• aspect_ratio Google launches Android P Beta with consumer-centric OS updates(Read more)expand_more

    Google launches Android P Beta with consumer-centric OS updates

    San Francisco: In a bid to make it easy for users to navigate and use smart ways to access functions on Android devices, Google on Tuesday unveiled a string of updates to its upcoming operating system (OS) Android P and launched its beta version.

    At its annual developer's conference Google I/O in California, Google claimed that it is creating these new features to help users use phone's OS "to do more by using it less".

    Android P, due to be released later this year, would have a new dashboard that tells users how often, when and for how long they have been using every app on the phone.

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  • aspect_ratio After JIO: India consumes most mobile data per month in world(Read more)expand_more

    New Delhi: With consumption of 150 crore gigabytes of mobile data per month, India is now the number one country in the world in mobile data consumption, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.

    "Amazing! With 150 crore gigabytes per month of mobile data consumption, India is now world`s number one mobile data consuming country. Its mobile data consumption is higher than that of the USA and China put together," Kant tweeted.

    However, he did not share the source of the data.

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  • aspect_ratio Source code for Apple’s legendary Lisa operating system to be released for free in 2018(Read more)expand_more

    You’ll soon be able to take a huge trip down memory lane when it comes to Apple’s computer efforts. The Computer History Museum has announced that the source code for the Lisa, Apple’s computer that predated the Mac, has been recovered and is being reviewed by Apple itself.

    The announcement was made by Al Kossow, a Software Curator at the Computer History Museum. Kossow says that source code for both the operating system and applications has been recovered. Once that code is finished being reviewed by Apple, the Computer History Museum will make the code available sometime in 2018.

    While you’ve been able to run emulators of the Lisa operating system before, this is notable as it’s not just a third-party hack solution, but rather Apple is directly involved and the full code will be available for everyone.

    The Lisa was released back in 1983 for $10,000, which as Gizmodo notes, is around $25,000 when adjusted for inflation. The machine was notable for being the first to feature a graphical user interface and support for a mouse, but ultimately only sold 10,000 units.

    Despite its flop on the market, the Lisa is a major piece of Apple history. It’s largely the reason Steve Jobs left Apple and caused a huge rift between Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. After Lisa’s rather public failure, Jobs founded NeXT Computer – which was ultimately acquired by Apple, bringing him back to the company.

    Read More  https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/27/apple-lisa-source-code-to-be-released/

  • aspect_ratio ISRO To Launch 31 Satellites In A Single Mission Onboard PSLV(Read more)expand_more


    ISRO on Friday announced that it would launch 31 satellites, including India's Cartosat-2 series earth observation spacecraft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10.

    The mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August.

    "The launch is tentatively scheduled for January 10," a senior Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said.

    The mission's main payload would be India's Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite. The Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorization Board is scheduled to meet in the coming days would take the final call, he said.

    PSLV-C40 will be used for the launch from the spaceport in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota, about 100 km from Chennai. The mission would be a combination of 28 nano-satellites from foreign countries, including Finland and the US, one micro and nano-satellite from India along with one Cartosat satellite, the official said.

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