Running Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? Your days are numbered – CNET

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Microsoft is killing support for those older browsers next week. Your alternatives include upgrading to IE 11, switching to a rival browser or jumping to Windows 10 to get the Edge browser.

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A support document posted by the software giant describes an “end of life” upgrade notification for Internet Explorer that will pop up January 12. The notification will warn people still running IE 8, 9 and 10 that their time is up and urge them to upgrade to the latest version of the browser.

The move doesn’t mean older versions of IE will disappear from your PC. It does mean no more bug fixes, updates or other patches will be released, leaving those editions vulnerable to malware and other security threats.

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DuckDuckGo

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Most search engines suffer from “search leakage.” In other words, when

you search and then click a link, the search terms that you entered are

shared with that site, along with your IP Address and other identifying

information. The DuckDuckGo search engine, by contrast, redirects your

request so that sites do not have access to your search terms. In

addition, DuckDuckGo does not save IP address, user agent, or browser

cookies during your searches, which means that your private information

is better protected. For a more complete description of everything that

DuckDuckGo offers, select the About section under the drop down tab on

the right hand side of the screen. Meanwhile, searching with the engine

is as easy as typing into the text box. All the increased privacy is

built into the service. [CNH]

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Firefox web browser on the App Store

Mozilla Firefox Icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mozilla Firefox has finally come to iOS, and you can sync it with your Apple and Android devices.

Click here…

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5 apps for better Gmail | The Download Blog – CNET Download.com

by Joshua Rotter November 12, 2015, 6:32 PM

Gmail (iOSAndroid) may be a go-to email app on mobile, but I often go begrudgingly. For starters, my Gmail inbox is cluttered with myriad communication threads that are difficult to wade through, especially if they’re drawn out with quotations and signatures and have multiple addressees. Sometimes I can’t even tell where to respond. Gmail also lacks important features on mobile, such as quick access to contacts, one-swipe message deletion, and an easy unsubscribe or blocking solution. But you can improve your Gmail experience with the following five apps.

Read more…

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Kiwi for Gmail on the Mac App Store

Kiwi for Gmail (formerly Gmail for Mac) turns Gmail into a full-powered desktop email client. No one wants to use Gmail in the browser on their phone, and we felt they shouldn’t have to on the Mac either. 2 years in the making from a seasoned team with Apple, Bose, and iRobot experience. 

  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2015
  • Version: 1.8.76
  • Size: 60.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Zive, Inc.
  • © 2015 Zive, Inc.

Rated 4+

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

Online Meetings & Webinar Software – Fast & Free with MeetingBurner

MeetingBurner

https://www.meetingburner.com/

For readers looking for a free online platform for small meetings and webinars, MeetingBurner is a good choice. The free service can host up to ten participants, and includes screen sharing, group chat, audio and video conferencing, and some mobile tools. This can be especially helpful for small organizations with a limited budget, since few web conferencing providers offer free plans. However, to access more of MeetingBurner’s advanced features (such as the ability to host up to 50 or 250 attendees and recording options), users must pay a monthly fee. In a nutshell, this basic service is one of the few free web conferencing services available and it is perfect for small business owners or non-profits on a budget. [CNH]

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Microsoft Edge – Free download and software reviews – CNET Download.com

From Microsoft: Go beyond browsing. Experience a more personal and productive web on Windows 10. Write, type, and doodle directly on your web page with Web Note, then share your notes with others. Don’t let the web get in the way of a good read. Reading View sweeps distracting content out of your way so you can read only what you want. Microsoft Edge makes recommendations easily to get you where you’re going. And with Cortana on board, you can do more, fast.

Editors’ Note: Microsoft Edge is included in Windows 10

Read review.

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