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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Firefox update brings more secure Internet Experience with Enhanced Tracking Protection

June 05, 2019


Mozilla announced a more secure and privacy centered Internet experience by default for its new users in Firefox. To the new users who choose Firefox will be given enhanced tracking protection enabled by default.


Senior vice president of Firefox went on saying that..


We believe that in order to truly protect people, we need to establish a new standard that puts people’s privacy first.


Firefox is also offering privacy features like - content blocking and tracking protection in Incognito mode since a long time, that automatically blocks tracking content found on a web page.


Mozilla Firefox always respected user's experience and their privacy and been really serious about it. Firefox being open source, their only motive is to provide more and more enhanced user experience to its users.


The Official Mozilla blog further read...


Firefox will be rolling out this feature, Enhanced Tracking Protection, to all new users on by default, to make it harder for over a thousand companies to track their every move. Additionally, we’re updating our privacy-focused features including an upgraded Facebook Container extension, a Firefox desktop extension for Lockwise, a way to keep their passwords safe across all platforms.

Enhanced Tracking Protection


Firefox update brings more secure Internet Experience with Enhanced Tracking Protection
source: Mozilla

For all the new users who choose to install Firefox, this enhanced tracking protection setting will be activated as default by standard setting protocol that will block third party blocking cookies present on a website that you visit.

Here is what Mozilla has to say about their enhanced tracking protection update...


Enhanced Tracking Protection will be practically invisible to you and you’ll only notice that it’s operating when you visit a site and see a shield icon in the address bar next to the URL address. When you see the shield icon, you should feel safe that Firefox is blocking thousands of companies from tracking your online activity.

Facebook Container Update


Firefox update brings more secure Internet Experience with Enhanced Tracking Protection
Source: Mozilla
Facebook Container was a Firefox extension launched by Mozilla that bounds and operates Facebook inside a security shield or container that blocks Facebook from tracking you and your activity online.


The Facebook Container add-on reached 02 million downloads since it was launched and also played quite important role in getting Mozilla honored as one of the World's most innovative company of 2019 by Fast Company.

In the latest Facebook Container update Firefox also starts blocking Facebook element capabilities present on web pages from tracking users and their activity.


Here is what Mozilla wrote about Facebook Container Update in their recent blog post...


When you are on a news site and reading an article, you often see Facebook Like and Share buttons. Our Facebook Container will block these buttons and all connections to Facebook’s servers, so that Facebook isn't able to track your visits to these sites. This blocking makes it much harder for Facebook to build shadow profiles of non-Facebook users.

Conclusion


Mozilla Firefox is coming up with a new privacy and protection enhancement update which will make its users more secure against the third party cookies and tracking elements on different web pages.


Facebook Container is also undergoing a major update that will allow Mozilla to block Facebook tracking elements that track the user's activity on a website on which that Facebook element is embedded.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Android Q Deep Press support to be rolled out in new Upgrade

April 30, 2019
We've leaks and rumours about Android Q deep press function. But Google has not officially said anything on it and neither on when their 2019 Android upgrade i.e. Android Q and when will Android Q get published officially.

But we've traces that its official stable release is probably going to be rolled out in the third quarter of 2019.
 
Before that, there will be different beta versions, that will be pushed to some particular devices.

Android Q Deep Press
iPhone's 3D touch
 
We probably may get more details at Google I/O developer conference which is scheduled for may, later this year.

Of Course, it's the pixel line up which is going to be the first device in the party to get the Android Q update. But for the other devices, it may take a while.

Android Q Beta Program


Since the latest Android version is still cooking. And is in the beta version even though the beta program is made available for the Pixel users.

Pixel users just need to get to the Android Beta program Website and sign in with their Google account. And then just follow up the prompts on their phone to get over the air beta download.

Android Q's second beta version is available now but is only for developers preview. It is not completely ready yet to be rolled out to the global devices.

Android Q deep press


The Android Q documentation revels the add on of a new feature to the Android environment, which is to be called as deep press.

This is somewhat similar to Apple's 3D touch.

What is IOS 3D Touch?


3D touch is a pressure sensitive functionality introduced by Apple from their iPhone 6 and later lineups that uses a capacitive sensor which is integrated into the display that senses the amount and degrees of pressure excreted by the user and responds accordingly.


 

3D touch is usually used for quick app functionality, where you just tap and hold the app icon for a while and it launches a quick toggle of the app's most useful functionality to access and execute useful commands without having to open that app.

Conclusion


Android Q is coming with a deep press update in the third quarter of this year, which will give you the freedom to directly launch some useful app features just by pressing and holding the app's icon for a while.


It is somewhat similar to the 3D touch support that apple is providing in their iPhones since 2015.


This will directly launch that feature after opening the app by itself. The user will have no need to firstly open the app and then go for that functionality.


This will not only improve the Users Experience ( UX ) but will also save some micro seconds for the user. Although Some microseconds doesn't count in this vast 24 hour scale. But at the end of the say, something is better than nothing.


Google will discuss more on Android Q in its Google I/O developer conference, which is scheduled from May 07 to May 09. And will be held in Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fact 02 - Apple's first logo consisted of Sir Issac Newton sitting under a tree

April 14, 2019
Apple's first logo consisted of Sir Issac Newton sitting under a tree


Apple is one of the oldest contributors to the world of technology.


