi-4776421

 

Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/try-this-one-weird-trick-russian-hackers-hate/

 

Teardown shows the new Apple TV 4K is easy to repair, but Siri Remote is a pain

Good luck replacing that remote battery.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-tv-4k-siri-remote-ifixit-teardown-140023036.html

 

8 hidden maps and trackers you need to switch off

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/stop-your-phone-from-tracking-you/543526/

 

Raspberry Pi Boards Get a Better Power Over Ethernet HAT

It still only costs $20, but offers more power and runs cooler.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/raspberry-pi-boards-get-a-better-power-over-ethernet-hat

 

Amazon will activate its Sidewalk network on June 8 and automatically connect your Echo and Ring devices with those owned by strangers. Here's how to opt out.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-activate-sidewalk-network-june-181311665.html

 

How to Reduce (and Disable) Background Noise in Microsoft Teams

https://www.howtogeek.com/726145/how-to-reduce-and-disable-background-noise-in-microsoft-teams/

 

Why Did You Recommend Software that Doesn’t Work?

https://askleo.com/recommend-software-doesnt-work/

 

5 Intuitive Chrome Extensions to Manage and Sort Too Many Open Tabs

Too many open tabs in Chrome can hit browser performance and your own productivity. Make it easier with these excellent tab management extensions. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/chrome-extensions-to-manage-and-sort-open-tabs/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft Teams is getting an old school feature from the 1980s

Speed dial is coming to Microsoft Teams

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-teams-is-getting-a-old-school-feature-from-the-1980s

 

What Is a Wi-Fi Mesh System and How Does It Work

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wi-fi-mesh-system/

 

The SolarWinds hackers aren’t back—they never went away

A new phishing campaign is less an escalation than a regression to the mean.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/the-solarwinds-hackers-arent-back-they-never-went-away/

 

Microsoft Teams Speed Dial feature aims to bring "one tap dialing" to mobile devices

The "one tap dialing" feature could make connecting with regular contacts even snappier. But when will the product hit mobile devices?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-teams-speed-dial-feature-aims-to-bring-one-tap-dialing-to-mobile-devices/

 

Blue Mail

Another mail application created for you in a highly polished form and with the functionality we've all come to expect by now from such software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/E-mail/Mail-Utilities/Blue-Mail.shtml

 

8 Outlook add-ins to enhance collaboration

Installing a few key add-ins for Microsoft Outlook can make collaborating with co-workers faster and more efficient.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3619871/8-outlook-add-ins-to-enhance-collaboration.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to restore Registry from its secret backup on Windows 10

Windows 10 secretly makes a backup of the Registry in a RegBack folder, and you can use it to manually restore your computer to a working condition – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/restore-registry-backup-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

New ARMv9 Cortex X-2, A710 CPUs Deliver Major Efficiency Gains

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323142-new-armv9-cortex-x-2-a710-cpus-deliver-major-efficiency-gains

 

PSA: This popular mobile web browser was harvesting users' incognito browsing data — what to do

This popular Android and iOS web browser was harvesting users' data

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/psa-this-popular-mobile-web-browser-was-harvesting-users-incognito-browsing-data-what-to-do

 

THE PLACES PAVING THE WAY TO 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY

Burlington, Vermont has been running on renewable electricity since 2014

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/28/22457432/city-examples-renewable-energy-net-zero-climate-change-burlington

 

Why Your Windows PC Needs a Keyboard and Mouse Upgrade

https://gizmodo.com/why-your-windows-pc-needs-a-keyboard-and-mouse-upgrade-1846908223

 

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi

What sets these two popular boards apart?

https://www.lifewire.com/arduino-vs-raspberry-pi-4780279

 

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

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

 

Microsoft says Edge is now the 'best performing' Windows 10 browser

New "sleeping tabs" free up resources from unused tabs.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-says-edge-is-now-the-fastest-browser-on-windows-10-124041007.html

 

How to delete your search history from social media and your browser

https://www.komando.com/privacy/delete-your-search-history/704259/

 

