Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. “As Alexa, Google Home, Siri, and other voice assistants have become fixtures in millions of homes, privacy advocates have grown concerned that their near-constant listening to nearby conversations could pose more risk than benefit to users. New research suggests the privacy threat may be greater than previously thought.”

Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home

Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home. “Maybe you want to start the day with yoga, boosting your energy and encouraging clear intention. Or perhaps you want to use yoga to ease that pack pain from sitting in the house all day. Different yoga instructors, apps, and YouTube channels offer different styles and approaches. And what’s best is what works best for you. There’s no universal answer for the single best app or YouTube channel for yoga, but you’ll find one that suits your groove with a little trial and error.”

Reverse Image Search: Your Complete Guide (Search Engine Journal)

Search Engine Journal: Reverse Image Search: Your Complete Guide. “Searching for the original source of an image you like online? Want a complete list of all the pages your image appears in on the web? Here’s your complete guide to reverse image search on today’s major search engines (think Google, Bing, and Yandex). Plus, we’ll show you how to do reverse search on both desktop and mobile.”

Irish Examiner: New website helps people with dyslexia improve reading

Irish Examiner: New website helps people with dyslexia improve reading. “Computer science student Kevin Cogan created the platform so it can be adapted to suit an individual’s needs. The software can be downloaded as a Google Chrome extension so that dyslex.ie can be used across all sites and online scripts.” Not entirely free; there is a premium version that unlocks all features, but according to the article it starts at a modest €2 a month (about $2.25 USD.)

MakeTechEasier: Virtual Assistants for Linux You Can Use on Your Desktop

MakeTechEasier: Virtual Assistants for Linux You Can Use on Your Desktop . “You have most likely heard about virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, and even Google Assistant. It isn’t common, however, to hear about virtual assistants for Linux. That doesn’t mean Linux doesn’t have anything to offer, however. Here, we’ll take a look at two virtual assistants that are available for Linux.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Add Options in Google Forms Questions from Google Sheets

Digital Inspiration: How to Add Options in Google Forms Questions from Google Sheets. “As with everything else in the world of Google Forms and Google Sheets, we can easily automate the process of adding question choices in Google Forms in bulk with the help of, you guessed it right, Google Apps Script.”

BetaNews: Get back deleted data with Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery tool

BetaNews: Get back deleted data with Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery tool. “Windows File Recovery is a free app in the Microsoft store which can be used to recover data that has been lost for a variety of reasons. The command line tool can be used to retrieve data from local hard drives as well as removable media such as USB drives and memory cards.”

Search Engine Journal: A Simple Guide to Perform a Comprehensive Content Audit

Search Engine Journal: A Simple Guide to Perform a Comprehensive Content Audit. “If you’re wondering if your content is performing well, there’s a good chance it’s time for a content audit to check for sure. By following the right steps, knowing what to look for, and what you’re hoping to get out of your content audit, you can look forward to creating a better website.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Apps for Creative People and Teams to Collaborate Digitally

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Apps for Creative People and Teams to Collaborate Digitally. “Creative teams depend on the free and easy flow of ideas to collaborate and inspire new thoughts. When you have to work digitally, these free apps help foster creativity and brainstorm fresh ideas. The most obvious starting point for creative brainstorming is to use a mind-mapping tool. This article won’t go into that because we’ve already reviewed the best free mind-mapping apps for single users or teams. Instead, we’ll focus on tools that ease creative collaboration across a range of fields, like design, writing, music, and more.”

CNET: Want to learn to code? We found 5 online coding courses for beginners

CNET: Want to learn to code? We found 5 online coding courses for beginners. “My husband is a tech guy through and through — tinkering in code to build simple apps and websites just for fun. I’m not. I knew my way around MySpace HTML back in the day (enough to change my background at least) and could navigate WordPress for my college newspaper, but those skills are quite rusty now. Learning to code is a valuable skill for almost anyone working in our digital world. And though unemployment levels are high due to the coronavirus pandemic, tech companies like Apple and Amazon are still hiring. Picking up some coding skills could help you get a foot in the door.”

ZDNet: Privacy Bee scrubs your personal data from companies to reduce your risk of identity theft

ZDNet: Privacy Bee scrubs your personal data from companies to reduce your risk of identity theft. “Atlanta-based privacy management platform Privacy Bee has released a new service, which can remove users’ data en masse from thousands of databases across the Internet. The service scrubs consumers’ personal information from companies’ databases so it can not be sold or hacked. By limiting the number of places where your personal data is stored, individuals reduce their exposure to data breaches.”

MakeUseOf: How Google Uses Your Phone to Predict Traffic and Plan Trips

MakeUseOf: How Google Uses Your Phone to Predict Traffic and Plan Trips . “Phones work diligently to help us with our daily life, so much so that sometimes we don’t even know what data it’s sending back to servers around the world. For example, did you know that your phone can be used by Google Maps to help predict traffic jams on the road? Let’s explore how you’re helping Google without realizing it, and how to turn it off if you don’t like this feature.”

MakeUseOf: How to Use Google Forms to Get Updates From Your Remote Team

MakeUseOf: How to Use Google Forms to Get Updates From Your Remote Team. “Google Forms is a terrific and intuitive tool for gathering information from clients, customers, and employees. You can easily create and customize a form, share it in a few different ways, and then analyze the answers. If you’re in a work situation where you have a remote team, Google Forms can be an effective method for obtaining updates. You can use it for a specific project or simple work updates that you request daily or weekly.”

Screen Rant: How To Use Instagram Filters To Create TikTok Videos

Screen Rant: How To Use Instagram Filters To Create TikTok Videos. “Using popular Instagram filters to create TikTok videos is a great way to combine the best of both social media platforms, and even give TikTokkers an edge over the competition. While it might seem difficult to take the filters from one app and use them in another, it is actually fairly easy to do, and worth the extra effort to create a video that is less often seen on TikTok.”