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- Opera 50 Web Browser to Add Chromecast Support and Cryptocurrencies Conversions
Development of the Opera 50 web browser continues, and a new developer build is out with a bunch of new and exciting features, as well as various small tweaks and the usual bug fixes. Opera still lies in the Developer Channel, and version 50.0.2753.0 has been rebased on Chromium 63.0.3230.0 adding support for Google's Chromecast media streaming device on all supported platforms. Chromecast support can be enabled from Settings/Preferences -> Browser -> User interface -> "Enable Chromecast support." "To start casting YouTube videos, just click the cast icon found in the video’s player controls," said Maciej Kocemba, Product Manager, Opera Software. "Alternatively, you can select “Cast…” from the page’s context menu or from the O-Menu (Windows, Linux) or View (macOS)." It should also be noted that
- Google Quietly Releases Chrome 62 to Stable Channel for Linux, Mac, and Windows - Updated
Google quietly promoted the Chrome 62 web browser to the stable channel today for desktops, including Mac, GNU/Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms. As usual, Google updated the Chrome Beta channel to version 62.0.3202.62 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and we were expecting to see another blog announcement for the stable release, but it didn't happen and users reported in the comments that they are receiving the same build as a stable update, not beta. If you're updating your Chrome browser right now on your Linux, Mac or Windows PC, you'll receive version 62.0.3202.62, a release that it would appear to the introduce a more aggressive "Not secure" warning for websites that are still using the HTTP protocol instead of the more secure HTTPS (Secure HTTP) one. Chrome 62 also improves the network information API by implementing network quality indicators, adds support for OpenType Variable Fonts, and introduces the ability to capture and process media streams from HTM...
- Facebook Buys tbh Viral App for Teenagers
Facebook has just purchased a new app called tbh that’s supposedly aimed at teenagers that just want to be nice to other people. tbh stands for To Be Honest and it’s one of the most viral apps at this moment. More than a billion messages have been exchanged through tbh, and it’s seen exponential growth. So much so that Facebook became very much interested in it and bought it. What sets the application apart from everything else is that it’s not just another messaging app with social features. It’s not about taking pictures of the food, or any of the stuff that worked for other apps. It’s all about giving positive feedback in an anonymous way, and to make people feel better. Facebook wants to make a good impression People might not know this, but Facebook buys a lot of stuff, all the time. One of the most prolific acquisition was that of Whatsapp, although since they seemed to remain largely independent, users have kind of forgot about that. Sinc...
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