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IOS 11: Deliberate Push to Upgrade or Gross Oversight?

A number of current iPhone and iPad owners myself included, won’t be able to use the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple announced iOS 11 at its latest developer conference, teasing its plans for the future of the iPhone. However, it’s now been confirmed that several of the company’s devices aren’t in line for the latest update. The new iOS 11 will not support the iPhone 5 – one of the best-loved models – or the iPhone 5C or fourth-generation iPad when it arrives in the autumn. iOS 11 Beta Available. PROFILES DOWNLOAD LINK Developer beta profile of #iOS11.https://t.co/CHpuWwbSWs pic.twitter.com/TytO5hPr3d — iOS 11 (@iOS11beta) June 5, 2017 This means that these popular devices will be stuck on iOS 10, the current version of the operating system, which will stop receiving important security and performance updates from Apple, leaving them potentially vulnerable to bugs and glitches. This poses a…

New Windows 10 Test Version Shows Big Changes Coming Soon

New Win 10 Insider Preview build sheds light on new features, coming with the Fall Creators Update Microsoft just released a new Insider Preview version of Windows 10 (16215), unveiling the upcoming pack of changes. According to the company’s standard policy, these changes are already available for testers. For everyone else, they will arrive with the Fall Creators Update. So, let’s take a look at what we got with the new test version. Windows 10 now has improved notification center The first noticeable difference is how the notification center now looks. Microsoft redesigned it to have separate sections for various apps, like Skype messages, tweets etc. It is more organized now. The new approach allows to group notifications from devices and applications together, in a more convenient way. Read also: Dubai Becomes First City in the World to Get Its Own Microsoft Font With the new update, Microsoft also allows users…

The iPad Aspires To Become EVERYONE’s Computer

The iPad has never been a full-fledged computer. At its launch back in 2010, it was mocked for having a large screen without a typical large-screen operating system like macOS or Windows, and it was dismissed as just a bigger iPhone. But, as it turned out, people found a whole bunch of really cool and enjoyable uses for that enlarged iPhone, and even as iPad sales have slowed over recent years, Apple’s tablet has proven enduringly popular among those who’ve acquired one. At WWDC 2017, Apple underlined its commitment to pushing the iPad as its next computing platform, and for the first time ever, it even has me interested. In all the time it’s been around, I haven’t been able to answer the question of who the iPad is for. It’s often been the wrong question, mind you, as the iPad shows its strengths best when it’s serving narrowly defined…

Oil is Breathing Its Last. In The North Sea, That Is

Moored off the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, Pioneering Spirit looms so large that it is difficult to recognize as a ship. The crew of 450 is dwarfed by the cranes and pipes that dominate the sprawling layers of decks. For decades, Edward Heerema, head of Allseas, the Swiss-based energy services company, dreamed of building a giant vessel to install oil platforms offshore. But the Pioneering Spirit has found another purpose: dismantling oil fields in the British North Sea. With oil prices dropping sharply in the last two years, Mr. Heerema said he was now just focused on finding enough work to meet his payroll. “I can’t say how long it will take to pay for itself. Maybe 10 years, maybe 30 years,” he said of the ship. The British North Sea was once a crucial source of oil for the world. At its peak in 1999, it produced about 2.9…