The New Firefox 4

If imitation is the sincerest form of compliment, then the people associated with the Google Chrome browser should be pleased. The new Firefox 4 will have a distinctive feel about it. As Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox, outlined, speed will be one of the main goals of Firefox 4. One of the primary goals…

The iPad Spreads Beyond the United States

The date to remember is May 28th, if you are waiting for the iPad, outside of the United Stated. Today, Apple made the announcement of the date: “Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28. Customers can pre-order all…

Facebook Sharing Information

Facebook shares personal profile information with business partners. Facebook users are “opted in” automatically. If a Facebook user does not want this information to remain private, there is a procedure to “opt out.” Go to “Privacy Settings”; then “Applications and Web Sites”; then “Instant Personalization Pilot Program” and click edit settings. Facebook still may be…

Malware for the iPad

Popularity has its dark side. In technology, it draws the attention of hackers and cybercriminals. Now, with Apple’s successful launch of the iPad, the device has become the target of malware: “Scammers are distributing e-mails designed to trick iPad owners into downloading software that they think is an iTunes update, but which turns out to…

Malware for the iPad

Popularity has its dark side. In technology, it draws the attention of hackers and cybercriminals. Now, with Apple’s successful launch of the iPad, the device has become the target of malware: “Scammers are distributing e-mails designed to trick iPad owners into downloading software that they think is an iTunes update, but which turns out to…

Steve Jobs Details the Apple Ban on Flash

Apple’s ban on Flash has been questioned by many. In a move to try to end the controversy, Steve Jobs has taken to using an open letter to explain why Apple has made this decision: “… Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from Adobe, and Adobe has sole authority as to…

Another Toyota Problem: The Sequoias

Toyota has issued yet another recall. This time, it is for the Toyota Sequoia SUV: “Toyota Motor Corp. issued yet another recall Wednesday, this time announcing a program to upgrade the software in the vehicle stability control system on about 50,000 early-2003 Toyota Sequoia sport utility vehicles. The electronic system is designed to prevent a…

Government Health Official Recommends “More Sex”

The contributing risk of high blood pressure to stroke and other cardiac conditions has been well documented. The minister of health in Brazil has a recommendation for combating high blood pressure: “Brazil’s health minister has a remedy for the nation’s high-blood-pressure problem: More sex. Minister Jose Temporao says adults should be exercising more to help…

Facebook Accounts for Sale

Compromised Facebook accounts are for sale. They go in lots of a thousand and the cost depends upon the number of friends in the account. The high end price is forty five dollars for a thousand accounts. There are a million and a half accounts for sale, by just one hacker. The Facebook accounts are…