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Leaked documents reveal the special rules Facebook uses for 5.8M VIPs

"These people can violate our standards without any consequences."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/09/leaked-documents-reveal-the-special-rules-facebook-uses-for-5-8m-vips/

 

How to clean up your Windows PC with an anti-malware tool

Got a problem with malware? Not for much longer...

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/clean-up-windows-pc-anti-malware-tool

 

Microsoft issues patch for zero-day exploit that uses malicious Office files

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-patch-zero-day-exploit-malicious-office-files-080743100.html

 

WHY SOLID-STATE DRIVE (SSD) PERFORMANCE SLOWS DOWN AS IT BECOMES FULL

Have you ever wondered why your solid-state drive degrades performance over time? Here we look into the problem and what you should do to keep the drive at top speeds.

https://pureinfotech.com/why-solid-state-drive-ssd-performance-slows-down/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

House committee tees up new FTC data security bureau

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/data-security/house-committee-tees-up-new-ftc-data-security-bureau

 

How to Speed Up Your Old Android Phone

When your old phone starts to slow to a crawl, these tricks can help speed it back up.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-speed-up-your-old-android-phone-1847637097

 

Enable or Disable Xbox App Automatic Startup on Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-xbox-app-automatic-startup

 

Microsoft likely to offer Extended Security Updates for Windows 10 in 2025

By offering the extended support, organizations could safely run Windows 10 for years after its planned 2025 retirement.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3630769/microsoft-likely-to-offer-extended-security-updates-for-windows-10-in-2025.html

 

Who Is Windows 11 For?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/326787-who-is-windows-11-for

 

New chipmaking facilities in Europe could cost Intel up to $95 billion

More chips.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-chipmaking-facilities-europe-could-cost-intel-95-billion

 

TrickBot gang developer arrested when trying to leave Korea

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-gang-developer-arrested-when-trying-to-leave-korea/

 

South Korea reportedly fines Google $177M for abusing Android dominance

Regulators reportedly accused the tech giant of blocking phone makers from using rival operating systems.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/south-korea-reportedly-fines-google-177m-for-abusing-android-dominance/

 

How to Add Secure Delete to Context Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/124286-add-secure-delete-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

FIN8 Threat Group Resurfaces With Dangerous New Backdoor

"Sardonic" malware allows attackers to expand its functionality without having to update components.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/fin8-threat-group-resurfaces-with-dangerous-new-backdoor

 

Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/27/22644161/microsoft-azure-database-vulnerabilty-chaosdb

 

iOS 14.8 update is out — why it's critical for iPhone users

iOS 14.8 addresses zero-click exploits

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/ios-148-update-is-out-why-its-critical-for-iphone-users

 

Apple Creates Program to Fix 'No Sound' Issue With iPhone 12 Models

If your iPhone 12 or 12 Pro is affected, you can get it fixed at no cost

https://www.lifewire.com/apple-creates-program-to-fix-no-sound-issue-with-iphone-12-models-5199333

 

Companies Tied to Fugitive Chinese Billionaire Behind Right-Wing Social Network Must Pay SEC $539 Million Settlement

Guo Wengui, a friend of Steve Bannon, is tied to a sprawling online disinfo network and pro-Trump social media site GETTR.

https://gizmodo.com/companies-tied-to-fugitive-chinese-billionaire-behind-r-1847665812

 

"Foolish" university hacker jailed after selling exam papers to fellow students

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/foolish-university-hacker-jailed-after-selling-exam-papers-to-fellow-students/

 

The Best Virtual Desktops

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-virtual-desktops/

 

Stop the buzzing and beeping: How to set up quiet hours for iPhone, Android, PC and Mac

https://www.komando.com/smartphones-gadgets/set-up-quiet-hours/805486/

 

TCL's Project Chicago Is the Best Foldable Phone You Can't Buy

TCL is putting the brakes on its foldable phone production for the next year, but we got to try its promising Project Chicago foldable clamshell phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/tcls-project-chicago-is-the-best-foldable-phone-you-cant-buy

 

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

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/malicious-apps-signs-yahoo-subscriptions-170133021.html

 

How to configure SMB compression for faster network file transfers on Windows 11

Windows 11 comes with SMB compression to speed up and reduce bandwidth during network file transfers.

https://pureinfotech.com/configure-smb-compression-faster-network-file-transfers-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

LifeLong Medical informs 115K patients of Netgain data breach 6 months later

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/breach/lifelong-medical-informs-115k-patients-of-netgain-data-breach-6-months-later

 

How to Mass Delete Emails in Gmail

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-mass-delete-emails-in-gmail-1847614640

 

How to disable Background Sync to Server when on Battery Power

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-background-sync-to-server-when-on-battery-power

 

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3622001/how-to-protect-privacy-windows-10.html

 

Intel Will Invest $95 Billion in EU Chip Manufacturing

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/326744-intel-will-invest-95-billion-in-eu-chip-manufacturing

 

Samsung unveils new memory cards, providing big storage in small form factors

512GB of storage built to fit on a fingertip.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-unveils-new-memory-cards-providing-big-storage-small-form-factors

 

Netgear fixes severe security bugs in over a dozen smart switches

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/netgear-fixes-severe-security-bugs-in-over-a-dozen-smart-switches/

 

Facebook under more scrutiny after own research shows Instagram is harmful to teens

Instagram says it's committed to understanding the complex issues young people may struggle with. US lawmakers want more answers.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/facebook-under-more-scrutiny-after-own-research-shows-instagram-is-harmful-to-teens/

 

How to Restart explorer.exe Process in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5970-restart-explorer-exe-process-windows-10-a.html

 

CISA Warns of Ongoing Attacks Targeting ProxyShell Vulnerabilities

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting ProxyShell vulnerabilities CVE-2021-34473, CVE-2021-34523, and CVE-2021-31207. Here's what to do about this.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cisa-warns-of-ongoing-attacks-targeting-proxyshell-vulnerabilities

 

Wanted: Disgruntled Employees to Deploy Ransomware

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/wanted-disgruntled-employees-to-deploy-ransomware/

 

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

https://www.theverge.com/22643275/windows-11-upgrade-system-requirements-pc-health-check

 

Intel Alder Lake CPU (12th Gen) release date, performance, features and more

Everything you need to know about Intel Alder Lake, 12th Gen chips coming to laptops and desktops later this year.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/intel-alder-lake-cpu-12th-gen-release-date-performance-features-and-more

 

How AI Can Predict Climate Change

Keeping an eye on the ice

https://www.lifewire.com/how-ai-can-predict-climate-change-5199326

 

Samsung’s Giant New Tablet Is Too Good to Be True

This is the Android tablet I’d consider for getting work done on the go, but there are a few downsides.

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-s-giant-new-tablet-is-too-good-to-be-true-1847655975

 

Alleged Russian malware developer arrested after being stranded in South Korea due to COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/alleged-russian-malware-developer-arrested-after-being-stranded-in-south-korea-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/

 

Best Free Firewall

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-firewall/

 

Files and folders you should delete now to clean up your PC

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/files-to-delete-now/805712/

 

Analyst: Apple Watch Series 7 Production Problems Have Been Solved

Mass production has only been delayed by a couple of weeks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/apple-watch-series-7-is-difficult-to-mass-produce

 

Apple Close To Launching Higher End Mac Mini Without Intel Processor

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-close-launching-higher-end-125550425.html

 

How to delete files older than X days automatically using PowerShell

You can use PowerShell to free up space and keep things organized by only deleting files that are older than a certain number of days in any folder — here's how to do it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-files-older-than-days-powershell/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Complexity of asset management brings unexpected risk into M&A process

https://www.scmagazine.com/feature/asset-management/complexity-of-asset-management-brings-unexpected-risk-into-ma-process

 

How to Stop Your Android and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

You probably need to allow location tracking for some apps, but not all apps all the time.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-your-android-and-its-apps-from-tracking-you-1847628239

