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Twitter updates level the playing field for emoji character counts
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Twitter announced today on its developer forum that all emojis will count evenly toward the platform's maximum 280 character limit. Before this update, various modifiers such as gender and skin tone caused certain emojis to use up more characters tha…

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Windows 7 Will Get Updates for Four More Years — If You Pay
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An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: With the Windows 7 end-of-support clock slowly winding down to January 14, 2020, Microsoft is announcing it will offer, for a fee, continuing security updates for the product through January 2023. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has done this for a version of Windows, but it may be the […]

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Apple releases iOS 11.3.1 alongside security updates for macOS 10.13.4
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Enlarge / The 2018 iPad running iOS 11.3. (credit: Samuel Axon) Today, Apple released small software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs: iOS 11.3.1 for the mobile devices, and a security update to the already-released macOS 10.13.4 for Macs. At just over 49 megabytes, iOS 11.3.1 is a minor update that fixes iPhone 8s for […]

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LG promises to speed up bringing Android updates to its smartphones
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LG is making efforts to improve the user experience on its devices after it opened a “Software Upgrade Center” in its native Korea. The new lab will be focused on “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates,” the company explained in a brief statement. The idea is to help get […]

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LG opens 'Software Upgrade Center' to accelerate Android updates
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Despite repeated promises of change by Google and its various hardware partners, slow and spotty rollouts are still the rule rather than the exception when it comes to new versions of the Android operating system. LG's latest plan to turn that around…

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Original 'System Shock' Code Open Sourced, More Updates Promised
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“The folks at Nightdive Studios this week released the source code for a Mac version of Looking Glass Studios’ 1994 classic System Shock,” reports Gamasutra. Friday the game’s new owners unveiled on GitHub “the original, unaltered source code that was discovered by OtherSide Entertainment and graciously shared with us a few months ago… We have […]

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Apple updates operating systems to fix app-crashing bug     – CNET
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Bug causes apps running on iOS devices and Macs to crash when a certain Indian symbol was displayed.

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Apple updates all its operating systems to address Indian Telugu crash
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Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple has released software updates for all four of its consumer operating systems—iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS—to tackle an issue that allowed usage of the Indian Telugu character to cause those devices to crash. The updates are labeled iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update, […]

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Quest Updates Toad Open Source Database Tools
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Quest Software on Monday announced a series of updates to its Toad open source database software applications, including new versions of its Toad Edge, Toad Data Point and Toad Intelligence Central products. After launching the first version of Toad Edge last summer, the company began seeing an uptick in downloads of freeware that supported MySQL […]

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