November 28th @ 11:55 AM GMT
SlashDot Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup might include a model with a curved screen similar to Samsung's Edge devices, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke with the Wall Street Journal (paywalled). Apple's suppliers told the paper that they were asked to ''increase output of thinner organic light emitting displays and submit prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung.'' From a report on The Verge (since WSJ is paywalled): But with that in mind, the company is... (Technology)
November 28th @ 11:55 AM GMT
SlashDot An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register: Microsoft has patched flaws that attackers could exploit to compromise all Azure Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) instances. Software engineer Ian Duffy found the flaws while building a secure RHEL image for Microsoft Azure. During that process he noticed an installation script Azure uses in its preconfigured RPM Package Manager contains build host information that allows attackers to find all four Red Hat Update Appliances which expose RE... (Technology)
November 28th @ 11:55 AM GMT
SlashDot Despite all the advancements smartphone companies have made on the phone, desktop platforms continue to be their preferred way to buy stuff online. CNET spoke with a number of people who not only confirmed that they bought things using a laptop or a desktop computer, but also listed the reasons why they don't use their smartphones to do big transactions. From the report: For now, though, buying stuff on a phone is often terrible, so at least for this Cyber Monday you're likely still buyin... (Technology)
November 28th @ 11:55 AM GMT
SlashDot Amazon says it will start capping the number of product reviews any customer can submit in a given week, limiting each person to five/week except for products that have been verified by the company as purchased by the reviewer. From a GeekWire report: Books, music and video are exempt from the limit, but the new cap applies to the rest of Amazon's vast online selection of products. It's the latest move by the e-commerce giant to police its online reviews, a critical resource used by many ... (Technology)
November 28th @ 11:55 AM GMT
SlashDot An anonymous reader shares a Softpedia article: Microsoft has finally acknowledged the potential that the open-source world in general, and Linux in particular, boasts, so the company is exploring its options to expand in this area with every occasion. Most recently, an episode posted on Channel 9 and entitled ''Improvements to Bash on Windows and the Windows Console'' with senior program manager Rich Turner calls for Linux developers to give up on their platforms for Windows 10. ''Fi... (Technology)
November 28th @ 8:53 AM GMT
SlashDot Over the years, Apple may have improved security, filters, and screening process of apps for its Mac's App Store, but even today things the quality of fraudulent apps continue to not only seep through its gatekeepers, but often times outnumber the good apps. How To Geek did some investigation over this and published the findings yesterday in a story titled, ''Don't Be Fooled: The Mac App Store Is Full of Scams''. It didn't take long for the publication to find scam apps on Apple's m... (Technology)
November 28th @ 7:47 AM GMT
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes: A recent iOS update to 10.1.1 fix Apple's Health application has had unintended consequences for many users -- shutdown at 30% battery remaining and lack of audio using Apple Earpods. Users on an Apple forum report that the battery indicator jumps from 30% to 1% (dubbed the 30% bug) and a reboot is required where the phone then runs for a few more hours. Some have taken the iPhone back to receive a replacement only to find the same thing happens. Apple has not r... (Technology)
November 28th @ 7:47 AM GMT
SlashDot About 900,000 Deutsche Telekom fixed-line customers have been hit by network outages, the carries said on Monday, and it could not rule out ''targeted external factors'' as the reason. From a Reuters report: Fixed-line customers have had problems connecting to Deutsche Telekom's network since Sunday afternoon, the company said. ''Based on the pattern of errors, it can not be ruled out that the router has been targeted externally, with the result that it can no longer log on to the ne... (Technology)
November 28th @ 6:40 AM GMT
SlashDot BrianFagioli writes: Microsoft has delivered an incredible feature to Linux-based desktop operating systems by way of the latest Alpha version of its Skype client The newly-released Skype for Linux 1.13 allows users to send SMS test messages from the operating system! True, web-based solutions such as Google Voice have long allowed the sending of text messages, but needing to use a web browser can be a chore. There is convenience and elegance in using the Skype for Linux client. (Technology)
November 28th @ 2:54 AM GMT
SlashDot schwit1 quotes a report from Zero Hedge on Great Britain's newly-enacted ''snoopers' charter'':For those who missed our original reports, here is the new law in a nutshell: it requires telecom companies to keep records of all users' web activity for a year, creating databases of personal information that the firms worry could be vulnerable to leaks and hackers. Civil liberties groups say the law establishes mass surveillance of British citizens, following innocent internet users from... (Technology)
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