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Sat 08/28/2021 N/A
Fri 08/27/2021 2113
Thur 08/26/2021 2312
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Tue 08/24/2021 2310
Mon 08/23/2021 2309
Sun 08/22/2021 2308

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Fri 2313 08/26/2021

Gurman: Updated Mac mini with new design and more ports coming in the ‘next several months’



Google Maps is getting a great new feature from Waze



Microsoft releases an improved Windows 11 PC health check app



What Is Machine Learning?



Top 4 Unbiased Independent World News Sources

Unbiased news sources are rare, but they do exist. Here are the best news websites that are free from true censorship.



Is there an easier way to combine documents than Copy/Paste?



T-Mobile apparently lied to government to get Sprint merger approval, ruling says

T-Mobile ordered to prove it didn't lie to Calif. agency about network-shutdown plan.



How to use VBA's InputBox function to select a range on the fly in Excel

Automating the selection process isn't difficult if you rely on VBA's InputBox in Microsoft Excel.



Zoom is getting a makeover for the hybrid working future

Changes are coming to Zoom Meetings, Phone and Chat



16 simple ways to tune up your laptop before the new school year

Here's a collection of tips and recommendations to fine-tune your laptop for the new school year without spending any money.



How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Virtualization-based Security for Memory Integrity in Windows 10




A software utility meant to help you get a quick overview of the latest Windows 11 and its features with a feature demonstration



Tech giants pledge at least $30 billion to improve cybersecurity following White House meeting

Technology, financial, and education leaders commit to a wide range of initiatives to enhance the nation's cybersecurity posture in collaboration with the Biden Administration.



How to open Microsoft Edge always InPrivate mode on Windows 11

Microsoft Edge lets you set the InPrivate mode as the default experience when launching the browser, and here's how to enable the option.



Apple could be working on dual-screen MacBook Pro with wireless charging

An Apple patent provides details



8 Things to Do With an Old Android Tablet

Turn an old and unused Android tablet into something useful



New unofficial Windows patch fixes more PetitPotam attack vectors



Musk admits Full Self-Driving system ‘not great,’ blames a single stack for highway and city streets



Monitor your Linux system in your terminal with procps-ng

How to find the process ID (PID) of a program. The most common Linux tools for this are provided by the procps-ng package, including the ps and pstree, pidof, and pgrep commands.



Google is shutting down its Android Auto mobile app in favor of Google Assistant

Android 12 will mark the end of the stopgap app



Ransomware Attacker Offers Employees a Cut if They Install DemonWare on Their Organization's Systems

Researchers went undercover and posed as willing "insider threats" to expose and study an unusual hybrid BEC-style social engineering-ransomware scheme.



This clever fake UPS email takes phishing scams to a whole new level



Best Cheap VPNs for 2021

Get the protection of an affordable top VPN, without the limitations imposed by most free VPNs.



Fort Worth phone store robbery led to discovery of $100 million conspiracy, feds say



How to Add a Contact to the Home Screen on iPhone



How to Change Wi-Fi Channels on Your Router

If you're tired of playing your internet signal constantly going down, then it's time to change your Wi-Fi channel. Here's how to do it.



Is Yahoo email safe?



The long-awaited M1X MacBook Pro will be here by November, reporter claims

Despite production delays, the M1X or M2 Macs are imminent.



How DuckDuckGo makes money selling search, not privacy

Commentary: DuckDuckGo is small by Google's standards, but the company is proving it's very possible to make a lot of money with just a bit more privacy.



Many Americans aren't aware they're being tracked with facial recognition while shopping

You're not just on camera, you're also being tracked



Over half of Windows users plan to upgrade to Windows 11, according to new poll

People appear eager to try out Windows 11, but many won't be able to upgrade when it launches.



How to Create a Windows Backup in Windows 10



State Department Allegedly Hit by Cyberattack

The Department of Defense's Cyber Command issued warnings about a possibly significant cyberattack against the United States Department of State that may have occurred in recent weeks.  



15 signs you've been hacked—and how to fight back

Redirected internet searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned.



How to enable Print key to take screenshot with Snipping Tool on Windows 11

Instead of using the keyboard shortcut, you can configure Snipping Tool to use the Print key to take screenshots, and here's how on Windows 11.



Windows 11 compatibility checker is back: Here’s how to get it

Microsoft's PC Health Check app makes it return



How to Turn on a Logitech Webcam

Setting up your Logitech webcam for streaming or video chats is easier than ever



You can post LinkedIn jobs as almost ANY employer — so can attackers



A California judge just struck down Prop 22: Now what?



A guide to the Linux terminal for beginners

Learn the differences between Linux terminal commands, arguments, and options, and how to use them to control your computer.



Microsoft is making it harder to switch default browsers in Windows 11

Competitors aren’t happy



Security Vendors Sound the Alarm on LockBit Ransomware's Return

Threat group claims version 2.0 of malware can encrypt 100 gigabytes of data twice as fast as its rivals.



Selling an old smart speaker? Here’s how to wipe everything you’ve said to it



Private Internet Access VPN Review

A long-running VPN service holding its own



Elon Musk says SpaceX has shipped 100,000 dishes for its Starlink satellite internet, which now serves 14 countries



How to Hide the Audio Icon in a Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow



Why Does Google Chrome Keep Crashing, Freezing, or Not Responding?

Google Chrome keeps crashing on your computer? Learn how to fix Chrome freezing and other frustrating Chrome errors.



Why can't I write any files to my C: drive?



Intel’s Arc GPUs will compete with GeForce and Radeon in early 2022

"Alchemist" will be Intel's first serious dedicated gaming GPU.



Google makes Google Chat the default for more people

For people in organizations that use Google Workspace, the migration from Hangouts to Google Chat begins Aug. 16—unless an administrator chooses to delay.



Intel locks down all remaining TSMC 3nm production capacity, boxing out AMD and Apple

Intel's 3nm orders include a new GPU and three server chips



New Microsoft Teams feature helps you fix laggy calls and meetings

A new feature for Microsoft Teams helps spot and fix issues with meetings and calls.



How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 10



Linux for Apple Silicon Is Coming

After bringing Linux to the PlayStation 4, famous developer Hector Martin, also known as marcan, is getting ready for another important project for the open-source world.



OnePercent ransomware group hits companies via IceID banking Trojan

This new, aggressive ransomware group also uses Cobalt Strike to move laterally across the network.



Windows 11 gets new Paint app with dark mode support

Microsoft reveals a first look at the new Paint app that includes dark mode support.



Windows 11 will lose these common taskbar features

Windows 11 will be missing several key features in its taskbar



How to Update Asus Motherboard BIOS

Update your Asus motherboard drivers too



US Census Bureau hacked in January 2020 using Citrix exploit



Walmart announces GoLocal, a last-mile delivery service for other retailers



How to use cron on Linux

The cron system is a method to automatically run commands on a schedule.



The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing

Even if you can install, many may be told their PC isn’t good enough



Cost of Cyberattacks Significantly Higher for Smaller Healthcare Organizations

Significant oversights, such as lack of automation and continued vulnerability to old threats, leave healthcare organizations at risk.



Digital Life Hack: Tricks to get great photos of your pets



Lessons to Learn: 11 Practical Tips for Successful Schooling at Home

Millions of kids are likely spending at least some of the upcoming school year learning at home. Our tips can help families adapt to the challenge of pandemic-era schooling and succeed in the new educational reality.



Windows 11 upgrades are about to get less confusing



How to Save Photos from Gmail to Google Photos



Excel Formulas Not Working? 5 Ways to Fix Them

Excel formulas not working? Check out five errors that can stop Excel formulas from calculating and learn how to fix them.



How do I make links in documents attached to email clickable?



