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  • Announcing the launch of Windows Server 2016

    Mon 6:22pm
    I'm incredibly excited that this morning at our Ignite conference in Atlanta we launched the newest release of our server operating system - Windows Server 2016! Now that we're ready to share it with the world, I want to take a moment to thank our customers…
  • Andromeda, Google's Chrome OS-Android merger

    Mon 10:32am
    Update: more confirmation!…
  • The Verge editor secretly joins Apple, doesn't inform The Verge

    Fri 5:05pm
    Well, file this in the "what the hell is going on" section. Chris Ziegler, long-time The Verge editor (and Engadget before that - he was part of the crew that started both Engadget and The Verge, if I'm not mistaken), had been missing from the site for a few…
  • Oracle's cloudy future

    Thu 6:45pm
    Meanwhile, a young programmer named Larry Ellison had formed a company called Software Development Laboratories, originally to do contract work, but quickly decided that selling packaged software was a far better proposition: doing the work once and reselling…
  • 500 million Yahoo accounts compromised

    Thu 6:34pm
    We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates…
  • Don't use Google Allo

    Thu 5:03am
    Remember when Google said they wouldn't store messages in one of the company's new chat applications, Allo? Yeah, no.…
  • 'Microsoft isn't forcing Lenovo to block free operating systems'

    Wed 6:55pm
    There's a story going round that Lenovo have signed an agreement with Microsoft that prevents installing free operating systems. This is sensationalist, untrue and distracts from a genuine problem.…
  • ProDOS 2.4.1 released

    Wed 6:40pm
    ProDOS 2.4 is barely out the door, and we already have a point release that fixes a number of bugs and adds support for a bunch of Apple II clones - ProDOS 2.4.1 has been released.
  • MacOS Sierra released

    Sep 20, 2016, 6:39 pm
    macOS Sierra brings Siri to the Mac, allowing users to conduct voice searches to find files, look up information, and more, with the ability to pin searches to the Notification Center for continual monitoring. There are new Continuity features including an…
  • * Apple's A10 Fusion, benchmarking, and the death of macOS *

    Sep 19, 2016, 10:58 am
    Oh, benchmarks.…
  • Visopsys 0.8 released

    Sep 19, 2016, 10:58 am
    It's taken a while, but Visopsys 0.8 has been released. The GUI appearance has been updated, the infamous icons have all been replaced, and touch support has been added. There are a few new utilities, and in addition to all of the usual under-the-bonnet…
  • Rush to beat a dull iPhone started Samsung's battery crisis

    Sep 19, 2016, 10:58 am
    So the top brass at Samsung Electronics Co., including phone chief D.J. Koh, decided to accelerate the launch of a new phone they were confident would dazzle consumers and capitalize on the opportunity, according to people familiar with the matter. They pushed…
  • Everyone is still using their Note 7 as Samsung fumbles its recall

    Sep 16, 2016, 5:33 am
    Nearly two weeks after Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 due to the risk of explosion, the device is still being used just as frequently by its owners. This is according to data from Apteligent, a mobile analytics company that claims "usage rate of the phone…
  • Why the Apple II ProDOS 2.4 release is the OS news of the year

    Sep 16, 2016, 2:23 am
    I just spent like an hour searching for an OSNews story about this, because I was sure we posted about this, only to realise I was confused with this year-old story. Anyhow, this story is kind of similar in that John Brooks has released ProDOS 2.4 for the…
  • Apple emails reveal complaints about sexist, toxic work environment

    Sep 14, 2016, 5:29 pm
    Mic.com has obtained a long list of e-mails from primarily female Apple employees (but also a few male employees), detailing a sexist culture inside the company that nobody seems to want to address. The 50 pages of e-mails were handed to Mic by an Apple…