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Firefox 40 with Windows 10 support

FirefoxMozilla 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

More details at release notes page.

Firefox 40 is available from Firefox website.

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From MozInfo701, Antony, 13 Aug, 2015. | Talkback (0)

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus with 3D Touch


Apple announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during today's "Hey Siri" event. The new iPhones feature new 3D Touch, a variant of the Force Touch technology introduced on the touchpad for MacBook. The device will also include significant camera improvements 12MP instead of 8MP), new Live Photos, faster Touch ID, the new A9 processor with embedded M9 motion coprocessor.

3D Touch is a new feature for navigating iPhones. It allows users to take peeks at content, pull up context-specific information, and developers will be able to employ it for apps and games.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be available in gold, silver, space grey and the new rose gold metallic finishes.

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From MacCentre701, Antony, 10 Sep, 2015. | Talkback (0)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch, stylus and keyboard, also iPad mini 4

iPad Pro Pencil

Apple announced the largest iPad ever dring today's "Hey Siri" event. The new iPad Pro features a 12.9-inch display (4:3 ratio) with a resolution of 2732 x 2048, and a new processor (A9X) that is 1.8 times faster than the processor in the iPad Air 2 (A8X).

Apple also announced a snap-on cover with keyboard named Smart Keyboard, and a special stylus named Apple Pencil.

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From MacCentre701, Antony, 10 Sep, 2015. | Talkback (0)

Windows 10's scary privacy issues people need to know

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

Details: Windows 10: Here are the privacy issues you should know about (TNW news)

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From SillyDog701, Antony, 31 Jul, 2015. | Talkback (0)

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Posted by Antony on 5 Feb, 2015. | read this article | Talkback (0)
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Posted by Antony on 18 Jul, 2015. | read this article | Talkback (0)
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Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO

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Posted by Antony on 5 Feb, 2014. | read this article | Talkback (0)
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10 best features of Windows 8

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Can't wait to get the world's most advanced and most anticipated operating system from the software giant? Won't be long. For those who haven't got a hand on Windows 8, listed 10 best features of Windows 8. What are...
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct, 2012. | read this article | Talkback (0)
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Microsoft SkyDrive to compete with Apple iCloud

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In a response to Apple’s cloud move (that iCloud would be integrated with its upcoming OS X Mountain Lion operating system) Microsoft has announced a plan to embrace the cloud by integrating its SkyDrive into Windows 8. According to Microsoft,...
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb, 2012. | read this article | Talkback (0)
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