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Keith Petersen (w8sdz)

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Computer Consultant, Amateur Radio w8sdz, Retired TV Engineer

Occupation: Computer Consultant. Retired TV Engineer. Former Manager of the SimTel Software Archive. Amateur Radio w8sdz.

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2016-12-19 12:46:43 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This Site Lets You Listen to Any Radio Station on the Planet
#internet #radio #worldwide

Radio Garden is a live online radio that makes many radio stations easily accessible with a turn of the globe. It uses the latest WebGL browser technology to create the virtual globe that looks like Google Earth. Just spin it and cross borders to listen to any radio station you want.

Most reshares: 2

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2016-12-26 01:28:32 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Nexus 6P Battery Randomly Dying? It's Not Just You
#nexus6p #battery #failure

The past couple of months have seen a sudden increase in Nexus 6P battery complaints, with many users reporting that their phones suddenly shut down, even though there was plenty of battery life remaining. The most common speculation floating around right now is that the Nexus 6P's battery is severely degrading after only a year of usage.

Most plusones: 4

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2017-01-24 05:54:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Revamped Google Voice has five new features you really need to check out
#googlevoice #gvoice #app

Remember Google Voice? Google does, apparently. The company on Monday announced an update to the virtual phone-number service, adding new features and completely redesigning the app. It's the first meaningful update to the service in five years.

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2017-02-05 01:44:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

What Are Mesh Wi-Fi Systems, and How Do They Work?
#mesh #wifi #network

If your home’s Wi-Fi network has dead spots or doesn’t reach across your entire house, then you might have recently considered getting a mesh Wi-Fi system. They’ve skyrocketed in popularity, but what exactly is mesh Wi-Fi and how is it different than a traditional Wi-Fi extender?

What Are Mesh Wi-Fi Systems, and How Do They Work?
#mesh #wifi #network

If your home’s Wi-Fi network has dead spots or doesn’t reach across your entire house, then you might have recently considered getting a mesh Wi-Fi system. They’ve skyrocketed in popularity, but what exactly is mesh Wi-Fi and how is it different than a traditional Wi-Fi extender?___

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2017-01-31 21:59:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers
#security #netgear #router

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.

Password-stealing security hole discovered in many Netgear routers
#security #netgear #router

A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that “hundreds of thousands, if not over a million” devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.___

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2017-01-31 10:18:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube
#youtube #alternatives #video

There’s little doubt that YouTube is the go-to video site for many people. These days, video is such a huge part of the online experience that there are many options available. Here are 10 great alternatives to YouTube, although the “better than” is obviously open to debate.

10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube
#youtube #alternatives #video

There’s little doubt that YouTube is the go-to video site for many people. These days, video is such a huge part of the online experience that there are many options available. Here are 10 great alternatives to YouTube, although the “better than” is obviously open to debate.___

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2017-01-30 22:31:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Researchers find that many Android VPNs are security hazards, reveal the ten worst offenders
#vpn #security #android

Security researchers tested 283 VPN apps from Google’s Play Store. The results showed that 38 percent of them contained some form of adware, malvertising, trojan, riskware, or spyware. Additionally, 67 percent featured at least one third-party tracking library and 82 percent request permissions to access sensitive data, including user accounts and text messages.

Researchers find that many Android VPNs are security hazards, reveal the ten worst offenders
#vpn #security #android

Security researchers tested 283 VPN apps from Google’s Play Store. The results showed that 38 percent of them contained some form of adware, malvertising, trojan, riskware, or spyware. Additionally, 67 percent featured at least one third-party tracking library and 82 percent request permissions to access sensitive data, including user accounts and text messages.___

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2017-01-29 20:25:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Firefox flags Web of Trust add-on as suspicious, blocks by default
#firefox #wot #security

Mozilla Firefox is now flagging the popular Web of Trust (WOT) browser add-on as suspicious and is disabling it by default. "Versions 20170120 and lower of the Web of Trust add-on send excessive user data to its service, which has been reportedly shared with third parties without sufficient sanitization. These versions are also affected by a vulnerability that could lead to unwanted remote code execution."

