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- Google Teases New Backup and Sync App, Launching June 28 on Windows PCs and Macs
Google announced today in a blog post that they are planning to launch a new backup and sync service for Mac and Windows PCs to backup files and photos from users' computers automatically. As we understand, the latest version of the Google Drive desktop sync client for Mac and Windows computers is becoming the new Backup and Sync service, a version that will integrate with the Google Photos desktop uploader that automatically uploads photos from your PC, digital camera, or storage drives. So the next time your Google Drive desktop app will be updated, you'll also get the new Backup & Sync service. "Backup and Sync is the latest version of Google Drive for Mac/PC, which is now integrated with the Google Photos desktop uploader. As such, it will respect any current Drive for Mac/PC settings in the Admin console," explains Google. We believe that Backup and Sync is a...
- Yahoo Is Now Part of Verizon, Marissa Mayer Resigns
It's official - Yahoo is now part of Verizon as the long-awaited acquisition has finally closed. The mother company plans to combine Yahoo with its AOL assets into a subsidiary called Oath, which will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's old CEO, has resigned and will no longer go on with Yahoo now that Verizon has taken over. That's not necessarily bad news for either party, especially since Yahoo has barely kept afloat over the past five years with her as CEO, and Mayer will receive a $23 million "golden parachute." "Given the inherent changes to Marissa Mayer's role with Yahoo resulting from the closing of the transaction, Mayer has chosen to resign from Yahoo. Verizon wishes Mayer well in her future endeavors," reads Verizon's
- Mozilla Launches Firefox 54, First Release to Use Multiple Content Processes
Mozilla promoted today the Firefox 54.0 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. While not a feature-rich release, Firefox 54 should be an exciting one because it ships with the e10s-multi implementation by default, adding support for multiple content processes to the beloved web browser by millions of computers users worldwide. This makes Firefox 54 the first release of the web browser to use multiple operating system processes for better resource management. "Today's release is the first to run Firefox using multiple operating system processes for web page content, making Firefox faster and more stable than ever," said Mozilla in the release notes, inviting users to take a look at a blog article they prepared to learn why using multiple ...
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