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2015-08-14 21:43:14 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux 
#windows10 #security #privacy  

Windows 10 is Not a desktop operating system in the way every earlier version of Windows is. Windows 10 is a hybrid cloud/desktop operating system. You can try to turn Windows 10's data-sharing ways off, but, bad news: Windows 10 will keep sharing some of your data with Microsoft anyway. There is an alternative: Desktop Linux. Linux Mint already looks and works a lot like Windows XP/7, so you've got nothing to be afraid of.

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2015-08-14 21:43:14 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux 
#windows10 #security #privacy  

Windows 10 is Not a desktop operating system in the way every earlier version of Windows is. Windows 10 is a hybrid cloud/desktop operating system. You can try to turn Windows 10's data-sharing ways off, but, bad news: Windows 10 will keep sharing some of your data with Microsoft anyway. There is an alternative: Desktop Linux. Linux Mint already looks and works a lot like Windows XP/7, so you've got nothing to be afraid of.

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2015-08-14 21:43:14 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux 
#windows10 #security #privacy  

Windows 10 is Not a desktop operating system in the way every earlier version of Windows is. Windows 10 is a hybrid cloud/desktop operating system. You can try to turn Windows 10's data-sharing ways off, but, bad news: Windows 10 will keep sharing some of your data with Microsoft anyway. There is an alternative: Desktop Linux. Linux Mint already looks and works a lot like Windows XP/7, so you've got nothing to be afraid of.

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2015-08-28 14:14:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1 
#chrome #flash   #security  

Google is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe Flash's ability to auto-play in Chrome. The web giant has set September 1, 2015 as the date from which non-important Flash files will be click-to-play in the browser by default – effectively freezing out "many" Flash ads in the process. Netizens can right-click over the security-challenged plugin and select "Run this" if they want to unfreeze an ad. Otherwise, the Flash files will remain suspended in a grey box, unable to cause any harm nor any annoyance.

Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1 
#chrome #flash   #security  

Google is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe Flash's ability to auto-play in Chrome. The web giant has set September 1, 2015 as the date from which non-important Flash files will be click-to-play in the browser by default – effectively freezing out "many" Flash ads in the process. Netizens can right-click over the security-challenged plugin and select "Run this" if they want to unfreeze an ad. Otherwise, the Flash files will remain suspended in a grey box, unable to cause any harm nor any annoyance.___

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2015-08-28 06:18:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to add relationships to your contacts on Android 
#android #contact #relationships  

Tucked away in Android’s Contacts app is its Relationships feature, a tool that can help you keep track of who knows who and how you happen to know certain people—useful if you have an address book full of business contacts, for instance. Here’s how to add relationship information to individual contact cards.

How to add relationships to your contacts on Android 
#android #contact #relationships  

Tucked away in Android’s Contacts app is its Relationships feature, a tool that can help you keep track of who knows who and how you happen to know certain people—useful if you have an address book full of business contacts, for instance. Here’s how to add relationship information to individual contact cards.___

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2015-08-26 08:25:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

SystemBack Creates System Restore Point In Ubuntu/Linux Mint 
#linuxmint #ubuntu #backup  

Systemback makes it easy for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users to create backups of system and user configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation.

SystemBack Creates System Restore Point In Ubuntu/Linux Mint 
#linuxmint #ubuntu #backup  

Systemback makes it easy for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users to create backups of system and user configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation.___

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2015-08-25 05:19:26 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Here's what an eavesdropper sees when you use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot 
#security #wifi #privacy  

It’s relatively easy to capture sensitive communication at the vast majority of public hotspots—locations like cafes, restaurants, airports, hotels, and other public places. You can snag emails, passwords, and unencrypted instant messages, and you can hijack unsecured logins to popular websites. Fortunately, ways exist to protect your online activity while you’re out-and-about with your laptop, tablet, and other Wi-Fi gadgets.

Here's what an eavesdropper sees when you use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot 
#security #wifi #privacy  

It’s relatively easy to capture sensitive communication at the vast majority of public hotspots—locations like cafes, restaurants, airports, hotels, and other public places. You can snag emails, passwords, and unencrypted instant messages, and you can hijack unsecured logins to popular websites. Fortunately, ways exist to protect your online activity while you’re out-and-about with your laptop, tablet, and other Wi-Fi gadgets.___

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2015-08-23 14:08:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared 
#browser #comparison #performance  

We put the screws to all five modern browsers, testing them in all manner of scenarios. If you're looking for a fast, efficient, convenient browser, we've found two that we think you'll like.

