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Fri 07/09/2021 2282
Thur 07/08/202 2281
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Fri 2282 07/09/2021

Software as a Disservice? Security Shortcuts Are Exposing Computers to Hackers

https://www.barrons.com/articles/software-as-a-disservice-security-shortcuts-are-exposing-computers-to-hackers-51625844951?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

How do I prepare for a power outage? (scroll down)

https://www.chooseenergy.com/energy-resources/power-outage/

 

4 ways to protect yourself from ransomware attacks

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-protect-yourself-ransomware-attacks-yahoo-subscriptions-222027428.html

 

How to Use the Feed in Microsoft OneNote

https://www.howtogeek.com/729757/how-to-use-the-feed-in-microsoft-onenote/

 

Just What Is a Hack?

Of several meanings, one matters most.

https://askleo.com/just-what-is-a-hack/

 

How to check your PC specs in Windows 10

Wondering what's inside your computer? Here's how to find out.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623961/how-to-check-your-pc-specs-in-windows-10.html

 

Ashampoo Backup 2021: free but good enough?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/03/ashampoo-backup-2021-free-but-good-enough/

 

How to add a highlighter to your mouse pointer in Windows 10

Getting and keeping the attention of your audience during a meeting is easier with visual flare like highlighting the mouse pointer. Windows 10 buries the feature deep in the Control Panel.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-a-highlighter-to-your-mouse-pointer-in-windows-10/

 

How to update your BIOS

It's not as tough as you might think

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-update-your-bios

 

What Is Arduino? What Can You Do With It? Explained

The Arduino is a remarkable device for electronics tinkering. Learn what it is, what you can do with it, and how to get started. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/arduino-technology-explained/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

New QuickBooks-Themed Phishing Attack Seeks to Infect Victims with Dridex Malware

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-quickbooks-themed-phishing-attack-seeks-to-infect-victims-with-dridex-malware

 

LinkedIn Denies Data Breach Exposing 700M Users' Profiles

LinkedIn said that the claims of a purported data breach were not accurate, because marketed data was not hacked from LinkedIn by using security flaws, but rather through scraping many Internet sources, as detailed in the firm's April 2021 data scraping update, says Business Today. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/linkedin-denies-data-breach-exposing-700m-users-profiles-533378.shtml

 

Microsoft To Do updates roll out to Android, iOS, and Windows

Microsoft To Do just got some small updates on all major platforms.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-do-updates-roll-out-android-ios-and-windows

 

How to bypass TPM requirement to install Windows 11

Are you getting a "This PC can't run Windows 11" message? It's probably the compatibility issue with the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement. Here's the fix.

https://pureinfotech.com/bypass-tpm-requirement-install-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Want to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10? There’s a huge catch

https://bgr.com/tech/want-to-downgrade-from-windows-11-to-windows-10-theres-a-huge-catch/

 

Windows hit by 'PrintNightmare' exploit — what you need to know

A newly-discovered vulnerability could enable ransomware attacks on your PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-hit-by-printnightmare-exploit-what-you-need-to-know

 

Email fatigue among users opens doors for cybercriminals

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/email-fatigue-among-users-opens-doors-for-cybercriminals/

 

Mini LED display reportedly coming to 11-inch iPad Pro next year

Mini LED MacBook Pros said to start production this quarter

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/9/22569690/mini-led-11-inch-ipad-pro-macbook-air-2022

 

[Software Update] Microsoft PowerToys 0.41.3 Now Available for Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/download-official-microsoft-powertoys-for-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

Windows 11 release date possibly teased — why the OS could arrive in October

Microsoft may have hidden a clue revealing the Windows 11 launch date

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-release-date-possibly-teased-why-the-os-could-arrive-in-october

 

Security 101: The 'PrintNightmare' Flaw

A closer look at the printer software vulnerability - and what you can do about it.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/security-101-the-printnightmare-flaw/b/d-id/1341482

 

The government agency monitoring what you do online

https://www.komando.com/video/komando-tv/the-government-agency-monitoring-what-you-do-online/796467/

 

Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter Pledge to Tackle Online Abuse of Women

They all worked with the World Wide Web Foundation to test prototypes and solutions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-google-tiktok-twitter-pledge-to-tackle-online-abuse-of-women

 

Local cybersecurity experts warn ransomware is costly threat to small business

https://www.yahoo.com/news/local-cybersecurity-experts-warn-ransomware-091800304.html

 

Why “Hackers” and “Hacks” Aren’t Always Bad

https://www.howtogeek.com/707567/why-hackers-and-hacks-arent-always-bad/

 

How Do I Move Thunderbird to a New Computer?

Just say the secret word.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_move_my_thunderbirdbased_email_from_one_machine_to_another/

 

Which PCs can upgrade to Windows 11?

Many laptop makers have published lists of which laptops will be eligible for Windows 11.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623838/can-my-pc-upgrade-to-windows-11.html

 

Workaround for the Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/03/workaround-for-the-windows-print-spooler-remote-code-execution-vulnerability/

 

Cybersecurity study: SolarWinds attack cost affected companies an average of $12 million

New survey finds that the attack also motivated more information sharing within the industry and improved supply chain security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-study-solarwinds-attack-cost-affected-companies-an-average-of-12-million/

 

Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless guide: here's how to turn them on

Make the most of Apple Music with these two new formats

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/apple-music-spatial-audio-and-lossless-guide-heres-how-to-turn-them-on

 

Google Phone Can Now Announce Aloud Who's Ringing You

Google Phone is rolling out a new feature that will announce aloud who's calling you. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-phone-announces-caller/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

When your users save passwords in the browser, it makes it easy for the bad guys to hack into your network.  (and your online accounts)

https://info.knowbe4.com/browser-password-inspector-chn

 

Microsoft Reveals Flaws Allowing Hacking of Netgear Routers

Microsoft identified vulnerabilities in Netgear routers while investigating the device fingerprinting functionality in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. The company said in a blog post that it worked closely with the Netgear security team to resolve these problems as quickly and effectively as possible. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-reveals-flaws-allowing-hacking-of-netgear-routers-533396.shtml

 

Over 70% of our polled readers like Windows 11 so far

We're just under a week into testing Windows 11, and early impressions are good, according to our readers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/over-70-our-polled-readers-windows-11-so-far

 

How to clear cache to fix problems on Microsoft Teams

You can clear the Teams app cache to resolve the most common issues, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/clear-cache-fix-problems-microsoft-teams/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

These 9 Android apps might have stolen your Facebook password

https://bgr.com/tech/these-9-android-apps-might-have-stolen-your-facebook-password/

 

Best VPN free trial in 2021

With a VPN free trial, you can test a service before you commit

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-vpn-free-trials

 

US warns of action against ransomware gangs if Russia refuses

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-warns-of-action-against-ransomware-gangs-if-russia-refuses/

 

Baltimore spy plane program was invasion of citizens’ privacy, court rules

The program was canceled in February, and now authorities can’t use any data collected

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22549230/baltimore-spy-plane-program-invasion-privacy-court-rules

 

Should You Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware Devices?

https://www.askvg.com/should-you-install-windows-11-on-unsupported-hardware-devices/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

Windows 11 preview build available now — eliminates TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements

Microsoft may be softening on some of its Windows 11 requirements

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-preview-build-available-now-eliminates-tpm-20-and-cpu-requirements

 

Researchers Learn From Nation-State Attackers' OpSec Mistakes

Security researchers discuss how a series of simple and consistent mistakes helped them learn more about ITG18, better known as Charming Kitten.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/researchers-learn-from-nation-state-attackers-opsec-mistakes/d/d-id/1341483

 

Renting a new home or apartment? Top money-stealing scams and how to avoid them

https://www.komando.com/news/rental-scams-spreading/798011/

 

Monopoly or Not, the Data Shows Facebook Dominates in Social Media

US courts may not believe Facebook holds a monopoly, but the data doesn't lie.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/monopoly-or-not-the-data-shows-facebook-dominates-in-social-media

 

Bitcoin.org Hit With DDoS Attack, Bitcoin Demanded as Ransom

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-org-hit-ddos-attack-003530243.html

 

How to Delete a Notebook in Microsoft OneNote

https://www.howtogeek.com/729319/how-to-delete-a-notebook-in-microsoft-onenote/

 

Why Your System is Slow Even Though the CPU Is Idle

Fingers might point elsewhere.

https://askleo.com/system-slow-cpu-mostly-idle/

 

Mandatory Microsoft accounts for Windows 11 Home might be a good thing

Microsoft wants to save you from yourself.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623827/mandatory-microsoft-accounts-for-windows-11-home-might-be-a-good-thing.html

 

Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge work better, thanks to vertical tabs

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/02/tab-groups-in-microsoft-edge-work-better-thanks-to-vertical-tabs/

 

Microsoft Edge: How to enable Vertical Tabs

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/microsoft-edge-how-to-enable-vertical-tabs/

 

How to stop Windows 10 opening links in Microsoft Edge

Browser wars are super annoying

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-stop-windows-10-opening-links-in-microsoft-edge

 

8 Google Drive Settings You Should Change Right Now

You might not be getting the most out of Google Drive. Change these defaults and become a more efficient user. These Google Drive settings could save you hours of your time.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-drive-settings-change/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

New Verizon DBIR: Credentials Stolen in 85% of Social Engineering Breaches

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-verizon-dbir-credentials-stolen-in-85-of-social-engineering-breaches

 

Cybercriminals Unleashing Malware for Apple M1 Chips

As new Apple products equipped with M1 CPUs gain popularity among both personal and business consumers, the likelihood of being targeted by new malware types targeting them increases, according to Dark Reading. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/cybercriminals-unleashing-malware-for-apple-m1-chips-533394.shtml

 

Microsoft makes Windows 11 official, and it's coming this fall

A new name, new features, and new UI, for free!

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-announcement

 

How to install VirtualBox on Windows 10

You can use VirtualBox to run different OSes alongside Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to install and configure the virtualization software.

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

 

Android is one step closer to having its own version of iMessage

https://bgr.com/tech/android-is-one-step-closer-to-having-its-own-version-of-imessage/

 

RIP iPhone 12s: Apple will reportedly use iPhone 13 name for new iPhones

Despite fears around an 'unlucky' number, Apple will reportedly stick with iPhone 13 name

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/rip-iphone-12s-apple-will-reportedly-use-iphone-13-name-for-new-iphones

 

QNAP fixes critical bug in NAS backup, disaster recovery app

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/qnap-fixes-critical-bug-in-nas-backup-disaster-recovery-app/

 

Microsoft didn’t kill Skype, but Windows 11 is shoving it out of sight

Skype didn’t get a mention during the Windows 11 launch

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22549191/skype-windows-11-microsoft-teams

 

[Tip] Enable New “Side Panel” Feature in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-new-side-panel-feature-in-google-chrome/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

What is a Chromebook and why you should or shouldn't buy one

Our advice on whether to leave Windows 10 and macOS to buy a Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-buying-advice

 

Workers Careless in Sharing & Reusing Corporate Secrets

A new survey shows leaked enterprise secrets costs companies millions of dollars each year.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/workers-careless-in-sharing-and-reusing-corporate-secrets/d/d-id/1341480

 

Don’t get duped! Insider tips for spotting Amazon scam emails

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/insider-tips-for-spotting-amazon-scams/797703/

 

Facebook Prods Users Who've Been Exposed to 'Extremist Content' to Get Help

Another version of the message asks users: 'Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?' However, the messages seem to be backfiring.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-prods-users-whove-been-exposed-to-extremist-content-to-get-help

 

Are password managers safe? Cybersafety experts weigh in

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/password-managers-safety-yahoo-subscriptions-004247803.html

 

How to Connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to a PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/729937/how-to-connect-an-xbox-wireless-controller-to-a-pc/

 

No, Your Facebook Account Has Not Been Hacked

When jumping to conclusions leads you astray.

