Monthly Archives: February 2014

Free Windows 8.1 Soon?

While early versions of the software have leaked online, we understand that Windows 8.1 with Bing is an experimental project that aims to bring a low-cost version of Windows to consumers

Why Apple Could Win Big With Tesla’s Giant New Battery Factory

Without the need for an internal combustion engine, the two-seater’s petite frame was dominated by a huge battery.

Google’s Verify Apps

Verify Apps, a local system that scans each app when it’s sideloaded. It’ll scan for malicious actions, like SMS abuse or malware spreading, and will warn you if it finds anything dangerous.

Yahoo webcam images from millions of UK users intercepted by GCHQ

program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not

360 million account credentials found in underground forums

“This month has been very fruitful for hackers,” he said in a phone interview.  

Apple retires Snow Leopard from support

This leaves 1 in 5 Macs vulnerable to attacks. Twice now that Apple’s bypassed Snow Leopard when it patched newer editions

Internet Explorer ‘SnowMan’ zero-day spreading

An attack first noted on the VFW website is spreading, say researchers at Symantec. If you must use IE9 or IE10, get patched now

Critical SSL Patch for OS X and IOS

A serious flaw has been found in the SSL code used in the Apple operating systems.  All users of Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh, should use Software Update immediately.  You can test if you are vulnerable at

Samsung’s Galaxy S5

It doesn’t come in two models, it’s not really a new design, and it doesn’t look like Touchwiz is changing anytime soon

Nokia X: Android and Windows Phone collide

The X introduces a new “forked” version of Android that’s akin to what Amazon does with its Kindle Fire line. Nokia is effectively taking the open-source elements of Android and then bolting on its own services, a Windows Phone-like UI, and yet another Android app store.