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Facebook Security Update: Call Your Friends

Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Social Media, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Security Update: Call Your Friends


In a blog entry on Thursday, Facebook stated that about 600,000 log-ins every day are compromised. In it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, under update/10150335022240766, Facebook claims to have locked it’s site down with new clever security policies, the best of which is Call a Friend?

Controlling how you share content on Facebook is quite complex and will probably make your head hurt, but it’s essential that you take a good look at the settings and decide for yourself what you want to share and with whom, from where.

“Today, we wanted to give you an update on some new features we will be testing in the coming weeks – Trusted Friends and App Passwords – and remind you of the many user tools we offer to help keep you secure on Facebook”

Whenever Facebook opens it’s considerable mouth, it seems to do the exact opposite to the words that fall out. Security site Sophos, was in the first to jump on the (what ever the opposite to security is . . . ) issues Facebook is having with it’s stats.

The infographic Facebook has posted on it’s blog and  scribd.com introducing it’s new security features, seems to indicate that Facebook in-fact has a considerable security problem? :: Read the full article »»»»

Apple TV, version 1.0 beta

Posted: October 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Standout, Technoid Computer News, Über Monitor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple TV, version 1.0 beta

Let me make this clear – seems to have been slightly grey in previous posts: APPLE WILL PRODUCE A TELEVISION! It won’t be TV as we know it, IT WILL BE a new generation iMAC!

Highpants has trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since March this year “Not happy with the Apple TV set top box, Apple is launching into the Television  market, the first true Smart TV’s are about to roll of the production line. Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, the Apple iTV won’t be a computer, it will be a true Television Set++”

In the latest round of rumours – kicked of by  at the Washington Post and befuddled by the Wall Street Journal’s Mark Gongloff – experts are finally admitting to reading more than their own write-ups, in the form of Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography . . . Read the full article »»»»

Branson Opens Spaceport America

Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bow Down, M.Aaron Silverman, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Branson Opens Spaceport America

Our favorite  billionaire, Richard Branson has opened the world’s first commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the brand new home for his space adventure company Virgin Galactic.

The flamboyant British businessman, exuding his usual flair and cheesy grin, waves of blond hair flying, inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against the building, while rappelling down the side of it, hung 20 meters above the ground from the main terminal roof.

Spaceport America”, will serve “as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic and is expected to house up to two WhiteKnightTwos and five SpaceShipTwos, in addition to all of Virgin’s astronaut preparation facilities and mission control.

About 150 people are booked for lift-off on the first flights to orbit attended the opening event. Also attending were the head of Virgin Galactic, George Whitesides, commercial director Stephen Attenborough, and famed US astronaut – and second person to step on the moon – Buzz Aldrin.

Branson said he hoped to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, which he said would kick off an era of commercial space travel.


An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Gaming, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Sony, Sony-Hack, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Right about now, Sony has got to be wondering what the __ they did . . .

In another round of hack attempts, Sony has been forced to shut down almost 100,000 user accounts. The company said last night that it had shut down approximately 93,000 accounts on its online gaming and entertainment networks after detecting a mass, attempted sign-in by a third party using stolen IDs and passwords. Read the full article »»»»

Adobe Kills Flash

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Open Source, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adobe Kills Flash

Adobe has finally bitten the bullet and climbed onboard the HTML5 wagon. In true behemoth methodology Adobe has acquired two stopgap companies, Typekit and Nitobi, to bolster Flash.

For years Adobe has battled on with it’s floundering Flash platform,  it’s now wholeheartedly on board with the biggest and most popular alternatives, web standards including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Today via its Adobe Max developer and designer conference Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage, surrounded by the very developers wrestling with these very transitions, to the announce the two acquisitions.

Each acquisition gives Adobe a solid new starting point for the missing points of new-age web technology. Terms haven’t been disclosed,  it’s not clear whether Adobe had to pay a premium for the companies. The TypeKit acquisition is complete, the Nitobi pickup is subject to closing conditions that should be met by month end, Adobe said :: Read the full article »»»»

UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Launch Delayed

Posted: September 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Google, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Windows | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Launch Delayed

UPDATED: 28 September, 2011,  Samsung – while stuck in the midst of litigation with Apple Inc –  has announced an agreement to cross-license their patent portfolios with that old behemoth that is Microsoft!

“Through the cross-licensing of our respective patent portfolios, Samsung and Microsoft can continue to bring the latest innovations to the mobile industry” said Samsung’s Hong Won-Pyo

Microsoft has said the deal with the South Korean electronics titan provides “broad coverage for each company’s products.”

The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it will receive royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform from Google :: Read the full article »»»»

The Apple – Samsung Sumo

Posted: September 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Apple – Samsung Sumo

Seems the war betwixt behemoths, Apple and Samsung is just getting warmed up. According to sources Choi Gee-Sung’s Samsung Electronics is considering legal action in an attempt to halt the sale of Apples new iPhone. We have long cogitated that Apples core intention was to squeeze the mighty Samsung into submission, with it’s halting of sales on the Samsung Galaxy S Tablets and smartphones, it looked as though Apple may win the war by commercial default. NO manufacturer wants to hang on to 10’s of thousands of aging technology, hold hold up production lines while legalese wander in and out of courts. In a clever twist, it looks like the sleepy giant from Samsung Town has woken to what could be its strongest defense against patent and plagiarism claims. Read the full article »»»»