Kindle Fire update brings parent control, finally

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Last week, Amazon issued a software update  6.3.1 for its Kindle Fire tablet. One of the notable update is adding  password protection and other parental controls. Now Kindle owners can enable password-protect purchases, disable access to specific content libraries, and block access to the Silk web browser. Parents now can control what their kids can use by blocking adult contents, some ...

Another April 1st joke: Internet Explorer provides best browser battery life

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We all know Internet Explorer sucks. We always recommend our readers to use alternatives, e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Opera, SeaMonkey. Even the old Netscape or Mozilla are far better than the IE. Today, I read a report claiming Internet Explorer provides the best browser battery life (i.e., drain your battery at a slower pace). It sounds like ...

Another reason to dump Microsoft IE: Microsoft claims Google bypassed its browser privacy easily

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IE privacy setting is just a joke, now this is clear. In our safe surfing guide series (part 4), we recommended you to dump IE and choose a better web browser, e.g., Chrome or Firefox, or SeaMonkey. Today, you get another reason to dump it forever! On Feb. 20, Microsoft claimed that Google has been bypassing the ...

Microsoft security update flags google.com as a severe, exploit-filled threat

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It is not a joke. Micro$oft did it again. Last year, Microsoft Security Essentials tried to Google Chrome by deleting it. According to some reports, Microsoft Antivirus and Security products ( Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Security Essentials) started to mark google.com as as being a severe threat called Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW in the Valentine's day. A V-day gift for ...

Silent update of IE from January 2012

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Finally, Micro$oft knows how to do silent update for your IE browser. Maybe just learned  from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Anyway, this is a smart move to stop or at least to slow down the losing of market share (to Chrome and Firefox). M$ won the browser war against Netscape by bundling IE to Windows ...