You might have to upgrade your Android phone before long if you want to visit large portions of the secure web. According to Android Police, Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt is warning that phones running Android versions before 7.1.1 Nougat won’t trust its root certificate starting in 2021, locking them out of many secure websites. The organization will stop default cross-signing for the certificate that enables this functionality on January 11th, 2021, and will drop the cross-signing partnership entirely on September 1st of that year.
A partial workaround is available by installing Firefox (Mozilla is a partner in Let’s Encrypt) and using its own certificate store, but that won’t help with rival clients or functionality beyond browsers.
It’s entirely common for developers to drop support for older operating systems. However, this could be a sore point given Android update policies. Let’s Encrypt noted that about 33.8 percent of Android users on Google Play run a version older than 7.1, and some hardware vendors cut off support early. It wasn’t uncommon for Android vendors to offer relatively few updates in previous years, and some devices (typically budget phones) would even be stuck with their shipping OS. You may have bought a phone in 2016 or even 2017 that could abruptly lose access to some websites, at least without workarounds.
The situation is improving. Samsung and other Android makers are committing to three years of OS updates. That won’t change the reality for many people with older hardware, though, and there may be few recourses if you can’t or won’t use Firefox. Even though many other sites will keep working, the inconsistent support could be a hassle at the least and a major obstacle at worst.
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Whatever your budget, buying a monitor usually makes up a big portion of the overall cost of any PC build. Shopping for a monitor on Cyber Monday 2020 is a great chance to secure the biggest reduction possible on a potentially expensive item.
Sceptre as a brand typically focuses on budget monitors, either for non-competitive gaming and also more general office use depending on the model. Though some of the features and the build quality may be not up to the standard of premium offerings, the prices offered can be very tempting to the budget consumer.
Cyber Monday Sceptre Monitor deals offer the potential for even greater savings and we will be bringing you all the best discounts on Sceptre monitors for Cyber Monday 2020 on this page. Make sure to keep the page bookmarked and refreshed so you don’t miss out on the latest deals and updates. Also be sure to check out our other page for the best Cyber Monday monitor deals around for all brands.
If you’ve got a spare $50K laying around then you might want to take a gander at Samsung’s gigantic and life-changing and living room changing and everything changing 98-inch 8K TV for $50,000 — down from its original prrice of $100,000.
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Yeah, a $50,000 discount on Samsung’s 98-inch Q900 HDR 8K QLED TV and its regular price of $100,000 right now on B&H. Samsung has one of the biggest and best TVs on the market with its 98-inch Q900 HDR 8K QLED TV, so imagine what it would be like plugged into a grunty gaming PC.
I think it would be blasphemy to hook up an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 to it, but I guess if you had the money for this TV then a handful of Benjamins for a next-gen console is nothing.
Best Buy delivered a knock-out Black Friday with some of the biggest smartphone savings of any store. And the good news is the Best Buy Cyber Monday sale delivers again and it is already live. Here are the deals you need to know about. Tip: deals on this page are updated regularly, so bookmark it.
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Best Buy Cyber Monday Biggest Smartphone Savings
11/28 iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Save up to $900 with qualified activation and trade-in with AT&T – shop deal now
11/28 iPhone 12 – Save up to $440 with qualified activation and trade-in with Sprint. Plus, save up to an additional $730 with qualified activation of two select iPhone models with Sprint – shop deal now
11/28 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G Save up to $750 with qualified activation and trade-in with Verizon – shop deal now
11/28 Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G – save up to $1,000 on 2nd Samsung Galaxy phone with activation on Sprint – shop deal now
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