Mozilla released Firefox 40. The highlight of Firefox 40 is the new Windows 10 support and improved security.
Interestingly enough, Firefox 40 also hijacks Cortana (on Windows 10). Cortana is Microsoft's version to Apple's Siri.
New in Firefox 40 include:
Support for Windows 10
Added protection against unwanted software downloads
Support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)
User can receive suggested tiles in the new tab page based on categories Firefox matches to browsing history (en-US only)
Hello allows adding a link to conversations to provide context on what the conversation will be about
New style for add-on manager based on the in-content preferences style
Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only)
Graphic blocklist mechanism improved: Firefox version ranges can be specified, limiting the number of devices blocked
Microsoft has launched Office 2016 for Mac, first available to Office 365 subscription customers. The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoiont, Outlook and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users, and are designed for Mac.
Like the new iWork, Office 2016 is cloud-connected, so users can get the documents recently worked on another device to continue to work... (To us, it sounds like the Continuity concept in OS X Yosemite 10.10)
Thanks to Mic Wright reading Microsoft's new 45 pages (combined) Privacy Statement and Services Agreements. He kindly pointed out some scary parts:
Data syncing by default
Cortana is a sexy spy in the machine
Turn on Cortana, the virtual assistant, and you’re also turning on a whole host of data sharing:
To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device.
Cortana also learns about you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as your music, alarm settings, whether the lock screen is on, what you view and purchase, your browse and Bing search history, and more.”
Whatever happens, Microsoft knows what you’re doing…
Advertisers will know exactly who you are
Your encryption key is backed up to OneDrive
Microsoft can disclose your data when it feels like it
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