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  1. A surprisingly large number of antivirus and security products are undermining HTTPS connections and exposing browser users to decryption attacks, according to a study by researchers at Google, Mozilla, Cloudflare, and several US universities. Thanks to a multi-pronged effort to enable HTTPS everywhere, as of January half the world’s traffic on the web is encrypted using the secure TCP/IP HTTPS protocol. However, while HTTPS... Read more about Researchers tell security firms to stop SSL tampering on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  2. The city of Munich made headlines in 2003 when it announced its intent to switch 14,000 government PCs from Windows to Linux. While the project suffered delays and setbacks, the migration to LiMux (its custom Ubuntu-based distribution) and LibreOffice was completed in late 2013. But now, Windows could be making a comeback. ZDNet reports that the city government’s administrative and personnel committee has recommended... Read more about Munich drops Linux and returns to Windows 10 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  3. Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents. The verdict [PDF] was handed down on Friday after a jury trial in Marshall, Texas. The patents – including this one – were awarded to former Lucent engineer Allen Rozman, who died aged 52 in 2012, and Alfonso J. Cioffi, both of Texas*, who... Read more about Chrome infringes on four anti-malware patents on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  4. Solid state drives are one of the greatest things to ever happen to computers. Whether for business or personal computing, these SSDs have increased disk access performance dramatically. Heck, for mobile devices like laptops, the switch from physical hard drives has also improved battery life, while better protecting data from bumps and jostles. As great as these solid state drives are now, they are... Read more about Western Digital’s first 512 gigabit 64-layer 3D NAND chip revealed on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  5. Google has announced that all of Google Chrome older versions will stop being compatible with Gmail by the end of 2017. Google Chrome version 53 and its previous versions will no more be compatible with Gmail in the next coming months as the report has suggested. Starting from the month of February all Google Chrome users of earlier versions will see a statement on... Read more about Gmail support for old Chrome, Vista, and XP stops by 2018 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  6. The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making it an always-on, permanent feature of Chrome. The new version of Chrome will also eliminate the “chrome://plugins” internal URL, which means if you want to disable Flash, you’ll have to do it from the Settings page. How EME Brought Mandatory DRM On The... Read more about Chrome 57 permanently enables DRM on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  7. ShareX captures or records any area of your screen at the press of a key. Free and completely open-source. ShareX is like a swiss army knife of screen capture convenience. You can take a screenshot or a screencast, upload it and get the URL copied to your clipboard with a single hotkey. ShareX supports over 50 different image, text, and file hosting services such... Read more about ShareX 11.5.0 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  8. 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 51.0.1 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  9. It’s supposed to be seamless. So much mobile technology is premised on the idea that moving between networks—cellular to Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi, cellular to cellular—is a more or less invisible process. We, as consumers, are then free to interact with the cloud as intended—as an extension of mobile devices that’s all but necessary for them to operate at all. The whole cloud idea... Read more about Reasons connecting to Wi-Fi takes longer on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  10. Play Store and Android apps access on Chromebooks were announced in May of 2016 and in the time since, they have rolled as developer then stable builds to the Asus Chromebook Flip and Acer Chromebook R11 as well as the Google Chromebook Pixel 2. We know that the functionality will be coming to more of the existing Chromebooks down the line, but we didn’t know how it would... Read more about Chromebooks support Android Apps and Play Store on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  11. 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 51 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  12. Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update’s gaming features, and it’s nearly ready to start delivering on them… including some that have remained mysterious. The company has revealed that it’ll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider previews “this week.” The improvement won’t be fully functional until later releases, but Microsoft has... Read more about Details about Windows 10 Game Mode due this week on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  13. Some deals are too good to be true. And, for Amazon, they will cost the company. A Canadian enforcement agency announced today that Amazon Canada will pay a $1 million fine for what could be construed as misleading pricing practices. The investigation centered on the practice of Amazon displaying its prices compared to higher “list prices” — suggested manufacturer prices (MSRPs) designed as marketing... Read more about Amazon fined $1 million for misleading prices on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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