Firefox flags Web of Trust add-on as suspicious, blocks by default
#firefox #wot #security

Mozilla Firefox is now flagging the popular Web of Trust (WOT) browser add-on as suspicious and is disabling it by default. "Versions 20170120 and lower of the Web of Trust add-on send excessive user data to its service, which has been reportedly shared with third parties without sufficient sanitization. These versions are also affected by a vulnerability that could lead to unwanted remote code execution."___

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2017-01-28 08:01:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Firefox 51: Find out what is new
#firefox #firefox51 #flac

Mozilla Firefox 51.0 Stable was released on January 24, 2017, to the public by Mozilla via automatic updates and on Mozilla's website. The new Firefox version adds native support for FLAC audio and WebGL2, and displays a warning when login pages don't use a secure connection. Other new features include new privacy and security options.

Firefox 51: Find out what is new
#firefox #firefox51 #flac

Mozilla Firefox 51.0 Stable was released on January 24, 2017, to the public by Mozilla via automatic updates and on Mozilla's website. The new Firefox version adds native support for FLAC audio and WebGL2, and displays a warning when login pages don't use a secure connection. Other new features include new privacy and security options.___

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2017-01-27 09:48:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

New Phishing Scams Target PayPal and Amazon Customers
#phishing #paypal #amazon

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently warned Internet users, particularly customers of websites PayPal and Amazon, about the possibility they could be targets of phishing via scammers intending to gather sensitive personal information or infect computers with viruses.

New Phishing Scams Target PayPal and Amazon Customers
#phishing #paypal #amazon

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently warned Internet users, particularly customers of websites PayPal and Amazon, about the possibility they could be targets of phishing via scammers intending to gather sensitive personal information or infect computers with viruses.___

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2017-01-26 01:22:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Google has banned 200 publishers since it passed a new policy against fake news
#fakenews #banned #google

Google routinely weeds out “bad ads.” Now it weeds out more bad ad publishers, too. The company banned the publishers from its AdSense network, an ad placement service that automatically serves text and display ads on participating sites based on its audience. The ban was part of an update to an existing policy that prohibits sites that mislead users with their content.

Google has banned 200 publishers since it passed a new policy against fake news
#fakenews #banned #google

Google routinely weeds out “bad ads.” Now it weeds out more bad ad publishers, too. The company banned the publishers from its AdSense network, an ad placement service that automatically serves text and display ads on participating sites based on its audience. The ban was part of an update to an existing policy that prohibits sites that mislead users with their content.___

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2017-01-24 16:49:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The Best Google Play Music Tips and Tricks You May Not Know About
#googleplay #music #tips

Google Play Music has a ton of hidden features. Here are some of the best ones you might have missed:

The Best Google Play Music Tips and Tricks You May Not Know About
#googleplay #music #tips

Google Play Music has a ton of hidden features. Here are some of the best ones you might have missed:___

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2017-01-24 05:54:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Revamped Google Voice has five new features you really need to check out
#googlevoice #gvoice #app

Remember Google Voice? Google does, apparently. The company on Monday announced an update to the virtual phone-number service, adding new features and completely redesigning the app. It's the first meaningful update to the service in five years.

Revamped Google Voice has five new features you really need to check out
#googlevoice #gvoice #app

Remember Google Voice? Google does, apparently. The company on Monday announced an update to the virtual phone-number service, adding new features and completely redesigning the app. It's the first meaningful update to the service in five years.___

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2017-01-24 05:43:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
#security #webex #chrome

The Chrome browser extension for Cisco Systems WebEx communications and collaboration service was just updated to fix a vulnerability that leaves all 20 million users susceptible to drive-by attacks that can be carried out by just about any website they visit.

Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
#security #webex #chrome

The Chrome browser extension for Cisco Systems WebEx communications and collaboration service was just updated to fix a vulnerability that leaves all 20 million users susceptible to drive-by attacks that can be carried out by just about any website they visit.___

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2017-01-24 04:16:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Ajit Pai, staunch opponent of consumer protection rules, is now FCC chair
#fcc #netneutrality #internet

Ex-Verizon lawyer Pai will take “weed whacker” to net neutrality under Trump.

