12/15/19

Writing Help

Want to become a great writer? Then here are some great sites to check out to perfect your writing skills. It will not only get your writing skills in order but take you to your next level.


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12/14/19

Report a Spammer

Tired of spammers sending you lots of unwanted emails, Here is the best way to fight back against these predators and what your options are.

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12/13/19

Auto i

Pretty great technology to protect drivers and cars from being vandalized. The device is still in Kickstarter but has a great future ahead. If you are looking for auto and driver security when you are on the road, take a look at this great device.

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12/12/19

Microsoft Privacy Law

Looks like Microsoft will follow California's digital privacy law and it's good news for consumers for now. Although consumer privacy is still a hot topic, it's showing for now that one big powerful company following the law and hopefully will push the path for other companies to follow.

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12/11/19

Cool Generator

Here is a great generator that outthinks what other generators have done in the past. Although it's still a Kickstarter project. It definitely has a future for consumers.
I still have not seen anything like this before and I am excited to hear that someone is listening to the consumer.


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12/10/19

Netflix Support Update

Looks like Netflix is cutting support for Samsung and Roku devices that it's basically forcing its customers to upgrade so that they can get the latest Netflix platform.
So now customers will have to accept that their devices now may not last forever.

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12/9/19

Carloudy

It's only a matter of time before this gadget comes automatically in every new car, but in the meantime, if you are looking for a wireless headset then it's a great start in the right direction.

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12/8/19

Android Apps Warnings

If you like installing Android applications you should be cautious of these applications on your phone so that your phone is not compromised. Google cannot keep track of all it's Play Store application, so when it doubt google it to see if the software is safe.

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12/7/19

PDF Document Signing

Here is the easiest way to sign PDF documents using Adobe Reader. You will be surprised at how easy you can sign documents online with just a few steps.

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12/6/19

Microsoft relaunches Edge

Looks like next year Microsoft will be launching their new browser along with Bing search engine and everyone is excited on how the new browser is going to do now that's it has the similar backbone as Chrome.


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12/5/19

Android New Malware

It looks like this new malware is catching on and it's unfortunate that it's still unremovable. If you have an Android device, users beware.

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12/4/19

Fitbit Update

It looks like Google has made a bid to acquire the company if so you can expect these features to go away like, Amazon Alexa, Fitbit Premium, Fitbit Play, and Fitbit Flyer.
For more information click on the link below.

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12/3/19

Google Face Data

What you should know about Face Match technology and how other companies are now easily collecting the information where ever you go. It's a very interesting article and on how another technology is secretly acquiring your facial data.

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12/2/19

Airbnb Mess

Looks like over 7 million Airbnb listings are scams after a recent news report and the company now is going to change the platform so that consumer trust is confident.
I guess this will be the re-making of the company to it's potential.

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12/1/19

Wing 1st Flight

Looks like Wing the first commercial drone finished its first flight and the future looks very bright for the company. Now last-minute deliveries could happen in no time.

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11/30/19

Product Chart

Comparing electronics is going to get easier to do now that this website made comparing products easier to do. All you have to do is choose the device and pick from a number of items available that you want in that device and the website does the rest to narrow down the products that are available to you.

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11/29/19

Windows Cloud Recovery

Microsoft is working on Windows 10 Cloud download recovery and if all goes well you can easily install a fresh copy of Windows in the cloud. It's a great way to always have access to the latest release of Windows in the cloud.

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11/28/19

Deals on Donations

Here are a few sites to help you with donations. From donation-pickup, moving services, and free shipping labels. These sites make donating simple to do.

ex:
Salvation Army offers free pickup service and accepts clothes, household items, book furniture, and cars.
Restores offers to remove furniture as well as building materials such as lumber and bricks.
Give Back Box offers you to place your items in any shippable box and send it via UPS or Postal.

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11/27/19

Work From Home

It looks like a new trend is quietly taking place and it's funny on how not so many people are noticing it in our daily lives. This work at the home trend is not for everyone and with it comes challenges that people have yet to understand until they work remotely. Are you ready for the new challenge?

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11/26/19

Mac User Gudie

Need a user guide for your Macbook. Here is a great way to get the information for free without paying for the extra perks. It's free for all to enjoy.

