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Breach's open source browser hopes to succeed where Firefox fell short
Firefox / The Rude Baguette / 7/24/14
Modular, Open Source, Hackable – Breach is ticking all the boxes with the ambitious browser project they launched this month. The team, originally composed of TOTEMS (formerly Nitrogram) CTO Stanislas Polu, Socket.io (now Automattic)'s Guillermo Rauch ...

Microsoft soon to have single OS for all devices
Windows / ANINEWS / 7/24/14
CEO Satya Nadella said that the company will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes. He added that they will unify the stores, commerce and developer ...

Adobe Flash Player 12 – What New Features Does it Offer?
Flash / The Fuse Joplin / 7/24/14
Adobe flash player is renowned for offering the user with rich, significant and highly impressive internet content. The flash player provides users with a complete virtual experience by instant deployment of animations, graphics, designs, and user interfaces to ...

Simple Installation of Adobe Flash Player
Flash / StreetWise Tech / 7/24/14
Adobe Flash Player is one of the most important application and software in all PCs, mobile phones and MACs. Video streaming and games are made possible using this software. Although it may not be that very important for other surfers of the web who are ...

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Unveiled New Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Operating ...
Mac / USTrade Voice / 7/24/14
Dallas, Texas 07/24/2014 (ustradevoice) – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to release beta version of new Mac operating system on July 24, 2014. This will be the newest operating system of the company. Beta version of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite will allow ...

Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
Mac / InformationWeek / 7/24/14
In April, Apple launched its OS X Beta Seed Program to provide customers with an opportunity to test updates to OS X Mavericks, the current version of OS X. Prior to that, the last OS X beta release, known as Mac OS X Public Beta, was available from ...

Apple's Best Product Pipeline in 25 Years: OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, 12-inch ...
Mac / WCCFtech / 7/24/14
On the other hand, the Mac OS X Yosemite is pushed a month ahead for October release according to sources. With Developer Previews coming every two to three weeks as planned, OS X Yosemite developers will receive a final Preview build on September ...

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Inviting Users to Try New Mac OS X
Mac / Opptrends / 7/24/14
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will soon bring to the market the new version of the Mac operating system. Before the company makes available on its PCs and laptops it wants the real people to give it a try and therefore is conducting a test of OS X Yosemite in ...

Apple users, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes your way Thursday
Mac / CNET (blog) / 7/24/14
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is key to Apple's efforts to grow in the computing market. Apple now generates less than 15 percent of its total revenue from Macs, but the devices help the company build its ecosystem. And Apple at times has posted strong Mac ...

Apple Opens OS X Yosemite Beta Access To Public
Mac / Headlines & Global News / 7/24/14
In order to get beta access to OS X Yosemite, Apple's latest version of Mac operating system and a successor to Mavericks, users must first sign up for Apple's Beta Program. The slots are limited to one million and Apple will send a link to selected users.

Apple soon releasing public beta for Mac OS X Yosemite
Mac / Maine News / 7/24/14
With the Mac OS X Yosemite public beta test to kick off soon, Apple will give 1 million people an opportunity to test drive OS X Yosemite which will officially be launched this fall. Mac aficionados who will opt to test drive the upcoming software can report bugs ...

Apple OS X Yosemite beta launching today
Mac / bit-tech.net / 7/24/14
Its last update to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, however, was released to users who signed up to the Apple Seed programme - which has no such fee attached. When Yosemite was announced at the Word Wide Developer Conference earlier this year, it was ...

Mac OS X Yosemite: How to download the open beta of Apple's latest operating ...
Mac / The Independent / 7/24/14
When the beta software is ready, you'll receive a redemption code that will allow you to download and install OS X Yosemite Beta from the Mac App Store,” says Apple. And what's new in OS X Yosemite? Well, quite a lot really: pretty much the whole of the ...

Report: Apple is Prepping a 4K iMac for Launch Alongside OS X Yosemite in ...
Mac / SYS-CON Media (press release) / 7/24/14
While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources. Apple plans to continue releasing ...

