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Less SMS, More WhatsApp

Less SMS, More WhatsApp

At least, that’s the way things are looking in the UK, with the total number of SMS messages sent over mobile networks declining for the first time in history. This has largely been due to apps like WhatsApp, which let users send SMS and MMS messages to one another over their data plans. The reason for this switch has been the fact that most mobile phone companies charge far more for SMS and... »

Rumour: NVIDIA Kicking Apples and Taking Names

Rumour: NVIDIA Kicking Apples and Taking Names

Oh yeah, NVIDIA is at it again, working to deliver knock out punches across the industry and shake things up with their heavy hitting graphics technologies. The latest contender is the highly anticipated Tegra processor, which is built on their extremely well received Kepler desktop architecture. It delivers a minimum 25% greater performance level than anything else in the market right now –... »

EU Copyright Reform Puts the World to Work

EU Copyright Reform Puts the World to Work

If you’ve ever wanted to put your mark on the internet, now’s the time. The public has been complaining year after year that copyright law, it its current format, simply isn’t suited for the digital world. Worse, it heavily favors commercial organizations like publishers and record companies. Because of this, the European Union (EU) is working to overhaul copyright law – an... »

Yelp! Court Rules Right to Anonymity Not Absolute

Yelp! Court Rules Right to Anonymity Not Absolute

Original source: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/court-rules-that-yelp-must-unmask-the-identities-of-seven-anonymous-reviewers/282959/ Whether it’s a case of dirty carpets, or dirty tactics, Yelp is in the legal spotlight thanks to a lawsuit by Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, of Alexandria, Virginia (consider yourself forewarned – their website will make your eyes bleed: ... »

Yahoo! Malware Hack (Again)

Yahoo! Malware Hack (Again)

Yahoo! was thrust into the limelight the last holiday season – unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Their services were hacked. According to this Yahoo! post providing specific details, users accessing the site between December 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014 may have been infected with malware. The actual infection was a result of the Yahoo! ad service’s Java based code being exploit... »

How to Defragment Microsoft Windows 7

How to Defragment Microsoft Windows 7

In almost all the latest versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, there is a built-in tool named Disk Defragmenter that allows you to defragment the partitions/volumes of the hard disk drive of your computer system. With the help of this built-in Disk Defragmenter, you can remarkably increase the reading and writing speed of your hard disk drive. This further results in considerably improv... »

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Some important security vulnerabilities were fixed recently in an Ubuntu update, which include a large number of Linux kernel flaws as well as a remotely exploitable font flaw. The font flaw allowed attackers to run arbitrary code on the target machine without problems, putting your system and data at risk. According to a post that appeared on the Ubuntu Advisory, developers found that libXfont ha... »

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Summary: The Darling project, which enables you to run OS X applications on Linux provided a to-do list for application developers that are eager to help. Running native applications under a different operating system has been quite a challenge for developers. At first, they tried and eventually managed to create Wine, a tool that allows you to run Windows apps under Linux. After this, some develo... »

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