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2015-06-30 12:49:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Most reshares: 1

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2015-06-12 20:17:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Thunderbird 38.0.1 is a massive update for the email client 
#thunderbird #email #security  

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into the hands of the community. The release of Thunderbird 38.0.1 is the first massive update of the email client that introduces more than just bug fixes and security updates. This guide looks at the major changes introduced in the new version.

Most plusones: 4

2015-05-22 11:51:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google Patches 37 Security Bugs With Release of Chrome 43 
#chrome #googlechrome #security  

Google announced on Tuesday that Chrome 43 is available for download. The latest release contains numerous improvements and fixes, including patches for a total of 37 security bugs. Chrome 43 also introduces the "Upgrade Insecure Requests" content security policy (CSP). The CSP can be used to automatically upgrade HTTP requests to HTTPS before they are fetched by the browser. When a page containing references to HTTP URLs is accessed through HTTPS, mixed-content warnings might be displayed. The CSP helps avoid such warnings.

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2015-06-30 14:38:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business 
#security #opendns #cisco  

Cisco Systems said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. OpenDNS provides network security service that block attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business 
#security #opendns #cisco  

Cisco Systems said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS for $635 million in cash and equity awards to beef up its security business. OpenDNS provides network security service that block attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.___

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2015-06-30 12:53:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released! 
#linuxmint #mate #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released! 
#linuxmint #mate #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-06-30 12:49:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
#linuxmint #cinnamon #rafaela  

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon, a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.___

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2015-06-30 04:06:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

36 Best Android apps 2015: The apps your Android phone can’t be without 
#android #apps #bestof  

Finding the best content in the Google Play Store can be an absolute headache. Despite Google’s slick attempts to improve discoverability, the good stuff tends to be hidden away under a mountain of Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Threes! clones. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have Android apps. Be they free, paid-for, or peppered with in-app purchases, we’ve split our selection into six different categories.

36 Best Android apps 2015: The apps your Android phone can’t be without 
#android #apps #bestof  

Finding the best content in the Google Play Store can be an absolute headache. Despite Google’s slick attempts to improve discoverability, the good stuff tends to be hidden away under a mountain of Candy Crush, Flappy Bird and Threes! clones. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have Android apps. Be they free, paid-for, or peppered with in-app purchases, we’ve split our selection into six different categories.___

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2015-06-29 12:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

20 Things Recruiters Do Not Want to See on Your Resume 
#jobs #resume  

Research suggests that the average hiring manager takes less than one minute to peruse a resume. Other studies show that they can do this initial check in six seconds. Larger companies use applicant tracking software to make the initial selection and they do that in a split second! So, what are they looking for and what should you avoid mentioning? You have to try and get inside the typical recruiter’s mindset, which will reflect what is in the job description. If you can do that, you can enormously improve your resume. Here are 20 things that will guarantee your resume ends up in the trash:

20 Things Recruiters Do Not Want to See on Your Resume 
#jobs #resume  

Research suggests that the average hiring manager takes less than one minute to peruse a resume. Other studies show that they can do this initial check in six seconds. Larger companies use applicant tracking software to make the initial selection and they do that in a split second! So, what are they looking for and what should you avoid mentioning? You have to try and get inside the typical recruiter’s mindset, which will reflect what is in the job description. If you can do that, you can enormously improve your resume. Here are 20 things that will guarantee your resume ends up in the trash:___

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2015-06-29 11:31:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How much am I worth as a freelancer? 
#freelancer #pricing  

As a Freelancer no matter what industry you work in or years of experience you have, the problem of "what do I charge and how do I communicate my value?" is a universal one that all freelancers struggle with. Here are the lessons and solutions we defined as a group together in battling this challenge.

How much am I worth as a freelancer? 
#freelancer #pricing  

As a Freelancer no matter what industry you work in or years of experience you have, the problem of "what do I charge and how do I communicate my value?" is a universal one that all freelancers struggle with. Here are the lessons and solutions we defined as a group together in battling this challenge.___

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2015-06-28 14:17:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Security analysis finds 14 Android apps that are putting your critical accounts at risk 
#security #android #apps  

Fourteen Android apps, which combined represent an estimated 80 million downloads, have serious flaws in the way they handle social logins, according to an analysis by AppBugs. AppBugs, which makes an app for tracking security vulnerabilities, found the problems in a variety of Android apps, all of which use social logins — in which you log in to the app using your Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, or similar accounts.

Security analysis finds 14 Android apps that are putting your critical accounts at risk 
#security #android #apps  

Fourteen Android apps, which combined represent an estimated 80 million downloads, have serious flaws in the way they handle social logins, according to an analysis by AppBugs. AppBugs, which makes an app for tracking security vulnerabilities, found the problems in a variety of Android apps, all of which use social logins — in which you log in to the app using your Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, or similar accounts.___

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2015-06-26 13:16:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN' 
#security #vpn #privacy  

VPN is not shorthand for secure internet connection. The "private" in "virtual private network" means nothing more than that the VPN provides a connection that can be made to behave as though you had a direct hookup to your destination network. In other words, a VPN is implicitly private more in the sense that your family car is classed as a Private and Light Goods vehicle than in the sense of private-as-in-privacy.

