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Stories of kings, knights, wizards, witches, trolls, golems, elves, goblins… are all lies. Castles, however, aren’t. Although they may not have housed Merlin or the Knights of the Round table, castles are part of history — European history, at least.…Read More »
Hackers calling themselves AntiSec (aka LulzSec, Anonymous, etc.) have published online one million iPhone and iPad unique device identifiers (UDIDs). They claim to have another eleven million stashed away and say they stole the information from the FBI.
According to …Read More »
Looking for an excellent Android handset but don’t want to sign a two-year contract with a telecom or break the bank purchasing an unlocked device at $500+? Well there is always the $349 unlocked Galaxy Nexus you can purchase. If …Read More »
Anyone else notice Chrome ads on Google.com for people running Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera?
Chrome may be dominating browser wars but apparently Google isn’t satisfied. Recently — and by recently I mean past few days, if memory serves — I’ve noticed an ad on Google.com telling me to install Chrome. I first saw the …Read More »
Until now we were 99% certain Apple would be unveiling the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012. Now we are 100% sure — Apple has just sent out official invites to a press event on September 12, 2012 in San …Read More »
Ever see time-lapse videos? There is something similar in photography called time-lapse photography. In time-lapse photography, a photo catches the happenings in one area over a certain period of time and the photo reflects that whole time period. Actually I …Read More »
If rumors and leaks are to be believed, iPhone 5 will be unveiled on September 12, 2012 with a 4 inch screen. Seeing as the iPhone has always had a 3.5 incher, this can be considered a huge change from …Read More »
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a market research and analysis firm, reports the trend across the world (Kantar surveys primarily Europe but also includes other markets) — aside from the United States — is increase in marketshare for Android accompanied by a …Read More »
Images of app store for Firefox OS (Firefox Marketplace) are leaked, show a modern but minimalist design
Formally known as Boot to Gecko, Firefox OS is Mozilla’s attempt at creating a mobile operating system alternative to the likes of Android and iOS. Mozilla hopes to attract developers to Firefox OS by being built on HTML5, meaning developers …Read More »
We all know what URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) are; put in popular jargon, a URL is the address to a web page. URIs (Uniform Resource Identifier) are similar to URLs but are …Read More »
The cold war may be over but Russian jokes are still afloat. My personal favorite is the one about when a Russian enters a bar… but I digress. Let’s get to the topic on hand.
What is the difference between …Read More »
Anyone remember that volcano eruption of 2010 that dumped ash all over Europe and caused havoc with air travel? Yeah, well, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull was responsible for that whole mess. It started erupting on March 20, 2010 with a …Read More »
Like the classics? Miss Pong? Want Atari back? Atari Arcade may fulfill your cravings.
Atari Arcade is a new, free online joint-venture by Microsoft and Atari that brings classic Atari games to your web browser — any web browser, on …Read More »
Many Google Play apps marked down to $0.99 this week, apps such as Max Payne, Beautiful Widgets, NOVA 3, Modern Combat 3, Business Calendar, and more [Android]
Google often runs Google Play promotions, discounting apps, games, and even movies, music, and magazines. The end of summer sees Google running a Google Play ‘End of Summer’ promotion that offers eighteen Android apps for a discounted price of $0.99/0.69 …Read More »
You get an e-mail that looks like it is from Facebook. The e-mail says you have been tagged in a photo by a friend and the photo is attached to the e-mail. You open the attachment and BAM you are …Read More »
Samsung Galaxy Note II pushes the boundaries, packs 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display powered by Jelly Bean and quad-core processor
If you put two iPhones together, what do you get? Well if you use your imagination and a little bit of creative math, you get the Samsung Galaxy Note II. No, no I’m not saying the Note II is a …Read More »
Gaming is huge on traditional PCs and has become huge on mobile devices. Seeing as Windows 8 is the hybrid operating system that plays in both worlds, one can only expect gaming to be huge on Windows 8. (Or at …Read More »
‘FinFisher’ malware can remotely hijack iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry devices
Malware only hits Android and is only created by scumbags, right? Wrong. Malware can hit any operating system (regardless of how secure people claim XXX OS is) and can be used for “good” or evil. In this case the spotlight …Read More »
Back in July dotTech covered the features to expect in Firefox 15. Now Firefox 15 has been officially released and we know exactly what it brings with it. Let’s take a look.
