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- Google Maps Is Unreliable, Indian Government Says
Google Maps is currently the world’s number one mapping service and is being accessed by billions of users every day, but as far as the Indian government is concerned, this solution is unreliable and unapproved. India's mapping and survey organization Survey of India (SoI) explained at a recent event that the Indian government considers Google Maps to be an unapproved and not authenticated service which officials themselves do not use, though they admitted that Google’s solution could be good for users looking for points of interests. Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao questions Google Maps’ accuracy, pointing out that those who are looking for high accuracy are recommended to stick with the Survey of India maps. “If you talk about the authentication, the Google Maps is not authenticated. It hasn't been produced by the government, so they aren't authenticated,” Rao was quoted as saying by the
- Firefox Focus for Android Promises to Block Annoying Ads, Protect Users' Privacy
Mozilla announced today that the Firefox Focus web browser that the Open Source company launched last year for iPhone and iPad devices is now also available for Android. Designed from the ground up to be simple, fast, and always private, the Firefox Focus mobile app for Android doesn't feature tabs and it's free of any visual clutter that might get in your way when surfing the Internet from your mobile device. It comes built-in with an ad blocker that promises to block annoying ads. "Firefox Focus allows you to browse the web without being followed by tracking ads which are notoriously known for slowing down your mobile experience. Why do we block these ad trackers? Because they not only track your behavior without your knowledge, they also slow down the web on your mobile device," says Mozilla. Highlights of Firefox Focus for ...
- Vivaldi 1.11 Development Kicks Off with Configuration Panel for Reader Mode
It's been only a few days since Vivaldi 1.10 hit the web, but it looks like the development team behind the Chromium-based web browser has no time to rest, and today they've announced that Vivaldi 1.11 is open for development. Development of Vivaldi 1.11 kicks off today with the first snapshot, versioned 1.11.880.3, which is available for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS and Windows, and brings with it an exciting new feature for those who use the Reader Mode, a configuration panel that lets them tweak it to their liking. "This panel will allow you to fine tune things like font type and size, line height and switching from light/dark themes while using Reader Mode. To access the new settings, enter Reader Mode then click the reader icon in the Panel (found at the bottom of the column just above the Settings icon)," explains Maria Popova. We took...
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