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  • TidBITS Hits a Quarter Century of Internet Publishing

    04/20/2015 7:07:44 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 2 replies
    TidBITS ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Adam C. Engst
    TidBITS was initially Tonya’s idea. In April of 1990, I was doing Mac consulting in Ithaca, and Tonya was working for Cornell Information Technologies, helping members of the Cornell community evaluate and purchase Macs, PCs, NeXT machines, and a wide variety of peripherals. Some of her colleagues had been there for a while and didn’t seem excited about recent innovations in technology, like affordable printers that provided the WYG in WYSIWYG or NeXT computers with their unusual mix of power and graphics. So Tonya came up with the idea of writing a weekly newsletter for her coworkers that would summarize...
  • Every Version of Windows Is Affected By This Vulnerability – What You Can Do About It

    04/20/2015 5:35:14 PM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    MakeUseOf ^ | April 16, 2015 | Christian Cawley
    IMPORTANT -- This thread is a followup to http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3278876/posts - New Redirect to SMB Flaw in all Windows versions including Windows 10. It contains a list of the specific software packages affected, and there are a LOT of them. What would you say if we told you that your version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability that dates back to 1997? You’d laugh, right? Surely, after all, Microsoft would have patched the fault prior to releasing Windows 98, or at the latest, Windows 2000? Well, not quite. This Redirect to SMB vulnerability has its roots in the identically-named attack...
  • Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone

    04/20/2015 3:22:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 129 replies
    CNet News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2015 | by Mitchel Broussard
    he Apple Watch is, first and foremost, an iPhone accessory. It might be even more than that eventually, a truly independent gadget, but a vast majority of its current core functions -- making calls, sending messages, getting information, even playing any third-party games -- require your iPhone to be on, have Internet service, and be paired with the Watch via Bluetooth or a shared Wi-Fi network. If you're thinking about getting one, make sure you know that. It requires an iPhone 5 or later, and it can't even be set up without one. Still, the Apple Watch can do a...
  • AMD CEO Says Windows 10 Will Launch ‘At The End Of July’ [Can Microsoft Pull it off?]

    04/20/2015 1:33:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 04/20/2015 | Alex Wilhelm
    Buried in the question-and-answer section of AMD’s earnings call this past Friday was an interesting note on the release timing of Windows 10. According to AMD CEO Lisa Su, Windows 10 should be released in late July.In response to a question regarding its channel inventory, Su said the following: What we also are factoring in is, you know, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up. TechCrunch...
  • FR font issues

    04/19/2015 7:17:58 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 78 replies
    bk1000
    Vanity post. My first, and probably only, as I am not prone to doing so. I read FR mostly on my Android phone. Recently the thread comments are showing up in an impossibly small font height. The initial post, the plea for donations, as well as some comments are in a legible size, but most comments are unreadable. Is anyone else experiencing this? Is it a recent Android bug? I am logged in, and am going to take a shower while I wait to try and read the impossibly small replies from fellow FReepers.
  • Apple Watch: An Overnight Multi-Billion Dollar Business

    04/19/2015 5:26:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 78 replies
    Carl Howe blog ^ | Posted on April 16, 2015 | By Carl Howe
    It was just three years in the making Quick look Here’s the quick summary for those of you who don’t have time to read the next 3,000 words. The Apple Watch went on sale for pre-orders on April 10, 2015, and the Apple Store tells us that delivery dates for all orders now stretch into summer and beyond. We know that the initial production run of Apple Watch has sold out; what we don’t know is how many Apple Watches that represents. I’ve built a simple model that predicts that the initial run of watches was more than 3 million...
  • iPhone HELP

    04/19/2015 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Paisan · 27 replies
    Ted Cruz rally in Spartanburg, SC
  • Mercedes help

    04/19/2015 1:22:27 PM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies
    4/19/15
    I have a 2009 Mercedes 300. I have tried the recommended method to reset the "Service 30 days overdue" light without success. I have an engine analyst/code resetter. Where is the socket in the C300 to which to attach it? Thanks.
  • Back in the Day (Photos)

    04/19/2015 12:13:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Imgur ^ | 4/19/2015 | Dallas59
    Just ads and pictures mostly from the 50's and 60's.
  • Looking for an outdoor nature microphone