Out of all the major changes to Firefox …Read More »
Apple asks for ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note 10.1 in the United States [Apple vs Samsung]
Apple has been attacking Samsung on multiple fronts in the United States. The most publicized of these battles is the Apple v Samsung case that concluded last week, ended with Samsung having to pay Apple $1.05 billion, and served as …Read More »
iPhone 5 will (supposedly) hit the world in roughly 20 days yet iPhone 5 rumors never cease. French blog NoWhereElse.fr has gotten hold of photos leaked by Chinese company iColorOS that appear to be of a fully-assembled iPhone 5 compared …Read More »
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory sent to the Curiosity rover to Mars. It landed in early August. Since then there have been many images sent back to Earth thanks to the various cameras NASA attached to the rover. One such example …Read More »
You have been working diligently on something (assignment, project, etc.) for the past few hours and are almost finished. You keep thinking to yourself: “I’m almost done, there is no need to save now — I’ll save when I finish, …Read More »
If you are fed up with Java’s security vulnerabilities but are not willing to completely uninstall Java from your computer, a potential middle ground is disabling Java in your browser. This guide shows you how to disable Java in Firefox, …Read More »
If you are fed up with Java’s security vulnerabilities and want to finally get rid of it, this guide shows you how to uninstall/disable/remove Java on Windows. The following instructions should work for all versions of Windows but is specifically …Read More »
Yesterday Oracle released an update to Java 7 (Java 7u7 update) that fixed nineteen critical vulnerabilities, two of which were exploited by in-the-wild attacks that installed malware on infected machines. It took Oracles four months to patch the just-mentioned vulnerabilities; …Read More »
Just over two weeks ago dotTech went to the salon and got a makeover. At the time I promised dotTech’s mobile version would get a similar remodeling. That time has arrived. Hit up http://dottech.org on your mobile device and you …Read More »
iPhone 5 is likely going to go on sale on September 21. If you can’t wait the next 20 or so days, Goophone has a solution and it comes in the form of Goophone i5.
Goophone is a Chinese company …Read More »
Looking to dump that iPhone 4S ahead of the release of the iPhone 5? You could go to Amazon, which will give up over $400 (depending on condition and type). The only caveat with Amazon’s trade-in program is it gives …Read More »
Play Square Enix games, such as Hitman: Bloody Money, for free via your browser thanks to Coreonline
Play console games for free via your web browser — say what?! Yeah, I had the same reaction. Square Enix, a game publisher known for popular titles such as Final Fantasy and Hitman, has launched a new service — …Read More »
Amid all commotion of patent wars, it looks like two giants are secretly negotiating on the sidelines. Whom might these two giants be? None other than Google and Apple themselves.
Quoting “people familiar with the matter”, Reuters is reporting Larry …Read More »
Apple just ran roughshod over Samsung with Apple’s touch-enabled smartphone — and tablet — patents. Samsung tried to fight back but clearly its smartphone related patents, at least in the United States, couldn’t hold up against the Cupterino juggernaut. Samsung’s …Read More »
Oracle has released an update to Java 7 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that patches security vulnerabilities. Oracle says the Java 7u7 (v1.7.0_07) update fixes security issues related to CVE-2012-4681 plus two other vulnerabilities.
Update: Looks like this …Read More »
You know that Java exploit dotTech posted about yesterday? The one that circumvents Java’s security sandbox and lets attackers remotely install malware on infected machines via payloads delivered from booby trapped websites? Yeah, well, a tech security firm is saying …Read More »
What happens when Apple issues a court order to Starship Enterprise to cease and desist all infringement on Apple patented technology? It gets blown to pieces by a Romulan Warbird because nothing freaking works. Or at least that is how …Read More »