27 April 2012

Security: Apple 'ten years behind Microsoft,' says Kapersky boss

Apple 'ten years behind Microsoft,' says Kapersky boss
TechRadar UK
By Chris Smith April 26th 2012 Mac OS X users will come under increasing threats from malicious software, as Apple's market share continues to rise, according to a leading security firm. Following the recent Flashback scare, which infested over 600000 ...

TechRadar UK 

Forrester: Without Jobs "Apple Will Coast, And Then Decelerate"
Forbes
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: A picture in remembrance of Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple Inc is pictured at an Apple Store, on October 6, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) All things considered, ...

VMware Source Code Leaked, Posted Online
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius VMware this week acknowledged that hackers obtained access to some of its source code and posted it online, but the firm downplayed the impact of the breach. In a statement, Iain Mulholland, director of VMware's Security Response ...

Student researcher spies odd lava spirals on Mars
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A researcher has spotted lava flows shaped like coils of rope near the equator of Mars, the first time such geologic features have been discovered outside of Earth. NASA via AP Lava flows in the shape of coils have been found near ...

USA TODAY

LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
InformationWeek
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek LinkedIn recently introduced its first application for the iPad ...

Netgear to Ship Gigabit-speed Wireless in May With 802.11ac Router
PCWorld
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Gigabit-speed wireless LAN equipment that uses the emerging IEEE 802.11ac standard is about to hit the market, with Netgear saying on Thursday that it will start shipping a consumer 802.11ac router in May for a starting list ...

Former Sun chiefs differ on Google's use of Oracle's Java code in Android
San Jose Mercury News
By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO -- Two former heads of Sun Microsystems offered opposing views of their company's policies on the Java software programming system Thursday, as attorneys engaged in some of the most colorful cross-examination heard so ...

Microsoft re-releases Office for Mac 2011 upgrade after fixing bugs
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Microsoft yesterday re-released Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (SP2) after fixing a bug that wormed into the original update. Last Friday, three days after it first issued Office for Mac 2011 SP2, Microsoft yanked ...

Google fires back at FCC on Wi-Fi investigation
BusinessWeek
Google is firing back at the Federal Communications Commission on an investigation that led to a $25000 fine against the Internet search leader. In a letter sent Thursday, Google Inc. disputed the reason for the fine. The FCC contends Google impeded an ...

Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone to Pack New Quad-Core CPU
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles On Thursday, the South Korean electronics maker introduced its Exynos 4 Quad processor for phones and tablets. The chip's first deployment will be inside a new smartphone to be unveiled next week, widely expected to be the ...

Twitter Updates Its iPhone and Android Apps
Mashable
Twitter has updated its iPhone and Android apps, tweaking the design and adding a number of improvements to the mobile version of the service. Amongst the new enhancements: the addition of a discover tab to the app, improved search functionality, ...

3.2 billion pixel sky-watcher a step closer
Register
By Richard Chirgwin • Get more from this author The proposed 3.4 billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) camera has been okayed by the US Department of Energy to proceed to its next stage of development. Receiving “Critical Decision 1” ...

Study Sheds Light on How Pigeons Navigate by Magnetic Field
New York Times
Birds are famously good navigators. Some migrate thousands of miles, flying day and night, even when the stars are obscured. And for decades, scientists have known that one navigational skill they employ is an ability to detect variations in the ...

iPad Made Up 97 Percent of Enterprise Tablet Activations in Q1
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Enterprise users prefer Apple over Android, especially when it comes to tablets, according to a new report from mobile security solutions provider Good Technology. After analyzing mobile device activations from its enterprise ...

Amazon fixed one of the most broken things about Kindle Fire, now it needs to ...
BetaNews
By Tim Conneally For a platform that was built to handle text documents, Amazon Kindle's support for non Kindle-formatted files has been nothing short of atrocious. Wirelessly sending documents to a Kindle required that they be emailed to a Kindle ...

BetaNews

Former Nokia exec trashes Elop and Windows Phone
SlashGear
Former Nokia exec Lee Williams has slammed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and the choke hold of the Windows Phone in a recent interview when asked about his views on the struggling Finnish handset maker. From accusing Elop of a lack of long-term vision to ...

