Finds of the Week: Post To All Social Media At Once / Protect Against WannaCry type Ransomware / 19 Windows 10 Tips / Audio Formats Explained


Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Post to all of your social media accounts at once
Posting to all social media accounts is ok if you have a few, but if you have several and want to send the same post to all of them in one go then one of the 4 tools outlined in this article should work for you.

Make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry
There's been a huge outbreak of ransomware in the last few weeks targeting computers that run various Windows versions. Find out if your computer is safe and directions for how to protect it if it isn't. The article covers Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 10. If you have Windows 7 there's a link to download and install the update you need - in case you don't have Windows Update set to automatic, or you have one of the processors that Microsoft is blocking Windows Update on. :) If you've been using Windows Update to keep your computer up to date you should be fine.

19 Best Windows 10 Tips and Tricks You Should Know
Most users of Windows 10 will likely know a few of these but it's worth a look to see if there's something new you can use. The tips include enabling a dark theme, resize and unpin tiles, customizing the Start Menu, accessing files quickly from File Explorer, virtual desktops, some command prompt shortcuts for us command line fans, find my device, blocking notifications and more.

The Difference Between MP3, AAC, FLAC and Other Audio Formats
I started reading about the "death" of the MP3 file format a few weeks ago. I don't believe it will die anytime soon, but if you're curious about the other audio file formats, as I was, here's a good overview that's not a very long read.

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Running Bitdefender...As for the Win7 updates, am checking those right now....thanx.

You're welcome.:)
Bitdefender sent an email out to users that it protected against WannaCry when the outbreak started so you are probably fine.

Re: the wannacry deal... i was wondering as i have never seen this discussed...when this wannacry hits one and does its encryption of files, does it encrypt files that are not in the C partition?

Good question. :) I haven't been able to find out what files in encrypts - what I find is that it locks all files, or key files, or music files, and leaves only two files accessible - those are a "what to do next" file and the other is WannaDecryptor program. I don't know if it accesses things external hard drives or USB flash drives or other writable media or if it attacks files in places like Dropbox. Anyone else know?