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April 5, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Chrome browser’s ‘secure’ isn’t the same thing as ‘safe’

Chrome browser’s ‘secure’ isn’t the same thing as ‘safe’

Google takes web security seriously. When the Google Chrome web browser encounters a payment site without Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption, it marks as insecure. Soon, Chrome will mark any HTTP site as insecure. That’s great, but … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

For decades, the answer to the question “What’s the most popular operating system?” was Windows. You may not have liked it, but macOS, OS/2, Linux, you name it, couldn’t knock it off its pedestal. But, then along came smartphones and … Continue reading

March 2, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Google’s Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can’t buy one

Google’s Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can’t buy one

I love my Chromebook Pixel. This 2015 high-end Chromebook is my go-to laptop. And, with its spectacular 2560×1700 IPS, 239-pixels-per-inch display, it still draws admiring glances. Alas, I won’t be able to replace it with a next-generation Chromebook Pixel. Google’s … Continue reading