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Google announces Chrome Lite Pages, a way to speed up HTTPS sites on slow connections

Google announced today a new Chrome feature named Lite Pages that will improve page loading times for HTTPS pages on Chrome for Android. Lite Pages will be part of Chrome for Android’s existing “Data Saver” feature, which debuted half a decade ago and until now only supported speeding up HTTP pages. According to Google, the new feature will kick in… Read more →

Mozilla launches Firefox Send, a free, encrypted file-sharing service

Mozilla launched today Firefox Send, a free, encrypted file sharing service, accessible in all browsers at The service works just like any other file sharing service available online. It lets users upload a file on Mozilla’s servers and lets them share a link to the uploaded files with their friends. All files uploaded to Mozilla’s servers are encrypted, the… Read more →

Windows 7: What is your company’s exit strategy?

How the final showdown between Windows 7 and Windows 10 affects your business With less than a year to a major Windows 7 support deadline, it’s decision time for the PC. If your business is still running on Windows 7, you have some important decisions to make, and not a lot of time remaining. Windows 7 support officially ends in… Read more →

Vulnerability in Swiss e-voting system could have led to vote alterations

Two separate teams of security researchers and academics from universities in Australia and Switzerland have revealed today vulnerabilities in the e-voting system that the Swiss voting commission plans to roll out for future elections. Among the reported vulnerabilities there is one that security researchers said it could allow an attacker with local access to a voting machine –or the voting… Read more →

Microsoft to start nagging users in April about the January 2020 Windows 7 end-of-support deadline

Reluctant to drop Windows 7? This is why you should upgrade With Windows 7 security upgrades about to go poof in less than a year, there are still some Windows 7 diehards who refuse to upgrade. Read more: Just like it did when Windows XP support was ending back in 2014, Microsoft is readying pop-up notification screens that it… Read more →

ThunderMag: The must-have accessory all MacBook owners will want

Should you wait to buy a new Mac? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks to ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes about the pros and cons of buying a new Mac and different strategies Apple can take to boost sales. Read more: I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve snagged the power cord on a laptop and either forcibly yanked the cord… Read more →

Tele-Medicine station could cut ER visits, save on healthcare costs

Would you tell your problems to a virtual, life-sized rendering of a doctor doling out advice and prescriptions from hundreds of miles away? That’s the vision of OnMed, a Florida-based company out of stealth today with a telemedicine station meant to make it easier to access healthcare by beaming doctors to patients. It’s a modern twist on the classic house… Read more →

Microsoft is preparing to test Android app-mirroring on Windows 10

Credit: Microsoft At the October 2018 Surface launch event in New York City, Microsoft officials showed a glimpse of a coming feature of Windows 10: Android app-mirroring. That feature would allow Windows 10 users to see and interact with applications already installed on their Android phones directly on their Windows 10 PCs. It now seems Microsoft is set to begin… Read more →

Fitbit Inspire HR review: Tiny activity tracker packs in a stunning amount of tech, adopted by health providers

The Fitbit Alta, see our full review, was released in 2016 and last week we saw the introduction of its successor, the Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR. I’ve spent the last week wearing the Fitbit Inspire HR and its clearly one of the most subtle activity trackers for those not interested in wearing a smartwatch. The Apple Watch Series 4… Read more →

WordPress shopping sites under attack

WordPress-based shopping sites are under attack from a hacker group abusing a vulnerability in a shopping cart plugin to plant backdoors and take over vulnerable sites. Attacks are currently ongoing, according to Defiant, the company behind Wordfence, a firewall plugin for WordPress sites. Hackers are targeting WordPress sites that use the “Abandoned Cart Lite for WooCommerce,” a plugin installed on… Read more →

Microsoft sues Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai over patent payments

Credit: Microsoft It’s the era of the kinder, gentler Microsoft, but that doesn’t mean the company is just giving in on patent payments. Microsoft has filed a suit against Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, over alleged failure to make good on its patent-licensing agreement dating back to 2013. Microsoft has accused Foxconn of failing to provide promised twice-yearly… Read more →