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Mac Mavericks' App Nap, Power Nap don't always play well with others

The actions of App Nap, a feature new to OS X in the Mavericks release, may be interpreted by some users as a undetermined slowdown of system performance. Meanwhile the Mac's other napping technology, the previously introduced Power Nap, can bring its own share of mysterious behaviors.

January 5, 2014

Night Sky Lite

Night Sky LiteWonder No MoreNight Sky Lite contains some of the beautiful elements from our full Night Sky apps to bring an immersive...

November 3, 2014 by Andrew Weekes

Mozilla opens up over Boot 2 Gecko

Mozilla's Jay Sullivan discusses the ambitious Boot 2 Gecko project, a HTML5-based smartphone OS designed to give developers and consumers a technology-agnostic platform with greater privacy and security

March 31, 2012 by

Lion support arrives for older color management solutions

Mac OS X Lion's orphaning of the Rosetta PowerPC emulation technology has put many users' workflows in a bind. Popular but older versions of programs, such as Quicken for Macintosh, wouldn't work under Lion. Some developers decided against providing backwards support for older hardware devices such as printers or scanners, directing customers to newer, compatible packages, while some upgrades have arrived slowly. This has been true for color calibration calibration packages.

December 27, 2011

The Night Sky

The Night SkyWonder No MoreFrom the creators of the hugely popular original Night Sky app comes a totally remastered experience. With...

November 3, 2014 by Andrew Weekes

Windows Phone Mango plugs in Skype video

Mango, the next version of Windows Phone 7, will support Skype video calling, attendants at a Microsoft Tech Ed session have heard.In addition, handsets with the Microsoft mobile OS update will have forward-facing cameras, according to a post on Twitter by technology consultant Paul Spain.

August 26, 2011 by

FileVault 2 transition considerations

Mac OS X Lion introduces the next-generation of FileVault, Apple's built-in encryption technology. Version 2 expands encryption from the user's home directory to the entire disk. That's a huge change.

August 18, 2011

VMware demos virtualised Android

Paul Strong, VMware's chief technology officer for EMEA, shows ZDNet UK how the company's virtualisation technology will let IT managers run a secure OS within employees' Android smartphones

February 17, 2011 by

Apple and Oracle all hugs on Java SE7 for Mac OS X

A joint press release from Oracle and Apple on Friday cleared up the angst over the future role of Java on Mac OS. A newly-formed OpenJDK project will handle the release and Apple will do the heavy lifting on the "key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X," the release said.

November 12, 2010

Samsung mulls whether to add Android to its HDTVs

Despite having its own Internet@TV technology providing access to online apps for its connected HDTVs and Blu-ray players, Samsung is apparently considering whether to add Google's Android OS to its future sets.Samsung has already embraced Android for its mobile products, including its new Galaxy Tab tablet, so extending its use of the OS to its living room devices makes sense.

September 14, 2010 by

AIX vs Solaris for job hunters

When choosing between taking courses in Solaris or AIX with a view to making yourself more employable, the key considerations have to do with the type and quality of job you're going after, not the quality of the OS technology you're hoping to study.

May 28, 2010 by

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