Free giveaways with mobile phone packages are all the rage these days and they just keep getting better.During October, EE was offering a free PlayStation bundle with selected tariffs on the new Sony xperia and Google was giving away a free HP Chromebook with pre orders of its new Pixel 4.
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Samsung today (Oct. 7) unveiled the Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4 , two new low cost laptops that are great alternatives to pricier Windows laptops.
In Google Maps, there;s now an incognito mode option that works similar to the one available in the Chrome browser and, more recently, YouTube .The idea is that there are times when you don 't want Google to track your usage of Maps, including when you search for particular places or travel about town.
During the confusing series of leaks leading up to today's Microsoft event, we came to understand, and then question, and then truly understand what exactly Windows 10X is. It's what we used to call Windows Lite or Lite OS. Meaning that Microsoft isn't making a direct Chromebook competitor but is instead moving forward with a system that, temporarily at least, is aimed only at dual and folding screen PCs. (That will change over time.)
Microsoft has just improved the security of their Chromium based Edge browser, with new changes being made to the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen that are akin to Chrome;s existing Safe Browsing security.Now, users of Edge Canary 79 will have a further layer of protection when visiting malicious sites, or when attempting to download a malicious file. The "Block potentially unwanted apps " (PUAs) feature "prevents downloads of low reputation apps that might cause unexpected behaviours ".
Google rolled out the Chrome 77 update for Android, Windows, Linux, and iOS platforms earlier this month, and now the company has announced the latest update to the browser, bringing in new features for tab management and theming.The new update is bringing a new grid layout, aimed at making it easier for users to select tabs and preview thumbnails of open tabs.
Google is completely abandoning its bid to create a touchless version of Chrome, based on a recently spotted change to the browser's underlying code. The commit in the Chromium Gerrit is relatively short but the implications of it are much broader. It reads "Remove touchless with the exception of Blink code."
More than half of all PCs are now on Windows 10, according to new figures from Net Applications. It s an important milestone for the operating system, even as Microsoft continues to move away from Windows as a cornerstone of the company.The latest figures show how dominant Windows remains in the PC arena, with a market share of roughly 88 percent. Apple is the next closest competitior with a market share of just under 10 percent, per Net Applications. Google s Chrome OS, which dominates the education market, had a market share of less than 1 percent.
Microsoft Edge will follow in the footsteps of Google Chrome and other chromium based web browsers when it comes to retiring Adobe Flash.Back in July 2017, Adobe revealed its plans to retire Adobe Flash in December 2020 at which time the company will no longer update or distribute the software. Other browser makers including Microsoft, Google and Mozilla as well as Facebook and Apple also announced their plans to stop supporting Flash in 2020.
Bug bounty programs are a great complement to existing internal security programs. They help motivate individuals and hacker groups to not only find flaws but disclose them properly, instead of using them maliciously or selling them to parties that will. Rewarding security researchers with bounties costs peanuts compared to paying for a serious security snafu. Today;s updates come after Google increased rewards for hacking Chrome, Chrome OS, and Google Play last month.GPSRP has paid out over $265,000 in bounties so far. Adding more popular apps makes them eligible for rewards even if their developers don 't have their own vulnerability disclosure or bug bounty program. In these scenarios, the security researcher discloses identified vulnerabilities to Google, which in turn passes them on to the affected app developer. As a result, security researchers can help hundreds of organizations identify and fix vulnerabilities in their apps. If the developers already have their own programs, researchers can collect rewards from them and from Google.
HP announced the expansion of its Chromebook portfolio in India with new HP Chromebook 14 series that starts from Rs 23,990. The new Chromebook is powered by Intel's Apollo Lake dual core processors. HP had unveiled the Chromebook x360 in India earlier this month. Now the company has expanded its Chromebook portfolio by announcing Chromebook 14 series. In a statement Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India said, After the successful introduction of HP Chromebook x360 recently, we are excited to expand our Chromebook portfolio in India to provide exceptional Chrome OS experience and power packed PC performance to all users. The laptop will be available in two colour options Snow White and Chalkboard Grey. Customers can purchase the laptop from one of the 250 HP World Stores, the HP Online Store, or from Amazon India and Flipkart. Those who buy the Chromebook 14 will receive a free one year subscription to Google One. Other highlights include a 14 inch HD ultra bright touchscreen, local language support , and access to more than one million Android Apps. The HP Chromebook 14 comes with 64GB of SSD storage and 100GB of Google Cloud storage. HP has also tied up with Jio to provide free 1 year subscription to Jio Digital apps. The laptop comes with up to 2GB RAM as well as 64GB of SSD storage and includes features such as Verified Boot. HP claims that the laptop has a boot time of less than 10 seconds. Users will also receive the Meritnation education package worth Rs 35,000. "With the rising proliferation of Android platform in India, we are witnessing an increasing preference among the Gen Z users for using apps as tools of computing. We want to cater to this new trend in India by introducing Chromebooks to the consumers that will provide them familiar experience and power packed PC performance," said Anurag Arora, Lead, Consumer Personal Systems, HP India. Like other HP Chromebooks that have always had a simple and lightweight design, the new Chromebook 14 also has a similar design with a maximum thickness of 18.35mm and a weight of 1.54 kgs. The laptop comes with dual speakers powered by Bang amp; Olufsen to provide a surround sound experience. HP has included a 47 Whr battery in the laptop, which can last all day thanks to the Chrome OS. It also comes with a bunch of useful I O ports including a card reader. On the whole, the HP Chromebook 14 is best suited for the tech savvy, on the go millenials and modern users who prefer to use the Google (Android) ecosystem for their various computing needs. TAGS: HP Chromebook 14, HP Chromebook 14 x360
Gmail is down today, according to the latest reports from Google users.
Google has released the beta for Chrome 77 the latest update to the Google Chrome Android app and the popular dark mode feature looks more intuitive than ever.Related: Dark Mode apps
by Ivan Mehta mdash; in Google Google announced today that you can use the fingerprint sensor to sign in to some of its services when you re using Chrome for Android. The company said this functionality is available for all Pixel users today, and will be rolling out to all using Android 7 or above in coming days.
Amazon has discounted the HP Chromebook 14, dropping it down to just $229. That is good for $70 off of its regular price, and makes it a really good deal for those that are looking to pick up a Chromebook before going back to school next month.The HP Chromebook 14 is perfect for back to school. Because it is inexpensive, it is also lightweight and has some pretty good battery life. The battery life here is rated at over 10 hours, which means that you can take it with you to all of your classes and never worry about it dying. Or needing to bring your charger. It's also very lightweight at around two pounds.
To get the old interface, just open Twitter and follow these sequence of commands: Click on "(...) More" in the left hand menu. Go to "Settings and privacy" gt; "About Twitter" gt; "Directory". A new Twitter tab will open, click on "Home" and you will find the old user interface, The Next Web has reported.So far, GoodTwitter has been downloaded by nearly 35,000 Chrome and Firefox users, attracting rave reviews on Reddit. Twitter recently redesigned the interface for its website version, saying the new look is faster and easier to navigate, but a lot of people are not liking it.