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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. (Computer Consultant, TV Engineer, Software Archivist, Amateur Radio w8sdz)

Location: Port Orange, FL

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2016-07-15 01:33:51 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Deletes Dennis Cooper's Blog, Erasing Years of Artistic Output
#google #policies #nowarning

On June 27, when writer Dennis Cooper tried to access his blog—hosted by Blogger since 2002—he discovered that Google had deleted his fourteen-year project along with his Gmail account.

He may have lost years of artistic output that included writings, research, and photographs, as well as a platform through which he engaged almost daily with a community of followers and fellow artists.

Most reshares: 2

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2016-06-27 16:11:57 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)
#vpn #security #privacy  

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you're using a VPN, and it's easy to exploit. Here's how it works, and what you can do about it.

Most plusones: 6

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2016-06-21 07:59:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

When everything else fails, Amateur Radio will still be there—and thriving
#hamradio #emergency #communication

When everything else fails (power, comms, roads), Ham Radio is still there. These days it can even be a full-fat digital medium.

Latest 50 posts

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2016-09-21 22:38:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Top 10 ways to secure your mobile phone
#security #mobile #phone

Chances are, you use your phone to do a lot of stuff online. You may even be reading this article on it right now. For peace of mind, and to get a leg up against a rising tide of mobile malware activity, don’t just phone it in—be proactive about your mobile security.

Top 10 ways to secure your mobile phone
#security #mobile #phone

Chances are, you use your phone to do a lot of stuff online. You may even be reading this article on it right now. For peace of mind, and to get a leg up against a rising tide of mobile malware activity, don’t just phone it in—be proactive about your mobile security.___

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2016-09-21 02:51:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Dropbox Isn't Playing Nice With macOS Sierra, Here's How to Fix It
#macos #sierra #dropbox

If you just upgraded to macOS Sierra and your Dropbox app is acting up, you’re not alone. Even with the latest version of the app, some users are experiencing strange behavior—error messages, confusing syncing icons, etc. Here’s what you can do to mitigate the annoyances.

Dropbox Isn't Playing Nice With macOS Sierra, Here's How to Fix It
#macos #sierra #dropbox

If you just upgraded to macOS Sierra and your Dropbox app is acting up, you’re not alone. Even with the latest version of the app, some users are experiencing strange behavior—error messages, confusing syncing icons, etc. Here’s what you can do to mitigate the annoyances.___

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2016-09-21 00:24:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Hands on: ‘Siri, what’s new in macOS Sierra?’
#macos #siri #sierra

This year’s update to the Mac operating system, macOS Sierra, offers something for every user: refined and enhanced functionality throughout the operating system and its built-in applications, better integration with other Apple devices, and -- for the first time on the Mac -- access to the virtual assistant, Siri.

Hands on: ‘Siri, what’s new in macOS Sierra?’
#macos #siri #sierra

This year’s update to the Mac operating system, macOS Sierra, offers something for every user: refined and enhanced functionality throughout the operating system and its built-in applications, better integration with other Apple devices, and -- for the first time on the Mac -- access to the virtual assistant, Siri.___

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2016-09-15 22:55:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Updates
#adobe #microsoft #security

Adobe and Microsoft on Tuesday each issued updates to fix multiple critical security vulnerabilities in their software. Adobe pushed a patch that addresses 29 security holes in its widely-used Flash Player browser plug-in. Microsoft released some 14 patch bundles to correct at least 50 flaws in Windows and associated software, including a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.

Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Updates
#adobe #microsoft #security

Adobe and Microsoft on Tuesday each issued updates to fix multiple critical security vulnerabilities in their software. Adobe pushed a patch that addresses 29 security holes in its widely-used Flash Player browser plug-in. Microsoft released some 14 patch bundles to correct at least 50 flaws in Windows and associated software, including a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.___

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2016-09-05 14:50:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book
#security #privacy #addressbook

People should not be using contact lists to store sensitive data. Ever. It is a seriously bad idea. Don’t do it! Information in address books is stored in plaintext, meaning it doesn’t have any protections. This is a must read:

People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book
#security #privacy #addressbook

People should not be using contact lists to store sensitive data. Ever. It is a seriously bad idea. Don’t do it! Information in address books is stored in plaintext, meaning it doesn’t have any protections. This is a must read:___

