New Chrome Extension Allows For An Easy Text Edit On Image

By | April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Chrome Extension Allows For An Easy Text Edit On ImageAnd more.

If you ever wanted to know what does the Japanese text say on that meme image then your dreams are about to become reality.

Thanks to some kick ass algorithms from Microsoft Research (text detection) and Google’s open source OCR engine Tesseract, a new Google Chrome extension called Project Naptha can be used to select, copy, edit or even translate the text from all kinds of images; the only limitation? Text must be under 30 degrees of rotation, which is not that big of a deal at all.
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Download Opera 12.17

By | April 24, 2014 | 12 Comments

Download Opera 12.17Windows only.

If you’ve been rocking Opera 12.x (myself included) and see no need to upgrade till a proper replacement is introduced then today you have a reason to celebrate. How so? Well, there is a new (and probably) last update in town, which fixes two security issues.

One is related to the recently discovered Heartbleed vulnerability while another stems from auto update. Head over to the following post if you are hungry for more details.
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Opera For Android Updated

By | April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Opera For Android UpdatedFixes annoying password manager book.

Finally, a new version for all you Opera users out there. With the recently released browser build for Android, guys at Opera have included a couple of new features as well as welcomed password manager fix, which will no longer fail to suggest saved passwords for many sites.

As far as other changes go, Discover feature has been totally revamped, Chromium has been updated to v34, there are (as usual) a bunch of stability and usability improvements as well as screen rendering improvements and page loading spinner behavior. Last, a copy link context menu option has been added, which is a small but welcome feature.
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Chrome OS To Include Easy Unlock Feature

By | April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chrome OS To Include Easy Unlock FeatureThieves can’t hold their excitement.

Now here is something pretty awesome and convenient. The recently rolled out developer preview build of Chrome OS includes an “Easy Unlock” feature, which will allow you to unlock Chromebook by simply placing your [Android] smartphone nearby.

As of now, it’s disabled by default and enabling does nothing but show a pop-up notification so it’s still work in progress. However, we are pretty excited to see it in action in the coming future.
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Motorola Solutions & Microsoft Sign Chrome OS / Android Licensing Agreement

By | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Motorola Solutions & Microsoft Sign Chrome OS / Android Licensing AgreementJust when Google is no longer involved.

Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft has signed a Chrome OS licensing deal with Dell and now it looks like Motorola Solutions is next on the list.

According to the recent press release, a patent agreement has been signed between two companies. However, the terms (as usual) were not revealed.
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Surfy For Windows Phone Updated

By | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surfy For Windows Phone UpdatedMicrosoft grants Outcoder restricted capabilities in order to allow SD card support.

Recently, a new version of popular web browser for Windows Phone has been released, bringing a couple of new features as well as expected bug fixes and various enhancements.

So what else is new? Well, according to the changelog, Surfy 3.9 now allows you to export downloaded files to your SD Card and phone’s Media Library. Also, you can expect some sort of improvements to password and form cache (whatever that means).
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Latest Build Of Chrome OS Has Windows 8 Like Snapping

By | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Latest Build Of Chrome OS Has Windows 8 Like Snapping
Now here’s something to be thankful for.

Good news for all you Chrome OS users out there, if you’ve been dreaming about the better way to multitask on your Chromebook, now you can with the latest build from Google.
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Windows Phone How To: Open A Private Tab (Incognito Mode) On Internet Explorer 11

By | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Windows Phone How To: Open A Private Tab (Incognito Mode) On Internet Explorer 11With the recent Windows Phone 8.1 update, the software giant as included a much needed, private browsing feature, which can be enabled in the following way:

- Click on the Tabs icon
- Click on the three dots that are located at the bottom right corner
- Click “New Inprivate Tab”

Enjoy your Christmas shopping.

Microsoft Board Sued By A Shareholder

By | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Board Sued By A ShareholderEU fine is the reason.

Back in 2013, Microsoft was fined ($732 million) by the European Union for mismanaging the browser ballot screen, which was missing due to a „technical error“.

Now, one of the Microsoft shareholders, Kim Barovic, is suing the board for this very reason, as well as for an insuffiicnet investigation where the software giant was asked to find out how that mistake has occured and take action agaist the offenders.
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Must Have Google Chrome Extensions

By | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Must Have Google Chrome ExtensionsNow here’s a quickie.

If you have some time to spare, there is a pretty popular thread at ask.reddit with over 4000 comments of people sharing their favorite Google Chrome extensions.

Check it out. Maybe you will find something useful.