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Chrome fixes zero-day flaws under hacker attack - Update NOW (10/29/2021)

This will be included in the next newsletter as well. Read the article from Tom's Guide for details

Facebook is rebranding Oculus Quest to Meta Quest (10/29/2021)

Facebook rebranded itself as "Meta" and is rebranding its hardware as well. Windows Report has the details. 

Google Fi is implementing end-to-end encryption (10/29/2021)

End-to-end encryption is an industry standard for real-time communication. Read more about it and Google Fi in the article from

It's high time smartwatch buyers demand a week of battery life (10/17/2021).

Android Authority's article describes smartwatches and batteries. 

9 of the best Gmail extensions everyone should be using (10/14/2021)

End distractions, get organized, and send more GIFs, details from Life Hacker

Update about the October 4th outage of Facebook (10/4/2021)

This article from Facebook engineering explains the recent Facebook outage.

The most unbelievable tech gadgets we've seen in 2021 (10/2/2021)

If you like tech gadgets, check out the article from The Gadget Flow

6 iOS Privacy features you should use on your iPhone (10/2/2021)

Read about the settings in the article from How-to Geek

Your YouTube TV NBC channels are safe, at least for now (10/1/2021)

Review Geek provides an update about the current agreement allowing YouTube TV to provide NBC channels

Galaxy Watch 4 Review:  Over a month later this mix of Tizen and Wear OS sticks the landing (9/30/2021

9to5Google provides a review after using the watch for a full 30 days.

Windows 11 app store will actually be useful

How-to-Geek describes new information about the app store.

You know that Windows 11 launches next week, right? Most people don't (9/27/2021) 

PC Mag explains that only 38% of people surveyed know this change is on its way. 

iPhone 13 review:  Familiarity is part of the phone's charm

CNET has another review of the iPhone 13.

The Best Password Managers for 2021

PC Mag updates this information in their 9/22/2021 article

No more passwords? Microsoft says you can use one of these secure methods (9/17/2021)

If you are considering one of these, the article from might be useful. 

Video doorbell comparison:  SimpliSafe vs. Ring (8/28/2021)

If you are considering one of these, the article from might be useful. 

Wi-Fi extenders vs. boosters vs. repeaters:  Major differences explained (8/27/2021)

PC World explains the differences. If you are considering one of these, this article may be helpful. 

Here are the CPUs that officially can run Windows 11 (8/27/2021)

PC World gives us the current list. The list seems to be evolving. More details will be coming closer to the official launch date. 

How to carry your vaccination card on your phone (8/23/2021)

PC Mag gives several option. One of these will work for just about anything you want to save digitally on your phone.

Facebook's Ray-Ban Smart Glasses will reportedly launch soon (7/31/2021)

These look interesting and fun!

How to assign more than one voice command to a single Alexa routine (7/28/2021)

Check out Tech Hive's how-to article for assigning multiple commands for an Alexa routine.

T-Mobile's 5G home internet service:  Hands-on report (7/27/2021)

Tech Hive reviews T-Mobile's home internet service.

Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide for 2021 (7/27/2021)

Is there a student in your life? Check out the gift guide from How-to-Geek

It's important to check your laptop battery's health - here's how (7/26/2021)

A helpful tip from

How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password (7/25/2021)

Help your guests connect to your network without typing a thing. From

How to Share a Clip of a YouTube Video (7/24/2021)

How to send part of a video from How-to-Geek

A cord-cutter's guide to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo (7/23/2021)

An update from Tech Hive

How to Convert a JPG to PDF on Windows 10 (7/23/2021)

A how-to article from How-to-Geek

How to Create a Task Checklist with Amazon Alexa (7/23/2021)

Helpful info from How-to-Geek

XDA Basics:  How to split screen on a Chromebook in clamshell or tablet mode (7/23/2021)

Helpful information from for those of you with Chromebooks

Entire Plane Evacuated Over a Teen's Moronic AirDrop Prank (7/23/2021)

If you have an iPhone, make sure your AirDrop settings do not allow anyone in dropping range to send unsolicited images. Article is from Gizmodo.

The Best Video Doorbells for 2021 (7/2021)

PC Mag rates video doorbells available July 2021

Starlink's broadband satellites nearly in position (7/24/2021)

The article from Advanced Television has another update regarding Starlink.

How to enable celebrity voices like Shaq on your Amazon Echo (7/19/2021) describes how this can be done on Alexa devices.

The best 5G phones for 2021 (7/15/2021)

Are you in the market for a new 5G phone? Check out PC Mag's recommendations.

How to sell your old tech gear (7/15/2021)

If you've acquired a collection of old tech items, this article from PC World might be useful.

How to turn your iPad into a true laptop replacement (7/15/2021)

Information from PC World

This copy-and-paste upgrade will change how you use Microsoft Edge & Google Chrome (7/12/2021)

Tech Radar explains this in their article.

Samsung's free TV streaming service works on other devices now (7/12/2021)

Information from Review Geek

TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot explainer (7/12/2021)

A security expert explains this topic in this YouTube video.