Google Search Adds Calendar & Reminder Integration
Google / Search Engine Roundtable / 7/24/14
Google Calendar Google officially announced on Google+ that you can now add calendar reminders and events to your Google Calendar by doing a search in Google on your desktop or mobile device. Shimon Sandler actually first spotted this a week ago ...

EU to challenge Google on search result removal
Google / RTE.ie / 7/24/14
Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests will come under fire today, after the search engine restricted the removal of links to European sites only. European data protection authorities will meet Google representatives to discuss its implementation of ...

Mr Almunia, how many more times can Google rewrite Euro search 'dominance ...
Google / Register / 7/24/14
Google has been given three separate chances to revise its concessions on search, in part, because Almunia has stuck so firmly to favouring such an outcome that, he argues, will restore competition more swiftly than forcing the multinational down a so-called ...

Search for Alien Life to Look for Pollutants Using Webb Telescope
Yahoo / Yahoo News UK / 7/24/14
The search for alien life has been largely based on molecular signatures of oxygen and methane, arising from organic life. How about looking for other signs as may come from an industrially advanced civilisation? Why not look at pollution from these ...

All in one monitor, recorder and playback deck
Screen Resolution / Screen Africa / 7/24/14
The Odyssey7Q's monitor capabilities include 3400:1 contrast, true blacks, 1280x800 resolution and a comprehensive set of user tools. It also functions as a ... When in Play Mode the device is also able to play clips with easy to use touch screen technology.

New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy Protections
Cookies/Privacy / Top Tech News / 7/24/14
Recently developed Web tracking tools are able to circumvent even the best privacy defenses, according to a new joint study by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Leuven in Belgium. New technologies known as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies and ... Cookie syncing, meanwhile, is the practice of tracker domains passing pseudonymous IDs associated with a given user, typically stored in cookies, amongst each other. "Cookie syncing can greatly amplify privacy breaches through server ...

FCC Warns ISPs About Violating Transparency Rules With False Speed Claims
ISP / RedOrbit / 7/24/14
Image Caption: The Open Internet Transparency Rule states that the information provided must be “accurate and truthful” and must include disclosure related to network management practices, performance, and commercial terms and service. Credit: ...

FCC Warns ISPs Not to Lie About Broadband Speed
Connection Speed / In The Capital / 7/24/14
The FCC decided to remind Internet Service Providers on Wednesday that they have to share their broadband connectivity speeds and services and with consumers and they can't just make up the numbers. It's part of the Open Internet Transparency Rule, ...

Cogeco Cable Canada Enhances its High Speed Internet Service in Cornwall
Connection Speed / SYS-CON Media (press release) / 7/24/14
"We always strive to offer our customers more flexibility, speed and bandwidth and I am happy our Cornwall customers can benefit from our enhancements to our High Speed Internet service. Now, the whole family can use the Internet at the same time for ...

Staffing Up For the Internet of Things
Mobile Broadband / Mobile Enterprise / 7/24/14
The IoT refers to the myriad implications of connecting everyday objects to the internet, allowing them to share information so that they can learn and adapt for efficiency and greater functionality. These digital networks range from global manufacturing ...

SingTel's 300Mbps mobile broadband service gets a Huawei boost
Mobile Broadband / Techgoondu / 7/24/14
What's the point of a very fast network without anyone being able to log on to it? Well, SingTel's zippy 300Mbps mobile broadband service using the Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) network technology now has a Huawei mobile router that hooks up ...

Mobile Internet to boost telcos' profitability: CARE
Mobile Broadband / Livemint / 7/24/14
New Delhi: The increasing adoption of mobile Internet, fuelled by the proliferation of affordable smartphones and lucrative data plan offers, is expected to drive profitability for telecom operators over the next few years, a report by CARE Ratings said on ...

