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Adobe bolsters security in Reader, Acrobat XI with added features

Adobe provides a closer look a the improved sandbox in the recently launched Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI aimed at making the products harder to attack and exploit.

Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services

New version of Acrobat touts increased integration with cloud services such as Adobe EchoSign for electronic signatures and FormsCentral for forms creation and data collection.

Three Linux distros get key updates, plus one fades away

Even as Fuduntu, Slackware, and Ubuntu march ahead, Brazilian Dreamlinux officially closes its doors.

Chrome 23 beta pumps up video support

A new API, for instance, enables video playback that can adapt to changing computer and network conditions.

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Firefox: back in the No. 2 seat once again

Meanwhile, a security researcher sounds the alarm about Internet Explorer's vulnerability to zero-day attacks.

App Spotlight: Sign documents on the go with HelloSign

If you need to sign a document and don't have a printer or fax machine handy, this free app makes it possible -- and legal. It even integrates with your Evernote account.

Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

The next release of Adobe's signature PDF tool will integrate with Microsoft Office as it enhances PDF-editing, e-signatures, web forms, and mobile workflows.

Now two years old, LibreOffice is going strong

With cloud and tablet versions in the works, LibreOffice has become the third largest free software project focused on a desktop app.

Canonical adds a 'kill switch' for Ubuntu's Amazon search

A new toggle feature will let users turn off online searches across the board, including those on Amazon.

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Need to tune up your browser? Firefox Health Report can help

This new tool will collect a raft of data to help users optimize performance while directing future development at Mozilla.

12 free cloud storage options

With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.

Microsoft's moves foreshadow price hike for Mac Office

Microsoft has announced price increases for its Windows Office suite of as much as 17%, but its plans for Office on the Mac remain a mystery.

10 award-winning open source apps to try today

Among 125 honorees in this year's InfoWorld “Bossie” awards are numerous gems for business use.