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The Dell XPS 15 offers serious power and nearly 12 hours of battery life in an attractive chassis.http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/CS-4qW8a8lI/dell-xps-15 to see original story and photos ...

Dell XPS 15 Review

Some of our favorite ultrabooks of the past few years have come courtesy of HP. Topping that list are the Spectre Folio and Spectre x360. While they come from the same company, these two laptops are, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/7f57A2SHWkM/hp-spectre-folio-vs-hp-spectre-x360 to see original story and photos ...

HP Spectre Folio vs. HP Spectre x360: Which Should You Buy?

Whether you know it or not, Big Data is the driving force behind virtually every new technological innovation. From Google algorithms to self-driving cars, the most important developments in the world of tech rely on the in-depth analysis of massive data sets to get the job done. The Big Data Hadoop Spark & Administrator Master Bundle will outfit you with the skills you need to work in this increasingly important industry, and it’s available for ...

Capitalize on the Big Data Revolution with This 100-Hour Bundle

The open internet advocates at Mozilla have shared their concern that Microsoft’s decision to ditch EdgeHTML hands too much power to Google. Microsoft announced it would be dropping its EdgeHTML rendering engine for its desktop Edge browser in favour of Chromium next year. The company uses Chromium for its Android version but has now scrapped an EdgeHTML transition plan. Chromium is an impressive engine, but a reduction in competition is a concern. There’s less incentive ...

Mozilla is concerned about Microsoft’s decision to ditch EdgeHTML

Are you looking for gift ideas for bloggers, designers, developers, or just a more technically savvy friend? Ideally, you would want to choose a gift that is useful for your loved ones. In this article, we have hand-picked the best holiday gift ideas for bloggers, designers, and developers. 1. Airpods Airpods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds made by Apple for their newer iPhones. These are extremely nice and compact which makes it excellent for travels. The ...

19 Amazing Holiday Gift Ideas for Bloggers, Designers & Developers

Indian software outfit HCL Technologies is snapping up $1.8bn worth of IBM's software in a deal expected to close by the middle of 2019. The acquisition, worth just under 5 per cent of a RedHat in IBM parlance, will see the Uttar Pradesh-based company absorb secure app platform Appscan and device manager BigFix. On-premises marketing automation will come courtesy of Unica, eCommerce from Commerce and a Portal digital experience is also included. Connections (for workstream ...

HCL picks up Notes, spanks total of $1.8bn at Honest John’s IBM software sale

Despite there being many apps out there that provide easy access to Android’s file system, Google only recently made available their own file manager app. Released in November of 2017, Files Go was intended to help users of low-end Android Go devices better manage their storage. However, the app quickly became a hit for even non-Android Go users. The app has since been renamed to Files by Google, and has received numerous updates which brought features ...

Files by Google adds support for browsing files on USB OTG drives

The Dell XPS 13 9370 offers strong performance, long battery life and a stunning screen in a chassis that's slimmer and more attractive than ever.http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/u44nSXdKyIg/dell-xps-13 to see original story and photos ...

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) Review

ARCore has been receiving very consistent updates over the last six months. Version 1.2 was shown off at Google I/O earlier this Summer, and now version 1.6 is here just a short time after 1.5 was released. The new features in this release include better lighting effects, screen capture abilities, and support for two new devices. For those unfamiliar, ARCore is Google’s augmented reality platform. It’s available on a wide variety of devices. ARCore is ...

Google ARCore 1.6 improves lighting effects, Huawei P20 Lite now supported

There comes a point when we have to move on in life. This can include a particular relationship, a job, or something trivial like an older version of Android, which is the case with Google Play Services. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released over 7 years ago and Google believes it’s time to retire this old sweet treat. This week the company announced that Google Play Services is discontinuing support for API 14 and ...

Google Play Services is dropping support for Android ICS (API 14-15)

Razer shocked the smartphone industry when they acquired Nextbit and everyone was curious what would come of it. The company had previously released the Razer Forge TV, and while we wouldn’t call it a failure, it didn’t grab the attention as much as other set-top boxes on the market at that time. They ended up releasing the Razer Phone with a 120Hz display (one of the first available in the world) and followed that up with ...