 

How to clear ARP Cache in Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-clear-arp-cache-in-windows

 

Apple brings iCloud passwords to Windows, Microsoft's Edge

Apple’s latest release is for Windows users and means you can now manage your iCloud passwords from a PC.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3629310/apple-brings-icloud-passwords-to-windows-microsofts-edge.ht

 

Buyer Beware: Chia Miners Are Selling Worthless Second-Hand SSDs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/326722-buyer-beware-chia-miners-are-selling-worthless-second-hand-ssds

 

Microsoft Outlook exposed to old-school phishing attacks due to bug

A bug in Outlook left it open to a phishing attack that relies on mixing characters from different alphabets.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-outlook-bug-leaves-it-open-old-school-phishing-attack-method

 

Ransomware gangs target companies using these criteria

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gangs-target-companies-using-these-criteria/

 

FEC to dismiss GOP complaint against Twitter over NY Post article, report says

Republicans have long alleged that social networks are suppressing conservative speech.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fec-to-dismiss-gop-complaint-against-twitter-over-ny-post-article-report-says/

 

How to Add or Remove "Maximum processor state" from Power Options in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/107967-add-remove-maximum-processor-state-power-options-windows.html

 

Business Management Firms Have the Least Secure Web Apps

Almost three-quarters of Web applications for businesses that handle accounting, auditing, finances, and operations have critical vulnerabilities every day of the year.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/business-management-firms-have-the-least-secure-web-apps

 

Wanted: Disgruntled Employees to Deploy Ransomware

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/wanted-disgruntled-employees-to-deploy-ransomware/

 

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

Windows 11 will run on older CPUs

https://www.theverge.com/22644194/microsoft-windows-11-minimum-system-requirements-processors-changes

 

How to upgrade the RAM (memory) on a laptop

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ram-upgrade-tutorial

 

How to Record Your Screen on Windows 11

3 ways to capture video of your screen

https://www.lifewire.com/record-screen-on-windows-11-5193849

 

Google's New 'Push' Feature Could Bring App Handoffs Between Chromebooks and Android

While not quite the same, Push looks to be Google's answer to Apple's Handoff feature for Macs.

https://gizmodo.com/googles-new-push-feature-could-bring-app-handoffs-betwe-1847664145

 

How the Bumble dating app revealed any user's exact location

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/how-the-bumble-dating-app-revealed-any-users-exaction-location/

 

Best Disk Cloning Software

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-disk-cloning-software/

 

If you get a document from a stranger, delete it! Here’s why

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/internet-explorer-zero-day/806483/

 

US and Canada Fall Out of Top 10 for Fastest Mobile and Broadband Speeds

Meanwhile, global mobile and broadband download speeds have jumped 60% and 32%, respectively, over the last year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-and-canada-fall-out-of-top-10-for-fastest-mobile-and-broadband-speeds

 

A group of Apple employees built a website for colleagues to share stories of harassment and discrimination

https://www.yahoo.com/news/group-apple-employees-built-website-184500529.html

 

Windows 11 gets redesigned Photos app

Windows 11 is getting a new Photos app, but it's the same old app with a new interface and some new features.

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

 

New research solidifies case for symbiotic relationship between Russia and its ransomware ecosystem

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/policy/new-research-solidifies-case-for-symbiotic-relationship-between-russia-and-its-ransomware-ecosystem

 

You Should Definitely Use iOS 15's New, Distraction-Squashing 'Focus' Mode

Supercharge (and automate) your iPhone's Do Not Disturb mode.

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-definitely-use-ios-15s-new-distraction-squa-1847671349

 

How to change Network Profile Type in Windows 11

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-change-network-profile-type-in-windows

 

Build the ultimate bootable Windows repair drive

Load up a USB drive with the right software, and you’ll have a complete toolkit to restart, troubleshoot, and repair Windows PCs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3626363/build-the-ultimate-bootable-windows-repair-drive.html

 

New Bionic Arm Lets Amputees Feel Touch, Retrofits to Existing Prosthetics

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/326680-new-bionic-arm-lets-amputees-feel-touch-can-retrofit-to-existing-prosthetics

 

How to check your laptop's battery health on Windows 10

See if your device needs a replacement battery with a few easy steps.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-your-laptops-battery-health-windows-10

 

Watch out for new malware campaign’s 'Windows 11 Alpha' attachment

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/watch-out-for-new-malware-campaign-s-windows-11-alpha-attachment/

 

Zoom is adding live translation services, more hybrid work features

Zoom unveils a number of upgrades to the video chat platform to help co-workers connect, whether they're in the office or working remotely.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/zoom-is-adding-live-translation-services-more-hybrid-work-features/

 

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

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48991-add-remove-google-drive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

US Census Bureau Failed Breach Response, Watchdog Says

The January 2020 compromise did not succeed but highlighted significant deficiencies in the security operations of the federal agency tasked with an accurate count of the population.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-census-bureau-failed-breach-response-watchdog-says

 

New Anti Anti-Money Laundering Services for Crooks

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/new-anti-anti-money-laundering-services-for-crooks/

 

Apple’s iPhone 13 event will take place on September 14th

It’s time for another Apple event

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/7/22648593/apple-fall-event-2021-date-iphone-macbook-watch

 

Microsoft acquires online video editor Clipchamp: Is this end of Windows Movie Maker?

Microsoft takes another shot at user-friendly video editing.

https://www.laptopmag.com/news/microsoft-acquires-online-video-editor-clipchamp-is-this-end-of-windows-movie-maker

 

How to Set a Default Printer in Windows 11

Save some clicks by setting a default device

https://www.lifewire.com/set-default-printer-in-windows-11-5194424

 

How to Stream Your Windows or Mac Desktop to Your Chromebook

You don't have to leave your desktop programs behind in Chrome OS.

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-stream-your-windows-or-mac-desktop-to-your-chrom-1847652449

 

Ragnarok ransomware gang shuts down, universal decryption key released

https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/ragnarok-ransomware-gang-shuts-down-universal-decryption-key-released/

 

How To Move Your Dropbox Folder

https://www.techjunkie.com/move-dropbox-folder/

 

3 ways to stop spam in your inbox

https://www.komando.com/safety-security-reviews/3-ways-to-stop-email-spam/779113/

 

Windows 11 Promises Speedier App Loading, Resuming From Sleep

'Just like your phone, Windows 11 has an optimized instant-on experience,' says Microsoft VP Steve Dispensa.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-11-promises-speedier-app-loading-resuming-from-sleep

 

Crypto gangsters steal more than 15,000 Ethereum from Liquid exchange

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crypto-gangsters-steal-more-15-130745379.html

 

This new Apple Watch Series 7 leak is going to make Apple fans so angry

https://bgr.com/tech/this-new-apple-watch-series-7-leak-is-going-to-make-apple-fans-so-angry/

 

Your old laptop could still get Windows 11, thanks to Asus

Asus could bring Windows 11 to older hardware, even if Microsoft doesn't support it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/your-old-laptop-could-still-get-windows-11-thanks-to-asus

 

The New Gaming Console That's Become A Giant Car Crash, Explained

The Intellivision Amico might finally come out, but will anybody care?

https://kotaku.com/the-new-gaming-console-thats-become-a-giant-car-crash-1847699027

 

How to Create a Shell Script in Linux

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/how-create-shell-script-linux

 

How Long Will Windows 10 Be Supported?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx-JpGF93GA

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Tue 2323 09\14//2021

(Tip: I have recently had one of my systems exhibit strange behavior.  I did virus scans with more than one AV tool and one was Malwarebytes Free.  Problem: downloading programs and extensions would start and then fail a virus scan removing the file from the system.  It is apparently something bothering some users for at least four years.  I have three browsers on this system, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.  Chome and browsers based on Chromium, like Edge, Brave, Vivaldi, and many others had the problem.  Firefox just worked getting me around the problem at hand.  Research came up with some workarounds, but no real fixes.  What is usually suggested can be bad if you download programs, apps or extensions, on chromium-based browsers that are infected with malware, so you have to be very careful what you download and where you get the downloads so you must rely on your other protections your have to detect and handle eliminating the malware.  WARNING: All the solutions basically require editing the Registry which a mistake can render your computer unusable.  All these suggested workarounds must be done from the Administrator's account to have the authority to make the changes.

