OSNews logo OSNews

  • Dive into the details of iOS 11: is Apple still detail-oriented?

    6:59am
    The unfinished feeling in iOS 11 mostly comes from UI and animation. UI elements in iOS are quite inconsistent, mixing a variety of UI elements, which might look quite similar but introduce a disconnected feeling for UX. The inconsistency of those elements…
  • Google buys large part of HTC's smartphone team

    6:59am
    Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of hardware, writes:…
  • Redox 0.3.3 released

    Wed 8:23am
    Redox 0.3.3 has been released. Redox is an operating system written in Rust. This release brings much lower memory usage with ISO - 480 MB instead of 1300 MB. There are also other bug fixes, features, and improvements.
  • Swift 4.0 released

    Wed 8:21am
    Swift 4 is now officially released! Swift 4 builds on the strengths of Swift 3, delivering greater robustness and stability, providing source code compatibility with Swift 3, making improvements to the standard library, and adding features like archival and…
  • iOS 11 on the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9" convinced me it's the future

    Tue 5:52pm
    iOS 11 has been released, and if you have an iPhone or iPad, you should really update right now. It's a big release, and especially iPad users will get to enjoy an overhauled user experience on their tablets. If you're not convinced, be sure to read the only…
  • CCleaner downloads infected with malware

    Tue 5:58am
    Talos recently observed a case where the download servers used by software vendor to distribute a legitimate software package were leveraged to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being…
  • HP shows us what a real workstation looks like with a 56-core Z8

    Tue 5:55am
    If you're a demanding computer user, sometimes your 13-inch Ultrabook laptop just won't quite cut it. For those looking for a little more computing power, HP's new Z8 workstation could be just the answer. The latest iteration of HP's desktop workstations packs…
  • What the iPhone X borrowed from the Palm Pre

    Fri 5:27pm
    I have become the unofficial standard bearer for webOS, the operating system created by Palm for the Pre and its successive devices. It was a wildly innovative and smart foundation for a smartphone done in by performance problems, mediocre hardware, and most…
  • FSFE: publicly funded software has to be open source

    Fri 5:20pm
    Digital services offered and used by public administrations are the critical infrastructure of 21st-century democratic nations. To establish trustworthy systems, government agencies must ensure they have full control over systems at the core of our digital…
  • Google renames Fuchia's Magenta kernel to Zircon

    Fri 5:13pm
    Zircon is the core platform that powers the Fuchsia OS. Zircon is composed of a microkernel (source in kernel/...) as well as a small set of userspace services, drivers, and libraries (source in system/...) necessary for the system to boot, talk to hardware,…
  • "Honolulu": Microsoft's new Windows Server management tool

    Sep 14, 2017, 6:11 pm
    Today, we are thrilled to unveil the next step in our journey for Windows Server graphical management experiences. In less than two weeks at Microsoft Ignite, we will launch the Technical Preview release of Project "Honolulu", a flexible, locally-deployed,…
  • The enduring influence of Metroid

    Sep 14, 2017, 6:08 pm
    Metroid, which debuted in 1986, would go on to spawn one of Nintendo's most-revered franchises. The ongoing adventures of bounty hunter Samus Aran differed quite a bit from the company's other big names, like Zelda and Mario. In comparison, Metroid was dark…
  • The dystopia we signed up for

    Sep 14, 2017, 5:05 am
    The world has become like an eerily banal dystopian novel. Things look the same on the surface, but they are not. With no apparent boundaries on how algorithms can use and abuse the data that's being collected about us, the potential for it to control our…
  • Why you shouldn't unlock your phone with your face

    Sep 13, 2017, 5:56 pm
    If you value the security of your data - your email, social media accounts, family photos, the history of every place you've ever been with your phone - then I recommend against using biometric…
  • Apple's A11 Bionic SoC is kind of insane

    Sep 13, 2017, 12:40 pm
    With the iPhone X revealed, we really have to start talking about its processor and SoC - the A11 Bionic. It's a six-core chip with two high-power cores, four low-power cores, and this year, for the first time, includes an Apple-designed custom GPU. It also…