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Simple Tech Tips: Weekly Computer News 6/12/2021

Simple Tech Tips: Weekly Computer News 6/12/2021
By Triona Guidry • Issue #55 • View online
Hi! Here’s your weekly technology news roundup from Simple Tech Tips For Home Computer Users.

From the Simple Tech Tips Blog
With everyone working and learning from home these days, there’s been an increase in tech support scams. Remember, if someone cold calls you claiming to be from a tech support company, it’s probably a scam. Don’t give anyone remote access to your computer unless you are certain who they are. If you need tech support help, call Apple or Microsoft directly or seek out a qualified tech support professional.
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Password managers are more important than ever, and their features go far beyond just keeping track of your passwords. Learn how a password manager can simplify Internet safety in my latest article for The Northwest Herald.
Other Computer News From Around the Internet
Apple announced the new macOS Monterey at WWDC this week. I’m glad to see this new operating system is compatible with older Macs, which is a boon for budget-conscious consumers. According to this list, most Macs 2015 and newer are supported.
The amount of data stolen is staggering, and includes not only passwords but email addresses, DMs, documents, screenshots, and even pictures taken with the infected computer’s web cam. Here’s how to find out if you’ve been affected.
Here’s a summary of the announcements at this year’s WWDC keynote including new system versions macOS Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 as well as news about Airpods, HomeKit, and more.
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