Category archives for: Software

Apple Release iOS 11.3 Beta 3 to Devs

  Apple has made a new beta version of iOS 11.3 available to developers. iOS 11.3 Beta 3 tweaks performance and includes the battery health meter for certain devices. The tool is meant to help people balance battery life and speed/performance of older iPhones. The public version of iOS 11.3 will likely be released later […]

iOS 11.2.6 Addresses Character-Based Messaging Bug

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 to resolve several bugs. Primarily, the minor update tackles an issue where using certain characters could cause apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp to crash. The update also patches a problem where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories. The iOS 11.2.6 is free to download over the […]

Twitter’s Desktop App for the Mac Is Now Gone

Twitter has removed the desktop client for Mac from the app store and will soon no longer support it. “We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be […]

Apple Prepping Fix for Message Bug that Crashes Devices

Apple says it has a patch in the works that will counter a bug causing iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even Macs to crash. The bug occurs when people receive a message with certain Indian language characters in apps including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. According to The Verge, Apple will push the patch “soon.” This […]

VideoLAN Releases VLC Media Player Version 3.0

  VideoLAN has updated its open-source VLC media player to version 3.0 with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content. Other additions include support for 360-degree video and 3D sound playback, HDMI passthrough, HDR […]

Chrome 68 Will Label All Unencrypted HTTP Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as “not secure” when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic […]

Google Drive Update Makes It Easier to Comment on Microsoft Office Files

Google has improved Google Drive’s compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Drive users can now comment directly on more file types, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, and images without first converting them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides. The commenting system for Office documents functions much the same as it already does for Google Docs. Google explained […]

Unicode 11 Will Sport Swappable Hair Styles and Female Heroes

The emoji that will appear in Unicode 11.0 have been finalized, according to the Unicode Consortium, and new options will be available for hair, skin, and gender. Some 157 new characters are included in Unicode 11.0. With the core characters set, operating system developers and device makers can adopt the base code ahead of their own […]

Grammarly Chrome Extension Bug Fixed Fast – Could Exposed User Data To Any Website

Google Project Zero security team has uncovered a bug in the popular Grammarly Chrome extension that exposed authentication tokens to all websites the users may have visited. The project zero team called this vulnerability a “high severity bug” because it would allow any website access to all your documents, history, logs, and all other data […]

Microsoft Spectre Patch For AMD CPUs Is Now Live On Windows Update

The AMD-compatible Spectre fix for Windows 10 is now live and being distributed through Windows Update. When the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities first surfaced, Microsoft was quick to respond by rolling out software mitigations in its operating systems. Unfortunately, the fixes in Windows 10 had an unintended consequence for some older AMD CPUs, making them unbootable. Microsoft […]

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