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Web News for October, 2016

Trends:  ★★ Apple’s big launch event  ★★ Could seaweed be CR’s food of the future?  ★★ Facebook apologizes for fake story about Megyn Kelly ★★ Top 3 data breaches for 2016 so far  ★★ World’s biggest offshore wind farm gets OK in UK  ★★ Uber’s 1st autonomous fleet arrives in Pittsburgh  ★★ Uber’s self-driving car begins service  ★★ 2016 Fall movie preview  ★★ New 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors fm Intel  ★★ Computer program copies handwriting style  ★★ Microsoft Rewards program  ★★ Mitsubishi & Buick added to recalled cars list  ★★ 25th anniversary of the internet  ★★ Samsung plans to sell refurbished phones  ★★ Are we losing the Grand Canyon?  ★★ Ramen is replacing tobacco as most popular currency in US prisons  ★★ Man-made climate change began in the 1830s  ★★ Your guide to Björk  ★★ What is “HDR” TV?  ★★ How VR is rewriting the rules of storytelling  ★★ NASA probes Namibian clouds to help predict future climate models  ★★ Barackulus Rift: President Obama using VR for national park awareness  ★★ Google doodle for National Park Service centennial  ★★ Massive art pieces at Burning Man festival  ★★ NFL players who could have breakout seasons  ★★ Common myths about burglars  ★★ Apple 1 prototype fetches $815K in charity auction  ★★ Google Street View used to fight a traffic ticket  ★★ The largest 3D-printed object  ★★ Google uses RankBrain to handle search results  ★★ Verizon judged the best US mobile carrier  ★★ 2K-hp semi changed to hydrogen power  ★★ 3D-printed bicycle  ★★ Twitter pays video creators  ★★ New Fitbits track more than steps  ★★ Amazon brings Dash Button for 1-touch shopping to Europe  ★★ Stunning rise of obesity in the USA  ★★ What Craigslist tells us about the US housing market  ★★ Poets finding innovative ways to publish  ★★ You can watch Broadway plays at home  ★★ Modern-day kids react to the Beatles  ★★ Study shows 50% of people click anything sent to them  ★★ The legacy of Star Trek  ★★ Using tech to communicate w/ the hard of hearing  ★★ Will Amazon kill FedEx?  ★★ More US states than ever will vote on easing restrictions on marijuana this November  ★★ Trends reshaping the US labor market  ★★ Solid-state drives (SSDs) are replacing conventional hard drives  ★★ Edible insect farms closer to reality in Europe

Great Ideas, Computers:  ★★ How text messages really work  ★★ Turning Bluetooth into WiFi puts implanted devices online  ★★ MIT’s MegaMIMO 2.0 system enables routers to work together w/o slowing each other down  ★★ Braidio device lets small mobile devices get power fm larger ones via Bluetooth  ★★ Clean up your PC, tablet, & phone  ★★ Use faxZERO to send faxes  ★★ Wacky ways to take a selfie  ★★ Making free calls over WiFi ★★ The science of smartphone batteries & how to keep them charged, thanks Connie  ★★ Disney’s speech recognition system for kids

Great Ideas, Conservation:   ★★ Using fungi to extract lithium fm old batteries  ★★ Nanofur cleans up oil spills on the water  ★★ A better way to mine gold fm old electronics  ★★ Overlayer doubles efficiency of rooftop solar panels

Great Ideas, Electronics:  ★★ Heat resistant lithium-ion battery  ★★ Nano-sized conductive wires built by bacteria  ★★ Laser-treated train windows to give passenger phone signals a boost  ★★ Carbon nanotube transistors finally outperform silicon cousins

Great Ideas, Food:  ★★ “Black rectangle” uses sun to make water safe to drink  ★★ Food hacks  ★★ Healthy breakfast muffins  ★★ Recipe for General Tso’s Chicken  ★★ The art of brownie making  ★★ How to make breakfast cups  ★★ Ways to spice up baked salmon ★★ Generic vs. Brand names are usually the same effective content  ★★ Taste the States: 50 iconic US foods

