Windows Apps

Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Launches, Features Optimized Storage, Better Touch Bar Support, More

- Aug 21, 2018<p>Parallels has announced the release of Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac, an update to their virtualization software that allows users to …

Software

Parallels 14 brings macOS Mojave support, big speed boost

Parallels, the popular virtualization software for Mac, just got a massive upgrade.<p>Version 14 comes with macOS Mojave support and a significant speed boost, as well as welcome storage optimizations. It also brings a bunch of handy new features, including the ability to access Windows apps shortcuts …

Apple

SMBs at higher risk of sophisticated cyberattacks: Here are the top threats

Attacks including malware and cryptominers are targeting SMBs, and cybersecurity budgets can't keep up.<p>The majority of SMBs (57%) are seeing an …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Store will stop accepting Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps on October 31

Microsoft today announced a few deadlines for developers who have built Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps. The Microsoft Store will stop accepting new apps with Windows Phone 8.x or earlier or Windows 8/8.1 packages (XAP and APPX) on October 31, 2018.<p>In July 2019, Microsoft will stop distributing …

Windows Phone

Netflix Is Testing Ads for Its Original Content

Netflix has confirmed it is testing showing ads for its original content.<p>The ads reportedly come in between episodes and feature trailers for …

TV

Playing Windows Games On Linux Is About To Get Much Easier

Valve is apparently taking another stab at increasing the appeal and usability of PC gaming on Linux, but it won’t require installing SteamOS or investing in a new type of Steam Machine. The approach <i>this</i> time around is more sensible, and frankly kind of exciting. I’ve spent a month now exclusively …

Linux

Arm on Windows 10, Chromebooks: Can its new chips challenge Intel on desktop?

Arm unveils its 2020 roadmap, with its Deimos and Hercules chips aiming to take on Intel's dominance.<p><i>Video: New Arm processors for mobile devices</i> …

Windows 10

Simplify IT Management and Enforcement With Samsung DeX

Do you want to improve end-user computing in your company? Maybe save some money along the way, and improve security as well? I have a simple answer …

Laptops

Intel acquires Vertex.AI, Google’s hearing aid specification for Android, and Neurala’s AI for Good competition

Intel has acquired deep learning company Vertex.AI into its Artificial Intelligence Product Group. Intel will continue to develop the deep learning …

Hearing Aids

Batch-convert iPhone HEIC photos to JPEG format

Now that you know how to copy an iPhone photo album to your PC, let's look at another important process: converting those photos to a more common format.<p>As you may recall, with the release of iOS 11, Apple switched over to HEIF technology from the long-standard JPEG. That means any photos (those …

How-To's

Twitter Cuts API Feature Access

Due to what it’s calling “technical and business constraints,” Twitter is officially cutting off access to API features, on which many third-party …

Marketing

ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips

With PC makers like Asus and HP beginning to design laptops and tablets around ARM chips, ARM itself has decided to emerge from the shadows and unroll its roadmap to challenge Intel through at least 2020.ARM’s now-public roadmap represents its first processors that are designed for the PC space. …

Computer Hardware

Twitter cuts some developer tools to refocus on core experiences

Twitter (TWTR +2.3%) says it's cutting support for some outdated developer tools as it refocuses on core experiences.<p>It will stop support for Twitter …

Business

Twitter ends support for legacy APIs, cause developer angst

Twitter says it'll communicate more effectively with developers and noted that technical and business constraints are ending legacy API …

Apps

Twitter removes key features in third-party apps

San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated but key developer …

Apps

Valve may offer tools to play Windows games on Steam Machines

As long as you're happy with emulation.<p>Valve's Steam Machine platform hasn't really taken off, and it's not just because of the hardware. When few developers are willing to release Linux-native versions of games to run on Steam OS, there just isn't a lot to play. Thankfully, the company may have a …

Technology

Introducing MSIX, the one installer for all Windows apps

Building installers on Windows used to be complicated. It all depended on which installation tool were you using and how was your code being …

Apps

Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

Files hint at "Steam Play" compatibility tools to help expand SteamOS library.<p>Valve appears to be working on a set of "compatibility tools," called …

Linux

Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

There’s an “Alt OS mode” coming to Chrome OS on Chromebooks, and it seems that it’ll be activated soon. In the code mix is the name Campfire, what …

Windows 10

Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

Image: @cooksuck / Twitter<p>You wanted: Office upgrade hacks, vacuum-sealed KFC and the best apps for Windows 10. Kick off your Monday by checking out …

Apps

Boost Your Personal Computing Experience With Linux

When comes to personal computing most of us will prefer Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows is ruling the world of personal computing as it holds …

Linux

Windows Community Toolkit snags major update to version 4.0

Microsoft has some big updates in store for Windows Community Toolkit's latest release.Just after reaching a milestone of one million downloads, …

Open Source Movement

The easiest way to copy an iPhone photo album to your PC

It was a pretty typical weekend project: My daughter's graduation party was coming up, so I wanted to put together a photo slideshow. Of course, like most parents, my wife and I had years' worth of photos trapped on our iPhones. How could we quickly and easily move them to a laptop and into a …

How-To's

Installing Windows apps on Linux is about to get easier with Winepak

Jack Wallen discusses how the installation of Windows apps will soon no longer be a barrier to entry, thanks to Winepak.<p>If you've ever wanted to make …

Linux

Linux kernel bug: TCP flaw lets remote attackers stall devices with tiny DoS attack

'SegmentSmack' Linux bug gives a remote attacker the means to knock out a system with minimal traffic.<p><i>Video: The 2013 flaw that's still used to turn</i> …

Information Security

Apple really wants your next PC to be a Mac -- and the timing's right

Apple appears to be taking a small step to make it easier for enterprises to upgrade their clapped-out old legacy Windows systems in favour of new …

Business Technology

Resize Your Windows Apps to Any Dimensions You Want with 'Sizer'

<b>Windows:</b> It’s been a long, long time since we talked about the Windows app <b>Sizer</b>, recently rewritten to be more compatible with Windows 10 apps. It’s …

Apps

Windows apps made on Linux hit by security fail

That Windows app you made on a Linux system actually isn't as protected from attacks as you thought.<p><i>Video: The 2013 flaw that's still used to turn</i> …

Linux

Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

The service known as Shadow by Blade spread across the United States this week in a newly minted USA-wide upgrade. This service was first introduced …

Gaming

Snapdragon-powered Windows PCs are getting 64-bit app support

Microsoft got Windows fans excited last year with its unveiling of PCs powered by ARM mobile processors for all-day battery life. It’s now set to improve on these by introducing support for 64-bit apps.<p>Speaking to Engadget, the company’s general manager for Windows Erin Chappie said that it would …

Apps