Ajit Pai, staunch opponent of consumer protection rules, is now FCC chair
#fcc #netneutrality #internet

Ex-Verizon lawyer Pai will take “weed whacker” to net neutrality under Trump.___

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2017-01-23 04:49:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Lavabit developer has a new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol
#security #privacy #email

The developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing the source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof messaging.

Lavabit developer has a new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol
#security #privacy #email

The developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing the source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof messaging.___

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2017-01-19 23:02:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Adobe Acrobat auto-installed a vulnerable Chrome extension on Windows PCs
#security #chrome #acrobat

Earlier this month Adobe took the opportunity on Patch Tuesday of using its regular security updates to force Adobe Acrobat DC users into silently installing a Google Chrome extension. It sends “anonymous product usage data” back to Adobe. A security researcher has found that it was vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Adobe Acrobat auto-installed a vulnerable Chrome extension on Windows PCs
#security #chrome #acrobat

Earlier this month Adobe took the opportunity on Patch Tuesday of using its regular security updates to force Adobe Acrobat DC users into silently installing a Google Chrome extension. It sends “anonymous product usage data” back to Adobe. A security researcher has found that it was vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.___

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2017-01-17 23:28:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence commuted by Obama
#manning #obama #prison

Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year term for leaking a cache of classified military documents to WikiLeaks, had her sentence commuted Tuesday by President Barack Obama. The president, with just days remaining in his presidency, said Manning can be freed on May 17 of this year instead of 2045.

Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence commuted by Obama
#manning #obama #prison

Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year term for leaking a cache of classified military documents to WikiLeaks, had her sentence commuted Tuesday by President Barack Obama. The president, with just days remaining in his presidency, said Manning can be freed on May 17 of this year instead of 2045.___

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2017-01-17 20:26:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How to Get Notifications for Only the Emails You Care About in Gmail
#gmail #notification #email

Email is a powerful tool that we all use, but it can also be exceedingly annoying to get notifications for every single message that hits your inbox. With Gmail, however, there are a variety of ways to keep things silent, yet still immediately know about the messages that are important to you.

How to Get Notifications for Only the Emails You Care About in Gmail
#gmail #notification #email

Email is a powerful tool that we all use, but it can also be exceedingly annoying to get notifications for every single message that hits your inbox. With Gmail, however, there are a variety of ways to keep things silent, yet still immediately know about the messages that are important to you.___

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2017-01-17 05:52:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Preserve web pages with the Wayback Machine
#waybackmachine #archive #internet

The Wayback Machine, part of the Internet Archive, is a massive web page archive that holds more than 279 billion copies currently. What many Internet users may not know is that the Wayback Machine offers an option to add web pages to the archive. This works only for pages that allow web crawlers.

Preserve web pages with the Wayback Machine
#waybackmachine #archive #internet

The Wayback Machine, part of the Internet Archive, is a massive web page archive that holds more than 279 billion copies currently. What many Internet users may not know is that the Wayback Machine offers an option to add web pages to the archive. This works only for pages that allow web crawlers.___

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2017-01-17 05:02:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Wikipedia is built on the public domain
#copyright #wikipedia #public

During Copyright Week, the Wikimedia Foundation Foundation and other organizations are discussing five principles for copyright. On Monday, we are starting with the most important part, the public domain. Wikipedia illustrates the importance of an abundant public domain and provides some valuable guidance on where you can find more public domain resources yourself.

Wikipedia is built on the public domain
#copyright #wikipedia #public

During Copyright Week, the Wikimedia Foundation Foundation and other organizations are discussing five principles for copyright. On Monday, we are starting with the most important part, the public domain. Wikipedia illustrates the importance of an abundant public domain and provides some valuable guidance on where you can find more public domain resources yourself.___

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2017-01-14 16:37:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Open Whisper Systems: There is no WhatsApp 'backdoor'
#whatsapp #security #privacy

Today, the Guardian published a story falsely claiming that WhatsApp's end to end encryption contains a "backdoor". The way this story has been reported has been disappointing. There are many quotes in the article, but it seems that the Guardian put very little effort into verifying the original technical claims they've made. Even though we are the creators of the encryption protocol supposedly "backdoored" by WhatsApp, we were not asked for comment.

