Misc Software

Apple warns that 32-bit apps will stop working on MacOS

Apple warns that 32-bit apps will stop working on MacOS

Move comes as operating system transitions to 64-bit future.
By Rene Millman Apr 16 2018, 8:32AM
Slack will soon be able to call out mansplaining

Slack will soon be able to call out mansplaining

The workplace communication platform is trialling a tool that'll pick up on the sexist phenomenon and other interpersonal dynamics.
By Staff Writer Apr 13 2018, 10:23AM
Apple snaps up Google’s former AI boss to improve Siri

Apple snaps up Google’s former AI boss to improve Siri

John Giannandrea will head up Apple’s machine learning and AI strategy.
By Thomas McMullan Apr 5 2018, 10:26AM
Newest Apple releases squash bugs in iOS, macOS, Safari, various apps

Newest Apple releases squash bugs in iOS, macOS, Safari, various apps

Apple addressed a bevy of security bugs late last week, after issuing updated versions of its current operating systems, Safari browser and several core apps, as well as security enhancements for two older OS offerings.
By Bradley Barth Apr 4 2018, 12:37PM
Google bans cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome Web Store

Google bans cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome Web Store

90% of extensions were found to have broken rules.
By Staff Writer Apr 4 2018, 8:46AM
Drupal advises be on lookout for highly critical release

Drupal advises be on lookout for highly critical release

Drupal is calling its users to be on standby for the announcement of a highly critical release on 28 March that will address issues in Drupal 7 and 8.
By SC Staff Mar 27 2018, 12:50PM
Opera 52 launches faster ad-blocking tool, adds support for multiple tab selection

Opera 52 launches faster ad-blocking tool, adds support for multiple tab selection

Opera Software has released Opera 52.0, the latest version of its Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
By Nick Peers Mar 26 2018, 11:54AM
Microsoft remote assistance tool threat patched, danger remains

Microsoft remote assistance tool threat patched, danger remains

Microsoft has just patched a vulnerability in the primary tool the company uses to help provide remote assistance to its users, but until all devices are updated there is still some danger.
By Doug Olenick Mar 26 2018, 11:46AM
Explainer: What is private browsing and how can it keep you safe online?

Explainer: What is private browsing and how can it keep you safe online?

Private-browsing capabilities are baked into the internet browsers you use everyday. Here's why it's important.
By Jane McCallion Mar 16 2018, 12:53PM
Bitcoin stealing malware distributed on download.com for nearly a year

Bitcoin stealing malware distributed on download.com for nearly a year

Bitcoin stealing malware that swaps user accounts with that of the attacker was found to be hosted on Download.com servers for nearly a year.
By Robert Abel Mar 16 2018, 12:09PM
Duolingo launches Klingon courses for those with absolutely nothing better to do

Duolingo launches Klingon courses for those with absolutely nothing better to do

You could just learn Spanish - but that's BORING.
By Staff Writer Mar 16 2018, 10:20AM
Patch Tuesday: Adobe patches 7 critical flaws

Patch Tuesday: Adobe patches 7 critical flaws

Patch Tuesday Adobe included updates for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Connect, and Adobe Dreamweaver with seven critical vulnerabilities.
By Robert Abel Mar 15 2018, 12:41PM
Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol exploit

Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol exploit

This month's Microsoft patch Tuesday included more than 70 patches 15 of which were marked as critical and one that could exploit authentication in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.
By Robert Abel Mar 15 2018, 12:33PM
Firefox Quantum 59 boosts page loading times, adds options for blocking intrusive website requests

Firefox Quantum 59 boosts page loading times, adds options for blocking intrusive website requests

Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum 59.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 59.0 rolling out imminently.
By Nick Peers Mar 14 2018, 12:19PM
Checketry lets you check your game downloads anywhere, on any device

Checketry lets you check your game downloads anywhere, on any device

And its another Aussie project! And you can support it! If you like Kickstarter! If not that's okay I guess!
By David Hollingworth Mar 13 2018, 11:41AM
PDF Shaper 8.2 improves text detection and extraction, supports system fonts and more

PDF Shaper 8.2 improves text detection and extraction, supports system fonts and more

Burnaware Technologies has released PDF Shaper Free 8.2, a major update to its freeware PDF toolkit for Windows users.
By Nick Peers Mar 12 2018, 12:34PM
How to: Delete your Spotify account

How to: Delete your Spotify account

Cancel your Spotify subscription and close your Spotify account for good.
By Victoria Woollaston Mar 12 2018, 10:22AM
Chrome 65 update ready, contains 45 security fixes

Chrome 65 update ready, contains 45 security fixes

The Google Chrome team reported it moved Chrome 65 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux with the latest update containing 45 security fixes, with at least nine rated as "high".
By Doug Olenick Mar 9 2018, 11:40AM
Browser stored personal information there for the taking: Report

Browser stored personal information there for the taking: Report

Researchers have found that browsers like Chrome and Firefox store a great deal of visitor information, much of which can be easily discovered and taken by cyber-criminals.
By Doug Olenick Mar 8 2018, 1:03PM
BleachBit 2.0 adds drag-and-drop file shredding to open-source disk cleaning tool

BleachBit 2.0 adds drag-and-drop file shredding to open-source disk cleaning tool

The first update in over two years
By Nick Peers Mar 2 2018, 8:39AM