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Google wants to make Chrome Extensions more secure

Google announced a number of changes to Google Chrome's extensions system designed to make the use of extensions more secure.

The company has been in a constant battle against misuse of extensions that are either outright malicious or problematic from a privacy perspective.

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

Mozilla Firefox is one of the few web browsers out there that gives users and system administrators options to turn off Telemetry.

Telemetry, which Mozilla introduced in Firefox 7 back in 2011, provides data to Mozilla which the organization uses to refine its products.

While that is often beneficial to users, for instance when issues are detected and fixed, it has also been used in the past to justify the removal of features from Firefox. The removal of features based on Telemetry led to my suggestion in 2013 to keep Telemetry enabled to make "your voice" count.

Firefox gets improved autoplay blocking soon

The Firefox web browser will soon block autoplaying media on webpages visited in the web browser more reliable.

Mozilla added options to control HMTL5 video autoplay in 2015 in Firefox and while the functionality worked fine on many sites, it did not work on others.

Windows 10 KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 updates

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system on September 20, 2018.

The updates KB4458469, KB4457136, KB4457141 and KB4457127 address a huge number of issues in the Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, 1703 and 1607.

New CCleaner scandal: forced automatic updates

2018 has been a troublesome year for users of the computer program CCleaner. The popular Windows program to delete temporary files and data to free up disk space went through a series of program updates that many users of the software opposed.

Bing Search does equations and text transcriptions now

Microsoft's Bing Search engine is doing quite well as we have found out in 2017 and it should not come as a surprise that Microsoft updates the search engines functionality regularly to compete with the almighty Google Search engine.

Sony unveils PlayStation Classic with 20 games

Sony, the company behind the PlayStation gaming console, unveiled a remake of the company's first console, the PlayStation Classic yesterday.

Microsoft on freeing up space for Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft published a new support article "Windows 10 update issues on devices with low storage space" yesterday.

Released in time for the next feature update for the operating system, Windows 10 version 1809 also known as the October 2018 Update, it highlights that updates may fail when disk space is low and provides suggestions on how to free up disk space.

What you can do if your browser uses too much Memory

While web browsers were never the leanest applications memory-wise, memory usage of web browsers seems to have exploded in recent time.

It is not uncommon anymore that browsers such as Chrome or Firefox cross the two or three Gigabyte memory mark; a growing number of users is concerned about the memory use of browsers. But, should they be concerned?

This guide provides you with instructions on taming a browser's memory usage. It also answers whether you should be worried about memory use.

Is high memory use a problem?

Prevent Firefox from reopening on Windows 10 start

Microsoft added a feature to the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 that restarts select applications that were open when the restart or shutdown command was activated.

The feature lets users continue where they stopped on the next start of the operating system.

Firefox reopens automatically on Windows 10 by default similarly to how Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome get opened automatically by default if the programs were not closed by the user before running the commands.


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