Wednesday, 08 Feb, 2023

Tech

Gmail Voice and Video Chat Comes to Linux

Google has released a highly-requested Gmail feature for Linux users: video and voice chat. Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions are supported, with RPM support coming soon. To try it out, download the required plugin at gmail.com/videochat. The release may be good news,

Intel to buy McAfee

The world`s biggest chip maker, Intel, has agreed to buy the security technology firm, McAfee. Through buying McAfee, a leading security technology firm, Intel intends to build security features into its microprocessors which go into products such as laptops and phones. Intel will pay

Blackberry solution has to come from RIM

A solution to security concerns on BlackBerry has to come from Research in Motion, a top Bharti Airtel executive said on Friday, adding that operators like itself can only co-ordinate efforts. Sanjay Kapoor, the mobile operator`s chief executive for India and South Asia, also said he

Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, according to new research by computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. It`s far from an Oscar, but landing atop McAfee`s annual list carries a distinction all its own: It means that criminals

YouTube Launches Charts to Rank Top Web Videos

YouTube has just announced it will be featuring its top videos in a new section called YouTube Charts. This page will keep you updated on which videos are trending right now, which are all-time classics, how various vids stack up against one another and more. Think of it as the Billboard

Facebook Launches Its Location Features

Social networking behemoth Facebook has added a feature that allows members to share where they are while on the move. Places, as it is known, marks the company`s first foray into the "location-based services" space, which has become popular with users who want to share where they shop,

Windows Live Essentials 2011 gets another Beta release

Microsoft released an update to its Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta, which brings added functionality to Movie Maker, Writer, Mail, and Family Safety. With the update, Microsoft has made Windows Live Messenger faster, more social, and more efficient; the update delivers shorter sign-in

Sony Playstation 3 to come with more memory

Sony Corp`s Playstation 3 will feature higher-capacity hard drives in North America this fall to let consumers download more games and entertainment, the company said. The game console will come with about 33 percent more storage capacity than previous versions, but at least one analyst

Spain Investigates Street View

Spain has become the latest country to launch an investigation into the collection of sensitive wi-fi data by Google. Google has admitted that its Street View cars had "accidentally" collected data from unsecured wi-fi networks in more than 30 countries. It is in response to a complaint

India sets deadline for potential BlackBerry stoppage

India has sent formal notices to the country`s mobile operators telling them they must have equipment to monitor Blackberry services by 31 August. The move will increase pressure on Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) to allow Indian security agencies access to encrypted messages.

Facebook users warned over dislike scam

Facebook members were warned today of a rogue "dislike" feature luring users into giving away personal information to scammers. The site said it was investigating examples of the scam, which tricks members into giving away permission to access their profile pages. The scam tricks users

Passwords at risk on Internet

More than half of Britons admit making their online passwords easily available on the internet and never change their details unless prompted to do so, research indicates. Experian, the credit reference agency, warns that millions of people leave themselves open to identity fraud by

Internet Explorer Turns 15

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser turns 15 on Monday. The first version of the browser, Internet Explorer 1, debuted on August 16, 1995. It was based on Mosaic, a web browser Microsoft had licensed from a company called Spyglass Inc. Starting with version 3.0, Microsoft started

Worldwide Mobile Sales 325.6 MM Units

Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 325.6 million units in the second quarter of 2010, a 13.8 percent increase from the same period in 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales to end users accounted for 19 percent of worldwide mobile device sales, an increase of

Facebook panic button prompts surge in abuse reports

More than 200 UK Facebook users have reported suspicious behavior following the launch of a "panic button" application last month, figures show. It was launched on 11 July. The application was launched after months of negotiations between Ceop and Facebook, which had resisted the idea.

Twitter launches Tweet button

An official `Tweet button` has been launched by Twitter to enable you automatically share external pages on the micro-blogging site.The button sits on third-party websites - and can be added to pages by web editors - making sharing external links easier.When the button is pressed a pop-up

India threatens to ban Blackberry email, messaging

India may temporarily shut down BlackBerry messaging services over security concerns after a meeting about the smartphone proved `inconclusive` this morning. India`s interior ministry is pressing for a deadline to be fixed for Canadian maker Research in Motion to share encryption

Facebook abuse reports rise

More than 200 people have officially reported abuse on Facebook in the last month, compared to just 28 the month before.And this sevenfold increase is being attributed to the introduction of the ClickCEOP button - dubbed the `panic button` - which was launched on the social-networking

Google Social Network Coming Together With Slide, Zynga

Google`s purchase of social application maker Slide and $100 million investment in online gaming provider Zynga provider a window into the company`s social network strategy. The search engine clearly feels, as Facebook and MySpace did before it, that people want to use social widgets and

iPhone Hardware Boss Leaves Apple

The Apple executive who oversaw development of the troubled iPhone 4 is leaving the company. Mark Papermaster has been head of Apple`s iPhone and iPod hardware engineering department since 2009 when he joined the company from IBM. His departure is widely believed to be linked to the