Tech Wrap-Up 8-5-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 8-5-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 8-5-2022, which is Beer Day. Beer is a wonder of nature. Combine malted barley with water, hops, yeast, some time, and voila. The variations are endless. First, you have ales that ferment with top-fermenting yeast at warmer temperature. Next, you have lagers that ferment with bottom-fermenting yeast at cooler temperatures. Brewers control the color of beer using roasted barley and control the bitterness level with hops. While you decide if you prefer ale or lager, 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. The top 11 malware strains you need to worry about (ZDNet)

Cybersecurity watchdogs from the United States and Australia recently released a list of eleven top malware threats from the past ten years. The malware on the list ranges from trojans to ransomware and mostly targets financial gain instead of espionage. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also offers an overview of how the malware works and mitigation recommendations.

2. Chrome OS 104 Finally Brings Dark Theme to Chromebooks (Thurrott)

ChromeOS 104 began rolling out to Chromebooks this week. The update includes dark theme support, a windowed Launcher experience, a new visual style, a better photo experience in Phone Hub, improved screen capture, and a new Calendar flyout.

3. Microsoft Edge 104 released with new added security protection (Tech Help Knowledgebase)

Microsoft released Edge 104 today with newly added security protection for less visited websites. We recommend our readers update their Edge installations as soon as possible.

4. DuckDuckGo removes carve-out for Microsoft tracking scripts after securing policy change (Tech Crunch)

In May 2022, DuckDuckGo ruffled some feathers by not blocking advertising requests made by Microsoft scripts on third-party websites. That is about to change. In an effort to provide “more privacy and transparency for DuckDuckGo web tracking protections,” DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg says they will now block those scripts too.

5. 17 SEO Best Practices For Better Ranking (Search Engine Journal)

If publishers want their websites to display in a top location in search engine results, they must use search engine optimization (SEO) at the very least. To implement effective SEO, publishers must follow SEO best practices. That is to say, publishers must abide by an evolving set of guidelines that are not manipulative, according to Google. Here are 17 SEO best practices that publishers may follow to improve their search rankings.

6. Windows 10 is winning in another surprising way (Tech Radar)

Things may not be going as well for Windows 11 as Microsoft hoped. At least not yet. A new report from Valve on Steam market share usage by operating system shows Windows 11 usage went down (by .11 percent) while Windows 10 usage went up (by 1.91 percent). Oops.

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