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Operating systems, Windows

The webcam privacy guide for Windows PCs

April 17, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Is someone watching your PC’s webcam? Modern laptops are packed with webcam LEDs, privacy shutters, and even switches that physically disconnect the webcam to ensure you have control. Windows has a variety of useful settings, too — but those software […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

Is 8GB of RAM Enough for a Mac in 2024?

March 11, 2024

Via: MacRumors

The debate over whether 8GB of RAM is sufficient for a Mac has long been a topic of contention. The controversy goes back to at least 2012, when Apple launched the first MacBook Pro with Retina display, which started with […]


Operating systems, Others

How to Update to HomePod Software 17.4

March 8, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Like iPhones, iPads, Macs, the Apple Watch, and the Apple TV, the HomePod and HomePod mini are updated with new software on a regular basis. The most recent update was released on March 7, and enables Siri to learn what […]


Application Software, Software Category

Effective learning software — what is it?

March 1, 2024

Via: TechBullion

Education is evolving to stay current with society. Additionally, instructional software facilitates learning for both students and teachers. In general, educational software is a program or application that enables you to manage learning resources, do assignments online, and engage in […]


Development Software, Software Category

JetBrains Compose Multiplatform debuts UI testing API

March 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

JetBrains has released Compose Multiplatform 1.6.0, an upgrade to the company’s declarative UI framework that introduces a UI testing API and improves the common resources API. Compose Multiplatform allows developers to build UIs for Android, iOS, desktop, and web from […]


Development Software, Software Category

High-risk open source vulnerabilities on the rise, Synopsys reports

February 28, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Nearly three-quarters of codebases assessed for risk by Synopsis in 2023 contained open source components with high-risk vulnerabilities, according to a just-released report from the company, a provider of application security testing tools. While the number of codebases with at […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 users rejoice – the case of the disappearing taskbar has been solved

February 28, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Earlier this month, some Windows 11 users noticed that their taskbar was behaving strangely and disappearing following a recent update – and it looks like Microsoft has now released a fix for the annoying bug. A new preview build has […]


Development Software, Software Category

TypeScript soothes type narrowing pain point

February 26, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

TypeScript 5.4, a planned update to the strongly typed JavaScript variant from Microsoft, has graduated to the release candidate stage. New capabilities in version 5.4 include preserved narrowing within function closures created after the last assignment and a NoInfer type […]


Software Category, System Software

Microsoft is developing a network card that improves AI performance

February 21, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The Information has learned that Microsoft is developing a new network card that could improve the performance of its Maia AI server chip. As an added bonus, it would further Microsoft’s goal of reducing its dependence on Nvidia as the […]


Application Software, Software Category

ngrok unveils API gateway-as-a-service

February 20, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Ngrok, provider of an ingress service that delivers traffic from developer platforms to the internet, has unveiled an API gateway-as-a-service, which is now available in an early access developer preview. Ngrok’s API gateway enables developers to use the global ngrok […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 17.4 Lets You See Your iPhone 15 Battery Health at a Glance

February 20, 2024

Via: MacRumors

With iOS 17.4, Apple is tweaking how battery health is reported to iPhone 15 users, making it easier for them to understand their battery status at a glance. In the Battery section of the Settings app, the Battery Health listing […]


Operating systems, Windows

Developer sets new record by installing Windows 10 in 104 seconds

February 19, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Windows developer and enthusiast NTDev challenged themself to install Windows 10 as fast as possible and succeeded in setting a new record for such a feat at 104 seconds. To be clear, this was not a typical Windows 10 download. […]


Application Software, Software Category

Google turbocharges its genAI engine with Gemini 1.5

February 15, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Only a week after releasing its latest generative artificial intelligence (genAI) model, Google on Thursday unveiled that model’s successor, Gemini 1.5. The company boasts that the new version bests the earlier version on almost every front. Gemini 1.5 is a […]


Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 11 update makes a small but important tweak to Copilot and fixes some nasty bugs

February 14, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11 just got a new cumulative update that applies a bunch of security fixes, and makes a small number of changes to the OS, although they include some important tweaks. The most interesting change here is that Microsoft has […]


Development Software, Software Category

Java Flight Recorder eyed for improvement

February 14, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Java’s profiling capabilities would be improved within the Java Flight Recorder (JFR), a tool for collecting diagnostic and profiling data in running Java applications, under a proposal floating in the OpenJDK community. Called Skogsluft, the project would introduce advanced profiling […]


Mobile Apps

WhatsApp Working on Interoperability With Other Encrypted Messaging Apps

February 7, 2024

Via: MacRumors

As part of its compliance with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislation, WhatsApp is putting the final touches to introducing platform interoperability with other encrypted messaging apps. In September, EU lawmakers designated WhatsApp parent company Meta as one of […]


Mobile Apps

Google Maps for Android adds a feature its iOS version has had for years

February 7, 2024

Via: ZDnet

A feature that has been a part of Google Maps on iOS for years is finally coming to Android. If you use Google Maps for navigation, you’ll soon notice that current weather information is included. The feature isn’t on all […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 17.4 Beta: All the New Features

February 7, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Apple is working on a new iOS 17.4 update that brings some major changes to the iPhone (and the iPad) in Europe. Some of the biggest updates are only going to update people in the European Union, but there are […]


Development Software, Software Category

Get started with Flask 3.0

February 7, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

One reason Python is a prime choice for web development is the breadth of web frameworks available in the language. Among the most popular and useful is Flask, which lets you start simple (“one drop at a time”) but grows […]


Operating systems, Others

Google and Samsung are working on the next generation of Wear OS-based wearable tech

January 26, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Android 14 was released this past October for Google Pixel smartphones, bringing new and improved features to the world of mobile devices. However, Wear OS, Google’s operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables, is still based on the Android […]