MakeUseOf: 11 Best Sites for Free Online Computer Programming Courses

MakeUseOf: 11 Best Sites for Free Online Computer Programming Courses. “We’re living in the golden age of programming. Not only is there a healthy number of in-demand computer programming jobs, but there is now an abundance of free online courses. These days, you can become a master coder without picking up a traditional computer science degree.”

eWeek: Fireball Hijack Infects 250 Million Browsers, Check Point Discovers

eWeek: Fireball Hijack Infects 250 Million Browsers, Check Point Discovers. “Security analysts at Check Point have discovered a browser hijacking operation called ‘Fireball’ that has already claimed 250 million victims globally. Fireball starts off as a browser hijack with the ability to manipulate page views and redirect users, but can also be used as a malware downloader, according to Check Point.”

Wired: For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind

Wired: For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind. “Fledgling astronomers take maybe one course in coding and then informally learn whatever language their leaders happen to use, because those are the ones the leaders know how to teach. They usually don’t take meaningful courses in modern coding, data science, or their best practices. But today’s astronomers don’t just need to know how stars form and black holes burst. They also need knowledge of how to pry that information from the many terabytes of data that will stream from next-generation telescopes like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Square Kilometer Array.”

Hongkiat: 5 Ways to Run Desktop & Mobile Apps Anywhere

Hongkiat: 5 Ways to Run Desktop & Mobile Apps Anywhere. “Imagine you need a software like Office, GIMP or Notepad++, but don’t want to install a new app or your computer doesn’t have minimum specs for this software. In such situations, you can make use of certain services to run desktop or mobile apps in your web browser without downloading or installing them on your device.”

Internet Archive: Early Macintosh Emulation Comes to the Archive

Internet Archive: Early Macintosh Emulation Comes to the Archive. “After offering in-browser emulation of console games, arcade machines, and a range of other home computers, the Internet Archive can now emulate the early models of the Apple Macintosh, the black-and-white, mouse driven computer that radically shifted the future of home computing in 1984.”

TechCrunch: Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS

TechCrunch: Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS. “In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link – but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work, it required that both parent and child use Android. That has now changed, as the parents’ app for configuring and monitoring the child’s device usage has just arrived on iOS devices.”