Archives: December 2012

Facebook reveals secrets behind its speedier new Android app

December 13, 2012
Social networking site rebuilt native code, reduced garbage collection, and moved photos to native heap
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Android malware and cloud abuse among top threats for 2013

December 13, 2012
Trend Micro also expects more sophisticated malware attacks and more destructive hacktivists
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MobileMedia scores patent win over Apple, with eyes on RIM and HTC

December 13, 2012
Jury decides that the iPhone infringes on three calling-related patents held by MobileMedia, which is owned by Nokia, Sony, and MPEG-LA
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Hacker group makes good on promise to attack major banks

December 12, 2012
PNC, Bank of America, and SunTrust suffered site slowdowns, outages after threats of DDoS attacks from Islamic hacker group
Hacking
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#SOPA beats out #Sandy and #Olympics as top Google+ hashtag for 2012

December 12, 2012
iPad 3, meanwhile, was the only tech term to make the top 10 searches for the year
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Apple is Microsoft's best friend in delaying Office on iPad

December 12, 2012
Apple may be doing Microsoft a favor by holding up App Store placement. If users can get Office 2013 on the iPad, why buy a Windows RT tablet?
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Intel rolls out six-watt Atom chip for cloud servers

December 11, 2012
The new Centerton 64-bit system-on-a-chip family is aimed at lightweight, scale-out Web apps
Processors, Intel
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Office on iPad: What's the hangup?

December 11, 2012
With all signs reporting to an imminent release of Microsoft Office for the iPad, there's one crucial sticking point that may gum up the works
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Swiss intelligence insider may have swiped U.S. counterterrorism data

December 11, 2012
Suspect allegedly made off with terabytes' worth of data in portable hard drives
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And the winner for cross-platform mobile app dev is ... C++?

December 10, 2012
C++ could grow beyond its mobile gaming niche -- but only if developers buy into its multiplatform pitch
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