Category archives for: Linux/Unix

Google Adds Voice Calling to Hangouts

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Google recently made it possible to connect Google Voice phone calls through Hangouts on the web. When using Google Voice in a desktop browser, the phone tool now lists Hangouts as an option when making calls. Googler Alex Wiesen explained that it works even if the user isn’t using Hangouts in Gmail, and it doesn’t […]

Adobe Releases ‘Critical’ Patch for Flash for AIR, OS X, Windows, Linux

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Adobe has issued an emergency patch of its Flash Player technology to correct a security flaw that could allow hackers false access to thousands of popular websites — notably Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and eBay among many others. The patch, which will update Flash to version 14.0.0.145, is considered “critical” for users of OS X, Windows […]

Avast Anti-Virus Forums Hacked – 200,000 User Accounts Stolen

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PC security and anti-virus vendor Avast experienced a data theft over the weekend, with the losses coming in at nearly 200,000 accounts potentially at risk. Stolen are user’s nicknames, user names, email addresses, and hashed passwords. The company has issued a blog post informing users of the breach, and the forums have been temporarily shut […]

Mozilla Updates Firefox to Vesion 29 – Modernized UI Increased Customization Options

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The latest incarnation of the Firefox web browser has introduced a major redesign of its user interface. The Australis design scheme, first introduced in mid-2012, makes Firefox version 29 look sleeker with curved tabs and a cleaner interface, with some aspects of the browser modernization scheme also spreading from the desktop version to the Android […]

Adobe Warns of Critical Vulnerability in Flash for Windows, Mac, Linux

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Adobe has issued a new security bulletin warning of a Flash flaw that could allow a hacker to seize control of a computer. So far just Windows exploits have been seen in the wild, but Adobe cautions that Mac and Linux systems are vulnerable as well. The  security hole is present only in older versions […]

Google Announces Add-Ons for Google Docs & Sheets

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Google has expanded the breadth of its features for its web-based software, Google Docs and Sheets, with the new inclusion of add-ons. The new tools are created by developer partners that provide more features available for documents and spreadsheets, facilitating signature importing, label formatting for printing, and more. Users can access add-ons within Google Docs […]

Google Lowers the Cost of Google Drive

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Google today rearranged what it charges for its Google Drive cloud storage service. Beginning immediately, monthly storage plans cost $1.99 for 100GB, $9.99 for 1TB, and $99.99 for 10TB. Google still offers the base 15GB of storage space for free. Google Drive works across Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. Google said that customers who already […]

Mozilla Enabling Click to Play By Default for All Firefox Plug-ins

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Mozilla, maker of Firefox, has confirmed that the company will enable Click to Play for all users from March 31, 2014. In a post on Mozilla’s security blog, the company said that it “strongly [encourages] site authors to phase out their use of plugins” due to new Web technologies that make plugins less essential and […]

Firefox 27 Updates Social API, Security, Android Languages

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Mozilla has released Firefox 27, an update to its browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The desktop apps have been given an updated Social API, allowing for multiple notifications at the same time. Until today, Firefox would only show notifications for the social network indicated in a user’s toolbar. Mozilla is also supporting two […]

Adobe Releases Flash Updates for PC, Mac, Linux to Address Critical Exploit

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Adobe has released a new version of Flash Player for Windows and Mac, 12.0.0.44, to cope with a serious security hole. The company warns that exploits for the vulnerability have been seen in the wild, and that the problem could potentially allow an attacker to seize control of a computer. A matching Linux update is […]

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