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  1. Google just released an image compression technology called RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution) designed to save your precious data without sacrificing photo quality. Claiming to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth, RAISR analyzes both low and high-quality versions of the same image. Once analyzed, it learns what makes the larger version superior and simulates the differences on the smaller version. In essence, it’s... Read more about Google RAISR debuts and saves 75% bandwidth on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  2. Windows 10 has brought a number of new features and capabilities to PCs, such as a user interface that can work with both desktops and touch-centric 2-in-1 devices. While Microsoft backed off from its original plans of having a billion Windows 10 users by 2018, the company has still managed to upgrade an impressive 400 million users to its newest and most strategic operating... Read more about Microsoft gives users better privacy control in Windows 10 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  3. Twitter broke a lot of hearts last October when it announced that it was closing down Vine, the popular platform for sharing six-second videos. The company recently noted that it would still support the creation of these clips with a new Vine Camera app. An FAQ page on Vine’s site confirms that the app will become available on January 17, along with the shuttering... Read more about Twitter will close Vine January 17th on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  4. Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment. This project, based on the Scintilla edit component, written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program. Notepad++ supports the following languages: C, C++, Java, C#, XML, HTML, PHP, javascript, RC... Read more about Notepad++ 7.3 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  5. This post is in response to a story published on December 6th 2016 by ComputerWorld titled “Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt” and its follow-up article “Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all“. These “stories” were subsequently picked up by Business Insider and Life Hacker among others and fueled a number of concerned Tweets some of which I responded to directly, along with much... Read more about Command prompt removal has been overly exaggerated on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  6. Microsoft has been investing heavily in Windows 10, not only for a development point of view but also with marketing as well. The company is pushing the OS at every opportunity and occasionally crossed the boundary of forcing it on to machines even when a user does not want the OS. With 2016 now behind us, we can take a look at how far... Read more about Windows 10 market share up 14% in 2016 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  7. The team-up between Google and Fiat Chrysler is about to extend well beyond self-driving minivans. The two companies have revealed an 8.4-inch Uconnect concept system based on Android. No, not Android Auto — we’re talking full-fledged Android Nougat. While it still uses the familiar Uconnect interface (for better or for worse), the Android underpinnings give it “seamless integration” with core Google services like Assistant... Read more about Android car tech coming to Chrysler on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  8. Microsoft is tentatively planning to release its next major Windows 10 update in April. MSPoweruser reports that the software giant is planning to finalize the feature set of the Creators Update by the end of the month, before starting to crush bugs and ready the update for general availability. Microsoft had originally planned to release the Creators Update in March, but an April timing... Read more about Windows 10 Creators Update expected in April on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  9. A new feature may be on the way to Windows 10 that improves performance when playing PC games. That’s according to a file discovered in a leaked version of a forthcoming preview update. <p”>Twitter user WalkingCat reports the addition of a dll called “gamemode” in the latest build of Windows 10 (version 14997). A subsequent tweet notes it “looks like Windows will adjust its... Read more about Windows 10 Game Mode may come to Creators Update on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  10. For years, Comcast and other large telecommunication companies around the world have injected javascript into your web browsing experience to serve advertisements and account notices. Their ability to do this stems from their upstream position as your Internet Service Provider (ISP). While Comcast is only currently using their javascript injection ability to serve customer account related information, the same message sending vector could be used... Read more about Comcast still uses MITM javascript injection for messages on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  11. Adblock Pro is very popular ad-blocking extension for the Google Chrome browser with over 2.7 million users and 12500 mostly positive ratings on the Google Chrome Web Store. If you install the extension and have used uBlock Origin before, you will immediately notice that it uses more or less the same interface as the popular extension. The core difference is the Adblock Pro logo... Read more about Chrome’s Adblock Pro rips off uBlock Origin on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  12. A Google product manager has accused the company of violating California labor laws via its restrictive confidentiality policies. According to The Information, the employee filed a suit with the California Superior Court in San Francisco, alleging that Google is running an internal “spying program” that encourages employees to report co-workers suspected of leaking information to the media. The lawsuit also states that Google’s policies... Read more about Employee sues Google over policies violating labor laws on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  