Archives: October 2013

Email goes 'Dark' -- encrypted, that is

October 31, 2013
Lavabit and Silent Circle are readying a new end-to-end email encryption system, but third parties must step up
Encryption
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Samsung updates mobile, TV, and gaming SDKs to attract more developers

October 31, 2013
The leading maker of smartphones is trying to create its own ecosystem à la Apple
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Microsoft needs your help to nail the Windows 8.1 update 0xc1900101 Blue Screens

October 31, 2013
Two weeks into a vexing bug, people trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 are still reporting Blue Screens
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Apple censors Lawrence Lessig's discussion of iOS 7 Wi-Fi problems

October 31, 2013
Creative Commons founder, whose comments in Apple's official support forums were squashed, is not taking it lying down
iOS, Apple
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Windows 8.1's 'Hero' ads -- brought to you by stealthy snooping

October 31, 2013
Microsoft unleashed a new iteration of its Hero ads but somehow forgot to mention that they work by secretly snooping on your desktop
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Cloudera pitches Hadoop for everything. Really?

October 31, 2013
Cloudera's idea of Hadoop as an enterprise data hub is a bold one, but the reality's quite different: Hadoop still has a long way to go before it can eclipse all other big data solutions
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The chip times are a-changin': Intel agrees to build ARM chips

October 30, 2013
And not just any ARM chip -- Intel will use its 14nm technology to build the most advanced Altera 64-bit quad-core ARM chip ever
Processors, ARM, Intel
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iOS apps vulnerable to Wi-Fi hijacking bug

October 30, 2013
Many apps in iOS -- and possibly other OSes as well -- are vulnerable to a Wi-Fi based attack that redirects traffic to a malicious server without the user ever knowing
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Motorola's new smartphone: Digital Legos

October 29, 2013
Motorola's Project Ara aims to create a modular smartphone, akin to 'Phonebloks' concept, but faces multiple engineering hurdles
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Retina MacBook Pros inexplicably freezing for many users

October 29, 2013
Apple's Haswell-powered Retina MacBook Pro plagued by hangs and lockups, with no clear reason why and no consistent fix
MacBooks, Apple
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