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Mozilla retires its Firefox Lite browser, probably because it wasn't actually all that 'lite'

Mozilla retires its Firefox Lite browser, probably because it wasn't actually all that 'lite'

It's all too easy for applications to grow bloated after years of updates. While extra functionality isn't usually harmful, weighing an app down with useless features defeats the whole purpose if it's designed with performance in mind. Firefox Lite was intended to be a stripped-down version for select markets, but as of June 30, Mozilla has stopped supporting it.

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The Verizon-backed Yahoo carrier you forgot existed is shutting down

The Verizon-backed Yahoo carrier you forgot existed is shutting down

Oh, Yahoo. How the mighty have fallen. It seems like only yesterday you ruled the internet, handling mail, search, and news for hundreds of millions of internet users across the globe. But things have changed, and while the Yahoo brand has continued to live on, it's currently being sold off by Verizon to Apollo Global Management. The future of Yahoo Mobile — a carrier you definitely remembered existed — wasn't disclosed when Verizon announced the sale last month, but unfortunately for its customers, the service is shutting down in August.

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Samsung reportedly abandoning the Galaxy Note line in favor of foldables

Samsung reportedly abandoning the Galaxy Note line in favor of foldables

Samsung made history back in 2011 when it unveiled the Galaxy Note — a huge (well, at the time) 5.3" phone with an S Pen stylus included. Since then, it's become synonymous with Samsung's top-of-the-line flagship experience. But next year Samsung is poised to set history in a different way. Grab a tissue, because 2021 may see the Galaxy Note line tossed into the trash can.

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Google got rid of its obnoxious App Preview Messages

Google got rid of its obnoxious App Preview Messages

There may be effective ways to convince people to use an app, but it seems that Google's App Preview Messages were not one of them. The program, which notified Android users when someone is trying to communicate with an app they haven't installed, is officially deprecated, having never left its early access stage in the 4 years it has existed.

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Microsoft is basically giving up on Cortana, Android support to die next year

Microsoft is basically giving up on Cortana, Android support to die next year

It was never going to be easy for Microsoft to have a voice assistant on Android when the Google Assistant was out there, and it looks like the company has finally thrown in the towel. Beginning in early 2021, support for Cortana will be ended on Android, iOS, and a couple of small platforms. Cortana had already been phased out in several countries a few months ago, but this change will be global.

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Opera kills off Opera Max and delists it from Play Store, service will continue to work for an unspecified time

Opera kills off Opera Max and delists it from Play Store, service will continue to work for an unspecified time

Here's some great news to start off your Monday: Opera is suddenly and abruptly killing off its Opera Max app. Opera Max was a free VPN service that aimed to compress data before it got to your device in order to lower data usage. Unfortunately, it is now no more.

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Sony Pulls The Plug On Future Updates For The Xperia L, M, C, And SP

Sony Pulls The Plug On Future Updates For The Xperia L, M, C, And SP

Everything dies. It's kind of a grim reality we have to face, but there's nothing in this world that's truer. One day, everything and everyone you love will die. There is no escaping it. Now for a bit of lighter news: Sony is finished updating the Xperia L, M, C, and SP. While that's generally bad news, I tried to ease the blow by reminding you that you're going die one day. Did it help? I hope it helped.

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Anyway, all of these devices are on some form of Jelly Bean, be it 4.2 or 4.3, and that's as high as they're ever going.

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PSA: Today, TweetDeck For Android, iOS, And Air (Along With Facebook Integration) Are Getting The Ax

PSA: Today, TweetDeck For Android, iOS, And Air (Along With Facebook Integration) Are Getting The Ax

It's a sad day for TweetDeck lovers, boys and gals. As of now, the Android, iOS, and Air versions of the app are no more.

Upsetting as it may be, this shouldn't come as much of a shock to anyone – Twitter announced it would be retiring these now-defunct options back at the beginning of March. Mobile users are, of course, encouraged to switch to the official Twitter app, while desktop users have the option of either TweetDeck's standalone application or its browser-based tool.

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This doesn't just mark the death of those TD variants, either – Facebook integration has now been canned, as well.

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Steve Jobs, 56, Co-Founder Of Apple Computer, Has Died

Steve Jobs, 56, Co-Founder Of Apple Computer, Has Died

Steve Jobs was not Apple. Steve Jobs was an inventor. Steve Jobs was probably the single greatest inventor to grace the world since Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla.

The personal computer and the smartphone were "telegraph" and "light bulb" moments that forever transformed our world and will only continue to do so. While Steve Jobs was not the only (or even first) person to make these inventions a reality, he will rightly be remembered as the man who truly revolutionized and brought them to ordinary people.

When history remembers Steve Jobs, it will be not as part of Apple, but as one of the world's great minds.

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Does Your EVO 4G Have A Dead Pixel Problem?

Does Your EVO 4G Have A Dead Pixel Problem?

The folks at SprintDroids.com forums have alerted the community of some users reporting their EVOs having dead pixels. A dead pixel is essentially a dot on the screen, permanently stuck in one color.

It's not entirely uncommon for LCD screens to have dead pixels, and you can certainly ask the retailer where you bought the EVO to exhange it. The question is: is this problem worse with the EVO's screen?

Does your EVO have a dead pixel problem? Have a look at these photos and vote below.

If you do have dead pixels, please post a comment describing the situation and what you are planning on doing.

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