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Mozilla Firefox vs Google Chrome: Which Browser Performs Best?
Firefox / Mobile Web User / 8/19/14
Every web browser that you encounter are all free, compliant and fast. But these days, most internet users are sticking to a web browser they are fond of, rather than use the native browser that comes along with their operating system. It can either be at your ...

Microsoft IE considers renaming product to move away from bad reputation
Internet Explorer / ecns / 8/19/14
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) development team members revealed renaming the popular Internet browser in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) chat feature on Monday. Seeing a declining IE popularity, its developers and program managers said they have ...

Microsoft: Errors In the Latest Windows Update Require De-Installation
Windows / Headlines & Global News / 8/19/14
The update was downloaded on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003. Users who have installed the update reported BSOD, system instability and changes in fonts. According to Digital Trends, users who attempted ...

Keep in mind that there is no iTunes app for Windows Phone
Windows / Slate Magazine (blog) / 8/19/14
Sometimes people—people like Slate—make fun of Windows Phone, because Microsoft's mobile platform has real problems that hold it back. For one thing, the operating system hasn't been able to pick up momentum in terms of attracting developers to ...

Microsoft pulls latest Windows Update; asks users to uninstall it
Windows / Uncover California / 8/19/14
With Windows users complaining that Microsoft's 'Patch Tuesday' update for this month was causing system crashes and issues that required a restart of their computers, the company has announced that the issues-plagued Windows Update has been pulled.

Microsoft Lumia 530 delivers Windows Phone 8.1, with Cortana, for only £60
Windows / Pocket-lint.com / 8/19/14
That means users can get the full Windows Phone 8.1 experience for far less than before. The Microsoft Lumia 530 is the ... That's probably partially thanks to the refined Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan operating system. The Lumia Cyan update brings ...

Microsoft Updates Causing System Crashes and Reboots, Company Pulls All ...
Windows / Online News Heard Now / 8/19/14
If you want to see if you have any of the patches on your computer and you have Windows 8.1, you can go to Metro UI and type in “Programs”. Click on “Programs and Features” and click “View Installed Updates”, which you can find in the upper left-hand ...

Adobe Flash Player: Rumors about its all New Features Create a Stir in the ...
Flash / Mobile Web User / 8/19/14
Like any indispensable program in our computer world, the Adobe Flash Player has gotten is ground proved that you will really need it if you don't want to encounter any problems while browsing or streaming videos. First of all, the Flash Player program ...

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6
Mac / Mac Rumors / 8/19/14
Apple today released a new version of OS X Yosemite to developers, two weeks after releasing the fifth Developer Preview and more than two months after unveiling the new desktop operating system at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Now Available To users For Testing
Mac / Opptrends / 8/19/14
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been known for keeping its plans and future ventures a secret and does not let out any new information till release. Recently, we have seen some change and now Apple has come up with a 'Beta' version of its new Mac ...

Apple TV : Latest OS of the Most Promising Video Streaming Device
Mac / StreetWise Tech / 8/19/14
iOS will connect with OS X Yosemite, the next version of MAC operating system. Thanks to the so-called feature, Continuity. This feature will be very useful to iPhone users. With this, users who's been using iPhone to watch movies could make use of this while ...

Ditching Linux for Windows? The truth isn't that simple, says Munich
Linux / TechRepublic / 8/19/14
Suggestions the council has decided to back away from Linux are wrong, according to council spokesman Stefan Hauf. He said the council's recently elected mayor Dieter Reiter has instead simply commissioned a report into the future IT system for the ...

Panamax Connects Docker Linux Containers Like Lego
Linux / Dr. Dobb's / 8/19/14
Docker, the Linux container manager that Panamax is based on, makes containers portable and sharable; it also allows developers to collaborate on infrastructure. CenturyLink's Lucas Carlson says he likes the fact that with Docker, he can encapsulate the ...

Greggs Google fail: bakery falls afoul of search engine's algorithms with ...
Google / The Independent / 8/19/14
Well, it seems that the hot-sausage-roll-and-pasty vendor has fallen afoul of the search giant's clever - but ultimately blind - algorithms. When searching for well-known individuals or companies, Google likes to pull in a bit of a rough bio and illustrate it with a ...

