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Oracle open-sources DTrace under the GPL

Oracle appears to have open-sourced DTrace, the system instrumentation tool that Sun Microsystems created in the early 2000s and which has been beloved of many-a-sysadmin ever since. As noted by developer Mark J. Wielaard, this commit by an Oracle developer shows that something is afoot. Big Red recently listed DTrace as one of the open source projects it hosts and has also created a new mailing list for discussion of what it's called a "Linux ...

Chrome OS and Android Integration may go beyond SMS according to the latest commits

When the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were released, there was a rather interesting system app that was pre-installed on the two devices. Called “SMS Connect,” the app will presumably help you sync your SMS with a Chromebook. While the app is currently non-functional, its setup activity can be accessed which allows us to see exactly what the app does. Furthermore, we can also enable a flag on Chrome OS that reveals the ...

How to Annotate Books in Microsoft Edge

The ability to read books in the browser is one of the overlooked features of Microsoft Edge. Now, you can do more than just read.One of Microsoft’s latest updates brought the ability to annotate book...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/Kf3yc-IkOgg/annotate-books-microsoft-edge to see original story and photos ...

A Boon for Privacy: Android P will Prevent Idle Background Apps from Accessing the Camera

Android P, the next major version of Android, could be weeks away from an official unveiling, and although its core user-facing features are still unknown to us, we are discovering many little tidbits thanks to Android’s open source nature. We know that it’ll let carriers hide signal strength and define how they’re displayed in the status bar, for example, and we’ve uncovered evidence that Google may remove developer access to undocumented and hidden APIs. Bloomberg ...

Download: Last Snapchat APK before the Ugly Redesign

With more than 187 million daily active users as of Q4 2017, Snapchat is one of the most popular mobile applications in the world. Unfortunately, it recently received a redesign that many have described as “ugly”. Case in point: An online petition urging Snap, Inc. to restore the app’s old design exceeded 1 million signatures. The new Snapchat began to roll out in November, but only a small subset of users in the beta channel ...

Salon Booking System for WordPress

February 19th in Plugin Lists, Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . Those of you who run an online business know that your customers will expect to be able to find and book your service online. We have already covered plenty of appointment booking plugins here. Salon Booking is another simple tool that lets you manage appointments in WordPress. It provides you with multiple views, customizable notifications, and various payment options. ???? Visual Drag & Drop ...

How to Create a Twitter Bot with Node.js

Twitter bots have been in the news over the past few years due to election meddling, not only in the United States but stretching across the globe.  There are, however, good and logical reasons for creating Twitter bots.  In order to see how easy it was to create a Twitter bot, for good or evil, I decided to create my own Twitter bot.  Five minutes of work and I had a working bot -- let's ...

Microsoft Sale at Amazon: 2-in-1 Laptops from $599

It's Presidents Day weekend and Amazon is doing what it does best — price matching its competitors at every step.The online giant seems to have the Microsoft Store in its crosshairs this holiday weeke...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/qRA-0KrSSw0/three-microsoft-laptop-deals-cheaper-amazon to see original story and photos ...

4 Shopify Plugins for WordPress

February 17th in Plugin Lists, Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . In the past few months, we have covered plenty of cool e-commerce solutions for WordPress. What if you run a Shopify store and would like to integrate it with WordPress? These 4 Shopify plugins can help: Currently trending WordPress plugins Shopify Connect for WooCommerce: connects your Shopify store to your WooCommerce site, giving you the best of both worlds. With this plugin, Shopify will ...
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