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Microsoft is ending support for three versions of Internet Explorer today. If you're still rocking IE 8, 9 or 10 you'll no longer receive updates from the company and will need to upgrade to version 10. You could also install a third-party alternative, or even Windows 10 and take advantage of Microsoft Edge.

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Although Apple is fairly good at releasing updates for iOS, a majority of the releases tend to offer nothing new in terms of features. With the latest release of iOS 9.3, seeded to developers, Apple has added a wealth of new features, along with bug fixes.

Multiple User Accounts for Education

More than one user account on the same device has been a basic feature of Windows PCs / tablets, Macs, as well as Android tablets, for many years. Apple is finally developing the capability for iPad.

According to Apple, the shared iPad feature allows students to “enjoy the benefits of having their own iPad in whatever classroom they’re in… and their content is ready to go.” For teachers, there’s a classroom console to manage user administration, while also enabling synchronous learning by, for example, launching everyone’s apps at the same time.

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According to a Telegraph source, Apple has privately agreed with mobile operators to build a tool to help iPhone users export their contacts, photos and music over to Android devices.

The alleged reason the app is being created is that European telecoms are having difficulty selling Android devices to iPhone users due to the complications involved while switching, saying they only see a tiny fraction of users ever switch. Operators said they are dependent on revenue from iPhone sales for most of their profits.

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Until now, Android used libraries based on Harmony, the JDK stewarded by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) that once rivaled OpenJDK.

OpenJDK had once been the anaemic cousin to Harmony, a project that had enjoyed the full-blooded backing from IBM. That was right up until database giant Oracle bought Java owner Sun Microsystems.

Not long afterwards, IBM ditched Harmony and got behind OpenJDK – with Apple signing up, too, for good measure. IBM had backed Harmony as part of its political battle over the control of Java. No Sun, no need for Harmony. Oracle promised a fresh start so IBM got aboard OpenJDK. Apache eventually shut down development of Harmony.

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It’s immense, the moment an ultrasound lets an expectant mother hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. But many pregnant women around the world never get to experience it.

In many countries prenatal care is a costly, complicated, uneven endeavor. In Uganda, the government recommends four prenatal visits for pregnant mothers, though women – especially those who live in rural areas – don’t always have the money, time or means to travel to see a doctor at a medical center. They often look to local midwives for help, but midwives don’t always have access to modern medical equipment.