 

What follows are the articles I found with the first on the easiest to do and is a video for approx. 2 minutes you can pause at each step.

 

How To Fix Failed - Virus Scan Failed Error On Google Chrome Browser - Fix Chrome Download Error

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWDIk6HuDsE

 

SSL issues with Chrome, Edge, but Firefox fine

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2107682-ssl-issues-with-chrome-edge-but-firefox-fine

 

How To Fix Google Chrome Download "Virus Scan Failed" Error.

https://www.itechfever.com/fix-google-chrome-virus-scan-failed-error/

 

Information about the Attachment Manager in Microsoft Windows

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/information-about-the-attachment-manager-in-microsoft-windows-c48a4dcd-8de5-2af5-ee9b-cd795ae42738

 

This also demonstrates the need for one or more browsers that are different in nature so that when you don't see what you expect or something doesn't work correctly, after checking for other issues like malware or something the was working that now isn't working, try the different browser to see if it is affected and temporarily get around your problem until you find a fix or workaround for your normal browser of choice.)

 

Retailers Rethink Pandemic-Battered Manhattan

Starbucks has closed more than 40 stores, while adding mobile-order pickup counters in others. Other chains like Sonic are taking advantage of vacancies to establish themselves in New York.

https://tinyurl.com/5hubb4kw

   

Cybercrime Is on the Rise. Here’s How to Fight It, Microsoft’s President Says.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/how-to-fight-cybercrime-microsoft-president-51631783456?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

T-Mobile will start offering in-store phone repairs on November 1st

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-in-store-phone-repair-155724605.html

 

How to Stop Apple from Scanning Your iPhone Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/747444/how-to-stop-apple-from-scanning-your-iphone-photos/

 

Don’t be lazy: Always use a fresh Windows installation for a new PC

Form good habits so you'll have less work down the road overall, not just when you’re upgrading your setup.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3630910/dont-be-lazy-always-use-a-fresh-windows-installation-for-a-new-pc.html

 

How to Turn on Alexa's Adaptive Volume (So It's Not Too Loud or Quiet)

Alexa can now read the room (sort of) and adjust the volume of her voice accordingly.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-on-alexas-adaptive-volume-so-its-not-too-l-1847624997

 

Best free Whiteboard apps for Windows 11/10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-free-whiteboard-apps-for-windows

 

How to select, import and customize Google Slides themes

Standardize the look and layout of your presentations with the Google Slides theme builder

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-select-import-and-customize-google-slides-themes/

 

PeaZip 8.2.0 File Archiver may keep extracted files when errors are encountered

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/13/peazip-8-2-0-file-archiver-may-keep-extracted-files-when-errors-are-encountered/

 

How to Combine PDF Files on Windows and Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/combine-multiple-pdf-files-with-pdftk/

 

How to Use iMessage on Windows 10

Getting iMessage to work on Windows 10 may seem impossible, but there are some ways to get it running. Here's how.

https://www.makeuseof.com/imessage-on-windows-10/

 

Watch out for used SSDs from Chia crypto miners

Chia is hard on the lifespan of SSDs, and its plummet has been hard on the wallet of miners 

https://www.windowscentral.com/watch-out-used-ssds-chia-crypto-miners

 

How to Enable or Disable Scheduled Task in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/173777-how-enable-disable-scheduled-task-windows-10-a.html

 

How to disable content adaptive brightness control (CABC) on Windows 11

You can now disable content adaptive brightness control on your display for a better color experience, and in this guide, you will learn steps to complete this task on Windows 11.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-content-adaptive-brightness-control-cabc-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

How to FaceTime friends who use Android and Windows devices

https://www.cnet.com/videos/how-to-facetime-friends-who-use-android-and-windows-devices/

 

FreeAmazonPrimeDownload

With this application, you can download and watch any Amazon Prime video offline on any device without spending Internet traffic

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/FreeAmazonPrimeDownload.shtml

 

Microsoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more

Microsoft News becomes Microsoft Start

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/7/22660483/microsoft-start-news-feed-windows-11-features

 

US SEC: Watch out for Hurricane Ida-related investment scams

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-sec-watch-out-for-hurricane-ida-related-investment-scams/

 

Nebraska pediatric provider to pay OCR $80K for HIPAA Right of Access failure

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/privacy/nebraska-pediatric-provider-to-pay-ocr-80k-for-hipaa-right-of-access-failure

 

Researcher predicts major solar storm could lead to 'internet apocalypse'

It also means no more social media, which isn't so bad

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/the-internet-apocalypse-is-nigh-says-one-researcher-in-the-event-of-major-solar-storm

 

US-Canadian gets 11 years for laundering money for a North Korean hacking group

He also tricked a university into sending him $9.4 million using spoofed emails.

https://www.engadget.com/us-canadian-11-years-laundering-money-north-korean-hacking-group-070135000.html

 

Careful, Android users: There’s a sneaky reason your alarm might be muted tomorrow morning

https://www.komando.com/technology/android-alarm-malfunction/806332/

 

Microsoft Patches Windows 10 Zero-Day Exploit Triggered by Website Visit, Office Documents

Internet Explorer, Office 2019, and Office 365 users are at risk until the patch is installed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-10-zero-day-exploit-triggered-by-visiting-a-website-opening-office

 

Stop with the misleading outrage over Apple’s move to identify child sex photos

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/89850a55-226e-3597-9a72-90adf828cdb2/stop-with-the-misleading.html

 

How to Use Two Apps Side by Side on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/722244/how-to-use-two-apps-side-by-side-on-android/

 

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.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3631509/microsoft-backs-down-older-pcs-will-be-able-to-run-windows-11.html

 

The Difference Between 'Universal' and 'Intel' Apps (and Why It Matters for Your M1 Mac)

You can make sure your apps are optimized for your M1 Mac.

https://lifehacker.com/the-difference-between-universal-and-intel-apps-and-wh-1847613701

 

WhiteboardFox is a free online whiteboard that allows real-time sharing

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/whiteboard-fox-is-a-free-online-whiteboard

 

Data privacy is a growing concern for more consumers

People surveyed by KPMG reported feeling increasingly uneasy about the data collection practices of corporations.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/data-privacy-is-a-growing-concern-for-more-consumers/

 

Find out if your PC supports TPM 2.0

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/12/find-out-if-your-pc-supports-tpm-2-0/

 

How to Fix AirDrop on Mac (Or Any Apple Device)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-airdrop-problems-mac/

 

The 4 Reasons Smartphone Brands Are Designing Their Own Processors

Smartphone manufacturers are taking processor production in-house. But why?

https://www.makeuseof.com/Reasons-Smartphone-Brands-Are-Designing-Their-Own-Processors/

 

Windows 11 shipping without Android apps isn't a big deal to many

It turns out that many of our readers don't mind waiting for Android apps on Windows 11.

https://www.windowscentral.com/delay-android-apps-doesnt-seem-big-deal-many

 

DISKPART - How to Partition GPT disk (GPT partitioning replaced MRB partitioning on machines that support UEFI)

How to Use DISKPART Script to Partition GPT Disk for Single and Dual Boot Scenarios

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95941-diskpart-how-partition-gpt-disk.html

 

How to enable File Explorer Compact view on Windows 11

File Explorer now includes a new default layout experience, and you can switch to the classic layout with these steps.

https://tinyurl.com/59uy8awz

   

 Apple says iPhone cameras can be hurt by motorcycle vibrations

High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines produce potentially damaging high-amplitude vibrations, so the company says don't attach your phone to your hawg.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-says-iphone-cameras-can-be-damaged-by-motorcycle-vibrations/

