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Firefox 42.0 adds Tracking Protection to Private Browsing, tab muting

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 5:45 pm

Firefox 42.0 releases today, a major version that brings with it some significant changes and feature additions.



The big one is Tracking Protection when Private Browsing. As Mozilla puts it, "We first added Private Browsing to Firefox to give you control over your privacy locally by not saving your browser history and cookies when you close a private window. However, when you browse the Web, you can unknowingly share information about yourself with third parties that are separate from the site you're actually visiting, even in Private Browsing mode on any browser. Until today." Note that Firefox already offered the "Do Not Track" feature for normal browsing -- it's unclear how this is different if at all from Tracking Protection.

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Full list of Xbox One backward compatible games coming soon

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 3:31 pm

The Xbox One's hotly anticipated backward compatibility update is almost here, and soon gamers will be able to relive a hundred different Xbox 360 games on the console. But which games will be playable? Apart from a few gimmicky Kinect games and the first Mass Effect, Microsoft has kept us in the dark about the games roster.




The Xbox One will evolve in little over a week's time. Microsoft is rolling out a substantial firmware update on November 12 that completely changes the system over to a console-friendly Windows 10 OS. With the new update comes a host of new features like a sleek, responsive UI, custom button mapping across games, and the big-ticket whammy that is backward compatibility. No one knows which games will be featured just yet, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer assures gamers that the full 100 game roster will be revealed early next week.


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Microsoft kills off unlimited OneDrive cloud storage due to overuse

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 1:39 pm

Microsoft today announced that big changes are coming to OneDrive. The company has been forced to pull its unlimited cloud in the face of extreme bandwidth usages, with some users racking up almost 100 TB worth of data.




When Microsoft rolled out its infinite cloud storage about a year ago, it wasn't prepared for nearly every Office 365 subscriber to take full advantage. Some users pushed the infinite data clause far past reasonable consideration by taking up "14,000 times the average user". As a result of the consistently massive surge in server use, the limitless data offer is now off the tables and now capped at 1TB. Free storage is also down to 5GB, and Microsoft is pulling bonus data options for sign-ups.



"We're no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. Starting now, those subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage."


The company is also trading out its 100GB and 200GB plans for new users for a smaller rate of 50GB for $1.99 a month. The free OneDrive data allotment will decrease from 15GB all the way down to a measly 5GB.


These changes won't happen right away, and existing Office 365 users that have an excess of 1TB of data will be able to keep their content hosted and access it for up to 12 months. The same is true for free users that have more than 5GB of data stored.


Overall this is a disappointing announcement, especially for Windows Phone users or anyone who genuinely uses OneDrive for work and doesn't abuse its unlimited cap. We can only imagine how much server bandwidth was clogged up by OneDrive files over the last year, and Microsoft can't be happy that so many people are abusing its clause.


Be sure to stop by the official OneDrive FAQ for more information to see how these changes affect you.

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Bethesda boss 'upset' over Fallout 4 leaked content

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 12:29 pm

Fallout fans have most likely noticed the leaked details on Fallout 4 from the last couple of days, but now Bethesda boss Pete Hines has taken to Twitter to call out the people leaking the details.




Hines was asked questions about the timeline of Fallout 4, to which Hines replied with: "I am not answering a single question based on leaks and will consider muting folks who ask questions based on them". Who leaked it? Hines doesn't know, but he said on Twitter: "someone swiped a copy. Broke the street date. Who knows".


As for the leaked gameplay footage, Hines was asked how he felt about it - where he replied with a single word that he was "upset". Hines also associated the Fallout 4 leaks as spoiling Christmas, where he said: "it's like watching someone else open your Christmas presents in Nov".

Steam reaches new concurrent user record, with 13.4 million gamers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 10:46 am

As a PC gamer, you're most likely a Steam user, right? Well, Valve reached a new record on October 31, where it had a record of 12.5 million users online at once.




But it was the next day where Steam reached its record 13.48 million users, with the most popular games being played at the time being DotA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. Valve has over 125 million active Steam accounts, where the new 13.48 million concurrent users representing over 10% of the Steam userbase being online at once.


Were you using Steam over the Halloween weekend?

BioWare teases Mass Effect: Andromeda surprises for N7 day

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 9:18 am

November 7 is a special time of the year for Mass Effect fans across the globe as it signifies the heroic Commander Shepard's N7 callsign. To commemorate this day BioWare usually shows off something new or delivers teasers and does something special, and this year is no different.



In a recent update, the devs at BioWare have teased that gamers can expect "surprises" on N7 day, but at the same time they carefully said there won't be "any major announcements" for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Still though we'll likely see some Andromeda content whether it's a tiny glimpse of footage or maybe a few screenshot hints.


"While we won't have any major announcements for Mass Effect: Andromeda this N7 Day, keep an eye out on Saturday for some surprises that we're sure you'll enjoy."

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Plex media streaming app reaches Apple TV, is free for now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 8:33 am

If you're an Apple TV user, you might want to take a look at using a new media streaming app, thanks to Plex releasing its app onto Apple TV recently.




You'll need one of the Plex media players, and the latest version of the Plex app to try it out, but the company has made it free - so it doesn't require any in-app purchases or the PlexPass subscription. Plex adds that it's using TVML for the app, versus using a full native version, which is how they were able to get it up and working in just five weeks.

PlayStation 4 bundle discounted to $299 in upcoming sale

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 7:22 am

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means huge Black Friday savings. If you're in the market to pick up Sony's PlayStation 4 console you'll be able to grab a console and a free game for just $299.




Some retailers like Sam's Club are actually starting holiday sales as early as next week, offering up great savings across the board. Sam's has a great deal on a PS4 bundle with a free game for just $299, shaving off a clean $50 off the console's recent permanent price drop.


The deal was spotted on the Cheap Ass Gamer forums by an actual Sam's Club employee. The poster also notes that the free game is likely the one included with the PS4 bundles, meaning you probably won't be able to pick a free game off the shelf. Sony offers a number of console bundles including Batman Arkham Knight, The Last of Us: Remastered, Destiny: The Taken King, and the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection bundle.

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Twitch announces new datacenter in Sydney, Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 6:32 am

During PAX Australia 2015, we met with the Director of PR of Twitch for a great chat, where we were told that Twitch has a new datacenter based in Sydney, Australia.




The new datacenter is launching later this month, following the installation of an ingest server earlier this year. The streaming giant has been pushing more support into Australia, which should please Twitch users in the country massively. Twitch is also working very closely with local ISPs and the local community to improve their support in both Australia and New Zealand.

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