08/09/2011, A couple of days ago, hacking collective Anonymous went ahead and defaced the Syrian Ministry of Defence’s website, leaving a message that supported the residents in Syria who were pro-democracy. I guess the arrest of LulzSec’s alleged leader, Topiary, did not faze Anonymous as they went about business as usual.
08/08/2011, While ebooks could very well be the future of books it goes without saying that there are still plenty of people left in the world who prefer reading and holding a physical book. The smell of a new book along with the fresh and crisp pages is an experience that an ebook reader will never be able to recreate. Perhaps in an attempt to merge the digital with the physical, […]
08/08/2011, Good news Kindle owners, it appears that Amazon has quietly rolled out a new social networking service over the weekend for their Kindle owners. We don’t think that Amazon has any plans to fight the big boys at Facebook for social networking superiority but given the growing number of Kindle owners, we’re guessing that Amazon decided to bring them all together via a social network of its own.
08/07/2011, After releasing the details of over 7,000 law enforcement officers last week, it looks like Anonymous is back again, this time with the help of Lulzsec. In their latest Antisec move: the two hacking groups have hacked over 70 law enforcement agencies and stolen 10GB worth of data from their endeavors. As usual, they’ve put the data up for download online. The leak contains hundreds of compromising email spools, personal […]
08/07/2011, Yiying Lu, the artist behind Twitter’s infamous Fail Whale, was recently chosen to create a collection of fashion illustrations for the inaugural issue of Meets Obsession magazine. And instead of just creating regular artwork with her skills (mind you, she is more capable of illustration than what you probably know her for i.e. the Fail Whale), she’s decided to spice them up a bit by making QR codes as part […]
08/07/2011, As of now there aren’t any apps available for Android phones (both official and unofficial) that support push notifications for Facebook, but the folks over at Android Central forums have managed to find a work around solution to the problem. A forum member recently discovered that when his daughter switched from her BlackBerry to an Android device, she started getting notifications being pushed to her Android device. Surprised by this […]
08/05/2011, With the official sign up for Pottermore coming in October it appears as though scammers are already trying their luck at attempting to con eager Harry Potter fans out of their hard-earned money through various means. Given the amount of Harry Potter fans out there, it’s not that surprising that a handful of them are fanatic enough to believe and buy anything that would allow them early access to the […]
08/05/2011, One of Google’s Chrome OS strongest selling points was the fact that it had much better built-in security than other operating systems. The OS split up between different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one read-only operating system root partition to make life difficult for any attackers to take advantage of. Well it looks like those walls have crumbled. Some security researchers at the recent […]
08/05/2011, In today’s connected world, where almost everybody is on Facebook, personal profiles are becoming an increasingly important aspect in everybody’s lives. Great if you’re disconnected from the world and refuse to have anything to do with putting your profile online, but for those who are – be careful of what you put online.
08/05/2011, Google+ hasn’t been out for a long time and it has already been reported to have hit 18 million users last month, but a lot of users still don’t have all their friends on the service yet. One of the drawbacks to the current invitation system is that users need to know the email address of the people they are inviting. And since we don’t have the email addresses of […]
08/04/2011, Hate getting lost at the mall looking for a certain store or restaurant? Instead of having to traverse all the way to the concierge at ground floor to ask for a map, why not pull out your smartphone instead? Thanks to the folks over at Microsoft, finding out where you need to go in a mall is just a website away because they have launched mall maps for Bing Mobile. […]
08/04/2011, GMail Labs has a new preview pane feature that lets you to separate the email listing and email content in two areas, thus reducing the potential number of switching that may occur if you open a lot of emails. This is a feature that is very popular in a number of email clients, including Outlook. By the way, this is something that is already available on GMail on Honeycomb (Android […]
08/04/2011, Yahoo! has just announced the release of the first beta version of Yahoo! WebPlayer. An evolution of the Yahoo! Media Player, it is a flexible and universal media player that allows people to let readers listen to music or view videos on their websites. All you have to do is add one line of code to your page and users can easily access the player which will let them view […]
08/04/2011, Ads on websites when appropriately placed and when relevant are ideal. In fact relevant and well-placed ads makes me want to click them to find out more. But when you encounter websites that supposedly show ads that are “relevant” or are littered with huge banners and pop-ups, the first thing you want to do is click the huge “X” to close it. While Facebook started off being resistant to the […]