Open Whisper Systems: There is no WhatsApp 'backdoor'
#whatsapp #security #privacy

Today, the Guardian published a story falsely claiming that WhatsApp's end to end encryption contains a "backdoor". The way this story has been reported has been disappointing. There are many quotes in the article, but it seems that the Guardian put very little effort into verifying the original technical claims they've made. Even though we are the creators of the encryption protocol supposedly "backdoored" by WhatsApp, we were not asked for comment.___

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2017-01-13 04:22:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack
#browser #security #privacy

Finnish web developer and hacker Viljami Kuosmanen discovered that several web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Opera, as well as some plugins and utilities such as LastPass, can be tricked into giving away a user’s personal information through their profile-based autofill systems by using hidden text boxes on sites.

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack
#browser #security #privacy

Finnish web developer and hacker Viljami Kuosmanen discovered that several web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Opera, as well as some plugins and utilities such as LastPass, can be tricked into giving away a user’s personal information through their profile-based autofill systems by using hidden text boxes on sites.___

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2017-01-11 11:27:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Let CCleaner remove the Windows 10 default apps you can’t get rid of
#windows #apps #removal

Some Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 default apps have no uninstall option whatsoever. CCleaner makes managing apps easy by listing them all in one place and allowing you to uninstall them - even if they're built-in.

Let CCleaner remove the Windows 10 default apps you can’t get rid of
#windows #apps #removal

Some Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 default apps have no uninstall option whatsoever. CCleaner makes managing apps easy by listing them all in one place and allowing you to uninstall them - even if they're built-in.___

2017-01-11 11:10:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Adobe Patches 42 Flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash
#adobereader #flash #acrobat

Adobe informed users on Tuesday that updates released for Acrobat, Reader and Flash Player patch a total of 42 vulnerabilities, including many that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Adobe Patches 42 Flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash
#adobereader #flash #acrobat

Adobe informed users on Tuesday that updates released for Acrobat, Reader and Flash Player patch a total of 42 vulnerabilities, including many that could lead to arbitrary code execution.___

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2017-01-10 08:00:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Meet Noto, Google’s Free Font for More Than 800 Languages
#noto #font #free #international

This free typeface has unified the languages of the world. Noto, one of the most expansive typographic families ever made, supports 800 languages, 100 scripts in up to eight different weights, innumerable special characters, and absolutely no tofu.

Meet Noto, Google’s Free Font for More Than 800 Languages
#noto #font #free #international

This free typeface has unified the languages of the world. Noto, one of the most expansive typographic families ever made, supports 800 languages, 100 scripts in up to eight different weights, innumerable special characters, and absolutely no tofu.___

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2017-01-09 04:24:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

When White Hats Collide
#security #antivirus #malware

Has your security software suddenly disappeared? There's a nasty battle brewing among some popular anti-virus software vendors, and it's escalated to the point where they are classifying each others' products as malware, and deleting them on sight! Here's what you need to know...

When White Hats Collide
#security #antivirus #malware

Has your security software suddenly disappeared? There's a nasty battle brewing among some popular anti-virus software vendors, and it's escalated to the point where they are classifying each others' products as malware, and deleting them on sight! Here's what you need to know...___

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2016-12-31 15:02:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed
#google #services #products

Google can do more cool stuff for you than you know...

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed
#google #services #products

Google can do more cool stuff for you than you know...___

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2016-12-30 16:20:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How To Troubleshoot Your Powerline Network
#homeplug #network #troubleshooting

Powerline networking can often provide higher and more reliable throughput than Wi-Fi. But like any alternative to Ethernet, it can take some work to get powerline networks operating at peak performance. These tips can help.

How To Troubleshoot Your Powerline Network
#homeplug #network #troubleshooting

Powerline networking can often provide higher and more reliable throughput than Wi-Fi. But like any alternative to Ethernet, it can take some work to get powerline networks operating at peak performance. These tips can help.___

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2016-12-29 12:41:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Switcher Android Malware Hacks TP-Link Routers, Changes DNS Settings
#android #malware #dna

An Android trojan named Switcher (Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher) targets Android devices in order to take over local WiFi routers and hijack the web traffic passing through them. The way this trojan works is by collecting information on the user's WiFi network after infecting a phone or tablet.

