Tech Wrap-Up 9-21-2018

Tech Wrap-Up 9-21-2018

Tech Wrap-Up 9-21-2018. Wrapping up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase 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 they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. 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. Android 9 Pie is now rolling out to all OnePlus 6 owners with final, stable build (9to5Google)

OnePlus is a smartphone manufacturer out of Shenzhen, China. Following an open beta program that launched on September 3, OnePlus 6 owners today have access to the final Oxygen OS 9.0 release. Oxygen OS is OnePlus’s customized Android operating system. The version number convention of this build now matches the Android convention. Oxygen OS 9.0 is the OnePlus custom version of Android 9 Pie. Note that it is a staged rollout, and all OnePlus 6 users should receive the upgrade over the next few days.

2. Twitch is reportedly blocked in China (Engadget)

Jakarta, Indonesia, hosted the Asian Games last month. When China’s CCTV elected not to broadcast the Games, Chinese esport fans turned to Twitch en masse for their fix. But playtime is over now after the removal of Twitch from the App Store in China, and access restrictions imposed.

3. YouTube is failing its creators (The Verge)

Burnout plagues YouTube creators due to an insatiable appetite for their creations. The Verge describes the situation as one where YouTube makes empty promises about how to best combat burnout rates. However, the company says it is more about misconceptions on how it ranks videos and channels.

4. How to detect and remove a virus from your Android phone (Security Boulevard)

This piece is part 2 of an ongoing series on mobile device security. This part details the 4 most common types of mobile viruses: spyware, ransomware, worms, and trojans. Mobile viruses strike iOS devices less because of a high upgrade adoption rate. Find out about the symptoms your phone may exhibit if infected, and how to remove a detected infection.

5. Brave Browser Is Using Civic’s Blockchain Platform to Verify Publishers (Coindesk)

Brave browser will use Civic’s Reusable KYC program for its verified publishers in a new collaboration announced today. By verifying their authenticity using Civic’s program, the option becomes available for Brave publishers to receive BAT payments directly to their own Ethereum wallet.

6. Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code (ZDNet)

WordPress sites are being hacked by intruders. They use vulnerabilities in outdated WordPress themes and plugins to modify PHP or JavaScript files, and database tables, to load malicious code. First detected about a month ago, attacks have ramped up this week.

7. How to prepare your Mac for MacOS Mojave (CNet)

MacOS Mojave makes its debut on Monday, September 24. Learn which Macs are compatible with the new operating system, and the best ways to free up storage. Oh, and don’t forget to back up your machine before you download and install Mojave.

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