Apple has taken the wraps off a new iPod Touch, which will launch in both black and white.
It offers Retina Display, and will launch running iOS 5 which means you’ll get a host of delicious new goodies to play with.
These include iCloud, Apple’s Cloud storage/syncing system and iMessage for realtime chat among reams of other features.
The new iPod Touch also offers HD video playback, a gyroscope and FaceTime all cased in its ultra-thin design.
The new iPod Touch UK release date is set for October 12, and it will launch in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB iterations.
No word on UK pricing [...]
VMmare and VirtualBox are both virtual machine software suites for x86 and x64 computers. They allow you to run a “virtual” or guest operating system (OS) inside your main (host) OS. For example you could run Debian Linux as your main OS while running a complete version of Vista in a separate window on your desktop. Additionally, the guest system can comprise of different hardware. You could create three virtual hard drives and two optical drives on your virtual computer. Currently, the top three offerings in the virtual machine market are VMware, Virtual PC, and VirtualBox. I used [...]
Facebook has announced a host of improvements to the way your friends are grouped on the site.
The new Smart Lists feature automatically pulls together your work friends, old school pals and those in the same locale, based in the information you include in your profile.
The Smart Lists are automatically collated by Facebook, but you’ll also have the opportunity to edit as you see fit.
There’s also opportunity to blot out those annoying acquaintances by only viewing updates from your close friends list, meaning you see less of the stragglers.
BFFs get their own feed
The Close Friends [...]
The HD2 was HTC’s last Windows Mobile-based phone when it released in late 2009. It has, or really had, an active hacking community that made the phone do various amazing things like run Android, Windows Phone 7 and even Ubuntu-Linux. Today, we saw an all-new hack released for the HD2: it’s called USB Host and it allows your HD2 to, well, play as host device instead of client in order to connect to different USB peripherals.
Developed by the Dark Forces Team (aka the folks behind the RSPL/HSPL tool for WP7 phones), today’s USB Host brings cool new functionality to the aging HTC HD2 smartphone. [...]
Sony is still reeling from its many, many hacker-related problems over the last few weeks. It was only yesterday that Sony finally managed to bring its PSN Store back online across the globe and then, as if the universe was trying to really kick them when they just thought things were getting better, the Music arm of Sony found itself on the wrong end of a fresh hacking attempt. But surely all their hard work behind the scenes have made PSN and Qriocity hack-proof, right? Wrong, according to one industry expert.
Gregory Evans is an online security expert and author of more than a few books [...]
Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!
The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially [...]
January 26, 2011
The big story the day after the Globes centered around host Ricky Gervais’ mean-spirited, lazy hosting gig. Most people I follow on Twitter have Gervais’ back, but I was quite disappointed with him. Though I do think he was a bit of a bully, that’s not where my real criticism lies simply because most celebrities should be able to take whatever is dished out against them. I was most disappointed by the fact that his jokes were completely expected and not at all clever. It’s like Sacha Baron Cohen’s film Bruno. Some might praise Cohen’s audacity [...]
Google Earth for iOS just got an update that adds a host of underwater and ocean surface content, as well as spiffing things up for the Retina Display. I consider it the only safe way to explore the ocean. [iTunes]
So! That church that wants to burn the Quran this weekend, Dove World Outreach Center? While we can’t make them disappear altogether, they’ve at least been taken off the internet by their web host, Rackspace.
While the church is crying censorship, Rackspace’s argument that maliciously setting fire to a holy text violates the “no hate speech” clause in Dove World Outreach’s contract is pretty inarguable. Pastor Terry Jones has until midnight to gather up his internet flock and move them to another host. The First Amendment protects Jones’s right to express [...]
According to Greek mythology, when curious Pandora opened a forbidden box she set loose all the miseries and evils known to the world. One of them was undoubtedly the virus the very name of which is Latin for slime, poison and stench (Eigen, 1993 p. 42).
What is Aids
Scientists do not precisely know the origin of viruses but some speculation suggests that viruses might have originated either as primitive molecules that invaded living cells or as viral genes which broke away from cells and became independent, parasitic-like agents. Viruses can infect most living things including plants; they lie [...]