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

Mozilla: Firefox 54 is our "best release ever"

Chrome has been taking advantage of sandboxing and multiple processes for many years now, however that's also been partly the culprit of some of its memory hogging issues. Firefox is catching up in this respect, enabling up to four processes to run all tabs, what they say strikes just the right balance between speed and memory use. Mozilla is celebrating this new milestone with Firefox 54 now available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in Android

It's not the worst thing that can happen to your phone, but if you have a ton of duplicate contacts it can be really inconvenient when you try to communicate with your friends and family, probably sending a message or trying to reach an old number. Let alone trying to dial in with the help of Google's voice assistant. The good news is that these can be easily managed and organized.

Unreal Engine is all about the eye candy, new version available for download

A new version of the Unreal Engine just got released (4.16) full of new features and improvements. As you may recall, UE is free for most to play with. The release notes are extensive, along with a cool video showcasing some of these: low-level clothing simulation, image-based (FFT) convolution for bloom, distance field lighting optimizations, games on Nintendo Switch, and physics simulation in VR mode.

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