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The latest software and tech news

Lightroom Update Proves Need To Know Your Users
We can all put down our torches and pitchforks, as Adobe has thankfully issued an update–only a month after a previous version update–to undo some of the damage it did to its popular photo editing tool Lightroom. The public outcry over some of the changes was loud, and luckily,... Read more
AI Software Designed To Take A Better Selfie
Software and technology have done great things for society. There are robots that build cars, virtual-vision computers that let doctor perform microscopic remote surgery, self-driving vehicles that take the guesswork out of transportation, and more. But all of those advancements pale in comparison to the new AI-level software that... Read more
JPEG Images To Become Subject Of DRM Protection
JPEG pictures may well soon have their own built in copy restrictions; if the ‘committee’ that looks after the format has its way. JPEG images are the silent heroes of the internet. Most of us make use of JPEG codecs on a daily basis, and rarely if ever give... Read more
Why We All Need To Chill With ChillGlobal
ChillGlobal lets you watch Movies, TV, Sports, browse the internet, and shop without borders wherever you are in the globe…you don’t even need a credit card to get started… Is it all too good to be true? No, actually, it isn’t, and no one is more surprised than me….... Read more
Software Updates To Boost Multimedia Performance
Several different software developers released updates that are intended to make your multimedia creation and consumption even more amazing than before. It’s almost as if the pros at a bunch of different software companies woke up one day last month and said, “You know, these people just deserve more!”... Read more
Two New Updates To Enhance Multimedia Use
When Microsoft announced it would no longer be supporting Windows Media Center in its new operating system, the public outcry was pretty loud. Longtime users who’d come to rely on the multimedia platform to fill a variety of needs were left wondering how they’d continue utilizing content.   With... Read more
Google, Intel, Mozilla, Netflix, And Others Form Alliance For Open Media
Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, Amazon, and Cisco, have become day one members of the newly formed Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance (AOMedia) is an open source, not for profit project intent on creating ‘a new, open royalty-free video codec specification…with binding specifications for media formats…’ The overall... Read more
Today’s Updates Are All About Video
We’ve come a long way from the days when low-res, blocky characters would hop up and down on our screens, wowing us with their animated awesomeness. Back in 1985, that was some cool stuff. But today’s tech user expects live streaming, HD graphics, integrated sound, autoplay, and other cool... Read more
New Updates On FileHippo Enhance Your Media
A handful of new software updates that came out today are designed to enhance your multimedia experience and make manipulating or consuming your digital content easier than ever before. With everything from awesome playback to actual editing, these titles will help make your content even more enjoyable and functional.... Read more
Stream-Cloner Update Lets You Capture Live Video
When people think of software that lets them capture live video off their computers, undoubtedly most users think of the nefarious purposes like pirating a movie or TV show. But just because a few bad eggs have some unscrupulous ideas for the technology doesn’t mean the rest of us... Read more
Move Over IOT, The Internet Of Sound Is Here
Using sound to speak to computers is nothing new. There’s a fascinating story–back in the days when the Commodore computer accessed data by cassette player–about a radio show host for the Finnish Broadcasting Company who used to play code over the air. That way, listeners were able to record... Read more
Kodi Steps Up With The End Of Windows Media Center
The much-speculated about launch of Windows 10 will happen in a matter of days–or a little over 150 hours, even, if you’re one of the rare fans who’s rabidly attached to all things Microsoft–and already the critics are bemoaning the changes. With forums throughout the internet arguing the merits... Read more
Blender Releases Latest Update On FileHippo
It’s great when the best gets better, and that’s exactly what Blender has done by releasing its latest update to version 2.75a. Still in beta, FileHippo has it, ready for test driving. What makes the new and improved Blender update so great? Apart from the expected bug fixes, this... Read more
BitTorrent Shoot Makes Big Batch Media Sharing Easier
BitTorrent’s new mobile application, BitTorrent Shoot, makes big batch photo and video sharing easy as pie – even when you want to share between Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. The biggest advantage of the app, beyond its cross-platform support, is that it leverages BitTorrent’s Sync Technology to move... Read more
iOS 8.4 Update Includes Major Bug Fixes, New Music App
Apple has released an over-the-air software update for iOS users. iOS 8.4 includes some major bug fixes, several improvement to iBooks, and the highly anticipated Apple Music app update. You can download and install iOS 8.4 on your Apple device by tapping Settings > Software Update. Crucial bug fixes... Read more
Google Open-Sources Deepdream For Creating Weird Images
Google recently announced that it has open-sourced its code for creating (weird) “wild and crazy” images using a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Deemed the deepdream project, it is now available on GitHub. Deepdream relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves training... Read more
New Improvements to Electronic Piano’s MIDI Interface
There’s no question that great work is being done with computers and technology across every possible field and industry. But some of the most impressive hybridizations in tech and craft are happening in music. Thanks to software like Electronic Piano, more and more artists are able to explore their... Read more
Free Studio: One Of The Best Gets Better
If you’ve taken a peek around the FileHippo site, you may have noticed a pretty cool truth: our users are fairly discerning when it comes to what they like and don’t like in software. Some of the top names in applications may only have an average rating from our... Read more