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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 50.0.1 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  15. VLC, the app that lets you play basically any video format on practically any platform, is about to add support for a whole new medium. The company just unveiled a technical preview that enables its desktop app to play 360-degree videos, so folks can watch their dizzying footage on their computers. The preview is now available for Windows and Mac machines, and the full... Read more about VLC media player 360-degree video support coming on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  16. Google today announced two major changes related to its mobile search results. The one you’ll probably notice first is that Google is removing the “mobile-friendly” label that highlighted pages that were easy to read on mobile from its mobile search results pages. In the long run, though, the second change may be more wide-reaching: starting on January 10, 2017, the company will start punishing... Read more about Google to punish mobile sites with hard to dismiss popups on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  17. Although Netflix has yet to make an official announcement, Windows Blog editor-in-chief Mollie Ruiz-Hopper said on Monday that Windows 10 customers can now stream content from the popular online media provider at a 3,840 × 2,160 (4K) resolution. This is an exclusive Microsoft Edge feature for Netflix subscribers on a Windows 10 PC or 2-in-1 device. Ruiz-Hopper couldn’t make this announcement without a little... Read more about Netflix 4K streaming for Windows 10 and Kaby Lake CPUs on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  18. Google has now lifted a controversial ban which wiped out the digital identities — meaning Gmail accounts, access to photos, voicemails and files — of those consumers who used a tax loophole to profit from reselling their Pixel smartphones. The affected people were, in fact, in violation of Google’s Terms of Service, which prohibits you from commercially reselling any device. However, Google’s disproportionate response to... Read more about Google reverses Pixel reseller ban on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  19. Facebook is facing increasing criticism over its role in the 2016 US presidential election because it allowed propaganda lies disguised as news stories to spread on the social-media site unchecked. The spreading of false information during the election cycle was so bad that President Barack Obama called Facebook a “dust cloud of nonsense.” And Business Insider’s Alyson Shontell called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s reaction... Read more about Students solve Facebook’s fake news problem in 36 hours on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  20. Apple has finally admitted to the existence of the mysterious iPhone ailment that caused unresponsive screens and came to be called the “touch disease.” The Cupertino firm’s diagnosis? User error. Or, more specifically, user fumbling. “Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress... Read more about iPhone touch disease is users fault says Apple, offers $149 fix on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  21. 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 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  22. Google has added another company to its ever-growing list of acquisitions and this may actually be a step towards the marriage of Android and Chrome. Game-specializing Android emulator LeapDroid has made the announcement that they are joining the tech giant. They have not made specific plans as of yet and as of this writing they are still “not affiliated” with Google, but it will... Read more about Google acquires LeapDroid and cancels emulator on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  23. A judge has ordered Amazon to refund the parents of children who made in-app purchases on Kindle and Android devices without their consent between 2011 and 2014. Seattle-based Judge John Coughenour ordered the firm to run the refund process for 12 months beginning in January 2017. It follows successful legal action by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). However the FTC’s call for a... Read more about Amazon ordered to refund children’s in-app purchases on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  24. That’s right, a preview of Visual Studio for Mac will debut this month. This will be discussed at Connect(); 2016 on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. A lot of great features will be supported from the start. Including native iOS, Android and Mac development. Languages that will be supported so far are C# and F# support too. The interesting part about this? Like Xamarin Studio,... Read more about Preview of Visual Studio for Mac coming this month on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  25. The Google Pixel fell to a team of Chinese hackers alongside Apple Safari and Adobe Flash at the PwnFest hacking competition in Seoul on Friday. Mountain View’s latest offering was smashed by white-hat friendlies from Qihoo 360, who used an undisclosed vulnerability to gain remote code execution for $120,000 cash prize. The exploit launched the Google Play store before opening Chrome and displaying a... Read more about Google Pixel hacked in under 60 seconds on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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