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11/25/19

Google Password Checker

Google just launched its password check and it will help the users create passwords that have not been compromised. Hopefully, it will crack down on recently exposed hacks.

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11/24/19

Google Fi Unlimited

Looks like Google Fi just became unlimited and even though it's still not in my area, it's interesting how they grouped all so many free international calls into the plan. Worth looking into if you make a lot of international calls.
It's still not in my area, but I will keep on hoping soon.

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11/23/19

Facebook TV Portal

Looks like Facebook just launched it's Portal TV and it would be very interesting to see people signing up for this service and take social media to your living room.

It's like hanging out with people you care about and watch the programming together.


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11/22/19

Libra in Jeopardy

After Paypal pulling out Facebook Libra's cryptocurrency future looks dim. It looks like other companies are thinking of bailing out as well because of interest from regulators and lawmakers.

Even if the Libra is able to move above these regulations, Libra has much more to prove to be the way of payment for the future.

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11/21/19

Airport USB Chargers

It looks like these devices are not safe and users should be aware and cautious when charging your devices in a public place. Great informative video.

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11/20/19

Google Voice Box

Google Voice now has a box that users can use for a home phone. If you have not looked into Google Voice you should look into it. The service is free and it's another alternative to get rid of your home phone service.

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11/19/19

New House Buying

House buying and selling is going to take a turn for better. Let's just say that it's going to soon be easier to buy and sell a house similar to buying stocks. If all goes well, do not be surprised to see this go live and in realtime.

Will be pretty nice to tell your grandkids that you once had a beachfront house for 30 days.

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11/18/19

Pc Building Simulator

This software helps you put together a computer and see how it looks and decide the final product with real-world components. Not only is it helpful but make your business profitable.

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11/17/19

Software Inventory

Want to get an inventory of all your software on your computer. Just use the PowerShell script below to help you get that information for the reinstallation of your computer.

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Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*| select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate |Format-Table -AutoSize > c:\software.txt

11/16/19

Apple Field Test

Here is a nice way to get into the Apple iPhone field test menu. This is where you will figure out the signal strength of your phone.

Dial on your phone                   Press *3001#12345#*

Qualcomm
Rx AGCO signal strength
>-70 = Excellent
  -70 to -85 = Good
  -86 to -100 = Fair
  < -100 = Poor

Intel Chip
looking for rsrp0 mode

>-90 = Excellent
  -90 to -105 = Good
  -106 to -120 = Fair
 < -120 = Poor
 -125 = No Signal


11/15/19

NAS Data Leak

Lenovo confirms a faulty NAS exposed 36TB of sensitive data. Now, this highlights new security threats on how hardware can easily pose holes into your companies security structure.


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11/14/19

Device Drivers

Tired of searching for Windows 10 device drivers, then here is a list of sites that you can use to get the latest device drivers for your computer.

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11/13/19

Rappers Delight

I was pretty amazed at how they got these digital assistants to sing a classic. Just comes to show you that AI is here to stay.

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11/12/19

iPhone 11 without 5G

Looks like the iPhone 11 or 12 might not come with 5G after all and users will have to wait a little longer to get that service while 5G expands it's service nationwide.
I guess Apple is not going to invest in the service unless it works right out of the box.

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11/11/19

Facebook & Instagram after life

If you have a Facebook and Instagram account, you might want to review the account status afterlife so that the account can go on, or just end the way you did. It's worth considering if you are concerned with your social profile.

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11/10/19

What is WiFi 6

WiFi 6 is soon to roll out and everyone should understand what it is and how important it's going to change our lives with technology improving daily.
Let's just say better connection and reliability we have long been waiting for.

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11/9/19

Chrome apps phasing out

Looks like Chrome apps are phasing out for Windows and Mac OS users that Google for once an all. Don't worry Chrome user's this is just stand-alone apps for Windows and Mac OS.
I guess only a small percentage is really using the applications and there is no need to keep them alive since no one really uses them.

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11/8/19

Google Killed Products

Ever wonder what happened to certain Google products. Here is an update on what happened to them and when they were shut down by Google.
I guess user activity how they use the product is the number one reason why certain products get shut down.

