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  • Haiku progress update towards beta 1

    Thu 4:54pm
    This week I continued work on moving Beta1 forward, fixing some important and less important bugs. To make things clear about what to expect in the upcoming weeks, I will spend more time on Beta1 tasks, but I'll also continue working on WebKit. However, my…
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview first impressions

    Thu 4:48pm
    AnandTech on the Windows 10 Technical Preview:…
  • Google and Rockstar wind down their year-long patent war

    Thu 4:44pm
    Good news, I guess. The patent troll Rockstar - a consortium lead by Apple, Microsoft, and a few others - has kissed and made up with Google.…
  • Mageia 3 reaches its end of life

    Thu 4:32pm
    Version 3 of the Mageia distribution reaches its end of life on November 26, 2014. The developers of this user friendly Linux distribution are turning their efforts toward working on the upcoming Mageia 5 and urge users of Mageia 3 to upgrade their…
  • Firefox to switch to Yahoo by default for US users

    Wed 8:54pm
    Google has been the Firefox global search default since 2004. Our agreement came up for renewal this year, and we took this as an opportunity to review our competitive strategy and explore our options.…
  • Why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen

    Wed 8:50pm
    The¬†iPhone 6¬†was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched and cracked displays. But as soon as the two companies signed…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review

    Wed 4:30pm
    The Note Edge is a really novel idea, and for what it is it's executed quite well, particularly in terms of hardware and display technology. Samsung manages to introduce a rounded portion without compromising image quality, the software is fairly limited but…
  • Results of Debian's Init general resolution vote posted

    Wed 4:22pm
    Starting on November 5th the Debian developers went to the polls to vote on a general resolution which would determine how init software and dependencies are handled in the venerable open source distribution. The result of the resolution will determine whether…
  • Jolla unveils tablet, funded in less than three hours

    Wed 6:40am
    During an emotional speech delivered today at the Slush conference, Jolla's Marc Dillon unveiled the company's next product: the Jolla tablet, running Sailfish OS 2.0. He launched a crowdfunding campaign for the tablet, with a goal of $380,000 - which was…
  • WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption

    Tue 6:15pm
    At Open Whisper Systems, our goal is to make private communication simple. For the past three years, we've been developing a modern, open source, strong encryption protocol for asynchronous messaging systems, designed to make seamless end-to-end encrypted…
  • Apple releases WatchKit

    Tue 1:56pm
    Developers are now able to start creating apps for the Apple Watch. Apple is today releasing WatchKit, a developer toolkit that allows third parties to create apps for its upcoming smartwatch. "WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the…
  • Nokia unveils N1 Android 5.0 tablet

    Tue 4:59am
    Nokia - the part that remained in Finland after dumping its failing phone money pit at Microsoft - has just unveiled its first new hardware product: an Android tablet.…
  • A power user's guide to Yosemite Server

    Tue 4:53am
    OS X Server's rate of improvement has slowed in recent years, though Apple is hardly ignoring it. It did get a full Yosemite-style visual overhaul, after all, which suggests that Apple cares about it enough to keep developing it in lockstep with the consumer…
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1.1, OS X 10.10.1

    Mon 5:34pm
    Two new releases from Apple today: iOS 8.1.1 and OS X 10.10.1 (don't try to pronounce it. You'll hurt yourself). iOS 8.1.1 brings speed improvements for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, while OS X 10.10.1 contains a whole bunch of bugfixes, most importantly relating…
  • Arrakis: the operating system is the control plane

    Mon 3:34pm
    Recent device hardware trends enable a new approach to the design of network server operating systems. In a traditional operating system, the kernel mediates access to device hardware by server applications, to enforce process isolation as well as network and…