Apple ends OpenGL support and what does it mean ?

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Apple ends OpenGL support and what does it mean ? Apple has announced to software developers that they will deprecate OpenGL and OpenCL in Mojave and iOS 12.  The open standards of OpenGL allow to make cross-platform development easier.  Apple will be using Metal and wishes that all software developers turn to that. However, there is another cross-platform graphics and compute API, Vulkan, which some see as OpenGL's successor, that is up to the task. Apple has decided not to support that API for numerous reasons, not all of which will satisfy developers. OpenGL and OpenCL And this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Apple has only barely supported OpenGL of late, and Metal is clearly its priority. The company told developers at the conference that "existing and soon-to-be…
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NPM Update Crashes Linux Systems and in some cases forces re-installation

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NPM Update Crashes Linux Systems and in some cases forces re-installation A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot.   Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0 which has been deemed a software buggy release. The bug was first reported by users and following that the NPM development team released a quick patch NPM v5.7.1 that fixes the glitch.  FreeBSD users have also reported being impacted by the bug. Mac and Windows users didn't experience any issues. The problem did not affect every Linux user. Running the npm update commands as root…
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HelpNDoc 5.5: project wide spell checker and more…

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HelpNDoc 5.5: project wide spell checker and more...   HelpNDoc has released version 5.5 with stronger features such as project wide spellchecker.  You can visit by clicking here Check spelling of the whole documentation project. HelpNDoc already includes a powerful multi-lingual live spell checker throughout the whole user interface. It is now accompanied by a project-wide spell checker to rapidly spot possible mistakes. Enhanced documentation generation engines and tweaked user interface. Most documentation generators and templates have been enhanced: Word documents' topic titles will stick to the same page as the following content when possible, Javascript search engine's speed and memory usage have been optimized for the HTML documentation format, CHM and HTML documentation format's arrows will now work as expected with relative blank topics... This update also features a…
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Corel Paintshop Pro 2018

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Corel Paintshop Pro 2018 PaintShop Pro 2018 is your affordable photo editing and graphic design software—without the restrictions of a subscription. Enhance your photos with professional image editing tools, or create impactful designs using layers, text, brushes, gradients, drawing and painting tools. NEW Workspaces & Simplified UI ENHANCED Launch time & faster features NEW Improvements to most popular tools NEW Color palettes, brushes & gradients Top Reasons to use Corel Paintshop Pro 2018 Edit photos with pro-level tools Enhance photos with a complete set of professional image editing tools for photo adjustment and composition. Create graphic design projects Find everything you need to produce a variety of impact graphic design projects. Improve photos with quick fixes Crop, straighten, and use one-click auto adjustments to fix any image, fast! Add effects Achieve a signature look for your…
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Google Chrome Browser to Start Blocking Certain Web Advertising

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Google Chrome Browser to Start Blocking Certain Web Advertising All Google Chrome Browser users starting on February 15, 2018, your Chrome browser will start blocking ads that don’t meet the standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads. The idea is to improve the browsing experience of web users by getting rid of the worst of the annoyances that they generally object to. These annoyances include ads that provide auto-playing video with audio, ads that block the site you’re trying to reach and ads that cover large areas of the screen.  I am not sure how this will handle something like CNN.com that is famous for putting up some of the worst possible ads.  Even if you hover over the ad it sometimes will automatically start. Remember that CNN as well…
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