Several Slashdot readers share a blog post: There are two kinds of client applications: The first kind has a “refresh” or “reload” button to make sure your app’s in sync with its server’s view of the world. The second kind is broken. Of late, I have to deal regularly with several apps, notably including an […]
Apple on Tuesday announced a refreshed MacBook with some incremental improvements but nothing likely to dazzle even the staunchest Mac fans. The improved battery life and fanless design got the attention of Eric Smith, a senior analyst at Strategy Analytics. “Battery life is always top of mind for consumers,” he said. However, he was “a […]
Apple has announced upgrades to its iMac line, including Retina displays and Intel sixth-gen Skylake processors. The company also reached deeper into its hat to pull out “magical” new peripherals. The entire 27-inch series of iMacs now come with the 5K Retina displays, while the 21.5 inch iMac comes with a 4K Retina display. There […]
Today’s Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with “motion,” “action” and “clear” numbers that start at 240 and go up from there. They’re all basically made up. Here’s the real story.
jones_supa writes: A massive x86 assembly code spring cleaning has been done in a pull request that is to end up in Linux 4.1. The developers have tried testing the code on many different x86 boxes, but there’s risk of regression when exposing the code to many more systems in the days and weeks ahead. […]
Ahead of Thursday’s Apple event , James R. A. Davenport—author of the data and visualization blog ifweassume.com—decided to investigate the data behind Apple’s product refreshes. Here, he share his findings about refresh times and changing prices. Read more…
Lowdown is a new startup now launching its app globally on the Apple App Store from today. It’s part of a new wave of ‘holistic’ apps that pull various services together to aid your productivity. It competes with refresh which does people search and some of the calendar aspects of Tempo, Sunrise and Magneto. So […]
Skype for Xbox One — or as we like to call it, SuperSkype Extreme — is getting its first update today. Tired of looking through offline contacts to find out if Larry’s online? This update allows for filtration by availability! Tired of Larry lying…