Tech Wrap-Up 9-20-2022, which is Pepperoni Pizza Day. Nothing spells heartburn more than ingesting tomato sauce and pepperoni together in the same meal. Hell, you might as well throw in a deep, dark bottle of Zinfandel or Cabernet to really anger the stomach gods. Tums and Pepto Bismal are both prayers to the stomach gods who oblige through instant relief of heartburn symptoms. With that type of remediation so readily available, it is no problem to proceed with pepperoni pizza and red wine night. While you decide if you want to attack your heartburn with more heartburn, 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 365 phishing attacks impersonate U.S. govt agencies (Bleeping Computer)
We need a new newsletter called something like Today in Phishing. Because today in phishing we learn about an ongoing attack targeting government contractors in the United States. The attack goes something like this: there is an email request for bids for government projects, and links in the request lead to phishing pages that look like official federal government portals. Attackers do a good job of replicating government portals, replete with using HTTPS on all pages and using a Captcha Challenge to look legitimate.
2. Windows 11’s 2022 Update has something new for everyone (The Verge)
Microsoft began trickling out the Windows 11 2022 Update today, the first significant Windows 11 update since its original release. Key features include Start Menu folders, improved Snap Layouts, Live Captions, improved touch gestures, a new Task Manager interface, and a new Xbox controller bar. To update your Windows installation, go to Settings > Windows Update and click Check for updates.
3. How to update an Android app (Android Police)
It would not surprise me if your Android apps update automatically. If so, you may not know how to update your Android apps manually. Android Police shows us how to update our Android apps manually from the Google Play Store and using an APK. Make certain you only download apps from trusted sites like APK Mirror and Aurora Store to avoid malware. Your best route is to download apps from the Google Play Store, if possible.
4. Apple plans a fix for “grinding,” “vibrating” iPhone 14 Pro Max cameras next week (Ars Technica)
Nothing would piss me off more than spending a grand or more on a new phone only to have it grind and vibrate when you want to take a photograph. As they say, it is better to be pissed off than pissed on. Apple acknowledged a bug in the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera’s optical image stabilization system that causes the issue. A fix for the issue is planned for release next week. Until then, happy grinding!
5. How to enable the iPhone 14 boot chime (9 to 5 Mac)
A boot chime on a phone seems superfluous, but what do I know? Here, we give the people what they want. Today, our readers wanted to know how to enable a boot chime on their iPhone 14 (you can also enable a chime when you power off your device). To locate the boot chime setting, which may not be intuitive, open Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual under Hearing > and set the Power on & Off Sounds option to the On position.
6. Gmail will start spam-proofing political fundraising emails this week (The Verge)
I already gave at the office. Political campaign fundraising emails I receive to my Gmail address are destined for the Trash bin. In fact, I vow to take the time to set up filters for every “spam-proof” political fundraising email I receive so it automatically lands in the Trash without ever hitting my inbox.
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