4 Unusual Android Launchers You Can Use to Make Your Phone More Fun

Custom Android launchers are a quick and easy way to alter your Android experience. Custom launchers often completely alter the way that you interact with your phone. In some cases they even implement new features. Unfortunately, there are a ton of after-market launchers available, making it difficult to find the diamonds in the rough. Truth be told, a lot of launchers offer only slight variations on the standard Android experience. Many launchers rely on cosmetic overhauls to differentiate themselves from the rest. However, a vast majority of these launchers still... Read more

How to Block Intrusive Javascript on Chrome and Firefox

Alongside animation and interactivity, Javascript powers a range of intrusive advertisements, obnoxious pop-ups and dangerous attack vectors like XSS. By selectively blocking certain sources of Javascript, you can get the content you want while blocking the content you don’t. Use these script-blocking extensions below to block intrusive advertisements and protect your privacy. Block Javascript with ScriptSafe on Chrome ScriptSafe blocks scripts on Chrome and Chromium-based browsers like Vivaldi. Like any decent script blocker, ScriptSafe blocks nearly all scripts by default. Then, you can allow certain URLs and domains to load... Read more

Your Windows 10 download guide for 1709

Microsoft began rolling out the latest Windows 10 feature upgrade this week.Although this was the fourth upgrade since the mid-2015 debut of the operating system, and the process has much more structure around it than it did in November 2015 when the first update was released, it’s still not treated with the metronome certainty of, say, death and taxes. Customers – particularly corporate customers – are still feeling their way.[ Further reading: 8 steps to install Windows 10 patches like a pro ]For one thing, they face a jumble of... Read more

Firefox 57 coming soon: a Quantum leap

A few packages in Fedora get major updates outside the regular release cycle. The kernel is one of these, and Firefox is another. The maintainers do their best to handle these situations. Of course they always try to avoid any breaking changes to the user experience. However, there are times an upstream provides a path that makes this unavoidable. One of those rare situations is happening at present. Upstream work on Firefox 57 Over the past year, Mozilla has been working on a series of major changes to the Firefox... Read more

Surface Devices Receive New Firmware and Drivers – Get October 2017 Updates

Microsoft has made available the download links for its new October 2017 updates developed for the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, and Surface Studio devices, which include numerous changes and improvements.  Specifically speaking, the Surface Book receives the Power Slider feature to improve battery life and adaptive brightness, while the Surface Pro 3 gets new Realtek HD Audio and USB 3.0 Card Reader drives that prolongs battery life while in Connected Standby mode. Moving forward, Surface Pro, Laptop, and Studio system owners will benefit from an... Read more

How to align your team around microservices

Microservices have been a focus across the open source world for several years now. Although open source technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Swarm make it easier than ever for organizations to adopt microservice architectures, getting your team on the same page about microservices remains a difficult challenge. read more Read more

Flint OS, an operating system for a cloud-first world

Given the power of today’s browser platform technology and web frontend performance, it’s not surprising that most things we want to do with the internet can be accomplished through a single browser window. We are stepping into an era where installable apps will become history, where all our applications and services will live in the cloud. read more Read more

Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.10

Simon Quigley has announced the release of Lubuntu 17.10, a desktop distribution built from Ubuntu packages, but featuring the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) which is suitable for older computers: “Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 17.10 has been released. With the code name…. Read more