Switcher Android Malware Hacks TP-Link Routers, Changes DNS Settings
#android #malware #dna

An Android trojan named Switcher (Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher) targets Android devices in order to take over local WiFi routers and hijack the web traffic passing through them. The way this trojan works is by collecting information on the user's WiFi network after infecting a phone or tablet.___

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2016-12-29 00:19:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google Photos will solve your phone storage issues for free
#googlephotos #photo #storage

Cloud storage is more important today than ever before, especially for those of us that regularly backup our photos and videos. With this in mind, Google announced a service, Google Photos, at its Google I/O 2015 event in California. The service will automatically and instantly (if there’s an active internet connection) backup all photos and videos that you take on your smartphone to Google Photos.

Google Photos will solve your phone storage issues for free
#googlephotos #photo #storage

Cloud storage is more important today than ever before, especially for those of us that regularly backup our photos and videos. With this in mind, Google announced a service, Google Photos, at its Google I/O 2015 event in California. The service will automatically and instantly (if there’s an active internet connection) backup all photos and videos that you take on your smartphone to Google Photos.___

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2016-12-27 15:32:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World
#iphone #security #spyware  

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.

How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World
#iphone #security #spyware  

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.___

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2016-12-27 06:26:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How to Set Up and Get to Know Your New PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone
#pc #mac #android #iphone

You’ve unwrapped your presents and received everything you’d hoped you’d get. But now what? We’ve got you covered this holiday season with several guides to help you get acquainted with your brand new gadgets.

How to Set Up and Get to Know Your New PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone
#pc #mac #android #iphone

You’ve unwrapped your presents and received everything you’d hoped you’d get. But now what? We’ve got you covered this holiday season with several guides to help you get acquainted with your brand new gadgets.___

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2016-12-27 06:11:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

8 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your LastPass Security
#security #lastpass #tips

There are lots of password managers to choose from. The most popular is LastPass. It has the highest number of users, the most features, and the best support. But it’s not as simple as just signing up and forgetting about it. All your passwords are stored there. You need to make sure your account is watertight. Here are eight steps you can take to make your LastPass account even more secure.

8 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your LastPass Security
#security #lastpass #tips

There are lots of password managers to choose from. The most popular is LastPass. It has the highest number of users, the most features, and the best support. But it’s not as simple as just signing up and forgetting about it. All your passwords are stored there. You need to make sure your account is watertight. Here are eight steps you can take to make your LastPass account even more secure.___

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2016-12-26 16:23:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Pixel Speaker Sound Distorted, Popping, or Staticky? Here's How to Fix It
#googlepixel #sound #problems

Pixel's poor sound quality is annoying but fixable.

Google Pixel Speaker Sound Distorted, Popping, or Staticky? Here's How to Fix It
#googlepixel #sound #problems

Pixel's poor sound quality is annoying but fixable.___

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2016-12-26 16:12:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

At Least Encryption Had a Good Year
#encryption #security #privacy

It’s worth taking a step back to appreciate just how far encryption came this year.

At Least Encryption Had a Good Year
#encryption #security #privacy

It’s worth taking a step back to appreciate just how far encryption came this year.___

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2016-12-26 01:28:32 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Nexus 6P Battery Randomly Dying? It's Not Just You
#nexus6p #battery #failure

The past couple of months have seen a sudden increase in Nexus 6P battery complaints, with many users reporting that their phones suddenly shut down, even though there was plenty of battery life remaining. The most common speculation floating around right now is that the Nexus 6P's battery is severely degrading after only a year of usage.

Nexus 6P Battery Randomly Dying? It's Not Just You
#nexus6p #battery #failure

The past couple of months have seen a sudden increase in Nexus 6P battery complaints, with many users reporting that their phones suddenly shut down, even though there was plenty of battery life remaining. The most common speculation floating around right now is that the Nexus 6P's battery is severely degrading after only a year of usage.___

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2016-12-24 05:25:07 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How do I rename my Windows 10 PC?
#windows10 #computername #rename

Renaming your Windows 10 PC can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be...

