With APFS, Apple focuses on storage efficiency in its OSes

Apple this week announced that macOS Sierra, its newest operating system for the Mac and the successor to OS X El Capitan, will include the next-generation Apple File System (APFS) and a bounty of data storage features for SSDs.
The new APFS will o…

Apple this week announced that macOS Sierra, its newest operating system for the Mac and the successor to OS X El Capitan, will include the next-generation Apple File System (APFS) and a bounty of data storage features for SSDs.

The new APFS will operate as a file system across all the company's platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, Apple said during a keynote at its WWDC 16 conference in San Francisco.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday surrounded by student developers at WWDC.

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After blaze, world’s largest solar power plant offline for up to three weeks

A fire last Friday that shut down one of three massive concentrated solar power plants in the Mohave Desert was caused when mirrors that focus the sun’s rays on a boiler tower instead locked up and set the tower ablaze.
NRG, which manages the Ivanp…

A fire last Friday that shut down one of three massive concentrated solar power plants in the Mohave Desert was caused when mirrors that focus the sun's rays on a boiler tower instead locked up and set the tower ablaze.

NRG, which manages the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Plant near the California-Nevada border, said the error was caused by software problems that occurred during regular maintenance.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department said the fire lasted about 20 minutes and damaged pipes and wires about two-thirds of the way up the boiler tower. Plant workers extinguished the fire with handheld fire extinguishers before the fire department arrived.

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