Tech Wrap-Up 7-28-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 7-28-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 7-28-2022, which is Chili Dog Day. I have a dog. I live in a place where it does not snow or even get cold. This leaves me in the precarious position of having to write about a subject that neither I nor my dog knows anything about. I beg your pardon? Oh, did I fuck this up? Ah, OK, never mind about the cold dog. While you piece together a heartburn-inducing meal, 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. Apple’s Virtualization framework is a great, free way to test new macOS betas (Ars Technica)

Apple’s Virtualization framework is a great way to run another operating system, like Linux or a macOS beta version on your Mac without jeopardizing your main installation. In fact, your Mac includes everything you need without requiring additional software. Review Apple’s documentation and sample projects, along with this tutorial from Ars Technica, to run a simple virtual machine.

2. Apple and Google come under scrutiny for scammy crypto apps (The Verge)

It is funny how many online resources contain the words “scammy” and “crypto.” Here is another one. This time, it concerns the Apple and Google app stores and how they review fraudulent “crypto” apps before listing them. Members of the United States Congress contacted the CEOs of both companies today asking them to explain how they review and approve scammy “crypto” apps that end up bilking customers out of billions of dollars.

3. How to use virtual desktops in ChromeOS to optimize your workflow (ZDNet)

ChromeOS, the operating system that makes Chromebooks hum, includes a feature that helps improve your productivity and organization. The feature is the virtual desktop, a way to partition your desktop into multiple workspaces. Virtual desktops allow users to set up separate workspaces for certain categories you need, such as productivity, social media, news, etc. ChromeOS allows up to eight virtual desktops.

4. 5 Tips for Teaching Kids the Cybersecurity Basics (PCMag)

Cybersecurity is not a public school priority. As a result, the teaching of cybersecurity principles falls on parents’ shoulders. This PCMag tutorial calls for hiring cybersecurity educators, discusses parental control software, and shows parents how to teach cybersecurity at home.

5. Sorry, Apple will no longer help you set up a dial-up modem on your Mac (9 to 5 Mac)

I almost choked on my coffee when I read this article. It is 2022 and kids born this century have probably never heard of a dial-up modem. Nor should they have heard of this heinous relic. Yet, with macOS Ventura on the cusp of release, Apple thinks it is finally time to stop helping its customers set one up. When was the last time Apple needed to help someone set up a dial-up modem? Has Amazon deforestation finally thrust native tribes into broadband?

6. Cloudflare’s unique network could make it the most essential security vendor of the zero-trust era (Protocol)

Cloudflare’s segue from application security into zero-trust services positioned the company at the forefront of enterprise network security. This becomes more vital as businesses transition and consolidate their network spending from server hardware to cloud-based services.

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