Best free PDF editors: Our top picks (PC World)

PC World: Best free PDF editors: Our top picks. “While nothing beats a full-featured PDF editor like Adobe’s Acrobat Pro DC, sometimes you don’t need all the bells and whistles. When you just have to edit a few lines of text, add or reposition an image, or make some review notes, a free PDF editor may be the way to go.”

The Block: How a fake job offer took down the world’s most popular crypto game

The Block: How a fake job offer took down the world’s most popular crypto game. “Ronin, the Ethereum-linked sidechain that underpins play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, lost $540 million in crypto to an exploit in March. While the US government later tied the incident to North Korean hacking group Lazarus, full details of how the exploit was carried out have not been disclosed.”

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.”

KnowTechie: Adobe’s Acrobat extension now lets you edit PDFs directly in your browser

KnowTechie: Adobe’s Acrobat extension now lets you edit PDFs directly in your browser. “Adobe is finally bringing its Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions for Acrobat into the new millennium by letting you edit PDFs directly in your browser. That means you won’t have to download additional software to do simple edits, sign documents, or struggle with the web-based versions of Acrobat.”

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.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Convert HTML to PDF with Google Script

Digital Inspiration: How to Convert HTML to PDF with Google Script. “With Google Apps Script, you can easily convert any HTML content into a PDF file. The converted PDF file can be either saved to a folder in your Google Drive, you can email the file as an attachment or the use the UrlFetchApp service of Apps Script to post the PDF file to an external service like Amazon S3 or Dropbox.”

BetaNews: Foxit PDF Reader 11 unveils major facelift and new 3D tools to accompany minor name change

BetaNews: Foxit PDF Reader 11 unveils major facelift and new 3D tools to accompany minor name change . “Foxit Software has taken the opportunity to rebrand its popular PDF viewing and editing products with its latest major release. Foxit Reader is now Foxit PDF Reader 11.0, while PDF-editing tool Foxit PhantomPDF is reclassified Foxit PDF Editor 11.0. Both newly renamed tools unveil revamped user interfaces with the promise of being leaner, simpler, and more intuitive to use. They both also gain support for more 3D functions and digital signature enhancements.”

Mashable: TikTok users are teaching iPhone owners how to screenshot an entire webpage

Mashable: TikTok users are teaching iPhone owners how to screenshot an entire webpage. “Did you know you could screenshot an entire webpage on your phone, then save it as a PDF and revisit its contents whenever your little heart desires? Full-page screenshotting is a super simple and helpful trick, yet I, a person who’s owned an iPhone for over a decade, had no idea it was possible until I watched this TikTok video.”

Bleeping Computer: Hacker leaks full database of 77 million Nitro PDF user records

Bleeping Computer: Hacker leaks full database of 77 million Nitro PDF user records. “A stolen database containing the email addresses, names, and passwords of more than 77 million records of Nitro PDF service users was leaked today for free. The 14GB leaked database contains 77,159,696 records with users’ email addresses, full names, bcrypt hashed passwords, titles, company names, IP addresses, and other system-related information.”

FOSS wins again: Free and Open Source Communities comes through on 19th Century Newspapers (and Books and Periodicals…) (Internet Archive Blog)

Internet Archive Blog: FOSS wins again: Free and Open Source Communities comes through on 19th Century Newspapers (and Books and Periodicals…). “I have never been more encouraged and thankful to Free and Open Source communities. Three months ago I posted a request for help with OCR’ing and processing 19th Century Newspapers and we got soooo many offers to help. Thank you, that was heart warming and concretely helpful– already based on these suggestions we are changing over our OCR and PDF software completely to FOSS, making big improvements, and building partnerships with FOSS developers in companies, universities, and as individuals that will propel the Internet Archive to have much better digitized texts.”

Pickr: Google Drive scam leaves dodgy PDFs in your drive

Pickr: Google Drive scam leaves dodgy PDFs in your drive . “Scammers are getting better at hitting the services we use, and that last one — the calendar scam — has become so frequent, you can almost bet on receiving one every month or two if you’re someone who relies on Google Calendar, which tends to process the spam calendar invites on email without you even realising it. But it’s not the only way scammers are trying to use Google’s tools and services against users, and appear to have turned to another to get people to click: Google Drive.”