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Will Aspyr release Civilization VI for Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Apple’s secret mockups of iMessage for Android, and how to benchmark your Linux system.

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Financial experts forecast more bad news for Apple

Gaze into crystal balls, see another contraction in iPhone sales

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How bad is the Dirty Cow Linux kernel vulnerability?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Android phones rooted by Dirty Cow, and the Build The Wall game is now available for Android.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 17th - October 21st - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 17th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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How much does 'Free Wi-Fi' cost your company?

Wi-Fi is often difficult to use, which kills productivity on the road, and it costs businesses nearly $3 billion a year

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Apple issues significant updates for iOS, MacOS

iPhone 7 Plus owners can now try Portrait Camera feature

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For mobile, PowerPoint still can't match Apple Keynote

The reason: Microsoft hasn't taken the vagaries of on-the-go-environments seriously enough


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Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices

Researchers have devised a new way to fully compromise Android devices without exploiting any software vulnerability and instead taking advantage of a physical design weakness in RAM chips.

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66% off KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank - Deal Alert

KMASHI's 15,000mAh power bank can charge any 2 smartphones, tablets or USB devices simultaneously at high speed, and several times over without needing to be recharged. With the current 66% discount you can buy it on Amazon for just...

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Why is Ubuntu's Unity 8 development taking so long?

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.10, and 9 Android apps for Halloween.

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75% off DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, 10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass - Deal Alert

The DKnightMagicBox II Bluetooth speaker offers great quality sound with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It features two highly powerful 40mm total 10W acoustic drivers for excellent sound.

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iPhone 7 cellular performance test: Qualcomm's modem is better than Intel's

Apple made some iPhone 7 models with Qualcomm modems and some with Intel modems

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The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

It's hugely inefficient and expensive to manage client operating systems -- and the cloud gives us a way to stop doing so

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability

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19% off HooToo Shuttle Type C Hub With Charging, HDMI Output, Card Reader, 3 USB 3.0 Ports - Deal Alert

Charge or power your laptop while connecting multiple peripherals, transferring data, or even extending/mirroring your screen to an external display in 4k. This all-in-one adapter is currently discounted 19% on Amazon.

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42% off 17-Piece Precision Smartphone Repair Kit For iPhone, Android, Samsung and Others - Deal Alert

Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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Why your mobile connection is so slow

DNS-based mapping of user location simply doesn’t work for mobile; it’s time to rethink content delivery for mobile apps

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