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  1. Microsoft today released the second cumulative update for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, following build 17134.48, which was released two weeks ago on Patch Tuesday. The feature update hasn't been without its share of problems, such as issues with SSDs from Intel and Toshiba. Luckily, those particular issues have been fixed with today's update, which is KB4100403. It brings the build number to 17134.81, and can be manually downloaded here. Here's what got fixed: There are a couple of known issues with this cumulative update, one for Intel SSDs and the other for Toshiba SSDs. Microsoft is recommending that you wait until May 25 to manually install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update if you're using one of these devices. After that, build 17134.81 will be included with the installation, so you shouldn't run into issues. This isn't really an issue for those that are already on Windows 10 version 1803, so if you're running the feature update, you can go ahead and head over to Windows Update. Source
  2. Yesterday, Microsoft quietly released the Windows 10 April 2018 for its HoloLens headset, despite now being pretty deep into May. Version 1803 is the first major feature update to ship for the standalone augmented reality headset since the Anniversary Update (version 1607) shipped in August 2016. That means that HoloLens has skipped two Windows 10 feature updates in a row. As you can imagine, there are quite a few new features. Here's the full changelog of features for all users: Feature Details Instructions Auto-placement of 2D and 3D content on launch A 2D app launcher or 2D UWP app auto-places in the world at an optimal size and distance when launched instead of requiring the user to place it. If an immersive app uses a 2D app launcher instead of a 3D app launcher, the immersive app will auto-launch from the 2D app launcher same as in RS1. A 3D app launcher from the Start menu also auto-places in the world. Instead of auto-launching the app, users can then click on the launcher to launch the immersive app. 3D content opened from the Holograms app and from Edge also auto-places in the world. When opening an app from the Start menu, you will no longer be asked to place it in the world. If the 2D app/3D app launcher placement is not optimal, you can easily move them using new fluid app manipulations described below. You can also re-position the 2D app launcher/3D content by saying "Move this" and then using gaze to re-position the content. Fluid app manipulation Move, resize, and rotate 2D and 3D content without having to enter "Adjust" mode. To move a 2D UWP app or 2D app launcher, simply gaze at its app bar and then use the tap + hold + drag gesture. You can move 3D content by gazing anywhere on the object and then using tap + hold + drag. To resize 2D content, gaze at its corner. The gaze cursor will turn into a resize cursor, and then you can tap + hold + drag to resize. You can also make 2D content taller or wider by looking at its edges and dragging. To resize 3D content, lift up both your hands into gesture frame, fingers up in the ready position. You'll see the cursor turn into a state with 2 little hands. Do the tap and hold gesture with both your hands. Moving your hands closer or farther apart you will change the size of the object. Moving your hands forward and backward relative to each other will rotate the object. You can also resize/rotate 2D content this way. 2D app horizontal resize with reflow Make a 2D UWP app wider in aspect ratio to see more app content. For example, making the Mail app wide enough to show the Preview Pane. Simply gaze at the left or right edge of the 2D UWP app to see the resize cursor, then use the tap + hold + drag gesture to resize. Expanded voice command support You can do more simply using your voice. Try these voice commands: "Go to Start" - Brings up the Start menu or exits an immersive app. "Move this" - Allows you to move an object. Updated Holograms and Photos apps Updated Holograms app with new holograms. Updated Photos app. You will notice an updated look to the Holograms and Photos apps. The Holograms app includes several new Holograms and a label maker for easier creation of text. Improved mixed reality capture Hardware shortcut start and end MRC video. Hold Volume Up + Down for 3 seconds to start recording MRC video. Tap both again or use the bloom gesture to end. Consolidated spaces Simplify space management for holograms into a single space. HoloLens finds your space automatically, and no longer requires you to manage or select spaces. If you have problems with holograms around you, you can go to Settings > System > Holograms > Remove nearby holograms. If needed, you can also select Remove all holograms. Improved audio immersion You can now hear HoloLens better in noisy environments, and experience more lifelike sound from applications as their sound will be obscured by real walls detected by the device. You don't have to do anything to enjoy the improved spatial sound. File Explorer Move and delete files from within HoloLens. You can use the File Explorer app to move and delete files from within HoloLens. Tip: If you don’t see any files, the "Recent" filter may be active (clock icon is highlighted in left pane). To fix, select the This Device document icon in the left pane (beneath the clock icon), or open the menu and select This Device. MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) support