Start64!Good news for customers looking for an affordable Android smartphone that would also come with new technology inside, as Huawei has just announced the upcoming availability of the Honor 4X.

Start64!The most powerful smartphone in the Alpha lineup has yet to be officially introduced. Samsung hasn’t confirmed the Galaxy A7 and we don’t know when this will happen, but judging by the flow of rumors we’re not that far from an official reveal.

Start64!Not many have heard about French-based company Archos, maker of smartphones and tablets, which focuses on the low- and mid-range tiers. Although its products are mostly available in Europe, it’s worth mentioning that some Archos products can be shipped internationally.

Start64!Given yesterday's story about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS potentially being the last 32-bit release if that proposal goes through, and given the number of people still running 32-bit Linux distributions on Intel/AMD hardware that is 64-bit capable, here's some fresh x86 vs. x86_64 benchmarks using Ubuntu 14.10.

Start64!A terse but very clear message directed at registered developers has been sent out this week from Cupertino: all app submissions from February 1 forth must support 64-bit architectures and iOS 8. No ifs or buts.

Start64!Canonical provides 32- and 64-bit images for Ubuntu and it's been like this for a long time, since the first edition that came out in 2004. Now, an Ubuntu contributor is looking to change this by proposing that Canonical drop 32-bit support after the release of 16.04 LTS.

Start64!Actions Semiconductor launches their ATM7059 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support, at 1.6Ghz on 28nm on UMC's HLP 28nm process with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, now showing ATM7059 samples in 10.1" 1280x800 tablet samples and shipping the platform through mass production in the first month of 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support.

Start64!That’s it! The 64-bit ARM era is upon us! ARMv8 servers have been available to companies for a few months, entry-level 64-bit ARM smartphones such as HTC Desire 510 are coming soon, and so are low cost 64-bit ARM development boards, Nexus 9 tablet leaks (Tegra K1 64-bit) are flooding the blogosphere, and Cube T7 tablet / phablet powered by Mediatek MT8752 octa core Cortex A53 processor will start shipping next month, and is available for pre-order right now for about $200.

Start64!Today, Google added the 64-bit Intel images (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) to its Android emulator, signaling the fact that developers can now start testing their Android apps for 64-bit Intel-based devices. The support for x64 chips will increase the amount of addressable memory (devices will be able to use more than 3 GB of RAM), and developers will get access to more registers.

Start64!There’s some good news for Firefox fans, as Mozilla seems to have finally decided on officially launching a 64-bit version of its browser.

Start64!From smartphones, tablets and servers, ARM's 64-bit processors could soon spread to multifunction printers, storage and networking devices. Chip maker AppliedMicro early next month will announce a new family of ARM-based chips called Helix, which is targeted at embedded devices and appliances used in data centers and offices. The company will share more details about the product family during a session at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, California, early next month.

Start64!Samsung launched its latest flagship Galaxy Note 4 phone at IFA 2014 a few weeks ago, and the handset has been said to be running on an Exynos 5433 chip (although Samsung has been quite restrained with the details).

Start64!The Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets have been out for a few months already, but none of the hardware vendors is providing 64-bit firmware builds for them, which means that you can't install any Linux distros.

Start64!Berlin-based developer has released Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 5.0, a major new version of its commercial CAD software for home and garden design projects. Version 5.0 adds 64-bit support for improved performance, plus debuts a new, simplified ribbon-based UI as well as adding support for 2D fill patterns and textures.

Start64!This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on September 9, 2014. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use an automated solution such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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