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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Upcoming Windows Defender feature will tell you when security fails Microsoft is planning a new feature for Windows Defender that will continually check for system integrity, informing users if any secure part of the operating system has been compromised.
Your body, and everything around you, will soon let you pay for stuff Amazon, Mastercard and others are developing new ways for you to spend, including cashierless stores and scanning the veins in your thumb.
Protect sensitive data with these five free encryption apps Protecting customers' personal data is vitally important to the future success of every organization. Encrypting that data with one of these apps is a good place to start.
Apple releases updates for iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra The updates include security patches and a fix for iPhones.
Amazon Key In-Car delivers packages right to your car's trunk The online retailer's newest shipping option rolls out in 37 US cities. Will Prime shoppers be convinced of its convenience?
A study finds nearly half of jobs are vulnerable to automation That could free people to pursue more interesting careers
Suspicious event hijacks Amazon traffic for 2 hours, steals cryptocurrency Almost 1,300 addresses for Amazon Route 53 rerouted for two hours.
Monday, April 23, 2018
This is how Facebook collects data on you even if you don't have an account There's little you can do about it.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
FDA Just Approved First Contact Lenses That Turn Dark in Bright Sunlight The FDA approved the first photochromic contact lenses, those that react to UV light and darken to shield a wearer's eyes.
How to fix autocorrect in iOS What to do when you get inappropriate suggestions from the iOS autocorrect feature.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Windows 10 apps on an open-source OS? ReactOS gains experimental support for latest Windows software ReactOS is a free and open-source, Windows-compatible OS that looks similar to Windows XP -- now with experimental support for Windows 10 software.
What the Mac 32-bit app phase-out means to you Apple has been pushing developers to move their software to 64-bit since last summer. Now it's warning end users about the upcoming change. Here's how to suss out which apps are affected.
How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC If your Mac is acting up and you can’t figure out why, try these steps.
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Settings changes Find out what's new and renamed in the Settings app.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Facial Recognition Spots Criminal in Crowd of 60,000 In China, there's nowhere to hide from the combo of cameras, facial recognition, AI, and all-knowing database.
This swarm of robot submersibles can be controlled as a single entity As swarm robotics advances, we're seeing the first commercial implementations in water
How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows You can often fix glitches in Windows with help from the right troubleshooters.
Windows Admin Center lets users manage Windows servers and Windows 10 machines from the browser Formerly known as Project Honolulu, Windows Admin Center performs tasks with PowerShell and WMI.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Here's what happened when rusty used cars were crash-tested Mazda 6 and VW Golf with rust issues go through the same tests again
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Google to launch new Gmail design in the coming weeks A fresh and clean look for Gmail on the web
Bitcoin is eating Quebec A Canadian hydropower operation put out the welcome mat for bitcoin miners. Shortly thereafter, it was overrun.
5 tips to prepare your PC for Windows 10 Spring Creators Update It's time to get your computer ready for Microsoft's next big update to Windows 10.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
How to Tell if Cambridge Analytica Scraped Your Facebook Data A new Facebook Help Center article makes it easy to check if your information was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
Mozilla: Facebook Data Leak Is Like a 'Nuclear Waste Spill' Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, explains the key takeaways from the company's new Internet Health Report 2018.
Password-free web security is coming to Chrome, Firefox, Edge The nightmare of remembering passwords is, hopefully, finally coming to an end with support for two-factor options in browsers.
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: The best hidden features Many are promising but remain works in progress.
Should you buy a Core i9 laptop? Can't decide if you need a 6-core Core i9 laptop? We can help.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How to delay it Worried that installing the Spring Creators Update will break Windows 10? Here's how to block it, at least for a while.
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How to get it early If you can't wait for the latest major feature update to Windows 10, these are the options available to you.
Electric Vehicles Are Coming for Your Snacks If drivers no longer need to stop for gas, impulse purchases like energy drinks could decline.
How to keep your ISP's nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS Using Cloudflare's 188.8.131.52, other DNS services still require some command-line know-how.
Faster than an F1 car: Porsche is breaking records with the 919 Hybrid It no longer races, but Porsche's tribute tour for the race car is serious business.
5 common browser security threats, and how to handle them Web browsers are designed to store information for your convenience, but that information can also fall into the wrong hands. Here are some simple tips for preventing that situation.
Monday, April 09, 2018
No, private browsing mode won't hide your search history from advertisers More than half of consumers mistakenly believe that Incognito and Private browsing modes will hide their identity and browsing habits from governments, organizations, and advertisers.
How to Spring Clean Your Electronics You probably don't want to know what lurks on your devices. Embrace your inner germaphobe and get scrubbing (without damaging your tech).
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Free APNIC, CloudFlare tool prevents ISPs from selling your internet history APNIC and CloudFlare announced the free 184.108.40.206 DNS resolver service, which is intended as a drop-in replacement to protect your privacy from providers.
Be Aware of These No-Talk Phone Scams Dialing deceivers don’t need you to say anything to rip you off
SpaceX can't broadcast Earth images because of a murky license Out of nowhere, Elon Musk's rocket company is now required to obtain a license to broadcast from space.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Facebook's Zuckerberg: Here's how we'll fix our massive data privacy problems The firm has faced backlash following revelations that data from 87 million users was shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica.
Want to Speed Up Your Users' Internet? Look at Your DNS Server New services, including Cloudflare and Quad9, offer new speed and security to your organization's use of the internet at minimal cost, and you can try them out right now for free.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Windows tip of the week
By Ed Bott
How to manage saved Wi-Fi networks
Every time you connect to a new wireless network, Windows 10 saves your settings so that you can automatically reconnect to the Internet the next time you're in range of that wireless access point. If you're signed in with a Microsoft account, the connection details are synced by default and available on other computers where you sign in with the same account.
That's a convenient feature, but those saved connections also involve potential security risks, especially if one is compromised in some way. To minimize those risks, it's a good idea to clear out those old, saved network connections occasionally.
For any network that appears on the list of available connections when you click the network icon, you can right-click to see additional options. If you previously saved that network, the right-click menu includes a Properties choice, where you can turn off the Connect automatically when in range option and adjust IP address settings. Click Forget to remove that network from the list and treat is as new.
To see the complete list of saved Wi-Fi networks, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Known Networks. Click any entry in the list to see Properties and Forget buttons for that connection.
How to Download Your Facebook Data (and 6 Surprising Things I Found) Do you have any idea what the social networking giant knows about you? Here's how to find out.
Is technology driving your pet insane? Be aware of the secret flicker and noise that home technology may transmit to your pets.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Tiangong-1 Crash Lands in the Pacific Ocean China's out-of-control space station thankfully found a watery grave.
Google Is Shutting Down Goo.gl The way we find content changed and goo.gl short links are no longer good enough.
IRS Unveils 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams The list includes frauds against - and by - taxpayers
Sunday, April 01, 2018