Google is reportedly launching its next Pixel phones on October 5th

On October 5th, 2017, a year and a day after the October 4th, 2016, unveiling of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google will take to the stage again to announce its Pixel 2 generation of devices. This is according to prolific leaker and spoiler of well-kept secrets Evan Blass, who has tweeted the date along with confirmation of the processor spec for these new phones:

Not only is Google repeating its original Pixel strategy with the date of the launch, it is also apparently taking the same approach with the SOC. The 2016 Pixels came with a Snapdragon 821 that was slightly revised from the 820…

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You can now run multiple versions of Chrome side-by-side on Windows

Google has been offering different pre-release packages of Chrome browser on Windows. Chrome Dev and Chrome Beta channels help web developers and fans to try out new features and test web applications. By default, when users install Chrome, Google installs the most stable and supported build available. If users want to install Chrome Dev and Chrome Beta releases, […]

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Microsoft wins a trademark case against Russian hackers, and it’s more useful than you think

Microsoft has won a court injunction against Russian hacking group Fancybear this Tuesday,  banning them from hacking Microsoft computers or using their trademarks. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia permanently enjoined Fancy Bears from sending malicious software or code to infect Microsoft or Microsoft’s customers without authorization. Of course telling criminals […]

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Google Pixel 2: Announcement rumored for October 5th with Snapdragon 836 under the hood

With Samsung announcing the Note 8 today and LG unveiling the V30 next week, the Google Pixel 2 is really the only other flagship that we are currently anticipating for the latter half of 2017. Thanks to a new leak, we might just know when Google’s latest and greatest will be officially shown off…


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Are the dual cameras and S-Pen worth the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s high price tag? [Poll]

Well before today’s announcement of the Galaxy Note 8, many speculated that the premium handset would cost a pretty penny. Now that it’s official, we know that the device will cost around $930, well above Samsung’s other flagship smartphones and also the competition.

Are you thinking about buying the Galaxy Note 8 despite its high price tag?


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What do you think of Apple’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ series so far? [Poll]

A few months after debuting its first original content series in the form of Planet of the Apps, Apple this month has started releasing episodes of its Carpool Karaoke series exclusively on Apple Music.

With five episodes of the series now out in the wild, what are your thoughts?

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Apple Notifying Customers Using Older Pro Apps About Incompatibilities With macOS High Sierra

Apple today started sending out emails to customers who are using older versions of its pro apps to inform them about impending incompatibilities with macOS High Sierra.

MacRumors readers Lee and Dane both received emails letting them know that macOS High Sierra will not work with Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, both of which are 32-bit apps that last saw updates in 2010.

Our records show that you may be using applications included in Logic Studio. We wanted to share some important compatibility information about these applications and macOS High Sierra, which will be available this fall.

Older versions of Apple pro music applications — including applications in Logic Studio — will not launch on a computer running macOS High Sierra.

New versions of Apple pro music applications — including Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 — are compatible with macOS High Sierra. You can purchase these applications on the App Store.

A support document linked in the email directs users to an article that further outlines which versions of Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, and other software will work with macOS High Sierra.

According to the document, the following versions of pro apps are compatible with the macOS High Sierra update:

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
  • Motion 5.3.2 or later
  • Compressor 4.3.2 or later
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
  • MainStage 3.3 or later

Customers running earlier versions of these apps will need to update them to ensure compatibility with macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra is in the final stages of testing and will see a public release this fall. The update brings many under-the-hood improvements, including a new file system, new high efficiency video encoding, a Metal 2 graphics API, support for eGPUs and VR content, and more.

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