Category archives for: Linux/Unix

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


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


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,, 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 […]

Firefox 26 Ships – Better Plug-in Control and Memory Use


Mozilla has announced the release of version 26.0 of its popular Firefox browser. The update adds a number of new features, and it is one of the more significant updates to the browser in some time. Chief among these updates is the ability to exert greater control over plug-ins and memory usage, including the ability […]

Google Adds Mobile Emulation for Developers to Chrome 32 Beta

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Google has released an update to its Chrome 32 beta browser, adding significant improvements to its development tools for mobile. The new update allows developers to construct mobile apps that will run in the Chrome browser, loading content on mobile without leaving the development environment. The improvement facilitates viewing the app on multiple devices, insuring […]

You Can Now Talk to Google on Chrome


Google has released an extension for its Chrome browser called “Google Voice Search Hotword” that will let you search the Internet via speech from Google’s site. By saying “OK Google,” and then your search term or phrase, the site will do a search for you. If you ask a specific question, such as converting measurements, […]

Firefox 24 Gains Mass Tab Closing, New Mac Scrollbar, Android NFC Sharing


Mozilla has released Firefox 24, an update of its web browser for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android. The desktop apps have gained a “Close Tabs to the Right” option, found within the contextual menu when right-clicking on a tab. The Mac app uses a new scrollbar style, and people using Firefox’s social features can […]

Telestream Launches Open Source H.265 Video Encoder Effort


Digital media tool producer Telestream today announced the public availability of an open source H.265 (HEVC) encoder. The new x265 project is intended to create the world’s most efficient, highest quality H.265 codec. Conceived by Telestream, the x265 project was co-founded and is being managed by the company’s development partner, MulticoreWare. The H.265 initiative is […]

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