How to change the watch face on a Samsung Galaxy watch (7/12/2021)

If you have a Samsung watch, the article from How-to-Geek may be useful.

Chromebooks will soon be able to open more archive (7/12/2021)

A how-to guide from PC World

How to borrow and read E-books from your local library (7/12/2021)

Information from PC Mag

How to remotely troubleshoot your relative's computer (7/10/2021)

Information from PC Mag

How to spot scam texts on your smart phone

This is from AARP on 6/25 but still useful.

How to set up a Wi-Fi extender (7/8/2021)

Tips and tricks from PC Mag

Top 10 Chrome Flags you should consider enabling in July 2021 (07/09/2021)

Information from XDA Developers

How to position images behind or in front of text in Google Docs (07/09/2021)

Information from How-to-Geek

What is a web crawler and how does it work? (07/09/2021)

Explanation of web crawlers from How-to-Geek

Are USB-C cables all the same? (07/08/2021)

Comparison of $9 and $19 Amazon basic cables from PC World

How to make a USB drive that can be read on Macs and PCs (07/07/2021)

If you need to move documents between these two operating system, this article from How-to-Geek may be useful.

The Best MacBooks of 2021 for School, Gaming, and More (07/07/2021)

Review from How-to-Geek

Reasons to consider switching to Microsoft Edge (07/05/2021)

New features and improvements described in an article from AZCentral. 

Sony WF-1000XM4 Earbuds Review (07/05/2021)

Review Geek claims these are the best earbuds but have the worst name. 

It's 2021, you should be using a password manager (07/04/2021)

Tech Talk's 6/21/2021 issue had links for reviews of different password managers. "Android Authority" has additional info on this topic.

Android apps on Windows gives us what Google promised all along (07/03/2021)

Article from Robert Triggs at Android Authority

Hands on with the First Windows 11 Insider Preview (07/02/2021)

A review from Review Geek

How to Tune Up Your Windows 10 PC for Free (07/01/2021)

Article from PC Mag

Ring Outdoor Smart Plug Review (06/29/2021)

Article from PC Mag

Elon Musk Targets August for Global Starlink Coverage (06/29/2021)

He is also hoping to reduce the cost.  Article from PC Mag

Fitbit Luxe Review (06/29/2021)

A review of Fitbit's thinnest and most stylish tracker from PC Mag 

Everything We Know About Windows 11 So Far (06/27/2021)

News from Review Geek. More info about Windows 11 will be coming out in future issues of Tech Talk.

The best VR headsets to try and some to avoid (06/26/2021)

The editors at review some of the available virtual reality headsets here

How Identity Theft can Ruin Your Life (06/24/2021)

A recent newsletter had an article about password managers. Keeping our data protected online is crucial. Read PC Mag's article about how identity theft can affect you here.

The best phone 2021 from CNET (06/23/2021)

The CNET editors have hand-picked the best phones for 2021. Check them out here.

Hidden Chrome Features that will make your life easier (06/22/2021)

If you use Google's Chrome browser, you will want to check out these hidden features here.

The best laptops according to PC World (06/17/2021)

The updated review includes premium laptops, budget laptops,2-in-1s, and more. Check them out here.

E-Commerce Pivots with Voice Shopping (06/15/2021)

PC Mag describes voice shopping using virtual assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. Details can be found here.

Windows 11 rumors & Windows 10 retirement set for 2025 (06/14/2021)

Microsoft's Windows 10 will be supported until October 2025. Read more about that and Windows 11 here

Apple quietly reveals 7 new iPhones coming this year (06/14/2021)

Read about new iPhones coming out soon. A "huge" camera and pink color are two of the new features. Check them out here.

How to recalibrate iPhone batteries on iPhone 11 (06/12/2021)

If you have one of the versions of iPhone 11, you may be interested in this info regarding the batteries. Read more here.

How to turn off news and interests in Windows 10's taskbar (06/11/2021)

If you want to remove weather and news headlines from the taskbar in Windows 10, PC World has instructions here.

How to See Who's Using Your Streaming Passwords (06/10/2021)

Is someone using your streaming passwords for Netflix, Hulu, and others? The article from PC Mag will  provide information on how to determine if  someone is using your streaming services without your permission AND how to boot them off. Read more here.

Relaunch of Educational Streaming Platform "The Great Courses Plus" (06/09/2021)

 Cord Cutters News informs us that "The Great Courses Plus" is being relaunched under the name "Wondrium". They have expanded their collection. When it's too hot to be outside this summer, stay indoors and learn about something new. Check out the details here.

Amazon Echo Show 8 review from Tech Hive (06/08/2021)

Michael Brown from Tech Hive reviews the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) here.

Sling is Integrated into "Live" Tab on Google TV (06/08/2021)

 If you've already "cut the cord" and have a Google TV device, the article from Cord Cutters News about integration of the Sling streaming service into Google TV may be helpful. Are you planning to "cut the cord"? The article may have helpful information for you, too. Read more here.

