Tech Wrap-Up 5-3-2022. I have a favorite teacher, and I bet you do too. Today we celebrate National Teacher Day, a time to reflect on why you remember your favorite teacher and how they inspired you to become the person you are today. 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.
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Remember 21.co and Earn.com? Before they morphed into a Coinbase shitcoin offering, these services attempted to compensate people in Bitcoin for the time it takes to sift through email. To prove an email or person emailing was worthy of the recipient’s time, an email included a monetary tip. Now Reacher, an open-source project using the Strike API, tries to solve the email spam problem using Bitcoin and Lightning Network payments. Sign up for Reacher here and send us an email to try it out: [email protected]
2. Firefox 100 released (Tech Help Knowledgebase)
Today is the day Firefox hit triple digits 18 years after its initial release. Mozilla released Firefox 100 on May 3 for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. The latest Firefox version improves upon its picture-in-picture mode by adding support for subtitles and captions. Also included are new wallpapers for mobile, clutter-free tabs, HTTPS-only mode on Android, and more. You can never have too many browsers.
I don’t need the Switch to Android app. I abandoned Apple’s walled garden a few years ago for a few reasons. For those ready to ditch iOS, Google’s app helps you seamlessly transfer all your data from an iPhone to your shiny new Android phone. The app asks if you want to transfer the data using a cable or transfer it over wi-fi. Choose what to copy from your iPhone, then sit back and relax and never look back. I have been iPhone-free for almost four years with no plans of returning.
4. Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides pick up one of Drive’s best security features (Android Central)
An attempt to open a suspicious file in Google Drive yields a yellow warning banner. Now the same treatment applies to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Hopefully, the addition of these warning labels helps users avoid malicious and potentially harmful content that appears to be legitimate documents. Google enables the feature by default.
A new survey suggests that 30 percent of cybersecurity professionals believe that bad actors are better at using artificial intelligence (AI) than those who try to defend against such attacks. The survey also shows that organizations experience difficulty with implementing AI to help them fend off attacks.
The killer feature is multitasking. It allows users to run two apps at the same time, side-by-side on the screen, with the ability to toggle between them. Click through to the article if it sounds like something from which you could benefit.
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