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN' 
#security #vpn #privacy  

VPN is not shorthand for secure internet connection. The "private" in "virtual private network" means nothing more than that the VPN provides a connection that can be made to behave as though you had a direct hookup to your destination network. In other words, a VPN is implicitly private more in the sense that your family car is classed as a Private and Light Goods vehicle than in the sense of private-as-in-privacy.___

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2015-06-26 12:23:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

SanDisk’s Insane 200GB MicroSD Is Now Available for Purchase 
#sandisk #200gb #microsd  

SanDisk’s monstrous 200GB microSD card is finally available for purchase. Priced by SanDisk at $249.99, the Ultra 200GB microSD card is listed as in stock on Amazon, where it can be purchased for a slightly better price, $239.44. In case that’s too-steep a price for you, SanDisk’s new Ultra microSD cards also come in smaller capacities, which are significantly cheaper. Prices start at $6.95 for the 8GB model and go all the way up to $78.99 for the 128GB version.

SanDisk’s Insane 200GB MicroSD Is Now Available for Purchase 
#sandisk #200gb #microsd  

SanDisk’s monstrous 200GB microSD card is finally available for purchase. Priced by SanDisk at $249.99, the Ultra 200GB microSD card is listed as in stock on Amazon, where it can be purchased for a slightly better price, $239.44. In case that’s too-steep a price for you, SanDisk’s new Ultra microSD cards also come in smaller capacities, which are significantly cheaper. Prices start at $6.95 for the 8GB model and go all the way up to $78.99 for the 128GB version.___

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2015-06-25 14:54:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How To Protect Yourself With OS X's Built-in Firewall 
#security #mac #firewall  

While you can certainly spend money on firewall applications for your Mac, no surprise, it already includes an excellent, built-in, free Application Level Firewall that, with minimal configuration, will do everything you need.

How To Protect Yourself With OS X's Built-in Firewall 
#security #mac #firewall  

While you can certainly spend money on firewall applications for your Mac, no surprise, it already includes an excellent, built-in, free Application Level Firewall that, with minimal configuration, will do everything you need.___

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2015-06-25 01:07:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Exploit code released for unpatched Internet Explorer flaw 
#security #ie #microsoft  

Researchers at computer giant HP have published exploit code that can be used to attack a weakness in Internet Explorer, after Microsoft refused to issue a patch. The bug allows an attacker to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which acts as one of the many lines of defense in the popular browser. But the flaw only affects 32-bit systems, which the HP researchers said still affects millions of systems, even if many systems nowadays are 64-bit.

Exploit code released for unpatched Internet Explorer flaw 
#security #ie #microsoft  

Researchers at computer giant HP have published exploit code that can be used to attack a weakness in Internet Explorer, after Microsoft refused to issue a patch. The bug allows an attacker to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which acts as one of the many lines of defense in the popular browser. But the flaw only affects 32-bit systems, which the HP researchers said still affects millions of systems, even if many systems nowadays are 64-bit.___

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2015-06-25 00:34:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Check out these brand new videos on how to optimize CloudFlare 
#cloudflare #howto #courses  

I want to draw the attention of the CloudFlare community to a great resource that helps maximize the value of our product. Troy Hunt, an experienced trainer and blogger, has produced a video course on using CloudFlare. The video series is available through Pluralsight, an online training site for developers. Because the folks at Pluralsight think that this is a great resource, the video tutorials are being offered to everyone for a week absolutely for free.

Check out these brand new videos on how to optimize CloudFlare 
#cloudflare #howto #courses  

I want to draw the attention of the CloudFlare community to a great resource that helps maximize the value of our product. Troy Hunt, an experienced trainer and blogger, has produced a video course on using CloudFlare. The video series is available through Pluralsight, an online training site for developers. Because the folks at Pluralsight think that this is a great resource, the video tutorials are being offered to everyone for a week absolutely for free.___

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2015-06-24 02:35:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"EPIC" fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data 
#security #opm #xp  

Officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior have revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. Items included in the new cache of information on the OPM hacks: 14 million possibly impacted, Windows XP used in the wild, US security work contracted to China.

"EPIC" fail—how OPM hackers tapped the mother lode of espionage data 
#security #opm #xp  

Officials from OPM, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Interior have revealed new information that indicates at least two separate systems were compromised by attackers within OPM's and Interior's networks. Items included in the new cache of information on the OPM hacks: 14 million possibly impacted, Windows XP used in the wild, US security work contracted to China.___

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2015-06-23 11:15:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google issues Chrome security fixes in fresh update 
#chrome #security #googlechrome  

Google has released a new update for the Chrome browser which cures a number of security problems including two cross-origins bypass flaws and a scheme validation error. The latest release of the Chrome browser, version 43.0.2357.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, includes release notes on four security problems contributed by four third-party researchers. One of the reported flaws, a scheme validation error reported by an anonymous researcher, earned them $5000 as a bug bounty.

