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From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II

Enlarge / How could Peter Bright ditch all this for the minimalism of MacOS? He loves the color purple far too much to do that, right? ...
HP’s ZBook x2: A uniquely powerful riff on the productive tablet

HP’s ZBook x2: A uniquely powerful riff on the productive tablet

Peter Bright Since Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, ...
From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn't have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here's Win10, Win8, Windows XP, a ...
Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the road

Driverless shuttles will beat other autonomous vehicles to the road

Shared autonomous vehicles, self-driving buses, driverless shuttles — whatever you call them, these vehicles are beating autonomous cars to the road.  ...
Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt

Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt

Enlarge / The Essential Phone. It sounds like the Essential Phone is dead. A report from Bloomberg says the smartphone startup h ...
Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Enlarge / A Google Home smart speaker. Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, a ...
Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Andrew Cunningham Newly released court documents reveal just how much Apple apparently knew about the iPhone 6's and 6 Plus' pro ...
HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life

HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life

Valentina Palladino A 15-inch laptop will rarely top anyone's list of the most comfortably portable PCs out there. However, port ...
Samsung might save Android smartwatches from irrelevance

Samsung might save Android smartwatches from irrelevance

Enlarge / The Samsung Gear S3. Today, Google's Android-based smartwatch platform—Wear OS—seems like a dead end. It's currently t ...
Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio

Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio

Jeff Dunn Amazon confirmed an Echo owner's privacy-sensitive allegation on Thursday, after Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 reported ...
YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads

YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads

Enlarge / The home screen of the revamped YouTube Music app, running on an iPad. Jeff Dunn Google has confirmed that its revampe ...
Apple, VW sign driverless car deal for Apple campus shuttles, NY Times sources say

Apple, VW sign driverless car deal for Apple campus shuttles, NY Times sources say

Enlarge / A T9 Transporter van like this could soon shuttle Apple employees. The New York Times reported this evening that Appl ...
New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

Intel Skylake die shot. A new attack that uses processors' speculative-execution capabilities to leak data, named Speculative St ...
Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China’s App Store

Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China’s App Store

ymgerman / Getty Images News A new group of apps in China's App Store is facing scrutiny from Apple. According to a report from ...
Small group of iOS devs form “Developers Union” to request App Store changes

Small group of iOS devs form “Developers Union” to request App Store changes

A small group of developers for Apple platforms has banded together to request new features and policies from Apple, and its me ...
Google removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto from its Code of Conduct

Google removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto from its Code of Conduct

Is Google chill with being evil?Image:  Iain Masterto/getty imagesBy Nicole Gallucci2018-05-19 21:43:13 UTC To be evil or not to be evil — th ...
Coca-Cola’s using Bluetooth to help you make personalized drinks

Coca-Cola’s using Bluetooth to help you make personalized drinks

Look out world, Coca-Cola is introducing beverages to Bluetooth. On Friday, the company announced its brand new soda machine, the Coca-Cola Freestyle ...
As the Web moves toward HTTPS by default, Chrome will remove “secure” indicator

As the Web moves toward HTTPS by default, Chrome will remove “secure” indicator

Back in February, Google announced its plans to label all sites accessed over regular unencrypted HTTP as "not secure," startin ...
I Love Sharp’s New Steam Powered Oven Even If My Steak Was Soggy

I Love Sharp’s New Steam Powered Oven Even If My Steak Was Soggy

Photo: Andrew Liszewski (Gizmodo)As Moe the Bartender proudly reveals his new restaurant’s Navy surplus deep fryer that can flash fry a buffalo in 40 ...
New YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 monthly, add $2 to get all Red perks

New YouTube Music Premium costs $9.99 monthly, add $2 to get all Red perks

The long wait for YouTube's revamped music service is nearly over: the company announced on its blog that it will debut the new ...
“Smart diaper” by Alphabet’s Verily would skip sniff test to answer: #1 or #2?

“Smart diaper” by Alphabet’s Verily would skip sniff test to answer: #1 or #2?

Enlarge / What's that kid packin'? Tech companies are always hoping to clear out the competition with their latest wearable. But ...
Intel makes its first 10nm Cannon Lake chips official

Intel makes its first 10nm Cannon Lake chips official

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 Intel's transition to building processors on a 10nm manufacturing process has been delayed repeatedly. Once u ...
Report: Microsoft is going to try to make a cheap Surface tablet… again

Report: Microsoft is going to try to make a cheap Surface tablet… again

The Surface 3's non-LTE version. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is going to release a $400, 10-inch, Intel-powered Surface tab ...
Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs

Enlarge / Intel SSD 600p. The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is now being blocked from installing on systems with certain Inte ...
A dozen Google employees quit over military drone project

A dozen Google employees quit over military drone project

Enlarge / A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper.USAF / Airman First Class Adarius Petty Despite protests from employees, Google is still ...
Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail

Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail

As promised, Google has rolled out new key features for Gmail. Native offline mail support is now available after it was promis ...
GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros give AMD what it needs to conquer the corporate desktop

GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros give AMD what it needs to conquer the corporate desktop

Enlarge / The dark block on the left is the four-core Zen CCX. On the right is the GPU. AMD has launched a new range of Ryzen Pr ...
The 5 best video streaming devices for every kind of binge watcher

