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Off the Beat * Bruce Byfield
Finding a DRM-Free Replacement for Firefox By now, you may have read Mozilla's reluctant decision to ship with the ability to support Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) in Firefox. Consequently, you may be starting to look for a DRM-free replacement for Firefox.
The Mysteries of Positioning Pictures in LibreOffice & OpenOffice Positioning pictures has been a problem ever since LibreOffice and OpenOffice were OpenOffice.org – possibly before. Inserting graphics is no problem, but try to anchor, align, or indent, and the picture changes position, sometimes to a different place entirely on the page.
Productivity Sauce * Dimitri Popov
Automated Photo Sharing with Photocrumbs Using a simple Bash script and a cron job, you can turn Photocrumbs into an automated photo sharing bot.
GeoLog: A Different Kind of Location Tracking App Plenty of Android apps let you track and record your movements, but GeoLog is an app that offers a different approach to tracking location. GeoLog gathers location data depending on your activity.
Extension Watch: Search Anonymously with Searchonymous for Firefox Searchonymous is a really neat Firefox add-on that anonymizes your Google searches transparently, leaving your search preferences intact and keeping you logged in to other Google services like Gmail and YouTube.
Storage in the Cloud By Martin Loschwitz
You need more than just a scalable infrastructure in the cloud; you also need a high-performance storage component. We look at Ceph, a distributed object store and filesystem that pairs well in the cloud with OpenStack.
Hadoop for All By Anna Kobylinska and Filipe Martins
Hadoop 2.x and its associated tools promise to deliver big data solutions not just to the IT-heavy big players, but to anyone with unstructured data and the need for multidimensional data analysis.
Get Smart with SmartOS By Oliver Frommel
SmartOS brings together the best of Linux and Solaris to implement a virtualization platform with ZFS and KVM.
Acquiring a Memory Image By David J. Dodd
Be ready before disaster strikes. We describe some tools you should have on hand to obtain a memory image of an infected system.
New versions of the Endian and Sophos UTM Solution By Thomas Zeller UTM systems combat all kinds of dangers under the Unified Threat Management policy.
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Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.
DARPA and NICTA release the code for the ultra-secure microkernel system used in aerial drones.
Should you trust an online service to store your online passwords?
New B+ board lets you build cool things without the complication of a powered USB hub.
Redmond rushes in to root out alleged malware haven.
New initiative will bring futuristic virtual reality effects to the web surfing experience.