 

Free YouTube Download

Download YouTube videos in a quick, convenient manner by turning to this tool that enables you to save to various formats and supports several quality profiles

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/Free-YouTube-Download-Free-Grab-App.shtml

 

New Apple MagSafe charger spotted in FCC alongside four new phones

But it’s not obvious what’s changed with the new model

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/7/22660478/apple-new-iphone-magsafe-charger-2021

 

Windows 11 may not get security updates on unsupported devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-may-not-get-security-updates-on-unsupported-devices/

 

Flo Health faces class-action for data-sharing practices with Facebook, Google

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/application-security/flo-health-faces-class-action-for-data-sharing-practices-with-facebook-google

 

Lenovo’s stunning new Windows 11 OLED laptop is lighter than MacBook Air M1

Lenovo's IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is half a pound lighter than the MacBook Air

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/lenovo-ideapad-slim-7-carbon

 

McFlurry machines keep breaking and the FTC wants answers

The agency recently sent a letter to McDonald's restaurants to ask about the machine.

https://www.engadget.com/ftc-mcflurry-letter-221312872.html

 

After years of saying otherwise, now we know Facebook can read your WhatsApp messages

(since Facebook owns WhatsApp and Instagram, so is this surprizing?)

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/facebook-can-read-your-whatsapp-messages/806321/

 

Motorola Air-Charging Tech Wirelessly Recharges Phone 10 Feet Away

The over-the-air wireless charging system can recharge four smartphones at once, no charging pads needed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/motorola-air-charging-tech-wirelessly-recharges-phone-10-feet-away

 

How Hackers Hammered Australia After China Ties Turned Sour

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/calls-covid-probe-plunged-australia-210018038.html

 

How to Hide Errors in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/741479/how-to-hide-errors-in-google-sheets/

 

The gotcha: Installing Windows 11 on an unsupported PC may disable updates

Microsoft says that upgrading a Windows 10 PC without the necessary hardware requirements is only for temporary use.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3631609/the-gotcha-installing-windows-11-on-an-unsupported-pc-disables-updates.html

 

How to Turn Your Android Phone Into a Free High-Res Webcam

The best webcam for your PC may already be lying around the house.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-android-phone-into-a-free-high-res-web-1847624930

 

How to play Music through Speakers while using Headphones on PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/play-music-through-speakers-while-using-headphones

 

Linux 101: How to delete files and folders from the CLI

In another entry of his Linux 101 series, Jack Wallen shows you how to delete files and folders from Linux using the Command Line Interface (CLI).

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-101-how-to-delete-files-and-folders-from-the-cli/

 

Firefox will soon unload tabs to cope with low memory and reduce crashes

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/10/firefox-will-soon-unload-tabs-to-cope-with-low-memory-and-reduce-crashes/

 

How to Install macOS on a USB Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-macos-on-usb-drive/

 

How to Clean Your Windows PC Using Command Prompt

If your Windows PC is running low on storage space, clean out the junk using these fast Command Prompt utilities.

https://www.makeuseof.com/windows-clean-files-command-prompt/

 

How to upgrade the SSD in the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15

https://www.windowscentral.com/upgrade-ssd-ideapad-3-15

 

How to Enable or Disable Legacy F8 Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22455-enable-disable-f8-advanced-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

How to install Windows 11 with a local account

If you don't want to use a Microsoft account, Windows 11 lets you set up a new installation with a local account, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-11-local-account/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%2

 

T-Mobile data breach 2021: Here's what it means for securing your data

The professed hacker detailed how he carried out the August cyberattack. Here's what else you should know.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/t-mobile-data-breach-2021-heres-what-it-means-for-securing-your-data/

 

ThrottleStop

Monitor and adjust the three types of CPU throttling specific to many laptops and test your processor's performance using this utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/ThrottleStop.shtml

 

ProtonMail court order leads to the arrest of French climate activist

Police obtained the IP address of a French activist through a Swiss warrant

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/6/22659861/protonmail-swiss-court-order-french-climate-activist-arrest-identification

 

Watch out for new malware campaign’s 'Windows 11 Alpha' attachment

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/watch-out-for-new-malware-campaign-s-windows-11-alpha-attachment/

 

Answering Biden’s call, tech and cyber companies commit to more career training

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/careers/answering-bidens-call-tech-and-cyber-companies-commit-to-more-career-training

 

WhatsApp is still safe to use, despite story claiming otherwise

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/facebook-whatsapp-propublica

 

Reddit offers a non-response to uproar over COVID-19 misinformation

It has banned and restricted communities, but not for reasons you'd expect.

https://www.engadget.com/reddit-bans-covid-19-misinformation-communities-211159271.html

 

Have a Gmail or Hotmail account? Microsoft says to keep your eyes out for this scam

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/microsoft-office-365-phishing/805930/

 

US Extradites Ukrainian Man for Using Botnet to Crack Thousands of Passwords

The 28-year-old allegedly sold the passwords to clients on the dark web.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/us-extradites-ukrainian-man-for-using-botnet-to-crack-thousands-of-passwords

 

Indonesia probes suspected data breach on COVID-19 app

https://news.yahoo.com/indonesia-probes-suspected-data-breach-063213097.html

 

How to Hide Everyone’s Video Feeds While Presenting on Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/747716/how-to-hide-everyones-video-feeds-while-presenting-on-zoom/

 

Here are the CPUs that officially can run Windows 11

Microsoft's drawn a line in the sand, but it remains to be seen just how restrictive that line is.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3623192/what-cpus-can-run-windows-11.html

 

Why You Should Stop Setting Up Smart Devices With Multiple Email Addresses

If you share smart devices, you should share an email address, too.

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-stop-setting-up-smart-devices-with-multi-1847608716

 

How to use the Duration Financial Function in Microsoft Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-duration-function-in-excel

 

Android 12: The surprising benefit of using this OS

Jack Wallen has been using Android 12 for some time now and has discovered something very unique about the mobile OS.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/theres-an-unexpected-and-surprising-benefit-of-using-android-12/

 

Windows 11's File Explorer has serious usability issues (part of this is new graphic Icons for some common functions now on sub-menus)

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/10/windows-11s-file-explorer-has-serious-usability-issues/

 

How to Fix Mac Wi-Fi Problems and Dropped Connections

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-mac-wifi-problems/

 

How to Avoid Eye Strain From Screens: 6 Tips and Exercises

Feeling eye strain from being on the computer or staring at your phone? Here are 5 tips and exercises to help relieve computer vision syndrome.

https://www.makeuseof.com/avoid-eye-strain-screens-tips-exercises/

 

'Windows 11 Alpha' malware attack tried to trick people out of financial data

The "Windows 11 Alpha" malware campaign tried to take advantage of people who had just heard of Microsoft's new operating system.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-11-alpha-malware-attack-tried-trick-people-out-financial-data

 

How to Add or Remove Location tab in Folder Properties in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/163078-how-add-remove-location-tab-folder-properties-windows-10-a.html

 

How to disable Xbox app automatic startup on Windows 11

If the Xbox app keeps taking over the screen on startup, you can control this behavior from its settings page – here's how.

https://tinyurl.com/4sbf4hj7 

   

 You can use multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10. Here's how

This helpful Windows 10 feature lets you work on a bunch of different things all at once.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/how-to-use-multiple-desktops-in-windows-10/

 

Audiblogs (Send As Podcast)

This nifty extension will help you instantly listen the various content present on certain webpages, through a text to speech conversion

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

 

New published patents show Dyson designs for stair-climbing and drawer-opening robots

It’s not clear whether the designs are for future products

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/5/22658346/patent-dyson-robot-stairs-vacuum-hand

 

Windows 11 may not get security updates on unsupported devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-may-not-get-security-updates-on-unsupported-devices/

 

Biden delivered a draft plan for zero trust in government. But how will agencies fund it?

https://www.scmagazine.com/analysis/zero-trust/biden-delivered-a-draft-plan-for-zero-trust-in-government-but-how-will-agencies-fund-it

 

What to do if your Amazon Prime delivery is late

Ensure your Prime purchases arrive on time

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/late-amazon-prime-delivery,review-3982.html

 

SpaceX says Amazon is trying to delay Starlink because it can't compete

The space slap fight continues.

https://www.engadget.com/spacex-starlink-amazon-fcc-delay-195245682.html

 

Google stands behind feature that allows someone to track your every move

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-maps-timeline-tracking/806238/

 

German Police Reportedly Use Pegasus Spyware

Germany joins the list of countries using the NSO Group's mobile spyware, Deutsche Welle reports.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/german-police-reportedly-use-pegasus-spyware

 

Windows 11 will be available on October 5th

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-11-release-date-132605467.html

 

As Russians Vote, Resignation, Anger and Fear of a Post-Putin Unknown

https://tinyurl.com/yrdfx63s

   

Check file status on Linux with the stat command

All the information you need about any file or file system is just one Linux command away.