It had gone through so many revolutionary changes to become the "Apple" that we know today.


It was also the first U.S company to hit the one trillion market value.


And that famous half-bitten logo that everyone is a fan of, and wants to own.


But did you know the very first logo of the Apple consisted of Sir Issac Newton?

Apple's first logo consisted of Sir Issac Newton sitting under a tree
Apple's first Logo
 
It was before 1976 when Apple had its first logo, absolutely the "First Logo" that the co. founder Ronald Wayne has designed.


The logo consisted of SirIssac Newton sitting under a tree, where an apple was just about to fall upon him.

This could mean to resemble the time when Newton actually discovered gravity.


Steve Jobs also said that the apple logo was inspired by some of his childhood stories.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Top 10 Most Trending programming languages of 2019!

April 10, 2019
Editor's Note: It is a guest post from Programmics

Programming languages, one of the most common topics you have heard over the internet. They play an important role in our Information and Technology based world.


Almost every single device that uses even a single percent of its intelligence is programmed in a programming language.


When we talk about programming languages, a bunch of programming languages flashes in our mind.


But why we actually need that much of languages?


The answer is simple because every single language has its own pros and cons, some languages are great as a stand-alone language, whereas some are great at server-side assistance.

 
Top 10 Most Trending programming Languages of 2019

Most popular programming languages


There are a lot of languages willing to be included. But we have collected a list of Top 10 Most Trending Programming Languages.

 
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Python

1. Python


Python is one of the youngest and most popular programming languages. Most commonly known for its simple syntax, Python works on Object-Oriented Paradigm.


Python is completely free to use and distribute. Another reason is python is a cross-platform programming language which means Python codes are not bounded to run on some particular type of operating system.

 
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Java

2. Java


Java is a very popular, high-level object-oriented programming language. It became popular in 1996 and was widely accepted. It was commonly known for its Platform Independency.


Also, Java is completely free to use and distribute. All the applications developed in Java are secure and robust.

 
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JavaScript

3. JavaScript


JavaScript is another popular language widely used as a front-end development language. Almost half of all developers are reported to use it.


JavaScript is used to make a website interact with the users. It turns any static looking webpage into a dynamic one.

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C#

4. C#


C# is another Object-Oriented Programming language that is widely used for Networking & Web Development. It is a powerful and flexible programming language.


C# is a combination of C and C++ but it is as simple as Java. C# was developed to revolutionize web development.


Ruby

5. Ruby


Ruby is a general-purpose Object-Oriented programming language. Its syntax is similar to most of the other programming languages like Java, C, etc. It can also be used as a server-side scripting language.


It can be easily used with HTML and CSS.

 
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C++

6. C++


C++ was developed as an extension of C and was earlier called 'C with classes'. It is widely accepted due to the fast execution of its program. It also has a vast community and support over the internet.


C++ is also loved for its excellent graphics support. Many popular applications are developed using C++ such as Mozilla Firefox, Adobe, etc. Operating systems like Windows and Mac OS X were also written in C++.

PHP
PHP

7. PHP


PHP is one of the most popular general-purpose programming language, well suited for web development. It has an easy to learn syntax which makes it easily adaptable.


PHP is used as a server-side scripting language.

 
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Swift

8. Swift


Swift is a general-purpose programming language developed by Apple Inc. for its products like iOS, macOS, etc. It is also called the alternative of Objective C language.


It is an object-oriented programming language.

Top 10 Most Trending programming languages of 2019!
C

9. C


C is one of the oldest and widely used programming languages. It is a general-purpose programming language. It is used for developing firmware and portable applications.


C belongs to the structured and procedural paradigm. It provides maximum control and efficiency.


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HTML & CSS

10. HTML & CSS


HTML & CSS are the most commonly used programming languages for web development and can also be called The Back Bone Of The Internet.


HTML tells the browser, the structure of the web page. Whereas CSS tells the browser how the HTML elements need to be shown.

Your Turn


Now it's your turn!


Tell us which of these programming languages you love the most and which you find difficult to work with.


Tell us which of these languages you have already learned and which languages you know nothing about.



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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fact 01 - No Fox in Firefox? - Interesting Technology Facts

April 09, 2019
Hello there! Welcome, You just landed on Geeky gene's series of technology facts, here you'll find interesting and amazing technology facts that will blow your mind.

There's no fox in the logo of the famous browser "Firefox"

There's no fox in the logo of the famous internet browser "Firefox"
Firefox
You may have been confused by now with the statement because of the name, "Firefox" suggests a fox, right? No, but wait that's not true, the English word for Red Panda is Firefox.


There is present a Red Panda in the logo of Firefox, not any fox.

The Chinese name for red panda is “hunho” which translated in English means firefox. This is due to their color and outer physical similarity to foxes that is why Mozilla's web browser “Firefox” is named after the red panda.


Red panda quite looks like a fox though, that makes the logo quite confusing but for reference, this is a Red Panda -

There's no fox in the logo of the famous internet browser "Firefox"
A Red Panda

And this is a fox -

There's no fox in the logo of the famous internet browser "Firefox"
A Fox
And here is the Firefox logo -


There's no fox in the logo of the famous internet browser "Firefox"
Firefox icon
Now you decide better, what it looks more like..

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