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Ransomware: 'We won't pay ransom,' says Ireland after attack on health service

Ireland's health services are still recovering from a ransomware attack, but hackers shouldn't expect their demands to be met 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-we-wont-pay-ransom-says-ireland-after-attack-on-health-service/

 

Utilities guard against cyber attacks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/utilities-guard-against-cyber-attacks-142300304.html

 

How to Choose a Motherboard for Your PC: What to Look for

https://www.howtogeek.com/729111/how-to-choose-a-motherboard-for-your-pc-what-to-look-for/

 

What to Do Now That Those 'PrintNightmare' Windows Patches Didn't Work [Updated]

The vulnerability is still active on several versions of Windows, but turning off certain system settings may keep you safe 

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-avoid-windows-printnightmare-security-threat-1847221653

 

Quantum computing-as-a-service is going mainstream

QCaaS will allow businesses to explore the benefits of quantum computing

https://www.techradar.com/news/quantum-computing-as-a-service-is-going-mainstream

 

Most: The Linux Pager You Never Knew You Needed

Want to transform the way you browse manual pages and text files on Linux? Here's what you need to know about most. 

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

 

Can (and Should) You Continue to Use Windows 8 or 8.1?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/can-should-i-still-use-windows-81/

 

Microsoft fixes game performance and blurry text issues in Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/19/microsoft-fixes-game-performance-and-blurry-text-issues-in-windows-10/

 

How to prevent ransomware attacks with a zero-trust security model

Ransomware attacks are rampant, with thousands taking place every single day. Learn how a zero-trust security model can protect your organization.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-prevent-ransomware-attacks-with-a-zero-trust-security-model/

 

Hundreds of U.S. Companies Hit by Massive Ransomware Attacks

REvil indirectly targeted hundreds of companies throughout the United States in a supply chain attack against Kaseya's VSA System Administration Platform, a security system used for remote monitoring and IT management. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/hundreds-of-u-s-companies-hit-by-massive-ransomware-attacks-533428.shtml]

 

Windows 11: 9 hidden changes you may have missed

If you've seen all the biggest improvements coming of Windows 11, now's the time to check out those lesser changes.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hidden-changes-you-may-have-missed-windows-11

 

How to Create Hardware Independent System Image for Installing Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2113-system-image-create-hardware-independent-system-image.html

 

Windows 11: hardware requirements and compatibility explained

VIDEO: Windows 11 has new system requirements, and here's how to check if your device will be compatible.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-hardware-requirements-compatibility-explained-video/

 

How to stop macOS Mail from using a bad email address

You may have ghost addresses that other efforts fail to remove. Here’s the comprehensive guide.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350143/how-to-stop-macos-mail-from-using-a-bad-email-address.html

 

Biden's right-to-repair order is good news for people who always break their phones

You gotta fight for your right to repair that broken tech yourself. Here's everything to know about Biden's executive order.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/biden-right-to-repair-order-good-news-for-people-who-always-break-their-phones/

 

Hide your shame with this Google trick that deletes embarrassing searches

https://bgr.com/tech/hide-your-shame-with-this-google-trick-the-deletes-embarrassing-searches/

 

10 Ways to Power Your Raspberry Pi

All the ways you can deliver power to your Raspberry Pi projects

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-to-power-your-raspberry-pi-4092246

 

Interpol urges police to unite against 'potential ransomware pandemic'

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/interpol-urges-police-to-unite-against-potential-ransomware-pandemic/

 

How to convert a PDF to Word

Here's how to convert a PDF to Word in a few simple steps

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-convert-a-pdf-to-word

 

US consumer safety regulator sues Amazon over hazardous product sales

It wants to force the retailer to recall defective goods.

https://www.engadget.com/cpsc-amazon-lawsuit-hazardous-products-091349726.html

 

Google searches that are scams

https://www.komando.com/episode/google-searches-that-are-scams/798140/

 

Biden Drafting Executive Order to Promote 'Right to Repair'

The Biden administration has also directed the US Department of Agriculture to develop new rules that’ll grant farmers the 'right to repair their own equipment how they like.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/biden-drafting-executive-order-to-promote-right-to-repair

 

Microsoft says Israeli group sold tools to hack Windows

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-says-israeli-group-sold-143107289.html

 

How to Create a Temporary View When Collaborating in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/728279/how-to-create-a-temporary-view-when-collaborating-in-excel/

 

13 Safari Settings You Should Change to Make It a Better Browser

A few clicks is all it takes to bring Safari up to speed.

https://lifehacker.com/13-safari-settings-you-should-change-to-make-a-better-b-1847236951

 

New Ryuk ransomware strain targets web servers

Victims around the web being targeted

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-ryuk-ransomware-strain-targets-web-servers

 

25 Insanely Useful Websites That'll Come in Handy Someday

Useful websites change how you live. This article lists the best websites on the internet for improving almost everything. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/more-useful-websites/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Make Your Android Look Like an iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-android-look-like-iphone/

 

You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/01/01/you-can-still-upgrade-windows-7-and-8-1-systems-to-windows-10-for-free/

 

AI is trying to prevent online shoppers from ditching their carts

Conversion to a sale is the ultimate goal for online retailers. Trying to learn shoppers' intent helps sellers see better returns.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ai-is-trying-to-prevent-online-shoppers-from-ditching-their-carts/

 

Malware Grabbed 5.8M Facebook Passwords

Google found 9 applications that were able to steal Facebook credentials from Android users, according to a Dr. Web research. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/malware-android-apps-allegedly-stole-5-8m-facebook-passwords-533427.shtml

 

How to roll back to Windows 10 if the Windows 11 preview is acting up

If you're having problems or don't like Windows 11 in its current state, you have at least two ways to roll back to Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-roll-back-windows-10-if-windows-11-preview-acting

 

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4571-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 11 will run Android apps

Windows 11 will be able to run Android apps from the Amazon Appstore and using Intel Bridge technology. Sideloading apps will also be supported.

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

 

How to fix macOS command line typos in Terminal

The caret character (^) can be your best friend.

https://www.macworld.com/article/183214/terminaltypos.html

 

Facebook says it disrupted Iran-based hackers who targeted US

The group of hackers went after military personnel and defense and aerospace companies primarily in the US, the social network says.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/facebook-says-it-disrupted-iran-based-hackers-who-targeted-us/

 

The M1 MacBook’s battery life was so impressive that Apple thought the indicator was broken

https://bgr.com/tech/the-m1-macbooks-battery-life-was-so-impressive-that-apple-thought-the-indicator-was-broken/

 

What Is a Raspberry Pi?

The little green $35 computer explained

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-raspberry-pi-4042337

 

Microsoft fixes Outlook crash issues when using Search bar

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-outlook-crash-issues-when-using-search-bar/

 

How to scan a QR code on Android

Here's how to scan a QR code on Android without installing an app

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-scan-a-qr-code-on-android

 

Apple gives the people what they want: their old Safari tab design back

The latest macOS and iOS betas address a common complaint about the new Safari.

https://www.engadget.com/apple-fix-safari-tab-bar-design-third-ios-15-mac-os-monterey-beta-180648751.html

 

Trump's social media lawsuit

https://www.komando.com/episode/trumps-social-media-lawsuit/798009/

 

Trump to Sue Facebook, Google, Twitter Over Social Media Bans

All three platforms cited the potential for Trump to incite more violence in banning the former president.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/trump-sues-facebook-google-twitter-over-social-media-bans

 

Alphabet (GOOGL) Google TV to Boost Prospects Via New Update

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/alphabet-googl-google-tv-boost-150503705.html

 

How to Check the .NET Framework Version on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/731913/how-to-check-the-.net-framework-version-on-windows-10/

 

10 of the Best Audacity Alternatives

If you don't like (or don't want to use) Audacity, here are some excellent alternatives.

https://lifehacker.com/10-of-the-best-audacity-alternatives-1847230891

 

Tello: what is it, and is it worth it?

Here's everything you need to know about Tello

https://www.techradar.com/deals/tello-what-is-it-and-is-it-worth-it

 

7 Myths and Misconceptions About Charging Your Phone Debunked

Legend has it that if you charge your phone overnight, you’d destroy your battery. Is it true? Well, let’s find out. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/myths-misconceptions-charging-your-phone-debunked/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

What Is a Nit of Screen Brightness and How Many Do You Need?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-nit-of-screen-brightness/

 

The best free Audacity Alternatives

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/04/the-best-free-audacity-alternatives/

 

What Windows 11 means for Windows on Arm, and why it will bring more big name apps

Making it easier for developers to port apps to Arm at their own speed without losing the convenience of emulation should make Windows on Arm more credible.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-windows-11-means-for-windows-on-arm-and-why-it-will-bring-more-big-name-apps/

 

Microsoft Says Windows 11 Upgrade for Most Eligible Devices Due in Early 2022

Windows 11 will be offered as a free upgrade to eligible Windows 10 devices, and Microsoft originally said in a statement that the first computers would receive the new operating system in the last months of 2021.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-says-windows-11-upgrade-for-most-eligible-devices-due-in-early-2022-533425.shtml

 

Majority of Windows Central readers want Windows 11 to have a Windows 10 Start menu option

People love choice.

https://www.windowscentral.com/majority-windows-central-readers-want-windows-11-have-windows-10-start-menu-option

 

How to Generate System Diagnostics Report in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81928-generate-system-diagnostics-report-windows-10-a.html

 

How to know why Windows 11 can’t run on your PC

WhyNotWin11 is better than the Microsoft PC Health Check app to tell you why your PC can't run Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/know-why-windows-11-cant-run-pc/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to use Quick Look from Terminal in macOS

You may be surprised to learn that you can use Leopard’s Quick Look feature in the decidedly non-GUI world of Terminal.

https://www.macworld.com/article/189187/macos-command-line-terminal-quick-look.html

 