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11/7/19

Win 7 Life Extended

Looks like Windows 7 life has been extended for another year. I guess Microsoft is learning that user's do not want to upgrade and they may have to find other ways to profit in the software industry. Makes you want to think all this hype the company goes through to tell you it's a great idea to upgrade.

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11/6/19

John's Background Switcher

Looking for beautiful full-screen photos and stunning montages for your desktop. Look no more and give John a try to see if it works.

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11/5/19

Builds

Do you want to get inspired and see what other builders are doing when creating new computers? Here is a great site to see what everyone is up to and keep informed on inspiring builds.

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11/4/19

Raspberry PI 4

The new Raspberry PI 4 has more exciting features and it's even more powerful than it's previous versions. You can even now see it's like having a mini-computer.

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11/3/19

Negotiating Services

Here are two services that will help you do the negotiations for you claiming to save you at least 30 to 40 % savings. That's a pretty penny while going against your cable company, internet, and phone service. It's worth to look into if you are in the business to cut down costs.

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11/2/19

Open JAR file

If your having problems installing JAR files in Windows, then what you are going to need to open the file is Java Framework. 

Just follow the instructions from the link given and you should be good to go.

11/1/19

New Cable Hack

I guess the new hacking device is a charging cable. Now, this should be some concerns for user's who are security conscious of their phones. 

10/31/19

Apple Forecast

Looks like Apple is still trying to be ahead of the game but time is running out and besides their iPhone, Apple really does not have any breathtaking future inventions that is going to keep Apple alive much longer. Take it while the supplies last.

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10/30/19

Cyber Attacks on Connected Cars

Looks like cyber attacks are cars could be happening sometime in the near future if we do not do something about it. It has been proven that remote attackers can easily paralyze vehicles and who knows what they will be capable of doing next.
I think it's time to rethink this technology before a gridlocked city becomes possible.

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10/29/19

Telsa Megapack Battery

There is a big deal with Telsa Megapack battery and for the simple reason is that it can be built in less than 100 days and will provide enough power to use as a backup when energy is in demand. I must admit this is a positive move in the right direction.

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10/28/19

Apple Card

Now I do not see the reason why anyone would want a card from Apple unless it had some incentives. And Apple is going to do more with its 3% cashback on Apple store purchases. Otherwise, what's the point, a card is a card.

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10/27/19

Microsoft Pays

Microsoft has paid some hackers to find security vulnerabilities and the bounties have been a win-win scenario for both organizations. Hope this keeps on continuing.

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10/26/19

Siri Concern

Looks like Siri is having privacy concerns and in turn for users raising concerns on how recordings are queries, Apple suspends the service.
This sort of points out that Siri was probably doing exactly what user's thought it was doing. Saving voice recordings.

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10/25/19

Amazon unsold items

Looks like Amazon will now be donating its unsold items instead of destroying them or throwing them out. It's a very positive way of making use for something that no one has any use for. I cannot begin to image how many gadgets are being tossed away, can you?

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10/24/19

Equifax Settlement

If you have not done so, you should because you don't know how much information has leaked out to hackers ready to take your identity. It's so sad to hear a credit report agency hack and this one being the first is not the last. So decide which option is best for you and get a piece of the settlement before it's too late.

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10/23/19

Best Flash Drives 2019

Here is the list of best flash drives for 2019, although the devices are soon to be obsolete, you still have to admit that they are still great lifesavers when it comes to moving files.

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10/22/19

Ring Surveillance

Looks like the police are using Amazon Ring service to do surveillance in some neighborhoods and if you have the device, you might be monitored as well.

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10/21/19

At&t Bribe

Interesting article on how a hacker brided At&t employee's to unlock millions of company phones. What makes this story so amazing is how the hacker was able to unlock the phones and use a pricing incentive for buyers to get the phones to work and make millions.

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10/20/19

Economic Policy Institute

Want to know what is the best cost of living where you live it? We'll if you are planning on moving to another city, this site is a great resource to tell you what the cost of living will be in that area.
It might not be the realistic prices that you will pay, but it's giving you at least some solid resource to the data that you want.

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10/19/19

Microsoft Axes Office 2019

Microsoft is moving away from perpetually license Office 2019 and it's Home Use Programs to subscription-based licensing.
It was a way to get users to use to their program until they fulfilled their dominance of everyone adapting to Office 365. This was bound to happen sooner or later.

