25th > July > 2009 Archive


Apple iTablet a (virtual) certainty

The intertubes were clogged today with fervid buzz and florid scuttlebutt about the impending arrival of every fanboi's object of unrequited technolust: the long-rumored but eternally-elusive Apple tablet/netbook/media-pad/ebook/whatever.
Rik Myslewski, 25 Jul 2009

Network Solutions breach exposed 500k card accounts

A breach at Network Solutions has exposed details for more than 500,000 credit and debit cards after hackers penetrated a system it used to deliver e-commerce services and planted software that diverted transactions to a rogue server, the hosting company said late Friday.
Dan Goodin, 25 Jul 2009

Amazon Kindle doomed to repeat Big Brother moment

Yes, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has apologized for the Orwellian removal of Orwell from digital book readers tucked inside the pockets of American citizens. And yes, the new-age retailer has promised not to repeat its Big Brother moment. But that's not a promise it can promise to keep.
Cade Metz, 25 Jul 2009

Bill Gates: Tough US immigration stance a 'huge mistake'

Bill Gates called US immigration restrictions a "huge mistake" while on tour of India today, urging America to open its golden doors for more "smart people."
Austin Modine, 25 Jul 2009

Microsoft offers EU choice on Windows browsers

Microsoft has offered to let European PC customers pick the browser they want running on Windows PCs, hoping to placate anti-trust regulators.
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jul 2009

Microsoft to issue emergency patches Tuesday

Microsoft plans to issue two emergency patches next week that fix vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer browser and Visual Studio developer suite that allow attackers to remotely execute malware.
Dan Goodin, 25 Jul 2009
Pocket Universe Virtual Sky Astronomy 1.7

Pocket Universe 1.7

iPhone App ReviewPocket Universe is the creation of one John T. Kennedy who was inspired by lack of opportunities to view the night sky with any clarity or frequency in his native Dublin. The app is basically a star map, which takes advantage of the new iPhone 3GS compass to provide a Virtual Sky, which follows your movements, enabling you to identify any object in the firmament.
Diston, 25 Jul 2009

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