Sunday, December 23, 2012

NYT: Windows 8 Is A Flop So Far

Thursday, November 29, 2012 unveils £200 - £300 iPhone camera case range with interchangeable lenses - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK

"People are spending a lot of money on getting Burberry cases and getting Prada cases just to protect their phone," he added. "This takes it to a step further. It actually brings functionality and turns your iPhone into something better than it already is." unveils £200 - £300 iPhone camera case range with interchangeable lenses - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Angry Birds Star Wars Is Awesome

Thinking Of Upgrading Your Computer To Windows 8? Don't

Make Winds 8 less Evil with this product

  Why Will Windows 8 Suck? Take the Dad Challenge

  How Real People Will Use Windows 8

  I Finally Tried Windows 8, And...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here's The Spaceship That Will Let Rich People Fly From NYC To Tokyo In 90 Minutes

Apple Designers Sick Of Doing Things Steve Jobs' Way Just Scored A Big Win

Apple Announces A New Version Of iBooks

It's Official: This Is Apple's iPad Mini

Apple Announces Fourth Generation iPad

Apple Refreshes Its Mac Mini Line

Apple Announces A New 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display

Apple Updates The iMac And It's Crazy Thin

Friday, October 19, 2012

What’s Really Going on With Color: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition

"You’d be forgiven if you were confused by the swirl of stories around the social video start-up Color in the past 24 hours.

 First, a leaked internal memo said the company was winding down. Then we were told that Color was not shutting down (and further, that some at the company had no idea where the memo came from — turned out it was from the VP of finance). Then Color was being bought by Apple for “high double-digits” millions.
I’ve been reporting alongside these events, and heard all these conflicting tales, too — but while I couldn’t figure out how all of them could possibly be true, I held back from writing my own story. Now, having talked with numerous people about the situation, here is a storyline that actually checks out.

What’s really happening is that Color’s engineering team — about 20 people, comprising almost the entire company — is being “acqhired” by Apple at what’s being called a “nominal” price of something like $2 million to $5 million, according to multiple sources familiar with both sides of the situation."

  CONTINUE READING at A Small Apple Talent Acquisition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MDI's Airpod — a car that runs on compressed air

In January 2007, Tata Motors and Motor Development International (Luxembourg) signed a licence agreement that enables Tata Motors to produce and sell compressed air cars using MDI technology in India. The agreement covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications.

The first phase of this programme - proof of the technical concept in Tata Motors vehicles - has now been successfully completed with the compressed air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles.

In the second phase of the development, the two companies are working together to complete detailed development of the technology and required technical processes to industrialise a market ready product application over the coming years.

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely well at least according to InformationWeek Editor At Large, Paul McDougall

"Microsoft's new operating system looks how a modern OS should--big, bold, and centered around apps. Suddenly, it's Apple's turn to catch up.

Windows 8 apps are true apps, as I would define the term: Full-screen, specialized purpose, touchable, and always connected. And they can run on PCs or tablets, and have close cousins that will run on Windows Phone 8, which also uses Modern UI. For functions not suitable for touch, Windows 8 can be used with traditional input tools. And the classic Explorer desktop can be accessed on Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise with a single click.

 OSX Mountain Lion? Despite some new fit and finish, it remains a traditional PC operating system that is a bridge too far from Apple's iOS-based mobile products. It sticks with old-style applications (window-based, general purpose, manipulated through mouse and keyboard) and the browser as the gateway to information and services." Read about it at InformationWeek

 How People React to Windows 8 by SweetLabs with Chris Pirillo

Opinion: FBI security scare means Apple's iPhone beats Android for BYOD enterprise

Apple [AAPL] already leads the mobile enterprise with its iOS devices, and seems likely to consolidate its grip in the months ahead, with the security of its platforms giving the firm a sure grasp on hearts and minds in corporate IT, while its competitor gets named and shamed in an FBI warning. Click to read: FBI security scare means Apple's iPhone beats Android for BYOD enterprise

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free Online University Courses

Coursera is social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. They envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Their technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.

They offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Ad Business 'Will Not Honor' Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Plan For IE10, Exec Says

Apache fires at Microsoft over IE10's DNT privacy settings Apache issued a web server patch named, 'Apache does not tolerate deliberate abuse of open standards.' This will override a web server's configuration file so that it ignores Internet Explorer 10's Do Not Track settings. Read more click me

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one

A survey finds that even hard-core Windows 8 fans prefer Windows 7 by a two to one margin., the self-proclaimed largest Windows 8 help and support forum on the Internet, is filled with posts on such subjects as how to try to terminate a process in the Windows 8 task manager when access is denied and the state of Winodws 8 HP printer drivers. These hard-core Windows 8 early adopters group recently polled their users. And, 50,000 votes later, they found that their memberships' favorite Windows operating system was overwhemling Windows 7. Read More

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oracle Knew About Currently Exploited Java Vulnerabilities for Months, Researcher Says

Oracle knew since April about the existence of the two unpatched Java 7 vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited in malware attacks, according to Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations. Read More Click here

 Oracle’s emergency Java patch opens the door to more vulnerabilities After an exploit in the latest Java 7 framework was discovered, Oracle (ORCL) responded with an emergency patch to fix the problem. Read More Click here

 Internet Explorer Zero-Day Flaw Exploited by Same Java Gang Attackers are exploiting a new security vulnerability in Internet Explorer and security experts are recommending users stop using IE until the flaw is patched. Read More Click here

CRIME update, massive JAVA exploit, Samsung's remote wipe issue, Your questions, and more.

iPhone 5 Review: Apple Has The Closest Thing To A Perfect Phone, Ever

Researcher digs up another zero-day Java bug

Computerworld - A security researcher known for finding Java bugs has uncovered a new critical zero-day vulnerability in all currently-supported versions of the popular Oracle software.
The bug, which was publicly reported on the Full Disclosure security mailing list Tuesday by Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations, can be leveraged to hijack a machine equipped with Java, letting attackers install malware on the system.
Windows PCs and Macs are equally at risk if their users have installed Java, or in the case of OS X, are running 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, or earlier. Snow Leopard was the last edition where Apple bundled Java with the operating system.
All currently-support versions of Java, including Java 5, Java 6 and Java 7, contain the bug.

Read more about a researcher digs up another zero-day Java bug

Friday, September 14, 2012

Deploying and Managing OS X Mountain Lion

The Casper Suite has been updated to leverage and be compatible with the new operating system, giving administrators immediate access to this powerful new set of tools. With over 3 million downloads of OS X Mountain Lion in the first four days of release and new Apple devices arriving with the latest operating system installed, IT administrators will quickly need to understand how to efficiently and securely manage devices running OS X Mountain Lion in their organization. Deploying and Managing OS X Mountain Lion We will take a look at the new enterprise management capabilities that have been introduced in the latest version of OS X. These new technologies introduce significant new advantages as well as considerations that IT administrators should consider, and we will explore some of the most important principles to keep in mind for large-scale deployments of OS X Mountain Lion.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Power: This Will Be the Biggest iPhone Launch Ever

Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Robert Baird Senior Analyst William Power says demand is already tremendous for the next iPhone. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Planning on Touring St. Petersburg?

If your planning on visiting Russia to see St. Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург) you'll not find a better tour guide then these guys Ive used them many times in the past. You can visit her tour page here

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dance Moves Into Electricity?

"Mr. Kemball-Cook and his team have invented a tile that's designed to be installed into sidewalk and capture the kinetic energy you create when you walk. When several tiles are installed into a heavily trafficked area, Pavegen can generate enough energy to power things like lights, wifi and electric signs. They're currently installing Pavegen tiles at a mall near the site of this summer's London Olympics that will create enough energy to power half of the malls outdoor lights. But they can also be installed in any heavily trafficked areas like airports, train stations, schools and sports arenas."
Continue reading the full story by Bill Weir, C. Michael Kim, David Miller, Justin Bare & Mark Monroy

Monday, April 30, 2012

Apple and Taxes: What the New York Times Missed

"What the Times fails to make clear is how community colleges are funded in California. The picture is much more complicated. California community colleges draw the majority of their funding from the state’s general fund — which is drawn directly from the state’s personal and corporate income taxes — and from local property taxes collected by counties. As of the 2009-2010 budget cycle, these two buckets made up about 88 percent of the system’s funding. State lottery funds, federal funds and student fees made up the remainder."

Apple and Taxes: What the New York Times Missed

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Forget Apple: Oracle to bring Java security fixes directly to Mac users

"Oracle released Java SE 7 Update 4 this week, which finally gives Mac owners the means to receive critical Java security patches at the same time they're available for users of Windows and Linux operating systems. The new release means that OS X should be receiving regular Java updates directly from the source—helping to prevent attacks like the recent Flashback infection—as well as a fully supported Java development environment."