Speed up your iPhone by clearing 'Other' storage: Here's how

Don't skip over this! Clearing out Other storage can help your iPhone run much more smoothly and free up precious space.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/speed-up-your-iphone-by-clearing-other-storage-heres-how/

 

iOS 14.7 beta 5 fixes annoying iPhone bug that disables Wi-Fi connections

https://bgr.com/tech/ios-14-7-beta-5-fixes-annoying-iphone-bug-that-disables-wi-fi-connections/

 

Essential Free Windows Software for Raspberry Pi Owners

These essential programs will help you work on your Pi from Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-software-raspberry-pi-4102081

 

Mint Mobile hit by a data breach after numbers ported, data accessed

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mint-mobile-hit-by-a-data-breach-after-numbers-ported-data-accessed/

 

The Best Cheap VPN in 2021

A cheap VPN will save you cash and still keep you protected

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

 

Chrome 94 will make sure you're connected to sites with HTTPS

It will display a warning if it can't use the protocol.

https://www.engadget.com/google-chrome-https-first-mode-170051682.html

 

Hit by ransomware? Don't count on help

https://www.komando.com/episode/hit-by-ransomware-dont-count-on-help/797517/

 

Tencent Will Use Facial Recognition in China to Prevent Late Night Gaming Sessions

Minors are only allowed to play games for 90 minutes per day and not after 10 p.m. in China.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tencent-will-use-facial-recognition-in-china-to-prevent-late-night-gaming

 

Tesla finally updated its full self-driving software - but warned the tech might 'do the wrong thing at the worst time.' Elon Musk told drivers to be 'paranoid.'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tesla-finally-updated-full-self-123336386.html

 

How to Control All Your Smart Home Devices in One App

https://www.howtogeek.com/731552/how-to-control-all-your-smart-home-devices-in-one-app/

 

How to Disable Spotlight Search on Mac (and Replace It With Something Better)

Use third-party keyboard launchers to improve your productivity.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-disable-spotlight-search-on-mac-and-replace-it-1847227585

 

Beware the low-cost proxy

Selecting the wrong proxy provider can be disastrous for businesses

https://www.techradar.com/news/beware-the-low-cost-proxy

 

5 Shady Google Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall ASAP

Here are some bad Chrome extensions that you should uninstall, plus some tips for avoiding malicious extensions in the future. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-extensions-uninstall-right-now/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Make Your Android Look Like an iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-android-look-like-iphone/

 

Audacity Controversy continues with newly published Privacy Notice

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/04/audacity-controversy-continues-with-newly-published-privacy-notice/

 

Google Drive for Desktop app: 4 reasons why you should install it

Andy Wolber thinks that Google Drive for Desktop is a must-install app for people who use Google Workspace with Windows or macOS systems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/four-reasons-to-install-the-google-drive-for-desktop-app/

 

Microsoft Claims the Free Windows 11 Upgrade Could Be a Limited-Time Offer

Just like in the case of Windows 10, which was offered as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, Windows 11 will be available at no cost for certain computers running Windows 10.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-says-the-free-windows-11-upgrade-could-be-a-limited-time-offer-533424.shtml

 

Windows 11's new search box in the Start menu shouldn't have you up in arms

The search box in the Start menu has some Windows enthusiasts heated, but it's probably not worth getting mad about yet.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11s-new-search-option-start-menu-shouldnt-have-you-arms

 

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 check chkdsk scan result after reboot on Windows 10

The chkdsk saves the scan results as a system log, and you can review it using the Event Viewer on Windows 10, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-chkdsk-scan-result-after-reboot-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to use the macOS command line to compare two folders’ contents in Terminal

Use a built-in Unix program to quickly compare two folders' contents.

https://www.macworld.com/article/189460/macos-terminal-command-line-compare-directories.html

 

Thousands of Twitter likes call for Clippy's comeback in Microsoft 365

Microsoft's favorite office assistant could join 365 as an emoji.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/thousands-of-twitter-likes-call-for-clippys-comeback-in-microsoft-365/

 

Be careful: Apple’s latest software update is bricking some HomePods

https://bgr.com/tech/be-careful-apples-latest-software-update-is-bricking-some-homepods/

 

How to Set Up a USB Wi-Fi Adapter With the Raspberry Pi

Connect to the internet with your Raspberry Pi

https://www.lifewire.com/usb-wifi-adapter-raspberry-pi-4058093

 

Microsoft removes Windows 11 hack to enable Windows 10 Start Menu

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-removes-windows-11-hack-to-enable-windows-10-start-menu/

 

How to set up two-factor authentication on Facebook

Facebook offers two-factor authentication to all its users — activate it now to secure your account

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-two-factor-authentication-on-facebook

 

Amazon has acquired Facebook's satellite internet team

It's the end of Facebook's plan for satellite internet and a boost to Amazon's.

https://www.engadget.com/amazon-has-acquired-facebooks-satellite-internet-group-115312282.html

 

Can the Supreme Court help control social media?

https://www.komando.com/episode/can-the-supreme-court-help-control-social-media/797292/

 

Can My PC Run Windows 11?

Looking to upgrade from Windows 10? Here's how to figure out if your current PC will support Windows 11 and what you need to do to install Microsoft's new operating system.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/can-my-pc-run-windows-11

 

Google boss Sundar Pichai warns of threats to internet freedom

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-boss-sundar-pichai-warns-230639644.html

 

Best Ways To Insert Checkbox In Word Document

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-ways-to-insert-checkbox-in-word-document/

 

Windows 11's best security features

Windows 11 uses some of the best security features of Windows 10. The big difference is that many are now required.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3624576/windows-11s-best-security-features.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Video surveillance with the Raspberry Pi

Eye in the Pi

Set up a professional video surveillance system armed with motionEyeOS and a Raspberry Pi.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2020/231/motionEyeOS/(tagID)/154

 

Can My Computer Be Hacked If It’s Off?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYxYSeOcjK8

 

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How Dangerous Is Malware? New Report Finds It's Tough to Tell

Determining which malware is most damaging, and worthy of immediate attention, has become difficult in environments filled with alerts and noise 

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-dangerous-is-malware-new-report-finds-its-tough-to-tell/d/d-id/1341513

 

How to delete cookies from your computer — and why it matters

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-delete-cookies-yahoo-subscriptions-221059410.html

 

How to Control Your Smart Home from the Android Quick Settings

https://www.howtogeek.com/733998/how-to-control-your-smart-home-from-the-android-quick-settings/

 

The 8 Best Tools to Tweak and Customize Windows 10

Want to give your PC a unique look? Learn how to customize Windows 10 with these powerful tweak tools! 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-best-tools-tweak-customize-windows-10/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Criminals target Kaseya victims with fake Microsoft update

Victimizing the victims of REvil ransomware attack

https://www.techradar.com/news/criminals-target-kaseya-victims-with-fake-microsoft-update

 

Ashampoo Backup 2021: free but good enough?

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

 

"The following packages have been kept back" issue in apt: How to fix it

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/the-following-packages-have-been-kept-back-issue-in-apt-how-to-fix-it/

 

Only Windows 11 Pro will let you install Windows 11 with a local account

Microsoft appears to be taking aim at local PC accounts once again 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623830/only-windows-11-pro-will-let-you-install-windows-11-with-a-local-account.html

 

How Microsoft designed Windows 11 operating system

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/how-microsoft-designed-windows-11-operating-system-106000/

 

Insiders can now try the refreshed Office apps on Windows 11 and Windows 10

The first version of the refreshed Office apps feature minor changes rather than a complete overhaul.

https://www.windowscentral.com/office-insiders-can-now-try-refreshed-office-apps-windows-11-and-windows-10

 

Windows 11 Users Will Be Allowed to Easily Downgrade to Windows 10 for 10 Days

Windows 11 is coming later this year, and as announced already, it will be offered as a free upgrade for certain eligible Windows 10 devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-users-will-be-allowed-to-easily-downgrade-to-windows-10-for-10-days-533423.shtml

 

How to Create VHD of Windows 10 Installation and Use in Hyper-V

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2206-hyper-v-create-use-vhd-windows-10-disk2vhd.html

 

Windows 11: hands-on video with upgrade process from Windows 7

The Media Creation Tool makes it possible to upgrade a Windows 7 PC to Windows 11 easily. Here's an early look at the upgrade process 

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-upgrade-windows-7-video/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

iOS 14.7 release date: Looks like the next iPhone update is coming soon. Here's what to expect

Bug fixes and new features will soon arrive on iPhones with the iOS 14.7 upgrade. We've got release date rumors and everything else you should know now that a final beta version has been released.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/ios-14-7-release-date-looks-like-the-next-iphone-update-is-coming-soon-heres-what-to-expect/

 

Microsoft rushed out a patch for the PrintNightmare flaw, but it doesn’t fix everything

https://bgr.com/tech/microsofts-windows-printnightmare-patch-doesnt-fix-everything/

 

20 Handy Raspberry Pi Terminal Commands for Beginners

Get to grips with the terminal using these handy commands

https://www.lifewire.com/raspberry-pi-terminal-commands-4054108

 

Master the macOS command line: How to use the command manual in Terminal

The key to learning about OS X's command line is manual (or man) pages. Here's an introduction.

https://www.macworld.com/article/221483/command-line-how-to-use-man-pages-terminal.html

 

LG rollable OLED TV preorders in US start next month — for $100,000 (who is going to gift me one?)

