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Big business gets security researcher booted off MediaFire for violating copyrights, something she denies doing
In today’s day and age, online piracy is done in one of two ways, torrents or file lockers. Either content is illegally shared via torrents or it is stored in an online file locker (aka cloud storage service) and downloaded. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is an American law that [...]Read More »
What where you doing at the age of 19? Smoking pot? Snorting weed? Dancing to Metallica? While I don’t know what you were doing at that age, I do know what you weren’t doing — snapping awesome photos of our planet from outer-space using something you built buying parts off [...]Read More »
Looking for the beast known as Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the United States? Your wish may have just been granted.
Through a mix of leaked screenshots and data digs, BriefMobile, TmoNews, and Android Police are reporting the Galaxy Note 2 will be hitting all four major carriers [...]Read More »
Are you an avid downloader? You then might have experienced once or twice the annoyance of a supposedly fully downloaded file that actually got messed up while downloading. Some developers combat this by posting MD5 hashes on their websites: these are codes that are unique to each file, and can [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of the crossword puzzle? I certainly am, so I was excited when I found Word Search on the Windows Store. It’s a free, singleplayer crossword app that features built-in lists with varying difficulties and a timer to keep you on track.
There are three modes to [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of Windows’ Aero Snap, the feature where you can just drag windows to the tops or sides of your screen to maximize them? Many people are, but many others find it too limiting. With GridMove, there are no limits: you can set it up to move [...]Read More »
Are you looking for answers to some pressing question? With Quora, you can ask questions to your circle of friends–and to the entire world. It requires you to log in using a Facebook or Twitter account, which can be annoying, but once logged in, it lets you view your Friend’s/Followee’s [...]Read More »
If real life was Star Trek, everything would be grand. The world would be hunger-free, we could travel the galaxy, and computers would be voice-commanded. Hey,wait a second–that last one is possible today! With Voice Shortcuts Launcher, you can open apps, call people, send texts, view contacts, toggle settings, and [...]Read More »
Are you annoyed that apps seldom go on sale, and when they do, you often miss the chance to buy them? AppSales developer Thomas Sojda was annoyed too, and set out to fix it with his app AppSales. It’s a free app that can not only monitor the price of [...]Read More »
Orderly handles to-do lists in a unique, gesture-oriented manner. The app contains a coded ranking system that automatically prioritizes your to-dos. The main screen of Orderly displays your to-do lists on beautifully designed sticky notes, with different rows based on priority (i.e. high, medium, low). Each row is its own [...]Read More »
To say that the iOS App Market is saturated with alarm clock apps is the understatement of the century. I have used many of them and almost everyone has let me down eventually (i.e. alarm fails), with the exception of Alarm Clock Rio. I purchased a Kensington nightstand charging dock [...]Read More »
Friendle+ is an online multiplayer environment that allows you to play several different popular games. The app’s top game is Words, a Scrabble® type of game, but Friendle+ also offers Yahtzy, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Four in a Row (similar to Connect Four®), and Reversi in the same app. [...]Read More »
Alligators may be cool to watch from afar, but not very many people would have the guts to come close to one… myself included. So, then, what would you say about someone that lives in the same room as alligators? Gutsy or plain stupid? Maybe a little of both?
Okay, [...]Read More »
Google Chrome does something unique with Flash. Instead of relying on Flash as a third-party plugin, Chrome has a built-in version of Flash. Google is the one that manages updates for this built-in version of Flash as opposed to Adobe. While it may sound like this would result in a [...]Read More »
Back in July it was revealed that Microsoft is being investigated by European Regulators for failing to provide users with the now-famous ‘browser choice’ screen in Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft doesn’t want to go toe-to-toe with the EU because news is coming in that they have caved into European demands.[...]Read More »
Phishing is when some scumbag attempts to trick someone into revealing some type of information, typically a username and password, by posing as a legitimate entity. Often times the best way to realize you are being phished is to note that you are not on a legitimate website by looking [...]Read More »
Do you enjoy the occasional movie off of The Pirate Bay? Or maybe you prefer a “private” torrent club? As it turns out, regardless of if you are torrenting off The Pirate Bay or exclusive, members-only torrent clubs, your IP address is not safe.
Dr. Tom Chothia and other computer [...]Read More »
Feel Firefox add-ons are going down the tube? Mozilla, apparently, agrees with you because they have put together ‘Add-on Guidelines’ that are intended to “foster an open and diverse add-on developer community while ensuring an excellent user experience”.