Great Ideas, Home:  ★★ Ultrasound clothes dryers  ★★ Tool storage solutions  ★★ More tool storage solutions  ★★ Print yourself a 50-Wood-Joints poster  ★★ Heat & light controlling smart-window tech improved  ★★ Creative home hacks for decorators   ★★ Car life hacks  ★★ How to remodel your kitchen in CR  ★★ Things in your home that may need updating

Great Ideas, Medical:  ★★ Synthetic protein offers hope of malaria cure  ★★ London researchers study early detection of Parkinson’s disease  ★★ Infrared lets doctors see through eardrums  ★★ Edible battery to power ingestible devices  ★★ Face transplant gives ex-firefighter his life back  ★★ Ultrasound used to “jump-start” coma patient’s brain  ★★ Protein successfully combats Alzheimer’s in mice  ★★ Protective packaging could hold the key to an effective insulin pill  ★★ Stride sensors to stop elderly tumbles  ★★ Drug-dispensing contact lenses  ★★ Health tests you can take online  ★★ Stem cells coaxed into regenerating bone while leaving tumors out  ★★ MIT’s sneeze cam  ★★ Clinical trial of antibody Aducanumab slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer patients  ★★ Molecular packets improve eye drops  ★★ Are we getting Alzheimer’s fm breathing magnetite crystals into our brains?

Great Ideas, Safety:  ★★ Vibrating tracks could power wireless RR crossing signals  ★★ New tech helps avert accidents at crowded events

Great Ideas, Science:  ★★ Residue forms identifying fingerprint for brands of bullets  ★★ Plans for 2017’s total solar eclipse  ★★ Next-gen concrete bends instead of cracking  ★★ Transparent wood  ★★ Plastic cloth makes for cooler clothing  ★★ High-tech sensor detects E. coli in the field

Security/Privacy  issues:  ★★ Good password tricks  ★★ Convicted hacker exposes risks fm public WiFi  ★★ Apple users targeted in massive email scam  ★★ 86% of iPhones can be hacked w/ 1 text  ★★ Trident targets iPhones &iPads  ★★ How to stop behavioral tracking  ★★ Bitcoins make it easier for hackers to get paid  ★★  New Facebook scam w/ free car offer  ★★ Stop Facebook fm listening to everything you say ★★ Windows flaw allows exploit w/o trace  ★★ Tips to spot an email scam  ★★ Smart outlets can be a threat to email security  ★★ Operation Ghoul hits execs w/ spear-phishing  ★★ Malware hides in online ads  ★★ Common security risks for smartphones  ★★ Chip-equipped bank cards can be hacked w/ a “shimmer”  ★★ Eddie Bauer hacked  ★★ hacked  ★★ More Facebook hacks  ★★ Craigslist scam takes a surprising turn  ★★ Man killed by friends of woman he met online  ★★ NSO Group cracks iPhones & plants malware  ★★ Where Clinton & Trump stand on cybersecurity & privacy  ★★ Twitoor trojan attacks Android phones & tablets  ★★ DropBox urges millions to reset passwords  ★★ Ransomware posing as critical Windows update   ★★ Whatsapp begins sharing user data w/ Facebook  ★★ Opera browser security breach leaked passwords  ★★ HaveIBeenPwned? checks if you have been hacked  ★★ How to trick a burglar  ★★ Pacemakers can be hacked  ★★ Twitter is using your personal photos as ads  ★★ Phishing scams that use your political party and data  ★★ Facebook scam uses political campaigns to solicit money  ★★ HP releases new laptops that have built-in privacy screens  ★★ Google login flaw could be dangerous  ★★ Use passphrases instead of passwords  ★★ Security settings Kim recommends  ★★ PayPal users targeted on Twitter  ★★ Malware found in Google Play Store apps  ★★ Syncing your smartphone to a rental car could expose personal info  ★★ Russian Rambler (Yahoo-like) site hacked  ★★ New ransomware locates you w/ Google Maps  ★★ How many times have you been exposed to hackers? thanks, Helen  ★★ Yahoo questioned about when it learned of data breach thanks, Tom

