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  1. Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled platform of its own. A listing for an all-hands internal meeting appeared about what seems like a new project: Scout. “With the Scout app, we start to explore browsing and consuming content with voice,” it read. It’s very unclear what the platform may or may not end up doing, as the meeting is focused on technical requirements... Read more about Scout is an upcoming Mozilla voice controlled browser on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  2. Microsoft is redesigning its Office productivity apps to make them easier to use, as it faces stiffer competition from Google. Microsoft said Wednesday it’s refreshing Office 365 apps, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, in part so that they’re more accessible for users with disabilities. The company is vastly reducing the size of the ribbon — the toolbar that for so many years has... Read more about Microsoft Office gets Fluent design system on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  3. Apple has updated its rules to restrict app developers’ ability to harvest data from mobile phones, which could be bad news for a Facebook-owned data security app called Onavo Protect. Onavo ostensibly provides users with a free virtual private network (VPN) which, it claims, helps “keep you and your data safe when you browse and share information on the web”. What is not immediately... Read more about Apple makes data harvesting more difficult on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  4. The Tor Project announced that it’s working with Mozilla to integrate Tor into Firefox. Eventually, this should completely eliminate the need for the Tor Browser, as most of its features would be merged into Firefox’s new “super-private mode.” Tor Browser Development Largely Redundant The Tor Browser is based on the Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox, because it’s a more stable development cycle... Read more about Project Fusion aims to bring Super Private mode to Firefox on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  5. It has just been announced that Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The news comes after days of speculation about the deal. This is big news as GitHub hosts the world’s largest collection of code, with many developers using it as a repository for projects. As of March 2018, GitHub claimed there were 28 million developers in its community, and... Read more about It’s Official: Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  6. Rumors are going around that Microsoft acquired GitHub, and could announce the deal as early as Monday. Bloomberg reports that the software giant has agreed to acquire GitHub, and that the company chose Microsoft partly because of CEO Satya Nadella. Business Insider first reported that Microsoft had been in talks with GitHub recently. GitHub is a vast code repository that has become popular with... Read more about Rumors are saying Microsoft acquired GitHub on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  7. Windows Notepad users, rejoice! Microsoft’s text editing app, which has been shipping with Windows since version 1.0 in 1985, has finally been taught how to handle line endings in text files created on Linux, Unix, Mac OS, and macOS devices. “This has been a major annoyance for developers, IT Pros, administrators, and end users throughout the community,” Microsoft acknowledged in a blog post today,... Read more about Windows Insiders see Line Feed Notepad fix on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  8. Netflix is killing an experimental feature that would have made binge watching a game targeted at children. Twitter users recently noticed that the company was testing a system that rewarded kids for binge watching, doling out “reward patches” to kids that managed to watch entire series or specific programs like “Trollhunters,” “Fuller House” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The company confirmed the plan... Read more about Netflix cancels badge scheme for kids binge watchers on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  9. Netflix’s goal is to deliver joy to our 117+ million members around the world, and it’s the security team’s job to keep our members, partners and employees secure. We have been engaging with the security community to achieve this goal through programs like responsible disclosure and private bug bounty over the past 5 years. We are now publicly launching our bug bounty program through... Read more about Netflix debuts the public bug bounty program on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  10. Google is finally getting serious about blocking annoying autoplay videos that start with the sound blaring. The next update to Chrome (version 66) will include changes to autoplay videos that mean the browser will only play them automatically if the sound isn’t playing by default, or if you click and interact with the site, or have previously “shown an interest in media on the... Read more about Chrome 66 will block autoplaying videos on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  11. Seagate displayed the world’s fastest hard drive today at the Open Compute summit and announced that it has surpassed industry reliability standards with its new HAMR HDDs. The new drives use Seagate’s Multi-Actuator technology, which we’ve covered in depth, to deliver twice the performance of a standard hard drive. Seagate has branded the new actuator technology as “Mach.2” and set a new record for... Read more about Seagate demos Mach 2 with doubled performance on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  12. YouTube today updated its policies on videos containing firearm and firearm modifications, banning demo videos, how-tos, and anything containing links to sites that sell guns. Needless to say, the gun enthusiast community on the site is not taking happy about it, and some are starting to find unconventional new hosts for their content. According to YouTube’s updated policies, it will no longer allow content... Read more about YouTube’s banned gun videos reappear on PornHub on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  13. Google is slowly pulling back the curtains on its next-gen Android P release. Yesterday, we got our first glimpse at a work-in-progress, developer-focused preview of the software — and today, we’re getting a closer look at what exactly is new when it comes to Android P and the ever-evolving subject of Android security. Here’s the inside scoop on what you can expect: More controlled... Read more about Android P security and privacy changes on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  14. What better way to turn your kids into binge watchers than by turning Netflix into a badge-collection scheme? That’s apparently the thinking behind a new feature currently being tested on the video streaming service, which rewards children with stickers when they watch certain shows. According to a report from Variety, those involved in the test see red padlocks on the top of TV shows... Read more about Netflix badge scheme to make kids binge watchers on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  15. Getting excited over slices of silicon is quite a task. And it’s even harder when you take into account the general lack of anything particularly significant in the processor world, at least until AMD showed off its Ryzen CPUs in 2017. For a good few years, Intel has dominated the desktop and laptop processors market, offering CPUs that outperformed AMD chips across the board,... Read more about AMD improving in CPU world once more on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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