Why did an offensive Greggs logo show up in Google's web search?
Google / The Guardian / 8/19/14
As other news organisations have pointed out, if you search for the Daily Mail's Richard Littlejohn, you get a picture of him with his mouth replaced by another orifice. And earlier this month you got some interesting results when searching for Skellow in ...

Greggs Google gaffe: You'll never believe what happens when you search for ...
Google / Irish Mirror / 8/19/14
It seems something's gone wrong in the database Google uses to create the information panels on the right hand side of the search page. Where the iconic blue, white and orange Greggs logo should be, there's a similar but different logo - and it has an ...

Google My Business: A Guide to the Local Marketing Dashboard
Google / Search Engine People (blog) / 8/19/14
Google My Business is a significant update for managing your local business on Google Maps and Google+. This online marketing tool is aimed to consolidate the features of Google+ and Places for Business into one easily accessible dashboard. Business ...

Getting More Than Just Words in a Google Search Result
Google / Wall Street Journal / 8/19/14
Typically, Google hunted for Web-page text that matched the words in a search. But last year the company released the Knowledge Graph, a sophisticated database with facts about specific people, places and things. Now, a search for "Empire State Building" ...

LG will unveil world's first 21:9 curved IPS monitor at IFA next month
Screen Resolution / GSMArena.com (blog) / 8/19/14
This, however, won't be the only monitor that LG will launch at IFA. Coming along for the ride will be the 31MU97, a 31-inch model with 4096×2160 resolution (that's 4K). This also has an IPS panel, and is apparently able to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB ...

Silicon Valley's Volo helps Ugandan ISP Zoom setup within 12 weeks
ISP / ITWeb Africa / 8/19/14
Ugandan internet service provider (ISP) Zoom Wireless setup its operations in less than 12 weeks with the help of Silicon Valley company Volo. In a press statement, Volo says it helped Zoom Wireless (www.zoom.co.ug), a part of SINFA Uganda LTD, start ...

South Africans: victims of Internet apartheid
Connection Speed / MyBroadband / 8/19/14
South African Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are often blamed for poor international connection speeds. However, many factors which cause poor speeds are outside of the control of local ISPs. Some of the factors influencing international Internet speeds include firewalls, servers, the configuration of tunnels, the receiving or sending connection speed, available capacity at any given moment, limits applied to sessions (shaping), and the distance and latency to and from the location being accessed. Even the ability ...

Zoom Wireless launches internet in north Uganda
Connection Type / Telecompaper (subscription) / 8/19/14
Uganda ISP Zoom Wireless has launched high-speed services in northern Uganda after partnering with Volo to use its software integration and network design. Zoom Wireless, a part of SINFA Uganda, is offering a range of small business and residential fixed ...

Huawei Uganda launches Mobile Broadband Demo truck show
Mobile Broadband / IT News Africa / 8/19/14
Huawei officially launched the Mobile Broadband demo truck show at Kampala Serena Hotel, in Uganda. The five day demo is set to showcase Huawei's latest converged communications solutions and philosophies to enhance its brand industry leadership, ...

EE, 3 have clear lead over rivals on mobile internet – survey
Mobile Broadband / Mobile World Live / 8/19/14
A new survey by mobile analytics firm RootMetrics has described mobile internet performance in the UK as “a two-horse race,” with EE and 3 enjoying a clear lead over rivals O2 and Vodafone. The firm gave EE a so-called Rootscore of 85.5 ahead of 3 (82.7), ...

Huawei Uganda Officially Launches The Mobile Broadband Demo Truck Show
Mobile Broadband / PC Tech Magazine / 8/19/14
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, officially launched the Mobile Broadband demo truck show at Kampala Serena Hotel. The five day demo showcases Huawei's latest converged communications ...

Mobile Internet users in Taiwan on rise: survey
Mobile Broadband / Focus Taiwan News Channel / 8/19/14
The study found that 9.88 million Taiwanese, or 47.27 percent of local residents aged over 12, used mobile Internet between November 2013 and April 2014, marking a steady increase from 41.13 percent in a survey carried out last year and a jump from 25.91 ...