    04/19/2015 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 24 replies
    I am trying to set up a system for my bedridden and hard of hearing aunt so that she can hear her beloved chimes in her backyard. The chimes are heavy mothers. Has anyone set up a system in their backyard to hear birds and sounds of nature and piped it into their house? I ordered and tried a product called Nature's Window NW3 monitor. I sent it back as it had a defect and for $350 probably had about $50 worth of electronic parts. On the internet I found lots of microphones and naturist setups geared for recording purposes....
  • That app Facebook forced you to install? Now it's on computers, too

    04/18/2015 3:00:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    kim kommando ^ | 4-18-15 | kim kommando
    Last year, Facebook did away with messaging within its mobile app for good and forced users to download its new Messenger app. Pretty soon, you might have to do the same thing on your computer, too. That's because Facebook just introduced a new Messenger site that you can access through your Web browser. You can log in to the site with your Facebook account. Once you're logged in, the site turns into a big chat window with all of your ongoing Facebook conversations listed on the left side of the screen.
  • The First Apple Homepage

    04/18/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Kevin Fox ^ | April 16, 2015 | Kevin Fox
    Last week I happened across a blog post showing the history of Apple.com over the past 17 years, complete with screenshots culled from the very earliest days of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It’s a serious trip down memory lane, but it didn’t go back far enough ... ...
  • Smartphone Debate Ends With Stabbings Apple vs. Android argument turned violent, police report

    04/18/2015 11:27:48 AM PDT · by sopwith · 21 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | APRIL 17 , 2015 | ?
    APRIL 17---A drunken argument over whether Android or Apple smartphones were superior turned violent early today when two Oklahoma roommates began assaulting each other during the bloody telecommunications debate. According to Tulsa police, Jiaro Mendez and Elias Acevedo were outside their apartment around 1 AM when their phone quarrel moved to the stabbing stage. As they tussled in a parking lot, Acevedo allegedly struck Mendez in the back of the head with a beer bottle. When cops subsequently apprehended Acevedo, he was “covered in blood” and “also had several lacerations on his body from the fight.” Both men were treated...
  • Is it time for "Free-nux"?

    04/18/2015 11:24:45 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 48 replies
    Apple supports Homo-Fascism. Microsoft supports Homo-Fascism. As Freeper "Star Traveler" has pointed out, if you work with computers, you are going to end up sending money to a company that supports Homo-Fascism. It occurs to me that we need a way to use computers that does not put money into the pockets of companies that support Homo-Fascism. (And other Liberal causes.) How about a version of Linux that people who believe in Freedom can use to fight back against the Homo-Fascist tech companies? We could call it "Free-nux." Someone needs to start a company that pushes this idea and provides...
  • Everything we know about adulterous dating website Ashley Madison that's trying to go public

    04/18/2015 10:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/18/2015 | OLIVIA GOLDHILL, THE TELEGRAPH
    The dating website for adulterous affairs is planning to float in London. Here are all the dirty details Ashley Madison. Q: Is that some kind of shoe designer? A sensible guess, but definitely wrong. Ashley Madison is a dating website aimed at people who are already married. The service brands itself as “discreet”, and simply picked two popular American girls’ names as the company name. Q: Wait, so they’re a dating service for adultery? Isn’t that immoral? The company motto is: “Life is short. Have an affair.” The website offers affair guidelines, with advice on how to cover your tracks....
  • How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

    04/17/2015 9:27:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 116 replies
    Mac Observer ^ | Apr 13th, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Watch. Seems like Apple has a hit on its corporate hands. Or a preorder hit. The company sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S.—according to one piece of analysis. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? If you're Roger Kay, you stuff a straw man full of nonsensical numbers that will allow you to declare the device a failure no matter what. It's a neat trick so long as no one applies a...
  • Apple cooperation with antitrust monitor down 'sharply' -report

    04/17/2015 7:54:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 16, 2015 | BY NATE RAYMOND
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has "sharply declined" as he reviews the iPad maker's antitrust compliance policies, the monitor wrote in a report to a judge. Michael Bromwich, who became Apple's monitor after it was found liable for conspiring to raise e-book prices, said in a report on Thursday that Apple objected to providing information and "inappropriately" attempted to limit his activities. Bromwich, whose relationship with Apple has been testy since the start, had indicated that relations had improved in a report in October to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan. However, he said in...
  • Selfies Led to Highway 1 Driver's Arrest in Santa Cruz, CHP Says

