Late to the touchscreen MID party, Chinese manufacturer SmartQ spent the month of April touting its new R7 e-reader as -- you guessed it -- the iPad killer. With the same ol' 600MHz ARM11 and 256MB of RAM inside as its ho-hum MIDs, that claim's quite a stretch.
Friday, 30 April 2010
Steve Jobs penned a letter on Apple's website this morning outlining why Apple doesn't support Flash on the iPhone and iPad.
Apple's CEO doesn't like Flash.
Here's the full memo explaining why the company is keeping Adobe Systems' software off the iPhone and iPad. Read this blog post by Stephen Shankland on Deep Tech.
McAfee, Symantec, and even Microsoft confirm facts that Adobe PDF exploits are continuing to climb during 2010.
According to one security researcher, Adobe will take its cue from Google Chrome and add sandboxing defenses to its PDF software this year in order to beef up on Reader and Acrobat security.
We were surprised to find a long missive penned by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs posted to the web this morning.
The subject? Why Apple hates Adobe Flash.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
An FTC filing today revealed that Apple has quietly bought out Siri.
The deal gives Apple the creator of an iPhone personal assistant app that can automatically handle common tasks through searches, such as hailing a cab or buying tickets for a movie at a nearby theater.
Back in 2007, I wrote about the significant security risks posed by modern office copiers.
Almost every copier made since 2002 contains a hard drive,
We are such suckers for a cute robot.
Take Mahru, for instance -- every time it does a jig or grabs a slice of toast we are charmed just a little bit more. The video below shows the operator waving his arms and moving his torso, only to have the robot mirror his every move. Wild, huh? And if that ain't enough, the thing has learned a dance or two.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
A number of major discount retailers in Japan say they have been asked by Apple to stop selling its products online.
And at $410, its better than the original I suppose.
PowerPoint has crept into the daily lives of U.S. military commanders and reached the level of near obsession.
Gen. H. R. McMaster, who banned PowerPoint presentations when he led the successful effort to secure the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar in 2005, followed up at the same conference by likening PowerPoint to an internal threat.
Makerbot came out of NYC Resistor, a hackers collective offering shared knowledge and camaraderie.
And out of Makerbot, the hopes are to create a revolution in crowd-sourced manufacturing.
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution provides that the people shall "be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures..." But does this law apply to the cloud? And if not, will it ever?
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Tumblr is growing in popularity, and as it does so too does the number of designers creating and sharing cool new themes.
Explore 20 examples of the best themes available, perfect examples of the class and style ...
Brute force attacks to Linux servers are growing in number everyday.
With so many VPS servers running out there, you need every trick at your disposal. This article will describe how to protect your server using iptables.
Epic Astromech droid Artoo� is one of the most famous characters from the world-famous saga Star Wars�.
This robot has become a great source of inspiration for many talented designers and craftsmen.
From analog cell networks to all IP data networks, here's a look at the history of cellular standards.
A DIY solution to using your iPad in landscape mode with a keyboard dock
Monday, 26 April 2010
Windows Mobile WiMo� is becoming very powerful.
Many people never tap into the full potential of their WiMo enabled devices, and this tends to produce a technology downfall. So, you want to get the most out of your gadgets, right? Heres a few apps that will empower your experience.
"...Why in the name of Steve Jobs does every picture of every iPhone in every Apple ad show the time as 9:42?..." "We design the (product launch) keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation..."
It's clear that B&N doesn't want their recently launched NOOK to become the one that's overlooked, and judging by the new firmware, they mean business with keeping it up-to-date, compared to the competition.
Origami is an art of folding Paper.
It was started back in 17th century, originated from Japan's folk art and got popular in 1950's.
Focusing more on Illustration type of design, an Examples of Illustrative T-shirt Designs is given in this next post specially made for t-shirt designers.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
We share with you the top ten Chrome extensions for designers and developers.
The iPad could potentially usher in a new set of casual users who may not already be iPhone or iPod Touch owners.
This is good for business across the board, but the area that may be impacted the greatest is the iPhone gaming industry.
This is genius.
Virginia Campbell, a 99-year-old resident of Marys Woods Retirement Community in Lake Oswego, Oregon, recently got an iPad. She says it has changed her life because it enabled her to read and write again. Now, theres video.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
We all use it, whether it be Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, or some other IM client or platform. We've come a long way since the days of ICQ, when IM as a phenomenon really took off. IM is now such an intricate part of our experience of the internet that we thought an infographic on the subject was in order...
