Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

Mozilla plans to boost Firefox’s defensive skills by mimicking the “Site Isolation” technology introduced to Google’s Chrome last year. Dubbed “Project Fission,” the effort will more granularly separate sites and their individual components than is currently the case in Firefox. The goal: Isolate malicious sites and attack code so individual …

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google’s upgrade fix work?

For nearly two years now, Project Treble has served as a source of hope and inspiration for the Android faithful — a magical-seeming fix for a long-standing source of frustration. Unveiled in the spring of 2017, Project Treble is Google’s most ambitious effort ever to rethink the structure of Android, …

The 7 best free Safari extensions for the Mac

Browser extensions add specific capabilities to Safari by reading and modifying web content to promote an integrated browsing experience that’s tailored to your needs. There are two places to find Apple-approved Safari extensions: The App Store and the Safari Extensions Gallery webpage. With Safari 12 on macOS Mojave and iOS …

Don’t waste your money on Office 2019 (says Microsoft)

We’ve all had a chuckle at the expense of Microsoft Office, with the ’90s debuts of Bob and Clippy being particularly hilarious (at least in hindsight). But now it is Microsoft itself that is making fun of Office 2019, the latest version of its iconic office suite. Although Office 2019 …

Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

Need to get up to speed on the latest features in Excel 2016? Wrestling with an old version of Word? Looking to get more out of Windows 10? Computerworld’s cheat sheets are easy-to-use guides to help you navigate Microsoft’s core productivity apps. Here’s a one-stop resource where you can find …

What happens when an Office 365 subscription expires?

Microsoft’s pay-as-you-go Office 365 is, first and foremost, a subscription. And like other subscriptions – think newspapers (remember them?) or an online storage service – missing a payment doesn’t immediately mean you’re cut off. Because it’s less expensive to retain a current subscriber than find a new subscriber as a …

Why Android upgrades absolutely matter

Every year, it happens like clockwork: I publish my six-month-long, data-driven analysis of how Android device-makers are doing when it comes to getting operating system updates onto their phones — and within a matter of hours, the standard responses start a-rollin’ in: I don’t need any of the features from …

Protect three PCs or Macs with ESET’s highly rated Internet Security suite for just $15

Today’s a good day to secure three of your computers or Macs at an excellent price. Newegg is selling ESET Internet Security covering three PCs for a year for $15Remove non-product link. Newegg’s advertising the suggested retail price as $80, but buying directly from ESET would set you back $70. …

Does Slack’s move to go public make it an acquisition target?

Slack announced last week that it is preparing for a public listing, capitalizing on huge growth in the six years since its launch. But could the popular workplace collaboration software company get acquired even before it hits the stock market? “The fact that Slack is heading for a stock market listing …