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Apple's Offices Raided by Police Ahead of iPhone X Launch in South Korea

Apple's offices in South Korea have been reportedly raided earlier this week by the local authorities just ahead of the launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone in several Asian countries on November 24. London's Metro reports that South Korean authorities have raided Apple's headquarter in Seoul, ...

Canonical Needs Your Help to Figure Out a Direction for Ubuntu's Mir/Wayland

Canonical's Mir developer Gerry Boland reports on the community forums on the latest work done by him and his team to implement Wayland support in the Mir display server. That's right, Canonical still has a team of developers working on the Mir display server, despite the Unity 8 development being ...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Operating System Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS

Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system have received the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel via a snapshot released this week in the stable software repositories. Linux kernel 4.14 LTS is the latest and greatest kernel for GNU/Linux distributions, and now that it's ready for mass ...

GRID Autosport Racing Game Launches November 27 on iOS, for iPhone and iPad

Feral Interactive announced today that it brings the GRID Autosport racing game to Apple's iOS mobile platform for supported iPhone and iPad devices on November 27, 2017. The ninth game in the TOCA series, GRID Autosport is a racing video game developed by Codemasters. It's one of the most acclaimed ...

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Users Now Report Poor/Sensitive Mic Volume During Calls

The iOS 11 bugs never stop showing, and now iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users are reporting poor/sensitive mic volume during calls with Apple's latest iPhone/iPad operating system. First there were the GPS problems, which also affected iPhone X users, and then there was that bug making the iPhone 8 ...

Apple's Main Supplier in Asia Stops Illegal Overtime Work at iPhone X Factory

Following complaints from high school students, Foxconn, Apple's main supplier in Asia, has put a stop to the illegal overtime work at its iPhone X factory in China. Earlier this week, a Finacial Times report cited accounts of six high school students from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School who ...

iPhone X Ready to Invade the Market as Apple Addresses Production Issues

Apple appears to have finally addressed iPhone X production issues, as shipping times have been decreased substantially and the device now ships in 1-2 weeks. Back on November 3 when Apple started shipping the iPhone X, customers who didn't pre-order the device early were provided with waiting of up ...

Ouch: iPhone X Loses Speed Test Against Affordable Android - Video

As we told you only a few hours ago, the OnePlus 5T is a surprising Android device, which despite costing half as much as the iPhone X, it can actually outpace the Apple model in real-time tests. And now a new comparison video putting the two smartphones to test shows that the OnePlus 5T is by no ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 to Be Unveiled in January with Only Subtle Upgrades

Samsung appears to be in a rush to take the wraps off its new flagship smartphone, and the Galaxy S9 is very likely to see daylight in early January at the CES 2018 show in Las Vegas between January 9-12. If this is the case, then Samsung is also likely to hold another press event for the Galaxy S9 ...

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4055254

Microsoft has just released a new cumulative update for systems running the Windows 10 Creators Update, and even though it doesn't land on Patch Tuesday, it's a pretty important one. Windows 10 cumulative update KB4055254 comes to address an issue introduced by its predecessor and breaking down ...

LCD iPhone Not Dead Just Yet, Cheaper iPhone X Could Launch Next Year

Apple's iPhone X is the most expensive model released so far, with the top version with 256GB storage available for $1,149, and Cupertino appears to be well aware that the high price could be a reason why some customers are holding on to their purchase. This is why the company could launch a new ...

Microsoft to Launch a New Phone? Who Knows?' Says Company Exec

Phones have remained a hot subject at Microsoft despite the company officially acknowledging the death of Windows 10 Mobile and admitting that no new features and hardware are planned. But in the last 12 months or so, Microsoft has been dropping hints that something big might actually be prepared on ...

Microsoft to Add Windows 10 Fonts to the Microsoft Store

Microsoft has been trying for a while to make the Windows Store the one destination for everything, so the company is adding new categories for Windows 10 users every once in a while. Most recently, it appears that the company is experimenting with adding fonts to the Microsoft Store in a move that ...

New 4-Inch iPhone SE 2 to Launch in Spring 2018 - Report

Apple is planning several big changes to its upcoming iPhones, but there's a chance that its 2018 lineup won't include only the models projected to go on sale in the fall. A second-generation iPhone SE is also expected, and a Chinese report indicates that there's as big chance the company calls it ...

Microsoft to Launch Bluetooth Quick Pair in Next Windows 10 Update

Microsoft is working to make pairing Bluetooth devices with Windows 10 PCs a lot smoother using a new feature called Quick Pair. Still in its early days, Quick Pair is supposed to eliminate the unnecessary extra steps when setting up Bluetooth devices to work with Windows 10 computers, and ...

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17046

Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 build as part of the Fast and Skip Ahead rings, and users can download it right away via the typical Windows Update channel. Windows 10 build 17046 comes with improvements for Edge browser, including form fill for address fields, which means that the app ...

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Debuts with New Theme Engine and ZFS Integrations

Ken Moore, the creator of the FreeBSD-based TrueOS operating system using the Lumina desktop environment, announced today the release of Lumina 1.4.0. Lumina 1.4.0 is a major release that introduces several new core components, such as the Lumina Theme Engine to provide enhanced theming capabilities ...