The LG rollable OLED TV can soon be yours, if you're mega-rich

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/lg-rollable-oled-tv-preorders-start-next-month-and-it-can-be-yours-for-dollar100000

 

Biden asks Putin to crack down on Russian-based ransomware gangs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/biden-asks-putin-to-crack-down-on-russian-based-ransomware-gangs/

 

How To Manually Update Google Chrome

https://www.techjunkie.com/manually-update-google-chrome/

 

Who's America's biggest cyber attacker?

https://www.komando.com/episode/whos-americas-biggest-cyber-attacker/797286/

 

Newegg Offers $99 Service to Assemble Your Purchased PC Parts Into a Desktop

Too scared or lazy to build a custom PC? Newegg is kicking off a beta PC building service.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/newegg-offers-99-service-to-assemble-your-purchased-pc-parts-into-a-desktop

 

4 signs your phone has hidden malicious apps

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

 

How to Convert a Word Document to a PowerPoint Presentation

https://www.howtogeek.com/729133/how-to-convert-a-word-document-to-a-powerpoint-presentation/

 

How to Reduce Chrome CPU Usage & Battery Drain: 6 Quick Tips

Is Chrome using too much CPU and draining your battery? Here are several tweaks and tips to reduce its impact. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-quick-tips-to-reduce-chromes-cpu-usage-battery-drain/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

You can upgrade to Windows 11 for free from Windows 7, but it’ll be a bit of a pain

A clean start is seemingly on the horizon

https://www.techradar.com/news/you-can-upgrade-to-windows-11-for-free-from-windows-7-but-itll-be-a-bit-of-a-pain

 

Google may replace the HTTPS lock icon in Chrome with a down-arrow icon

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/15/google-may-replace-the-https-lock-icon-in-chrome-with-a-down-arrow-icon/

 

Microsoft patches remaining versions of Windows against PrintNightmare flaw

Patches to fix a severe flaw in the Windows Print spooler are now available for Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-patches-remaining-versions-of-windows-against-printnightmare-flaw/

 

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

 

Microsoft introduces Free Course on Machine Learning for Beginners

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-free-course-on-machine-learning-for-beginners-105978/

 

Upgrading directly from Windows 7 to Windows 11 will take some extra steps

There is an upgrade path for PCs moving directly from Windows 7 to Windows 11, but it's not as direct as upgrading from Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/upgrading-directly-windows-7-windows-11-will-take-some-extra-steps

 

Personal Data of 69K LimeVPN Users Marketed on Dark Web

LimeVPN was the victim of a data breach that affected 69,400 users and their private data. The company's public and private keys were also compromised.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/personal-data-of-69k-limevpn-users-marketed-on-dark-web-533411.shtml

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

How to disable startup sound on Windows 11

Yes, you can disable the new startup sound on Windows 11, and here's how.

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

 

Windows 10 and 11 move to the cloud with Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC

Windows 365 takes the OS to the cloud for the hybrid work era, so businesses can stream the full Windows experience on personal or corporate devices.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/windows-10-and-11-move-to-the-cloud-with-microsofts-windows-365-cloud-pc/

 

Cash App scams: Don’t fall for these tricks

https://bgr.com/tech/cash-app-scams-dont-fall-for-these-tricks/

 

Expect an Updated iPad mini Release, Fall 2021

A larger iMac with Apple Silicon is also reportedly planned

https://www.lifewire.com/expect-an-updated-ipad-mini-release-fall-2021-5192132

 

Master the macOS command line: How to copy and move files through Terminal

Wish you could move a bunch of folders all at once or instantly move every file of a certain type into a new folder? The command line may be the answer.

https://www.macworld.com/article/222558/macos-command-line-copying-moving-files-terminal.html

 

Windows 11: Inside the dramatic redesign

'Softer, friendlier, and less intimidating': Here's the thinking behind the Windows 11 redesign

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/windows-11s-new-look-explained-microsoft-is-trying-to-calm-us-with-design

 

The Week in Ransomware - July 9th 2021 - A flawed attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-july-9th-2021-a-flawed-attack/

 

How To Fix Apps Crashing On Android

https://www.techjunkie.com/fix-apps-crashing-android/

 

You're probably a ransomware victim

https://www.komando.com/episode/youre-probably-a-ransomware-victim/797024/

 

Universal Films to Make TV Debut on NBC's Peacock From 2022

HBO will lose exclusive access to Universal's film catalog.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/universal-films-to-make-tv-debut-on-nbcs-peacock-from-2022

 

SolarWinds warns of ‘targeted’ breach by hackers exploiting new software flaw

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/598d5eb4-7799-3125-a848-719373121835/solarwinds-warns-of.html

 

How to Check Your Screen Resolution in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/732798/how-to-check-your-screen-resolution-in-windows-10/

 

Google Fails: 10 Google Products Discontinued in 2021

No one is immune to failure, not even the almighty Google. Learn about the Google products that will be axed in 2021. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-products-discontinued/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Update this critical Windows printer system now, or face attack

Windows Print Spooler vulnerability unintentionally disclosed

https://www.techradar.com/news/update-this-critical-windows-printer-system-now-or-face-attack

 

Microsoft unveils its "Cloud PC" service Windows 365

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/14/microsoft-unveils-its-cloud-pc-windows-365/

 

Avoid downtime in your data center: How to migrate CentOS to AlmaLinux

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/avoid-downtime-in-your-data-center-how-to-migrate-centos-to-almalinux/

 

How to check what motherboard you have

You've got several options.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624568/how-to-check-what-motherboard-you-have.html

 

Preview Edge’s new Visual Design on Windows 11 today!

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/preview-edges-new-visual-design-on-windows-11-today-105990/

 

SolarWinds urges users to patch Microsoft-discovered security vulnerability

SolarWinds keeps finding itself in the hot seat.

https://www.windowscentral.com/solarwinds-urges-users-patch-microsoft-discovered-security-vulnerability

 

US and UK Cybersecurity Agencies Blames APT28 Gang for Massive Cyberattacks

Russian cybercriminal organization APT28 has been accused of multiple significant brute force attacks by the UK and US cybersecurity agencies in a joint statement, according to Security Affairs. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/us-and-uk-cybersecurity-agencies-blames-apt28-gang-for-massive-cyberattacks-533410.shtml

 

How to Create a Printers Folder Shortcut in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/101072-create-printers-folder-shortcut-windows.html

 

Windows 11: hands-on with upgrade process from Windows 10

Yes, you can upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 keeping your files, settings, and apps. Here's a first look at the upgrade process.

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

 

Hackers hit Microsoft customer service system, make off with data

The same hackers behind the SolarWinds attack were able to place information-stealing software on a customer service rep's computer, the company says.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/hackers-hit-microsoft-customer-service-system-make-off-with-data/

 

Here’s what to do if the latest iOS update wrecked your iPhone battery life

https://bgr.com/tech/heres-what-to-do-if-the-latest-ios-update-wrecked-your-iphone-battery-life/

 

Why Social Media Will Never Offer True User Privacy

A pipe dream we’ll never reach

https://www.lifewire.com/why-social-media-will-never-offer-true-user-privacy-5192229

 

Master the macOS command line: How to delete files and folders using Terminal

The command line is powerful, but also dangerous.

https://www.macworld.com/article/222596/command-line-deleting-files-folders-mac-terminal.html

 

How to watch ITV live anywhere for free

Watch one of the UK's biggest channels for absolutely free

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-watch-itv-live-anywhere-for-free

 

FBI warns cryptocurrency owners, exchanges of ongoing attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-cryptocurrency-owners-exchanges-of-ongoing-attacks/

 

How To Add Pictures To Contacts On An Android Device

https://www.techjunkie.com/add-pictures-contact-on-android-device/

 

How to store your COVID vaccine card on your phone

https://www.komando.com/how-tos/how-to-store-covid-vaccination-card-on-your-phone/797701/

 

What Is C-Band, and What Does It Mean for the Future of 5G?

For 5G to offer an experience that's noticeably better than 4G, it needs broad, dedicated channels, ideally 50MHz or wider. Enter C-Band, the frequency that may save 5G in the US.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-c-band

 

Hide your shame with this Google trick that deletes embarrassing searches

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hide-shame-google-trick-deletes-132845817.html

 

How to Remotely Sign out of Gmail on a Lost or Missing Device

https://www.howtogeek.com/728791/how-to-remotely-sign-out-of-gmail-on-a-lost-or-missing-device/

 

The 5 Best Free Calling Apps for Making Free Phone Calls

Here are the best apps to get a free US number to call the US and Canada for free from anywhere in the world. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/no-us-phone-number-best-free-apps-calling-to-usa/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft's emergency PrintNightmare patch doesn't actually fix the issue at all

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsofts-emergency-printnightmare-patch-doesnt-actually-fix-the-issue-at-all

 

Here is what Microsoft has in store for Edge in the second half of 2021

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/14/here-is-what-microsoft-has-in-store-for-edge-in-the-second-half-of-2021/

 

Top 5 more things to know about ransomware

Ransomware attacks are getting bigger and harder to defend against. Tom Merritt lists five more things about ransomware you need to know.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-more-things-to-know-about-ransomware/

 

How to turn your laptop into a desktop workstation

Desktop benefits, laptop portability.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623712/how-to-turn-your-laptop-into-a-desktop-workstation.html

 

Windows 11 public release on October 20 likely; Here’s why

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-11-public-release-on-october-20-likely-heres-why-105964/

 

Transnational hacking group pushed Microsoft and ISPs to make house calls

Not everything can be solved remotely.

https://www.windowscentral.com/transnational-hacking-group-pushed-microsoft-and-isps-make-house-calls

 

New Skills Academy Suffers by Data Breach

Subscribed users on the New Skills Academy Online Learning Platform have been informed by the company of a data breach. In accordance with their notification of this incident, the exact number of users who were affected by the occurrence is still unknown, says Hack Read. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-skills-academy-suffers-by-data-breach-533409.shtml

 

How to Mount and Unmount a Drive or Volume in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/158668-how-mount-unmount-drive-volume-windows.html

 

Microsoft Edge gets extension for quick access to Outlook mail

You can have full access to your Outlook account without leaving the tab on Microsoft Edge.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-extension-outlook-mail/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Windows 11 desktop to get new customization tricks: Here's how you'll use them

We'll explain everything you need to know about Windows Widgets, Desktops, Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and more.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/windows-11-desktop-to-get-new-customization-tricks-heres-how-youll-use-them/

 

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

https://bgr.com/tech/theres-a-new-hidden-feature-in-chrome-on-android-that-you-need-to-try/

