KnowTechie Weekly Download: Issue #6

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Welcome to KnowTechie’s Weekly Download. We know life gets busy, so we've compiled the most important tech stories you might have missed this week. So grab a coffee, and let’s get started!

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💡 Your Weekly Quick Tech Tip 

Boost your productivity by customizing keyboard shortcuts. On a Mac, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts to assign custom shortcuts to apps and menu items.

On Windows, go to Settings > Devices > Typing > Shortcuts to create custom shortcuts. For example, set "Ctrl + Shift + N" to open a new browser window. Tailor shortcuts to your workflow to optimize efficiency. More keyboard shortcuts here.

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Here’s what we’ll be tackling today:

  • 📰 News: Threads, a Nintendo next-gen console, healthcare cyberattacks, Tesla lawsuits, and iPhone 15 news.

  • 🔎 Top finds this week

  • 🎁 New Giveaway

  • 💰 Deals, deals, and more deals

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🔗 Top stories of the week 🔗

🏥 Hospitals and clinics in various states are recovering from a cyberattack that disrupted computer systems, forcing closures and diverting patients. The extent of the attack is being investigated, and recovery could take weeks.

Why it matters: If a group of dickwads can do this now, what’s stopping others from doing it again? My identity was stolen two months ago because someone hacked my healthcare provider.

💻 Meta’s Twitter clone, Threads, is expected to introduce search and web functionality in the coming weeks, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Despite rapid sign-ups, many users did not stick around, prompting Meta to accelerate the development of additional features.

Why it matters: Given the fact that Threads has lost more than 80% of its daily active users since its launch, they’ll do anything to keep their heads above water. This is a good start.

📅 Rumor has it that Apple is gearing up its annual Apple event for September 13. Apple is reportedly telling its employees to avoid taking that day off. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s pretty damn close.

Why it matters: We will get our first look at Apple’s new iPhone 15 and see if the rumors about a price increase are true. This will reportedly be the first iPhone to replace the lightning cable with USB-C.

📝 Techie Test Time

(Last week’s answer below)

What was the first computer virus called?

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Last week’s answer: What was the first product that Microsoft ever sold?

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ A) Windows 1.0 (2)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 B) MS-DOS (7)

🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ C) Altair BASIC (3)

⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ D) Microsoft Office (1)

Correct Answer: MS-DOS 🛎️ 🛎️ 🛎️. Good job, everyone; for the most part, you guys nailed it. It sounds like I need to step up my game.

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🔗 Other stories worth reading

Headlines Worth Digging Into

🛠️ Top Tool Finds This Week

MagicQuit: Automatically closes apps when you don't use them anymore. Enjoy

Depths: A social bookmark for people in tech

Khroma: Utilizing AI, it identifies your color preferences and generates an infinite array of palettes to explore, find, and tool around with.

BlogtoPod: In just minutes, your blog can be transformed into podcasts.

Comigo: AI-chatbot Chrome extension that helps people with ADHD

mymind: Remember everything, organize nothing.

Meco: Meco pulls newsletters you already subscribe to out of your inbox & into its app.

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