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Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' Brings Small Changes, Long-Term Support

Canonical released the latest version of Ubuntu Linux this week, with a bit of polish all around. Here’s what you’ll find.


Flickr Redesign Brings Instagram-Like Photo Filters, New Interface

Android/iOS: Today, Flickr received a brand new interface for its mobile app that aims to replicate a lot of the functionality of Instagram, because that’s what photo apps do now.


Facebook Introduces Opt-In 'Nearby Friends' Feature

Today Facebook began rolling out a new feature called Nearby Friends. It does exactly what it sounds like: tells you when your friends are nearby so you can get in touch with them.


No More Patches For Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1 Update has barely been available for a week, but installing it is soon going to be essential if you’re already running Windows 8.1. From 13 May, Microsoft will stop offering security updates for consumers running a non-Update version Windows 8.1, while enterprise customers using Windows Server Update Services will be cut off from 12 August.


Ask LH: When Will My Phone Get A Software Update?

Dear Lifehacker, I have an [insert Android or iPhone of choice] and I’m still running [some older OS version]. When am I going to get an update to [X new operating system version]?


LastPass Now Auto-Fills Login Info For Your Android Apps

The most recent LastPass app for Android adds an incredible new feature: now, it can autofill your login and password information for you, both in Chrome and in other Android apps.


Morning, The Fantastic iPad Dashboard, Comes To The iPhone

iOS: Morning is one of the better dashboard apps for the iPad, working rather like a Google Now in that it shows the weather, your to-dos and other useful information from a single screen. Now, it’s available on the iPhone.


The Best Free Alternatives To DynDNS

As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans, which is a bit of a bummer. Still, those plans are not the only option if you need a hostname to use to access your home computers from anywhere, and you don’t want to spend money for it. Here are some alternatives.


Cloud Patches: WorkSpaces Down Under, Azure Shifts Monitoring Nodes

Last week in cloud computing: AWS announced a stack of new features in Australia, while Azure shifted its monitoring nodes.


Mailbox, The Great iOS Gmail Client, Available For Android And Mac

We’ve always loved Mailbox for iOS, but it’s tough to use a specialised email app when it only works on one of your platforms. Fortunately, the app is now available for Android and in beta for desktop on Mac today.