    04/17/2015 3:32:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 17, 2015 | Amy Larson
    An overzealous selfie photo snapper was arrested in Santa Cruz, the California Highway Patrol said Friday. A CHP motorcycle officer said he noticed a woman was driving on Highway 1 while taking selfies of herself with a cellphone. Cara Baldwin, 44, of Santa Cruz, was driving in heavy Thursday 5 p.m. rush hour traffic near the Morrissey Boulevard exit. Using a cellphone without a hands-free device while driving is illegal in California. When the officer tried to get Baldwin's attention, she did not notice, and almost hit the officer's motorcycle, the CHP said. Baldwin was eventually pulled over, and the...
  • Beyond the lithium ion—a significant step toward a better performing battery

    04/17/2015 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by University of Illinois at Chicago
    The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those...
  • Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'

    04/17/2015 2:21:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by Kansas State University
    Molybdenum disulfide sheets -- which are "sandwiches" of one molybdenum atom between two sulfur atoms -- may improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, according to the latest research from Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. Credit: Kansas State University The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are improving rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The team has focused on the lithium cycling of molybdenum disulfide, or MoS2, sheets, which Singh...
  • San Jose 13-Year-Old Invents Device To Help White Canes "See"

    04/17/2015 1:41:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Garvin Thomas
    In 1921, according to the history books, an newly-blind Englishman named James Biggs was feeling threatened by the amount of traffic in his neighborhood. In order to be more visible to motorists, Biggs reportedly painted his cane white. If true, it means the white cane as an aid to the blind is approaching its 100th birthday. Which explains why, in true Silicon Valley fashion, Raghav Ganesh thought the world was overdue for the white cane, 2.0. "There's an old device here that needed an upgrade," Raghav says, "and I thought I could make that better." Raghav Ganesh, a San Jose...
  • Future of BIG DATA

    04/17/2015 11:47:03 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 1 replies
    The interesting part is the lower right hand of the pictorial.
  • Marines launched a ‘kamikaze’ drone from an Osprey aircraft

    04/17/2015 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/17/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Flying a kamikaze drone armed with explosives from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft, and directing it right into the insurgent’s fighting hole. The Marines tested a small unmanned aircraft known as the Switchblade recently at Twentynine Palms, Calif., flying it directly at targets from both the ground and the back of the Osprey, a long-range aircraft that has rotors like a helicopter, but can fly like a plane once they rotate forward. They were “inert,” with no explosives on board, but the mission went off without a hitch, said Col. James Adams, commanding officer of Marine Aviation Weapons...
  • The Apple Watch Launch is a Brand-damaging Botch Job

    04/16/2015 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 136 replies
    BetaNews ^ | April 16, 2015 15:20 UTC | Wayne Williams
    It really is amateur hour at Apple. The tech giant’s first major product line launch in years has gone badly wrong, with the original in-store sales date scrapped, and no word of when the Apple Watch will actually go on sale for people to, you know, buy. Sales predictions, and online pre-order numbers look great, but that’s about the only thing that’s good about the launch of the first new product line to come from Apple under Tim Cook’s stewardship. Frankly, everything else associated with the launch has been a balls up from start to finish. Here’s a product that...
  • The best pop culture tweets of 2015 so far

    04/16/2015 5:47:06 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 4/16/15 | Kat Brown
    How Twitter marks the cultural year's high and low points: from the Oscars, to Jeremy Clarkson's 'fracas'
  • The Apple Watch is Already Wiping the Floor with the Entire Smartwatch Market

    04/16/2015 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 301 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Rob Price
    The Apple Watch is on fire: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple's debut smartwatch has sold more than 2.3 million units since preorders opened, MacRumors reports. Apple hasn't released any sales data on Apple Watch sales, and it most likely won't until the company's quarterly earnings report. But this 2.3 million figure echoes what others have estimated — the research company Slice believes there were about 1 million US preorders on launch day, for example. Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record on Apple: He was spot on with his predictions about the iPhone 5S, for example. If...
  • For Techies: Windows 10 finally gets drag-and-drop support for virtual desktops