TheSSS Linux OS Receives Latest MariaDB & Apache Servers

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informed us today on the general availability of the TheSSS 23.1 maintenance update of the Smallest Server Suite GNU/Linux distribution. TheSSS 23.1 is a small update to the open-source, server-oriented GNU/Linux distribution and it's based on the recently ...

pfSense 2.4.2 Open-Source Firewall Patches OpenSSL, Improves Network Performance

Netgate's Jim Pingle announced the availability of the second maintenance and stabilization update to the latest 2.4 series of pfSense, world's most trusted open-source firewall. pfSense 2.4.2 is a security and bugfix release that updates the OpenSSL packages to version 1.0.2m to fix two recently ...

LXLE 16.04.3 'Eclectica' Linux Distro Is Out Now Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

The developers of the Ubuntu-based LXLE GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release of LXLE 16.04.3, the latest update to the Eclectica series based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS . Incorporating all the updates and core components of Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, the LXLE 16.04.3 release is here to further ...

qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client

qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as ...

Ubuntu-Based ExLight Linux OS Is One of the Few to Use Latest Enlightenment 0.22

A few days after releasing a new build of his ExLight Linux distribution, developer Arne Exton is now informing us on the availability of a new release that uses the latest Enlightenment release. ExLight Build 171121 replaces last week's Build 171112, which used the older Enlightenment 0.20 desktop ...

Qt 5.9.3 Packs More Than 500 Changes, Fixes Security Issues for Android Port

The Qt Company, through Tuukka Turunen, announced today the third maintenance and stability update to the latest Qt 5.9 LTS open-source and cross-platform application framework. While Qt 5.9.3 does not add any new functionality to the long-term supported Qt 5.9 series, it would appear to be a major ...

Ubuntu 17.10 Users Get Major Kernel Update, 20 Security Vulnerabilities Patched

After releasing the new kernel update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS systems to patch 13 security vulnerabilities, Canonical announced the availability of a major kernel update for Ubuntu 17.10. If you're using the latest Ubuntu 17.10 operating system on your personal computer, you should know that it ...

Samsung Gear Sport Color Issue Hints at Low Quality Display

Last week when we reviewed Samsung's new Gear Sport smartwatch, we described the display as one super-high-quality piece of technology that is living proof the South Korean firm is a leader when it comes to building screens that stand out in terms of colors, brightness, and contrast. And while we ...

Microsoft Sued for HoloLens Patent Violation

It's not a secret that patent trolls are often targeting tech giants for what they claim to be violation of patents covering technology they invented, but in Microsoft's latest case, it appears to be serious business. The software giant is dragged to court by Connecticut-based HoloTouch, who says it ...

Mozilla Replaces Yahoo with Google as Default Search Engine in Firefox Browser

Mozilla's Firefox Quantum launched last week with a series of substantial improvements, including a change that many might not notice at first, but which becomes more obvious as they use the browser. Yahoo has been replaced as the default search engine with Google, as Mozilla has apparently ...

Samsung Now Allows iPhone Users to Try Out the Galaxy S8 for a Full Month

Samsung is once again trying to lure iPhone users to purchase the Galaxy S8 or the Note 8, and this time the company has prepared an offer that Apple customers can hardly refuse. The Galaxy Experience Program in South Korea invites participants owning an iPhone to try out the Galaxy S8 or the Note 8 ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 Won't Innovate as Much as the iPhone X, Leaked Specs Reveal

Now that the iPhone X is already on the market, it's Samsung's turn to take the innovation lead with the Galaxy S9, but according to a report, the South Korean phone maker might not meet market expectations when it comes to breaking features on its upcoming device. Business Korea writes, via sources ...

iPhone X vs. OnePlus 5T Speed Test Is Bad News for Apple Users - Video

Apple's iPhone X is without a doubt one of the most powerful smartphones money can buy right now, but this doesn't necessarily mean it's also the most powerful. But most of the time, people compare the iPhone X with Samsung's Galaxy S8 and, starting more recently, with the Google Pixel 2, both of ...

Another Windows Phone Ready Despite Microsoft Surrendering to iPhone, Android

This might come as a big surprise for those who have been keeping an eye on mobile phones this year, but a new Windows phone is on its way to the market despite Microsoft basically abandoning the platform. Wileyfox, which presented the so-called Wileyfox Pro earlier this year, is now preparing to ...

iOS 11 Bug Puts iPhone Alarms on Silent

iOS 11 is slowly becoming the buggiest OS update released by Apple, with more and more issues discovered by users who update their iPhones to the latest version. The most recent problem that people have come across in iOS 11 causes iPhone alarms to be switched to silent mode, with several users ...

Vivaldi 1.13 Web Browser Officially Out with New Window Panel, Better Downloads

Vivaldi Technologies announced on Wednesday the release and immediate availability for download of the Vivaldi 1.13 web browser, a new stable release that introduces more new features and dozens of improvements. Work on Vivaldi 1.13 started two months ago, on September 21, 2017, and since then the ...

