After some nervous waiting on behalf of Apple's developer community, the dates for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference have been announced . The conference will take place from June 11-15 in San Francisco, where developers will "learn about the future of iOS and OS X." Like the previous two years, the ticket price to attend WWDC as a developer is $1,599 before flights and accommodations—Apple bumped the price in 2010 after the previous few years sold out instantly. That didn't stop WWDC from selling out quickly in 2011, however—based on the conversations we've observed on Twitter so far, we wouldn't be surprised to hear that 2012's WWDC is in the process of selling out as we write. Apple is now allowing developers as young as 13 a chance to attend WWDC. A parent or guardian that is a registered developer must purchase the ticket, but can put it in the name of a minor aged 13-17. Apple is also offering a limited number of scholarships for young developers , though the … [Read more...] about Apple’s WWDC 2012 will be June 11-15, focusing on iOS and OS X (Update: sold out)
HP has launched a wide range of new Windows 11 laptops and Ultrabooks, two weeks ahead of the official launch of Microsoft's new OS, and the HP Spectre x360 16 is the star of the show. The HP Spectre x360 16 is aimed at creatives, and includes a 4K OLED 16-inch touch display and keyboard, and as always can be converted to a digital canvas. It also comes with some solid features and hardware, including a 5MP IR camera, an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, and boasts a 17-hour battery life. Here are the best Ultrabooks you can buy today Want to know how to download Windows 11 ? Check out the best Macs you can buy today The HP Spectre x360 16 has been unveiled on the official HP website in the US for a starting price of $1,639, and is expected to be available at Best Buy later this fall. If you're in Australia, the 2-in-1 will come in at a starting price of AU$3,399, and will be available direct from HP Australia and major … [Read more...] about HP is launching a new HP Spectre x360 just for Windows 11
If you're anything like us, you've shaken your head in disbelief looking at all the pre-installed apps on Windows 10. Microsoft seem to have realized this, too, and is reportedly doing away with pre-installed apps on Windows 11 ... for the most part. Reported by Windows Latest , pre-installed apps on Windows 11, which launches on October 5, 2021, won't exist in the same intrusive capacity as they did on the prior operating system. Instead, apps that used to be pre-installed on Windows 10 will now, initially, only show up as shortcuts. Clicking these shortcuts will then prompt the user to install the app. Microsoft could fix one of Windows 11's biggest problems Windows 11 gets major game boost Windows 11: What does it mean for your business? A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to MSPoweruser that this design decision "reduces size on disk, and you'll also see less background update activity and download traffic." In addition to changing how pre-installed apps … [Read more...] about Windows 11 says goodbye to pre-installed apps… almost
Table of Contents What to Look For in a Linux Laptop in 2021 Best Linux Laptop Overall: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Best Budget Linux Laptop: Acer Chromebook Spin 713 Best Premium Linux Laptop: ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 With Linux Best Open Source Linux Laptop: Purism Librem 14 Best Linux Laptop for Gaming: System76 Oryx Pro What to Look For in a Linux Laptop in 2021 You can buy nearly any laptop and install Linux on it . However, there’s no guarantee that the laptop’s hardware will work properly with Linux. If the right hardware drivers aren’t available for the Linux OS you pick, some of the laptop’s features won’t work, or the laptop may just get worse battery life due to poor optimization. You don’t have to settle for this kind of experience. Some manufacturers release laptops that come with Linux pre-installed. These manufacturers officially support Linux on their hardware, so you know that everything will work properly and that the laptop will keep … [Read more...] about The Best Linux Laptops of 2021 for Developers and Enthusiasts
Google is heading to a top European Union court Monday to appeal a record EU antitrust penalty imposed for stifling competition through the dominance of its Android operating system. The company is fighting a 2018 decision from the EU's executive Commission, the bloc's top antitrust enforcer, that resulted in the 4.34 billion-euro (USD 5 billion) fine - still the biggest ever fine Brussels has imposed for anticompetitive behavior. It's one of three antitrust penalties totaling more than USD 8 billion that the commission hit Google with between 2017 and 2019. The others focused on shopping and search, and the California company is appealing all three. While the penalties involved huge sums, critics point out that Google can easily afford them and that the fines haven't done much to widen competition. In its original decision, the commission said Google's practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. Google, however, plans to argue that … [Read more...] about android: Google in court to appeal EU’s 2018 Android antitrust case