https://askleo.com/no-your-facebook-account-has-not-been-hacked/

 

Windows 11 will give you 10 days to roll back to Windows 10

Even after the 10-day rollback period expires, you'll be able to download an ISO of Windows 10 and go back to the older OS.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624608/windows-11-will-give-you-10-days-to-roll-back-to-windows-10.html

 

These are the deprecated and removed features of Windows 11

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/25/these-are-the-deprecated-and-removed-features-of-windows-11/

 

"Black Widow" digital premier a cover for malware and scams, says Kaspersky

Phishing, malicious files and other forms of fraud have followed the highly awaited movie since it was first delayed due to COVID-19. On the eve of its actual release, the scams have begun anew.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/black-widow-digital-premier-a-cover-for-malware-and-scams-says-kaspersky/

 

This crooked VPN service was collecting user data the whole time

Anonymous VPN for cybercriminals wasn't that anonymous after all

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-crooked-vpn-service-was-collecting-user-data-the-whole-time

 

Why Is My Phone Lagging? 6 Possible Causes

We take a look at the reasons why your Android phone lags, and what you can do to try and stop it. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/why-is-my-phone-lagging/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

[ALERT] Time to Truly Reckon with the Dark Reality of Ransomware’s Critical Costs

https://blog.knowbe4.com/alert-time-to-truly-reckon-with-the-dark-reality-of-ransomwares-critical-costs

 

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox

A security browser add-on that promises to prevent malware from reaching your computer and block unwanted content and advertisements

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

 

Microsoft is returning to one major feature update a year on Windows 11

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-update-cadance

 

Microsoft reveals Xbox TV app and game streaming stick

Microsoft to bring the Xbox experience to TVs with a new app and streaming stick.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-xbox-tv-app-game-streaming-stick/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to stop Google from spying on your Gmail in a few easy steps

https://bgr.com/tech/how-to-stop-google-from-spying-on-your-gmail-in-a-few-easy-steps/

 

Windows 11: This is the one feature that will convince me to upgrade

The centered Start Menu might feel funny, but it deservedly kills Live Tiles

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-this-is-the-one-feature-that-will-convince-me-to-upgrade

 

Hands on with Windows 11 File Explorer and Settings

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/hands-on-with-windows-11-file-explorer-and-settings/

 

Windows 11’s Intel-powered Android apps will run on AMD and Arm processors, too

It’s not an Intel exclusive

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22549303/windows-11-intel-bridge-android-apps-amd-arm-processors

 

[Tip] Disable Firefox Showing Blank or Empty Dummy UI Screen at Startup

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-firefox-showing-blank-or-empty-dummy-ui-screen-at-startup/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Windows 11 Settings and File Explorer app leak — see the new interfaces

A Microsoft employee jumped the gun

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-settings-and-file-explorer-app-leak-see-the-new-interfaces

 

rMTD: A Deception Method That Throws Attackers Off Their Game

Through a variety of techniques, rotational Moving Target Defense makes existing OS and app vulnerabilities difficult to exploit. Here's how.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/rmtd-a-deception-method-that-throws-attackers-off-their-game-/b/d-id/1341381

 

Don’t make this mistake when selling your old Echo devices

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/safely-sell-old-echo-devices/797308/

 

Facebook Teams With Ubisoft on Cloud Gaming as Beta Expands to Most of the US

The company's cloud gaming service is also rolling out to Canada and Mexico, with plans for a European release by early next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-teams-with-ubisoft-on-cloud-gaming-as-beta-expands-to-most-of

 

Ransomware has surged — Why the attacks are ‘going crazy right now’

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ransomware-has-surged-why-the-attacks-are-going-crazy-right-now-210925909.html

 

Who can see your internet history?

https://blog.avast.com/your-internet-history-isnt-private-avast

 

Two-Thirds of CISOs Admit They're Not Ready to Face a Cyberattack

https://www.ectnews.com/story/87127.html

 

The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

https://makezine.com/2021/05/17/the-what-how-and-why-of-co-monitoring/

 

Editing statistical data with gawk

Stats Don't Lie

With very little overhead, you can access statistics on the spread of COVID-19 using gawk scripts and simple shell commands.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/248/Statistics-with-gawk

 

My Email Disappeared While Composing. Can I Get it Back?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKxCLk9lseU

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Thur 2281 07/08/2021

UNICC and Group-IB Take Down 134 Fake Websites Impersonating WHO

Group-IB, in coordination with the UNICC, has taken down a massive scam campaign in which 134 fraudulent websites impersonated the World Health Organization (WHO) to dupe people 

https://cisomag.eccouncil.org/websites-impersonating-who-taken-down/

 

We Infiltrated a Counterfeit Check Ring! Now What?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/we-infiltrated-a-counterfeit-check-ring-now-what/

 

Microsoft warns users to update their computers immediately over security flaw (patch now available - read later article)

https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-warns-users-computers-immediately-162709992.html

 

How to Insert a Word Document into OneNote Notes

https://www.howtogeek.com/727327/how-to-insert-a-word-document-into-onenote-notes/

 

Apricorn launches largest ever external SSD - and it's an absolute whopper

Supersize me

https://www.techradar.com/news/apricorn-launches-largest-ever-external-ssd-and-its-an-absolute-whopper

 

How to Effectively Search for Files and Folders in Google Apps

 for specific files and folders within Google Apps can be tricky. Here are some tips to make it easier. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/effectively-search-files-folders-google-apps/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Geekly Update - 07 July 2021

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_07_july_2021.html

 

How to secure your Safari browsing with iCloud Private Relay in iOS 15

Using iCloud Private Relay in iOS 15, you can easily obscure your internet traffic and ensure that network providers cannot spy on your activity.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-your-safari-browsing-with-icloud-private-relay-in-ios-15/

 

Ohio GOP ends attempt to ban municipal broadband after protest from residents

Axed plan's 10Mbps standard could have banned public networks in 98% of Ohio.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/ohio-gop-ends-attempt-to-ban-municipal-broadband-after-protest-from-residents/

 

PrintNightmare vulnerability explained: Exploits, patches, and workarounds  (patch released - read a later article)

Public exploits are available for a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler that could allow attackers to take full control of systems. The vulnerability affects all editions of Windows and organizations are urged to deploy the patches as soon as possible.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3623760/printnightmare-vulnerability-explained-exploits-patches-and-workarounds.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

A first look at the backup software Macrium Reflect 8

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/12/a-first-look-at-the-backup-software-macrium-reflect-8/

 

Video: Fighting unpredictable existential threats

https://blog.avast.com/fighting-unpredictable-existential-threats-avast

 

Laptop vs Desktop- Which is better

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/laptop-vs-desktop-which-is-better

 

How to enable Offline Files on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes the Offline Files feature to let access files from shared folders without a network connection, and here's how to use it.

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

 

Windows 11 tip: How to enable TPM 2.0 in BIOS

TPM 2.0 is a Windows 11 requirement you may need to enable in BIOS

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-tip-how-to-enable-tpm-20-in-bios

 

Linguix for Firefox

Useful Firefox extension that will help you improve your writing by detecting mistakes and providing grammar information and spellchecks

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

 

macOS 12 Monterey compatibility: See if your Mac can run it

Find out if your Mac, iMac or MacBook is compatible

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macos-12-monterey-compatibility-see-if-your-mac-can-run-it

 

Power play: How the next phase of Apple silicon will deliver mind-blowing speed

We have a good idea of what Apple's planning—and it's going to be epic.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350372/apple-silicon-transition-m1-m1x-m2-m2x-cpu-gpu-specs-macbook-air-macbook-pro-mac-mini-imac-mac-pro.html

 

Android Users Are Getting Closer to an iMessage-Like App

With AT&T signing on to bring RCS to its Android phones, Verizon is the last hold-out.

https://gizmodo.com/android-users-are-getting-closer-to-an-imessage-like-ap-1847204727

 

Phones with selfie cameras behind the screen could be coming soon

https://bgr.com/tech/phones-with-selfie-cameras-behind-the-screen-could-be-coming-soon/

 

Google removes popular Android apps that stole Facebook passwords

They had over 5.8 million downloads from the Play Store.

https://www.engadget.com/google-removes-android-apps-stealing-facebook-passwords-192721252.html

 

Is this the end for robocalls?

https://www.komando.com/episode/is-this-the-end-for-robocalls/796596/

 

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for 'PrintNightmare' Vulnerability (READ and DO immediately)

The patch should be available via Windows Update.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-issues-emergency-patch-for-printnightmare-vulnerability

 

There’s a new hidden feature in Chrome on Android that you need to try

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hidden-feature-chrome-android-try-193928000.html

 

How to Extract Images from PDF Files

https://www.howtogeek.com/729648/how-to-extract-images-from-pdf-files/

 

Intel quietly delays next generation 'Sapphire Rapids' Xeon processors

Intel shares more details about the upcoming processor

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-quietly-delays-next-generation-sapphire-rapids-xeon-processors

 

3 Signs Your Mac Is Infected With a Virus (And How to Check)

Is your Mac acting weird? It could be infected with a virus. Here's how to check for a virus on your Mac. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/think-mac-virus-3-ways-can-tell/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Try These ‘Secret’ Windows 10 Tricks

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_secret_windows_10_tricks.html

 

The new Gmail app interface wants to be all things in one place

Jack Wallen says the mobile version of the Google unified interface makes for an incredibly efficient and productive UX. See how it works and why you should give it a try.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-new-gmail-app-interface-wants-to-be-all-things-in-one-place/

 

AT&T gives investors and gov’t wildly different takes on need for fiber Internet

AT&T to investors: Fiber is the best! AT&T to gov't: Don't give rural people fiber!

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/att-says-fiber-is-superior-even-as-it-lobbies-against-nationwide-build-out/

 

US and UK issue rare joint guidance in response to Russian GRU brute force campaign

CISOs should leverage this guidance to help get the resources they need to make these and other cyberattacks too costly for nation-state threat actors and criminals 

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3624008/us-and-uk-issue-rare-joint-guidance-in-response-to-russian-gru-brute-force-campaign.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Macrium Reflect 7.3 backup software update introduces native task scheduler

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/15/macrium-reflect-7-3-backup-software-update-introduces-native-task-scheduler/

 

Investigating tech support fraud

https://blog.avast.com/tech-support-fraud-avast

 

Fix Bluetooth mouse is connected but does not work on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/bluetooth-mouse-is-connected-but-does-not-work

Windows 11 likely to release alongside the next Windows 10 update

Microsoft documentation leak and lifecycle information suggest that Windows 11 will release alongside a new update for Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-release-alongside-next-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 kicks Cortana to the curb — here are all the discarded Windows 10 features

"A little sign-in there, a touch of Wi-Fi there" will no longer haunt our dreams

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-kicks-cortana-to-the-curb-here-are-all-the-discarded-windows-10-features

 

Linguix for Chrome

A Google Chrome extension that detects writing mistakes on almost any web page and offers grammar and spelling checks, as well as vocabulary enhancement suggestions

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

 

New Windows 11 app lets you see if your PC is compatible

Microsoft pulled its Windows 11 compatibility checker, but there’s a free alternative

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-windows-11-app-lets-you-see-if-your-pc-is-compatible

 

Macworld Podcast: What Windows 11 means for the Mac

Macworld Podcast episode 749

https://www.macworld.com/article/349961/macworld-podcast-what-windows-11-means-for-the-mac.html

 

iOS 15 Preview: This Could Be the Cure for Your iPhone Addiction

Apple is finally giving you more useful ways to curb your iPhone use than those hostile Screen Time reports.

https://gizmodo.com/ios-15-could-be-the-cure-for-your-iphone-addiction-1847198513

 

WhatsApp ‘view once’ messages are rolling out – here’s how they work

https://bgr.com/tech/whatsapp-view-once-messages-are-rolling-out-heres-how-they-work/

 

FTC charges Broadcom with 'illegally monopolizing' the chip industry

The company is accused of striking deals that squeezed out competitors.

https://www.engadget.com/ftc-charges-broadcom-over-antitrust-180605864.html

 

What Windows 11 means for the world

https://www.komando.com/episode/what-windows-11-means-for-the-world/796323/

 

Microsoft Warns of Continued Attacks by the Nobelium Hacking Group

Microsoft says the Nobelium hackers who have targeted SolarWinds, USAID, and other organizations accessed information stored on one of its employee's devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-warns-of-continued-attacks-by-the-nobelium-hacking-group

 

Google faces new anti-trust lawsuit over app store

https://news.yahoo.com/google-faces-anti-trust-lawsuit-114454085.html

 

How to Configure Windows 10’s Weather & News Taskbar Widget

https://www.howtogeek.com/733709/how-to-configure-windows-10s-weather-news-taskbar-widget/

 

Should I buy a Chromebook?