Enables your desktop PC to access your libraries (photos, videos, documents) on HoloLens for easy transfer. Similar to other mobile devices, connect your HoloLens to your PC to bring up File Explorer to access your HoloLens libraries (photos, videos, documents) for easy transfer. Tips: If you don't see any files, please ensure you sign in to your HoloLens to enable access to your data. From File Explorer on your PC, you can select Device properties to see Windows Holographic OS version number (firmware version) and device serial number. Known issue: Renaming HoloLens via File Explorer on your PC is not enabled. Captive portal network support during setup You can now set up your HoloLens on a guest network at hotels, conference centers, retail shops, or businesses that use captive portal. During setup, select the network, check connect automatically if desired, and enter the network information as prompted. There are additional features for developers and for IT professionals that you can find in the release notes. Obviously, there's quite a bit to play with if you own the $3,000 holographic headset. One can only hope that the software update is in preparation of the long-awaited consumer model, or any kind of second-generation HoloLens. We've heard a lot about it, as recently as Build when Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure. The firm said that the new sensor is the same that will be used in the next-gen HoloLens. Microsoft also talked about the next-generation Holographic Processing Unit last June, saying that it will include an AI co-processor. Perhaps, we'll get an announcement of something new as early as later this year.' To install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you'll need to use the Windows Device Recovery Tool, rather than getting it OTA via Windows Update. Here´s Source
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    It's a simple data backup software that is meant for mirroring directories. If you are currently doing your backups by copying files from your primary machine to an external drive or a NAS, the app will help you do it better, faster and in altogether more pleasant format. Homepage Screenshots and Development notes Changes and Notes of 78.xx releases Download link for 2 weeks free trial
  4. Download Ru and eng Direct links Windows 10 Build 10.0.16288 Changelog: Build 16288 was the 19th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Creators Update build 15063 (RedStone 2). It was released on September 12, 2017. This new build arrived via new "RS3" (RedStone3) development branch. No watermark/build number on Desktop Bug fixes and general improvements
  5. Microsoft released its most recent Windows 10 preview, build 16257, for PCs in the Fast ring on August 2. Last week, its plans to roll out a newer build were hindered by a 'blocking bug', but it had aimed to release a new preview sometime this week. However, those plans have been ruined by the discovery of another show-stopping bug. Yesterday, Windows Insider Program chief Dona Sarkar tweeted: "We've hit a rollback bug with our build candidate. Keeping [an] eye on more data so no Fast Ring build release today." Today, Dona tweeted again, confirming that more time is needed to squash that bug: That means that the next Windows 10 Fast ring build won't be released until Monday at the earliest, almost three weeks after the last PC build rolled out. It also seems unlikely that a new Windows 10 Mobile build will be released before then; in response to an enquiry on Twitter, Dona said: "We generally try and flight [PC and phone builds] together to make it easier on our flighting and feedback systems." Article source
  6. It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a release date for the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft has been talking up this update for months now, unleashing the first significant details about the Creators Update way back in October. Now, after six solid months of hearing all about it, it’s almost time for it to launch. The Creators Update comes with a whole bunch of new features focused on (surprise!) creators, whether they’re individual artists or businesses using Windows 10 for their enterprise needs. One of the biggest additions in the Creators Update comes in the form of Paint 3D, which retools the age-old program to allow its users to create 3D models and then share them online with others. There’s also a push for mixed reality coming with the Creators Update. Microsoft has already made moves in this space with its HoloLens headset, but the problem is that HoloLens is much too expensive for most regular consumers. One major focus in the Creators Update is to make mixed reality more affordable, and around the time the update lands, Microsoft partners like Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, HP, and Acer will be launching mixed reality headsets that start at $299. The Creators Update also kicks off an interesting initiative for Microsoft by launching Beam, a new streaming service that allows players to live stream their gameplay from Xbox One and PC. It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft makes any headway against other services like Twitch and YouTube. Windows 10 will also be getting a new Game Mode, which provides additional resources to your game while you’re playing. Beyond all of that, the Creators Update will also come with a bunch of new security features. These can be found in the new Windows Defender Security Center, which will feature information on your virus protection, firewall, and family controls. There’s more to the Creators Update than what’s listed here, but these feature represent some of the biggest changes that are coming around the bend. The Creators Update will be launching on April 11, and it’ll be a free update for everyone currently running Windows 10. SOURCE: Microsoft Article source
