Articles by ElGuru

New Twitter Blue to Relaunch Monday, December 12th

Twitter plans on relaunching Twitter Blue on Monday. The price is going up to $11 USD a month if you subscribe and pay within the iOS app or $8 USD a month via the web. The price difference is Chief Twit’s way to offset Apple Inc. 143,96 +2,10 +1,48% ‘30% cut’ they take from all iOS transactions. There will also be new verification measures in place for those who want the “Blue Checkmark” we’re relaunching @TwitterBlue on Monday – subscribe on web for $8/month or on iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark 🧵…

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Microsoft Edge 109 Last to Support Windows 7/8.1

Google Inc. 96,73 -2,48 -2,50% had announced earlier this year Chrome would no longer support Windows 7/8.1 in the early part of 2023. Now Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% is following suit with their Chromium based browser Edge. The decision to no longer provide Windows 7 / 8.1 support for Edge users almost perfectly aligns with the end of support for Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) and Windows 8/8.1 on January 10th, 2023. “While Microsoft Edge and Webview2 Runtime versions 109 and earlier will continue to work on these operating systems, those versions will not receive new features, future…

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New Chrome feature allows you to Search Chrome

Google Inc. 96,73 -2,48 -2,50% has added a new feature to Chrome build 108.0.5359.95 with the ability to search history, tabs, and bookmarks directly from the Google address bar. As you probably know, you can open up, say, the Google History (CTRL-H) function within Chrome and search for pages that you’ve opened previously. Ditto for Google Bookmarks. Now, all you need to do is to simply type in @bookmarks, @tabs, or @history into the Google address bar to search those functions. When you do, you’ll see the Google address bar reflect your choice, with a blue textual indicator that you’re searching through your browsing…

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Google Chrome can consume less Memory and Battery Power

Microsoft Corporation 248,00 +7,39 +3,07% Edge browser (built off the same Chromium platform) has already implemented the same features with these release of Edge 100 earlier this year. Now Google Inc. 96,73 -2,48 -2,50% Chrome users can enjoy these same memory and energy saving benefits with the upcoming Chrome 108 release for Windows macOS and ChromeOS platforms. Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver. Modern browsers eat up a lot of memory and while that’s not a problem if you have 32GB of RAM, Chrome using multiple gigabytes of your memory…

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Fake Elon: ‘1000 new followers’ get ‘5000 BTC’

Twitter users who have recently started following Elon Musk, Tesla and/or SpaceX are being lured into a Crypto giveaway scam ‘Freedom Giveaway”. These users are being added to a “Deal of the Year” list shortly after they start following one of Musk’s Twitter feeds. For most Twitter accounts, including Musk’s, the list of their followers is public and can be monitored by anyone including bots and threat actors for nefarious purposes. New Musk followers are being added to a “Deal of the Year” list on Twitter that lures them into depositing small crypto amounts into the attackers’ wallet with the false promise of receiving up to 5000 Bitcoin in return….

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Twitter Blue price increasing to $11 a month for iOS

When (or if) Twitter Blue comes back, it will cost $11 USD a month if users purchase their subscription through the app. However, the $7 USD (or is it $8 USD) a month price remains if users purchase their subscription via the web. There had been rumors for the past month that Twitter might get their own payment platform. However, I foresee a couple issues with this. First, is the matter of Twitter having the engineers to create, maintain and not to mention follow all the regulatory requirements for a payment platform. A legitimate conscience given that parts of the…

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KB5019980 may break ODBC database connections

Microsoft has acknowledged an issue with the Windows 11 22H2 November 2022 Patch (KB5019980). The issue is causing affected apps to fail to connect to databases via connections using the Microsoft ODBC SQL Server driver. “After installing this update, apps that use ODBC connections through Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to access databases might not connect,” Microsoft explains. “Additionally, you might receive an error in the app, or you might receive an error from the SQL Server.” Microsoft is currently working on a resolution (however that resolution take a bit longer than normal given Microsoft’s minimal operations during the holidays…

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Apple Changing AirDrop settings in iOS 16.2 update

Apple will change the default AirDrop privacy settings with the forthcoming iOS 16.2 update (likely coming December 13th or 14th). With this update the “Everybody” setting once activated will only remain active for 10-minutes before reverting back to “Contacts Only”. Users will no longer be able to set “Everybody” as a default setting. This was first rolled out in China with the iOS 16.1.1 update. Apples is touting this as a security feature “in order to prevent unwanted requests to receive content”. However, it seems rather suspicious not only did Apple rollout this change out in China but timing of…

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Twitter iOS App: Privacy Settings not working.

Things are starting to look up for Twitter with advertisers returning and the App to remain on the App Store. However, there are major problems with the Twitter iOS app when it comes to privacy settings: they are not working. Hmm…how could no one seen this coming? This is exactly what happens when three-quarters of your staff is gone either being fired, laid off or quits…shit starts breaking. In this case it is major stuff such protecting tweets or toggle direct message privacy settings. User on iOS are reporting a pop-up will appear that says “some settings failed to save.”…

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Google Search results on Desktop Changes

A nice QOL update for those who search with Google on their non-mobile devices. No more having to click the next button to see the next page of results. Though I wonder how often do people go beyond the first or may be even second page of results? With that said though, this could help those sites who didn’t quite make it to the first page off Google search results. Google is giving its search results on desktop the “continuous scrolling” treatment over a year after launching the feature on mobile. Continuous scrolling will eliminate the need to click “Next” or the…

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