When I started doing the Tech News blogs more than four years ago, I had no idea they would grow to include so much information. The early blogs may have had 10-15 headlines in total and now it has grown to more than 50. No, I haven’t counted them so that number could be off by a bit. For some of you the number of links may be overwhelming. Heck, it is overwhelming for me to keep track of all of them.
Starting next Tuesday I’m going to start the Digital Design Digest with several of the categories currently covered in Tech News. There will still be a Tech News post each Friday, it simply won’t have the categories moved to Digital Design Digest. This will make both of the posts a little easier for all of us to handle.
Now, on to the headlines this week. Snakes in a Bin and Billy Joel singing Piano Man both got a laugh out of me. All of the hackers get me frustrated. I learned a lot of new things to do with my Alexa. And it seems like it won’t be much longer before my Sprint phone becomes a T-Mobile phone. Read through all of the headlines below and click on them to read the full story.
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- Every Alexa command to give your Amazon Echo smart speaker or display
6 essential Amazon Echo tips you’ll use daily
Alexa routines: Here’s how to automate your day with your Amazon Echo
***** Buy Echo at Amazon *****
- Galaxy Buds Plus review: No more AirPod envy for Android users
***** Buy Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus at Amazon *****
- Xbox Series X specs reveal console’s power, backward compatibility
Privacy and Security
- Anxiety, depression and PTSD: The hidden epidemic of data breaches and cyber crimes
- Social Security numbers stolen in defense agency data breach
- FBI recommends passphrases over password complexity
- How schools are using kids’ phones to track and surveil them
- Stalkerware Developer Found Leaking Sensitive Data From Thousands Of The Software’s Victims
- How to lock down your Amazon account right now
- Cybersecurity: Do these ten things to keep your networks secure from hackers
- 6 steps to secure your Windows 10 machine, because security defaults aren’t enough
- Hackers can peep through this smart vacuum’s camera, research shows
- Security bug could let attackers snoop on Wi-Fi traffic
- Raccoon malware targets massive range of browsers to steal your data and cryptocurrency
- Apple is considering letting users change default email, browser, music apps in iOS
- Google removes 600 apps from Play Store due to disruptive ads
- Google to put a muzzle on Android apps accessing location data in the background
- How to get rid of bloatware and clean your Windows 10 Start menu (without crapware cleanup tools)
- Firefox enables network privacy feature for users in US
Business and Marketing
- 20 characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
- Dream It — 33 tips to help you move from idea to action
- Getting Ghosted By Potential Customers? It May Be Your Email Approach
- Garbage Language Why do corporations speak the way they do?
- The 5 Best Drag and Drop WordPress Website Builders
- Goodbye Featured Themes, For Now
- Best Security Plugins for WordPress
- Multiple Attack Campaigns Targeting Recent Plugin Vulnerabilities
- Multiple Vulnerabilities Patched in Pricing Table by Supsystic Plugin
- After the Acquisition: Flywheel in the New Year
- See 500 Years of Artful Nature Illustrations
- Jif really wants you to stop pronouncing GIF like its peanut butter
- Elon Musk talks Tesla Cybertruck, issues more feature details
- How Ars tests Wi-Fi gear (and you can, too)
- The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid isn’t exciting, but it is quite frugal
- One of NASA’s greatest mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, has died
- NASA’s new Apollo 13 video puts you on a harrowing journey around the moon
- Intel takes on AMD the only way it can
- Google is already making Android 11. What we know about about security, notifications, more
- Android 11: Here’s when you can expect to get Google’s latest update
- Samsung camera test: Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 108-megapixel camera, 100x zoom photos
- T-Mobile and Sprint finalize new terms for megamerger
- Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is a lot of phone for a lot of money
- Turn your old phone into a home security camera for free
- The best Android 10 features you should be using today
- Tired of your iPhone trying to send photos as an iCloud link? Read this
- Twitter tests labeling ‘harmfully misleading’ tweets by politicians
- Does Your Training Belong on YouTube?
- Facebook invests in diverse array of projects in mission to connect the world
- Floridians Are Eating Their State Tree to Help Their State Animal
- How Ancient Tooth Plaque Solved the Mystery of the Banana’s Trans-Pacific Journey
- Fried Onion Burgers
- The Archaeobotanist Searching Art for Lost Fruit
- The World’s Largest Bottle of Wine Just Spilled in Austria
- Astronomers hope to watch this bizarre ‘hot Jupiter’ get destroyed
- The 7 most important workout moves you should be doing
- Billy Joel Plays “Piano Man” for the First Time at the Bar He Based the Song On
- A weed dealer’s $59M lesson: Don’t hide Bitcoin keys with a fishing rod
- What Is the Hardest Language in the World to Lipread?
- How One Man and His Dog Rowed More Than 700 Kākāpōs to Safety
- The wear patterns of your jeans aren’t good forensic evidence
- Flat-Earther ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes dies during rocket launch attempt
- The Devilishly Difficult Locks of Dindigul
- For Sale: Royally Minted Coins, Decorated With Dinosaurs
- The 30-Hour Ferry Rides That Keep Indonesia Connected
- What Were 29 Exotic Snakes Doing in a U.K. Trash Bin?
- These luxury LED lamps are made out of corn
- Astronomers say Earth has a new mini-moon, for now
- Indiana Jones Ark of the Covenant could be worth a face-melting $250K
- 8 Secrets of the Tower of London
If you see some important tech news that you feel we should share with our readers, please let us know and we’ll consider including it in our next post.
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.