  7. Lineage OS Announces A Bunch Of Newly Supported Devices For Its Preview Builds Last month, Cyanogen announced that it was shutting down its offices, leaving the future of CyanogenMod in question. However, from the company's digital ashes rose a new project called Lineage OS. The developer team behind the operating system announced that it would support more than 80 devices. However, at launch, it only supported a handful of devices. Now, the company has updated its roster of supported devices, adding a number of older handsets to the list. Previously, the developer team had only included the LG Nexus 5X, Huawei Nexus 6P, Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus, Nextbit Robin and Xiaomi Redmi 1S. The company has now updated its list of supported devices to include: Asus Nexus 7 2013 (4G / Wi-Fi) LG Nexus 5 Huawei Honor 5X LG G4 (T-Mobile / International) LG G3 S LG G3 Beat Motorola Moto X Pure (2015) Motorola Moto E Motorola Moto G Motorola Moto G4 Play OnePlus One Oppo Find 7a Oppo Find 7s Samsung Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T / Sprint / T-Mobile / Verizon / International) Samsung Galaxy S II (International) Sony Xperia SP Xiaomi Mi 3w and Mi 4 Xiaomi Mi 5 Xiaomi Mi Max Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 As can be seen, the list of devices has increased drastically. That said, the developer team has not announced how many installs its operating system has garnered. Previously, the company had announced that experimental builds of Lineage OS had been downloaded more than 50,000 times. This figure is bound to change with more devices being supported everyday. You can download the latest nightly and experimental builds on supported handsets by heading over to the download page here. Source
  8. Where Can You Download LineageOS, CyanogenMod's Replacement? It's only a matter of weeks since we learned that CyanogenMod was closing down and LineageOS would replace it. At the time, little was known about the launch schedule for the open source, Android-based operating system, but that has all changed. On Friday, the LineageOS team announced that builds will "start rolling out this weekend". At time of writing the downloads have yet to make an appearance, but there is a download portal ready for you to keep an eye on. The team excitedly says that "it's nearly 'go time' for builds to start flowing", and advertised the availability of the Lineage infrastructure status page. More usefully, there is also a wiki for the OS, as well as a stats page that shows (at time of writing) that even before builds have been officially made available, there have been more than 75,000 installs. But what about the all-important download page? There is now a LineageOS Downloads portal up and running, but despite the proclamation that downloads would roll out this weekend, the page currently disappointingly reads: "Coming soon". What's clear, however, is that LineageOS is about to arrive any second, and with this in mind the development team has shared further details about what to expect: More than this, eager users are provided with more details about how the actual installation process will work: If you're missing CyanogenMod, now is the time to turn your attention to the LineageOS download page. Source Alternate Source: First Official Lineage OS Builds To Roll Out This Weekend
  9. A small cumulative update is now available for those on Release Preview of the Insider program. Windows 10 Build 14393.105 is the new update following the re-installation of KB3176938. We say re-installation only because KB3176938 also delivered 14393.103 on August 25 to the same Release Preview and Slow Rings. Downloading KB3176938 will require a system restart to update your PC to 14393.105. No changelog is posted as of yet. Right now, we see the update rolling out only for PC, but we would not be surprised if Mobile takes effect at some point. To be clear, this is simply a cumulative update (fixes and patches) to the existing Anniversary Update branch and not Windows 10 Redstone 2. All PCs and Mobile phones will get a similar update once Microsoft signs off on testing and feedback from Insiders likely next Tuesday or the week after. Article source
  10. Last week Dona Sarkar used her super Windows powers to push out Build 14905 for PC & Mobile devices. A Twitter account, however, seems to be ahead of Dona and is predicting that the next Windows 10 Insider build will be version 14910. As seen above, the Core Insider Program Twitter account is predicting a launch for Build 14910.1001 later this week. A watermark in the lower part of the image also states “did anyone say ‘more system apps’,” which is perhaps hinting at some new system apps and features in the next build. It is worth noting that the account is not official, though it has been relatively reliable in the past. Article source