Legal issues:  ★★ FCC fines Verizon for privacy violations  ★★ Feds turn to NASA for small-drone-traffic plan  ★★ Couple sued for $1M over Yelp review wins legal fees  ★★ CR Administrative Court bans dry laws during holidays  ★★ Some of Google’s patents  ★★ US Dept of Energy’s toothless energy-use test thanks, Bill

Philosophical issues:  ★★ Free books for Kindle, phone, or tablet  ★★ The power of GIFs & emojis  ★★ How free games make money  ★★ Stonehenge is really a computer  ★★ Socotra Island could be the Garden of Eden  ★★ Autonomous Airbus drones could be flying us to work by 2027  ★★ Vocabulary quiz  ★★ How to check your bandwidth  ★★ Some good news for a change  ★★ White House Chief Tech Officer on how we get more women in tech  ★★ How to shop online  ★★ Smart traffic lights  ★★ What’s best for campus computing: Laptops, tablets, or 2-in-1s?  ★★ Is there hope for Bitcoin?  ★★ 11-year-old shoots intruder  ★★ Should we bring back the woolly mammoth?  ★★ Should you take a camera on holiday or just use your smartphone?  ★★ Why can’t we 3D-print functioning organs today?  ★★ An interview w/ the co-host of Keepin’ It 1600  ★★ New extinct “micro-lion” species discovered in Australia  ★★ Study shows text-to-speech is not only faster, but more accurate  ★★ What killed the jingle?  ★★ Is Donald Trump “hyperbole-prone”?  ★★ Trump’s speech on immigration  ★★ Should cities have more walkable streets?  ★★ Why you can’t drive slowly in the left lane  ★★ Edward Snowden’s long, strange journey to Hollywood  ★★ An interview w/ Winona Ryder  ★★ Welcome to the Anthropocene epoch  ★★ The Shit Museum  ★★ Study shows dogs understand both vocabulary & intonation  ★★ Wounded soldier taken for dead  ★★ How much internet speed do you really need?  ★★ Important questions to ask before buying expensive items online  ★★ What laws of quantum mechanics could have made the Big Bang a Big Bounce instead?  ★★ Stromatolite fossils push back date for start of life on Earth  ★★ Replace or upgrade an older computer?  ★★ Why did we stop going to the moon?  ★★ Planetary impact may have brought life-giving carbon to early Earth  ★★ Sites for classic-car lovers

Local Issues:  ★★ Train service resumes following strike  ★★ Solis’s approval rating at record low  ★★ CR cancer mortality rates drop  ★★ Marine conservation award to be named after murdered conservationist Jairo Mora  ★★ Hundreds march in San José against animal abuse  ★★ Local police in Guanacaste beach recycle restaurant cooking grease for biogas in their kitchen  ★★ Questions for CR artist Luciano Goizueta  ★★ CR is tied w/ Brazil for the most reported crocodile attacks in the Americas  ★★ CR receives record security assistance fm USA  ★★ Cuba Dave’s trial for sex tourism begins  ★★ CR mobile carriers improve coverage, but not internet speed  ★★ Sloth sanctuary controversy  ★★ Celebrating CR’s national parks  ★★ Solís promises to build new cruise-ship terminal in Limón  ★★ A quest to prevent the extinction of CR’s blue corn  ★★ Afro-Caribbean day in Limón  ★★ CR’s 2017 budget has 12% hike due to debt service  ★★ US author in love w/ language interviewed at International Book Fair in CR  ★★ Landslides prompt forced evacuation of 80 people west of San José  ★★ Expats in CR happiest in the world, says new poll  ★★ Group wants a new constitution  ★★ Construction begins soon on Circunvalación  ★★  Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

