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Apple will replace the battery of your iPhone 6s that keeps shutting down   

First Samsung, now Apple. Battery problems in smartphones are all the rage these days. Of course, Apple's battery problems are very different than the ones Samsung users experienced, notably in that nothing has yet exploded. But what is happening to iPhones? And which models are affected?

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Published on November 21, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Thunderbird 45.5 email client released   

A new version of the popular desktop email client Thunderbird has just been released. Thunderbird 45.5 fixes several issues but does not introduce new features.

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Published on November 21, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Microsoft becomes a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation   

Today The Linux Foundation is announcing that we've welcomed Microsoft as a Platinum member. I'm honored to join Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise Group, at the Connect(); developer event in New York and expect to be able to talk more in the coming months about how we'll intensify our work together for the benefit of the open source community at large.

Microsoft is already a substantial participant in many open source projects and has been involved in open source communities through partnerships and technology contributions for several years. Around 2011 and 2012, the company contributed a large body of device driver code to enable Linux to run as an enlightened guest on Hyper-V. Microsoft has an engineering team dedicated to Linux kernel work, and since that initial contribution, the team has contributed improvements and new features

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Published on November 21, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
Apple offers to repair iPhone 6 Plus devices with touch disease   

Apple is offering to repair at a reduced price iPhone 6 Plus smartphones with display flickering or multitouch issues.

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Published on November 19, 2016 by Bob Uhlman  --  Revised on November 20, 2016
Another HNAP flaw in D-Link routers   

CERT recently issued an advisory about a flaw in D-Link routers, specifically, in the parsing of HNAP messages. The advisory warns that "A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privileges." That's as bad as it gets.

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Published on November 17, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Nvidia 375.86 driver issues   

The last couple of weeks have not been good to Nvidia. The company released a new driver with the version 375.57 in late October that caused major issues especially on Windows 10 devices. This issue got patched relatively quickly though.

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Published on November 17, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Brazil is opting for Microsoft for cost efficiency   

Apparently, Open Source alternatives to Microsoft Office is not good enough for Brazil and thus they are reverting to proprietary Microsoft Office and other Microsoft tools.

The latest trend in Europe and developing countries was to ditch proprietary Microsoft Office and adopt an Open Source solution such as OpenOffice or LibreOffice. The move was more concerned with cost saving than for the love of Open Source. Whatever may be the reason, at least several government organizations have started to look beyond Microsoft.

But perhaps the euphoria died for some of them. Brazil that had opted for an open source policy is now reverting to Microsoft in an attempt to "generate cost efficiencies and standardize the IT applications portfolio across departments"

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Published on November 16, 2016 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on November 16, 2016
Linux running on more than 99% of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world   

Linux may have just 2% in the desktop market share, but when it comes to supercomputers, Linux is simply ruling it with over 99% of the share.

Linux running on more than 99% of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world is no surprise. If you followed our previous reports, in the year 2015, Linux was running on more than 97% of the top 500 supercomputers. This year, it just got better.

#Linux now runs on more than 99% of top 500 #supercomputers in the world

This information is collected by an independent organization Top500 that publishes the details about the top 500 fastest supercomputers known to them, twice a year. You can go the website and filter out the list based on country, OS type used, vendors etc. Don't worry, I'll do it for you to present some of the most interesting facts from this year's list.


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Published on November 16, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
Update your Belkin WeMo devices before they become botnet zombies   

Owners of WeMo home automation devices should upgrade them to the latest firmware version, which was released this week to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow hackers to fully compromise them.

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Published on November 15, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Browser add-on caught selling identifiable web histories   

Web of Trust Services' browser add-on has left the extension libraries for Chrome, Firefox and Opera after a German broadcaster's investigation revealed that Web of Trust was collecting and selling users' web histories to third parties.

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Published on November 13, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
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