Tech Wrap-Up for 6-6-2022

Tech Wrap-Up for 6-6-2022

Tech Wrap-Up for 6-6-2022, which is National Yo-Yo Day. Do not confuse this with National Ho Hos Day, named for the frosted, cream-filled chocolate snack cake, or National 6-6-6 Day (since 2+0+2+2=6). Yo-yos, also known as bandalores, have captivated the world since around 500 BCE. It is the only toy played by every person currently inhabiting planet Earth. OK, I made that up, but it seems true. While you figure out how to untangle the string, 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. An actively exploited Microsoft 0-day flaw still doesn’t have a patch (Ars Technica)

This zero-day involves a flaw in the Support Diagnostic Tool known as the Follina vulnerability. An attacker could use a malicious Word document to exploit the flaw and take control of a device. The flaw impacts all supported versions of Windows. There is no patch, although Microsoft has suggested a workaround.

2. Microsoft: Windows Autopatch now available for public preview (Bleeping Computer)

Microsoft customers with a Windows 10 or Windows 11 Enterprise E3 license are in for a free treat. Windows Autopatch is a new service that automatically manages the deployment of Windows quality and feature updates, firmware, apps, and drivers for enterprise updates. The service is now in public preview. Look for general availability in July 2022.

3. How To Hard Reset & Factory Reset (Powerwash) A Chromebook (Screen Rant)

Chromebooks are so inexpensive that they are practically disposable. I have had several Chromebooks over the years, and I have never had to reset or powerwash one because of issues. Thank you, Chromebook manufacturers. However, if your experience has differed from mine, check out this article from Screen Rant. They show readers how to hard reset a Chromebook to fix persistent issues. If a hard reset does not work, they show you how to factory reset a Chromebook too.

4. Android 12 QPR3 June security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live (9 to 5 Google)

One of my favorite things about Android on Pixel phones is the scheduled monthly feature and security update that occurs around the 5th day of each new month. That’s it, just one update every month. It is extremely unusual for an out-of-band update to grace us with its presence. Right on time, the June 2022 security patch is available for supported Pixel phones. I have already updated my Pixel 6 Pro.

5. Windows 11 ‘Restore Apps’ feature will make it easier to set up new PCs (Bleeping Computer)

A new Restore Apps feature is coming to Windows 11. The feature will allow Microsoft account holders to install all of the previously installed Microsoft Store apps under their account to a new Windows 11 PC or installation. The time-saving feature will update your new PC by clicking a single button.

6. Google is bringing Gboard’s custom text stickers to more Android users (The Verge)

Do you use the Gboard keyboard on your Android device? I do. Now, Google is making the custom text stickers feature — used to create and send personalized stickers — to non-Pixel Android phones. Joining custom text stickers are thousands of new Pride Month and summer-themed mash-ups to Emoji Kitchen.

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