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posted in October 2011
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
Team Byte and some others aren't entirely happy with iOS 5 since they upgraded their older phones or bought an iPhone 4S. It's too early to draw any real conclusions, but certainly seem to be some problems, mostly around battery life and app crashes.
Gartner is predicting that the installed base of mobile devices will explode past that of PC-based systems by 2014. Really?
The next version of the industry-standard photo editing package might attain the holy grail of photo processing: Instantly turning bad pictures into good ones.
One of the architects of modern operating systems and programming languages has passed away and I, like many of you, owe Dennis Ritchie a debt of gratitude.
RIM will probably soon restore service fully, but the restoration of their reputation and business prospects is unlikely. Things were already looking down generally when, on the same week that a new iPhone launched, their worldwide network collapsed.
The new version of iOS 5 fixes scores of vulnerabilities in earlier versions of the iOS and apps such as iTunes and Safari--for a record total of 186.
Orders for the new iPhone 4S are going full-steam ahead and are, in fact, so great that fulfillment of some pre-orders will be delayed.
Microsoft's semi-annual security report says that the threat from software vulnerabilities is small--and from zero-day attacks miniscule. IT should protect instead from phishing and other social engineering attacks.
Outlook Web App is a key app for enterprises looking to allow communications with client systems that aren't necessarily trustworthy. If only there were a mobile version.
In an interview at Interop New York, Cisco's Justin Griffin shows how their wireless products can physically map radio sources by analyzing the spectrum. This allows you to detect rogue devices and sources of interference.
Apple actually does a pretty good job in helping IT to secure iPhones in a business environment. IT just needs to take advantage of what's available to them.
A vulnerability in HTC Android software of recent vintage could allow a malicious app with ordinary permissions to gain access to extensive logging information about the phone.
All links clicked on by Facebook users will be run through Websense's cloud database for bad reputation or signs of malicious behavior.