July 2016

That’s right it is over! The ‘free upgrade’ period to Windows 10 also known as GWX (Get Windows 10) based on the name of the files Microsoft secretly downloaded onto users machines in hopes that they would unwilling install Windows 10. Clicking on the Get Windows 10 icon in the taskbar tray now brings up this “too bad, so sad” message: However, while the Get Windows 10 notifications have ended, Microsoft Microsoft Corporation 72,78 +1,01 +1,41% is going to take their time in getting the GWX crapware application off users machines. There is a slight chance Microsoft may reintroduce the offer this fall (one reason…

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New features: Firefox for iOS

“Having brought is mobile firmware aspirations to an abrupt end by ditching the Firefox OS, Mozilla has had a little more time to focus on its speciality—great browsing experiences. The Firefox client has long been a front-runner at desktop level, and in recent times, has garnered a strong user base through Google’s Android as well. It wasn’t until last year that Firefox could finally grace the App Store with its presence, and rather disappointingly, the iOS version was considerably scant on the features front. Thankfully, the latest update plugs many of those gaps. …” Source: Phone ArenaDetails  Mozilla adds a slew…

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Reducing Adobe Flash Usage in Firefox

“… Mozilla and the Web as a whole have been taking steps to reduce the need for Flash content in everyday browsing. Starting in August, Firefox will block certain Flash content that is not essential to the user experience, while continuing to support legacy Flash content. These and future changes will bring Firefox users enhanced security, improved battery life, faster page load, and better browser responsiveness. …” Source: Mozilla Reducing Adobe Flash Usage in Firefox | Future Releases

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Firefox 48: first Rust component onboard

“… Firefox 48 will be the first version of Firefox that ships with a Rust component. The component in question is a media parser written in Rust. That may not sound too exciting at first, but considering that media playback code is a primary attack vector on desktop and mobile systems alike, it is of significance. …” Source: gHacks Tech NewsDetails  Firefox 48: first Rust component onboard

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Can Microsoft Get Anymore Annoying?

One thing about Microsoft Microsoft Corporation 72,78 +1,01 +1,41% is they are persistent about reminding users of Windows 7/8.1 about the “free” Windows 10 upgrade. In the past users were presented with  pop-up Windows asking them to update to Windows 10 now or tonight. There were even notifications that Windows 10 was already installed,  just restart to finish the install. Microsoft execs have even resorted to using scare tactics that Windows 7 is unsafe and you should upgrade to Windows 10. With less than a month (25-days and counting) left before the free upgrade offer “officially” ends (there are rumors…

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gHacks user.js updated

“The Ghacks user.js list covering the majority of privacy and security configuration options for the Firefox web browser has been updated.“… please remember that this is my user.js as it is today. I do not expect or want anyone to just run with it. You should know what you are doing. That said, I have kept the warning list at the top up to date, but I will never catch everything for everybody. This list is meant to be a TEMPLATE, please treat it as such. …” Source: gHacks Tech News The most comprehensive Firefox user.js has been updated

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