Losses related to cryptocurrency investment scams made up over a quarter of the total scams reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from the start of the year to the end of August. In a response to a question on notice from the Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre, the ACCC revealed it received 3,007 reports that totalled losses of AU$53.2 million. This represented 55% of all losses due to investment scams, and 48% of all investment scam reports. Broken down by state, New South Wales had 860 reports for AU$20.6 million in losses, Victoria had 563 reports for AU$12.6 million in losses, Queenslanders lost AU$8.2 million and made 485 reports, while Western Australia made 268 reports on AU$3.8 million in losses. By age, those in the 55-64 bracket lost over AU$12.6 million and made 365 reports, those over 65 accounted for AU$10.7 million in losses and filed 356 reports, while those aged 44-54 made 352 reports and lost … [Read more...] about Australians are losing over AU$6.6 million each month to cryptoscams
In a new update for Opera GX, the gaming version of Opera’s web browser, you can now set RGB lighting, which lights up peripherals and hardware on your PC, to certain web actions with Corsair’s iCue peripherals, so their lighting effects will change depending on what you’re doing in the browser.. If you use a PC primarily for gaming, there’s a good chance that you’ve already set up multiple color profiles with the RGB-enabled components and peripherals installed in your rig. The ability to synchronize the RGB lighting effects of your hardware with what’s happening in games has been around for a while now, but with so many gaming peripherals still going all-in on RGB, it felt inevitable that we’d eventually see RGB-enabled web browsers. But, we wanted to find out more about this collaboration between Opera and Corsair, so we spoke with the Product Manager for Opera GX, Maciej Kocemba, about how and why this occurred. Our pick of the best web browsers in 2021 … [Read more...] about Corsair and Opera team up to bring RGB to web browsers… finally!
Apple’s iPhone 13 smartphone range is official, and the iPhone 13 Pro is shaping up to be another classy yet compact flagship handset. But how does it compare to 2020’s iPhone 12 Pro ? We now have all the key specifications, so we can give you an idea of how the two phones stack up ahead of our in-depth hands-on. Should you upgrade to the iPhone 13 Pro in 2021? Let’s take a closer look at what’s being offered. Apple has also announced the Apple Watch 7 And there's the new iPad 10.2 (2021) And the new iPad mini (2021) iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro price and availability The iPhone 13 Pro will be released on September 24, 2021. That’s a little earlier in the year than the iPhone 12 Pro, which landed on October 23, 2020. Apple’s pricing largely matches the iPhone 12 Pro. The entry-level 128GB model of the iPhone 13 Pro will set you back $999 / £949 / AU$1,699, while the 256GB model will cost $1,099 / £1,049 / AU$1,869, and the 512GB model will … [Read more...] about iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: has Apple finally created a Pro worthy of the name?
Fortnite just won't stop with its brilliant collaborations and keeps giving players plenty of options for new cosmetics. We know it's hard to keep up, so we're here to explain all the Fortnite skins you’ll be getting your hands on in September 2021. Fortnite Season 8 has dropped and it is a huge change to what we've seen from the rest of Chapter 2. While the gameplay has changed though Epic is still churning out some amazing Fortnite skin designs that you'll absolutely want in your locker. We’ve rounded up every Fortnite skin we expect to land in the battle royale in September 2021, with not only skins confirmed by Epic Games but leaks and rumors for upcoming collaborations. We'll tell you how to unlock them all so you can look fashionable while racking up the eliminations. Fortnite’s approach to guest characters is aggressively dull Apple vs Epic Games trial : dates, details and what is #FreeFortnite? Kratos in Fortnite is a step too far – here's why … [Read more...] about Fortnite skins September 2021: All the skins coming to Fortnite and how to get them
If you're looking for the best mirrorless camera you can buy, we're here to help. Every camera in this guide has been rigorously tested to make sure it deserves its spot in our pick of the top mirrorless cameras available today. What's the best mirrorless camera in 2021? While it's difficult to pick out just one, as it depends on your shooting needs, we think the Fujifilm X-T4 is the best all-round choice for most people. It isn't a full-frame camera, but its slightly smaller APS-C sensor still produces excellent photos and video, and there are other benefits to that sensor size, including compact lenses and speedy burst shooting. If you have your heart set on a full-frame camera , though, we think the slightly more expensive Canon EOS R6 (and its pricier Canon EOS R5 sibling) are fine choices. Both cameras have a growing range of excellent RF lenses and are bursting with useful features, including in-body image stabilization (IBIS) and class-leading autofocus. For everyday … [Read more...] about Best mirrorless camera 2021: the 15 best choices for every budget