If you are one of those who think Microsoft’s efforts of convincing users to move to Windows 7 is nothing more than a money-making campaign, perhaps this announcement might help to change your mind a little. According to a security bulletin posted by Microsoft very recently. A zero-day flaw which could potentially allow hackers to
Everybody hates getting infected with a computer virus, but more often than not the authors and distributors of such malware usually walk off scott-free due to various loopholes in the legal system. However, it seems that the Japanese government is about to put a stop to that: the Japan Ministry of Justice intends to submit
As far as Apple is concerned, there is no need to have two of the same thing, especially when they serve identical roles and functions. Starting next month, the Cupertino company will yank all links to downloadable content on its home page in favor of redirecting users to the native Mac App Store, which will
Now that didn’t take long, didn’t it? It has been only about a couple of weeks since Google made headlines with their Cr-48 notebook, which ran off a beta version of its web-based Chrome OS. And today, it appears that those who were lucky enough to get their hands on a Cr-48 have a found
If you are trying to use Skype right now, you may find that it isn’t working properly. Well, the company has updated on their blog and state that the problem is due to a problems affect some “supernodes” and putting them offline. Rest assured that Skype is doing something about this, though it will take couple
Many people like to look at Microsoft and think of the software company as some Big Brother which expects its users to follow its rules without questions. But in this rare case, it appears that even Big Brother does have the capacity to give after all. VR-Zone has just gotten wind of reports online claiming
Microsoft has its Xbox Live integration in Windows Phone 7, but it was only a matter of time before its competitors in the console market strike back to ensure that Microsoft does not retain exclusive dibs on the console-smartphone service integration. And this time, it is Sony which has fired the next salvo with its Official
Now that Google has come clean on its future plans to make the Chrome OS user experience the default computing method in the near future, it should come as no surprise that the search giant is starting to look beyond notebooks. A quick look at the development page of Chromium OS reveals that plans for
Anybody who has jailbroken their iOS-powered device would have heard of the alternative mobile app repository known as Cydia, but it seems that the repository’s creator have got something a little more ambitious lined up. Apparently, Cydia will soon be launching its own App Store for OS X in a matter of weeks, thus setting
Many developers do not attempt to compete against Microsoft in the desktop OS space, preferring instead to give consumers alternative choices. However, ‘giving a choice’ is not what Google has in mind: the search giant has revealed in an interview that it plans to go all out in making Chrome OS the ‘default way of
Christmas may be the best time to finally get off that PC and spend time with friends and family, but users would do well to ensure that their computers are in shape for some serious updating. Come Patch Tuesday, Microsoft will be releasing a large number of patches to fix flaws in its software products
Just when everyone thought Google Wave will go down in history as one of the biggest flops ever, out comes Google with an announcement to ensure that Wave will continue to live on in some way. Except that this time, it will be the open-source community which Wave will call its home from now on:
Adobe has announced that Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 updates are available for immediate download. This will bring raw file support to 15 new popular camera models including Nikon D7000 and Canon Powershot S95, as well as lens profiles for over 60 new Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sigma lenses.
Google has announced that their Chrome OS laptops will be retailing in the first half of 2011, and carried by PC manufacturers including Acer and Samsung. The search engine giant has also unveiled their new Chrome Web store for web developers to create apps and for users to download and use the web apps on their
Apple has their App store for the iPod, iPad and iPhone, and from online news sources, the company will be launching their Mac App store next week. You can purchase the software like iPhoto, GarageBand and iMovie, and developers can also submit their software for sale on the App store (after review).
Antivirus software is a must-have for most users running Windows, but sometimes, it pays to be a little more selective about antivirus updates before hitting the ‘Update Now’ button. A mandatory patch pushed out from well-known antivirus vendor AVG has resulted in some Windows 7 machines experiencing complete boot failure due to the removal of
Google has announced the launch of Chrome 8.0.552.215. This update brings more than 800 bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as a built-in PDF viewer, and full support for the upcoming Chrome Web Store.
When it comes to getting cheap consumer electronics products built with hardware specifications found on much more pricier alternatives, Acer is probably unrivalled. And from the looks of it, it seems that 2011 will be a very interesting year for the bargain-hunter, for Acer has just announced its intention to launch three new devices next
Futuremark® announced today that 3DMark® 11, the latest version of the industry standard benchmark for real-time 3D graphics, will be released on November 30. 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition priced at $19.95 can be pre-ordered today from http://www.3dmark.com/.