Month: October 2017

Signal’s secure messaging is now available in a desktop app

October 31, 2017

You can already use Signal for secure chats on the desktop, but you’ve had to use a Chrome web app to participate in those encrypted conversations. What if you don’t like Chrome, or would just prefer something more elegant than a browser? Signal is…

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Android ‘Fast Pair’ will quickly connect Bluetooth devices

October 31, 2017

Android devices now have a new option to quickly sync with smartphones. Today, Google developers announced Fast Pair, a process that quickly discovers using Bluetooth Low Energy and connects over traditional Bluetooth. It’s an obvious competitor to t…

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You wanted more Switch games, so you got ‘Monopoly’

October 31, 2017

As the Nintendo Switch was gearing up to launch back in March, fans worried that it would go the way of the big N’s prior consoles: Spectacular first-party games with minimal third-party support. But after a tenuous few months when Zelda: Breath of t…

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Xcode 9.1 and 9.2 beta 1 not recognizing iOS 11.1 GM release

October 31, 2017

I upgraded a iPad Pro 12.7 first gen to the GM release of iOS 11.1 today, and now I cannot use it for development debgu builds. Xcode 9.1 fails to give any message and Xcode 9.2 results in this failure message: Could not locate device support file…

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Microsoft pulls in LinkedIn details for Outlook.com users

October 31, 2017

It’s only been a day since Microsoft killed Outlook.com premium features like tougher email security and more storage and brought them to Office 365 members instead. Today, the company announced that it will bring LinkedIn integration to Outlook.com…

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