Opting for a Chromebook could save you a lot of money, but is it right for you?

https://www.techradar.com/news/should-i-get-a-chromebook

 

7 Quick Sites That Let You Check If a Link Is Safe

Before clicking any suspicious link, use one of these link checkers to check that it doesn't lead to malware or other security threats.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-quick-sites-that-let-you-check-if-links-are-safe/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Here’s How Creepy Marketers Get Your Email Address

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_creepy_marketers_get_your_email_address.html

 

Android: How to enable the Password Checkup feature

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/android-how-to-enable-the-password-checkup-feature/

 

The Linux Foundation is working to improve voice recognition ethics

Want voice recognition but don't trust Alexa? The Linux Foundation has your back.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/the-linux-foundation-is-working-to-improve-voice-recognition-ethics/

 

Four states propose laws to ban ransomware payments

Some state legislatures are debating bills that could limit or ban ransom payments. A better option, experts say, is mandatory reporting of ransomware attacks.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3622888/four-states-propose-laws-to-ban-ransomware-payments.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

A second look at VeraCrypt, an unofficial TrueCrypt successor

https://www.ghacks.net/2014/12/04/a-second-look-at-veracrypt-an-unofficial-truecrypt-successor/

 

Meet the features: When’s the right time to use a VPN?

https://blog.avast.com/smart-vpn-mode-avast

 

How to remove all Formatting in Microsoft Word

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-all-formatting-in-microsoft-word

 

How to stop Microsoft Teams running in background after close

Microsoft Teams keeps running after you close the app, but you can change the settings to fix this issue.

https://pureinfotech.com/stop-microsoft-teams-running-background-after-close/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Zoom on Chromebooks gets a major upgrade with PWA app — download it now

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/zoom-on-chromebooks-gets-a-major-upgrade-with-pwa-app-download-it-now

 

Ghostery for Chrome

Easily detect trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google Analytics and other ad networks and data providers,

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

 

Windows 11 brings Xbox Series X’s greatest strengths to the PC — here’s how

Windows 11 could make PC gaming faster, prettier and more accessible

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-gaming-xbox

 

Apple goes retro with free downloads of OS X Lion and Mountain Lion

You no longer have to pay a $20 upgrade fee to get older download codes—but you can if you want.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350041/apple-goes-retro-with-free-downloads-of-os-x-lion-and-mountain-lion.html

 

The Smart Home Isn't Worth It

I'm not willing to jump through all the hoops needed to make my home barely smarter.

https://gizmodo.com/the-smart-home-isnt-worth-it-1846772661

 

Apple Watch fall detection feature helped save a man’s life

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-watch-fall-detection-feature-helped-save-a-mans-life/

 

Hackers conduct one of the largest supply chain cyberattacks to date

A breach at Kaseya has affected over 200 companies.

https://www.engadget.com/kaseya-ransomware-cyberattack-155719139.html

 

Try this quick tip to stop robocalls

https://www.komando.com/episode/try-this-quick-tip-to-stop-robocalls/795590/

 

How to Turn Microsoft Authenticator Into Your Password Manager

Microsoft Authenticator can manage your passwords for both Edge and Chrome.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/turn-microsoft-authenticator-into-your-password-manager

 

Ransomware, data breach, cyberattack: What do they have to do with your personal information, and how worried should you be?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ransomware-data-breach-cyberattack-personal-121147579.html

 

How to Show Changes When Collaborating in Excel for the Web

https://www.howtogeek.com/727957/how-to-show-changes-when-collaborating-in-excel-for-the-web/

 

Chromebooks vs laptops: which is the best for students?

Which one should students pick?

https://www.techradar.com/news/chromebooks-vs-laptops

 

How Do Old Nokia Cell Phones Work and Why Are They Becoming Popular Again?

Nokia phones are making a comeback, but do you remember the old classics? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/old-nokia-cell-phone/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What's New in Windows 11?

I’ve waited a few days to write about Windows 11, because there has been a bit of confusion about exactly what it will be, when it will be available, and which computers will be able to use it. Even “official” Microsoft sources have offered up conflicting information, especially on the compatibility issue. Here’s what we know about Windows 11, and my best guesses for the unknowns.

https://askbobrankin.com/whats_new_in_windows_11.html

 

Linux: How to send command output to a file

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/linux-how-to-send-command-output-to-a-file/

 

Google launches a new medical app—outside the United States

The dermatology AI app won approval for use in the EU but not with the FDA.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/google-launches-a-new-medical-app-outside-the-united-states/

 

Flaws in Dell's over-the-air device recovery and update impacts millions of devices

As many as 40 million Dell devices are vulnerable to targeted man-in-the-middle attacks. Dell advises BIOS/UEFI updates.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3622968/flaws-in-dells-over-the-air-device-recovery-and-update-impacts-millions-of-devices.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

VeraCrypt 1.22 encryption software update released

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/03/veracrypt-1-22-encryption-software-update-released/

 

Privacy advocates say “no” to eproctoring

https://blog.avast.com/privacy-group-denounces-eproctoring-avast

 

Windows 10 Print Spooler vulnerability can now be mitigated (UPDATE: a patch is now available)

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/print-spooler-vulnerability-can-now-be-mitigated-105955/

 

How to enable or disable Snap layouts in maximize button on Windows 11

You can now use the maximize button snap layouts to snap windows on the screen, and here's how to enable or disable the features on Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-disable-snap-layouts-maximize-button-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 Microsoft Office gets a swanky redesign — here are the new features

Windows 11 introduces a new-and-improved Microsoft Office

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-microsoft-office-gets-a-swanky-redesign-here-are-the-new-features

 

Ghostery for Opera

Protect your privacy while surfing on the Internet with a powerful Opera extension that is able to detect and block web trackers (e.g. social networking widgets, advertisements, invisible pixels)

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Opera-Extensions/Ghostery-for-Opera.shtml

 

RIP BSOD: Windows 11 could be getting black screen of death

The famous ‘blue screen of death’ may be getting a new look for Windows 11

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/rip-bsod-windows-11-could-be-getting-black-screen-of-death

 

Apple goes to extremes to stop leaks with lawyers, body cams

Get your fill now because rumors may start drying up.

https://www.macworld.com/article/349877/apple-rumors-leaks-lawyers-body-cameras.html

 

Dueling Hackers May Have Wiped the Data on My Book Live Devices, Researchers Say

Analysts think the popular product might be caught in the crosshairs of sparring cybercriminal groups.

https://gizmodo.com/dueling-hackers-may-have-wiped-the-data-on-my-book-live-1847193595

 

Microsoft Office is getting a major redesign in Windows 11

https://bgr.com/tech/microsoft-office-2021-redesign-windows-11-new-features/

 

The Blue Screen of Death in Windows 11 is going black

https://www.engadget.com/windows-11-black-screen-of-death-231414884.html

 

Watch out for child tax credit stimulus scammers

https://www.komando.com/episode/watch-out-for-child-tax-credit-stimulus-scammers/795596/

 

How to Carry Your Vaccination Card on Your Phone

With mask restrictions changing, you might have to pull out proof of vaccination. But the official vaccine card doesn't fit easily in a wallet. Here's how to keep it handy on your phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-carry-your-vaccination-card-on-your-phone

 

If you have this popular external hard drive, your files may be at risk. What to do

https://www.yahoo.com/news/popular-external-hard-drive-files-170204115.html

 

Security expert explains TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot

https://www.pcworld.com/video/109919/security-expert-explains-tpm-2-0-and-secure-boot

 

Cuba Ransomware partners with Hancitor for spam-fueled attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cuba-ransomware-partners-with-hancitor-for-spam-fueled-attacks/

 

Boardroom Perspectives on Cybersecurity: What It Means for You

Because board members are paying close attention to security, security leaders must be able to respond to and alleviate their concerns with data.

https://beta.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/boardroom-perspectives-on-cybersecurity-what-it-means-for-you

 

Announcing the Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/announcing-the-raspberry-pi-poe-hat/

 

When the cost of cord-cutting sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Considering piracy to score TV entertainment on the cheap? At least know what you're bargaining for.

https://tinyurl.com/3zdtt86k

   

Designing for newcomers

Distro Walk – Zorin OS

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/248/Zorin-OS

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Amazon sets a new tone as Jeff Bezos era comes to an end

  - Amazon on Thursday added two new entries to its set of 14 leadership principles, including “Strive to be Earth’s Best Employer” and “Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility.”

  - The additions reflect the challenges that lie ahead as CEO Jeff Bezos prepares to step down from his role on July 5.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/amazon-adds-leadership-principles-to-prepare-for-post-jeff-bezos-era.html

 

Siri’s new iPhone voices sound so much better – here’s how to enable them

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/siri-iphone-voices-sound-much-221220439.htm

 

How to Make Microsoft Edge Show Downloads at the Bottom of the Window

https://www.howtogeek.com/729623/how-to-make-microsoft-edge-show-downloads-at-the-bottom-of-the-window/

 

Everything You Need to Know About USB 4

https://lifehacker.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-usb-4-1843246620

 

How Do I Permanently Close My Account?

Desperately seeking closure.

https://askleo.com/permanently-close-my-account/

 

SolarWinds hackers breach new victims, including a Microsoft support agent

Discovery came as Microsoft was investigating new breaches by the same hacker group.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/solarwinds-hackers-breach-new-victims-including-a-microsoft-support-agent/

 

MyBook Users Urged to Unplug Devices from Internet

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/mybook-users-urged-to-unplug-devices-from-internet/

 

Speed up the migration of encrypted drives to another software

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/27/speed-up-migration-encrypted-drives/

 

How to Open a Magnet Link in Any Browser

https://www.maketecheasier.com/open-magnet-link-in-browser/

 

Why you shouldn’t reuse your username

https://blog.avast.com/why-you-shouldnt-reuse-usernames-avast

 

Fix Unable to load file Google Docs error

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-docs-unable-to-load-file-error

 

Micron CEO sees semiconductor growth as cars become ‘data centers on wheels’ and 5G rolls out

  - Micron Technology sees immense growth for semiconductors in 5G and electric vehicles, CEO Sanjay Mehrotra told CNBC on Thursday. 

  - “We really see a healthier and more robust demand environment than ever,” he said.