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2016-09-05 07:10:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

[FIXED!] Social Fixer is Back and Better
#facebook #annoyances #socialfixer #sfx

Social Fixer eliminates many Facebook annoyances. It lets users control what they see on their Facebook pages. It’s estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million people use Social Fixer. If you use Facebook, you just gotta have this thing! Read on…

[FIXED!] Social Fixer is Back and Better
#facebook #annoyances #socialfixer #sfx

Social Fixer eliminates many Facebook annoyances. It lets users control what they see on their Facebook pages. It’s estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million people use Social Fixer. If you use Facebook, you just gotta have this thing! Read on…___

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2016-09-04 02:20:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google won't fix login page flaw that can lead to malware download
#google #malware #security  

Google has said it will not fix a potential security flaw that could trick a user into downloading malware from its login window. The problem is that malware hosted on "drive.google.com" or "docs.google.com" which fall within the Google subdomain parameters could be used to serve up malware, and hide it as a genuine Google login page.

Google won't fix login page flaw that can lead to malware download
#google #malware #security  

Google has said it will not fix a potential security flaw that could trick a user into downloading malware from its login window. The problem is that malware hosted on "drive.google.com" or "docs.google.com" which fall within the Google subdomain parameters could be used to serve up malware, and hide it as a genuine Google login page.___

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2016-09-02 08:38:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Mac users vulnerable to state-sponsored Trident attack fixed in iOS last week. Patch now.
#mac #ios #security

Apple has quietly rolled-out a further security update revealing that the zero-day flaws are also present in Apple's OS X desktop operating system, as well as the desktop version of their OS X Safari browser.

Mac users vulnerable to state-sponsored Trident attack fixed in iOS last week. Patch now.
#mac #ios #security

Apple has quietly rolled-out a further security update revealing that the zero-day flaws are also present in Apple's OS X desktop operating system, as well as the desktop version of their OS X Safari browser.___

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2016-09-01 04:20:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This EpiPen Hack Can Save You Money, But Is It Safe?
#epipen #epinephrine #syringe

The question of this so-called EpiPen hack has been raised on social media, health blogs, and the local news. To get an idea of how realistic this scenario is we asked Bob Lanier, MD, executive medical director of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Here are his thoughts on DIY epinephrine—the good, the bad, and the downright scary.

This EpiPen Hack Can Save You Money, But Is It Safe?
#epipen #epinephrine #syringe

The question of this so-called EpiPen hack has been raised on social media, health blogs, and the local news. To get an idea of how realistic this scenario is we asked Bob Lanier, MD, executive medical director of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Here are his thoughts on DIY epinephrine—the good, the bad, and the downright scary.___

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2016-09-01 03:33:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016
#readability #bookmark #service

After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30, 2016. The Readability Parser API for developers will continue to be supported and will continue to function as always. Additional details here: https://goo.gl/hLkZMI

The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016
#readability #bookmark #service

After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30, 2016. The Readability Parser API for developers will continue to be supported and will continue to function as always. Additional details here: https://goo.gl/hLkZMI___

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2016-08-31 20:15:49 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to Get the Cheaper EpiPen Alternative
#epipen #adrenaclick #epinephrine

Quoting: In most states, to get the low-cost, EpiPen alternative, you can't use a prescription for "EpiPen" from your doctor. That's because pharmacists at your drugstore likely won't be able to automatically substitute the low-cost version if your prescription is written for EpiPen. Instead, ask your doctor to write a prescription for an "epinephrine auto-injector" or "generic Adrenaclick."

How to Get the Cheaper EpiPen Alternative
#epipen #adrenaclick #epinephrine

Quoting: In most states, to get the low-cost, EpiPen alternative, you can't use a prescription for "EpiPen" from your doctor. That's because pharmacists at your drugstore likely won't be able to automatically substitute the low-cost version if your prescription is written for EpiPen. Instead, ask your doctor to write a prescription for an "epinephrine auto-injector" or "generic Adrenaclick."___

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2016-08-30 16:11:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

LG's new ultrawide displays pack FreeSync, USB-C, Google Cast, and more
#lg #ultrawide #display

LG's new ultrawide IPS displays aren't just enormous (topping out at 38-inches), they're brimming with killer features like FreeSync, USB-C ports, and 144Hz refresh rates too.

