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Apple plans to unify iPhone, iPad, Mac apps for one user experience

Mark Gurman: Starting as early as next year, software developers will be able to design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it’s running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on Mac hardware, according to people familiar with the matter. Developers currently must design two different apps – one for ... Read More »

Firefox Prepares To Mark All HTTP Sites ‘Not Secure’ After HTTPS Adoption Rises

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: The increased adoption of HTTPS among website operators will soon lead to browsers marking HTTP pages as “Not Secure” by default, and Mozilla is taking the first steps. The current Firefox Nightly Edition (version 59) includes a secret configuration option that when activated will show a visible visual indicator that the ... Read More »

How to extract content from compressed files on Linux

How to easily extract content from compressed Linux files β€” without having to memorize a suite of syntactical options. The easiest way to extract the content of compressed files (and compressed archives) on Linux is to prepare a script that both recognizes files by type and uses the proper commands for extracting their contents. Read More »

Ask Slashdot: Do You Print Too Little?

shanen writes: How many of you don’t print much these days? What is the best solution to only printing a few pages every once in a while? Here are some dimensions of the problem… Inexpensive printers: The cost of new printers is quite low, but how long can the printer sit there without printing before it dies? Lexmark and HP ... Read More »

Why Red Hat is Bullish on Containers

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is very optimistic about the future of containers, as organizations of all sizes move to the new approach for application deployment and delivery. Whitehurst was repeatedly asked by financial analysts during Red Hat’s third quarter fiscal 2018 earnings call about the opportunity for containers and he was consistently bullish. Read More »