Monthly Archives: May 2018

The FBI says you should reboot your router. Should you?

A handful of routers are susceptible to the VPNFilter virus. Here’s how to protect yours. Chris Mon Last Friday, the FBI issued a report recommending that everyone reboot their routers. The reason? “Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Echo privacy flub has big implications for IT

Amazon has confirmed that one of its Echo devices recorded a family’s conversation and then messaged it to a random person on the family’s contact list. The implications are terrifying.   Amazon has confirmed a report that one of its … Continue reading

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Another of thousands of reasons to NOT use third party Anti Virus on any computer.

Avast says it has fixed the problem that triggered Win10 April 2018 Update installation blue screens and dysfunctional ‘boot to another operating system’ options.   Looks as if we have a solution for the Avast-related blue screens in Win10 1803 … Continue reading

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Lawsuit alleges Apple might have known about Touch Disease before launching the iPhone 6

Ugh, the iPhone 6’s problems keep coming back to haunt Apple. Years after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus made headlines for “Bendgate” and “Touch Disease,” new information made public (via Motherboard) from an ongoing class-action lawsuit on the latter … Continue reading

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iPhone X owners irate over cracking camera lenses

An increasing number of people are complaining of problems with their iPhone X camera lens, according to a new report. Affected iPhone users are taking to Apple’s support forums and Reddit and saying that their camera lenses are cracking and … Continue reading

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iPhone X owners irate over cracking camera lenses

File photo: An iPhone X is seen on a large video screen in the new Apple Visitor Center in Cupertino, California, U.S., November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage An increasing number of people are complaining of problems with their iPhone X … Continue reading

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Apple reportedly knew that the iPhone 6 would bend, but lied about it

While every iPhone launch seems to come with some kind of built-in controversy, the “Bendgate” epidemic of 2014 felt different. Customers who bought the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus discovered that their new phones were shockingly easy to bend, and … Continue reading

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How to fix a Windows 10 laptop that’s plugged in but not charging

Josh Goldman/CNET After updating to Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update, my laptop’s battery stopped charging. (This situation was neither one of the update’s best new features nor its hidden gems.) My laptop would show it was plugged in, but then … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller is an inspiring example of inclusive design

Every gamer with a disability faces a unique challenge for many reasons, one of which is the relative dearth of accessibility-focused peripherals for consoles. Microsoft is taking a big step towards fixing this with its Xbox Adaptive Controller, a device … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider Preview release all about fighting malware

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 build 17672 is now available for download, and there’s one big new change in this version. Build 17672 is a Windows Insider preview build available to those who registered for the Fast ring or for Skip … Continue reading

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