"Microsoft .NET: Introduction to Test Driven Development" - NetCom Learning ...
Microsoft .NET / Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) / 8/19/14
NetCom Learning is issuing an invitation to attend a complimentary webinar on Introduction to Test Driven Development (TDD) in Microsoft .Net to be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. The session which is targeted towards ...

Workshare Integrates with Microsoft Office 365 to Enable Secure Collaboration
Microsoft Office / Broadway World / 8/19/14
Workshare today announced its integration with Microsoft Office 365, providing Microsoft users with a full set of collaboration functionality to increase productivity. The integration of Workshare's desktop and cloud collaboration tool, Professional 9, will enable ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: To buy or to wait
Microsoft Tablet PC / FierceCIO / 8/19/14
Are you looking to buy the new Surface Pro 3? In case you have not heard yet, it is Microsoft's third and most recent attempt to create a hybrid tablet-PC experience to replace the laptop. And it seems that Microsoft may have got it right this time, given the ...

Buy Xiaomi Mi3 from Flipkart Using This Chrome App
Chrome / Siliconindia.com / 8/19/14
However, to make things easy and smooth for future buyers, the company has released a Chrome browser extension of BuyHatke that will add the Smartphone to your Flipkart cart soon as it goes on sale. But for that to happen, buyers will have to register with ...

Firefox takes second place from Internet Explorer in France
Firefox / Telecompaper (subscription) / 8/18/14
Mozilla's Firefox browser took second place from Microsoft Internet Explorer in France in June 2014, with 22.5 percent of website visits on average, compared to 21.5 percent for Internet Explorer, according to AT Internet. Nevertheless, both Firefox and Internet ...

Microsoft Considers Scrapping The Internet Explorer Brand
Internet Explorer / Channelnomics / 8/18/14
Microsoft has admitted that “negative perceptions” of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser has prompted “passionate” debate within the firm about a potential rebrand. IE has earned a bad reputation among some users after falling victim to a string of security ...

Microsoft wants you to keep using Internet Explorer: IE 12 in the works for ...
Internet Explorer / Tech Times / 8/18/14
Recently Microsoft participated in "Ask Me Anything" question and answer session on Reddit in a bid to improve the web for Internet Explorer users, and making the browser a better place for developers. It's going to be a tough road ahead for the IE team since ...

Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change ...
Internet Explorer / Register / 8/18/14
Asked whether Microsoft had ever considered rebranding IE, browser engineer Jonathan Sampson 'fessed up that, after nearly 20 years, that topic has been the subject of much heated debate inside the team. “It's been suggested internally. I remember a ...

Your Favorite Internet Explorer Is Set To Change For Good
Internet Explorer / Gizmodo India / 8/18/14
Back in the days when web surfing was never about experience and not much competition existed, Microsoft had a ball with its Internet Explorer browser. Lack of alternatives compelled users to choose the browser they never liked. But with the incoming of ...

Dialog Boxes Slow Down Internet Explorer's Performance
Internet Explorer / Chinatopix / 8/18/14
If the glitch occurs consecutively, the performance of Inter Explorer could slow down or the browser will simply stop working. Microsoft said users who updated their Internet Explorer with the MS14-037 or MS14-051 security updates are the only ones affected ...

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer Due To Negative Perceptions
Internet Explorer / Forbes / 8/18/14
According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer has more than a 58% web browser market share as of now. This is about triple the market share of the second-place browser, Google Google Chrome. However, Internet Explorer is known for having a bad ...

Microsoft withdraws Windows 8.1 August Update after boot failures
Windows / myce.com / 8/18/14
The patches caused severe issues with Windows 8.1, including systems that failed to boot after installation of the patches. Microsoft has posted possible workarounds for those who have a failing system after the update. ... They reported they received 'Stop Errors' after they installed the Windows 8.1 August Update through Windows Update. Microsoft reports the issue is hard to solve but nevertheless has posted possible workarounds on its website that should assist users in booting into Windows 8.1 again.

