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Displaying items by tag: Browsers

The Bureau of Meteorology has started blocking the text browsers lynx and w3m from accessing its website, preventing many sight-impaired readers from using the site.

Published in Climate

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published an issues paper on the impact of default settings for search engines and browsers on mobile devices, and is seeking submissions from consumers and the industry.

Published in Government Tech Policy

If you're still using the old version of the Edge browser that shipped with earlier versions of Windows 10, you'll soon be upgraded to the new version, with the old no longer supported and set to be uninstalled.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:58

Avast warns of malware in browser extensions

Security vendor Avast has identified malware hidden in at least 25 third-party Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions. These extensions are associated with big-name sites including Instagram and Facebook.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 12:34

Big Sur: a big step forward or a big yawn?

If Apple didn't release a new version of macOS each year, you'd probably think of Big Sur as just an update rather than a significantly new version.

Published in Core Dump

Ninety percent of the Australia’s credential abuse attacks are delivered from within Australia via local ISP networks, according to a new study which also found that a growing number of internationally-based cybercriminals are routing attacks via homegrown networks.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:18

Firefox collects data on you through hidden add-ons

Mozilla, the organisation that produces the Firefox browser and makes a loud noise about its open source credentials, is quietly collecting telemetry data on its users by the use of hidden add-ons, even though publicly visible telemetry controls are not selected.

Published in Apps

COMMENT I'm using the excellent 1Blocker software on my 13-inch MacBook Retina 2013 model, and it ensures I can have my usual suite of too many tabs open without too slow performance.

Published in Home Tech

Australian and New Zealand consumers still prefer making purchases via desktop despite browser traffic continuing to move towards smartphones, according to a new report.

Published in Strategy

Avaya has released a new platform for business communications that it claims fulfills the “long-sought promise” of unified communications (UC) by delivering streamlined, mobile-first communications within the applications and browsers employees “live in” for their work.

Published in Market

Major entertainment companies and cable operators in the US are pushing for a new video streaming standard whereby they can control the viewing on the Internet of content that they produce.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:38

Citrix puts browser in the cloud

The idea of using a mobile or desktop browser to access a cloud-based browser in order to use web applications does seem a little odd at first, but Citrix thinks there are some good reasons why organisations may wish to add another layer of complexity.

Published in Business Software

If you're on a currently supported version of Windows, it's time to check that you're also using a supported version of Internet Explorer. From Tuesday 12 January there will be no more security updates for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on Windows 7 and 8.

Published in Business Software
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:19

Just hours remain until El Capitan release

The wait for El Capitan is almost over, with Apple confirming it will be released today, 30 September.

Security firm F-Secure says a hacking experiment it conducted in the UK highlights the dangers of using public Wi-Fi which it claims is “inherently insecure”.

Published in Security
Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:09

Windows 10 to apps: 'you will be assimilated'

Microsoft has used its Build developer conference to announce new features and developer tools for Windows 10, notably mechanisms to port Android and iOS apps to the forthcoming operating system.

Published in Apps
Thursday, 21 August 2014 17:21

Feature Windows Phones to get the Opera treatment

Opera Mini will become the default web browser for Microsoft’s existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio, as part of a new deal announced today.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:46

OS X Yosemite: a long-term Mac user's view

While some of the new or revised features announced for OS X Yosemite seem to be there just for the sake of consistency with iOS, others appear to be genuinely useful.

Published in Core Dump
Friday, 30 May 2014 15:14

Amazon releases Kindle cloud reader

Amazon has introduced a Kindle Cloud reader that allows Kindle users to read their books in their web browser.

Published in Cloud

Apple has released updated versions of its Safari browser for OS X to patch dozens of vulnerabilities.

Published in Security

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