The Star Wars series of movies is coming to an end and we’ve got seven free fonts and early reactions. Another classic, The Far Side, is now on the Web. Throw in some hackers, Christmas, a new XBox and we’ve got a very full week of news. Read the headlines below and click on them to read the full stories.
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Privacy and Security
- Database exposes names of risky potential bank customers
- New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack
- Your smart TV tracks what you watch. Here’s how to change the privacy settings
- Protect your Ring camera from hackers by setting up two-factor authentication
- Ransomware: Cybercriminals are adding a new twist to their demands
- Web Cache Deception attacks still impact websites with ‘substantial user populations’
- Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s brand new game console, has a bold new design
- Echo Buds vs. AirPods Pro: Which true wireless earbuds should you add to your wishlist?
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- Sure, a Mac Pro setup can cost $53K, but here’s why that’s not as crazy as it sounds
- Why the $52K Mac Pro is important for everyone who cares about the survival of the Mac ecosystem
- Is Apple’s $52,599 Mac Pro overpriced?
- iPhone and Android wireless charger pads 2019: Which one is the best?
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- Chrome 79 will continuously scan your passwords against public data breaches
- Google’s RCS texting is like iMessage for all Android phones. Learn to use it
- How Apple Arcade changed mobile gaming in 2019
- AIM was the killer app of 1997. It’s still shaping the internet today
- Google tests fix for Chrome bug that crippled some Android apps
- 10 most-downloaded apps of the 2010s: Facebook dominates the decade
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: December 2019, Part 1
- Review: Divi Business Course by Divi Space
- What is a Subdomain and How to Use One with WordPress?
- Why it’s Important to Showcase your Web Design Projects on Dribbble and Behance
- WP-VCD Evolves To Remain Most Prevalent WordPress Infection
- Redbox Bowl does Cal, Illinois dirty with awkward errors on official T-shirts
- 100 Most Iconic Band T-shirts of All Time
- Nimbus Capture Screenshots and Recordings Browser Extension: Overview and Review
- Photoshop on iPad is still by turns fun, fantastic and infuriating
- 7 free Star Wars fonts
- Better Wi-Fi Is Coming Eventually But Not Without Controversy
- Why flawed broadband speed tests have devastating consequences
- Climate change has made the world’s deadliest lake way more dangerous
- Amazon’s bizarre and troubled 2019: From HQ2 to Bezos blackmail
- Two Plead Guilty To Running Streaming Site ‘Bigger than Netflix Or Prime’
- Emoji, Uber and selfie: These 25 words describe the decade in tech
- 2021 Cadillac Escalade will sport a huge curved OLED display
- Amazon Learns a New Skill: Making Money From Alexa
- What is TCP/IP and How Does it Work?
- Amazon vs. Google: Which smart home giant won 2019?
- Apple, Google, Amazon Want One Language for Smart Home Devices
- Let’s talk Samsung Galaxy S11
- Google Assistant’s language interpreter tool comes to phones
- John Legere reveals how close Dish and T-Mobile were to merging
- Virtual buttons could make your 2020 phone more waterproof
- New leak purports to show Samsung’s rumored foldable Razr rival
- Viral glitter bomb creator updates porch pirate decoy package with Macaulay Culkin
- Meet T. Rex’s cousin, the Jurassic King of the Road
- Watch The Ocean Cleanup show off its horrifying plastic trash haul
- Ancient cave art may depict the world’s oldest hunting scene
- Woman finds 10-foot python in her Christmas tree
- Florida woman charged with using Christmas tree to attack boyfriend
- ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ mansion sells for $150 million — a new California record
- The Bizarre Kidnapping Mystery That Stunned the 1910s South
- 6 Differences Between Llamas and Alpacas
- The Return of Japan’s Female Sake Brewers
- How the Library of Congress Unrolled a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll
- Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker early reactions: ‘I worship this movie’
- The Far Side arrives online, along with the promise of new comics
- Stunning Milky Way image reveals massive, violent eruption 1 billion years ago
- The Simpsons at 30: One big mistake cost the show its laughs
- How a White Lie Gave Japan KFC for Christmas
- Twitter relaxes photo limits so those detailed shots look better
- Google makes moving data to its cloud easier
- Twitter wants to create a ‘decentralized standard’ for social media
- 4 ways to get more Instagram followers
- We are ready, says Facebook as California prepares for new privacy law
- Facebook’s terrible year is more evidence that no one trusts it
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Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.