Microsoft pulls its August Windows update after users report crashes
Windows / PCWorld (blog) / 8/18/14
The same security bulletin details the steps you'll need to take: You'll need to enter the Windows Recovery Environment, delete the fntcache.dat file, reboot, export the file, delete the file again, uninstall the updates, reboot, and reimport the font file. (Be sure to use the linked support document above as ... Before this month, Microsoft had periodically issued major software updates, such as Windows 8.1, providing significant feature upgrades to its operating system. In August, however, it moved away from that practice, ...

Microsoft releases complete list of improvements to Windows 8.1 in 'August ...
Windows / FierceCIO / 8/18/14
Microsoft last week released its monthly Patch Tuesday rollout for August, as well as an update that brought in a long list of improvements to users of the newest Microsoft Windows operating system. This update comes on top of the bug fixes in the August ...

Microsoft Windows Store Is Polluted With Scamware And Microsoft Doesn't ...
Windows / Hot Hardware / 8/18/14
Of all the things that Windows 8 brought to the table, it's the much-maligned Start Screen that seems to get most of the attention. That's unfortunate, because there were many other aspects of the OS that made it a major release. Take for example the fact that it ...

Microsoft to showcase Windows 9 preview next month
Windows / Ghana Broadcasting Corporation / 8/18/14
The Windows 9 is expected to be like Windows 8 with missing features, reports the Verge. The internal features of the operating system would most likely include a new mini Start Menu and an early version of Cortana. Windows 9 will feature a virtual desktop ...

Microsoft withdraws problematic Windows update
Windows / ComputerWeekly.com / 8/18/14
Security bulletin MS14-045, which was updated on 15 August, fixes three privately reported vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows kernel that could allow elevation of privilege. MS14-045 applies to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, plus Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003. While the update has installed without difficulty for many, some reported system crashes and problems restarting their systems. The reason this problem did not show up in testing is because it only happens under specific ...

Bookmarks Manager enabled in Opera 25
Opera / Ghacks Technology News / 8/18/14
When Opera Software switched from the company's own Presto rendering engine to Chromium/Blink, part of the browser's userbase criticized the company for it. Among the points the community made was that the new Opera lacked many features of the old ...

Robi, Opera offer co-branded Opera Mini web browser
Opera / Telecompaper (subscription) / 8/18/14
Opera Software and Bangladeshi mobile operator Robi Axiata have signed an agreement to offer a co-branded Opera Mini web browser for Robi subscribers. The Opera Mini cloud-based browser is designed to compress data by up to 90 percent. According ...

The best hidden Google search tricks and tips
Google / NEWS.com.au / 8/18/14
With the right searching skills you can get immediate, well-honed results that mean you won't have to scroll through its pages of irreverent results to find what you're looking for. You can tell Google to disregard certain words or phrases, tell it to search within ...

Google buys travel search app JetPac: How it will be Googlized
Google / Northern Voices Online / 8/18/14
Search giant Google has bought travel search app JetPac. We take a look as how it will be Googlized. Buying start-ups is not new for search-engine giant Google. It has been doing this for a while. It is difficult to have a count of how many start-ups Google ...

Ineos joins search for shale gas in Scotland
Yahoo / Yahoo Finance UK / 8/18/14
Ineos has bought rights to explore for shale gas in the area surrounding its Grangemouth refinery complex in Scotland, in the petrochemicals giant's debut move into the fracking industry. The company, which requires gas and gas by-products to run the plant, ...

LG to unveil curved ultrawide monitor at IFA
Screen Resolution / CIO Magazine / 8/18/14
On Monday, LG said it would unveil the world's first curved monitor with an extra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The screen measures 34 inches diagonally and has 3440 by 1440 pixel resolution. As with other curved TVs and monitors, LG promises that the 34UC97 ...

LG to bring Curved UltraWide monitor to IFA 2014
Screen Resolution / SlashGear / 8/18/14
In any case, this 34-inch screen packs quite the punch, whether you are a professional artist or a movie buff. The monitor boasts of a Quad HD resolution of 3440x1440. For connectivity, it utilizes Thunderbolt 2 connectors not just for fast data transfers but also ...

