Brave browser goes ‘full-Chromium’ by adopting Google UI

Brave Software earlier this month completed a months-long alignment of its Brave browser with Google’s Chromium open-source project, ending a stretch when Brave crafted its own user interface (UI) even as it ran Google’s rendering engine. “Starting today, Brave users who are currently browsing with our Muon-based desktop version (0.25.2) …

Atlassian adds postmortem feature to JiraOps

Atlassian wants to make it easier for IT teams to review of how they responded to major software outages with the addition of a postmortem feature for its Jira Ops incident management tool. JiraOps was unveiled at the vendor’s user conference in Barcelona in September; it’s essentially a version of …

Ambient computing is in the air

Everybody’s talking about ambient computing. And there is so much to talk about. But with all this chatter comes confusion. People disagree on what ambient computing is, how it works and what it’s for. So let’s bring clarity to this muddled and confused concept. [ Further reading: Wireless charging explained: …

Trello adds IFTTT automation with Butler buy

Trello users will get native IFTTT-style automation capabilities from the company’s acquisition of Butler, a “Power-Up” add-on designed to free users from repetitive tasks. Butler was created in 2016 as a third-party integration – known as a Power-Up – for Trello. It lets users set up simple rules to automate …

Trello adds IFTTT-style automation with Butler buy

Trello users will get native IFTTT-style automation capabilities from the company’s acquisition of Butler, a “Power-Up” add-on designed to free users from repetitive tasks. Butler was created in 2016 as a third-party integration – known as a Power-Up – for Trello. It lets users set up simple rules to automate …

Microsoft Teams gains ground on Slack

Two years after its launch, Microsoft Teams is outpacing team chat rival Slack – largely thanks to Teams’ free availability as part of Office 365 subscriptions. That’s according to a survey of 900 IT decision makers in North America and Europe conducted by Spiceworks.  The results indicate that Teams is …

Adobe Premiere Rush CC review: Consumer video editor makes fast work of creation and sharing

Premiere Rush CC, a brand new video app from Adobe, emphasizes speed in the creation and sharing of online video targeted to the social media crowd. Unlike Premiere Pro, Premier Elements, and Premiere Clip (Adobe’s other desktop and mobile video apps), Rush operates across devices with nearly identical desktop and …

How to save email downloaded to an iPhone or iPad via POP3 or a local iOS mail folder

It’s easy to think that an iOS backup would include all the personal data stored on your iPhone or iPad. But Apple explains in a support page that some things aren’t copied off your phone, because they’re stored elsewhere. This includes “data stored in other cloud services, like Gmail and …

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge’s home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google’s Chrome. With Edge pulling code from the Chromium project, the browser will also be able to run on Windows …

What to do when the Mac App Store says ‘Update Unavailable with This Apple ID’

The Mac App Store (MAS) registers downloaded apps—paid and free—to the Apple ID associated with the store at the time of download. Most people only ever log in with a single Apple ID for app purchases or retrievals, and thus all apps installed on their Macs remain correctly licensed to …