 

Why You Should Have the Right to Repair Your Own Devices

Break out the screwdrivers

https://www.lifewire.com/why-you-should-have-the-right-to-repair-your-own-devices-5192144

 

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

 

MacBook Pro 2021 looks like the biggest upgrade in a decade — here's why

The new MacBook Pro is about to step out of the Air's shadow

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macbook-pro-2021-looks-like-the-biggest-upgrade-in-a-decade-heres-why

 

Insurance giant CNA reports data breach after ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/insurance-giant-cna-reports-data-breach-after-ransomware-attack/

 

How To Get Live TV On Roku

https://www.techjunkie.com/live-tv-roku/

 

Have a Ring camera? How to opt out of Amazon’s shared wireless network

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/ring-camera-opt-out-amazon-sidewalk/797524/

 

How QuickBooks Online Goes Way Beyond Basic Accounting to Power Your Small Business

Tips on unlocking the power of QuickBooks Online to streamline your business—and not just when it comes to accounting.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/how-quickbooks-online-goes-way-beyond-basic-accounting-to-power-your-small

 

Your Future PC Might Have A PS5 Chip Inside

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/future-pc-might-ps5-chip-211500278.html

 

Another Amazon-first gadget brand has suspiciously vanished: Choetech

Choetech, purveyor of chargers, hubs, and cables

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22567530/amazon-choetech-removed-pulled-aukey-mpow

 

Pinterest bans all weight loss ads

The company said it had developed the policy with guidance from the National Eating Disorders Association.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/pinterest-bans-weight-loss-ads-rcna1320

 

Google fined $592M in France for breaching antitrust order to negotiate copyright fees for news snippets

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/13/google-fined-592m-in-france-for-breaching-antitrust-order-to-negotiate-news-copyright-fees/

 

What An AI Nose Knows

https://makezine.com/2021/05/28/what-an-ai-nose-knows/

 

Security by Design

Principles for Making Your Linux System More Secure

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Security-by-Design

 

How Do I Use and Clear Outlook.com Contacts and Auto Complete Suggestions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wn3ZDBH-Nc

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Amazon doesn’t like FTC chair Lina Khan’s views, wants her off investigations

Sensing a changing antitrust landscape, Amazon fires a warning shot 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/amazon-doesnt-like-ftc-chair-lina-khans-views-wants-her-off-investigations/

 

Beware of this smishing trojan impersonating the Chrome app

https://blog.pradeo.com/fake-chrome-mobile-app-smishing-trojan

 

Google rolls out a new Drive desktop app for syncing files and photos

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-drive-for-desktop-app-file-syncing-backup-172510389.html

 

What Are Bash Dictionaries on Linux, and How Do You Use Them?

https://www.howtogeek.com/730243/what-are-bash-dictionaries-on-linux-and-how-do-you-use-them/

 

Windows 11 New Keyboard Shortcuts

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-11-new-keyboard-shortcuts

 

How to Send an Encrypted Email and Increase Your Privacy

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

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

 

Ring’s latest security updates are good, but still opt-in

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/13/ring-security-encryption-two-factor/

 

Use this new feature to automatically reload your Vivaldi tabs

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/use-this-new-feature-to-automatically-reload-your-vivaldi-tabs/

 

Quantum computing-as-a-service is going mainstream

QCaaS will allow businesses to explore the benefits of quantum computing

https://www.techradar.com/news/quantum-computing-as-a-service-is-going-mainstream

 

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

 

Gigabyte Says Its Motherboards Are Ready for Windows 11

Gigabyte is one of the first companies to jump on the Windows 11 bandwagon, as the hardware firm announced today that its motherboards are fully prepared for Microsoft’s new operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/gigabyte-says-its-motherboards-are-ready-for-windows-11-533417.shtml

 

Some AMD laptops reduce system performance for better battery life, but is that OK?

AMD isn't wrong for reducing laptop performance for better battery life, but the industry needs to be more honest about the practice.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-laptops-reduce-system-performance-better-battery-life

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6027-malicious-software-removal-tool-windows.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/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

This banking app closed accounts without warning and kept people’s money

https://bgr.com/tech/this-banking-app-closed-accounts-without-warning-and-kept-peoples-money/

 

Microsoft fixes dozens of Windows 10 security flaws — here's what to do

Several 'zero-day' flaws buried in the batch

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-patch-tuesday-july-21

 

Google faces new antitrust lawsuit over Google Play Store fees

A state AG lawsuit brings echoes of the Epic v. Apple case

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22567532/google-play-store-antitrust-lawsuit-state-ag-app-fees

 

Kaseya warns of phishing campaign pushing fake security updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kaseya-warns-of-phishing-campaign-pushing-fake-security-updates/

 

You Can Finally Buy a MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12

The battery extension starts shipping July 19

https://www.lifewire.com/you-can-finally-buy-a-magsafe-battery-pack-for-iphone-12-5192399

 

What to do with a dead Mac’s built-in SSD to secure your privacy

Dead Macs tell no tales, but their drives may.

https://www.macworld.com/article/349089/what-to-do-with-a-dead-macs-built-in-ssd-to-secure-your-privacy.html

 

Morgan Stanley Discloses Data Breach

Attackers were able to compromise customers' personal data by targeting the Accellion FTA server of a third-party vendor.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/morgan-stanley-discloses-data-breach

 

Not sure about all the regulations when flying your drone? This app will help

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/opensky-drone-app/797176/

 

Fraudsters Use SpaceX's Starlink to Scam Desperate Internet Users in Iran

The site asks Iranian users for Bitcoin to get access to SpaceX's satellite internet network Starlink.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/fraudsters-use-spacexs-starlink-to-scam-desperate-internet-users-in-iran

 

Is identity theft protection worth it? Cyber security experts weigh in

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/identity-theft-protection-yahoo-subscriptions-233903209.html

 

How to Disable the Mic and Camera from Android’s Quick Settings

https://www.howtogeek.com/733911/how-to-disable-the-mic-and-camera-from-androids-quick-settings/

 

How to install the hidden Aero Lite theme in Windows 11

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-the-hidden-aero-lite-theme-in-windows-11

 

GasBuddy Climbs to the Top of App Store Amid Gas Shortages

GasBuddy has seen a massive influx of downloads following the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.

https://www.makeuseof.com/gasbuddy-climbs-top-app-store-amid-gas-shortage/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Daily Crunch: European Union demands $1B penalty from VW, BMW for hiding emissions

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/09/daily-crunch-29/

 

Scammers exploiting Kaseya ransomware attack to deploy malware

A new phishing campaign claims to offer a security update for Kaseya's VSA software but actually tries to install malware, says Malwarebytes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/scammers-exploiting-kaseya-ransomware-attack-to-deploy-malware/

 

New MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch could arrive disappointingly late in 2021

Rumor claims we could see a late October or early November launch

https://www.techradar.com/news/new-macbook-pro-14-inch-and-16-inch-could-arrive-disappointingly-late-in-2021

 

Windows 11 Build 22000.65 adds search to Start, brings back performance booster

Windows 11 makes a few intriguing changes in its latest build.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624693/windows-11-build-2200065-adds-search-and-performance-booster.html

 

Windows 11 Installed on an Old Windows Phone

Developer Gustave Monce is one of those who managed to install Windows 10 on an old Lumia 950 XL, and now that Microsoft is working on a new operating system, it was obviously just a matter of time until Windows 11 landed on this Windows phone as well.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-installed-on-an-old-windows-phone-533415.shtml

 

Windows 11's new search box in the Start menu shouldn't have you up in arms

The search box in the Start menu has some Windows enthusiasts heated, but it's probably not worth getting mad about yet.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11s-new-search-option-start-menu-shouldnt-have-you-arms

 

How to Use Microsoft Safety Scanner in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/140357-how-use-microsoft-safety-scanner-windows.html

 

How to remove Widgets from taskbar on Windows 11

Yes, you can add or remove the Widgets button from the taskbar, and here's how on Windows 11.

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

 

These great iOS 15 features will make you want a new iPhone

https://bgr.com/tech/these-great-ios-15-features-will-make-you-want-a-new-iphone/

 

How to speed up Windows 10

Speed up your Windows 10 device with these tips

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-speed-up-windows-10

 

Google Calendar adds RSVP options for attending events virtually

Another harbinger of our hybrid work future

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22567295/google-calendar-invite-rsvp-workspace-hybrid-work

 

Microsoft: PrintNightmare security updates work, start patching!

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-printnightmare-security-updates-work-start-patching/

 

How to Fix It When Brightness Is Not Changing on Windows 10

Find out why you can't adjust brightness on your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-brightness-not-changing-windows-10-5190296

 

Connect an old Apple display to a new Mac to give it new life

Many people still have working Apple displays from years past. Here’s a guide to making use of them again in a suddenly required home office.

https://www.macworld.com/article/233993/connect-old-apple-display-to-a-new-mac-to-give-it-new-life.html

 

New WildPressure Malware Capable of Targeting Windows and MacOS

The Trojan sends information back to the attackers' servers about the programming language of a target device.

https://beta.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-wildpressure-malware-capable-of-targeting-windows-and-macos

 

The best TV trick you’re probably not using (but should be)

https://www.komando.com/tv-streaming-reviews/best-tv-trick-hdmi-cec/797319/

 

Audacity Pushes Back on Spyware Claims

Muse Group says the spyware claims are misplaced and there is simply 'unclear phrasing' in the privacy policy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/audacity-is-being-called-spyware-after-privacy-policy-update

 

Microsoft is buying cloud cybersecurity company RiskIQ

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-acquires-riskiq-174530256.html

 

How to Convert Multiple Word Documents to Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/728019/how-to-convert-multiple-word-documents-to-google-docs/

 

How to disable built-In Password Manager in Chrome, Edge, Firefox browsers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-built-in-password-manager-in-browsers

 

How to Overclock Your Graphics Card (GPU)

Want better graphics performance from your computer? Here's what you need to know about how to overclock the GPU. 