  11. Google also removes the Chrome App launcher Google released today Chrome 52.0.2743.82, promoting the 52.x branch to the Stable Channel, making it Chrome's official version. This new release is a little bit light on visible UI features but brings a lot for developers that like to tinker on websites and are, generally, more interested in what's under the browser's hood. Back in early June, Google engineers had drawn out a plan of what features users should expect in Chrome 52. New CSS contain property The team didn't stray much from their plan, and now Chrome features support for CSS containment, via the CSS contain property, which prevents child elements from displaying outside the boundaries of their parent element. A good reason for developers to implement CSS containment on their websites is to speed up page load times. Google engineers have played around and detailed the advantages of using the contain property in a blog post in June. CSS contain support is only available in Chrome 52 and Opera 40 (alpha stage). Firefox devs have shown public interest in integrating the property into their browser, but no code to support it has landed in the browser until now. Simpler and more efficient process for gathering performance metrics The second big feature Google engineers added is the PerformanceObserver API, a feature that allows Web developers to fine tune the performance metrics gathering process. Until now, developers that wanted to collect performance metrics had to rely on Chrome's DevTools, which is not a tool specifically designed for such a process. With the integration of this new API, developers can specify which performance metrics they want Chrome to collect, and avoid situations when the browser gathers information which is never used and wasting memory space. Google devs have explained how this feature works this past June. VAPID Support and the Streams API Chrome 52 also supports the VAPID specification (Voluntary Application Server Identification for Web Push). VAPID allows a site that uses push notifications to authenticate much easier with Web Push services that interact with your desktops or mobile devices. Play Video Additionally, the Streams API also introduced with Chrome 52 will allow the browser to start rendering page content even if the entire HTTP request has finished downloading. This basically means that CSS code is already used on the page, even before the entire stylesheet has been downloaded. As seen in the video above, this improves page loading times, something that which Google engineers will never stop trying to improve. Deprecations and removals The first thing you will notice missing from Chrome 52 is the company's Chrome App Launcher that allowed the user to launch Chrome apps even if the browser was closed. Google announced the deprecation of this feature at the start of the year, but people that love it can still use it inside Chrome OS. Other things that were removed or deprecated include support for the MediaStream ended event and attribute, the MediaStream onended attribute, overload of postMessage(), X-Frame-Options intags, non-primary button click event, requestAutocomplete(), and the ability to block cross-origin iframes during touch events except during a tap gesture. Security bugs and other smaller updates Google's security team didn't slack either, and based on their own audits and reported bugs, the engineers fixed 48 security issues, handing out $21,000 to contributors along the way. Below is the full list of security bugs, followed by a selection of smaller changes also included in Chrome 52's full changelog. [$15000][610600] High CVE-2016-1706: Sandbox escape in PPAPI. Credit to Pinkie Pie [$3000][622183] High CVE-2016-1707: URL spoofing on iOS. Credit to xisigr of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab [$TBD][613949] High CVE-2016-1708: Use-after-free in Extensions. Credit to Adam Varsan [$TBD][614934] High CVE-2016-1709: Heap-buffer-overflow in sfntly. Credit to ChenQin of Topsec Security Team [$TBD][616907] High CVE-2016-1710: Same-origin bypass in Blink. Credit to Mariusz Mlynski [$TBD][617495] High CVE-2016-1711: Same-origin bypass in Blink. Credit to Mariusz Mlynski [$TBD][618237] High CVE-2016-5127: Use-after-free in Blink. Credit to cloudfuzzer [$TBD][619166] High CVE-2016-5128: Same-origin bypass in V8. Credit to Anonymous [$TBD][620553] High CVE-2016-5129: Memory corruption in V8. Credit to Jeonghoon Shin [$TBD][623319] High CVE-2016-5130: URL spoofing. Credit to Wadih Matar [$TBD][623378] High CVE-2016-5131: Use-after-free in libxml. Credit to Nick Wellnhofer [$1000][607543] Medium CVE-2016-5132: Limited same-origin bypass in Service Workers. Credit to Ben Kelly [$1000][613626] Medium CVE-2016-5133: Origin confusion in proxy authentication. Credit to Patch Eudor [$500][593759] Medium CVE-2016-5134: URL leakage via PAC script. Credit to Paul Stone [$500][605451] Medium CVE-2016-5135: Content-Security-Policy bypass. Credit to kingxwy [$TBD][625393] Medium CVE-2016-5136: Use after free in extensions. Credit to Rob Wu [$TBD][625945] Medium CVE-2016-5137: History sniffing with HSTS and CSP. Credit to Xiaoyin Liu Other Changed Features Article source
