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  1. In early October, we paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as we investigated isolated reports of users missing files after updating. We take any case of data loss seriously, and as I noted on October 9, we have thoroughly investigated and resolved all related issues. In addition to extensive internal validation, we have taken time to closely monitor feedback and... Read more about Microsoft resumes October 1809 Update rollout on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  2. Windows Defender Antivirus has hit a new milestone: the built-in antivirus capabilities on Windows can now run within a sandbox. With this new development, Windows Defender Antivirus becomes the first complete antivirus solution to have this capability and continues to lead the industry in raising the bar for security. Putting Windows Defender Antivirus in a restrictive process execution environment is a direct result of... Read more about Windows Defender Antivirus sandboxing comes soon on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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    iOS 12.1 coming October 30

    Ahead of its big iPad Pro and Mac event, Apple just announced that iOS 12.1 will be released tomorrow. It’s the first significant update to iOS 12 and includes the Group FaceTime feature that was removed from the initial release. Group FaceTime allows you to video chat with up to 32 people simultaneously and supports stickers, video filters, and Animoji/Memoji. The feature was held... Read more about iOS 12.1 coming October 30 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  4. Firefox parent Mozilla is returning to back the Tor Project, its long-time ally, after it committed to matching all donations made to fund Tor, the open source initiative to improve online privacy which has just started its annual end of year funding drive. Tor announced Mozilla’s support today, extending the pair’s partnership which last year helped Tor raise over $400,000 from a similar campaign last... Read more about Mozilla matches donations made to Tor project on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  5. Earlier this year, Apple updated iOS to block passcode cracking tools like GrayKey (used by police and government law enforcement officers). But the original iOS 11.4.1 patch wasn’t perfect, with researchers still finding ways around it. That seems to have changed with the release of iOS 12 last month, which a recent Forbes report notes appears to have completely blocked the GrayKey tool, preventing... Read more about Apple blocks GrayKey on iOS 12 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  6. Microsoft on Wednesday described its Component Firmware Update (CFU) effort, which is a new open source protocol that Windows developers can leverage to keep their drivers and firmware properly updated. The CFU protocol is an open source project housed at the GitHub repository, providing driver and firmware code samples for testing. It’s the sort of thing that independent hardware vendors and original equipment manufacturers... Read more about Microsoft introduces new Component Firmware Update (CFU) on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  7. Earlier this year two major vulnerabilities were discovered which affected the core processes of the computer. Named as Spectre and Meltdown, these “speculative execution” vulnerabilities meant hackers could steal data by simply visiting a website. Though there were no known incidents of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild, the processor microcode patches could have up to a 30% impact on the performance of... Read more about Windows 10 19H1 to reduce Spectre mitigation to noise level on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  8. More and more, the internet is delivered wirelessly, but as bandwidth demand grows in each home — multiple TVs, smart devices, tablets and phones — current Wi-Fi standards are starting to fall short. Fortunately the FCC and wireless industry are prepared for this, and the former has just officially proposed opening up a wide swathe of spectrum to bring our Wi-Fi systems up to... Read more about Wireless 6GHz coming soon supporting gigabit speeds on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  9. Facebook and Google have both been hit with lawsuits claiming that the Silicon Valley giants secretly track their users’ locations against their will and use the information to pad its advertising business. The class action complaint against Facebook, which was filed by Brett Heeger last Friday in San Francisco federal court, said the social network tracks its users even after they’ve opted out of... Read more about Facebook and Google sued for secret location tracking on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  10. It’s hard to deny that Netflix is a powerhouse when it comes to original content. The company wants to ensure it remains on top, though, and to do that it’s willing to go into debt. Netflix announced today that it plans to raise $2 billion in debt (rather than offering equity in the company) to fund “general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions,... Read more about Netflix to raise $2 billion for original content on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  11. Back in the days before we got our music from the cloud using Spotify and Pandora, we would use MP3 players to play our music. When it came to players, there was (is?) no player more popular than Winamp. Whether you like the vintage skins, the visualizers, or just a media player with a ton of options, Winamp had it all. Guess what? The world’s most famous... Read more about Winamp 5.8 officially released after years of no activity on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  12. The European Commission on Saturday announced it has approved the $7.5 billion (roughly Rs. 51,200 crores) acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. The Commission said that effective competition in the relevant markets would continue and Microsoft would have no incentive to undermine the open nature of GitHub’s platform. Microsoft in June announced to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform. Github has a community... Read more about EU approves of Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition for $7.5 billion on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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    Firefox 63

    Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box. Firefox... Read more about Firefox 63 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  14. I’ve been using the Google Pixel 3 XL since its launch two weeks ago, and I wholeheartedly agree with our review’s conclusion that the Pixel 3 offers the best Android experience right now. But there’s one aspect of that Android experience that I can’t abide, and no, it’s not the gargantuan notch. It’s the appallingly bad new multitasking system, which is mandatory on this... Read more about Android multitasking is poor and changes need to revert on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  15. Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history. The restitution hinges on federal court approval of a settlement filed late Monday in a 2-year-old lawsuit seeking to hold Yahoo accountable for digital burglaries... Read more about Yahoo has to pay 50 million in damages on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  16. Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday afternoon. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old. It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of @PaulGAllen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts. All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss... Read more about Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen dies at age 65 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  17. Intel unveiled a range of new processors aimed at the performance-desktop segment today. For the mainstream market, there are three new K-series overclockable chips branded as ninth-generation parts; seven new Core X-series chips are launching for the high-end desktop market, and for those who need still more performance, there’s an overclockable Xeon chip. The ninth-generation parts confirm previous leaks that hyperthreading is now only... Read more about Intel reaches 8 cores for their chips on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  18. Following a massive data breach first reported on by The Wall Street Journal, Google announced today that it is shutting down its social network Google+ for consumers. The company finally admitted that Google+ never received the broad adoption or engagement with users that it had hoped for — according to a blog post, 90 percent of Google+ user sessions last for less than five... Read more about Google is shutting down Google Plus on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  19. Back in 2010, Google introduced WebP image format which is up to 45% smaller than PNGs for similar quality. Google WebP image format is obviously supported by Google Chrome and the Chromium-powered browsers such as Opera. Windows 10 October 2018 Update introduced support for WebP image format in Microsoft Edge and it appears that Mozilla is also embracing Google’s technology. According to CNET, Mozilla’s Firefox browser is... Read more about WebP support coming to Firefox on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  20. Microsoft has stopped distributing its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The software giant started rolling out the update during the company’s Surface event earlier this week, but some Windows 10 users immediately noticed their documents were being deleted. “We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing... Read more about Windows 10 October 2018 update paused after minor issues on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  21. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available now, and we’re also releasing new innovations in Office 365, To-Do and Outlook.com. These updates were designed to help you make the most of your time across work, home and everywhere in between. Offering tools for your whole life has never been more important as the lines between work and life have never been more blurred. Whether... Read more about Windows 10 October 2018 update released on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  22. The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first certificate. Since then, the numbers have exploded. To date, more than 380 million certificates have been issued on 129 million unique domains. That also makes it the largest certificate issuer in the world, by far.... Read more about In three years LetsEncrypt has issued over 380 million certificates on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  23. Valve announced today a beta of Steam Play, a new compatibility layer for Linux, to provide compatibility with a wide range of Windows-only games. We’ve been tracking Valve’s efforts to boost Linux gaming for a number of years. As of a few months ago, things seemed to have gone very quiet, with Valve removing SteamOS systems from its store. Last week, however, it became... Read more about Steam Play uses Vulkan to bring more games to Linux on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  24. Mozilla is taking a bold stance against more insidious web advertising practices with an announcement today that its Firefox browser will soon block web trackers by default. The move, which will involve a series of updates over the course of the next few months, is among one of the most proactive approaches to protect consumer privacy that it’s ever employed. “Anyone who isn’t an... Read more about Firefox to block ad-trackers by default on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  25. If you’re a Gmail and Dropbox user, keeping all your files in one place is about to get a lot easier thanks to a new Dropbox add-on for Gmail. In March, Dropbox announced a new partnership with Google Cloud in a bid to centralize content, secure collaboration, and make for more effective communication. In other words, allow Google services users to seamlessly store and... Read more about Dropbox Gmail addon brings full integration on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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