Tag: Internet

  • WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

    The WordPress logo. A "W" cut out of a dark gray circle with an outline of the same color. "WordPress" is written below the logo. "Word" is a dulled blue and "Press" is the same gray color as the logo.

    WordPress (WP) has released version 4.7 of their blogging and content management software. It has been codenamed in honor of the legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan. Here are some of the new features: Twenty Seventeen As always, new version, new theme… Theme Starter Content When you setup a new theme with no content, the […]

  • Google Chrome 55 Released

    Google Chrome Browser Logo: Blue gradient circle with a thick white outline and a larger circle behind it with red, yellow, and green trisection coloring from top to bottom left.

    Google has released version 55 of the Chrome web browser (based on the open-source Chromium browser) a few days early (was supposed to be released on the 6th). There was over $70,000 paid out to security experts, developers, and white-hat hackers for finding over 25 different security-related issues with the browser. Noteworthy features: async & […]

  • Safari… Sans Flash

    Apple's Safari Web Browser Logo: A compas with a blue background and the white & red needle pointing north-east.

    The new technology preview of the Apple’s WebKit-based Safari web browsers shows that they are removing Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) in an upcoming version of Safari.

  • Chrome Security Update: 45.0.2454.101

    Google Chrome Browser Logo: Blue gradient circle with a thick white outline and a larger circle behind it with red, yellow, and green trisection coloring from top to bottom left.

    Google has released a security update for it’s Chrome web browser. The new version, 45.0.2454.101, includes fixes for a reported cross-origin bypass that affects both the document object model (DOM) parser as well as the V8 JavaScript/ECMAScript engine. It is recommended that you update your browser to this version to prevent possible exploits. You can do so […]

  • Firefox: Stolen and Fixed

    Mozilla Firefox web browser logo: an orange fox with yellow flames for a tail wrapped around a dark-blue globe.

    Mozilla, an open-source software community run by the non-profit organization, Mozilla Corporation, and developers of the Firefox web browser, has announced it’s bug tracking software, Bugzilla, was hacked. The organization’s blog post states that the account that was compromised had access to privately-listed bugs representing zero-day security flaws in the browser. However, if you keep your browser […]

  • Google’s Cell Service Play

    Google Project fi logo - a green and blue lower-case "f" and yellow "i". The dot above the "i" is white and overlaps the cross of the "f".

    Google likes to jump into a number of businesses that involve technology. They are heavily involved in robotics and are developing a self-driving car, conduct a number of research projects, jumped into the cloud computing ring, more recently became an ISP (Internet Service Provider) by rolling out fiber-optic internet to a number of cities across the United States, […]

  • YouTube Has Gone Native!

    HTML5 logo consisting of the word "HTML" at the top in bold black lettering. Below the title is a large orange "bent shield" design with a large white "5" in the center.

    Today the Google-owned YouTube video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming service that brought you kittens in teacups has switched to using the HTML5 native video tag by default. What does this mean? Up till now the majority of videos on YouTube have required the Adobe-produced Shockwave Flash plugin to play videos. However, over the years browser […]

  • New Website

    Screenshot of dark gray and black responsive WordPress theme featuring a customizable large featured image and two smaller images to the right above a set of four columned text areas with icons.

    After going without a website for quite a while I finally put up a new site that I will use for public posting of items just in general as well as for technology posts (instead of just spitting out status updates on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn). I did not (and still don’t) have much available […]