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These are the top 20 countries that download torrents the most, and the artists whose songs are most pirated
Musicmetric, which bills itself as “the world’s most powerful artist analytics dashboard”, has recently released some interesting torrent activity data. They have compiled a list that shows the top 20 countries when it comes to downloading torrents. The list also …Read More »
Windows 8 users have been using Internet Explorer 10 since launch, but if you decided to stick with Windows 7 instead of using an OS that is considered “weak, terrible and disappointing,” Microsoft has left you with IE9 — until …Read More »
[Android] Silence will automatically put your phone or tablet in silent mode based on specific times and dates you configure
I’m sure everyone has been in a situation like this before. You’re in an exam, at a meeting, or just doing something which needs your undivided attention… when suddenly your phone starts ringing and completely disrupts the atmosphere, leaving you …Read More »
Last March, Ashraf put together a list of the best free anti-theft apps for Android. One app that scored an “Honorable Mention” nod was Prey. Ashraf wrote, “The attraction to Prey Anti-Theft is that it is an open-source project …Read More »
Glovebox is an application that aims to alter the stock multitasking functionality by displaying it as a side bar, similar to Ubuntu. This application can be great for those who are currently underwhelmed by Google’s multi-tasking implementation. This application will …Read More »
There are some things on your computer that, once you delete them, you want them to stay gone for good. Well, as I am sure most of you already know, deleting something from your recycle bin does not really mean …Read More »
Guess what? Adobe Flash is being hit with in-the-wild attacks (again); update to latest version to stay safe
Java. Flash. Java. Flash. Java. Flash. It seems like these two take turns in making your system vulnerable to attack. Sometimes they even misbehave at the same time, like today. As mentioned earlier today, two new vulnerabilities have been discovered …Read More »
As dotTech pointed out last month, it is now illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States without approval of your carrier. This decision was made by the Librarian of Congress vis-a-vis interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright …Read More »
This is getting old: New zero-day vulnerabilities found in latest versions of Java, including Java 7 Update 15
Still have Java installed on your computer or enabled in your browser? Then you should know new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the latest versions of Java. Again.
The current latest version of Java is Java 7 Update 15, which …Read More »
A couple of weeks ago rumors surfed on the Interwebz that Google was planning on opening its own retail stores in the United States. You know what they say about rumors… erm, actually, never mind — I can’t think of …Read More »
The Swedish Pirate Bay political party, who provides hosting for The Pirate Bay, has been threatened with lawsuits by Sweden’s Right Alliance and given until today to cut ties with TPB.
But it sounds like TPB was way ahead of …Read More »
Sony brings back the original Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and PlayStation for its latest nostalgia-filled ad [Video]
Just like how they ramped up their announcement to the PlayStation 4, Sony seems to be betting on nostalgia yet again to promote the upcoming Xperia Z.
The Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and original PlayStation are all present in the commercial …Read More »
The Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program is here! We previously reported that the program was delayed to 2013, and we’ve talked plenty about how exactly it works, but the day has finally come for the system to finally go live. The bad …Read More »
Nir Goldshlager runs a “Web Application Security Blog.” He’s also happened to find a variety of security holes and exploits on sites like Facebook, Twitter and PayPal. His latest discovery, however, was a glaring hole in Facebook’s OAuth system: Nir …Read More »
Remember when North Korea’s only 3G carrier, Koryolink, planned to let foreigners use cellphones? It looks like they weren’t kidding, and international phone calls aren’t the only thing you’ll be able to do. Instagram-ing and tweeting from North Korea is …Read More »
Just as with digital photos, audio and video files have become an integral part of our everyday lives. However, our audio and video files are not always in a desirable format and we may come across formats that are not …Read More »
Apple may design some of the best performing and best looking smartphones on the market, but even diehard Apple fans have to admit that some of the native apps on the iPhone can’t hold a candle to third party offerings. …Read More »
My laptop is starting to show its age. More importantly, my laptop’s battery is starting to show its age. In truth, my laptop might as well be a desktop, because it doesn’t hold a charge very long. I could go …Read More »
Japan makes some pretty wacky but cool things, and you can throw in the Mondaile Head Spa iD3 headset from Breo right there along with them.
If you’re wondering what it does, it quite literally is a portable head spa …Read More »
So the 85th Academy Awards just wrapped up and you’re upset that your favorite film or actor or director didn’t win. Relax, I have something we can all agree on — Disney’s Paperman deserved that Oscar for Best Animated Short …Read More »
Sony Xperia Tablet Z: The “world’s slimmest tablet” at 6.9mm, 10.1-inch 1920×1200 display, quad-core, 2GB RAM, and waterproof for $499
If you haven’t already noticed, MWC is currently underway at Barcelona for the next few days and we’re seeing A LOT of tablets. But in the now-flooded market of touchscreen tablets, one sticks out as being one of the more …Read More »
Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet: 8-inch 1280×800 display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, and the ability to use it as a comically large phone
After all the leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally officially shown off its latest addition to the Galaxy family: the Galaxy Note 8.0. The Note 8.0 slides right in nicely with Samsung’s current lineup, coming in between the smaller Galaxy …Read More »
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only …Read More »
I was wondering why that affordable new HP Slate7 tablet was running stock Android. It seemed too good to be true that another manufacturer was embracing a pure Google experience. But it turns out that HP didn’t really have much …Read More »
Need a cheap tablet? HP’s $169 Slate7 tablet is coming in April — runs stock Android and has microSD expansion slot
In 2010 HP bought Palm to try to make a push into the mobile market with Palm OS. That all came to an abrupt stop when HP decided to discontinue Palm OS devices. (Why they decided that, I will never …Read More »
Almost in stride with its recent release of Firefox 19, Mozilla has announced the intention to block third-party cookies by default starting in Firefox 22.
Cookies are something that are stored on your computer by pretty much every website you …Read More »
One of the very first apps I reviewed at dotTech was Zombies, Run!, a great running app that told you a zombie apocalypse tale as you ran (and would force you to “outrun” zombies during each session.) If you’re the …Read More »
Spending a lot of time working with computers and the internet would mean creating a number of user accounts. Be it the social media, personal email, work email, bank accounts, or accessing web applications, a person has to remember lots …Read More »
Last year Samsung revealed their blockbuster Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress. This year, Mobile World Congress has come and gone but no Galaxy S IV, the next iteration in the popular Android smartphone line. However, Samsung is …Read More »
Music industry in New Zealand has spent $250,000 to catch illegal music downloaders. Too bad they have received only $616.57 for the effort.
In September 2011 New Zealand passed new laws that allows intellectual property owners (e.g, the music or movie industry) to send notices to New Zealand residents and citizens when suspected of illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted content. After a …Read More »
Until now Firefox OS has more or less been just a buzzword for most people; there were no actual smartphone that ran the operating system. However, at Mobile World Congress this past weekend, Mozilla showed off two Firefox OS smartphones, …Read More »
We all have probably heard of so called legal extortion cases, where lawyers acting on behalf of intellectual property owners send letters to alleged illegal downloaders and ask for money or else face civil charges in court. While those types …Read More »
Being an American from a distinctly non-American heritage, I have the advantage of seeing life from the viewpoints of two cultures. In particular, I find it interesting how different cultures view child abuse.
In the United States, a parent can …Read More »
Maybe you’ve watched one too many Bond movies and fancy yourself a bit of a secret agent. Maybe you have a kid sister or a little cousin who is interested in cryptography. Maybe you’re dating someone, but want to keep …Read More »