LG's new ultrawide displays pack FreeSync, USB-C, Google Cast, and more
#lg #ultrawide #display

LG's new ultrawide IPS displays aren't just enormous (topping out at 38-inches), they're brimming with killer features like FreeSync, USB-C ports, and 144Hz refresh rates too.___

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2016-08-28 06:45:32 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Devices Confirmed To Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update [List]
#android #nougat #update

Android 7.0 Nougat is now officially rolling out to devices globally, which will more than likely make you ask yourself the question “when will my non-Nexus device be benefiting from the update?”. Let’s take a look at what the Android 7.0 Nougat prospects are for owners of different handsets from different manufacturers. Here they are.

Devices Confirmed To Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update [List]
#android #nougat #update

Android 7.0 Nougat is now officially rolling out to devices globally, which will more than likely make you ask yourself the question “when will my non-Nexus device be benefiting from the update?”. Let’s take a look at what the Android 7.0 Nougat prospects are for owners of different handsets from different manufacturers. Here they are.___

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2016-08-28 04:12:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

4 ways to take better notes with Microsoft OneNote 2016
#onenote #video #audio #web

OneNote has evolved over the years from a simple note-taking app to a sophisticated collaboration, organization, and project management tool. The recent OneNote 2016 update adds some polish to favorite features and brings some brand-new ones as well. Here are four reasons you should start using it now.

4 ways to take better notes with Microsoft OneNote 2016
#onenote #video #audio #web

OneNote has evolved over the years from a simple note-taking app to a sophisticated collaboration, organization, and project management tool. The recent OneNote 2016 update adds some polish to favorite features and brings some brand-new ones as well. Here are four reasons you should start using it now.___

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2016-08-26 15:26:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

There is a generic alternative to the EpiPen - Adrenaclick
#EpiPen #generic

Spread the word about this alternative to the EpiPen.

There is a generic alternative to the EpiPen - Adrenaclick
#EpiPen #generic

Spread the word about this alternative to the EpiPen.___

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2016-08-26 07:51:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Why you should update your iPhone right now
#iphone #ios #security

If you have an iPhone, you need to download the latest iOS update right now. Apple released the "important security update" in response to an active malware threat that can be used to read texts and email, record calls (including WhatsApp and Viber calls), track your location and turn on your phone's camera and microphone.

Why you should update your iPhone right now
#iphone #ios #security

If you have an iPhone, you need to download the latest iOS update right now. Apple released the "important security update" in response to an active malware threat that can be used to read texts and email, record calls (including WhatsApp and Viber calls), track your location and turn on your phone's camera and microphone.___

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2016-08-26 06:25:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

9 Best Free Calculator Apps for Android
#android #calculator #app

We have access to hundreds if not thousands of calculator apps. But because there are so many options, it can be hard to nail down the right one for your needs. Today we’re going to break down the best free calculator apps for Android.

9 Best Free Calculator Apps for Android
#android #calculator #app

We have access to hundreds if not thousands of calculator apps. But because there are so many options, it can be hard to nail down the right one for your needs. Today we’re going to break down the best free calculator apps for Android.___

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2016-08-23 08:33:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Android Nougat drops support for Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7
#android #nexus7 #nexus5

It's official: The Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 won't receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update from Google today. Both are past the point when new major Android updates are guaranteed (July and October of 2015 for the Nexus 7 and 5, respectively).

Android Nougat drops support for Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7
#android #nexus7 #nexus5

It's official: The Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 won't receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update from Google today. Both are past the point when new major Android updates are guaranteed (July and October of 2015 for the Nexus 7 and 5, respectively).___

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2016-08-23 08:09:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently
#android #update #frequency

Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.

Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently
#android #update #frequency

Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.___

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2016-08-23 05:08:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Adobe Photoshop essentials: How to crop, resize, and edit photos like a pro
#photoshop #howto #primer

Photoshop has "photo" in it for a reason! Here's a quick primer on how to use it to make your snaps look stellar.