  - Micron’s revenue for the third fiscal quarter rose 36% to $7.42 billion, topping estimates of $7.24 billion.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/micron-ceo-sanjay-mehrotra-sees-semiconductor-growth-in-autos-5g.html

 

How to align taskbar to the left on Windows 11

You can change the taskbar alignment to the left or center on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/align-taskbar-icons-left-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11-ready laptops: Here's our full list, from Acer to Samsung

Check out our growing list of Windows 11-ready laptops

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11-ready-laptops-heres-our-full-list-from-acer-to-samsung

 

Google Drive Security Update Could Break Some of Your Files

You might want to opt for the update

https://www.lifewire.com/google-drive-security-update-could-break-some-of-your-files-5190166

 

The Linux Foundation Tackles Safe Open Standards for AI Voice Assistants

https://linuxinsider.com/story/the-linux-foundation-tackles-safe-open-standards-for-ai-voice-assistants-87173.html

 

This $299 convertible offers way more power than most Chromebooks

Best Buy is selling the Lenovo C340-15 Chromebook for $299.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3623816/this-299-convertible-offers-way-more-power-than-most-chromebooks.html

 

Advertisers Are Selling Americans' Data to Hundreds of Shady Businesses Abroad

A new report shows advertisers don't seem to have qualms with selling intimate consumer data to foreign companies, including those based in Russia and China.

https://gizmodo.com/advertisers-are-selling-americans-data-to-hundreds-of-s-1847189522

 

How to Enter the BIOS on a Windows 10 PC

Here's how to enter the BIOS in Windows 10

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/access-bios-windows-10

 

Western Digital won’t fix a vulnerability found in older My Cloud OS3 storage devices

The company recently ended support for those NAS products.

https://www.engadget.com/western-digital-my-cloud-os-3-vulnerability-212839292.html

 

Change your Wi-Fi password or face jail time

https://www.komando.com/episode/change-your-wi-fi-password-or-face-jail-time/795586/

 

How to Tune Up Your Windows 10 PC for Free

There are only three unavoidable things in life: death, taxes, and a Windows 10 PC that eventually runs slowly. Kick the operating system back into high gear with these useful tips that won't cost you a dime.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-tune-up-your-windows-10-pc

 

Ransomware attack hits companies around the world

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ransomware-attack-hits-companies-around-141647605.html

 

How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without a Fax Machine or Phone Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/168841/how-to-send-and-receive-faxes-online-without-a-fax-machine-or-phone-line/

 

How to Install Software on Linux

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-software-on-linux-1822447190

 

Security: It’s a Spectrum, Not a State

Playing the odds.

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

 

A well-meaning feature leaves millions of Dell PCs vulnerable

Firmware security tool flaws affect as many as 30M desktops, laptops, and tablets.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/06/a-well-meaning-feature-leaves-millions-of-dell-pcs-vulnerable/

 

How Cyber Sleuths Cracked an ATM Shimmer Gang

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/how-cyber-sleuths-cracked-an-atm-shimmer-gang/

 

How to sum numbers in LibreOffice Calc automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/26/how-to-sum-numbers-in-libreoffice-calc-automatically/

 

How to Mount an SD Card on Your Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mount-sd-card-android/

 

Amazon's "Just Walk Out" tech: Should you just walk away?

https://blog.avast.com/amazon-go-security-risks-avast

 

Fix Canon Printer Error 853 on Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/canon-printer-error-853-on-windows

 

Feds seized Robinhood CEO’s phone as part of GameStop trading probe

  - Robinhood faces dozens of putative class-action lawsuits and is under investigation by regulators, state attorneys general, the SEC, FINRA, and the U.S. Department of Justice following the Game Stop trading frenzy in January that resulted in multiple trading restrictions for users.

  - The company admitted these numerous litigation battles are “expensive and time consuming” and could seriously damage the company’s reputation and financials

 https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/feds-seized-robinhood-ceos-phone-as-part-of-gamestop-trading-probe.html

 

How to enable classic Start menu with Live Tiles on Windows 11

You can still bring back the classic Start menu with Live Tiles on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-classic-start-menu-live-tiles-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

iOS 15 gives Safari a huge overhaul — here’s what I love (and hate)

Safari gets a new — and divisive — interface on the iPhone

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-15-gives-safari-a-huge-overhaul-heres-what-i-love-and-hate

 

Why Windows 11 Wants a Seamless Tablet Experience

Making table computing more accessible

https://www.lifewire.com/why-windows-11-wants-a-seamless-tablet-experience-5190554

 

MakuluLinux Core Now Built on Forked Gnome

https://linuxinsider.com/story/makululinux-core-now-built-on-forked-gnome-87164.html

 

This awesome, affordable Ryzen 5000 convertible laptop is $70 off

Walmart is selling a version of the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 for $529.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3623669/this-awesome-affordable-ryzen-5000-convertible-laptop-is-70-off.html

 

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 11's Confusing PC Requirements

Even if your computer can run Windows 11, it may not be obvious.

https://gizmodo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-windows-11s-confusing-1847192504

 

What is TPM 2.0 — the chip you need to run Windows 11

Here's why TPM chips are a requirement for Windows 11

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/tpm-chip-faq

 

Double your laptop screen space with these portable monitors

The Mobile Pixels DUEX Lite and DUEX Pro are portable 1080p external monitors that can give your laptop a dual-screen setup in seconds.

https://www.engadget.com/mobile-pixels-duex-lite-duex-pro-145536818.html

 

Have a website? Run it through these free online tests

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/website-optimization-tools/796324/

 

Prevent Identity Theft With These 10 Essential Steps

Having your identity stolen can be a real nightmare. Our simple steps can help you protect yourself from having your identity stolen online.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/10-essential-steps-for-protecting-your-identity-online

 

To end cyberterrorism, the government should extend a hand to the private sector

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/end-cyberterrorism-government-extend-hand-184336850.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/

 

Always Bring These Things When You Crash at a Friend's Place

There are a few extra items you can bring with you to take the burden off your host.

https://lifehacker.com/always-bring-these-things-when-you-crash-at-a-friends-p-1847159940

 

Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks?

The internet, and social media specifically, seems like a breeding ground for jerks. Did it actually create them, or just expose those already among us?

https://askleo.com/why-are-there-so-many-internet-jerks/

 

Here’s how Android apps on Windows 11 are going to work

Microsoft is building an Android framework on top of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsofts-windows-subsystem-for-android-sounds-a-lot-like-chrome-os/

 

How Cyber Safe is Your Drinking Water Supply?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/how-cyber-safe-is-your-drinking-water-supply/

 

Windows 11 will tell you how long it will take to install updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/01/windows-11-will-tell-you-how-long-it-will-take-to-install-updates/

 

14 Great AutoHotKey Scripts You Have to Try

https://www.maketecheasier.com/favorite-autohotkey-scripts/

 

What does Facebook actually know about you?

https://blog.avast.com/what-facebook-knows-about-you-avast

 

Best Google Sheets and Excel Online Calendar templates

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-sheets-and-excel-online-calendar-templates

 

Lina Khan’s FTC takes a first step toward expanding antitrust enforcement

  - The FTC voted to revoke a 2015 policy statement limiting its ability to bring certain competition challenges against businesses.

  - The action could have significant impacts on current and future antitrust cases, including against Facebook.

  - The vote came during the first open meeting under progressive Chair Lina Khan 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/lina-khans-ftc-takes-first-step-to-expanding-antitrust-enforcement.html

 

Windows 11 leaks revealing new UI and features

Early build of Windows 11 leaks onto the web confirming the official name and unveiling the new modern interface and iconography.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-leaks-new-ui-features/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

I just tried the first Apple Watch camera — here’s what happened

I tested Wristcam's Apple Watch camera and found it surprisingly useful

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/i-just-tried-the-first-apple-watch-camera-heres-what-happened

 

Apple Releases List of Products That Interfere With Medical Devices

Double check to see if your Apple device is on the list

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-releases-list-of-products-that-interfere-with-medical-devices-5190546

 

Bolt-On Security the Linux Way

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

 

This Ryzen-powered Dell notebook has killer specs for a $300 laptop

Dell is selling the Inspiron 15 3000 laptop with a Ryzen 3 processor and a 15.6-inch 1080p display for $300.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3623278/this-ryzen-powered-dell-notebook-has-killer-specs-for-a-300-laptop.html

 

Sam Altman's 'Worldcoin' Wants to Give You Crypto in Exchange for Eyeball Scans

Its creators want a crypto-based UBI and plan to use an eyeball scanner to prevent fraud.

https://gizmodo.com/sam-altmans-worldcoin-wants-to-give-you-crypto-in-excha-1847192579

 

Google's built-in VPN service arrives on iPhone — spam blocking, privacy and more

Google Fi is rolling out to iPhone users

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/googles-built-in-vpn-service-arrives-on-iphone-spam-blocking-privacy-and-more

 

GM deal will reduce the environmental impact (and cost) of its EV batteries

Its cars will use some US lithium made using eco-friendly processes.

https://www.engadget.com/gm-reduces-ev-battery-environmental-impact-135823883.html

 

5 ways to send a text from your PC

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/send-texts-from-a-pc/795646/

 

19 Tricks to Master Google Photos

Unlimited photo storage may be gone, but Google Photos still has plenty to offer. Here's everything you need to know about Google's photo storage and editing service.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/tricks-to-master-google-photos

 

Microsoft says new breach discovered in probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-says-breach-discovered-probe-230641152.html

 

How to Encrypt Local Backups of an iPhone or iPad on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/710738/how-to-encrypt-local-backups-of-an-iphone-or-ipad-on-windows/

 

What Is a 'TPM' and Why Do You Need One to Run Windows 11?

Plus, how to check if your PC already has a TPM installed.

https://lifehacker.com/what-is-a-tpm-and-why-do-you-need-one-to-run-windows-11-1847186073

 

Don’t Call Yourself Stupid

https://askleo.com/dont-call-yourself-stupid/

 

Biden silent on municipal broadband as he makes $65B deal with Republicans

No word yet, but GOP likely wouldn't agree to deal if it favored public networks.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/biden-silent-on-municipal-broadband-as-he-makes-65b-deal-with-republicans/

 

How Does One Get Hired by a Top Cybercrime Gang?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/06/how-does-one-get-hired-by-a-top-cybercrime-gang/

 

First look at PowerToys new Awake tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/30/first-look-at-powertoys-new-awake-tool/

 

Here’s How to Center Windows 10 Taskbar Icons Like Windows 11

https://www.maketecheasier.com/center-windows-10-taskbar-icons/

 

How to protect yourself from the biggest password leak ever

https://blog.avast.com/rockyou2021-password-leak-avast

 

How to manually install a Driver using a .INF File in Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-manually-install-a-driver-using-a-inf-file-in-windows-11-10

 

130 nations agree to support U.S. proposal for global minimum tax on corporations

  - A group of 130 nations has agreed to a global minimum tax on corporations, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced Thursday, part of a broader agreement to overhaul international tax rules.

  - Yellen did not announce the actual rate at which the GMT would be set, but the Biden administration has pushed for at least 15%.

  - The GMT would effectively end the practice of global corporations seeking out low-tax jurisdictions to move their headquarters.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/nations-agree-to-support-us-proposal-for-global-minimum-tax-on-corporations.html

 

How to change taskbar size on Windows 11

Yes, you can change the taskbar size on Windows 11, but you need to edit the Registry – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-taskbar-size-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Fitbit could be working on a new smart ring

Fitbit patent points to smart ring for measuring SpO2

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/fitbit-could-be-working-on-a-new-smart-ring

 

Microsoft Goes All-In on Tablets With Windows 11

Gestures and widgets play a bigger role

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-goes-all-in-on-tablets-with-windows-11-5190147

 

Google’s Vested Interest in Linux Security

https://linuxinsider.com/story/googles-vested-interest-in-linux-security-87085.html

 

Need a second laptop? This 14-inch Asus Chromebook is just $179 right now

Walmart is selling this Intel-powered Asus C423 Chromebook for $90 under the MSRP.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3622938/need-a-second-laptop-this-14-inch-asus-chromebook-is-just-179-right-now.html

 

The Robocall Nightmare May Soon Be More Like One of Those Weird Dreams Where You Go to School but Forgot to Wear Pants. You Know, Weird but Not That Bad.

