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  1. Samsung to Introduce Three New Color Options for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

    05.26 / 08:43 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    When they were released earlier this year, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were made available in a number of color options, including Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Coral Blue and the very appealing Orchid Grey. It seems that Samsung is preparing to add new color options to the mix. The Galaxy S8 will soon be available in Ice Lake Blue, Smoked Purple Grey and Quicksand Gold, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will be made available only in the latter two hues, according to a report. Images…
  2. Apple iPhone 6s Saved a Woman’s Life in Manchester Bombing

    05.26 / 08:43 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Lisa Bridgett‘s husband stated that she was injured during the Manchester bombing this Monday, but lucky she was talking on her iPhone 6s when the explosion occurred. The device managed to deflect and slow down shrapnel from the blast. The explosion which occurred on Monday in Manchester, England could have been fatal for Lisa Bridgett, but lucky the woman was in the middle of a phone call when it happened. Her iPhone 6s managed to block shrapnel, which sadly, proved fatal for a number o…
  3. First Look at Devuan 1.0: a Free OS Designed for Debian Fans Who Hate systemd

    05.26 / 03:46 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The final release of the long-anticipated Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" operating system was launched yesterday, ready to conquer your laptop or workstation without including systemd, nor any systemd-related packages. Started in November 2014, Devuan project's goal was always to develop a fork of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution without the systemd init daemon. Why? Because the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system adopted systemd as default init replacement, a move that upset…
  4. New Android Exploit Lets Hackers Steal Your Data, Google Is Aware of the Issue

    05.26 / 03:46 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    According to a group of security researchers from There's a new Android Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and UC Santa Barbara, there's a new Android exploit in the wild, which affects all version of Google's mobile OS. Called Cloak and Dagger, the exploit could allow hackers to steal your information by creating a malicious app that only needs to set two permissions, namely BIND ACCESSIBILITY SERVICE ("a11y") and SYSTEM ALERT WINDOW ("draw on top"), to log keystrokes and…
  5. Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Are Coming to Canada on June 6, Rogers & Bell Supported

    05.26 / 02:50 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    HUAWEI Canada announced that the recently launched Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones are coming to the Canadian market and will be available nationally starting June 6, 2017. According to the Chinese tech giant, this is the first time when HUAWEI's flagship device line is coming to the Canadian market, and it looks like they will be available to customers of the Bell, Videotron, Fido, and Rogers Canadian mobile phone providers. "We are excited to be working with Rogers, Bell and…
  6. SteamVR Home Beta Now Offers Experimental Support for Linux and SteamOS Machines

    05.26 / 00:35 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais just dropped the news a few moments ago via a tweet that SteamVR Home now offers experimental support for Linux-based and SteamOS machines. The experimental SteamOS/Linux support was added as part of the latest SteamVR Beta update released today, which introduces quite a bunch of feature refinements and bug fixes to improve SteamVR and SteamVR Home, both of which are currently in Beta testing. For those unfamiliar with SteamVR Home, it's Valve's latest piece…
  7. Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with a Bunch of Digital Forensics Tools

    05.25 / 23:31 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Debian developer Michael 'mika' Prokop announced today that he's team over at Debian Forensics will include and maintain a bunch of digital forensics tools, along with their dependencies, in the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" release. Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" should hit the streets any moment now, and it will become the most stable and advanced version of the popular Linux-based operating system shipping with some of the latest, well-tested GNU/Linux technologies and Open…
  8. No New Windows 10 Redstone 3 Builds Launching This Week

    05.25 / 22:26 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Even though everyone expected Microsoft to launch a new Windows 10 Redstone 3 build this week, it turns out this isn’t going to happen. Dona Sarkar, the head of the Windows Insider program, said in a short tweet that no build is coming on Thursday or Friday, which means that a new release should only be expected next week. “We don't have enough data on our n+1 build upgrade & many are planning to take Fri off. No builds this week,” she said in the tweet. Given that Monday Americans celeb…
  9. President Trump Allowed to Use an iPhone with Just a Single App

    05.25 / 22:26 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    As compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, US President Donald Trump is actually allowed to use an iPhone, though with a lot of restrictions. And according to a new report, Trump has just a single app visible on his iPhone, and that’s Twitter, because lately this seems to have become his favorite service for going online with his rant or opinions on a wide variety of topics. Apple allows iPhone users to hide stock apps with a configuration profile, but more likely, President Trump has r…
  10. Don’t Laugh: Three-Years-Old iPhone 6 with 32GB Launches in the UK

