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Oracle is Set to Kill Solaris. Here are the Alternatives to Solaris

In January 2017, Solaris 12 disappeared from the official Oracle roadmap. Even if Oracle denied it, preferring to claim they will move to “continuous delivery” instead of “point zero” upgrades, that raised a lot of question and rumors about the future of Solaris under the umb...


Download of the day – Evolution

Evolution invites you to construct simple stick creatures, then leave them to their own devices and let them learn how to walk. You can play it in your browser, but if you want to save your creations you'll need to download the desktop version (available for Windows and Mac).Create joints, then link...


Delete your darlings: what to do when your novel goes rogue

Confession time: over the last week, the word count for my novel has barely budged. In fact, it’s gone down slightly.That was partly because the portable keyboard I bought for my holiday was a bit of a disaster. It wasn't mentioned in the reviews on Amazon, but once it's unfolded there's no wa...


U.S. Senator Raises Questions About Security and Privacy of Face ID

Just a day after Apple unveiled its new flagship iPhone X equipped with a facial recognition system, United States Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, sent a letter [PDF] to Apple CEO Tim Cook with some questions on the pr...


A11 Bionic Chip in iPhone 8 and iPhone X on Par With 13-Inch MacBook Pro, Outperforms iPad Pro

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X are equipped with a six-core A11 chip, which Apple says brings some major improvements over the A10 chip in the iPhone 7. The chip features two performance cores and four efficiency cores. Early Geekbench scores for iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices suggest that not only does...


Apple's New Face ID Biometric System Works in the Dark and When Your Face is Obscured by Hats and Beards

In the new iPhone X, Face ID, a facial recognition system, replaces the Touch ID fingerprint sensor we've grown accustomed to since it was introduced in the iPhone 5s. Because Face ID is a new biometric system, there are a lot of questions about its accuracy and how it will work in various conditio...


Microsoft: Privacy improvements in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Marisa Rogers, WDG Privacy Officer, revealed several privacy improvements that are coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on the Windows Experience blog today. The Fall Creators Update will be released officially on October 17th, 2017. Microsoft plans to roll out it gradually just like it has...


Firefox 57: disable highlights on the New Tab Page

Firefox 57 will ship with a redesigned new Tab Page that displays more content to the user when it is opened. Firefox users have full control over what is displayed on the page; Mozilla plans to launch the browser with options to turn off any module that is displayed on Firefox's New Tab page, but i...


Atlassian Launches New Dedicated Trello Desktop App for Windows and Mac

Trello is finally making its way to your desktop. The popular product management tool today launched a desktop app for macOS. A Windows app will launch tomorrow. Desktop Trello This is excellent news for anyone who regularly uses Trello online. Before now, Trello was browser only. And while Trello w...


How to Set Wi-Fi Network Priority on Android and iPhone

Wi-Fi has become ubiquitous these days. You can even use various services to find free Wi-Fi hotspots near you. While this is mostly a boon, it also means that there are way too many signals competing in the same space. Your smartphone factors in various details like signal strength, Wi-Fi’s s...

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