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10/18/19

Plugable NVMe SSD Enclosure

Looks like these pluggable NVMe SSD enclosure might be the future of our portable drive. Let's see how far users are will to adapt to the new change.


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10/17/19

Apple foldable Device

Looks like Apple's first foldable device will not be an iPhone but a tablet-like device. But I figure they want to make sure they figure out the kinks before deploying it on the iPhone.

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10/16/19

Georgia Malware again

Looks like Georgia is not having good luck securing their systems. It looks like another malware again hit their networks and this time they at least shut their servers down. Hopefully, they will be ready the next time around.


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10/15/19

Github News

Looks like Github encourages hacking as per the recent Capital One hack. Now it's unfortunate for Microsoft who now owns Github to figure out how to resolve and savage their new acquisition.

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10/14/19

Twitter Share

Looks like this favorite social site just shared user's information without consent. Now the information that has been gathered is very vague, how come no one is concern about this?

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10/13/19

Motherboard Info

Want to know what type of motherboard you have on your computer. This link will give you the information on where to find your make and model number and depending on the software you use, what are the specs. 

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10/12/19

Remove scratches from Aluminum Laptop & Macs

Here is some great information on how to revive your computer from scratches and scuffs. In most situations, it will just make your computer more appealing.

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10/11/19

USB Not Recognized

Windows 10 can have some difficulties when it comes to installing USB drives. Now if you are having difficulties, here are seven solutions to help Windows recognize your USB device.

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10/10/19

Huawei OS

Looks like mobile maker Huawei might not need Android OS after all. In fact, the company has its own OS named HarmonyOS that can easily replace Android.
So if anyone thinks that this company is going away anytime soon, let's just say, not at this moment. As for the future of Huawei is still unknown.

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10/9/19

Employer Spyware

Here is some great information on how to find employer spyware and what you can do about it. But in the long run, you are very limited on your choices.

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10/8/19

N. Korea Cyberattacks

Looks like North Korea cyber attacks having been funding successfully their weapons program and we could see more of these attacks to occur in the near future with no limits.

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10/7/19

Office Printer Threats

Looks like the new upcoming threat is starting to look like office printers. And it's only a matter of time before they do get into your network and test your security limits. Users are warned to keep printer software updated daily and create good admin passwords for these devices.

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10/6/19

iPhone Must Have Settings

If you have an iPhone it is a good idea to have these settings enabled so that hackers do not get access to your phone. Setting up these simple settings make sense and secures your identity.

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10/5/19

Driver Updater Win 10

Want to know which is the best driver updater for Windows 10, here is your best solution on updating those drivers in Windows.

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10/4/19

Apple Flops

Yes, Microsoft is not the only big giant that has flops. Apple has been long known to flop for decades until Steve Jobs came back and revived his company.
Unfortunate, Apple still has a bad reputation to kill off its own successful products and to this day, they still keep on doing it. It's only a matter of time before users start moving away from Apple and start using something else.

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10/3/19

Microsoft Flops

Microsoft has it's up and downs here is a list of the big giant's flops. Sometime's you just need to concentrate on something else because you are just not going to get it right.

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10/2/19

Facial Recognition

Looks like California is taking facial recognition to another level by sharing information across databases to easily identify suspects in their city quickly and easier. Now authorities will have realtime information when necessary to help beat crime.
Scary, but it looks like it's becoming a reality.

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10/1/19

Laptop Service Manuals

Here is some great service manuals library for those users looking to do the DYI of laptop repairs. Note that not all laptops are easy to repair and when in doubt, just take it to your local neighborhood repair guy.

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9/30/19

AirDrop Alert

Anyone using the handy software AirDrop should know that their device can easily be at risk of sharing their phone numbers. With this hackers can easily clone your number and still vital information from users. This is what you should know.

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9/29/19

Tmobile, Dish and Sprint

Yes, the big talk about Tmobile, Dish, and Sprint it looks like it's all really about 5G and how they will bring the service out to users.
It's deals that like this that change how the competitors rule the world.

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9/28/19

SIM Swap Attack

Here is an interesting SIM Swap attack from a user and I must say it is very interesting on what the big companies are doing to protect your privacy.

