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[quote][b] Derek Kessl[/b][b]er[/b] wrote: Back at [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/build2014]Build 2014[/url] (remember that, two weeks ago?), Microsoft announced their initiative to [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-announces-windows-81-update-1-mouse-and-keyboard-friendly-tweaks]unify apps across their entire ecosystem[/url]. That way a developer could build an app once and deploy it to [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81]Windows Phone[/url], Windows, and even Xbox. But to make that a reality there was some back-end housekeeping to be done in order to make that a possibility. One of those steps: making it so you can price apps the same across all the stores. To that end, Microsoft announced today that they're simplifying and consolidating the pricing tiers between Windows and Windows Phone. The end result of that is the addition of tiers for $0.99 apps and $1.29 apps for Windows. Microsoft noted that apps in that price range currently account for 55% of W
By [url=mailto:email@example.com]Stephen McBride[/url] Published June 10, 2014 Summary/ [b]A former US Central Intelligence Agency cyber security chief today warned delegates at a Dubai of the dangers of software vulnerabilities, pointing the finger squarely at vendors that write weak code when upgrading products.[/b] "I think IT vendors largely put product compatibility [first], especially backwards compatibility," said Robert Bigman, former chief information security officer at the CIA and current IT security consultant. itp.net/ Full Read Here/[url=http://www.itp.net/598542-former-cia-cyber-guru-addresses-gisec-delegates]http://www.itp.net/598542-former-cia-cyber-guru-addresses-gisec-delegates[/url]
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2479]Andrew Orlowski[/url], 12 Jun 2014 Summary/ Microsoft has 18 months left to use the Nokia brand name on its smartphones and mutant Androids, according to leaked notes prepared for internal marketing guidance. Microsoft bought Nokia's phones business in April. Ironically, Redmond can continue using the Nokia brand longest for the part of Nokia it bought but didn't really want - the dumbphones. Reports from the negotiations that culminated in a deal suggest that Microsoft (sensibly) wanted Nokia's HERE maps division, but not the legacy Series 40 feature phone business. Nokia, meanwhile (sensibly) wanted to get shot of the dumbphones, and keep HERE. In the end Microsoft was saddled with a high volume, low margin business. The Register/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/12/windows_phone_microsoft_internal_memo_leak/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/12/windows_phone_microsoft_internal_memo_leak/[/url]
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4608i301DC0CB9EA971B3.jpg[/img] While summer break has just started for students across the country, that means that the all-important back-to-school shopping season is not far behind. And with it comes a flood of new or updated systems -- everything from traditional laptops and desktops to tablets and hybrids. But before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or convertible, you're going to want to dive a little deeper into the spec sheets. That's because the latest Intel CPU upgrade -- code named [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]Haswell[/url], but officially known as "fourth-generation Core i series" -- is offering significant battery life improvements in the first wave of laptops we've tested so far. So, unlike the more ho-hum Intel updates we've seen in years past, there's a real-world payoff in seeking ou
[b]The end of Nokia? Firm to be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy when deal closes. [/b] [b]Nokia name could be consigned to tech's past.[/b] by Chris Smith The grand old name of Nokia will be dropped from the company's title as soon as the Microsoft takeover is rubber stamped this month, according to a letter sent by the new owners to suppliers. According to the letter, unearthed by Nokiapoweruser, the Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj (Ltd) name will be replaced by the new Redmond-owned subsidiary Microsoft Mobile Oy. The note also attempts to reassure suppliers that their existing relationships and terms will remain in tact as the new Microsoft era begins. It reads: "Please note that upon the close of the transaction between Microsoft and Nokia, the name of Nokia Corporation/Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. Microsoft Mobile Oy is the legal entity name that should be used for VAT IDs and for the issuance of invoices". RIP Nokia? What this means for th
Mobile users are just getting around to upgrading their handsets to take advantage of 4G networks, but this simply is not fast enough. UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, spoke at CeBIT announcing that the country will join forces with Germany to develop the successor to 4G -- the uninspiringly-named 5G. The PM announced a deal with Germany which will help to push forward with the development of a mobile broadband network that will offer download speeds up to 1,000 times those currently available on 4G. To put this kind of speed in perspective, as the Prime Minister explained, an 800MB movie (or any other type of file for that matter) could be download in a single second. One second. For the best part of a gig of data. On a mobile device. Who is going to say no to that? Ultimately, the adoption rate will be determined by the costs involved -- mobile tariffs, suitable handsets, data charges, and coverage -- but before any of this becomes an issue, 5G needs to be, well, invented really. &n
