Tap the power of community with organized chaos

Full Article : Opensource.com – https://opensource.com/open-organization/17/11/tap-community-power-unconference In this article, I want to share with you of the power of an unconference—because I believe it’s a technique anyone can use to generate innovative ideas, harness the power of participation, and strengthen community ties. I’ve developed a 90-minute session that mimics the … Read more

Apple expeditiously patches embarrassing macOS High Sierra security bug, thereby regaining my trust

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/apple-patch-root/ I am not a rich man. With that said, when I bought my first-ever Mac computer last year — a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar — parting with that much cash was a very big deal for me. I spent more on this … Read more

What Firmware Is and How It Differs from Software

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/ecKm8WmcV6s/ With so many “-wares” in computers, it can get confusing what is what. While we can’t explain all the “-wares,” in this article we will discuss the term “firmware” and how it’s different from software. What Is Firmware? Let’s spill the beans … Read more

System Tar Restore – Feature-rich Backup Script for Linux

Full Article : LinOxide – https://linoxide.com/linux-how-to/system-tar-restore-bash-script-linux-backup/ “System Tar and Restore” is an open-source program for Linux that offers several options to create backups and restore them. It consists of two scripts: One is the main program and the other one is a GUI wrapper. It has […] The post System … Read more

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3205187/enterprise-applications/office-365-a-guide-to-the-updates.html#tk.rss_all Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office — currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and … Read more

MacOS High Sierra Flaw Creates High Anxiety

Full Article : TechNewsWorld – http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84977.html?rss=1 Apple on Wednesday released Security Update 2017-001 to fix a serious flaw revealed earlier via Twitter. The patch is available for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1. macOS 10.12.6 and earlier versions aren’t affected by the flaw. “This morning, as of 8 a.m., the update is … Read more

Downsampling: How to Overclock Your Screen Resolution For Gaming

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/At1uu-Evc9w/ Ever look at your screen and wish you could just crank a little bit more resolution out of it than it’s physically capable of? Sounds like a pipedream, but the reality is that you can crank more resolution out of it using a … Read more

New AWS Platform Promises Fast AR, VR, 3D Development

Full Article : TechNewsWorld – http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84976.html?rss=1 AWS has announced Amazon Sumerian, a new Web-based platform to help developers quickly design and deploy VR, AR and 3D applications without the requirement for complicated tools and training. The platform lets developers build realistic VR, AR or 3D environments, populate them with animated … Read more

Stay Protected Online with ZenMate Premium VPN: Lifetime Subscription at 92% Off

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/oxtc8IApNZo/ Do you wish to protect your privacy online? Used by over 41 million users, ZenMate lets you access the web securely, anonymously, and without restriction. It employs top-level encryption to keep your passwords and banking information safe, letting you browse the Web … Read more

Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) … and Firefox is back

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3238927/security/tech-talk-uber-hack-google-tracks-aws-packs-in-china-and-firefox-is-back.html#tk.rss_all Compare and contrast: How Uber handled its data breach last year and how Imgur handled the same kind of thing last week. (Hint: Each company responded in radically different ways.) That’s what our tech panel – CSO‘s Michael Nadeau, Network World‘s Brandon Butler, Macworld‘s … Read more

How to Delete a Gmail Account Permanently

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/m2cISViDaBQ/ Your Gmail account can feel like an extension of you, and there’s a good chance you’ve had the same one for as far back as you can remember. So deciding to delete your Gmail account is a potentially big commitment. But sometimes the … Read more

Windows 10 is now on 600 million active devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/windows-10-is-now-on-600-million-active-devices/ At 2015’s Build developer conference, Microsoft announced that it anticipated over 1 billion Windows 10 devices to be in consumers hands within 2 years, but thanks to the failure — and ultimate death — of Windows 10 Mobile, that was clearly never going to … Read more

Apple apologizes, issues Mac login security patch

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3239027/apple-mac/apple-apologizes-issues-mac-login-security-patch.html#tk.rss_all With great apology, Apple has rushed to respond to the appalling macOS High Sierra security flaw, issuing a software update that has been made immediately available for download and will be automatically installed in existing Macs. ‘We greatly regret’ Apple has shared the following … Read more

How to Get Vanilla GNOME Shell in Ubuntu

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/zw7pfQw0AGQ/ The release of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark brought with it some serious changes. Ubuntu switched from the traditional X server over to Wayland, and more noticeably, dropped the Unity desktop in favor of GNOME. To ease the transition, Ubuntu comes with GNOME … Read more

Facebook may start using selfies to verify logins

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/facebook-selfie-login/ Some Facebook users have reported that the social network is asking them to upload a selfie as a means of verifying their identity. It seems that the company is testing out a new form of captcha as it asks that you “upload a photo … Read more

Microsoft Edge beta for Android gains password syncing and more

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/microsoft-edge-beta-android-password-syncing/ Microsoft has just given mobile users a more compelling reason to use Edge as their web browser — and heaven knows one was needed. The latest update to the mobile browser brings a genuinely useful feature: password syncing. The announcement that Edge was coming … Read more