Mac users were once relatively insulated from malware attacks, if only because their OS platform didn’t attract the attention of criminals. But now a spike in security threats is making it clear that the bad guys are no longer ignoring Apple’s OS X.
By now, you’ve seen the “Kony 2012″ video, or at least heard of it, and you’ve heard the criticisms. And whether you are a supporter or a detractor, you likely think the story’s done, a passing fad lost already to shortened news cycles, fickle Twitter trends, and Facebook app archives. But that is not the case. Whether the newest chapters to the “Kony 2012″ story will vindicate the effort remains to be seen.
Microsoft has shared some news about the state of its most and least loved Web browsers — Internet Explorer 9 and 6, respectively. Even with IE9 only recently exiting beta, Microsoft reports that 3.6% of Windows 7 users are now running the new browser (no mention of Vista… what’s with that?). The post also reveals that the adoption rate is almost five times what IE8 garnered in the early going.
It’s also interesting to note that there are now more than 1,000 sites utilizing Internet Explorer 9′s Windows 7 integration features — like the new desktop notification support we showed you in Hotmail.
But perhaps the best news of all is that Microsoft’s IE6countdown.com now has more than 400 partners and is generating nearly two million pageviews per month, helping to lure users away from the woefully out-of-date browser. Can the end come soon enough, DS readers?
The MiG-15 dominated the skies when made its debut in the Korean war. One of the USSR’s first successful swept-wing aircraft it has since become the most-built jet of all time. Our friends at Oobject have assembled the most soaring monuments to the Soviet’s favorite fighter. More »
Last year, I reveiwed the Minox Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF 5.0 “tribute” camera (see related products links at the bottom) that reminded me of the old Imperial Reflex 620 Duo camera my mother had owned.Â I was very disappointed in the tiny, low-res images captured by that almost $300 toy-like camera.Â If only ThinkGeek had the [...]
If you own an iPad, then there’s a plethora of stands available in whatever material and style you want. Â Those of us who don’t use the iPad aren’t treated quite as well when it comes to peripherals so when I was offered the chance to review theÂ Lap LogÂ Tablet Stand,Â IÂ leapt at the chance. “We handcraft eco-friendly [...]
Oxford University Press — the folks behind that big book full of words and defintions — have just put out an android version of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th edition. It's geared toward those who are learing Englishi — and let's face it, a goodly number of 'mericans might be able to take advantage of it, too.
It's got full-sentence pronunciations, more than 1,300 illustrations to explain words — and more than 184,000 individual words, phrases and meanings.
The full presser and download links are after the break.
I have reviewed a half dozen or so cases for my iPhone 4, and thus far, prefer using my smartphone with only Crimson screen protectors applied to protect it. With that, I do not like my iPhone rattling around in either my front or back pockets, either. In my case, having it hanging by my [...]
Even zoos have to prepare for worst-case-scenarios, like when an animal escapes its enclosure. But I’m not so sure the paper mache rhinoceros used at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo really drives the point home of how dangerous this could be. More »
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Feds: Cyber Criminals Hijacked 4 Million Computers – Yahoo! News
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How can I watch WMTW News 8 live on my computer? – Yahoo! Answers
We joke about the mountain of spam we get when CES rolls around, but it can pay off to read through it. The folks at Slashgear spotted more confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy Note (read our full review) will be headed to AT&T, and we've doubly confirmed in our own pile of e-mails we had no intention of reading.
The line in question is as follows:
Anymode is introducing its accessories into the North American market for the first time at CES. AT&T recently named Anymode as OEM vendor for many of its Galaxy Note accessories. Samsung has shipped more than one million Galaxy Notes globally as of December 2011. The Note is expected to be available in the United States in early 2012 through AT&T.
So, look for this bad boy to be announced Monday at AT&T's developer event, no doubt. We'll be there as it all goes down.