[b]By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2395]Iain Thomson[/url], 17 Jun 2014[/b] [b] [/b] The FBI has arrested a Tennessee man on computer crime charges, claiming he is a key player in the NullCrew hacking squad that attacked businesses and educational institutions from 2012 onwards. Court filings claim Timothy Justin French, 20, is known online as "Orbit", and took part in hacking attacks against two US universities and three telecommunications and media companies in the US and Canada that were carried out by members of the NullCrew team. The Register/ full read here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/17/fbi_arrests_claims_nullcrew_hacker_in_tennessee_takedown/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/17/fbi_arrests_claims_nullcrew_hacker_in_tennessee_takedown/[/url] [b] [/b] [b] [/b] [b] [/b]
This is a very interesting read on web sites which started 20 years ago. You can view pages from 20 years at the source of this articles. Source Here: [url=http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/tech/web/first-website-cern/index.html]http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/tech/web/first-website-cern/index.html[/url] CNN) -- Twenty years ago, a team of researchers shared the Webwith the world. Now they want to show a generation that grew up onlinewhat it was like in its earliest days. Cern is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the date it released, for free, the technology and software needed to run a Web server. In honor of the anniversary, a team has been assembled to recreate a working version of the first website, a how-to guide hosted by the project's creators. The organization issued a statement on April 30, 1993, that announced the release ofthat Web to the public. British physicist Tim Berners-Lee created and named the Web (also commonl
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2488]Simon Sharwood[/url], 19 Jun 2014 VMware's senior veep and general manager for Hybrid Cloud Service Bill Fathers has told the Gigaom Structure conference that Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA snoopery have turned out to be a good thing for the hybrid cloud. In an interview [url=http://new.livestream.com/gigaom/structure2014/videos/54262698]visible here[/url] Fathers, at about the five minute mark, says the NSA's activities are “the single biggest issue we have seen for over two years.” “The Snowden impact and the impact that has had on the conversations we are having with clients has been fascinating,” he said. The Register/ full read here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/19/snowdens_helping_public_clouds_says_vmware_hybrid_head/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/19/snowdens_helping_public_clouds_says_vmware_hybrid_head/[/url]
[b]THE CODE BREAKING INSTITUTION[/b] Bletchley Park has received a donation of £1m from technology personage Matt Crotty. The money goes to the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park, a place where old computers are curated and looked after. The donation must be matched and will drip into TNMOC as the organisation raises matching funds. "To help the development of a museum such as this is an exceptional opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. I have watched this organisation grow and make astonishing achievements with very limited funding," said TNMOC trustee Crotty. "My decision to donate has also been motivated by the increasing public awareness of the significance of digital heritage and the role and understanding it can play in inspiring current and future generations to become engineers and computer scientists." [url=http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2292376/bletchley-park-computing-museum-gets-gbp1m-in-funding]Full Article[/url]
by [url=mailto:zzorz%28at%29net-security.org]Zeljka Zorz[/url] - Managing Editor - Thursday, 12 June 2014. Summary/ Late last year, documents from Edward Snowden's NSA trove have [url=http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15925]revealed[/url] that Britain's GCHQ has mounted a successful attack against Belgacom (the largest telecom in Belgium) and its subsidiary BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services), a Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) provider. Other GRXs have been targeted as well. Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2046]http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2046[/url]
[quote][b]Rich Edmonds[/b] wrote:[/quote][quote]Asus and Intel have been working together to combine two experiences - Windows and Android. This enables tablets and other form factors to run Windows and then Android, depending on which mode has been enabled by the user. Asus presented the TD300 at CES 2014, but now Digitimes reports that the company is postponing launch plans due to pressure from Google. [/quote] Read [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/asus-no-dual-boot-os-pressure-google]here[/url].