Google issues Chrome security fixes in fresh update 
#chrome #security #googlechrome  

Google has released a new update for the Chrome browser which cures a number of security problems including two cross-origins bypass flaws and a scheme validation error. The latest release of the Chrome browser, version 43.0.2357.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, includes release notes on four security problems contributed by four third-party researchers. One of the reported flaws, a scheme validation error reported by an anonymous researcher, earned them $5000 as a bug bounty.___

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2015-06-17 00:49:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to Add Country Based Log In Restriction to LastPass 
#lastpass #security #login  

Another Layer Of Protection: LastPass now allows you to set countries from where you can log-into your LastPass accounts. In effect it means that if you turn on this feature, you can only log in to your account from an IP address that originates from the countries you checked in the LastPass settings. You can always adjust the settings according to your travel plans.

How to Add Country Based Log In Restriction to LastPass 
#lastpass #security #login  

Another Layer Of Protection: LastPass now allows you to set countries from where you can log-into your LastPass accounts. In effect it means that if you turn on this feature, you can only log in to your account from an IP address that originates from the countries you checked in the LastPass settings. You can always adjust the settings according to your travel plans.___

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2015-06-15 23:58:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Password site ​LastPass warns of data breach
#lastpass #security #password  

LastPass has announced that on Friday, their team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on their network. In their investigation, they have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. They are requesting you to update your master passwords.

Password site ​LastPass warns of data breach
#lastpass #security #password  

LastPass has announced that on Friday, their team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on their network. In their investigation, they have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. They are requesting you to update your master passwords.___

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2015-06-12 20:17:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Thunderbird 38.0.1 is a massive update for the email client 
#thunderbird #email #security  

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into the hands of the community. The release of Thunderbird 38.0.1 is the first massive update of the email client that introduces more than just bug fixes and security updates. This guide looks at the major changes introduced in the new version.

Thunderbird 38.0.1 is a massive update for the email client 
#thunderbird #email #security  

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into the hands of the community. The release of Thunderbird 38.0.1 is the first massive update of the email client that introduces more than just bug fixes and security updates. This guide looks at the major changes introduced in the new version.___

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2015-06-11 22:17:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How To Automatically Capture Snapshots from a Video in VLC 
#vlc #capture #snapshot  

This tutorial explains how to automatically capture snapshots from a video playing in VLC using the built-in feature so you will be able to set the image format as well as frame ratio (like capture snapshot after every 10 frames).

How To Automatically Capture Snapshots from a Video in VLC 
#vlc #capture #snapshot  

This tutorial explains how to automatically capture snapshots from a video playing in VLC using the built-in feature so you will be able to set the image format as well as frame ratio (like capture snapshot after every 10 frames).___

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2015-06-11 14:04:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes 
#wifi #trouble #fixes  

There's no one good time for your router to go down, or for it to disconnect, or, well, ANYTHING bad to happen. Memorize these fixes, though, and solve the problem before it drives you insane.

Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes 
#wifi #trouble #fixes  

There's no one good time for your router to go down, or for it to disconnect, or, well, ANYTHING bad to happen. Memorize these fixes, though, and solve the problem before it drives you insane.___

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2015-06-08 22:13:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why Pocket Is Now Integrated in the Firefox Browser 
#pocket #firefox #browser  

We recently announced that Pocket has partnered with Mozilla to integrate Pocket’s save button into the default Firefox toolbar. With the exception of search, it’s rare for companies to be integrated this deeply into the browser. Yet this type of platform-level integration has been part of our vision since the beginning. Our mission is: To enable people to save the most interesting and important content flowing through their day so they can view it anytime, anywhere.

Why Pocket Is Now Integrated in the Firefox Browser 
#pocket #firefox #browser  

We recently announced that Pocket has partnered with Mozilla to integrate Pocket’s save button into the default Firefox toolbar. With the exception of search, it’s rare for companies to be integrated this deeply into the browser. Yet this type of platform-level integration has been part of our vision since the beginning. Our mission is: To enable people to save the most interesting and important content flowing through their day so they can view it anytime, anywhere.___

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2015-06-05 22:00:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Four years later and CloudFlare is still doing IPv6 automatically
#cloudflare #ipv6 #cdn

Over the past four years CloudFlare has helped well over two million websites join the modern web. CloudFlare's Automatic IPv6 Gateway allows IPv4-only websites to support IPv6-only clients with zero clicks. No hardware. No software. No code changes. And no need to change your hosting provider.

