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Safari browser sheds users, mimicking IE   

Apple's Safari browser, like rival Internet Explorer (IE), has lost a significant number of users in the last two years, data published Wednesday showed. The most likely destination of Safari defectors: Google's Chrome.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2mR74zO

Published on March 4, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Skype application for Linux   

Microsoft has just released the beta version of its new Skype application for Linux. This new version, despite being in stable, has replaced the existing Skype 4.3 on its website as the default download.

If you are not already aware, until now, Microsoft used a Qt based Skype client for Linux. This application lacked a number of features and was not updated for several years. The user interface looked like it was made before 2010.

But Microsoft woke up from the sleep and announced that it was working on a new Skype application for Linux. The new version uses modern cloud architecture, unlike the older version that used peer to peer architecture.

The new Skype version is basically the web version of Skype wrapped using Electron and Node.js. But it does bring the regular Skype features that Windows users are enjoying.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lB1M9H

Published on March 3, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Best Linux distributions for beginners   

Let's face it, Linux can pose an overwhelming complexity to new users. But then, it's not Linux itself that brings this complexity. Rather, it's the "newness" factor that causes this.

Not knowing where to start can be a downer. Especially for someone who does not have the concept of something else running on their PC in place of Windows or MacOS.

Linux is more than an OS. It's an idea where everybody grows together and there's something for everybody.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lATKh4

Published on March 3, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code   

Google has released details of a bug in Microsoft's browsing programs that would allow attackers to build websites that make the software crash.
Google researcher Ivan Fratric said the bug could, in some cases, allow attackers to hijack a victim's browser.
The bug was found in November, but details are only now being released after the expiry of the 90-day deadline Google gave Microsoft to find a fix.
Microsoft has yet to say when it will produce a patch that removes the bug.

Read more at: http://bbc.in/2loBnf1

Published on March 1, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
best privacy-focused Linux distributions   

This article shows you the list of best privacy-focused Linux distributions. This article is intended for readers who are extremely concerned about their only privacy.

Privacy is a serious and much-debated issue. In this age of cyber espionage and electronic surveillance, privacy becomes a crucial subject.

While most of us Linux users care about our privacy to an extent, some people take it to an 'extreme level'. Such people are often termed 'privacy freaks' (not in a derogatory manner).

The good thing about Linux is that it has got a distribution for (almost) everyone's needs. Privacy is not an exception.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lNrg7i

Published on February 24, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
CCleaner alternative for Linux   

Windows users often look for CCleaner alternative for Linux. CCleaner is a popular Windows application that lets you easily free up space by removing unnecessary files and completely uninstalling a software.

Stacer is a new application for Ubuntu that functions similar to CCleaner i.e. to optimize your system.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lNjWIS

Published on February 24, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild   

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bit torrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lPBkx2

Published on February 23, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
No February 2017 Patch Tuesday   

Patch Tuesday is a recurring event on the second Tuesday of each month. Microsoft will release security patches for Windows operating system versions and other company products on that day.

An update to the original announcement on February 15, 2017 confirms that the February 2017 Patch Tuesday has been cancelled, and that the next batch of updates will be delivered on the March Patch Tuesday instead.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2m6sPLt

Published on February 20, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?   

Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren't any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that's designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of work to implement many desktop-centric features such as multi-window multi-tasking. It offers a very familiar interface inspired by Windows, so the learning curve is not that steep. If you have used Android before, you will find yourself at home.

Remix OS is being developed by Jide Technologies, a company founded by three ex-Googlers, "with a mission to unlock the potential of Android in order to accelerate a new age of computing," reads the "about us" page.

http://www.jide.com/remixos

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2lcgyqJ

Published on February 13, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
MajorGeeks tops list of safe software download sites   

MajorGeeks is proud to announce that The Windows Club listed us first in their recent article, Safe Software Download Sites where they took to task many of the largest download websites and pointed out that many of these sites now bundle their own installers, often including what is considered malware with their downloads.

Published on February 9, 2017 by James Calkins
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