Computers

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Safari 3.1 launched

Apple announced Tuesday that Safari 3.1 has been released for Mac and Windows systems. "Safari loads web pages 1.9 times faster than IE 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2," Apple said in a statement. "Saf...
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IOGEAR launches PCPortal

IOGEAR has released a hardware-based virtual desktop solution that lets users access their computers from any Internet connection without the need for managing and configuring software. The PCPortal also all...
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The MacGyver crack

Take a seven dollar can of compressed air from any office supply store. Flip it over, and spray its liquid nitrogen on a computer's DRAM, or digital random access memory. Reboot the computer, or even extract th...
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Microsoft opens up, shares secrets

In what is being called a "major shift in the company's business practices," Microsoft announced in a conference call Thursday that it would open up and share some of its business secrets with other software companies, including its competitors. [...]
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Mozilla Messaging opens shop

Mozilla Messaging, the new mail focused subsidiary of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, announced Monday that it has begun operations. Mozilla Messaging will initially work towards developing Thunderbird 3,...
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Our take on the MacBook Air

There's been a lot of talk about Apple's latest laptop the MacBook Air, and a lot of this talk seems to be by people who aren't quite clear on the concept and target market segment. First announced in the middl...
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MySpace page sends fake XP update

McAfee Avert Labs announced Friday a Trojan horse attack disguised as a Microsoft update on a particular MySpace profile. Attackers send friend requests to the victim MySpace users. Clicking on the person's...
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DOJ serves karma, indictments to spammers

On Thursday, some good news hit the battered lungs of a billion junk email filters like pure oxygen: Eleven of the world's most prolific spammers -- nine of whom live in the U.S. -- were indicted by the Departm...
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deskUNPDF Professional

When it comes to converting PDFs to word documents for editing, your software choice options are very limited. Docudesk, a company, which specializes in PDF software solutions, announced it's deskUNPDF Professi...
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Worm found on Google Orkut

Almost 400,000 members of Google's social networking site, Orkut, were victimized by a new spam worm spreading around the site, said McAfee's Avert Labs. "While the worm doesn't appear to harm users' PCs, it...
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Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse

The Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse is the most complicated consumer computer input device ever made. It's also one of the best. It's a mouse, designed for gaming, that Microsoft says was inspired by the Master C...
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Popcorn 3 update for Leopard

Roxio has released an update for its popular video software, Popcorn 3, which we reviewed last month. The v3.0.2 update addresses several bugs. "In addition to Leopard compatibility fixes, this version solve...
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Now it’s MP3 spam…

Internet security firms are reporting a new trend in the "pump-and-dump" spam world -- e-mails containing MP3 advertisements. McAfee Avert Labs reported the phenomenon yesterday. "The spammed MP3 attachments...
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Mac worm claimed by blogger

Researchers announced today an exploit for Macintosh OSX that could potentially expose thousands of computers to worm-like activity. A blogger wrote that he created proof of concept code that opens Intel pro...
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Icy Dock

Do you have more hard drives than drive bays? Icy Dock may be a good solution. Icy Dock's model MB453IPF takes three 3.5" hard drives and fits them in the space of two 5.25" slots. The adapter support...
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Microsoft Surface: Revolutionary

Microsoft has just announced a new tabletop computer which, according to the company, will "change the way we interact with technology." This table computer, named Microsoft Surface, utilizes a new intuitive i...
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Blast and McAfee talk shop

Malicious coders and hackers are constantly finding new ways to circumvent security precautions, and this isn't likely to change in 2007. While a solid anti-virus program is a good bet, the best way to avoid co...
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Flowery career path

Here's a career path. Start out as a florist searching for the perfect balance of red roses and limonium. Eight years later, end up tracking down the spread of viruses for one of the top computer securit...