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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Firmware Hack Turns 2009 Mac Pro into a 12-core Machine

Firmware Hack Turns 2009 Mac Pro into a 12-core Machine

According to Ars Technica, a firmware hack allows early 2009 Mac Pro models to accept faster Xeon CPUs, as well as faster RAM, among others.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Clickjack Attacks on Facebook - How & What to Do About It

Clickjack Attacks on Facebook - How & What to Do About It

Ever wondered why your friends were posting spammy links on Facebook (or maybe your profile has done it too) - and what to do about it?

Google Music Hands On

Google Music Hands On

So Google's finally unwrapped its Music Beta service (currently by invite only, and only in the U.S.), which promises to give you "instant access to your personal music collection without the hassle of wires or syncing."

Windows Phone 7 Mango Updates Revealed

Windows Phone 7 Mango Updates Revealed

Besides the promised multi-tasking and Twitter integrations, the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed Mango, promises even more features.

Next Google Android OS to Debut 4th Quarter

Next Google Android OS to Debut 4th Quarter

The next Android operating system for smartphones will include some features that were previously exclusive to Android tablets.

Microsoft Buys Skype

Microsoft Buys Skype

Microsoft buys Skype for a whopping US$8.5 billion, making it the company's most expensive purchase of all time.

Google Debuts Online Music Service

Google Debuts Online Music Service

Google launches an invitation-only version of its online music service. Still in its beta phase, users get to store digital versions of songs they own in an online "locker" which they can access via Internet-enabled devices.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Is Microsoft Buying Skype?

Is Microsoft Buying Skype?

The Wall Street Journal has broke the news that Microsoft is in talks to buy Skype.

YouTube Founders Buy Another Company

YouTube Founders Buy Another Company

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, buy yet another company, after buying bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo last month. The latest company they're acquired is Tap11, an analytics firm which tracks social media.

YouTube Launches Movie Rental Service

YouTube Launches Movie Rental Service

With the addition of thousands of Hollywood feature films such as Inception, The King's Speech, and The Green Hornet, YouTube has officially entered the movie-rental business in the US.

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