Samsung has its own AI-designed chip. Soon, others will too

Semiconductor software-design maker Synopsys is adding AI to its arsenal.



Kaseya obtains universal decryptor key for recent REvil ransomware attacks

A company spokesperson confirmed that the key works but won't reveal the source, saying only that it came from a trusted third party.



Semiconductor shortage reaches a new and unwelcome landmark

OEMs have to wait weeks to receive their orders



Experts weigh in on the future of Skype and Microsoft Teams Consumer

Industry analysts give us a better idea of what to expect.



How to Add and Remove Accounts used by other apps in Windows 10 (these account on your computer are how some apps call home)



HDCleaner Portable

Keep your computer working properly by regularly removing junk files, optimizing browser settings, and more using this portable app



4 most dangerous emerging ransomware threat groups to watch

New research identifies four emerging ransomware groups currently affecting organizations and that show signs of becoming bigger threats in the future.



How to remove Start menu Recommended items on Windows 11

Yes, you can prevent the Start menu on Windows 11 from showing recommended items, and here's how.



How to use your phone as a webcam

Your smartphone can pull double-duty as a webcam



What Is a Webcam?

How computer webcams work and what they do



SynAck ransomware releases decryption keys after El_Cometa rebrand



Spotify’s Podcasts Subscriptions service is now open to all US creators



Check used disk space on Linux with du

Find out how much disk space you're using with the Linux du command.



Microsoft won’t stop you installing Windows 11 on older PCs

Windows 11 will run on older CPUs



Ransomware Attacks and Payment Demands Soar

In the past 12 months, 30% of ransom demands topped $30 million, but victims who negotiated were able to drive demands down significantly.



Why you shouldn't buy a fake vaccination card



How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive

Google Drive may not let you encrypt individual Google Docs, but there are still ways to protect your security and privacy. Here's how to keep your Docs from prying eyes.



Windows 11's new focus timer feature will work with Spotify



How to copy your Photos library from one Mac to another

You can avoid most of the Internet bandwidth overhead by copying from drive to drive.



Clop Gang Partners Laundered $500 Million in Ransomware Payments



Explore the look and feel of Windows 11



A Bash web server

One Liners

With one line of Bash code, you can create a Bash web server for quickly viewing the output from Bash scripts and commands.



How Do I Stop My Neighbor Using My IP Address?


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Thur 2312 08/26/2021

(NOTICE: Those interested in Windows 11, there are four articles of major interest.)


The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing

Even if you can install, many may be told their PC isn’t good enough



Microsoft Reaffirms Windows 11's System Requirements (for the Most Part)

Microsoft isn't officially changing Windows 11's system requirements, but it's reportedly planning to turn a blind eye to people who ignore them.



Microsoft won’t stop you installing Windows 11 on older PCs (be mindful that if your computer does not meet the requirements, it's not as secure as newer computers that meet the new requirements.  Your decision on the risks.)

Windows 11 will run on older CPUs



Survey finds vast majority of people reusing personal passwords in the workplace, despite security training



Ransom Leak Sites Reveal 422% Annual Increase in Victims



T-mobile hacker explains how he breached carrier's security: “Their security is awful”



How to Set Up and Use Alexa to Get Help in an Emergency



Microsoft backs down: Older PCs will be able to run Windows 11, unofficially

Older PCs will be able to install Windows 11 in some way, but conflicting reports have only muddied the water further.



How do I get senders that I've marked as spam to end up in the spam folder thereafter?



Apple defends iPhone photo scanning, calls it an “advancement” in privacy

Discussing child-abuse detection, Federighi said Apple is still "leading on privacy."



Which universities are producing today's programming talent?

As corporate demand soars for entry-level software developers, there are plenty to be found beyond the premier schools.



The Best Soundbars for Audiophiles on a Budget



Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.



How is OpenVPN set up: check VPN encryption and diagnose issues

Is your VPN working as advertised?



Notebooks drive U.S. PC market growth in Q2 2021 for a 17% YoY increase

This isn't a Q1 2021 type of situation, but it's still solid growth.



Microsoft Safety Scanner

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



Microsoft reveals cheaper wired Xbox stereo headset (this might be used on a non-Xbox for Zoom meetings pending your machines audio jack(s) or with a splitter adapter for those with separate audio out and microphone input.)

The Xbox stereo headset is a great alternative to the more expensive wireless variant 



Set up a VPN server on your Linux PC

The first step in building a VPN is setting up a VPN server 



Vice Society ransomware joins ongoing PrintNightmare attacks



How to Back Up a Computer to an External Hard Drive

You can back up important folders or the entire system



There might be a mysterious second Apple event in September after the iPhone 13 launch



ICON lands $207M Series B to construct more 3D-printed homes after seeing 400% YoY revenue growth



How to check if your Mac has a Recovery partition installed

The Recovery partition is a critical tool to help with macOS installation and fixing problems.



Razer is fixing a serious Windows security flaw caused by its mice

You shouldn't be able to get admin rights by plugging in a mouse.



Digital Life Hack: Insider secret to finding something to watch on Netflix



Protect Yourself From Abuse: How to Find and Remove Stalkerware on Your Phone and PC

Obsessed exes turning into stalkers is nothing new. But with stalkerware, they can also turn your phones and PCs into listening devices that report everything you do. Don't worry: You can protect yourself against this insidious malware. We’ll show you how.



Do this before iOS 15 is released to stop Apple from scanning your private photos



What Is Google Chat, and Does It Replace Hangouts?



How to tell which way your fan is blowing

Both of these methods are simple, but one can be much faster than the other.



Should I turn off my wired router while I'm away for two months?



Calculator, Mail, other built-in apps get a Windows 11 facelift in latest beta

Microsoft continues to freshen up apps while snipping out duplicative features.



How cyberattacks exploit known security vulnerabilities

Knowing that many organizations fail to patch known flaws, attackers continually scan for security holes that they can exploit, says Barracuda.



9 Gadgets and Devices You Should Unplug Overnight

Save energy and money. What's not to love?



Cortana is AWOL in the war against COVID-19 disinfo

At a time when more people use voice assistants to retrieve the most basic information, Microsoft’s Cortana doesn’t provide even the basics about protecting against the coronavirus.



3D printers could finally be about to get a lot more powerful

Major merger should boost 3D printers everywhere



How to connect your laptop to a TV

Two ways you can bring your laptop to the big screen.



Windows Calculator Gets a Facelift in Windows 11

Microsoft has released an update for the Calculator app in Windows 11, and just as expected, this small redesign brings the app in line with the rest of the operating system.



How to enable ‘Enhance audio’ on Windows 11

This is how you can enhance the audio output experience on Windows 11.



What I love about OpenStreetMap

This month is the birthday of OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community-owned collaborative geographic database of the world.



Windows 11 gets new versions of Snipping Tool, Mail, and Calculator



How to Set up Raspberry Pi as a NAS Server

Access your files anywhere on your network.



Windows 11: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s next OS



A new NSO zero-click attack evades Apple’s iPhone security protections, says Citizen Lab

Bahraini human rights activists were hacked with NSO's Pegasus spyware



How to get service on an Apple laptop battery

Lithium-ion batteries slowly shrink in capacity; a replacement may be covered under warranty.



Hackers steal $97 million from Japan's Liquid crypto exchange

It's working with specialist tracking firms to locate and freeze the stolen funds.



7 laptop maintenance steps you should do regularly to keep yours happy



The Best iPad Tips and Tricks: How to Conquer iPadOS

Apple's tablet may seem like a super-sized iPhone, but it has unique features even the most seasoned iOS veteran must learn. Here are the top hidden iPad features to know.



2 cybercrime moves businesses oppose (surprise, our personal info and when infrastructure goes down, we suffer more then them)



How to Use Icon Sets to Represent Values in Microsoft Excel



These 6 core apps will change in Windows 11

Most of the Windows apps are simply being updated to look like Windows 11. But some are receiving new features, too.