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/linux-stat-file-status?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002pfYgAAI

 

Better security auditing with Auditd and the Integrity Measurement Architecture

Gotcha

The Integrity Measurement Architecture adds important details to your audit logs, making it easier to track an intruder's footprints.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/250/Integrity-Measurement-Architecture

 

Is It Safe to Use a Higher Wattage Power Supply in My Computer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRV_y3DfA0w

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UC San Diego student allegedly tapped into iPhones to steal crypto — and tried to blackmail one victim with naked photos

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/university-of-california-student-allegedly-tapped-into-peoples-cell-phones-to-steal-their-cryptocurrency-11631580167?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Can Governments Shut Down Bitcoin With Quantum Computers?

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/ff255eea-7b1b-3b65-ac2f-3e033d568ea6/can-governments-shut-down.html

 

Update Google Chrome Right Now to Fix Active Zero-Day Exploits

https://www.howtogeek.com/754890/update-google-chrome-right-now-to-fix-active-zero-day-exploits/

 

12 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow-Ass iPhone

Is your iPhone slowing down with time? There are ways to speed it back up.

https://lifehacker.com/12-ways-to-speed-up-your-slow-ass-iphone-1847596256

 

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

In the fight between a Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebook and a Microsoft Windows PC, it boils down to cost versus convenience 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3280998/chromebooks-versus-windows-laptops-which-should-you-buy.html

 

How to set or change Page size and margins in OneNote

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-set-or-change-page-size-and-margins-in-onenote

 

Forgot Your Mac Password? Here’s What to Do

https://www.maketecheasier.com/forgot-mac-password/

 

What Is Big Tech and Why Is the Government Trying to Break It Up?

The Big Five control and influence more than any other business. Is it time to cut them down to size?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-big-tech-and-why-is-the-government-trying-to-break-it-up-/

 

Use caution when making changes to bash configurations in Linux

Jack Wallen offers some crucial advice every Linux administrator should make habitual.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/use-caution-when-making-changes-to-bash-configurations-in-linux/

 

PDFs are finally set to be less annoying on Microsoft Edge

Instantly find where you left off a PDF in Microsoft Edge

https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-fixing-one-of-the-most-annoying-parts-of-pdfs

 

The iPhone 13 lineup and everything else announced this week

At Tuesday's Apple's event, we got a new iPhone 13 with more storage and a new Cinematic mode. Plus, we saw major iPad Mini changes and the new Apple Watch Series 7.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/the-iphone-13-lineup-and-everything-else-announced-this-week/

 

How to Clear and Reset the Thumbnail Cache in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5655-clear-reset-thumbnail-cache-windows-10-a.html

 

How to check if Windows 11 will run on your PC

You can check if your PC meets the Windows 11 minimum requirements with the PC Health Check app.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-if-pc-hardware-compatible-with-windows-11/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Best budget laptop 2021 (most or all may not be compliant for Windows 11)

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-laptops

 

WhyNotWin11

Find out whether your computer meets the current system requirements to run Windows 11 using this lightweight and straightforward application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Info/WhyNotWin11.shtml

 

Home Depot says its smart home app is for people who find the smart home space ‘intimidating’

No hub required, but Hubspace only works with a short list of its proprietary smart home products

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/4/22654623/home-depot-smart-home-amazon-alexa-google-home

 

Microsoft: Windows 10 2004 reaches end of service in December

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-windows-10-2004-reaches-end-of-service-in-december/

 

How to enable Enhanced Search Mode in Windows 10

Here's how to enable Enhanced search mode in Windows 10 to improve your searches

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-use-enhanced-search-mode-in-windows-10

 

Windows 10 21H2 Feature Update Changelog (some are saying this will be a slight change like 21H1 for the spring was)

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-21h2-feature-update-changelog/

 

Best Free Unlimited Cloud Storage

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-unlimited-cloud-storage/

 

FTC just banned a spyware app with 1M downloads – How to know if it’s on your phone

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/ftc-bans-spyware-app/805858/

 

Would You Sell Your Own Personal Data—and What Would You Charge?

Most people value online privacy. But if they could cut out the middlemen—Google, Facebook, and so many others—and cash in on their own data, many say they would.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/would-you-sell-your-own-data-and-what-would-you-charge

 

Amazon Has a Secret Warehouse Section Where You Never Pay Full Price for Items

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/amazon-secret-warehouse-section-where-161100335.html

 

Microsoft Is Polishing Windows 11 Ahead of Release

https://www.howtogeek.com/754176/microsoft-is-polishing-windows-11-ahead-of-release/

 

10 Smart Option-Key Shortcuts You're Not Using on Your Mac

We're spilling the beans on these Option key shortcuts for your Mac.

https://lifehacker.com/10-smart-option-key-shortcuts-youre-not-using-on-your-m-1847599777

 

How to turn on AMD's Smart Access Memory for faster gaming performance

With the right AMD hardware, you can unlock extra gaming performance with a quick trip to the BIOS

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628470/how-to-turn-on-amds-smart-access-memory-for-faster-gaming-performance.html

 

What is Network Attached Storage or NAS?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-network-attached-storage-nas

 

How to Check RAM Health on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-ram-health-windows10/

 

5 Fascinating Search Engines That Search for Faces

There are search engines that can find someone from their photo. Here are several face recognition search engines to try.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-fascinating-search-engines-search-faces/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine

Installing Windows 11 on your every day PC is not practical for most of us. A better solution is to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine and test it safely from there.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-windows-11-on-a-virtual-machine/

 

Apple M1X MacBook Pro might drop as early as October

The new MacBook Pro is said to have an enhanced M1 chip

https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-m1x-macbook-pro-might-drop-as-early-as-october

 

Older iPhone prices slashed: All the discounts and which phones Apple's getting rid of

Apple's older phones get less expensive as the company makes way for new devices like the iPhone 13 lineup.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/older-iphone-prices-slashed-all-the-discounts-and-which-phones-apple-getting-rid-of/

 

How to Enable or Disable Tab Audio Muting in Google Chrome in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112920-enable-disable-tab-audio-muting-google-chrome.html

 

How to delete large folder extremely fast on Windows 10

Use this method to delete thousands of files and folders in the matter of seconds on Windows 10, not minutes or hours.