Razer Phone 2 update improves the color, brightness, and HDR of the camera

Nokia (both the company and the brand) has had quite an interesting history when it comes to cellular phones. Many of us have heard of the Nokia 3310 as it was virtually indestructible with reports citing the company sold over 126 million units worldwide. Their cellular division was sold to Microsoft who created and then shut down the Lumia brand for their Windows Phone project but then we saw a resurgence in Nokia as HMD ...

HMD Global talks about sales, gaming phones, and the Nokia 9

Samsung has been one of the last hold-outs when it comes to using display notches. They recently showed that would be changing soon as they revealed 3 display cutout styles at their developer conference. One of those styles, the Infinity-O display, is set to debut on the Samsung Galaxy A8s, and we just saw it pass through TENAA. We recently saw some concept renders of the Galaxy A8s with the Infinity-O display cutout for the ...

Samsung Galaxy A8s passes through TENAA with Infinity-O display hole

The selection of “compact” smartphones is not as diverse as some people might like. Most flagship phones these days have very large displays and they can be difficult to use with one hand. The Pixel 3 fits into the “compact” category, but it doesn’t have a ton of company. Sony has the aptly named “Compact” series that offers smaller devices, and we’re getting our first look at the Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact. Just recently, we ...

Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact renders reveal big bezels and single rear camera

Chipset giant Qualcomm has made the bold prediction that every Android manufacturer will debut a 5G handset by the end of 2019. Qualcomm’s chipsets power a large portion of smartphones from a range of manufacturers, so it’s likely the company has some insight into their plans. A slide presented during a keynote at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii listed the firms partnered with Qualcomm on their 5G rollout. The list included: ASUS, Fujitsu, Google, ...

Qualcomm: Every Android OEM will debut a 5G device in 2019

Say Hello to the New Editor We’ve made some big upgrades to the editor. Our new block-based editor is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site. You’ll have more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living. Building with Blocks The new block-based editor won’t change the way any of your content ...

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”

Do you want to move your Tumblr blog to WordPress? WordPress is the most powerful website builder and blogging platform in the world. I gives you complete freedom to build any type of website that you want. In this article, we will show you how to properly move your blog from Tumblr to WordPress. Why You Should Move Your Tumblr Blog to WordPress? WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. It powers ...

How to Properly Move Your Blog from Tumblr to WordPress

WordPress 5.0 was released just a few hours ago. It is the first and the only major WordPress release of 2018 with a whole new set of improvements and some big changes. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 5.0 and which features you should try after updating your websites. WordPress 5.0 is a major release and unless you are on a managed WordPress hosting service, you’ll have to manually initiate ...

What’s New in WordPress 5.0 (Features and Screenshots)

Microsoft Connect(); Azure Containers and Serverless processes were given some attention at this week’s Microsoft Connect(); 2018 event, with the Kubernetes Service and Azure Functions being given feature bumps. Azure Kubernetes Service The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) became generally available in June, handing users a toolset to manage their containerised applications on Microsoft’s cloud. While great on paper, and featuring some neat debugging tools, a requirement that users manually scale things and a tendency to ...

Virtual Nodes and Cluster Autoscaling arrive at Microsoft’s Azure Kubernetes Party

Users of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, rejoice! Microsoft has slung out a hefty patch to, er, fix a whole bunch of stuff that was broken in the Update of the Damned. Released last night, KB4469342 is packed full of updates, with two notable changes lurking at the end of the list of tweaks. The failure of mapped drives to reconnect after starting and logging into a Windows device – which was a showstopper ...

Incoming! Microsoft unleashes more fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft on Thursday said it intends to use the open-source Chromium browser engine in the desktop version of its Edge browser, promising the two per cent of global internet users who favor Edge an improved web experience. Joe Belfiore, corporate veep of Windows, announced the plan, which was reported earlier this week. "Ultimately, we want to make the web experience better for many different audiences," he said. One of those audiences may be macOS users, ...

