Tech Wrap-Up 5-10-2022, which is National Shrimp Day, the day in which we celebrate everyone’s favorite crustacean. Being a Bay Area resident, my favorite crustacean is Dungeness crab, not shrimp. For the greater good, however, I am willing and prepared to set aside my personal preference and celebrate shrimp today (as long as it involves butter and garlic). Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up the day with shrimp breath and a summary of today’s most engaging stories from our social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks and detail expands) and by the number of impressions received. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
Who doesn’t want to protect their privacy? The browser each of us chooses also determines the level of privacy we experience to a certain degree. While some web browsers have strict privacy protections out of the box, like Brave, others require some tweaking to bolster privacy. That is the case with Microsoft Edge. This piece from The Verge shows Edge users how to change their level of protection in Windows’ built-in browser.
Microsoft Security Experts is a managed cybersecurity service for enterprises that assists its customers with fighting malware, among other threats. According to a post from Microsoft about the new service, “Security Experts combines expert-trained technology with human-led services to help organizations achieve more secure, compliant, and productive outcomes.”
3. Do cyber security professionals prefer to use Mac, Windows, or Linux as a main operating system? (Security Boulevard)
I use macOS, Windows 10, Windows 11, and Fedora Linux every day for the most part. Although I am not a cybersecurity professional, I still feel most comfortable in a Windows 10 environment. Can you guess which operating system cybersecurity professionals prefer? I am going with Linux.
WordPress is great. I have been using it for a long time now. This article from Forbes waits until #10 to get to SEO Plugins. My first suggestion for a new WordPress user is always to install the Yoast SEO plugin. Yoast may not tackle each of the SEO items on the list, but it addresses most of them.
Appwrite, a self-hosted backend-as-a-service platform that provides developers with all the core APIs required to build any application, wants to give back to the open-source community. It is doing so with cold, hard cash. Those who apply to the Appwrite OSS Fund and get selected receive $2500 in funding. Apply here.
6. Bitcoin’s bid to become the ‘one chain to rule them all’ (Tech Crunch)
Tech Crunch caught my attention today with this article. The way I see it, Bitcoin is already the one chain that rules them all. It will be forever. Case closed. However, the Bitcoin blockchain may not great for storing fungible .jpg files while marketing them as non-fungible tokens.
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Henry Irvine, Contributing Technology Writer, translates more than a decade of internet technology experience in product and customer relationship management into practical help and how-to content. Look for him on Bay Area trails, music venues, or sausage shacks when he’s not writing. Don’t call him Hank if you see him. Seriously. Hank on Twitter