Four years later and CloudFlare is still doing IPv6 automatically
#cloudflare #ipv6 #cdn

Over the past four years CloudFlare has helped well over two million websites join the modern web. CloudFlare's Automatic IPv6 Gateway allows IPv4-only websites to support IPv6-only clients with zero clicks. No hardware. No software. No code changes. And no need to change your hosting provider.___

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2015-06-05 02:12:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

10 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2015 
#googleio2015 #googleio  

Google’s I/O 2015 keynote wasn’t the flashiest. No particular announcement stuck out. That doesn’t mean nothing of consequence was introduced, though. Google announced entirely new platforms, new features for Android, and updates to Android Wear. Here are 10 highlights we think deserve your attention.

10 Biggest Announcements at Google I/O 2015 
#googleio2015 #googleio  

Google’s I/O 2015 keynote wasn’t the flashiest. No particular announcement stuck out. That doesn’t mean nothing of consequence was introduced, though. Google announced entirely new platforms, new features for Android, and updates to Android Wear. Here are 10 highlights we think deserve your attention.___

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2015-06-04 12:32:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

9 Google Photos Features You Need to Know 
#googlephotos #photo #features  

Google Photos is a free photo management system and offers unlimited storage for high-resolution images (16MP max) and videos (1080p max). Google Photos is available as an iOS, Android, and desktop app allowing you to sync images and videos from your Mobile devices, PC, camera, or SD cards. It will organize the photos with its intelligent Assistant, and you can search, edit, and share it to other mediums, right from the app itself.

9 Google Photos Features You Need to Know 
#googlephotos #photo #features  

Google Photos is a free photo management system and offers unlimited storage for high-resolution images (16MP max) and videos (1080p max). Google Photos is available as an iOS, Android, and desktop app allowing you to sync images and videos from your Mobile devices, PC, camera, or SD cards. It will organize the photos with its intelligent Assistant, and you can search, edit, and share it to other mediums, right from the app itself.___

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2015-06-03 22:05:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

PayPal: accept robocalls and automated texts, or close your account 
#paypal #robocalls #tos  

PayPal's new terms that go live on July 1 include customer-unfriendly updates. You give your consent to receive robocalls and automated texts for instance, and the only recourse you have is to close down your account.

PayPal: accept robocalls and automated texts, or close your account 
#paypal #robocalls #tos  

PayPal's new terms that go live on July 1 include customer-unfriendly updates. You give your consent to receive robocalls and automated texts for instance, and the only recourse you have is to close down your account.___

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2015-06-02 01:17:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Keep My Opt-Outs, the Google Chrome privacy extension, hasn't been updated for years 
#chrome #privacy #extension  

Keep My Opt-Outs hasn't been updated for years. This is bad news for any of the 400,000+ users who rely upon it to stop advertisers tracking them across the net. Google's lack of updates is a problem, because there are lots more advertisers out there whose personalized ads could be easily stopped from tracking you. Among them, a little one you might have heard of called Facebook.

Keep My Opt-Outs, the Google Chrome privacy extension, hasn't been updated for years 
#chrome #privacy #extension  

Keep My Opt-Outs hasn't been updated for years. This is bad news for any of the 400,000+ users who rely upon it to stop advertisers tracking them across the net. Google's lack of updates is a problem, because there are lots more advertisers out there whose personalized ads could be easily stopped from tracking you. Among them, a little one you might have heard of called Facebook.___

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2015-06-01 22:23:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

3 ways Google's Android Pay is better than Apple Pay 
#androidpay #android #nfc  

Google's Android Pay makes it simpler and more rewarding to pay for things with a phone than the already easy-to-use Apple Pay. Google's casting a much wider net with support for all Android 4.4 KitKat phones with NFC chips, not just its own Nexus devices. Android Pay store locations number 700,000 in the US - too many to list. There are also 1,000 Android apps that plan to use the mobile payment platform.

3 ways Google's Android Pay is better than Apple Pay 
#androidpay #android #nfc  

Google's Android Pay makes it simpler and more rewarding to pay for things with a phone than the already easy-to-use Apple Pay. Google's casting a much wider net with support for all Android 4.4 KitKat phones with NFC chips, not just its own Nexus devices. Android Pay store locations number 700,000 in the US - too many to list. There are also 1,000 Android apps that plan to use the mobile payment platform.___

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2015-05-30 18:32:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right 
#android #androidpay #nfc   

Google's newly announced Android Pay lets you simply tap your phone on an NFC terminal to approve the purchase. In addition, Google is also allowing Android Pay to be integrated into apps like Lyft, Grubhub and Wish, so users can easily use that to pay for things.

Over 700,000 retailers will be on board, including Macy's, Whole Foods and Walgreens. Basically, any place that offers Apple Pay, will also be Android Pay compatible. That means that pretty soon, almost anyone with a relatively modern smartphone will be able to pay for things with their phone.

