Tech Wrap-Up 5-6-2019. The Microsoft Build developer conference began today in Seattle, Washington. Build is an annual event for engineers and developers who use Microsoft technologies. It runs from today through May 8. Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up each day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from our social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks and detail expands) and by the number of impressions they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
1. Mozilla bug throws Tor Browser users into chaos (Naked Security)
When an expired intermediate certificate expired over the weekend, it through Firefox users a curveball. As Tor Browser is a special version of Firefox for browsing anonymously, Tor users felt an impact too. When the certificate expired, all add-ons were disabled. For Tor users, this meant the NoScript add-on in particular.
In October 2018, Fidelity Investments set up Fidelity Digital Assets to cater to its customers’ growing interest in cryptocurrency trading and investing. Unlike E*Trade and Robinhood, however, Fidelity’s Bitcoin trading is limited to its institutional customers. Bitcoin’s price is up over 50% year-to-date which may be responsible for attracting more attention.
Summer or fall this year brings with it a new version of Android. With Google’s developer conference starting tomorrow, Android users may learn more about what to expect in the next update. CNet tells us to expect privacy and security improvements, foldable screen support, apps that launch faster, and more.
4. Mozilla updates Firefox to repair the certificate chain that led to disabled add-ons. Update to Firefox 66.0.4. (Tech Help Knowledgebase)
Mozilla released an update to Firefox web browser yesterday to fix an issue with a certificate chain. The issue, caused by an expired intermediate certificate, disabled Firefox add-ons without any warning to users. Update to Firefox 66.0.4 to remedy the issue. This article shows you how.
As mentioned above, Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Build, kicked off today in Seattle. One of the new tools divulged at the conference is Windows Terminal. Terminal combines Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL into one tool for developers. Multiple tab support, themes, and even emojis are part of Terminal’s productivity and customization focus.
6. How to schedule an email in Gmail (The Verge)
Write now, send later. Gmail’s new scheduling feature lets users do just that. Scheduling emails used to require a third-party add-on. Native support for scheduling changes that need. Click the triangle next to Gmail’s Send button and customize when you want the email to go.
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