International issues:  ★★ How to make international calls  ★★ Expect high-tech cool at 2020 Tokyo Olympics  ★★ Australian National University sets new record w/ 97% conversion of sunlight to steam  ★★ Inside the Islamic State in Libya  ★★ Largest BSoD ever in Thailand  ★★ Singapore tests self-driving taxis  ★★ Man builds a solar-powered, autonomous boat that makes it fm California to Hawaii  ★★ The EU hits Apple w/ a tax bill of $14.5B + interest  ★★ With impeachment over, Brazil’s next challenge is its flailing economy  ★★ The women who discovered HIV in India  ★★ Nicaraguan opposition decries Ortega’s dictatorship  ★★ Automated systems fight ISIS propaganda

Interplanetary issues & beyond:  ★★ China: the new space superpower  ★★ NASA asteroid-capture mission to go in 2021  ★★ Trans-Neptunian objects build case for 9th planet  ★★ Mystery planets & strange orbits lurk in our solar system  ★★ Venus-like exoplanet likely oxygen-rich, life-poor  ★★ Potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri  ★★ China launches world’s 1st quantum satellite  ★★ NASA et al sponsors Space Robotics Challenge  ★★ NASA’s asteroid-chasing satellite  ★★ Van Allen probes study Earth’s response to solar storms  ★★ ESA scientists replacing radio-based nav w/ cosmic GPS  ★★ Does millennia-long hibernation follow nova explosions?  ★★ NASA reestablishes contact w/ STEREO-B solar probe  ★★ NASA’s clean-room procedures  ★★ Astronaut Jeff Williams sets new NASA record w/ 521 days in orbit  ★★ Jeff Williams returns to Earth after 534 cumulative days in space  ★★ The race to explore Mars continues  ★★ China unveils Mars 2020 rover design  ★★ Year-long Mars mission simulation completes  ★★ Curiosity’s 360 panorama of Earth-like rock formations on Mars  ★★ The nurse who knew the 1st astronauts inside out  ★★ Rosetta data points to comet landslide as cause of dramatic outburst  ★★ NASA’s Juno buzzes Jupiter  ★★ Juno views Jupiter’s north pole  ★★ Spitzer Telescope gets 30-month extension of life  ★★ SpaceX Dragon returns w/ space-mice & science onboard  ★★ Planet 9 could cause chaos following the death of our Sun  ★★ Most ancient galaxy cluster ever discovered  ★★ Used SpaceX rocket assigned mission for 2nd trip  ★★ SpaceX explosion takes out Facebook’s multi-million dollar satellite  ★★ 6 million years ago, the Milky Way blew its lid  ★★ Dawn spacecraft fires up for a fresh view of Ceres  ★★ Ice isn’t a major factor in Ceres’s surface features  ★★ ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite struck by space particle  ★★ SETI detects unusual signal originating 95 LY away (maybe)  ★★ Astronomers discover a 2nd Earth  ★★ ESA Philae comet lander found wedged in a crack on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after 2 yr search  ★★ Why is NASA chasing asteroid Bennu?

Geek humor & interests:  ★★ Maiden flight for world’s largest aircraft  ★★ Airlander 10 damaged during 2nd test flt  ★★ RIP Gene Wilder  ★★ Big Apple’s big wheel  ★★ How are vinyl records made?  ★★ The story of the @Cafe  ★★ Sphero’s special edition BB-8 droid  ★★ IBM’s Watson supercomputer creates a movie trailer

Galleries:  ★★ Cellphone ads from the 1980s & 90s  ★★ Polio victim’s amazing dance  ★★ Cleaning windows 30 floors up  ★★ NY random-led dance class  ★★ Making French toast  ★★ Dolphin grabs tablet out of tourist’s hand  ★★ Maya Angelou video  ★★ Very strange Pizza Hut box  ★★ Make slow-cook ribs  ★★ Synchronized indoor skydiving  ★★ Opening credits for TED talks  ★★ Extreme base jump from great height  ★★ Amazon previews & pilots  ★★ Walking & texting causes huge explosion  ★★ Will Rogers - Never Squat with Your Spurs On  ★★ Dog finds joy in a tub of tennis balls  ★★ A playful panda  ★★ Dog lovers cry over this movie trailer  ★★ Gene Wilder’s funniest screen moments  ★★ Flying to work  ★★ Officer pulls wife over  ★★ Great movies to stream  ★★ A piano made fm chopsticks  ★★ Famous penguin gets the royal treatment  ★★ The future of flying?  ★★ How smart are orangutans?  ★★ Full House & The Avengers mashup  ★★ Carol Kaye can play that bass  ★★ The real history of Bugs Bunny  ★★ Wheel of Fortune genius  ★★ Demolition of a bridge  ★★ Police officer saves man fm burning car  ★★ Looney Tunes  announcements on Southwest flight

