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Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 has ended
If you're still rocking a handset running Windows Phone 8.1, it is important to note that mainstream support for the operating system is ending tomorrow, as Microsoft previously announced. Prior to the availability of Windows 10 Mobile for select handsets, the last major update to Windows Phone (...)
[OSNews]

HMS Queen Elizabeth could be vulnerable to cyber-attack
Royal Navy £3.5bn carrier appears to be running Windows XP, the operating system targeted in NHS ransomware attack Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which has left the Rosyth dockyard, could be vulnerable to a cyber-attack as it appears to be using the same outdated system that (...)
[The Guardian]

* The Scott Forstall interview *
The Computer History Museum organised an interview with Scott Forstall, led by John Markoff. Forstall led the iPhone operating system (now iOS) team for the iPhone and the iPad from their inception, and was a close friend and confidant of Steve Jobs. He was ousted by Tim Cook, supposedly (...)
[OSNews]

WannaCry attacks prompt Microsoft to release Windows updates for older versions
The company typically releases security updates for operating systems it still supports – but in wake of serious cyber-attack it has reassessed the policy Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations. (...)
[The Guardian]

Windows 10 S review: faster, simpler … and incredibly painful to use
New Windows variant delivers on speed, security and simplicity – but its limited Windows Store apps and awful Edge browser just don’t cut it Windows 10 S is the latest version of Microsoft’s new and improved operating system, which is about to launch with the new Surface Laptop and a series of (...)
[The Guardian]

GopherOS: an experimental operating system written in Go
It's one of many, for sure, but as far as I'm concerned, we can never have enough of them: experimental hobby operating systems. GopherOS - no, not what you think - is an experimental operating system written in Go, licensed under the MIT license. It's all very small and early, but possibly (...)
[OSNews]

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C
Some older apps on newer devices will also stop working when the operating system is installed.
[BBC News]

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C
Some older apps on newer devices will also stop working when the operating system is installed.
[BBC]

Hands-on with the new iPad Pro and iOS11
A hands-on with the new iPad Pro and some of the features Apple is adding to its mobile operating system, iOS. The announcement was made at Apple's annual developers' conference.
[BBC]

Hands-on with the new iPad Pro and iOS11
A hands-on with the new iPad Pro and some of the features Apple is adding to its mobile operating system, iOS. The announcement was made at Apple's annual developers' conference.
[BBC News]

Andy Rubin unveils Essential Phone
Android's creator, Andy Rubin, has been teasing his next big project for a while now, and today he finally unveiled everything: his new company Essential has a new smartphone, an Amazon Echo-like device with its own operating system, and a few accessories. Just another company trying to break (...)
[OSNews]

Android co-founder reveals new smartphone to take on Apple and Samsung
The Essential Phone features a bezel-free screen, dual 13mp cameras and a 360˚ video plugin using a new port The co-founder of the Android operating system, Andy Rubin, has revealed his first new creation since leaving Google in 2014: a $699 Android phone that aims to take on Apple and Samsung (...)
[The Guardian]

postmarketOS: aiming for a 10 year life-cycle for smartphones
It is 2017. Pick an average PC from 2007 and install a minimal GNU/Linux based operating system. You will be able to do basic computing tasks (eg. surfing the web, reading E-Mails, listening to music, chatting) just like on an expensive modern PC. You will even get security updates, so your old (...)
[OSNews]

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