The Biggest Losers in a Catastrophic Internet Outage Would Be Amazon and America

If the world were to lose access to the internet for 24 hours, the economic hit globally would come to over $51.4 billion.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-biggest-losers-in-a-catastrophic-internet-outage-would-be-amazon-and

 

Most new NVIDIA RTX gaming GPUs will be crypto-limited

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-rtx-gpu-crypto-limit-122007238.html

 

How to Create a Link to Selected Text in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/726473/how-to-create-a-link-to-selected-text-in-chrome/

 

Encryption, Padlocks, and Back Doors

Government agencies are increasingly pushing for a "back door" to encryption. I'll look at what that means, and why it's such horrible idea.

https://askleo.com/encryption-padlocks-back-doors/

 

What Is Malware and How Does It Work?

Malware is running rampant. Learn how it works and how you can prevent being infected. 

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

 

Nearly a million PCs are currently being sold every day

Global chip shortage can't stop growing demand for new PCs

https://www.techradar.com/news/nearly-a-million-pcs-are-currently-being-sold-every-day

 

PGP Encryption: How It Works and How You Can Get Started

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pgp-encryption-how-it-works/

 

Deepfake maps could really mess with your sense of the world

Researchers applied AI techniques to make portions of Seattle look more like Beijing

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/deepfake-maps-could-really-mess-with-your-sense-of-the-world

 

How to transfer files between Android and Linux with Warpinator

If you're trying to find an easy way to transfer files between Android and Linux, Jack Wallen has the answer in Warpinator.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-transfer-files-between-android-and-linux-with-warpinator/

 

Grammarly for Firefox

Enhance your spelling, grammar, and writing style with the help of this reliable browser extension that can also spot any instance of plagiarism

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

 

It’s not me, it’s you: How to keep up with Microsoft cloud services trouble

When cloud-based apps, services and software go down, or when Windows 10 flakes out, it's good to know where to get reliable information about what's happening.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3620436/its-not-me-its-you-how-to-keep-up-with-microsoft-cloud-services-trouble.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Four ways to install cumulative updates on Windows 10

Here is virtually every way to download and install updates manually on Windows 10.

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

 

Report: Consumer SSD Adoption Accelerates

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323095-report-consumer-ssd-adoption-accelerates

 

Biggest Windows 10 update of the past decade is coming soon: What we know

The next generation of Windows 10 is almost here...

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/biggest-windows-10-update-of-the-past-decade-is-coming-soon-what-we-know

 

APPLE EMPLOYEES ARE GOING PUBLIC ABOUT WORKPLACE ISSUES — AND THERE’S NO GOING BACK

Employees say the recent leaks might have changed the tech giant forever

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/25/22453302/apple-culture-secrecy-leak-antonio-garcia-martinez-letter

 

Acer Says Global Chip Shortage Will Bottleneck Laptop Production Until at Least 2022

https://gizmodo.com/acer-says-global-chip-shortage-will-bottleneck-laptop-p-1847005231

 

How to Set up Raspberry Pi as a NAS Server

Access your files anywhere on your network.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-raspberry-pi-as-nas-server-4691871

 

Fintech Startup Offers $500 for Payroll Passwords

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

 

European Commission may soon open an antitrust investigation into Facebook

Regulators fear it is giving its e-commerce service preferential treatment over rivals.

https://www.engadget.com/ec-facebook-antitrust-investigation-114518988.html

 

One buried Google Maps setting you need to change now

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/change-this-google-maps-setting/790675/

 

The Scariest Bugs, Hacks, and Predictions Revealed at RSAC 2021

The 2021 RSA Conference's all-virtual environment put a damper on random encounters and after-hours discussions, but it didn’t stop hundreds of experts from presenting the very latest topics in cybersecurity.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-scariest-bugs-hacks-and-predictions-revealed-at-rsac-2021

 