Potential Products:  ★★ Hello cam for 4K video conferencing  ★★ Zero Breeze portable air conditioner plays Bluetooth music  ★★ Sharkk’s electrostatic headphones  ★★ Disney patents lightsaber that deflects lasers  ★★ Wolfe turns MacBook Pros into VR-ready 3D gaming machines  ★★ Futuristic pen puts millions of colors at your fingertips  ★★ Stilla mini motion detector  ★★ Apple patents anti-theft system to record video & fingerprints of thieves  ★★ Rebellion headphones simulate 3D sound  ★★ New system could bring HUD to more helmets  ★★ Watch straps talks via bone conduction to a finger in the ear  ★★ Welt smart belt watches your waistline

Hardware, General:  ★★ Apple’s big launch event  ★★ Convert VHS tapes to DVDs  ★★ Recover data fm a broken phone or tablet  ★★ Should you buy a laptop or a desktop?  ★★ Use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive  ★★ Can a 4G hotspot replace high-speed internet?  ★★ Dyson’s bladeless fan  ★★ How to calibrate your HDTV

Hardware, Drones:  ★★ Tiny Joule computer for drones & IoT  ★★ Intel developer drone  ★★ Roborace world’s 1st racing series for driverless cars  ★★ Toy-gun-packing drone fm Chinese Wingsland  ★★ Tiny soft robotic caterpillar fm U of Warsaw  ★★ Drones on a leash work in airports  ★★ Drone incidents are usually tech incidents rather than pilot error  ★★ Parrot’s sliding Disco drone  ★★ Royal Navy’s self-driving speedboat takes to the Thames  ★★ Unmanned Warrior to demonstrate Royal Navy’s autonomous systems  ★★ Autonomous Octopus could spawn a new generation of soft robots  ★★ Delphi & Mobileye team up to build a self-driving car  ★★ Domino’s pizza drones  ★★ Honeybot to teach kids using 3D augmented reality  ★★ Boeing’s autonomous submarine Echo Voyager  ★★ Self-driving tractors  ★★ Lionfish-killing robot  ★★ New Mambo & Swing drones  ★★ US opens its skies for commercial drones, except deliveries  ★★ US Army tests drones that sniff out clouds of chemical agents  ★★ Yuneec Breeze shoots 4K selfies fm the sky  ★★ DroneSeed plants trees  ★★ Drone captures rarely seen white whale calf cuddling up to mommy  ★★ AT&T plans to hook drones up to cell networks  ★★ Driving sim fights nausea in autonomous cars

Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT):  ★★ Philips adds a motion sensor to flick on its Hue lights

Hardware, Laptops:   ★★ Acer’s Swift 7 laptop is the new king of thin

Hardware, Netbooks:  ★★ Toshiba updates Chromebook 2 w/ Core i3 chip & backlit keyboard  ★★ Your Chromebook will be obsolete in 5 years

Hardware, Ereaders:  ★★ Kobo Aura One  ★★ eBook suggestions

Hardware: 2-in-1s:  ★★ iPad Pro vs. MS Surface Pro  ★★ Microsoft releases fix for faulty batteries in Surface Pro 3  ★★ Lenovo unveils Yoga Book in Berlin, also a new tablet & laptop  ★★ Hands on Yoga Book

