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iPhone 8 Scores Are Massively Better Only with the Right Benchmarks

The latest iPhone 8 comes with the new A11 Bionic processor, and from the first benchmarks, it looks like it's much more powerful than any of the current processors available for Android, which looks a little bit suspicious. The mobile platforms are now all about processing power, but there is only ...

Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel

In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enabled by default for the Ubuntu Cloud images ...

Hackers Can Remotely Lock Your Mac or iPhone, Change Your Passwords Now

According to MacRumors, it would appear that hackers have started remotely locking Mac and iPhone devices using iCloud's "Find My iPhone" feature, demanding ransom payments. Several Mac users have reported this week, via their Twitter accounts, that their ‏Macs have been locked out and all they ...

Future iOS 11 Update to Re-Enable 3D Touch App Switcher, Says Craig Federighi

If you installed the latest iOS 11 software update on your iPhone devices chances are some previous functionality is missing, such as the ability to use 3D Touch to activate the app switcher, that if your iDevice supports 3D Touch. iOS 11 brought numerous goodies, such as a revamped control center, ...

Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking

Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App ...

Kali Linux 2017.2 Ethical Hacking & Pentesting OS Introduces New Security Tools

Offensive Security announced the release and general availability of the Kali Linux 2017.2 installation images for their advanced penetration testing and ethical hacking GNU/Linux distribution. Kali Linux is the successor of the well-known Debian/Ubuntu-based BackTrack ethical hacking and ...

Apple Will Reportedly Add Dolby Atmos Support to Apple TV 4K via tvOS 11 Update

According to recent reports, it would appear that Apple plans to include new features to its recently unveiled Apple TV 4K device though future tvOS 11 updates, such as support for object-based surround sound. Apple unveiled the Apple TV 4K to the world during a special event that took place earlier ...

Opera Is World's First Web Browser to Support 360-Degree Videos in VR Headsets

The newest Opera developer version that launched today for Linux, Mac, and Windows computers comes built-in with a VR 360 player feature that makes the Chromium-based web browser the first to support 360-degree videos in VR headsets. Engineered to be compatible with popular virtual reality headsets ...

Ubuntu 17.10 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.13, GCC 7.2

As of today, the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system is powered by the latest Linux 4.13 kernel, which arrived in the stable repositories along with GCC 7.2. So there you have it, Canonical kept on its promise to rebase the Ubuntu 17.10 release on the Linux 4.13 kernel series, and with today's ...

How to Crash iOS 11 and Bypass the Lock Screen

Even with iOS 11 just out the gate, it looks like there is already a way to crash your iPhone and to bypass the passcode and get access to photos. Each generation of iPhone and iOS has its problems, but they are usually patched quickly by Apple. Sometimes it's a link that crashes iMessage and the ...

iOS 11's Control Center Buttons Don't Actually Turn Off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The new Apple iOS 11 has arrived with its redesigned Control Center, and the company promises that it's deceptively simple to use. And by that, it means that it's literally deceptive with its functions. One of the most prominent features or iOS 11 is the new Control Center. It takes a little bit to ...

CCleaner Malware Targeted Intel, Microsoft, Google, More in Industrial Espionage

The recently discovered CCleaner malware was much more severe than previously suspected, as researchers find that it was designed for industrial espionage in companies such as Google, Sony, Intel, Microsoft, and many others. The CCleaner developers announced a couple of days ago that their ...

Google Buys the Pixel R&D Team from HTC for $1.1 Billion

Google will purchase a part of HTC's team that worked on the Pixel and Pixel XL devices for the measly sum of $1.1 billion. The Pixel line of devices have been a success for Google, and it's clear that the company is moving forward in building its own phones, without the help of other ...

Apple's iOS 11 Increases the Limit for Over-the-Air App Store Downloads to 150MB

Immediately after releasing the major iOS 11 update to supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, Apple informed developers that it increased the limit for OTA App Store downloads to 150 MB. iOS 10 allowed users to only download apps from the App Store that had less than 100 MB in size when ...

Ubuntu Dock Features Adaptive Transparency on Ubuntu 17.10, Here's How It Works

Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche continues his development on the look and feel of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, and today he announced that Ubuntu Dock is getting adaptive transparency. Canonical confirmed that Ubuntu 17.10 would come with the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment by default, ...