It can be pretty tough call to decide whether to invest in a premium Wordpress theme or simply stick with a free one.
This could be caused by a common perception we are shared � premium and paid stuff are always better than the free ones. Well, not always, at least thats what we think.
Steve Jobs is either having fun or going nuts�its sometimes easy to mistake that tonal difference in an email, quite a few of which Steve has been firing off recently (reflexive emailing is a sure sign of agitation).
Friday, 23 April 2010
It was used under license for technology invented and implemented by Netscape Communications and current entities such as the Mozilla Foundation.
Phone hacker David Wang has posted a video of Google���s Android operating system running on the Apple iPhone ��� and it appears to be working.
The Netherlands, also known as the Low Countries, is a small, crowded, muddy piece of land through which a few big important rivers fortunately run.
In this country, you can find coffee shops, wooden shoes, tulips, windmills and a lot of water.
Virginia Campbell, a 99-year-old woman from Lake Oswego, has finally bought her first computer -- an Apple iPad. "It's changed her life," one of her daughters told OregonLive.com.
Virginia has been an avid reader most of her life, but she suffers from glaucoma, making reading increasingly difficult.
If a bank, credit card company, or any other institution discloses your personally identifying information willingly or unwillingly � as in a data breach � you are covered under the law.But when the law does it, theres no crime.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
It was only a matter of time before another banker, lured by the prospects of riches, would get busted on allegations of stealing source code connected to a high-frequency, stock-and-commodities trading platform.
The latest arrest concerns a former Societe Generale trader who was being detained on charges of stealing the computer code...
iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 2 slipped into the iPhone Dev Center earlier, but unless you're a developer and really need to test apps, it's best to skip this extra buggy beta and just keep playing around with the first.
These tools can help you out for free and because they are web based so you can have them wherever you have internet with you.
Nothing can beat Photoshop but these online apps are easy, free and less complicated than many other complicated desktop based image editing tool out there.
There's a lot more to the OS 4.0 than what meets the eye.
The Multitasking API's allow VOIP, Push Notifications, Skype Phone Calls, Flickr Uploads etc. But it doesn't stop there, there's the iBooks for avid readers & the iAd for in-app Advertisments!! The OS 4.0 has something for everybody...
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Solid-state drives have been among the hottest hardware products for more than two years, with a good deal of uptake within the consumer PC, notebook, and netbook markets.
Why aren't they getting cheaper?
If a man takes a picture of his bare chest and texts it to a female friend does that constitute "sexting"? Tech bloggers have been fiercely debating this question since Microsoft featured just such a sequence in an ad for its new Kin smart phone.The controversy has prompted the software giant to pull the commercial.
E-tailer files privacy and First Amendment suit after North Carolina tax collectors demand detailed records revealing residents' online buys.
I am very excited about the languages recent success; its good to be a part of that story. Here are some of the aha! moments Ive had in the past, which you can learn from rather than waiting to come across them by chance.
Based on the data from our analytics reports it appears Google has already begun testing on their next firmware ��� Android 2.2.
Google engineers have routinely given codenames to future builds of Android (Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, etc.), but they don���t receive a point release till they are finalized and nearing distribution.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
From revenue and sales to apps and models, here is a head-to-head matchup showing how the two behemoths compare to each other
Apple's new iPhone has been left on a bar -- or not.
It's a heckuva story, and we've got juicy new, ahem, details.
The Korea Times is reporting that Apple will use an internally designed application processor in its upcoming iPhone 4G.
We run through how to install almost anything in Ubuntu, from Windows apps to BIN files.
Yes, things have changed, and installing an application in Ubuntu is about as simple as it is on any other operating system.
Monday, 19 April 2010
The suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students using school-issued laptops snapped thousands of images of teenagers in their homes, including shots of a boy asleep in his bed, documents filed in a lawsuit claimed Thursday.
Images have just leaked of what might be an iPhone 4G prototype found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside an iPhone 3G case.
Theres a trend thats been disturbing me lately.
When the topic of modding or jailbreaking comes up � say, in the wake of the iPad announcement, or Sonys restrictive PS3 update � there is an outcry. Who am I to tell Apple whats best for their devices? How can I in good conscience urge others to void their warranties or break license agreements?
