Fait intéressant: Seulement 17% des Américains parlent plus d’une langue. Yep, according to a survey cited by Forbes, less than one fifth of Americans know a second language. And yet there are countless benefits to being bilingual, or at least able to fumble along in another dialect.To name a…
Link: The best way to learn a language: Tips and apps to get you fluent
“2021 Is the Year of Linux on the Desktop,” writes PC Magazine. “No, really…” Walk into any school now, and you’ll see millions of Linux machines. They’re called Chromebooks. For a free project launched 30 years ago today by one man in his spare time, it’s an amazing feat…. Linux found its real niche — not as a political statement about “free software,” but as a practical way to enable capable, low-cost machines for millions…
Link: Is 2021 The Year of the Linux Desktop?
Fifteen years after its release, MPEG-2 remains entrenched as the codec of choice for broadcast delivery. But a group of early adopters spanning industries from sports to education are exploring newer compression techniques in order to push beyond UHD into super resolutions.
That’s a key takeaway…
Link: MPEG-2 is Entrenched, But Cloud Encoding is On the Horizon
A “PUA” is a Potentially Unwanted Application, not a Trojan. It did offer or bundle some grey software in the past ( https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/09/utorrent-is-flagged-as-malicious-by-several-antivirus-engines-currently/ ) including a cryptocurrency miner (…
Link: Roland Cloud vst’s trojan
Parus Holdings on Friday filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Apple (AAPL) – Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report, alleging that the giant tech company infringed on its patents for voice-browsing and device control technology.Parus filed the lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court…
Link: Parus Files Second Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple
Jack Wallen shows you the basic difference between two commands that end with the same results … closing unresponsive applications. It’s a rare occasion that a Linux application will run astray, but it does happen. This most often happens with user-facing apps, such as browsers, office suites and the like.
Link: Linux 101: How to use the kill and killall commands
It’s that time of the year again: The time for us to nurse hangovers while watching a big, important Apple announcement event. (The hangovers and the event are not linked by way of causality, but it doesn’t not hurt to be in a twilight brain zone while watching Tim Cook bound across a virtual…
Link: Everything You Need to Know From Today’s Apple Keynote
Here’s everything Apple announced My picks and pans: To buy or not to buy? iPad Mini 6 is not a phone (and 3 more things Apple got wrong) iPhone 13 prices, dates and everything you need to know iPhone users get their biggest wish How, when, and where to preorder Apple’s new phone New iPad starts at $329, revamped 5G iPad Mini at $499 New design features unveiled for Apple Watch Series Unlike other technology writers, such as my Jason Squared co-host, Jason Cipriani, I don’t have a direct review relationship with Apple.
Link: Apple Card, why did you fail me on my iPhone 13 loan?
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone.
Link: This Week in Apps: Apple’s iPhone event, App Annie hit with securities fraud, OpenSea goes mobile
Is there a way to tell if my smartphone has a virus? With nearly 4 billion smartphone users around the world, our mobile devices are a huge target these days. Technically speaking, a virus spreads by attaching itself to a file or program and is activated when the infected file is opened with the ability to copy itself or attach to other files.
Link: Ways to find out if your smartphone has malware