Monthly Archives: June 2017

Scientists are trying to make the perfect battery | Public Radio International

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from our laptops to phones to electric vehicles, but they’re far from perfect. In fact, they were the culprits behind Samsung’s recent exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones. Source: Scientists are trying to make the perfect battery | Public Radio International

Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs | WIRED

The security firm Check Point has warned of a massive new outbreak: They count 250 million PCs infected with malicious code they’ve called Fireball, designed to hijack browsers to change the default search engine, and track their web traffic on behalf of a Beijing-based digital marketing firm called Rafotech. Source: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a […]

Google will stop scanning your Gmail messages to sell targeted ads – The Verge

Google will stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail users for advertising purposes, the company announced in a blog post today. The practice, something Google has done nearly since the launch of its email service, allows the company to digest the contents of email messages and use them to deliver targeted […]

Control your app permissions on Android 6.0 and up

When you install an app from Google Play on a device running Android 6.0 and up or on a Chromebook, you control which capabilities or information that app can access—known as permissions. For example, an app might want permission to see your device contacts or location. You can control which permissions an app can access […]

iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library

iPhoto includes a feature that allows you to rebuild the currently selected iPhoto library. Sometimes rebuilding the library may resolve issues such as the library appearing to be unreadable, missing photos, or other issues related to reading the iPhoto library structure. Source: iPhoto 6 and later: Rebuilding the iPhoto library – Apple Support

Rebuilding the Global Database | Thunderbird Help

The Global Database (“Gloda” for short) is an indexing system that enables Thunderbird to search messages. Rebuilding the Global Database re-indexes messages and address book cards. (Newsgroup messages are not indexed.) Source: Rebuilding the Global Database | Thunderbird Help

How to Scan & Fix Hard Drives with CHKDSK in Windows 10

Microsoft’s hard disk scanning and repair utility, CHKDSK (“check disk”), was introduced over 30 years ago but still has a useful place today. Users running even the latest Microsoft operating system can still use the command to examine their hard drives for errors and repair them if necessary. Here’s how to run CHKDSK in Windows […]

Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

It’s never a good sign when venture-backed companies have to raise money from debt financing groups, because it indicates that traditional investors don’t have much hope for the company. Source: Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

Your Music Everywhere – ROCKI

THE ROCKI YOUR SPEAKERS. WIRELESS. Source: Rocki + Spotify: Your Music EverywhereROCKI | The easiest way to get Spotify on your Speakers with Spotify Connect

Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio

ALL PIANO. ALL THE TIME. WHISPERINGS: SOLO PIANO MUSIC TO QUIET YOUR WORLD Source: Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio

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