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01/29/2023
Tech Tip of the Week:
Use Zapier and Twilio to automate notifications for just about anything. Here are just a few things you can automate using these two automation tools:
– Receive a text message reminding you of a calendar event.
– Receive a text message and/or an email when someone pays you through your e-commerce platform or Quickbooks invoicing.
– Receive a phone call with an automated voice telling you about an alarm going off, a calendar event reminder, a payment received, or just about anything else connected to the internet or email – using text that you created that is converted to the voice you hear when you answer the call.
– Receive a text message and/or an email notifying you when someone makes a comment on your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram page.
To set up a free Zapier account, go to www.zapier.com. There are also paid plans that are more advanced, but to get started, the free plan is fine.
To set up a Twilio account, go to www.twilio.com. Here you can get a new “Twilio” phone number used for texting you or calling you using the Zapier app. The fee is $1.15 per month for the phone number you buy. When you buy the phone number, it is your phone number. You can even use their “spelling system” to try to snag a telephone number that spells your name or anything else.
01/22/2023
This week’s tech tip is for Gmail users. But first, a fun fact – there are about 4.3 billion Gmail accounts. To put that huge number in perspective, there were fewer people than that on the entire planet in 1977. In case you are wondering, the world population hit 8 billion people in November, 2022.
Now for some Gmail help:
Undo that email you just sent. You have up to 30 seconds. Here’s how – From a desktop or laptop, click on the settings icon (the gear symbol) and then click on “See All Settings”. On the General tab, look for “Undo Send” and select the amount of time you want emails delayed before leaving your outbox. Currently, you have a choice between 5, 10, 20, and 30 seconds.
Did you know you can mark your email confidential so that the recipient cannot forward it, copy it, download it, or print it? To do this, look for the little “lock” symbol at the bottom of the new message screen. Here, you can also set an expiration date for the message and it will magically disappear from the recipient’s inbox on that date. The sender will still have access to the message in the sender’s “Sent Messages” folder. Of course, nothing can stop someone from making a screenshot of your message.
Send your email at a later date and time. This feature is hidden in plain sight. To the right of the “Send” button is a down arrow. Click on this down arrow and you will have the ability to “schedule send” your email at a future date and time.
AND – if you need help setting up your Gmail or transferring Gmail to or from other mail clients, help is a phone call away. 407-478-8200

01/15/2023

Check out the scary power of ChatGPT. The new artificial intelligence search and response engine is captivating the world.

GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer” – a fancy name for artificial intelligence based on a set of inputs (data) that result in an output generated based on a question or statement.

It’s so powerful that it can write a unique 1,000-word, 2,000-word, or even 10,000-word essay on just about any topic.
It can be used to explain formulas in Microsoft Excel or for just about any application.
It’s like using Google but the answers to questions are more definitive and precise – without any google ads.
I believe it’s the future of the internet.

I asked ChatGPT to describe what it can do and here was the response using 10 bullet points:

1. ChatGPT is a new conversational Artificial Intelligence system that can help us to communicate with computers just like we communicate with each other.

2. It uses natural language processing techniques to understand typed or spoken text, allowing for a more conversational interaction with our digital gadgets and computers.

3. ChatGPT can provide a more human-like experience when engaging with digital products, since it can understand the context of our queries and provide more accurate answers.

4. It can also automate basic tasks, like responding to customer service inquiries, providing faster and more accurate answers in less time.

5. With ChatGPT, you can also create custom applications, like virtual assistants, to answer customer queries and automate customer service tasks.

6. It also allows developers to create personalized content, like reviews and recommendations, based on customer preferences and activities.

7. ChatGPT is not limited to customer service or virtual assistant tasks; it can also be used to create chatbots to generate automated personalized content for websites, social media platforms and more.

8. With ChatGPT, you can create interactive applications that can interact and converse with humans using natural language processing.

9. Applications created using ChatGPT can provide tailor-made experiences for users, providing personalized results and recommendations.

10. All in all, ChatGPT is a powerful and innovative tool that can enable us to create much.

01/08/2023

Tech tip of the week:

Stop using the same password everywhere and start using a password manager.

It’s incredibly easy to use a password manager instead of using the same password for everything you log into.
It’s incredibly dangerous to use the same password on everything because all a hacker has to do is crack one of the sites you visit and now they have your password for everything you use it for.
With a password manager, each site you log into has a unique password that still has an auto-fill feature for your username and password, like I know most of you like to use (and so do I).
A password manager stores and generates login information for all your devices and accounts. These programs can be installed as software or accessed through a website, browser extension, or the cloud.
Side benefits of using a password manager –
1) If you clicked on a link that is from what appears to be a familiar source, it directs you to a site that WILL NOT auto-populate if it’s a scammer because your password manager would not recognize the site you are on.
If you’re trying to log in and your credentials aren’t being filled in, you’ll wonder what’s happening. Then you’ll pause, double-check the URL and realize you were about to hand everything away to a scammer. Thus, a password manager is a clever way to help yourself spot phishing scams.
2) You can hide private notes for each site that you log into. This can be handy for a lot of reasons.
3) Share a password safely. Sometimes you may want to share a password with a family member, for example. You can do so with an encrypted link that only they can access. You can grant access to only the people you want to have access. You can even make a shareable folder of several passwords that maybe only a certain family member has access to. This may be handy to use in the event of an untimely death and you know your family may need access to some of your accounts.
4) Securely store all of your credit card and banking information using the password manager.
5) Your password manager can also autofill forms for you on websites that you visit.

Using a password manager will take a few minutes to set up but once you do, you can have a higher level of peace of mind as you browse the internet and not get trapped into that “one password fits all” mentality.

Which password manager to use? There are many options. It’s incredibly easy to set up and it can be used on all your devices.

01/01/2023

Top 10 New Years Tech Tips!

  1. Physically clean your computer! Dirt and dust easily gathers inside over time, which can cause issues such as overheating, which will slow down your PC. Don’t forget to clean off those plastic fan blades because as dust adheres to the blades, the fan cannot operate at 100% efficiency.
  2. Check for Windows Updates to make sure your computer is completely up to date.
  3. Backup your files or make sure your cloud service is copying everything from your cloud folder.
  4. Verify that your cloud service and backup files are current.
  5. Make sure your antivirus is current. We recommend using the built-in Windows Defender that is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. With Windows Defender turned on, most people don’t need another anti-virus program.
  6. Use a popular utility called CCleaner to clean up your Windows registry. It gets rid of old outdated files that tie up computer resources unnecessarily.
  7. Change all of your passwords. Whether you are using an automated system like Last Pass or do it on your own, you may be glad you do this regularly some day!
  8. Upgrade your hard drives to solid state drives. This is the number one thing you can do today to speed up the performance of your computer with at least 5 times the bootup speed increase. Refresh computers stocks every type of solid state drives in a variety of sizes and we can also transfer your data from the old hard drive to the new solid state drive.
  9. Maybe start saving money to buy that updated computer now. Of course, a great place to shop for the best deals are right here at your favorite computer store.
  10. Let Refresh Computers diagnose any issues you may be having – for free! Just bring in your computer for a free analysis. We will let you know how much it will cost to repair or upgrade your machine – and then it’s up to you to decide if you want to move forward with our services.

12/25/2022

Tech tip of the day:
This is a special tech tip just for Christmas Day!
Perhaps the best tech tip for Christmas Day is no tech at all! Hopefully, you are surrounded by family and friends on this special day and you are able to take some time to put away those gadgets, except maybe that camera to capture those memories.
But here are some holiday tech tips that may make your holiday a bit more enjoyable:

Traveling over the holidays? Attach an Apple Air Tag or other tracker to your luggage. This way you know when your luggage has arrived or, if it’s lost, you can see where it is!