The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared 
#browser #comparison #performance  

We put the screws to all five modern browsers, testing them in all manner of scenarios. If you're looking for a fast, efficient, convenient browser, we've found two that we think you'll like.___

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2015-08-23 14:04:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A Complete Guide On YouTube Tips and Tricks
#youtube #tips  

YouTube has amassed over 1 billion users with an awe-inspiring 300 hours of videos being uploaded to the site every minute. I find it, perhaps the most productive way of being unproductive and killing time. So how about discovering some YouTube tips and tricks to add a completely new dimension to your YouTube experience.

A Complete Guide On YouTube Tips and Tricks
#youtube #tips  

YouTube has amassed over 1 billion users with an awe-inspiring 300 hours of videos being uploaded to the site every minute. I find it, perhaps the most productive way of being unproductive and killing time. So how about discovering some YouTube tips and tricks to add a completely new dimension to your YouTube experience.___

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2015-08-18 02:10:34 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

6 free tools that stop Windows 10 from spying on everything you do 
#windows10 #spying #privacy  

A fresh start is exactly what Windows 10 has given Microsoft, but it’s not all good news. While the new software is certainly a huge step in the right direction, some serious privacy concerns have been raised following the revelation that Windows 10 may be spying on almost everything you do. There are already plenty of tools you can use to help simplify the process of taking your privacy back in Windows 10.

6 free tools that stop Windows 10 from spying on everything you do 
#windows10 #spying #privacy  

A fresh start is exactly what Windows 10 has given Microsoft, but it’s not all good news. While the new software is certainly a huge step in the right direction, some serious privacy concerns have been raised following the revelation that Windows 10 may be spying on almost everything you do. There are already plenty of tools you can use to help simplify the process of taking your privacy back in Windows 10.___

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2015-08-15 04:13:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Failed Windows Updates Causing Slowdowns? 
#windows #windows10 #update  

Does your Windows system seem to run slower than it should, even after running maintenance programs such as Advanced System Care or Privazer? Does it take “forever” to shut down or restart? Does it stall during a restart, forcing you to shut off power and restart manually? If so, read on for a non-obvious possible cause of these problems and an equally obscure but simple solution…

Failed Windows Updates Causing Slowdowns? 
#windows #windows10 #update  

Does your Windows system seem to run slower than it should, even after running maintenance programs such as Advanced System Care or Privazer? Does it take “forever” to shut down or restart? Does it stall during a restart, forcing you to shut off power and restart manually? If so, read on for a non-obvious possible cause of these problems and an equally obscure but simple solution…___

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2015-08-14 21:43:14 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux 
#windows10 #security #privacy  

Windows 10 is Not a desktop operating system in the way every earlier version of Windows is. Windows 10 is a hybrid cloud/desktop operating system. You can try to turn Windows 10's data-sharing ways off, but, bad news: Windows 10 will keep sharing some of your data with Microsoft anyway. There is an alternative: Desktop Linux. Linux Mint already looks and works a lot like Windows XP/7, so you've got nothing to be afraid of.

Sick of Windows spying on you? Go Linux 
#windows10 #security #privacy  

Windows 10 is Not a desktop operating system in the way every earlier version of Windows is. Windows 10 is a hybrid cloud/desktop operating system. You can try to turn Windows 10's data-sharing ways off, but, bad news: Windows 10 will keep sharing some of your data with Microsoft anyway. There is an alternative: Desktop Linux. Linux Mint already looks and works a lot like Windows XP/7, so you've got nothing to be afraid of.___

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2015-08-14 10:48:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Apple fixes a bucketload of vulnerabilities in everything 
#osx #ios #security #safari  

Apple has pushed out updates for OS X Yosemite, OS X Server, iOS and Safari, fixing a bucketload of critical and less critical vulnerabilities. Users are advised to implement the patches as soon as possible.

