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ipad air exploaded

According to a multitude of press reports, an iPad Air exploded this week in a Vodafone store in Canberra Australia, sending a stream of sparks flying from the device’s charging port and filling the store with smoke. Emergency services were called, the store evacuated, and the flaming tablet eventually extinguished. Fortunately, nobody was injured during Read more


The BlackBerry Saga Continues Last week, I reported that former Apple CEO John Sculley was considering purchasing BlackBerry.  At this point, forget John Sculley or anybody else, for that matter. BlackBerry announced on November 4th that it was abandoning the idea of selling the company and fired its CEO, Thorsten Heins. Heins is due $13.25 million in severance. Read more

windows 8.1

While Windows 8 is/was the introduction of a hybrid operating system, of sorts – combining our tried and true keyboard-centric interface with a new touch based experience – it did not go very far enough in masking the differences between these two ecosystems. A little effort on Microsoft’s part would have gone a long way Read more

cryptoprevent - latest version

We first published an article regarding the pernicious CryptoLocker ransomware and how to avoid the infection using CryptoPrevent a couple of weeks ago… you can catch up with that original article here: Block CryptoLocker Ransomware with Free *CryptoPrevent*. In précis; CryptoLocker introduces a particularly nasty innovation into what is essentially an old scam. This malware Read more

wonderfox blackberry video converter

Here is another current giveaway from WonderFox Soft, this one is for WonderFox Blackberry Video Converter Factory Pro. This professional video converter software would normally sell for $29.95us but is available free for everyone right now… offer expires 12th November. WonderFox Blackberry Video Converter Factory Pro giveaway – The software No.1 BlackBerry Video Conversion Software Read more

WonderFox HD video converter pro

WonderFox Soft is currently running a special Thanksgiving promotion which includes a giveaway for WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. This professional video converter software would normally sell for $49.95us but is available right now absolutely free for everyone… offer ends 20th November. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro giveaway – The software Convert HD Read more


Microsoft has recently released its latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR) which details, among other things, rates of malware infections across the various Windows operating systems. The report is entirely security related and not meant specifically as a vessel to encourage XP users to upgrade. However, that certainly is a side effect, unintentional or not – Read more


A 12-year-old Canadian boy has pleaded guilty to hacking government and police websites during the student uprising in spring 2012, creating computer havoc and causing $60,000 damage. According to a story published by the Toronto Sun, the boy traded pirated information to Anonymous in exchange for… you guessed it… video games! The little hacker, who Read more


Astronomers Discover Most Distant Galaxy The galaxy is the most distant galaxy that has been discovered and has been designated at z8_GND_5296. It took light from the galaxy about 13 billion years to reach the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope.  Both the observatory and telescope detected the galaxy in infrared light. Read more

congressman video

This bombshell was dropped by Republican Congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers at a recent NSA hearing while interrogating American University College of Law professor Stephen Vladeck over his concerns about NSA surveillance programs. The already infamous quote was uttered by Congressman Rogers during an exchange between the two men. The Congressman started Read more

Windows 7 – The Trouble With Tribbles

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Tribbles For anyone who loves science fiction and Star Trek, Tribbles are not a foreign concept. They were cute and made neat soothing purring sounds akin to domestic cats. The downside is that they were particularly good at multiplying. Regardless of their intrinsic charisma, they ended up being a complete nuisance and a threat to Read more