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

 

Is the US labor shortage the big break AI needs?

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/09/is-the-us-labor-shortage-the-big-break-ai-needs/

 

Tote: A new feature in Chrome OS for quick access to your often-used files

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/tote-a-new-feature-in-chrome-os-for-quick-access-to-your-often-used-files/

 

New Trojan malware steals millions of login credentials

Malware and Wi-Fi threats are on the rise

https://www.techradar.com/news/malware-steals-millions-of-login-credentials-for-popular-websites

 

The PrintNightmare exploit is so scary, even Windows 7 got an emergency fix (but it's imperfect)

Download it NOW 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624023/the-printnightmare-exploit-is-so-scary-even-windows-7-got-an-emergency-fix-but-its-incomplete.html

 

Microsoft Details Windows 11 Accessibility Features

Windows 11 has already been confirmed to come with plenty of big improvements, including a new Start menu, support for Android apps, and Microsoft Teams integration in the taskbar, but the new operating system actually packs so many more updates overall.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-details-windows-11-accessibility-features-533413.shtml

 

Upgrading directly from Windows 7 to Windows 11 will take some extra steps

There is an upgrade path for PCs moving directly from Windows 7 to Windows 11, but it's not as direct as upgrading from Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/upgrading-directly-windows-7-windows-11-will-take-some-extra-steps

 

How to Enable or Disable NTFS File Encryption in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/97782-enable-disable-ntfs-file-encryption-windows.html

 

How to remove temporary files on Windows 10

Are you running out of storage space? Windows 10 has a few ways to remove those temporary files, and emptying recycle bin, wasting space on your PC.

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

 

Fitbit might be working on a totally new kind of wearable

https://bgr.com/tech/fitbit-might-be-working-on-a-brilliant-smart-ring-wearable/

 

MacBook Pro 2021 could get a big webcam upgrade

says 'the entire Mac lineup' will get an upgrade to a 1080p webcam

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/macbook-pro-2021-could-get-a-big-webcam-upgrade

 

Android app tests your phone’s waterproof seals without a drop of water

It uses your phone’s barometer to check the integrity of its waterproof sealing

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22567127/water-resistance-tester-app-android-sealing

 

REvil victims are refusing to pay after flawed Kaseya ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/revil-victims-are-refusing-to-pay-after-flawed-kaseya-ransomware-attack/

 

How to Connect Three Monitors to a Laptop Dock

Get more screen real estate with your laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-three-monitors-with-laptop-dock-5189480

 

How to check your Intel and M1 Mac’s SSD health using Terminal

Follow our step-by-step guide to get important stats on the viability of your Mac’s SSD using Terminal and smartmontools.

https://www.macworld.com/article/334283/how-to-m1-intel-mac-ssd-health-terminal-smartmontools.html

 

Kaseya Hacked via Authentication Bypass

https://beta.darkreading.com/omdia/kaseya-hacked-via-authentication-bypass

 

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

https://www.komando.com/privacy/how-to-delete-search-histor/704259/

 

California Driver Ticketed for Hood-Mounted (Starlink?) Satellite Dish

'These are the real stories of the Highway Patrol.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/california-driver-ticketed-for-hood-mounted-starlink-satellite-dish

 

We Should Sign On to the Web, Not to Websites

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sign-not-websites-165443601.html

 

How to Deactivate Facebook Messenger

https://www.howtogeek.com/729901/how-to-deactivate-facebook-messenger/

 

How to use the Application Parts feature in Microsoft Access

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-the-application-parts-microsoft-access

 

7 Compelling Google Chrome 90 Features That Change Your Browsing for the Better

Google Chrome adds a lot of improvements under the hood in the latest update to improve your browsing experience. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/google-chrome-features-browsing-better/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

New York City’s new biometrics privacy law takes effect

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/09/new-york-city-biometrics-law/

 

How to fix the "cannot download file" issue in Google Drive on a Chromebook

If you've found your Chromebooks are refusing to download files from your Google Drive account, Jack Wallen has the fix for you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-fix-the-cannot-download-file-issue-in-google-drive-on-a-chromebook/

 

Linux servers are getting a welcome security upgrade

Integrated solution to roll out later this year

https://www.techradar.com/news/linux-servers-are-getting-a-welcome-security-upgrade

 

Email overload? Clean your inbox with these 5 steps

If you're always losing track of important emails, this process can help.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623196/email-overload-clean-your-inbox-with-these-5-steps.html

 

Windows 11 Running on an Android Device Is a Different Kind of Windows Phone

Windows phones are long gone, but Microsoft fanboys out there are still hoping that one day, the Redmond-based software giant would change its mind and release a mobile device powered by its very own operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-running-on-an-android-device-is-a-different-kind-of-windows-phone-533412.shtml

 

How to set the default web browser on Windows 11 (preview)

Yes, you can still change the default web browser to any you want. It now only takes more steps on Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-default-web-browser-windows-11

 

How to Auto-Mount VHD or VHDX File at Startup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/138629-auto-mount-vhd-vhdx-file-startup-windows-10-a.html

 

Can you upgrade to Windows 11 for free? Yes, Microsoft confirms.

Microsoft will make Windows 11 a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.

https://pureinfotech.com/can-upgrade-windows-11-free-yes-microsoft-confirms/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Apple Watch credited with catching ‘widow maker’ heart attack

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-watch-credited-with-catching-widow-maker-heart-attack/

 

iOS 15 Live Text and Visual Look Up vs. Google Lens: How they compare

iOS 15 adds some smarts to your camera that sound a lot like what Google Lens does

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-15-live-text-and-visual-look-up-vs-google-lens-how-they-compare

 

Verizon has its own version of spatial audio and it’s already pushing it on phones

It’s already being added to existing Motorola devices

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22567035/verizon-spatial-audio-adaptive-sound-motorola

 

Morgan Stanley reports data breach after vendor Accellion hack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/morgan-stanley-reports-data-breach-after-vendor-accellion-hack/

 

How to Fix It When Hulu's Not Working on Roku

What to do when Hulu’s crashing or not loading

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-hulu-not-working-on-roku-5188737

 

Find My: How to use Apple’s new all-in-one app to find friends, devices, and items

Here’s everything you need to know about the new find-everything app.

https://www.macworld.com/article/233398/find-my-how-to-use-apples-new-all-in-one-app-to-find-friends-and-devices.html

 

The NSA's 'New' Mission: Get More Public With the Private Sector

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/the-nsas-new-mission-get-more-public-with-the-private-sector/b/d-id/1341481

 

A woman was being harassed and stalked. How we found the guy.

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/a-woman-was-being-harassed-and-stalked-how-we-found-the-guy/797709/

 

Wi-Fi Networks Could Be Permanently Breaking iPhone Networking

Wi-Fi networks with certain names could potentially disable iPhone networking permanently.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/wi-fi-networks-could-be-permanently-breaking-iphone-networking

 

Google July 2021 core update is finished rolling out

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/926562ac-869c-349a-a6b0-314d26417006/google-july-2021-core-update.html

 

President Biden Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order to Boost Federal Defenses Against Hacks

Move comes amid a wave of major hacks, such as this week’s pipeline shutdown and SolarWinds espionage campaign

https://www.wsj.com/articles/president-biden-signs-cybersecurity-executive-order-to-boost-federal-defenses-against-hacks-11620859243

 

Russia still using 'brute force' to break into computer systems

The Russian military intelligence is continuing its worldwide hacking campaigns, the National Security Agency warned Thursday.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/russia-still-using-brute-force-break-computer-systems-rcna1318

 

Understanding How Rising Cryptocurrency Prices Affect Cybersecurity

https://www.secplicity.org/2021/05/06/understanding-how-rising-cryptocurrency-prices-affect-cybersecurity/

 

Amazon Releases Cowardly Statement, Is Clearly Afraid of FTC Chair

The tech giant thinks that Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission's new chairwoman, has been too critical of its practices in the past. Sweet.

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-releases-cowardly-statement-is-clearly-afraid-o-1847203533

 

Securing the Linux kernel with lockdown mode

Lock It Up

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

 

Why Your System is Slow Even Though the CPU Is Idle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu6Hd5yLTNU

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A New Version of Windows Will Help Microsoft Expand in the Clouds

An update to its flagship operating system is exciting, but investors like this business better 

https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/07/11/a-new-version-of-windows-will-help-microsoft-expan/?source=eptyholnk0000202&utm_source=yahoo-host&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article

 

Should I Just Hire a Hacker to Recover My Account?

