Google Chrome 76 slams final nail in the Adobe Flash coffin

Talk about a slow painful death! The Adobe Flash web video platform has been in God’s waiting room since Steve Jobs vowed the iPhone would never support it back in 2008.
Somehow the format has endured like a horror movie villain, slowing down our computers and providing annoying ads for more than a decade since Jobs’ dropped the death sentence.
Flash-forward (no pun intended) to July 2019 and Google’s latest efforts to rid the world of the web’s pioneering video format.
In version 76 of the Chrome browser for Mac and PC Google has taken its individual blocking of Flash items to the next level. Chrome 76 automatically blocks Flash in the browser by default. Bam!
Users can still tweak it in the settings to revert back to the “Ask First” option that will enable some Flash content to run with permission. However, if you leave the setting as it is, you’ll never see the dreaded Flash content running in your Chrome browser again.
Beyond dropping the axe on Flash, Google is also bringing another intriguing feature to Chrome 76. Earlier this month we brought word of Google’s displeasure with sites attempting to spy on users browsing in Incognito Mode by exploiting a loophole within the browser.
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Some sites used a “detect private mode” script in order to circumvent web users efforts to bypass the number of free articles they’re allowed to read before the paywall kicks in. When discovering readers are using Incognito Mode, offending sites have been throwing up the paywall automatically. Google said the loophole was against the spirit of private browsing and promised to curtail the practice.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Chrome developer Paul Irish revealed Google has followed through on the pledge.

Forget Pokemon Go, Apple Stores have three new free AR experiences
Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple has opened registration for its new [AR]T sessions at Apple Stores around the world. The three different sessions include an interactive walk, learning the basics of creating augmented reality and an in-store art installation. The three AR sessions were created by Apple in collaboration with seven artists – Nick Cave (not that one), Nathalie … "Forget Pokemon Go, Apple Stores have three new free AR experiences"

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Chrome Incognito mode has been detectable for years, due to the FileSystem API implementation. As of Chrome 76, this is fixed. Apologies to the "detect private mode" scripts out there. pic.twitter.com/3LWFXQyy7w
— Paul Irish (@paul_irish) June 11, 2019

What Each Zodiac Is Going To Learn This August
Wednesday July 31, 2019

Aries You’re going to learn relationships are about teamwork, not competition. Taurus You’re going to learn it’s dangerous to work until you burn out. Gemini You’re going to learn pouring all your effort into a one-sided relationship isn’t worth the hassle. Cancer You’re going to learn you cannot do everything at once. Leo You’re going to learn … "What Each Zodiac Is Going To Learn This August"

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Another neat developer-centric feature enables web masters to program the side to show the dark mode introduced in earlier versions. You can read all about the other changes in the Chromium blog post.
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Skyrim Modder Creates ‘Immersive’ Bethesda.Net Login Mod
Wednesday July 31, 2019

Bethesda During QuakeCon, Bethesda surprised everyone with a wonderful little weekend treat by releasing the original DOOM trilogy for consoles, and iOS and Android devices. Unfortunately, what should have been a nice announcement was soon sullied by the publisher’s own hand.  You’ve probably heard by now, but it wasn’t that long until players attempting to play the … "Skyrim Modder Creates ‘Immersive’ Bethesda.Net Login Mod"

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