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Classic Editor Atom Codebase Moves to Archival Status
Atom, originally released by GitHub in 2015, was once one of the most popular editors, but development has slowed in recent years, giving way to Visual Studio Code, developed by the Microsoft organization. 71.06 percent, respectively.

Atom’s legacy also includes Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), which led the way in developing desktop applications using web technologies but was widely criticized for being resource-intensive and poorly integrated with native systems, and Tree-sitter, which parses the source code of various languages into abstract “syntax trees” to enable advanced features such as syntax highlighting and code skipping. sitter, which is used to parse the source code of various languages into an abstract “syntax tree” structure to enable advanced features such as syntax highlighting and code skipping.

GitHub recommends that Atom users move to Visual Studio Code and the online development environment Codespaces, and Max Brunsfeld, the founder of the Atom project and then GitHub engineer, left GitHub to create another editor in Rust, Zed, which has not yet been publicly released.

Twitter Bans Links to Other Social Platforms
Update: The policy described in this story was withdrawn on December 19, and the page and official tweet were removed; Musk apologized for the incident and said major policy changes should be made by vote.

On the evening of December 18, Twitter issued a banned links policy for other social media platforms [removed, archived version]. The banned platforms include the mainstream Facebook and Instagram, the emerging distributed social network Mastodon, more niche or vertical platforms such as Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post, and services such as Linktree for aggregated posting of social media links. YouTube, Weibo and OnlyFans are among the other platforms banned for now.

Under the new policy, users may not post links to their personal pages on these banned platforms, nor may they provide their usernames on these platforms in text form, such as “Follow me on Instagram @username,” “[email protected],” “Check out my Facebook page at facebook.com/username,” etc. Otherwise, they will be subject to deletion or deletion. Failure to do so will result in the deletion of the post until it is permanently blocked. However, cross-posting (i.e., posting the same content on multiple platforms, either manually or through automated means) is not prohibited, nor are links in paid ads and promotions.

According to Twitter, the policy is aimed at preventing free promotion of other social platforms through Twitter. Musk tweeted that “competitors can no longer be allowed to advertise endlessly for free. In response, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded with a tweet asking “Why? Y Combinator founder Paul Graham announced his exit from Twitter, calling the policy “the last straw.

The announcement comes after a series of controversial moves following the acquisition of Twitter, which has seen a large number of users abandon the platform, many of whom have switched to alternatives such as Mastodon. Last week, Twitter blocked all links to Mastodon, labeling it as “harmful.

Microsoft will disable Internet Explorer in February with an update
On Dec. 17, Microsoft announced that it will permanently disable Internet Explorer 11 on most Windows 10 systems through an update to Microsoft Edge on Feb. 14 next year. The Windows update in the middle of next year will further remove the IE 11 icon from the Start menu and taskbar.

Microsoft has been taking steps to phase out IE for the past few years. Starting in October 2020, IE 11 will automatically launch Microsoft Edge when visiting incompatible websites, including popular sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and in August 2021, Microsoft 365 services will stop supporting IE.

As reported by Bloomberg contributor Mark Gurman.
The next-generation Mac Pro is still in testing, with the top-of-the-line M2 Ultra chip Mac Pro coming with a 24-core CPU, 76-core GPU and at least 192GB of RAM, but the “M2 Extreme” chip (48-core CPU, 152-core GPU) that was previously rumored for the series may have been scrapped due to high cost (the final product could be priced at more than $10,000) and manufacturing complexity. New models will likely be available sometime in 2023.

New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are scheduled for release early next year. These models were originally scheduled to launch this year, but internal delays have been reported. Other than an upgraded chip and potentially faster memory, no major changes are expected in the new models compared to current models.

A new iMac with the M3 chip could launch as early as the end of 2023, but the report doesn’t give any more details. As previously reported, Apple plans to skip the M2 chip on the iMac. In addition, the report says Apple is still interested in updating the iMac Pro, but there are delays in internal progress.
Apple is also continuing to test new Mac mini models with the M2 and M2 Pro chips, but there is no release schedule.

Apple is working on several new external displays, including a new version of the Pro Display XDR. Like the Studio Display with its A13 chip, the new display will also have an A-series processor built in. Previously, display industry consultant Ross Young said Apple plans to launch a new display with a 27-inch mini-LED display in the first quarter of 2023.

According to Xiaomiui, MIUI’s code was recently found to contain information about the yet-to-be-released Xiaomi Tablet 6 and Xiaomi Tablet 6 Pro. The Xiaomi Tablet 6, codenamed “Pipa” and model number M82, is powered by the Snapdragon 870 chip. The Xiaomi Tablet 6 Pro, codenamed “Liuqin” and model number M81, features a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, a 2880 x 1800 resolution AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, a quad-speaker system, and a depth camera on the back for portraits in addition to the main camera. The Xiaomi Tablet 6 and Xiaomi Tablet 6 Pro are said to be in development now and will be launched in 2023, with the Pro version only available in China.

According to 91Mobile, Nothing may launch a sub-brand called Particles by XO, possibly aimed at a more fashion-conscious audience. The name has been trademarked in the U.S. through a shell company. According to the revealed renders, the headphones have a cavity shaped like a peanut, with an L-shaped bend at the ear and a round charging case.

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