Desperate times can lead to bad decisions.

https://askleo.com/should-i-just-hire-a-hacker-to-recover-my-account/

 

SSD vs. HDD: Battle for the Bits

https://askbobrankin.com/ssd_vs_hdd_battle_for_the_bits.html

 

5 ways to protect your devices from hackers

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-protect-devices-from-hackers-yahoo-subscriptions-005059815.html

 

Docker for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.howtogeek.com/733522/docker-for-beginners-everything-you-need-to-know/

 

What is OLED? Black levels, burn-in, and new Switch explained

You'll find OLED panels in TVs, smartphones, and the new Nintendo Switch – but what exactly is it?

https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-oled

 

How to enable XMP to run your RAM at full speed

When you buy high-performance RAM it only runs at stock speeds out of the box. Here's how to change that 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623194/how-to-enable-xmp-to-run-your-ram-at-full-speed.html

 

How to Connect AirPods to Roku TV

You can’t connect directly, but there’s a workaround with the Roku app

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-airpods-to-roku-tv-5186324

 

Microsoft rolls out emergency patch for critical PrintNightmare flaw (the patches don't work for all printers.  an update from the manufacture may be required)

Fixing a serious security hole in the Windows Print spooler service, the patch is available for almost all versions of Windows, even Windows 7.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-rolls-out-emergency-patch-for-critical-printnightmare-flaw/

 

How to Break Your Laptop: 5 Common Mistakes That Cause Laptop Damage

Wondering how to destroy a laptop? These common mistakes will damage your computer over time, so take care and be smart! 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-utterly-destroy-laptop-slowly-surely/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Customized Trojan Stole Data From 3M Windows PC Users

Nord Locker's security analysts found that hackers grabbed 1.2T of sensitive information from over 3 million users between 2018 and 2020, using a trojanized malware that infected over 3 million PCs running Windows. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/customized-trojan-stole-data-from-3m-windows-pc-users-533393.shtml

 

Don't wait until Windows 11 — here's how to run Android apps on your PC right now

Windows 11 will support Android apps, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until later this year to run them on your PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/dont-wait-until-windows-11-heres-how-run-android-apps-your-pc-right-now

 

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

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

 

APPLE AND GOOGLE CROWD OUT THE COMPETITION WITH DEFAULT APPS

A new study shows how Apple and Google’s preinstalled apps dominate their mobile platforms

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22549338/apple-google-apps-comscore-study-facebook

 

The next Mac processor: More RAM and mind-blowing speeds

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-processor-cpu-gpu-performance-cores-macbook-air-macbook-pro-mac-mini-imac-mac-pro.html

 

Tech Audit of Colonial Pipeline Found ‘Glaring’ Problems

https://www.securityweek.com/tech-audit-colonial-pipeline-found-%E2%80%98glaring%E2%80%99-problems

 

Tens of thousands scammed using fake Android cryptomining apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tens-of-thousands-scammed-using-fake-android-cryptomining-apps/

 

Special Report: Can you trust Amazon Sidewalk and Apple's Find My?

Here's what you need to know

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/amazon-sidewalk-vs-apple-find-my

 

What Colonial Pipeline Means for Commercial Building Cybersecurity

Banks and hospitals may be common targets, but now commercial real estate must learn to protect itself against stealthy hackers.

https://www.darkreading.com/physical-security/what-colonial-pipeline-means-for-commercial-building-cybersecurity-/a/d-id/1341446

 

Clever tech hack: How to text from your PC or Mac

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/clever-tech-hack-how-to-text-from-your-pc-or-mac/797952/

 

Google Kicks Credential-Stealing Android Apps From the Play Store

Android apps that stole Facebook credentials from unsuspecting users were downloaded more than 5.8 million times before Google kicked them off the Play Store.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-kicks-credential-stealing-android-apps-from-the-play-store

 

A New Version of Windows Will Help Microsoft Expand in the Clouds

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/273eb613-fc19-3aea-8075-88e4b4ba3fa7/a-new-version-of-windows-will.html

 

Windows 10’s Weather Widget Is a Mess. Is Windows 11 Next?

https://www.howtogeek.com/734461/windows-10s-weather-widget-is-a-mess.-is-windows-11-next/

 

The best soundbars for TV shows, movies and music in 2021

We've tested the best soundbars you can buy today

https://www.techradar.com/news/audio/home-cinema-audio/tr-top-10-best-soundbars-1288008

 

Why Windows 11 is leaving so many PCs behind (it's not just TPM)

More subtle security improvements may be forcing their way into the limelight.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623713/why-windows-11-is-leaving-so-many-pcs-behind.html

 

Rootkit Malware Found in Signed Windows Driver

Microsoft assures the compromised Netfilter driver had a limited impact

https://www.lifewire.com/rootkit-malware-found-in-signed-windows-driver-5190521

 

Scammers exploiting Kaseya ransomware attack to deploy malware

A new phishing campaign claims to offer a security update for Kaseya's VSA software but actually tries to install malware, says Malwarebytes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/scammers-exploiting-kaseya-ransomware-attack-to-deploy-malware/

 

Report: Most COVID-19 Misinformation Was Spread by These 12 Influencers

"The Disinformation Dozen (...) plays leading roles in spreading digital misinformation about COVID vaccines," says the CCDH. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/study-covid-misinformation-spread-by-influencers/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

In Windows 11, the Blue Screen of Death Becomes the Black Screen of Death

Windows 11 comes with lots of improvements overall, including new features, a revamped Start menu, support for Android apps and so much more, but users who install the very first preview build on their devices also come across several other more subtle changes.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/in-windows-11-the-blue-screen-of-death-becomes-the-blue-screen-of-death-533401.shtml

 

How to mitigate printing problems with update KB5004945 on Windows 10

Microsoft is having problems patching the PrintNightmare vulnerability, but these tips should help overcome the issues on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-mitigate-printing-problems-update-kb5004945-windows-10

 

How to Change Visual Effects Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6377-change-visual-effects-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Could October 20, 2021, be the release date of Windows 11?

The release of Windows 11 could be on October 20, 2021, and here's how we know.

https://pureinfotech.com/could-october-20-2021-release-date-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

These great iOS 15 features will make you want a new iPhone

https://bgr.com/tech/these-great-ios-15-features-will-make-you-want-a-new-iphone/

 

Microsoft’s new Office UI now available for testers

Microsoft is making everything in Office rounded, too

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/7/22565676/microsoft-new-office-ui-rounded-insiders-testing

 

You could save big on Apple gear this summer with Sales Tax Holidays

Several states are dropping sales-tax requirements that include electronic devices and PCs.

https://www.macworld.com/article/350603/you-could-save-big-on-apple-gear-this-summer-with-sales-tax-holidays.html

 

Ransomware Increasingly Detected on Industrial Systems: Report

https://www.securityweek.com/ransomware-increasingly-detected-industrial-systems-report

 

Microsoft pushes emergency fix for Windows 10 KB5004945 printing issues

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-pushes-emergency-fix-for-windows-10-kb5004945-printing-issues/

 

I’m finally cutting the cord — and this is the best value

Sling ticks all of the boxes for me

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/im-finally-cutting-the-cord-heres-how-well-sling-is-replacing-cable

 

Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours

Automation allowed a REvil affiliate to move from exploitation of vulnerable servers to installing ransomware on downstream companies faster than most defenders could react.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/attacks-on-kaseya-servers-led-to-ransomware-in-less-than-2-hours/d/d-id/1341496

 

Stop paying for software! 7 free versions of popular programs everyone uses

https://www.komando.com/downloads/7-free-versions-of-popular-programs/797707/

 

Researchers Share Another Zero-Day in Some Western Digital NAS Products

Researchers say a vulnerability in MyCloud OS 3 leaves many Western Digital products at risk of attack.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/researchers-share-another-zero-day-in-some-western-digital-nas-products

 

3 tips on how to keep passwords safe, according to cyber security experts

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-keep-passwords-safe-yahoo-subscriptions-005103277.html

 

What Is the Privacy Dashboard on Android?

https://www.howtogeek.com/733712/what-is-the-privacy-dashboard-on-android/

 

An unbelievable number of people can still break into old work accounts

Poor password practices are putting businesses at risk

https://www.techradar.com/news/an-unbelievable-number-of-people-can-still-break-into-old-work-accounts

 

Stop! Why you shouldn't panic-buy a TPM for Windows 11

Don't let scalpers prey on you, especially while so much remains up in the air.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623812/do-not-buy-a-tpm-for-windows-11-yet.html

 

Hackers Sneak Malware Onto Gamer's PCs

Torrent downloads hide executable for farming cryptocurrency

https://www.lifewire.com/hackers-sneak-malware-onto-gamers-pcs-5190331

 

Tote: A new feature in Chrome OS for quick access to your often-used files

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/tote-a-new-feature-in-chrome-os-for-quick-access-to-your-often-used-files/

 

What Is Rocky Linux and Should You Consider It?

After the termination of CentOS 9 support, developers at CentOS have released a new distribution named Rocky Linux.

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-rocky-linux/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

One of the biggest changes in Windows 11 concerns the taskbar, as Microsoft has decided to center the Start menu and the icons for an approach that many believe has been inspired by macOS.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-little-app-makes-the-windows-11-taskbar-much-more-awesome-533400.shtml

 

Microsoft says its patch for PrintNightmare works, despite claims of workarounds

Microsoft claims that workarounds of its patch for the PrintNightmare vulnerability rely on changing default registry settings to create an insecure configuration.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-says-its-patch-printnightmare-works-despite-claims-workarounds

 

How to Turn On or Off Hide Pointer While Typing in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/101591-turn-off-hide-pointer-while-typing-windows.html

 

WINDOWS 11: BIGGEST FEATURES, RELEASE DATE, FREE UPGRADE

Windows 11 is coming in 2021 (and 2022), and here's everything you need to know (so far) about the new UI changes, features, release date, and pricing.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-biggest-features-release-date-free-upgrade/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

TikTok tried to secretly track iPhone users, but Apple blocked the sneaky attempt

https://bgr.com/tech/tiktok-tried-to-secretly-track-iphone-users-but-apple-blocked-the-sneaky-attempt/

 

Another day, another WD security flaw

This one affects Cloud OS 3 devices

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/2/22561140/wd-cloud-os-3-security-flaw-update-patch-disconnect

 

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

 

Putin's Phone-in Hit by 'Cyberattacks'

https://www.securityweek.com/putins-phone-hit-cyberattacks

 

Microsoft: PrintNightmare security updates work, start patching!

