What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 71 plays picture-in-picture catch-up

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 71 plays picture-in-picture catch-up Mozilla this week released Firefox 71, touting a picture-in-picture video mode and new ways to preview a VPN (virtual private networking) service that will be offered to customers next year. Security engineers included patches for 11 vulnerabilities, six marked “High,” the second-most-serious threat […]

IDG Contributor Network: Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

IDG Contributor Network: Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete [Disclosure: Qualcomm and Microsoft are clients of the author.] I’m at the Qualcomm 5G Summit this week and according to both them and Cisco, next year we should reach critical mass on 5G. I didn’t really think about how big […]

28 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

28 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know I’m sure most Mac users know Command-C means copy and Command-V means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life much easier. I’ve assembled this short collection to illustrate this truth: Esc Never underestimate the power of the Esc […]

All about the latest iPhone location privacy scare

All about the latest iPhone location privacy scare That story going around that claims iPhone 11 devices are secretly harvesting your location information – even though you’ve told them not to do so? You don’t need to worry about it. Here’s why. What’s the story?   The tale begins when a security researcher noticed […]

HSBC’s plan to move $20B in assets to blockchain could be a watershed moment

HSBC’s plan to move B in assets to blockchain could be a watershed moment Investment bank HSBC Holdings is using a blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) to digitize transaction records of private investments, enabling clients globally to access the details of their assets online in near real-time. The London-based company, the seventh largest bank […]

6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

6 smart things to think over with Google’s leadership shuffle Oh, hey — didja hear? Larry and Sergey are leaving! Google’s founders are jumping ship! THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS BEING SHAKEN UP AND TURNED UPSIDE-DOWN. Well, kind of. It’s true that Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two fellas who started […]

6 smart things to think over with Google's CEO shakeup

6 smart things to think over with Google’s CEO shakeup Oh, hey — didja hear? Larry and Sergey are leaving! Google’s founders are jumping ship! THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS BEING SHAKEN UP AND TURNED UPSIDE-DOWN. Well, kind of. It’s true that Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two fellas who started […]

All’s clear to install Microsoft’s November patches

All’s clear to install Microsoft’s November patches The November passel of patches didn’t include anything earth-shattering; there were no emergency security breaches storming the gates, but good patching hygiene dictates that you get your machine braced for the next round. If you install patches manually one by one (“Group B,” which I don’t recommend […]

10+ tips for better iPhone battery life

10+ tips for better iPhone battery life What can you do when you’re racing to the next meeting, desperate to use Wallet to catch your plane, or otherwise stuck on a long and winding road with no access to power for your iPhone? You can follow these tips (and avoid trouble). Think about how […]