How do we get search engines to include dates in the search results?



Netflix is adding residential IP addresses to its VPN blocklists

Netflix's new "VPN" block policies can catch innocent users in the crossfire.



The ransomware risk management calculus is changing for OT, ICS and critical infrastructure

Paralysis is the worst possible state for businesses to find themselves in when faced with the threat, says Claroty's CPO.



9 Gadgets and Devices You Should Unplug Overnight

Save energy and money. What's not to love?



The Windows print nightmare continues for the enterprise

KB5005652, meant to address “PrintNightmare” vulnerabilities, is causing some enterprise users to be prompted to reinstall print drivers or install new drivers — which they can’t do without admin privileges.



Why Office 365 data needs dedicated cloud backups

Office 365 stores data but does not guarantee backup



How to fix second monitor not detected on Windows 10

Is an external monitor not being detected on Windows 10? Use these troubleshooting steps to fix the problem.



Mozilla Firefox to No Longer Allow Insecure Downloads

Mozilla is getting ready to introduce another significant change for Firefox users, as the company wants the browser to block insecure downloads by default.



How to move shared folder to another drive on Windows 10

Yes, it's possible to move a shared folder to another driver on the same computer without permissions reconfigurations – here are two ways to complete the task.



Use the Linux terminal to navigate throughout your computer

Learn to navigate from directory to directory in the Linux terminal.



Notorious AlphaBay darknet market comes back to life



How to Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Install Kodi through OSMC and start watching now



AT&T responds to report that 70M customer records were breached in massive hack



Back to the suture: The future of healthcare is in the home



How to reset the NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC on any Mac

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.



Facebook has banned 3,000 accounts for COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation

It removed more than 20 million individual posts since the start of the pandemic last year.



If you’re using an old version of Windows, do this now to get Windows 11 for free when it comes out



Running Out of Storage? Clean Up Apple Messages to Free Up Space

Don't let videos, photos, GIFs, and stickers buried in text messages fill up your Apple devices' storage. Our guide shows you how to dig them out of the Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.



Microsoft Is Awarded US Patent for Crypto Token-Creation Service



5 Ways to Pin Shortcuts to Windows 10’s Taskbar



How to set up your PC's fans for maximum system cooling

Keep your PC components as cool (and fast) as possible by setting your fans up the right way.



Why won't PDFs open reliably in Thunderbird?



Apple and Google seem spooked by bill requiring more app stores and sideloading

Bill would make iOS and Android more open to 3rd-party stores and sideloaded apps.



Systemd can't seem to catch a break: New vulnerability found

A dangerous vulnerability was found in the Linux systemd stack. Find out what it is and how to upgrade your Linux distributions.



3 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It)

Your SIM card is a security risk! Learn how SIM cards can be hacked and what you can do to protect your phone.



Microsoft plots price hikes for most Office, Microsoft 365 subscriptions

The increases, which could be as high as 25%, are slated to take place March 1, 2022 and will affect most enterprise and business plans.



More and more phishing scams are using Google Meet links

Using open redirects, scammers can get past most email security solutions



New ransomware called LockFile targets Microsoft Exchange servers

Ransomware attackers continue to target Microsoft Exchange servers.



Microsoft Warns of New Windows Print Spooler RCE Flaw

Following the patch released just two days ago, Microsoft disclosed another vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler component, but promised to fix the problem future security update, according to The Hacker News. 



How to enable Night light on Windows 11

Windows 11 includes "Night light" to help you reduce eye strain and improve sleep quality at night — here's how to set it up.



Analyze the Linux kernel with ftrace

Ftrace is a great way to learn more about the internal workings of the Linux kernel.



Ukraine shuts down money laundering cryptocurrency exchanges



What Is a Raspberry Pi?

The little green $35 computer explained



Apple’s latest iOS update is causing big problems for some iPhone users



Intel inks deal with Department of Defense to support domestic chip-building ecosystem



How to check the keyboard, mouse, and trackpad battery level in macOS

While not a secret, you have to hunt to find your Magic Keyboard, third-party mouse, and similar wireless devices’ current charges.



Laser-powered fusion energy inches closer to reality

It could be a viable alternative to other fusion reactor technologies.



iPhone tip: How to hide apps from your home screen



What to Do If Your Phone Won't Turn On

Has your phone stopped turning on? Here are some troubleshooting tips that can help you get your iPhone or Android device running again.



Windows 11's new focus timer feature will work with Spotify



Internet Explorer Finally Heading for Exit



How [NOT] to Destroy Your Smartphone



This could be Apple’s next $20 billion business

An analyst sees Apple rapidly growing its advertising business at a similar trajectory to what Amazon showed a few years back



Add 57,600 pixels to your Raspberry Pi Pico



Announcing the first Insider Preview for Windows 11



"Free" streaming cable TV channels: They're not what you think they are

Cord-cutting is confusing enough. These channels aren't helping.



See our makers playing favorites among Windows 11 features



Google Maps will soon get one of Waze's best features

Google Maps will show you how much money you'll need to spend on tolls, just like Waze.



A command-line file manager

Nimble Tree Climber

The broot file manager guarantees clearer, quicker navigation of the directory tree at the command line.



“Chkdsk Cannot Run Because the Volume Is in Use by Another Process”


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Wed 2311 08/25/2021

Yes, You Can Still Get Windows 10 For Free (those not on Win 10 and want Win 11 if they can, to get it free, upgrade to Win 10)



This could be Apple’s next $20 billion business

An analyst sees Apple rapidly growing its advertising business at a similar trajectory to what Amazon showed a few years back



Windows 11: Do I really have to upgrade from Windows 10? What to know

Windows 11 is on the way. But what if you want to stick to Windows 10? We've got all the info you need.



Your PC is not compatible with Windows 11? Here are your options!



'No-brainer' for White House to seek private sector help on critical infrastructure, ex-NSA hacker explains



How to Remove the “Chat” Taskbar Icon on Windows 11



Leaked voting machine BIOS passwords may implicate Q-friendly county clerk

Leaked BIOS passwords led investigators to Tina Peters' office in Mesa County, Colo.



The Full Nerd special edition: Intel's Tom Petersen dives deep into Arc GPUs and XeSS

Intel Fellow Tom Petersen joins the Full Nerd crew to talk about the company's Arc GPU and XeSS.



Why does Hotmail occasionally log me off even though I've said "keep me logged in"?



Windows "HiveNightmare" bug could expose system files to non-admin users

An attacker who exploits this flaw could use system privileges to install programs, view or delete data, and create accounts with full user rights.



The Top 8 Features We Want to See in Windows 11

Even though we've seen the Windows 11 leak, there are still some features we'd like to see in the new operating system.



How Microsoft made its Windows 11 system sounds less nerve-racking

  - Microsoft set out to make new system sounds for Windows 11 that might calm people down, not make them jumpy.

  - Many of the new sounds are not as high-pitched as their equivalents in Windows 10, and some don’t swing so much from high notes to low notes.



Microsoft: Windows 11 design will not hamper performance

Microsoft says Windows 11 performance is a top priority



Microsoft rounded sounds, not just corners, when designing Windows 11

People love the rounded corners of Windows 11, but fewer people discuss its rounded sounds.



Windows 11’s Transparency Effects Won’t Slow Down Computers

Windows 11 comes with a plethora of changes, not only in terms of features but also as far as the user interface is concerned.



Hackers drained their Coinbase accounts. The victims want answers.

Coinbase's meteoric rise has been matched by thousands of customers who say the company did little to respond when their accounts were emptied.



