Daily Archives: February 8, 2019

Opera browser adds VPN | TechRadar

Opera has announced that it is adding a built-in VPN to its Opera for Android browser in an effort to better protect its users safety online. The company is already quite familiar with VPNs as it launched and later discontinued its free VPN app for Android called Opera VPN. Now …

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Google makes Chrome bug detection tool open-source

In its latest effort to aid developers in finding bugs in their software, Google has announced that its scalable fuzzing tool ClusterFuzz will now be open-source and available to all. The search giant has been using the tool internally for some years now and it has allowed developers to find …

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SSD vs HDD: which is best for your needs?

Welcome to our SSD vs HDD guide, where we’ll look at the pros and cons of traditional hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) to help you choose which one is the best for your needs. When you’re looking to buy a new computer or laptop, or if you’re …

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Carbonite acquires Webroot for $618m

The data backup and storage company Carbonite has announced that it has acquired endpoint security provider Webroot for $618m. The deal will allow Carbonite to combine the strengths of both companies to provide customers with automated cloud security software that has emergency backup already built in. This would be a …

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Is it worth getting insurance for my iPhone?

When it comes to phone prices nobody manages to push the limits with more staggering speed than Apple and its iPhones. Ever since the iPhone broke the £1,000 price mark, and added even more glass to the handset – which is also bigger and harder to hold – damage has …

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Building trust in open source: a look inside the OpenChain Project

Open source software provides businesses with a number of benefits including cost, flexibility and freedom. This freely distributed software can also be easily altered by any business that is familiar with its source code.  However, licensing issues do arise which could present a major hurdle for an organisation’s legal team. …

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Microsoft publicly puts Internet Explorer on death notice

If you’re still using Internet Explorer (IE) on your computer, stop it. This is the overwhelming gist of a blog post published by Microsoft speaking primarily to IT professionals, but its message ultimately reaches end users like us. The blog post is titled “The perils of using Internet Explorer as …

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Apple HomePod 2 could support Face ID

Details about the rumored Apple HomePod 2 have been thin on ground so far, but a recently filed patent by Apple suggests that the second generation smart speaker could support Face ID. According to MacRumors, the patent describes a “countertop speaker” that could “identify users in the vicinity of the …

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Taking advantage of Google My Business

Despite only having been around since 2014, Google My Business (GMB) has become an indispensable tool for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). GMB listings are slightly different to organic Google listings – they’re influenced by the user’s location, unlike organic results. This means prioritising local rankings, because these are what affect Google …

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