How do I rename my Windows 10 PC?
#windows10 #computername #rename

Renaming your Windows 10 PC can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be...___

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2016-12-22 13:44:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

VMware removes hard-coded root access key from vSphere Data Protection
#vmware #security #update

VMware has released a hotfix for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) to change a hard-coded SSH key that could allow remote attackers to gain root access to the virtual appliance. The company also fixed a stored cross-site scripting flaw in ESXi.

VMware removes hard-coded root access key from vSphere Data Protection
#vmware #security #update

VMware has released a hotfix for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) to change a hard-coded SSH key that could allow remote attackers to gain root access to the virtual appliance. The company also fixed a stored cross-site scripting flaw in ESXi.___

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2016-12-22 06:18:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

This Tool Maps the Spread of Fake News Online
#fake #news #search

Hoaxy examines how fake news spreads across social media in particular. When you type in a term, it shows you links to news articles that made claims about that term (based on a pre-determined list of websites), as well as articles fact-checking those claims, and displays numbers of how many times both the claims and the fact-checked stories were shared on Twitter and Facebook. It also displays a graph and a tree diagram of Twitter shares.

This Tool Maps the Spread of Fake News Online
#fake #news #search

Hoaxy examines how fake news spreads across social media in particular. When you type in a term, it shows you links to news articles that made claims about that term (based on a pre-determined list of websites), as well as articles fact-checking those claims, and displays numbers of how many times both the claims and the fact-checked stories were shared on Twitter and Facebook. It also displays a graph and a tree diagram of Twitter shares.___

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2016-12-21 00:56:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on PayPal
#paypal #2fa #security

Add an extra layer of security to your PayPal account and enable two-factor authentication.

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on PayPal
#paypal #2fa #security

Add an extra layer of security to your PayPal account and enable two-factor authentication.___

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2016-12-20 13:25:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Netgear releases firmware updates for vulnerable routers
#netgear #vulnerability #update

Last week I described on the We Live Security blog how a number of Netgear routers were at risk of being easily exploited by hackers. Netgear updated its security advisory on Friday, detailing the list of devices that it had confirmed to be vulnerable, all of which now have either beta or production firmware fixes available for them to resolve the vulnerability.

Netgear releases firmware updates for vulnerable routers
#netgear #vulnerability #update

Last week I described on the We Live Security blog how a number of Netgear routers were at risk of being easily exploited by hackers. Netgear updated its security advisory on Friday, detailing the list of devices that it had confirmed to be vulnerable, all of which now have either beta or production firmware fixes available for them to resolve the vulnerability.___

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2016-12-19 22:54:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Give the Windows 10 Start Menu a Classic Look
#windows10 #classicshell #startmenu

Classic Shell is a free utility program that has been around for several years now. It allows you to customize the look of your Windows system — especially if you want to make the Start menu in Windows 10 look like one from an older, more familiar version of Windows.

Give the Windows 10 Start Menu a Classic Look
#windows10 #classicshell #startmenu

Classic Shell is a free utility program that has been around for several years now. It allows you to customize the look of your Windows system — especially if you want to make the Start menu in Windows 10 look like one from an older, more familiar version of Windows.___

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2016-12-19 12:46:43 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This Site Lets You Listen to Any Radio Station on the Planet
#internet #radio #worldwide

Radio Garden is a live online radio that makes many radio stations easily accessible with a turn of the globe. It uses the latest WebGL browser technology to create the virtual globe that looks like Google Earth. Just spin it and cross borders to listen to any radio station you want.

This Site Lets You Listen to Any Radio Station on the Planet
#internet #radio #worldwide

Radio Garden is a live online radio that makes many radio stations easily accessible with a turn of the globe. It uses the latest WebGL browser technology to create the virtual globe that looks like Google Earth. Just spin it and cross borders to listen to any radio station you want.___

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2016-12-18 22:50:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1
#linux #linuxmint #upgrade

It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18 to version 18.1. Make sure to read the release notes and to known the new features so you have all the information you need before deciding whether to upgrade.

