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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
See which Macs will -- and won't -- work with MacOS Apple dropped support for some Macs when it dropped the X from OS X
BadTunnel Bug Hijacks Network Traffic, Affects All Windows Versions Microsoft fixed BadTunnel bug this past Patch Tuesday
Apple Maps in iOS 10 will watch you, even if you're using Google Maps Apple appears to have a plan to make Apple Maps more compelling than Google Maps: let its software watch everything you do and offer to help whenever possible.
Facebook Messenger to put your favorites first The social network is rejiggering the interface on Messenger to try to make the app more relevant to your needs.
WWDC 2016: Apple to require HTTPS encryption on all iOS apps by 2017 At a session at the 2016 WWDC, Apple revealed that it would be requiring all iOS apps to use HTTPS connections through an existing feature called App Transport Security by the end of the year.
Home Depot sues Visa, MasterCard as PIN battle looms Among a bevy of grievances, the do-it-yourself retailer posits that Visa and MasterCard sought to block the adoption of chip-and-PIN on credit card transactions.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Your cell phone number could be hijacked unless you add a PIN to your carrier account Two-factor authentication doesn't help if someone has already stolen your phone number.
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn in $26.2 billion deal LinkedIn will keep its "distinct brand, culture and independence," both companies say. Microsoft, meanwhile, would get a peek at your work history and connections.
10 Steps to Protecting Your Smart Home from Hackers Make your smart home more secure by using 10 simple tricks.
Monday, June 13, 2016
With Tango, Google is now equipped to map the entire world -- inside and out The ambitious new technology, which Lenovo just launched on a consumer phone for the first time, could make for a "better blue dot" on Google Maps.
"Bluetooth 5" spec coming next week with 2x more range and 4x better speed New standard also aims to expand usefulness of wireless beacons.
10 things to disable in Windows 10 These 10 default features and settings can be disabled. Here's how and why you'd want to.
How to back up your precious photos while traveling abroad CNET's Maggie Reardon helps you prevent phone thieves in foreign lands from stealing your vacation memories.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Should Tech Giants Police "Hate Speech" Online? Are Tech Companies Censoring You Online?
Finally there's an open source drop-in replacement for MS Office There's a new player in the office suite space and it promises to play well with MS Office. Jack Wallen offers up his take on the new open source FreeOffice suite of tools.
Why free university 42 breaks all the rules for educating engineers, and is coming to the US French entrepreneur Xavier Niel and educator Nicolas Sadirac have crazy ideas about how to train software developers and run a university. Could 42 transform higher education in the US, or is it just an edge case?
Be on the lookout for keystroke-logging USB chargers USB devices resembling phone chargers might actually be keystroke loggers stealing data. Learn more about this threat and how to protect against it.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
10 forgotten (but still useful) tips for Microsoft Word Plenty of Microsoft Word commands have gathered a bit of dust over the years, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful for those who remember them. Here are 10 tricks you may find handy.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Stop Facebook tracking you across the web, change these settings It takes less than a minute to opt-out of Facebook's new ads system.
Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE Change of plans? Mission-critical upgrade to run first? Tough
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Unbox your laptop, and say hello to security risks Laptops from five popular PC makers all contained security vulnerabilities right out of the box, according to an investigation by Duo Labs.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Raspberry Pi: The smart person's guide Everything you need to know about the tiny, ultra-cheap computer that has taken the world by storm.
5 ways to secure OS X With OS X security exploits on the rise, Jesus Vigo takes a look at 5 ways to better protect your Mac from malware infections and data loss.