iTunes Expected To Be Retired After Over 18 Years

While it was initially reported that iTunes would live on in macOS 10.15, it now looks like the app will be retired, over 18 years after it was introduced by the late Steve Jobs at Macworld on January 9, 2001. MacRumors reports: Apple will be replacing iTunes with standalone Music, TV, and Podcasts apps in the next major version of macOS, expected to be unveiled at WWDC 2019 next week, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman: “iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era. The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac — Music, TV, and Podcasts — to replace iTunes. That matches Apple’s media app strategy on iPhones and iPads. Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple


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Linux Kernel 5.2 to Come with Improved Support for Logitech Wireless Devices

Linux developer Hans de Goede talks in his latest blog post about one cool feature coming to the Linux 5.2 kernel series, which will benefit those who own Logitech wireless devices like keyboards and mice.


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Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) – Now Generally Available

I am always amazed at how our customers are using streaming data. For example, Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s most trusted news organizations for businesses and professionals, built a solution to capture, analyze, and visualize analytics data to help product teams continuously improve the user experience. Supercell, the social game company providing games such as Hay Day, Clash of Clans, and Boom Beach, is delivering in-game data in real-time, handling 45 billion events per day.
Since we launched Amazon Kinesis at re:Invent 2013, we have continually expanded the ways in in which customers work with streaming data on AWS. Some of the available tools are:
Kinesis Data Streams, to capture, store, and process data streams with your own applications.
Kinesis Data Firehose, to transform and collect data into destinations such as Amazon S3, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon Redshift.
Kinesis Data Analytics, to continuously analyze data using SQL or Java (via Apache


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Questions raised over the true burden of the ‘big deal’

A growing number of U.S. institutions are not renewing their bundled journal subscriptions with big publishers, citing rising costs that have made these deals unsustainable.

Louisiana State University recently said that it could no longer afford its $2 million annual comprehensive journal subscription deal with publisher Elsevier. By unbundling its “big deal” and subscribing to only the most essential journals, the institution’s administrators hope to save the library $1 million a year. LSU is far from the first institution to complain that publishers’ subscription costs are too high. The University of California system, Temple University, West Virginia University, the University of Oklahoma and Florida State University all announced this year that they are dropping big deal contracts with various publishers, including Elsevier, Wiley and Springer Nature.

But one skeptic is challenging the conventional wisdom about high subscription rates and raising doubts about big deals not being good deals.

Kent Anderson, CEO of publishing and data


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