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-printnightmare-security-updates-work-start-patching/

 

Alleged iPhone 13 model hands-on shows biggest design changes

iPhone 13 dummy units caught in the wild

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-13-dummy-unit-hands-on-shows-all-the-changes-you-can-expect

 

Fake Android Apps Promise Cryptomining Services to Steal Funds

Researchers discover more than 170 Android apps that advertise cloud cryptocurrency mining services and fail to deliver.

https://beta.darkreading.com/application-security/fake-android-apps-promise-cryptomining-services-to-steal-funds

 

5-minute tech fix: Finally speed up your PC

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/speed-up-your-pc/797932/

 

Biden Orders Investigation Into REvil Ransomware Campaign

The hackers behind the Kaseya breach have reportedly demanded $70 million in Bitcoin.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/biden-orders-investigation-into-revil-ransomware-campaign

 

Google removes popular Android apps that stole Facebook passwords

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-removes-android-apps-stealing-facebook-passwords-192721252.html

 

How to Rename Columns or Rows in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/727905/how-to-rename-columns-or-rows-in-google-sheets/

 

Audacity alternative abandoned after developer allegedly subjected to stalking and harassment

Audacity fork will need to find itself a new chief maintainer

https://www.techradar.com/news/audacity-alternative-abandoned-after-developer-subjected-to-stalking-and-harassment

 

Security expert explains TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot

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

 

Hackers Remotely Delete Data From Western Digital My Book Live Drives

Owners should unplug them immediately

https://www.lifewire.com/hackers-remotely-delete-data-from-western-digital-my-book-live-drives-5190332

 

How to fix the "cannot download file" issue in Google Drive on a Chromebook

If you've found your Chromebooks are refusing to download files from your Google Drive account, Jack Wallen has the fix for you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-fix-the-cannot-download-file-issue-in-google-drive-on-a-chromebook/

 

How to Activate the Security Features on Microsoft 365

Looking to make Microsoft 365 more secure? Here are some setting you can adjust to make it safer for all users. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-activate-security-microsoft-365/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

The Windows 10 Start Menu Is Still There in Windows 11 for Nostalgic Users

The very first Windows 11 preview build allows users to try out many of the new features coming in this operating system, including the revamped Start menu borrowed from Windows 10X.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/the-windows-10-start-menu-is-still-there-in-windows-11-for-nostalgic-users-533399.shtml

 

CPU smugglers resort to Wolf of Wall Street tactics, get caught

As CPU shortages continue, smugglers attempted to move hundreds of processors by strapping them to their bodies.

https://www.windowscentral.com/smugglers-strap-cpus-themselves-cling-film

 

How to Generate QR Code for Page URL in Microsoft Edge Chromium

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/154913-how-generate-qr-code-page-url-microsoft-edge-chromium.html

 

How to enable TPM on Hyper-V to install Windows 11 on VM

You can use these steps to enable TPM on Hyper-V to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine.

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

 

Fitbit might be working on a totally new kind of wearable

https://bgr.com/tech/fitbit-might-be-working-on-a-brilliant-smart-ring-wearable/

 

Big tech companies will have to open Russian offices if they want to advertise in the country

The law affects companies with over 500,000 Russian visitors a day

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/1/22559383/russia-social-media-tech-company-office-law-signed

 

The M1 chip and beyond: The present and future of Apple silicon on the Mac

Everything you need to know about Apple's homegrown Mac chips.

https://www.macworld.com/article/234860/apple-silicon-m1-system-on-chip-macbook-air-macbook-pro-mac-mini-imac-m1x-specs-features-intel-apps-rosetta-2.html

 

Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in Recent Attacks on WD Storage Devices

https://www.securityweek.com/zero-day-vulnerability-exploited-recent-attacks-wd-storage-devices

 

FBI warns cryptocurrency owners, exchanges of ongoing attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-cryptocurrency-owners-exchanges-of-ongoing-attacks/

 

How to use split screen on iPad

Here's how to use split screen on iPad and view two apps simultaneously on your Apple tablet

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-use-split-screen-on-ipad

 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch for 'PrintNightmare' Vuln

It urges organizations to immediately apply security update, citing exploit activity.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsoft-releases-emergency-patch-for-printnightmare-vuln/d/d-id/1341493

 

Firewall vs. antivirus: What’s the difference and do you need both?

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/firewall-vs-antivirus/798022/

 

Researchers Demonstrate Privacy Implications of Selling Used Amazon Echo Dots

Researchers say factory resetting an Amazon Echo Dot isn't enough to protect your privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/researchers-demonstrate-privacy-implications-of-selling-used-amazon-echo

 

Samsung’s about to shock us with a new foldable phone no one saw coming, report says

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/samsung-shock-us-foldable-phone-010559753.html

 

Selling Your Digital Soul for Cash

https://askbobrankin.com/selling_your_digital_soul_for_cash.html

 

The UNC2529 Triple Double: A Trifecta Phishing Campaign

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2021/05/unc2529-triple-double-trifecta-phishing-campaign.html

 

Biden’s sweeping executive order takes on Big Tech’s ‘bad mergers,’ ISPs and more

The White House emboldens fedeal agencies to enforce antitrust law 'vigorously'

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/09/biden-executive-order-tech-antitrust/

 

Roku Streambar Pro review: A solid, Roku-enabled upgrade for your TV’s built-in speakers

Roku’s step-up soundbar arrives with a new virtual surround mode and surprisingly decent audio performance, plus an integrated Roku player and AirPlay 2 

https://www.techhive.com/article/3624632/roku-streambar-pro-review.html

 

Live Patching Requires Reproducible Builds – and Containers Are the Answer

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/live-patching-requires-reproducible-builds-and-containers-are-answer

 

Finding the Owner of an IP Address

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Qm29DCVkA

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Being Blackmailed for Money on Facebook? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10430/being-blackmailed-money-facebook-heres-what-do

 

Gang behind huge cyber-attack demands $70m in Bitcoin

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gang-behind-huge-cyber-attack-121527578.html

 

What Is a Smart Plug?

https://www.howtogeek.com/730221/what-is-a-smart-plug/

 

How to disable built-In Password Manager in Chrome, Edge, Firefox browsers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-built-in-password-manager-in-browsers

 

The PrintNightmare exploit is so scary, even Windows 7 got an emergency fix (but it's imperfect)

Download it NOW.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3624023/the-printnightmare-exploit-is-so-scary-even-windows-7-got-an-emergency-fix-but-its-incomplete.html

 

This startup just created a fast, accurate COVID test that only needs saliva and links to an app

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/09/this-startup-just-created-a-fast-accurate-covid-test-which-only-needs-saliva-and-links-to-an-app/

 

Bitwarden has a new Send feature: Here's how to use it

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/bitwarden-has-a-new-send-feature-heres-how-to-use-it/

 

How Do I Permanently Close My Account?

Desperately seeking closure.

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

 

30+ free and cheap apps for Windows 10

What with Windows 10 about to be succeeded by Win11, why pay a lot for the apps that help you get the most out of your PC?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3602030/top-30-free-cheap-apps-for-windows-10.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN

 

How to Use Your Apple watch as a Medical Alert System

The best way to make the most of the medical alert device feature on your Apple Watch.

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-your-apple-watch-as-an-alert-system

 

The 5 Best Second-Hand Fashion Apps for Thrifting at Home

Try these apps if you're looking to expand your shopping habits into the realm of pre-owned and handmade fashion. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/second-hand-fashion-apps-thrifting/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Add or Remove Allowed Apps through Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/70903-add-remove-allowed-apps-through-windows-firewall-windows-10-a.html

 

YouTube Not Working – What You Can Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/youtube-not-working/

 

Windows 11 Will Obviously Run on Apple’s Macs as Well

Microsoft has recently announced the very first preview build of Windows 11 for users in the Windows Insider program, and as the world found out, not all devices would be able to run the new operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-11-will-obviously-run-on-apple-s-macs-as-well-533397.shtml

 

Soon, even non-smartphones will be able to raise a hand in Microsoft Teams

Even if you dial into a Microsoft Teams meeting, you'll be able to raise your hand by using the number pad.

https://www.windowscentral.com/soon-even-non-smart-phones-will-be-able-raise-hand-microsoft-teams

 

Insurance giant CNA reports data breach after ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/insurance-giant-cna-reports-data-breach-after-ransomware-attack/

 

Apple Watch credited with catching ‘widow maker’ heart attack

https://bgr.com/tech/apple-watch-credited-with-catching-widow-maker-heart-attack/

 

How to restore your Mac from the macOS Monterey beta to Big Sur

In case you want to go back in time

https://www.theverge.com/22559110/macos-monterey-beta-restore-macbook-pro-air-imac-mac-mini

 

How to update Android apps

Here's how to update Android apps both manually and automatically on your Android device

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-update-android-apps

 

Ransomware Hackers Claim To Leak 250GB Of Washington, D.C., Police Data After Cops Don’t Pay $4 Million Ransom

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/05/13/ransomware-hackers-claim-to-leak-250gb-of-washington-dc-police-data-after-cops-dont-pay-4-million-ransom/

 

Gas pump skimmers can steal your money – The easy way to spot them

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/spot-gas-pump-skimmers/797526/

 

REvil's Latest Ransomware Campaign Affects More Than 200 Companies

More than 200 companies fell prey to a ransomware campaign targeting an IT management provider called Kaseya.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/revils-latest-ransomware-campaign-affects-more-than-200-companies

 

Mass Ransomware Hack Used IT Software Flaws, Researchers Say

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mass-ransomware-hack-used-software-183846563.html

 

How to Turn off Facial Recognition on Facebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/727877/how-to-turn-off-facial-recognition-in-facebook/

 

How to Batch Convert HEIC to JPG using right-click context menu in Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/batch-convert-heic-to-jpg-using-context-menu

 

Only Windows 11 Pro will let you install Windows 11 with a local account

Microsoft appears to be taking aim at local PC accounts once again.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623830/only-windows-11-pro-will-let-you-install-windows-11-with-a-local-account.html

 

New York City’s new biometrics privacy law takes effect

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/09/new-york-city-biometrics-law/

 

Kaseya attack shows how third-party software is the perfect delivery method for ransomware

An analysis by eSentire suggests that the latest attack is similar to one that Kaseya endured in 2018.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/kaseya-attack-shows-how-third-party-software-is-the-perfect-delivery-method-for-ransomware/

 

Can My Computer Be Hacked If It’s Off?