Adobe Photoshop essentials: How to crop, resize, and edit photos like a pro
#photoshop #howto #primer

Photoshop has "photo" in it for a reason! Here's a quick primer on how to use it to make your snaps look stellar.___

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2016-08-22 01:15:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Postpone The Windows 10 Anniversary Update
#windows10 #anniversary #update  

Microsoft began to roll out the much-anticipated Anniversary Update (AU) of Windows 10 on August 2, 2016. Depending on how old your hardware is, it may be several weeks before the AU is installed on your PC. You may want to postpone that update as long as possible, given the glitches and unwelcome new features in the Anniversary Update. Here's how…

Postpone The Windows 10 Anniversary Update
#windows10 #anniversary #update  

Microsoft began to roll out the much-anticipated Anniversary Update (AU) of Windows 10 on August 2, 2016. Depending on how old your hardware is, it may be several weeks before the AU is installed on your PC. You may want to postpone that update as long as possible, given the glitches and unwelcome new features in the Anniversary Update. Here's how…___

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2016-08-21 06:22:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Tiny Scanner: Android Document Scanner
#android #scanner #pdf

Tiny Scanner is a scanner app that turns an Android device into a portable document scanner. With this app, you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything as images or PDFs. It is fast and is designed for both phone and tablet.

Tiny Scanner: Android Document Scanner
#android #scanner #pdf

Tiny Scanner is a scanner app that turns an Android device into a portable document scanner. With this app, you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything as images or PDFs. It is fast and is designed for both phone and tablet.___

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2016-08-20 09:03:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 tip: Turn off Cortana completely
#windows10 #cortana #disable

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, Microsoft removed the on-off switch for Cortana. But the setting is still available if you know where to look As with most things Windows, you can remove the search button or box completely if you're really convinced you won't use it.

Windows 10 tip: Turn off Cortana completely
#windows10 #cortana #disable

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, Microsoft removed the on-off switch for Cortana. But the setting is still available if you know where to look As with most things Windows, you can remove the search button or box completely if you're really convinced you won't use it.___

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2016-08-20 08:57:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

TV Brands Aren't Always What They Seem
#tv #brand #manufacturer  

For many shoppers, there's comfort in choosing a familiar brand. But before you go out and buy a new TV set, there's something you should know: Even if it carries a brand name you recognize, the TV might have little connection to the company that built that brand.

TV Brands Aren't Always What They Seem
#tv #brand #manufacturer  

For many shoppers, there's comfort in choosing a familiar brand. But before you go out and buy a new TV set, there's something you should know: Even if it carries a brand name you recognize, the TV might have little connection to the company that built that brand.___

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2016-08-19 23:56:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams
#windows10 #webcam #update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, aka version 1607, has been found to leave many webcams inoperable. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with all manner of custom CCTV programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech's C920 and C930e cameras, in conjunction even with Microsoft's own Skype, will fail to properly broadcast video.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams
#windows10 #webcam #update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, aka version 1607, has been found to leave many webcams inoperable. The update prevents the use of webcams in applications such as Skype and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), along with all manner of custom CCTV programs. Extremely popular hardware, such as Logitech's C920 and C930e cameras, in conjunction even with Microsoft's own Skype, will fail to properly broadcast video.___

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2016-08-16 06:54:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone
#googleduo #video #calling #app

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Google has released Google Duo — a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.

Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone
#googleduo #video #calling #app

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Google has released Google Duo — a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.___

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2016-08-16 04:33:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493
#microsoft #update #bug

You can speed up your Windows update scans or you can print multiple documents, you can't do both. Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday bug appears to affect Vista, Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, as well as Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2. More than that, it appears to clobber all versions of Windows 10. In other words, if you applied the latest cumulative update to any version of Windows 10, your printer won't work right.

Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493
#microsoft #update #bug

You can speed up your Windows update scans or you can print multiple documents, you can't do both. Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday bug appears to affect Vista, Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, as well as Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2. More than that, it appears to clobber all versions of Windows 10. In other words, if you applied the latest cumulative update to any version of Windows 10, your printer won't work right.___

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2016-08-16 04:06:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google to move Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live
#hangout #onair #youtube

Hangouts On Air is where stars and would-be stars could interact with their adoring fans. But come September 12th however, that option will be no longer, at least on Google+. Instead, users will be prompted to use YouTube Live, Google's other live video product, to broadcast in real-time.