NBCUniversal to Air 7000 Hours of Olympic Coverage (06/07/2021)

If you enjoy watching the Olympics, you may be interested in this article from Cord Cutters News that describes the network and streaming options for viewing the Olympics later this summer (7/23-8/8). Details can be found here.

Apps that Collect the Most Personal Data (06/04/2021)

 Some apps collect more personal data than others. PC Mag has a report about which apps collect the most of your data and also provides some privacy-focused alternatives. You can read about it here.

Wikipedia:  The Most Reliable Source on the Internet?  (06/03/2021)

 Well, that might have grabbed your attention. It sure did for your editor and former educator.  Read this interesting perspective provided by PC Mag here.

Windows 11? (06/02/2021)

A new version of Windows will be coming out later this month. Read what Microsoft has to say about it here.

Information about Apple's services bundle, Apple One (06/01/2021)

Apple has several subscription services available.  Macworld's article describes features and pricing for the Apple One services bundle which may save you some money. Check out the details here.

How to Rotate a Picture on iPhone and iPad (05/31/2021)

If you use an iPhone or iPad to take pictures but have difficulty rotating the pictures into the correct orientation, the article from How-To Geek may be able to help. Check it out here.

Twenty Addictive Mobile Games You Should Download Now (05/30/2021)

The people at PC Mag have created a list of 20 addictive mobile games you might want to download. Check out the fun list of options here.

What's the Difference between WiFi HaLow and Traditional WiFi? (05/28/2021)

Admittedly, your Club Webpage Editor wasn't familiar with WiFi HaLow, but for those of you who are, you may want to read the article from Electronic Design here.

What's the Difference Between Wi-Fi HaLow and Traditional Wi-Fi? (05/28/2021)

The people at Electronic Design have published an article about regular Wi-Fi and HaLow. If you didn't know HaLow exists, you're not alone, but you can read more about it here.

Slow VPN? Here's How to Make it Faster (05/27/2021)

If your VPN is slowing down your connection speed, the people at How-To Geek have some suggestions to speed things up. check out their article here.

Unlimited Storage for Google Photos Ends Soon! (05/25/2021)

Last Spring we shared information about Google Photos and how to have unlimited storage for your photos, but this unlimited storage ENDS on June 1! Upload your photos before June 1 to make most of this opportunity. Check out Geeks On Tour for some videos and help with Google Photos here. PC Mag has an article on the topic here.

The 10 Best Wi-Fi Routers for 2021 (05/24/2021)

If you need a new Wi-Fi router or just want to upgrade the one you have, check out the 10 best Wi-Fi routers for 2021 according to How-to-Geek. Click here for more information.

Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Buy a Budget 4K Streaming Device (05/23/2021)

Cord Cutters News has a comprehensive article about budget 4K streamers with everything from what they are to a review and comparison of various options. Check out their article here.  

How to Avoid App Store Scams (05/23/2021)

Hopefully you have never been a victim of an app store scam. The people at "Wired" explain how to avoid these scams in their article from May 23. Learn more by clicking here.  

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks to Help You Get Stuff Done Faster (05/21/2021)

If you are a Windows user, you won't want to miss PC World's article about tips and tricks to help you get things done faster. Check out their article here.  

Password Managers, Are You Doing this Wrong?? (05/21/2021)

A UC Berkely study found that many people are using lazy password habits which makes password managers less effective. Read about best practices for password management here from the people at PC Mag.  

The Many Faces of Malware (05/16/2021)

The people at PC Mag sent out a link with information about identifying malware. This article was originally published in April. Read about how to identify and protect yourself against malware here.  

PC Magazine's Best Live TV Streaming Services for 2021 (05/15/2021)

We have talked about "cord cutting" and using less expensive alternatives to cable and satellite TV. PC Magazine has compiled a list of what they think are the 7 best streaming services. They include the best streaming services for streaming video, streaming sports, and their choice for the best free video streaming service. Check it out here.  

Starlink Download Speeds reported by PC Magazine (05/05/2021)

We talked about Starlink during our last program in April. Michael Kan from PC Magazine reports results from Speedtest, which mapped out download rates for Starlink users across North America. Read about it here.  

Do you have a Chromebook? Here are 12 things you may not know about from Gizmodo (04/28/2021)

Here is an article from Gizmodo promoting 12 things you may not know you can do on your Chromebook. Check out their list here.  

The Best Smart Home Devices for 2021 from PC Magazine (04/26/2021)

We talked about home automation and different devices available at one of our meetings this Spring. Click here to find out which devices PC Magazine thinks are best. 

The Best Free Google Extension according to PC Magazine (04/25/2021)

Extensions allow you to customize you experience online. The editors at PC Magazine published their list of what they believe are the best among the extensions available for Google Chrome.  Some are specific to Google, but others work on multiple platforms. The article was updated on 03/29/2021 but was in their newsfeed again on 04/25/2021. Click here to check out their list.

How to Make Your Windows PC Boot Faster from PC Magazine (04/17/2021)

The editors at PC Magazine have some tips to get your Windows PC to boot faster. Click here for more information

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