With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right 
#android #androidpay #nfc   

Google's newly announced Android Pay lets you simply tap your phone on an NFC terminal to approve the purchase. In addition, Google is also allowing Android Pay to be integrated into apps like Lyft, Grubhub and Wish, so users can easily use that to pay for things.

Over 700,000 retailers will be on board, including Macy's, Whole Foods and Walgreens. Basically, any place that offers Apple Pay, will also be Android Pay compatible. That means that pretty soon, almost anyone with a relatively modern smartphone will be able to pay for things with their phone.___

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2015-05-30 10:21:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera 
#email #chrome #firefox #opera  

When you click an email address your browser is handing off responsibility for a special kind of link, called mailto, to a desktop program. But it doesn't have to be that way. In most modern Windows browsers you can turn a webmail account into your default email program. The only drawback is that setting a webmail service as your default is not system wide, meaning you have to set your preferred mail service as the default in each separate browser you use.

How to make webmail your default email in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera 
#email #chrome #firefox #opera  

When you click an email address your browser is handing off responsibility for a special kind of link, called mailto, to a desktop program. But it doesn't have to be that way. In most modern Windows browsers you can turn a webmail account into your default email program. The only drawback is that setting a webmail service as your default is not system wide, meaning you have to set your preferred mail service as the default in each separate browser you use.___

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2015-05-29 11:45:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat 
#ios #twitter #snapchat  

Apple’s text messaging bug that can crash iPhones with simple text also affects Twitter and permanently breaks Snapchat text chat.  The bug crashes the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac, also affects apps running on iOS. The bug means that the user cannot open their chat history with the person who sent the message without crashing their iPhone. The message cannot be cleared, but other messages can be sent to and received from other contacts.

iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat 
#ios #twitter #snapchat  

Apple’s text messaging bug that can crash iPhones with simple text also affects Twitter and permanently breaks Snapchat text chat.  The bug crashes the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac, also affects apps running on iOS. The bug means that the user cannot open their chat history with the person who sent the message without crashing their iPhone. The message cannot be cleared, but other messages can be sent to and received from other contacts.___

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2015-05-23 12:50:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Logjam: the latest TLS vulnerability explained 
#logjam #tls #security #vulnerability  

A group from INRIA, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania has published a deep analysis of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm as used in TLS and other protocols. This analysis included a novel downgrade attack against the TLS protocol itself called Logjam, which exploits EXPORT cryptography (just like FREAK). This is a detailed technical introduction to how Diffie-Hellman works and how it’s used in TLS.

Logjam: the latest TLS vulnerability explained 
#logjam #tls #security #vulnerability  

A group from INRIA, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania has published a deep analysis of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm as used in TLS and other protocols. This analysis included a novel downgrade attack against the TLS protocol itself called Logjam, which exploits EXPORT cryptography (just like FREAK). This is a detailed technical introduction to how Diffie-Hellman works and how it’s used in TLS.___

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2015-05-23 03:59:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages? 
#security #rsa #privacy  

It had to be a bit of a jolt for more than 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees at RSA Conference 2015 last month, all pushing, promoting and inspecting the latest and greatest in digital security technology: The theme of RSA President Amit Yoran’s opening keynote was that they are all stuck in the Dark Ages.

Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages? 
#security #rsa #privacy  

It had to be a bit of a jolt for more than 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees at RSA Conference 2015 last month, all pushing, promoting and inspecting the latest and greatest in digital security technology: The theme of RSA President Amit Yoran’s opening keynote was that they are all stuck in the Dark Ages.___

2015-05-22 11:51:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google Patches 37 Security Bugs With Release of Chrome 43 
#chrome #googlechrome #security  

Google announced on Tuesday that Chrome 43 is available for download. The latest release contains numerous improvements and fixes, including patches for a total of 37 security bugs. Chrome 43 also introduces the "Upgrade Insecure Requests" content security policy (CSP). The CSP can be used to automatically upgrade HTTP requests to HTTPS before they are fetched by the browser. When a page containing references to HTTP URLs is accessed through HTTPS, mixed-content warnings might be displayed. The CSP helps avoid such warnings.

Google Patches 37 Security Bugs With Release of Chrome 43 
#chrome #googlechrome #security  

Google announced on Tuesday that Chrome 43 is available for download. The latest release contains numerous improvements and fixes, including patches for a total of 37 security bugs. Chrome 43 also introduces the "Upgrade Insecure Requests" content security policy (CSP). The CSP can be used to automatically upgrade HTTP requests to HTTPS before they are fetched by the browser. When a page containing references to HTTP URLs is accessed through HTTPS, mixed-content warnings might be displayed. The CSP helps avoid such warnings.___

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2015-05-21 14:00:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware 
#nsa #spying #appstore #spyware  

Users of millions of smartphones put at risk by certain mobile browser gaps, Snowden file shows. Canada and its spying partners exploited weaknesses in one of the world's most popular mobile browsers and planned to hack into smartphones via links to Google and Samsung app stores, a top secret document obtained by CBC News shows. Ultimately, the spy agencies wanted to implant spyware on certain smartphones to take control of a person's device or extract data from it, the document suggests.

Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware 
#nsa #spying #appstore #spyware  

Users of millions of smartphones put at risk by certain mobile browser gaps, Snowden file shows. Canada and its spying partners exploited weaknesses in one of the world's most popular mobile browsers and planned to hack into smartphones via links to Google and Samsung app stores, a top secret document obtained by CBC News shows. Ultimately, the spy agencies wanted to implant spyware on certain smartphones to take control of a person's device or extract data from it, the document suggests.___

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2015-05-21 13:31:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Debunked: Your SSD won't lose data if left unplugged after all 
#ssd #data #reliable  

Users from New York to Rio De Janiero are freaking out over the risk of their SSDs losing data when powered off so we decided to go to the source of it all for the truth. In a conversation with Kent Smith of Seagate and Alvin Cox, the Seagate engineer who wrote the presentation that set the Internet abuzz, PCWorld was told we’re all just reading it wrong.  “People have misunderstood the data that they’re looking at,” Smith said.

Debunked: Your SSD won't lose data if left unplugged after all 
#ssd #data #reliable  

Users from New York to Rio De Janiero are freaking out over the risk of their SSDs losing data when powered off so we decided to go to the source of it all for the truth. In a conversation with Kent Smith of Seagate and Alvin Cox, the Seagate engineer who wrote the presentation that set the Internet abuzz, PCWorld was told we’re all just reading it wrong.  “People have misunderstood the data that they’re looking at,” Smith said.___

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2015-05-21 12:45:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

10 Management and Business Skills Everyone Should Learn To Be More Productive 
#productivity #management #business  

Business leaders measure productivity by the quality and quantity of output over input. Management seems to have a big part in a business. They decide, implement actions, and take the control. The professional skills and roles of managers are important to be adapted and put into practice not only by business people but all people who want to do and be more everyday.

10 Management and Business Skills Everyone Should Learn To Be More Productive 
#productivity #management #business  

Business leaders measure productivity by the quality and quantity of output over input. Management seems to have a big part in a business. They decide, implement actions, and take the control. The professional skills and roles of managers are important to be adapted and put into practice not only by business people but all people who want to do and be more everyday.___

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2015-05-21 02:13:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance 
#snowden #security #privacy  

For an international fugitive hiding out in Russia from American espionage charges, Edward J. Snowden gets around.  May has been another month of virtual globe-hopping for Mr. Snowden, with video appearances so far at Princeton and in a “distinguished speakers” series at Stanford and at conferences in Norway and Australia. Before the month is out, he is scheduled to speak by video to audiences in Italy, and also in Ecuador, where there will be a screening of “Citizenfour,” the Oscar-winning documentary about him.

Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance 
#snowden #security #privacy  

For an international fugitive hiding out in Russia from American espionage charges, Edward J. Snowden gets around.  May has been another month of virtual globe-hopping for Mr. Snowden, with video appearances so far at Princeton and in a “distinguished speakers” series at Stanford and at conferences in Norway and Australia. Before the month is out, he is scheduled to speak by video to audiences in Italy, and also in Ecuador, where there will be a screening of “Citizenfour,” the Oscar-winning documentary about him.___

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2015-05-21 01:18:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers 
#encryption #https #logjam  

Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections. The vulnerability affects an estimated 8.4 percent of the top one million websites. The threat stems from a flaw in the transport layer security protocol that websites and mail servers use to establish encrypted connections with end users.

HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers 
#encryption #https #logjam  

Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections. The vulnerability affects an estimated 8.4 percent of the top one million websites. The threat stems from a flaw in the transport layer security protocol that websites and mail servers use to establish encrypted connections with end users.___

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2015-05-21 01:08:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

LogJam encryption flaw fix will block some websites 
#encryption #website #browser  

Web-browser makers are preparing a fix for a flaw in an encryption algorithm that makes it possible to spy on supposedly secure communications. However, the updates will mean a minority of websites will be blocked by the new software. The fix that web-browser makers have agreed on is that their software should block 512-bit or weaker encryption keys.

LogJam encryption flaw fix will block some websites 
#encryption #website #browser  

Web-browser makers are preparing a fix for a flaw in an encryption algorithm that makes it possible to spy on supposedly secure communications. However, the updates will mean a minority of websites will be blocked by the new software. The fix that web-browser makers have agreed on is that their software should block 512-bit or weaker encryption keys.___

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2015-05-20 22:24:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Details of free Windows 10 update become a little clearer, but questions remain 
#windows10 #microsoft #update  

A little more clarity and information has been revealed by Microsoft about its scheme to offer Windows 10 as a free update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users for the first year of Windows 10's availability. The company's Australian Partner Network site offers a few specifics surrounding the different editions of Windows 10 that were described last week. We now know how the different editions will work.

