Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Chrome, Firefox, Signal on Linux phones and a 42-inch E Ink digital whiteboard
Microsoft has released a new preview version of the Windows Terminal app that builds on the “earthquake mode” feature introduced earlier this year, allowing you to open a terminal from any screen at using a keyboard shortcut. Now when you close this window, it is minimized by default to the system tray.
Other changes include an updated settings user interface, support for rendering bold text as well as italics, and support for creating custom keyboard shortcuts without removing default shortcuts.
In other recent tech news, Google and Mozilla say they’re making their browsers more secure (one by improving the speed and efficiency of security features, the other by eliminating support for FTP), RICOH has launched an E Ink whiteboard for the Japanese market, and Google says it will repair some Pixel 4 XL smartphones for up to a year after their warranty expires if customers in certain countries experience power issues with it. their phones.
Here’s a roundup of the latest tech stories on the web.
- Windows Terminal Preview Version 1.10 [Windows Command Line blog]
Microsoft is releasing Windows Terminal Preview 1.10 with support for rendering bold text in terminal, minimizing to the system tray when using Quake mode, and support for adding your own. keyboard shortcuts.
- E Ink and RICOH Launch World’s Thinnest, Lightest Digital Whiteboard [E Ink press release]
The new RICOH eWhiteboard 4200 is a 42 inch digital whiteboard with an E Ink Carta screen and WiFi. It supports dual stylus input and is 14.5mm (0.6 “) thick and weighs 5.9 kg (13 pounds) and is waterproof, dustproof and outdoor readable. Japan only .
- Pixel 4 XL One Year Extended Repair Program [Google Pixel Phone Help]
Google will offer repairs for up to one year after the Pixel 4XL’s warranties expire for phones sold in the US, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore due to power issues, including phones that won’t turn on, random restarts, battery drain, or charging issues.
- Privacy and performance, working together in Chrome [Google]
Google Chrome 92 includes more efficient phishing detection (it runs 50 times faster with results in just 100ms), easier management of permissions per site on Android (for mic and camera access, for example) and new Chrome actions like for security and safety.
- Stopping FTP support in Firefox 90 [Mozilla]
Firefox 90 no longer supports FTP. It was disabled by default as of browser version 88, but now it is no longer supported at all. Mozilla says it is making the move for security reasons, as FTP data transfers are not secure.
- Overview of GPD Win Max Handheld Gaming PC [@softwincn]
It’s interesting to see that after Valve’s introduction of the Steam Deck portable gaming PC, GPD points out how its upcoming Win Max 2021 is different – it’s basically a laptop with an 8-inch screen. inch that also incorporates game controllers.
- HandBrake 1.4.0 released [Handbrake]
Handbrake 1.4 released with the popular multimedia encoding utility offering native support for Macs with Apple Silicon, command line support for Windows on ARM devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors (upcoming GUI) and other improvements.
- Signal desktop application ported to phones running Mobian Linux [LinuxSmartphones]
The popular open-source, cross-platform messaging app emphasizes privacy and security, so it’s perfect for Linux phones. But there is no official Linux mobile version of the app yet. If you don’t want to use a third-party client, you can now run the desktop version of the Signal app on phones running Mobian (a Debian-based Linux mobile operating system).