  12. If for some reason you’re still running the RTM version of Windows 10 and haven’t moved on to TH2, then you likely have your reasons. Microsoft recognizes this, and continues to provide monthly updates for RTM builds along with the rest of the Windows 10 Insider and non-Insider community of machines. Today, Windows 10 RTM got its own July update, KB3163912, bringing it to Build 10240.17024. Here’s the changelog: This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include: Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, and Windows Update. Fixed issue in the NT File system (NTFS) that caused some systems to hang while restarting. Improved support for USB 3.0 to mount Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) CD-ROM devices. Fixed issue that caused some drivers to fail during installation. Fixed issue that caused some apps to become unresponsive when used with an Input Method Editor. Fixed additional issues in Microsoft Graphics component, Internet Explorer 11, Scheduled Tasks, and .NET Framework. Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Print Spooler, Windows Kernel, Secure Kernel, Kernel Mode Drivers, .NET Framework, JScript, and VBScript. As expected, there’s nothing major here. But if you’re stuck on Windows 10 RTM, then you’re likely happy to get whatever you can. Article source
  13. We’re back with another Windows 10 Insider preview build announcement. Dona Sarkar and the Windows team look to be out to dinner as they wrap up Microsoft’s World Partner Conference, but that hasn’t stopped them from ramping up their development schedule leading up to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. In today’s release, Insiders are getting their hands on preview build 14388 for both PC and mobile devices and it comes with a list of fixes and improvements for both. Here’s what’s been fixed and improved upon for PC users: Improvements and fixes for PC We have updated the Store to version 11606.1001.39 with bug fixes. We fixed an issue where Narrator keyboard shortcuts would not work after locking your PC and then logging back in and going to your desktop. We fixed an issue where Narrator would not read the date and time under Settings > Time & language > Date & time. We fixed a TPM driver crash that could result in the device bug-checking (bluescreen) and rebooting. As for mobile, users can look forward to: Improvements and fixes for Mobile We have updated the Store to version 11606.1001.39 with bug fixes. We fixed the issue causing the keyboard to not show up consistently for InPrivate mode on Microsoft Edge. We fixed an issue that could result in an app getting into a state after being suspended where it would be unable to launch until rebooting the device. There we have it. Some useful improvements and fixes to tide Insiders over until the next build release, which could happen as soon as later this week judging by the frequency Dona and the Windows team have been releasing as of late. Head over to your Update Settings page to grab the latest preview build. Article source
  14. It might be the weekend, but the code monkeys at Microsoft doesn’t let a small detail like that stand in the way of work. The release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now within spitting distance, and the Insider builds are being pushed out thick and fast. Today Dona Sarkar announced the launch of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14385 for PC and Mobile. As we're so close to launch day, it should come as no surprise that this is a bug fix release -- but there are plenty of them. There are also some extra performance tweaks thrown in for good measure. Surface users have improved battery life to look forward to, and anyone who has been pestered with a message about the end of the Windows evaluation period will be pleased to hear that these notifications have been killed. The desktop build gets much more attention than the mobile build; here are the improvement you will find, as shared by Microsoft: Improvements and fixes for PC You should no longer see a notification pop-up once a day saying that your Windows evaluation copy expires on 7/15/2016. I know this has caused a lot of you some angst so thank you for being patient. We have improved battery life for Surface devices. We fixed an issue resulting in Spotify sometimes crashing while playing music. We fixed an issue resulting in the Google Chrome window being clipped on the top when maximized. We fixed an issue with Mobile Hotspot that could result the host device bug-checking (bluescreen) and rebooting if it was sharing on a 5GHz band and the connected device browsed to certain websites. We fixed an issue where the pin prompt shown when connecting to certain VPNs would display behind the other open windows. We fixed an issue resulting in LastPass and AdBlock extensions for Microsoft Edge not showing the expected context menu items or status information in subsequently opened Edge windows. We also fixed an issue where the current tab in Edge might hang after exiting Web Notes. Projecting to a PC auto-discoverability is off by default. To have your PC beacon so it can be discovered and you can project to it through the Connect quick action from a Continuum enabled phone or another PC, go to Settings > System > Projecting to this PC and set “Windows PCs and phones can project to this PC when you say it’s OK” to “Available everywhere” or “Available everywhere on secure networks”. You can also set other settings on this page to your preference. Improvements and fixes for Mobile You can open PDFs in Microsoft Edge and use touch to interact with the PDF (such as scrolling, pan or zoom) again without it constantly reloading the PDF. We have improved battery life for older devices, such as the Lumia 830, 930, and 1520. We fixed an issue where setting the SIM name on a dual SIM phone would sometimes fail. There are still a few issues to watch out for, and you can find out about these on the Windows blog. Article source