Google to move Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live
#hangout #onair #youtube

Hangouts On Air is where stars and would-be stars could interact with their adoring fans. But come September 12th however, that option will be no longer, at least on Google+. Instead, users will be prompted to use YouTube Live, Google's other live video product, to broadcast in real-time.___

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2016-08-13 07:37:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Maps for Android gets Wi-Fi-only mode, downloading offline maps to SD card
#googlemaps #offline #sdcard

Users of Google Maps for Android have been able to save maps for offline use for a while, but now the app is getting a new WiFi only mode that will come in handy to those with limited or expensive data plans who want to avoid overages. Google has also complemented its offline capabilities in Maps with the ability to save maps to an external SD card.

Google Maps for Android gets Wi-Fi-only mode, downloading offline maps to SD card
#googlemaps #offline #sdcard

Users of Google Maps for Android have been able to save maps for offline use for a while, but now the app is getting a new WiFi only mode that will come in handy to those with limited or expensive data plans who want to avoid overages. Google has also complemented its offline capabilities in Maps with the ability to save maps to an external SD card.___

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2016-08-11 00:29:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
#windows #security #wpad

The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), enabled by default on Windows and supported by other operating systems, can expose computer users' online accounts, web searches, and other private data, security researchers warn. The protocol can be used to steal user data despite HTTPS or VPN connections.

Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised
#windows #security #wpad

The Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), enabled by default on Windows and supported by other operating systems, can expose computer users' online accounts, web searches, and other private data, security researchers warn. The protocol can be used to steal user data despite HTTPS or VPN connections.___

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2016-08-09 19:03:46 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Google: ‘Verify Apps’ Will Block All ‘Quadrooter’ Exploits
#android #quadrooter #hoax

900 million Android devices are NOT at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster. A security feature that is turned on by default as part of Google Play Services on devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher versions of the OS, should prevent the malicious software from getting installed. ‘Verify Apps’, a feature incorporated into Android precisely for scenarios like these, scans APK files before their installation to see if they present any security threat to the device and its user.

Google: ‘Verify Apps’ Will Block All ‘Quadrooter’ Exploits
#android #quadrooter #hoax

900 million Android devices are NOT at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster. A security feature that is turned on by default as part of Google Play Services on devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher versions of the OS, should prevent the malicious software from getting installed. ‘Verify Apps’, a feature incorporated into Android precisely for scenarios like these, scans APK files before their installation to see if they present any security threat to the device and its user.___

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2016-08-03 03:04:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password
#windows #security #vulnerability

A flaw in Windows can allow an attacker to steal usernames and passwords of any signed-in user -- simply by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website. It allows an attacker to conduct a full takeover of a Microsoft account.

There's a simple mitigation, according to the group. Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log into Windows with a Microsoft account.

Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password
#windows #security #vulnerability

A flaw in Windows can allow an attacker to steal usernames and passwords of any signed-in user -- simply by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website. It allows an attacker to conduct a full takeover of a Microsoft account.

There's a simple mitigation, according to the group. Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log into Windows with a Microsoft account.___

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2016-08-01 08:29:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Malvertising Campaign Infected Thousands of Users per Day for More than a Year
#malware #ads #security

Security researchers from Proofpoint and Trend Micro have uncovered a massive malvertising campaign that has been targeting over one million users per day and infecting thousands, running since the summer of 2015, with unconfirmed clues showing that it might date back to as early as 2013.

Malvertising Campaign Infected Thousands of Users per Day for More than a Year
#malware #ads #security

Security researchers from Proofpoint and Trend Micro have uncovered a massive malvertising campaign that has been targeting over one million users per day and infecting thousands, running since the summer of 2015, with unconfirmed clues showing that it might date back to as early as 2013.___

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2016-07-30 02:11:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
#security #wireless #keyboard

A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number, and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away.

Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
#security #wireless #keyboard

A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number, and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away.___

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2016-07-29 15:44:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Getting 'GPS signal not found' error in Pokémon Go? Here's how to fix it!
#android #pokemongo #gps

Pokémon Go is everywhere, and that's great for Android gamers around the world (or at least in the countries the game has launched. But if you're getting a "GPS signal not found" error when you launch the game, here's how to fix it!