Hardware, Tablets:   ★★ Huawei MediaPad M3 gives iPad a run for its money

Hardware, Phablets:  ★★ Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Galaxy S7 edge  ★★ iPhone 7 to offer twice as much storage  ★★ More leaks about iPhone 7  ★★ Leaked that iPhone 7 release cancelled  ★★ Galaxy Note 7 vs. OnePlus 3  ★★ Galaxy Note 7 review  ★★ Galaxy Note 7 vs. Moto Z  ★★ Moto Z Play: more mods, less money  ★★ Huawei’s Nova & Nova Plus  ★★ Reports of Galaxy Note 7s spontaneously combusting  ★★ Galaxy Note 7 recall  ★★ iPhone 7+ vs. Galaxy 7 edge  ★★ iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S7  ★★ iPhone 7+ vs. original iPhone  ★★ LG’s V20

Hardware, Smartphones:  ★★ iPhone 7 & 7+ review ★★ How to boost cell signals inside your home  ★★ Track your phone’s location  ★★ Changing the SIM card in your iPhone  ★★ US 2016 mobile-data-plans comparison  ★★ Things to learn if you’ve fallen out of love with iPhone  ★★ Sony’s Xperia XZ & tiny X Compact  ★★ Charge your phone when it reaches 50%

Hardware, Smartwatches: ★★ Why are smartwatches still waiting to takeoff?  ★★ Sony FES Watch U makes the most of its e-ink canvas  ★★ Asus ZenWatch3  ★★ Gorilla glass comes to wearables  ★★ Hands on w/ Samsung Gear S3  ★★ Gear S3 adds polish, features, & extra bulk  ★★ Gear S3 vs. S2  ★★ Withings Steel HR analog smartwatch  ★★ Gear S3 vs. Apple Watch

Hardware, Smart Cameras: ★★ Bluetooth-enabled Nikon D3400  ★★ Fujifilm X A3 is “selfie-optimized”  ★★ Canon 5D MkIV packs 30.4 megapixel sensor, WiFi, GPS, & 4K video  ★★ Canon Powershot G7X Mark II  ★★ DJI adds a zoom lens to Osmo actioncam  ★★ Panasonic goes wide w/ new pro 4K camcorder  ★★ Garmin Virb Ultra 30 has voice control

Hardware, Wearables:  ★★ TomTom’s Touch fitness tracker knows how fat you are  ★★ New Fitbits

Hardware, Tiny computers:  ★★ A look at Raspberry Pi 3

Hardware, Game devices:  ★★ Lenovo shrinks down VR-ready gaming desktops  ★★  HP Omen X - it’s hip to be square  ★★ Intel’s project alloy  ★★  Asus GX800 laptop  ★★ AR vs. VR: our virtual future  ★★ Best trailers of Gamescom 2016  ★★ MS HoloLens dev kit review  ★★  The Microsoft Xbox Onesie  ★★ 2016 Samsung Gear VR review  ★★ Playstation Now for PC  ★★ Samsung’s new gaming monitors  ★★ Acer shows 1st curved-screen laptop & gaming monitors w/ eye tracking  ★★ Damaged Core for Oculus Rift allows stepping into the shoes of other characters  ★★ Oculus Rift vs. Gear VR (2016)  ★★ Alcatel’s Vision VR headset doesn’t need a phone or PC

Hardware, Peripherals:   ★★ LG Minibeam battery-powered projector  ★★ Best apps to control your router  ★★ LG speakers w/ funky lighting & water-resistance  ★★ MacBook Minidrive adapter for MicroSD card  ★★ Sennheiser wireless travel headphones  ★★ B&O speakers feature high-end all-around sound  ★★ What can you expect from a scanner?  ★★ Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones make noise-cancellation personal  ★★ RHA portable DAC/headphone amp  ★★ Spin Remote SDC-1 turns smartphones into universal remotes  ★★ Xerox Direct-to-Object inkjet printer

Hardware, Accessories:  ★★ Pivot articulating grip for smartphone video  ★★ DJI Osmo grip for smartphone video

Hardware, Internals:  ★★ Nvidia crams GTX 10 GPU into notebook  ★★  New 7th gen Kaby Lake processors fm Intel