Use Zoom to have a virtual family gathering and maybe sing a Christmas carol or two together for added fun.
Also, don’t forget to double-check those devices that you bought for your kids to make sure parental settings are completed. Go to internetmatters.org for a step-by-step guide on how to set up parental controls on many devices and websites.

Do those Windows updates! Let them update without losing internet or power, if at all possible. Sometimes an update doesn’t update correctly and many times it’s because of an interruption in power or your internet connection

12/18/2022

This week’s tip is for parents buying all of those electronic gifts for their kids.
Here is a Guide to Not Let Holiday Gift Devices Adversely Affect Your Kids’ Life!
So many products now come with device tracking, cameras, and other things you may or may not want your kid to have access to or be tricked by others, besides yourself.
Here is a very useful website for parents to utilize when it comes to their children’s tech devices and online safety.
This site is internetmatters.org and it’s there to help parents keep their children safe online.
Here, you can get help with technological safety issues, report an issue, and get help setting up parental controls on just about any device and any internet service out there.

There are easy-to-follow drop-down menus for almost every type of smartphone and other devices that, when selected, give detailed instructions to set up parental controls.
There is a dropdown menu for setting up parental controls on search engines and entertainment sites and likewise for social media sites, mobile networks, and gaming consoles.

This site also features technical safety advice for parents by their child’s age group.

So before you wrap that present – you may want to check out this site and take care of a few things before your kid gets their hands on something that will guide them to a place that you don’t want to regret later.

12/11/2022

Tech tip of the week:

This week’s tech tip is geared toward small business owners. However, business or no business, if you have important data then please read on!
There is a saying in the tech support world  – “if it isn’t backed up, it may as well not exist.” This is especially true for small businesses that cannot afford to lose any data.
As a small business owner, the number one thing you can do technologically is to make sure that all of your data is backed up on a secure cloud service.
Many people ask – “Which service should I use”?
Earlier this year, PC Magazine published an article titled, “The Best Cloud Storage and File-Sharing Services for 2022.”
Here is a link to the article where you can see the pros and cons of each cloud service provider rated by PC Magazine –
They rated Microsoft One Drive the best, followed by iDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
The relatively low cost of using these backup services makes it an easy decision for any small business as an important tool for business continuity.
By the way, if you buy Microsoft Office 365 for about the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee every month, it comes with 1TB of cloud storage.

12/04/2022

Tech Tip of the Week:
Stop using outdated versions of Microsoft Office (or any other program).
Maybe you are thinking why pay to upgrade when it seems to be working fine?
The short answer is it may end up costing you much more if you continue to use an outdated unsupported program.
The first step in understanding any risks is understanding Microsoft’s Office Product Life Cycle.
When Office gets to be about 10 years old, support ends and no further security updates are released.
At this point the product becomes a security risk if you continue using it.
Microsoft Office 2010 went end of life in October 2020 and it’s successor Microsoft Office 2013 goes end of life in April 2023. If you are still using Office 2010 or older and you connect to the internet or open any office file someone gives to you – you are risking infecting your computer.
Hackers know this so they have “feelers” out there looking for your unprotected version of MS Office.
Not only are you risking your data by using unsupported MS Office like Office 2010, you will be unable to activate your older version if you have to reinstall it, even if you have the Product Key, because Microsoft also shuts down the activation servers for unsupported programs.

11/27/2022

Tech tip of the week:

The holiday season is also prime cybercrime season
– Cybercrime ALWAYS increases sharply between Black Friday and Christmas, with hackers taking advantage of all the extra traffic to try and steal your valuable information.
– Make sure any shopping website you use includes “https” in the URL address, as that extra “s” stands for “secure” and ensures that any data routed through the site has an extra layer of security added to it.
– Use credit cards instead of debit cards. Credit cards offer extra layers of fraud monitoring and dispute procedures. Think of using a debit card as using cash and if you are scammed then the chances are you will not be able to get that money back.
– Monitor your bank account, your email, and social media accounts DAILY for any unusual activity because hacks can happen anytime and anywhere. Maybe make this a part of your regular morning routine while sipping on that coffee.
– Never click on any too-good-to-be-true ads, especially popups, because they will inevitably lead you to some illicit external site that attempts to install malware or other viruses on your device.

– Sign up for text and email notifications whenever your credit card is used. This way you can instantaneously monitor the activity on your credit card. Every major bank offers this type of notification service so if you are not already signed up to receive these notifications then now is as good a time as ever.

11/20/2022

Tech Tip of the Week:
Upside Down Windows
– This is probably more for fun than anything else. Astound your friends and family this holiday season and pretend you don’t know what happened and see if anyone can guess how to “fix” the issue on your screen!
– Literally, turn whatever you are viewing on your screen upside down by simultaneously holding down the Control and Alt keys and then pressing the down arrow key.
– Turn it back around by pressing Control Alt and the up arrow key.
– You can also turn your screen sideways by pressing Control Alt and either the left or right arrow key to turn your screen sideways.

11/13/2022

Cut Down on the Number of Apps Running at Startup

If your PC is taking too long to boot, it could be because you have too many programs running at startup.
Luckily, you can easily reduce them, allowing your PC to launch faster.
In Windows 10 or 11 computers, you can access the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
Click on the Startup tab at the top.
Select any program in the list and click the Disable button if you don’t want it to run on startup.

11/06/2022

Add a cheap mechanical drive to that desktop for added local storage.

All Refresh Computers refurbished computers come with a new solid-state drive. So what do we do with the mechanical drives that came with them?
We perform a DOD wipe to ensure there is no data on the drive.
We test them for speed and health.
If the speed and health tests pass, we package them for sale in our store as refurbished hard drives.

For example, you can get a 1TB hard drive for only $20 or a 250GB hard drive for only $10.
The solid-state drive that comes with the computer you buy is great for Windows start-up – which is at least 5 times faster than a mechanical drive. But you can use the mechanical drive when you are storing files such as pictures, documents, video’s, etc .
The best part of it is that, only at Refresh Computers, we will set this up for you if you buy the computer from us. We never charge to transfer files from your old machine to the machine you buy from us – and we don’t charge any extra (other than the price of the hard drive) to add that 2nd drive to your computer and set it up so you don’t have to think about where your files are being saved.

10/30/2022

The Windows Calculator is much more than a calculator!
That Windows Calculator does a lot more than add, subtract, multiply, and divide!
You can also use the “calculator” to convert volume, distance, weight, temperature, area, and speed, from metric to imperial.

The calculator also converts any currency using the current values.

Simply open the Calculator and click on the 3 lines (hamburger) in the upper left-hand corner for the menu of options.

10/16/2022

Windows 11 Tips!

Windows 11 is becoming more and more popular and its time we got to some of those technical tips for Microsoft’s newest operating system as well. The new OS has a cleaner look to it than the previous Windows 10 but is still full of surprises that can be unlocked to make your newer Windows 11 PC an enjoyable experience.

The first tip is to make the new Start Menu taskbar location of icons look the way it did in Windows 10. By default, Windows 11 places the start menu in the center of your screen. However, if you prefer the start button and icons to the left of your screen then here is what you do:

First, Right-Click on your taskbar and choose Taskbar Settings. Then at the bottom of this window, click on Taskbar Behaviors. Here there are some different choices but the one we are looking for is Align the Taskbar. Here there is a drop-down menu that is currently showing Center – but you can click here to choose Left – and just like that – your Start Button and commonly used icons and apps are now on the left side of your screen!

Adding System Folders to the Windows 11 Start Menu

Some people might be unhappy that Microsoft took away the ability to add folders to the taskbar – however, you can still add system folders such as Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music etc.  To add these shortcuts right to the Start Menu do the following:

1). Click on the Start Button and open the Settings App.