Off isn’t always off.

https://askleo.com/can-computer-hacked-turned-off/

 

Apple releases first macOS ‘Monterey’ public preview

If Apple follows its typical timeline, the final Monterey release will appear in late September.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3624393/apple-releases-first-macos-monterey-public-preview.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to use FaceTime on Android

Plus FaceTime on Windows

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-facetime-on-android

 

Running Out of Storage Space? Try These 5 Low-Cost Alternatives to Google Drive

With more collaboration, it's easy to run out of cloud storage. These cloud backup services prove that Google Drive isn't the only choice for you.

https://www.makeuseof.com/storage-space-low-cost-alternatives-to-google-drive/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

How To Turn Off Narrator In Windows

https://www.techjunkie.com/turn-off-narrator/

 

RCE Bug in Adobe Experience Manager Revealed

Adobe's content management system includes a flaw that affects Mastercard, LinkedIn and Sony's PlayStation customers, according to Threat Post. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/rce-bug-in-adobe-experience-manager-revealed-533381.shtml

 

Fraudulent Microsoft update targets Kaseya ransomware victims

A new email campaign is piggybacking off a major ransomware attack.

https://www.windowscentral.com/kaseya-ransomware-victims-targetted-fake-microsoft-uupdate

 

Kaseya warns of phishing campaign pushing fake security updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kaseya-warns-of-phishing-campaign-pushing-fake-security-updates/

 

Apple’s iPhone is so good at protecting privacy, advertisers are giving up and switching to Android

https://bgr.com/tech/apples-iphone-is-so-good-at-protecting-privacy-advertisers-are-giving-up-and-switching-to-android/

 

Biden signs executive order targeting right to repair, ISPs, net neutrality, and more

All in the name of promoting competition in the US economy

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/9/22569869/biden-executive-order-right-to-repair-isps-net-neutrality

 

How to delete apps on Android

We go step-by-step through the different ways of how to delete apps on Android

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-delete-apps-on-android

 

FBI warns of cybercriminals abusing search ads to promote phishing sites

https://therecord.media/fbi-warns-of-cybercriminals-abusing-search-ads-to-promote-phishing-sites/

 

9 apps caught stealing Facebook passwords – Delete them now

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-login-stealing-trojan/797522/

 

Microsoft Confirms 'PrintNightmare' Vulnerability Affects All Windows Versions

Microsoft says a vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler affects every version of the operating system.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-confirms-printnightmare-vulnerability-affects-all-windows-versions

 

Scale, details of massive ransomware attack emerge

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scale-details-massive-ransomware-attack-174057235.html

 

How to Connect to McDonald’s Free Wi-Fi

https://www.howtogeek.com/731653/how-to-connect-to-mcdonalds-free-wi-fi/

 

How to check Network Adapter Speed on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/check-network-adapter-speed-on-windows-10

 

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

 

EU fines BMW, VW $1B for running emissions cartel since the 90s

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/08/eu-fines-bmw-vw-1b-for-running-emissions-cartel-since-the-90s/

 

Photos: Windows 11 features you need to know

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/windows-11-a-first-look-photos/

 

How Do I Use and Clear Outlook.com Contacts and Auto-complete Suggestions?

Suggestions from all over!

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-use-and-clear-outlook-com-contacts-and-auto-complete-suggestions/

 

Upgrading your PC’s hardware for Windows 11

Microsoft’s stringent hardware requirements for Windows 11 have left many wondering if they can — or should — upgrade their current PCs to support the upcoming OS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3624391/upgrading-your-pcs-hardware-for-windows-11.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to use less RAM on your Chromebook

Android is killing your resources

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-less-ram-on-your-chromebook

 

How to Use App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14.5 to Stop Apps Tracking You

A new feature in the iOS 14.5 iPhone update allows you to stop apps tracking you for targeted ads.

https://www.makeuseof.com/app-tracking-transparency-ios-14-5-iphone/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Install Windows 10 as Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8088-install-windows-10-virtual-machine-virtualbox.html

 

How To Setup A VPN On An IPhone [August 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/vpn-iphone/

 

Service Used by Cybercriminals Seized by Law Enforcement

Cybercriminals commonly employed this double-encryption service when attempting to evade identification while engaged in destructive actions. Law enforcement has successfully gained access to DoubleVPN's servers and customer logs, according to Cybersecurity News. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/doublevpn-a-service-used-by-cybercriminals-seized-by-law-enforcement-533379.shtml

 

Switching to a trackball helped my wrist fatigue, you should try one too

For the first time in my life, I ditched a regular mouse for a trackball and I won't be going back.

https://www.windowscentral.com/switching-trackball-helped-my-wrist-fatigue

 

REvil victims are refusing to pay after flawed Kaseya ransomware attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/revil-victims-are-refusing-to-pay-after-flawed-kaseya-ransomware-attack/

 

Report teases huge display upgrade for Apple’s iPhone 14

https://bgr.com/tech/report-teases-huge-display-upgrade-for-apples-iphone-14/

 

The FTC has reportedly opened an investigation into Amazon’s MGM acquisition

Lina Khan’s FTC is going to scrutinize the huge media deal

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/9/22570797/ftc-amazon-mgm-investigation-probe-lina-khan

 

How to disable Gmail's smart features and prevent tracking

Reclaim control of your email by following the steps in this guide

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-disable-gmails-smart-features-and-prevent-tracking

 

Hackers accessed SolarWinds' Office 365 since early 2019

Hackers persistently accessed SolarWinds’ internal systems, Microsoft Office 365 environment and software development environment for months before carrying out their vicious cyberattack.

https://www.crn.com.au/news/hackers-accessed-solarwinds-office-365-since-early-2019-564317

 

Update your PC now! Emergency patch fixes ‘PrintNightmare’ flaw

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/emergency-patch-fixes-printnightmare-flaw/797148/

 

LimeVPN Backup Database Hacked

A hacker gained access to a old backup server, and thankfully the impact is minimal.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/limevpn-suffers-major-data-breach-over-69k-users-at-risk

 

Asia industry group warns privacy law changes may force tech firms to quit Hong Kong

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-google-twitter-could-quit-125337373.html

 

When Are U.S. Carriers Shutting Down Their 3G Networks?

https://www.howtogeek.com/733116/when-are-u.s.-carriers-shutting-down-their-3g-networks/

 

Chromebook vs Laptop – What are the differences?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/chromebook-vs-laptop-differences

 

Microsoft won't allow Windows 11 on many older Surface devices

Any Surface device that's older than three years may be in danger of not being able to upgrade to Windows 11. Blame Microsoft's new hardware requirements.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622981/microsoft-surface-devices-cannot-upgrade-to-windows-11.html

 

The Accellion data breach continues to get messier

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/08/the-accellion-data-breach-continues-to-get-messier/

 

Linux 101: How to find drive space usage from the command line

If you need to know how much space remains on those drives connected to your server, the information is but a quick command away. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-find-drive-space-usage-from-the-command-line/

 

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

The case of the disappearing message.

https://askleo.com/email_i_was_composing_has_disappeared_can_i_get_it_back/

 

On the future of work, Apple is in retrograde

Apple denies the new world of remote work in favor of its own somewhat inflexible hybrid working policy.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3623670/on-the-future-of-work-apple-is-in-retrograde.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

How to install and use Windows Package Manager

The new best way to install things on Windows 10

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-and-use-windows-package-manager

 

5 Best Free Online PDF Editors

Here's a roundup of five of the best free online PDF editors you can use today. 

https://www.makeuseof.com/best-pdf-editor-to-edit-pdf-online/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to Enable or Disable Built-in Elevated Administrator Account in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2969-enable-disable-elevated-administrator-account-windows-10-a.html

 

The Best Free Firewall Software [January 2021]

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-firewall-software/

 

Apple Encrypts iCloud Stored Data on Google and AWS Clouds

Several security analysts viewed Apple's acquisition of Google's cloud data services as a good move, stating that more companies should take the shared responsibility model with cloud service providers (CSPs) seriously, according to SC Magazine. 

https://news.softpedia.com/news/apple-encrypts-its-icloud-data-stored-on-google-and-aws-clouds-533380.shtml

 

Microsoft issues emergency Windows patch for PrintNightmare vulnerability [Updated]

Microsoft recently released an out-of-band patch for Windows that addresses the PrintNightmare vulnerability.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-issues-emergency-windows-patch-printnightmare-vulnerability

 

Microsoft: PrintNightmare now patched on all Windows versions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-printnightmare-now-patched-on-all-windows-versions/

 

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

https://bgr.com/tech/microsoft-sounds-an-urgent-warning-about-the-windows-printnightmare-bug/

 

Universal films will head exclusively to Amazon Prime Video after their run on Peacock

IMDb TV will also get a catalog refresh as part of the deal

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/9/22570590/universal-films-prime-video-streaming-peacock

 

Are VPN free trials worth using?

Here's why you should always try before you buy

https://www.tomsguide.com/features/are-vpn-free-trials-worth-using

 

Are The Notorious Cyber Criminals Evil Corp actually Russian Spies?

https://blog.truesec.com/2021/05/05/are-the-notorious-cyber-criminals-evil-corp-actually-russian-spies/

 

Wi-Fi slow? Best ways to fix Wi-Fi problems

https://www.komando.com/kims-column/best-ways-to-fix-wi-fi-problems/768039/

 

United Airlines to Add Bluetooth Support to In-Flight Entertainment

To start, Bluetooth support, which will connect your earphones or earbuds to seatback entertainment systems. will be available on 737 Max 8 jets this summer.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/united-airlines-to-add-bluetooth-support-to-in-flight-entertainment

 

iPhone privacy settings: Top tips for securing your iOS device

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/iphone-privacy-settings-top-tips-133255723.html

 

Computers will soon be hacking people.

https://reason.com/volokh/2021/05/10/computers-will-soon-be-hacking-people/

 

Parallel shells with xargs: Utilize all your cpu cores on UNIX and Windows

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/parallel-shells-xargs-utilize-all-your-cpu-cores-unix-and-windows

 

No, Your Facebook Account Has Not Been Hacked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrmtB0uxtqw

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