SlashGear

Google Chrome OS to get Drive integration
TG Daily
Mountain View is preparing to integrate its new Google Drive Cloud-based storage platform with the upcoming version of its flagship Chrome operating system. According to Google exec Sundar Pichai, the tight integration will help streamline sharing and ...

Google Is Getting Out Of The 3D Modeling Business (GOOG)
San Francisco Chronicle
Google CEO Larry Page has shut down or sold a lot of projects since taking over last year, and today Google added another business to the list: 3D modeling technology SketchUp. The SketchUp team will be joining Trimble, which makes GPS positioning ...

Apple accepting nominees for 2012 Apple Design Awards
Macworld
by Roman Loyola, Macworld.com Though you may be out of luck if you wanted to get a ticket to Apple's WWDC 2012, here's some good news for developers: You can still nominate your favorite apps for the 2012 Apple Design Awards. Apps must be available on ...

Macworld

Nintendo reports first annual loss while promising return to profitability ...
Digitaltrends.com
Nintendo experiences its worst year yet in terms of sales, but promises that the 3DS and Wii U will turn things around. Nintendo reported its first ever annual loss on Thursday when presenting results for the 2012 fiscal year.

Confusion over content rights greets Google Drive
CBS News
(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Google is facing suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust personal documents, photos and other content to the company's new online storage service. That became apparent shortly after Tuesday's unveiling ...

CBS News

PC makers should fear that iPads are first Apple products for 1-in-4
GigaOM
By Kevin C. Tofel Apr. 26, 2012, 12:19pm PT No Comments Apple's iPad continues to dominate the overall tablet market, but that alone shouldn't be scaring manufacturers of other tablets and PCs. Instead, they should be concerned about this statistic: ...

GigaOM

Scientists: Giant cannibal shrimp invasion growing
39online.com
An invasion of giant cannibal shrimp into America's coastal waters appears to be getting worse. Researchers from the US Geological Surveyand the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday that sightings of the massive Asian tiger ...


Digital Rights Managment to be dropped by Tor and other Macmillan sci-fi books
Christian Science Monitor
Digital Rights Management software was originally meant to restrict pirating of e-books, but many complain because of the restrictions it places on users. By Molly Driscoll / April 26, 2012 “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long ...
 
Christian Science Monitor

What Your Klout Score Really Means
Wired News
By Seth Stevenson Last spring Sam Fiorella was recruited for a VP position at a large Toronto marketing agency. With 15 years of experience consulting for major brands like AOL, Ford, and Kraft, Fiorella felt confident in his qualifications.

Wired News

Samsung Galaxy S II owners in Australia getting ICS
Android Community
Samsung has been taking their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for the Galaxy S II pretty seriously, and it has started showing up for another location the past couple of days. For now it's mainly available for the standard 4.3-inch model ...

Android Community

Kidney gets transplanted twice in two weeks
USA TODAY
By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY In what looks like a medical first, doctors reported Wednesday that a kidney transplanted into one patient, which then started to fail, has been removed and transplanted into a second patient, who is doing well.

USA TODAY

Track Your Facebook Abuse Bullying, Spam Reports With Transparent New Support ...
TechCrunch
Facebook wants you to know it's listening when you report bullying, hate speech, identity theft, and spam, so today it launched a new Support Dashboard for tracking these reports until they're resolved. Users can check to see if their report has been ...

Facebook pays Microsoft $550 million for AOL patents
Reuters
By Alexei Oreskovic and Diane Bartz | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay Microsoft Corp $550 million in cash for hundreds of patents recently sold by AOL, the social networking company's latest move to bulk up its intellectual property in the ...

Facebook's free Anti-virus Marketplace targets malware
BBC News
Facebook has launched Anti-Virus Marketplace - a new portal to protect the social network's users. Members are being encouraged to download anti-malware programs which they can use at no cost for six months. The firm's flotation filing had previously ...

Taiwanese Nationals Charged in Military Technology Plot
Bloomberg
Two Taiwanese nationals already accused of trying to smuggle drugs through a New Jersey port were charged today with plotting to export sensitive US military technology to benefit the Chinese government. Hui Sheng Shen, 45, and Huan Ling Chang, 41, ...

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