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Adobe’s Latest Security Patch Installs Chrome Extension to Collect Data

Earlier this week, Adobe released some updates to fix security issues and vulnerabilities identified in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Twitter's @SwiftOnSecurity noticed a new Google Chrome extension for Adobe Acrobat after the update. According to the post, there is no mention of the new extension anywhere in Adobe's changelog and instead is installed without your knowing. [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

How to Opt-Out of Google’s New Advertising Plan

According to a report released by ProPublica today, Google quietly changed its privacy policy in the past few months, allowing its advertising system to collect data that is associated with identifiable user information. Google’s DoubleClick ads can now use information from your Gmail to serve you up ads on YouTube or your YouTube search history [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Internet|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, Debian

If you're using a version of Debian Linux like Ubuntu, Kali, Mint, etc, then this tutorial will help you in getting Google Chrome running on your system. The commands will work regardless of if you're using 32-bit or 64-bit, only the .deb package you download will have either i386 (32-bit) or amd64 (64-bit) in the [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Linux|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tweaks to Speed Up Google Chrome For 2016

A few years ago, I wrote a Tech Tip for Speeding Up Google Chrome. As with any technology, Chrome has released a number of updates since that 2013 article. Most of the advanced settings I mentioned then are now either the defaults, or they're not available anymore. Out with the old and in with the [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Internet, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Recap Of Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Nexus event

In case you missed it, Google held their annual Android Nexus event today, so here's a recap of Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Nexus event. You can watch the Google September Event on YouTube. Android 6.0 - Marshmallow Today, Google announced the release of Android 6.0, Marshmallow. Features like its Now on Tap personal assistant, [...]

How To Find And Use Internet Explorer 11 In Windows 10

If you're new to Windows 10 you've probably noticed that Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer with their new Microsoft Edge browser. While Microsoft Edge comes with many enhancements over the old Internet Explorer, some websites could still have issues with the new browser. I recently ran into an issue accessing a Microsoft Exchange server's Outlook [...]

Google Launches Google Photos with Unlimited Storage For High Quality Images And Videos at #IO15

Another announcement made today is that Google Launches Google Photos with Unlimited Storage For High Quality Images And Videos. Apps will be available for Android and iOS (sorry Windows Phone users). Most photo hosting sites have storage limits and while some offer lots of storage, most aren't truly unlimited. As long as your camera or [...]

By | May 28th, 2015|Categories: Internet|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Google Announces Android M Developer Preview At #IO15

Today is the kickoff of the Google IO15 event, and while they've announced a number of different things, one of the major ones is the announcement of Android M and releasing a Developer Preview for those of you with a Google Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or Nexus Player. The company said at its [...]

Google Hangouts App Updated w/ Better Google Voice Integration iOS v2.5.0

Yesterday Google released an update to their Hangouts app for iOS. This Google Hangouts app update includes most of the features already available on the Android version: • New sticker packs! • When friends ask where you are, share your location in one click with smart sharing suggestions. • Leave status messages so people know [...]

By | January 7th, 2015|Categories: Apps, Mobile|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Google+ Diminishing

Google is a large company that starts and stops many projects and trials. For the longest time, GMail was considered a beta test product. Google+ has been around for a while now, but it never really thrived as a social network to compete with Facebook and Twitter. As a user, there were things I liked [...]

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