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The most relevant headlines about the software industry and the players making them.

Freebie: Learning Linux Shell Scripting

Born out of the author's experiences over the years solving day to day problems with Linux. This is a great book to get started and help you handle Linux system admin duties with aplomb. You can get the ebook free of charge with your email address or by connecting via LinkedIn. The offer is good only until March 15.

Plex opens Plex Cloud service to all Plex Pass subscribers

Plex Cloud launched as a beta program back in September, giving users the ability to both run the server and stream their own media libraries from Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive — as opposed to requiring an always on local…

WhatsApp begins testing business-to-customer messaging system

WhatsApp has reportedly begun testing its a feature that would let businesses talk directly to users of the messaging platform for the first time. According to Reuters, the tests are being conducted with a handful of companies that are part…

Visual Studio 2017 is out with new features, free Community Edition

Microsoft Visual Studio has been around for 20 years and the latest version shows why it's been a long time favorite among programmers. Offering up to date tools for popular languages, a cleaner interface and faster installation, Visual Studio 2017 can be used to develop apps for Windows, Android, iOS, the web and cloud -- and for those getting started, the Community Edition is available free of charge.

2 billion saves later, Pocket is now part of Mozilla

Mozilla is trying new things, so here's another one, they just bought Pocket a relatively high-profile mobile application that claims to have 10 million unique active users across Android, iOS, and the web. Most recently we've seen Mozilla dropping its…

Move files faster: Teracopy premieres version 3.0

A common complaint among power users about newer versions of Windows is the slow copying speed, especially when transferring lots of files. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data, this program may be for you. Teracopy has come in handy when transferring and reorganizing my videos. Its simple interface makes it real simple to create a queue for the files I want to move. This long awaited 3.0 final version brings features and bug fixes, plus official support for Windows 10 (dropping XP in the process) and Hi-DPI.

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