Zoom Wireless takes cheaper high speed internet to northern Uganda
ISP / Biztech Africa / 8/18/14
Backed by Volo's expert design and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda's newest Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences in the region. Leveraging on this ...

Volo's First Customer Launches High-Speed Internet Access Service in Northern ...
ISP / PR.com (press release) / 8/18/14
Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Backed by Volo's expert design and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda's newest Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed Internet access to businesses and ...

Zoom Wireless launches high-speed internet access in Uganda
ISP / HumanIPO / 8/18/14
Ugandan startup internet service provider (ISP) Zoom Wireless has launched high-speed services in northern Uganda after partnering with Volo to use its software integration and expert network design to deliver affordable high-speed services to business ...

Satellite broadband finally opens up the internet to me
Connection Speed / BetaNews / 8/18/14
When connected, the laughable internet speed meant that -- of course -- it was impossible to make or receive phone calls; the phone would ring so I'd know a call was coming, but the audio had a distinctly underwater feel at best. Text messages worked fine, so it was worth keeping ... A quick call to customer service revealed that the relatively high latency of the connection meant that the signal booster would not be able to sync with the server and would therefore be unusable. Drat and darn! Still... it seems like a small ...

Ethiopia: Wegagen to Launch Mobile and Internet Banking - 2merkato
Mobile Broadband / Ethiopian Business Portal / 8/18/14
Wegagen Bank disclosed it is set to soon start giving mobile and internet banking for its customers. The mobile banking service Wegagen has planned to start is a Structured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) version, which it claims will give customers the ...

Denmark's Mobile Internet Users are Young and Social
Mobile Broadband / Go-Mash Mobile / 8/18/14
According to a study by Statistics Denmark, regular internet users in Denmark are converting to mobile, with 2.1 million 16-89 year olds using their mobile devices to access the internet every day. Since 2012, the total number of mobile internet users in the ...

Bahrain mobile broadband subscriptions up 4.4% in Q1
Mobile Broadband / Telecompaper (subscription) / 8/18/14
The number of broadband subscriptions increased by 4.1 percent compared to December to 1.70 million, equal to a penetration of 134 percent. Mobile broadband drove the increase, with growth of 4.4 percent, and accounted for 90 percent of subscriptions.

Bahrain's TRA reports strong growth in mobile broadband users
Mobile Broadband / TeleGeography / 8/18/14
According to figures published by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) as reported by Gulf Daily News, mobile broadband users accounted for nearly nine out of ten internet subscriptions in Bahrain at the end of 2013. Of the total 1.63 million ...

Tigo Ghana connects 160 districts with mobile broadband
Mobile Broadband / Telecompaper (subscription) / 8/18/14
Tigo Ghana announced that it has completed mobile broadband coverage in over 160 districts across the country. This forms part of several investments to improve network quality and boost customer experience among Tigo subscribers. The project which ...

MEDL Mobile Releases Beta of Hang w/ Web Platform
Mobile Web / IT News Online / 8/18/14
Based on the increasing demand from its users, Hang w/ has now developed a web based beta version of the Hang w/ application that will also allow the use of the Live Social Video Platform on desktops and laptop computers. This update makes the platform applicable to many different and new uses such as Interactive Group Meetings from desktop/laptop to desktops/laptops and mobile devices; and broadcasting to followers with higher quality video and audio. The Web based features include: -- Profiles ...

AppCircus@Mobile Web Africa applications open
Mobile Web / HumanIPO / 8/18/14
The competition final will take place on September 11 at the Mobile Web Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 10 selected developers to pitch their app live at the conference. The winner will be selected by a jury of mobile industry experts; ...

AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in ...
Mobile Web / Bizcommunity.com / 8/18/14
AppCircus@Mobile Web Africa will be taking place in Johannesburg on 11 September in conjunction with the region's leading mobile industry event: Mobile Web Africa. The competition is sponsored by Intel and will gather together the region's top mobile ...

