Tech Wrap-Up 6-22-2022, which is National Kissing Day. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…to say kiss. Snog, smooch, peck, pucker up, neck, French, make out, suck face, and osculate. I am sure there are more, but that is a good start. While you check the thesaurus, 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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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
1. iOS 16 lock screen — here’s everything your iPhone can do now (Tom’s Guide)
iOS 16 morphs iPhones into Android phones with the added ability to customize the lock screen. Customization options include placing widgets on the lock screen, expanded wallpaper options, adjusting fonts and colors, and creating multiple lock screens. Apple expects to release iOS 16 to the public in September 2022.
2. Popularity of open source software leads to security risks (Beta News)
A recent developer security firm report found that 41 percent of enterprises surveyed have low confidence in their open-source software security. The report also discovered that 49 percent of organizations surveyed have an open-source security policy, and 30 percent of firms without such a policy realize that nobody on their team addresses open-source security.
3. 3 tricks to see if your passwords are being sold on the Dark Web (Kim Komando)
Kim Komando shows us some tricks to use to store passwords and keep those stored passwords safe. First on the list is using a password manager. Next, she points you to a couple of websites that scan the Dark Web for stolen passwords. Not only does a password manager protect your passwords, but a strong antivirus app helps to protect your devices from phishing attacks that may compromise your passwords.
4. Google Chrome 103 released with 14 security fixes (Tech Help Knowledgebase)
Google released Chrome 103 yesterday with 14 security fixes, faster page loads, fewer notification prompts, local font access, and more. We recommend that our readers update Chrome as soon as possible.
5. Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get a Built-in Speed Test Feature (Softpedia)
Microsoft Edge is set to receive some new built-in tools. Among the tools are a calculator, an Internet speed test, and a unit converter. Edge users should see the new tools starting in August 2022.
6. How to block third-party trackers in your browser (Digital Trends)
While first-party cookies are important for essential website features, third-party tracking cookies present privacy and security risks. Digital Trends shows you how to stop tracking cookies in specific browsers and platforms. Other suggested methods are to use a VPN or your web browser’s incognito/private browsing mode.
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