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 »
Does your computer have a webcam? If it does, it’s probably (ahem) not the highest quality. It’s also probably really hard to move around, and all around pretty sucky. If you have a phone with a camera, help is on …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 »
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 »
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 »
‘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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
There are plenty of high-quality clouds being produced by reputable companies, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft SkyDrive. However, if you’re looking for one from a company known for its impressive cloud infrastructure, try Amazon Cloud Drive.
Amazon gives you …Read More »
Are you annoyed that your phone is slowly filling up with cruft? Do you find yourself obsessively checking your system stats? All-In-One Toolbox is the perfect app for you.
All-In-One Toolbox has fourteen main tools. You can monitor memory status, …Read More »
Samsung got smacked by Apple in court. It was only a matter of time before our friends at Joy of Tech illustrated the aftermath. That time has arrived.
After being beat down by Apple, Samsung goes to the hospital to …Read More »
Windows Vista removed the feature to extensively customize file type associations. Now, you can only use Windows’ very basic association editor. Gunners File Type Editor seeks to fix that by bringing extensive support for filetype control back to Windows Vista …Read More »
If you’re a true security nut, you’ve probably heard of TrueCrypt. It’s that free hard drive encryption program that’s unfortunately quite complicated. If you’re looking for a trouble-free way to encrypt your hard drives, DiskCryptor might be the program for …Read More »
New Java 7 exploit allows hackers to install malware on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux; only fix currently is to disable Java
Perhaps due to their high market penetration, or maybe because of poor coding, Adobe Flash and Java have emerged as the two most widely attacked platforms on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux alike. Indeed Adobe just recently patched a …Read More »
Samsung and Apple had their say on Friday about the Apple v Samsung verdict but Mountain View was seemingly silent. No longer. Google issued a statement on Sunday (what the hell Google, who issues official statements on a Sunday) saying …Read More »
…With the exception of Macs. I need to clarify this point before I get flamed. With the exception of Macs, Apple does not sell overpriced products. What exactly am I trying to say? I am saying iPhone, iPad, and iPod …Read More »
Do you know what Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, and Box.net all have in common? They don’t give 50GB of free cloud storage. (Okay, you can get 50GB of free storage on Box.net if you fulfill some specific requirements but for …Read More »
Are you looking for a tool to help you with your grammers and spelings? Ginger is a free tool that may be able to help. It lets you get both grammar and spelling corrections in all three major browsers, …Read More »
Research in Motion insists on keeping BlackBerry OS on BlackBerry devices. This is understandable seeing as that is how they have always operated and they see Apple dominating with a similar model. However, ever wonder what a BlackBerry would look …Read More »
If I were to ask you what exactly “The Cloud” was, what would you say? Most people would sit and stare blankly, but most dotTechies wouldn’t. Would you expound upon the benefits of a thousand identical computers all containing redundant …Read More »
Appeal aside, Apple has effectively defeated the largest Android manufacturer — and coincidentally Apple’s biggest competitor — in the United States. There are the obvious upfront consequences of this loss, such as Samsung paying Apple a handsome sum of a …Read More »
Samsung must pay Apple more than $1 billion, is found guilty of infringing on Apple patents in USA [Apple vs Samsung]
Apple sued Samsung in the United States for violating a variety of utility patents, design patents, and trade dress(es). The court room battle, which was presided over by Judge Lucy Haeran Koh in the United States District Court for the …Read More »
Quick, is the above image of an Apple Store? If you said “yes”, I don’t blame you because you aren’t the only one feeling that way. As it turns out, the above image is not of an Apple Store but …Read More »
In their attempt to provide more relevant search results, and to make money, (most) search engines track user activity, serve ads, and integrate social media within the results. All this in the name of growth, prosperity, and better search. Google …Read More »
Computer problem. Reboot. Fixed.
Ever notice that most of the time rebooting your Windows PC solves any technical glitches or other problems you are having? How does rebooting stack up against other common Windows repair techniques? How about Linux — …Read More »
Windows 8 Pro full retail version (not upgrade) will cost $69.99 until January 31, then $199 [rumor]
Looking to buy Windows 8? We already know that Windows XP and higher users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. We also know people who purchase Windows 7 PCs after July 2 can grab a Windows 8 Pro …Read More »
Ever see the same annoying website(s) cluttering your Google search results? (*Cough* eHow *cough*) I’m sure you typically simply click past these websites but what if you had the ability to simply block these sites from showing up in your …Read More »
Giants from gaming industry have already expressed their dislike of Windows 8 (and Windows 8 Store). Add Raluca Budiu, User Experience Specialist at Nielsen Norman Group, to the list of naysayers. In an interview with Laptop Magazine, Budiu, who …Read More »
Want to learn how to better utilize Google Search? How to get more relevant search results? How to spend less time finding what you want on Google? There is
an app for that a free online class which will teach …