Ofcom seeks input on Internet of Things
Mobile Broadband / Mobile Today / 7/24/14
Telecoms regulator Ofcom is seeking industry input on plans to grow investment and innovation in technologies related to the Internet of Things (IoT) - the business of connecting up mobiles, machines and sensors so that household appliances and other ...

US broadband users engaging with mobile video apps
Mobile Broadband / DigitalTVEurope.net / 7/24/14
Almost half of US adult broadband users engage with a mobile video app at least once a month, according to a new report from The Diffusion Group. According to the report, 49% of adult broadband users engage with some form of mobile video app monthly, ...

Mobile internet on the verge of killing SMS
Mobile Broadband / Times of India / 7/24/14
The report states that in future a big chunk of profit for mobile companies will come from internet usage. Data usage is expected to surge with subscriber propensity to watch streaming video and engage in video calls. "Smartphones are now available at a price ...

Mobile Solutions, the Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies ...
Mobile Broadband / SYS-CON Media (press release) / 7/24/14
How can data from machines (M2M or the Internet of Things) add value to your other data sources? How can public and private ... How can I collect data in real-time, analyze it and respond quick enough to be useful in a mobile first world? How can discovered ...

UK consumers see mobile, internet as essential to everyday
Mobile Broadband / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/24/14
UK consumers consider internet access and telephone services, especially mobiles, as essential in their day to day lives, a report by Ofcom revealed. Under two-thirds (61%) rated voice services (mobile, landline) as essential, while 59 percent said the same ...

Oyster Goes Browser-Based, Now on All Mobile Devices
Mobile Web / Digital Book World / 7/24/14
Oyster, the unlimited ebook subscription service, today announced the launch of its web and mobile web reader. Now available to read on web and mobile web browsers, the expansion marks Oyster's second new platform in the past month, delivering the ...

Mobile Friendly Webinar & Web Video Conference Service Price Increases 70%
Mobile Web / DigitalJournal.com / 7/24/14
/PressCable/ — Following the successful launch early this year of one of the first webinar and web video conference services to integrate online video conferencing with Google's Hangout platform, Marketing Genesis LLC finally announces an imminent 70 percent ... The webinar platform can broadcast and simultaneously record using either an organiser's webcam, desktop, powerpoint presentation, the internet browser or any other specific application the organiser wants to use on their computer, with the ability to ...

Google Pushes Relevant Ads To Maps On Web and Mobile
Mobile Web / Headlines & Global News / 7/24/14
Last week, the web giant added elevation statistics and voice controls for Google Maps for Android. The addition is a boon to bicyclists to easily avoid unnecessary uphill climbs by looking at the elevation data. The update also helped car drivers to easily get ...

Actiance First-to-Market With Integrated Monitoring and Archiving for Microsoft ...
Microsoft Office / EIN News (press release) / 7/24/14
Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced the general availability of its governance solution for Microsoft Office 365, including Exchange Online and Lync Online.

GoDaddy to bring Microsoft Office 365 to SMBs Rs 149 per month
Microsoft Office / Infotech Lead / 7/24/14
GoDaddy in association with Microsoft will offer Office 365 Email and Communication Solution to small businesses (SMB) in India — at a starting price of Rs 149 per month. The partnership enables millions of small businesses access to enterprise-grade ...

Firefox 31 Patches 11 Security Flaws
Firefox / Threatpost / 7/23/14
“Mozilla developers and community identified identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, ...

Spice to bring Firefox, Android One phones before Diwali
Firefox / mydigitalfc.com / 7/23/14
Homegrown handset maker Spice today said it will bring the much-awaited Rs 1,500-Firefox and Rs 6,000-Android One smartphones to India before Diwali. Earlier this year, Mozilla (developer of Firefox web browser) had tied up with Indian firms -- Intex and ...

Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013
Internet Explorer / BetaNews / 7/23/14
While the browser was easily the most exploited tool, Microsoft has been reacting much quicker to plug vulnerabilities. The company took more than 90 days to release its first patch for IE9, yet IE11's first critical patch emerged just five days after the new ...