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

 

SMIC set to build China's largest fab yet

SMIC is building big fabs — and momentum.

https://www.windowscentral.com/smic-set-build-largest-fab-china

 

Nativefier-gui

Seamlessly create wrappers for web applications or websites that you are accessing regularly using this nativefier graphical interface tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Nativefier-gui.shtml

 

Facebook says its AI mislabeling a video of Black men as “primates” was “unacceptable”

The company has disabled the topic recommendation feature as it investigates

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/4/22657026/facebook-mislabeling-video-black-men-primates-algorithm

 

Microsoft September 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 2 zero-days, 60 flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-september-2021-patch-tuesday-fixes-2-zero-days-60-flaws/

 

How to turn off Google Assistant

Here’s how to turn off Google Assistant if you find the feature annoying

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/turn-off-google-assistant,review-6449.html

 

How to Disable and Remove Tab Groups Feature in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-and-remove-tab-groups-feature-in-microsoft-edge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

How To Multiply Column By Constants In Google Sheets

https://www.techjunkie.com/google-sheets-multiply-column-constant/

 

You have to agree to these terms of service or say goodbye to Google Maps

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-maps-terms/805499/

 

Logitech Launches a Docking Station to Declutter Your Desk

The Logi Dock requires no software and doubles as a speakerphone for meetings.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/logitech-launches-a-docking-station-to-declutter-your-desk

 

Massachusetts is probing huge T-Mobile data breach

https://www.yahoo.com/news/massachusetts-probing-huge-t-mobile-145334890.html

 

How to Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 11

https://www.howtogeek.com/750801/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-11/

 

How to Turn Off Location Tracking for Your Google Account

Google spies on your location by default, but you can fight back.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-off-location-tracking-for-your-google-accou-1847562953

 

Wi-Fi extenders vs. boosters vs. repeaters: Major differences explained

Know your options before you try to augment your home Wi-Fi network.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628469/wi-fi-extender-wi-fi-booster-wi-fi-repeater-wi-fi-bridge-explained.html

 

What is Routing? Types of Routing on a Network explained

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-routing-types-of-routing-network

 

AMD Radeon Software Settings – What Do They All Mean?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/amd-radeon-global-graphics-settings/

 

10 Budget-Friendly Projects to Reuse an Old PC

Don't let that old PC clutter up the back of your wardrobe - here are 10 smart ways you can reuse it.

https://www.makeuseof.com/10-budget-friendly-projects-to-reuse-an-old-pc/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Windows 10: How to activate Microsoft Defender Application Guard

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/windows-10-how-to-activate-microsoft-defender-application-guard/

 

Google Clock bug means some Android users are sleeping through their alarms

A fix is apparently on the way

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-clock-bug-means-some-android-users-are-sleeping-through-their-alarms

 

iPhone 13 adds hours to a single battery charge, Apple says

The iPhone 13 batteries will last longer than those in the iPhone 12 for a combination of reasons, including the new A15 Bionic chip.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/iphone-13-battery-life-adds-several-hours-to-a-single-charge-apple-says/

 

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/17159-add-safe-mode-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS 11 ON AN UNSUPPORTED HARDWARE (not Recommended)

You can upgrade an incompatible computer to Windows 11 at your own risk, and here are two methods to complete the task.

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

 

How to set up a kid-friendly Windows 10 device with a child account

You can set up a much safer and controlled computing environment for your children, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to complete this task on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-kid-friendly-windows-10-pc-child-account

 

XWordGiver

A handy application for creating customizable crossword puzzles that you can later export to images and share them with your friends

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Home-Education/XWordGiver.shtml

 

Lyft and Uber to cover legal fees of drivers sued under Texas anti-abortion law

A driver who brings a passenger to get the procedure could be sued under the law

https://www.theverge.com/22656392/lyft-uber-legal-fees-drivers-lawsuit-texas-sb8-abortion-law

 

Google Chromebook bug causes black screens after login

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chromebook-bug-causes-black-screens-after-login/

 

How to clear cache on iPhone

Here's how to clear cache on iPhone to save some storage space

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-clear-cache-on-iphone

 

Try This Fix When Your Canon Printer Stops Printing with Error Code 5200

https://www.askvg.com/try-this-fix-when-your-canon-printer-stops-printing-with-error-code-5200/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

How To Update Apps On Android

https://www.techjunkie.com/update-apps-android/

 

Use this tool to see if your data has been exposed online

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/data-leak-checker-cybernews/776234/

 

Howard University Cancels Classes After Ransomware Attack

The incident occurs after the FBI warned the public that hackers often exploit holiday weekends to launch ransomware attacks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/howard-university-cancels-classes-after-ransomware-attack

 

Microsoft accounts no longer need a password

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-account-password-authenticator-130021174.html

 

Is Your Ethernet Cable Faulty? Signs to Watch Out For

https://www.howtogeek.com/751443/is-your-ethernet-cable-faulty-signs-to-watch-out-for/

 

How to Get a Burner Email Address With iCloud+'s 'Hide My Email'

Don't share your real email address with random websites. Get a burner instead.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-burner-email-address-with-icloud-s-hide-my-1847553382

 

Report: Chip prices could go up 10 percent or more as TSMC imposes price hikes

TSMC is a choke point for the world's semiconductors, and price hikes have major implications on a wide number of products.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3631372/report-chip-prices-could-go-up-10-percent-or-more-as-tsmc-imposes-price-hikes.html

 

How to unlink, exclude or remove a folder from OneDrive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-remove-a-folder-from-onedrive

 

Graphics Card Not Working? Here Are the Causes and Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/faulty-graphics-card-and-the-fix/

 

What Is the Dark Web?

What is the dark web? Is it as scary as it sounds? Here's a simple explainer with everything you need to know.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-the-dark-web/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

How to create a sorted unique list in an Excel spreadsheet

Microsoft 365's UNIQUE() function is a great reason to upgrade. Combine UNIQUE() and SORT() to generate unique lists with a single formula.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-a-sorted-unique-list-in-an-excel-spreadsheet/

 

This Android security flaw could let hackers follow all your movements

It’s a feature, not a bug, insists Google

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-android-flaw-could-let-hackers-follow-all-your-movements

 

Apple unveils new entry-level iPad

https://www.cnet.com/videos/apple-unveils-new-entry-level-ipad/

 

How to Generate System Diagnostics Report in Windows 10

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

 

Windows 11 will release without Android apps support

Microsoft delays Android apps support for Windows 11, but it plans to ship a preview to testers in the coming months.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-11-release-without-android-apps-support/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29

 

Newly updated EdgeDeflector fights back when Windows 10 ignores your default settings

Sometimes Windows ignores your default browser settings, but that isn't an issue if you have EdgeDeflector.

https://www.windowscentral.com/newly-updated-edgedeflector-fights-back-when-windows-10-ignores-your-default-settings

 

Ventoy

Create bootable USB from dozens of ISO files containing different versions of operating systems and use them without formatting the disk via this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Ventoy.shtml

 

AI computers can’t patent their own inventions — yet — a US judge rules

The US has decided “individuals” need to be natural people

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/3/22656039/ai-inventor-patent-copyright-uspto-federal-court-ruling

 

Millions of HP OMEN gaming PCs impacted by driver vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/millions-of-hp-omen-gaming-pcs-impacted-by-driver-vulnerability/

 

How to find your Windows 10 product key

Here's how to find your Windows 10 product key to reinstall or upgrade Windows

https://www.tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-find-your-windows-10-product-key

 

[Tip] Make IDM Extension Working in Mozilla Firefox 91 and Later Versions

https://www.askvg.com/tip-make-idm-extension-working-in-mozilla-firefox-91-and-later-versions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+askvg+%28AskVG%29

 

The Best Chromebook For Linux

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-chromebook-for-linux/

 

Use Google Drive on the go? You’re going to love this new offline feature

https://www.komando.com/technology/using-google-drive-offline/806133/

 

Windows 11 Uses Different System Sounds for Dark and Light Modes

Light Mode sounds are brighter and louder, where as Dark Mode sounds are subdued with an echo.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-11-uses-different-system-sounds-for-dark-and-light-modes

 

Apple warns iPhone owners not to do this with their devices

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-warns-iphone-owners-not-145045265.html

 

AMD Set to Soar After Xilinx Acquisition

https://www.barrons.com/articles/amd-stock-price-xilinx-acquisition-51631575817?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo&tesla=y

 

