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Skype drops support for older versions of Windows Phone, Android, and OS X

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Microsoft has announced that it will be dropping support for the older versions of some of the operating systems for Skype. The applications has evolved to support a lot of new features over the years and understandably some of these platforms can no longer support them.

That, or Microsoft just doesn’t want the hassle of providing support for so many platforms out there, which is also understandable to an extent.

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Apple Releases Safari 10 Developer Beta 3 for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan

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Apple released the third developer beta of Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan users, allowing those who don’t yet want to install the macOS Sierra operating system to test out the upcoming Safari update.

The third Safari 10 beta for Yosemite and El Capitan can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who installed the first two Safari 10 betas.

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You Should Update Your Antivirus Software Right Now

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A security researcher at Google has found several fatal flaws in Symantec antivirus software (also known as Norton) that he describes as “as bad as it gets.” Symantec has issued an advisory to customers and released updates that fix the security flaws.

The blog post, written on Tuesday by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, is brutal. It chastises Symantec for the multiple critical vulnerabilities he discovered. “The security flaws don’t require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels possible,” Ormandy wrote.

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Microsoft releases .NET Core 1.0, complete with Red Hat Linux support

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Today at the Red Hat Summit, Microsoft announced the launch of .NET Core 1.0. Continuing the company’s embrace of other platforms, the latest version of the open source .NET runtime platform supports Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and — of course — Linux.

At the summit, Red Hat said that .NET Core 1.0 will be fully supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With Microsoft’s partnership with Red Hat late last year, and the company’s on-going expansion into the cross-platform cloud, Linux support is not entirely surprising. Also announced today was ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework 1.0 for developers to get to work with.

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Why can't 'no' just mean 'no' when it comes to free software

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As we’ve reported numerous times before, and with increasing levels of frustration, Microsoft won’t ever seem to take no for an answer when it comes to Windows 10. When the Get Windows 10 app appears to users of Windows 7 or 8.1 they might reasonably expect to have the choice of saying “yes” or “no” to the free upgrade offer. Except while “yes” means “yes”, “no” apparently means “yes, but you’ll need to trick me into installing it”.

It’s not just Microsoft which pulls this kind of stunt either. This is a recent experience I had when installing Auslogics Disk Defrag.

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac released

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Paragon Software Group has shipped Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac ($39.95), the first OS X version of its popular Windows backup and partition management suite. A powerful backup module protects all or selected partitions, Windows or OS X, while sector-level imaging and an incremental backup option ensures maximum performance.

Backup images may be mounted as virtual drives for easy browsing and recovery of selected files, or you can restore everything from the program, or via a bootable USB key or external disk.

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Skype for Android Tablets Gets a Makeover

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About a year ago, Skype launched a major update for Skype for Android smartphones that was “inspired by” Google’s Material Design mantra. At the time, Skype said that the app had been redesigned on Android phones, but didn’t mention anything about Android tablets.

Now, Skype for Android tablets finally gets material design in the version dubbed Skype 7.0 for Android.

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UMich’s new tech adds 3D Touch to any phone, no additional hardware required

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The perfect “clickbait” isn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what we thought as well, until we took a second look at the YouTube demo video, courtesy of the University of Michigan computer engineers (official channel and everything).

It sounds almost too good to be true, but the technology does look pretty plausible and the creator – Yu-Chih Tung could actually be on to something big, despite skipping to mention the Huawei Mate S in his list of force-sensitive mobile phones.

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Malwarebytes builds all-new antivirus for Mac to curb rising infection rates

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Mac computers, contrary to popular belief, aren’t immune to malware. Apple computers are increasingly common in workplaces, and anti-malware software designed for a Windows-only ecosystem can’t stop Mac viruses.

So Malwarebytes, which started offering a free Mac malware scanner for home users last summer, is expanding to the business sector with Malwarebytes Breach Remediation for Mac.

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Back in November 2015, Google dove into the world of Pinterest-esque photo bookmarking, allowing users to save photos and organize them in folders directly from their mobile browsers. Building upon this service, Google recently announced that it was bringing the Pinterest-like service for saving photos, articles, and other online content to the desktop.

“Today, we’re making it easier to stay organized across more devices: now, you can save images to Google from your desktop,” Google’s software engineer Mark Colbert said in a post.

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