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LETECH | Vivaldi – The Answer to Multiple Tabs

LETECH | Vivaldi – The Answer to Multiple Tabs

Vivaldi – The Answer to Multiple Tabs?

Former OperaCEO, Jon von Tetzchner, launched a new browser on Tuesday, Vivaldi. The target for this is the power user, who could use more features that the current browsers (IE, Chrome) do not offer.

With features such as”tab stacks,”quick shortcuts, notes, screenshots, and more, the browser appears to be rather powerful in its beginning stages.Will it hit the market that Chrome and IE have? I doubt it. Opera, itself, is even struggling in this market, so a new contender would need to target more than the advanced user market.

“Most of the browsers seem to have a goal of making something simpler and simpler,” von Tetzchner told Mashable in an interview. “The advanced user is not really being covered.”

The browser is in its Technical preview stages, so have fun before the polish gets on it. Click here to view the Vivaldi website.

Vivaldi seems to be an interesting concept, especially for a guy such as myself, who lives through multiple tabs and windows. Hopefully, the development of this browser will continue. Since it’s geared towards advanced users, I hope it does not follow the path of the original Mozilla, Maxthon, and many other browsers.

 

iTunes 12 – We Have A Red Logo

iTunes 12 – We Have A Red Logo

With a red icon and a new, sleeker UI, iTunes has escalated to version 12.0.1.26 as of 3 days ago.Users will find play listing simpler and its much easier to switch between browsing a music library and to the iTunes Store. A new Recents view makes it easy to access the media that has just been purchased or recently played.

 

 

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As you can see from the images, the above menu is replaced and revamped with neat buttons and the appearance is sleeker and lighter. The text is also bolder and sticks out. The side menu is no longer available from iTunes 11, however, once you click the Playlist button, it appears to the side traditionally. A lot of usershave tolerated this sidebar,so the change would be attractive to them; however there are many, like myself, who utilized the sidebar a lot.

 

Overall, I like change and this is something that was an interesting thing to wake up to this morning when I synced my iPhone. I am definitely looking forward to playing with the new playlists features, especially when coming up with the music and tunes for those crucial gym workouts.

 

Enjoy iTunes 12 and its red logo. It brings color to all the blue logos that I have on my laptop at the moment….and red is my favorite color.

Windows 10 – The Return of the Start Menu

Windows 10 – The Return of the Start Menu

Wait….

After all this time of killing it, Microsoft decides to bring it back! We get a start menu with Windows 10!!!!

At an event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10. Windows 10 is the first major update since Windows 8 It will also be the name of the next mobile operating system for Windows Phone.

This may be a step in a move to get as FAR away as possible from Windows 8. Perhaps we can say it was the Windows ME of this generation, as businesses avoided the OS and stuck with Windows 7. I recently moved my media server to 8.1 with so much reservation, but I wanted to be up-to-date. The technical preview for Win10 is coming, and I will definitely take part.

Stay tuned for updates.

Mashable has a great write-up about it here.

The Heartbleed Hit List: Yahoo, Gmail, and More Affected

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years.

–Mashable (Read the Full Article here)

Due to this bug, it is highly recommended that users change their passwords to the respective sites:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Google(recommendation only)
  • Yahoo
  • Amazon (Web Services only for website operators)
  • GoDaddy
  • Intuit
  • Dropbox
  • LastPass
  • Minecraft
  • OkCupid
  • Soundcloud
  • Wunderlist

 

 

EVOTech 3/6/14 – COD Ghosts Devastation DLC – April 3rd Release

The second multiplayer expansion for Call of Duty: Ghosts is called Devastation, and it will be released April 3 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, publisher Activision announced today.

As with all Call of Duty downloadable content, Devastation will be exclusive to Xbox consoles for a period of time, usually one month.

Maps:

 

Ruins: A Mayan temple complex in South America, a triangular Domination map with A and C flags on either side and the B flag inside the middle of the temple. An active volcano can be seen smoking in the background. A Field Order Reward will cause the volcano to erupt, firing lava bombs that will explode and take out enemies, much like Mortar Fire.

Behemoth: A giant earth excavator saw, a long-medium map high off the ground where players need to watch their footing. A Field Order Reward allows a player to board a Blackhawk helicopter with a minigun and fire down on enemies, like the Chopper Gunner from Black Ops 1.

Collision: A container ship that has crashed into a bridge plays host to this small-to-medium-sized map. A flat map that suits run-and-gun styles of gameplay, the B flag sits above in the middle between two sniping points. A Field Order Reward lets players control an A-10 Warthog on a strafing run, similar to how Logan calls in A-10 strikes during the events of Homecoming.

Unearthed: Set at a meteor excavation site, Unearthed is a reimagination of Dome from Modern Warfare 3. A Field Order Reward allows a player to call in 3 Seeker Cryptids, they will then seek and destroy enemies by exploding, just like they do in Extinction. One Easter Egg twist to this map is players can unlock the Venom-X weapon from Nightfall. It is currently unknown how this is achieved, but gaining that weapon will surely turn the tides of battle.

Gun:

The Ripper is an Assault Rifle/SMG Hybrid weapon. Its barrel length and overall length/size changes as players switch between AR and SMG modes. The SMG mode gives the weapon a high rate of fire and excellent hipfire spread, but with small damage and range. When switched to AR mode, the weapon’s damage and range is increased, a flat Reflex sight is flipped up, but its rate of fire is lowered and hipfire spread widened as a result (this seems to be a way to balance the weapon between its two different modes). As of today, it is only available for Xbox Season Pass holders (according to Mark Rubin).

The Gist

4 new maps, a new extinction chapter, and another interesting gun! I’m ready for the Ripper and to take the game back to the Dome again!!! Hopefully, Snipers don’t ruin it like Nuketown 2025 was demolished in Black Ops 2.

 

BONUS: Owners of GhostsDLC season pass on Xbox 360 or Xbox One can start playing with the Ripper today.