Microsoft may have found the answer to the “you’re on mute” problem

https://qz.com/work/2058344/microsoft-may-have-found-the-answer-to-the-youre-on-mute-problem/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo

 

How to include options in your Bash shell scripts

Give your shell scripts options.

https://opensource.com/article/21/8/option-parsing-bash?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=weekly&sc_cid=7013a000002phYuAAI

 

Creating custom Ubuntu images

Roll Your Own

With a little planning, Cubic makes customizing Ubuntu ISOs simple and intuitive, saving you time on your post-install modifications.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/250/Cubic

 

Why Is Someone Using My Email for their Recovery Email?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2rKwnjLxE8

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You Can Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware, But You Might Not Want To

Microsoft lets users install the new OS in a roundabout way, but there are risks.

https://lifehacker.com/you-can-install-windows-11-on-unsupported-hardware-but-1847630897

 

iPhone vulnerability lets an attacker gain access to an app’s crypto keys, researchers find

https://www.scmagazine.com/news/encryption/iphone-vulnerability-lets-an-attacker-gain-access-to-an-apps-crypto-keys-researchers-find

 

Better Cyber Hygiene is Critical to Preventing a Damaging Cyberattack

A thorough risk assessment, part of a proactive approach to security strategy, can help keep attackers at bay

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3629481/better-cyber-hygiene-is-critical-to-preventing-a-damaging-cyberattack.html?utm_campaign=subscribers-NaN&utm_medium=subscribers_push_notification&utm_source=subscribers

 

Eyeing Apple’s latest iPhone. Not only the features but the price, too

https://news.yahoo.com/eyeing-apple-latest-iphone-not-100000794.html

 

The Windows 10 PrintNightmare Nightmare Isn’t Over

https://www.howtogeek.com/747703/the-windows-10-printnightmare-nightmare-isnt-done/

 

How to Test Drive Universal Control on macOS Monterey Beta

Can't wait for the Universal Control feature? You can try it out early.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-test-drive-universal-control-on-macos-monterey-b-1847596216

 

These 7 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.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3630770/windows-11-apps-change.html

 

Can I Just Unplug My Computer to Shut It Down?

No.

https://askleo.com/unplug-my-computer/

 

How to Use Snap Layouts in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-snap-layout-windows/

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15 review: $400 is enticing, but you can get better features elsewhere

The IdeaPad 3 15 is certainly attractive due to its bargain price. But can you live with its concessions?

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovo-ideapad-3-15-review

 

Schools could be ripe for cyberattacks amid ransomware open season

In recent months, a string of high-profile cyberattacks have targeted critical U.S. infrastructure. As students return to the classroom, could criminals look to focus their efforts on schools?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/schools-could-be-ripe-for-cyberattacks-amid-ransomware-open-season/

 

Intel Alder Lake CPUs could go on sale November 19

With a launch event a few weeks before that, rumor mill reckons

https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-alder-lake-cpus-could-go-on-sale-november-19

 

How to Check If a Link Is Safe and Other Easy Online Security Tips

Think you're safe online? Learn how to develop new secure habits and safe online behaviors.

https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-check-if-a-link-is-safe-and-other-easy-online-security-tips/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Edge Deflector, the tool that redirects Edge requests to your favorite browser, works on Windows 11 as well

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/08/edge-deflector-the-tool-that-redirects-edge-requests-to-your-favorite-browser-works-on-windows-11-as-well/

 

How to enable Previous Versions to recover files on Windows 10

Yes, you can recover deleted and lost files using Previous Versions with File Explorer, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to set it up.

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

 

How to Enable or Disable SuperFetch in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99821-enable-disable-superfetch-windows.html

 

How to use Enhance audio feature on Windows 11

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-enhance-audio-feature-on-windows

 

OpenRPA

Discover an open-source suite of tools for robotic process automation, with dedicated browser extensions, that aims at performing recurring business processes by itself

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Open-RPA.shtml

 

Microsoft breaks Windows 11 Start Menu, Taskbar with Teams promo

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-breaks-windows-11-start-menu-taskbar-with-teams-promo/

 

New study will show misinformation on Facebook gets way more engagement than news

Six times as much

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/3/22656036/nyu-researchers-study-facebook-misinformation-engagement-election

 

Microsoft Surface Go 3 alleged benchmarks just tipped major performance boost

Geekbench listing points to improved processing performance on the Surface Go 3, especially the entry-level model.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/microsoft-surface-go-3-alleged-benchmarks-just-tipped-major-performance-boost

 

How To Set Up A VPN In Windows 10 [November 2020]

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-set-up-vpn-windows-10/

 

Digital Life Hack: How to password-protect photos

https://www.komando.com/episode/digital-life-hack-how-to-password-protect-photos/805759/

 

ProtonMail Explains Why It Shared a User's IP Address With Police

Even a secure email service can't ignore a legally binding order from Swiss authorities.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/protonmail-explains-why-it-shared-a-users-ip-address-with-police

 

Special operators are already dealing with a shady piece of Chinese technology the US has been warning about.

https://news.yahoo.com/special-operators-already-dealing-shady-122234122.html

 

Will Windows 11’s Visual Effects Impact Performance?

https://www.howtogeek.com/747698/will-windows-11s-visual-effects-impact-performance/

 

How to Enable and Customize Dark Mode on Windows 11

Turning on dark mode is easy in Windows 11, but there are several other options for customizing your PC's theme.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-and-customize-dark-mode-on-windows-11-1847593695

 

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.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3628172/how-to-set-up-your-pcs-fans-for-maximum-system-cooling.html

 

My Keyboard Won’t Work after Windows Update. How Do I Fix It?

Diagnosing sudden keyboard failures.

https://askleo.com/my-keyboard-wont-work-after-windows-update-how-do-i-fix-it/

 

Customize Safari on Mac with this Ultimate Guide

https://www.maketecheasier.com/safari-tips-tricks-mac/

 

New ransomware attack going after vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers

A new ransomware attack highlights the importance of updating Microsoft Exchange servers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-ransomware-attack-going-after-vulnerable-microsoft-exchange-servers

 

The best browser when using a lot of tabs isn't Firefox

If you tend to work with numerous tabs in a browser, you might be missing out on the one web browser that can help organize those tabs so you're more productive.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-browser-when-using-a-lot-of-tabs-isnt-firefox/

 

This device could stop USB cyberattacks for good

Malicious USB drives pose a significant security threat to both consumers and organizations

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-device-could-stop-usb-cyberattacks-for-good

 

What Is a Man-in-the-Browser Attack and How Can You Prevent It?

You've likely heard of man-in-the-middle attacks, but how can you protect yourself from man-in-the-browser (MitB) attacks?

https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-a-man-in-the-browser-attack-and-how-to-prevent-it/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Enable Compact View in Windows 11's File Explorer for improved usability

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/06/enable-compact-view-in-windows-11s-file-explorer-for-improved-usability/

 

How to Check if your PC supports Windows Mixed Reality in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/93494-check-if-your-pc-supports-windows-mixed-reality-windows-10-a.html

 

How to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 8.1

Yes, you can upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 8.1 while keeping your files and apps during the process, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-to-windows-11-from-windows-8-1/

 

How to Change the Default Browser in Windows 11

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-change-the-default-browser-in-windows-11

 

CareUEyes Pro

Remind yourself to take a break every one in a while and adjust the color temperature of your display to prevent eye strain, with this clever utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/CareUEyes.shtml

 

FBI: Spike in sextortion attacks cost victims $8 million this year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-spike-in-sextortion-attacks-cost-victims-8-million-this-year/

 

Vergecast: How much will Apple’s App Store policies really change?