  15. The final version of Office 2016 for Mac is here - it's official. Information: https://blogs.office.com/2015/07/09/office-2016-for-mac-is-here/ What's new: http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac-the-final-version-official/?p=976436 https://products.office.com/en-us/mac/latest-office-for-mac Screenshot: N/A. Please wait, coming soon! Video: Homepage: https://products.office.com/en-us/mac/microsoft-office-for-mac Download: VL: No activation require http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac/?p=985757 http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac-the-final-version-official/?p=976436 http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac-the-final-version-official/?p=981265 Retail: Home and Business MSDN: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/#ProductFamilyId=611 Mirror: Note: go to Office.com/setup to activate Standard: http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/OfficeMac/Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg Patch: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/9hE3/SR5JSGETv/15.13.1_updater/Patch%20Office%2015.3.1.pkg.zip Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac VL Utility V2.0: http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac/?p=985759 Special thanks to the authors of links. Tutorial: How to convert Retail to VL: http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac/?p=985759 How to activate: http://www.nsaneforums.com/topic/250749-office-2016-for-mac-the-final-version-official/?p=972718 How to uninstall: P/S: We're too late, haha :D
  16. “We want to make sure the next build is really great” Microsoft is now finalizing work on Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the company is getting ready to introduce a new preview build to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program. Dona Sarkar, the new head of the Windows 10 testing effort, has posted Gabe Aul’s signature “no builds today” message earlier but has teased a possible launch planned for Tuesday, adding that “tomorrow is a new day.” And while it makes sense for Microsoft to release a new build this week, it’s also important to note that no major bugs have been discovered, and work on the final versions of the Anniversary Update continues at the desired pace. Dona has said that “we want to make sure the next build is really great,” and given the fact that she had already promised “interesting things” for insiders a couple of weeks ago, expect the company to move closer towards the final release with every new build that goes public. RTM build to launch next month While it’s not surprising that a new Windows 10 build is now being prepared to be shipped to insiders, we still don’t know when Microsoft aims to deliver the RTM version of the Anniversary Update. Rumor has it that the release is planned for July with version number 1607, but naturally, insiders will receive it before everyone else. Windows 10 turns 1 on July 29, and the final build is likely to be shipped before this date as one last attempt to convince those who are holding back the upgrade to the new operating system to perform the switch. The Anniversary Update will bring a long list of improvements, including refinements to the Start menu, the Action Center, extensions in Microsoft Edge, and updates for the majority of apps included in the operating system. It will be released free of charge to all devices running Windows 10, including PCs and mobile phones powered by Windows 10 Mobile. Article source
  17. Firefox 47 also features improved video support Mozilla launched today Firefox 47, complete with loads of new features such as synced tabs, support for custom user agent strings, a new performance monitoring page, HTML5 fallback for old YouTube embeds, and more. Right now, there's no public changelog available, but rest assured we'll update this post with all the new features included in Firefox 47. This article currently includes the features spotted in the Firefox 47 Beta and RC releases, which we have confirmed to have landed in the stable release. Synced Tabs Back in February, Mozilla developers announced a new feature called Synced Tabs. As the name hints, this new feature would allow anyone logged in their Firefox Sync account to access tabs open on any other synced Firefox device. The feature is accessible through different methods, either via the about:sync-tabs page, via buttons in the Firefox UI, or with the help of a specialized sidebar. Unless you have a Firefox Sync account, you won't probably spot the feature among the browser's busy UI. New Synced Tabs sidebar The new about:performance page This feature has been in the works for some months now, nearing a year. We first reported on its status while included in Firefox Nightly back in August 2015, and since then, Mozilla devs decided the feature was ready for primetime and finally shipped it with the stable branch. Users can access this new performance monitoring page by typing about:performance in their URL bar. This new page shows the status of current opened tabs and add-ons. Users can use this new page to check out what tab is eating up too much memory, or what add-on is about to crash. Color codes that range from green to red provide visual markers and controls allow users to restart the misbehaving tabs or add-ons and avoid a crash of the entire brower. PS: This new performance monitoring page should go right hand-in-hand with about:debugging, introduced a few versions back. New about:performance page Custom user agent strings Announced in March, this new feature is available in the browser's Tools -> Web Developer Tools -> Responsive Design