Google Chrome Beta 37 big changes instore for Android users
Chrome / The Gamer Headlines / 8/18/14
As said, the navigation system is simplified in this beta version of Android chrome. Because the browser is streamlined, you could easily navigate from one function to another. Link preview makes it easier to select the link you want to navigate. There is also a ...

10 best Chrome apps for students
Chrome / PCWorld (blog) / 8/18/14
These 10 Chrome apps will give students (and anyone else!) a well-rounded tool set—one that transforms your browser into a true productivity powerhouse. For even more online awesomeness, be sure to check out PCWorld's guide to 12 robust websites that ...

Browser Face-Off: Chrome 37 Beta Battery Life Revisited
Chrome / AnandTech / 8/18/14
Last week we posted our Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored 2014, where the battery run down times of Firefox 31, IE11 Desktop, IE11 Modern, Chrome 36, and Chrome 37 beta were tested on Windows. We used GUI automation to open browsers, tabs, ...

Chromecast Support Extends to Firefox
Firefox / Good E-Reader (blog) / 8/18/14
For those watching the evolution and growth of Chromecast closely, the latest nightly build of the Firefox web browser now supports the technology. Once you upgrade to the latest version of the popular browser, you can easily cast tabs or videos from any ...

A first look at Firefox's new Share this Page feature
Firefox / Ghacks Technology News / 8/18/14
Mozilla has integrated a social API into Firefox in 2012 which allowed sites such as Facebook or Mixi to create special apps that users could add to the Firefox browser. Related to that is a new Share this Page feature that landed in Firefox 33 Nightly for the ...

Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast Support In Latest Nightly Build - Android Headlines
Firefox / Android News / 8/18/14
Once you install the latest nightly build, you just jump into the Menu and hit Tools, then Mirror Tab to start viewing what's in your browser on your Chromecast-connected TV. Chromecast support is available in Android using the Chromecast app now. You can ...

Mozilla Firefox VS Google Chrome: Which Should be Your Default Browser?
Firefox / Mobile Web User / 8/18/14
A lot of users are pro-Mozilla, while other hard core Google fans disagree otherwise. But which one is definitely better over the other? Let's take a closer look at this particular browser wars and see which one should assert its dominance even further.

Microsoft's plan to rebuild Internet Explorer's image: Stop calling it Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer / Yahoo News / 8/18/14
... one Reddit user asked whether or not the team had ever considered rebranding the browser. “It's been suggested internally; I remember a particularly long email thread where numerous people were passionately debating it,” wrote Jonathan Sampson.

Microsoft considers renaming Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer / TG Daily / 8/18/14
Microsoft developers have "passionately debated" the idea of changing the name of their much-maligned web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), according to one of its designers. The revelation came amid an "ask me anything" session on Reddit. When asked ...

Internet Explorer By Any Other Name Would Perform Just As Badly
Internet Explorer / Bidness Etc / 8/18/14
It was recently reported by Microsoft's own employees that the company considered renaming Internet Explorer to get rid of the negative vibe surrounding the web browser. Bidness Etc takes a look at why Internet Explorer is close to losing its dominant ...

Why Microsoft might rebrand Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer / Computer Business Review / 8/18/14
Microsoft is considering a potential rebrand of Internet Explorer due to "negative perceptions" of the web browser, the firm has revealed. Redmond engineer Jonathan Sampson revealed employees were "passionately debating" the topic within the company, ...

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Answers Internet Explorer Question
Internet Explorer / WallStreetPR / 8/18/14
Boston, MA 08/18/2014 (wallstreetpr) – There was a time when Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s Web browser Internet Explorer was the main thing for Internet users. In fact, IE controlled 95% of the browser market share back in 2003. That portion has ...

Microsoft Windows 9 Beta Release Date Next Month? New OS Publicly ...
Windows / KDramaStars / 8/18/14
Microsoft Windows 9 beta will be publicly available September or October 2014, according to sources (yahoo.com). While the new Microsoft OS is expected to be unstable as a beta release, users will have a good grasp of features and changes to be included ...

Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 updates, which can cause blue screens of death ...
Windows / Digital Trends / 8/18/14
Many people who downloaded last week's Windows 8.1 patch have experienced blue screens of death, and looping system restarts. In fact, the problem has been so significant, that Microsoft has pulled the patches from Windows Update. They also ...

Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners
Windows / PCWorld.co.nz / 8/18/14
The software company has provided a pared-down, proof-of-concept version of Windows designed to work with the Galileo board, which is targeted do-it-yourself enthusiasts who experiment with electronics. The OS previously worked only on a few Galileo ...

HP Stream is a $199 Windows laptop for Google haters
Windows / Geek / 8/18/14
What do you get if you rip Chrome OS out of the 14-inch HP Chromebook and stuff Windows 8.1 into it? The HP Stream, a laptop that's going to fly off store shelves this Christmas with a $199 price tag. This could be one of HP's hottest sellers ever — it's priced ...

Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions
Opera / Capital Public Radio News / 8/18/14
Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Metropolitan Opera has settled labor contracts with two of its largest unions. Jonathan Ticler / Metropolitan Opera.

How to install Adobe Flash to an Android smartphone or tablet
Flash / PC Advisor / 8/18/14
Adobe may have cut support for Flash in Android Jelly Bean and beyond, but the great many sites and services that continue to make heavy use of the standard suggest it's far from dead. For those of us relying on a Jelly Bean or KitKat phone or tablet as our ...

Exploit kits put Silverlight security issues in focus
Silverlight / TechTarget / 8/18/14
Nearly ubiquitous browser plug-ins like Java and Flash have long been abused by attackers, but according to one researcher, Microsoft's lesser known Silverlight video player plug-in is playing an increasingly prominent role in exploit kits, potentially leaving ...

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, Xcode 6 beta 6
Mac / Apple Insider / 8/18/14
Apple has focused on what it calls "continuity" between OS X and iOS with its next major updates, as users will be able to seamlessly hand off content from their iPhone or their iPad to their Mac when within range. In addition, users will be able to answer and ...

Apple Releases Mac OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6
Mac / iClarified / 8/18/14
Apple has seeded Mac OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to developers for download and testing. The build number of the new seed is 14A329f. The update is recommended for all users and can be downloaded via Software Update. It is available in the ...

IBM Techies Pit Docker, KVM Against Linux Bare Metal
Linux / EnterpriseTech / 8/18/14
This is expected, given that Docker is a container (sometimes called a type 2 hypervisor) that shares a Linux kernel and sometimes a file system across all of the containers in the machine, which is distinct from a full-on, bare metal hypervisor (often called a ...

Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft
Linux / Network World / 8/18/14
Nearly 15,000 users were converted to the city's customized Linux-based operating system. As recently as February, Munich's attitude toward the open-source project was “full speed ahead,” when it announced that it would switch to groupware provided by ...

Linux-on-the-desktop pioneer Munich now considering a switch back to Windows
Linux / Ars Technica / 8/18/14
City of Munich PCs were running Windows NT 4, and the end of support for that operating system meant that it was going to incur significant licensing costs to upgrade. In response, the plan was to migrate to OpenOffice and Debian Linux. Later, the plan was ...

Munich May Switch Back to Windows Following Unsuccessful Run with Linux ...
Linux / StreetInsider.com (subscription) (blog) / 8/18/14
The noted German city of Munich is about to undergo a big operating system shift again. According to Sueddeutsche.de , Munich will move back to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows just 10 years after switching to Linux. (The version Munich used was ...

Google for kids: Search giant to explore how children can legally use its services
Google / Tech2 / 8/18/14
While Facebook has been embroiled in controversy over pre-teens accessing its services, Google is planning new features to help it cater to children by legally allowing them to use its services. A report by TheInformation suggests that the search giant plans ...

Updated Google search app for iPhone and iPad00:46
Google / Courier Mail / 8/18/14
... Google search app for iPhone and iPad00:46. Play videoPremium. Make more of your day with the updated Google Search app for iOS. Just the right information, at just the right time, before you even ask. Courtesy Google. 2014-08-19T06:24:31.657+10:00 ...

