Archive for May, 2011

Cell Radio Radiation Causes Cancer

So apparently it really does cause cancer! Today the World Health Organization stated that cell phone radio radiation can increase the risk of developing cancer. Apple is going to be peeved about putting that surgeon general sticker on it’s pretty iPhone 5. We’ll cover this more in depth as information becomes available.

Source: CNN

But Macs don’t have viruses… oh wait.

I hope that shiny new Mac Book Pro or iMac you bought recently doesn’t surf the web much. Especially since Mac Defender seems to be pretty nasty indeed. Oh, and just in case you thought Apple would help you in your plight you’re wrong. It seems the company is instructing personnel to basically cut off any user who seems to be infected and let them handle it on their own. I’d say that’s a nice way to treat customers who were lured in at the pretense that their Macs would not ever get a virus. Seems a program called ‘macprotector’ runs an installer, “scans” a users computer for threats, and then, and this is the good part, opens up some porn on the computer. I’ve said this for years and it seems to be more a reality now. With Apple gaining popularity over Microsoft in the home market there will be more coders out there willing to write up nasty little malware/viruses to show these people that their systems are just as accessible as Windows was. The appalling memo from Apple corporate is not the way to handle this. I understand that Apple has an image to protect, but to isolate these so called “lepers” is wrong. They should take a note from Microsoft on this one and actually help users who are infected instead of trying to keep this hush-hush. Feel free to comment below if you have any experience with this nasty little bug, or an angry and ‘put-out’ Apple employee.

Source:

Zdnet

What’s been happening in tech the last 2 weeks?

Hey! I didn’t see you there readers. I know I’ve been gone a lot lately and I just wanted you to know… it’s definitely not you! See, with last week being finals week up at the college Chris and I have had no time at all to entertain you with all the great tech news that has broken over the last two weeks. Unfortunately we are not able to get to the blog as much as we would like to during rough times at work and the blog has suffered. The worst part has been that we missed two podcast as well.

Ladies, we know you miss our voices... but we're back. We promise.

But all of that is done now and Chris and I are back! The good news: we are working in the same department now and have more time than ever to talk about the blog and update it. The bad news: it’s been two effing weeks since our last post so in order to update you on everything that’s happened we have to write a long article. Hit up the link after the break to check out what you’ve missed in two weeks. (more…)

Doodle for Google

The Doodle 4 Google online art contest public voting is now open for the top 40 regional finalists.  The competition was opened to K-12 graders across the US of A and has drawn, no pun intended, some amazing talent.  Google has over 100,000 entries being narrowed down to an eventual national champion.  The national winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship, trip to Google New York, laptop, Wacom digital design tablet and a $25,000 technology grant for their school.  These kids have done exceptional work!

So… Go vote now (voting ends May 13th) and look for the national winner’s doodle on May 20, 2011 on the front page Google.com.

iOS 4.3.3 is out. Data trackers everywhere weep.

It seems iOS 4.3.3 is out today and is fixing all of the data tracking issues we mentioned in the blog (as did others). This little update will not only delete the cache on your local machine, but on the phone altogether once you disable location services. Apple can put this very mild problem at bay now and focus on more important things like June’s WWDC.

Source:

Engadget

BlackBerry 7 OS and BlackBerry Bold 9900

Image courtesy of Engadget.com

BlackBerry World is tomorrow but it seems some news just can’t be contained. RIM will announce and feature some of their mobile OS’ (BlackBerry 7 OS) new bells and whistles. Universal search is said to be faster, along with voice-enabled searching, and HTML 5 support. Check the source after the break for more info and a look at the new 9900. (more…)

iOS 4.3.3 to stop data tracking?

Apparently Apple is releasing an iOS update that will stop all the data tracking. BGR is reporting that the fix could be out in as little as two weeks and will delete the consolidated.db file every time the phone is synced. The update will also not store information as long as the old iOS version did (which was infinite.) hit the source after the break for more details on what iOS 4.3.3 will bring.

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