Happy 30th Anniversary Linux! How We Got To Know Ya



Ransomware gang uses PrintNightmare to breach Windows servers



A mathematician walks into a bar (of disinformation)



How to split a macOS account into two

Commit an act of Mac mitosis when you have files and purposes in a single account that need to be divided into two.



Inkjet vs Laser Printers

Discover which type of printer is best for your needs



Apple just undid one of iOS 15’s most controversial iPhone changes



How To Extract Images From A PDF File



Best Windows 11 features and how to try it now



How to Manage Virtual Desktops in Windows 11

The virtual desktops feature gets a makeover in Windows 11. Here's how to organize and customize them in Microsoft's next-gen OS.



5 warning signs of malicious apps — and how to get rid of them



How to Wirelessly Mirror Your Android Phone to Your TV



AT&T delays 500,000 fiber-to-the-home builds due to severe fiber shortage

AT&T planned to wire up 3 million homes this year, will hit 2.5 million instead.



This massive AI chip has the compute power of a human brain

The Cerebras technology will be used to improve natural language processing models, Cerebras said.



Why does Macrium ask for a Username and Password to schedule a backup?



How to activate Microsoft Defender Application Guard in Windows 10

Microsoft Defender Application Guard protects your networks and data from malicious applications running in your web browser, but you must install and activate it first.



10 Projects for a Raspberry Pi Pico

The Pi Pico is a powerful little maker development board, but do you know just how many things you can make with it?



Amazon launches website to go on the offensive against Congress’ antitrust tech bills

  - Amazon on Friday launched a website to warn sellers about proposed antitrust legislation in Congress, which seeks to limit the power of Big Tech.

  - The website asks sellers to sign up for updates on the legislation and says they could be given opportunities to share their concerns with elected officials.



Microsoft says update now as PrintNightmare security threat return once again

New bug also doesn’t have a fix yet



Best SSD for NAS 2021



T-Mobile Investigates Massive Data Breach Claims

T-Mobile is investigating a forum post claiming to sell a treasure trove of personal data, according to Vice.



Hackers drained their Coinbase accounts. The victims want answers.

Coinbase's meteoric rise has been matched by thousands of customers who say the company did little to respond when their accounts were emptied.



The Irony of Facebook’s VR Collaboration Debacle



Microsoft confirms another Windows print spooler zero-day bug



When VCs turned to Zoom, Chicago startups were ready for their close-up

Behind the Windy City’s breezy venture capital results



How to unlock your Mac with its Recovery Key and FileVault active

If something goes wrong with your Mac accounts, you may still be able to gain access with the Recovery Key.



How to Scan From Printer to Computer

Scanning made simple to your Windows or Mac device



Google will make the Pixel 6 in China to prevent launch delays



How To Organize Bookmarks In Chrome



Use Facebook Messenger to chat or call? Check if you have access to massive new privacy change



Your Work Environment Matters: Keep Your Desk Tidy With These 8 Simple Tips

Is your desk a mess? You might be surprised at how much better you feel by tidying up using these simple, low-cost or no-cost tips.



Google announces a new video doorbell and three new security cameras



How to Raise Your Hand in Google Meet



TCL’s newest 6-Series and 5-Series 4K TVs use Google TV instead of Roku

New sets have similar specs to existing Roku TVs, which will remain available.



How to make Windows 11 faster

Microsoft's Windows 10 power-performance slider moves to Windows 11, but it isn't that easy to find.



How do I get Windows to actually shut down programs that cause it to wait for me on exit?



Should we use AI in cybersecurity? Yes, but with caution and human help

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool, and an expert says we had better ensure it stays just that—a useful tool.



10 Ways to Improve Your Wi-Fi Router Speed

Internet connection too slow? These simple router tweaks could make a world of difference on your home Wi-Fi network.



FTC files renewed antitrust complaint against Facebook

  - The Federal Trade Commission filed a new antitrust complaint against Facebook on Thursday.

  - A federal judge dismissed the FTC’s initial complaint in June but gave it a second chance to amend its filing.

  - Facebook has until Oct. 4 to respond to the FTC’s amended complaint.



5G Fixed Wireless Access is the fastest growing broadband segment

Demand for connectivity is a boon for FWA



38 million records exposed, Microsoft Power Apps blamed

Social security numbers, vaccination statuses, and other sensitive pieces of data were left publicly accessible.



New AdLoad Strain Bypasses Apple's Safeguards to Target macOS

Several new variants of the AdLoad malware family, a well-known adware family that has evolved into 150 distinct wild strains this year alone, are being used in new attacks against macOS, according to The Hacker News.



Afghan female robotics team defiant after fleeing Taliban to Qatar

The team became a symbol of progress in modern Afghanistan, taking part in competitions around the world.



The Endless Possibilities of Robotic Process Automation



Hacker behind biggest ever cryptocurrency heist returns stolen funds



Senators challenge TikTok’s ‘alarming’ plan to collect users’ voice and face biometrics



How to share a Wi-Fi connection on one Mac over ethernet to another

It’s a great way to bridge your network if you have an older Mac with either broken, missing, failing, or weak Wi-Fi.



How to Connect a Printer to Wi-Fi

Print wirelessly via Wi-Fi



Here’s what T-Mobile is doing about the massive data breach affecting millions of customers



What Is The ISBLANK Function And How Do You Use It?



Millions of iPhone users will soon lose access to Outlook – How to make sure you don’t



Ransomware Scheme Outed as Bizarre Plan to Get Funding for Nigerian Social Network

The hacker behind a scheme to recruit disgruntled employees into spreading ransomware appears to be an amateur, who may have exposed his own identity, says anti-phishing company Abnormal Security.



Microsoft is merging its OneNote apps for Windows



What Is Chrome’s Software Reporter Tool Process, and Can You Disable It?



New BIOS updates will make Windows 11 support less annoying on custom-built PCs

Settings changes will make the upgrade smoother (if your PC is compatible).



Speed up Windows 10 for free: Tips for a faster PC

Is your Windows PC too slow? Give your PC a free performance boost.



How do I determine, not reset, the Windows administrator password?



KDE is to Linux what 7 was to Windows

Jack Wallen takes a look at the latest version of KDE neon and comes away seriously impressed.



How to Master the Command Prompt in Windows 10

Learn how to run multiple commands, get help on any command, and more with the Windows 10 Command Prompt.



More than $90 million in cryptocurrency stolen after a top Japanese exchange is hacked

  - Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid said some of its digital currency wallets have been “compromised.”

  - Elliptic, a blockchain analytics company, said about $97 million in cryptocurrencies have been received by the hackers.

  - It’s the second major crypto heist to take place in little over a week.



Accenture hit by massive ransomware attack

Threat actors briefly shared stolen files before restarting their counter



Windows Central readers don't seem excited about Microsoft's refreshed apps

Our readers aren't that thrilled about the new Clock app for Windows 11, but the improved File Explorer turned some heads.



Half of Cyberattacks are Launched by Repeat Offenders

Security leaders responsible for strategic planning of cybersecurity defenses are susceptible because of a lack of awareness and knowledge gaps, leaving organizations exposed to threats, according to a Ponemon survey. 



Netflix insider trading suspect pleads guilty to scheme that netted $3 million, feds say

Junwoo Chon, of Bellevue, Washington, faces as long as 20 years behind bars.



$600 Million Hacker Offered Job, Bug Bounty



Accenture confirms hack after LockBit ransomware data leak threats



Apple lowers commissions on in-app purchases for news publishers who participate in Apple News



How to check your Mac’s temperature and keep it cool

Extreme heat might require more attention to a burning-hot Mac.



How to Fix It When Your Printer Is Offline

Solutions to get your printer jobs moving again



Windows 11 makes setting the default browser harder than it needs to be



Hitting The Google Hangouts Participant Limit? Here’s How Many People Can Join



Save some cash! Top 3 ways to buy refurbished tech



UK Regulator: Nvidia-Arm Deal Could Mean Pricier, Lower-Quality Tech Products

'We’re concerned that Nvidia controlling Arm could create real problems for Nvidia rivals,' the UK's Competition and Markets Authority said on Friday.



Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors



How to Get an iPhone to Play Nice With a PC

If you really insist on mixing operating systems, here's how to make it work



Behold, Carbon-Free Steel Now Exists

HYBRIT, a partnership between a mining firm, an electric utility, and a steel company, made the world's first delivery of clean steel to Volvo.



Introducing Windows 11



Glowworm attack decrypts sound from light



Windows 11 Accessibility features



The latest REvil ransomware victim? Sol Oriens. Oh, a US nuclear weapons contractor

Company claims 'no current indication' top-secret data was plundered



MakuluLinux Shifts Designs for a Better Linux Experience




This month Graham checks out OpenRGB, QMPlay2, OctaSine, HiFiBerryOS, Speed Dreams, and much more!



How To Use Microsoft Word for Transcriptions


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Over half of current Windows users want to upgrade to Windows 11

Despite having some reservations



Researchers Just Set a New Distance Record for 6G Transmissions: a Building Next Door

Don't ditch your 5G smartphone just yet, it's going to be almost a decade before 6G arrives.



Russian Hackers Continue With Attacks Despite Biden Warning



Firefox 91 Can Obliterate Stubborn Cookies



Google sounds the alarm over nasty Chrome vulnerabilities

Seven high-severity vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Chrome



Your Email Address Has Been Leaked: So What?

You might not care if your email address has been part of a data breach, but here's how it can affect your security.



Geekly Update - 18 August 2021



Zoom rolls out two product offerings geared at the hybrid workforce

Zoom Apps and Zoom Events aim to let users do more with video communications to enhance meetings.



How to Fix the Alt+Tab Bug in Windows 10

The useful app-switching shortcut is currently broken.



Will using a router improve my internet connection?



Here's how to set up 2FA on your Facebook account



What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.



Cryptocurrency traders seek damages from Binance after a major outage cost them millions

  - Hundreds of investors are expected to take part in proceedings against crypto exchange Binance, seeking damages for money they lost during a major outage.

  - Binance says it has no official headquarters. That has made it incredibly difficult for investors to figure out how, and where, to take the company to court.

  - Swiss private equity firm Liti Capital has promised to provide a minimum of $5 million in funding for the case. New York-based law firm White & Case will represent the claimants.



Windows 11 to get a new OneNote app

Microsoft will merge the two OneNote apps into a single experience, and it'll update the interface with new visuals. The changes are coming in 2022.



New AdLoad malware variant slips through Apple's XProtect defenses



Hackers Can Spy on DNS Traffic Due to Managed DNS Services Cloud Bugs

A new class of vulnerabilities hitting major DNSaaS (DNS as a Service) can be used by hackers to get access to sensitive information from corporate networks, according to The Hacker News. 



iOS 15 allows you to turn off Night mode on your iPhone’s camera



macOS Monterey: How to use Live Text and Visual Look Up

You can now select the text in the photo, copy it, and then paste it into a document.



What to Consider Before Buying a New Printer

Figure out the basics before investing in a device



T-Mobile Allegedly Hit By Massive Breach



The shipping supply chain is stressed from Covid. That makes it ripe for hackers.

Shipping ports have become significantly more reliant on robotic operations and digitized inventory rather than human labor, making them particularly easy to disrupt.



The easiest way to switch to a new email account (without losing old messages)



Google Is Shutting Down Android Auto for Phone Screens

With the release of Android 12, users will be transitioned to Google Assistant driving mode.



The Future of Video Email Marketing is Here with verbMAIL



How Buggy Is the Windows 11 Preview Release?



Mirai botnet now targeting critical flaw in thousands of routers

New Mirai variant has been on the prowl since March



How Do Police & Forensic Analysts Recover Deleted Data From Phones?

Can police really recover deleted pictures or text messages from Android or iPhone devices? Or is it purely fiction?



[SELL IT] Power Tips for Ebay Success



How to use VBA to update fields in a Word document

Fields that don't update automatically pose a problem with many users because they don't remember to update them manually. When you need this functionality, use this VBA procedure.



7 of the Best Lower-Cost Tech Essentials for Broke College Students

Heading back to school? Here's how to get quality tech without spending a lot of money.



I clicked on a bogus link in spam. What should I do?



Avast receives the top score in AV-Comparatives' anti-phishing test



How attackers could exploit breached T-Mobile user data

Follow-on attacks using stolen T-Mobile data are a real risk for victims. Here's how attackers can leverage that data to compromise accounts or launch phishing campaigns.



Netflix insider trading ring reaped $3 million in profit, SEC says

  - Three former Netflix software engineers and two associates were charged with insider trading, the SEC announced Wednesday

  - Those involved made over $3 million by sharing confidential information about the streaming giant’s subscriber growth.



How to change Start menu and Taskbar color on Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you change the color of the Start menu and Taskbar to anything you want, and here's how.



Kaseya's universal REvil decryption key leaked on a hacking forum



Hackers are Scanning for Unpatched Exchange Servers Flaws

Microsoft Exchange servers are targeted again this time via a chain of three different vulnerabilities that affect on-premises installations, according to The Hacker News.



Intel’s new Arc GPUs will give NVIDIA and AMD a run for their money



How to erase your iPhone, iPad, or Mac remotely after a theft

You can ensure your data remains safe through erasure.



YouTube Boosts Its Search Function With New Features

Users will enjoy video previews and more international content.



Firefox Takes Aim At Cookies



Govt sharpens antitrust attack against Facebook with filing

The new complaint lays out a detailed history of Facebook’s conduct, particularly since the arrival of mobile devices like smartphones in the 2010s, and the rise of innovative rivals.



Data breach alert: Info on millions of seniors leaked online



Botnet Generates One of the Largest DDoS Attacks on Record

The attack, which targeted an unnamed financial provider, was mitigated without any human intervention, according to Cloudflare.



This powerline adapter on Amazon lets you speed up home internet without paying more for service



How to Highlight Blanks or Errors in Google Sheets



Misconfigured web apps exposed millions of US personal records online

Researchers pin blame on generous default permission settings



What Else Can You Use a Gaming Laptop For?

Gaming laptops obviously cope well with games, but they can handle a whole host of other resources eating tasks.



Erasing Your Hard Drive – The Nuclear Option



Let the Linux kernel Rust

Rust is creeping into the Linux kernel, which could mean a very important step forward in terms of security.



How to Limit Spotify From Tracking You, Because It Knows Too Much

Between its data collection, third-party trackers, and public profile info, Spotify isn't as private as you think.



Why is my Hotmail login not being remembered?



The privacy dilemma



The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

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



Ohio man pleads guilty to running $300 million bitcoin laundering conspiracy that helped drug traffickers

  - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy in which he moved more than $300 million worth of bitcoin to help users hide the source of their cryptocurrency.

  - Larry Dean Harmon agreed as part of his plea to surrender more than 4,400 bitcoins, currently valued at more than $200 million.

  - The Darknet is the collection of websites hidden from normal search engines and web browsers. Its anonymized nature is exploited by criminals who trade weapons, narcotics and illegal services 



How to enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 11

Windows 11 now includes support for DNS over HTTPS to improve your online privacy, and here's how to configure the feature.



Microsoft revives deprecated RDCMan after fixing security flaw



New App Lets You Fully Configure Windows 11 From Just One Place

Windows 11 is still in preview stage, but with only a few months left until the stable release gets the go-ahead, it’s pretty clear this easily becomes one of the most anticipated launches of the year.



iPhone switch to USB-C: Will new EU law force Apple’s hand?



