Tech Wrap-Up 5-16-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 5-16-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 5-16-2022, which is National Barbecue Day. Can you smell it? Can you smell the aroma produced only by dripping meat fat onto hot coals? Hissing flare-ups and the sizzling flesh? There is something primal about cooking meat over an open flame. Today is the day to plop a steak or a full rack of spare ribs on a hot grate. While your mouth waters, Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up the day with 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.

Stories curated for our feeds are from our staff writers or culled from third-party sources that produce content related to the categories covered by our site. See the summaries and links below for today’s top stories by user engagement. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to interact with our feeds.

Today’s Tech Wrap-Up

1. Here’s what’s coming in iOS 15.5 (ZDNet)

I have already read about what’s coming to iOS 15.5, and ZDNet is right. It is underwhelming. Still, our users engaged the most with this article today, so here it is. iOS 15.5 brings enhancements to the Apple Cash card and Podcasts. In particular, Wallet now lets Apple Cash users send and request money from their Apple Cash Card. With regard to Podcasts, the feature now includes a setting to limit the number of episodes stored on your device as well as automatically deleting the old podcasts.

2. How to Block Those Annoying Spam Texts (Popular Mechanics)

Who doesn’t love Popular Mechanics? Now and again, they publish a tech article, and our users lap it up. It seems as though a scourge of spam texts is blanketing the planet. This article shares some information about how spam texts work, efforts to reduce spam texts, and some great tips for stopping them.

3. Apple launches iOS 15.5 with new Wallet, Podcasts features (Macworld)

Not surprisingly, our users interacted a lot with iOS 15.5 articles today. This piece from Macworld covers much of the same material as ZDNet‘s article above but in their own Macworldy way. I like reading about Apple-related updates from the Apple-focused resources out there.

4. The cause of the latest Windows 11 blue screen crashes has been identified (Tech Radar)

Drivers! It is always the drivers. As per Sophos, the cybersecurity company, specific drivers were the cause of BSOD that Windows 11 users encountered after a recent update. Some antivirus software, including Sophos, requires a selection of these drivers. Sophos went as far as offering a workaround for their customers and then issued a full fix for them.

5. Firefox 100.0.1 released to fix Picture-in-Picture issues (Tech Help Knowledgebase)

Firefox 100.0.1 is an out-of-band update to Firefox. Mozilla issued the Firefox update to fix some Picture-in-Picture issues and to improve its security sandbox on Windows. We encourage our users to update Firefox as soon as possible.

6. Chromebooks are the perfect place to teach yourself about Linux (XDA Developers)

Linux on Chromebooks has heightened popularity right now because of Steam Deck. When Chromebook owners enable Linux on their devices, it adds a Debian container on top of ChromeOS. The container keeps Debian and ChromeOS isolated from each other, but there are several integrations.

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