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New Android smartphone

Sat, 2010-08-21 13:59 by Hans

HTC Nexus One
HTC Nexus One

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Super-cheap, super-modern Android phone

Fri, 2010-07-30 17:20 by Hans

[Please check the important Update 2013 below first.]

I've finally jumped and ordered an Android smartphone. After all the comparisons, the Nexus One is still the best-suited for me as a developer phone, because it is effectively the most open and most well-known of the bunch.

Five reasons it's time to switch to Windows 7

Tue, 2010-07-13 08:06 by admin

Five Reasons It's Time to Switch to Windows 7
PC World
Windows 7 is not the only solution, though. As I stated up top--companies can simply upgrade from Windows XP SP2 to Windows XP SP3 and still have Microsoft ...

Google researcher gives Microsoft 5 days to fix XP zero-day bug

Sat, 2010-06-12 09:09 by admin


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Google researcher gives Microsoft 5 days to fix XP zero-day bug
Computerworld
Computerworld - A Google engineer today published attack code that exploits a zero-day vulnerability in Windows XP, giving hackers a new way ...

Google tweaks search results with mystery site speedometer

Sun, 2010-04-11 10:43 by admin

Slow-to-loads get the drop

By Cade Metz in San Francisco
Posted in Music and Media, 9th April 2010 22:37 GMT

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Google is now using site speed—"how quickly a site responds to web requests"—as part of the criteria for ranking links on its world-dominating search engine.

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The rat effect

Sat, 2010-04-03 09:18 by Hans

People are like rats. If you offer them a perfect solution on a silver platter, but there is a garbage heap nearby, they instantly dive—rat-like—for the garbage.

Perhaps in today's world of unfulfilled promises and widespread low quality people have developed a general mistrust of the silver platter. They have stopped to believe that it exists.

Nowhere is this more true than in computer software. I'm not sure why. Perhaps there just is more garbage or perhaps the difference between perfection and garbage is, for many, not easy enough to see.

Law enforcement appliance subverts SSL

Fri, 2010-03-26 16:24 by admin
Packet Forensics device - click to enlarge

By Ryan Singel March 24, 2010 | 1:55 pm | Categories: Surveillance, Threats

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That little lock on your browser window indicating you are communicating securely with your bank or e-mail account may not always mean what you think its means.

Microsoft's Free Sync Service

Fri, 2010-03-12 15:54 by admin

… The solution: Windows Live Sync. You designate one folder on Computer A, and another folder on Computer B. Then Sync keeps them synced with each other, magically, over the Internet, with no effort on your part. Add, change, or delete a file on your laptop; you'll find it added, changed, or deleted on your desktop. Edit some chapters or spreadsheets on your Mac at home; you'll find them edited the same way at work.

Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet

Fri, 2010-02-26 17:16 by admin

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With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet
CNET
Admittedly, from XP and earlier I always ran ZoneAlarm, but on Vista and up, I've only used Microsoft products (MS Security essentials + Windows Firewall), ...
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