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Mobile Linux could yet save the netbook

Could the obscure and apparently discarded MeeGo mobile Linux OS yet save netbooks? Or is it the other way around?Users quite liked netbooks but aside from one or two Asian vendors, laptop companies didn’t, fearing they were migrating users from...

Tags: linux, meego

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What Apple scandals? This company is bulletproof

Apple was recently rated as the most valuable brand in the universe in a year it has made billions for its shareholders. Odd then that this record year has also been the one where the company has had to endure...

Tags: apple, apple ipad 2

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Researchers dig deep hole in Chrome's sandbox

It had to happen eventually, but finally someone has found a way to break through Google’s much-vaunted Chrome sandbox security, which let’s remind ourselves, first appeared in the browser as long ago as 2008.As exploits go, the one publicised by...

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William, Catherine and Osama - a long hard week for the Internet

It’s not often that the Internet sets two traffic records in a single week, but last week was no ordinary seven days. It was a case of one wedding and a funeral. In the space of three days two major...

Tags: google search, malware, security, spam

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The LastPass 'hack' is a warning on password weakness

Two days ago, the hugely popular LastPass online password management system went ‘a bit Sony’ on it users, reporting a possible hack, asking that many users reset master passwords.The hack was minor, probably affected a tiny number of its users,...

Tags: password security, security

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Microsoft's Streetside spells trouble for Apple not Google

The fascinating re-fashioning of Microsoft from a software company into an information leviathan is gathering pace with news that Redmond plans to send a fleet of camera cars down European streets to create a rival to Google’s Street View.Called Streetside...

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Google is right to go slow on Android 3.0

It’s hands off Google’s Android 3.0 ('Honeycomb') for tablets, at least for the time being, and developers - some developers at least - are spooked.Some see Google’s decision to delay the source code release for the tablet-oriented OS for months...

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Search engines still blind to ESTA visa scams

Scandalously, the big search engines are still accepting sponsored ads from scammers trying to dupe travellers to the US into paying vastly more for their US ESTA visa checks than they need to.The ESTA visa now costs $14 per person...

Tags: security

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When a security company dies

Israeli security company Yoggie Security Systems expired quietly three months ago, but its products live on as lonely orphans in the inventories of a dozen websites that have yet to hear of its mortality.That means, presumably, that people are still...

Tags: yoggie security systems; firewall

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Is the iPad 2 great or are its rivals just lousy?

Nine months after launching iPad 1 to muted acclaim, a pale Steve Jobs has materialised on stage once again to beat the credibility out of his rivals with a successor, the iPad 2.Since the original iPad, Apple’s rivals have busied...

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