[b]'Shame on you!' screams one developer as race-condition bug discovered[/b] Google has squashed a bug in its public cloud that threatened to accidentally delete users' virtual disks – an error so serious that one security researcher termed it potentially "catastrophic". The web king today admitted that one of its server migration commands could have "erroneously and permanently" deleted [url=https://cloud.google.com/developers/articles/overview-of-google-compute-engine-for-cloud-developers]persistent disks[/url] attached to virtual instances; the admission was sent out in an email from the Google Compute Engine Team to users of the service on Friday. Coincidentally, Google only just [url=http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/improvements-for-managing-persistent-disks.html]updated its persistent disk feature[/url] on Tuesday. [u]Today's [url=https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/gce-discussion/baeK1Oe2_zU]email[/url] read:[/u] [b]We discovered a se
[b]Millennials are growing up with very different ideas about privacy and information security than those of us who actually built the digital world we now live in.[/b] It's a different world for our kids these days. Most of us grew up in a time when internet security wasn't even a topic for discussion. But for our kids, privacy and information security are important considerations. With that in mind, I wrote a letter to my daughter. [b]To my daughter[/b] Hi, it's Dad! Writing you this note reminds me of similar notes I wrote to your big sister, more than a decade ago. Back then, I scribbled with a pen on a pad next to the coffeemaker, where I knew she'd see it. But today I'm writing to you on an iPad. I'm at your big brother's house, and this note will travel through his in-house Wi-Fi, over his cable service to his ISP - and finally to your iPhone, there at school. Ten years ago, the note I wrote your sister was just between me and her, or possibly another member of our family,
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4124i909B8AEDBF7D58FF.jpg[/img] Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot, in this file photo. Facebook and Microsoft today became the first Internet companies to disclose the total number of legal orders they receive for user data, including ones from the National Security Agency and from state, local, and federal police performing criminal investigations. The total for Facebook: About 18,000 accounts over a six month period, or one-thousandth of one percent of user accounts. Microsoft's total was about 31,000 accounts over the same six month period ending December 31, 2012. A Google spokesman told CNET this evening that the search company is working on disclosing the same type of statistics, and plans to be more detailed than Microsoft and Facebook. Ted Ullyot, Facebook's general counsel, [url=https://newsroom.fb.com/News/636/Facebook-Releases-Data-Including-All-Nationa
[quote][b]Brooke Crothers[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset0.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/07/29/hp-slatebook-x2-detached.jpg[/img] [i]The SlateBook x2, Hewlett-Packard's foray into the Android convertible market, is now available on the company's sales site.[/i] [i]The [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablet[/url]-laptop hybrid was slated to be available in August but has arrived early on HP's U.S. sales site. HP also launched the SlateBook [url=http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130729_609524.html]in Japan on Monday[/url].[/i] [i]Listed as the [url=http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/TOMI/callcenter_only/E4A99UA?HP-SlateBook-10-h010nr-x2-PC&aoid=44661&003=6663635&010=E4A99UA#ABA&ci_sku=E4A99UA#ABA&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=]HP SlateBook 10-h010nr x2[/url], it is branded as a "PC," even though it runs [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] Jelly Bean -- not [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows-8-review/]Windows 8[
If [url=https://github.com/popcorn-time/popcorn-app]Popcorn Time[/url] was “[url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/17/popcorn-time-is-hollywoods-worst-nightmare-and-it-cant-be-stopped/]Hollywood’s worst nightmare[/url]” then the newest piracy app Zona could give Hollywood night terrors while being a pirate’s dream come true. If you are inclined to think peer-to-peer sharing is the devil, yet you currently stream Netflix, then maybe you should reconsider. TorrentFreak [url=http://torrentfreak.com/netflix-considers-p2p-powered-streaming-technology-140426/]spotted[/url] a job posting which seems to indicate Netflix would like to integrate P2P technology into its streaming services. Unfortunately even if Netflix does head in that direction, that won’t stop the coming [url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrogowsky/2014/04/21/netflix-price-increase-is-there-a-billion-hidden-in-those-couch-cushions/]price increase[/url]. [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/security/23838/lured-pup-zona-netf
