@philm wrote: Hello community, I am happy to announce another Testing Update. Mostly we have KDE and Browser updates with this one. D85ykB2WkAA-RrD.jpg1200×900 Some might noticed that since the #snapcraftsummit a lot of package changes went into Manjaro and our available RCs. Also we didn’t yet announce 18.1.0-rc4 officially yet. We are still polishing the snap experience for our users. XFCE and Gnome will come with Gnome-Software and our KDE edition has…

It was another big week for Apple news this week, with Apple launching its annual Back to School promotion and taking the opportunity to update some of its lower-end Mac notebook lineup. The refresh saw a lower price and a minor update for the MacBook Air, an updated entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the discontinuation of the 12-inch MacBook. The moves help streamline Apple’s notebook lineup while also providing a bit more…

@linux-aarhus wrote: Pacman-mirrors has been cooking and version 4.15.0.dev7 is available from unstable branch with an experimental async feature. The -f has always excluded mirrors which were not up-to-date but sometimes mirrors have other issues and those is attempted filtered as well. Black-hole mirrors – mirrors which for some reason does not respond to the python webclient – are also filtered. mirror check As always your feedback is highly valued, so please…

@philm wrote: Hello community, I am happy to announce another Testing Update. Mostly we have Kernels and Browser updates with this one. D-ym1j8W4AA59qq.jpg1200×800 Some might noticed that since the #snapcraftsummit a lot of package changes went into Manjaro and our available RCs. Also we didn’t yet announce 18.1.0-rc3 officially yet. We are still polishing the snap experience for our users. XFCE and Gnome will come with Gnome-Software and our KDE edition has…

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a settlement with Facebook that will see the social media giant hit with a roughly $5 billion fine over the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, reports The Wall Street Journal. The matter has been moved to the Justice Department’s civil division and it is unclear how long it will take to finalize, the person said. Justice Department reviews are part of the FTC’s procedure…

Apple’s iPad Air, which was resurrected in March as essentially a tweaked version of the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro, offers a significant amount of utility at a solid $499 price point, but how does it compare to other competitors in the market? In his latest video, MacRumors videographer Dan compared the iPad Air to Microsoft’s Surface Go to determine which one he liked better for on-the-go computing. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube…

Apple is teaming up with the BBC to co-produce an eight-part comedy-drama series with a working title of “Alabama,” according to a report from British comedy website Chortle highlighted by Engadget. Imelda Staunton Written by former stand-up Andy Wolton, the show will reportedly star Imelda Staunton, who is best known for her performance in the British comedy television series “Up the Garden Path” and for playing Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter…

There are a few deals going on as we head into the weekend, including an ongoing discount on the latest AirPods update, a sitewide discount on Pad & Quill, and deep discounts on Apple’s iPad Smart Covers. AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Amazon has further discounted the new AirPods With Wireless Charging Case, now priced at $179.00, down from $199.00. This is a solid $20 discount on the normal price of the…

Prominent research firms Gartner and IDC attempt to estimate shipments of computers around the world on a quarterly basis, and both firms today released their estimates for the second calendar quarter. Gartner’s and IDC’s estimates are just that — estimates – and with Apple no longer reporting unit sales of Macs and other products, we won’t know how accurate these estimates end up being. But as revealed in today’s releases, they can…

Belkin today announced a new range of charging cables, called the Boost Charge made with DuraTek collection. The company said these cables were built with durability and strength in mind, and each one comes with a leather strap for organization. There are four total cables in the collection: one Lightning to USB-A, one USB-C to USB-C, one USB-C to USB-A, and one USB-C to Lightning. Prices range from $24.99 to $34.99. Each…