Category archives for: Software

Google Is Adding Support to Stop Ads from Following You Around the Web

Google said it is rolling out new controls for managing advertisements that appear in apps and on mobile web sites. The change will allow people to use the ad preferences settings to put the kibosh on reminder ads that often show up after user’s search for specific products. Google says the tool is first reaching the […]

iOS 11.2.5 Is Out – Adds HomePod Support

Apple has made iOS 11.2.5 available to iPhones and iPads. The update primarily adds support for Apple’s forthcoming HomePod speaker. It also makes it possible for iPhone and iPad owners to ask Siri to read the day’s news. The news feature is initially only available in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. iOS 11.2.5 also fixes […]

Chrome Will Support HDR Video Playback

Google has provided an update on the progress it has made with the Chrome browser over the last year and offered a peek at some features that will arrive later this year. To start, Chrome now supports play/pause, rewind, and fast forward controls for audio and video. The browser handles picture-in-picture playback on Android, and improved […]

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 Updated to Mitigate Spectre Vulnerabilities

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 in order to patch several significant security problems. Specifically, iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of the Spectre vulnerability discovered earlier this month. Apple recommends all iPhone and iPad owners install the update as soon as possible. Apple issued a similar update to its […]

Apple Confirms Macs and iOS Devices Are Affected by Spectre and Meltdown

Apple today said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the coming days,” the release said. “There are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” Apple said, echoing what other companies and […]

New GeForce Game Ready Driver for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Nvidia released its final GeForce Game Ready driver of the year. This new driver brings support for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for Nvidia GPU owners. Those of you upgrading to the new GeForce Game Ready 388.71 WHQL driver can also expect  support for CUDA 9.1 and an updated SLI profile for Warframe. In addition to support for PUBG, this driver provides […]

Facebook Adding More Anti-Harassment Protections

Facebook has added several ways to help people avoid harassment on the social network. Facebook says it is improving efforts to detect fake, inauthentic, or duplicate accounts that are created in order to get around blocks. The company is using things such as IP addresses to proactively recognize accounts that may be created by someone who […]

Facebook Launching a Snooze Tool for Your News Feed

Facebook today rolled out a new feature for its News Feed that will allow people to temporarily silence friends, pages, and other content they don’t want to see. Selecting the new Snooze tool, which appears in the drop-down menu on individual posts, lets people unfollow any person or page for 30 days. The move is not […]

Apple Maps Now Sports Detailed Indoor Maps for 30 Major Airports

Apple recently improved the selection of indoor airport maps in Apple Maps with an expansion to 30 new structures. Apple worked with each individual airport and the associated airlines in order to provide the most accurate data possible, including directions to gates, details about food courts and other amenities, and the ability to jump between […]

Snapchat Debuts Lens Studio App – Lets Anyone Create Lenses

Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices. Artists can then use a special Snapcode to share […]

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