06/21/2011, It looks like Google is ready to dip its toes into being a direct competitor with Microsoft and all the other office productivity suites available on the market. It’s been previously rumored that Google will be making Google Docs work offline. Its previous “offline modes” its previous methods have been pretty unreliable, and since Google got rid of Google Gears support, the feature has been taken away. Well on a […]
06/21/2011, Yesterday the hacker group LulzSec announced that they have teamed up with hacktivists Anonymous to bring down government and banking websites and it looks like they have kept true to their word in a tweet saying “Tango down – soca.gov.uk – in the name of #AntiSec”. For those who are wondering the website in question belongs to the UK’s elite police force, the Serious Organised Crime Agency got taken offline […]
06/21/2011, It’s been about 12 days since Sony’s last breach, and it looks like they’ll have to reset the intrusion counter. Sony has been reported as hacked again, this time it’s the Sony Picture’s French website. According to the report by Forbes, the website was hacked via an SQL injection vulnerability – the same method used to break into the other Sony websites. Ouch. It’s either Sony didn’t have enough time/resources […]
06/20/2011, Fans of the SkyDrive are going to be delighted at this piece of news: Microsoft has announced a whole slew of upgrades to its cloud-based storage service. SkyDrive will be getting a revamped user interface and will take advantage of HTML5 and hardware acceleration, making navigating and sorting your files much faster and more efficient. Other features include: support for the HTML5 video tag (playback H.264 videos up to 100MB […]
06/20/2011, If you logged in to your Dropbox account on Sunday, between 1.54pm PT and 5.46pm PT, you might not have noticed it but you could use any password to log into your account – or any account for that matter. Dropbox has confirmed this afternoon that a programmer’s error caused a temporary security breach that allows any user account to be accessed with any password. The error was due to […]
06/20/2011, Earlier this year, Skype announced that its instant messenger program would have Facebook integration, where users will be able to add friends from Facebook, update their statuses, and even check updates. Skype was released with those features, and it seems that it isn’t enough. Skype has officially announced on its blog the release of the latest beta of Skype for Windows: version 5.5.
06/20/2011, As if it wasn’t bad enough that LulzSec was out there hacking websites and bringing down systems like Sony and government websites belong to the US Senate and CIA and also leaking 62,000 username and passwords for unnamed websites, but now it looks like they have teamed up with hacktivist group Anonymous in a global operation which are targeting banks and governments.
06/20/2011, Great news for fans out old, out-of-print literature that’s practically impossible to get your hands on nowadays. The British Library and Google have announced that they will be working together to digitize 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collections (from years 1700-1870). The aim of this move is to increase access to anyone who wants the books for research or reading purposes. The books will be selected by the British […]
06/20/2011, When Google first made its appearance on the web, what separated it from the other search engines was their “I’m Feeling Lucky” button which was designed to provide a more efficient way of searching for things by bringing them to the website most relevant to their search results, as opposed to users having to sift their way through pages of search results trying to find what they’re looking for. The […]
06/20/2011, Are you an avid reader of the New York Post? Do you frequently access their website through your iPad? If you do you might be in for a rude shock as it appears that the New York Post has blocked access to their website if you are using Safari on your iPad. Prior to this the website would display an ad promoting their app but at the same time they […]
06/17/2011, If you’re an author who self-published a book on Amazon’s Kindle book store, and you’re wondering why nobody seems to be buying your books – it’s not because your book is unpopular. Chances are, it’s been buried in spam. According to reports online, it looks like the Kindle book store is suffering from the same issues as the Android Market: an overload of spam books. Because Amazon doesn’t govern the […]
06/17/2011, Facebook Spartan - It is said to be a mobile platform that runs in a web browser, thanks to HTML5 support.
06/17/2011, We previously reported that Spotify managed to get three out of the four major labels onboard with its music streaming service and judging by what Spotify’s general manager, Jonathan Forster, recently announced in an advertising conference – we could be seeing the service in the US very soon. According to Forster, Spotify is wrapping up the final licensing deals for its US launch. While he wasn’t specific about a release […]
06/17/2011, If you’re looking for a good bargain for a gadget chances are that there are so many sources available online that you don’t know where to begin, since different sites price the items at various prices, sometimes going over the retail price while sometimes going below it’s hard to get a gauge of what’s a good price and what isn’t. Thanks to a new start-up, the Shopobot, getting the best […]