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Apple will require HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016

  During a security presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference, the company revealed the deadline for all apps in its App Store to switch on an important security feature called App Transport Security — January 1, 2017. “Today, I’m proud to say that at the end of 2016, App Transport Security is becoming a requirement for[…]

How to remove all old posts from your Facebook Timeline

Facebook is notoriously bad for reminding you of the things you’ve posted in the past. If you’re like me, you probably have quite a few posts lurking in the dark history of your Timeline that you completely forgot about. It’s time to delete those from once and for all, and I’m going to show you[…]

What Is DNS and Why Does It Make the Internet Break?

Today, half of America’s internet shut down when hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s still unclear exactly who carried out the attack and why, but regardless, the event served as a demonstration of how easily large swaths of the web can[…]

19 percent of the web now runs on WordPress

SAN FRANCISCO — At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience a fascinating stat about the service. In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. … We’re going to see the number[…]

Windows 8.1 will make its way to PC manufacturers by August

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update will end up in the hands of PC manufacturers by August, reports All Things D. Microsoft made the announcement today at its partner conference, and makes the timing right for inclusion on computers shipping out over the holiday season. The update will be free, and includes a bunch of fixes for[…]

Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1

Microsoft has taken most of the wrapping off of the coming update to Windows   8. Codenamed ‘Blue,’ the formally monikered Windows 8.1 update arrived in preview form on June 26th, a date that coincided with the company’s  Build developer event in San Francisco. The era of Windows 8 is upon us. With more than 100[…]

Titan supercomputer is now world’s fastest

Cray’s Titan supercomputer has snatched the title of world’s fastest from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia—and it’s cray fast, as you might expect. Powered by a mixture of CPUs and GPUs, Titan is home to 18,688 nodes, each of which contains an AMD 16-core Opteron and a NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator. All told,[…]

Report: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Fastest Browser On Windows, Chrome 19 Wins On Mac

According to the latest data from web application performance management firm New Relic, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 currently has the fastest response time of any browser on Windows, leading the company – and Microsoft – to conclude that IE10 is currently the fastest browser on Windows. Looking at the 40 billion web[…]

NYC data centers hit by Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy delivers a glancing blow to New York City, the power company pulls the plug on parts of lower Manhattan, and some Web sites without redundant servers go down. Power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy show why it’s good to have a duplicate Web server located somewhere far away from New York City[…]

Windows 8 system requirements

If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here’s what it takes: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info) RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM[…]

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