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Everyone was afraid of the "Y2K bug" that would leave un-patched systems in a quandary, but January 1, 2000 came and went with hardly a whimper. Instead, it's January 12, 2021 that will live in infamy, perhaps. Adobe announced the coming end of Flash, its long-lived and much maligned multimedia plugin, way back in 2017, but that wasn't enough motivation to some developers apparently. The bad news is that it's end users that suffer, as some mission-critical apps stopped working on January 12, after the final Flash plugin update came with a timed lifespan. In one painful example, that meant that a local railroad system in Dalian, China went offline for about 20 hours, stranding passengers in the... Read more...
How often do you feel compelled to log into Facebook or Twitter and see what your friends are up to? An even bigger question is, would you ever shove your partner away during an intimate moment to see what's happening in your online world? If so, you're not only addicted to social networking, your priorities are also way out of whack.According to a recent study by Retrevo Inc., an online electronics vendor and review site, social networking may be more habit forming than you imagined."The latest Retrevo Gadgetology study asked social media users questions such as when, where, and how much time they spend on sites and services like Facebook and Twitter. We were not surprised to learn how many... Read more...