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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Dyn DDoS attack: 5 takeaways on what we know and why it matters On October 21, a Distributed Denial of Service attack on Dyn took many key web properties such as Twitter and Netflix offline. Here are some more details on the attack and the breadth of its impact.
Monday, October 24, 2016
How switching to Macs is paying off for IBM IBM employees prefer Macs, which is actually saving IBM about $543 per computer.
Talking the good and bad of racing technology with Stefan Johansson The F1 and IndyCar racer talks to us about what does and doesn't make racing great.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Internet outage swoops across the US Attacks against a core internet firm play havoc with some of the world's most popular websites. The company said late Friday the problem had been resolved.
Electronic health records: The smart person's guide This comprehensive guide covers all you need to know about EHRs, or electronic health records, the new standard in medical documentation.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up Everyone is concerned about online safety these days. Keep your services secure with two-factor authentication.
Windows 10: The Sirius A is a full desktop PC that fits in your pocket The forthcoming Sirius A is a smartphone-sized, mini-PC running a full version of Windows 10 Home.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
iOS 10.0.3 now update available for iPhone 7 If you mobile connection keeps cutting out, this update should fix it.
How to Juggle Multiple Windows 10 Apps With Virtual Desktops Got too many apps or windows open on one screen? Organize them with Windows 10's Virtual Desktops.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Start menu gets streamlined in Windows 10 build 14942 The latest version of the Windows 10 Start menu lets you hide the app list. Here's a look at how it works.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7's faulty batteries tested in-house The Korean electronics titan used its own lab to make sure the phones were safe to sell.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
5 privacy settings to change in Windows 10 Taking back the operating system, one privacy setting at a time...
12 Ways to Secure Your Wi-Fi Network Worried about the security of your Wi-Fi connection? Follow these steps and you'll be in a wireless Fort Knox.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons There's never been a better time to give Linux a try.
2017 cybercrime trends: Expect a fresh wave of ransomware and IoT hacks This year companies were rocked by over 90 million cyberattacks. In 2017 the number could double. Cybersecurity expert Sameer Dixit explains how new innovation leads to increased vulnerability.
Adobe on patch parade to march out 83 bugs Reader, Acrobat, Flash get fixes.
Over a million Galaxy Note 7 phones still on after recalls The Galaxy Note 7 is dead, and Samsung wants its potentially explosive phones back. But data shows plenty of owners are ignoring the warnings
Airlines add fire-containment bags for overheating devices New bags designed to hold portable electronics should their batteries overheat during flights.
Obama, the nerd in chief, unveils $300 million for science The president confesses he is a "science geek" at the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Rebuild the Windows Search index
Windows Search can seem downright magical, except on the rare occasions when it doesn't work. If you're typing something in the search box and not seeing the results you expect, a little bit of repair work might be in order.
Your first stop is the built-in Search And Indexing troubleshooter. You can find it in Windows 7 by going to Control Panel > Troubleshooting > System And Security. In Windows 10, open Settings and type fix search in the search box.
If that doesn't work, a more drastic option might be called for. From Control Panel, switch to All Items view and then click Indexing Options. Click Advanced, then click Rebuild. It might take some time for Windows to rebuild the index, but when it does, your search problems should be solved.
Boot Camp vs. VM when running Windows on a Mac: How to select the best option Running Windows on a Mac is no longer daunting, though choosing between Boot Camp or a VM still requires careful consideration. Here are tips for selecting the best method.
Five surprises in the latest Windows 10 Insider build and what they mean Most of the changes in the latest Windows 10 preview release, build 14942, look like minor tweaks. But they point the way to more significant changes to come next year. Here's what to look out for.
Ford engineer called MyFord Touch infotainment system 'a polished turd' Even the great grandson of Henry Ford experienced problems with Ford's SYNC
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Windows 10: Microsoft reveals new features to guard against crashes and give firms more control Latest updates to test builds of the OS showcase improvements heading to Windows 10 in Spring.
How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 'patchocalypse' Microsoft is changing the way it patches Windows 7 and 8.1. Here's what we know -- and what to do to keep having Windows your way
PC industry is now on a two-year downslide Its longest decline in history
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
How to use the Shell command to view all your applications in File Explorer The Shell command offers a handy way to view your Applications folder. Here's how it works--and why you might find the trick useful.
How Honda's F1 race engines use IBM Watson to analyze data, boost efficiency, and shape strategies IBM IoT for Automotive powers Honda's race engines, gathering information from the cars and drivers and sending it to the cloud for real-time analysis, helping streamline performance. Here's how it works.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Why the Pixel phone isn't called the Google Phone Google's answer to Apple's iPhone has always been the stuff of tech industry lore. Now it's here. But it's got an unfamiliar moniker
Yahoo scanned user email for signs of terrorist messages, report says A government directive ordered Yahoo to scan all user email for the digital "signature" of a terrorist group linked to a nation-state, according to The New York Times.
Facebook rolls out encryption for Messenger, but it's not as private as you think Facebook recently enabled end-to-end encryption for all Facebook Messenger users with an opt-in program called Secret Conversations. Here's what it means and how to use it.
Meet SIMbot: Electronics make this robot glide on a ball Mechanical drive systems are being replaced with electronics and software, and the result is a robot that moves smoothly in any direction.
Every single home appliance that works (or will work) with Apple HomeKit Your home, at the beck and call of your smartphone and watch
Is This the End of the Line for the Apache Helicopter? The U.S. Army will concentrate on the Apache's successor.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Verizon workers can now be fired if they fix copper phone lines Techs must try to replace broken copper lines with wireless, Verizon memo says.
Windows 10's 'secret' Start menu It's not really a secret, but it is a convenient way to access important features.
Say goodbye to Apple's third-generation Apple TV The fourth-gen Apple TV with tvOS, App Store, and Siri remote is Apple's priority.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Fix for endless reboot problem coming soon, says Microsoft Microsoft promises it is close to resolving an issue with an update that refuses to install on some PCs.
Why the latest Windows 10 cumulative update is failing and how you can recover The latest cumulative update to Windows 10, KB3194496, is causing frustration for some PC owners, with the update trying and failing repeatedly to install. I've learned who's most likely to be affected and also have two recovery options.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
PLENTY OF SPACE FOR EVERYONE A GIF That Illustrates The Mind-Boggling Number Of Galaxies In The Universe
Apple, Microsoft: We Have No Govt Email Scanning Program Like Yahoo's Yahoo created a program last year to scan every email for the NSA and FBI. Now the question is, who else?
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
3D-printed bones? New 'hyperelastic' material could let doctors print implants on demand Researchers at Northwestern University develop a new 3D-printable synthetic bone that could one day could help transform major surgery.
You have one month left to buy a Windows 7 PC Two older versions of Windows are approaching their mandatory retirement date in one month. If you want a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have fewer options beginning on November 1. Here's what the end-of-sales deadline means.