Category archives for: Linux/Unix

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paragon Releases Linux File Systems for Windows

Paragon Software has released  Linux File Systems for Windows. Now you can easily access disks and partitions formatted under the most common Linux file systems directly from your Windows PC. Linux File Systems for Windows supports Secure Boot protocol,so there’s no need to turn off the driver when working with Linux volumes. Features Create, read, […]

New Versions of Chrome Will Help Foil Unwanted Redirects

Google plans to add new safety features to its Chrome browser over the coming weeks that will address user complaints regarding several types of shady behavior. First, Chrome 64 will attempt to foil unwanted redirects. Google says the browser will show any and all redirects originating from third-party frames in a new infobar rather than allowing […]

WSJ Story Claims Kaspersky Software Is a Tool for Russian Spying

 The WSJ released today a story claiming the Russian government has used Kaspersky antivirus software to secretly scan computers around the world for classified government documents and top-secret information for both the U.S. and its allies. Kaspersky Lab was founded by an engineer trained at a KGB technical school. The firm has insisted in the past […]

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