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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Call to check on mobile network security

Mobile phone users are being encouraged to find out if operators are doing enough to keep their calls secret.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

E-Books Fly Beyond Mere Text

E-books of the latest generation are so brand new that publishers can’t agree on what to call them.

In the spring Hachette Book Group called its version, by David Baldacci, an “enriched” book. Penguin Group released an “amplified” version of a novel by Ken Follett last week. And on Thursday

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published

Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been collected and published on the net by a security consultant.

Apple launches Magic Trackpad

Fans of multitouch-screen smartphones that let you scroll or zoom by flicking or pinching your fingers now will be able to interact with their desktops in the same way.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yahoo Japan Teams With Google on Search

Yahoo Japan will use Google technology to power its Internet search engine and search advertising platform, the Japanese company announced Tuesday, diverging from a nascent alliance between the U.S. Internet portal Yahoo and Microsoft.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Exemption Will Allow ‘Jailbreaking’ of iPhones

Apple likes to maintain tight control over what programs can appear on the iPhone — a task that just became a little bit harder.

The Library of Congress, which has the power to define exceptions to an important copyright law, said on Monday that it was legal to bypass a
 phone’s controls on what software it will run to get “lawfully obtained” programs to work.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Samsung offers free phones to frustrated iPhone users

It appears that technology giant Samsung is handing out free Galaxy S smartphones to iPhone 4 owners frustrated by reception problems.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

India unveils prototype of $35 computer

India unveils prototype of $35 computer, paving way for solar-powered websurfing in villages

 It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.

Friday, July 23, 2010

How to Get Your Free iPhone Bumper

When Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said the company would offer free iPhone 4 bumpers and cases, he didn’t mention there would be an app for that. But of course, there is.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scientists find 'monster' star, largest ever discovered

A team of scientists say they have found the heaviest star ever discovered, hundreds of times more massive than the Earth's sun.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mobile and Computer Sales Lift Apple’s Profit 78%

The iPhone 4 antenna may be causing static for some Apple investors, but the company is showing no signs of slowing down.

Apple said on Tuesday that its net income rose 78 percent last quarter, driven by strong sales of the iPhone, the iPad and the Macintosh line of computers.

Fallout From the iPhone 4 Press Conference

“You are now entering the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field.” These were the words I heard from several journalists when I first started writing about Apple for Bits last year.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Apple Offers Free Cases to Address iPhone Issue

CUPERTINO , Calif. — Steven P. Jobs, chief executive of Apple, acknowledged Friday that the company’s iPhone 4 had some problems with its antenna but said the same problems affected all smartphones and had been widely exaggerated by the media.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Getting tricky with videos of pretty girls

Getting tricky with videos of pretty girls and Esperanto for robots.

One of the attractions of ChatRoulette is its honesty. Under the harsh scrutiny of a webcam there is nowhere to hide. What you see is what you get.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Microsoft to launch Windows slate

Tablet devices which run the Windows 7 operating system will launch in the coming months, according to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Consumer Reports 'says' no to iPhone

Confirming a problem that many iPhone 4 owners have reported, Consumer Reports is putting the smartphone on its “not recommended” list.

Remember that problem with the iPhone 4’s antenna that surfaced not long after the device landed in consumers’ hands?

Google’s Do-It-Yourself App Tool

Google is bringing Android software development to the masses.

The company will offer a software tool, starting Monday, that is intended to make it easy for people to write applications for its Android smartphones.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Apple Computer Inc.

Apple, the oracular Silicon Valley company that became an icon of personal computing, has risen to its greatest heights in the years since Steven P. Jobs returned to its helm and opened horizons beyond the desktop. With its coveted gadgets and resurgent stock price, Apple has cast something of a spell on both consumers and investors.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Apple bans 'fraudulent' developer from iTunes

Apple has banned a Vietnamese developer from its app store after he was implicated in fraudulently pushing his titles to its best-seller list.

Installing Your Own Home Security System

INSTALLING a security system has long been considered the domain of professionals — uniformed men and women who build an electronic shield around your home and monitor it from a command center.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Microsoft Calling. Anyone There?

Microsoft’s engineers and executives spent two years creating a new line of smartphones with playful names that sounded like creatures straight out of “The Cat in the Hat” — Kin One and Kin Two. Stylish designs, an emphasis on flashy social-networking features and an all-out marketing blitz were meant to prove that Microsoft could build the right product at the right time for the finickiest customers — gossiping youngsters with gadget skills.

Google acts to fix YouTube flaw

YouTube has been forced to fix a flaw allowing hackers to bombard users with fake pop-up messages and redirect them to adult sites.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Now Parents Can Hire a Hall Monitor for the Web

FEAR can be good for business. Just ask the multibillion-dollar insurance industry, for example. Or companies like LifeLock and TrustedID, which monitor people’s credit reports for

Saturday, July 03, 2010

iPhone 4 signal fault leaves Apple 'stunned'

Apple says a fault on its new iPhone 4 is causing it to incorrectly display the phone's signal.

Users who gripped the phone - which went on sale on 24 June - on the lower left-hand side noticed the signal strength and reception fell away.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Flying car production rolls forward

A highway-worthy airplane moves one step closer to production with a recent weight exemption approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Hackers target Microsoft Windows XP support system

Hi-tech criminals are "escalating" attacks on an unpatched bug in the Windows XP help and support system.

Microsoft said it had seen more than 10,000 machines hit by the attack that, so far, it has not found a fix for.

Windows PCs falling victim will have control of that machine handed over to attackers.


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