Windows 9 to unify all Microsoft devices with universal apps
Windows / What Mobile / 7/23/14
Speaking with analysts, Nadella said: “We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes.” The main way this will work is through the creation of ... The move to unify its Windows OS should lead to more sophisticated apps on Windows Phone devices, for example, which up until now have been severely lagging behind their Google Android and Apple iOS counterparts. It also puts Microsoft at odds with its rivals as both those ...

Microsoft to realease one version of Windows for all platforms next
Windows / MSN UK / 7/23/14
Nadella has promised that this unifying Windows system will appear in the next version of Windows which is due to arrive before the end of this year. The first version will be a cheap OS while the Windows Enterprise and Windows Pro editions will follow later.

Windows development set to be 'unified' by Microsoft
Windows / BBC News / 7/23/14
Leaks had indicated that the firm had originally planned to launch the Surface Mini in May - a small tablet running the Windows RT system, a version of the OS designed for ARM-based chips. Mr Nadella did not mention Windows RT during the conference call, ...

Microsoft will converge Windows versions into one OS
Windows / Inquirer / 7/23/14
Microsoft will converge Windows versions into one OS. Everything from watches to ... Microsoft in a red jumper MICROSOFT HAS ANNOUNCED that it plans to unify all versions of Windows into one single operating system. ... Although separate versions of Windows will still exist, the Universal Apps platform first mentioned at the Build Conference in San Francisco earlier this year will mean that all devices, regardless of form factor and screen size, will be able to run the same programs and apps. He explained, "One of ...

Microsoft to merge all Windows versions in Windows 9
Windows / Techie News / 7/23/14
During the quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is working on Windows 9 which will be a unified operating system for all devices. Rumours about Microsoft focusing on a new major version of Windows, ...

Microsoft unifying Windows for all devices
Windows / The New Age Online / 7/23/14
"We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes," said Satya Nadella. "We will ... Although it has no plans to create a single OS for phones, iPods, iPads and Macs, a host of integration and convergence features are being integrated into iOS 8 and OSX Yosemite, due to launch in September, that will allow consumers to use their Macs to make phone calls, to use their iPhones as mobile hotspots for their notebooks and to ...

Can More Cheap Windows Phones Save Microsoft's Mobile Plans?
Windows / Motley Fool / 7/23/14
Unfortunately, it is exceedingly unlikely that Windows Phone will make much headway in the premium market. Apple's iPhone and devices running Google's Android OS such as Samsung's Galaxy line control the high-end sector. The Lumia 1020, for example ...

Microsoft CEO confirms plans to unify Windows into one huge OS
Windows / iTech Post / 7/23/14
Microsoft has been edging closer to this achievement for a while, as the company has made notable efforts toward bridging the gaps between the different versions of its Windows platform. The company currently has several versions of its OS: the full-fledged ...

One Microsoft Windows for phones, tablets, PCs and Xbox
Windows / Telegraph.co.uk / 7/23/14
But in a conference call last night chief executive Satya Nadella said: "In the past we had multiple teams working on different versions of Windows. Now we have one team with a common architecture. This allows us to scale, create Universal Windows Apps.".

Microsoft to merge Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox OS
Windows / India Today / 7/23/14
Nadella was addressing the media for Microsoft's Q2 earnings report where he revealed that the next version of its operating systems will unify Windows, Window Phone and the Xbox OS. "We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating ...

You can try Apple's OS X Yosemite beta starting from tomorrow
Mac / TechRadar UK / 7/23/14
For the first time in history, Apple is letting the public have an early play with its latest OS, the newest of which is OS X Yosemite. You'll be able to ... In fact, Apple recommends installing it on a secondary Mac if, you know, you've just got one lying around.

Apple's OS X Yosemite beta available tomorrow
Mac / Digital Spy UK / 7/23/14
OS X Yosemite has been in the hands of developers for more than a month now, and will continue to undergo improvement based on user feedback ahead of its full launch in the autumn. Mac owners are advised to backup their data before downloading the ...

