Lilbits 342: Facebook’s next device might be for your TV

Facebook’s probably on your phone. You might use it on your computer from time to time. And the company recently introduced a smart speaker/display/video calling gadget called Facebook Portal that puts Facebook in your living room, kitchen, or anywhere else in your house. So what’s next? According to a report from Cheddar, Facebook wants to […]

Firefox now includes built-in support for DRM (but it’s kind of optional)

Want to stream online videos from Netflix, Hulu, or other premium video sites? You’ll probably need to deal with some sort of DRM (Digital Rights Management) software since, among other things, content rights holders want to minimize the chances that you’ll rip the video stream and share it with others. Online video sites have been moving […]

Microsoft’s “Spartan” web browser to include code contributed by Adobe, other software makers

Microsoft plans to ship a brand new web browser with Windows 10. Code-named “Spartan,” the new browser won’t replace Internet Explorer right away — both web browsers will be included in the next version of Windows. But it’s pretty clear that Spartan is the future and IE is the past. Spartan has a new rendering […]

Adobe launches new art apps for smartphones, tablets

Adobe is introducing its next-generation of apps for writing, drawing, and editing and managing images. In addition to updated versions of the company’s Creative Suite for desktop, there are a number of new apps for mobile devices… and by mobile devices I mean iPhone and iPad. I don’t see any mention of Android in the […]

Lilbits (2-05-2014): Google’s Android app updates

Google has rolled out updates for 6 of its Android apps, including Google Search, Google Drive, and Google Maps. The updates bring new features including support for re-routing your directions when a faster route is available and viewing animated GIFs uploaded to Google Drive. The new version of Google Search also gives the stock Launcher […]