Latest News - December 2012
- AppleUnlocker Offers New Jailbreak for iOS 6 and iPhone 5
- 2012 Marks The Death of the Netbook, Asus and Acer Burn Off Remaining Inventory
- Microsoft Giving One Free Month of Xbox LIVE Gold to Members Affected by Cloud Outage
- Despite Record Sales, Tablets and Smartphones Won’t Replace PCs Any Time Soon
- Cisco and Aerohive Execs Offer 802.11ac Projections, 1.3Gbps – 6.9Gbps WiFi, Glorious Bandwidth
- Facebook Data Center Storage Cabinet Design Offers Unique Solution For Supporting Massive Amounts of Data
- Yahoo! Pulls Out of South Korean Market
- The Top Most Viewed Wikipedia Articles of 2012
- Malware Posing as Temple Run and Other Popular Apps Surface on Google Play
- Harsh Reality: Investors Overpaid for Apple Stock
- Samsung Shouldn't Fret Losing Apple Chip Orders
- FreeBSD 9.1 Delayed No More, Now Available
- China Cracks Down Again On Internet Regulations, Forces Users To Register Full Names
- Microsoft Research Guru Craig Mundie Plots Course For Retirement
All News for December 2012
Apple hates it when users jailbreak their iOS devices (you know, the ones that people paid good money for and own), but that’s never stopped anyone from doing it. Whether it’s using Flash, enabling tethering, unlocking video chat over a 3G network, or downloading apps otherwise forbidden by Apple, lots of folks get in on the jailbreaking... Read more...
You could argue that the end of the netbook has already happened. Despite a flurry of small, cheap, and generally sluggish notebook computers shipping between 2008 and 2010, very few companies have kept the ball rolling in 2011 and 2012. In fact, these things used to be so popular that U.S. wireless carriers were... Read more...
The Cloud Saved Games feature of Xbox LIVE went down on December 29th, which infuriated users, particularly those who were counting on some day-long gaming to pass the time during holiday family visits. Microsoft engineers scrambled to fix the problem, although the outage lasted until early this morning. “It... Read more...
Although iOS and Android enjoyed record device activations on Christmas day, tablets and smartphones running on these mobile operating systems aren't likely to replace personal computers any time soon. That's not to say tablets and smartphones won't change the PC landscape, however. According to Forrester Research... Read more...
It seems that each year, one or two major companies pause to take a look at how we can do things better. How we can do things faster, and how we can be more nimble. As 2012 draws to a close, Cisco and Aerohive are offering forecasts on what to expect in terms of wireless technology. The 802.11 standard has been long... Read more...
Facebook Data Center Storage Cabinet Design Offers Unique Solution For Supporting Massive Amounts of Data
Facebook is a huge, now-public company. With around a billion users, it has become far more than a social network. It's a bona fide destination on the Internet, for a variety of people, brands, companies, and marketers. It has evolved into something deeper than a place to share your most prominent feelings. It has... Read more...
Yahoo! has officially withdrawn from South Korea, as of today. The move is not a surprise, as Yahoo! announced in October that it would pull all business operations from the country by the end of the year. Yahoo!’s withdrawal marks a milestone in the turnaround plan of CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo! Corporate Offices. Image credit:... Read more...
It appears Internet users living in the U.S. are most interested in social networking, steamy books, and popular movies. That's one of the many conclusions you can draw from a Top 10 list of the most viewed articles on Wikipedia in 2012. Johan Gunnarsson, a former student in Computer Science and Engineering at Lund Institute of Technology... Read more...
In case you need yet another reminder not to go downloading Android apps willy-nilly, a developer was recently caught trying to spread malware by masquerading infected programs as legitimate software. This latest outbreak was relatively easy to spot for tech savvy users, as the dirty dupes were identifiable with the... Read more...
We hate to break it to investors who dumped barrels of cash into Apple over the last several months, but the bitter truth is it was a bad investment. Maybe in the long term they'll all look like savvy investors and the past three months will become a distant memory. Or maybe Apple was never worth as much as its share price suggested. To put... Read more...
As we look ahead to 2013, one of the more interesting story lines is that of the deteriorating relationship between Apple and Samsung. Things took a turn for the ugly between these two tech giants when the former won a patent infringement case against the latter and was awarded $1.05 billion in damages, but the war was far from over. The two... Read more...
If you follow the Linux scene, you might recall that FreeBSD 9.1 was originally supposed to be released around the middle of September. That plan got scrapped when the first Release Candidate (RC) arrived a month late, which also pushed back the RC2 and RC3 releases. There was then talk of a late October release, then mid-November, both of... Read more...
It's a well-known fact, outside of China's walls, that China is one of the tougher places to truly indulge in the full Internet. A nationwide filter prevents easy access to places like Twitter and Facebook, as well as certain images that the government deems unsuitable for citizens to view for one reason or another... Read more...
As 2013 ushers its way into existence, Mayans be darned, Microsoft will find itself planning to plug a hole that hasn't needed plugged in a very, very long time. The company's Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie has announced that he'll be turning in his badge in 2014, after some two decades dreaming up... Read more...