Phone companies have until Wednesday to rollout new protocols designed to weed out bad actors. It's probably best to curb your enthusiasm, however.

https://gizmodo.com/the-robocall-nightmare-may-soon-be-more-like-one-of-tho-1847185970

 

Microsoft Paint and Notepad get a 'Fluent Design' overhaul in Windows 11

Windows 11 will bring a fresh update to iconic Microsoft apps

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-paint-and-notepad-get-a-fluent-design-overhaul-in-windows-11

 

Intel and Apple may be first to use TSMC's 3-nanometer chips

Apple's upcoming iPads may be the first devices to use the technology.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-and-apple-expected-to-debut-3-nm-processors-next-year-100632556.html

 

How to make sure your iPhone and Mac are secure

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/secure-your-iphone-and-mac/794356/

 

Quitting Google Photos? How to Manage Your Photos With Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive is an effective alternative to Google Photos if you already have plenty of storage space with Microsoft.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/quitting-google-photos-how-to-manage-your-photos-with-microsoft-onedrive

 

Windows 11 Wants To Make Your PC Feel More Like An Xbox

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-11-wants-pc-feel-170000244.html

 

Raspberry Silicon update: RP2040 on sale now at $1

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-rp2040-on-sale/

 

Exxon Lobbyists Reveal in Secret Recordings How They Manipulate Politicians and the Public

A sting by Greenpeace UK exposes how the company talks a big climate game while ensuring nothing actually gets done.

https://gizmodo.com/exxon-lobbyists-reveal-in-secret-recordings-how-they-ma-1847205392

 

Editing text at the command line with micro

Small and Simple

Editing text at the command line doesn't have to be daunting. Micro brings the ease and intuitiveness of a graphical editor to the Linux terminal.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/248/Micro

 

Carving Sculptures With A Rare Desktop CNC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zOas0xITTM

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How Cost Cutting on Cybersecurity Presents an Opportunity for Hackers

https://gbhackers.com/cost-cutting-on-cybersecurity/

 

Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, U.S. firm's CEO says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hackers-demand-70-million-liberate-044356263.html

 

10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Windows PC

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

 

How to change the Windows 11 taskbar size

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/30/how-to-change-the-windows-11-taskbar-size/

 

What is a TPM and why isn't mine working?

What a TPM is, why it may be turned off, and how to check for it

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622952/what-is-a-tpm-where-do-i-find-it-and-turn-it-on.html

 

How to use the DNS over HTTPS privacy feature in Windows 11

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/dns-over-https-in-windows-11

 

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

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

 

How to Turn Your Old Samsung Phone Into a Smart Home Device

If you have an old Samsung Galaxy lying around, use the Upcycling at Home program to turn it into a smart home device. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-turn-old-samsung-phone-into-smart-home-device/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Cybersecurity study: SolarWinds attack cost affected companies an average of $12 million

New survey finds that the attack also motivated more information sharing within the industry and improved supply chain security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-study-solarwinds-attack-cost-affected-companies-an-average-of-12-million/

 

NFC flaws let researchers hack an ATM by waving a phone

Flaws in card-reader technology can wreak havoc with point-of-sale systems and more.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/06/nfc-flaws-let-researchers-hack-an-atm-by-waving-a-phone/

 

Cheaper RTX 3080s are coming, but you shouldn't buy one yet - here's why

Graphics card stock might be loosening up soon

https://www.techradar.com/news/cryptominers-are-selling-off-rtx-cards-in-bulk-after-chinas-crypto-crackdown

 

How to Check if Windows PC has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Chip

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/36454-verify-trusted-platform-module-tpm-chip-windows-pc.html

 

YOU CAN ACTIVATE WINDOWS 11 WITH WINDOWS 7, 8.1, 10 PRODUCT KEY

If you have a device running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10, you will likely be able to upgrade and activate Windows 11 for free.

https://pureinfotech.com/activate-windows-11-windows-7-8-1-10-product-key/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 Is Starting to Feel Like macOS

And that isn’t a bad thing

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-11-is-starting-to-feel-like-macos-5189830

 

ReadySunValley (code name for Windows 11)

An install-free and open-source application ready to help you check whether your computer is ready to get the upgrade to Windows 11

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Moin11.shtml

 

THE REAL-WORLD AI ISSUE

How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/28/18194816/ai-artificial-intelligence-issue

 

Qualcomm plans M1 chip killer — thanks to ex-Apple employees

New Qualcomm chief sees Nuvia acquisition as crucial in fight with Apple and Intel

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/qualcomm-plans-m1-chip-killer-thanks-to-ex-apple-employees

 

WD My Book NAS devices are being remotely wiped clean worldwide

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wd-my-book-nas-devices-are-being-remotely-wiped-clean-worldwide/

 

[Tip] How to Always Show “Downloads” Button in Mozilla Firefox Toolbar

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-always-show-downloads-button-in-mozilla-firefox-toolbar/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Facebook test warns users who may have seen 'harmful extremist content'

The prompts will direct to support groups and other resources.

https://www.engadget.com/facebook-extremism-prompts-213257499.html

 

Hide your browsing history from your ISP so they don’t sell your info

https://www.komando.com/privacy/hide-browsing-history-from-your-isp/560333/

 

Facebook Prods Users Who've Been Exposed to 'Extremist Content' to Get Help

Another version of the message asks users: 'Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?' However, the messages seem to be backfiring.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-prods-users-whove-been-exposed-to-extremist-content-to-get-help

 

Microsoft sounds an urgent warning about the Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ bug

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/microsoft-sounds-urgent-warning-windows-022541397.html

 

What to Do if Your Windows 10 Keyboard or Mouse Aren’t Working

https://www.howtogeek.com/445944/what-to-do-if-your-windows-10-keyboard-or-mouse-arent-working/

 

We take a tour of what's new in Windows 11: Start Menu, Explorer, Notifications Panel, Quick Toggles, and more

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/30/we-take-a-tour-of-whats-new-in-windows-11-start-menu-explorer-notifications-panel-quick-toggles-and-more/

 

7 new Windows 11 features we didn't expect

It appears that Windows 11 will have a lot to offer when it ships late this year.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623114/windows-11-7-new-features-we-didnt-expect.html

 

Best Google Docs add-ons for freelance writers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-google-docs-add-ons-for-freelance-writers

 

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

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

 

A Misconfigured Database May Have Exposed 200k Fake Amazon Reviewers

A cybersecurity research team discovered a server containing information related to the Amazon fake reviews scam.

https://www.makeuseof.com/misconfigured-database-fake-amazon-reviewers/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft Edge: How to enable Vertical Tabs

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/microsoft-edge-how-to-enable-vertical-tabs/

 

Competition watchdog to probe Google and Amazon over fake reviews

UK regulators say tech groups may not be doing enough to protect consumers.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/competition-watchdog-to-probe-google-and-amazon-over-fake-reviews/

 

Best cloud storage services of 2021

We've reviewed dozens of the best cloud storage providers, but which one is best?

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-cloud-storage

 

How to Add and Remove Information Cards for News and Interests in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/179492-add-remove-information-cards-news-interests-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 11: hands-on video with new interface and features

Here's a first look at the system overhaul that Microsoft is planning for Windows 11, including the new Start menu, centered taskbar, multitasking improvements, new design style with rounded corners, and more.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-video-new-interface-features/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Why the Future of Neurotech Is Consumer Devices

Wearables for your brain

https://www.lifewire.com/why-the-future-of-neurotech-is-consumer-devices-5190343

 

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

 

Big Tech edges closer to break up after deeply unhinged markup

I’m going to sleep

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22549025/big-tech-antitrust-amazon-apple-facebook-google-house-judiciary-jim-jordan

 

Windows 11 requirements — stop complaining and embrace them

Many are angry about Windows 11's strict requirements, but Microsoft is right

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11s-strict-requirements-are-a-good-thing-heres-why

 

Binance exchange helped track down Clop ransomware money launderers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/binance-exchange-helped-track-down-clop-ransomware-money-launderers/

 

[Tip] How to Get Centered Taskbar Buttons in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-get-centered-taskbar-buttons-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

macOS Monterey preview: All about FaceTime and Safari

It's a small step forward for Apple's desktop OS.

https://www.engadget.com/mac-os-monterey-preview-public-beta-175927010.html

 

Looking for a job? Don’t fall prey to this convincing scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/fraudulent-job-posts/794025/

 

Pinterest Bans Weight Loss-Related Ads

The updated policy prohibits promoting weight loss or weight loss products, idealization or degradation of certain body types, or references to BMI.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/pinterest-bans-weight-loss-related-ads

 

Want to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10? There’s a huge catch

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/want-downgrade-windows-11-windows-222357084.html

 

How to Fix Sound Problems in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/443702/how-to-fix-sound-problems-in-windows-10/

 

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 PFD display issue with KB5004760 update

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/01/microsoft-fixes-windows-10-pfd-display-issue-with-kb5004760-update/

 

Windows 11 upgrades for Windows 10 PCs won't happen until 2022

If you're desperate for a new Windows 11 PC, the quickest path will be to purchase a new Windows 11 PC this fall.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623126/windows-11-upgrades-for-windows-10-pcs-wont-happen-until-2022.html

 

Brave Search engine is now available for all

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/brave-search-engine-is-now-available-for-all-105874/

 

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

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

 

Does Your Phone Listen to You for Ads? Or Is It Just Coincidence?

Your phone has a built-in microphone. Is your phone listening to you and sharing your secrets with Google or Facebook? 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/your-smartphone-listening-or-coincidence/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to secure your Safari browsing with iCloud Private Relay in iOS 15

Using iCloud Private Relay in iOS 15, you can easily obscure your internet traffic and ensure that network providers cannot spy on your activity.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-your-safari-browsing-with-icloud-private-relay-in-ios-15/

 

House committee approves bill that could break up Amazon, Apple, and Google

Judiciary Committee takes on Big Tech, but full House and Senate votes remain.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/house-committee-oks-big-tech-breakups-and-massive-fines-in-antimonopoly-push/

 

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 Add or Remove Performance button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/181515-add-remove-performance-button-toolbar-microsoft-edge.html

 

Windows 11: hands-on video with new install UI

Here's a first look at the new Windows 11 installation experience, including a brand-new UI for the out-of-box experience (OOBE) 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-video-new-install-ui/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

New Google Linux Project Would Make It Harder to Hack OSes

The project runs on the Rust programming language

https://www.lifewire.com/new-google-linux-project-would-make-it-harder-to-hack-oses-5189346

 

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

 

Microsoft kicks Cortana out of the boot experience for Windows 11

‘Hi there. I’m Cortana. And I’m here to help.’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22548899/microsoft-windows-11-cortana-experience-taskbar

 

RIP: Internet Explorer will be disabled in Windows 11

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/rip-internet-explorer-will-be-disabled-in-windows-11/

 

News and Interests (Weather) Text or Font Looks Blurry in Windows 10 Taskbar

https://www.askvg.com/news-and-interests-weather-text-or-font-looks-blurry-in-windows-10-taskbar/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Sony buys a studio known for porting games to PC

Nixxes is Sony's second studio purchase in a week.

https://www.engadget.com/sony-buys-nixxes-163839860.html

 

10 free spreadsheet templates to help you manage your finances

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/10-accounting-templates-speadsheets/553880/

 

Parallels Is Already Working on Windows 11 Support for Mac

Full compatibility in future Parallels Desktop updates is expected.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/parallels-is-already-working-on-windows-11-support-for-mac

 

Hackers demand $70 mln to end latest cyberattack

https://news.yahoo.com/hackers-demand-70-mln-end-101315328.html

 

How Windows 10’s “Reset This PC” Has Gotten More Powerful

https://www.howtogeek.com/443872/how-windows-10s-reset-this-pc-has-gotten-more-powerful/

 

First look at the improved Window Snap feature of Windows 11

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/22/first-look-at-the-improved-window-snap-feature-of-windows-11/

 

Microsoft explains why you'll need a TPM for Windows 11

Microsoft is prioritizing security over the PC's tradition of lifelong hardware support.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623013/why-windows-11-requires-a-tpm-for-your-pc.html

 

Microsoft’s Office with Fluid components is here

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-fluid-office-105865/

 

What Is Bluetooth and How Does It Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-does-bluetooth-work/

