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Lilbits 7-06-2020: LibreOffice Personal Edition?

LibreOffice is a suite of office applications for creating, editing, and viewing text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases, among other things. LibreOffice is free and open source software. Anyone can download it, use it, and even examine and modify the source code. But with version 7.0 set to launch next month, some users have been […]

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Microsoft adds HEIF image support to Windows 10

Google Android P isn’t the only operating system gaining native support for the new High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF). Microsoft is rolling out new preview builds of Windows 10 with native support for the new file format which brings better compression so that you can get higher-quality pictures at lower file sizes. But that’s […]

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Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Netflix working together on next-gen, open source media codecs

A group of major tech companies that are often seen as competitors have announced that they’re all working together on at least one project: an effort to create open source, royalty-free media formats and codecs. If there’s one thing Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix all have in common, it’s that none of them […]

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Cisco sets H.264 free(ish) with royalty-free video codec

Over the past few years H.264 has become a de facto standard for delivering high-quality videos with relatively small file sizes. It’s proven a popular format for delivering internet video and many of the videos you probably download to watch on a mobile device. But there’s something that’s prevented its adoption from becoming truly ubiquitous: […]