Firefox Focus Passes One Million Downloads Mark on Android, Gets New Features

Firefox Focus launched on Google’s Android mobile platform only a month ago, and it looks like it already passed the one million downloads mark, so Mozilla wants to celebrate this milestone by launching three new user-requested features. One million downloads in less than a month is a huge milestone for the Firefox Focus for Android app, which Mozilla designed from the ground up to be fast, easy to use, simple, free of any visual clutter that might get in your way when surfing the Web on your mobile device, and... Read more

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 5 Ethical Hacking Distro Debuts with Linux Kernel 4.8

The development team behind the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux ethical hacking distribution designed for security evaluations and penetration testing tasks announced the release of BackBox Linux 5. BackBox Linux 5 has been in development for too long, since even the release of BackBox Linux 4.7 in early December last year, but it’s finally here, and it brings with it a significant number of improvements, up-to-date components, as well as several under-the-hood optimizations and tweaks. “The BackBox Team proudly announces the major release of BackBox v5. It took long due to several... Read more

The Complete Guide to Improve Your Home WiFi Security

Everyone uses WiFi. It’s a fact of modern life, but it does come with some serious security risks and concerns. Home WiFi may just be the most insecure part of your connection to the Internet. It potentially opens you up to attacks from the Internet as well as right next door. While no security measure is perfect, there are some simple steps that you can take to improve the security of your home WiFi and make it more difficult for attackers to access. Change the Name (SSID) This one is... Read more

The Road to GTK+ 4 Toolkit Continues with Native File Chooser Support for OS X

The road to the major GTK+ 4 open-source and multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces or GUIs continues with the GTK+ 3.91.1 development release, which adds a significant number of improvements. GTK+ 3.91.1 has been released nearly two months after the 3.90.0 version, which introduced initial support for Apple’s OS X operating system, along with initial support for the Meson build system. GTK+ 3.91.1 is here now to add native file chooser support for OS X. It also introduces a new widget, namely GtkCenterBox, which will be used for... Read more

System76 to Collaborate with elementary OS Devs on the New Installer for Pop!_OS

A week ago, we reported on the progress System76 has made for their upcoming Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS GNU/Linux distribution, as well as some of the things that they’re planning to implement soon. Pop!_OS is developed on top of Canonical’s Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, due for release on October 19, 2017, which means that it’s of Alpha quality, so some things might not work as expected or are missing, including the installer, which System76 now wants to develop in collaboration with the elementary OS devs. “We’ve invited elementary OS team... Read more

Seriously Folks, Electron Apps Aren’t That Bad…

Do you like Electron apps? Chances are you don’t. In this post I list reasons why I don’t think Electron apps are bad, and why haters should chill. This post, Seriously Folks, Electron Apps Aren’t That Bad…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!. Read more

Wine 2.13 Has Improvements for Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3, and Eve Online

The Wine development team announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 2.13 development release, which brings some new features and improves support for various Windows apps and games. Coming only one day after the Wine 2.0.2 stable release, which only brought a bunch of bug fixes, the Wine 2.13 development release is here to introduce support for Unicode 10.0.0, revamp the default mouse cursors, improve anti-aliasing in DirectWrite, and add Message Framing protocol support in WebServices. Additionally, Wine 2.13 implements support for persistent connections in the... Read more

Debian 9.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename stretch). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available. This isn’t actually a new version or anything like that; a Debian point release just means a number of packages have been updated. Read more

How to Check the Temperature of Your Laptop CPU in Windows 10

The temperature of your computer’s processor is pretty vital for keeping it healthy. After all, being the hotspot of calculations within your computer, it’s a good idea to keep it cool! Processors that get a little too hot can cause all kinds of issues with your computer. It might throttle itself to keep cool, which will mean less processing power overall. In dire situations it will cause the computer to BSOD, freeze, or even shut down or restart itself. As such, it’s a good idea to check on your temperatures... Read more