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Windows 10 cumulative update 10586.104 likely coming next week for PC, now testing for mobile

Microsoft appears to be prepping for a new cumulative OS update for Windows 10 with build 10586.104 being readied for release next week, likely on February 9 or 'Patch Tuesday'. No new features are expected with the update, but there should be the usual fixes and general OS improvements including for Surface (the last.71 update also had some Surface fixes too)....

This Android Wear Update Turns Your Device Into The Dick Tracy Watch

New speaker support in the OS makes smartwatch video messaging apps like Glide far more compelling. Google is adding speaker support in a new update to its smartwatch OS, Android Wear, which will make Android watches act a lot more like the fabled "2-way Wrist Radio" worn by Dick Tracy. Read Full Story

Mozilla Ending Firefox OS Smartphone Support After v2.6

Mozilla has announced today that development on Firefox OS is going to stop after version 2.6 of its operating system for smartphones is released, finally ending speculation about the future of Firefox OS on smartphones. This announcement...Show More Summary

comScore: Apple ends 2015 with 42.9% of U.S. smartphone share, Samsung at 28.4%; BlackBerry OS falls under 1%

Apple’s dominance as the top smartphone maker in the U.S. continued throughout last year, growing slightly from 41.6 percent in December 2014 to 42.9 percent of the pie at the end of 2015. Samsung meanwhile slipped a bit, from 29.7 percent in December 2014 to 28.4 percent in December 2015. Rounding out the top five […]

Mozilla Kills Firefox Smartphone OS to Concentrate on Smart TVs

Mozilla meant well with Firefox OS, but ran into the one-two punch of Android and iOS.

New Ubuntu tablet wants to replace your PC, but eventually your phone will

Canonical’s Ubuntu OS perhaps isn’t the household name that iOS and Android are, but as each year passes, it inches closer to its dream of a fully converged platform – one that runs the same core code across all of its devices. In part,...Show More Summary

Firefox OS for phones is dead

Mozilla has officially declared Firefox OS dead. Today, in an email sent to developers, Mozilla said that “we will end development on Firefox OS for smartphones after the version 2.6 release” as well as shut down the marketplace from March 29. Show More Summary

Mozilla to end Firefox OS smartphone support after version 2.6, no staff involvement beyond May

Mozilla has brought further clarity to the future of Firefox OS on smartphones today, with the news that development will cease after the release of version 2.6 of the operating system. Today’s news comes almost two months after Mozilla revealed that the web-focused Firefox OS platform, which was designed to help manufacturers build budget devices […]

Learn to be a Linux Power User For Just $19 Right Now

Linux is awesome. There are all kinds of distros out there that are specifically catered to the needs of all every type of user. Windows is Windows, OS X is OS X, but Linux can be customized in more ways than you could ever imagine. With that in mind, Linux is also a bit more complicated than the other popular OSes out there. Show More Summary

Latest Pebble update brings new functionality for messaging and health

While Android Wear and, to a lesser degree, Samsung’s Tizen OS, get the bulk of our attention in the smartwatch world, Pebble, the company that arguably kicked off the current consumer interest in smartwatches, continues to update its platform to stay relevant. Pebble retains its big advantage in battery life thanks to its unique [...]

Apple Beefs Up Its Security Team By Hiring Zero-Day Exploit Team

Remember Thunderstrike 2? Last summer, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson unveiled a serious zero-day vulnerability in OS X letting malware creators completely brick your Mac without any way to reset it to its factory status. And it looks like Apple didn’t just fix the vulnerability — it has also hired the team behind this exploit to work on security. Read More

Os Guinness, Nina Shea, Frank Wolf Introduce Congressional Scorecard on Religious Freedom

With religious minorities being killed and persecuted around the globe at an unprecedented rate, members of the United States Congress will soon be graded on their engagement in promoting legislation designed to bolster America's protection of international religious freedom.

Turing Says Sailfish Phone to Include Google Play Store

Turing today said the Turing Phone will allow owners to access the Play Store and standard Android apps, even though the phone runs Sailfish OS. "Turing Phone supports Google Play Store and Android apps via the Alien Dalvik engine running on the Sailfish OS 2.0," said Turing to Phonescoop in an email. Show More Summary

Do you still want the Turing Phone now that it’s switched to Sailfish OS?

Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) made waves last year when it announced its first smartphone with end-to-end encryption and a ‘Liquidmorphium’ metal body designed to withstand shock better than traditional materials. However, the company...Show More Summary

Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploit

Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind "deep system security" startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

How to maximize your El Capitan windows without going full screen

It used to be that if you wanted to zoom any window on your Mac to see as much of the content inside it as possible, you’d hit OS X’s green button in the upper left of the window. As of OS X Yosemite, the green button turned into a “full screen” trigger, zooming any […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not Android

The Turing Phone promises to be the sturdiest, most secure smartphone around, and now it boasts one more unique feature: Jolla's Sailfish operating system. The Turing Phone will not use Android as promised, Turing Robotic IndustriesShow More Summary

Canelo vs Khan: Fight has rematch clause, according to De La Hoya

Canelo Alvarez has a rematch clause in the contract for his fight with Amir Khan. In the event that Amir Khan upsets Canelo Alvarez on May 7, there is a rematch clause in the contract, according to ESPN Deportes, quoting promoter Oscar De La Hoya. Show More Summary

Look out: Microsoft shifts Windows 10 to ‘Recommended’ update, automatic download

Microsoft's Windows 10 push starts today. The OS has been reclassified as a "Recommended" update, instead of an optional one. Consumer systems should start automatically downloading the update and running the installer today.

Mac: Bloop Airmail 2.6 for Mac

We liked the look and feel of Bloop’s Airmail email client for Mac when it debuted a couple of years ago, and now Bloop is back, taking it to the next level with Airmail 2.6 for Mac ($10). The latest version adds support for OS X El Capitan, along with a totally redesigned app menu, new shortcuts, and a snooze feature akin to the now-defunct Mailbox. Show More Summary

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