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  2. What are you smoking? 64 GB of RAM is not a minimum in 2019. I work in IT and the average minimum is far less....try 8GB. Honestly 16 GB is more than enough for even hardcore gamers in 2019. Now if you plan to run a bunch of VMs, then yes, more RAM is definitely something you need. Why yes, VMs and development. Before going nuts, I'd suggest that you think that different people have different requirements. Having up to 64 gigs is a necessary feature. It shows that Apple is actually doing some good work as far as engineering. You are crossing your wires. First you said minimum, now it’s up to. I agree, with the latter. Don't try to parse words and terms for hidden meaning so hard. Totally didn’t. You said both and they absolutely contradict.
  3. There is a bit of it in the PDF reader, no native OneNote support for webpages yet.
  4. I've heard it's low on the priority list for that very reason that not a lot of people use it. In the meantime you can use the native Windows 10 annotation using the pen icon on the taskbar. it won't encompass the whole webpage but it's a good work around in the meantime.
  5. Well that's great news. I guess this means they fixed the show-stoping bug. I wonder if this changes anything as far as ARM64 support in the initial general release goes.
  6. Internet Download Manager (IDM) 6.35 Build 10 by Razvan Serea Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. IDM integrates seamlessly into Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Avant Browser, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line. The program supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and video content processing. Internet Download Manager 6.35 Build 10 changelog: Fixed a critical bug Download: Internet Download Manager 6.35 Build 10 | 7.9 MB (Shareware) Links: Internet Download Manager Website | Glyfz Toolbar Theme Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  7. Windows Community Toolkit version 6 is out now with XAML Islands improvements by João Carrasqueira Microsoft has announced the released of version 6.0 of the Windows Community Toolkit, bringing along a few improvements and new tools. For starters, and perhaps most notably, it's now possible to use Windows Community Toolkit with apps targetting the ARM64 architecture, which is probably related to the recent release of Microsoft's Surface Pro X. This release also improves support XAML Islands with .NET Core 3.0, which was released not too long ago. XAML Islands brings UWP elements to apps built using WPF, WinForms, and Win32, so developers can make apps look more modern while still leveraging existing technologies. Lottie on Windows also now supports some additional Adobe After Effects features, including linear and radial gradients, Masks Track Mattes, and more. Some of these features require newer SDKs, so Lottie-Windows also now supports adaptive versioning. These new features aim to help provide more "visually compelling experiences". In terms of new controls, this release includes a new Eye Dropper control, which lets developers build color pickers into their apps. New XAML controls for Microsoft Graph are also now being tested in preview starting with version 6.1. There are a few more changes in this release, so if you''d like to learn more, you can check out the release notes on GitHub. You can also download the Windows Community Toolkit sample app to try out all the new features.
  8. Southern Patriot

    Google Maps can now say foreign location names for you

    I'd just be happy if it could properly pronounce the names of some of my local towns.
  9. Man how do Apple manage to put in such powerful hardware into such a slimmer form factor and still manage to run cooler and longer I guess I major problem got Lenovo and Dell iis they go for Nvidia graphics which tend to use the more power consuming/hotter runninf gddr6 instead of hbm2
  10. Well that was fast. Good show, MS -- offset the negative press from last week. Really anxious to see performance of this.
  11. There's alot of 'feature' in this 'feature' post featuring a very featurey description.... feature! XD Yo dawg, i heard you like features...
  12. There's a great scope for an AMD-MS partnership here - AMD had done a lot of x64 pioneering, they have great chip making expertise, they're open to custom/open chip designs (like XB1/PS4). An AMD designed ARM chip could have the benefits of native/hardware x64 emulation than just depending on software.
  13. Rockstar is prepping Red Dead Redemption 2 PC updates to resolve stutter issues by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe Over a year after its console release, Red Dead Redemption 2 landed on PC last week, but the landing wasn't a very smooth one, as the Rockstar Launcher and the game itself managed to cause various issues for players, from crashes to constant stuttering. Rockstar Games has pushed out updates aiming to fix many of the problems, with players also relying on workarounds, but the stuttering's cause had been evasive, until now. The studio said today that it believes the issue is caused "due to unforeseen issues related to specific combinations of Nvidia graphics drivers, Nvidia GPU cards and certain CPU’s." Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Update pic.twitter.com/DuItXRAYiB — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) November 13, 2019 A new update to the game will be rolling out later today that carries an initial fix to the stuttering problems alongside other bug fixes. However, a full solution is coming in a later update, as the studio is still working with Nvidia to resolve the issue fully. Rockstar says it will take a few days to work out the kinks before pushing out this update, so it won't be a long wait. Apologizing to the PC community about the rocky launch, Rockstar is also giving a Red Dead Online "care package" to all PC players, that come with the Prieto Poncho as well as provisions and ammo. This bonus package will be up for grabs through the holiday season to anyone who plays the game.
