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  1. Apple’s New 9.7-Inch iPad is Almost Identical to iPad Air,Teardown Shows

    03.30 / 15:27 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Last week, Apple added exciting new products to its lineup with the release of red color variants for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and doubling internal storage on iPhone SE to 128GB. The Cupertino company also introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad to replace the iPad Air 2. The new 9.7-inch budget iPad is somewhat similar to the original iPad Air, with the exception of some upgrades, according to a recent teardown by iFixit. The report reveals that the new iPad has the same screen as the…
  2. Adobe "Deep Photo Style Transfer" Tech Is and Works Exactly What it Sounds Like

    03.30 / 15:27 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Folks over at Adobe teamed up with researchers at Cornell University and have come up with what is perhaps one of the coolest developments in image tech - being able to transfer photo styles from one picture to another.  Sure, there are several other tools out there that can apply, let's say Van Gogh's style on your photos. But instead of just applying pre-determined settings over a photo, this project can mimic the colors and lighting in a photo from a reference image.  Say you have a n…
  3. Google Advises Android Developers to Optimize Apps for 18:5:9 Aspect Ratio

    03.30 / 14:21 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    A new trend emerged in the smartphone market, with the recent launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and LG’s G6. The G6 comes with 18:9 aspect ratio, while Samsung’s newest flagships feature 18:5:9 aspect ratio, showing more content on their Infinity Displays. Samsung’s premium phones offer increased screen size, smaller bezels and a relatively compact overall size for a phone, to make it easy for users to navigate and swipe on the screen using only one hand. However, taller and wide…
  4. Qt Creator 4.3 Enters Beta, Integrates a QML Code Editor into Qt Quick Designer

    03.30 / 14:21 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The Qt Company, through Eike Ziller, announced today the availability of the Beta release of the upcoming Qt Creator 4.3 open-source and cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Qt application developers. Qt Creator 4.3 promises to be a major release adding some very exciting changes, starting with the integration of a QML code editor into the Qt Quick Designer component to allow developers to use the Properties editor or the Navigator views, among many others, also for…
  5. iPhones to be Sold in Argentina Could Cost Double The Price in the US

    03.30 / 14:21 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Over the past few years, Apple refrained from selling iPhones in Argentina, because of regulatory hurdles for device imports. Back in 2009, the Argentinian President at the time put in place a number of regulations that prevented companies like Apple from selling products in the country. The regulation affected all major companies and required tech giants to assemble devices in Argentina if they wished to sell them in the country. Some companies, including Samsung, abided by the rules…
  6. Fujifilm’s New X-T2 Digital Camera Gets New Firmware - Version 2.00

    03.30 / 14:21 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Fujifilm has made available a new firmware package targeted at one of its digital camera models, namely version 2.00 compatible with the X-T2, which gives the unit the ability to use RAW format when shooting in AE Bracketing, other Bracketing modes, and Advanced Filter modes. In addition to that, the release adds ISO 125 and 160 selectable levels, allows programmable long exposures of up to 15 minutes, improves Face Detection AF feature, and gives owners the ability to use the Eye Sensor…
  7. Avidemux 2.6.19 Open-Source Video Editor Improves HEVC and 10Bit Support, More

    03.30 / 14:21 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The developers of the Avidemux open-source video editor software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems announced the availability of Avidemux 2.6.19, a new maintenance update that adds various improvements. If you're wondering, there was no Avidemux 2.6.18 update released, and it looks like Avidemux 2.6.19 comes almost three months after the small 2.6.17 bugfix update that only allowed E-AC3 for MP4/MP4v2 streams and fixed a handful of bugs for the Preview…
  8. NTFS-3G Driver Now Enables Read-Only Mount Fallback for Hibernating NTFS Drives

    03.30 / 13:13 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The NTFS-3G open-source driver providing that lets Linux, macOS, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD, QNX, and other UNIX-like operating systems accessing storage drives formatted with the NTFS file system was updated recently with many changes. The NTFS-3G project gets a new stable update once a year, around the end of March, and this year's release adds a bunch of goodies, such as the ability to allow kernel caching by lowntfs-3g when Posix ACLs aren't used, as well as to enable read-only mount…
  9. Samsung Offers Lots of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Pre-Order Bonuses

    03.30 / 13:13 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Samsung already started pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and announced bonuses that customers would receive when they get the new smartphone. The South Korean company is offering goodies, just like it provided for last year’s predecessors. Samsung will be offering lots of bonuses to customers who pre-order the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ starting March 30 and until April 20. The company is offering a Gear VR headset with Controller for free and some Oculus content as a b…
  10. Samsung Marks Galaxy S8 Debut in New York City’s Time Square

    03.30 / 13:13 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Samsung announced its newest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, during the Unpacked 2017 event yesterday, but the company also prepared a surprise for people in New York City. Samsung set up a number of immersive displays right in Time Square. The displays illuminated the whole Time Square and provided passers-by with a show marking the arrival of the company’s newest flagship device. In addition, a troupe of performers danced in celebration and the show was filmed from above and b…
  11. Microsoft Officially Launches the Creators Update for Xbox One