This awesome Ajax search aggregator lets you search multiple search engines including Google, Twitter and Wolfram alpha.
Researchers have trained an "electronic nose" to distinguish between sweet and foul odors, even if it's never been exposed to them before.
The advance could help companies better monitor for dangerous chemicals and spoiled foods, and could even allow odors to be transmitted electronically
Sunday, 18 April 2010
The iPhone 4G is set to be released this June and there is a lot of speculation on what new features will be incorporated (front facing camera, slide out keyboard?).
These designers have created great looking mock-ups of what they think the 4G could look like. You've got to see these to believe them. I personally would take any of them.
Linux as a hypervisor includes a number of innovations, and one of the more interesting changes in the 2.6.32 kernel is Kernel Shared Memory (KSM).
KSM allows the hypervisor to increase the number of concurrent virtual machines by consolidating identical memory pages.
It's always nice to have an iPhone owner salivating over your Android phone.
How far are we from attaining those long-sought-after superpowers? In some cases, theyre practically here.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Got a hankerin' for something big and cheap? Just don't have enough room to store all that "media"? This round-up takes a different approach, focusing primarily on performance of the HDDs, factoring in street prices and ultimately determing which of the nine 2TB HDDs tested offers best bang-for-the-buck
Or is he trying to ensure that Apple apps continue to "just work?" A guide to the latest flap.
The hottest topic in tech these days is an obscure clause in Apple's (AAPL) latest Developer Program License Agreement, the document programmers must conform to if they want to be part of the bonanza that is the iTunes App Store(185,000 apps and counting)
Editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore's work was good enough to win a Pulitzer recently, but an iPhone app featuring his cartoons was initially rejected by Apple as "offensive.
A little publicity later and Apple says he can now submit the app again. I feel kind of guilty,� Fiore says. Im getting preferential treatment because I got the Pulitzer.�
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services live in data centers in specific places and customer data is generated and most likely stored in this physical location, giving it legal and privacy implications that you can't just ignore.
Here are four best practices regarding cloud and geographic compliance
We've got some tech support for all those iPad early adopters out there: illustrated instructions for how to print from your iPad.
Here's what you do: (via The Form Group)
Friday, 16 April 2010
Should you use a complex password? Change it regularly? Of course.
Or should you? A recent study by Microsoft researcher Cormac Herley casts doubt on much of the accepted wisdom regarding passwords.
Zoomsafer markets what it refers to as a personal safe driving assistant�, software for mobile phones that aims to prevent distracted driving.
The one-year warranty that comes with the iPhone doesnt cover damage unless it is shown to be caused by a manufacturing defect.
And using official Apple channels for repairs can get expensive quickly. Screen replacements alone can cost as much as $300, inspiring some iPhone owners to seek out alternative ways to restore their phones health.
Steve Jobs has continued to assert himself through his personal email and this time his words werent so kind to the sender.
When questioned about the delay of the iPad launch by a frustrated international customer, Steve curtly responded to the criticism with a rhetorical Are you nuts?�.
Most consumers appreciate the way gadgets keep getting thinner and lighter.
But soldiers who use gadgets in the midst of extreme combat situations demand.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Yahoo and federal prosecutors are embroiled in a privacy battle testing whether the Constitutions warrant requirements apply to Americans e-mail.
The legal dust up concerns a 1986 law that allows the government to obtain a suspects e-mail from an ISP or webmail provider without a probable-cause warrant...
As a shopper, to search and compare all the products being offered relevant to a query is a mountain of a task.
Luckily there are other online tools that make comparing products on eBay easier then it is on eBay itself.
There are no naked pre-cogs inside glowing jacuzzis yet, but the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs.
Goodbye, human rights!
Seems like users actually do want a choice, Steve.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
The machine's form factor is that of an ultra-portable, but its features an internal components are comparable to a full-sized, mid-range gaming notebook.
The M11x excels with gaming as well, where its NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M comes into play. It's not the fastest notebook, nor does it offer the best battery life, but it's sort of a jack all trades.
The Steampunk movement is all about packaging gadgets and art pieces in a way that reminds you of a bygone era, yet would have some sort of futuristic flavor that enhances the look and feel of any techy or fashion device.
Cutest Little Flash Drives from a Galaxy Far Far Away! Mimoco, the company behind MIMOBOT, just released a new series of Star Wars-related flash drives. This time, the characters all stem from A New Hope.