Additional details here: https://goo.gl/LvoKzT

Apple fixes a bucketload of vulnerabilities in everything 
#osx #ios #security #safari  

Apple has pushed out updates for OS X Yosemite, OS X Server, iOS and Safari, fixing a bucketload of critical and less critical vulnerabilities. Users are advised to implement the patches as soon as possible.

Additional details here: https://goo.gl/LvoKzT___

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2015-08-13 17:15:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft 
#windows10 #privacy #security  

Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them. Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft 
#windows10 #privacy #security  

Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them. Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.___

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2015-08-13 15:18:35 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Many Things Wrong With the Anti-Encryption Op-Ed in the New York Times 
#security #encryption #privacy  

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and his counterparts in Paris, London and Madrid took to the New York Times op-ed page Tuesday morning to pose a flawed argument against default encryption of mobile phones. They demanded a magical, mathematically impossible scenario in which communications are safeguarded from everyone except law enforcement.

The Many Things Wrong With the Anti-Encryption Op-Ed in the New York Times 
#security #encryption #privacy  

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and his counterparts in Paris, London and Madrid took to the New York Times op-ed page Tuesday morning to pose a flawed argument against default encryption of mobile phones. They demanded a magical, mathematically impossible scenario in which communications are safeguarded from everyone except law enforcement.___

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2015-08-13 05:34:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Lenovo PCs and Laptops seem to have a BIOS level backdoor 
#security #lenovo #vulnerability  

The Chinese computer and laptop maker, Lenovo is once again in the eye of the storm after users have found that their PCs/Laptops are shipped with a hidden backdoor at the BIOS level. The only way to escape the backdoor created by Lenovo PCs and Laptops is to flash your BIOS. Having said that, only those users who are fairly conversant with flashing BIOS/Firmware may proceed or else you may brick your PC/Laptop.

Lenovo PCs and Laptops seem to have a BIOS level backdoor 
#security #lenovo #vulnerability  

The Chinese computer and laptop maker, Lenovo is once again in the eye of the storm after users have found that their PCs/Laptops are shipped with a hidden backdoor at the BIOS level. The only way to escape the backdoor created by Lenovo PCs and Laptops is to flash your BIOS. Having said that, only those users who are fairly conversant with flashing BIOS/Firmware may proceed or else you may brick your PC/Laptop.___

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2015-08-12 02:23:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

LastPass is now free on mobile, but cross-device syncing costs extra 
#lastpass #mobile #free  

If you've been wanting to play around with LastPass on your mobile device without paying the $12 annual fee for premium support, today is your day: the password manager just added mobile to its free tier. What's the catch? You only get it on mobile. Starting today, LastPass users will get unlimited use of the password manager on desktops or smartphones or tablets -- but if you want to sync passwords between your devices, you'll have to pony up for a subscription.

LastPass is now free on mobile, but cross-device syncing costs extra 
#lastpass #mobile #free  

If you've been wanting to play around with LastPass on your mobile device without paying the $12 annual fee for premium support, today is your day: the password manager just added mobile to its free tier. What's the catch? You only get it on mobile. Starting today, LastPass users will get unlimited use of the password manager on desktops or smartphones or tablets -- but if you want to sync passwords between your devices, you'll have to pony up for a subscription.___

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2015-08-12 01:43:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Adobe patches critical Flash security flaws 
#flash #security #critical  

Adobe has fixed a series of security vulnerabilities in Flash Player. The patches aim to fix flaws that could lead to code execution -- in other words, allowing an attacker to run malicious code. Users running Flash Player on Windows and OS X are advised to update to version 18.0.0.232, while Linux users should update to version 11.2.202.508.

Adobe patches critical Flash security flaws 
#flash #security #critical  

Adobe has fixed a series of security vulnerabilities in Flash Player. The patches aim to fix flaws that could lead to code execution -- in other words, allowing an attacker to run malicious code. Users running Flash Player on Windows and OS X are advised to update to version 18.0.0.232, while Linux users should update to version 11.2.202.508.___

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2015-08-12 01:35:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Microsoft delivers second cumulative update for Windows 10 
#windows10 #security #update  

Last week's Windows 10 cumulative update was focused on performance and functionality, not security. The security update for Windows 10 that is dated August 11, 2015, includes improvements to improve the functionality of Windows 10 and resolves vulnerabilities in Windows.

