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Apple Races to Patch Security Flaw

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Hack!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Races to Patch Security Flaw

Apple Race to Patch Security FlawApple says it is about to issue a software update “very soon” to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial data and other sensitive information from Mac computers and mobile devices.

The consumer electronics giant confirmed findings that a major security flaw in it’s mobile devices – iPhones and iPads – also appears in notebook and desktop machines running OS X.

Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller says “We’re aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon.”

Apple released a fix on Friday afternoon for the mobile devices running iOS, most devices will update automatically. \However, when the fix went live, experts dissected it finding the same fundamental issues in the operating system for Apple’s Macintosh machines.

Apple is apparently racing to push out the fix before intelligence agencies and crooks get to write programs to take advantage of the flaw. Many analysts are questioning the accidental nature of the flaw :: Read the full article »»»»


Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope

Posted: January 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Social Media | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Internet is a “Gift from God” According to the Pope

The Popes Official Twitter PicPope Francis says the internet is “a gift from God” and called on Catholics to “boldly become citizens of the digital world”.

“The internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,” the Argentinian born pontiff said in his first World Communication Day message, given annually by the pope. :Let us boldly become citizens of the digital world. Let our communication be a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts.”

The 77-year-old pontiff is a keen Twitter user whose account has attracted more than 10 million followers, check: twitter.com/Pontifex

But he also makes a point of privileging human relationships and physical touch, often walking among the crowds who flock to see him in St Peter’s Square and embracing the ill or disabled :: Read the full article »»»»


Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Adrian Van Anz' Derringer Board-track eBike

Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.

Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»


…it’s on again! Apple vs Samsung

Posted: December 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Apple vs Samsung, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on …it’s on again! Apple vs Samsung

Apple vs SamsungThe on again, off again brawl between the two most popular brands of smartphone – and tablets – is on again!

Apple has asked a federal judge to bar US sales of Samsung smartphones and tablet computers in the blockbuster patent case involving the two electronics giants.

In a court filing in California, Apple said the smartphones and tablets were found to have violated patents in a jury trial held last year.

Apple renewed its bid for a permanent injunction on sales of a number of Samsung products after an appeals court decision last month cleared the way for a new hearing on the matter.

In the latest filing dated Thursday, Apple’s attorneys wrote that the court “previously concluded that Samsung’s sale of infringing products has irreparably harmed Apple.” :: Read the full article »»»»


Taken Control: The Mobile Market Runs on Google’s Android

Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Google, Tech-Business News, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Taken Control: The Mobile Market Runs on Google’s Android

TAKEN CONTROL! Google AndroidThe uncool kid on the block, Google’s Android, now controls more than 80% of the global smartphone market, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone also experiencing explosive growth according to new numbers.

The worldwide mobile market shipped an amazing 467 million new phones in the third quarter of 2013. Mobile researchers IDC said figures show the overall market grew 39.9% to 261.1 million units, up from 186.7 million a year ago.

The clear market leader was Google Android, shipping upward of 210 million devices, more than the total number of smartphones sold for all platforms combined quarter on quarter.

The platform now claims an amazing 81% of the worldwide smartphone market, but wait there’s more :: Read the full article »»»»


Blackberry’s Down? But Far From OUT!

Posted: November 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Smartphone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Blackberry’s Down? But Far From OUT!

Blackberry's New Flagship Smartphone, Z30It would be far too easy to right Blackberry off as simply too hard, a mess perhaps, but still a very revolutionary mess.

Not to be overshadowed by it’s recent turmoil over ownership, BlackBerry has released its latest offer, an impressive new flagship, the Z30, a powerhouse set to impress. Not to mention the largest smartphone the company has ever offered.

Despite all of the recent – and well-documented, see below –  uncertainty surrounding the company machinations, Blackberry has managed to maintain a seriously loyal user base, particularly among the users everyone else wants, business users.

If you’re among this loyal core, is it time you updated to the latest BlackBerry? It’s certainly time to take a look. Be warned however, Z30 is All Touch :: Read the full article »»»»


Blackberry Dumps Sale, CEO Steps Down

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Smartphone, Tech-Business News, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Blackberry Dumps Sale, CEO Steps Down

Blackberry Dumps Sale, CEO Steps DownBeleaguered smartphone maker Blackberry has abandoned it’s plans to find a buyer, instead the company says its chief executive will stand down after nearly two years in what has to be the toughest job in the techsphere.

Former software executive John Chen will serve as interim chief executive of the Canada-based firm, replacing Thorsten Heins. Blackberry has also announced plans to try and raise more than $US1 billion in fresh financing.

The announcement sparked a 16 percent plummet in Blackberry’s share price, raising fears the struggling smartphone maker is running out of options.

After a two-month review of strategic options and talks with potential buyers including Facebook and Lenovo, Blackberry says it will now completely abandon a sale :: Read the full article »»»»