Apple's profits up, Mac sales up, iPhone sales up, iPad sales -- DOWN

Apple's profits up, Mac sales up, iPhone sales up, iPad sales -- DOWN

Yesterday was a pretty good day for Apple -- the company reported strong sales of iPhones and Macs -- bringing forth great Q4 earnings. As if that weren't enough, bloggers are buzzing about the company's new 'Apple Pay' mobile payment...

10/21/14

IBM to PAY GlobalFoundries to take chip fab unit

IBM to PAY GlobalFoundries to take chip fab unit

IBM is reportedly putting up its chip fabs on the market, paying GlobalFoundries to take the money loser off its hands. Bloggers are astounded, shocked, and -- as always -- opinionated as ever.

10/20/14

OpenStack 10 'Juno' marries cloud, Hadoop and more...

OpenStack 10 'Juno' marries cloud, Hadoop and more...

Juno gives birth to better provisioning, policies, rescue, NFV: OpenStack, the open-source cloud OS, is at v10. Chock-full of new features and the ob. bug fixes, it's attracting attention not only from public cloud providers, but also...

10/17/14

Christian Bale 'is' Steve Jobs: Magical movie inbound
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Christian Bale 'is' Steve Jobs: Magical movie inbound

All we ask is that it's better than the last Jobs movie: Christian Bale is to play Steve Jobs in Sony's 'official' biographical movie. The story of the Apple co-founder is based on Walter Isaacson's controversial book. The lineup of...

10/16/14

POODLE poos on flaw (in SSL) as Google causes panic
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POODLE poos on flaw (in SSL) as Google causes panic

SSL is attack dog when protocol-downgrade sinks teeth in leg: Google infosec researchers have found a new nasty TLS downgrade attack. While we all knew these old versions of SSL crypto were insecure, it's always been thought hard to...

10/15/14

The only guide to Snapchat hack you ever need to read
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The only guide to Snapchat hack you ever need to read

The Snappening: gigabytes of naked selfies. Sky falling: Film at 11. The cloud service denies it's to blame, fingering an unauthorized 3rd-party service. However, Snapchat doesn't get off scot-free: Some say its security is as weak as...

10/14/14

Salesforce.com holding Dreamforce event and HACKATHON

Salesforce.com holding Dreamforce event and HACKATHON

Salesforce is holding the uber cloud conference in San Francisco called Dreamforce. It will be an event packed with celebrities, keynote speeches, cloud computing -- even a million dollar "hackathon" competition before the event kicks...

10/13/14

Nexus 6 release date -- incept next week? (Time to die)

Nexus 6 release date -- incept next week? (Time to die)

Big phone Real Soon Now: Here comes the Nexus 6 release date. Rumors are rife that Google is about to launch and ship its new Android L phablet, possibly as soon as next week. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers take a Voight-Kampf test. Do you...

10/10/14

HTC Desire EYE -- a #selfie phone (SUCH a fake model)
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HTC Desire EYE -- a #selfie phone (SUCH a fake model)

“What should my caption be? I want it to be clever.” HTC unveils its 'selfie' phone: The HTC Desire EYE. It's got two equally-great cameras front and back. And it's got other flagship-like specs, even though it's priced like a...

10/09/14

Microsoft cloud is not all pie in the sky on 10/20

Microsoft cloud is not all pie in the sky on 10/20

Nadella and Guthrie to tag-team talking up Azure in SFO: Get ready for another Microsoft enterprise event. This month, Redmond will be talking cloud. And they're bringing out the big guns. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers virtualize opinions...

10/08/14

AT&T loses info of 1,600 customers

AT&T loses info of 1,600 customers

CEO Randall L. Stephenson hopes his winning smile will help: Telecoms behemoth AT&T is in trouble again. Another 'rogue' employee has been caught 'obtaining' customer data. Bad news often comes in threes, so, in IT Blogwatch, bloggers...

10/07/14

HP plans to split company -- AGAIN

HP plans to split company -- AGAIN

HP is splitting off its PC and printer business to concentrate on the enterprise. Has CEO Meg Whitman made a good decision? More important, do HP shareholders think so (this time around)?

10/06/14

''Russia'' pwned JPMorgan for two months, stole 83 MILLION users' info

''Russia'' pwned JPMorgan for two months, stole 83 MILLION users' info

90+ servers ’sploited—by Putin, claim insiders: JP Morgan Chase is in furious damage-control mode. It’s emerged that the hack it disclosed in August was FAR bigger than first thought. Not only that, but it seems to have been caused by...

10/03/14

Windows 10 download is 'incredible... empowering... amazing'
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Windows 10 download is 'incredible... empowering... amazing'

The Windows 10 download is melting the internets: Build 9841 Technical Preview in 3... 2... Wait... So what happened to version 9? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make a rockumentary.

10/01/14

HP claims ''FIRST'' with 64-bit ARM servers

HP claims ''FIRST'' with 64-bit ARM servers

One in the eye for Dell -- Project Moonshot adds new blade types: HP's customizable server chassis 'n' cartridge range is getting interesting. Now it offers a 64-bit ARM unit, optimized for Web cache and HPC workloads. HP claims it's...

09/30/14

Windows SOMETHING will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

Windows SOMETHING will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

According to varied reports, the next version of Windows should be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. Problem is, nobody is quite sure what to call the next version.Will it be known as Windows 9, Windows TH, Windows 365, or the...

09/29/14

Amazon AWS EC2: Always on (uhh... except when it's not)

Amazon AWS EC2: Always on (uhh... except when it's not)

Jeff Bezos looks astonished: Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances will reboot themselves over the next few days. Looks like there's a nasty Xen bug that's responsible, but Amazon is being cagey about...

09/26/14

BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

Square display is not for squares: We have seen the future, and it's square. At least, that's what BlackBerry would have us believe. Early reactions to its new Passport smartphone are... Well, read on to find out. In IT Blogwatch,...

09/25/14

Google's massive new Dutch data center to cost $770M

Google's massive new Dutch data center to cost $770M

Eemshaven's mean, green, advertising machine: Google is to build a new European data center in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, Groningen. It's said to be "hyper-efficient," whatever that means. But la GOOG isn't the only company...

09/24/14

Talk to my coworkers? Are you MAD? Ray Ozzie's latest wild idea: Talko

Talk to my coworkers? Are you MAD? Ray Ozzie's latest wild idea: Talko

If you don't talk happy and you never dream, then you'll never have a dream come true: Ray Ozzie is back, baby. His new startup, Talko aims to get us talking on the phone again -- but not on phone calls. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say,...

09/23/14

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