Archive for October, 2010

Windows 8 will coming in 2012

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 0:33 1 Comment

It appears like Microsoft is keen on keeping up with its Vista amends, and the company’s latest roadmap confirms this. According to the roadmap, the OS currently referred to as “Windows 8” should arrive in 2012 and Microsoft is keeping up with its tempo of 3-4 years per major release. Judging by the roadmap, the company doesn’t expect any delays. This could be due to the fact that Redmond is diligently working on it, or that the new OS will just be a 7 with a few new wallpapers, useless graphics-hog eye-candy and a reshuffling of all your familiar settings, so that you have some “fun” while you’re at it. We took a liberty of peeking into our crystal ball and it said “

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12-Year-Old Kid Gets $3K Paycheck For Revealing Security Flaw in Firefox

Monday, October 25, 2010 0:17 No Comments

Mozilla pays a bounty to security researchers who disclose vulnerabilities they find in an appropriate manner. The latest security researcher to get paid is none other than Alex Miller, a 12-year-old boy. Miller found and reported a critical buffer overflow and memory corruption flaw in Mozilla’s Firefox browser and earned $3,000 for his discovery, according to Mercury News. Miller says he was motivated to search for Firefox security holes after Mozilla increased its bug bounty from $500 to $3,000. The seventh grader, who described himself as a Firefox loyalist, has reported a Firefox vulnerability in the past, but that one did not qualify for the cash payout. Annoyed at not get

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HP Official Announces Its Windows 7-Powered HP Slate 500

Saturday, October 23, 2010 0:10 No Comments

The HP Slate 500 is a Windows-7-based tablet PC with a 8.9-inch, 1024×600 resolution screen, a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, a Crystal HD accelerator that should ensure smooth playback for HD (1080p) videos, two gigabytes of RAM (recent rumors predicted 1 GB), and a 64GB SSD. The new HP Slate 500 Tablet PC is designed specifically for business, enterprise and vertical customers looking for the mobility of a tablet, the familiarity of Microsoft Windows 7 and the ability to run custom or corporate applications. With a starting weight of only 1.5 lb (0.68 kg), the HP Slate 500 Tablet PC sets a new standard for mobile productivity with a an ultra-thin, sleek form-factor that

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Apple launches two new MacBook Air models

Friday, October 22, 2010 0:18 No Comments

Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. announced today at the “Back to the Mac” event its new generation MacBook Air. According to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the new MacBook Air has been inspired by the iPad. For instance, the new device will feature only flash storage placed directly onto the main board. The devices will not include optical or hard drive. The new MacBook Air will be made available today in two different sizes — 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches. The device will vary in prices according to the specifications. However, customers will be able to purchase the basic 11.6-inch model for just $999. In terms of battery life, the new MacBook Air models have been equipped with b

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Facebook Introduces New features to Drag and Drop Photos and Albums

Thursday, October 21, 2010 0:10 No Comments

Palo Alto, California-based Facebook, Inc. introduced today the ability to drag and drop albums and photos. The feature seeks to make organizing much easier. The company also enabled other minor features such as an improved News Feed photo viewer. The announcement was made on a video, which ironically was uploaded to YouTube. As many of you might remember, Facebook began to enhance and improve the photo section of its website at the end of September of this year. The company has previously introduced the ability upload and view high resolution photos as well as an easier way to upload and tag images. The new drag and drop feature will certainly be welcomed by Facebook users. Check

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