There's Now a Windows 10 Installer for the Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distribution

The Q4OS development team is pleased to inform us today about the immediate availability for download of a Windows installer for their Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution, Q4OS, allowing users to create a dual-boot environment on their PCs. For those not familiar to Q4OS, it's an open-source and ...

Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone

GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with ...

Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME

GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise ...

Linux Kernel 4.12 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.13

Greg Kroah-Hartman published on Wednesday new maintenance updates for various of the supported Linux kernel branches that he maintains, including the Linux 4.12 series, which appears to have reached end of life. The Linux 4.12.4 point release is now available for all users using the Linux 4.12 ...

Google Pixel 2 Pricing and Colors Revealed, Prepare for a $949 XL Version

The upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been revealed ahead of the launch, and they look pretty much as people expected. You will need a keen eye to differentiate them from the previous generation, albeit some the coloring choice is interesting. We already know that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ...

Google to Launch a $1,199 Pixelbook, a 2-in-1 Chromebook with Stylus Support

Google is not done with the Pixel line of Chromebooks and has decided to bring it back with the launch of a new model named Pixelbook. Despite the high quality of the Google Pixel notebooks, the company decided to end this line of products. They were way too expensive, and they never seemed to be ...

Get AMD's New Radeon Pro and FirePro Unified Graphics Driver - Version 17.Q3.1

AMD has announced the availability of its new 17.Q3.1 Radeon Pro and FirePro Unified Graphics package, which resolves the unexpected display error spotted when MGPU single-large-screen is set to max resolution. Moreover, compared to the previous 17.Q3 AMD FirePro/Radeon Pro Driver, the current ...

US Navy Is Testing Xbox 360 Controllers on Submarines

The US Navy has started using Xbox 360 controllers for periscope operations, and it's aiming to replace a much more expensive solution developed specifically for this task. It might seem like a weird solution for the US Navy, for two reasons. People might think that either it can't be complex ...

Tim Cook Says $1,000 for iPhone X Is Cheap for the Technology Offered

Apple's CEO Tim Cook has commented on the apparent steep price for the iPhone X, and explained that it's actually cheap if you really think about it. When imagining cheap or affordable products, the devices made by Apple are not among people's choices. It's true that Apple makes high-quality ...

BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices. The BlueBorne vulnerability appears to affect all supported Ubuntu versions, ...

Apple Music App for Android Updated with Voice Search, Recently Played Widget

Immediately after releasing the major iOS 11 software update to supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, Apple pushed a new update to its Apple Music app for Android, bringing some much-needed features. In case you forgot, there's an Apple Music app for Android devices too, and the latest ...

TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review: a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

It's the first time we get our hands on a real Linux laptop, an ultrabook, designed from the offset to offer an out-of-the-box GNU/Linux desktop experience, and TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 does not disappoint. TUXEDO Computers is a German computer company manufacturing and selling notebooks, high-end ...

tvOS 11 Lets You Deliver Incredible Apps & Games for the Big Screen on Apple TV

Apple released today tvOS 11 software update for 4th generation Apple TV devices, a major release that introduces numerous under-the-hood improvements, tvOS SDK enhancements, and other useful new features. First off, tvOS 11 ships with an optimized and up-to-date tvOS SDK that allows developers to ...

watchOS 4 Adds Bluetooth Support for More Accessories, Systemwide Improvements

Apple released today the watchOS 4 software update for all Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 smartwatch devices, adding several under-the-hood improvements and optimizations, as well as some new features. When Apple unveiled the watchOS 4 operating system earlier this year during the WWDC 2017 ...

iOS 11 Debuts Officially with Revamped Control Center, New Multitasking Features

iOS 11, Apple's most advanced mobile operating system is now available worldwide for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, adding new life to old devices and a whole lot of new features and improvements. Prominent new features of iOS 11 include a revamped control center, new ...

iOS 11 Drops Support for 32-bit Apps on iPhone and iPad

Apple is launching iOS 11 today, and it looks like they are finally killing the support for 32-bit apps on iPhone and iPads. It's been a long time coming, but Apple is finally moving on past the 32-bit platform. It's only for iPhone and iPad, and it was planned for a couple of years already. You ...

iOS 11 Won't Launch Today with Apple Pay Cash, Nor iCloud Message Sync Support

Apple is rolling out today the major iOS 11 software update to supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, revamping the iOS experience with new features, new apps, a new file system, and many other goodies. iOS 11 has been unveiled earlier this year during Apple's WWDC 2017 developer ...

Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC Are the Most Popular Apps Among Ubuntu Users

Canonical's Dustin Kirkland attended this year's UbuCon Europe conference for Ubuntu users and developers in Paris, France, where he revealed the results of the Ubuntu desktop survey and the apps that users want to see by default in future Ubuntu releases. Earlier this year, Canonical put together a ...

Chromebook Owners Will Soon Be Able to Monitor CPU and RAM Usage in Real-Time

Chromium evangelist François Beaufort announced today that Google's Chrome OS engineers have managed to implement a new feature that will let Chromebook owners monitor the CPU usage, RAM, and zRam statistics in real-time. The feature was implemented in the Chrome Canary experimental channel and can ...

Amazon Launches All-New Fire HD 10.1' Tablet with Alexa and Full HD Display

Amazon launched today an all-new Fire HD 10 tablet that comes built-in with the company's Alexa personal intelligent assistant, a Full HD 1080p display, some remarkable internals, as well as some special offers. The Android-powered Fire HD 10 tablet introduces support for the Alexa hands-free mode ...

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Is Now the Most Played Game Ever on Steam

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS managed to become Steam's most played game in a very short time, surpassing titles that seemed unbeatable. Is we were to look at PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS objectively, the game would have a hard time passing as a successful title. First of all, the game isn't even ...

You Can Now Have the Horrible iPhone X Notch on Your Android

With the help of a simple app, users can now experiment on Android how an iPhone X user feels when they are looking at the missing part at the top of the display. iPhone X is a beautiful device with its edge to edge display, but it looks like it could have used a little bit more time in research. ...

Ethical Hacking Distro Parrot Security Gets ZFS Support, It's Based on Debian 10

Parrot Security OS, the security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution designed with IoT security, ethical hacking, and cloud-based penetration testing in mind, has been updated recently to version 3.8. Coming two months after the 3.7 update, Parrot Security OS 3.8 introduces updated components and new ...

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.14, the Next LTS Release

A day early than expected, Linux creator Linus Torvalds cautiously kicked off the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series, which looks to be the next LTS branch, with the first Release Candidate milestone. That's right, two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.13, which is currently the ...

VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly

Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our ...

Linux Mint 18.3 to Be Dubbed 'Sylvia,' Enables HiDPI by Default in Cinnamon 3.6

Linux Mint project leader and creator Clement Lefebvre published today a new monthly newsletter to inform us all about some of the upcoming features coming to the Linux Mint 18.3 operating system later this fall. First of all, Clement Lefebvre is pleased to announce that the codename of Linux Mint ...

Mini-DebConf 2017 Debian Conference to Take Place November 23-26 in Cambridge UK

Debian developer and leader of the debian-cd project Steve McIntyre announced the official dates and schedule of this year's Mini-DebConf conference for Debian developers and users. The Mini-DebConf 2017 conference will take place for four days, from Thursday, November 23 until Sunday, November 26, ...

CCleaner Compromised to Gather and Transmit Information About Its Users

Piriform, the company that makes the popular CCleaner application, just announced that their application was hijacked and used to gather information about its users and send it to an unknown party. Hackers usually prefer to penetrate insufficiently secured servers and get the data they want in that ...

Samsung Now Lets Users Disable the Bixby Button

Samsung has finally listened to the community and people can now choose to disable the Bixby button on their devices. The latest generation of Samsung Galaxy, the S8 line, comes with a dedicated button for Bixby, the personal assistant. It's not really clear why Samsung chose to build a new ...

Samsung Now Let's Users Disable the Bixby Button

Samsung has finally listened to the community and people can now choose to disable the Bixby button on their devices. The latest generation of Samsung Galaxy, the S8 line, comes with a dedicated button for Bixby, the personal assistant. It's not really clear why Samsung chose to build a new ...

Call of Duty: WW2 Is Getting a PC-only Open Beta

A PC dedicated open Beta will start on September 29 for Call of Duty: WW2, the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise. We have to remember that Call of Duty started its life on the PC, but it's slowly moved to consoles despite the limited control scheme. Furthermore, Activision lost any ...