Google acquires image-based city guides company Jetpac to improve visual ...
Google / Digital Trends / 8/18/14
Google is continuing its acquisition binge in 2014 with the purchase of Jetpac, an iOS app that uses public information from Instagram photos to create image-driven city maps and guides. The move appears to be a step toward improving the search giant's ...

Google vs Shark: Search Giant Fights Undersea Enemy to Protect its Huge Optic ...
Google / Microfinance Monitor / 8/18/14
google data center Search giant Google is fighting an unusual enemy undersea to protect its huge trans-Pacific cables, which were attacked and bitten by sharks hoping to find food. It has posed a sever challenge for the global search giant that depends on its ...

Yahoo Recovers From Search Share Low in June
Yahoo / Search Engine Watch / 8/18/14
Yahoo is gaining incremental search share, with July showing a 0.2 percent increase from the month prior at 10 percent share, according to comScore U.S. search engine rankings. This is a recovery for Yahoo, as June showed its lowest ever search share ...

LG to unveil 21:9 curved ultra-wide monitor next month
Screen Resolution / KitGuru / 8/18/14
LG's Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) features 34” IPS panel with 3440*1440 resolution, hence, it is not suitable for ultra-high-definition movies. Nonetheless, it should be a good solution for full-HD content, photographs, video games as well as multimedia programs that require a lot of extra screen real estate. The 34UC97 display is compatible with Apple Mac and PCs, it also supports Thunderbolt 2 interconnection in addition to other connectivity options. The monitor features Maxx Audio and 7W stereo ...

LG Electronics to Release World's First 34 inch 21:9 Curved IPS Monitor
Screen Resolution / BusinessKorea / 8/18/14
21:9 monitor showcased early this year, the new model has a curved design. The screen with a WQHD (3,440 x 1,440 pixels) resolution is suitable for use by picture or video experts, since the monitor is 2.38 times larger than existing full-HD displays.

Curved IPS panel powers ultra-wide LG monitor
Screen Resolution / The Tech Report, LLC / 8/18/14
Curved televisions now exist, and at least one PC monitor is following in their footsteps. ... I hope they'll be demoing something like Project Cars with the three-screen setup depicted below. On the more ... This offering has a flat 31" panel with a 4K resolution.

LG To Introduce Curved Extra Wide Monitor At IFA
Screen Resolution / ValueWalk / 8/18/14
Early on Monday morning, LG reported it would introduce the first ever curved monitor with ultra wide 21:9 aspect ratio with the screen measuring at 34 inches diagonally. It also features 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution. Like similar curved models, the LG 34UC97 ...

Cincinnati Bell Announces Gigabit Internet Service to Consumers
Connection Speed / Fort Mills Times / 8/18/14
Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics Gigabit Internet speed is up to 100 times faster than normal broadband Internet. Cincinnati Bell began offering gigabit Internet service to small businesses earlier this summer. Torbeck noted that The Brandery, the small business ...

State of the Internet
Connection Speed / Manila Standard Today / 8/18/14
The first quarter State of the Internet report from Akamai, a major US-based provider of cloud services, shows that the Philippines had an average connection speed of only 2.1 megabits per second (Mbps) in the first quarter of 2014, near the bottom of a list of 14 Asia Pacific countries ... Statistics gathered by Internet metrics company Ookla show that the Philippines has the 63rd most expensive Internet service among 64 countries, at $22.33 per Mbps (the only country more expensive is South Africa with $23.14).

Cable Providers Now Have More Internet Customers
Connection Speed / TheStreet.com / 8/18/14
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For the first time, Internet service subscribers now outnumber TV service subscribers at the country's top cable companies, according to a newly published survey. Leichtman Research Group reports the country's largest cable and telephone providers, which represent more than 90% of the total market, added nearly 385,000 net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the second quarter of 2014. When combined, (50.7 million subscribers from cable companies and 35.2 from telephone ...

Internet Data, Mobile Money Boost MTN Nigeria Revenue
Mobile Broadband / Leadership Newspapers / 8/18/14
MTN Nigeria is smiling to the bank following a massive growth in its internet data and mobile money which contributed 16 per cent to the N413.259 billion recorded from January to June 2014. This has forced the operator to invest more in network ...


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