Good morning, Austin. Here’s hoping your Tuesday is off to a good start, according to Austin American Statesman. Here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories generating buzz around the Interwebs today:
Apple says it’s trying again on the Mac Pro
Apple is doing something it doesn’t often do — admitting it got something wrong. In a meeting with a small group of reporters, the tech giant essentially conceded that it needed to rethink the Mac Pro. The company announced that that it’s working on a new version that won’t even ship this year. Apple executives promised updates to the current, $3,000-and-up Mac Pro — last revised in late 2013, according to MacRumors, — and updated iMacs that would be useful for pro-level users, according to a story at ReCode.
Does new ‘Sci-Fi’ cancer therapy actually work?
It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest.
Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy, called tumor treating fields, and it’s not a cure. It’s also expensive — $21,000 a month.
But in the study, more than twice as many patients were alive five years after getting it, plus the usual chemotherapy, than those given just the chemo — 13 percent versus 5 percent.
“It’s out of the box” in terms of how cancer is usually treated, and many doctors don’t understand it or think it can help, said Dr. Roger Stupp, a brain tumor expert at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Android overtakes Windows as most popular OS
New data tell us something you might have already suspected: Google’s Android has surpassed Windows as the internet’s most popular operating system. That means Microsoft no longer is the dominant OS when you look at internet usage across desktop and mobile devices combined. The numbers come from analytics firm StatCounter, which called the it a “milestone in technology history and end of an era.”