13. Facebook has been accused of misleading the European Commission over its $22 billion takeover of WhatsApp in 2014—when the Mark Zuckerberg-run company claimed that it wouldn’t be able to knit together user IDs, thereby combining the data of the two services. Brussels’ competition officials issued a charge sheet against Facebook on Tuesday, in which it is alleged that the free content ad network failed... Read more about Facebook misleads EU on $22 billion WhatApp merger on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  14. Microsoft will extend support for the Windows Server and SQL Server product lines to keep customers, and ultimately convince them to move their workloads into the cloud, an analyst said today. Last week, Microsoft unveiled “Premium Assurance,” which will add up to six more years to the support lifespan of Windows Server 2008 and later, and SQL Server 2008 and later. Enterprises with existing... Read more about Windows Server support extended by six years on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  15. Facebook really wants you to hang out and talk about your feelings. But, does it want you to have those conversations anywhere else other than on Messenger? Probably not. Messenger launched a new and distinctly Snapchat-like tool complete with art and special effects on Thursday. The update lets users exchange photos with text, stickers, animated effects, illustrated frames and doodles. Sound familiar? Hijacking your... Read more about Facebook Messenger adds social app features on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  16. Following his chat with whistleblower Edward Snowden, @Jack dropped a hint about what privacy features might be in the cards for Twitter. In the tweeted exchange, Dorsey and Snowden continued the conversation that streamed on Periscope Tuesday, veering back to the topic of Twitter itself. When Snowden asked if Twitter might consider making the platform’s private messages more secure in some way, Dorsey left the door open for... Read more about Encrypted direct messages may come to Twitter on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  17. 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. Features... Read more about Firefox 50.1.0 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  18. Microsoft has been targeting Mac users with its Surface commercials recently, and it appears they might be paying off. The software giant claims that November was the “best month ever for consumer Surface sales,” following a number of Black Friday deals on the Surface Pro 4. Microsoft still isn’t providing sales numbers, but the company claims “more people are switching from Macs to Surface... Read more about People are switching from MacBooks to Microsoft Surface on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  19. Google told us in May that it would eventually block Adobe Flash Player content on Chrome. And today, the company is making good on its promise. Google is slowly rolling HTML5 out to users over the next couple of months, starting with one percent of users on the current version of Chrome. Everyone should have an updated Chrome by February, when the most recent... Read more about Google replaces Flash with HTML5 in Chrome on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  20. Malwarebytes (formerly Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) offers anti-malware and anti-rootkit in one solution. The Premium version adds to this with real-time protection, anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and protection from malicious websites. The product has been designed to provide comprehensive protection to the extent that it will replace your traditional anti-virus. Now able to scan your computer up to four times faster than previous versions. While Malwarebytes can replace... Read more about Malwarebytes 3.0.4 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  21. A state-run consumer watchdog in China revealed it had received eight reports of iPhones spontaneously combusting in the last few months, calling on Apple to address the issue. The report from the Shanghai Consumer Council quoted one woman saying the phone exploded in August, shattering the screen and leaving the battery and back of the phone blackened. Apple provided her with a new iPhone... Read more about Users say iPhone 7 exploding or catching fire on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  22. Google engineers are working on an improved version of the reCAPTCHA system that uses a computer algorithm to distinguish between automated bots and real humans, and requires no user interaction at all. Called “Invisible reCAPTCHA,” and spotted by Windows IT Pro, the service is still under development, but the service is open for sign-ups, and any webmaster can help Google test its upcoming technology.... Read more about Google working on Invisible reCaptcha on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  23. Netflix has long said that it had no intention of ever offering an offline playback mode for when you’re stuck on an airplane or anywhere else with no internet connection. But it seems like the company is changing course: An enigmatic tweet from the Netflix account says that “your favorite stories are now available for download any time.” It’s accompanied by a cute video... Read more about Netflix offline playback is being added on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  24. 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. Features... Read more about Firefox 50.0.2 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  25. Members of the porn site xHamster should be changing their passwords today after a set of nearly 380,000 usernames, emails and poorly hashed passwords appeared online. The subscription-only breach notification site LeakBase has published the set of login credentials, which Motherboard reports were being traded online. It’s not clear exactly where the database originated, but it contains information for only a small subset of... Read more about xHamster passwords appear online on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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