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Traffic From OS X 10.9 Machines Grows Significantly

Traffic From OS X 10.9 Machines Grows Significantly

The last major version of Apple’s Mac OS, namely OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, was released by the company in February last year. Fast forward a year and another major OS X release is due on Apple. A number of websites are receiving significant amounts of traffic from machines claiming to run OS X 10.9, which hints that Apple may be on the verge of releasing the next version.

By On February 3, 2013 Respond
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IronKey Releases Bootable Windows 8 Flash Drive

IronKey Releases Bootable Windows 8 Flash Drive

IronKey has come up with a bootable Flash drive which packs an installation of Windows 8. All you have to do to start using Windows 8 is to plug in the USB and let the fun begin. The USB stick, called IronKey Workspace, gives you a truly portable version of Windows 8. It does have its limitations though.

By On February 3, 2013 2 Responses
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Typing ‘File:///’ In Mac Apps Immediately Crashes Them

Typing ‘File:///’ In Mac Apps Immediately Crashes Them

A very interesting bug has been discovered on Mac machines. The bug affects most of the Mac apps and can crash them once you type ‘File:///’ in any of these apps. The term has to be written with a capital ‘F.’

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Millions Of PCs Are At Security Risk Due To UPnP Flaws

Millions Of PCs Are At Security Risk Due To UPnP Flaws

Universal Plug n Play networking protocols are often used by organizations to allow devices to connect with each other within a network. However, a new research paper reveals, these protocols are highly insecure and can be used by hackers to exploit the millions of devices that make use of UPnP.

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Unpatched Java Versions Blocked In OS X With XProtect Update

Unpatched Java Versions Blocked In OS X With XProtect Update

Java has been in the hot seat for quite a while now. The widely-used software has been criticized by security analysts and users alike for a lack of adequate security, with the U.S. government even recommending the users to stop using it. Now, Apple has updated its XProtect malware-handling system in OS X so that it has started blocking unpatched Java versions.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Is Content With No iPad Support In Office

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Is Content With No iPad Support In Office

We have been hearing for a while that Microsoft is secretly working on an Office app for the iPad tablets. So far these rumors have proven futile. The software giant recently unveiled the new updates that will be coming to Office 2013 and Office 365, and yet we hear no talk of an iPad app.

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US Students Can Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro For $70 From February 1

US Students Can Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro For $70 From February 1

We reported that $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer will end on January 31, and new price for upgrade will be $200 for all from February 1. But the good news is, U.S. students will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $70 from February 1.

By On January 31, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Starts Selling Office 365 Home Premium For $100/Year

Microsoft Starts Selling Office 365 Home Premium For $100/Year

Microsoft Office is the most used productivity application suite worldwide. The economics of using Microsoft Office suites by home users is very much different from organizations. Keeping that in mind, software giant Microsoft has reinvented its business model for Office suites. The software giant has begun selling year-around subscriptions for Office 365 Home Premium for Mac and PC, a cloud-based version of its office suite programs from January 29.

By On January 30, 2013 Respond
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Hacker Found Serious Flaws In Security Camera Systems, Prone To Hijacking

Hacker Found Serious Flaws In Security Camera Systems, Prone To Hijacking

We have seen security cameras helping police to catch thieves who stole some iDevices from Apple store. Most of the people have faith on security cameras. But are they really safe from hackers? Nope. A hacker at Console Cowboys has found some major security flaws in the systems of security cameras and hence hackers can gain control over the systems.

By On January 29, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Debunks Rumors Of A Potential Android Smartphone

Nokia Debunks Rumors Of A Potential Android Smartphone

Nokia has proved itself committed to the Windows Phone platform, along with Symbian, over the recent years. Whereas companies such as HTC and Samsung have tried to gain a foothold in both the Android and Windows Phone platforms, Nokia has categorically debunked the possibility of creating an Android smartphone in the near future.

By On January 26, 2013 1 Response
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Intel Will Shut Down Desktop Motherboard Production Within Three Years

Intel Will Shut Down Desktop Motherboard Production Within Three Years

Intel has long been a major player in the chip industry. But like every other chip-maker, the company has been facing newer challenges as the global computing industry takes a turn from desktop to mobile. Desktop PCs continue to be phased out by companies and individuals; now, Intel has announced that it would shut down its Desktop Motherboard group within the next three years.

By On January 23, 2013 Respond
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No Raspberry Pi Sequel Coming In 2013

No Raspberry Pi Sequel Coming In 2013

Raspberry Pi, the mini PC that has become an overnight success thanks to its tiny size and excellent design, will not be getting any new model during the current year. This much was revealed by the Raspberry Pi creator, Eben Upton, much to the disappointment of users.

By On January 21, 2013 1 Response
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LG Sells More Than 1 Million Optimus G Smartphones

LG Sells More Than 1 Million Optimus G Smartphones

LG has tried hard over the years to gain a sizable foothold into the smartphone market but it hasn’t exactly succeeded. The company has launched a number of high-end smartphones in recent past. At least one of these, namely Optimus G, seems to have picked up some success, with LG announcing that it has now sold more than 1 million Optimus G smartphones.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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Opera Launches ‘Ice’ Mobile Web Browser For iOS And Android

Opera Launches ‘Ice’ Mobile Web Browser For iOS And Android

Opera’s popularity has rather diminished over the recent years. In the face of a whole forage of new web browsers, Opera has struggled to stay relevant. Opera Software has now launched a new browser namely ‘Opera Ice.’ This new browser has been specifically designed to run atop smartphones and tablets.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM For Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus Now Available

Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM For Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus Now Available

Just recently, a new version of AOKP build was released for Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus; it is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1.

By On January 20, 2013 Respond
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