Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems

Password manager 1Password raises $200 million in its first round of funding

Popular password-management company 1Password has raised $200 million in a series A round of funding led by Accel, with participation from Slack Fund, Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, among other angel investors. This is the first time 1Password has raised any outside investment in its 14 year history, while it also represents one […]

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Apple will release 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR in December

Apple officially introduced the 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at its Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, but left their release date and other details ambiguous. Today, the “fall” launch became more concrete: The high-end desktop machine and its monitor will hit stores in December, with online orders beginning in that month — […]

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Apple debuts MacBook Pro with 16-inch screen, new keys, and pro audio

Just as has been rumored for months, Apple today redefined the upper end of its laptop lineup with a new version of the MacBook Pro — a 16-inch model with a nearly 6K screen and the internal horsepower to match. But the company saved one big surprise for the official announcement: The new machine replaces its […]

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Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 November 2019 Update

Microsoft today started rolling out the free Windows 10 November 2019 Update. For those keeping track, this update is Windows 10 build 18363 and will bring Windows 10 to version 1909. You can grab it from Windows Update when it’s served to you, or try to download it manually. Windows 10 is being developed as […]

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Apple releases iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1 betas

Now that the nearly simultaneously releases of iOS 13.0 and 13.1 are fully in the rearview mirror, and the final version of iOS 13.2 has been making its way onto eligible devices, Apple is today releasing the first developer beta of iOS 13.3, alongside related betas for iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS 6.1. The point releases […]

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Apple releases macOS 10.15.1 and watchOS 6.1 with AirPods Pro support

Following yesterday’s announcement of AirPods Pro wireless headphones and the subsequent release of iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 13.2 to support them, Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.1 and watchOS 6.1 — both supporting AirPods Pro, as well as adding additional features. macOS 10.15.1 includes a number of small tweaks to last month’s major release of […]

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Apple releases iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 13.2 with support for AirPods Pro

Less than a month after debuting the first developer betas of iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 13.2, Apple today released the final versions of all three operating systems to users. In addition to bug fixes, the releases include a collection of small but welcome improvements that were removed from 13.0 and 13.1 releases at the eleventh […]

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As iOS 13 hits 50% adoption, Android fragmentation keeps getting worse

It’s barely news at this point that Apple’s latest version of iOS is off to a strong start with users — just like iOS 10, iOS 11, and iOS 12, it didn’t take long for at least half of all iOS devices to switch to iOS 13. Apple announced late yesterday that 50% of all […]

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Ubuntu 19.10 arrives with edge capabilities for Kubernetes, integrated AI developer experience

Following 25 weeks of development, Canonical today released Ubuntu 19.10. Highlights include new edge capabilities for Kubernetes, an integrated AI developer experience, and the fastest GNOME desktop performance yet. You can download Ubuntu 19.10 from here. Kubernetes (stylized as k8s) was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation […]

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As Apple sunsets iTunes for Macs, Windows users blast ‘terrible’ app

Today’s release of macOS Catalina may reduce complaints from Mac iTunes users regarding Apple’s famously bloated media management and playback app, but for Windows users, the misery appears set to go on indefinitely. Sixteen years after iTunes debuted on PCs — a gesture then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs likened to “giving a glass of ice water to […]

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Apple releases macOS Catalina with Catalyst and Sidecar, replaces iTunes

Following a longer than expected testing period that spanned 11 separate developer betas and ran past the releases of new iOS and iPadOS updates, Apple today officially released macOS Catalina to the general public. Version 10.15 brings a handful of significant changes to the Mac operating system, though developers have expressed serious concerns about the […]

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ProBeat: Microsoft double dips on dual-screen devices

Microsoft got a little wild at its Surface event this week. The company’s notable announcements ran the gamut from unveiling earbuds that work with Alexa/Cortana/Bixby/Google Assistant/Siri/etc. to embracing AMD to co-engineering a chip with Qualcomm. But the wildest news by far was the announcement of two dual-screen devices, the Surface Neo and Surface Duo, more […]

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Everything Microsoft announced at its 2019 Surface event

So Microsoft’s 2019 Surface event has come to a close, and we now have a more rounded picture of everything the tech giant has in the pipeline in terms of hardware — even though much of what was announced was more-or-less known due to the usual deluge of leaks. Here’s a quick recap of everything […]

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Apple releases iOS 13.2 developer beta with Deep Fusion camera feature

Following the rapid public releases of iOS 13.0 and 13.1 in late September, Apple today released a developer beta of iOS 13.2, most notably adding support for a new computational photography feature. The company also released new developer betas of iPadOS 13.2, tvOS 13.2, and watchOS 6.1 with unspecified “bug fixes and improvements.” The key addition to […]

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Microsoft announces Windows 10X for dual-screen PCs

Microsoft today announced Windows 10X, a new flavor of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen PCs. Windows 10X will power dual-screen PCs from Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and of course Microsoft. But we won’t see them until holiday 2020. Microsoft teased the Surface Neo running Windows 10X at its event today. Lenovo unveiled what it called […]

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Apple will let Siri open third-party iOS apps by default

Apple’s iOS operating system has increased its included collection of apps over the years, growing from 17 in 2007 to just under 40 in 2019 — all while guaranteeing that everything included is the iPhone’s or iPad’s “default” app for its own functionality. Now Apple is set to loosen the latter restriction, Bloomberg reports, as […]

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Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop hits general availability

Microsoft today announced that Windows Virtual Desktop has hit worldwide general availability. As a result, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure “in minutes,” the company said today. Think of Windows Virtual Desktop as a tool for deploying and scaling Windows desktops and apps on Azure with built-in security and […]

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Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.1.1, fixing keyboard data leak issue

Shortly after Tuesday’s release of iOS and iPadOS 13.1, Apple confirmed that a bug in the new operating systems enabled some third-party keyboards to access iPhone and iPad data without the user’s permission. Though there was no specific timeline for a fix, the company today released versions 13.1.1 of both operating systems, addressing the problem […]

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Checkm8 exploit promises permanent jailbreak for Apple A5-A11 devices

The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and hackers has continued for years with small victories on each side, but hackers appear to have scored an atypically large win this morning: a permanent and unpatchable bootrom exploit for all iPhones and iPads using A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, and A11 series processors — a range covering […]

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Apple releases iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, and tvOS 13

After setting an unusually rapid schedule for the first major update to this year’s major iOS release — version 13.1 was set to launch only 10 days after version 13, on September 30 — Apple said last week that it was pushing up the release to today, September 24. Now iOS 13.1 is officially available […]

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Apple releases iOS 13 and watchOS 6

As promised at its September “By Innovation Only” media event, Apple is today starting full public distribution of iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6.0, the major releases of its iPhone and Apple Watch operating systems. While today’s releases are both expected and arriving with some unusual caveats, they each represent milestones for their respective platforms. iOS 13 […]

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Xcode reveals Apple S5 chip is a rebadged S4, iPhone 11s have 4GB RAM

Apple’s new device marketing tends to be aggressive every year in marketing system-on-chip improvements, which made this year’s silence on the Apple Watch Series 5’s S5 processor noteworthy: The company said little more than that it exists. Now its development tool Xcode is spilling the details on chip-level improvements to the new Apple Watch, iPad, […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with WSL 2 support for ARM64 devices

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with even more Cortana and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18975 (made available to testers on September 6) to build 18980. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the […]

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