Within the first seven days of the Apple iPad's release, over 3,000 apps appeared in the App Store.
As a result, it's already tough to figure out which iPad apps are worth your time and money. Here are the top 25.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
A very contextually relevant mistake made by Digital Britain's chief, which reminds us of the reality.
Of course, for info on most of us know the "rub, tap and stroke" massage moves but what are the other 10? On pages 13 and 14 you'll learn all 13 moves to give your partner variety and spice to their massage ...
The Dow is up for the first time in 18 months but Republicans are giving no credit to President Obama. They blamed the President for the Dow dropping just after he took office, yet now its up and he gets�.more blame.This was then: As 2009 opened, three weeks before Barack Obama took office the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 9034 on Jan...
Opera just announced that their popular Mini mobile browser is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Opera has been tearing up the mobile browsing market, with more than 50 million users at present, and millions more now sure to come.
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A new malware scam is trying to dupe BitTorrent users into coughing up serious cash for illegally downloading copyrighted material.
The code displays a box with the message Warning! Piracy detected!� and opens a webpage purportedly run by a Swiss company committed to promoting the cultural and economic benefits of copyright.�
Monday, 12 April 2010
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Microcenter's purchasing system indicates that four new Apple notebook configurations will be announced shortly. [...] The four SKUs which show up [...] are likely to correspond to new Macbook or Macbook Pro models range anywhere from $1,799 to $2,299 which fall neatly in line with Apple's existing pricing of notebooks.
Africa's contribution to the global body of scientific research is very small and does little to benefit its own populations, according to a report from Thomson Reuters released on Monday.
Also, for info on in Nothing is what it seems�learn more about space and time, human consciousness and quantum physics� ...
Facebook can mess up your life in a whole bunch of ways.
It can get you fired or evicted, plunge you into debt with its addictive games, and even infect you with syphilis. We wouldnt look at all of those as serious threats, but we all know from experience that one threat is real: Facebook makes dating far more complicated than it used to be.
TweetUp will organize posts according to their popularity, and it will let people bid on key words to give their posts top ranking.
The goal is to cut through the clutter of thousands of irrelevant posts on topics of interest and keep the useful ones from disappearing into a torrent of messages.
Apple has updated its developer terms, these new terms will shut down many current developers, and disallow many popular game engines and other apps.
Now is the time for us to band together, spread the word, and help Stop The Madness.
Practical tasks to give you hands on experience
Sunday, 11 April 2010
"In less than a quarter-millennium, the American Revolution will have evolved from 'No taxation without representation' to 'Representation without taxation'.
We have bigger government, bigger bureaucracy, bigger spending, bigger deficits, bigger debt and yet an ever-smaller proportion of citizens paying for it all." -- Mark Steyn
"We fight to keep our land because our people suffered so greatly to win it.
We fought wars and lost fine men for it, we worked this soil until our hands bled. We made this country what it is. Nothing bad can be done to us that does not serve to make us stronger."
It appears to be a battle of faiths after a priest of a small Catholic church and a Jehovah's Witness got into an altercation in Fort Worth.
You'd never guess that the two alluring paintings near the beginning of the exhibition were made with urine unless you took the time to study the exhibition labels.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
The Black Hat security conference will kick off next week in Barcelona, with training sessions and briefings from some of the most talented security researchers in the industry.
After failing in their case against The Pirate Bay, a music copyrights group has announced it will give up trying to get sites blocked and will leave file-sharers alone.
Not forever though. They will instead put all their efforts into getting the law changed. The IFPI said yesterday that it wants to bring this same strategy to your country soon.
Twitter has just announced that it has acquired Atebits, the company behind the Tweetie iPhone app and Mac desktop application.
Sanyo announced two new dual cameras� (camcorder and digital camera in one) for the Japanese market yesterday, the Xacti DMX-CG100 (thats the pistol-grip model) and the Xacti DMX-GH1.
Both feature an extra-compact body and the ability to record video in full HD and take 14MP pictures.
Just when you thought your 6-core chip was the baddest processor on the planet, Intel goes and announces plans to ship PCs equipped with an experimental 48-core CPU to a handful of lucky researchers...
Friday, 9 April 2010
Federal Communications Commission will launch more than 60 rulemaking and other proceedings in 2010 in an effort to implement the national broadband plan it released in March
McAfee, a household name for computer virus-protection, is facing accusations it dupes customers into purchasing third-party services, and hands over consumer banking information to enable those transactions.