Apple's Mac OS X Yosemite beta arrives on Thursday
Mac / Inquirer / 7/23/14
FOR THE FIRST TIME, Apple will release a beta version of its Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system to one million Mac users on Thursday, ahead of the operating system's release this autumn. Apple announced its Mac OS X Yosemite beta programme ...

Apple OS X Yosemite beta will be available to the public from tomorrow
Mac / BGR India / 7/23/14
As mentioned above, the pre-release beta will be available to the public, meaning you won't require a developer's account to download the OS on your Mac. The software will also be the same version developers are using to test their respective apps. There is ...

Apple is bringing its OS X Yosemite beta to the public tomorrow
Mac / Cult of Mac / 7/23/14
Listen up, Mac users! Apple is gearing up to release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite tomorrow, July 24, giving those without a developer account the opportunity to get their hands on it for the first time. Only the first 1 million people who sign up will gain ...

Apple readying OS X Yosemite Public Beta for this month, new developer ...
Mac / 9 to 5 Mac / 7/23/14
Apple is planning to release a publicly available beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite later this month, according to sources briefed on the plans. This release will mark the first time Apple has released a public beta of a new OS X version in over a decade.

Apple releasing OS X Yosemite public preview tomorrow for free Beta Program ...
Mac / 9 to 5 Mac / 7/23/14
As we reported Apple was readying for release this month, Apple has shared that it will open the public beta version of OS X Yosemite tomorrow, July 24th, for users wanting to preview the upcoming version of the Mac operating system ahead of its release ...

Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday
Mac / Apple Insider / 7/23/14
The upgrade requires a Mac running OS X Mavericks, which is available for free on the Mac App Store. Apple also recommends installing the OS X Yosemite Beta on a secondary Mac, since the software is still in pre-release testing and may contain issues.

Apple's public beta for OS X Yosemite begins tomorrow
Mac / Engadget / 7/23/14
Apple announced a few months ago that it would carry out a public beta-testing program for OS X Yosemite, its next-gen Mac operating system, allowing regular people to give feedback before it eventually gets a wide release. Now, the testing period is finally ...

Google's genius plan to eradicate porn in search results
Google / Salon / 7/23/14
It happens from time to time: what seems like an innocuous Google image search somehow turns into a NSFW Internet escapade, with X-rated photos seem to load infinitely as one scrolls through the results. These types of searches are exactly what it seems ...

Rohrabacher Demands Answers Over Google's Mishandling Of D'Souza Film ...
Google / Daily Caller / 7/23/14
Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is demanding answers from Google over allegations that the search engine was mishandling searches for Dinesh D'Souza's new movie “America,” possibly because of ideological differences. “America” had a ...

Google announced to launch Hindi version of Google Maps on Android and PC
Google / Jagran Josh / 7/23/14
Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps. The Hindi language service will be available both on Android and Desktop platforms, and not on Apple's iOS format. On Android, a user can use ...

Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor top Google search trends list
Google / Financial Express / 7/23/14
Google search lets us know. The likes of Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff are leading searches on Google. Although filmy background gives them a clear edge, the other non-filmy newbies on screen including ...

EC may revisit Google search settlement - report
Google / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/23/14
The European Commission may revisit ts settlement with Google over competition allegations in the search market after a growing number of complaints from Google rivals and customers about the deal. People familiar with the matter told the Financial Times ...

Football - Freedman to continue striker search
Yahoo / Yahoo Eurosport UK / 7/23/14
Football - Freedman to continue striker search. Bolton manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed he is looking to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new Sky Bet Championship season. 4 hours ago PA Sport Report. 0 shares ...

ARM develops new-generation 64-bit ARMv8 microprocessors
Architecure / KitGuru / 7/23/14
ARM Holdings, the company whose microprocessor architectures power the vast majority of mobile devices, is working on the second-generation of 64-bit central processing units based on the ARMv8 micro-architecture. Not a lot of details are known about ...

