Category: Software

Brave web browser will link to Wayback Machine on offline pages

For many, the browsers wars have more or less ended with just two or three key players in the market. That’s not stopping others from trying to carve out their niche, often pointing out glaring flaws or lapses in the major web browsers. Brave, whose pedigree includes Brendan Eich of Javascript and Mozilla fame, is one such browser and it has partnered with the Internet Archive to bring dead web…

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iOS 13.4 beta reveals wireless OTA OS Recovery coming soon

Apple takes pride in the usability and stability of its software, especially its mobile platform, but bugs are inescapable and even the great iOS may lock up or blow in someone’s face. Especially given the company’s history with certain releases. Often, the last resort is to restore the iPhone or iPad by connecting it to a computer but it seems that Apple is finally coming up with a way that to…

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Windows 10 Start Menu to ditch Live Tiles, look more like Windows 10X

When Microsoft launched Windows 8, desktop users were taken aback by the strange new Start Screen (it wasn’t even just a menu back then). Not only were their programs presented in a grid with large colored boxes, some of those boxes would regularly flip to show some information gathered from the app or from an online source. These Live Tiles may have been a hit on the Windows Phone but they have…

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Opera R2020 update adds tab workspaces and customizable sidebar

Opera R2020 (aka, Opera 67), the latest version of the popular web browser, brings new features that enable power users to better manage their tabs and the features they use most often. The biggest part of the new update is tabbed workspaces, which are customizable and separate workspaces that feature tabs related to each workspace’s category. As well, the browser’s sidebar can now be customized…

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EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

This week, leadership at the European Commission (executive branch of the European Union) sent a staff-wide message pushing the secure messaging app Signal. This end-to-end encrypted messaging app was recommended on an EU internal discussion board for all staff. The message included, in part: “Signal has been selected as the recommended application for public instant messaging.” Why would the EU…

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iPhone update: Everything new in Apple’s latest iOS and iPadOS

This week iOS 13.4 Beta 2 was released – mainly for developers – with a set of new features for future public consumption. This is a Beta 2 release, mind you – part of a bigger release that’ll go live in the Spring for all users. Today’s update includes feature changes for both iOS for iPhone and iPad as well as iPadOS, though the iPadOS update is called iPadOS 13.4 Beta 2 (not iOS any longer).…

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Apple may finally relent on its default iPhone apps restrictions

In what could be the biggest switch-up to iOS since dropping skeuomorphism, Apple is reportedly considering allowing iPhone and iPad users to change the default apps, away from Apple’s own software. Currently, while iOS users are able to download their choice of software for things like email and browsing, Apple’s own versions are fixed as the default.

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Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states of 5G

Today we get our first major glimpse of what Google developers are doing to prepare Android 11 (or Android R) for 5G connectivity. We see the next-generation operating system update with the Android 11 Developer Preview, a bit of software that was just released for app developers today. With 5G, the Android experience expands in a number of exciting ways – but it begins at the base, with features…

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Android 11 Developer Preview just released: It’s 1 louder

Today Android 11 was released in a Developer Preview for the masses. This new version of the Android operating system from Google includes significant changes in APIs for 5G, media, biometrics, sharing, and more. Devices that’ll be able to access Android 11 Developer Preview include Google Pixel 4 / 4XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL. To install a Developer Preview to your…

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Microsoft Office app reunified in major update: And why it’s my new default

Five years ago, Microsoft suggested we “try the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps”, as the lot replaced the “Office Mobile” app. This week, Microsoft decided they were better off pushing those apps back into a single app, now re-named “Office.” If you never deleted the Office Mobile app from your phone back then, all you need to do now is hit the update button. Easy as pie!

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