It’s official. Microsoft pushes Google over the Edge, shifts browser to Chromium engine

Semtech has announced that Australian carrier National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) is deploying a publicly available network based on the LoRaWAN protocol that will leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices and technology to build Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The network will rolled out with Australian agriculture company Goanna Ag, with an aim to bring smarter irrigation management solutions to Australian cotton growers. The network, which is an extension of NNNCo’s existing LoRaWAN-based network coverage, covers an ...

Semtech utilises IoT-equipped LoRa devices in agriculture and smart ranching

The year is coming to an end, which means we’ll soon see the next generation of mobile devices. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has been leaked in all of its quad rear camera glory, and everyone is excited to hear more about Samsung’s next flagship. However, the existence of the next generation flagship does not take away from the positives of the current generation products. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ and the Samsung Galaxy ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Alpine White and Galaxy S9+ Polaris Blue launch in India

The Chinese vendor hopes to make a big splash through attractive pricing, but faces a tough market Xiaomi is aiming to ship two million smartphones in the UK to take 10 per cent of the country’s smartphone market over the next 12 months. An ambition that would probably secure the vendor a comfortable fourth place. Analysts speaking to Mobile News have described the target as a “stretch”, though they do expect the Chinese manufacturer to ...

Xiaomi thinks big in UK, but can it make 10pc dreams a reality?

Editors' Note: Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET with additional information throughout the story.WAILEA, Hawaii — The day after releasing a 7-nanometer processing platform for mobile smartphones with the Snapd...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/EfeQ_d80e1c/qualcomm-snapdragon-8cx-specs-release-date to see original story and photos ...

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for Laptops: Everything You Need to Know

According to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we can expect to see truly wireless earbuds like the Apple AirPods released by both Google and Amazon going into the second half of 2019. This was in a note seen by Business Insider written by Kuo himself. “We believe that AirPods’ success has drawn Google and Amazon’s attention and these two companies will launch AirPod-alike products in [the second half of 2019],” Kuo wrote. “The combined shipments of two ...

Google and Amazon may launch truly wireless earbuds in 2019

Qualcomm is best known among our readers for their Snapdragon mobile platforms, but over the past two years, the company has worked to expand into the laptop space by introducing a new class of product: the Always On, Always Connected PC. Nearly two years ago to this very day, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a partnership to get Windows 10 on ARM running on “premium-tier” Snapdragon mobile platforms. We later learned that the company’s existing Snapdragon ...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx will power the next premium Always On, Always Connected PCs

Huawei has been in the headlines quite a lot lately and December has only just begun. Late last month, we heard about Huawei preparing a smartphone that would have a hole in the top left corner for the camera. This would allow the company to shrink the top bezel of the phone, but it also looks very familiar to what Samsung showed off at SDC 2018 just weeks earlier. There’s a new rumor floating around ...

Huawei may launch a phone this month capable of taking 3D pictures

Facebook has removed a controversial policy which prevented developers from building features that compete with its own. Prior to today, Platform Policy section 4.1 stated: “Don’t replicate core functionality that Facebook already provides.” Considering how often Facebook is seen to borrow ideas from the likes of Snapchat, Twitter, and more, it was a policy always frowned upon by developers. And Facebook enforced it. Vine was one high-profile casualty of Facebook’s policy. The once popular video ...

Facebook now allows developers to compete with its own features

Do you want to install WordPress on your Windows computer locally? Working with WordPress on your computer allows you to test new WordPress features, learn how to develop with WordPress, and make websites before migrating them to the live server. In this article, we will show you how to properly install WordPress on Windows using WAMP. Why You Should Install WordPress on Windows? Installing WordPress locally on your computer gives you a testing environment that ...

How to Install WordPress on your Windows Computer Using WAMP

NoSQL database slinger MongoDB bragged about winning conservative customers from legacy vendors as it reported another quarter of increasing revenues – but also saw operating and net losses increase. The New York firm, which went public about a year ago, reported results for the three months to 31 October 2018 last night. It also said that chief beancounter Michael Gordon would take on the role of chief operating officer as well as CFO. Revenues rose ...

