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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hard drive manufacturers have been using helium to help boost hard drive storage capacity for several years. Now a team of Canadian researchers has made a major storage breakthrough thanks to another element. Scientists at the University of Alberta have successfully used hydrogen atoms to store data. The atoms were applied to a silicon chip roughly half the size of a fingernail. To write... Read more about University of Alberta discovery fits 138TB onto postage stamp on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  8. Intel has previously said its 10nm chips will arrive in 2019. But on Thursday, the company got more specific: the upcoming processors will land on store shelves at the end of 2019, during the holiday season. The first 10nm chips to launch will be for consumer PCs, with server-based chips to shortly follow, Intel executives said during an earnings call. Why the continued delays?... Read more about New Intel 10nm chips arrive holiday season 2019 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. It’s Mario Time! Beloved gaming character Mario is coming to Google Maps, thanks to a partnership between Google and Nintendo ahead of Mario Day, March 10. (MAR10…get it, Mario?) In addition to the various deals and sales on Nintendo games, the mustachioed plumber will also make an appearance in Google Maps’ navigation, if you opt in to have Mario accompany you on your journey.... Read more about Google Maps shows Mario for a brief time on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  25. When a new version of Android comes out, it’s usually a big deal. There are new features, a bunch of design changes, and sometimes new phones to go along with it. But when a new version of Android launched on six new phones this week, it didn’t seem like a big deal at all, and it was quickly overshadowed by announcements like the Galaxy... Read more about Android Go may fix low end phones on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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