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  • Apple hires BlackBerry talent for its car project

    Thu 6:26pm
    Dan Dodge, the founder and former chief executive officer of QNX, the operating system developer that BlackBerry acquired in 2010, joined Apple earlier this year, the people said. He is part of a team headed by Bob Mansfield, who, since taking over leadership…
  • "Apple's negotiating tactics sunk its long-rumored TV service"

    Thu 6:22pm
    In the months leading up to the announcement of the new Apple TV box last year, there were multiple reports that said the company was also working on a streaming TV service as a way to entice cord-cutters and "cord-nevers" into its ecosystem. Those reports…
  • Dark Patterns are designed to trick you

    Thu 1:52pm
    Ars Technica talks about dark patterns:…
  • Apple celebrates one billion iPhones

    Wed 6:43pm
    "iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It's become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day," said Cook.…
  • The Apple goes mushy: OS X's interface decline

    Tue 6:08pm
    Nicholas W. Howard:…
  • Apple reports Q3 2016 earnings

    Tue 6:00pm
    Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones during the quarter, down from 47.5 million a year earlier, while Mac sales were 4.25 million units, down from from 4.8 million units in the year-ago quarter. iPad sales were also down once again, falling to 9.95 million from…
  • Steve Kondik on Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod

    Mon 6:57pm
    Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod (the community ROM) and Cyanogen Inc. (the company):…
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update is ready to go

    Mon 6:53pm
    The final build of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is build 14393. The update, which provides a range of new features and improvements, represents Microsoft's last big push to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10.…
  • When Nintendo wanted to bring gambling into American homes

    Mon 10:43am
    As another installment in a somewhat ongoing series on obscure console history, let's talk about the expansion port on the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. In case you've never turned over your NES: there's a little door underneath your NES, which covers…
  • Cyanogen Inc. is undergoing major layoffs, may "pivot" to apps

    Jul 22, 2016, 8:14 pm
    We're hearing from multiple sources that Cyanogen Inc. is in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world today. The layoffs most heavily impact the open source arm of the Android ROM-gone-startup, which may be eliminated…
  • Unique SNES-CD prototype fixed

    Jul 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Back in the early '90s, a number of game consoles of the time got CD-ROM based add-ons, such as the the Mega-CD for the Mega Drive (or Sega CD and Genesis, respectively, in North-America). Nintendo wanted in on this trend as well, and in cooperation with Sony…
  • Assessing IBM's POWER8

    Jul 22, 2016, 7:02 pm
    It is the widest superscalar processor on the market, one that can issue up to 10 instructions and sustain 8 per clock: IBM's POWER8. IBM's POWER CPUs have always captured the imagination of the hardware enthusiast; it is the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the M1 Abrams…
  • Fun with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Jul 22, 2016, 6:55 pm
    In this post, I m going to show you a few of the features of WSL that I personally find very interesting, as well as point you to some resources to help you learn more. First, I'll show the integration of staple commands like ssh for working with Linux servers…
  • France orders Microsoft to stop tracking Windows 10 users

    Jul 21, 2016, 6:37 pm
    France's data protection commission has ordered Microsoft to "stop collecting excessive user data" and to stop tracking the web browsing of Windows 10 users without their consent. In a notice published on Wednesday, the CNIL said that Microsoft must also take…
  • "Can someone explain the origin of the OS/2 table's name?"

    Jul 21, 2016, 6:33 pm
    In a discussion at TypeDrawers, Greg Hitchcock (from Microsoft) shares a bit of the history regarding OS/2 table's name in the TTF font format:…