2). On the left pane – choose Personalization

3). Scroll down to Start inside the main window and then click on Folders

4). Here there are off / on buttons for Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos as well as File Explorer.  Select the ones you would like fast access to then close out the Settings App window.

5) Click on Start again and now those shortcuts appear right in the main Start menu next to the Power button!

10/02/2022

Tech tip of the week – Check email links before you click them.

Phishing (when scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal and financial information) and other internet scams are going strong.

One way you can easily see if something is a scam is by either hovering your mouse over a link and seeing if what is revealed matches the expected domain of the sender or by copying the link and pasting it into a notepad to verify the legitimacy of the link.

For example, one of the first things I do when suspect emails arrive is to check the sender. If the sender’s email address doesn’t match the domain of what’s being promoted in the email, chances are pretty good it’s a scam.

Scammers also love to use Gmail because it’s a free email service. I never buy from anyone or use anyone’s services that use an @Gmail email account for their business. I know there are legitimate businesses who do this but do yourself a favor and spend $10 per year for a domain name that you can even use with your current Gmail account if you want to. It’s not only safer-looking to your prospective customers, but it’s also more professional and your business could increase as a result.

09/25/2022

Tech tip of the week – Secret Start Menu
If you like old-school text-style menu choices then this is for you.
If you click on the Windows icon on the lower left-hand side of your screen you get a few choices that Microsoft decided you should see.
This is the Windows 10 version of a “Start Menu”
If you want to see more and do more by clicking on simple text then don’t left-click that Windows icon – right-click it! Try it. You will like it!
Some of the quick things you can do if you right-click instead of left-clicking that Windows icon:
One-click to get to the desktop
Shut down, sign out, or restart
Search your PC for anything
Open a simple File Explorer window
Task Manager
… and several other helpful tools.

09/18/2022

Tech tip of the week – Sign anything on Your iPhone!

Ever wish you can sign that document someone sent you using just your iPhone? You can!
Here is how to sign, date, and add notes to anything on your iPhone.
You can sign, date, and add notes to anything on your iPhone by first taking a screenshot of a document or using an existing photo.
Open the screenshot or photo and touch “Edit” at the top of the screen.
Touch the “Adjust” button in the top right-hand corner
Touch the + symbol in the bottom right-hand corner
Now touch the function you want to add to the photo as described below –
– Description ads a description to the photo that does not actually appear on the photo but is used when the Voiceover feature is used.
– Text ads a text box where you can insert text onto your photo
– Signature allows for you to add a signature to the photo
– There is also a Magnifier function here that can be used to enlarge a section of the photo
– You can add arrows, boxes, and circles to your photo.

09/04/2022

Tech Tip of the Week – “Window Shade”

It makes sense that a Windows PC would have a feature called Window Shade.

This feature allows you to “pull down the shade” on your screen to shut down your computer.

Windows 10 and 11 computers have a cool slide-to-shut down feature, but the capability is hidden until you activate it.

This can work on any Windows 10 or 11 computer but is especially handy with tablets and touchscreens.

There are a few different ways to get the feature running on your PC, but creating a desktop shortcut probably makes the most sense.

To enable Window Shade – or “Slide To Shut Down”, right-click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.

In the window that pops up, type SlideToShutDown (exactly as it is typed here) as the location of the file.

A prompt to rename the file will appear and you can name it whatever you want. Try Window Shade, for example.

Click “Finish” and you will have created a clickable icon on your desktop named “Window Shade”.

You can use this icon or you can also create a shortcut on your keyboard.

To create the shortcut on your keyboard, right-click the Window Shade file that you just created on your desktop and select Properties.

Enter a key in the Shortcut key box and click Apply. This will assign whatever key you selected on your keyboard as a shortcut using the Contrl+Alt+”Whatever button you selected” as the shortcut.

You can then double-click on the shortcut or enter your keyboard shortcut to prompt a pull-down shade to appear.

Use your mouse or finger on a touchscreen to drag the shade down to the bottom of the screen to turn off your computer.

Keep in mind that this is a shutdown, not sleep.

08/28/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – The Invisible “Show Desktop Button”.

You don’t have to minimize all of your open windows just to look at the desktop.
Instead, you can use a secret tiny button in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar.
Look all the way to the bottom right of your screen, beyond the date and time, and past the little notifications box.
There, you’ll find a small vertical line. Just to the right of that vertical line when you think there may be no more room – there is a sliver of an invisible button.
Click it to minimize all your open windows at once; click it again to bring everything back.

There’s also the option to have windows minimize when you hover over this invisible button versus clicking. Select your preference in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, then flip the switch under Use peek to preview the desktop.

08/21/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Feed the need for speed!

Does your Microsoft Windows turn on within a second or two after pressing the power button? If not, probably the best thing you can do for your laptop or desktop computer is to replace that old mechanical hard drive with a new solid state drive from Refresh Computers.

How much faster? A new solid state drive from Refresh Computers will make your computer or laptop at least 5 times faster.

Check out our YouTube video explaining the different types of hard drives and solid state drives used in today’s machines.

08/14/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Shake That Window!

“Shaking a Window”, also known as Aero Shake, gives you the ability to close all the windows except the one that you have selected.
If you click on the header portion on the top of a window and then shake it back and forth with the mouse then it closes all of the windows behind it.
Shake it again and it brings them all back back. That’s Aero Shake!

08/07/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – In Google Chrome Quit Endless Scrolling

A feature in Google Chrome makes it possible to send a link to someone directly to a specific section of text on a website.

On a PC, highlight the section you want someone to start at or read within the text, right-click and select “copy link to highlight.” On a Mac, click your trackpad and the Ctrl button on your keyboard at the same time then select “copy link to highlight.”

This generates a URL link ending in a # symbol, which you can then share with others. Upon clicking the new URL that you sent to someone, they are taken directly to the highlighted portion of the website. This is especially handy with long articles and you want someone to focus on a specific part of the article. You can also save the link so that you can go back to it later at the place you highlighted.

07/31/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Create a Windows God Mode Folder

Windows has a hidden “god mode” folder that offers a centralized Control Panel for all of the operating system settings in one place, making it easy for users to adjust everything from desktop background to setting up a VPN.
To enter god mode, create a new folder anywhere and name it (copy and paste it) exactly like this: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
The folder icon will change to a Control Panel-style icon, and you will be able to jump in and change all kinds of settings quickly.

07/24/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Turn Your Desktop Computer Into a Mobile Hotspot!

To use your Windows Computer as a mobile hotspot for others:
– Type “Mobile Hotspot” in the Windows search bar on the lower left-hand side of your screen.
– Click on the Mobile Hotspot icon to enter the mobile hotspot settings window.
– Turn on “Share My Internet Connection with Others”
– You have the option here to set up a password for others to use or keep the default random password Windows already assigned.
– You also have the option of naming this something other than the default name of your computer. This does not change the name of your computer – it only changes what people see to connect to when they want to use your mobile hotspot
– You can select whether your shared internet connection can be accessed either through Bluetooth (shorter range and no password required) or WIFI – longer range and password required (recommended)
– Up to 8 devices can access your mobile hotspot on WIFI and 7 devices on Bluetooth
– Remember! – When you turn off your PC, others no longer have access to your mobile hotspot.

07/17/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Be more productive by creating a Windows Virtual Desktop!