How to connect an Apple LED Cinema Display to a new MacBook

With a small investment, you can connect a Mini-DisplayPort Apple monitor over USB-C to a MacBook or MacBook Pro.



Apple Adds Password Manager to iCloud for Windows

Manage passwords on your iCloud keychain



Apple: iPhone Photo Scans 'Not a Privacy Risk'



Crypto traders want payback after losing millions to Binance glitches

Traders are teaming up to take legal action against the crypto exchange, but they face an uphill battle.



These 2 new Google scams are easy to fall for – Don’t become a victim



FTC Accuses Facebook of Violating Antitrust Laws With 'Buy or Bury' Scheme

In an amended complaint, the FTC's Bureau of Competition says Facebook 'lacked the business acumen and technical talent to survive the transition to mobile' fairly.



T-Mobile customers file class action lawsuits as investigation finds 53 million affected by data breach



How to Add Folder Shortcuts to the Start Menu on Windows 11



New Linux malware family evades antivirus detection

Some have been active for over three years



6 Ways to Check Your Windows 10 Essential PC Specs

Learn how to find out your hardware specs before selling or upgrading your PC.



[SILVER BULLET] Add Memory to Speed Up Your Computer?



Windows 11 Insider preview adds Microsoft Teams chat feature

The latest insider build for the upcoming new version of Windows lets you chat with other people even if they don't have Teams.



How to Check Whether a Used Chromebook is Obsolete Before You Buy It

You may think you're getting a great deal, but you could be buying a dud.



Should I update drivers regularly?



Here's how hackers can steal your data using light, radio, and sound waves



IoT devices have serious security deficiencies due to bad random number generation

It's not the IoT vendors' fault. Lack of a cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator subsystem for the internet of things devices will be vulnerable.



Tesla misleads customers about self-driving features, senators allege in request for FTC probe

  - Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla over the company’s advertising of its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving technology.

  - The letter comes one day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot system.

  - The senators claim Tesla’s marketing messages may not be fully representing Autopilot’s capabilities.



How to disable startup sound on Windows 11

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



Adobe fixes critical preauth vulnerabilities in Magento



This Is the New Snipping Tool in Windows 11

The most recent Windows 11 preview build comes with an early version of the new Snipping Tool that will be part of this operating system when it launches later this year.



Google is testing its own Find My Device app to rival Apple’s Find My



Apple Music Lossless and Spatial Audio: How to listen on any device

Dolby Atmos and Lossless formats require specific audio gear.



How to Record Your Screen on Windows 11

3 ways to capture video of your screen



Three Random Words 'Best Password Strategy'



Proof of vaccination in a tap? Smartphone developers want to make it that easy

Apple, Samsung and Google have announced plans for features to readily call up a QR code that can be scanned to quickly verify a user’s vaccination status.



Use a PC and an iPhone? You can now manage your iCloud passwords from your computer



Calling All Tech-Savvy Veterans: Johnson & Johnson May Have $250K for You

Johnson & Johnson is seeking innovations in healthcare tech with its Veteran's Lead QuickFire Challenge Series. Up for grabs: $250,000 in grants, plus access to mentors and support from the company.



Hackers steal even more Social Security numbers. How should you protect yourself?



Linux cloud environments face an onslaught of malware attacks

Don’t run outdated, unpatched software, new research warns






Google Discloses Details of Unpatched Windows AppContainer Flaw



Researchers Track Linux Intrusions to Cryptojacking Gang



Inside the new look & feel



Windows 11 - Touch keyboard, Voice typing and Tablet posture experience



A one-to-one drop-in replacement for CentOS

Distro Walk – AlmaLinux

Arising from the ashes of CentOS, AlmaLinux offers a community-owned and -governed CentOS alternative.



When does Windows Support End?


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Mon 2309 08/23/2021

Social Engineering Attacks: Common Techniques & How to Prevent an Attack



Windows 10 PrintNightmare has been handled irresponsibly by Microsoft, says security expert

The PrintNightmare saga has drawn out over several months, and a security expert says it may not be close to over.



Google is shutting down the Android Auto phone app



How to Highlight Top- or Bottom-Ranked Values in Microsoft Excel



How to Enable Noise Cancellation When You’re Wearing a Single AirPod Pro

You can stop your AirPods from entering transparency mode when one is removed from your ear.



Google allegedly considered buying Epic Games to silence antitrust complaints

Epic details Google's alleged attempts to stop it from skipping the Play Store.



Can ransomware impact my backups on an external drive?



Google just quietly set the stage for a Chrome OS explosion

A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is.



Google unveils new budget Pixel phone as it continues to build out hardware business

  - Google unveiled a new budget Pixel phone Tuesday that will cost $449 and will launch on Aug. 26.

  - The Pixel 5a is a moderate improvement over last year’s Pixel 4a 5G, offering a larger battery, a slightly bigger screen and water resistance.

  - Google is slowly ramping up its hardware business, which doesn’t generate meaningful revenue for the company compared with its services such as Search, YouTube and Google Cloud.



Tesla Autopilot Probe Opened by US Highway Safety Agency



New Zoom Focus Mode wants to cut out home learning distractions for good

New Zoom "focus mode" could finally help online learning



Memorial Health System recovers from ransomware



Windows security update blocks PetitPotam NTLM relay attacks



How to create local account on Windows 11

Yes, you can still create a local account on Windows 11 using Settings, Command Prompt, and PowerShell – here's how.



Hackers Steal $97 Million from Japanese Crypto-Exchange Liquid



How About a Dell Portable Monitor to Go With That Dell XPS?

The company announced a heaping helping of new monitors, including a packable second-screen for your laptop.



Live Text in macOS Monterey destroys these paid text extraction apps

Sometimes you want to convert a document; other times, you want to just copy and paste a few lines.



Phishing Sites Targeting Scammers and Thieves



Report Condemns Government Cyber Security



The Future Of Ransomware



BlackBerry QNX flaw left cars and medical devices vulnerable to attack

The company reportedly didn't want to make the issue public at first.



7 laptop maintenance steps you should do regularly to keep yours happy



Chip Shortage Causes Toyota to Cut Production by 40%

As Toyota's latest announcement shows, the auto industry is still struggling to escape the chip shortage.



Infamous hacker group claims to be selling data from over 70 million AT&T customers, according to a privacy group



How to Use Steam’s “Proton” to Play Windows Games on Linux



Use Zoom's New 'Focus Mode' to Get Control of Unruly Meetings

Keep your Zoom participants in line by limiting who they can see 



Apple says it will refuse gov’t demands to expand photo-scanning beyond CSAM

Apple defends scanning after memo called privacy advocates "screeching voices. 



Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change.



A national lab just achieved a ‘Wright Brothers moment’ in nuclear fusion

  - The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced a key achievement in fusion research on Tuesday.

  - A laser light was focused onto a target the size of a BB which resulted in “a hot-spot the diameter of a human hair, generating more than 10 quadrillion watts of fusion power for 100 trillionths of a second,” a written statement says.

  - The development is being cheered by industry watchers, but there is still a long way to go before fusion will be commercially viable.



Autonomous Driving’s Missing Link



Why you should avoid VPNs that use trackers in their apps

Your privacy when using a VPN



5 reasons why you absolutely need a firewall



Microsoft August 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 zero-days, 44 flaws



How to take screenshot with Snipping Tool on Windows 11

It's easy to take screenshots on Windows 11 using the Snipping Tool, and here's how.



Cisco: Critical Flaw in Older SMB Routers Will Remain Unpatched



Apple's Not Digging Itself Out of This One

The ongoing drama surrounding the company's proposed new child abuse prevention tools has taken another turn.



