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Firefox OS Will No Longer Run on Smartphones

Mozilla has decided to put an end to its smartphone adventures, and henceforth, Firefox OS will no longer be available on newer smartphones. Ever since its beginnings in 2013, Firefox OS had struggled to find ground in the competitive smartphone market. Trying hard to carve a niche for itself in an industry otherwise dominated by…

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Jetpack’s Photon Now Supports WebP Images

Introduced by Google, WebP is an image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP images are considered to be nearly 26% smaller in size as compared to PNGs, and as much as 25%-34% smaller as compared to JPEGs. Recently, Photon, the image service module provided by the popular Jetpack…

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WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” Has Been Released

WordPress 4.4, nicknamed “Clifford” after the famous Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, is now available for download. This latest version of WordPress comes with several new features, such as support for responsive images, better embeds, a new default theme, and various other improvements. WordPress 4.4 now supports srcset, which allows it to detect and display the ideal…

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Predictions For Online Privacy and Security in 2016

In the past two years, we’ve seen massive cyber attacks and privacy issues surface in the US. The government has struggled to define a fine line between keeping its citizens safe without violating their privacy rights. Econsultancy’s Todd Ruback says that 2016 will be just as impactful. He shares his perdition and current initiatives in…

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Pixate Partners With Google and Launches Pixate Studio 2.0

Pixate, the native prototyping platform for creating high-fidelity iOS and Android Apps without code has joined the Google design team and launched Pixate Studio 2.0. The original Pixate was launched three years ago to help designer turn their app designs into reality with native mobile functionality. They are now joining Google’s big team of big…

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Speedtest.net Moving Towards HTML5

Speedtest.net is one of the most popular services for checking the speed of your internet connection. Thus far, the interface has relied on Adobe Flash to perform the test. However, all of that is going to change soon, as the service is planning to abandon Flash in favor of HTML5.

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Facebook Discontinues Creative Labs Division

Facebook is no longer looking to support its internal startup Creative Labs. This division of Facebook was used as an experimental and creative approach to mobile software. A couple of the apps created made it to app stores, each with their own unique social sharing capabilities. Slingshot, featuring brief messaging and Riff, for sharing video…

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