iOS updates aren’t as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your iPhone or iPad work much better. Case in point, some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 betas is way more exciting than what Apple actually announced.
Microsoft is planning to end production of its Atom-based Surface 3 tablets in December 2016. Will there be more devices coming in the Surface line this year or next? There’s no official word.
Apple revealed that most built-in iOS apps could be removed from the home screen in iOS 10, and the world celebrated. But shortly thereafter, Apple revealed one very notable caveat: you’re only removing the apps’ icons — the app itself is still loaded on the phone.
Google has announced that certain Android Wear flavored smartwatches can now be paired with specific iPhone models running iOS 8.2 or higher. The iPhone models that support Android Wear are the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. All that an iOS user needs to do is download and install the new Android Wear for iOS app.
Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there’s a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone’s phone and take over, just by knowing the phone’s number.
Microsoft executive Jerry Nixon confirmed at the company’s Ignite conference last week that the upcoming Windows 10 update will be the company’s last version of Windows. That doesn’t mean Windows is going away — far from it.
The reality is that Windows 10, which is expected to be the last of the traditional big bang launches, is likely to complete Microsoft’s transition from a software licensing model to a cloud computing one.
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