The guidelines, which are available on MozillaWiki (link below), specifically issue four [...]Read More »
Soon after the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tabs were revealed, it was discovered Amazon is showing “Special Offer” ads on the lockscreen of the devices. Unlike Kindle eReaders, it didn’t appear that Amazon would allow users to opt out of these ads. Amazon even went so far [...]Read More »
A few years ago Google got in trouble for (accidentally) sniffing data from unprotected WiFi nodes. While sniffing unprotected WiFi networks wasn’t declared explicitly illegal, in 2011 a federal court hinted as much. Now, thanks to a recent ruling by a different federal judge, the question of the legality of [...]Read More »
Who is the most satisfied with their smartphone? iSheep? Fandroids? According to the 2012 Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power and Associates, people who purchase Apple are.
In its study J.D. Power asked consumers to rate their smartphone on four criteria (performance, physical design, features, and ease of operation) [...]Read More »
If you’re like me, on-screen keyboards don’t agree with you — even the large ones like the iPad’s. Logitech has offered an iPad specific physical keyboard solution for awhile, but for those of us who don’t like a black keyboard with our white iPad, the choice wasn’t all that visually [...]Read More »
I absolutely love Netflix’s Android app. When I’m bored between classes at college, or stuck in a line somewhere, there’s nothing better than sticking in headphones and watching a few of my favorite old shows. However, for people who don’t happen to have an unlimited data plan, doing so can [...]Read More »
I own a MyTouch 4G Slide. I’ve had it almost a year, and am having nothing but problems with it. The battery doesn’t hold a charge for more than four or five hours, the USB charger no longer lets me connect to the phone as if it’s an external hard [...]Read More »
Encrypt files with open standards (i.e. non-proprietary file format) and ease with EncryptOnClick [Windows]
If you’re familiar with encryption programs, you’re probably also familiar how much of a pain it can be to have special software on every computer you want to access encrypted files on. EncryptOnClick is different: while it requires installation, its encrypted files can be easily decrypted with programs like 7-zip.[...]Read More »
Are you slightly afraid of having Java on your computer now that it’s been the subject to not just one, but two zero-day exploits of your computer’s security? JavaRa is the tool for you, allowing you to manually update, uninstall, or remove Java from startup.
Java is really annoying. It [...]Read More »
Pshhhhh! The fire quickly disappears as you shoot it with the thirty meter water cannon. That takes care of that problem! It appears that the most recent meteor shower has endangered the Titan village, and it’s your job to put them out.
In Sprinkle, you play the role of the [...]Read More »
Are you a big Reddit fan? I certainly am. But keeping up with the constant flow of stories and posts can be a real pain sometimes. Redditastic lets you view all of the top items on your homescreen with a nicely designed widget, and when you open them, open in [...]Read More »
The weather is a tricky thing. If you’re using a combination of weather apps and services to try to keep up with all of the latest developments and current temperatures, relax a little! Instead of using advanced real-time charts and graphs, just glance at the whole day’s weather with Aix [...]Read More »
Judge Dredd vs Zombies is an excellent shoot ‘em up zombie thriller. The app features thirty levels of game play (3 episodes) containing four different types of zombie creations. Judge Dredd arms himself with one of 2 weapons to start, a MKII Lawgiver Pistol or a Widowmaker Scattergun. With the [...]Read More »
Are you looking for the ultimate study aid? Then gFlashPro – Flashcards & Tests might be just that. The app lets you create and edit an unlimited number of your own flashcards. Many users take advantage of the app’s Google Docs integration by importing their own flashcard creations from Google [...]Read More »
Everybody enjoys their privacy now and again. Hide It Pro give you peace of mind when your phone is in another person’s hand. The app is quite simple as it contains two folders, photos and videos, each of which is equivalent to a password-protected vault. When you first open Hide [...]Read More »
Despite how rich or poor a country may be, every nation has some sort of vacationing spot. For India, once such place is Kerala. With its oceanfront property and beautiful views of the sea, Kerala is a tourist hotspot. To accommodate those tourists, companies have built stunning resorts that will [...]Read More »
Not sure you will like Windows 8? Yeah, many people are in the same boat. If you are on the fence about purchasing a Windows 8 PC (after Windows 8 comes out), there is some good news that may sway you over to making the purchase. Anyone that purchases a [...]Read More »