Software, In the Cloud:  ★★ Facebook’s next generation of games  ★★ Facebook’s Offers feature tracks discounts ★★ How to use Facebook Live  ★★ Fake Ray-Ban charities on Facebook are ripoffs  ★★ Facebook’s Lifestage app can be dangerous  ★★ Little-known Facebook features  ★★ Facebook’s Safety Check feature  ★★ Is Facebook spying on you?  ★★ Facebook scam uses political campaigns to solicit money  ★★ Facebook’s news feed redesigned  ★★ Improve your Netflix experience  ★★ Amazon motors to provide info on cars  ★★ Amazon to launch new streaming service, but only for the Echo ★★ Google login flaw could be dangerous

Software, General Tools:  ★★ Google Duo takes on Skype & Facetime  ★★ Make your phone a magnifying glass  ★★ Measure anything w/ a smartphone or tablet camera  ★★ Major car-rental companies offer apps  ★★ Cloudcheck for iOS & Android  ★★ Free Bible app for Windows Phone, Android, & iOS  ★★ WifiMapper for Android & Apple  ★★ WiFi Assistant for Nexus users  ★★ Free solitaire games for Windows & Mac  ★★ Battery apps for Android & Apple

Software, Browsers:  ★★ Infuriating Google Chrome change can finally be fixed  ★★ Chrome can now cast content  ★★ Opera browser security breach leaks passwords  ★★ MS Edge vs. the others

Software, Apple, General News & Trivia:  ★★ iPhone7 leaks  ★★ Sneak peek at iOS 10  ★★ iOS 9.3.4 has a glitch in VoiceOver & voice dictation  ★★  Speculation about Apple’s 10-year anniversary of iPhone  ★★ iPhone 7 to offer 256 GB storage  ★★ Maya Angelou video  ★★ Apple users targeted in massive email scam  ★★ iPhone secrets  ★★ Apple patents anti-theft system to record video & fingerprints of thieves ★★ Apple 1 prototype fetches $815K in charity auction  ★★ Search tips from a Spotlight addict  ★★ New features in iOS 10

Software, Apple, Apps:  ★★ Coloring Book app for iOS

Software, Microsoft, General News & Trivia:  ★★ Microsoft Rewards program

Software, Microsoft, Apps:  ★★ Using 7stacks in Windows  ★★ Hacked? App checks to see if your email address is included in a breach  ★★ Panaustik tracks down & manages duplicate photos  ★★ Free MS Office for smartphones & tablets  ★★ MediaMonkey media player  ★★ Revo uninstalls apps well

Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems:  ★★ Keep any window visible

Windows 10:  ★★ Anniversary Update is here!  ★★ Some see problems w/ the Anniversary Update  ★★ Rollback option cut to 10 days  ★★ How to recover lost desktop icons  ★★ Streamline the Start Menu  ★★ Privacy concerns  ★★ How to avoid the Admin account  ★★ Some ways to customize Win 10  ★★ Use offline maps

Software, Google, Operating Systems - Android:  ★★  New LQ Mobile for Android released  ★★ Android 7.0 Nougat review  ★★ Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out  ★★ Who gets Nougat 1st?  ★★ Getting into Safe Mode on Android  ★★ Using the System UI Tuner  ★★ How to get into Safe Mode

Software, Google, Operating Systems - Chrome OS:  ★★ Chrome apps for your desktop

Software, Google, Apps:  ★★ Google apps for work  ★★ Best free & open-source Android apps  ★★ WiFi Analyzer  ★★ Play games and use new search functions

Software, Open-source, General News & Trivia:  ★★ The open-source newspaper  ★★ Drupal OpenPublish

Software, Open-source, Apps:  ★★ Open-source resources

Software, Open-source, Operating Systems:  ★★ Linux turns 25 & it's still going strong  ★★ Linux is bigger & more professional than ever

Red Hat - Fedora:  ★★ Red Hat vs. Fedora forum  ★★ Red Hat knowledge base

            Slackware Linux:  ★★ So you want to be a slacker

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