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Gmail Gets New Quick Menu Setting In Update

Google recently announced a change to Gmail that will make it easier for the service's 2 billion+ users to experiment with different themes, layouts and settings. Even better, users can see the results of their changes before actually applying them. To make use of the new feature, all you have to do is click the gear icon ...

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Wishbone App Database Leaked To Public By Hacker

The hacking group calling themselves 'The Shiny Hunters' has been busy. Recently, they put databases containing user records from eleven different companies up for sale on the Dark Web, including a massive database containing some 40 million records belonging to the popular Wishbone app. Wishbone is a social media platform that's especially popular among children. It allows ...

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New Data Breach Affected Some Bank Of America Loan Applicants

If you're like many business owners, you may have recently applied for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was one of the COVID-19 relief funds established by the Federal government in response to the global pandemic. If you applied for that loan through Bank of America, be advised that the company recently disclosed ...

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Microsoft Phasing Out 32Bit Windows 10 Support Starting With OEMs

Be advised that Microsoft has announced it will begin phasing out support of the 32-bit version of Windows 10, beginning with OEM's. The change is effective as of the May 2020 release. Microsoft had this to say about the recent change: "Beginning with Windows 10, version 2004, all new Windows 10 systems will be required to use ...

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Home Chef Company Data Breach Affected 8 Million Customers

Are you a Home Chef customer? If so, be advised that the company recently announced a data breach. It was discovered after the hackers who broke in sold more than 8 million user records on the Dark Web. The group, calling themselves "The Shiny Hunters" has been busy of late. They've been selling databases containing records stolen from ...

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iPhone Update Includes COVID-19 Contact Tracing And Mask Detection

The latest release of iOS and iPadOS (13.5) is out, and contains the usual variety of bug fixes and modest improvements. In addition to the usual fare though, it also makes an important change to the way FaceID works for users wearing a mask. Also, it contains an important new COVID-19 Contact Tracing feature. Some months ago, ...

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New Chrome Feature Stops Ads That Use Excessive Resources

Recently, Google announced a change that should be a welcome relief to many users, especially those who surf primarily on laptops or handhelds. Beginning in late August, the browser will automatically unload ad iframes that soak up an excessive amount of computing resources. Advertising is, of course, ubiquitous on the web. There's little you can do ...

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Update WordPress Pagebuilder Plugin To Avoid Potential Hack

Do you use SiteOrigin's Pagebuilder plugin for WordPress? If so, you've got plenty of company. The intuitive, widget-based plugin has been installed more than a million times and is used by webmasters all over the world to create responsive grid pages for websites. Unfortunately, a pair of security flaws in the plugin's code recently came to light ...

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Bandwidth Limits For Updates Coming To Windows 10 Soon

Some Windows 10 updates are big. Most of them range in size from 200-500MB, but some are even larger. This month's, for example (May 2020), is more than 2GB in size, which is big enough that downloading and installing it can hog all the bandwidth you've got. That can easily bring your system to a ...

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Preview Now Available For Microsoft’s New Family Safety App

Family safety features have been a part of the Windows 10 experience since its release, and those tools were made available on the Xbox in tandem with the release of Windows 10. You may, in fact, already be using them on your home computer and your Xbox. Unfortunately, similar protections were simply unavailable from Microsoft for ...

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