Netflix Raises Prices Again

Netflix announced it was raising the price of its subscription streaming service by $1 to $2 per month depending on the plan. The price increases impact customers in the U.S. and Canada. “These prices apply to new members and will gradually take effect for all current members. Current members will…

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Mozilla Ships Firefox 96

Mozilla today released the latest version of its flagship web browser, Firefox 96, adding several new features and fixes. New features include: Significant improvements in noise suppression and auto-gain-control as well as slight improvements in echo-cancellation to provide users with a better overall audio experience. Significantly reduced main-thread load. Firefox…

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Google to Expand Its In-Car Capabilities This Year

Google this week announced improvements to Android Audio and an expanding list of Google-powered in-car capabilities. “Google’s vision of helpfulness on the road is to provide a safe and seamless connected experience,” Google product director Mickey Kataria writes in the announcement post. “Today, we’re introducing several updates for cars compatible…

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Brave Now Has Over 50 Million Users

Brave announced today that its flagship web browser surpassed over 50 million monthly active users by the end of 2021, hitting its publicly stated usage goal. “Passing 50 million users is a tremendous milestone for our company,” Brave CEO and co-founder Brenden Eich said. “It is also a powerful confirmation…

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Microsoft Reveals Games with Gold for January

It’s a bit early for this, but with the holidays underway, Microsoft has revealed the Games with Gold title it will provide to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in January 2022. They are: NeuroVoider – Normally $13.99 – Available January 1 to 31 “Set in a…

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Adobe Announces Creative Cloud Express for Web and Mobile

Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Creative Cloud Express, a new web and mobile app for creatives. “Everyone has a story to tell and it’s our mission to empower everyone to express their ideas,” Adobe executive vice president Scott Belsky said. “In this unique time, where millions of people…

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Microsoft Rebrands Xbox Game Pass for PC

In a bid to further differentiate the service, Microsoft revealed that it is rebranding Xbox Game Pass for PC to PC Game Pass. PC Game Pass will retain the Xbox logo as part of this rebranding, and the other Game Pass offerings will now be branded as Xbox Game Pass…

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Firefox 95 Arrives with RLBox Security Feature

Mozilla has announced the immediate availability of Firefox 95, which adds a security feature called RLBox across all platforms. “In Firefox 95, we’re shipping a novel sandboxing technology called RLBox that makes it easy and efficient to isolate sub-components to make the browser more secure,” Mozilla’s Bobby Holley explains. “This…

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Microsoft Announces Teams Essentials for Small Businesses

Microsoft will offer a standalone version of Teams for small businesses, called Teams Essentials, for $4 per user per month. “Today we’re excited to introduce Microsoft Teams Essentials,” Microsoft corporate vice president Jared Spataro revealed. “It’s the first standalone offering of Microsoft Teams designed specifically with small businesses in mind.…

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Clarity Boost is Coming to Xbox Cloud Gaming on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft will bring an Xbox Cloud Gaming feature called Clarity Boost to its Microsoft Edge web browser in the coming months. “Xbox Cloud Gaming has partnered with Microsoft Edge to create an improved experience with optimizations available exclusively in the Microsoft Edge browser, providing the optimal look and feel while…

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