Apple 'offended' by BBC -- 'Panorama' says Cook's co. routinely breaks promises

Apple 'offended' by BBC -- 'Panorama' says Cook's co. routinely breaks promises

On prime-time TV, BBC says Apple fails at Chinese worker rights: More bad PR for Cupertino concerning the supply chains for iPhone 6 and other toys. Yes, other vendors use similar supply chains, but it's Apple that crows about how...

12/19/14

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 5 -- Lollipop update fixes issues, we hope

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 5 -- Lollipop update fixes issues, we hope

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal squashes Wi-Fi and calling bugs, saves battery. And here it is: Android 5.0.1 for your Nexus 5. Merry Christmas. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fire up adb. [Updated]

12/18/14

Mars STINKS. But probably no life, despite best efforts of bored journos

Mars STINKS. But probably no life, despite best efforts of bored journos

NASA feeds goldmine of speculation on slow news day: The MSL Curiosity rover sniffed some methane a while ago. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers desperately try to avoid making the obvious scatological gags (but fail).

12/17/14

Leaked Windows 10 preview build 9901 stripped naked

Leaked Windows 10 preview build 9901 stripped naked

Before next month's expected consumer preview, we're able to see where Microsoft is going with the new features, in leaked build 9901. I got nobody left to believe...

12/16/14

Google says adiós to Spain, dasvidaniya to Russia

Google says adiós to Spain, dasvidaniya to Russia

Google, fresh on the heels of shuttering its doors in Russia, announced it will shortly do the same to its Google News service in Spain. Why? Bloggers (try) to explain a recent law passed in Spain that chased Google away.

12/15/14

Zuck despises Dislike button (but does Facebook HATE you?)

Zuck despises Dislike button (but does Facebook HATE you?)

Updated: We dislike this. Town Hall meeting exposes 'social' company's greed and disdain for users: Mark Zuckerberg -- currently worth $34 billion -- continues to brush off user suggestions. The best he could say was that Facebook...

12/12/14

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 4/6 and Moto G

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 4/6 and Moto G

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal fixes bugs, saves battery (we hope). But for Nexus 5 owners, the only thing we feel is pain. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers have never danced like this before.

12/11/14

The Pirate Bay -- on highway to The Danger Zone?

The Pirate Bay -- on highway to The Danger Zone?

Well, OK, but all the cool kids are using private trackers: Swedish cops ripped The Pirate Bay off the net, when they raided its colo. But while 'IP enforcement' groups play Whac-A-Mole, the real criminals aren't inconvenienced in the...

12/10/14

Now P.O.O.D.L.E. poos on flaw in TLS

Now P.O.O.D.L.E. poos on flaw in TLS

F5 and A10 gear is vulnerable: Remember October's flap about the vulnerability in SSL, known as POODLE? Remember all the smug people running servers that only supported TLS? Well, they may not be so smug this morning. In IT Blogwatch,...

12/09/14

Lizard Squad performs a 'RIGHTEOUS' Sony HACK

Lizard Squad performs a 'RIGHTEOUS' Sony HACK

Sony hacking: the story that never dies. Sony's network security has morphed into a case study of discombobulation and chaos -- unified under a massive field of learning known as "Sony hack."

12/08/14

Apple admits to deleting your iPod music (because confusion)

Apple admits to deleting your iPod music (because confusion)

Yes, it's OK -- let's not confuse the poor widdle users. Apple seems to have admitted that it did in fact silently delete music bought from Real Networks and others. But it's most certainly not Saint Steve's fault. In IT Blogwatch,...

12/05/14

Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Oh dear -- your VZW 3G will get slower and slower, because LTE: Do you rely on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data service? Well get ready to bend over, because the 3G CDMA party's over. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider their options...

12/04/14

FBI visits LA Unified School District -- iPad MEGA PURCHASE looks SUSPICIOUS

FBI visits LA Unified School District -- iPad MEGA PURCHASE looks SUSPICIOUS

Los Angeles: City of Angels. But yesterday, LA could have easily been known as "City investigated by the FBI because of suspicions involving bidding irregularities for iPads purchased as part of the Unified School District's (LAUSD)...

12/03/14

CoreOS shoots a ROCKET at Docker

CoreOS shoots a ROCKET at Docker

Docker, a platform designed to run distributed application 'containers' -- may be getting too complex. Well, according to CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi anyway. Yesterday, Polvi introduced a competing project known as Rocket, intended to help...

12/02/14

Is hacking Sony torrents of fun for NORTH KOREA?

Is hacking Sony torrents of fun for NORTH KOREA?

Has Sony Pictures become number one enemy of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un? Is his glorious Jong-un-ness angry about an upcoming and less-than-flattering movie called The Interview?

12/01/14

Google to TERMINATE Chrome support of old style plug-ins

Google to TERMINATE Chrome support of old style plug-ins

Google has decided once and for all to cease supporting all Netscape style plug-ins in its Chrome browser. Initially slated for execution by the end of 2014, Google gave the older plug-ins a brief delay-of-the-inevitable, but recently...

11/26/14

Faked hack? #GOP pwns Sony networks with cheesy #SKULL

Faked hack? #GOP pwns Sony networks with cheesy #SKULL

Guardians Of Peace want a piece of la SNE: We're told that Sony's entire network is on lockdown. But what's with the childish skull defacement and tone-deaf hashtag? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers sound ever-so-slightly suspicious.

11/25/14

REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

REGIN: 'cyberspy' threat from 2003, snooped on Saudis, Russians, Belgians... [u5]

SYMC unleashes PR guns on 'advanced' Regin malware: Symantec shys away from blaming the perp, but the spotlight seems to be falling on the NSA and UK's GCHQ. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers open all Five Eyes, wide.

11/24/14

Russians easily 'hack' webcams, like others have for YEARS

Russians easily 'hack' webcams, like others have for YEARS

Webcam hacking is in the news -- and it's bad stuff. But...haven't people been circumventing webcam security using default passwords for years now? How too could anyone forget, recent news about the NSA hacking webcams?

11/21/14

Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

Obama H-1B immigration FAIL

How is this going to fix the tech-worker shortage? Obama is going it alone on immigration policy. But what about the H-1B issue? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers greet gridlock in DC.

11/21/14

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