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Half of all Google Chrome extensions have fewer than 16 installs

TechRepublic Cheat sheet: TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning Read More There are 188,620 extensions available on the Chrome Web Store, and while you might think this provides a wide variety of choices for Chrome users, in reality, most of these extensions are dead or dwindling, with very few having active installations. All in all, about 50%… Read more →

3 out of 4 phishing scams get to your inbox untouched

Does it still stink? Getty Images/iStockphoto Apple sends me so many invoices every week that I scarcely know what I’ve gone and bought. Then there’s the constantly cheery emails I get from apparent relatives who want me to keep large sums of money for them. Just for a few days. Occasionally, I wonder why Microsoft — I still proudly rock… Read more →

Build your own IT pro toolbox

iPhone, iPad, and Mac buyer’s guide: July 2019 edition Here’s a tour of what’s fresh and what’s not so fresh in the Apple Store. Source Article from your own IT pro toolbox blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

GitHub sued for aiding hacking in Capital One breach

Capital One and GitHub have been sued this week as part of a class-action lawsuit filed in California on allegations of failing to secure or prevent a security breach during which the personal details of more than 106 million users were stolen by a hacker. While Capital One is named in the lawsuit because it was its data that the… Read more →

How to get the longest life out of your battery (and help prevent it from bursting into flames)

Everything wear out and does eventually, but with a little bit of care and attention, a rechargeable battery can give you years or reliable and safe service. However, there’s a lot of voodoo written about how to take care of the rechargeable batteries inside smartphones, tablets or notebooks.  While a bit of care can make all the difference, you don’t… Read more →

New Dragonblood vulnerabilities found in WiFi WPA3 standard

Image: Mathy Vanhoef & Eyal Ronen TechRepublic Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): A cheat sheet Read More Earlier this year in April, two security researchers disclosed details about five vulnerabilities (collectively known as Dragonblood) in the WiFi Alliance’s recently launched WPA3 WiFi security and authentication standard. Yesterday, the same security researchers disclosed two new additional bugs impacting the same standard. The two… Read more →

Poor battery life after installing iOS 12.4? Try this

Should iOS be open to third-party apps? Karen Roby sits down with ZDNet’s Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani to talk about the latest landmark decision from the Supreme Court regarding Apple. Read more: Miserable battery life after installing a new iOS update is normal, and iOS 12.4 is likely not to be any different. Installing updates seems to throw… Read more →

New long-term support version of Linux Mint desktop released

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. With more work than ever going into making the Linux desktop great for all users and gaming, it only seems appropriate that Mint is releasing its latest long-term support of its… Read more →