Geekly Update - 01 September 2021
Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 11 Coming Next Month:
Here’s How to Try Microsoft Edge’s “Super Duper
Best free Batch Video Resizer software to Batch
Resize Videos in Windows 11/10
Windows 10 blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps by
How to buy a gaming monitor
Here are the basics you need to start your search.
How to Install .NET Framework 2.0 3.0 and 3.5 in
How to Test Drive Windows 11 Without Installing
Get a first-hand look at Windows 11's interface
without installing any betas or upgrading your hardware.
Linux 101: How do you hold packages back from
getting upgraded with apt?
The best 13-inch laptop 2021: the top 13-inch
laptops we've reviewed
We've found the best 13-inch laptops for you
The 5 Best Free Email Clients for Your Desktop PC
Not happy with your current email app? These free
email clients for PC are the best ones available right now.
\Macrium Reflect - Create a Rescue Partition (good
idea if your going from Win 7 or 8 to Win 10 or Win 10 to Win 11
How to remove Start menu Recommended items on
Yes, you can prevent the Start menu on Windows 11
from showing recommended items, and here's how.
How ransomware runs the underground economy
Ransomware gangs are adopting all the core elements
of legitimate businesses—including defined staff roles, marketing
plans, partner ecosystems, and even venture capital
investments—and some hallmarks of more traditional criminal
Intel Arc: How will Intel stack up against NVIDIA
Intel faces serious competition.
Microsoft Retires Android Office Apps from
Microsoft is working around the clock on improving
the Office experience on all fronts, and most recently, the
company has made the decision to retire the Android versions of
the productivity suite from Chromebooks.
How to Set a Default Printer in Windows 11
Save some clicks by setting a default device
TSMC is raising chip prices as supply shortages
Which means gadget price increases could be next
How to freeze your credit with TransUnion
Credit freezes are easy, effective and free
Chinese battery maker says it's ready to produce
cobalt-free EV power packs at scale
SVOLT claims it's a world first.
Protect your wireless account from hackers with
this one step
Windows 11 Won't Launch With Android App Support
Android apps on Windows 11 'will start with a
preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months,' Microsoft
says, but the new OS launches in about six weeks.
Feds warn not to take a cyber vacation after
hacking on holidays
How to Maintain an OLED TV to Prevent Burn-in and
Windows 11 is set to make it to your computer on
October 5, 2021
Google issues another security threat warning -
fourth time in two months
What are Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync and which
do I need?
Love the one you're with.
Chrome Password Breach Warning: How to Check and
Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Use Face ID on
It might seem scary to hand a face scan over to
Apple, but that's not what you're really doing.
Windows 11 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know
This comprehensive guide offers details about
Microsoft Windows 11, including new features, system requirements,
when you can download the OS and more.
Researchers contradict AMD claims that SEV keys
can't be extracted remotely
The researchers have already published PoC code to
execute the attack
10 Startup Programs You Can Safely Disable to Speed
Computer booting slowly? You probably have too many
programs running at startup. Learn how to disable startup programs
How to Encrypt Files and Folders with Encrypting
File System (EFS) in Windows 10
Microsoft reveals cheaper wired Xbox stereo headset
The Xbox stereo headset is a great alternative to
the more expensive wireless variant.
China's PIPL privacy law imposes new data handling
The Personal Information Protection Law will force
global companies doing business in China to be more careful with
cross-border flow of personal information.
Samsung Galaxy Book Go review: Outstanding value is
in arm's reach with this budget PC
With Qualcomm's fanless Snapdragon 7c processor,
the Galaxy Book Go is a tremendous value, but its CPU is one gen
away from being great.
Top Linux Vulnerabilities Exploited by Hackers
Linux-based machines that are directly connected to
the Internet can be targets for attackers who can quickly push
potentially dangerous web-based shells, ransomware, Trojans, and
other malicious software, according to The Hacker News.
How to Fix It When a Windows 11 Microphone Is Not
Check if the mic is muted, drivers need an update,
Acer’s stellar 2-in-1 Chromebook Spin 713 is $200
off at Best Buy
A great deal on the 2020 version
How to download YouTube videos on iOS, Android, Mac
Here's everything you need to know about how to
download YouTube videos on desktop and mobile
A power surge shut down half of NYC's subways for
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has called for an
Big Tech companies have profiles on you – Here’s
how to see them
Microsoft to Launch Windows 11 on Oct. 5
But the company doesn't plan on completing the
rollout to eligible PCs until mid-2022.
Apple's Mac Mini M1 drops down to $600 at Amazon
How to Use Teams Chat in Windows 11
Mozilla Firefox is on the verge of replacing
Direct3D with WebRender
How to make sure that the PC you are buying is
Windows 11 compatible
Best iPad games for 2021
If you're not playing these games on your iPad yet,
you're seriously missing out.