Untangling the Terminal: How to master the macOS command line interface

How-tos, tips, and tricks



Ransomware Gangs and the Name Game Distraction



Nations Ranked For Online Censorship



Phishing Trends Show Adult Themes Have Skyrocketed 974%



Intel Arc, the company's first gaming GPUs, will debut in 2022

It's taking on AMD and NVIDIA with discrete and integrated models.



The rules IT pros know to back up all your files the right way



Intel's Alder Lake Combines 'Performance' and 'Efficiency' CPU Cores on One Chip

Intel explains why it's adopting a hybrid core architecture for Alder Lake, the next family of Core processors, which are slated to launch later this year for laptops and desktop PCs.



Ditch the Long HDMI Cables and Go Wireless with an HDMI Extender



PSA: Linux Doesn’t Force You to Log in to a Microsoft Account



How to Use Your Browser's 'Reader Mode' to Actually Read What You Click

These hidden reader modes will make working through those open tabs easier.



New “Glowworm attack” recovers audio from devices’ power LEDs

A new class of passive TEMPEST attack converts LED output into intelligible audio.



How do I get the document path and filename printed in the footer of my Word documents?



How to control your Android phone with your eyes

Google's latest Android 12 beta holds a wild new superpower that's going mostly unnoticed. Could this be the future of how we interact with our phones?



Crypto platform hit by $600 million heist asks hacker to become its chief security advisor

  - Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network was hit with a major attack last week which saw the hacker, or hackers, make off with more than $600 million worth of tokens.

  - In a bizarre twist, the hacker has now returned most of the stolen money but is withholding more than $200 million of the funds until “everyone is ready.”

  - Poly Network promised the hacker a $500,000 bounty for the restoration of user funds, and even invited them to become its “chief security advisor.”



MakuluLinux Shifts Designs for a Better Linux Experience



Hate the Windows 11 Start menu? There’s already an app to change it

Start11 beta has arrived from Stardock



Why device protection for kids is worth it



Microsoft fixes Windows Print Spooler PrintNightmare vulnerability



How to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 7

Yes, you can upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 11 keeping your files, but only as long the hardware is supported.



Cyberattack Forces Memorial Health System to Cancel Surgeries, Divert Patients



Amazon’s Expansion Into Department Stores Is All About Surveillance

It would take the company from being a business that only tracks you most of the time into one that's virtually inescapable.



Learn these macOS Terminal shortcuts and spend less time typing

Save lots of time and type less by using the command history functions.



The Life Cycle of a Breached Database



Fake Windows 11 Riddled With Malware



Microsoft warns: Now attackers are using a call centre to trick you into downloading ransomware

Beware of phishing emails claiming your free trial subscription is over and that urge you to call a number to cancel it before you get slugged with monthly fees.



Tesla's Autopilot is under federal investigation following crashes

The NHTSA probe is looking into collisions with emergency vehicles.



If you’re using an old version of Windows, do this now to get Windows 11 for free when it comes out



Intel Spills More Details on New 'Arc'-Branded 'Alchemist' GPUs at Architecture Day 2021

New GPU? Check. New performance-enhancing supersampling tech? Check. Release date? Please check in later.



T-Mobile hit with class-action lawsuits over data breach



What Is “Planned Obsolescence,” and How Does It Affect My Devices?



You Can Gain Admin Privileges to Any Windows Machine by Plugging in a Razer Mouse

Is it an interesting security hack, or a PSA to keep your computer safe? (It's both.)



Paragon is working to get its ntfs3 filesystem into the Linux kernel

Torvalds seems bullish on getting Paragon's project across the line eventually.



Are multiple administrator accounts on a single machine a bad thing?



15 ways to speed up Windows 10

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



Google updates site that explains how search works as it faces mounting regulatory pressure

Google says it’s launching a re-designed website to explain to people how its core business — Search — works.

In the second quarter, the company faced its highest volume of regulatory pressure from lawsuits, which alleges it abuses monopoly power while remaining opaque about its practices.



Half of IT Pros Say Remote Workers Dodging Security Precautions



Intel has failed to overturn billion-dollar patent verdict

Chip giant's motion for a new trial has been denied though it plans to appeal



Cyber fraud now targeting professional channels



Firefox adds enhanced cookie clearing, HTTPS by default in private browsing



How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you quickly share files with other users over a network — here are three ways to do it.



Report: Census Hit by Cyberattack, US Count Unaffected



Apple Has Reportedly Been Scanning Your iCloud Mail for Child Abuse Images Since 2019

The tech giant has been scouring iCloud mail for signs of child abuse material for years, according to a new report.



How Apple will (eventually) replace the iPhone

Here's what will replace the iPhone (eventually)



How Cyber Safe is Your Drinking Water Supply?



Phone, Gadget Repair 'Rules' to be Enforced by FTC



Ransomware: Now gangs are using virtual machines to disguise their attacks

Ransomware operators are using virtual machines to avoid their unusual network activity being spotted before they deploy their malware.



T-Mobile investigates claims of giant customer data breach

The intruders claim to have info for 100 million people



How to stop junk text messages and spam for good



AI Can Steer You to a Better Road Trip

A CarMax survey found that AI-planned road trips were better than human-planned ones.



Apple is reportedly releasing a redesigned, more powerful Mac mini this fall



How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10



Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Root Your Android Device



Inside Widgets



Windows 11 Bloom and Windows 11 logo



Protect your sensitive gear for less with this one-day deal on APC UPS units

Amazon has enticing deals today for APC uninterruptible power supplies and a six-outlet surge protector, including a gaming UPS for $70 off.



Sniffing WiFi with an ESP8266 microcontroller


The ESP8266 is in the core of many IoT devices. Thanks to ESP8266 sniffer mode, you can monitor the WiFi medium for diagnostics and optimization.



What if I Forget My Passwords If I Use Two-Factor Authentication?


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Verizon and AT&T plan post-pandemic 5G marketing blitz, even as consumer use cases remain unclear

  - Verizon and AT&T shelved 5G marketing campaigns that emphasized out-of-home consumer use cases during the pandemic.

  - Consumers are still uncertain about clear 5G benefits, which may slow adoption.

  - Verizon hopes a 5G network that can function as a replacement product to cable broadband will help boost subscribers.



Surgeries canceled, care diverted as Memorial Health responds to cyberattack



Home car charger owners urged to install updates



How Windows 11’s New Widgets Work



Should I Update to Windows 11?

When it’s time, you’ll know.



How to Find and Delete All Your Old, Unused Accounts

Don't ignore your old accounts just because they're a pain to delete.



How to turn your laptop into a desktop workstation

Desktop benefits, laptop portability.



Millions of seniors hit by major data breach

Exposed details could be to perpetuate all kinds of scams



Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images

Apple offers technical details, claims 1-in-1 trillion chance of false positives.



Chip shortage wait times continue to grow, hampering new Windows 11 PCs

The global chip shortage will limit the supply of new PCs running Windows 11 when the OS launches this year.



AI-Powered Electronic Design Automation Tools Could Redefine Chipmaking



Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: What you need to know

Microsoft's Windows 11 is a significant evolution from Windows 10 and the first software name change in six years. These are the most important differences.



How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC



How to enable Super Duper Secure Mode on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is working on a new feature to make Edge even a more secure experience, and here's how to enable it.



[Tip] Disable New Twitter “Chirp” Font and Restore Old Design UI



How to verify your Mac’s drive health using Disk Utility

Using the First Aid function in Disk Utility.



FTC Refiles Historic Antitrust Lawsuit as Facebook Tries to Bury the News With Shiny Things

The FTC has refiled its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, arguing that no other social media company "remotely approaches Facebook’s scale."



Your Best Year Ever: College Tech Tips

Don't worry, you've got this



eCh0raix ransomware now targets both QNAP and Synology NAS devices



Attackers Abuse Google Docs for Phishing Attacks



Facebook Adds Encryption to Messenger Video and Voice Calls

The social media firm also plans to conduct a limited test of end-to-end encrypted Instagram direct messaging.



iPhone tip: How to hide apps from your home screen



Want to Change the Default Browser in Windows 11? Good Luck!

