Lilbits: Computing convergence, another streaming platform, and DDR5

It’s been 7 years since Canonical failed to raise meet its crowdfunding goals for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone that was supposed to be a phone you could also use as a desktop computer thanks to “convergence,” which is a fancy way of saying you could plug in a keyboard, mouse, and display and use it like […]

Mozilla VPN set to graduate from become a standalone product soon (formerly Firefox VPN)

After launching the Firefox Private Network browser add-on in beta in 2019, and following up this year with a standalone Android app, the folks at Mozilla are preparing to bring their VPN service out of beta. They’re also giving it a new name. Sometime in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to sign up […]

Firefox VPN is breaking out of the browser with a new Android app (invite-only)

Last year Mozilla launched an experimental browser add-on called Firefox Private Network that could encrypt your session and route your data through a proxy server to hide your location from websites and data trackers. But unlike a traditional VPN, the service only affected one app — the Firefox web browser. Now Mozilla is beginning to […]

Firefox Private Network offers a glimpse of the browser’s freemium future

Mozilla took the wraps off a new experimental add-on for Firefox this week. It’s called Firefox Private Network and it’s not just experimental in the software testing sense. It’s also an experiment in revenue generation. The add-on itself is fairly self-explanatory. Turn it on, and Firefox Private Network encrypts and routes your browsing activity through […]

Opera’s VPN is now available as a standalone Android app

The developers of the Opera web browser have been tacking new features into their browser apps in recent months, including a built-in ad blocker and built-in VPN service. But now you can take advantage of one of those new tools without actually using the Opera browser. The company has launched an Opera VPN app for […]

Opera browser now has a built-in VPN

Recently Opera became the first major web browser to feature a built-in ad blocker that doesn’t require you to install a third-party extension. Now Opera has also become the first major web browser to include a built-in VPN. The latest developer channel build of Opera comes with a virtual private network that you can use […]

Netflix goes global… but blocks VPN and proxy users from accessing global content

This month Netflix launched in 130 new countries, bringing the total number of markets where you could use the service to stream movies and TV shows to 190. While Netflix original programming such as Daredevil, House of Cards, and Marco Polo is available in every single most markets where Netflix operates, the rest of the […]