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  • News: Chrome improves anti-malware blocking score by 340%

    Google's Chrome blocked four times more malicious sites and malware than a year ago, but Firefox 4 was much less effective at warning users of danger than Mozilla's browser last year, according to a report from NSS Labs.

  • Opinion: Blizzard's Real ID Party Brings Friends Together

    How's this for a pleasant surprise: Blizzard has wrapped up testing of its Real ID Party system, allowing World of Warcraft friends who're scattered across realms to band together for dungeon-crawling shenanigans.

  • Opinion: FBI Warns Consumers About Online Auto Scams

    Online scammers are bilking car shoppers with fraudulent vehicle sales and false vehicle protection claims, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

  • Opinion: ViewSonic Launches Combo Windows, Android Tablet

    ViewSonic's dual OS tablet, the ViewPad 10pro, is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com. That's the good news. The bad news is the tablet that runs both Windows 7 and Android 2.3 OS is in danger of being outdated before it loses that "new car smell". Here is why.

  • News: HTC files patent infringement case against Apple

    HTC has filed a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly infringing on three patents, the latest in the legal battle raging between the companies.

  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Deal: Pundits Weigh In

    Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility is a brilliant move that will stave off Android's patent attackers. Or it's act of desperation that will force Android phone makers to adopt rival platforms. Or it was simply something that Google had to do, for better or worse.

  • Opinion: Sensation Unchained First By HTC Bootloader Unlock Tool

    The long, arduous wait for HTC's unlockable bootloader is finally over-- if own a global SIM-unlocked Sensation, that is. Sorry, HTC EVO 3D (Sprint) and Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) owners; you'll have to continue twiddling your thumbs for a little longer.

  • Vodafone 555 pay-as-you-go Facebook phone now available

    Vodafone's £62 pay as you go Facebook phone has gone onsale in the UK. The Vodafone 555 has a Qwerty keyboard, 2Mp camera and an FM radio and runs the Opera Mini web browser. A Wi-Fi connection is needed to post Facebook status updates.

  • How-Tos: How to check my iPhone memory

    A quick guide to show you how to find out how much memory your iPhone has left.

  • News: First AT&T LTE devices to drop next week

    Although we don't know yet just when AT&T will fire up its LTE network, we now know that AT&T will start selling LTE gear next week.

  • News: XXX Pricing Set, Businesses Claim Domain Extortion

    As the world's largest Internet registrar announced its rates for the XXX adult entertainment domain set to appear in December, reports began appearing of businesses complaining about being forced to buy domain names they have no desire to buy.

  • News: Search for substrings in Safari

    Blogger Pierre Igot was frustrated with the search behavior in Lion's Safari. Back in Snow Leopard's version of Safari, if you hit Command-F (or selected Edit -> Find) and then entered a string of text, the program would find any instance of that text in the current webpage: It would match the search string whether it was a whole word or just part of one. But in Lion's Safari, search didn't work the same way: It matched strings that were whole words or that appeared at the beginnings of words, but didn't find them within words. So, for example, searching this page for man in Snow Leopard would find my last name in the byline above; in Lion, by default, it doesn't.

  • News: SpyEye Source Code Is a Double-Edged Sword

    The source code of the SpyEye malware development kit is now available thanks to Xyliton and the Reverse Engineers Dream Crew (RED Crew). At face value, this is great news because it helps the security industry understand and combat SpyEye, but there is also a down side.

  • News: Minecraft Pocket Edition Hits Android App Store

    So, Minecraft. Or more specifically, Minecraft in your pocket: the long awaited (since it was announced at the end of May, at least) Minecraft Pocket Edition is now up for grabs -- provided you've got $6.99 to spare, and you're one of the folks who picked up Sony's Xperia Play.

  • Opinion: TellMeLater for iPhone

    Despite text messages, email and a constant stream of notifications, it’s still pretty easy to forget things these days. TellMeLater from Sixfoisneuf42 is a helpful iPhone app that makes it easy to remember things by offering a simple yet effective take on task management.

  • News: Twitter adds photo function to API

    Twitter has added a native function to its API for attaching images to posts, designed to make it easier for third-party developers to include photos with their applications' messages, or "tweets."

  • News: Apple ships OS X Lion on USB thumb drive

    Apple today started selling Lion on a USB flash drive for $69, more than double the price of the downloaded version.

  • News: UK says Google needs further privacy improvements

    Google was praised on Tuesday by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for strengthening its privacy policies but the agency said the company still needs to improve.

  • News: Samsung tablet ban lifted in all EU countries but Germany

    Samsung is again free to sell its Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all European Union countries except for Germany, after a court in Düsseldorf changed its injunction enacted last week.

  • News: Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales is lifted

    An injunction that prevents Samsung from selling the latest iteration of its tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in Europe has been partially lifted by the court that imposed it.



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