Motorola was expected to make a decent but short showing at CES 2011, but what we didn’t expect was how Motorola would make up for the lack of devices to show off with the depth of each device. We were anticipating tablets and 4G phones with dual-core processors, we definitely got what we were looking and then some. The innovation from Motorola that was seen at CES was more than enough to make the company stand out.
The week started off with the official launch of Motorola Mobility as its own publicly traded company. This kicked off the new start for Motorola as a new beginning with an More >
Today Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner revealed tha the first beta of the Internet Explorer 9 web browser is planned for a release in September at the company’s annual financial analyst meeting. This is a little later than expected since leaked documents that emerged last month pointed to an August release date for the beta. Some apparently authentic screenshots of Internet Explorer 9 have been leaked and surprisingly show a few changes from the current version. Microsoft has shipped three platform previews to show off the Internet Explorer 9 engine, but these previews used a More >
Mozilla has been a company that has had a policy of offering monetary rewards to developers who find security vulnerabilities in the Firefox Web browser. The organization recently upped the bounty from $500 to $3,000, which was a result in a change of policy. The offer was also extended to Firefox Mobile and other new products created by Mozilla.
Finding out about previously unknown security vulnerabilities opens up a lot of opportunities for profit. Security researchers get a ton of press exposure and publicity for publishing an exploit of n unpatched zero-day flaw. It’s also pretty common More >
Firefox Home is now available for iOS. It isn’t a full-featured web browser in its own right but the app is probably as close as we’re going to get to running Firefox on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPod. The app is pretty strange so lets take a look at what it is supposed to do. According to Mozilla’s description page, “Firefox Home provides access to your Firefox desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs on your iPhone.” So basically, all FIrefox data on your Mac or PC transfers to the cloud and gets synced to Firefox Home or at least after you download and install the Firefox Sync add-on, More >
Microsoft recently launched the free version of Office Web Apps after nine months of allowing select users test the Technical Preview. The service is initially available via Windows Lie SkyDrive (integration with Hotmail is currently not yet ready) at office.live.com to users in the U.S, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland with support for English, Spanish (USA), and French (Canada) languages. For the users who don’t live in those regions, you will still have access, but you won’t be able to choose your language. Rest assured though, Microsoft says “more languages and locales will be added More >
Google wanted in on the iPad craze Â and they have just announced a complete compatibility and a new layout for their Services on the iPad. Gmail, will now appear in a two column layout and uses all HTML5 which ensures a seamless, clean display. Other services include YouTube â€“ which works with iPad sans issues â€“ and the Google Mobile App. The Google Mobile App has been made bigger to accommodate the iPadâ€™s larger screen. Even if enmity still flows between Google/Apple itâ€™s nice to see Googleâ€™s developers hold no grudge against their tablet-toting counterparts.
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The TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) held it ‘s annual Pwn2Own contest at the CanSecWest security conference held in Vancouver, BC on March 24th, 2010. As the contest name implies, if you successfully exploit a target you get to keep it along with a ZDI cash prize and related benefits. This was the fourth year this contest was held and the total cash prize amounted to $100,000. The competition had two main technology targets, the first one being security posture of market-leading web browsers and operating system pairings; and the second target being vulnerabilities affecting mobile More >
If you are a savvy Linux user, and you use Gmail as a preferred email app – you might be one of the many who are annoyed with the minor snags that make the app unappealing, like – no coverage for right click file sending and complex mail links. Gnome Gmail does a much better job of integrating Gmail on Linux platform.
Download a DEB (Ubuntu/Debian) or RPM (Fedora/openSUSE) package from the site, install it, and then head to your Preferred Applications preference (in Preferences, under the System menu in Ubuntu). Set Gmail as your “Mail Reader,” and now it should really respond like a desktop More >