26 October 2014 – NOTS News

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This week, Ubuntu 14.10 is out, Adobe ditches Linux, LG’s making processors, Google’s making Skynet, and Windows (still) has viruses!

Sources/notes:

– Ubuntu 14.10 is the Calm Before the Storm: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2836984/why-ubuntu-1410-utopic-unicorns-humble-changes-are-the-calm-before-the-storm.html

– Adobe’s Ditching Linux and Going Down: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2834094/rip-reader-examining-adobes-history-of-disdain-towards-linux-users.html

– LG Unveils its Own Phone Processor: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838774/lg-unveils-its-own-processor-putting-it-right-to-work-on-giant-new-lg-g3-screen-phone.html

– Microsoft to Drop Nokia Branding from Lumia Phones: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838325/this-is-what-microsofts-nokia-less-lumia-phones-will-look-like.html

– Apple Doesn’t Respond to Yosemite Wi-Fi Problems: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2839012/apple-mum-as-mac-owners-tussle-with-yosemite-over-wifi-problems.html

– AT&T Ruins Apple’s Plans of an Open SIM Card: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/att-breaks-the-apple-sims-best-feature-locks-it-down-if-you-pick-att/

– Google Inbox Gives Google More Control over Your Email: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2838775/why-google-wants-to-replace-gmail.html

– Google Buys Skybox, a Real-Time Satellite Imagery Platform: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/25/googles-new-skybox-for-good-program-gives-real-time-satellite-imagery-to-non-profits/

– Twitpic Still Shutting Down, but Archives Will Be Saved: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/twitpic-given-eleventh-hour-reprieve-as-twitter-saves-all-the-pictures/

– Facebook Introduces Anonnymous Chat Room App: http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/facebooks-new-app-harkens-back-to-the-aol-chatroom/

– Massive Virus Influx for Windows; Be Careful with Your PowerPoints: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/psa-dont-open-random-powerpoint-presentations-from-strangers-right-now/

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