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  • Apple in China: who holds the keys?

    Fri 6:51pm
    With Apple moving its Chinese iCloud data to a company partially owned by the Chinese government, it's natural to wonder what this means for the privacy of Chinese Apple users.…
  • The Google Assistant is going global

    Fri 6:48pm
    Android users are all around the world, so from the start, our goal has been to bring the Assistant to as many people, languages, and locations as possible. The Assistant is already available in eight languages, and by the end of the year it will be available…
  • Android One becomes the new Google Play EditioN

    Thu 8:08pm
    If I look back through all of the years we have covered Android, it’s hard to argue that the introduction of Google Play Edition phones wasn’t one of the biggest moments. In those early years, the Android skin situation was bad. Those early versions…
  • Project: 2ine, OS/2 binaries on Linux

    Wed 6:10pm
    You have no idea how much effort went into getting this stupid white square on the screen. If this one hell of a lede doesn't get your attention, nothing will.
  • Linux ported to Nintendo Switch

    Wed 6:07pm
    There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. The first one is obvious: so you can play cracked copies of games. That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line.…
  • The case against Google

    Wed 6:06pm
    In other words, it's very likely you love Google, or are at least fond of Google, or hardly think about Google, the same way you hardly think about water systems or traffic lights or any of the other things you rely on every day. Therefore you might have been…
  • Stephen Elop and the fall of Nokia revisited

    Wed 6:00pm
    The first English translation of Operation Elop, an examination by Finnish journalists into the final years of Nokia phones, has reignited debate about the fate of what was Europe's largest and most admired technology company.…
  • Programming AmigaOS 4

    Mon 5:08pm
    Amiga Future has published the first 5 parts of a series of AmigaOS 4 programming tutorials online (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5).…
  • Microsoft documents the limitations of Windows 10 on ARM

    Mon 4:37pm
    This week, however, Microsoft finally published a more complete list of the limitations of Windows 10 on ARM. And that word - limitations - is interesting. This isn't how Windows 10 on ARM differs from Windows 10 on x86-based systems. It's how it's more…
  • Eric Lundgren faces prison for trying to extend life span of PCs

    Mon 4:30pm
    Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.…
  • Facebook turned its two-factor security 'feature' into spam

    Feb 15, 2018, 6:17 am
    Facebook is bleeding users, with external researchers estimating that the social network lost 2.8 million US users under 25 last year. Those losses have prompted Facebook to get more aggressive in its efforts to win users back - and the company has started…
  • Head to head, does the Apple HomePod really sound the best?

    Feb 15, 2018, 6:13 am
    David Pogue has some reservations about the smart speaker comparison test Apple subjected the tech press to.…
  • Chrome to start blocking annoying ads

    Feb 13, 2018, 2:31 pm
    The web is an incredible asset. It's an engine for innovation, a platform for sharing, and a universal gateway to information. When we built Chrome, we wanted to create a way for people to interact with the magic that is the web, without the browser getting in…
  • Why paper jams persist

    Feb 12, 2018, 7:22 pm
    Late in “Oslo,” J. T. Rogers’s recent play about the negotiation of the Oslo Accords, diplomats are finalizing the document when one of them reports a snag: “It’s stuck in the copy machine and I can’t get it out!” The…
  • The insane amount of backward compatibility in Google Maps

    Feb 12, 2018, 7:15 pm
    I still keep a couple of my favorite old smartphones. Sometimes I use one of them as my primary device for fun. Phones are among the fastest evolving markets, even a year makes a whole lot of differences. One of the biggest challenges with using old phones is…