Apple Declines to Comment on Growing Malware Threats

Ransomware & Spyware Targets Apple’s Mac Computers With Apple’s market share growing, it is fair to assume cyber criminals will broaden their hacking horizons beyond Windows PCs.  Recently, ransomware was found targeting Mac computers.  Ransomware, or the malicious software that encrypts user data and demands payment in order for the user to regain access, has […]

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Macs hit by Malware Epidemic

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Over the years I’ve attended a number of conferences and panels on what originally was called Spyware and Adware. I think we’ve finally settled on using the term Malware for any kind of spyware, virus, Trojan horse or any kind of unwanted computer invasion. I fondly remember my first conference in Washington DC which included panel discussions like “What is Spyware”.

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Ask Dave Taylor: Disable Carrier IQ Data Tracking On Your iPhone?

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I’ve been reading about the privacy mess surrounding Carrier IQ, a company that apparently supplies diagnostic software for cellphones, and am anxious about my privacy. I have an iPhone and Apple has variously said that they have it, that they don’t have it any more, and that they still have it but are going to remove the Carrier IQ utility. What’s the story and how can I disable it on my new iPhone 4s?

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BurnWorld.com: Top 5 iPad Competitors to Consider This Christmas

The iPad is a great tablet, but it’s not the only tablet. While there was a time where it was the only high-performance tablet on the market, that time has passed. There are now a number of high-powered tablets running Android. We even did a comparison between the iPad and the Kindle Fire last week. These tablets include premium specs such as 10-inch screens, dual-core processors and overall solid hardware. If the iPad just isn’t for you, a number of these tablets could fit your needs. Here, we take a look at the top 5 iPad competitors to keep an eye on this holiday season.

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The PC Is Far From Dead

First the iPhone comes out as the first of a slew of smart phones, and many pundits and industry observers forecasted the death of the PC. Now there is a tablet tsunami, and the entire world is in a frenzy about the ultimate demise of our great friend and companion, the trusty computer. Well, the death of the PC is greatly exaggerated. Worse yet, for some reason, the exageration seems to be willful and intentional. What do they have against the good old PC anyhow? I have no idea, but let me debunk this nonsense.

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iPhone4 Complaints Soar

iPhone4 sales and complaints soar!

DON’T TOUCH IT! Obviously just purchasing a special dock for your iPhone isn’t enough. Now it seems that on the go users will need special tools for holding their phone during calls. This will result in flurry of strategy meetings for less competent engineers of Droid and Mobile Windows devices.

Pesky Apple continues to lead the way

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Technologizer: Patentmania! Personal Computers of the Early 1980s

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By Harry McCracken

The first few years of PC history were its stone age–the era when any signs of life whatsoever were history-making. The period from 1985 to the present, as amazing as it’s been, has been one of consistency and compatibility. Which is why I think of 1980-1985 as the most interesting half-decade in PC history. Almost every new system (including some that debuted in 1979) was still an experiment–and even flops could be fascinating. Herewith a gallery of notable examples, illustrated with evocative drawings from Google Patents.

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PC Pitstop Vista Survey Results

The results of our February and March 2007 Vista Survey are in. Our initial analysis of the survey data is found below.

In summary, the results of our survey are generally not good news for Microsoft. While Microsoft’s ‘The “Wow” starts now’ tag line for Vista marketing focuses attention to its visual and graphic capabilities, the software giant appears to have under-estimated the importance of marketing the more tangible benefits that PC users want or expect. Our survey results indicate a significant amount of uncertainty or confusion by PC users as to the benefits of upgrading to Vista.

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