Apple Wants to Combine Mac and iOS Apps. Can it Succeed Where Microsoft Failed?

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Apple wants to combine its iPhone, iPad, and macOS applications and give developers a way to write apps that scale across all three product families. It’s a good idea, but a risky one.

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How to check if someone has read your email

You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Junk folder? Were the messages just ignored?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/15/how-to-check-if-someone-has-read-your-email.html

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Ode to Sprint: Somebody Calls You, You Answer Quite Slowly


As I write this, I’m listening to twangy guitar music that calls up vague images of big spiny cactus, dust, and a riderless swaybacked horse. Lots of dust. I’ve been listening to the same few bars for 43 minutes and counting. Every few seconds, the music is interrupted by this: “We apologize for the wait. We are currently experiencing higher than normal volumes and long hold times. If you do not wish to wait, please hang up and call back at a later time, or you may stay on the line, and the next available representative will assist you.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84283.html?rss=1

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Sri Lankan teen hacks president's website to demand exam reschedule

It’s no secret that exam schedules can be annoying, but would you write your country’s president to voice your concerns?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/30/sri-lankan-teen-hacks-presidents-website-to-demand-exam-reschedule.html

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IBM brings Apple's Swift to the cloud, simplifying enterprise app development

Article Image Thanks to new tools from IBM, developers will be able to write and run applications entirely in the cloud using Apple’s Swift programming language.

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Samsung 840 Evo has serious performance bug, fix coming October 15 (updated)

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Samsung’s 840 Evo series reportedly suffers from a significant bug that dampens write performance on old data, but the company says it’s already working on a solution.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190746-samsung-840-evo-has-serious-performance-bug-fix-on-the-way

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Samsung 840 Evo has serious performance bug, fix on the way

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Samsung’s 840 Evo series reportedly suffers from a significant bug that dampens write performance on old data, but the company says it’s already working on a solution.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190746-samsung-840-evo-has-serious-performance-bug-fix-on-the-way

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How long do modern consumer SSDs actually last? Longer than you’d expect!

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How much data can you really write to an SSD? For 10 months, Tech Report has been exploring that question, with multiple drives crossing the petabyte barrier — and several more not making it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/184619-how-long-do-modern-consumer-ssds-actually-last-longer-than-youd-expect

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