    03.30 / 11:06 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    In addition to the Windows 10 Creators Update due on April 11 for PCs, Microsoft has been working on a big update for the Xbox One and Xbox One S as well, and today, all these improvements become available for everyone. After testing the Creators Update with help from Xbox insiders for several months, Microsoft is pushing the green light for retail users too, with improvements like the new home, multitasking and Beam integration finally up for grabs. The Creators Update doesn’t bring on X…
  12. Microsoft Plays with Fire, Launches New AI Chatbot Called Ruuh

    03.30 / 10:02 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft keeps investing in AI chatbots, and after experimenting with several of them, the company comes back with another one specifically aimed at the Indian market and capable of chatting about Bollywood, music, travel, and browsing. Called Ruuh, this new AI chatbot was first launched in early February and is available on Facebook here, serving as the successor to Tay, Xiaoice, and Zo. In a statement for Zdnet, Microsoft says experimenting with chatbots is the company’s new thing, a…
  13. Download Firmware 1.04 for SIGMA sd Quattro Digital Camera

    03.30 / 10:02 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Today, SIGMA has rolled out its new 1.04 firmware package developed for the sd Quattro digital camera models, which allows saving images in DNG format and implements support for Sigma Capture Pro’s Live View Display and SFD mode. In addition to that, the current update improves by about 10-30% the AF accuracy and speed for Contemporary, Art, and Sports lenses, and resolves the freeze events encountered when the memory card stored an X3I file. Moreover, the sd Quattro unit benefits from a…
  14. Microsoft Disclosed UK Terrorist Info in Just 30 Minutes After London Attack

    03.30 / 10:02 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft said several times it’s willing to reveal information about its customers to law enforcement as long as a valid legal order is provided, and the company’s commitment to helping authorities track down criminals was reiterated last week after the London attack. The Redmond-based software giant was capable of providing investigators with access to data belonging to the Westminster Bridge attacker in less than 30 minutes, the company revealed in a statement without providing any det…
  15. Google Pixel Launcher Gets New Design for Some Users

    03.30 / 08:57 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Google introduced the new Pixel Launcher together with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, launched last year in October. The launcher brought exciting features that would allow users to customize their home screens and search for online content in a faster way. Later on, Google made the Pixel Launcher available in the Play Store, compatible with smartphones running Android 5.0 and up. The design of the Pixel Launcher was quite different to Google’s Now Launcher, as the latter has a f…
  16. Another App Abandons Windows Phone, Users Told to Switch to Android or iOS

    03.30 / 08:57 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    If you’re a Windows phone user, you must be used with apps and developers leaving Windows phones, but every time this happens, it only shows that the platform is dropping and Microsoft isn’t doing anything about it. This time, it’s the turn of Zendesk to wave goodbye to Windows phones, and although this decision was originally announced in late 2016, users are now being told to switch to Android and iOS to continue running the app. Unfortunately, jumping over to Windows 10 Mobile rival pl…
  17. Microsoft Launches Bing on iMessage Because Who Uses Windows Phones Anyway

    03.30 / 08:57 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    As part of its effort to become a mobile company, Microsoft isn’t necessarily investing in Windows 10 Mobile and its devices, but in platforms where the majority of users already are and on delivering improvements actually makes sense. This is one of the reasons Microsoft keeps rolling out updates for Android and iOS, and today it’s the turn of Bing to become more widely available for iPhone users. Microsoft launches Bing as an iMessage extension, which means that Apple users who stick wi…
  18. iOS Apps to Generate Less Revenue Than Android Apps This Year

    03.30 / 08:57 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Analytical company App Annie recently conducted a study revealing that Android applications will outsell iOS apps for the first time ever. Apple’s iOS App Store will remain the world’s largest in terms of revenue, but Google’s Play Store and third-party Android app stores combined will generate more revenue than iOS. Apple’s iOS App Store is expected to generate $40 billion in revenue, while Google’s Play Store will bring in $21 billion. Third-party Android app stores like Amazon Appstore…
  19. Samsung’s DeX Shows Microsoft How Windows Phone’s Continuum Should Have Worked

    03.30 / 07:54 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft launched Continuum with much fanfare in the fall of 2015, showing that its flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, were capable of converting from smartphones to PCs by simply connecting to an external screen with a dedicated dock. While everything looked revolutionary at first, slowly but surely everyone learned that Continuum was kind of a limited feature, as users weren’t allowed to do basic things, like working with multiple windows side by side at the s…
  20. Microsoft Delays Top Windows 10 Mobile Feature Announced Last October

    03.30 / 07:54 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    One of the top features announced by Microsoft at the company’s hardware event last October was the possibility of creating 3D content with a Windows phone, promising that such functionality would arrive first on Windows 10 Mobile devices with the Creators Update and then on Android and iOS at a later time. And yet, it looks like the company is not yet ready to introduce the 3D content creation app for Windows phones, so the upcoming Creators Update that will be delivered to Windows 10 M…