view. The easiest way to reach this page would be to push the CTRL+SHIFT+M keyboard shortcut. This tool was already available in everyone's browsers for a long time, but Mozilla made a small tweak. Users can now set a custom user agent string for each tab. The feature can help users view how various sites would look in other browsers, without having to open those browsers. This new feature is directly addressed at developers, mainly for debugging purposes. All changes in this window are only temporary. Firefox 47 lets users select custom user agent strings per each tab Better video In January, we reported that future Firefox versions will automatically fix old YouTube embed codes and replace the code that requires Flash with the HTML5 homolog. This happens only when the user has disabled Flash in Firefox. The update was scheduled for Firefox 46, but it arrived only now. Another change that improved video support in Firefox 47 is the support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X, added in Firefox 47 Beta 3. This modification makes it possible for Firefox to automatically switch from Silverlight to encrypted HTML5 video streams. Services that still use Silverlight include Amazon Video. Other changes Another major change in Firefox 47 is the removal of the Firefox click-to-activate plugin whitelist. All plugins (different from add-ons) will now be "click-to-activate" and users will have to approve each one if accessing a page on which they're required. The only exception to this is Flash, which will continue to be activated by default in Firefox 47 and future versions. At the time of writing, Firefox 47 is only available via Mozilla's FTP servers, so you can't just yet update via the browser's built-in updater. You can get a fresh copy of Firefox 47 and install it over your older version to upgrade manually. Article source Another review : Firefox 47: Find out what is new by ghacks.net
  18. Microsoft is planning to release a new cumulative update for desktops and mobile this week. Specifically, sources tell WinBeta that build 10586.318 for mobile will be released publicly this week which includes more bug fixes and stability improvements. Sources were unsure if 10586.318 will be released for desktop too, or whether an older build (10586.312) will be dropped instead. Regardless, this week’s updates for desktop and mobile users will, as usual, make Windows 10 much more bearable. These new cumulative updates could arrive tomorrow on Patch Tuesday, much like cumulative updates have done in the past. New patches Of course, if Microsoft finds an issue with any of the cumulative updates scheduled for release this week, they will likely hold off on releasing them until a newer patch is compiled. Insiders on the Release Preview ring should also receive this week’s patch with no issues. Insiders on the Fast and Slow rings however will obviously not be affected by the cumulative update, as they are running a build far newer than 10586. Who knows, they might receive a new Insider Preview build instead. Article source
  19. Microsoft's big Windows 10 Anniversary Update could be launched close to a year after the release of Windows 10 itself. A new report claims Microsoft is targeting a late July release for the free update. According to Thurrott.com Microsoft first announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update at Build 2016 in March and that it would be a free update for all current Windows 10 users. Members of the Windows Insider program have been testing a number of features that will be included in the full update with recent preview builds of Windows 10. Microsoft also plans to update the Xbox One at the same time with the update, which will bring Windows Store app to the game console. Article source
  20. Early adopters can now test drive Linux 4.5-rc5 Just a few moments ago, April 24, Linus Torvalds made his regular Sunday announcement about the next RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel. Things are looking great and safe for the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.6, and while this fifth RC build is a considerably bigger than the previous one, it still remains in the normal range, at least as Linus Torvalds sees it, and Linux 4.6 might just be one of those rare releases to not even get a seventh RC. "If things continue this way, this might be one of those rare releases that don't even get to rc7. At least that's how it feels now, although to be honest I suspect that even if things continue this calm I'd do the normal rc7 just because there's no particular hurry or reason not to," said Linus Torvalds in today's announcement. Linux kernel 4.6 coming next month Looking at the appended shortlog, the fifth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.6 includes the usual updates to drivers (60% Ethernet drivers), networkin stack improvements, tooling fixes, and various other small changes to architectures and filesystems. Well, you know the drill already, the Linux kernel 4.6 RC5 sources are now available for download for the kernel.org website or via ours. If you have nothing better to do Sunday evening, don't hesitate to take this new Release Candidate build for a test drive and report any bugs to the kernel developers. As usual, please try to remember that this is a development build of the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel, so you shouldn't replace your OS' stable kernel with it. As noted by Mr. Torvalds above, the final Linux kernel 4.6 released should hit the streets sometimes in mid-May 2016 if he decides not to drop the seventh Release Candidate build. Article source