Windows Virtual Desktop works with Windows 10 and 11.
It allows you to have multiple desktops – each with it’s own programs running.
It’s very handy if you want to keep personal work separate from business work on your PC. Once you experiment with it a bit you will see how productive and efficient this tools is.
There are two ways to access a new virtual desktop –
1) You can click on the Task View icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen (it’s the symbol that looks like part of an old film reel) and then click on “New Desktop”
2) You can press the handy Windows logo key with the Ctrl button and then the letter D to create a new virtual desktop and
Win + Ctrl + F4 to Close the current virtual desktop.
This is another Windows feature I bet most of you didn’t know you had and if you are a heavy computer user and want to organize your work into segments – or separate desktops, the virtual desktop is the way to go!

07/10/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Use the Windows logo keyboard key to access features you didn’t know existed in Windows!

Ever wish you could see and use a history of things you copied onto the clipboard?
It’s a feature built into Windows that is turned off by default.
To turn it on, type “Clipboard” in the windows search space and click on Clipboard Settings.
Once in Clipboard Settings simply turn on “Clipboard History”.
Now simply press the Windows keyboard key then the letter V to see all of the recent clips that you can choose to paste!
BONUS – Do you use your Microsoft account to sign on to more than one device? While in Clipboard Settings, click on “Sync across devices” so that anything you copied to the clipboard on one device is accessible on your other Windows devices.
This link shows 46 other useful Windows logo key shortcuts!

07/03/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – Have you ever accidentally closed a browser tab? Here is how to reopen a closed tab in your browser.

On a Windows PC: Press control+shift+t
On a Mac: Press command+shift+t
This can be used multiple times too, so keep pressing to open all the tabs you’ve closed recently. It even works after you’ve entirely closed and reopened your browser!

6/26/2022
Tech Tip of the Week – How to find a hidden previously saved password in Google Chrome, or why it’s not a good idea to allow just anyone to use your computer when you are logged in.

  1. On the login page, highlight the dots representing the hidden password previously saved.
  2. Right-click and click on “Inspect”
  3. A bunch of coded text will be highlighted on the right side, inside the “Inspect” screen.
  4. Look for the phrase Type=”Password”
  5. Change the word Password to Text. Keep the quotations!
  6. Hit the Enter Key and the password will be revealed.

3/6/2022
Tech World Bans Russia After Invasion
FitBit Recall for Overheating Batteries
Samsung Phones Throttling Apps

2/27/2022
Google Drive Wrongfully Flagging Saved Files As Copyright Violations
Google To Limit Ad Tracking In Android
FaceBook Settles For Tracking Users After They Logged Out

2/20/2022
Material Contamination Impacts Flash Memory Production
Best Buy Forces Memberships To Buy In-Demand Products
AirTag Updates Increase Security

2/13/2022
FaceBook Threatens To Leave Europe
Amazon Hikes Prime Fees
Upcoming Windows 11 Features Leaked

2/6/2022
Freedom To Repair Act
Hacking Victim Attacks Back
Gmail Redesign Launched

1/30/2022
Google Threatens Free Workspace Users
Satellite Provider Takes Deposits, Gives No Answers
Meta/FaceBook’s Cryptocurrency Project Fails

1/23/2022
Newer Computers Lose BluRay Capability
PayPal Sued For Suspending Users & Stealing Funds
Windows 11 Element Redesigns Coming

1/16/2022
Fake Audio App Rakes In Millions
Cross-Platform Malware Discovered
Chip Shortage Affecting Canon Printers

1/9/2022
The End of BlackBerry
Y2K22 Affects Email Communications
Android App Bug Blocks 911 Calls

1/2/2022
Online Sporting Retailer Compromised
SMS Android Malware
Alexa Gives Dangerous Advice

12/26/2021
FaceBook Crowned Worst Company Of The Year
Tiktok Surpasses Google To Become Most Visited Website
Amazon Fails For Third Time This Month

12/19/2021
Defective Apple Watch Batteries
Major Exploit Discovered From Video Game
Amazon Down Again

12/12/2021
Why Apple’s New Macs Can’t Run Windows
Tesla Under Investigation For Defective Solar Systems, Vehicles Delivered With Missing Parts
Amazon Outage Causes Mass Disruptions

12/5/2021
Twitter CEO Resigns
Flaw in New Magsafe Charging
Microsoft Fights Chrome

11/28/2021
Brand New PCs Unable To Play Games
Apple Launches “Self Service Repair” Program
GoDaddy Suffers Another Major Breach

11/21/2021
Western Digital Unveils 20TB Hard Drives
GE To Split Up
Apple Delaying Security Updates on Older MacOS

11/14/2021
Windows 11 SE To Compete With Chromebooks
Continued Privacy Concerns with Apple’s Image Recognition
Robinhood Data Breach

11/7/2021
FaceBook Ending Facial-Recognition
Apple Releases New OS, Apple Ends 21.5″ iMac
More Supply Issues Affecting Chip Production

10/31/2021
Powerbank Recall
Social Media Turmoil: FaceBook To Change Name, Trump Starting New Platform
Airline Server Problem Affects Thousands of Flights
Major Hacks: Argentinan Population, Attacks on Cloud Services

10/24/2021
Canon All-In-One Printer Lawsuit
New MacBook Pros Bring Back Classic Features
Windows 11 Printing Bug

10/17/2021
Reporter Discovers Data Leak, Threatened By Governor
Windows 11 AMD Performance Degradation
Verizon Cellular Subsidiary Compromised

10/10/2021
FaceBook Suffers Global Outage
Department Store User Data Compromised
Microsoft Releases Windows 11

10/3/2021
Fake Android Apps Compromise 10 Million Devices
FaceBook Sued For False Fact Check
Apple’s Bug Bounty Problems Leave Users Vulnerable

9/26/2021
Did FaceBook Overpay FTC To Shield Founder?
China Bans Crypto
Ransomware Attack May Cause Food Shortage

9/19/2021
FaceBook Exempts “High-Profile” Individuals From Moderation
Apple Patches Spyware Flaw
Microsoft Doing Away With Passwords?

9/12/2021
FaceBook & Ray-Ban Develop Smart Glasses
Apple Ordered To Accept Outside Payment Options
WhatsApp Privacy Concerns

9/5/2021
Windows 11: Release Date Set w/ Staggered Rollout
Federal Probe Into Teslas Crashing Into First Responders
Virgin Galactic Safety Protocols Come Into Question

8/29/2021
Windows 11 Seems to Relax Hardware Requirements
Modern Cars Collecting Data?
iPhone Speaker Defect

8/22/2021
Fact-Checking Site Produced Fake/Plagiarized Content
New Discovery Potentially Extends Battery Life
Cell Carrier’s User Data Compromised

8/15/2021
FaceBook Disables Academic Researchers’ Accounts
Apple To Scan Users’ Images On Devices
Google+ Breach Settlement

8/8/2021
Self-Frying Graphics Cards
Zoom Settlement
MacBook Pro Screens Cracking

8/1/2021
Government Regulations Bar Purchases of Gaming, High-End Computers
FaceBook VR Headset Recall
Intel Releases Modular Laptop

7/25/2021
Internet Outage Again
Bad Update Breaks ChromeBooks
Unemployment System Hacked

7/18/2021
New Technology Harvests Power From Human Body
Unsafe Products on Amazon
Microsoft Introducing Cloud PCs

7/11/2021
Print Spooler Vulnerability in Windows
When The Bank Is Not A Bank
Federal Government To Potentially Intervene, Giving Right To Repair

7/4/2021
Microsoft to “End” the Blue Screen of Death?
Human Brain Connected Wirelessly to Computer
Legitimate-Looking Android Apps Actually Stole Passwords

6/27/2021
Windows 11 Announced
Fitness Equipment Vulnerability
Crypto Miners Take Aim At Laptops

6/20/2021
Windows 11 Leaked
The Internet Breaks Again
Quality Control Concerns From Major RAM Producer

