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Introducing XChat-DeaDBeeF


Listening to your music directly from XChat, the famous IRC client, or its successor HexChat? If you’ve ever wondered whether that possibly existed, doubt no more: the answer is a striking “Yes”! Released as a free software, XChat-DeaDBeeF gives you a

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Posted in GNU/Linux, Internet, Music

YouTube and Vimeo: forcing HTML5 video instead of Flash (Chrome & Firefox)

Recent improvements to popular Internet browsers have increased their HTML5 capabilities. Whilst just a handful of them contained features from the upcoming HTML revision two or three years ago, the top 6 browsers (Maxton, Chrome, Firefox,  Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer) now

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Deep privacy concerns raised over Google’s new policy

On March 1st, 2012, Google adopted a new worldwide privacy policy. It was, unfortunately, for the worse; this policy enhances user tracking to provide better ads. This change also raised an international concern, especially in Europe, where Justice Commissioner Viviane

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Ekiga, a free alternative to Skype

It’s official: Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5bn early in the morning, as reported by AllThingsD yesterday. Google and Facebook were already developing deals with the VoIP communications company, but were stopped neat by MS. Here are a few interesting lines

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Ad companies track you: stop them!

Ad companies have literally invaded Internet and are now appealed by tons of firms. It wouldn’t be so bad, despite seeing ads all over pages while browsing, if they didn’t track you. In order to ‘enhance your surfing experience’, ‘optimize

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Iron: a safe and free browser

Iron is one of those browsers that focuses on your privacy and security by greatly enhancing them. Based on Chromium, it removes the unsafe tools and features originally present in Google Chrome (see a full list here). It is licensed

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Listen to free music with Jamendo

For a long time, we had not heard about free music, but thanks to services such as Jamendo, MusicBrainz or Dogmazic, it has been rising and shining for a few years now. Mostly licensed under Creative Commons licenses, you’re able

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