Visual Studio Code is slated for a UX refresh

Microsoft’s open source Visual Studio Code is slated for performance improvements and a design refresh in the coming year. The 2019 project roadmap for the code editor also includes security improvements and sought-after new features. The builders of Visual Studio Code will also be working toward more predictable startup times, which could be accomplished by [...]

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Endless OS Functionality Controls Simplify Computing

Endless OS is an unusual Linux distro in that its user interface is more like an Android smartphone or tablet than a Linux desktop computer platform. Version 3.5.4, released on Jan. 17, brings parental controls and other refinements that make this distro a cool alternative to the Chromebook for home, educational and community use. Endless [...]

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WHY CAPTCHAS HAVE GOTTEN SO DIFFICULT

At some point last year, Google’s constant requests to prove I’m human began to feel increasingly aggressive. More and more, the simple, slightly too-cute button saying “I’m not a robot” was followed by demands to prove it — by selecting all the traffic lights, crosswalks, and storefronts in an image grid. Soon the traffic lights [...]

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EFF has an encryption plan for the entire internet

If there is one technology that best protects internet users from scammers, hackers and nation-state threat actors it’s encryption. Fortunately, the web is currently undergoing a massive transformation from a non-secure HTTP format, the initial underlying protocol for all communications on the web, to HTTPS, which ensures communications between browsers and websites are secure via [...]

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Eclipse releases GlassFish 5.1 for Java EE 8

Moving forward with its development of enterprise Java, the Eclipse Foundation will provide its own version of the GlassFish application server, which traditionally has served as a reference implementation of the Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition) platform. Eclipse GlassFish 5.1 is compatible with the Java EE 8 specification and represents the full migration of GlassFish [...]

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Apple restores Facebook’s ability to run internal iOS apps

Facebook said today that Apple has restored its enterprise certificate, the software permission that allows the social network to load internal mobile apps onto the devices of employees, beta testers, and research participants. The move comes roughly one day after Apple blocked Facebook from using the program after a TechCrunch investigation revealed it had re-skinned [...]

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JavaScript overtakes Java as most-known programming language

JavaScript has eclipsed Java as the most-learned language among developers, according to a report released week by technical recruiter HackerRank. Based on an online survey of 71,281 developers done in November 2018, the 2019 HackerRank Developer Skills Report found that more than 73 percent of respondents had proficiency in JavaScript, an increase from nearly 68 [...]

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4 Techniques for Validating Enterprise Blockchain

Let's face it, there's been a lot of hype about blockchain over the past few years. Nowadays though, there are signs that we may be on the cusp of moving from the "blockchain will solve all your problems" segment of the hype cycle into the "blockchain may be useful for a few targeted applications" segment. [...]

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TECH(talk): The collaboration software market is on the move

Microsoft has rolled out tweaks to its Teams software for frontline workers and separately unveiled new features for the education market. (That includes new hardware it hopes can help displace Chromebooks in schools.) Google announced it is raising prices for some G Suite users. Workplace by Facebook chalked up a big customer win as Nestle [...]

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Microsoft’s new Outlook iOS design is now available for everyone

Microsoft unveiled a new Outlook for iOS design back in December, complete with new animations and a move away from the traditional all-white design. While beta testers have had access for more than a month, the new design is rolling out to everyone using Outlook for iOS today. The most notable change will be the [...]

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