    05.25 / 22:26 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Even though it’s already three years old, Apple still sees the iPhone 6 a super-compelling product, so the company refreshed it with a 32GB version earlier this year. This new model was mostly aimed at emerging markets where most customers cannot afford a top-of-the-range new iPhone, but Apple is now bringing it in most of its bigger markets as well. The 32 GB iPhone 6 landed in the United Kingdom this week too, and even though it was supposed to be a bit more affordable, it’s not. Car…
  11. Windows XP Under Attack with EsteemAudit Exploit Stolen from the NSA

    05.25 / 21:19 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Security researchers warn that Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are both exposed to attacks happening across the world and based on an exploit stolen from the NSA by hacking group Shadow Brokers. For context, Shadow Brokers managed to break into NSA servers last year, allegedly stealing several Windows exploits that the agency was using to hack systems across the world. The hacking group eventually published these exploits online earlier this year, leading to an increase in the number…
  12. Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4020102

    05.25 / 21:19 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10, this time exclusively for systems running the Creators Update which was rolled out last month. Windows 10 cumulative update KB4020102 is all about bug fixes and performance improvements, as it’s the case with every similar update, and boosts OS version to 15063.332. What’s new in cumulative update KB4020102? First and foremost, there are two important bug fixes for Internet Explorer users, both of them super-important des…
  13. Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash

    05.25 / 21:19 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The second stable point release of the major Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center was launched the other day, on May 24, 2017, but it was missing some binary add-ons, so Martijn Kaijser announced today Kodi 17.3. While Kodi 17.3 is a minor update adding the missing binary add-ons like PVR, Inputstream and visualisation, as well as addressing a crash that occurred on older operating systems using the GCC 4.8 compiler, such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Kodi…
  14. Devuan 1.0 Officially Released, It's Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd

    05.25 / 20:18 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Announced for the first time back in November 2014, Devuan is a Debian fork that doesn't use systemd as init system. It took more than two and a half years for it to reach 1.0 milestone, but the wait is now over and Devuan 1.0.0 stable release is here. Based on the packages and software repositories of the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system, Devuan 1.0.0 "Jessie" is now considered the first stable version of the GNU/Linux distribution, which stays true to its vision of…
  15. WWDC 2017 Keynote to Be Live Streamed on June 5, Here Are the Supported Devices

    05.25 / 20:18 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    It would appear that Apple has updated its WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2017 event page today with information regarding the system requirements needed for viewing the live stream of the June 5 keynote. The WWDC 2017 event is upon us, and it will take place between Monday, June 5, and Friday, June 9 inclusive, in San Jose, California. On June 5, the Cupertino company will be holding a keynote to kick off the 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where we expect to…
  16. GNOME Shell and Mutter Are Now Ready for the GNOME 3.25.2 Desktop Environment

    05.25 / 19:17 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    GNOME Project's Florian Müllner announced the availability of the GNOME Shell 3.25.2 and Mutter 3.25.2 development releases ahead of the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment. GNOME 3.25.2 is the second milestone in the development cycle of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment, which is expected to launch later this year on September 13, and it should hit the streets any moment now. Therefore, both the GNOME Shell user interface and Mutter window and composite manager were …
  17. Linux Kernels 4.11.3, 4.9.30 LTS, 4.4.70 LTS and 3.18.55 Bring PPC and ARM Fixes

    05.25 / 19:17 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of another set of updated kernels for Linux-based operating systems, namely Linux 4.11.3, 4.9.30 LTS, 4.4.70 LTS and 3.18.55. These are all major updates and users should install them on their GNU/Linux distributions as soon as possible. According to their appended shortlogs (here, here, here and here), Linux kernel 4.11.3 changes a total of 198 files, with 1907 insertions and 856 deletions, Linux kernel 4.9.30 LTS changes…
  18. OnePlus 3T to be Officially Discontinued on June 1 in Europe

    05.25 / 18:15 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    A few weeks ago, we reported that OnePlus could discontinue the 128GB variant of its OnePlus 3T smartphone, but the Chinese company later revealed that the phone is simply out of stock and more units should arrive soon. Now, the Chinese company confirmed in a report that OnePlus 3T will be discontinued in Europe starting June 1. The device will simply be out of stock in the UK and the rest of European countries starting with the first day of summer and no more units will be made…
  19. That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases

    05.25 / 18:15 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years. According to the bug report, it would appear that Samba incorrectly handled shared libraries, thus allowing a remote attacker to upload a shared library to a writable share and then execute code on the affected, unpatched machines. The security flaw affects all Samba releases…
  20. HTC Unveils Semi-Standalone Link VR Headset Compatible with the U11

    05.25 / 17:07 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    HTC has just unveiled a new VR headset which will be paired with the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the HTC U11. HTC Link VR headset comes with six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, something that’s not found in many major VR headsets, according to UploadVR.   HTC Link can be paired with HTC’s latest smartphone, the U11, delivering an immersive experience for smartphone users. The VR headset represents the gateway to virtual reality content, providing users with the possibility to…