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iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus
— 1:48 PM on October 24, 2016

One of the promised benefits of the second 12-megapixel camera Apple saw fit to add to the iPhone 7 Plus was a "portrait mode"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Android 7.1 set for December release
— 6:02 PM on October 11, 2016

When Google showed off Android 7.1 Nougat and the new Pixel phones at the company's hardware event last week, the search giant said...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Windows 10 build 14942 splits up service hosts
— 1:30 PM on October 10, 2016

This past Friday, Microsoft's official Windows blog detailed the updates coming in Windows 10 build 14942. The biggest changes will please power users and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

Google releases Android 7.1 alongside its Pixel phone
— 3:52 PM on October 4, 2016

Google's release of its first home-designed smartphone is making a few waves around the internet. A few journalists at today's Google event tried out

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Amazon powers up Fire TV Stick with quad-core SoC
— 12:59 PM on September 29, 2016

E-retailer and cloud hosting juggernaut Amazon has refreshed its Fire TV Stick streaming media player with a new quad-core SoC and support for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

BIO-key fingerprint readers let users get in touch with Microsoft Hello
— 10:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Three new fingerprint readers compatible with the Windows Hello biometric login management technology baked into Windows 10's Anniversary Update are now available from...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Windows

Google Translate gets a boost from deep neural networks
— 9:30 AM on September 29, 2016

Many of the technological nightmares we bring to life on film revolve around artificial intelligence gone wrong, usually somewhere around the year 2000. 2016 is...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

Microsoft locks down Edge with virtualization in Win10 Enterprise
— 11:41 AM on September 27, 2016

Virtualization is everywhere these days, and your browser might soon be wrapped in it as well. Microsoft has announced that the "next major update" of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Networking

Google Play Store doors are now open for a few Chrome OS devices
— 2:28 PM on September 26, 2016

Owners of a few Chromebooks suffering from app envy can now rejoice. The latest 53.0.2785.129 Chrome OS release opens the doors to the Google...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Rumor: Google to showcase mesh networking router soon
— 4:49 PM on September 23, 2016

Android Police has published some speculation that Google will introduce a new Wi-Fi router under the name Google Wifi (sic) at the company's hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Updated: Yahoo may soon confirm massive data breach
— 1:28 PM on September 22, 2016

Update: Yahoo has confirmed the data breach, and says the leaked information pertains to 500 million accounts and dates back to 2014. The leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious zero-day vulnerabilities
— 3:36 PM on August 25, 2016

We don't normally cover minor releases of iOS, but we're making an exception today as a sort of public service announcement. Apple has released

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Google begins offering tasty Android Nougat to Nexus devices
— 3:45 PM on August 22, 2016

Android development at Google has been going on at a steady clip. The computing giant has begun the rollout of Android 7.0, codename...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

Netflix explores more efficient ways to encrypt users' streams
— 9:51 AM on August 9, 2016

Over the last year, Netflix has been transitioning from HTTP to HTTPS for its customers' streams. The process hasn't been simple. The company indicates that...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Firefox 48 is the first with Mozilla's Electrolysis multi-process tech
— 9:00 AM on August 3, 2016

Firefox 48 began rolling out to users yesterday. This major update marks the beginnings of a fundamental change to the way Firefox processes work:...

Type: News story Tags: Internet