Microsoft delivers second cumulative update for Windows 10 
#windows10 #security #update  

Last week's Windows 10 cumulative update was focused on performance and functionality, not security. The security update for Windows 10 that is dated August 11, 2015, includes improvements to improve the functionality of Windows 10 and resolves vulnerabilities in Windows.___

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2015-08-10 20:43:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Tested: How Flash destroys your browser's performance 
#flash #browser #performance  

In case you needed another reason to uninstall Adobe Flash, we’ve got one: It can drag down your PC by as much as 80 percent. Yes, 80 percent. So not only is Adobe Flash incredibly unsafe, it’s a memory hog. And we’ve got the numbers to prove it. It’s important to note that, especially with a midrange PC, the amount of CPU cycles an app chews through will probably be what causes your PC to stutter and pause—and that’s going to be what frustrates you most.

Tested: How Flash destroys your browser's performance 
#flash #browser #performance  

In case you needed another reason to uninstall Adobe Flash, we’ve got one: It can drag down your PC by as much as 80 percent. Yes, 80 percent. So not only is Adobe Flash incredibly unsafe, it’s a memory hog. And we’ve got the numbers to prove it. It’s important to note that, especially with a midrange PC, the amount of CPU cycles an app chews through will probably be what causes your PC to stutter and pause—and that’s going to be what frustrates you most.___

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2015-08-10 10:45:40 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

How to watch DVDs for free in Windows 10 
#windows10 #dvd #vlc  

Windows PCs can no longer play DVDs without help. Windows 10, like Windows 8 and 8.1 before it, lacks the necessary software. Of course, Microsoft will be happy to sell it to you: The Windows DVD Player app is now available from the Windows Store for $14.99. You can watch DVDs on your Windows 10 PC for free using VideoLAN's VLC desktop software, an open-source (read: free to use) media player that includes support for DVD media.

How to watch DVDs for free in Windows 10 
#windows10 #dvd #vlc  

Windows PCs can no longer play DVDs without help. Windows 10, like Windows 8 and 8.1 before it, lacks the necessary software. Of course, Microsoft will be happy to sell it to you: The Windows DVD Player app is now available from the Windows Store for $14.99. You can watch DVDs on your Windows 10 PC for free using VideoLAN's VLC desktop software, an open-source (read: free to use) media player that includes support for DVD media.___

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2015-08-10 10:35:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

EFF’s Privacy Badger extension is finally ready to block ‘super-cookies’ 
#privacy #eff #browser #extension  

Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) long-awaited Privacy Badger extension has finally officially launched after more than a year in testing. Privacy Badger works by creating a list of the third-party domains that embed images, scripts and ads in any pages you visit. It includes blocking of certain kinds of super-cookies and browser fingerprinting—the latest ways that some parts of the online tracking industry try to follow internet users from site to site.

EFF’s Privacy Badger extension is finally ready to block ‘super-cookies’ 
#privacy #eff #browser #extension  

Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) long-awaited Privacy Badger extension has finally officially launched after more than a year in testing. Privacy Badger works by creating a list of the third-party domains that embed images, scripts and ads in any pages you visit. It includes blocking of certain kinds of super-cookies and browser fingerprinting—the latest ways that some parts of the online tracking industry try to follow internet users from site to site.___

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2015-08-10 10:01:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released 
#linux #mint #xfce  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released 
#linux #mint #xfce  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-08-07 11:43:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Update Firefox now: major vulnerability could steal your data
#firefox #vulnerability #security

A major vulnerability discovered by Mozilla. The flaw exploits Firefox’s PDF viewer and the JavaScript context to inject a script that can search for and upload local files. All versions of Firefox are affected and Mozilla says that to protect against the exploit you should update to version 39.0.3 right now. Enterprise users can patch to 38.1.1.

