Tech Wrap-Up 8-3-2022, which is Watermelon Day. There is plenty to like about watermelon, the fruit of summer. First of all, it is available around the world with over one thousand varieties in cultivation. Next, watermelon has an abundance of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and more. Watermelon is more than 90% water but 100% delicious. While you try to find a bite without seeds, 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. Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update improves Defender for Endpoint’s ransomware capabilities (ZDNet)
A new Windows 11 insider preview improves the ransomware protections of Defender for Endpoint. Defender for Endpoint is Microsoft’s security solution for enterprises. Microsoft’s Insider Program managers said, “We enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.” There was no mention of when the update will reach production Endpoint users.
2. Solana ‘hot’ wallets are being drained in multi-million dollar attack (Engadget)
An ongoing attack against the Solana blockchain ecosystem has, so far, swiped 8,000 internet-connected wallets of Solana tokens and USDC stablecoins. To date, losses total around $8 million. Blockchain auditor OtterSec encourages users to migrate their digital assets to hardware wallets. Duh.
3. macOS Ventura: How to unsend and schedule email in Apple Mail (Macworld)
macOS Ventura users have the option to unsend an email and to schedule an email to send later. The ability to Undo Send appears as a clickable link at the bottom of the Sidebar. Users have 10 seconds to change their minds about sending an email. The option to schedule an email displays in a drop-down menu next to the Send button. It is important to note that the Mail app must be open for scheduled mail to send. That is disappointing.
4. Android 13: features, supported phones, everything we know so far (Tech Radar)
Tiramisu is the code name for Android 13, which is due for release next month. Signs point to a September 6 release of Google’s new mobile operating system. This article highlights several expected features, such as handing off, fast pair, and Google Wallet. Pixel phones will likely receive the update first, with the Pixel 7 line running Android 13 out of the box.
5. Google Chrome 104 released with 27 security fixes (Tech Help Knowledgebase)
Google released Chrome 104 this week with 27 security fixes, an enhanced Web Bluetooth API, as well as other features and enhancements. We recommend our readers update their Chrome installations as soon as possible.
6. Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn’t going into Meet (The Verge)
I am happy readers jumped on this article today so it could make it into today’s wrap-up. The headline made me laugh out loud. To alleviate the confusion, in the end, there will be two apps: an original Meet app and a new Meet app that combines Meet and Duo. Google may ultimately phase out the original Meet app as it consolidates these services. The good news is if you are a Meet user or a Duo user, you do not have to do anything right now. However, be on the lookout for the Duo app to rebrand with the Meet logo.
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