We Are Coming For your Plug-ins

We Are Coming For your Plug-ins

The vitriol and hate in response to Google’s decision to move away from NPAPI support is just astounding. You would think that Google was trying to steal their first born children. The ranting and the hatred in some of the comments at the Chromium Blog and other threads over the matter is crazy and born entirely from a place of ignorance. These folks clearly do not understand plug-ins or the direction web browsers are going out of necessity.

Microsoft Layoffs 7,800 Employees

Microsoft Layoffs 7,800 Employees

“We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem including our first-party device family,” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft said in an email to employees. “In the near-term, we’ll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility.”

The Ad Blocking Controversy. Is it Defense or Piracy?

The Ad Blocking Controversy. Is it Defense or Piracy?

Most legitimate web sites don’t use the types of ads that we all know and hate. Animated ads with loud sounds and distracting motions, Pop-ups/unders, and other sorts of intrusive advertising that interrupt people are the reason many have turned to ad blocking extensions. Ads that are so intrusive that they actually disrupt the intended use of a website don’t help anyone. Often the types of sites that use intrusive and or misleading ads of a questionable nature to begin with.

Should Apple Approach a More Open Strategy like Android?

Should Apple Approach a More Open Strategy like Android?

In contrast to Android’s openness, the ecosystem wherein Apple thrives is highly restricted. A striking example of this is: One can, in the present scenario, buy and access hundreds of models of Android powered phones and tablets belonging to several companies. But in the case of iOS, the only options are Apple’s iPhone or iPad.

How Secure Is Your Privacy on Social Media?

How Secure Is Your Privacy on Social Media?

Social media, which were in their infancy at the beginning of the twenty-first century have evolved rapidly and today, they have become part of our daily existence. They have affected how we work and how we communicate. The power of Social Media lie in the way they allow us to build associations, relevant groups for discussions, share and collect news, stories, and other bits of information. Social media have also helped long lost friends to find one another and enabled users to form virtual communities.

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows 10 final release is due in just a couple of hours and there’s a big question that many Windows and especially Windows 7 users who are eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade are asking; should I make this leap of faith and upgrade to Windows 10?

The Ashley Madison Hack. Important Lessons on Cyber-Security

The Ashley Madison Hack. Important Lessons on Cyber-Security

Are you cheating on your spouse? Then, you might be highly concerned of your privacy getting compromised, or your partner obtaining information about your escapades. Ashley Madison, an online dating site with the tag line “Life is short, have an affair”, catering to individuals wanting to have an affair, recently found their database security breached and considerable user data stolen by a group of self-styled hackers by name, the Impact Team.