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  1. Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel

    09.21 / 21:19 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enabled by default for the Ubuntu Cloud images running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, and Canonical vows to offer the same level of support as the rest of its Ubuntu kernels…
  2. Hackers Can Remotely Lock Your Mac or iPhone, Change Your Passwords Now

    09.21 / 21:19 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    According to MacRumors, it would appear that hackers have started remotely locking Mac and iPhone devices using iCloud's "Find My iPhone" feature, demanding ransom payments. Several Mac users have reported this week, via their Twitter accounts, that their ‏Macs have been locked out and all they see it's the lock screen with a message asking them to pay a certain amount of money in Bitcoin if they want to receive the code to unlock the device. How did this happen? Well, blame it on the E…
  3. Future iOS 11 Update to Re-Enable 3D Touch App Switcher, Says Craig Federighi

    09.21 / 20:22 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    If you installed the latest iOS 11 software update on your iPhone devices chances are some previous functionality is missing, such as the ability to use 3D Touch to activate the app switcher, that if your iDevice supports 3D Touch. iOS 11 brought numerous goodies, such as a revamped control center, new Files app for file browsing, a macOS-like dock for iPad users, drag and drop support, Do Not Disturb driving mode, Apple Pencil and Siri improvements, keyboard enhancements, new AirPlay 2…
  4. Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking

    09.21 / 19:22 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is…
  5. Kali Linux 2017.2 Ethical Hacking & Pentesting OS Introduces New Security Tools

    09.21 / 17:28 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Offensive Security announced the release and general availability of the Kali Linux 2017.2 installation images for their advanced penetration testing and ethical hacking GNU/Linux distribution. Kali Linux is the successor of the well-known Debian/Ubuntu-based BackTrack ethical hacking and penetration testing distro, and it follows a rolling release model where the user installs once and receives updates forever, or at least until he decides to reinstall. If that's the case, the Kali…
  6. Apple Will Reportedly Add Dolby Atmos Support to Apple TV 4K via tvOS 11 Update

    09.21 / 17:28 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    According to recent reports, it would appear that Apple plans to include new features to its recently unveiled Apple TV 4K device though future tvOS 11 updates, such as support for object-based surround sound. Apple unveiled the Apple TV 4K to the world during a special event that took place earlier this month at the Steve Jobs Theater at company's new Apple Park headquarters. Powered by the latest tvOS 11 operating system, the next-generation Apple TV features support for 4K content and…
  7. Opera Is World's First Web Browser to Support 360-Degree Videos in VR Headsets

    09.21 / 16:29 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The newest Opera developer version that launched today for Linux, Mac, and Windows computers comes built-in with a VR 360 player feature that makes the Chromium-based web browser the first to support 360-degree videos in VR headsets. Engineered to be compatible with popular virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, the new VR 360 player is enabled by default and automatically detects an installed VR headset that supports Valve's OpenVR SDK and API. Of course, this means that…
  8. Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.13, GCC 7.2

    09.21 / 15:29 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    As of today, the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system is powered by the latest Linux 4.13 kernel, which arrived in the stable repositories along with GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 7.2. So there you have it, Canonical kept on its promise to rebase the Ubuntu 17.10 release on the Linux 4.13 kernel series, and with today's repo sync, the previous Linux 4.12 kernel, which is now EOL (End-of-Life) upstream, were replaced by a 4.13.0-11 kernel that's apparently based on…
  9. How to Crash iOS 11 and Bypass the Lock Screen

    09.21 / 11:27 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Even with iOS 11 just out the gate, it looks like there is already a way to crash your iPhone and to bypass the passcode and get access to photos. Each generation of iPhone and iOS has its problems, but they are usually patched quickly by Apple. Sometimes it’s a link that crashes iMessage and the entire device, or maybe a video that send the processors into a death spiral. These kinds of problems are not present just on iOS, to be sure. Android is just a likely to get malware, for e…
  10. iOS 11's Control Center Buttons Don't Actually Turn Off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

    09.21 / 09:32 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The new Apple iOS 11 has arrived with its redesigned Control Center, and the company promises that it’s deceptively simple to use. And by that, it means that it’s literally deceptive with its functions. One of the most prominent features or iOS 11 is the new Control Center. It takes a little bit to get used to because it now houses all of the options in a single place. It’s no longer necessary to swipe away even for the simplest of tasks. Since this is THE Control Center, you might think …