Author Archives: Toby Scott

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 264

Sue Nethercott   Which are the best makes of keyboards and mice?

Logitech Keyboard

Lisa Toth   Why does Microsoft have the TPM requirement for Windows 11?

News Item:   TSMC hikes chip prices up to 20% amid supply shortage

News Item:   Survey results predict a surprisingly positive reception to Windows 11

News Item:   Apple will finally let devs tell users about non-App Store purchase options

News Item:   S.Korea parliament committee votes to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

News Item:   Samsung South Africa activates TV Block function to render all TV sets useless that were looted and stolen in July.

News Item:   Toyota pauses Paralympics self-driving buses after one hits visually impaired athlete

News Item:   Cuba to recognize — and regulate — cryptocurrencies

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 263

K. Edward Lynch What does this mean? “HTTP DDoS attacks reach unprecedented 17 million requests per second”.

News Item:   Why Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse

DDoS Attack

News Item:   Cisco won’t fix zero-day RCE vulnerability in end-of-life VPN routers

News Item:   How AI-powered tech landed man in jail with scant evidence

News Item:   FTC: Facebook was bad at business, so it “illegally bought or buried” competition

News Item:   iPhone owners plagued by ‘no service’ bug after iOS 14.7.1 upgrade

News Item:   Amazon Killed the Name Alexa

News Item:   Amazon plans to open its own department stores

News Item:   Toyota to cut global production by 40%

News Item:   China passes data protection law

News Item:   How did the Taliban take over Afghanistan so quickly

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 262

Judy Griffin Taylour   What do you think of windirstat?

Computer Management

Tony Pizza   I want to partition my C: disk to have a D: for data. I believe I have to shrink the C volume, then format the new unallocated space and give it a drive letter. Am I missing anything? Should I defrag first?

News Item:   Norton LifeLock to acquire security rival Avast

News Item:   Windows 11 is getting updated snipping tool, calculator, and mail apps

News Item:   Firefox 91 release adds new site-wide cookie-clearing action

News Item:   Nvidia reveals its CEO was computer generated in keynote speech

News Item:   Activist raided by police after downloading London property firm’s ‘confidential’ meeting minutes from Google Search

News Item:   AT&T delays 500,000 fiber-to-the-home builds due to severe fiber shortage

News Item:   Cryptomining botnet alters CPU settings to boost mining performance

News Item:   House lawmakers join Senate in targeting app stores

News Item:   Russian space officials try to blame NASA astronaut for Soyuz air leak in 2018

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 261

K Edward Lynch   What’s up with windows 365?

News Item:   Actively exploited bug bypasses authentication on millions of routers

Windows 365

News Item:   Microsoft is merging its OneNote apps for Windows

News Item:   Microsoft wonders if disabling just-in-time compilation of JavaScript improves browser security

News Item:   America enlists Big Tech to help it develop and execute cyber security plans

News Item:   Apple to scan iPhones for child sex abuse images

News Item:   Governments wants AI ‘nudifying’ tool banned

News Item:   Russia tells UN it wants vast expansion of cybercrime offenses, plus network backdoors, online censorship

News Item:   Huawei to America: You’re not taking cyber-security seriously until you let China vouch for us

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 260

Ray Escobedo   Is there a way to get rid of those messages and ads that appear on the bottom right side of the screen when you open windows 10?

Sue Nethercott   Sometimes after my new computer has gone to sleep, when I wake it up it ignores the speakers and I just get quiet tinny sound. I can’t see any obvious setting having changed, and unplugging then plugging the speakers back in makes no difference. I’ve had to restart the computer to get sound back. Any idea why it happens, and is there an easier way to fix it?

News Item:   Your old Kindle e-reader will lose internet connectivity later this year

News Item:   VPN servers seized by Ukrainian authorities weren’t encrypted

News Item:   Amazon hit with $887 million fine by European privacy watchdog

News Item:   Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Will Start Making 2nm Chips

News Item:   Windows 11 now has its first beta release

News Item:   Here’s 30 servers Russian intelligence uses to fling malware at the West

News Item:   China Orders 25 Tech Giants To Fix Raft of Problems


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