Tech Wrap-Up 6-7-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 6-7-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 6-7-2022, which is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. I love chocolate. I love ice cream. I love chocolate ice cream. My all-time favorite is chocolate soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate. There is nothing better than competing with the summer sun to slurp up a cone before it becomes a dripping mess. While you find napkins, 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. Google Meet for teachers can automatically transcribe lessons into a Google Doc (The Verge)

I am old enough to remember when iPads in the classroom were all the rage. Today, there is nary an Apple product in classrooms albeit in the pockets or backpacks of some students. Google won the battle of the classroom with Chromebooks and a host of Google services, like Google Meet, that goes with them. Now, teachers are getting an auto-transcript feature in Google Meet if they have signed up for Google Workspace for Education Plus and Teaching and Learning Upgrade plans.

2. How to use Google Chrome’s ‘Reading list’ (9 to 5 Google)

There are two schools of thought on saving articles to read later. The first school opens a new tab and keeps it open indefinitely until they stumble back to read the article in the future. The second school of thought adds articles to a reading list, akin to a bookmark. That way, you can store a boatload of articles to read at a later time without having a bunch of tabs open that chew up your computer’s resources.

3. Hackers are now hiding inside networks for longer. That’s not a good sign (ZDNet)

According to a report from Sophos, the amount of time hackers spend inside compromised networks before discovery has increased from 11 days to 15 days. 47% of intrusions use unpatched security vulnerabilities to gain access. When hackers spend more time inside a network without detection, they have more time to cause damage.

4. Gmail Is Kind of a Mess. Here’s How to Fix It (Wired)

I monitor a lot of email addresses, including several Gmail addresses. I tend to use an email client, like Thunderbird, to view my email accounts in one place. One reason I choose to use an email client is that the Gmail user interface is not that appealing to me. This article has many suggestions about how to make Gmail a more enjoyable destination.

5. Crypto investors are ditching other tokens for Bitcoin (Yahoo! Finance)

Crypto blah blah blah blah blah. Yahoo! Finance frames what appears to be scam or Ponzi scheme speculation as “investing” (in unregistered securities). The author suggests that Bitcoin’s market cap relative to the total crypto market cap shows that speculators now seek a safer place for their money. The safer place is the sound money of Bitcoin.

6. The iPhone’s New Lock Screen in iOS 16 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think (CNet)

A device’s lock screen provides at-a-glance information without unlocking your device unless you use an iPhone. That may be about to change when Apple releases iOS 16 to the public in the fall. The coming change should make your iPhone’s lock screen look a lot more like an Apple Watch if that is your thing.

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