Tech Wrap-Up 5-13-2019. The price of one Bitcoin surpassed $8000 today for the first time since July 2018. The price represents a weekly increase in value of nearly 40%. A great way to earn Bitcoin is with this shopping rewards program that pays you back in Bitcoin. Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up each 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 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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1. Microsoft to Release the May 2019 Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow (Softpedia News)
Tomorrow is the second Tuesday of May. In Microsoft’s world, that’s Patch Tuesday. It is the day each month when Microsoft pushes out software fixes and updates. The May 2019 Update, also called version 1903, rolls out to Windows 10 users later this month. The Patch Tuesday update may include components that help ensure a smooth rollout of version 1903 in the coming weeks.
2. How to theme your Chromebook (Android Central)
The more appropriate title for this article would be how to theme Chrome. As the piece states, the themes do not apply to all of Chrome OS, but just to the Chrome browser where Chromebook users spend the majority of their time. It starts by visiting the Chrome Web Store in Chrome, selecting Themes, and then clicking through them until you find one that suits you. Click Add to Chrome, and keep it if you like it.
3. Auto-Delete Web and App Activity from Google (Thurrott)
On the heels of last week’s news about Google’s forthcoming account privacy controls, the option to set them is now available. Google account holders should log into their Google account, then click Data and Personalization. Under Activity controls, expand Web & App Activity. From there you can configure the settings the way you want them.
The phone you’re looking for is the HTC Exodus 1s, a less expensive version of the Exodus 1. Expected in Q3 2019, the Exodus 1s will have a full Bitcoin node capability built in. Running a full node improves decentralization and strengthens the entire Bitcoin ecosystem by helping to process and confirm transactions. Storing the blockchain requires an SD Card in the phone and ideally connecting over wi-fi.
6. Two years after WannaCry, a million computers remain at risk (Tech Crunch)
A ransomware attack two years ago rapidly impacted hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries. WannaCry, based on NSA cyberweapons, continues to be a threat to a million or more unpatched systems today. WannaCry appears to be less destructive at this stage, however, for reasons as of yet unknown.
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