Archive for October, 2015

Microsoft Edge Updates On PC and Mobile

By | October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Edge Updates On PC and MobileJust recently, the software giant did something they have never done before, released new Windows 10 insider preview builds for both PC and mobile.

So why exactly are these build a worth trying? Well, at least on the mobile side, Edge no longer feels like a pre-alpha piece of software, which is not saying much but still. It does feel way smoother than before and brings the following new features:

– Ability to change the default search engine to Google, at least for some of the users and here we are still stick with Bing and there is no way to do so. Yes, advanced settings are broken.
– Overall performance and usability improvements.
– Much improved UI for easier and faster access.
– Search suggestions now use much more screen real estate, which is good.
– Data sync across different devices although it seems to be broken as well.
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Opera 33 Final is Here

By | October 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Opera 33 Final is HereGood news! Norwegian browser maker has recently released the final version of Opera 33, which includes some neat changes that should and will improve the overall browsing experience.

The first change you’ll probably notice is the new logo and branding but as far as other changes go, it will now better match the overall OS X El Capitain’s transparent look and proprietary audio and video codecs support on Linux platform.

Anything else? Yes! Somewhat reduced Chromium memory use (which has been happening since Opera 15), and Opera Turbo improvements.
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Mozilla Plans $1 Million Donation to Open Source Software

By | October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Plans $1 Million Donation to Open Source SoftwareAnd it’s called Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS).

Earlier this month, Mozilla has launched the open source support program, which aims to support the said software.

As revealed in a blog post, Mozilla will be giving away as much $1,000,000 to help the community. The goal? It’s pretty simple, identify up to 10 projects and fund them by December 12th. Although there is no way to apply yet, feel free to bookmark the following page, in case you do see yourself receiving some of the Google’s Search cash.
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Ability to Change the Default Search Engine Coming to Microsoft Edge

By | October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ability to Change the Default Search Engine Coming to Microsoft EdgeOn Windows 10 Mobile.

Well, it looks like one of the most annoying thing about Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Mobile will soon be gone.

According to one of the leakers on Twitter, users will be able to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge on the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. When? Just like most of the things with WP, “soon”.

Who knows, maybe the build that is coming early this week will be the one who brings this feature back, as IE Mobile had it.
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Firefox 44 Starts Marking HTTP Login Forms as Insecure

By | October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Firefox 44 Starts Marking HTTP Login Forms as InsecureJust as it should be.

Now here’s a pretty great feature that should speed up the overall adoption of HTTPS. Starting with Firefox 44 Nightly, Mozilla’s web browser will notify users about the insecure type = ”password” forms and mark connection as not secure.

All in all, a very small change but we couldn’t be happier.
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Microsoft Edge Extensions Delayed, Again

By | October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Edge Extensions Delayed, AgainSort of?

Well, it looks like Microsoft Edge won’t be that usable during this year after all, at least for most users. According to the software giant itself, the extensions were pushed back to 2016 and according to our own sources, it’s likely to happen sometime in spring of 2016, so don’t expect anything in January or so.

In the statement, they said that Microsoft is “committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience, which is why bringing extensions to Microsoft Edge continues to be a high priority. We’re actively working to develop a secure extension model to make the safest and most reliable browser for our customers, and look forward to sharing more in a future Windows 10 update in 2016.”
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Opera 34 Dev Brings New Branding and More

By | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera 34 Dev Brings New Branding and MoreTakes some time getting used to it.

Not so long time ago, Norwegian browser maker has revealed its logo and slogan (do more). Now, it looks like it has finally made it to the latest developer build of Opera 34.

That’s not the only change, though. A download progress warning dialog is also being tested, so no longer will you interrupt your downloads when closing Opera. How to enable? Type “opera:flags” in the URL bar and look for “show-downloads-in-progress-warning” flag.

Other changes include the support for Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface plugins, which was disabled before, bug fixes, codec improvements for Linux users and MSE+MP3 on the developer stream.
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Google Does the Right Thing, Drops Useless Features

By | October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Google Does the Right Thing, Drops Useless FeaturesMakes few people upset as a result.

Now here’s a pretty controversial move. Focusing on the masses and what they use, Google has decided to drop some of the least popular features in its Chrome web browser.

For example, the upcoming release will drop notifications center (which was added back in 2013), as pretty much no one was using it, according to Google.
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Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market Share

By | October 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market ShareWhen Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.

Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.

Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
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Recent Flash Vulnerability Leaves Everyone at Risk

By | October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent Flash Vulnerability Leaves Everyone at RiskAnother day, another headache.

Now here is something to cheer you up before the weekend. As it turns out, a critical security vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645), affecting all Flash versions on all operating systems (Windows, Linux and OS X), has been recently discovered and is already exploited by various web sites.

The only way to protect yourself? Uninstall Adobe Flash, as the company is said to be releasing patch only sometime next week.

The sense of adventure never ends with Adobe.
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