Archive for the ‘Computer News’ Category

Is Your iPhone Watching You?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Apple's iOS 6 on the iPhone has given advertisers a new way to track your Web surfing via an Identifiers for Advertisers, or IFA. When you upgrade your iPhone - or buy a new iPhone 5 - your phone will be assigned a random IFA number. When you visit a ...

Telikin – The Silver Ponytail Computer

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Most people who know me know that I am an Apple computer enthusiast through and through.  In business and at home, I use a MacBook Pro and an iPhone.  So this article may come as a surprise since I am going to recommend that some people take a look at ...

Is the Username Dying?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

What would happen if at a school’s talent show some parents stood up and started heckling the child playing the piano or dancing in front of them? "You’re awful!" or "You call yourself a dancer?" For one thing, it would never happen. And if it did, the rest of the ...

Researchers Hack Car Computer

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Security researchers from the University of California have published a paper explaining how to hack your car using a music CD with a little extra code added at the end of a song. Many of the newer model cars use on-board computers like the one hacked in the research. Read the ...

Security Firm Receives Wrath of Anonymous

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

An American security firm is probably wishing they would have left Anonymous, anonymous. They claim to know the names of the leaders of the hackers who gained fame during the Wiki Leaks scandal. Unfortunately, Anonymous turned its attention to the security firm. They hacked the company's Website and published ...

Gang Caught With Hot Apple Products

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

A theft ring was indicted in New York for buying Apple products with fake credit cards. The gang, which called itself S3, is accused of hiring people to buy iPods, iPads and other products from Apple stores using fraudulent credit cards. The recruited shoppers used the fake cards at stores in ...

The Black List

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

I think we all hate it when we try to surf to a site on the web at work and get that dreaded blocked message. Sometimes the blocked site just doesn't make sense but it is usually easier to wait until to get home to go there than to ...

Microsoft Headed to NYC

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Google Chrome under attack by critics. Operation payback cripples MasterCard site. Wikileaks cannot be stopped say the experts. Will Nokia jump to Android? Let's hope so. No Windows 7 slates by year end. Meanwhile MSFT get huge government contract. Japan misses Venus with rocket. Bad math? Holiday shopping through the ...

Google Versus Amazon

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Google does a demo and shows Chrome OS plus the new Android OS and other items. The company is also in a battle with Amazon over book sales. 4Chan goes after the Swiss bank and others who attack the Wikileaks folks. AT&T still the worst carrier after one day. Cityville ...

Free Money!!

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Google finally selling all those books it has been scanning. Two new phones from Google including the Nexus S. Whatever happened to the Nexus 2? Facebook on 60 Minutes to promote, uh, advertising? Apple to hire hot designer for new campus. Columbia backs off on anti-Wikileaks attitude. AT&T is the ...

Ireland May Lose HP

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Netflix streaming only service in USA for $7.99. Novell goes private and sells 882 patents to Microsoft. New special newspaper for the iPad coming from News Corp. iPad doing nothing in the Enterprise. Secret spy satellite launched. Facebook promoted as homepage. Thoughts on the Kindle. Donkey Kong Country a winner. ...

Anti-Matter Captured!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Hulu launches pay services. Did I say $8 a month or $6? Google doing fashion search for some reason. Beatles on iTunes finally. China is ruining the Internet? Maybe. Anti-matter created and captured at CERN. Meteor show tonight.  Today is National Unfriend Day. Who cares? RIM CEO is kind of ...

China Now Supercomputer King!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Top of the news is Facebook new messaging system. Who cares? iTunes announcement tomorrow. I have ideas as to what they will release. Airport security is over-the-top. How does MeeGo get any traction? China takes over the top spot in the supercomputer game. HP Slate is sketchy. Wikipedia needs money ...

The Kin Making a Comeback? What?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Apple I to sell for $200,000? Apple to jigger with Java in some odd way to screw Android. Facebook going after GMail with Facebook mail. Cripes. Big fuss over Pedophile book. Whole story is odd and dumb. I discuss. Microsoft Kin back in play? Kinect system deconstructed. Want to see ...