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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Relocating Headquarters From Silicon Valley to Texas

CNBC: Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to shift its focus away from Silicon Valley, announcing Tuesday that it will relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California, to Houston, Texas. The real HP has been gone for a long while, but still, moving their headquarters out of Silicon Valley is a sad postscript....

Warner Bros. to Stream Entire 2021 Slate of Feature Films on HBO Max, Simultaneously With Theatrical Releases

Rebecca Rubin and Matt Donnelly, reporting for Variety: When Warner Bros. announced that “Wonder Woman 1984” would land on the streaming service HBO Max on Christmas, the same time it debuts in theaters, many expected it to be an isolated experiment in response to an unprecedented pandemic. Instead, the studio will deploy a similar...

Updated for MacOS 11 and Apple Silicon: Fantastical

Joe Rossignol, a few weeks ago at MacRumors: Flexibits today announced the release of version 3.3 of its popular calendar app Fantastical for Mac, with key new features including full compatibility with macOS Big Sur, native support for Apple Silicon, and a new design. Fantastical version 3.3 also supports macOS Big Sur’s revamped...

App Store’s Best Apps and Games of 2020

Among the winners: Zoom for best iPad app. I’ve given Zoom a fair amount of grief for their sketchy Mac app and its installer, but credit where credit belongs, their iPad app is pretty good. When people ask me what I do when I need to use Zoom — and like everyone in 2020, I need to use Zoom — I tell them I use it on my iPad. (I get a better camera there...

Qualcomm Exec Feels ‘Validated’ by Having His Pants Stolen

Sascha Segan, writing for PCMag: Qualcomm executives brushed off a question about Apple’s new M1-based Macs during a question-and-answer session at the company’s Snapdragon Summit today, where Qualcomm announced a new flagship smartphone chipset but no upgrades to its year-old chips for PCs. “We invested early in Windows on Snapdragon,...

★ M1 Macs: Truth and Truthiness

We knew this to be true: Computers could run fast and hot, or slow and cool. For laptops in particular, the best you could hope for is a middle ground: fast enough and cool enough. But if you wanted a machine that ran really fast, it wasn’t going to run cool (and wasn’t going to last long on battery), and if you wanted a computer that ran cool (and...

Windows 10 Virtualized on M1 Macs Is Almost Twice as Fast as It Is Running Natively on Surface Pro X

Michael Potuck, writing for 9to5Mac: Alexander Graf was the first to successfully run an ARM Windows virtualization on an M1 Mac. He used the QEMU open source machine emulator and an Insider Preview of Windows. Now, based on the work by Graf, there’s a new build of the open source ACVM launcher (by Khaos Tian and 3 others) that works...

Salesforce Buys Slack For $27.7 Billion

Ron Miller and Alex Wilhelm, reporting for TechCrunch: Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff didn’t mince words on his latest purchase. “This is a match made in heaven. Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world,”...

The Talk Show: ‘Camera Beer Belly’

Nilay Patel returns to the show and we have nothing to talk about. You know, other than the M1 Macs and entire iPhone 12 lineup. Brought to you by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts can get $100 credit. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Mint Mobile:...

Reuters: ‘Samsung May Discontinue Galaxy Note Smartphones’

Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang, reporting for Reuters: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may discontinue its premium Galaxy Note phone next year, sources with knowledge of the matter said, a move that would reflect the sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the coronavirus pandemic. […] At present, the South Korean tech giant...

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