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1
#linux #linuxmint #upgrade

It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18 to version 18.1. Make sure to read the release notes and to known the new features so you have all the information you need before deciding whether to upgrade.___

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2016-12-18 10:53:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Chrome’s Adblock Pro is a uBlock Origin rip-off
#adblock #chrome #ripoff

The Google Chrome extension Adblock Pro is a blatant rip-off of uBlock Origin, albeit with older code and analytics added. Considering that it uses old code, has analytics integrated and the option to run Flash content, it is fair to say that using uBlock Origin is the much safer bet.

Chrome’s Adblock Pro is a uBlock Origin rip-off
#adblock #chrome #ripoff

The Google Chrome extension Adblock Pro is a blatant rip-off of uBlock Origin, albeit with older code and analytics added. Considering that it uses old code, has analytics integrated and the option to run Flash content, it is fair to say that using uBlock Origin is the much safer bet.___

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2016-12-18 09:55:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Evernote backtracks on controversial privacy policy
#evernote #privacy #security

Evernote has performed an abrupt about-face on a controversial new privacy policy. The policy, released earlier this week, caused some upset, with users objecting to a clause that stated: “you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content.” Now, the company says it’s making this part of the privacy policy opt-in instead.

Evernote backtracks on controversial privacy policy
#evernote #privacy #security

Evernote has performed an abrupt about-face on a controversial new privacy policy. The policy, released earlier this week, caused some upset, with users objecting to a clause that stated: “you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content.” Now, the company says it’s making this part of the privacy policy opt-in instead.___

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2016-12-17 09:36:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE released!
#linux #mint #update

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE Edition. Linux Mint 18.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE released!
#linux #mint #update

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE Edition. Linux Mint 18.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. 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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2016-12-17 09:33:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!
#linux #mint #update

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon Edition. Linux Mint 18.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!
#linux #mint #update

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon Edition. Linux Mint 18.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. 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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2016-12-15 15:16:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

California adopts first energy-efficiency standards for PCs in US
#computer #energy #efficiency

On Wednesday California’s Energy Commission (CEC) announced that it would adopt new energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors sold in the state, requiring computers to sip less power when they’re not being used and requiring monitors to be built using high-efficiency screen technology.

California adopts first energy-efficiency standards for PCs in US
#computer #energy #efficiency

On Wednesday California’s Energy Commission (CEC) announced that it would adopt new energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors sold in the state, requiring computers to sip less power when they’re not being used and requiring monitors to be built using high-efficiency screen technology.___

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2016-12-15 10:24:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

These 26 brand new Android smartphones come with malware pre-installed
#android #smartphone #malware

Trojans capable of installing additional malware are currently affecting the stock firmware of at least 26 Android smartphone models. Russian anti-malware company Dr. Web found that the Pixus Touch 7.85 3G, the Marshal ME-711, and more than 20 other smartphones for Android currently ship with stock firmware that is infected with malware.

These 26 brand new Android smartphones come with malware pre-installed
#android #smartphone #malware

Trojans capable of installing additional malware are currently affecting the stock firmware of at least 26 Android smartphone models. Russian anti-malware company Dr. Web found that the Pixus Touch 7.85 3G, the Marshal ME-711, and more than 20 other smartphones for Android currently ship with stock firmware that is infected with malware.___

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2016-12-15 04:34:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Yahoo says one billion accounts exposed in newly discovered security breach
#yahoo #security #breach

Yahoo Inc warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history.

Yahoo says one billion accounts exposed in newly discovered security breach
#yahoo #security #breach

Yahoo Inc warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history.___

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2016-12-14 14:01:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 update broke DHCP, knocked users off the Internet
#windows10 #update #fix

Microsoft has quietly fixed a software update it released last week, which effectively prevented Windows 10 users from connecting to the Internet or joining a local network. The fix was included in a patch released on Tuesday called KB3206632.

Windows 10 update broke DHCP, knocked users off the Internet
#windows10 #update #fix

Microsoft has quietly fixed a software update it released last week, which effectively prevented Windows 10 users from connecting to the Internet or joining a local network. The fix was included in a patch released on Tuesday called KB3206632.___

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