 

15 Free Internet TV Channels You Can Watch Online

Here are the best internet TV channels to watch online, all of which are both free and legal. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-internet-tv-channels-watch-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How developing mental immunity can help you make better cybersecurity decisions

Experts want us to develop immunity to bad ideas that can wrongly influence the cybersecurity decision process.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-developing-mental-immunity-can-help-you-make-better-cybersecurity-decisions/

 

Hackers are using unknown user accounts to target Zyxel firewalls and VPNs

Authentication bypass attacks allow hackers to change breach network security.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/zyxel-scrambles-to-thwart-active-hacks-targeting-customers-firewalls-and-vpns/

 

Google is creating new synergies between Workspace apps

Google Chat is about to become a little more intelligent

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-is-creating-new-synergies-between-workspace-apps

 

WINDOWS 11 HAS A NEW START MENU – HERE’S THE GOOD AND BAD

Microsoft has built a new Start menu for Windows 11, but it's as functional as the classic design.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-new-start-menu-good-bad/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to Use SyncToy for Data Backups

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/151459-how-use-synctoy-data-backups.html

 

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

 

Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Chrome

Enjoy fast and safe Internet browsing with the help of this neat Chrome extension that adds protection without affecting performance

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Malwarebytes-Browser-Extension-for-Chrome.shtml

 

Windows 11 Home will require a Microsoft account and an internet connection at setup

The new version will be delivered via Windows Update

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22548480/windows-11-home-internet-connection-set-up

 

The best Mac VPN in 2021

Use a Mac VPN to secure all of your Apple devices

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

 

These features are going away with Windows 11

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/these-features-are-going-away-with-windows-11/

 

[Tip] How to Remove Apps Added by PWA Install Button in Address bar of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-remove-apps-added-by-pwa-install-button-in-address-bar-of-google-chrome-and-microsoft-edge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Instagram is 'no longer a photo-sharing app,' says its head

Instead, it's a platform where people go "to be entertained."

https://www.engadget.com/instagram-no-longer-a-photo-sharing-153127352.html

 

Revealed: See how much your browser tracks and sells your data

https://www.komando.com/privacy/most-popular-browsers-privacy/794896/

 

Robinhood to Pay $70 Million Fine for Harming 'Millions of Consumers'

The FINRA investigation cites numerous instances of Robinhood either misleading users of the app or failing to stop outages that prevented trades from going through.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/robinhood-to-pay-70-million-fine-for-harming-million-of-consumers

 

Audio editor Audacity denies spyware accusation

https://news.yahoo.com/audio-editor-audacity-denies-spyware-111733671.html

 

Can I Use a Charger With the Same Voltage but Different Amperage Rating?

Volts and amps combine to confuse.

https://askleo.com/same-voltage-but-different-amperage/

 

Ransomware victims paid $18 billion ransom in 2020

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20210429/STORY/912341506/Ransomware-victims-paid-$18-billion-ransom-in-2020

 

Create diagrams with Dia

Perfect Presentation

If you need to make the occasional diagram, Dia gives you professional results with a minimal learning curve.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/248/Dia

 

How Should I Back Up My Email?

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

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Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

Despite a recent decline, ransomware is still a serious threat. Here's everything you need to know about the file-encrypting malware and how it works.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3236183/what-is-ransomware-how-it-works-and-how-to-remove-it.html?utm_campaign=welcome_drip&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Win11SysCheck and WhyNotWin11 tell you why your PC is incompatible with Windows 11

( MS pulled PC Health app to see if a computer was ready for Windows 11.  The first program here does basically the same.  Most people were lost or confused with with MS's app.  Run the second program here and it helps explain why you computer doesn't comply with Windows 11 requirements.)

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/27/win11syscheck-and-whynotwin11-tell-you-why-your-pc-is-incompatible-with-windows-11/

 

Microsoft's first attempt at making laptops more like tablets was a disaster. Now it's making up for that nearly a decade later with Windows 11.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsofts-first-attempt-making-laptops-201952497.html

 

How to Roll Back a Driver in Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/404131/how-to-roll-back-a-driver-in-windows/

 

The Full Nerd ep. 182: Dissecting Windows 11's best features and worst controversies

There's a LOT to discuss.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623633/the-full-nerd-ep-182-dissecting-windows-11s-best-features-and-worst-controversies.html

 

Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You’ve Been Surfing Porn Sites?

How they do and don’t relate.

https://askleo.com/does_getting_porn_spam_mean_that_youve_been_surfing_porn_sites/

 

No Win32 Updates in Windows 11's Microsoft Store

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/29/no-win32-updates-in-windows-11s-microsoft-store/

 

College graduates can make the most of their job hunts using these insider tips

Job hunting for new graduates presents certain challenges, especially in these unique times. Learn some tips from six insiders to help you land the job you're looking for.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/college-graduates-can-make-the-most-of-their-job-hunts-using-these-insider-tips/

 

Intel’s Sapphire Rapids Slips a Bit, but Ramp Still Planned for Q2 2022

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324264-intels-sapphire-rapids-slips-a-bit-but-ramp-still-planned-for-q2-2022

 

How to Use Auto-CPUFreq to Squeeze Battery Life In Linux Laptops

https://www.maketecheasier.com/using-auto-cpufreq-battery-life-linux/

 

How to Create Professional Looking Excel Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet design is often overlooked, but the method is quite simple. Learn how to make professional-looking ones in Excel. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/create-professional-looking-excel-spreadsheets/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 11 is already full of bugs, but you shouldn't worry about it

New OS, same old Windows

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-11-problem-have-already-appeared-heres-how-to-fix-them

 

How to Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159004-how-backup-restore-everything-microsoft-edge-windows.html

 

How to enable or disable remember window locations on Windows 11

Windows 11 can remember the window location based on the monitor connection, and here's how to enable or disable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-disable-remember-window-locations-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Microsoft announces Windows 11 will be able to run Android apps

Microsoft says Windows 11 can run Android apps locally.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-announces-windows-11-will-be-able-run-android-apps

 

Optimizer

Tweak Windows in order to enhance your privacy and security, clean your PC, manage startup items and add new items to the context menu, with this portable, open-source utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/deadmoon-Optimizer.shtml#download

 

[Fix] Restore Real Working Search Box on New Tab Page in Firefox 89 and Later

https://www.askvg.com/fix-restore-real-working-search-box-on-new-tab-page-in-firefox-89-and-later/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Windows 11 will let you run Android apps directly on the desktop

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-will-let-you-run-android-apps-directly-on-the-desktop/

 

Is Sideloading Apps Really as Dangerous as Apple Claims?

The only things Apple loses are control and money

https://www.lifewire.com/is-sideloading-app-really-as-dangerous-as-apple-claims-5190536

 

Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more

A new version of Windows is officially on the way

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22546791/microsoft-windows-11-announcement-features-updates

 

T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have taken steps to reduce spoofed scam calls

They've all implemented the FCC's STIR/SHAKEN protocol that verifies a caller's true number.

https://www.engadget.com/major-carriers-implemented-fcc-anti-spoofing-spam-calls-090503217.html

 

Check your phone now to see all the apps collecting your heart rate and other health stats

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/apps-collecting-health-data/796598/

 

To Conserve Battery Life, Windows 11 Can Automatically Adjust a Laptop's Refresh Rate

The feature can seamlessly lower the laptop's refresh rate from 120Hz down to 60Hz, and bring it back up again, depending on what you're doing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/to-conserve-battery-life-windows-11-can-automatically-adjust-a-laptops

 

Windows 11 is a free update, but you might have to pay for it

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/windows-11-free-might-pay-160712080.html

 

How to Prevent Storage Sense From Deleting Your Downloaded Files on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/403009/how-to-prevent-storage-sense-from-deleting-your-downloaded-files-on-windows-10/

 

Windows 11 FAQ: Answers to your most burning questions

Get up to speed on Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 11.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623008/windows-11-faq-features-release-date-how-to-install.html

 

What Is Pagefile.sys? Can I Delete It?

Mysterious, hidden, and sometimes large.

https://askleo.com/what-is-pagefile-sys-can-i-delete-it/

 

Microsoft may adjust Windows 11 minimum system requirements

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/29/microsoft-may-adjust-windows-11-minimum-system-requirements/

 

How to use the Geography data type to quickly add a map chart in Excel

Displaying values on a map chart is more meaningful than handing someone a sheet of data. Thanks to Microsoft Excel's Geography data type, creating a map chart is easier than you might think.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-geography-data-type-to-quickly-add-a-map-chart-in-excel/

 

Time to Unplug: WD My Book Live Hard Drives Hit With Data Deletion Exploit

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/324148-wd-my-book-live-hard-drives-are-being-hit-with-data-deletion-exploit

 

How to Zoom In (and Out) on Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/zoom-in-out-mac/

 

The 12 Best "How to" Websites

Here are some lesser known how-to websites that give you a lot of tips to try in your life. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-how-to-websites/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

A decade-old vulnerability led to WD My Book Live devices getting wiped

WD admits to mistake

https://www.techradar.com/news/a-decade-old-vulnerability-led-to-wd-my-book-live-devices-getting-wiped

 

How to Check Drive Health and SMART Status in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163843-how-check-drive-health-smart-status-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 7 will no longer get driver updates from Windows Update

Microsoft no longer publishes driver updates for Windows 7 through Windows Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-7-no-longer-gets-driver-updates-windows-update/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

These are Windows 11's official minimum system requirements

A 9-inch display and 64-bit processor is the minimum required to run Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-system-requirements

 

Ghostery for Firefox

Reveal the invisible web trackers, bugs, pixels and beacons that study your Internet behavior and block them to protect your privacy

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Ghostery.shtml

 

Why Users are not Happy with New Firefox Proton Design UI? I Tried to Understand

https://www.askvg.com/why-users-are-not-happy-with-new-firefox-proton-design-ui-i-tried-to-understand/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Windows 11: The new features coming to Microsoft's next-gen OS

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-the-new-features-coming-to-microsofts-next-gen-os/

 

Microsoft Releases Fix for Blurry Weather Widget

Microsoft issued a fix that should make it clearer

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-releases-fix-for-blurry-weather-widget-5190056

 

Windows 11 is a free upgrade

Microsoft’s next version of Windows is free

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22546801/microsoft-windows-11-free-upgrade-details

 

Opera's Android browser is now optimized for Chromebooks

You'll get a free VPN and built-in messaging apps, among other features.

https://www.engadget.com/opera-chromebook-browser-070050771.html

 

Applying for jobs? Use this browser extension to skip the annoying application process

https://www.komando.com/small-business/ladders-apply4me-chrome-extension/796321/

 

Google Launches 'Find Food Support' Tool to Combat Food Insecurity

The search tool includes over 90,000 places for food insecure individuals and families to find assistance.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-launches-find-food-support-tool-to-combat-food-insecurity

 

More than a billion people impacted in top U.S. data breaches in 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-billion-people-impacted-top-141300968.html

 

How to Host Your Own VPN with Algo and Cloud Hosting

https://www.howtogeek.com/669848/how-to-host-your-own-vpn-with-algo-and-cloud-hosting/

 

Windows 11 superguide: News, tips, reviews and more

This is your one-stop shop for all of our Windows 11 information.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622971/windows-11-superguide-news-tips-reviews-and-more.html

 

How Should I Back Up Email?