[H2]Would take '1018 times the age of the universe' to guess[/H2]By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2242] Richard Chirgwin[/url], 30 May 2014 Your smartphone is a quantum device that can be used to generate truly random keys, according to boffins at the University of Geneva. The Swiss research finds, quite simply, that illuminating the camera of a device like the Nokia N9 can cause quantum effects that can be used to generate keys – in effect making the smartphone a quantum random number generator (QRNG). That's a lot cheaper than the QRNG kit currently on offer – although it's more expensive than visiting the ANU's [url=https://qrng.anu.edu.au/RainBin.php]https://qrng.anu.edu.au/RainBin.php[/url] online QRNG site. The attraction of using quantum effects is simple: quantum noise is truly random, and unlike pseudo-random number generators (PRNGs), they're not weakened by how the maths of PRNGs work. The trick is in the implementation – how quantum noise is detect
Computing devices you can wear are still in their infancy, but a host of clever new designs are in the works. Get a peek at the brave new world of wearable computers, from sensor-laden surgical gloves to workout clothes that monitor your moves. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/74332]http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/74332[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4630iA3DD6021282FE365.png[/img]
[quote][b]Joseph Keller[/b] wrote: A Brazilian teenager used the Fleksy for Android to break the Guinness World Record for fastest texting, previously held by the Word Flow keyboard of Windows Phone 8.1. Marcel Fernandes Filho typed his 25-word message in 18.19 seconds on a Samsung Galaxy S4. [/quote]Read [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-word-flow-keyboard-dethroned-fastest-fleksy-equipped-teen]here[/url].
[quote][b]Deepa Seetharaman[/b] wrote: Amazon.com Inc will buy New York-based digital comic book publisher comiXology for an undisclosed sum to beef up its entertainment content. [/quote][b]Read[/b] [url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/10/us-amazoncom-comics-idUSBREA391YR20140410]here[/url].
[url=http://grahamcluley.com/author/grahamcluley/]Graham Cluley[/url] | June 16, 2014 More than two weeks after the mysterious [url=http://grahamcluley.com/2014/05/truecrypt-insecure/]demise of the TrueCrypt encryption tool[/url] we’re none the wiser about why the project abruptly shut down. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/11276iF5CEAC8A870CC2F2.gif[/img] But now some are claiming that the clue was right beneath our nose all along. See that first sentence on the TrueCrypt project’s [url=http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/]homepage on SourceForge[/url]? [quote]"WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues" [url=http://grahamcluley.com/2014/06/truecrypt-hidden-message/]Full Article[/url] Interesting and clever if it is true. [/quote]
By Glenn McDonald, [url=http://www.infoworld.com]InfoWorld[/url], June 19, 2014 Anyone who works with technology knows that at some point or another, [i]all[/i] computers behave as if they are evil supercomputers. But in the annals of science fiction, a very specific sort of villain has gradually emerged: the sentient and usually hostile supercomputer that bedevils mankind with its inhuman motives and sinister agendas. Science fiction specializes in taking our cultural anxieties and flipping them into stories. As computers entered our lives, stories of out-of-control supercomputers soon followed. Here we take a look at some of the more infamous evil supercomputers in the history of science-fiction books, movies, television, and video games. Infoworld/ full read here/ [url=http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/156691/10-evil-supercomputers-and-their-fiendish-plans-our-demise-244504]http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/156691/10-evil-supercomputers-and-their-fiendish-plans-our-d
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