Oct 29

One of the interesting things about the Android OS that is running on the new ‘smartphones’ that are entering the market is that it’s based on the GNU-Linux operating system.

Android was first developed by Android, Inc. Google then acquired Android which sparked a long series of speculations that Google was set to produce a mobile phone, which Google subsequently squashed. Continue reading »

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Oct 29

Cloud computing is getting alot of press but is it really the best thing for consumers?

I have to count myself within the crowd that says no to ‘The Cloud’. Not really for ideological reasons or some misbegotten sense of political alienation, but that I have a geeky bent and feel discouraged that the ‘Cloud Vendors’ don’t display much confidence in my ability to handle ‘grown-up computing’.

What the Cloud Vendors will probably be the last to acknowledge is that their Cloud initiatives are spurred by basically what is a failure of their business models and a lost position as the IT elite. Continue reading »

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Oct 29

The handheld market is wide open. Each vendor will want to convince you that it’s the one to invest in, but as it stands now, there are few predictions that are carrying the authority that large purchasers look for before they decide where to spend the marketing dollars.

I’ve come across several predictions in the IT news stream, some which inspire confidence and some which don’t. Continue reading »

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Oct 12

Google has updated the Android software for mobile phone. This was due to the discovery of a duo of service bugs.

The first bug would give hackers the ability to remove the Android mobile phone off a network and then force a hard restart via a malformed SMS message. The text message would contain a badly formatted WAP Push that would cause an exception on mobile phones running this open source-based software, triggering a restart. Continue reading »

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Oct 09

The content filtering research group of Kaspersky Lab’s  has recently discovered a mass mailing that contains a links sending unsuppecting users to a video advert on the video site YouTube.

It has been reported that there are several variations to this mass mailer, but all result in directing to YouTube Continue reading »

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