  14. I think Microsoft fixed something fairly annoying on this week's Win10 20H1 build for playing games. I would have Google Chrome browser open looking at something in the background and my FPS would go bad before in older builds when returning to the game, so I tried this last night and FPS rates was fine, but unable to say if this is totally fixed or not. I can't exactly confirm this quite yet but would be nice if others can confirm it as well.
  15. Any news on pen support (Annotation Support)? Will be a huge bummer if they don't add it in new edge! (I know lot of people don't use it, but I personally use it a lot. If they are trying to shift toward surface X kind of device, it won't make sense to remove it now!)
  16. Depends on what you consider Emulation to be... Windows 10 (NT) technically runs non 8086 code on an emulation/transition layer. The same is true when Windows is running on AMD64, and on ARM. Windows 10 is coded and compiled to the Windows NT architecture, that sits on top of the HAL, which performs translation and emulation of the underlying hardware. This is one reason Windows NT 4.0 should NOT have been faster than Windows 95, which is why MIcrosoft was shocked to find it was 25% faster in 1996. ---- Outside of how Windows works, getting speed parity of emulation is never going to be as optimized due to dealing with less structured code. ARMv8 was designed to have cores so that vendors could offer integrated hardware 8086/AMD64 emulation cores. Intel killed this, and was what their litigation threats were about a few years ago. However, in theory, emulation in hardware could provide speed parity. As things stand now with Windows 10 emulating x86 on ARM, the performance is much better than people estimate. Some code truly runs faster, while emulated on ARM, which is counter-intuitive. (Example: combining memory space and memory read/writes, reducing the number of calls, and RAM consumed by combining 32bit address into 64bit space.)
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  18. Microsoft's Chromium-powered Edge browser is now available for ARM64 PCs by Rich Woods Windows 10's built-in Edge browser (now informally called Legacy Edge) has always natively supported ARM64, or at least since Windows on ARM was a thing. But up until now, those testing out Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser haven't been able to run it natively on ARM; they could only get the x86 version running in emulation. Now, testers can finally use native ARM64 Edge Chromium. While most 32-bit Intel apps run fine in virtualization on ARM processors, browsers don't. Browsers generate code in real-time, making it hard to cache. That means that for Windows on ARM to be truly viable, there needs to be native browsers. We're pleased to announce that Microsoft Edge for ARM is now available in the Canary channel! Canary is now built natively for the ARM64 architecture that powers some Windows 10 devices, including the new Surface Pro X. It will soon come to the Dev and Beta channels as well. pic.twitter.com/cKg1H3Utfd — Microsoft Edge Dev (@MSEdgeDev) November 13, 2019 Up until now, the only web browsers that ran native on ARM64 PCs were Edge Spartan and Firefox, the latter of which was announced back in December. But while native Firefox was announced at the same event as Chromium, Firefox was available for testing in January. Edge is now the first Chromium-based browser to have a shipping version running on native ARM64, albeit not from the stable channel. I've been told that Chrome won't be coming until next year. For now, ARM64 Edge Chromium is only available in the Canary channel. It will be coming to Dev and Beta channels soon; however, it won't be in the stable channel when it's generally available on January 15.
  19. Google Maps can now say foreign location names for you by João Carrasqueira Google has announced a new feature for Maps that's the result of closer integration with Google Translate. When you're traveling abroad, if you have trouble saying the name of a landmark or location, you can now have Google Maps say it out loud in the local language for you. A speaker button will show up next to the name of the landmark, which you can tap in order to do this. The feature detects names in foreign languages, so you won't see the speaker button unless the landmark in question is in a foreign language. If you need additional help communicating in the local language, Maps will now also include a link that takes you directly into the Translate app, so you can translate other phrases. Google has been making Maps more accessible to different kinds of users, such as those with visual impairments. This new feature is another step in making navigation more accessible, specifically when verbal communication is not practical. It will be rolling out to users on Android and iOS this month with support for over 50 languages, though Google promises more are on the way.
