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macOS Catalina is less buggy than iOS 13 but has a different problem

macOS Catalina is less buggy than iOS 13 but has a different problem

This year might end up being unkind to Apple's software if the past few days continue their trend. iOS 13, one of Apple's most monumental releases for its mobile platform, has had three emergency releases in just a week to quickly patch up critical security bugs. macOS Catalina, an equally big release, was pushed back later than initially promised. The latest macOS update has finally rolled out and, fortunately, it isn't as bug-ridden as iOS 13. Unfortunately, it has its own share of controversy that is leaving some users and developers out in the cold.

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Windows 7 extended support extend to small, midsize businesses

Windows 7 extended support extend to small, midsize businesses

Microsoft bills Windows 10 as its most secure Windows ever given how it is able to quickly roll out security patches as they come. It might also be its most unstable Windows ever given how often those updates break something in return. Considering those factors, it was probably no surprise to Microsoft that not everyone is ready to jump to it yet, even those on the nearly ancient Windows 7. Rather than lose those customers to, say, Linux, Microsoft is offering business using Windows 7 with extended life support but, unsurprisingly, it won't come cheap.

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Chrome OS 77 brings virtual desktops, media notifications, and more

Chrome OS 77 brings virtual desktops, media notifications, and more

Google is expected to launch a new Pixel-branded Chromebook in just a few weeks and those vying for that device will have a shiny new Chrome OS release waiting for them. Of course, all Chromebook owners will be able to enjoy the new stable release of Chrome OS 77, though some might have features unavailable to older devices. With the latest release, Chrome OS is delivering features that makes the honestly odd operating system not only more accessible but also more productive.

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Windows 10 hits a big milestone ahead of Surface event

Windows 10 hits a big milestone ahead of Surface event

At this point, it seems that Windows 10 is something of an unstoppable force. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 is now running on 900 million devices around the world. That means Windows 10 is on track to hit one billion devices at some point in 2020, which will be a pretty monumental achievement when it happens.

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iOS 13.1 released now with bug fixes and iPadOS

iOS 13.1 released now with bug fixes and iPadOS

Today Apple released iOS 13.1 and iPadOS. These updates will bring a few new features to the iPhones on which they're available, and will bring a new user experience to the iPad. This update was originally scheduled to be released on September 30, 2019, then was changed to Tuesday, September 24, also known as today. This update should be release for your device right this minute.

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Windows 10 updates continue giving users headaches

Windows 10 updates continue giving users headaches

Things don't look to good for a company that's supposedly cleaning up its update act. Microsoft has stated that it's taking a break from making big feature changes this year to give way to fixing bugs and polishing features. But if these two successive cumulative updates are any indication, the company might be a long way from regaining users' trust in updates that won't break things as much as they fix them.

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Huawei now sells MateBook laptops in China running Linux

Huawei now sells MateBook laptops in China running Linux

Ever since Huawei was put on the US' blacklist, the future of its products has been put into question. The company has more or less bragged about its self-sufficiency in terms of hardware components but software, especially mobile, is a different story. The company has been reportedly looking for alternative operating systems to put on its devices and it seems it may have settled on Linux for some of its laptops being sold in China.

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Huawei Mate 30 may launch without licensed Android

Huawei Mate 30 may launch without licensed Android

The Huawei Mate 30 will be revealed on September 18 in Munich, with or without a Google-licensed version of Android onboard. Comments from anonymously-sourced officials from Huawei and Google suggest the next major smartphone from Huawei may be a landmark release. Sources familiar with the matter suggest that the event will go on as scheduled, but did not specify when the phone would go on sale.

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Android Q is now Android 10 as Google makes huge brand shakeup

Android Q is now Android 10 as Google makes huge brand shakeup

As we close in on Android's 11th birthday, Google has announced a major update to the operating system's brand. Perhaps the biggest component of this brand shake up is a change in the way Google names Android releases. On top of that, Google is also giving the Android logo a bit of an update.

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HarmonyOS official as Huawei’s Android alternative

HarmonyOS official as Huawei’s Android alternative

We've known that Huawei has been working on an Android alternative for a while now, but today it was finally named: HarmonyOS. The operating system was officially announced by Huawei CEO Richard Yu at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan today. In China, where the operating system will first launch, it'll be known as HongmengOS.

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Windows 10 will now warn users if their version will soon be unsupported

Windows 10 will now warn users if their version will soon be unsupported

Even before it had a chance to fully roll out, Windows 10 was already lambasted for how it nagged users to upgrade to Microsoft's latest but not so greatest. That may now be in the past but it seems that Redmond has found another way to notify users that the version of Windows 10 they're on will be reaching its end of life. What it doesn't make apparent is that it may automatically update such users to the latest version, whether they like to or not.

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Linux’s success in servers could pose problems for the Linux desktop

Linux’s success in servers could pose problems for the Linux desktop

The cat is out of the bag and Steve Ballmer’s worst nightmare has just come true. Microsoft, once the most outspoken enemy of Linux and open source software, not only loves it but may have just become dependent on it. Its cloud computing platform Azure has long offered customers the choice between Linux and Windows virtual machines.

Now a Microsoft engineer has just admitted that Azure customers have preferred using Linux instead of Windows servers. But what is a clear win for Linux in this market could also negatively affect other aspects of the operating system, most especially “The Linux Desktop” everyone loves talking about.

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