Forget Apple: Oracle to bring Java security fixes directly to Mac users

Apple’s Tax Guys Are Better Than Yours

"Okay, so maybe G.E. still holds its own against the Cupertino-based computing giant — after all, it did earn a $3.5 billion tax credit in 2010 on over $5 billion profits — but Apple's tax accountants are clearly world-class. They managed to save the company as much as $2.4 billion in taxes last year, with the company paying just $3.3 billion on $34.2 billion in profits, according to a front-page story in today's New York Times. "

Apple’s Tax Guys Are Better Than Yours

See Image: Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich’ New York Times

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What’s This? A Mac Virus? No, Actually It’s a Weakness in Java.

When a computer incident happens on Apple’s Mac OS X, it’s a headline-making event. When it happens on Windows, it’s just another day.
That remains the reality, even after a bunch of media reports on how a vulnerability in Java has led to the creation of a Mac botnet about 600,000 strong.

Continue Reading article on All Things D

Friday, April 6, 2012

Russian Security Experts Analyze Backdoor.Flashback.39

Backdoor.Flashback.39, the piece of malware designed to target computers running Mac OS X, caused a lot of headaches for Mac users, especially because one of the Java vulnerabilities it exploited remained unpatched by Apple.

Security experts have found that even after Apple patched the flaw, the cybercriminals behind the operation didn't seem to be discouraged.

Researchers from Russian security firm Doctor Web analyzed the malicious element and determined that the infection begins when users are redirected to shady sites from compromised domains.

A piece of JavaScript code, placed on websites such as,,, or, loads the Java applet that contains the exploit.

The exploit then saves an executable onto the infected Mac machine. This executable file connects to a remote server from which it downloads and executes the final payload.

Continue Reading

Meet Zach And Ryan — They're Barely Legal Drinking Age And They're Teaching The World To Code

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

APPLE'S TV DREAM REVEALED: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers, Destroy Cable Companies

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FXI Technologies of Norway is sells one of the worlds smallest computers

FXI Technologies ( is a Norway-based hardware and software startup dedicated to making the world of digital screens smart and personal and computers smaller has released a new product called Cotton Candy. The Cotton Candy is a USB stick sized compute device allows users a single, secure point of access to all personal cloud services and apps through their favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen. The device will serve as a companion to smartphones, tablets, and notebook PC and Macs, as well add smart capabilities to existing displays, TVs, set top boxes and other media that supports USB mass storage.

include an ARM® Cortex™-A9 (1GHz) CPU from Samsung, an ARM Mali™-400 MP (Quad-core, 1.2GHz) GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HDMI output and the Android operating system. It decodes MPEG-4, H.264 and other video formats and display HD graphics on any HDMI equipped screen.

• World’s smallest computer
• Serves as a companion to CE devices
• Displays personal content on any screen
• Interfaces with any USB/Bluetooth peripheral
• Connects to Internet via Wi-Fi
• User Upgradeable memory
• Great for gaming, video, photos, Cloud apps,
and more

• Provide consumer-friendly access to the cloud
• Accelerate the adoption of “smart screens”
• Extend the life of consumer hardware like laptops,
monitors, TVs, STBs, tablets and more by accessing
the latest O/S, software and apps
• Enjoy a consistent experience across all screens
• Create a single point of content storage
• Consolidate and organize personal digital content
• Share media from mobile devices on large screens,
projectors, displays
• Drive down the cost of the secure personal computer

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Tesla unveils its Model X plug-in SUV with 'falcon wings'

LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney) -- Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled a new SUV that the automaker plans to put into production by 2014.

The plug-in electric crossover is based on the same engineering as the Model S sedan, a car that's expected to go into full production this summer, but the Model X rides higher and has front-facing third row seats.

The most eye-catching feature, however is the "falcon wing" back door design. The doors open upwards and bend in the middle so they'll be able to function when parked in a tight space.

The doors also allow an adult to easily access the rear seats while standing up, making it easier to strap small children into booster seats, the company said. Tesla claims it is the largest door opening of any passenger vehicle.

The Model X is expected to be priced at around $60,000 to $100,000, about the same as the Model S.

Tesla unveils its Model X plug-in SUV with 'falcon wings' - Feb. 9, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012