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Google releases “Year in Review” video culminating biggest events from 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – A lot of things happened this year. Some were good, some were bad, but we can all agree on one thing: it all happened, and the world will never be the same again. Google culminated the most important events from 2013 in a video exploring user searches and their relevance to real world events. Hit the break for the video. (IT news)

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145,000 Chromebook 11 chargers being recalled by Google and HPview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The HP Chromebook 11 was taken off of shelves just a few weeks ago without much of an explanation. (IT news)

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Facebook rolling out auto-play video ads to desktop and mobileview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Facebook seems to think Google+ is onto something with news feeds full of moving stuff instead of a static presentation and is now preparing to go down that path with advertisements. According to Facebook, they have been testing a new system for the display of videos so that they start playing automatically in a user’s News Feed without any action by a user. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Touch Will Teach Android a Lesson in App Securityview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch is becoming a very powerful operating system for smartphones and soon it will also work without any problems on tablets. This means that the developers now have to be concerned more about privacy issues and less about the inner workings of the OS.If Canonical wants to beat the other player... (read more) (IT news)

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Canonical Closes DjVuLibre Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTSview story

http://news.softpedia.com – On December 16, Canonical published details about a DjVuLibre vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. According to Canonical, DjVuLibre could have been made to crash or run programs as the user login if it opened a specially crafted file. It has been discovered that DjVuLibre incorrectly handled certain memory operations. (IT news)

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GitLab 6.3.1 Upgraded to Include Ruby on Rails Security Updateview story

http://news.softpedia.com – GitLab, a fast, secure, and stable solution based on Ruby on Rails & Gitolite and distributed under the MIT License, is now at version 6.3.1. GitLab doesn't shy away from admitting that it is inspired by GitHub and the project is even hosted there. “We have just released GitLab Community Edition 6.3.1 and GitLab Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 in response to this week’s Ruby on Rails securi (IT news)

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XWiki Enterprise 5.3 Brings Improvements for Solr Searchview story

http://news.softpedia.com – XWiki Enterprise, a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins, and a highly modular architecture, has reached version 5.3. The makers of XWiki have released another stable version in this new branch and they've introduced a large number of changes and improvements. “This release comes with a new syntax guide and brings improvements to th (IT news)

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Curl 7.34.0 Features Improved SSL Protocolview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Curl 7.34.0, a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting numerous transfer protocols, including proxies, cookies, and user and password authentication, is now available for download. (IT news)

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LFTP 4.4.13 File Transfer Software Is Now Available for Downloadview story

http://news.softpedia.com – LFTP, a sophisticated file transfer program with command line interface that supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS, and FTPS protocols, has reached version 4.4.14. Every operation made with LFTP is reliable, which means that, if any non-fatal error occurs, the operation is retried automatically. Highlights of LFTP 4.4.14: • The HEAD/PROPFIND handling in http has been fixed; • A minor (IT news)

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Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” Has Been Officially Releasedview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The Fedora Project has announced that Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” is now available for download, just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary since the Project’s creation. Unfortunately, the 20th release of Fedora is dedicated to Seth Vidal, a developer who passed away this year. “On July 8, the Fedor... (read more) (IT news)

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Linux Mint 13 Maya Gets Features from Petra and the New Cinnamon 2.0view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Linux Mint developers have not forgotten about the users of older Mint Linux distributions and have enabled a few Petra backports. (IT news)

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Apple Requiring All App Submissions To Be Optimized For iOS 7 By Feb 1stview story

http://techcrunch.com – Apple is requiring developers to optimize all app submissions for iOS 7 by February 1st, 2014, according to a new posting on its developer portal. That includes new apps and updates to existing apps. (IT news)