Instagram Confusion Reveals Home Truths

Instagram Confusion Reveals Home Truths

Users of Instagram’s new “ask a question” feature have been surprised to discover it’s not quite as anonymous as they thought, leading to some embarrassing situations. The feature, which openly invites users to ask a question (rather than just having them type it as a comment) is the latest attempt to keep existing users active […]

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FREE eBook: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies ($16 Value)

FREE eBook: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies ($16 Value)

Need a PC problem fixed in a pinch? Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies offers 5 books in 1 and takes the pain out of wading through those incomprehensible manuals, or waiting for a high-priced geek to show up days or weeks after you need them. A value of $16 now free for […]

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Europe’s Politicians ‘Save The Meme’ by Rejecting Changes to Copyright Law

Europe’s Politicians ‘Save The Meme’ by Rejecting Changes to Copyright Law

European politicians have rejected changes to copyright law that would have put more responsibility on sites like YouTube to vet piracy. Critics of the proposals said it could have restricted ‘fair use’ such as remixes and memes. Had the ‘Copyright Directive’ completed the European Union’s legislative process, 28 European countries would have been required to […]

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Chrome Extension Installations Get More Secure

Chrome Extension Installations Get More Secure

Google is changing the way users can install Chrome extensions. You’ll now only be able to do so by visiting the Chrome Web Store itself. Sites will no longer be able to have a one-click button that directly installs the extension, known as an inline installation. Instead such buttons will have to lead to the […]

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Google Still Says “Don’t Be Evil”

Google Still Says “Don’t Be Evil”

Google has removed “Don’t Be Evil” from the start of its code of conduct. But contrary to some reports, those exact words still feature – they’re just now at the very end of the document. Since 2000, the phrase has been not just an unofficial slogan, but also among the very first words to appear […]

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All Change For Google’s Web Security Warnings

All Change For Google’s Web Security Warnings

Google is changing the way it indicates secure and insecure websites in Chrome. It’s a measure of https:// becoming more of a norm. The changes affect the description of the site in the address bar. Right now, https:// pages come with the traditional padlock and the word “Secure”, both highlighted in green. That policy’s been […]

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New .app Domain Is HTTPS Only

New .app Domain Is HTTPS Only

Google says its .app top level domain is the first publicly available domain where HTTPS is mandatory. The search giant paid $25 million for the rights to control the domain in a 2015 auction. It offered it through an early access program that started last week and had a price premium that reduced every day. […]

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Chrome To Mute Autoplay Videos By Default

Chrome To Mute Autoplay Videos By Default

The Chrome browser is finally muting the sound of autoplay videos by default. The update, in Chrome version 66, has arrived three months later than planned. During that delay period, users were able to actively choose to mute all autoplay videos on a specific site. Now that will not only be the default, but the […]

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