Update Firefox now: major vulnerability could steal your data
#firefox #vulnerability #security

A major vulnerability discovered by Mozilla. The flaw exploits Firefox’s PDF viewer and the JavaScript context to inject a script that can search for and upload local files. All versions of Firefox are affected and Mozilla says that to protect against the exploit you should update to version 39.0.3 right now. Enterprise users can patch to 38.1.1.___

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2015-08-06 23:40:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How to install Windows 10 on your PC 
#windows10 #upgrade #install  

There are three primary ways to obtain Windows 10: either buy a new PC with Windows 10 preloaded, buy a license key to Windows 10 online, or upgrade an existing Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 PC. We’re going to ignore the first option and focus on the latter two, which we’ll consider to be essentially the same scenario.

How to install Windows 10 on your PC 
#windows10 #upgrade #install  

There are three primary ways to obtain Windows 10: either buy a new PC with Windows 10 preloaded, buy a license key to Windows 10 online, or upgrade an existing Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 PC. We’re going to ignore the first option and focus on the latter two, which we’ll consider to be essentially the same scenario.___

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2015-08-06 12:37:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

DoNotSpy10 – Configure Windows 10 Privacy settings 
#windows10 #privacy #security  

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with quite a few default settings that users may find invasive. If you went through our Windows 10 privacy overview you may have noticed that it takes quite a bit of work to adjust them all.  That's where the free program DoNotSpy for Windows 10 comes to play. It provides you with options to set privacy settings from within its interface with just a couple of clicks.

DoNotSpy10 – Configure Windows 10 Privacy settings 
#windows10 #privacy #security  

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with quite a few default settings that users may find invasive. If you went through our Windows 10 privacy overview you may have noticed that it takes quite a bit of work to adjust them all.  That's where the free program DoNotSpy for Windows 10 comes to play. It provides you with options to set privacy settings from within its interface with just a couple of clicks.___

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2015-08-02 17:30:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google+ Is Alive and Well Despite Persistent Media Reports 
#googleplus #media #illusion  

Repeated news media claims that Google+ is on the verge of extinction appears to be a delusion caused by a social media paradox called the "majority illusion."  A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.  Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why. It's called the majority illusion.

Google+ Is Alive and Well Despite Persistent Media Reports 
#googleplus #media #illusion  

Repeated news media claims that Google+ is on the verge of extinction appears to be a delusion caused by a social media paradox called the "majority illusion."  A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.  Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why. It's called the majority illusion.___

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2015-08-02 17:16:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why I Left AT&T Forever, and Why You Should Too! 
#cellphone #customerservice #ting  

Everyone who’s ever had AT&T as their land line, wireless, or Internet carrier has at least one customer service horror story to tell… Well, I’ve got a million them... The author goes on to tell his tale of woe, then summarizes with what happened when he decided to change carriers. I was paying AT&T $150 a month for my family’s four cell phones. With Ting and the same four users it is $41.00. That’s not per phone, that’s for all four phones in daily use.

Why I Left AT&T Forever, and Why You Should Too! 
#cellphone #customerservice #ting  

Everyone who’s ever had AT&T as their land line, wireless, or Internet carrier has at least one customer service horror story to tell… Well, I’ve got a million them... The author goes on to tell his tale of woe, then summarizes with what happened when he decided to change carriers. I was paying AT&T $150 a month for my family’s four cell phones. With Ting and the same four users it is $41.00. That’s not per phone, that’s for all four phones in daily use.___

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2015-07-30 21:19:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Windows 10 - Create install media or download ISO from Microsoft 
#windows10 #install #iso #usb  

Use this tool to directly upgrade the machine you are running it on or create installation media. This means if you understand the terms USB, ISO and installation media then you can jump the reservation line and begin your Windows 10 installation right now.

Windows 10 - Create install media or download ISO from Microsoft 
#windows10 #install #iso #usb  

Use this tool to directly upgrade the machine you are running it on or create installation media. This means if you understand the terms USB, ISO and installation media then you can jump the reservation line and begin your Windows 10 installation right now.___

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2015-07-30 14:07:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

EFF: Who Has Your Back? Government Data Requests 2015 
#privacy #security #eff  

How do your favorite tech companies rank when it comes to your data? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its "who has your back" report 2015.

EFF: Who Has Your Back? Government Data Requests 2015 
#privacy #security #eff  

How do your favorite tech companies rank when it comes to your data? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its "who has your back" report 2015.___

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2015-07-29 01:44:52 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

A list of all the Google Now voice commands 
#googlenow #voice #commands  

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.  Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.