    04/16/2015 3:27:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PC World ^ | 04/16/2015 | Mark Hachman, Senior Editor
    Microsoft’s virtual desktops are one of the of the more unique features of Windows 10—a quick way to organize “screens” of apps that you can switch to back and forth. Rearranging them has always been a pain, but a new drag-and-drop feature, hopefully that problem will go away. Microsoft said it's expedited the ability to drag and drop windows between virtual desktops, eliminating the clunky keyboard shortcuts that Windows 10 currently forces one to use. Why this matters: Virtual desktops are handy tools for those with just a single monitor. If you have more than one monitor, you might have...
  • Alabama man meets online girlfriend in Oregon for first time, she bashes his head in with a bat…

    04/16/2015 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 9:20 AM | Lee Moran
    An Alabama man who’d been dating an Oregon woman online for two years was left with a fractured skull after she beat him with a baseball bat in their first face-to-face meet, police said. Samuel Campbell, 26, traveled across the country to live with who he thought was the love of his life, Haley Fox, at her Turner home on Wednesday, April 8, reports The Oregonian. But when he arrived, she allegedly led him to an outside table and told him to close his eyes. …
  • Remote Code Execution Via HTTP Request In IIS On Windows

    04/15/2015 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    Mattias website ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Mattias Geniar
    A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the HTTP protocol stack (HTTP.sys) that is caused when HTTP.sys improperly parses specially crafted HTTP requests. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code in the context of the System account. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to send a specially crafted HTTP request to the affected system. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the Windows HTTP stack handles requests.
  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    “Photographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubai’s sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roof—and the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,” Reem Nasr reports for CNBC. “Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,” Marin wrote in a blog post,” Nasr reports. Read more in the full article here. Catalin Marin writes, “Unfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone...
  • Mom Receives Angry Letter From ‘Friends’ Fed Up With Constant Facebook Posts About Her Baby

    04/15/2015 12:41:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    An Australian mother claims she received an angry letter from a group of friends who apparently asked her to stop with the constant updates and “baby spamming” on social media about her 6-month-old baby. Jade Ruthven sent the letter to Australian writer Em Rusciano, who shared it on Facebook on Tuesday.
  • Judge rules woman who recorded ex-Clippers owner Sterling's racist rant owes his wife $2.6M

    04/15/2015 9:10:48 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/15 | AP pool
    LOS ANGELES – The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling most of the nearly $3 million she had sought. Sterling had claimed that money used to buy V. Stiviano a house, luxury cars and expensive gifts was her community property. ...]
  • Was Siri programmed to be homophobic in Russian?

    04/15/2015 12:03:59 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Apr 2015 | Tom Parfitt
    The new Russian-language version of iPhone's “personal assistant” has been accused of providing homophobic responses to questions about gays and lesbians. One Russian man in London, Alex, posted a video on YouTube in which Siri responds in a woman's voice to his questions about gay marriages and whether they are “normal”, by saying, “Alex, you are so rude!” Asked in Russian, “How do you register a gay marriage in England?” Siri replies on an iPad, “I will pretend I didn't hear that.”. The Russian LGBT site, www.lesbiru.com, noted that when told “Lesbianism is normal”, Siri came back saying, “There’s no...
  • Lots of Apple Watch Listings on eBay Are Attracting Zero Bids

    04/14/2015 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 69 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 14th, 2015 | Brad Tuttle
    Sellers are asking extremely high "Buy It Now" prices at eBay to take advantage of strong demand for Apple Watches. But in many cases, consumers aren't biting. By most accounts, the Apple Watch did a terrific business on the first day customers could place preorders. Apple reportedly received roughly one million orders last Friday, and demand has been so high that orders placed now won’t be delivered until June or even later in the summer. The first customers who preordered Apple Watches, however, will have their shiny gadgets in hand starting on April 24 or soon thereafter. Part of the...
  • Adobe Patches Flash Flaw Targeted by Exploit in the Wild

