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Adobe Slate makes online document design quick, easy and effective
April 23, 2015 – 08:39 | No Comment
Adobe Slate makes online document design quick, easy and effective

Adobe has unveiled Adobe Slate 1.0.2, a free iPad-only app that makes it possible to quickly generate online-hosted documents from a mixture of text and photos. These documents are designed to look good in any …

TripAdvisor 10 for iOS and Android adds Travel Guides, iPad-only optimisations
April 16, 2015 – 08:58 | No Comment
TripAdvisor 10 for iOS and Android adds Travel Guides, iPad-only optimisations

TripAdvisor has unveiled TripAdvisor for iOS 10.0 alongside TripAdvisor for Android 10.0. The app’s main highlight is the introduction of Travel Guides for selected locations.
The new release also allows users to submit up to 10 photos …

Opera debuts all-new Opera Mini for Android 8.0 browser
April 14, 2015 – 07:57 | No Comment
Opera debuts all-new Opera Mini for Android 8.0 browser

Opera Software ASA has unveiled Opera Mini for Android 8.0 a major new – and long overdue – version of its mobile-friendly browser for Android devices.
Despite appearing to be a simple upgrade from the previous …

Firefox 37 FINAL released, implements new HeartBeat ratings system
March 31, 2015 – 08:43 | No Comment
Firefox 37 FINAL released, implements new HeartBeat ratings system

Mozilla has released Firefox 37.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 37.0 due to follow in the coming days.
The new release debuts the Heartbeat user rating system, plus a number of incremental improvements and …

Audacity 2.1.0 adds real-time effects preview, updates noise removal tool
March 30, 2015 – 09:19 | No Comment
Audacity 2.1.0 adds real-time effects preview, updates noise removal tool

Open-source sound recording, editing and mixing tool Audacity 2.1.0 has been released, and comes with a slew of significant updates and improvements.
Version 2.1.0 debuts one major new feature: a Real-Time Preview for effects, which is …

XYplorer 15.0 adds flat select tool, timestamping, sticky checkbox selection and improves portable device support
March 24, 2015 – 11:41 | No Comment
XYplorer 15.0 adds flat select tool, timestamping, sticky checkbox selection and improves portable device support

Cologne-based developer Donald Lessau has released XYplorer Free 15.0 and XYplorer Pro 15.0, major new versions of its Windows Explorer replacement tool.
Version 15 comes with four new features, two of which (better support for portable …

Google Maps for iOS 4.4 adds full-screen maps, colour-coded transit links
March 19, 2015 – 09:56 | No Comment
Google Maps for iOS 4.4 adds full-screen maps, colour-coded transit links

Google has released Google Maps for iOS 4.4, a new version of its map app for iPhone and iPad users.
The new build promises one-tap access to a full-screen map, the ability to view transit colours …

Opera FINAL 28 debuts bookmark sync, updates bundled themes
March 10, 2015 – 14:09 | No Comment
Opera FINAL 28 debuts bookmark sync, updates bundled themes

It’s been a feature of Firefox and Chrome for a while, but bookmark sync finally makes it way across to Opera FINAL 28, giving users of the Norwegian browser a convenient way to keep their …

Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview unveiled – final release due later this year
March 6, 2015 – 07:15 | No Comment
Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview unveiled – final release due later this year

After a five-year gap, Microsoft has unveiled the first public beta of its forthcoming Office 2016 for Mac with the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview. The new release is free for all …

Firefox 36 FINAL released, allows pinned tabs to be synced, implements full HTTP/2 protocol support
February 24, 2015 – 10:15 | No Comment
Firefox 36 FINAL released, allows pinned tabs to be synced, implements full HTTP/2 protocol support

Mozilla has released Firefox 36.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 36.0 due to follow in the coming days.
Version 36 implements one visible new feature: when users pin tiles on the New Tab page, …

Dropbox for iOS 3.7 simplifies file uploading from other apps – but only for iOS 8 users
February 18, 2015 – 06:16 | Comments Off
Dropbox for iOS 3.7 simplifies file uploading from other apps – but only for iOS 8 users

Dropbox has unveiled Dropbox for iOS 3.7.0, a major new version of its client for iPhone and iPad. The new release adds a single feature to its roster, one that requires iOS 8 to work.
The …