A list of all the Google Now voice commands 
#googlenow #voice #commands  

You pick up your phone and say “OK Google”... and then what? Your phone is listening. The microphone icon is pulsing. What do you say to your phone? What can you say to it? Google Now’s voice function has become surprisingly robust over the years.  Here’s a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.___

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2015-07-29 01:40:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Now voice commands now work for some over-the-top messaging services 
#googlenow #sms #voice  

Google announced the new additions Tuesday, which includes Viber, WeChat, Telegram, NextPlus, and of course WhatsApp. You’re no longer restricted to SMS messages for dictation. You’ll need the latest version of the Google app and an update to the specific messaging app you plan to use. You’ll need to specify which service you want when speaking the command. Otherwise Google Now will offer up your default text messaging app.

Google Now voice commands now work for some over-the-top messaging services 
#googlenow #sms #voice  

Google announced the new additions Tuesday, which includes Viber, WeChat, Telegram, NextPlus, and of course WhatsApp. You’re no longer restricted to SMS messages for dictation. You’ll need the latest version of the Google app and an update to the specific messaging app you plan to use. You’ll need to specify which service you want when speaking the command. Otherwise Google Now will offer up your default text messaging app.___

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2015-07-27 16:28:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk 
#security #android #vulnerability  

Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile world’s equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data and safety at risk. The flaws have been in Android since—and including—version 2.2.

Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk 
#security #android #vulnerability  

Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile world’s equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data and safety at risk. The flaws have been in Android since—and including—version 2.2.___

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2015-07-25 19:23:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Overscan: You're not seeing the whole picture on your TV 
#tv #overscan #resolution  

Did you know that by default, most TVs cut off the extreme edges of the picture? This trimming means it has to zoom in on the image, potentially decreasing picture quality. It's an easy thing to fix, and there are basically no downsides to making sure it's set correctly. Here's what you need to know.

Overscan: You're not seeing the whole picture on your TV 
#tv #overscan #resolution  

Did you know that by default, most TVs cut off the extreme edges of the picture? This trimming means it has to zoom in on the image, potentially decreasing picture quality. It's an easy thing to fix, and there are basically no downsides to making sure it's set correctly. Here's what you need to know.___

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2015-07-24 13:15:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How To: Send and Receive SMS from Computer or Tablet? 
#sms #android #tablet #desktop  

Have an Android Smartphone? Looking for an application for your PC, Mac OS X or Linux to Send and Receive SMS using your Mobile Number? MightyText is almost a platform independent solution for you to send and receive SMS from your computer to any contacts in your mobile phone. It uses your Mobile number which you have on your Android phone. MightyText web browser extensions are available for Google Chrome (Extension), Firefox, Safari (web app) and Internet Explorer.

How To: Send and Receive SMS from Computer or Tablet? 
#sms #android #tablet #desktop  

Have an Android Smartphone? Looking for an application for your PC, Mac OS X or Linux to Send and Receive SMS using your Mobile Number? MightyText is almost a platform independent solution for you to send and receive SMS from your computer to any contacts in your mobile phone. It uses your Mobile number which you have on your Android phone. MightyText web browser extensions are available for Google Chrome (Extension), Firefox, Safari (web app) and Internet Explorer.___

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2015-07-22 19:44:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google Chrome update includes 43 security fixes 
#security #chrome #update  

Google has released Chrome version 44.0.2403.89 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Two of the more serious vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 44 are a pair of universal cross-site scripting bugs.

Google Chrome update includes 43 security fixes 
#security #chrome #update  

Google has released Chrome version 44.0.2403.89 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Two of the more serious vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 44 are a pair of universal cross-site scripting bugs.___

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2015-07-21 03:17:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

MightyText - SMS from Computer or Tablet, synch'd with Android Phone 
#android #sms #computer #tablet  

I just installed this app on my Android phone and my Android tablet. I'm now able to send and receive SMS text messages from my tablet (which is WiFi only), and from my Desktop browsers too!