Apple's iMac Pro Might Launch with Find My iPhone-like Feature

Apple is now giving the finishing touches to the iMac Pro, and while the company hasn't released full details just yet, new information keeps landing thanks to people who're constantly digging deep into firmware files. It happened several times in the case of the iPhone, and now it happens again ...

Top Websites Are Using Keyloggers Recording Even Passwords, Research Shows

Well over 400 high profile websites are collecting all the keys that you've pressed, and it turns out that most of them don't even know about it. When we hear the word keylogger, we imagine some sort of nefarious software installed on computers, without the knowledge of the users, collecting data ...

Microsoft Admits Its New Laptop Suffers from Battery Drain Even When Plugged In

Microsoft's recently-released Surface Book 2 is a hardware monster, coming with powerful specs that make it one of the best choices for working and gaming, especially given that it now features a new 15-inch form factor. But as it turns out, more demanding tasks like gaming are leading to battery ...

Windows 10 Users Could Soon Feel Like macOS Users When Searching for Files

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a new search interface for Windows 10 that could make the feature look and feel more like Spotlight, the search tool integrated into Apple's macOS. Aggiornamenti Lumia revealed that the new interface is already available in Windows 10 build 17040 released to ...

Google Knows Where You Are with GPS Turned Off and There's Nothing You Can Do

If you think that by disabling the location services on your Android device you'll be safe, then think again. It turns out that the location of Android users is still being determined by Google using other means. The ability to turn the location off is one of the utmost importance, in an era when ...

OpenMandriva Is Dropping 32-Bit Support, OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 Is the Last One

OpenMandriva announced a few moments ago the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, the third installment of the 3.x series of the operating system bringing several improvements and up-to-date apps. Powered by the Linux 4.13.12 kernel, OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 is an enhancement to the previous OpenMandriva Lx ...

Kali Linux 2017.3 Ethical Hacking OS Brings InSpy, Sublist3r, and SMB3.0 Support

Offensive Security announced a few moments ago the release and general availability of the Kali Linux 2017.3 ISO snapshot of their popular ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution. Coming two months after the previous release, Kali Linux 2017.3 is here with a new kernel, namely ...

Apple Confirms High School Students Worked Illegally to Assemble iPhone X Phones

Financial Times reports on Tuesday that Foxconn, Apple's main supplier in Asia, forced high school students to work overtime on the iPhone X assembly line. Both Apple and Foxconn confirmed the news. Six students, aged between 17 and 19, from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School who reported the ...

Debian Buster-Based SparkyLinux 5 Development Version Adds Full Disk Encryption

The developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system have released today a new development build based on the Debian Testing repositories and featuring full disk encryption. Shipping a few days after the release of SparkyLinux 4.7 "Tyche" stable operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux ...

Raspberry Slideshow 10 Operating System Released for Raspberry Pi Computers

After releasing last week the Raspberry Digital Signal 10.0 operating system, Binary Emotions developers inform us today on the availability of Raspberry Slideshow 10. Raspberry Slideshow is another Linux-based operating system that runs on Raspberry Pi single-board computers, this time designed to ...

Linux Kernel 4.14 Now Ready for Mass Deployments as First Point Release Debuts

It's been a little over one week since the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel was announced by Linus Torvalds, and the first point release is already out to mark it as "stable" and ready for mass deployments. Renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the Linux 4.14.1 kernel, the first ...

LibreOffice 6.0 Beta to Arrive by Week's End for Second Bug Hunting Session

The Documentation Foundation is preparing for the second bug hunting session for the upcoming LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite. Announced today by Mike Saunders, the event will be held for the first time on a Monday, on November 27, 2017, from 8 a.m. UTC to 10 p.m. UTC. ...

Google's Upcoming Fuchsia OS Reportedly Supports Apps Written in Apple's Swift

According to a report from AndroidPolice, Google is currently working on implementing support for apps written in the Swift programming language to its upcoming Fuchsia OS. The report says that a new pull request was created recently by a Google employee in Swift's GitHub repository to add support ...

LibreELEC Embedded Linux OS Now Compatible with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The developers of the Kodi- and OpenELEC-based LibreELEC embedded Linux operating system announced today the availability of the first point release to the latest LibreELEC 8.2 "Krypton" series. The LibreELEC 8.2.1 update is based on the latest Kodi 17.6 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform ...

Canonical Releases Major Kernel Update for Ubuntu 16.04 to Fix 13 Security Flaws

Canonical announced today the availability of a new kernel update for the original Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system using the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel. The update is a major one patching a total of 13 security flaws, including race conditions in Linux kernel's ALSA subsystem, the packet ...

Apple Forced by Chinese Authorities to Remove Microsoft's Skype from App Store

New York Times reports on Tuesday that Chinese Ministry of Public Security forced Apple to remove Microsoft's Skype VoIP client from its Chinese App Store. Skype is one of the most popular Voice over IP telephony applications that lets users make Internet phone calls and send messages to friends and ...

Apple Deliberately Blocks iPhone X's Portrait Lighting Effects on Older iPhones

The new Portrait Lighting effects available on the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X could run on previous iPhone models as well, but Apple has implemented a restriction that blocks previous-generation devices from enabling it. This is what developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered after running a few ...