  21. The company finds bug just before the insider release Microsoft promised to release a new Windows 10 build sometime this week, after pushing it back due to a major bug last week, but just when the Windows 10 was prepared to roll out another version, it discovered one more critical issue that made it delay the launch for a few more days. Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, revealed on Twitter that the company wanted to release Windows 10 build 14327 but decided to cancel it on Monday due to what he said was a PCI Express bug in this version. The company was still aiming to roll out a new build later this week, and since it’s only Tuesday, there are high chances to get one in just a few days. Obviously, depending on how internal testing of the next build advances, the Windows team could decide on whether it should release the build or not, so just don’t get your hopes too high because the next version could easily be pushed back should any other bug be found. Preview build of Anniversary Update All these preview builds are part of the Redstone branch, or as Microsoft calls it, the Anniversary Update, which will debut in the summer and bring a huge number of improvements to both desktop and smartphone users. The new Edge browser is one of the apps to get significant updates, as the application will get support for extensions, a feature that’s already available in rival browsers, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Obviously, there’s more to come in this major update, and that’s why Microsoft is hard at work to roll out as many preview builds as possible, as it wants to let insiders try them out and send feedback for further improvements. The Anniversary Update should launch in July, according to people with knowledge of the matter, so Microsoft still has enough time to pave the way for the launch. Article source
  22. Linux 4.6-rc4 is now available for public testing Another Sunday, another chance for us, Linux enthusiasts, to take the latest RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming 4.6 kernel for a test drive on our computers. Yes, that's right, we're talking about Linux kernel 4.6 Release Candidate 4 (RC4), which was made available for download just a few minutes ago (see download options below), as announced by Mr. Linus Torvalds himself. And from the looks of it, things are going pretty well in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.6, which should reach its final form in about three or four weeks from the moment of writing this article, sometime around mid-May 2016. "It's been a fairly calm week, and rc4 is not all that big. Nor is there anything particularly scary in there," says Linus Torvalds in today's announcement. "So there really isn't anything particularly interesting here. Just like I like it in the rc series. Let's hope it stays that way." What's new in Linux kernel 4.6 Release Candidate 4 Looking at the diff from last week's RC3 release, and according to Linus Torvalds, the fourth Release Candidate build of Linux kernel 4.6 consists of 40% updated drivers, 30% architecture fixes, and the rest of 30% split between VM fixes (approximately 5%) and core kernel improvements. That being said, you can help test this new RC build of the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel by downloading its sources right now via our website or directly from kernel.org, whichever suits you best. As usual, don't forget to report any bugs you might find. We're reminding you again that an RC (Release Candidate) version is a final product that you can install on your production-ready machine, so please do not replace your stable kernel with this one. Please check Mr. Torvalds' announcement for more details. Article source
  23. The next Indiana Jones film is being prepared for release. It's a real deal, and Disney has confirmed it. This film will include Steven Spielberg as its director - as it was with all four previous Indiana Jones films. This film will include Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones - as it was with all four previous Indiana Jones films. This film will probably not include Shia LaBeouf as Mutt Williams - but... you never can tell, can you? Both Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce the movie - making this feature as blockbuster as a film can get, really. Unless you count Star Wars, of course. The next Indiana Jones movie will be released in July 19th, 2019. That's a release date announced before filming begins. Just after confirmation that the film will exist. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said, "Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019." "It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven." This will be the fifth in a series of films from the famed director/actor combo, the collection of which has brought in a cool $2 billion in box office cash over the past few decades. You'll remember the original 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed by 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. After that was the 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which was followed by the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which had aliens. Indiana Jones return was hinted at in the most recent Star Wars film. Have a look at how it appeared in the movie and could have been hinted at by Ford in his ultimate fate near the end of the film. SourcE