Microsoft is making it frustratingly difficult to change your browser in its latest OS.



iPhone updates, security tricks: All the ways to keep your phone safe



How to Apply a Color Scale Based on Values in Microsoft Excel



How Do I Connect My Desktop to Open Wi-Fi Nearby?

The three things you need.



12 Ways to Make iPhones and Androids Get Along Better



Windows 10 will soon aggressively block dubious downloads

You'll have the option to allow cryptominers and other helper apps on your PC, but Microsoft will tell you when they're a bad idea.



Huge crypto exchange hack sees $600m stolen

Experts believe heist was made possible through a rare cryptography issue



Microsoft’s Windows 11 outreach efforts aren’t going very well

Overly heavy-handed moderation tends to cause more problems than it solves.



Microsoft working to help parents and teachers connect through Teams

Teachers will be able to easily chat with parents and guardians of students with an upcoming feature for Microsoft Teams.



Intel’s New Arc-Branded GPUs Will Battle Nvidia, AMD in Q1 2022



Every Windows user should do this: How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB

It's a good idea to have a Windows 10 boot drive around at all times. You never know when you're going to run into issues with your computer.



How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10



Windows 11 new Focus Sessions feature will integrate Spotify

Microsoft plans to integrate Spotify into Focus Sessions, a new feature to help you stay focus and get things done on Windows 11.



[Tip] Create a Portable Quick Launch Toolbar for Windows Taskbar



How to change the window background color and image for macOS’s Terminal

Learn how to make Terminal use a user-defined background image each time you open a new window.



Intel Details 'Biggest Shifts in a Generation' at Architecture Day 2021

Intel is claiming revolutionary advancements to its core processor design, some insight into its upcoming GPUs, and big upgrades for enterprise hardware.



Are Tech Companies Putting Users at Risk of Identity Theft?

Big Tech is coming for your ID



One million stolen credit cards leaked to promote carding market



Why Phishing Attacks Are So Easy, Successful and Profitable – and What to do About It



FragAttacks Foil 2 Decades of Wireless Security

Wireless security protocols have improved, but product vendors continue to make implementation errors that allow a variety of attacks.



Use a PC and an iPhone? You can now manage your iCloud passwords from your computer



Dem Senators Ask FTC to Probe Tesla Over 'Misleading' Self-Driving Claims

US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey are concerned Tesla is overhyping the company's self-driving technologies and thus putting Tesla owners at risk.



SolarWinds: Top US prosecutors hit by suspected Russian hack



How Snap Works in Windows 11



How Do I Remove Invalid Email Addresses from Auto-fill?

Various tools try to be helpful, but sometimes they aren’t.



How to Individually Control Audio Volume for Every App on Your Mac

macOS doesn’t have a built-in utility to adjust the volume output for individual apps—but there's a workaround.



Pirate gamers, beware: This malware targets you

Bitdfender recently discovered a new family of malware it calls MosaicLoader that tries hard not to be detected and works to install all kinds of malware on your system.



Best flash drives of 2021: USB memory sticks for all your data storage needs

The best flash drives around are even larger, faster and more portable than you might think



Google+ class action starts paying out $2.15 for G+ privacy violations

Google exposed the private data of 52 million users in 2018 and got sued.



Microsoft explains unusual phishing campaign that uses Morse code

A complex phishing campaign uses Morse code and segmented components to bypass security.



AMD x86 CPU Market Share Soars, Hits 14-Year High



How to turn on Caps Lock on a Chromebook

Whether you want a full-time Caps Lock key or simply need the keyboard shortcut, here's how to do it.



How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows



How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11

Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 11 on a device already running Windows 10.



[Tip] Create Shortcuts or Direct Commands to Launch UWP Apps in Windows 10 and 11



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.



Epic Court Documents Show How Google Pays Competitors to Not Compete

The latest revelations from the Epic v. Google court case show the company doled out monetary incentives to game developers, too.



Why Courts Are Targeting Smart Assistants Over Privacy

Tech companies may be recording you



FlyTrap malware hijacks thousands of Facebook accounts



EA Got Social Engineered via Slack Channel and Lost 780 GB valued Millions



Researchers Find Significant Vulnerabilities in macOS Privacy Protections

Attacks require executing code on a system but foil Apple's approach to protecting private data and systems files.



Turn your used printer cartridges into cash



Cybercrime Damage Has Cost Companies Over $25 Billion Since 2015

High-profile hacks, data breaches, and exploits have cost companies around the world billions of dollars—and that's only through mid-2020.



Amazon fined a record $887 million over data privacy violations



How to Create a Checklist in Google Docs



What Do I Do If My Backup Drive is Full?

It’s inevitable.



How to Avoid Getting Caught by the Android 'FlyTrap' Malware

FlyTrap has compromised over 10,000 users worldwide, and it’s spreading fast.



AVG Secure VPN review: An easy-to-use VPN from a well-known security brand

AVG Secure is a solid mainstream VPN for those who just want to connect to a location and forget about everything else.



Best wireless drives 2021: external hard drives without the wires

The best wireless external hard drives for all devices



WHO calls for global moratorium on COVID boosters until end of September

WHO aims to get 10% of every country vaccinated by the end of September.



Best and most reliable hard drives for Synology NAS 2021



Netflix Imposes Harsher Restrictions on VPNs, Residential IP Addresses



Best MacOS Monterey features: FaceTime updates, Safari tab groups, AirPlay and more

You can download the beta of Apple's latest version of MacOS now. Here's how to try out some of its cool new features.



How to Read Windows Update Logs in Windows 10



Windows 11 to get new Snipping Tool to take screenshots

Microsoft is working on a screenshot app for Windows 11 that combines the legacy Snipping Tool with Snip & Sketch.



[Tip] Google Seems Rolling Out New Dark Theme Mode for its Search Engine to Public



How to fix macOS command line typos in Terminal

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



TikTok's Algorithm Is Speeding Up the Spread of Covid-19 Vaccine Lies

Despite a stated commitment to keeping vaccine misinformation of its platform, TikTok's algorithm frequently promotes videos featuring health hoaxes and lies.



How to Open File Explorer in Windows 11

Accessing the operating system's file manager



Mozilla tests if 'Firefox/100.0' user agent breaks websites



Bad Security Habits During the Pandemic



Multiple Zero-Day Flaws Discovered in Popular Hospital Pneumatic Tube System

"PwnedPiper" flaws could allow attackers to disrupt delivery of lab samples or steal hospital employee credentials, new research shows.



Data breach alert: Info on millions of seniors leaked online



BlackBerry Admits Cars, Medical Devices at Risk of Being Hacked

A QNX BadAlloc vulnerability also puts automotive systems, heavy machinery, robotics, rail, industrial controls, and aerospace and defense at risk.



5 smartphone security fixes to keep your data safe from hackers, scammers and advertisers



Ransomware claims are roiling an entire segment of the insurance industry

Cyber insurance carriers are raising premiums and limiting coverage in the face of severe ransomware attacks, just as organizations are clamoring for more protection



Apple’s privacy reputation is at risk with the changes it announced

  - Apple announced a system this week that will enable it to flag images of child exploitation uploaded to iCloud storage in the U.S. and report it to authorities.

  - The move was hailed by child protection advocates.

  - The new system was also vociferously opposed by privacy advocates who warned it represents a slippery slope.



Inside Windows 11Touch & Voice



Inside the Microsoft Store



A modern compression tool

Command Line – zstd

Like other modern replacement commands, zstd offers significantly faster file compression than the standard archiving tools.



How Do I Connect My Desktop to Open Wi-Fi Nearby?


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