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  • Latest Android N preview brings Vulkan API support, more emojis

    Google engineers are quietly beavering away on Android N, the latest version of its all-conquering mobile platform. Last month, the company introduced the first preview for developers, giving us a peek at a host of upcoming features. Now, Google has released its second developer preview, giving us a look at a few more hitherto unannounced features. First of all, the new preview delivers support for the Vulkan graphics API, which offers a massive boost over the platform's current APIs. Vulkan also harnesses multiple cores for faster performance. The second big addition is the inclusion of "launcher shortcuts", which allows users to post a shortcut of an app's functions/sections to their homescreen. Related: Android N: what...

  • Google Glass gets updated: improved camera with voice-captions

    Although Google Glass is only limited to a lucky handful of people, it's already rolling out updates on a monthly basis. The newest patches include better software for its camera quality and usage. Seeing as you'll probably want to share most of your daily routine using this computer stylishly strapped to your face, its camera is probably an important feature. The software has been tweaked to give users sharper pictures as well as...

  • OS X 10.9 ‘Cabernet’ adds tabbed Finder and new Safari

    OS X 10.9, lovingly known as “Cabernet” will most likely see a mid-year release as it prepares to make its debut at this year's WWDC, says 9to5mac.com. Take note though, this won’t be a major upgrade, just a series of improvements and tweaks to the existing OS. OS X 10.8 was a major leap forward for the sparkly OS, version 10.9 will take a sideways step though as it shuffles enhancements such as tabbed Finder, a new Safari, the ability to run a second app in full screen on a second monitor plus "improved page loading, speed, and efficiency”. Tabbed...

  • Your next Windows Phone update is hopefully coming Xmas 2013

    According to a job posting asking for a Microsoft Phone engineer, the next Windows Phone update is set for a Christmas release. Unless you care for technical jargon, here’s the entry in the Microsoft job posting that drops the fresh details: This is a great time to join as we’re completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we’re chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences. Windows Phone has been fairly slow to update, and Christmas seems like a fine...

  • Windows 8 Patch Tuesday will have critical updates

    Of the 6 patches and fixes that will be available on Tuesday 13 November from Microsoft Windows update, 4 will be critical. It is considered Windows 8's first official Patch Tuesday, even though this would be the fourth patch for Windows 8 since it's release. The newest patches will have critical security updates for Windows RT and the Surface tablets it runs on. These updates are considered critical for every Windows user whether they run XP, Vista, RT, and Windows 7 or 8. Mac OS X users who have Microsoft Office for Mac, will be receiving patches as well. Up till...