Improve Your Security By Giving Your Phone Number To Google

IMPROVE YOUR SECURITY BY GIVING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO GOOGLE

Security is complicated. It turns out that giving your mobile phone number to Google can block almost all phishing attacks and automated...

You Never Have To Change Your Passwords Again!*

YOU NEVER HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS AGAIN!*

You never have to change your passwords again!* *FOOTNOTE Let's get right to the fine print. Of course you have to change your password...

 
 
 
Breaking News: Special Google Edition, May 13, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: SPECIAL GOOGLE EDITION, MAY 13, 2019

Google, Microsoft, and Facebook held developer conferences last week to showcase new products and services. Google had some exciting...

OneNote Is Lonely And Confused

ONENOTE IS LONELY AND CONFUSED

Microsoft OneNote isn't on the Office team these days, at least not like it has been for the last ten years when it was installed alongside...

 
 
 
Google Docs Adding Support For Microsoft Office File Formats

GOOGLE DOCS ADDING SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE FILE FORMATS

Google is trying to make the grass look greener in its walled garden, hoping to lure businesses that might otherwise stay loyal to...

How To Live The Simple Life . . . With Microsoft

HOW TO LIVE THE SIMPLE LIFE . . . WITH MICROSOFT

My new computer is simple and has relatively few confusing bits. My new computer runs Windows and primarily relies on Microsoft services. Those...

 
 
 
The Mueller Report, Obsolete Technology, And Inferior PDFs

THE MUELLER REPORT, OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY, AND INFERIOR PDFS

The Justice Department hand-delivered Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report to Congress on Thursday morning - on CD-ROMs....

Exciting New Features In The Next Windows 10 Update

EXCITING NEW FEATURES IN THE NEXT WINDOWS 10 UPDATE

 
 
 
Fond Memories Of Patch Tuesday, And Other Windows Update Laments

FOND MEMORIES OF PATCH TUESDAY, AND OTHER WINDOWS UPDATE LAMENTS

Once upon a time, O my children, Microsoft had a predictable date for installing updates to Windows, and lo, we called it “Patch Tuesday.”...

Microsoft Has Improved AutoSave For Office Documents (But Not For Everybody, And With One Bit That Might Make You Curse)

MICROSOFT HAS IMPROVED AUTOSAVE FOR OFFICE DOCUMENTS (BUT NOT FOR EVERYBODY, AND WITH ONE BIT THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU CURSE)

Have you ever lost hours of work in a Word document because you closed it without saving? Of course you have. It's happened to everyone. That...

 
 
 
We Believe In Free Speech Until People Exercise It

WE BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH UNTIL PEOPLE EXERCISE IT

We believe in freedom of speech in the US, except when people actually exercise it. Then we discover there are lots of people who should...

Microsoft Thinks The Future Belongs To Teams

MICROSOFT THINKS THE FUTURE BELONGS TO TEAMS

Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 service that businesses can use for their employees to chat and collaborate, providing an alternative...

 
 
 
Improve Your Home Wi-Fi By Meshing It Up

IMPROVE YOUR HOME WI-FI BY MESHING IT UP

Got any Wi-Fi dead spots in your home? You can improve Wi-Fi coverage in your home more easily than ever before. There's new Wi-Fi...

Breaking News: February 18, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: FEBRUARY 18, 2019

I'm trying to get my thoughts in order for a couple of long articles about how to think about privacy in our world of surveillance...

 
 
 
Privacy And Trust Part 1: Data Collection By The Tech Overlords

PRIVACY AND TRUST PART 1: DATA COLLECTION BY THE TECH OVERLORDS

Tech companies know all your secrets. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple are studying your every thought, word, and deed....

Privacy And Trust Part 2: No Escape!

PRIVACY AND TRUST PART 2: NO ESCAPE!

A series of articles about privacy and trust in the era of tech overlords. • Part 1 : Data about you is being gathered by the big tech...

 
 
 
Amazon And The Infinite Mall

AMAZON AND THE INFINITE MALL

Amazon has become an infinitely large mall full of small shops. More than half of the stuff sold on Amazon worldwide in 2017 came from...

Why Does Chrome Say A Website Is “Not Secure”?

WHY DOES CHROME SAY A WEBSITE IS “NOT SECURE”?

Uh oh! Bruceb News is “not secure”! Alert readers have probably noticed the “not secure” warning on a few other websites, too. Well,...

 
 
 
Why Does Chrome Say A Website Is “Not Secure”?

WHY DOES CHROME SAY A WEBSITE IS “NOT SECURE”?

Uh oh! Bruceb News is “not secure”! Alert readers have probably noticed the “not secure” warning on a few other websites, too. Well,...

Amazon And The Infinite Mall

AMAZON AND THE INFINITE MALL

Amazon has become an infinitely large mall full of small shops. More than half of the stuff sold on Amazon worldwide in 2017 came from...

 
 
 



Today's Apps Gone Free: Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens, Printer Pro and Boba Bee

Today's Apps Gone Free: Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens, Printer Pro and Boba Bee

Play and work on problem solving skills, print wirelessly, and share Boba Bee stickers with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any... Read more ...

New U.S. Apple Pay Promo Offers $1 Tacos From Taco Bell

New U.S. Apple Pay Promo Offers $1 Tacos From Taco Bell

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion includes $1 tacos from Taco Bell when using Apple Pay to pay for an order in the Taco Bell app in the United States. The new offer, which was... Read more ...

Amazon is developing a new wearable that does something no device has ever...

Amazon is developing a new wearable that does something no device has ever done before

According to internal documents scanned by Bloomberg, Amazon is working on a voice-activated wrist-worn wearable with a special feature; it will be able to read human emotions... Read more ...

MSI puts Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs into its Trident desktops

MSI puts Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs into its Trident desktops

Computex 2019 is right around the corner, and besides massive announcements like the expected release of AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Navi graphics cards , plenty of other... Read more ...

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.2 Following Release of iOS 12.3

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.2 Following Release of iOS 12.3

Following the release of iOS 12.3 on May 13, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.2, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers. iPhone, iPad , and iPod touch... Read more ...

Steam April 2019 Top 20: Mortal Kombat 11, Katana Zero, and Mordhau stand out

Steam April 2019 Top 20: Mortal Kombat 11, Katana Zero, and Mordhau stand out

Valve is trying something new by releasing data on the top 20 best-selling games from last month. The list is an eclectic mix of titles and genres. Read more ...

Following trade ban, Google removes Huawei Mate X and P30 Pro from Android.com

Following trade ban, Google removes Huawei Mate X and P30 Pro from Android.com

Over the past week, the fallout from the US ban on American companies working with Huawei has been escalating. Google - after a three-month reprieve - will not be able to work... Read more ...

U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Cut Down on Robocalling

U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Cut Down on Robocalling

The United States Senate today voted almost unanimously to approve an anti-robocalling bill that would cut down on the number of illegal robocalls that people receive. The... Read more ...

New Assange indictment adds 17 espionage charges

New Assange indictment adds 17 espionage charges

Enlarge / Supporters of Julian Assange protest outside the Ecuadorian embassy as the WikiLeaks founder awaits a High Court hearing to determine whether he will be extradited to... Read more ...

New 8-Core MacBook Pro Offers Solid Performance Improvements According to...

New 8-Core MacBook Pro Offers Solid Performance Improvements According to Benchmark

The new high-end 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro that was announced on Tuesday offers significant performance improvements over the previous high-end 6-core MacBook Pro from 2018... Read more ...