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July 2017

Control Animations in Vivaldi

Vivaldi Software is working hard on the next version of the popular web browser, Vivaldi 1.11. The company pushes out development builds regularly that enthusiasts can install to get a glimpse at features before they are released in stable versions of the browser.

Google launches Adblocker in Chrome Dev and Canary for Android

Google started the roll out the first version of the upcoming Google Chrome adblocker to Chrome Dev and Chrome Canary versions on Android today.

Google announced some time ago that it had plans to integrate an adblocker into the Chrome web browser. Google, being an advertising company first and foremost, at least when it comes to revenue generation, faces troubling times ahead caused largely by the increasing popularity of content blockers.

Malwarebytes 3.2 promises better memory usage and stability

Malwarebytes, maker of the security product of the same name, have released Malwarebytes 3.2 Beta which promises better memory usage and other improvements.

The company has been fighting will all sorts of issues after the release of Malwarebytes 3.0 and the merging of all company products into a single application.

Chrome extension CopyFish hijacked: remove now!

The makers of the popular Chrome and Firefox extension Copyfish announced yesterday that the Chrome version of the extension was hijacked.

According to the posted information on the company blog, an attacker managed to steal the Google password of a team member using phishing on July 28th, 2017.

Fixing incorrect clock / time settings while dual-booting Windows/Linux

So, I recently got my father to start to switch from Windows to GNU/Linux. The man is a serious privacy freak who knows Windows systems better than almost anyone who hasn't been formally trained.

Envision a hermit with long hair and a bushy beard who has spent years complaining about the state of privacy, governments and the like; you aren't far from the truth with that image.

FastStone Image Viewer 6.3 ships with internal video player

FastStone Image Viewer 6.3, a new version of then popular picture viewer for Windows, comes with a video player to play videos in the application.

We the new FastStone Image Viewer 6.0 release that was published in 2016.

The program is offered as a free portable version and as a version that you can install on a Windows machine. It is ad-free, and the installer is free from other nasty things such as adware offers.

WikiLeaks releases Manual for Linux Implant “Aeris”

WikiLeaks has been fairly steadily releasing documents from what is known as the “Vault 7” leaks, and now documentation has been released about a tool known as “Aeris” which specifically targets POSIX systems such as a couple GNU/Linux Distributions.

Posted on WikiLeaks yesterday, was information regarding the “Imperial” project of the CIA,

Windows 10 LTSB becomes Windows 10 LTSC

Microsoft announced back in April of 2017 that it would release two feature updates of its Windows 10 operating system per year; one in March and the other in September of each year.

The Windows 10 Creators Update, released back in April 2017, was the first feature update of Windows 10 that followed the new release schedule. The Fall Creators Update, which will come out in September 2017, will be the next.

LibreOffice 5.4 Free Cross-Platform Office Suite is out

LibreOffice 5.4, a new version of the popular cross-platform open source Office suite, has been released on July 28, 2017 to the public.

The new version, which is the last major release of the LibreOffice 5.x family, improves Microsoft Office compatibility, new features in all modules, and better PDF rendering for imported PDF documents.

JPEG Saver: photo slideshow screensaver

JPEG Saver is a free screensaver for Microsoft Windows devices that adds impressive photo slideshow capabilities to the screensaver functionality.

Screensavers are not really used anymore on devices that are connected to modern displays to save the screen from burn ins. Instead, they are mostly there for aesthetic or informational purposes.

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