Getting 'GPS signal not found' error in Pokémon Go? Here's how to fix it!
#android #pokemongo #gps

Pokémon Go is everywhere, and that's great for Android gamers around the world (or at least in the countries the game has launched. But if you're getting a "GPS signal not found" error when you launch the game, here's how to fix it!___

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2016-07-26 20:37:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication
#sms #authentication #security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that "[out of band authentication] using SMS is deprecated, and will no longer be allowed in future releases of their guidance. NIST's guidelines aren't legally binding, but other government agencies stick by them, and the industry at large will follow.

US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication
#sms #authentication #security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) states that "[out of band authentication] using SMS is deprecated, and will no longer be allowed in future releases of their guidance. NIST's guidelines aren't legally binding, but other government agencies stick by them, and the industry at large will follow.___

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2016-07-22 15:04:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 - How to Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 & Keep Data [Tutorial]
#windows10 #upgrade #tutorial

Learn how to upgrade Windows 8 or Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Microsoft’s Windows 10 Software Download Tool. Watch this free video tutorial with complete instructions for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced computer user. Closed captioning is optionally provided.

Windows 10 - How to Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 & Keep Data [Tutorial]
#windows10 #upgrade #tutorial

Learn how to upgrade Windows 8 or Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Microsoft’s Windows 10 Software Download Tool. Watch this free video tutorial with complete instructions for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced computer user. Closed captioning is optionally provided.___

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2016-07-22 13:44:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

[WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10
#windows10 #tutorial #training

Video tutorials can be a big help for people new to Windows 10, or any other software. There are many amateur Win 10 how-to videos online, but unfortunately, most of them are awful. Bob Rankin found some that are excellent, and free. If you're having trouble getting acclimated to your new operating system, or you just want to see what's new and different in Windows 10, read on...

[WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10
#windows10 #tutorial #training

Video tutorials can be a big help for people new to Windows 10, or any other software. There are many amateur Win 10 how-to videos online, but unfortunately, most of them are awful. Bob Rankin found some that are excellent, and free. If you're having trouble getting acclimated to your new operating system, or you just want to see what's new and different in Windows 10, read on...___

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2016-07-21 14:51:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month
#firefox #flash #security

It's another nail in the coffin for Flash. Mozilla will start intelligently auto-pausing Flash next month before going to even more extreme lengths in 2017.

Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month
#firefox #flash #security

It's another nail in the coffin for Flash. Mozilla will start intelligently auto-pausing Flash next month before going to even more extreme lengths in 2017.___

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2016-07-18 07:06:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

If You Don’t Upgrade to Windows 10, This Will Happen
#windows10 #upgrade

If you’ve decided that you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, no matter what, you can ignore the warnings from Microsoft and stay on your current operating system (OS). But what happens if you do that? Let’s take a quick look at what will happen to the various flavors of Windows after the end of July.

If You Don’t Upgrade to Windows 10, This Will Happen
#windows10 #upgrade

If you’ve decided that you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, no matter what, you can ignore the warnings from Microsoft and stay on your current operating system (OS). But what happens if you do that? Let’s take a quick look at what will happen to the various flavors of Windows after the end of July.___

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2016-07-16 20:02:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18
#linux #mint #upgrade

Upgrading from a completely different Ubuntu-base to another requires a special advanced instruction set. In this how-to guide, we shall walk through the recommended steps you will have to follow to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18.

How to Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18
#linux #mint #upgrade

Upgrading from a completely different Ubuntu-base to another requires a special advanced instruction set. In this how-to guide, we shall walk through the recommended steps you will have to follow to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux Mint 18.___

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2016-07-15 01:33:51 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Deletes Dennis Cooper's Blog, Erasing Years of Artistic Output
#google #policies #nowarning

On June 27, when writer Dennis Cooper tried to access his blog—hosted by Blogger since 2002—he discovered that Google had deleted his fourteen-year project along with his Gmail account.

He may have lost years of artistic output that included writings, research, and photographs, as well as a platform through which he engaged almost daily with a community of followers and fellow artists.

Google Deletes Dennis Cooper's Blog, Erasing Years of Artistic Output
#google #policies #nowarning

On June 27, when writer Dennis Cooper tried to access his blog—hosted by Blogger since 2002—he discovered that Google had deleted his fourteen-year project along with his Gmail account.