Details of free Windows 10 update become a little clearer, but questions remain 
#windows10 #microsoft #update  

A little more clarity and information has been revealed by Microsoft about its scheme to offer Windows 10 as a free update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users for the first year of Windows 10's availability. The company's Australian Partner Network site offers a few specifics surrounding the different editions of Windows 10 that were described last week. We now know how the different editions will work.___

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2015-05-18 11:57:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

50 Cyber Security Online Courses You Should Know About 
#security #education #cybersecurity  

What you can expect to find in this list of cyber security courses:
- Free or paid cyber security training resources delivered online
- Training options for both beginners and advanced professionals
- General and specific training possibilities, and link to help you search for a particular subject you may be interested in.

50 Cyber Security Online Courses You Should Know About 
#security #education #cybersecurity  

What you can expect to find in this list of cyber security courses:
- Free or paid cyber security training resources delivered online
- Training options for both beginners and advanced professionals
- General and specific training possibilities, and link to help you search for a particular subject you may be interested in.___

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2015-05-18 08:11:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A 16-Step Guide to Data Security for Travelers and Globetrotters 
#travel #security #privacy  

I am not here to tell you the world is a dangerous place, but there are nevertheless some elements you need to acknowledge, like protecting your identity, your bank account details or your personal information. So, if you travel for work or fun, you still need protection. These steps are all you need to keep your sensitive information safe from criminal minds.

A 16-Step Guide to Data Security for Travelers and Globetrotters 
#travel #security #privacy  

I am not here to tell you the world is a dangerous place, but there are nevertheless some elements you need to acknowledge, like protecting your identity, your bank account details or your personal information. So, if you travel for work or fun, you still need protection. These steps are all you need to keep your sensitive information safe from criminal minds.___

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2015-05-14 14:44:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Whole lotta Windows 10 goin' on as Microsoft spells out 6 SKUs 
#windows10 #sku #versions  

Microsoft on Wednesday laid out the list of Windows 10 editions it will sell this summer. The list includes six editions: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile and Mobile Enterprise. No matter which Windows 10 device customers use, the experience will feel comfortable, and there will be a single, universal Windows Store where they can find, try and buy Universal Windows apps.

Whole lotta Windows 10 goin' on as Microsoft spells out 6 SKUs 
#windows10 #sku #versions  

Microsoft on Wednesday laid out the list of Windows 10 editions it will sell this summer. The list includes six editions: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile and Mobile Enterprise. No matter which Windows 10 device customers use, the experience will feel comfortable, and there will be a single, universal Windows Store where they can find, try and buy Universal Windows apps.___

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2015-05-12 20:02:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Microsoft Security Bulletins For May 2015 
#microsoft #security #update  

This page offers an overview of Microsoft's May 2015 patch day. The guide provides you with information about each security bulletin that was released today as part of the the update day. It lists all security bulletins released by the company today and all non-security updates released by Microsoft since the last Patch Tuesday which happened on April 14, 2015.

Microsoft Security Bulletins For May 2015 
#microsoft #security #update  

This page offers an overview of Microsoft's May 2015 patch day. The guide provides you with information about each security bulletin that was released today as part of the the update day. It lists all security bulletins released by the company today and all non-security updates released by Microsoft since the last Patch Tuesday which happened on April 14, 2015.___

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2015-05-12 09:05:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Debian PPAs Won't Work with Ubuntu or Viceversa 
#ppa #debian #ubuntu  

One of the promises made by the new Debian leader, Neil McGovern, was that he will push for the implementation of PPA support. It's an interesting proposition, but it doesn't mean that Debian will support the existing Ubuntu PPAs. The problem is that Debian is upstream for Ubuntu, and that makes it hard, if not impossible, to adapt the OS to work with PPAs that have been designed for Ubuntu users. And, from the looks of it, this is not even what Neil wants to do. Sure, he wants to have PPA support, but it will be something specific to Debian. If anything, Ubuntu devs could make the Debian PPAs work with their system.

Debian PPAs Won't Work with Ubuntu or Viceversa 
#ppa #debian #ubuntu  

One of the promises made by the new Debian leader, Neil McGovern, was that he will push for the implementation of PPA support. It's an interesting proposition, but it doesn't mean that Debian will support the existing Ubuntu PPAs. The problem is that Debian is upstream for Ubuntu, and that makes it hard, if not impossible, to adapt the OS to work with PPAs that have been designed for Ubuntu users. And, from the looks of it, this is not even what Neil wants to do. Sure, he wants to have PPA support, but it will be something specific to Debian. If anything, Ubuntu devs could make the Debian PPAs work with their system.___

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2015-05-12 08:37:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

In run-up to bitcoin regulations, New York issues trust company charter to itBit 
#bitcoin #itbit #charter  

A few weeks before New York officials are expected to issue a final regulatory framework for bitcoin, the state has issued a trust company charter to virtual currency exchange itBit. Obtaining a trust company charter subjects itBit to the same state and federal regulations that apply to other financial services firms, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services. For example, deposits made to itBit must be fully insured. To offer this guarantee, itBit teamed up with an unnamed U.S. bank to insure client accounts up to US$250,000.