The flagship podcast of clause 3.1.3(a) of the App Store rules

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/3/22655692/vergecast-podcast-465-apple-app-store-policy-microsoft-surface-event-preview

 

Got iPhone 12 audio problems? Apple is offering a fix

If you can't hear calls, your iPhone 12 may actually be malfunctioning

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/got-iphone-12-audio-problems-apple-will-offer-a-fix

 

How To Record The Screen / Screencast In Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/record-screencast-windows-10/

 

Pro tip: How to speed up your Windows network connection

https://www.komando.com/tech-tips/speed-up-windows-network-connection/804360/

 

Germany Wants Android, iOS Devices to Include 7 Years of Support

That's seven years of security updates and access to spare parts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/germany-wants-android-ios-devices-to-include-7-years-of-support

 

These are the 10 worst passwords — is yours on the list?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/worst-passwords-yahoo-subscriptions-204235399.html

 

How to Print a Test Page in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/736310/how-to-print-a-test-page-in-windows-10/

 

The Best Ways to Save Your Phone Battery When the Power Goes Out

You can scroll less, but you should also use these settings to save your battery's charge.

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-to-save-your-phone-battery-when-the-power-1847590173

 

Want Windows 11? Your PC better have these specs

Does your PC qualify? There are a few ways to find out 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622940/windows-11-system-hardware-requirements.html

 

How to Get Rid of Spam Emails

Managing the flood.

https://askleo.com/get-rid-of-spam-emails/

 

How to Use Microsoft Office on Chromebook for Free

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-microsoft-office-chromebook-free/

 

Report suggests that an 'ad' for Microsoft Teams may have broken the Windows 11 desktop and taskbar

A new analysis suggests that it wasn't an OS update that busted people's Windows 11 desktops but a "serialized JSON blob."

https://www.windowscentral.com/report-ad-caused-missing-taskbar-windows-11

 

How to clean the DNF and APT caches in Linux

https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-to-clean-the-dnf-and-apt-caches-in-linux/

 

There's a new standard in laptop displays that you should know about

DisplayHDR 600 True Black equates to elevated brightness levels in OLED and other self-emissive display technologies

https://www.techradar.com/news/theres-a-new-standard-in-laptop-displays-that-you-should-know-about

 

5 Ways Hackers Use Public Wi-Fi to Steal Your Identity

Love using public Wi-Fi? So do hackers! Learn how cybercriminals can access your private data while you use public Wi-Fi.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-hackers-can-use-public-wi-fi-steal-identity/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/06/germany-is-pushing-phone-makers-to-offer-at-least-7-years-of-updates/

 

How to reinstall Windows 11 (easy way)

Reinstall Windows 11 on your computer to get a fresh start without losing your files.

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

 

How to Change Maximum Storage Size for Recycle Bin in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32948-change-maximum-storage-size-recycle-bin-windows-10-a.html

 

Best free open source Text to Speech converter software for Windows 11/10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/open-source-text-to-speech-software-for-windows

 

PDF Editor Free Lite

A feature-packed software solution designed to edit your PDF files, as well as perform numerous operations within the same main window

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/PDF-Editor-Free-Lite.shtml

 

Over 60,000 parked domains were vulnerable to AWS hijacking

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-60-000-parked-domains-were-vulnerable-to-aws-hijacking/

 

EIGHT THINGS APPLE COULD DO TO PROVE IT ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT APP STORE USERS

Like hire more than 500 people to police an entire platform

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/3/22654197/apple-app-store-editorial-scams-refunds

 

T-Mobile data breach puts 48 million people at severe risk of identity theft [updated]

Here's what you need to do about T-Mobile's latest security stumble

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/t-mobile-breach-48-million-identity-theft

 

The Best Virtual Desktops

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-virtual-desktops/

 

Was your info exposed in the latest mobile breach? Here’s how to get free identity theft protection

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/free-identity-theft-protection/804955/

 

BrakTooth Vulnerabilities Affect Countless Bluetooth Devices

Security flaws expose Bluetooth devices from some of the world's largest vendors to attack.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/braktooth-vulnerabilities-affect-countless-bluetooth-devices

 

Cyber security growing at UTPB

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cyber-security-growing-utpb-154500301.html

 

How to Stop Microsoft Edge from Pasting Page Titles Instead of URLs

https://www.howtogeek.com/745731/how-to-stop-microsoft-edge-from-pasting-page-titles-instead-of-urls/

 

The Best Features Worth Knowing About in Chrome 93

New Web App features on desktop, interface options on Android, and convenient security settings headline this month's Chrome update.

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-features-worth-knowing-about-in-chrome-93-1847593112

 

This USB-C Lightning cable should terrify you

Yes, this normal-looking USB-C Lightning cable works—but it can also spy on your laptop, phone, or tablet.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3632111/this-usb-c-lightning-cable-should-terrify-you.html

 

How Do I Determine a Shortlink’s Destination?

Know before you click.

https://askleo.com/shortlinks-destination/

 

What is H.266 and Why Is It Better than H.265?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/h265-vs-h264/

 

Microsoft's PowerToys gains fresh look inspired by Windows 11 for its settings page

PowerToys has a new look for its settings menu and a long list of bug fixes.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-powertoys-gains-fresh-look-inspired-windows-11-its-settings-page

 

Excel is still a security headache after 30 years because of this one feature

Threat researcher explains why it's tricky to tell the difference between legitimate Excel Macros and ones that deliver malware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-is-still-a-security-headache-after-30-years-because-of-this-one-feature/

 

Box and Zoom team up to make video meetings slightly less annoying

Access your Box files in a Zoom meeting without leaving the app

https://www.techradar.com/news/box-and-zoom-team-up-to-make-video-meetings-slightly-less-annoying

 

11 Exciting DIY Automation Projects to Conquer This Summer

Automate your life with these low-cost, straightforward DIY projects.

https://www.makeuseof.com/diy-automation-projects-to-conquer-this-summer/?utm_source=MUO-NL-RP&utm_medium=newsletter

 

Microsoft is bringing support for the Open Document Format ODF 1.3 to Office

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/08/30/microsoft-is-bringing-support-for-the-open-document-format-odf-1-3-to-office/

 

How to enable mono audio on Windows 11

Windows 11 makes audio easier to hear with an option to convert stereo into mono audio, and here's how to do it.

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

 

How to Enable or Disable Real-time Protection for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3569-turn-off-real-time-protection-microsoft-defender-antivirus.html

 

Microsoft to block old Outlook versions from connecting to Office 365 services

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-to-block-old-outlook-versions-from-connecting-to-office-365-services-106225/

 

AdGuard for Firefox

An extension for Mozilla Firefox that can easily block all the advertisements on the websites you visit, enhancing your overall browsing experience

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

 

Bluetooth BrakTooth bugs could affect billions of devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bluetooth-braktooth-bugs-could-affect-billions-of-devices/

 

Amazon is reportedly planning to release an Amazon-branded TV as soon as October

Amazon could be stepping up its TV efforts

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/2/22655016/amazon-branded-tv-television-tcl

 

Pluto TV: App, channels, guide and how to activate

Everything you need to know about the Pluto TV free live TV streaming service

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/pluto-tv

 

How To Jailbreak An Amazon Firestick [August 2021]

https://www.alphr.com/jailbreak-amazon-firetv-stick/

 

You have to agree to these terms of service or say goodbye to Google Maps

https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/google-maps-terms/805499/

 

Microsoft Defender Antivirus Review

Decent antivirus protection, no installation require 

https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/microsoft-windows-defender-security-center

 

5 reasons why you still need antivirus software

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/why-you-need-antivirus-software-yahoo-subscriptions-195854310.html

 

How to Stream Your Windows or Mac Desktop to Your Chromebook

You don't have to leave your desktop programs behind in Chrome OS.

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-stream-your-windows-or-mac-desktop-to-your-chrom-1847652449

 

Control USB-powered devices with a Raspberry Pi

Power Point

Command-line tools and Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi let you control projects that use the USB ports.

https://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2021/250/Pi-Control-of-USB-Devices

 

No Email from LastPass? Dealing with Sign-In Problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvVACg6Uafk

 

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