It’s no secret that Android is the target for almost all identified mobile malware. Generally speaking, though, if you stick to the official Google Play store your odds of downloading something nefarious are significantly lower than when you download apps from a third-party app store. That isn’t always the case, though, as AVAST claims to have discovered an app in the Google Play app store designed to steal your money.
Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” isn’t scheduled for final release until April 17, but because it’s a Long-Term Support version, its arrival is the focus of considerable anticipation, particularly among business users.
Between email, Web pages, books and other texts, we each read thousands of words a day. A company called Spritz has spent the last few years in stealth mode, developing a technology to help us read even more, in less time.
You may have heard that the NSA has been spying on just about everyone, everywhere without regard for whether or not they are an actual threat to national security. The allegation that RSA accepted a payment of $10 million in exchange for cooperating with the NSA led some to boycott the recent RSA Conference, or participate in the TrustyCon counter-conference that was hosted around the corner. As it turns out, though, most IT professionals don’t seem all that concerned with the activities of the NSA.
A critical Linux bug that many are comparing to the “goto fail” problem that afflicted Apple last month was recently discovered, prompting Linux distribution and application developers to scramble to incorporate a new patch into their code.
The sleeping dragon has officially been roused. The widely utilized DirectX game and multimedia APIs are receiving a generational update for the first time in a whopping five years, Microsoft recently revealed on its developer blog. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, the announcement comes just a few short weeks after the launch of AMD's much-ballyhooed Mantle API.
Nearly three-quarters of Canadians recently polled say they plan to start their holiday shopping early this year, and will use the Internet to check and compare prices before buying gifts, two holiday retail studies suggest.