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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)

new MacBook 12-inch with Rose Gold finish


Apple today updated MacBook with the latest Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and an additional hour of battery life, making the thinnest and lightest Mac better than ever. Featuring an all-metal unibody enclosure, MacBook is now available in four aluminum finishes — gold, silver, space gray, and for the first time on a Mac, a gorgeous rose gold. With a stunning 12-inch Retina display, highly responsive full-size keyboard, Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB-C port and all-day battery life in a design that is just 920 grams (2 pounds) and 13.1 mm thin, MacBook is the future of the notebook.

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From MacCentre701, Antony, 19 Apr, 2016. | Talkback (0)

iMac 21.5-inch gets Retina Display

iMac Retina

Apple updated its iMac lineup with a 4K Retina display for the 21.5-inch model, and 5K Retina displays for all 27-inch models.

The 4K 21.5-inch Retina Display sports 9.4 million pixels at 4096 x 2304 resolution, and the 5K 27-inch version packs in 14.7 million pixels. Apple says both offer a wider color gamut.

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From MacCentre701, Antony, 13 Oct, 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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MS killing off Internet Explorer

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Windows 10 to force update itself

18 Jul, 2015
According to The Register, the highly anticipated Windows 10, due to release on 29th July 2015, has a new Licensing Agreement has made itself the same practice as Google Chrome browser, updating itself, like it or not. On the...
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul, 2015. | read this article | Talkback (0)
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Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO

5 Feb, 2014
Microsoft has announced its new CEO: Satya Nadella, the man in charge of Microsoft's cloud computing services. He is taking on the new role immediately. Company founder Bill Gates is stepping down as Chairman to be replaced by John Thompson....
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

21 Feb, 2012
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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