MightyText - SMS from Computer or Tablet, synch'd with Android Phone 
#android #sms #computer #tablet  

I just installed this app on my Android phone and my Android tablet. I'm now able to send and receive SMS text messages from my tablet (which is WiFi only), and from my Desktop browsers too!___

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2015-07-21 03:07:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Update Windows now! Microsoft issues emergency security patch 
#security #windows #update  

Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band security patch for all versions of Windows, fixing a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to infect computers with malware. Details of the flaw, which relate to how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts, have been made public.

Update Windows now! Microsoft issues emergency security patch 
#security #windows #update  

Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band security patch for all versions of Windows, fixing a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to infect computers with malware. Details of the flaw, which relate to how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts, have been made public.___

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2015-07-20 12:50:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's why disabling Flash in your browsers may not be enough...
#security #flash #browser

Other programs on your computer use Flash. Read this article for more information on what needs to be done.

Here's why disabling Flash in your browsers may not be enough...
#security #flash #browser

Other programs on your computer use Flash. Read this article for more information on what needs to be done.___

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2015-07-19 19:18:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hopefully you've either updated Java, or removed it from your computer 
#security #java #update  

Oracle issued a Godzilla-sized Critical Patch Update on Tuesday. Among the updates are 25 fixes for Java. Included in the update is a patch for the recently-discovered zero-day vulnerability in Java that has been actively exploited in the wild by the Pawn Storm hacking gang. The security hole was particularly notable because it is thought to be the first new zero-day vulnerability that has targeted Java for two years.

Hopefully you've either updated Java, or removed it from your computer 
#security #java #update  

Oracle issued a Godzilla-sized Critical Patch Update on Tuesday. Among the updates are 25 fixes for Java. Included in the update is a patch for the recently-discovered zero-day vulnerability in Java that has been actively exploited in the wild by the Pawn Storm hacking gang. The security hole was particularly notable because it is thought to be the first new zero-day vulnerability that has targeted Java for two years.___

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2015-07-16 11:31:26 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Die, Flash - Die!

The shape of things.

Die, Flash - Die!

The shape of things.___

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2015-07-14 15:33:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Adobe patches Flash against zero-day vulnerabilities 
#flash #security #vulnerability  

Adobe has released a security update to Flash addressing the zero-day flaws. Adobe's security advisory about the vulnerabilities has not been updated to explain that Flash version 18.0.0.209 resolves the issues - but security journalist Mathew Schwartz told me on Twitter he had received direct confirmation from Adobe. If you are not sure which version of Adobe Flash you are running on your computer, visit this Adobe webpage which will tell you. Remember, it's version 18.0.0.209 or later that you are after. https://goo.gl/P0Kg4

Adobe patches Flash against zero-day vulnerabilities 
#flash #security #vulnerability  

Adobe has released a security update to Flash addressing the zero-day flaws. Adobe's security advisory about the vulnerabilities has not been updated to explain that Flash version 18.0.0.209 resolves the issues - but security journalist Mathew Schwartz told me on Twitter he had received direct confirmation from Adobe. If you are not sure which version of Adobe Flash you are running on your computer, visit this Adobe webpage which will tell you. Remember, it's version 18.0.0.209 or later that you are after. https://goo.gl/P0Kg4___

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2015-07-12 20:56:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants 
#linuxmint #linuxmint172 #review  

The Mint project recently released Mint 17.2, a significant upgrade for the Ubuntu-based distro that has become one of Linux's most popular. And while Mint overall manages to be among the last holdouts of the traditional desktop computing paradigm, this iteration manages to feel both familiar and modern at the same time. Linux Mint 17.2 is noticeably snappier than its predecessor on the same hardware, something disappointingly few desktops can claim these days.

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants 
#linuxmint #linuxmint172 #review  

The Mint project recently released Mint 17.2, a significant upgrade for the Ubuntu-based distro that has become one of Linux's most popular. And while Mint overall manages to be among the last holdouts of the traditional desktop computing paradigm, this iteration manages to feel both familiar and modern at the same time. Linux Mint 17.2 is noticeably snappier than its predecessor on the same hardware, something disappointingly few desktops can claim these days.___

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2015-07-11 01:13:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users 
#security #malware #banking  

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days. Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide information to complete a financial transaction. A very similar email pretends to attach financial documentation and asks the user to verify its authenticity. A third email warns the recipient of penalties imposed on his company and invites him to see “the administrative determination.”