We've been working on some stability improvements and are glad to announce that version 1.1.0 of the app is now available in the app store.
We've also heard your feature requests and soon will be adding the ability to comment.
The curtain has been pulled back on iPhone 4, and the list of new features is massive: There's multitasking (finally!), a fresh interface, and literally hundreds of other changes to the iPhone's software.
Here's the full rundown.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
It was three months ago, in the midst of the most tablet-centric CES in recent memory, that we first laid our hands on Notion Ink's
Wondering whats in store for Apples next-generation iPhone, the 4G? We round up all the latest rumors and speculation on the alleged iPhone HD.�
Chromes share of the browser market is growing at a breakneck pace, according to data from Net Applications.
Between February and March, Googles browser rose to capture a full 6.1% share of the market, maintaining its lead over browsers such as Safari and Opera and closing the gap between Firefox, which currently holds a 24.5% share.
While mobile phones will not be the death of print, television or the Internet, it has proven to be a huge and unique new platform for delivering content.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Now that iPads are in the hands of more than 300,000 owners, a number of concerns are showing up on the Apple Inc. support site about Wi-Fi connectivity.
The first versions sold over the weekend are Wi-Fi only and early postings indicate that iPads are showing poor signal reception.
Google is leading a group of more than 45 energy, investment and IT firms, that have joined forces to call on U.S.
President Barack Obama to explicitly support the roll out of advanced smart meter technologies for every household and business in the U.S.
Following the court decision, Isohunt owner Gary Fung announced his resolution to replace Isohunt with a lite version that would turn the site into a very simple search engine, intentionally similar to Google, but specializing in torrents.
This is now the case for visitors from the US, who are redirected to the new, lite version of the site.
Today the IWM and the Shadowserver Foundation have released a report "Shadows in the Cloud: An investigation into cyber espionage 2.0" in which we document another targeted malware network.
Researchers uncover another vast network of cyber-espionage, this time targeting the Dalai Lama, United Nations, and the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan...
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
No TV show would write an entire script around the iPad's launch just because Apple offered up some pre-release product.
Would it? Modern Family reminds us just how far product placement can go...
A new survey from Forrester shows that security is too focused on compliance and not enough on protecting valuable corporate secrets and custodial data.
Survey was commissioned by Microsoft and RSA (EMC)
If you want to live in the creative universe where anyone with a cool idea can make it and give it to you to run on your hardware, the iPad isn't for you.
If you want to write code for a platform where the only thing that determines whether you're going to succeed with it is whether your audience loves it, the iPad isn't for you.
Apple's just sent an invite "for a sneak peek of the next generation of iPhone OS software" on April 8 at 10AM Pacific.
That's in three days! We'll be there. Start your predictions now.
Monday, 5 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Episodic, an online-video hosting company based in San Francisco, today announced that is has been aquired by Google.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Windows 7 has already managed to capture more than 10 percent market share, and it's also doing far better than Vista did in its early months.
Following fast on the heels of the Digg iPhone app announcement last week, we are pleased to announce the availability of the official Digg Android app.
Starting today, you can download the Digg Android app for free onto any Android device.
Sharp's latest 3-D displays deliver bright, clear imagery without the cumbersome glasses usually required for such technology.
Now the bad news: They only work on a 3-inch (7.5-centimeter) screen held one foot (30 centimeters) from the viewer's face.
A lot of attention lately has been put on the video capabilities of HTML5 browsers, since the iPad doesnt support Flash.
It turns out not to really matter that much because most online video platforms are now drinking the HTML5 Kool-Aid.
Friday, 2 April 2010
A Salt Lake City jury on Tuesday ruled against SCO Group's claim it owned the copyright to the Unix operating system, a cousin to the popular open-source OS
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Which means you can run it 8 hours a day for more than 20 years.
The Digital Due Process coalition is pushing Congress to modernize privacy laws in the United States.
The coalition feels that existing privacy regulations do not adequately protect data in the digital era, and could stop businesses from embracing cloud computing.
Yahoo e-mail accounts belonging to foreign journalists appeared to have been hacked and Google's Chinese search engine was intermittently blocked because of an internal change Tuesday, the latest troubles in China's heavily censored Internet market.
Multiple independent reports over the weekend included purported screenshots of the iPad App Store.
Those screenshots match the images in the screencast above, lending credence to the videos authenticity.