It seems that all empire builders at some point have a crack at building their personal Xanadu, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg is no different.
He has written a cheque for a 357-acre beachfront plantation on the island of Kauai in Hawaii — a space zoned for 80 well-appointed homes. more»
The US government has arrested the chief executive officer of a mobile spyware maker and charged him with allegedly illegally marketing an app that monitors calls, texts, videos, and other communications on mobile phones “without detection”,
Hammad Akbar, 31, of Pakistan, was the first person to be banged up in connection with advertising and the sales of mobile spyware targeting adults—in this case an app called StealthGenie. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, seems jolly keen on putting Google’s Chromebook out of business. This week it announced several new stream notebooks. For those who came in late the Stream series is HP’s version of the low cost Windows laptop, meant to compete head to head with Chromebooks on price. more»
Apple has finally released updates to protect Mac OS X systems from the dangerous “Shellshock” bug.
The osxPatches are available via Software Update, or from the following links for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion.
What is amazing is the amount of time that Apple has taken to get the patch to its users. more»
Yahoo has decided to kill off the product which started it all off.
In 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo, graduate students at Stanford University, created a hierarchical directory of websites, “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. In March of that year, they gave it the name “Yahoo!” for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”
At the time, human-curated web listings were the bee’s knees and search engines were not exactly up to snuff. more»
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, which faces continual attacks from the Tame Apple Press for daring to make a phone similar to Apple’s, is facing a cloning problem of its own.
Chief Communications Officer Li Lei at Xiaomi said that it was wrong that Xiaomi was an iPhone clone and the outfit created a masterpiece from scratch. more»
London coppers have called for more state controls of the world wide web to prevent internet anarchy.
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit is a taxpayer funded security force for private companies who want to protect their content without having to spend too much. more»
When the Shellshock security hole was revealed, Apple users were warned that it would affect all users of the Mac operating system.
Given that Apple can send out updates, and the Shellshock vulnerability is comparatively simple to fix, one would expect Jobs’ Mob to send out an update smartly. more»
Apple’s super-bendy iPhone might not be a product of poor structural design at all, but problems might be down to psychic forces, according to top spoon bender Uri Geller.
Geller who is an expert in bending metal objects with his mind says Apple’s bending iPhone 6 woes could be explained by “mental forces”. more»
The Untouchables are worried about Apple and Google’s smartphones which cannot be searched by the FBI.
James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, said he was “concerned” over Apple and Google marketing smart phones that can’t be searched by law enforcement which would force them to investigate criminals like the old days. more»
Attackers have been quick to exploit the Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug and a botnet that is currently trying to infect other servers.
Italian security consultancy Tiger Security’s Emanuele Gentili said the “wopbot” botnet is active and scanning the internet for vulnerable systems, including at the United States Department of Defence. more»
Using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices at the same time could be changing the structure of our brains and not in a good way.
University of Sussex research reveals that people who frequently use several media devices at the same time have lower grey-matter density in one particular region of the brain compared to those who use just one device occasionally. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has broken its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update.
Like most of Apple’s statements in the middle of a crisis, the outfit insisted that the problem of bending iPhones was extremely rare. more»
Motorola is rumoured to be working on two devices for Google which include an upgraded Nexus 5 and a phablet-like Nexus 6.
According to Nine to Five the Nexus 5 will extend the screen up to a 5.2in diagonal, but the Nexus 6 will arrive with a huge 5.92in display. more»
Not satisfied with releasing an expensive phone which bends if you stick it in your pocket, Apple has botched an update to its brand new iOS 8 operating system.
TheTame Apple Press praised Apple for releasing an “update” to the iOS 8 platform so early, but this was itself a cover to the fact that the iOS 8 was really broken, it was also packed with U2 which was too smug to be deleted. more»