Start64!A major driver of modern C/C++ development is the need for producing native 64-bit code. In most cases, servers and desktop systems are now almost exclusively 64-bit machines. Given this fact, isn't the move to 64-bit C/C++ code just a matter of changing a few build settings? Stephen B. Morris explains why it's not so simple.

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Start64!With Windows 10 almost here, only few users are still looking for new computers to work and/or play, and just as expected, Windows 8.1 is the most common choice when it comes to operating systems powering these machines.

Start64!Sunchip CX-W8 is an Intel Atom Z3735F TV box running Windows, but I’ve been informed that originally Sunchip designed it for WeTek in order to manufacture a Linux based mini PC. Unfortunately, they finally gave up once they discovered Intel had no intention to work on HDMI audio support in Linux for their Atom Z3700 series processor despite it working on Android… Intel Compute Stick will apparently use a separate DSP to handle that part (TBC).

Start64!On April 23, the Qt Creator development team, through Eike Ziller, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Qt Creator 3.4.0, a release that introduces a number of new features and improvements meant to boost the usability of the software.

Start64!MediaTek, whose chips now are stuffed inside low-end, mid-range and top-shelf handsets in Asia (including the recently announced HTC One M9 Plus) has announced two new chipsets designed for tablets. The MT8163 and MT8736 SoCs both feature four cores and 64-bit architecture. But there are some major differences between the two.

Start64!Yesterday, Rockchip had an event for their Atom x3-C3230RK SoCs (previously known as Sofia) developed in collaboration with Intel, and upcoming Android 5.1 tablets and smartphones based on the new platform, as well as progress with their first 64-bit ARM SoC (RK3368) that is now integrated into Android TV boxes, albeit still in development. Padnews wrote a summary of the event, but in this post I’ll focus on Rockchip RK3368 hardware.

Start64!While Sony continues the rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop update for several of its Xperia smartphones, rumors about some unannounced smartphones keep pouring in.

Start64!Approximately a month ago, we reported that the Beta release of the Lubuntu-based LXLE Linux distribution was released introducing UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) support in the 64-bit ISO images, and that they’ve decided to switch to SeaMonkey as the default web browser. Today, we announce that the final release of LXLE 14.04.2 is now available for download.

Start64!Opera is one of the many Android browsers that users can install from Google Play Store. Lots of Android users prefer this particular application because they are using it on the desktop as well.

Start64!The Debian Installer team had the pleasure of announcing on March 27 that the second Release Candidate (RC) version of the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" installer is now available for download and testing. The RC2 version of the installer brings a great number of improvements and fixes.

Start64!XOLO is one of India's top smartphone makers thanks to its huge Android portfolio. Since the competition is fierce in India, XOLO needs to stay on top by releasing new smartphones very often.

Start64!Samsung is preparing for the release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in more than 20 countries, but the company doesn't neglect the launch of other more affordable Android smartphones.

Start64!In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Firefox, we unveiled Firefox Developer Edition, the first browser created specifically for developers. At that time, we also announced plans to ship a 64-bit version of Firefox. Today we’re happy to announce the next phase of that plan: 64-bit builds for Firefox Developer Edition are now available on Windows, adding to the already supported platforms of OS X and Linux.

Start64!Android and Windows smartphone users will experience a new level of performance with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 810 chip, set to go into devices later this year. But the company is teeing up an even faster and more power-efficient successor, the first chip based on its homegrown 64-bit architecture.

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