6/13/2021
Ransomware To Be Prioritized By Justice Dept.
New Victims: The Media Outlet, The Meat Packer, The Labor Union
Small Incidental Bug Breaks The Internet
New Updates from Apple: macOS Monterey, iOS 15

6/6/2021
“Amazon Sidewalk” Sharing Network Connection
The Future of Windows
New NVIDIA Card Releases

5/30/2021
AI Decides Insurance Claims
Florida’s Social Media Law
Apple Accused of Undercutting Heart Rate Monitor Apps

5/24/2021
Microsoft Cancels Windows 10x
Crypto Plummets, Security Questioned
The Return (Remake) of MySpace

5/16/2021
Pipeline Company Pays Cyberterrorists After Hack
FaceBook Adds Content Sharing Restriction on Unread Articles
The Return of Flip Phone

5/9/2021
Google To Auto-Enable Two Factor Authentication
Airdrop Security Vulnerability
Phone Manufacturers Accelerate EOL

5/2/2021
Verizon To Shed AOL, Yahoo
Microsoft To Pick New Default Office Font
Corporate-Oriented Password Manager Compromised

4/25/2021
Apple Unveils Product Line Updates
Apple Sued For Terminating Apple IDs, Paid User Content
New FaceBook Privacy Vulnerability

4/18/2021
Supply Shortages: Graphics Cards, Computer Chips
Microsoft Buys Nuance
Tesla Hikes Solar Roof Pricing

4/11/2021
Hotspot Recall
Cellular Company Exposes Customer Information
FaceBook Suffers Outage

4/4/2021
LG To Exit Cell Phone Business
FaceBook Acknowledges Massive Data Leak
Samsung Unveils New DDR5 High-Capacity RAM

3/28/2021
Large Computer Manufacturer Attacked By Cybercriminals
Windows 10’s Upcoming Visual Overhaul
Chip Shortage Worsens, Cripples Automotive Industry

3/21/2021
Intel Mocks Apple
NVIDIA Defeats Self
Smart Water Meters

3/14/2021
HP Acquires HyperX
Apple To Randomize Serial Numbers
Intel Ends Overclock Warranty

3/7/2021
Intel Hit With Massive Judgment By Patent Troll
Microsoft Adds Performance Features to Edge Browser
Federal Government To Launch Internet Subsidy

2/28/2021
Tesla Recall Due To Computer Design Flaw
New MacBooks Suffering Premature SSD Wear
Google Abruptly Fires Game Developers

2/21/2021
Graphics Card To Limit Cryptomining
Security Cam Breach
Office 2021
Print Ad Leads To Fiber Installation

2/14/2021
Emotions Coming To Outlook?
Water Plant Compromised
Massive Data Leak Compilation

2/7/2021
Gaming Computer Case Catches Fire
New Chrome Vulnerabilities
Dissatisfied User Takes Out Print Ad To Complain About Slow Internet

1/31/2021
New iPhone Triggers Health Concerns
Twitter Launches Fact Checking Service
Social Media Sends GameStop Stock Skyrocketing

1/24/2021
Intel Kills Optane
Computer Chip Shortage
Payment Processor Used By Large Sites Compromised
Mass Logouts on FaceBook

1/17/2021
FaceBook To Pay Millions for Facial Recognition Violations
Apple Developing Foldable Phone
Digital Car Keys

1/10/2021
A Turbulent Week of Tech
FaceBook Bans Large Advertiser For No Reason
Semiconductor Shortage Affects Vehicle Manufacturing
Serious Backdoor Vulnerability Affecting Enterprise Network Equipment

1/2/2021
Repeat Data Breaches: The Cellular ProviderThe Streaming Service
Adobe Flash Becomes Depreciated
Ticketmaster Fined For Hacking Competitors

12/27/2020
Microsoft Rumored To Be Developing CPUs
iCloud Goes Down on Christmas
Battery Prices Falling Globally

12/20/2020
Problems With New Folding Phones
Florida Leads Nation in Identity Theft
Browser Hijackers

12/13/2020
iOS Bug Causes Missing Notifications
Debt Collectors and Social Media
Samsung Follows Apple’s Lead, To Stop Including Chargers

12/6/2020
More iPhone Issues: Battery Drain, Faulty Screen Recall
SalesForce To Buy Slack
Local School Students Bombarded By Hate Emails

11/29/2020
Major Amazon Outage
Google Pay To Relaunch With New Fees
Worst Passwords of 2020

11/22/2020
New iPhone Owners In Limbo With Screen Problems
Fraudulent Impersonation Addons Hijack Users
Local Residents Having Internet Connectivity Issues

11/15/2020
Google To End Free Photo Storage
RIP SlingBox
Apple Releases macOS Big Sur

11/8/2020
“New” Smart Phones Showing Up With Tampered Packaging
Autonomous Driving Feature Leads To Near-Crashes
Google To Start Charging For Editing Features In Free Photos App

10/25/2020
New Update Rollup for Windows 10
Airline Hit With Record Fine For Improperly Storing CC Info
Bug Causes HP Hardware, Amazon Apps To Stop Working on Mac Computers
Google Kills Off Home Security System

10/18/2020
Twitter Suffers Outage
New iPhone Doesn’t Include Charger
Google Ends Music Store, Cripples Functionality of Some Smart Devices

10/11/2020
Microsoft Suffers Outage, Apple Suffers Outage
Cellular Service Website Compromises Payment Data
FaceBook Labels Picture of Onions as Being Sexually Explicit

9/27/2020
Electronic Pregnancy Tests Create E-Waste Nightmare
Tesla Suffers Major Outage
Video Game Console Preorders May Exceed Demand

9/20/2020
Vulnerabilities in Travel Websites
Amazon Employee Bribery Scandal Endangers Consumers
Hospital Patient Killed By Ransomware Attack

9/13/2020
Popular Hard Drive Manufacturer Misrepresenting Specs (again)
Apple Designs Face Masks for Employees
New Bluetooth Security Flaw Discovered

9/6/2020
Popular File Manager Plugin Compromises Websites
Apple Accidentally Approves Virus
Top Amazon Product Reviewers Accused of Fraud

8/30/2020
Hardware Shortage After Microsoft Releases Flight Simulator
LG Reveals “Wireless Face Mask”
Amazon Launches Fitness Tracker

8/23/2020
TeamViewer Remote Software Vulnerability
Apple Faces Suit For Defective Ribbon Cables in MacBook Pros
Apple Apologizes After Cutting Off Developer of Free App

8/16/2020
Developer Sues Apple & Google After Fortnite Removed from App Stores
Apple Farming Out AppleCare Warranty Repairs to Best Buy
New 2020 iMacs Eliminate SATA Connections, User Upgradability

8/9/2020
Apple Attacks Small Businesses By Challenging Trademarks
Automated “Mistake” Takes Down Developer’s Apps
Vulnerability Affects Android Mobile Devices

8/2/2020
Fake Photo Editing Apps Cause Adware Popups
Local Arrests in Twitter Hack
Garmin Outage Caused By Ransomware Attack

7/26/2020
VPN Security Breach Affects 20 Million Users
AT&T Warns Legacy 3G Phones To Stop Working
Bitcoin Charity Scam Widespread on YouTube

7/19/2020
Twitter Accounts of Prominent Public Figures Breached
17-Year Security Vulnerability in Windows Gets Patch
Microsoft Flight Simulator To Be Released August 18

7/5/2020
Microsoft Releases File Recovery Tool
Gaming Stream Service Mixer To Shut Down
The Future of Apple and Windows?

