Google plots death of inline installation for Chrome extensions

All install paths will be rerouted through the Chrome Web Store The decision, which will be implemented in stages, follows a series of complaints in recent years about malicious extensions distributed through the Chrome Web Store and via malware. Google has even written a research paper on its extension cleansing efforts. According to the researchers, […]

Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

Open source luminary and former Debian leader Bruce Perens gives it a big thumbs up The project’s last release candidate was released in May, and as you’d hope, not much has changed between then and full release. Because it’s written by purists, we should include the full name of the release: it’s Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0 […]

Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums

Have you tried turning it off and.. err… off again? The Redmond software behemoth announced on Friday that, come next month, its staff will no longer be combing the official forums for 13 outdated products to offer support advice and assistance. Users will still be able to access the forums and get advice from each […]

What’s new in Angular: Version 6.1 beta arrives

Version 6 of Angular, Google’s popular JavaScript framework for building mobile and desktop applications, is here, with the first production release available and now a beta version of Angular 6.1 available Angular provides dependency injection, particularly useful for assembling data services for applications, along with use of an HTML template to compose components. In Angular, […]

StrongVPN review: A good VPN service for rookies

StrongVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Dallas, Texas Number of servers: 650+ Number of country locations: 24 Cost: $70 per year VPN protocol: IKEv2 Data encryption:  256-bit AES Data authentication: SHA-512 Handshake encryption: modp8192 Simplicity is something of a theme in the VPN services we’ve looked at recently, and StrongVPN follows suit. This newly overhauled VPN is all about […]