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Android 6.0 Hungry For RAM? It's Not Just Your Imagination

It’s a cycle we’re familiar with. You update your phone to the latest version of iOS and Android and suddenly your once-agile device is somehow running slower. It can be hard to tell if it’s just your mind playing tricks or something is actually amiss, but for Android 6.0 users doubting their sanity, it’s definitely real.


How To Downgrade IOS 9.3 To An Older Version

Every time you upgrade an iOS device to a new version of the operating system, there’s a brief window in which you can easily roll it back (just in case you come across a bug or two).


Lock Out Bug Forces Apple To Yank iOS 9.3 Update On Older Devices

It’s not every day you get locked out of your phone or tablet, but for Apple users still cruising along on less-than-new gadgets, the latest iOS update, 9.3, pretty much removed the “not” from that statement.


All I Need Is This Android Wear N64 Emulator And Ocarina Of Time On My Wrist

The Nintendo 64 might not have had the massive library of games like the PlayStation did, but it made up for it with quality over quantity. Do you ever really need anything more than GoldenEye and Ocarina of Time? No. And with this N64 emulator on your smartwatch, those games will always be in easy reach.


It Doesn't Take A Lot To Crash Chrome: Only 16 Characters

Briefly: It doesn’t take a lot to crash Chrome: Only sixteen characters. Just type http://a/%%30%30 into a Chrome 45 or older address bar, hit enter or hover your cursor over the link to crash your browser. Or, you know, don’t. But you’ve officially been warned.


Side-By-Side Video Shows Chrome's New Memory Improvements

New features are great, but there’s something to be said when a piece of software you use every day gets a few optimisations and performance tweaks. Such is the case with the latest version of Google Chrome, which supposedly does a better job of handling its memory usage. If you want to see exactly how better, this side-by-side video should help.


uTorrent To Abandon Crapware Installer And Seek Out New Revenue Model

In a move that’s likely too little, too late, uTorrent has decided to stop bundling crapware with its (once) popular BitTorrent client. While it hasn’t come up with an alternative just yet, the developer plans to be more “open and transparent” as it considers its options.


Mozilla's Radical Firefox Changes And How They'll Affect Your Add-Ons

Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These aims aren’t always compatible, as we’re now discovering with Mozilla and the fundamental changes it’s making to Firefox’s add-on infrastructure.


'Tab Discarding' Will Help With Google Chrome's RAM Addiction

Browsers have become one of the most memory-intensive applications you can run and while vendors such as Google and Firefox have gone to great lengths to keep things under control, for some users, it’s still not good enough. In fact, Chrome will introduce a rather drastic measure in an upcoming version — tab “discarding” — to help alleviate the issue.


Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars For Being Easily Hackable  

If you own a newer Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will want to check this out: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.4 million cars due to a security flaw that leaves the vehicles vulnerable to complete takeovers from hackers.


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