13 April 2013

Microsoft now wants you to uninstall its security fix patch

If the giant from Redmond did not have enough problems with its Windows 8 disaster, now comes news to uninstall last Tuesday's security fix patch before it kills your Windows 7 computer--

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday security fix | ZDNet: "Tech giant Microsoft has recommended that an update released in the latest Patch Tuesday be removed, after users reported incidents of the "blue screen of death" after installation. Microsoft released two critical security updates and others rated as "important" for Windows and Internet Explorer as part of its latest round of Patch Tuesday updates. However, a number of Windows 7 users have reported issues with security update 2823324, which is part of security bulletin MS13-036." more info: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011

Why A Botched IT Project Will Destroy A Major Corporation in the Near Future | MIT Technology Review: " “IT projects are now so big, and they touch so many aspects of an organization, that they pose a singular new risk….They have sunk whole corporations. Even cities and nations are in peril.” They point to the IT problems with Hong Kong’s new airport in the late 1990s, which reportedly cost the local economy some $600 million. They conclude that it’s only a matter of time before something much more dramatic occurs. "

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Microsoft Unveils 'Surface' Tablet Computer
Vancouver Sun
Statistics Report. Published on Apr 13, 2013. Microsoft unveiled the Surface on Monday, a new tablet computer that's expected to compete with Apple's iPad. The Surface is 9.3 millimeters thick and works on the Windows RT operating system. (June 19) ...

Google in peace deal with Brussels
Financial Times
The settlement marks the final act of a sprawling and contentious three-year investigation – involving US and EU authorities – that was triggered by complaints from Google's rivals, such as Microsoft. JoaquĆ­n Almunia, the EU competition commissioner, ...

Microsoft escalates advertising assault on Google
Hindu Business Line
The missive that began yesterday marks the third phase in a 5-month-old marketing campaign that Microsoft Corp. derisively calls “Scroogled”. The ads, which have appeared online, on television and in print, depict Google as a duplicitous company more ...

Hindu Business Line

Amazon lifts executive stock awards as Apple rivalry heats up
Economic Times
In the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon added Apple to the peer group it uses to help determine how much to pay executives. The filing shows how Amazon's business has changed in recent years, bringing it into closer ...

Economic Times

Google chief urges action to regulate mini-drones
BBC News
The influential head of Google, Eric Schmidt, has called for civilian drone technology to be regulated, warning about privacy and security concerns. Cheap miniature versions of the unmanned aircraft used by militaries could fall into the wrong hands ...

BBC News

Google Co-Founder Caught Sporting Google Glass
Vancouver Sun
... Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add VancouverSunOnline's video to your playlist. Sign in. Transcript Statistics Report. Published on Apr 12, 2013. Google's co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass on NYC subway. Powered by NewsLook.

Google launches tool to help users plan for digital afterlife
The Guardian
Google has opened a new service to let people control what happens to their email, online photos and blogposts saved in its accounts, as concern grows over what happens to users' "digital life" when they die. Called Inactive Account Manager – which...

The Guardian

Widow of Apple's Steve Jobs finally speaks out about late husband's legacy
New York Daily News
Mrs. Steve Jobs is reminded of the apple of her eye everywhere she goes. Laurene Powell Jobs, like most Americans, sees Apple products all around her. Every time someone watches a video on an iPad or texts a loved one with an iPhone, she thinks of her ...

New York Daily News

Social prediction startup Behavio joins Google (update)
By Terrence O'Brien
Google has added yet another talented group to its team ever growing list of acquisitions. Startup Behavio announced it is joining the Mountain View crew.
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Facebook Home Now Live On Google Play, A Free App For HTC ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Facebook Home, the new Android-based launcher that puts the social network and its messaging, photo and other services front and center on a user's mobile device, is now available for download onGoogle Play for a limited selection of ...

Lobby group representing Google, Yahoo backs CISPA — RT USA
A lobbying organization that counts Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and other tech giants among its clients has lent support to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which is lined up for a vote in the US House of Representatives ...
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Google Signs Up Behavio Team - John Paczkowski - News ...
By John Paczkowski
In a message posted to its blog Friday, Behavio said it is winding down operations as a standalone entity as its team heads over to Google to "work on exciting things." Google confirmed the move, but noted that this was neither acquisition ... A Pocket-Size Solution for Enjoying More Entertainment on the Go · Don't Miss Intel, Microsoft, Snapchat, Waze, more » ... Apple Wins Invalidation of Samsung 3G Patent in Germany. April 12, 2013 at 5:30 am PT. French Minister Slags Apple Over ...

Apple Asking Developers to Localize Apps, Opens Chinese Support ...
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