Chrome Unboxed: ChromeOS can now open 7z, ISO, RAR and many other newly supported archival formats

Chrome Unboxed: ChromeOS can now open 7z, ISO, RAR and many other newly supported archival formats. “Most notably among the above newly supported formats are ISO and 7z. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already received 7-zip folders from others or transferred them myself (RAR is a thing of the past for me), and simply couldn’t open them. I think the more users see that ChromeOS can do what Windows can – at least for the basics, the more they will be willing to invest in it or integrate it as a part of their workflow.”

WIRED: How to Turn Any Document Into a PDF

WIRED: How to Turn Any Document Into a PDF . “PDFs remain ubiquitous and straightforward to use, and it’s not difficult to generate them from just about any app without expensive tools or complicated processes. If you want or need to deal in PDFs, follow the steps below to see what your options are, depending on the files and platforms you’re working with.”

Good E-Reader: The Amazon Kindle will support EPUB in late 2022

Good E-Reader: The Amazon Kindle will support EPUB in late 2022. “Amazon has announced that all of the modern Kindle e-readers will support the most popular ebook format in the world, EPUB. The company recently updated their Send to Kindle documentation and stated that it will add support for EPUB later this year. Send to Kindle will suspend the ability to load in MOBI, since it is an older file format and won’t support the newest Kindle features for documents. If you have MOBI books already on your Kindle, they will continue to be accessible. Amazon is also disabling to the ability to send AZW to the Kindle.”

Hongkiat: Best Tools to Convert HEIC to JPG

Hongkiat: Best Tools to Convert HEIC to JPG . “Currently, Android and Windows users have two options to view HEIC pictures. They may either install HEIC image reader tools or convert HEIC pictures to a common and widely used image format such as JPG. Once the HEIC images are converted to JPG format, they can easily be viewed on Android, Windows, or any other platform. Before jumping into the list of best tools to convert HEIC image format to JPG, let’s first define what HEIC image format is.”

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Free Websites to Turn Your Photos to GIFs

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Free Websites to Turn Your Photos to GIFs. “There are several useful things you can do with your photos. You can post them on popular social networks like Facebook and Instagram, or make a slideshow out of them, among others. Another cool thing you can do with your photos is to turn them into GIFs, and who doesn’t like GIFs. There are plenty of tools that you can use to turn your photos into GIFs.”

MakeUseOf: What Is an AI File? How to Open It Without Adobe Illustrator

MakeUseOf: What Is an AI File? How to Open It Without Adobe Illustrator. “The AI file is the most common type of vector image. It’s a proprietary Adobe Illustrator format, so it can be tricky to open AI files if you don’t have Illustrator. How you do it depends on what you want to do with it. Put simply, it’s easy to open an AI file just to view, but it’s less straightforward if you want to edit it. In this article, we’ll take a look at both scenarios.”

Best PDF merger tool of 2021: Free and paid, for Windows, Mac, Android and online (TechRadar)

TechRadar: Best PDF merger tool of 2021: Free and paid, for Windows, Mac, Android and online. “The best PDF merger tool makes it simple and easy to merge multiple PDF files into a single PDF file, or an otherwise smaller number of files. There are many situations in which you need to combine multiple PDFs into a single file. Maybe you’re sending multiple invoices to accounting and want to keep them bundled together. Maybe you’re collating several reports to send to a colleague. Or maybe you’ve printed multiple web pages to PDFs and need to join them together.”

Neowin: OpenDocument Format 1.3 becomes approved as an OASIS Standard format

Neowin: OpenDocument Format 1.3 becomes approved as an OASIS Standard format. “The Document Foundation, the body behind the popular LibreOffice suite, has announced that Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF, also known as OpenDocument Format) 1.3 has been approved as an OASIS Standard after receiving 14 affirmative consents and no objections. With the standardisation of the format, other office suites, including Microsoft Office, can add support for the format according to defined specifications that boost compatibility between different suites.”

Ars Technica: Google Play bans video app for standard “.ass” subtitle support

Ars Technica: Google Play bans video app for standard “.ass” subtitle support. “Yes, just listing standard video player features like support for the ‘ASS’ subtitle format was apparently enough to temporarily earn a suspension. The developer says they ‘immediately filed an appeal’ and today, the app is back up with the ASS subtitle listing still in the description.” ASS in this case stands for “Advanced Sub Station Alpha” and I really hope y’all get this newsletter after so many iterations of a Word The Robots Do Not Like.

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Audio Converters Online to Convert Any File Easily

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Audio Converters Online to Convert Any File Easily . “It’s surprising how often you need to convert audio files into an alternative format. Different MP3 players have different requirements. Some apps only work with specific formats, or perhaps you need to compress the size of recording to make it fit in an email or upload it to a cloud service. Whatever the reason, the web can help. There are dozens of audio file converters out there, each of which has different features and is designed for different use cases.”