MongoDB’s Atlas shrugs, with all NoSQL biz’s customer growth resting on its shoulders

Microsoft's Slack-alike, Teams, has taken a beating from the stick of instability, and was still wobbling at the time of publication. Users around Europe and beyond began reporting issues connecting to the online collaboration platform from around 10:00 UTC. The problems cover both the app and web versions of Teams, with users' sessions repeatedly reconnecting and requests to restart popping up. @MicrosoftTeams getting very familiar with this screen, possibly the most reliable feature in teams ...

It’s the wobbly Microsoft service sweepstake! If you have ‘Teams’, you’ve won a lifetime Slack sub

It would appear that the kickback against big tech continues apace as Facebook has dropped out of a list of the top 50 best places to work in the UK and Google has been knocked off its top spot... by a water company. That's according to the results from the 2019 Employee's Choice Best Places To Work list, which is compiled each year by Glassdoor based on staffer feedback between October 2017 and October 2018 ...

How the mighty have fallen: Anglian Water knocks Google off perch as UK’s best workplace

Sandwiched between the open source excitement of Microsoft’s Connect(); 2018 event was news to set the hearts of database fans a-quiver. As well as a slew of new toys, the cost of entry and scaling of its globally distributed database service, Cosmos DB, was lowered considerably. Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s crack at a distributed NoSQL database along the lines of Amazon’s DynamoDB. An evolution of Azure’s DocumentDB service, the tooling gives customers a read and ...

Microsoft makes a dip in the Azure Cosmos DB pool just a bit more tempting with another price drop

The first public preview of Visual Studio 2019 was tossed to developers on Tuesday at Microsoft's Connect(); 2018 event. The Register took it for a spin to see what was up. The law of diminishing returns means... not much. Visual Studio has, after all, been evolving for the best part of 21 years. However, that has not stopped Microsoft trying to teach the old dog new tricks. So, about that Start Window Experience For developers ...

Ooo shiny! First Visual Studio 2019 sneak peek here in time for Chrimbo

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 is currently underway in Hawaii, USA. The event has played host to the newest processor release from Qualcomm — namely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855; as well as to concrete information about the next step in the future of mobile network connectivity — 5G. The Snapdragon 855 is 5G-ready as it is compatible with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, making 5G a much closer reality than what it was last year ...

OnePlus’ Snapdragon 855 5G phone may be $200-$300 more expensive

Global shipments of wearable devices are forecast to increase by 25.8% year over year to $225 million (GBP 176.3 million) in 2019, according to the latest figures from Gartner. The research firm also predicted that that the end-user spending on wearable devices will reach to $42 billion (GBP 32.9 million) in 2019. It has been estimated that 74 million smartwatches will be shipped in 2019 which will make them the top segment of all wearable ...

Global wearable device sales to rise 26% in 2019, says Gartner

The Xiaomi POCO F1 is shaping up to be the OnePlus One of 2018. With top notch specs, aggressive pricing and a friendly attitude towards third party development, the Poco F1 is settling into the void left behind in the flagship killer space. While OnePlus has “temporarily scaled back its developer program“, Poco is stepping up its own developer relations. Poco recently teamed up with us here at XDA-Developers in order to kickstart development for ...

POCO invites Indians to meet some of the community developers working on the POCO F1

If there’s one thing I enjoy the most about the Android platform it is the open source nature. This allows talented developers to create mods which change various parts of the software and in some cases can completely change the software that’s running on the hardware. These mods can be quite popular as they help to personalize the product we just spent upwards of $1,000 (or more in some cases) on. A highly requested mod ...

How to change the OnePlus 6T’s Splash Screen [Root]

Less than a week ago, Huawei published an image to hint that they would be launching a new smartphone in the near future. As more companies transition to near bezel-less screens, they’re coming up with different ways to keep various pieces of hardware. For instance, it’s easy to shrink the side bezels since there isn’t anything there, but the top and bottom bezels are more difficult due to speakers, connectors, cameras, and sensors. Huawei’s teaser image ...

Huawei Nova 4 leaked photos show display hole and dual cameras

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