  20. Even with the added registers and instructions from x64? It must be some fringe cases... x64 is faster than x32. However, it requires more memory and memory is a bottleneck. So. some operations are faster in x32 than in x64 because of the fast access to the memory. For example, a pointer. However, if the instruction is 64bits or values are 64bits (long integer, float), then x64 is fast. These are generalized statements that are accurate, but do not paint the full picture of how x86 code executes on Windows, and also skips how Windows compacts x64 allocation. For example... Windows has mechanisms that leverage 64bit to enhance the performance of x86. This includes technologies that combine 32bit read/writes into single 64bit calls, and abstraction of 32bit addressing and memory allocation that are held in 64bit spaces. If not, running 32bit on Windows would often consume the same memory size allocations with the OS operating using full 64bit spaces. This is also how/why 32bit software, when running on x64 Windows is faster than the same code running on x86 Windows. With x64 code on x64 Windows, memory space is optimized to combine 64bit data that is not using the full memory bits allocated. Example, an Int64, with a Int32 value can have multiple values stored in a single 64bit memory address. Windows has additional mechanisms of combined read/writes for both 32bit and 64bit code when running on x64, along with other memory compacting optimizations. So x64 will consume more RAM, but the cost for 64bit, even for the kernel/OS is smaller with Windows compared to other 64bit OSes, like Linux or OS X. This is one reason the memory requirements for Windows have remained much lower, while also being faster by leveraging multiple smaller calls into a single 64bit call.
  21. There's alot of 'feature' in this 'feature' post featuring a very featurey description.... feature! XD Did you install the Windows 10 November Update that rtm'd in September, released to insiders in October and consumers in November? You know the Windows 10 Version 1909 November Update build 18363.476?
  22. Wallace B. McClure

    Apple launches 16-inch MacBook Pro with a new Magic keyboard

    What are you smoking? 64 GB of RAM is not a minimum in 2019. I work in IT and the average minimum is far less....try 8GB. Honestly 16 GB is more than enough for even hardcore gamers in 2019. Now if you plan to run a bunch of VMs, then yes, more RAM is definitely something you need. Why yes, VMs and development. Before going nuts, I'd suggest that you think that different people have different requirements. Having up to 64 gigs is a necessary feature. It shows that Apple is actually doing some good work as far as engineering. You are crossing your wires. First you said minimum, now it’s up to. I agree, with the latter. Don't try to parse words and terms for hidden meaning so hard.
  23. Until it is too late lol. But alas, with gene editing around the corner we can all edit our bodies to survive our abyss. Seriously? Did you read this on Facebook in your Anti-vax group? God help us. Not sure what anti-vax is but you have to be living in a bubble to think we cant advance to that stage. All we are is what our DNA says to sort our cells into physically… Keep an open mind my guy. I'd suggest you look at CRISPR to see how this might be our not-too-distant future. … and hey, maybe this IS God helping us.
  24. Thank you for the clarification. This has definitely been a point of confusion, but I knew I had seen it said they were working on it, just couldn't find the source. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out.
  25. What are you smoking? 64 GB of RAM is not a minimum in 2019. I work in IT and the average minimum is far less....try 8GB. Honestly 16 GB is more than enough for even hardcore gamers in 2019. Now if you plan to run a bunch of VMs, then yes, more RAM is definitely something you need. Why yes, VMs and development. Before going nuts, I'd suggest that you think that different people have different requirements. Having up to 64 gigs is a necessary feature. It shows that Apple is actually doing some good work as far as engineering. You are crossing your wires. First you said minimum, now it’s up to. I agree, with the latter.
  26. OFT = Orbital Flight Test Un-crewed, like Crew Dragon DM-1 earlier this year. NASA...
  27. Sea of Thieves is handing out Gears-themed ship cosmetics for a limited time by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe During E3 week earlier this year, Rare celebrated the event with a Halo-themed ship cosmetics giveaway for Sea of Thieves that anyone could earn by just playing the game. And now, with X019 Xbox event looming, Rare is back with another Xbox Game Studios cross-promotion, this time heralding cosmetics inspired by the Gears of War series, made in collaboration with The Coalition. Entitled the Omen set, this ship cosmetic bundle has Gears-themed sails, hull, flag, and figurehead - which looks like a chainsaw -, which is granted to all pirates that log in to the game for a session between now and November 22. Of course, this is available to owners of the game as well as those enjoying it through Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, on both Windows 10 and Xbox One. Look at all that ship! We're proud to reveal the @GearsOfWar-inspired Omen Ship Set, made in collaboration with the lovely lot @CoalitionGears! To unlock the Omen Hull, Sails, Flag and Figurehead, simply play Sea of Thieves any time between now and Friday November 22nd. pic.twitter.com/Zhz3MyNMKU — Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) November 13, 2019 The event that this item set seems to be celebrating, X019, is kicking off tomorrow with a special Inside Xbox stream, and Rare is attending with some big news, which could be a reveal trailer for at least one of the free expansions heading to Sea of Thieves. Moreover, an Obsidian Wheel cosmetic is up for grabs to anyone tuning in to the stream via Mixer.
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