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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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HP's annual Cyber Risk report offers a bleak look at the state of IT.
But what do the big numbers really mean?
.NET Core execution engine is the basis for cross-platform .NET implementations.
The Xnote trojan hides itself on the target system and will launch a variety of attacks on command.
Spammers go low-volume, and 90% of IE browsers are unpatched.
Adobe scrambles to release patches for vulnerable Flash Player.
Four-inch-long computer on a stick lets you boot a full Linux system from any HDMI display device.
New statute would require companies to report break-ins to consumers.
Weird data transfer technique avoids all standard security measures.
FIDO alliance declares the beginning of the end for old-style login authentication.