So many don’t — and come to regret it.

https://askleo.com/back-up-my-email/

 

When will Windows 10 users be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free? Microsoft confuses again

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/28/when-will-windows-10-users-be-able-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-for-free-microsoft-confuses-again/

 

How to add an OpenPGP repository key, now that apt-key is deprecated

Jack Wallen shows you how to add GPG repository keys, now that apt-key has been deprecated.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-an-openpgp-repository-key-now-that-apt-key-is-deprecated/

 

Reusing Your Current Intel Heatsink for Alder Lake May Be a Bad Idea

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324228-reusing-your-current-intel-heatsink-for-alder-lake-may-be-a-bad-idea

 

5 Things to Do Before and After Reformatting Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reformatting-your-mac/

 

The 17 Best Free Search Tools for Windows 10

Windows Search is only good for basic use. If you search Windows often, you should use a third-party search tool instead. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-best-free-search-tools-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

EA data breach: Battlefield 2042 maker allegedly ignored security holes for months

Domain vulnerabilities left EA exposed to hackers

https://www.techradar.com/news/ea-data-breach-battlefield-2042-maker-allegedly-ignored-security-holes-for-months

 

How to Change Device Usage for Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/181365-change-device-usage-windows-10-pc.html

 

How to change taskbar size on Windows 11

Yes, you can change the taskbar size on Windows 11, but you need to edit the Registry – here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-taskbar-size-windows-11/

 

Microsoft reveals brief look at Windows 11's new modern File Explorer UI

File Explorer has replaced its aging Ribbon UI with a new Fluent Design one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-new-file-explorer

 

Grammarly for Chrome

Check for spelling errors in your text as you type it in the web browser's window by turning to this lightweight, reliable extension for Google Chrome

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

 

Error Message on Windows 10 Desktop After Uninstalling Windows 11 PC Health Check App

https://www.askvg.com/error-message-on-windows-10-desktop-after-uninstalling-windows-11-pc-health-check-app/

 

US brokerage firms warned of 'FINRA Support' phishing attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-brokerage-firms-warned-of-finra-support-phishing-attacks/

 

Why Does Apple Make So Many Android Apps?

It’s all about the money

https://www.lifewire.com/why-does-apple-make-so-many-android-apps-5189845

 

RANSOM NOTES

Ransomware funds more ransomware, so how do we stop it?

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22545675/ransomware-cryptocurrency-regulation-hacks

 

Microsoft: Steam and Epic would be 'very welcome' in the Windows 11 app store

Its demand for a cut of game sales might prevent that from happening.

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-wants-steam-epic-in-windows-11-app-store-132411163.html

 

Tech tip: All the ways to do a Ctrl+Alt+Del on a Mac

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/ctrl-alt-del-on-a-mac/796331/

 

Ransomware Groups Can't Hide Their Identity Using DoubleVPN Anymore

An international law enforcement effort takes down the cybercrime-focused virtual private network.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/ransomware-groups-cant-hide-their-identity-using-doublevpn-anymore

 

5 really exciting new features in Microsoft’s boring Windows 11 update

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/5-really-exciting-features-microsoft-184210762.html

 

How to Fix Screen Flickering in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/721510/how-to-fix-screen-flickering-in-windows-10/

 

Hands on with Windows 11 (and this time it's official)

Thought you'd seen everything within Windows 11? Think again. Microsoft has a ton of new features that weren't in the leaked version, and we've tried them out in this deeper hands-on.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623352/windows-11-official-hands-on.html

 

How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?

Keeping yourself safe from the kids (and others).

https://askleo.com/protect-computers-local-network/

 

Is Windows 11's Android Apps feature dead on arrival?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/26/is-windows-11s-android-apps-feature-dead-on-arrival/

 

The new Gmail app interface wants to be all things in one place

Jack Wallen says the mobile version of the Google unified interface makes for an incredibly efficient and productive UX. See how it works and why you should give it a try.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-new-gmail-app-interface-wants-to-be-all-things-in-one-place/

 

Microsoft Adds Android App Support to Windows 11

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324110-microsoft-adds-android-app-support-to-windows-11

 

How to Use the macOS Terminal: A Beginners’ Guide

https://www.maketecheasier.com/macos-terminal-beginners-guide/

 

The 5 Biggest Smart Home Security Risks and How to Prevent Them

Think your smart home is safe and secure just because you can remotely lock your doors? Think again. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/the-biggest-smart-home-security-risks-and-how-to-prevent-them/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Running Zoom on Chromebooks is about to get a whole lot smoother

Zoom is now available as a PWA from Google Play

https://www.techradar.com/news/running-zoom-on-chromebooks-is-about-to-get-a-whole-lot-smoother

 

How to Turn On or Off Full Screen Playback in Movies & TV app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/86007-turn-off-full-screen-playback-movies-tv-app-windows-10-a.html

 

YOU CAN ACTIVATE WINDOWS 11 WITH WINDOWS 7, 8.1, 10 PRODUCT KEY

If you have a device running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10, you will likely be able to upgrade and activate Windows 11 for free.

https://pureinfotech.com/activate-windows-11-windows-7-8-1-10-product-key/

 

Windows 11 is built for touch, including gestures and improved snapping

Windows 11 has an optimized touch experience that makes it easier to use on tablets and convertibles.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-built-touch-including-gestures-and-improved-snapping

 

NoScript for Firefox

Allows JavaScript and Java execution only for trusted domain and block it for webpages that are suspicious, for a more secure web-browsing experience

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/NoScript.shtml

 

Windows 10 Users will Get Free Upgrade to Windows 11, Here is How to Check?

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-users-will-get-free-upgrade-to-windows-11-here-is-how/

 

A Google Drive security update will break some of your shared links

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/a-google-drive-security-update-will-break-some-of-your-shared-links/

 

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Windows 10’s End Date

The end is coming, but it isn’t a big deal yet

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-shouldnt-worry-about-windows-10s-end-date-5189327

 

Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 with Amazon’s Appstore

A surprise addition to Windows 11

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22548428/microsoft-windows-11-android-apps-support-amazon-store

 

Mozilla’s Rally will share your data with scientists instead of advertisers

The platform is an experiment to see if the company can create an equitable market for data.

https://www.engadget.com/mozilla-rally-data-platform-130034616.html

 

Check if your utility company can change the temperature in your home

https://www.komando.com/technology/smart-thermostat-going-rogue/794314/

 

Western Digital Explains How Attackers Wiped My Book Live Devices

Two vulnerabilities were exploited to remotely wipe the data and install a trojan in some cases.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/unplug-my-book-live-devices-immediately-to-avoid-your-data-being-erased

 

Samsung just launched a $200 smartphone with 2-day battery life

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/samsung-just-launched-200-smartphone-183147561.html

 

Why my need for control made me switch to Linux

Linux gives me the freedom to control how I use my computer. Plus, it's free and open source.

https://opensource.com/article/21/6/switch-linux?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wFd2AAE

 

Master the macOS command line: How to navigate files and folders in Terminal

Learn how to perform functions using your Mac's Terminal commands.

https://www.macworld.com/article/221277/command-line-navigating-files-folders-mac-terminal.html

 

Literature management with Zotero

Tutorial – Zotero

Reference management software like Zotero helps you easily record and organize citations and create bibliographies.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/248/Perfect-References

 

Can I Use a Charger With the Same Voltage but Different Amperage Rating?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFI64_pFpUQ

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Mobile Security Report 2021 now availableAlmost every organization experienced a mobile-related attack in 2020 (malware doesn't care who owns smartphones)

https://pages.checkpoint.com/mobile-security-report-2021.html

 

Amazon's New Safety Crisis Could Be Heat Waves

As a frying planet becomes a fact of life, air conditioning could become the next warehouse battleground.

https://gizmodo.com/amazons-new-safety-crisis-could-be-heat-waves-1847188930

 

Ransomware hits hundreds of US companies, security firm says

https://news.yahoo.com/ransomware-attack-paralyzes-hundreds-u-232413623.html

 

How to Overclock Your AMD CPU with Ryzen Master

https://www.howtogeek.com/715726/how-to-overclock-your-amd-cpu-with-ryzen-master/

 

First Look at Hasleo Backup Suite Free, a new Windows backup software

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/04/first-look-at-hasleo-backup-suite-free-a-new-windows-backup-software/

 

The Aviation Industry Is Under Cyberattack, Says Microsoft

Scammers are sending Trojan emails en-masse to those who work in the travel industry. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-aviation-industry-under-cyberattack/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

REvil ransomware group deploys Linux encryptor against VMs

Cloud computing presents an opportunity on both sides of the fence

https://www.techradar.com/news/revil-ransomware-group-deploys-linux-encryptor-against-vmware-virtual-machines

 

The Windows 11 rollout: Microsoft’s most-botched announcement ever

The 'Big Reveal' for Microsoft's new operating system wasn’t so big and revealed very little. And what it did reveal was often wrong. So what gives?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3623393/the-windows-11-rollout-microsoft-s-most-botched-announcement-ever.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

DirectStorage on Windows 11: Next-gen gaming performance, with PC requirements

Here's what you'll need to get some (but not all) of Series X's jumps on a Win11 PC.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/gaming-on-windows-11-directstorage-api-auto-hdr-will-require-os-update/

 

MiniTool MovieMaker Free

MiniTool Movie Maker free is a Windows Movie Maker alternative that will have you working for hours on end on your favorite videos or productions, with the tools and options it offers

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Editors/MiniTool-MovieMaker-Free.shtml

 

Windows 11 compatibility: WhyNotWin11, PC Health Check app and how to tell if your PC will work

Find out if your computer will run Windows 11. The PC Health Check app is gone, but a new app called WhyNotWin11 has taken its place.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-11-compatibility-whynotwin11-pc-health-check-app-and-how-to-tell-if-your-pc-will-work/

 

How to Set Menus to Open Aligned to Left or Right in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/68038-set-menus-open-aligned-left-right-windows-10-a.html

 

How to align taskbar to the left on Windows 11

You can change the taskbar alignment to the left or center on Windows 11, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/align-taskbar-icons-left-windows-11/

 

Microsoft CEO invites Apple to bring iMessage to Windows

Microsoft CEO would Welcome Apple apps in Windows

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-ceo-invites-apple-to-bring-imessage-to-windows

 

Best Android VPN in 2021

Increase your privacy on the go with an Android VPN

https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-android-vpn-apps

 

Researchers Made a Free Online Calculator for Dementia Risk

The tool is said to predict your general risk of dementia within the next five years, if you're 55 and older.

https://gizmodo.com/researchers-made-a-free-online-calculator-for-dementia-1847186254

 

Google delays blocking third-party cookies in Chrome until 2023

Google blinks under regulatory pressure

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22547339/google-chrome-cookiepocalypse-delayed-2023

 

Phishing attack's unusual file attachment is a double-edged sword

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-attacks-unusual-file-attachment-is-a-double-edged-sword/

 

Windows 11 Won’t Be a Revolutionary Change, Experts Say

But it will still bring significant updates

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-11-wont-be-a-revolutionary-change-experts-say-5189148

 

List of Deprecated and Removed Features in Windows 11

https://www.askvg.com/list-of-deprecated-and-removed-features-in-windows-11/

 

A snapshot of the ransomware threat landscape.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/research-saturday/181/notes

 

Robocalls could finally end – If you have one of these wireless providers

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/robocalls-could-finally-end/796326/

 

First DDR5 RAM Module Now on Sale: Are You Willing to Pay $466? (of course, you have to have a new computer/motherboard that supports DDR5)

The next-generation RAM module from TeamGroup has an impressive 4,800MHz speed. Expect it to work with Intel's upcoming 'Alder Lake' Core processors. 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/first-ddr5-ram-module-now-on-sale-are-you-willing-to-pay-466

 

Microsoft’s Windows 11 blue screen of death to become black

https://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-windows-11-blue-screen-103727979.html

 

How to Optimize USB Storage for Better Performance on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/410353/how-to-optimize-usb-storage-for-better-performance-on-windows-10/

 

Is Windows 11's Android Apps feature dead on arrival?

