Opera has launched version 50 of its browser for Android with several new features. One of them allows users to quickly turn the built-in ad blocker on or off. The browser also comes with an improved cookie warning dialog blocker. This feature tries to get rid of the large number of cookie-dialogs users see when browsing the web.
Microsoft once again has issues with updates for Windows. Where previously mainly Windows 10 was affected, this time it affects all Windows versions from Windows 7. The issues affect Access databases, Internet Explorer and an issue specifically hits Japanese users.
A new Chrome extension from Microsoft allows users to synchronize ‘Activities’ from Google’s browser with their Windows 10 Timeline. Previously the Timeline feature was only supported by Microsoft’s own Edge browser.
Microsoft will, earlier than expected, release an update that brings support for the more secure SHA-2 algorithm to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The update was scheduled for April this year, but Microsoft has decided to release it a month earlier.
Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec discovered 8 malicious apps in the Microsoft Store that secretly consumed computer resources to mine cryptocurrencies. The apps were disguised as computer and battery optimization tutorial, internet search, web browsers, and video viewing and download app.
Samsung has confirmed it will no longer make any new 4K / Ultra HD Blu-ray players. There were already rumors that the Korean electronics giant would pull out of the Ultra HD Blu-ray player market after it didn’t show any new models at IFA last year and CES this year.
A security issue in Facebook’s login procedure made it possible for attackers to take-over random accounts. The vulnerability allowed attackers to add their own mail address and phone number to the account of another user.
An alliance of Mozilla, Consumers International, the Internet Society and eight other organizations have asked the four large American retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart to stop selling insecure Internet of Things (IoT) and “smart” devices.
A whopping 81 percent of all cyberattacks are due to weak or stolen passwords, according to Microsoft in a blog about its Threat Protection service. Because many users use the same passwords on multiple websites, the compromised login credentials can be used to access other accounts of the user as well.
European negotiators have reached a political agreement on the new Copyright Directive which includes the controversial article 11 and 13. Article 11 is also known as the link tax and article 13 requires tech giants like Google and Facebook to purchase licenses for the content their users share.
Where Microsoft previously announced it would remove the traditional version of Paint from Windows 10, there might be some good news for those that won’t like to see it go away. An Italian Twitter user noticed that Microsoft removed the notice stating Paint will be removed from the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview version. Previously […]
Microsoft has patched an actively attacked vulnerability in Internet Explorer and 73 other vulnerabilities during yesterday’s Patch Tuesday of February. The zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer was discovered by Google and allowed attackers to test for the presence of specific files on disk.
Our entertainment has come a long way since people enjoyed themselves in real time and live. To visit certain places, people needed to get going and physically bring themselves to them. Theater performances were watched from the auditorium, galleries, or balconies.
Mozilla will make use of machine learning software from Ubisoft to reduce the number of bugs in Firefox. Ubisoft’s so-called coding-assistant named Clever-Commit, uses data from Firefox’s bug tracking and version control system.
When a vulnerability in Windows, Office and other Microsoft products is attacked for the first time, it’s likely a zero-day. The number of exploits for already patched vulnerabilities is decreasing, according to Microsoft’s Matt Miller who works at the company’s Security Response Center.
By 2020, Seagate plans to introduce the first HDDs with 3 TB platters based on HAMR technology. This should be a model with a total capacity of 24 TB. Another HDD the company is hoping to launch has two actuators and therefore should be able to achieve a sequential throughput of up to 500 MB/s.
Opera has added a free VPN service to its mobile browser app that has been installed more than 10 million times. This way users don’t need an additional app to change their location to e.g. access content from other countries.
Website WCCFTech reports that Micron is coming with 8-bit per cell NAND later this year. This so-called Octa-Level Cell (OLC) NAND would double data density of the current Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND. Micron calls the news ‘fabricated’.
Several dubious apps in the Google Play Store cost users hundreds of dollars per month, according to analysis by security researcher Lukas Stefanko. The apps are initially free for 3 days, but after that charge hundreds of dollars if users forget to unsubscribe in time.
Popular media player VLC will drop support of several older operating systems after it’s upcoming 4.0 release. From that release, VLC will no longer work on Windows XP and Vista and several older iOS and Android versions. Of course, there will also be new features and improvements introduced in VLC 4.0.
Apple faces a class action suite in California because the company has been accused of releasing iOS updates in 2016 that intentionally blocked older chargers. According to the plaintiffs, her iPhone showed the message, “This accessory may not be supported.”
Microsoft has put the Windows File Manager, which was in Windows since Windows 3.0 on the Microsoft Store, so it can used as an app in Windows 10. The File Manager is released as a so-called Universal Windows Platform app.
When Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 in January 2020, the company will no longer provide security updates for the operating system through Windows Update. However, large companies have the ability to pay for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. Microsoft recently briefed some of its partners, after which prices leaked on the internet.
An update issue with Windows 10 on January 29th was caused by the outage of an unknown external DNS service provider from Microsoft, according to the company. The issue prevented some users in the United States and United Kingdom from receiving security, software, and operating system updates from the Microsoft Store and Windows Update. Also the SmartScreen filter, didn’t properly work for some users.
A new feature in Mozilla Firefox will block automatically playing videos with sound. With the new functionality, the browser developer hopes to get rid of an annoyance of many internet users. The new feature will be introduced in Firefox 66 for both PC and Mac.