    04/14/2015 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Intego.com ^ | April 14th, 2015 | by Derek Erwin
    Adobe Systems has released a patch for 22 vulnerabilities in Flash Player, one of which is reportedly under attack by an exploit that exists in the wild. The most critical vulnerability, CVE-2015-3043, could lead to code execution. Adobe's Flash Player security updates are available for Macintosh, Windows and Linux."Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2015-3043 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations," said Adobe. If you reached this page because you're unsure if a popup alert from Adobe is real, take a look at our helpful guide for best practices how to safely install and...
  • Microsoft begins rollout of Skype for Business

    04/14/2015 6:58:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | on Apr 15, 2015 9:26 AM (AUS) | Russell Brown
    Lync to be retired. Microsoft's April update for Office 2013 is more than just a Patch Tuesday: for some users, it includes the new Skype for Business. A relatively low-key announcement from Microsoft today signals the beginning of the end for Lync, the Office collaboration tool that has run in parallel with Skype in the three years since Microsoft bought Skype. Office 365 customers using Lync Online are the first to receive Skype for Business Online in a rollout that will continue through into May. Skype for Business is also now available as a standalone plan.
  • Kaspersky releases tools to decrypt files encrypted with CoinVault Ransomware

    04/14/2015 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on April 14, 2015 | Abhishek Kumar Jha
    Software security group Kaspesky labs in collaboration with the Dutch police has released a tool which helps to decrypt files locked by Ransomware. Kaspersky Labs has released a decryption tool for files encrypted with CoinVault ransomware. The tool was developed by the Kaspersky lab after the The National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) of the Dutch police handed over the information obtained from a database of CoinVault command-and-control server containing the decryption keys.
  • Patch Tuesday Windows Updates! Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2015

    04/14/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by dayglored · 14 replies
    Microsoft Technet ^ | Apr 14, 2015 | Microsoft
    This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for April 2015. For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications. Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information. Executive Summaries The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity....
  • You'll be able to rent an Apple Watch -- but should you?

    04/14/2015 10:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/14/2015
    <p>Everything from jewelry and watches, to toys and clothing can now be rented.</p> <p>It's a growing service model catered to people who want to keep up with trends, and those who love an automated buy-and-return shopping process.</p> <p>Come June or July, these consumers will be able to add another just-want-it-for-a-little-while product to their lists -- the Apple (AAPL, Tech30) Watch.</p>
  • iPhone, iPad and Mac bug could allow hackers to remotely launch DoS attack

    04/14/2015 12:41:44 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    The inquirer ^ | Mon Apr 13 2015, 11:14 | By Lee Bell
    Kaspersky urges users to update to latest operating systems iPhone, iPad and Mac bug could allow hackers to remotely launch DoS attack, A VULNERABILITY affecting iPhones, iPads and Macs that could allow an attacker to remotely activate a denial of service (DoS) attack has been found by researchers at security firm Kaspersky Lab. The threat was discovered in the kernel of Darwin, an open source component of OS X and iOS, and affects devices with 64-bit processors and iOS 8. These are the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 and iPad...
  • GOOGLE "PONY EXPRESS" GAME

    04/13/2015 9:12:18 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 16 replies
    Google ^ | 04/13/15 | Staff
    Use your direction keys, bottom right on your keyboard, [right, left, up, down0 to bump off letters strewn along the pony's route.
  • Apple Watch: Understanding Early Sales Data

    04/13/2015 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | April 13, 2015 | J.M. Manness
    Last Friday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened its online store for preorders of the new Apple Watch. This article will clear up some of the misinformation that has resulted from inaccurate reporting.There have been several articles with conflicting headlines with almost all referring to the same resource data, a posting by Slice.The USA Today headline reads Apple Watch first-day pre-orders estimated near 1M, and illustrates the misleading information presented. I am not sure what country the author comes from, but in the U.S., if we are given a count of preorders of a product, we usually expect the number of units sold...
  • New Redirect to SMB Flaw in all Windows versions including Windows 10 (shortened)

    04/13/2015 6:45:42 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on April 13, 2015 | Vijay
    Security researchers at Cylance have discovered a serious vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows that can allow a potential hacker who has control of some portion of a victim’s network traffic to steal users’ credentials for valuable services. Cylance researchers disclosed the vulnerability today on their website in which they said that their study is an extension to a similar research done by Aaron Spangler in 1997.
  • Apple Watch set to beat iPhone launch with 1 million-order (US) weekend