How to Search in Windows
11 Ways to Improve Battery Life on Your Apple Watch
Try these power saving tips to make your watch last
longer on one charge.
Linux 101: Why do file and directory names lack
What is Dolby Vision? Netflix's chosen HDR format
for TV and films explained
Dolby Vision HDR could change the way you watch
The 5 Best Websites to Download Free Excel
Check out these websites to download free Excel
spreadsheet templates in various categories!
How to See Full Details about a Windows 10 ISO file
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.
Everything SMBs Need to Know About Ransomware in
Here are specific steps your business can take to
prevent and respond to attacks.
HONOR MagicBook 14 (2021) review: There's a lot to
love in this budget PC, but a few things hold it back from
HONOR's MagicBook 14 for 2021 is a quality budget
Ultrabook with some tasty features. Is it worth the modest price?
PowerToys Gets Ready for Windows 11 with New Major
Windows 11 is coming later this year, and
obviously, Microsoft is working around the clock on preparing its
apps for this big release.
How to Turn on Windows 11 Dark Mode
See if the dark theme is easier on your eyes
Google and Microsoft promise billions to help
bolster US cybersecurity
Apple and Amazon are also offering new security
trainings and devices
IdentityIQ Secure Max review
Great at monitoring your credit, but could do a bit
more to monitor your identity
Bosch's stink-removal gadget just swaps one smell
But 'different' doesn't always mean 'better.
Check your phone! 24 apps that contain the
dangerous Joker malware
How to Stop Images From Automatically Downloading
If you're worried about tracking pixels from email
images compromising your privacy and security, here's how to
disable automatic image loading in Gmail, Outlook, and Apple Mail.
Forget the iPhone 13, the iPhone Flip in this
YouTube video is stunning
Remembering Radio Shack’s Windows Competitor: Tandy DeskMate
Microsoft to allow unsupported PC to Install
Windows 11, but not Upgrade
Windows 11: installation on non-compatible systems
Change these browser settings immediately to
protect your privacy in Chrome, Firefox and more
Five minutes gives you better internet privacy.
Make these browser adjustments right now in Chrome, Safari, Edge,
Firefox and Brave
8 Reasons to Switch from Windows to Linux
Bluetooth Headphones Will Never Give You the Best
There's a reason why you need wired headphones to
enjoy the best of the best.
Amazon Kindle flaws could have allowed attackers to
control the device
Now patched by Amazon, security vulnerabilities
found by Check Point would have given attackers access to a Kindle
device and its stored data.
'Stupid mistake' caused 3D printers to take on a
life of their own
3D printer monitoring company apologizes for
Essential Windows CMD Commands You Should Know
The Command Prompt is your gateway to advanced
Windows tools. Here are all the essential CMD commands in a cheat
How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender
Antivirus Potential Unwanted App (PUA) Protection in Windows 10
How to open Microsoft Edge always InPrivate mode on
Microsoft Edge lets you set the InPrivate mode as
the default experience when launching the browser, and here's how
to enable the option.
Ransomware explained: How it works and how to
Despite a recent decline, ransomware is still a
serious threat. Here's everything you need to know about the
file-encrypting malware and how it works.
Overlay scrollbar flags return to Microsoft Edge
due to Insider demand [Updated]
Microsoft is showing off a new scrollbar animation
and design with its latest flag (experiment) in Edge Canary.
Personal Information of Entire Swiss Town Leaked
Following reports of personal data leaked online
from the entire population, a small Swiss town revealed that it
had misjudged the seriousness of the cyber attack late in the day
before, according to Security Week.
How to Find and Use the Windows 11 Firewall
Should you turn on the Windows Firewall?
Facebook is reportedly forming an election
commission that it will announce in the fall
The election commission could be similar to the
Got iPhone 12 audio problems? Apple is offering a
If you can't hear calls, your iPhone 12 may
actually be malfunctioning
Peloton says it's facing federal investigations
over equipment safety
Officials want to know how Peloton is reporting
Web app data leaked: 38M records exposed, including
How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 11
Need to turn down the lights on Windows 11? Here's
how to turn on system-wide dark mode or set color themes for
specific elements in Microsoft's newest OS.
What's a phishing scam? Cyber security experts
break it down
SteelSeries bug gives Windows 10 admin rights by
plugging in a device
How to check if your PC can run Windows 11
Microsoft has re-released its PC Health Check app,
but not everyone can use it. Here’s how to use the tool and two
third-party alternatives to assess a PC’s ability to upgrade to
Bring on the documentation
Samsung is finally offering its top-of-the-line 4K
TV tech in smaller sizes
Addressing TechHive's long-standing complaint about
behemoth top-tier TVs, Samsung says its Neo QLED Q90A series will
now be available in apartment-friendly sizes.
Watch how Windows 11 is being designed
Btrfs on CentOS: Living with Loopback
How Do I Connect My Desktop to Open Wi-Fi Nearby?