Allwinner to launch its first 64-bit chips in 2014
Architecure / Liliputing / 7/23/14
Chinese chip maker Allwinner has announced plans to bring its first 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture to market by the end of the year. The company will show off a demo of a new 64-bit development board at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in ...

Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers
Connection Speed / Los Angeles Times / 7/23/14
s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service. The Philadelphia company added 203,000 high-speed subscribers during the April-June quarter, more than making up for losing 144,000 homes with ...

Vodafone Portugal launches mobile internet campaign
Mobile Broadband / Telecompaper (subscription) / 7/23/14
Vodafone Portugal has launched a summer mobile internet campaign for pre-paid customers. For every top-up of EUR 15 or more, customers get 15 GB of traffic in the case of Vodafone Go Plus or 50 hours in the case of Vodafone Go Light. This campaign is ...

Samsung, Aircel and Google to promote mobile Internet among Indian women
Mobile Broadband / Telecom Lead / 7/23/14
Smartphone vendor Samsung Electronics, telecom operator Aircel and online search engine Google announced their initiative to promote mobile Internet among Indian women. As part of Google's Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) initiative, Aircel will ...

O2 moves towards the 'Internet of Things'
Mobile Broadband / Mobile Today / 7/23/14
Mobile phone operator O2 is looking for new revenue streams around the 'Internet of Things (IoT), according to its head of customer strategy and development. With consumers moving away from traditional forms of mobile communication like calling and ...

RSA Web Threat Detector Extends Mobile Fraud Capabilities
Mobile Web / IT Trends & Analysis (IT-TNA) / 7/23/14
For its second major refresh since acquiring Silver Tail, RSA is staying true to the core tenets of its Web protection offering, building on its visibility and context capabilities, adding mobile visibility into mobile applications, she said. “Previously we had mobile browser, not apps visibility. With 5.0 now we can provide insight into all mobile traffic.” RSA said Web Threat Detection provides a complete view into web and mobile application traffic, offering “end to end” visibility. To be GA on August 4, new features include:.

KBA launches web portal, mobile app for transparency in lending
Mobile Web / HumanIPO / 7/23/14
The Kenya Bankers Association has launched its “Credit Calculator Online” website and mobile application informing loan applicants of the components that make up the total cost of credit as a percentage – known as the Annual Percentage Rate (APR).

Why Dropbox Is Tying Its Future to Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office / Wired / 7/23/14
Hot startups don't often stake their reputation for innovation on how well their technology works with Microsoft Office, but that's exactly what Dropbox is doing today. The file-syncing service, one of the most valuable venture-backed private companies on the ...

Microsoft Word whiz from Harlem to compete in Microsoft Office Specialist World ...
Microsoft Office / New York Daily News / 7/23/14
This Microsoft Word master is taking on the world. Harlemite Dominique Howard will put her software-savvy skills to the test this weekend when she competes for the coveted Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship title against some 30 international ...

Proof That Microsoft Did Indeed Scrap The Surface Mini Emerges
Microsoft Tablet PC / Techtree.com / 7/23/14
The Surface line of tablets are in no way successful at the moment, with Microsoft's share of the tablet PC market being quite small. However, the company isn't looking at selling large volumes of the devices just yet, but instead using them as a benchmark ...

Firefox 31 plugs critical memory safety bugs
Firefox / SC Magazine / 7/23/14
On Tuesday, Mozilla introduced Firefox 31 to users, remediating several vulnerabilities in the popular web browser with 11 patches. Software bugs addressed include four critical vulnerabilities – one (CVE-2014-1556), which could allow remote attackers to ...

Google Chrome Steals the Spotlight From Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer / Motley Fool / 7/23/14
It's official: For the first time, Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) web browser, Google Chrome, has surpassed Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) Internet Explorer browser as the most popular web browser in the U.S. A report released by Adobe ...