The 5 best video streaming devices for every kind of binge watcher

When you start researching video streaming devices, the first ones you'll find will likely be Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Between ...
Dealmaster: TCL’s new Roku TVs are here, so the old one is down to $500 today

Dealmaster: TCL’s new Roku TVs are here, so the old one is down to $500 today

Enlarge / TCL looks to be clearing out inventory on last year's Roku TVs. TCL has announced a one-day sale that marks its P605 R ...
Microsoft can’t fix “flickergate” Surface Pro 4s with software, so it’s replacing them

Microsoft can’t fix “flickergate” Surface Pro 4s with software, so it’s replacing them

At first glance, it's easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft will replace Surface Pro 4s that are af ...
Explorer is getting a dark theme, and it’s very dark

Explorer is getting a dark theme, and it’s very dark

Enlarge / The dark Explorer theme. As long-time practitioners of the "dark theme" concept—it's still an option here at Ars for t ...
Google’s Android TV dongle is real, but it won’t end up in stores

Google’s Android TV dongle is real, but it won’t end up in stores

Enlarge / The ADT-2 Android TV dongle. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—That Android TV dongle that showed up at the FCC last month is real ...
Apple reportedly removing apps that share location data with third parties

Apple reportedly removing apps that share location data with third parties

ymgerman / Getty Images News Apple is reportedly enforcing some of its privacy rules more stringently for apps in its App Store. ...
Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings

Notepad gets a major upgrade, now does Unix line endings

Notepad, the text editor that ships with Windows, is not a complicated application. For many, this is its major advantage—by ha ...
Apple: All app updates must support the iPhone X and iOS 11 come July

Apple: All app updates must support the iPhone X and iOS 11 come July

Enlarge / This Apple-made graph illustrates the dimensions of the iPhone X display for app developers. Apple posted a note to de ...
Google’s ARCore 1.2 enables multiplayer AR across Android and iOS

Google’s ARCore 1.2 enables multiplayer AR across Android and iOS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—Google is launching a new version of its augmented reality platform for Android, ARCore 1.2. Version 1.2 ...
Google’s ML Kit offers easy machine learning APIs for Android and iOS

Google’s ML Kit offers easy machine learning APIs for Android and iOS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—Google is launching a new SDK for machine learning for its Firebase developer platform called "ML Kit." T ...
In blocking autoplay videos, Chrome is breaking many Web-based games

In blocking autoplay videos, Chrome is breaking many Web-based games

Enlarge / Developer Bennett Foddy had to update cult classic QWOP to work with Chrome's new update. Many other Web-based games may not be ...
Google details new Android P features, including iPhone X-like gesture controls

Google details new Android P features, including iPhone X-like gesture controls

Enlarge / The insanely colorful Android P Easter Egg. MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Google I/O 2018 has officially kicked off, and with it ...
Google News gets Material Design look, better personalization with AI

Google News gets Material Design look, better personalization with AI

At Google I/O today, Google debuted its revamped Google News program that attempts to highlight "the best of what journalism ha ...
Google Duplex will call salons, restaurants, and pretend to be human for you [Updated]

Google Duplex will call salons, restaurants, and pretend to be human for you [Updated]

Tuesday's I/O keynote included a segment on Google Assistant with a slew of newly announced features, but none was as startling ...
Gmail’s new “smart compose” feature will help you write emails faster

Gmail’s new “smart compose” feature will help you write emails faster

Rom Amadeo At today's I/O keynote, Google announced a new Gmail feature dubbed "smart compose." This AI-based system will let Gm ...
Liveblog: Google I/O 2018 | Ars Technica

Liveblog: Google I/O 2018 | Ars Technica

Enlarge / Shoreline Amphitheatre, as seen at Google I/O 2017.Ron Amadeo Join us Tuesday, May 8, for Google's biggest show of th ...
Report: Butterfly MacBook Pro keyboards require more frequent, more expensive repairs

Report: Butterfly MacBook Pro keyboards require more frequent, more expensive repairs

Enlarge / The keyboard on the 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro. An AppleInsider article has stoked some consumer frustration over Appl ...
Build 2018: Microsoft embraces its new platforms, Azure and Microsoft 365

Build 2018: Microsoft embraces its new platforms, Azure and Microsoft 365

Enlarge / An oil platform moored in Scotland. It's not on fire. SEATTLE—Windows isn't going away any time soon. A glance at Micr ...
Best Mother’s Day tech gift ideas: Ars Technica

Best Mother’s Day tech gift ideas: Ars Technica

Enlarge / We're guessing Fitbits will be a pretty popular gift this Mother's Day, at least as far as gadgets go. Valentina Palladino ...
Android Things 1.0 launches, Google promises 3 years of updates for every device

Android Things 1.0 launches, Google promises 3 years of updates for every device

Enlarge / The Android Things Rainbow Hat from Pimoroni. It's Google I/O week and even though the keynote isn't until tomorrow, n ...
Google announces new political ad security, transparency efforts

Google announces new political ad security, transparency efforts

Google is following Facebook's lead on political ad transparency.Image: Photothek via Getty ImagesBy Marcus Gilmer2018-05-06 16:53:42 UTC As ...
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