He may have lost years of artistic output that included writings, research, and photographs, as well as a platform through which he engaged almost daily with a community of followers and fellow artists.___

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2016-07-14 13:50:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

20-year-old Windows bug lets printers install malware—patch now
#security #malware #printer

After more than two decades, Microsoft finally addressed a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler, which manages the process of connecting to available printers and printing documents. A protocol known as Point-and-Print allows people who are connecting to a network-hosted printer for the first time to automatically download the necessary driver immediately before using it.

20-year-old Windows bug lets printers install malware—patch now
#security #malware #printer

After more than two decades, Microsoft finally addressed a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler, which manages the process of connecting to available printers and printing documents. A protocol known as Point-and-Print allows people who are connecting to a network-hosted printer for the first time to automatically download the necessary driver immediately before using it.___

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2016-07-09 06:16:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Chrome with native Cast integration
#chrome #chromecast #googlechrome

Google implemented a new feature in Chrome 51 that introduces a Cast option to the right-click menu and main menu of the browser.

Google Chrome with native Cast integration
#chrome #chromecast #googlechrome

Google implemented a new feature in Chrome 51 that introduces a Cast option to the right-click menu and main menu of the browser.___

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2016-07-06 21:34:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

6 top tips & tools for blocking spam
#spam #block #tips

Spam: The gift that keeps on giving...
Here are some of the best ways to block it:

6 top tips & tools for blocking spam
#spam #block #tips

Spam: The gift that keeps on giving...
Here are some of the best ways to block it:___

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2016-07-02 03:21:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Chrome Scroll Anchoring
#chrome #scroll #anchor

You may have experienced this situation when using a browser like Google Chrome: you load a page and some text is loaded quickly. You begin to read the text and scroll a bit or a lot, and suddenly the page begins to scroll automatically as other elements, images or media, are added to the page. Scroll Anchoring has been designed to prevent these visible jumps from happening in Chrome.

Google Chrome Scroll Anchoring
#chrome #scroll #anchor

You may have experienced this situation when using a browser like Google Chrome: you load a page and some text is loaded quickly. You begin to read the text and scroll a bit or a lot, and suddenly the page begins to scroll automatically as other elements, images or media, are added to the page. Scroll Anchoring has been designed to prevent these visible jumps from happening in Chrome.___

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2016-06-29 22:19:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

High-severity bugs in 25 Symantec/Norton products imperil millions
#symantec #norton #vulnerability

Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains a raft of vulnerabilities that expose millions of consumers, small businesses, and large organizations to self-replicating attacks that take complete control of their computers, a researcher warned Tuesday. "These vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets," Tavis Ormandy said.

High-severity bugs in 25 Symantec/Norton products imperil millions
#symantec #norton #vulnerability

Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains a raft of vulnerabilities that expose millions of consumers, small businesses, and large organizations to self-replicating attacks that take complete control of their computers, a researcher warned Tuesday. "These vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets," Tavis Ormandy said.___

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2016-06-27 16:11:57 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)
#vpn #security #privacy  

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you're using a VPN, and it's easy to exploit. Here's how it works, and what you can do about it.

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)
#vpn #security #privacy  

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you're using a VPN, and it's easy to exploit. Here's how it works, and what you can do about it.___

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2016-06-21 07:59:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

When everything else fails, Amateur Radio will still be there—and thriving
#hamradio #emergency #communication

When everything else fails (power, comms, roads), Ham Radio is still there. These days it can even be a full-fat digital medium.

When everything else fails, Amateur Radio will still be there—and thriving
#hamradio #emergency #communication

When everything else fails (power, comms, roads), Ham Radio is still there. These days it can even be a full-fat digital medium.___

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2016-06-20 16:16:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Typography nerds will love Google’s revamped site for Web fonts
#typography #fonts #google

For years, Google has offered a cache of excellent fonts for use on websites, apps like Docs and for your desktop tools. Now, the site has been completely overhauled with a beautiful interface that makes it easy to find the right typeface for your next design project.

Typography nerds will love Google’s revamped site for Web fonts
#typography #fonts #google

For years, Google has offered a cache of excellent fonts for use on websites, apps like Docs and for your desktop tools. Now, the site has been completely overhauled with a beautiful interface that makes it easy to find the right typeface for your next design project.___

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