Internet Explorer is the 'sweet spot' for attackers so far in 2014
Internet Explorer / Network World / 7/23/14
Microsoft's browser “set a record high for reported vulnerabilities in the first half of 2014” and also “leads in publicly reported exploits.” Adobe Flash player has been another prime target. “Flash exploits require DEP and ASLR bypass for successful execution.”.

Microsoft Windows to be unified across all screens, CEO Nadella says
Windows / TweakTown / 7/23/14
Speaking with analysts during an earnings call, Nadella suggested Windows is currently a fragmented experience. "We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all ...

Microsoft hints at 'One Windows' for all devices
Windows / The Next Digit / 7/23/14
The world's largest software company is looking to modify its outlook in order to level its losses incurred due to acquisition of Nokia. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has hinted at the surge of one common OS for all the devices of Microsoft. The three ...

Microsoft to unify Windows experience across devices
Windows / Economic Times / 7/23/14
This means one operating system that covers all screen sizes and consolidated dual use productivity services that cross life and work. We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for ...

Windows 9 Will Run On All Microsoft Devices, Says CEO
Windows / International Business Times / 7/23/14
For example, there is currently Windows 8.1 Pro for the business sector tablets and computers, Windows RT 8.1 for Microsoft's Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8.1 for smartphones. Though there are many different system versions for different devices, ...

Microsoft Windows RT The Death Knell Rings For Thee
Windows / Hot Hardware / 7/23/14
Well, this is probably not going to come as a huge surprise, especially in light of mass layoffs announced last week, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that his company will be working to combine all Windows versions into a unified release by next year. "Microsoft is ... I do believe that's undeserved, as once you look past the Start Screen, the OS itself is extremely solid - I certainly would not want to go back to Windows 7 given the general polish of Windows 8. ... HotHardware's Summer Gaming System... 255.

Microsoft Strives For One OS To Rule Them All
Windows / Forbes / 7/23/14
To be fair, the Windows operating system still owns more than 91 percent of the desktop OS market. The problem Microsoft faces is that it is the biggest fish in a shrinking pond. What has changed is that desktops—and by extension the desktop OS—make up a ...

Why is Adobe Flash Player Important?
Flash / StreetWise Tech / 7/23/14
Web browsing has been ultimately impossible and lag-y if it doesn't have adobe flash player installed. As you can see, a lot of computers have Adobe Flash pre-installed when you buy it from stores because hard core users know that in order to get the most ...

Adobe Flash Player 13 Now Comes with Upgraded Features
Flash / The Fuse Joplin / 7/23/14
During the recent years, several people have been requesting Adobe to make its flash player compatible with Android tablets, smartphones and other devices. Adobe eventually announced that their flash player can now efficiently run on Android based ...

Oracle Strengthens Linux Platform Hand
Linux / IT Business Edge (blog) / 7/23/14
Coekaerts says that Oracle has specifically designed Oracle Linux 7 to run as a guest in another virtual environment or allow any other operating system to run as a guest on Oracle Linux 7. In contrast to Red Hat, Coekaerts says Oracle is delivering on the ...

KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment
Linux / eWeek / 7/23/14
Plus, the new Kickoff application launcher enables users to rapidly find and access applications and content on a system. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, KaOS and openSUSE. In this slide show, ...

Google Maps update lets you search less, Explore more
Google / Android Community / 7/23/14
It's easy enough these days to just ask Google Search what interesting places can be found nearby, but that's still a few taps or spoken words away. What if you can get all of that information from a single button? Now you can! At least, once the latest Google ...

SearchCap: Weird Google Quick Answers, Google Maps Ads & Luxury Paid ...
Google / Search Engine Land / 7/23/14
Top Luxury Brands Spent $22 Million On Google Text Ads In The U.S. Last Year [Study] Paid search research firm, AdGooroo, has analyzed the paid search activity by luxury brands and retailers in the U.S. across five categories: apparel, beauty & cosmetics, ...

