Wednesday February 28, 2024

17 internet-connected things that really shouldn't be online

A roundup of some of the more bizarre things that are online — but really shouldn't be. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

VirtualDJ 8

VirtualDJ is a software used by DJs to replace their turntables and CD players, and use digital music instead of vinyl and CDs. It… Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks

Here's how to get the most from iOS 11.2 on your iPhone and iPad. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

Google's Project Zero exposes unpatched Windows 10 lockdown bypass

Google denies multiple requests by Microsoft for an extension to Project Zero's 90-day disclose-or-fix deadline. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. But those offers could end soon. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

How to completely erase any device

Maybe you're super-paranoid, or maybe you just want to sell your old device and have piece of mind. Either way, being able to delete data is a valuable skill. Here's everything you need to know about securely wiping hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), flash drives, and even iOS and Android devices. Resources | […]

Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft

Windows 10 security won't protect you from tech-support scammers' lies and trickery. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

23 things HBO's Silicon Valley gets right and wrong about Silicon Valley

HBO's Silicon Valley paints a very funny picture of the technology industry. How accurate a picture is it, though? Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

Chrome 66 rolls out: Autoplay video silenced by default plus 62 bugs fixed

Chrome 66 mutes audio on autoplay video by default unless a user tends to watch video on a site with sound on. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post

Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others

Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to "build a three-dimensional picture" on millions of people. Resources | ZDNet Tweet This Post