6/28/2020
AT&T Scandal Involving Fake DirecTV Next Accounts
Windows 10 Mail App Deletes Gmail Messages
Apple Announces macOS 11 “Big Sur”

6/21/2020
Windows 10 Update Gets Computers Stuck in Tablet Mode
Massive T-Mobile Outage
Malicious Chrome Extensions Skim User Data

6/14/2020
Apple to Abandon Intel Processors for New Macs
Ransomware Attacks Hit Cities, Automotive Factory
Nature Photo Breaks Android Phones

6/7/2020
Google Sued For Collecting Data in Incognito Mode
New Smartphone Measures Your Temperature
Apple Sign-In Vulnerability Resolved

5/31/2020
Fake 5G Protector Hits The Market
Hard Drive Manufacturer Sued For Deceptive Practices
Samsung’s New Money Card

5/24/2020
Robinhood Goes Down Again
FaceBook Buys Giphy
FaceBook To Compete With Amazon, Launch Online Marketplace

5/17/2020
Thunderbolt Security Flaw
Microsoft Fights Back Against “Reply-All” Chains
Apple “Outmodes” Some Modern Laptops

5/10/2020
“Flexgate” Affecting Newer MacBook Pros
FaceBook Breaks Popular iPhone Apps
Tesla Hardware Still Holding Personally Identifying Data After Reset

5/3/2020
Drive Manufacturers Skimping Consumers?
Odd Charging Issue on MacBook Pros
Google Releases Zoom Competition Product for Free

4/26/2020
FaceBook Messenger, For Kids
Major Longstanding Bug in Apple Mail App
Nintendo Data Breach

4/19/2020
Senior Picture Craze: Exposing Your Information
Apple Releases New Budget iPhone
Upcoming Update Rollup for Windows 10

4/5/2020
Class Action: Zoom Sent User Data To FaceBook Without Permission
Zoom Security Flaw Exposes Passwords on Windows PCs
A Laundry List of Concerns With Zoom

3/29/2020
Defective Anti-Glare Coating on MacBook Pros
Apple Store Closures Lead To Inability To Repair iPhones/iPads
Fake Stimulus Check Scam

3/22/2020
Apple Launches New iPad
FaceBook Redesigns Interface
Coronavirus Tech Scams
Coronavirus Resource Websites: CDC.gov, FLHealth.gov

3/15/2020
Scholastic’s Learn-At-Home Courses
Fake Privacy Apps Spied on Millions of Users
Popular Financial Trading App Goes Down
Cable Company Publishes Unlisted Numbers

3/8/2020
Geofence Warrants Net Innocent People
Apple To Pay iPhone Owners for Performance Throttling
British Telecom Company Exposes User Information

3/1/2020
Inventor of “Copy & Paste” Passes Away
Global Tech Conference Cancellations Due To Coronavirus
Billionth Security Certificate Issued

2/23/2020
Files Missing After Bad Windows Update
FaceBook Offers To Pay for Users’ Voice Recordings
The Return of Y2K?

2/16/2020
Nearly 500 Malicious Chrome Extensions Identified
Android Malware Bypasses Factory Reset
Web Domain Prices To Potentially Skyrocket

2/9/2020
Outrage Over Broken Windows 10 Search, Broken Internet Functionality
Vulnerability in Popular Smart Light Bulbs
Tesla Remotely Disables Features In Resold Car

2/2/2020
Microsoft Releases One Final Patch For Windows 7
FaceBook Takes 8 Years To Take Down Harassment Page
Samsung Offers Affordable Screen Repair Options

1/26/2020
Microsoft Leaves 250M Customer Service Records Exposed
Microsoft To Forcibly Change Search Settings in Browsers
Goodbye to EA’s Tetris Game, and The Money People Paid

1/19/2020
Major Windows 10 Security Flaw, Update Fails To Work
Spectrum Kills Off Home Security Products
Verizon Debuts “No-Tracking” Search Engine

1/12/2020
New Innovations: Battery Technology, Smart Sunvisor
Amazon’s Scare Tactic Against Paypal
New Law Against Junk Fee By Internet Providers

1/5/2020
Data of Home Surveillance Company Exposed
IRS Compels Advertisement of Free eTax Filing Services
Smart Showerhead

12/29/2019
Artificially Developed Profiles Discovered on FaceBook
New Folding Cell Phone Delayed
Apple To Potentially Launch Satellite Network

12/22/2019
Data Breaches: The Popular Convenience Store, The Social Network
Major Cell Carrier Suffers Nationwide Outage
Millions of Word Game Users’ Info Compromised

12/8/2019
Apple Faces Class Action Over Faulty “Butterfly” Keyboards
Fully Updated Android Devices Affected By Major Vulnerability
More Black Friday Blunders, Amazon Customers Get Wrong Products

12/1/2019
App Store Bug Leaks Personal Data of Social Media Accounts
Chinese Chat Operator Monitoring, Censoring Americans & Users Globally
Big Box Store Makes Black Friday Customers Angry

11/24/2019
Major Camera Vulnerability Affects Millions of Android Devices
Credentials for Cryptocurrency and Gaming Accounts Compromised
Google to Shutter Cloud Print

11/17/2019
Apple Launches Redesigned 16″ MacBook Pro
FaceBook Bug Accesses iPhone Camera
Google Has Private Medical Data of 50 Million People

11/10/2019
Text Messages from Valentines Day Mysteriously Appear Now
Bad Actor Sends Personal Info of Trend Micro Customers to Scammers
FaceBook Groups Bug Exposes Data To 3rd Parties

11/3/2019
Apple Warns Older Phone Owners To Update Software
Google Buys FitBit
Twitter Bans Political Advertising

10/27/2019
Elon Musk To Start Satellite-Based ISP
Comcast’s Free Streaming Perk Not Free
Microsoft’s “Windows 10x” For Mobile Devices

10/20/2019
Samsung Advises Removing Screen Protector from Newer Phones
Equifax Breach: Weak Security Practices To Blame?
Tesla Design Flaws: Solar Panels Catching Fire, Flash Memory Failures in Cars

10/13/2019
Adobe Bans All Users In Venezuela
Comcast Fraudulently Charges for Phantom Data
Microsoft To Release New Windows 10 Build Next Month

10/6/2019
Google Launches Password Checker
Microsoft Unveils Folding Phone
Apple To Release New Operating System

9/29/2019
Major Vulnerability Affects Legacy Internet Explorer
Kik Messenger To Shut Down
DoorDash Data Breach Affects 5 Million Users

9/22/2019
FaceBook Suspends Thousands of Apps for Data Misuse
The Possible “Supreme Court” of FaceBook
Click2Gov Online Payment Portals Hacked

9/15/2019
Windows 10 Update Breaks Audio
FEMA Data Exposure Affecting People In Need
Apple Announces New iPhone, Attempts To Bolster Sales

9/8/2019
FaceBook Exposes Phone Numbers, Private Data of Over 400 Million
FaceBook Launches Dating Service
Cortana CPU Utilization Bug in Windows 10 September Update

8/25/2019
Biometric Data Breach
“Complete Control” Malware Prompts Warning to Update Windows
Trick Used By Crooks To Steal Cars Using Keyless Technology

8/18/2019
Microsoft Urges Urgent Security Update, Breaks Functionality
FaceBook Hired Contractors To Listen To Private Conversations
“NULL” License Plate Causes Problems for Driver

8/11/2019
Security Flaw Discovered in Steam PC Gaming Platform
Side-Channel Vulnerability Patched in Windows Update
AT&T Employees Bribed To Infect Company Systems to Unlock Phones

8/4/2019
Microsoft To Add Online Recovery Function for Windows 10
Capital One Data Breach Affects 100 Million People
Google Discovers Security Vulnerabilities with Apple’s Mobile OS

7/28/2019
Equifax To Pay $700 Million Settlement From Data Breach
Possible Redesign Coming to Windows 10’s Start Menu
FTC Launches New Antitrust Investigation Into FaceBook

