Sunrise calendar is getting snapped up by Microsoft for “at least $100 million.” The calendar app, which integrates sources diverse as Google Calendar and Trello project management and is available on Android, iOS, OS X, and the web, has carved out a niche for itself on the devices of many users.
Sunrise is one of my favourite app, guess I just have to find another calender app then.
Via Android Central
Samsung official as saying, “Samsung Electronics plans to exit from the mobile messaging market from region-to-region as part of corporate strategy to restructure unprofitable businesses and improve profitability.” Another unnamed Samsung official stated, “Samsung is on track to streamline its business units. From a business point of view, ChatOn isn’t a business that can show improvement in the future.”
Seriously, people use this shit?
Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) is seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) from the U.S. market.
They wanted to block desktop chip too, this is crazy.
I still think the edge screen is a gimmick.
FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000,000 donation from Jan Koum, CEO and Co-Founder of WhatsApp.
This is fantastic news, so well deserved!
Today we’re excited to publicly announce a partnership with WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, to incorporate the TextSecure protocol into their clients and provide end-to-end encryption for their users by default.
This is good news, we will see how it goes. Somehow I don’t really trust Facebook.
Over the last few years, Apple has introduced features and adopted standards that made upgrading or using third-party hardware progressively more difficult. Now, with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the company has taken another step down the path towards total vendor lock-in and effectively disabled support for third-party SSDs.
This is misleading, Apple have never supported TRIM on 3rd party SSDs.
We say “effectively” because while third-party SSDs will still work, they’ll no longer perform the TRIM garbage collection command. Being able to perform TRIM and clean the SSD when its sitting idle is vital to keeping the drive at maximum performance — without it, an SSD’s real world performance will steadily degrade over time. Exactly how far depends a great deal on workloads, available free space, and how much idle garbage collection the drive controller performs independently of the OS TRIM command.
To enable TRIM on 3rd party SSDs, install Trim Enabler.
Visual Studio 2015 will also take the next step along Microsoft’s path of making Visual Studio into a cross-platform development tool. Visual Studio 2013 took strides in this direction with its preview support for HTML5/Cordova apps, and with Xamarin, .NET developers can reach multiple platforms.
In Visual Studio 2015, that cross-platform reach is going to include C++, too. Microsoft’s development environment will include support for the Clang compiler and LLVM infrastructure for targeting Android and, in a later iteration, iOS.
This is huge, and naked ALM also found support for Java, ANT, SQL LITE, and WebSocket4web.
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable/10 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE and introduces some new features.
A set of new features including: vt(4) a new console driver, support for FreeBSD/i386 guests on the bhyve hypervisor, support for SMP on armv6 kernels, UEFI boot support for amd64 architectures, support for the UDP-Lite protocol (RFC 3828) support on both IPv4 and IPv6, and much more.
Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET, the company’s software framework that primarily runs on Windows, and release it on GitHub. Microsoft also unveiled plans to take .NET cross-platform by targeting both Mac OS X and Linux.
This is the new Microsoft, this will get more developers, and grow .Net ecosystem. This is Satya Nadella’s Microsoft.
Microsoft plans to open source the entire .NET server stack, from ASP.NET 5 down to the Common Language Runtime and Base Class Libraries. The company will let developers build .NET cloud applications on multiple platforms; it is promising future support of the .NET Core server runtime and framework for Mac and Linux.
I wonder what the license will be like.
every major TLS stack—including Apple SecureTransport, GNUTLS, OpenSSL, NSS, and now Microsoft SChannel—has had a severe vulnerability this year. In some cases, the flaws merely allowed attackers to bypass encryption protections, while others—most notably the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL and the one patched Tuesday in Windows, allowed adversaries to steal highly sensitive data and execute malicious code on vulnerable systems respectively.
You should immediately install a patch Microsoft released.
Winter is coming… I mean, Lollipop is here.