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  1. Virgin America Hacked, Employee Passwords and Personal Information Compromised

    07.28 / 08:41 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Virgin America has confirmed in a letter sent to employees that its network was compromised by hackers, with data belonging to thousands of workers compromised and possibly stolen by the attackers. While an investigation is already under way, the airline did not provide any specifics about the hackers, saying instead that it’s working with law enforcement on determining how the breach took place. “On March 13, 2017, during security monitoring activities, our data secure team identified po…
  2. Windows Phone’s Camera Interface to Make a Comeback on Nokia’s Android Devices

    07.28 / 08:41 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Uncertainty is the thing that perfectly describes what is happening right now in the Windows phone community, with Microsoft remaining tight-lipped on the future of its mobile platform despite all the rumors pointing to an imminent death of both software and hardware. And while there is speculation that a mobile makeover might be in the works, it looks that at least one software feature of Windows phones would live on no matter what. HMD Global, the parent company of Nokia, has purchased…
  3. Microsoft Releases and Pulls Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4032188

    07.28 / 07:39 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    A new Windows 10 cumulative update showed up on July 27 specifically aimed at systems running the Creators Update, but for some reason or another, it’s no longer available for download. According to the official KB page, which has also been pulled as well, Windows 10 cumulative update KB4032188 was supposed to bump OS version number to 15063.501. Details as to why the update was pulled or why it’s not available for download have not been provided, but we’ve reached out to the company to se…
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Official Specs Leaked Ahead of Public Launch

    07.28 / 07:39 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The official specs of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active have just leaked a couple of minutes ago, only a few days ahead of the public unveiling. Expected to hit the shelves on August 1, the Galaxy S8 Active is obviously a tougher version of the standard Galaxy S8 that will come with improved specs, a bigger battery life, and extra durability to withstand stronger hits and shocks. Slides that appear to come from the official Samsung presentation have been posted by user TwoLeaks on SlashLeaks,…
  5. Xiaomi Android Smartphone Explodes While Inserting SIM - Shocking Video

    07.28 / 06:37 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    A Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has literally exploded while inserting the SIM, with the whole incident caught on video by the CCTV cameras inside a store. The video, which has since been removed and re-uploaded on different accounts, shows a Xiaomi Android smartphone being inspected by a shopkeeper at what is said to be a service center in Bangalore, India. It goes without saying that the device wasn’t connected to a charger, which could be a suggestion that the explosion was caused by a short c…
  6. Microsoft to Retire Windows 10 Version 1511 in October

    07.28 / 06:37 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Now that Windows 10 Creators Update has become available for everyone, Microsoft prepares to discontinue another old version, as per the company’s Windows as a Service approach. Windows 10 version 1511, also known as the November Update, is projected to reach end of servicing on October 10, which means that all devices running it would no longer receive updates and security patches beyond this date. This is the sibling of end of support for older Windows versions, and without support, d…
  7. Windows 10 Creators Update Now Available for Everyone

    07.28 / 05:37 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft started the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout in April, and the company committed to a staged release, meaning that compatible devices would get it in waves, as the reported bugs and issues with hardware were fixed. In an announcement today, Microsoft reveals that Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for all compatible devices that are currently on Windows 10, and the company recommends everyone to install it as soon as possible given the security enhancements in this…
  8. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Explodes, Company Pays to Repair Owner’s Nightstand

    07.28 / 05:37 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Just when we thought that the exploding phone saga is coming to an end, here’s a report from Idaho pointing to a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that caught fire in the middle of the night. Tony Morgan and his wife Theresa were sleeping in their bedroom when the man’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge exploded at 4:30 a.m. June 25, according to a report from Idaho Statesman. The phone was charging using Samsung’s wireless charger, and by the looks of things, it all started from the battery unit, which is beli…
  9. Microsoft Releases Windows 10 S ISO

    07.28 / 04:37 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft has just released official Windows 10 ISO images on MSDN, allowing developers and IT pros to manually download and install the company’s latest OS version on their devices. While there’s no indication whether the company wants to make these ISOs publicly available – the chances are that it’s not though, the images are mostly supposed to help developers try out their apps for the operating system before submitting them to the Windows Store. As far as consumers go, only a few peop…
  10. Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Alpha 2 Hits the Streets for Opt-In Flavors

    07.28 / 00:37 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Canonical is still working hard on the next major release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), and they've just released today the second and last Alpha development snapshot for this cycle. The Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 comes one month after the first Alpha, and it's here to show the community the progress Ubuntu developers made so far for the Artful Aardvark release, due on October 19, 2017. It's available only for opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu, Lubuntu,…
  11. After 12 Years, GNOME's Evince Document Viewer Supports Adobe Illustrator Files

    07.27 / 22:31 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera reports today on some the improvements coming to the Evince document viewer app as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment. The biggest change that'll be implemented in Evince 3.26 is the use of the libarchive library for decompressing various archive types, including the CBZ, CB7, and CBT formats that are usually used for comic books, and it also supports RAR files through the use of the unarr command-line utility. "We hope to eventually remove…
  12. GNOME's Disks Utility Is Getting Large File Support, Resize and Repair Functions

    07.27 / 22:31 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    GNOME's Disks utility (gnome-disk-utility) is getting a lot of attention from its maintainers during the development cycle of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, and it now looks like there will be new disk resize and repair functions, too. We already reported at the end of May on many of the new features coming to Disks 3.26, which should hit the streets on September 13, 2017, as part of the GNOME 3.26 release, and now, developer Kai Lüke reveals the fact that he's working on …
  13. Sadly, It Looks Like Apple Has Discontinued the iPod Nano & iPod Shuffle Players

    07.27 / 22:31 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    It just happens that I own an iPod shuffle music player and it's just perfect on my skating sessions, but it looks like Apple has quietly discontinued it, along with the iPod nano. Several people have reported today that they couldn't find the iPod shuffle, or the iPod nano on Apple's website when searching for either of them from various popular search engines like Google, and The Verge talked with an Apple spokesperson who confirmed both models are now officially discontinued. That's…