WHO campaign promotes gaming as a preferred coronavirus pandemic pastime

Activision Blizzard, YouTube and Big Fish Games are among the industry leaders launching an initiative with WHO to tout video games as a healthy activity to avoid spreading COVID-19.

Gamers around the world can rejoice. The World Health Organization is advising everyone to play video games to combat social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. There’s a new campaign called #PlayApartTogether with 18 of the world’s biggest game industry leaders participating to promote the cause.

The campaign is a way to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus, but also giving people a way

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5 Best Google Chrome Plugins For Business

These Chrome extensions, which include Zoom for GSuite and DocuSign, help stay workers organized, secure, and productive.

Google plugins are a shortcut to programs on Google Chrome plugin pages. When installed, they add a “plugins” button to the toolbar in the browser. When you click on the icon, it opens the plugins menu of third-party apps and Google Chrome extensions that let users access and tailor how they use the web. This is also where you can control Adobe Flash Player, enable and disable the flash player or allow and block Flash and other content for the current site with

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667% spike in email phishing attacks due to coronavirus fears

New data from Barracuda shows cybercriminals are taking advantage of people’s concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As much of the world grapples with the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and how to handle it, attackers are preying on people’s emotions and taking advantage of the widespread discussion of COVID-19 in emails and across the web.

There has been a steady increase in the number of coronavirus COVID-19-related email attacks since January, according to security firm Barracuda Networks, but researchers have observed a recent spike in this type of attack, up a whopping 667% since the end of February.

Between March 1

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How to control a remote computer using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection

Learn how to access and work with a remote PC using the Remote Desktop Connection tool in Windows.

As more people are working from home due to the coronavirus, there is a greater need for tools that can help them do their jobs. One such tool is Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). Built into all versions of Windows and available for other platforms, including macOS, iOS/iPadOS, and Android, RDC lets you connect to and work with a remote Windows workstation or server. Learn how to control a remote computer using Microsoft’s RDC by following the steps in this tutorial.

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How to turn on virtual backgrounds in Zoom

If you don’t want coworkers to see your home during a video meeting, learn how to use Zoom’s virtual backgrounds feature.

As more offices close, travel plans are halted, and coronavirus restrictions rise, a lot of professionals are facing working at home for an extended period. Downloads of virtual collaboration tools like Zoom have skyrocketed, and many users are likely experiencing online meetings and remote work via those apps for the first time. 

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Not everyone has a home office, so folks attending a video meeting might be

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