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9/27/19

Fix the Sound in Win 10

Here some cool tips on how to fix your sound problem in Windows 10. My trick to uninstall the driver and reboot always works. What's yours?

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9/26/19

Capital One Breach

I hate when I hear these things but for those who users have Capital One accounts, just change your current password now. Do not wait until Capital One reaches out to you. And for what information was leaked out, well that's up to the Feds and Captial One to let us know.

Stay tuned and I am glad that people are taking a stand when it comes to identity theft and data breaches.

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9/25/19

Skype to Retire in 2021

Looks like Microsoft is retiring Skype in 2021 and it's moving away from communication platforms altogether. Future users will have no choice but to upgrade to Teams to get chat, meeting and calling.

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9/24/19

Johanesburg Ransome Attack

Looks like another power company has fallen victim to a ransomware attack and it's just a reminder that no one is safe. Administrators should be prepared and should have a disaster plan available.

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9/23/19

Ims00ry Decryptor

Looks like this ransomware has already been decrypted and good to know that there are still good programmers out there willing to stop these attacks.

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9/22/19

NES for Android

If gamers want to relive playing their favorite old games, here is a site worth looking into so that they can easily play their games on Android. Looks like dreams are becoming true.

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9/21/19

iTune Farewell

Looks like iTune is going away and this is what users should be aware of, on how to find their music and movies.
Let's just say that Apple is just putting them in the cloud for you.

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9/20/19

Tune Chrome addon

Here is an addon for Chrome that filters out profanity and toxic comments. Great for social media web portal and anything that you may want to have filters.

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9/19/19

Tiller

Here is a great software for people trying to analyze their finances together. The software updates daily depending on your transactions. So that way can see where your money is going and keep track of it.

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9/18/19

Movie Pass Shutdown

It was too good to last and it looks like this famous movie subscription service is once and for all dead again.

I still cannot figure out how the company even makes money with its subscription plan. I guess this was meant to be.

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9/17/19

Scholly

If you are looking assistance on paying for college expenses, here is a great start to help you get free money for your education. This application is very easy simple to use and it points to the funding that matches your profile. So give it a try and try to get a better education for free. 

9/16/19

Google Bug Bounty

Google has recently increased its bug bounty and if you are into programming, this is a good chance to earn easy money. Keep other users protected by helping Google fix it's bugs.

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9/15/19

Best Computer Chairs

If money is no option and you are looking for the best computer chair to save your back. These top chairs are worth looking into.

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9/14/19

Facebook Name Changes

Looks like some of Facebooks well-known affiliates will be getting some new name changes so that everyone understands that it's part of Facebook. The plan will make user's easy understand that the platforms could be easily integrated from one to another without any issues.

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9/13/19

Facebook Fine

Facebook just got hit with a 5 billion dollar fine and what happens next when the FTC imposes its fine will change the way they treat privacy.
It will be very interesting to see the final outcome of this verdict will be for everyone involved.

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9/12/19

Amazon Not Refundable List

Ever wonder what items are not refundable by Amazon, it's good to review this list if you constantly buy items from Amazon.

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9/11/19

Amazon Alexa

Looks like Amazon Alexa is storing user information indefinitely and this is what you should be concern about regarding your privacy.

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9/10/19

Zoom Flaw

Looks like Mac users have a Zoom flaw that can overtake control of their webcams without their permission. The flaw still shows no threat to Windows users but users should be aware just in case.

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9/9/19

Bad Internet

Looks like the internet has been really having bad problems going on across the world and it looks like this is just the start of these problems.
From a routine but faulty configuration change, a network leak, internal code, physical damage to a fiber cable and a bug, these problems were the start of some massive outages.
Lucky for us, some of these problems were easily fixed within hours, while others required more downtime. The internet now is a vital component in our daily lives and it's just going to get bigger.

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9/8/19

Apple Monitor

Looks like Apple slowly is expanding into health care with its diabetes monitor. Now it's all up to the giant to figure out how to keep consumers interested with their cool gadgets.

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9/7/19

One Drive Add-on

Looks like One Drive is adding on more storage to its plan and it's starting to look like and feel like their online cloud competitors.
It's a great move for One Drive and I hope they continue their success in the future.

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