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June 2016

VimFx improve Firefox keyboard use

VimFx is an add-on for the Firefox web browser that adds Vim-style keyboard shortcuts for browsing and navigation to the browser.

First, there was Vimperator, an excellent powerful extension for Firefox that made Firefox behave more like the Vim text editor.

Don’t use Microsoft Edge to save passwords

Microsoft Edge, just like any modern browser, comes with options to save account passwords when you enter them on websites.

Microsoft Edge displays a prompt at the bottom of the browser window whenever it recognizes a sign in to a service or website.

You may use it to save the password so that it is filled out automatically when you need to sign in to the site again.

Microsoft Edge saves the site, username and password when you select the yes option, and fills out login information automatically next time you open the sign in page.

Google Chrome Scroll Anchoring

Scroll Anchoring is a new feature of Google Chrome 51 and newer that prevents visible jumps of the active page when offscreen content changes.

You may have experienced the following situation when using a browser like Google Chrome: you load a page and some text is loaded quickly. You begin to read the text and scroll a bit or a lot, and suddenly the page begins to scroll automatically as other elements, images or media, are added to the page.

Linux Mint 18 Final First Look

Linux Mint 18 is the latest version of the popular Linux distribution that is a long term support release that is supported until 2021.

Linux Mint 18 is offered in two versions, Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and Mate that feature different desktop environments. Basically, Cinnamon is more graphics intensive and some default programs may be different as well.

My Activity reveals how much Google knows about you

My Activity is a new, centralized service by Google that reveals how much Google knows about you by displaying your Google activity history.

Up until now, when you wanted to know what Google knows about you, you had to use multiple tools to find out about that.

There was one for YouTube videos, another for search, a third for advertisement, a fourth for locations, and so on and so forth.

Google shames Symantec for security issues

Symantec is the latest security company shamed by Google for having critical security vulnerabilities in business and consumer products.

Google employee Tavis Ormandy discovered several critical vulnerabilities in Symantec programs that put users and businesses at risk.

The vulnerabilities require no user interaction, affect the default configuration, and take advantage of the fact that the software programs run with the highest privilege levels.

On Windows, some vulnerabilities allow for code to be loaded into the kernel even.

Microsoft drops Messaging Everywhere feature in Windows 10

Microsoft announced today the release of a new Windows Insider Build for Fast ring users that removes the Messaging Everywhere feature from the operating system.

Messaging Everywhere allowed users to browse, send and receive Windows mobile text messages on a PC running Windows 10.

Basically, what it did was keep the messages in sync between the PC and the mobile device, so that PC users could browse, read and reply to messages on the PC without using the phone at all.

How to migrate from Evernote to OneNote

The following guide walks you through the process of migrating all of your Evernote notebooks to Microsoft's OneNote service.

Evernote's recent announcement that it would limit basic users to syncing two devices, and increase pricing of the service for all paying customers, will certainly lead to users leaving the service behind.

Evernote limits free users, increases pricing

Evernote announced changes for paying and free members of the service in a blog post on the official website yesterday.

The price of Evernote Plus and Premium goes up by $1 and $2 per month respectively, while free users will be limited to syncing data between two devices.

The new pricing structure is already implemented on the site which means that new subscribers will have to pay more for the service.

Facebook: Share and Save extensions for Chrome

Facebook released two new browser extensions for Google Chrome yesterday with the aim to improve the share and save experience for users of the site.

Sharing is one of the core features of Facebook, and it is either done manually by users, or by clicking on one of the many share buttons displayed on many websites throughout the Internet.

Saving on the other hand is relatively new in comparison. It allows you to save articles on Facebook to access them at a later point in time.

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