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Developing an application isn't a cake walk, although it can seem like one if all we're talking about is getting a program up and running. Perhaps the biggest chore with developing an app is securing it tight, analyzing the code until you arrive at Eye Strain City. Security is king. It's also time-consuming. MIT knows this reality all too well, so it's decided to do something to help ease the pain. The result is a system called CodePhage, one that takes advantage of other applications to help bolster the security in its own. I wouldn't blame you if you thought that such mechanics were impossible,... Read more...
As iOS 8 rolls out across Apple's devices, the bug reports -- the inevitable, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes maddening bug reports -- have begun to surface as well. iPhone and iPad users are complaining of slow keyboards, iMessage problems, glitches, app crashes, content management issues, missing content, sticky notifications, and a host of other problems. The good news, I suppose, is that no one has uncovered any truly game-ending bugs yet. That's not to say people haven't suffered crashes; any time you update a device to a new operating system someone somewhere is going to have a failure... Read more...
Google's Chrome browser didn't become the second or third most used browser on the planet by accident (whether it ranks No. 2 or No. 3 depends on whose market share numbers you trust). Among other things, stability is a key ingredient, and you can score some serious loot by uncovering bugs and letting Google know about them. Arthur Gerkis, for example, was awarded $1,000 each for finding a pair of vulnerabilities with a "High" security. Bug hunters rooted out five bugs in all worth a combined $6,133.70 in the latest stable release. The biggest payday went to Chamal de Silva, who cashed in on a... Read more...
Apple has an update for its ubiquitous Quicktime multimedia software, to fix the exploit discovered at a security conference two weeks ago. Remember, the exploit works if you're running Windows too, so everybody should get the update if you have Quicktime.  The exploit with QuickTime for Java was first reported as a Mac OS X issue as it was the winner in a $10,000 price to break into a MacBook Pro set up at a recent security conference. It was later revealed as a cross-platform security flaw that affects Mac and Windows users alike. Security experts opined that it was inevitable the... Read more...
Because your X-Box has a big hard drive and is likely wired to both your television and the internet already, Microsoft figured they could make some cake selling you downloadable video entertainment for it: Console owners with a broadband Internet connection can download the videos directly to the 20-gigabyte hard drive on the Xbox 360, which already is connected to a television in most homes. The service also stands out because it offers videos in standard-definition and high-definition formats. Xbox chief Peter Moore says that if nothing... Read more...