Dyre Threat – Infected Emails Diversify Tactics to Target Thousands of Users 
#security #malware #banking  

Another global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre hit users Inboxes in recent days. Thousands of people were invited to download an archive containing a malicious .exe file claiming to come from a tax consultant. Posing as a follow-up email, the message asks users to urgently download the attached archive and provide information to complete a financial transaction. A very similar email pretends to attach financial documentation and asks the user to verify its authenticity. A third email warns the recipient of penalties imposed on his company and invites him to see “the administrative determination.”___

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2015-07-10 12:03:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Microsoft is giving away over 200 eBooks covering Windows 10, Office 365 and more 
#windows #office #ebook #azure  

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Worldwide Partner Experience is once again giving away a large collection of useful eBooks covering widely used products including Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, OneNote, Skype, Office 2013, Office 365, Azure, and Lync 2013. Since his last mega giveaway, Eric has added a bunch of new topics including Windows 10.

Microsoft is giving away over 200 eBooks covering Windows 10, Office 365 and more 
#windows #office #ebook #azure  

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Worldwide Partner Experience is once again giving away a large collection of useful eBooks covering widely used products including Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, OneNote, Skype, Office 2013, Office 365, Azure, and Lync 2013. Since his last mega giveaway, Eric has added a bunch of new topics including Windows 10.___

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2015-07-09 04:01:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Firefox 39 Out With Patches for Four Critical Vulnerabilities 
#firefox #security  

Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox browser, an update that includes patches for four critical security vulnerabilities and several less-severe bugs. In all, Firefox 39 patches 13 vulnerabilities, including two high-risk bugs and six moderate-level ones. The most dangerous vulnerabilities, however, include a pair of use-after-free bugs in one part of the browser and another in a separate component, as well as a number of memory corruption flaws.

Firefox 39 Out With Patches for Four Critical Vulnerabilities 
#firefox #security  

Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox browser, an update that includes patches for four critical security vulnerabilities and several less-severe bugs. In all, Firefox 39 patches 13 vulnerabilities, including two high-risk bugs and six moderate-level ones. The most dangerous vulnerabilities, however, include a pair of use-after-free bugs in one part of the browser and another in a separate component, as well as a number of memory corruption flaws.___

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2015-07-08 04:01:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

uBlock Origin ad blocker offers privacy option preventing local IP address leak through WebRTC 

uBlock Origin is an efficient blocker add-on for various browsers that is easy on memory and CPU load. It can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers. It prevents network requests from being made so that your browser does not connect to remote servers. An new optional privacy setting prevents local IP address leak through WebRTC.

uBlock Origin ad blocker offers privacy option preventing local IP address leak through WebRTC 

uBlock Origin is an efficient blocker add-on for various browsers that is easy on memory and CPU load. It can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers. It prevents network requests from being made so that your browser does not connect to remote servers. An new optional privacy setting prevents local IP address leak through WebRTC.___

2015-07-05 01:33:45 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).___

2015-07-04 01:18:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).

What's up with Firefox? There have been five updates since the one that the Update Manager offers (38.0).___

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2015-06-30 14:38:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business 
#security #opendns #cisco  

Cisco Systems said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. OpenDNS provides network security service that block attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business 
#security #opendns #cisco  

Cisco Systems said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. OpenDNS provides network security service that block attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.___

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2015-06-30 12:53:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released! 
#linuxmint #mate #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released! 
#linuxmint #mate #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-06-30 12:49:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-06-30 04:06:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

36 Best Android apps 2015: The apps your Android phone can’t be without 
#android #apps #bestof  

Finding the best content in the Google Play Store can be an absolute headache. Despite Google’s slick attempts to improve discoverability, the good stuff tends to be hidden away under a mountain of Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Threes! clones. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have Android apps. Be they free, paid-for, or peppered with in-app purchases, we’ve split our selection into six different categories.

36 Best Android apps 2015: The apps your Android phone can’t be without 
#android #apps #bestof  

Finding the best content in the Google Play Store can be an absolute headache. Despite Google’s slick attempts to improve discoverability, the good stuff tends to be hidden away under a mountain of Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Threes! clones. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have Android apps. Be they free, paid-for, or peppered with in-app purchases, we’ve split our selection into six different categories.___

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