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/26/is-windows-11s-android-apps-feature-dead-on-arrival/

 

85 Percent of Microsoft 365 Organizations Suffer Email Leaks, Says Research

Microsoft's static security rules are leaving business' emails ripe for the taking.

https://www.makeuseof.com/microsoft-365-organizations-85-percent-suffer-email-leaks/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 10 update gives power users even more settings to play with

PowerToys for Windows 10 now lets you stop your device entering sleep mode

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-update-gives-power-users-even-more-settings-to-play-with

 

Windows 11: The long migration

Moving from one operating system to another can be a grind — like watching sausage being made. Get ready for the long process of moving on from Windows 10 to its successor.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3623052/windows-11-the-long-migration.html

 

Windows 11 is much more than a new theme slapped onto Windows 10

Windows 11 should be a free upgrade for most licensed Windows 10 users.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsoft-details-windows-11-with-new-ui-and-android-app-support/

 

Dynamic Disk Partitioner

Deal with all your partitioning needs on the move, no matter what Windows OS version you've got, and avoid wasting time with other more complicated programs

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/HDD-Tools/Dynamic-Disk-Partitioner.shtml

 

Windows 11 download: The upgrade will be free, and here's how to get it

You'll be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free if you're already a Windows 10 user, and you can test out an early version now. Use the PC Health Check app to see if your PC will be able to run Microsoft's new operating system.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-11-download-the-upgrade-will-be-free-and-heres-how-to-get-it/

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Virtualization-based Security for Memory Integrity in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html

 

How to send tabs to other devices with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

You can now send web pages to another device directly from Microsoft Edge, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/send-tabs-other-devices-microsoft-edge-windows-10/

 

Windows 11 TPM requirement is confusing everyone — what you need to know

Windows 11 requires TPM, here's how to check if you have it

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-system-requirements-how-to-check-if-your-laptop-can-run-windows-11

 

What kinds of free trials do VPNs offer?

If you want to try before you buy, learn about the trials on offer

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/what-kinds-of-free-trials-do-vpns-offer

 

Apple Wants You to Keep This Long List of Products Away From Your Medical Devices

If you suspect your Apple product is interfering with your medical device, Apple recommends you stop using it.

https://gizmodo.com/apple-wants-you-to-keep-this-long-list-of-products-away-1847183336

 

Here’s everything Microsoft is removing from Windows 11

RIP Live Tiles

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22548950/microsoft-windows-11-skype-onenote-live-tiles-cortana

 

Dell SupportAssist bugs put over 30 million PCs at risk

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dell-supportassist-bugs-put-over-30-million-pcs-at-risk/

 

Google Makes Workspace Features Available To Everyone

Plus a new Google Chat experience

https://www.lifewire.com/google-makes-workspace-features-available-to-everyone-5188850

 

Windows 11 Minimum System Requirements or Hardware Specifications

https://www.askvg.com/windows-11-minimum-system-requirements-or-hardware-specifications/

 

'Phishing' Sites Buying Workplace Login Details Linked to Well-Funded Startup

Argyle says it provides access to employment and payroll history. Buying login details may fall afoul of U.S. hacking laws.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kvvbb/argyle-payroll-login-phishing

 

Google just added a warning to some search results – Here’s what it means

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-search-results-warning/795592/

 

Microsoft Office Is Getting a Visual Refresh, 64-Bit ARM Version

Expect 'a more natural and consistent experience within and between your applications.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-office-is-getting-a-visual-refresh-64-bit-arm-version

 

Microsoft's CEO didn't work from a home office before the pandemic. Having to do so made him rethink how his company's products work.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsofts-ceo-didnt-home-office-152750694.html

 

Windows Task Manager: The Complete Guide

https://www.howtogeek.com/405806/windows-task-manager-the-complete-guide/

 

What a centered Start Menu means for users in Windows 11

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/17/what-a-centered-start-menu-means-for-users-in-windows-11/

 

The 6 Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office 365

Need a free but mighty Microsoft Office 365 alternative? Here are the best office suites to consider. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-alternatives-microsoft-office-365/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Intel's DG2 gaming GPU is almost here to fight Nvidia and AMD

https://www.techradar.com/news/intels-xe-dg2-gaming-gpu-is-almost-here-to-fight-nvidia-and-amd

 

Microsoft hits Apple with Windows 11

Microsoft lashes out at Apple's App Store business with Windows 11 launch. What comes next 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3622949/microsoft-hits-apple-with-windows-11.html

 

US seizes 33 Iranian state-run media sites accused of election disinformation

Iranian news group ran disinformation campaigns to mislead US voters, US says.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/us-seizes-33-iranian-state-run-media-sites-accused-of-election-disinformation/

 

Windows 11 to Launch Alongside Windows 10 Version 21H2 in the Fall

Microsoft officially confirmed Windows 11 is its next big release, and while at the first glance it looked like the company wanted to give up on Windows 10 and focus on its new operating system, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-to-launch-alongside-windows-10-version-21h2-in-the-fall-533334.shtml

 

Robocalls are out of control. But that could all change today

Today is the deadline for voice providers to implement the Stir/Shaken tech designed to curb the flood of annoying and costly robocalls.

https://www.cnet.com/news/robocalls-are-out-of-control-but-that-could-all-change-today/

 

How to Generate System Diagnostics Report in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81928-generate-system-diagnostics-report-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack outs for version 21H1 and 20H2

Window 10 21H1 and 20H2 get a new Feature Experience Pack (120.2212.3920.0) with improvements for existing features, and here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/120-2212-3920-0-windows-10-feature-experience-pack/

 

Windows 11 File Explorer will fix notoriously cluttered and dated icons

It took long enough, but File Explorer changes are coming in Windows 11

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-file-explorer-will-fix-notoriously-cluttered-and-dated-icons

 

Mint Mobile's Bobby Bonilla plan offers 25 years of unlimited service for $8 per month

Once in a lifetime deal ends today

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/mint-mobiles-bobby-bonilla-plan-offers-25-years-of-unlimited-service-for-dollar8-per-month

 

Here's What's in the Six Antitrust Bills That Could Finally Break Up Big Tech

The bipartisan package passed muster with the House Judiciary Committee this week. Here's what you need to know.

https://gizmodo.com/heres-whats-in-the-six-antitrust-bills-that-could-final-1847172991

 

Microsoft kicks Cortana out of the boot experience for Windows 11

‘Hi there. I’m Cortana. And I’m here to help.’

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22548899/microsoft-windows-11-cortana-experience-taskbar

 

Microsoft Store is crashing worldwide on Windows 10 PCs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-store-is-crashing-worldwide-on-windows-10-pcs/

 

How to Change Windows 11 Taskbar Alignment Without Activation

If you haven't activated, you have to edit the registry

https://www.lifewire.com/change-taskbar-alignment-in-windows-11-5189959

 

Everything You Want to Know About Windows 11, The Next Version

https://www.askvg.com/everything-you-want-to-know-about-windows-11-the-next-version/

 

They Told Their Therapists Everything. Hackers Leaked It All

A mental health startup built its business on easy-to-use technology. Patients joined in droves. Then came a catastrophic data breach.

https://www.wired.com/story/vastaamo-psychotherapy-patients-hack-data-breach/

 

21 game and puzzle apps infected with malware – check the list

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/game-and-puzzle-malware-apps/761184/

 

13 Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security

Public Wi-Fi hotspots can be a hacker's paradise. Following these basic security tips can mean the difference between safe surfing and an ID theft or data-loss nightmare.

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/tips-for-public-wi-fi-hotspot-security

 

A shocking number of these apps are tracking way too much private data

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/shocking-number-apps-tracking-way-000617384.html

 

How to Disable the Windows 10 Startup Delay

https://www.howtogeek.com/403162/how-to-disable-the-windows-10-startup-delay/

 

Microsoft outlines Windows 11 Insider Preview Program preparations

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/25/microsoft-outlines-windows-11-insider-preview-program-preparations/

 

Use This Handy Site to Find Out if You've Been Affected by a Data Breach

Here's how to find out if your email address or phone number has been leaked, and what to do about it. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/use-this-handy-site-to-find-out-if-youve-been-affected-by-a-data-breach/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft is testing a Windows 11 new look for Office applications

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-is-testing-a-windows-11-new-look-for-office-applications

 

Microsoft: All things must end ... even Windows 10

Support for the OS ends in four years. And while that date raised eyebrows this week, it's important to remember that before Windows 10's 2015, launch, Microsoft declared it would only offer updates for 10 years — until October 2025.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3622410/microsoft-all-things-must-end-even-windows-10.html

 

A week after arrests, Cl0p ransomware group dumps new tranche of stolen data

Leak shows that, like the rest of the ransomware scourge, Cl0p isn't going away.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/a-week-after-arrests-cl0p-ransomware-group-dumps-new-tranche-of-stolen-data/

 

Microsoft Confirms Widgets for Windows 11

Windows 11 is on everybody’s lips, as Microsoft has recently confirmed that the fall of 2021 wouldn’t bring a new Windows 10 feature update but a completely new operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-widgets-for-windows-11-533333.shtml

 

You can still download Windows 10 for free. Here's how to do it before Windows 11 arrives

Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free by following these simple steps, now that support for Windows 7 has ended.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-windows-10-for-free-now-that-windows-7-is-dead/

 

Adjust Processor Resources for Best Performance of Programs or Background Services in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89429-adjust-processor-resources-best-performance-windows-10-a.html

 

How to set up proxy server on Windows 10

Here are the steps to set up or change a proxy server on Windows 10 to use a man-in-the-middle to access the internet.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-proxy-server-windows-10/

 

Windows 11 Taskbar and Start Menu get a modern remake — Here's how they work

In Windows 11, the Taskbar is now centered and the Start Menu abandons Live TIles

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/windows-11-taskbar-and-start-menu-get-a-modern-remake-heres-how-they-work

 

How to install Windows 11 — a step-by-step guide

The Windows 11 Insider Preview is available now — here's how to get it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-install-windows-11-a-step-by-step-guide

 

Pirate These PC Games and Get Free Bonus Malware Now!

NBA 2K19, Call of Cthulhu, and Jurassic World Evolution are among the malicious installers.

https://gizmodo.com/pirate-these-pc-games-and-get-free-bonus-malware-now-1847176627

 

Microsoft is changing the Windows 11 minimum requirements

Your system needs to meet this bar to test Microsoft’s next operating system

https://www.theverge.com/microsoft/22544171/microsoft-windows-11-system-requirements-hardware

 

Scammer arrested for phishing operation, sent 25,000 texts in a day

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammer-arrested-for-phishing-operation-sent-25-000-texts-in-a-day/

 

How to Get the Classic Start Menu Back in Windows 11

Customize your Windows Start menu

https://www.lifewire.com/classic-start-menu-in-windows-11-5189891

 

[Tip] How to Remove Apps Added by PWA Install Button in Address bar of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-remove-apps-added-by-pwa-install-button-in-address-bar-of-google-chrome-and-microsoft-edge/

 

MI5 warns of spies using LinkedIn to trick staff into spilling secrets

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56812746

 

5 best iPhone security settings and tricks you haven’t tried yet

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/new-iphone-security-settings/789380/

 

Apple Developer Betas Loosen App Restrictions on Memory Usage

The second beta releases of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 allow developers to request permission for their apps to use more RAM.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-developer-betas-loosen-app-restrictions-on-memory-usage

 

Windows 11 takes aim at Apple and Google

https://www.yahoo.com/news/windows-11-takes-aim-apple-132540408.html

 

Identify security properties on Linux using checksec

Learn how to use checksec to identify an executable's security properties, understand what they mean, and know how to use them.

https://opensource.com/article/21/6/linux-checksec?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002wHvwAAE

 

PSA: Keep these Apple products ‘a safe distance’ from medical devices

Apple expands its warning about magnetic interference.

https://www.macworld.com/article/349753/psa-keep-these-apple-products-a-safe-distance-from-medical-devices.html

 

Home Assistant makes the Raspberry Pi fit for the Z-Wave world

Home Automaton

Z-Wave components, a RaZberry module, and the free Home Assistant software make the Raspberry Pi a powerful smart home control center.

https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2021/248/Z-Wave-Home-Assistant

 

Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You’ve Been Surfing Bad Sites?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmaGv8yEa-E

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