(NOTICE: Those interested in Windows 11, there are
four articles of major interest.)
The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and
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
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
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
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
As corporate demand soars for entry-level software
developers, there are plenty to be found beyond the premier
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
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
Vice Society ransomware joins ongoing
How to Back Up a Computer to an External Hard Drive
You can back up important folders or the entire
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How to Use Icon Sets to Represent Values in
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
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
9 Gadgets and Devices You Should Unplug Overnight
Save energy and money. What's not to love?
The Windows print nightmare continues for the
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
How to fix second monitor not detected on Windows
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
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
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
Learn to navigate from directory to directory in
the Linux terminal.
Notorious AlphaBay darknet market comes back to
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
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
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
5 Ways to Pin Shortcuts to Windows 10’s Taskbar
How to set up your PC's fans for maximum system
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
A dangerous vulnerability was found in the Linux
systemd stack. Find out what it is and how to upgrade your Linux
3 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to
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
Using open redirects, scammers can get past most
email security solutions
New ransomware called LockFile targets Microsoft
Ransomware attackers continue to target Microsoft
Microsoft Warns of New Windows Print Spooler RCE
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
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’
Laser-powered fusion energy inches closer to
It could be a viable alternative to other fusion
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
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
See our makers playing favorites among Windows 11
Google Maps will soon get one of Waze's best
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