    04/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. ET | BARBARA KOLLMEYER—MARKETS REPORTER
    <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook eyeballs Apple Watches in Palo Alto, California April 10, 2015.</p> <p>An estimated 957,000 American shoppers ordered Apple Watches on Friday — a sign the tech giant’s newest gadget is already seeing more initial success than its first iPhone or the iPod.</p>
  • Vanity,,I need help setting up an e-mail host

    04/13/2015 12:59:47 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 18 replies
    04/13/15 | Zeneta
    I have recently secured a Domain address. I'm trying to set up a "Free Email" with Zoho. My domain host has indicated that I have or can create two email addresses, Which I did. When I log into Zoho and go through their "set-up" protocols to "verify" my domain they are asking for stuff that makes no sense to me. I can log into my domain "portal" but can't seem to figure out what ZOHO is looking for. My Domain host is Verio. I would be happy to run a "Join me" session. Please reply with the standard FR jokes....
  • Apple sells nearly 1 million Apple Watches on first day: report

    04/13/2015 9:09:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/13/2015 | BY ALEJANDRO ALBA
    Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. bought an Apple Watch on the first day of preorders, according to data company Slice Intelligence. Slice found that that 957,000 Americans preordered the smartwatch on Friday's launch. Those customers won't be getting the actual smartwatch until April 24 at the earliest when Apple starts shipping them. Compared to the 720,000 Android Wear devices sold in 2014, Apple had a great turnout for just one day. "Customers have been giving us great feedback and orders have been great, as well," CEO Tim Cook told CNBC. Slice gathered its data from a panel of...
  • Ebay Troubleshooting [VANITY]

    04/13/2015 5:43:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    WhiskeyX | 2015-04-13 | WhiskeyX
    There is a problem with being able to access eBay this morning. While using multiple client computers, operating systems, and browsers, the normal eBay webpages are abruptly replaced by a Webpage that appears to be eBay in Chinese characters. After this Chinese language page appears, the next webpages indicate access is forbidden or otherwise denied, depending upon the browser being used. eBay is looking into the problem. I'm wondering whether or not anyone else can see the same problems with being denied access one time, gain access another time, and lose access again with the Chinese language webpage/s showing up...
  • This Time Lapse Of A Nuclear Fast Attack Sub Entering Dry Dock Is Sweet

    04/12/2015 9:33:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    This time lapse, shot at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, of the Los Angeles class nuclear fast attack sub USS San Francisco entering drydock is pretty awesome. Not only do you get to see how they bring in one these amazing machines for repairs, but you also see some pretty cool ship traffic in the background. I can see a cruise ship, a Joint High-Speed vessel, some destroyers, a car carrier, the brand new USS America, and a bunch of civilian boats in the video. Not to mention a gaggle of security vessels and a couple of force...
  • Apple closes critical system backdoor with OS X update

    04/12/2015 6:27:05 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 54 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | on Apr 13, 2015 6:24 AM (AUS) | Russell Brown
    Older versions left vulnerable. Apple has fixed a major security hole that has been present in its OS X operating system since at least 2011. The 10.10.3 update addresses the so-called "rootpipe" vulnerability, which allowed an attacker to gain the highest level of access to the computer without a password. The vulnerability existed in checking XPC entitlements and meant a process may gain admin privileges without properly authenticating, Apple revealed. The flaw was identified by TruSec security researcher Emil Kvarnhammer, who discovered the flaw last October and notified Apple's product security team the following day. Kvarnhammer said a planned full...
  • LG Split Screen Improves Usability and Reduces Security Drastically

    04/12/2015 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Developer's Couch ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris
    Life is good (LG) is what you may say out loud when using LG stuff. Unfortunately, today I have to tell you that life is horrible. I recently upgraded to an ultra wide LG screen which comes with split screen software. While I am happy with the hardware, I am utterly disappointed how LG treats security. The TL;DR version is that instead of writing software properly, they just disable UAC upon installation in order to make their software work. I received my monitor some time around last week and quickly installed the software. Nothing special has happened during the setup...