In run-up to bitcoin regulations, New York issues trust company charter to itBit 
#bitcoin #itbit #charter  

A few weeks before New York officials are expected to issue a final regulatory framework for bitcoin, the state has issued a trust company charter to virtual currency exchange itBit. Obtaining a trust company charter subjects itBit to the same state and federal regulations that apply to other financial services firms, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services. For example, deposits made to itBit must be fully insured. To offer this guarantee, itBit teamed up with an unnamed U.S. bank to insure client accounts up to US$250,000.___

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2015-05-11 10:46:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to blanket your home or small office with Wi-Fi 
#wifi #range #coverage  

Wireless networks have gone from being nice to have to being indispensable. You can save money on your mobile data plan by connecting your smartphone to it. Your tablet needs it. Your smart TV demands it. Even your home-automation system requires your wireless network to connect to the Internet. You can’t move your TV into the den just to get reception. And you shouldn't have to limit where you can wander inside—or even outside—your house with your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and still be able to reach the Internet. We have 10 great tips for blanketing your entire home with Wi-Fi.

How to blanket your home or small office with Wi-Fi 
#wifi #range #coverage  

Wireless networks have gone from being nice to have to being indispensable. You can save money on your mobile data plan by connecting your smartphone to it. Your tablet needs it. Your smart TV demands it. Even your home-automation system requires your wireless network to connect to the Internet. You can’t move your TV into the den just to get reception. And you shouldn't have to limit where you can wander inside—or even outside—your house with your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and still be able to reach the Internet. We have 10 great tips for blanketing your entire home with Wi-Fi.___

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2015-05-11 10:22:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days 
#ssd #dataloss #errors  

New research suggests that newer solid-state hard drives, which are faster and offer better performance, are vulnerable to an inherent flaw -- they lose data when they're left dormant in storage for periods of time where the temperature isn't properly regulated. The worrying factor is that the period of time can be weeks, months, but even in some circumstances -- just a few days.

Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days 
#ssd #dataloss #errors  

New research suggests that newer solid-state hard drives, which are faster and offer better performance, are vulnerable to an inherent flaw -- they lose data when they're left dormant in storage for periods of time where the temperature isn't properly regulated. The worrying factor is that the period of time can be weeks, months, but even in some circumstances -- just a few days.___

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2015-05-10 01:11:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is Flickr’s new upload tool for Windows and Mac 
#flickr #windows #mac #uploader  

In a blog post entitled "It's finally easy to upload, access, organize, edit, and share any photo you've ever taken" Flickr announced the next major update to the site that it just launched.  What's interesting about this update is that it only introduces new features to the Flickr website or apps but also a new uploader tool -- called Uploadr -- for Windows and Mac systems. It monitors folders for new pictures to automatically upload to Flickr.

This is Flickr’s new upload tool for Windows and Mac 
#flickr #windows #mac #uploader  

In a blog post entitled "It's finally easy to upload, access, organize, edit, and share any photo you've ever taken" Flickr announced the next major update to the site that it just launched.  What's interesting about this update is that it only introduces new features to the Flickr website or apps but also a new uploader tool -- called Uploadr -- for Windows and Mac systems. It monitors folders for new pictures to automatically upload to Flickr.___

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2015-05-09 12:06:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions 
#windows10 #micrsoft #windows  

Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system. Instead of new stand-alone versions, Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner. Moving to a situation in which Windows is a constantly updated service will break out of the new version cycle, and let Microsoft tinker more with the software to test new features and see how customers like them.

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions 
#windows10 #micrsoft #windows  

Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system. Instead of new stand-alone versions, Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner. Moving to a situation in which Windows is a constantly updated service will break out of the new version cycle, and let Microsoft tinker more with the software to test new features and see how customers like them.___

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2015-05-09 07:58:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

10 Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier
#chrome #extensions  

There are tens of thousands Chrome Extensions to choose from, making it hard to find the essentials you need to improve your web browsing experience.  We have put together a list of our 10 favorite Chrome Extensions and the real life problems they solve. From security to grammar correction, these Extensions cover it all.

10 Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier
#chrome #extensions  

There are tens of thousands Chrome Extensions to choose from, making it hard to find the essentials you need to improve your web browsing experience.  We have put together a list of our 10 favorite Chrome Extensions and the real life problems they solve. From security to grammar correction, these Extensions cover it all.___

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