Even if you don''t use Firefox as your web browser of choice, there''s no denying that it has profoundly impacted the Web over its lifetime. Just how long has its lifetime been, you ask? Well, as of today, Firefox is 15 years old.Firefox 1.0 was released on this day (November 9th) in 2004, two years after the first public builds became available under the name "Phoenix." The browser''s lineage actually dates back much farther than that, as Firefox was an open source continuation of Netscape Navigator, which had its first initial release in 1994.
by Ravie Lakshmanan mdash; in Security Google is finally making moves to tackle the menace that is Android malware.
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Bill Gates in his latest public appearance has asserted that Windows Mobile would have surpassed Google''s Android and dominated the mobile operating system market if Microsoft hadn''t been caught in an antitrust investigation with the US Justice Department. Gates, 64, stated his view while speaking at The New York Times' DealBook Conference in New York City on Wednesday. Microsoft back in late 2010 switched to Windows Phone from Windows Mobile to take on Android. However, the Redmond company faced stiff competition from Google''s operating system due to massive lack of support from app developers and manufacturers.
While removing system apps generally requires root, there ''s still an easy workaround that can be followed by anyone having basic knowledge of computers. In this article, let us show you how to uninstall stock apps from Android without rooting.
A few short years ago, one of the big draws to Android was the rooting modding community. Between custom ROMs and things like the Xposed Framework, there were a lot of things you could do by taking some time to tinker with your phone.
WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the updated group privacy settings globally. The new development, which essentially provides you with additional control for who among your contacts can add you to a group, was initially spotted for beta users. The Facebook owned company also late last month brought an update to the WhatsApp for iPhone with the new privacy settings for select users. WhatsApp includes the new "My Contacts Except..." option that replaces the earlier "Nobody" option under the group privacy settings.To find the updated privacy settings for groups, you need to go to the Settings menu of your WhatsApp and then tap Account gt; Privacy gt; Groups. You'll there find the My Contacts Except... option that sits next to the existing Everyone and My Contacts. It gives you the control to select which of your contacts can add you to a group on the instant messages.
Motorola may be gearing up to bring the latest version of Android, i.e., Android 10 to its Motorola One Zoom and Moto Z4 smartphones. The company launched these two phones recently and both are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. The Moto Z4 is the latest smartphone in the Z series that has been famous for its Moto Mods modular components snappable onto the back to enhance functionality. Both these smartphones shipped with Android Pie out of the box but have recently been spotted on Wi Fi Alliance website running Android 10.Both Motorola devices were spotted on the Wi Fi Alliance website, as first reported by Nashville Chatter. These devices were running on Android 10 at the time of certification. The Motorola One Zoom bears the XT2010 1 model number whereas the Moto Z4 has the XT1980 4 model number. Based on the certification it is clear that these smartphones are ready for Android 10 and the update could be rolled out in the near future.
Google News app has received an update that brings bilingual support. The new move is aimed to help more than 60 percent of people globally who speak and consume news across two or more languages. It enables users to select two languages to receive news articles in both languages alongside one another. The update, for instance, allows you to catch the latest news in English and Hindi simultaneously directly through the Google News app. Google says that the update is available to the Google News app on Android and iOS.To enable bilingual support, you need to go to the Settings menu from the Google News app and then find the Languages and regions of interest option. This will bring the feature to add an additional language and region pair alongside the default language and region selection.
Google has begun the rollout of the first software update for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL duo, less than a month after the two phones went official. The latest update promises to bring camera enhancements and there is also mention of improvement for the Smooth Display feature to reportedly fix the refresh rate issues encountered by users. The update also includes the November Android security patch. Additionally, Google has also rolled out the November security patch for the older Pixels, except for the first generation Pixel and Pixel XL, since they're now past their three year period of guaranteed security updates from Google.Starting with the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the first software update for Google''s flagship duo mentions Smooth Display improvements under the Display Graphics section of the changelog. This apparently refers to the refresh rate adjustment issue that users reported, something that Google promised to fix with an update. Android Police reports that the update indeed fixes the refresh rate imbalance issue on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Rooting is a risky process and even voids the manufacturer;s warranty, but there are various benefits. Rooting allows the user to get administrative privileges that come handy while installing custom ROMs, MODs, frameworks, and other tweaks. It may even comprise the device;s security, as hackers can also install malware easily with full control. However, if you;re not a heavy user, we don;t recommend you root your smartphone. Instead, try the below mentioned tweaks without root access.
Brandon started looking at the iBoot bootloader, but quickly turned his attention to the debugging facilities baked into the Arm chipset. Between the available XNU source and public Arm documentation, he managed to find and access the CoreSight debug registers, giving him single step control over a core at a time. By triggering a core halt and then interrupting that core during reset, he was able to disable the code execution protections, giving him essentially everything he was looking for. Accessing this debug interface still requires a kernel level vulnerability, so don;t worry about this research being used maliciously.The second Google Zero story that caught my eye was published earlier in the month, and is all about finding useful information in unexpected places. Namely, finding debugging symbols in old versions of Adobe Reader. Trying to understand what ''s happening under the hood of a running application is challenging when all you have is a decompiler output. Adobe doesn ''t ship debug builds of Reader, and has never shipped debug information on Windows. Reader has been around for a long time, and has supported quite a few architectures over the years, and surprisingly quite a few debug builds have been shipped as a result.
Apple seems to be blending its tech with the Android platform since Sony makes use of Android TV. The new feature will be available via a firmware update which is gradually being rolled out to some newer TV models. As of now, Sony has not shared a word as to what models will receive the update. According to 9to5mac, models with AirPlay 2 technology will receive the update. Some of these models include:
Apple''s upcoming streaming service called Apple TV is all set to launch on November 1, but the only way to access it is through the Apple TV app. While the latter is already available on Apple devices, the company is slowly pushing its app on other platforms too. After the recent launch on Amazon''s Fire TV, a report now states that certain Sony smart TVs are also beginning to get the update. Apple did state that it will be releasing the app on other smart TVs such as Samsung and Vizio.9to5Mac got a tip from a user a Brazil, who reportedly received the Apple TV app after a firmware update. The update appears to being pushed out to recent Sony TVs, reportedly the ones that are compatible with Apple''s AirPlay 2 technology. This includes the Sony Z9G series; A9G series; X950G series; and certain X850G models, according to the report. The Apple TV app will not only let users access the new Apple streaming service, but also movies you've purchased through iTunes.