Facial recognition, fake identities and digital surveillance tools: Inside the post office's covert internet operations program

https://news.yahoo.com/facial-recognition-fake-identities-and-digital-surveillance-tools-inside-the-post-offices-covert-internet-operations-program-214234762.htm

 

How to Allow Pop-Ups in Safari on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/724324/how-to-allow-pop-ups-in-safari-on-mac/

 

On Aging and Being “Too Old”

I often hear from people who claim that they're "too old" to do whatever it is they see technology as requiring. Needless to say, I have a different opinion.

https://askleo.com/on-aging-and-being-too-old/

 

How to Use Low Data Mode on Your iPhone or iPad

Reduce your iPhone data usage over Wi-Fi, cellular, or on personal hotspot networks with Low Data Mode.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-low-data-mode-iphone-ipad/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Best Wi-Fi extenders of 2021: top devices for boosting your WiFi network

Get Wi-Fi in every room with the best Wi-Fi Extenders

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-wi-fi-extenders

 

How to Convert Legacy BIOS to UEFI in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-legacy-bios-uefi-windows10/

 

Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

Amazon's experimental wireless mesh networking turns users into guinea pigs.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/amazon-devices-will-soon-automatically-share-your-internet-with-neighbors/

 

Edge is everything IE never was: The old browser is ready to fade out

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/edge-is-everything-ie-never-was-the-old-browser-is-ready-to-fade-out/

 

Nicepage

Create your own website with this fairly intuitive design tool that doesn't require any coding knowledge and allows you to create web pages from scratch or use one of its many templates

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Nicepage.shtml

 

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3619635/android-12-privacy.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Windows 10 20H2 and 2004 no longer have update blocks

As Microsoft resolves the last standing update blocks, it's now safe to upgrade to Windows 10 20H2 or 2004.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-20h2-2004-no-update-blocks/

 

Seagate Specs the Mach.2, the World’s Fastest Hard Drive

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/323072-seagate-specs-the-mach-2-the-worlds-fastest-hard-drive

 

IDrive Photos offers unlimited photo and video storage for $10 a year — time to drop Google Photos

IDrive Photos makes full-resolution photo backup on mobile affordable

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/idrive-photos-offers-unlimited-photo-and-video-storage-for-dollar10-a-year-time-to-drop-google-photos

 

Industry groups sue to stop Florida’s new social media law

Yes, the one with the theme park exception

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/27/22457200/ccia-netchoice-lawsuit-florida-social-media-law-unconstitutional

 

Sony's Tiny New Speaker Is a Great Travel Buddy

https://gizmodo.com/sonys-tiny-new-speaker-is-a-great-travel-buddy-1846987359

 

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Install Kodi through OSMC and start watching now

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-build-raspberry-pi-media-center-4691875

 

Investment Scammer John Davies Reinvents Himself?

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

 

The Morning After: Microsoft is close to revealing the 'next generation' of Windows

And Tesla is ditching radar sensors.

https://www.engadget.com/windows-goes-to-11-tma-111552103.html

 

Struggling to find the right words? This free site can help

https://www.komando.com/downloads/wordtune-writing-helper/790942/

 

How to Save Money With HP Instant Ink and Other Low-Cost Printer Ink Programs

If you print in volume, it pays to explore low-cost ink options offered by major printer manufacturers. Here's everything you need to know to save cash on printer ink.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-save-money-with-hp-instant-ink-and-other-low-cost-printer-ink-programs

 

Fujifilm becomes the latest victim of a network-crippling ransomware attack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fujifilm-becomes-latest-victim-network-144622209.html

 

Ring's flying security cam needs these 4 features to succeed

The Always Home Cam launches later this year. Here's what we want it to have.

https://www.cnet.com/home/security/rings-flying-security-cam-needs-these-four-features-to-succeed/

 

Backup appliance firm pays out $2.6 million ransom to attackers

https://grahamcluley.com/backup-appliance-firm-pays-out-2-6-million-ransom-to-attackers/

 

Never Attribute to Malice . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0DR2aAiLBk

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