7/21/2019
Microsoft to Open Windows 10 to Alexa
Security, Privacy Concerns with Popular App Which Ages Photos
Data Breaches: A Country’s Population, A Major US Cell Provider

7/14/2019
FaceBook Fined $5 Billion
Millions of Android Devices Infected By “Agent Smith” Malware
International Feud May Affect Global Supply of Flash Memory

7/7/2019
FaceBook Outage; Machine Learning in Photo Recognition
Chinese Smart Home Company Leaves Billions of Records Exposed
Internet Service Provider Forcefully Charging Fraudulent Fees

6/30/2019
New Malware Circumvents Apple’s Security Protections
Return of the Commodore 64
Bill Gates: Microsoft’s Biggest Mistake on Mobile

6/23/2019
Florida City To Pay Large Ransom to Hacker
New MacBook Pro Battery Recall
Entire Country Loses Power in South America

6/16/2019
FaceBook Court Filing: Users Give Up Right To Privacy
Samsung’s Folding Phone Delayed, Pre-Orders Cancelled
Border Patrol Data/Images Stolen In Hack

6/9/2019
Quest Diagnostics Data Breach Affects 12 Million Patients
Apple Unveils New Mac Pro and 6K Display; Upset at Apple Over $1,000 Monitor Stand
Adware in 238 Android Apps, Downloaded Over 440 Million Times

6/2/2019
Checkers Data Breach
Google Takes More Proactive Steps To Block Malicious Extensions
Microsoft Urges Users To Install Patch for Legacy Windows OSes

5/26/2019
Microsoft Releases Next Windows 10 Rollup
Snapchat Employees Spied on Users
Fake Cryptocurrency Apps in Play Store

5/19/2019
Major Security Flaw Affects Performance Feature of Intel CPUs
WhatsApp Vulnerability Used To Target Lawyer, Others
Amazon Adds “Guard” Feature to Alexa

5/12/2019
Microsoft Announces New Features for Edge Browser
Google Absorbs Nest, Eliminates Integrations
New Display Innovation With Smallest Pixels

5/5/2019
Microsoft Increases Storage Requirement for Windows 10
Dangerous Oracle Server Software Vulnerability
PornHub Offers To Buy Tumblr

4/21/2019
FaceBook Collected Data From User’s Email Accounts
More Instagram Credentials Exposed
Faulty Windows Update Breaks Computers With 3rd Party Antivirus Software

4/14/2019
Microsoft Hosted Email Accounts Compromised
Amazon Reveals The Human Element Behind Alexa
Exploited WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Causes Malicious Redirects

4/7/2019
500 Million FaceBook Users’ Info Compromised
Microsoft To Improve Transparency, Restore Update Control to Users
Google Product Shutdowns

3/31/2019
Big Box Computer Retailer Fined For Scamming Customers
More Problems With Apple Butterfly Keyboards
Microsoft Finds Security Flaws In Banned Chinese Tech Brand’s Computers

3/24/2019
FaceBook Credentials Vulnerable To Viewing By Employees
Microsoft Launches Antivirus Product for Macs
New Apple Hardware Launches: iPads, iMacs, Airpods

3/17/2019
Worldwide Grounding of New Airliner After Second Deadly Crash
Major FaceBook Outage Blamed on Configuration Error
Long-Standing Security Flaw in Popular File Compression Software

3/10/2019
Private Information of 800 Million Exposed By Aggregator
Citrix Suffers Major Security Breach
Windows 10 Reaches 800 Million Devices

3/3/2019
YouTube Content Putting Children at Risk
Social Video App Fined For Misusing Data of Minors
Vulnerable Password Databases of Utility Company Websites
Phone Numbers Hijacked Due To Security Flaw of Major Provider

2/24/2019
Users Upset With “Hidden” Mic in Nest Security Devices
FaceBook To End Privacy-Invading VPN
More Malicious Android Apps Hemmorage Bandwidth and Resources

2/17/2019
Fake FaceBook Login Popups Trick Users
Twitter Still Holding Onto “Deleted” Data
Google Resetting Vulnerable Passwords of Nest Devices
Dating App Data Breach

2/10/2019
Security Vulnerability in Free Office Equivalent Softwares
Google Plugin Identifies Breached Passwords
AT&T’s Deceptive 5G Cellular Advertising

2/3/2019
FaceTime Bug Exposes Private Conversations
Apple Bans FaceBook’s Internal Apps
Japanese Government to Hack Own Citizens

1/27/2019
FaceBook Announces Intent to Merge Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp
Hijacker Advertisements Use New Scrambling Techniques To Bypass Scanners, Install Malware
Apple Adds Microsoft Office to its App Store

1/20/2019
Microsoft to Abandon Windows 10 for Mobile Devices
FaceBook Scandal with In-App Gaming Purchases by Minors
Record Sized Breach List, How To See If You Were Compromised

1/13/2019
Popular Open Source VLC Media Player Reaches 3 Billion Downloads
Cellular Geolocation Data Subject To Widespread Abuse
Microsoft To Reserve Storage Space For Updates

1/6/2019
Passwordless Accounts Coming to Windows 10
The Weather Channel Sued For Misusing Users’ Data
Dark Mode For Google Chrome

12/30/2018
Phone Spoofing Affects Social Media Accounts
Security Camera Vulnerability Exposes Footage
Large Telecommunications Company Under Investigation for National 911 Outage

12/23/2018
Major International Airport Shut Down By Drone
Mac Virus Fails To Be Detected By Antivirus Software
AT&T Launches 5G Service

12/16/2018
FaceBook Bug Exposes Private Photos
Google+ Bug Exposes Private User Data
Phishing Scam Tricks Users Into Circumventing 2-Factor Authentication

12/9/2018
British Parliament Releases Internal FaceBook Documents
Breach of Question/Answer Site Compromises 100 Million Users Info
Tumblr Users Departing En Masse After Adult Content Censorship
22 Popular Android Apps Had Hidden Malware

12/2/2018
Info of 500 Million Marriott Hotel Guests Compromised
Faulty Electronics, Automation Caused Fatal Crash of New Jet
Microsoft Surpasses Apple To Become World’s Most Valuable Company

11/25/2018
Mark Zuckerberg Defiantly Refuses to Step Down as FaceBook CEO
Online Cyber Gang Warfare
New MacBook Pros with Bad SSDS

11/18/2018
Microsoft Re-releases October Update
FaceBook Suffers Major Outage
Instagram Outage, Security Breach
iPhone X Screen Defect

11/11/2018
Google Takes Steps To Block Malicious Advertising
FaceBook’s Upcoming Video Hardware Product
Bug Deactivates Legitimate Windows Installations

11/4/2018
Malicious Browser Extension Compromises Private FaceBook Messages
Flickr To Impose Storage Caps, Delete Users’ Data
Apple Announces New MacBooks and iPads, Has the iPhone Hit a Market Cap?

