Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

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Microsoft thinks it has a way to prevent ransomware from extorting money from Windows 10 users, and it’s called Controlled Folder Access.

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Tech Q&A: Recovering from Equifax, improving passwords, throwing Google off your scent and more

With the Equifax breach, I am worried that hackers can steal money from my bank account. What can I do?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/21/tech-q-recovering-from-equifax-improving-passwords-throwing-google-off-your-scent-and-more.html

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This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop

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Building your own PC doesn’t really save you money any more, but rebuilding an old one can be satisfying and provide a nice bump in performance — in this case when I overhauled my primary Photoshop computer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249823-this-is-my-rig-cardinal-desktop-pc-build?source=Computing

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

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Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any of their predecessors did.

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Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules


Before you sit down at your kitchen table and lose money shopping for Christmas and holiday gifts, you’d be well advised to learn the rules of the online shopping road. They can be very different from one vendor to another, so shop carefully. Some companies do a great job with customer care. Others don’t. I have been both delighted and burned several times, and I’d like to share some of my personal experiences to help you shop more safely. Amazon, the leader in online shopping, does it right from the customer perspective.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84124.html?rss=1

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Amazon's delivery drone team will like the sound of this significant FAA decision

Amazon is investing much time and money in its Prime Air drone, which it one day hopes will deliver packages to customers in under 30 minutes. Flying out of the line of sight of an operator is still a major issue, though a recent FAA decision offers hope.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/01/amazons-delivery-drone-team-will-like-sound-this-significant-faa-decision.html

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UC Davis tried to wipe pepper spray news from search results

UC Davis spent a lot of money trying to scrub pepper spray from online search results after peaceful protesters were pepper-sprayed in the face—only to generate more pepper-spray headlines for the institution.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/14/uc-davis-tried-to-wipe-pepper-spray-news-from-search-results.html

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

Article Image In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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Feds Give Commercial Off-the-Shelf IT a Closer Look


Federal information technology purchasing often involves large amounts of money based on the small print of acquisition requirements. Arcane procurement language seemingly can have a big impact on transactions. For IT vendors, provisions of recent legislation are prime examples of why it pays to scrutinize every line of the laws and regulations pertaining to federal acquisition programs. One example: For years federal agencies have been encouraged to utilize COTS hardware and software versus more costly customized configurations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82887.html?rss=1

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