Google Maps now showing ads directly in search results on both desktop & mobile
Google / 9 to 5 Google / 7/23/14
Google has announced that it's bringing more ads to Google Maps on both the desktop and mobile by integrating local ads into the new list view for search results it rolled out recently. That means that when you search for things like restaurants, hotels, and ...

Why a Google author image is not showing anymore on Google search
Google / allvoices / 7/23/14
Hey, there are no longer nice little pictures of online journalists and bloggers next to their articles on Google search results pages! For writers who publish online, this would be extremely disappointing — if any of us had noticed the change. Turns out Google ...

Google Rival Blasts EU Antitrust Regulator Over Search Deal
Google / Law360 (subscription) / 7/23/14
Law360, New York (July 23, 2014, 2:00 PM ET) -- The founders of vertical search engine Foundem criticized the European Union's antitrust regulator on Wednesday for supporting Google Inc.'s solutions in a probe regarding its search result practices, ...

Video: Yahoo Mobile Search Ads Grow Despite Weak Q2
Yahoo / Investor's Business Daily / 7/23/14
Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) is having a tough time sparking growth in its search advertising business, which again showed slower user-click growth in Q2. Users of Yahoo products clicked about 3% more search advertisements in Q2 than they had in the ...

Asus Republic of Gamers G-Sync Monitor Arrives in August
Screen Resolution / Tom's Hardware Guide / 7/23/14
In 2D mode this monitor provides a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. In 3D mode, the panel provides the same resolution, but up to only 120 Hz. There is also an exclusive Turbo key that allows gamers to quickly switch ...

Apple could release 12-inch Retina MacBook and 4K iMac or monitor late this year
Screen Resolution / Digital Trends / 7/23/14
“Those interface elements appear especially optimized on higher-resolution screens, so it makes sense for us to debut new Retina Macs around the time of Yosemite's release,” an unnamed source said. While the 12-inch Retina MacBook and the 4k monitor/iMac could be released sometime in the third or fourth quarter of this year, issues with Intel chipsets could push the release of these devices to 2015. For what it's worth, the ... Why these dimensions and this particular screen resolution? Matte noted that an ...

AOC offers up u3477Pqu 34in ultra-wide 3440 x 1440 monitor
Screen Resolution / bit-tech.net / 7/23/14
Unlike older 21:9 monitors, the u3477Pqu has a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440, meaning it sits between a 2,560 x 1,600 display and 4K in terms of pixel count - 4.95 million pixels to be excact, spread over a panoramic 8-bit +FRC display. ... A pixel response time of 5ms isn't up to TN standards and the 60Hz refresh rate isn't going to do anything for hard core gamers or 144Hz screen fans (if that's you you'd be wise to check out our recent gaming monitor roundup), but it's likely to fare well with most gamers and movies ...

Will Microsoft Kick ARM to the Curb for Intel?
Architecure / Motley Fool / 7/23/14
Windows RT, Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) attempt to bring Windows tablets and PCs to the ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH ) architecture was an abject failure. With limited developer support for its walled-garden app ecosystem, binary incompatibilities with the ... Intel's next-generation product, Bay Trail, was more competitive, offering leadership CPU performance and fairly decent graphics performance. The graphics performance of the Tegra 4 found inside of the Surface 2 was still better than Bay Trail's, but the ...

Almost all of England actively chose to view internet porn
ISP / Geek / 7/23/14
It wasn't too long ago when the UK government began thinking about requiring its citizens to opt into viewing porn with their service providers, in an effort to protect children from online pornography. The filter program was announced in July of 2013, and was ...

FCC To ISP's: Be Transparent Or Else
ISP / Broadcasting & Cable / 7/23/14
The FCC accentuated the negative in its headline for an advisory it issued from the Enforcement Bureau spelling out what ISP transparency obligations are: "FCC to ISPs: Inaccurate Disclosures Violate Transparency Rule," and in the statements from top officials. ... That tone was echoed in a statement released by Acting Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc, who talked about failure and accountability: "Consumers rightly expect to receive the Internet access that they have been promised by their service providers. We are ...


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