10/28/2018
Charter/Spectrum Increasing Prices Nationwide
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology and Orlando PD
The Responsibilities of Social Media Companies: When They Censure Thought, When They Fail To Act

10/21/2018
Adobe Brings Photoshop To iPad
Healthcare.Gov Data Breach
YouTube’s Global Outage

10/14/2018
How To Identify If Your FaceBook Account Was Compromised
Why Windows 10 October Update Deleted Files
Google Shutters Social Network After Data Breach

10/7/2018
Botched Windows 10 Update Rollup Deletes User Data
New Malware Infects Hardware Firmware
New Wi-Fi Standard Naming Conventions

9/30/2018
FaceBook Hack Compromised 50 Million Accounts
Microsoft Releases Office 2019
Windows 10 Reaches 700 Million Devices

9/23/2018
Newegg Data Breach
Governor’s Wife Becomes Victim of Cyber Scam
Electronic Access to Judicial Records

9/16/2018
Apple Announces New Largest iPhone
Release Date Set for New Apple Operating Systems
British Airways Data Breach
Apple Bans Trend Micro After User Data Collected

9/9/2018
iPhone 8 Recall for Defective Motherboards
Google Chrome Revamps Interface for 10th Anniversary
Popular Adware Utility Secretly Collecting User Data on Macs

9/2/2018
Google Caught Collecting Location Data When Setting Turned Off
Data Throttling Hinders First Responders
Microsoft’s Next Upcoming Windows 10 Update

8/26/2018
Another Quiz App On FaceBook Misused Data
Cheddar’s Data Breach
New Formula Design May Prevent Lithium Battery Fires

8/19/2018
Malware Bypassing Apple’s Security Protections
Alexa & Cortana Integration
Study: Wi-fi Appliances Could Cripple Power Grids

8/12/2018
Google Releases New Android 9 Pie
“Simjacking” Hijacks Phone Numbers
Robot Finds “Waldo” In Under 5 Seconds

8/5/2018
Apple Reaches $1 Trillion Valuation
Hackers Arrested for Attacks On Retail Payment Systems
iOS Hijacker Site Scam

7/29/2018
FaceBook Stock Plummets 20% Overnight
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Highly Criticized
Apple Fixes Performance Issue in Latest High-End MacBook Pro

7/22/2018
Amazon’s Prime Day Outage
Google’s $5 Billion European Fine
Network Vulnerability Leads to Million Dollar e-Heist

7/15/2018
Central Florida Gets New Area Code
Fake Tech Support Scam Using Dell’s Internal Information
FaceBook To Donate To Birthday Fundraisers

7/8/2018
Appearance Customizer Extension Secretly Tracks Users
Digital License Plates
Google Develops AI Assistant for Call Centers

7/1/2018
What To Do If Your Electronics Get Wet
SunPass IT Issues Continue
Comcast Suffers Nationwide Outage
Adidas Data Breach

6/24/2018
Supreme Court Rulings: Internet Sales Tax, Warrant Required To Track Cell Data
Apple To Offer Remedies for “Butterfly” Keyboard
FaceBook Proposes Charging For Groups

6/17/2018
Email Encryption Vulnerability Leads to Spoofing
Microsoft Uses Machine Learning In Windows 10 Update Distribution
Why Some Twitter Accounts are Disappearing

6/10/2018
Intel Commemorates 40th Anniversary of 8086 Processor
FaceBook Bug Sets Millions of Users’ Data to Public
How Uber Knows If You May Be Drunk

6/3/2018
FaceBook Eliminates Trending News Sidebar
Security Vulnerability in Chrome & Firefox Leads to Identity Theft
Ticketfly Gets Hacked & Taken Offline

5/27/2018
Data Privacy Concerns with Smart Home Devices
Large Quantity of Name-Brand Routers Compromised
Faulty Computers Cause Cruise Control To Become Stuck On

5/20/2018
Bugs Affecting Installation of Windows 10 April Update
North Korea Malware App in Play Store
Tool Exposes Gelocation Data of Cell Phones

5/13/2018
Apple Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary of iMac
FCC Issues Largest Robocalling Fine Ever
Google Develops AI Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired

5/6/2018
Microsoft Launches Windows 10 April Update
FaceBook To Launch Online Dating Platform
Twitter Advises All Users To Change Passwords

4/29/2018
Major Cybercrime Website Takedown
Google’s Big Changes to Gmail
FaceBook’s Publicized Moderation Guidelines

4/22/2018
Photo Sharing Site Flickr Bought by SmugMug
Google’s New Text Messaging Integration
Apple Battery Defects Afflict Many Newer Devices

4/15/2018
FaceBook Loses 10% of American Userbase
Google Loses UK Lawsuit, Compelled To Conceal Search Data
NVIDIA’s New AI Supercomputer

4/8/2018
FaceBook Data Leak Fallout Continues To Grow
Classified Ad Site Backpage Shut Down
Chat Data Breach Affects Consumer Information

4/1/2018
FaceBook Mining Data Through Messenger on Android
MyFitnessPal Data Breach Exposed 150 Million Users’ Information
Worst Tesla Crash on Record With Autopilot On

3/25/2018
Why Elon Musk Removed SpaceX and Tesla’s FaceBook Pages
Craigslist Removes Personals Section
Companies Banning Sale and Use of Huawei Devices

3/18/2018
Florida Virtual School’s Data Breach
New AMD Chipset Vulnerability Discovered
FaceBook’s Inappropriate Search Results

3/11/2018
Design Flaw Affecting New MacBook Keyboards
New Intel Optane Solid State Technology
“Slingshot” Is Most Advanced Malware Ever Discovered

3/4/2018
Windows 10 Update Breaks Keyboard, Mouse
Why Alexa Went Silent and Many Websites Went Down on 3/2
The World’s Largest DDOS Attack

2/25/2018
Foreign Text Character Crashes Apple Devices
Massive Upset Over Snapchat’s Redesign
New Method To Verify If Your Passwords Are Compromised

2/18/2018
Google Changes Image Search
Apple HomePods Damage Furniture
Popular Money Transmitting Service Lacks Fraud Protection

2/11/2018
Falcon Heavy Launch
False Tsunami Warning
Equifax Hack Was Even Larger Than Indicated

2/4/2018
New Flash Vulnerability
YouTube TV
Virus Mines Cryptocurrency For Hackers

1/28/2018
iOS Bug Allows Malicious Links To Freeze Phones
Malwarebytes Update Breaks Thousands of Computers
Security Vulnerability in Popular Dating App

1/21/2018
Graphics Card Shortage Caused by Crypto Miners
Smartphone Manufacturer’s Payment Page Compromised
Apple Implements Throttling Toggle

1/14/2018
New Software Patch for “Meltdown” and “Sceptre” Slows Down Computers
Ilicit Materials Found in Childrens’ Apps
FaceBook Makes News Feed More Personal

1/6/2018
“Meltdown” and “Sceptre” Hardware Vulnerability Affects All Computer Processors
Intel CEO’s Major Stock Selloff
HP Battery Recall Affects Non-User Serviceable Models
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Works

12/31/2017
Apple’s Announcement Regarding iPhone Throttling and Batteries
20th Anniversary of Hotmail
Netflix Gives Customers Another Cyber Scare

12/24/2017
Apple Admits to Throttling Older iPhones
NVIDIA Ends Graphics Driver Support for 32-Bit Operating Systems
CryptoKittens

12/17/2017
Mozilla Firefox’s Major Revamp
Keylogger Concerns in HP Laptop Touchpad Drivers
The End of AOL’s Instant Messenger

12/10/2017
BitCoin’s Meteoric Rise
More DDOS Attacks in 2017
Christmas Gift Exchange Scam on Social Media

12/3/2017
Apple “Root” Vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra
Microsoft Ending Free Windows 10 Upgrades on December 31st
iOS 11 iPhone Reboot Glitch

11/26/2017
Uber’s Irresponsible Response To Massive Data Breach
DirecTV To Pay $9.5 Million For Improperly Disposing Electronic Waste

11/19/2017
Fake Netflix Phishing Scam Email
Companies Profiteering from In-App Purchases

11/12/2017
The “AVGater” Virus
iOS 11 Autocorrect Bug Fixed

11/5/2017
New Safeguards for Human Factors in Social Media
What To Know About The CryptoLocker Virus
iPhone 8 vs. iPhone X Comparison

10/29/2017
KRACK WPA2 Vulnerability
“Bad Rabbit” Cyptovirus

10/22/2017
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Causes UPS 747 Crash

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