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Those benevolent armchair philanthropist Redditors are at it again! Four days ago a 'self' post extolling the potential virtues of a Backup Day exploded with 2500 upvotes and 1000 comments -- and now World Backup Day 2011 is actually happening. On March 31, as part of the global data-saving initiative,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Cloud Girlfriend, despite what it sounds like, doesn't really have anything to do with cloud computing. Rather, it uses a cloud of women to pose as your girlfriend on Facebook, or your favorite social network of choice. The service is scheduled to launch 'soon,' and there's no indication of how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Have you ever wondered what the Web was like before the Mosaic Web browser? If you were born in the last 20-odd years, or you only discovered your inner geek recently, did you miss out on monochrome monitors and the dial-up BBS era? Well, here's your chance to get a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Mark Wayne Williams, the chubby Batman who was once arrested for dangling from a building, just got arrested again and yep, he was dressed as Batman at the time of the arrest. What did he do this time? More » Powerchip Semiconductor Pricelinecom Qimonda Qualcomm Quanta Computer Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Microsoft and Nokia apparently toyed with partnering up for a Research In Motion takeover.That bit of news comes from The Wall Street Journal, itself quoting the ever-popular "people familiar with the matter." Those sources described the status of the talks as "unclear."Given its age and prominence in the mobile industry,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
This is one of those posts that could probably be condensed into a tweet: Apple has released the second Preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. If you're running Preview 1, it looks like you'll first receive a small update via Software Update, and then you can download Preview 2... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
So, you're a ball. A Tarzan Ball, to be precise. You've earned the nickname thanks to your astonishing ability to shoot out a lengthy 'vine' (I hope it's a vine) at objects, and then pull yourself towards those objects. That's a handy ability to have, especially since you've got no... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
With a hand-in-glove relationship with the world of business, it's key that Microsoft ensures it can keep companies data safe. That's what prompted Steve Ballmer to whip out his checkbook to snap up PhoneFactor, a multi-factor authentication company that uses smartphones instead of code-generating security tokens. With its new toy,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
We've all heard it before; you need to select a lengthy password, one that's hard to guess. Not a dictionary word. And it has to have some capital letters in it too, and some digits, and a symbol or two won't hurt either. That's a handy set of rules to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
We've all thought it, but never dared think it could be true: what if Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL actively monitor our instant messenger chats? What if mentions of 'bomb' and 'underage' are tracked and sent to law enforcement agencies? What if chat providers don't agree with the things we say,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Here's one for our knowledgeable commenters: I recently bought my girlfriend an iPad. I, on the other hand, own an Android device. And now we're looking for games we can play using both devices. There's no dearth of multiplayer games either for Android or for iOS. But finding multiplayer games... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
When I was a kid I dreamed of being a jet fighter pilot. Too much Battle of Britain, Tora! Tora! Tora! and Star Wars. My doubt always was: do I want to be a pilot for the Air Force or the Navy? It's a good old rivalry and there are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
It's been an especially bumpy road for the Blockbuster brand these past few years, and things just got a bit more rough. In an interview with Bloomberg, Dish Network founder and CEO Charlie Ergen confirmed that the company is abandoning its current efforts to challenge Netflix with Blockbuster, saying that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Over the last few days, a mass SQL injection attack has been quickly gathering speed. Just three days ago only 28,000 URLs were affected, but at the time of writing, there could be up to 3.8 million infected URLs. Websense has a complete write up the attack, dubbed 'LizaMoon,' but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
If you have an artistic temperament, but you weren't blessed with steady hands or an eye for color, Konstruct might be the app for you. Not only does the iPhone app let you produce generative art using words, warbles and whistles, but it also uses augmented reality to bring your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
A good mobile application is a fine balance between simplicity and functionality. You're using it on the go, so you don't have a lot of time to sit there and fumble with the phone to figure it all out. But you also need it to be powerful enough to let... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Although it's not our most favorite desktop software to use, Samsung Kies does come in handy at times. It's been a while since Samsung updated the desktop syncing solution but now Samsung has shown some love to both Windows and Mac users as the latest update has now been released.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
A few moments ago, version 2 of the Banshee music player for Linux was released, bringing with it a whole slew of new features, and the addition of an official -- but alpha-quality -- Windows build. The Mac OS X build of version 2 is due later today. The most... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Back when I was a kid, I used to love crafting ornate puzzle boxes out of Lego. There would be just one way to open the box, by carefully shifting and rotating a bunch of pieces. Well, either that, or breaking the box in frustration. Interlocked takes that spirit and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
We've been excited about the Samsung Galaxy Camera since it was announced back in August. We saw the weird/brilliant mashup of a Jelly Bean-running Galaxy S III with a point-and-shoot camera in action last month, and it looked like a winning combination. Well, Samsung has just answered a few of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
During the last 24 hours Google has pushed out a series of updates to their Android applications. While some are simply for bug fixes, some -- as is becoming a little too frequent -- have no sign of a "whats new" changelog. Frustrating. We'll hit the ones we do know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
BYOD, RIM, privacy policy, mobile device management National Semiconductor National Instruments Motorola Moodys Miscrosoft Office Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
If you've had your head under a rock for the last few days, here's this week's Firefox news in brief: Firefox 4 was finally released. Yes, 13 months after the initial release of Firefox 3.7 alpha 1 and four more alpha builds, a renumbering to 4.0 and 12 beta releases,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Over the last few days, a mass SQL injection attack has been quickly gathering speed. Just three days ago only 28,000 URLs were affected, but at the time of writing, there could be up to 3.8 million infected URLs. Websense has a complete write up the attack, dubbed 'LizaMoon,' but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog
Might a 32-gigbyte Nexus 7 Android tablet be on the horizon? British retailer Carphone Warehouse apparently thinks so, as seen in this inventory shot obtained by Droid-Life. The Nexus 7 currently is available in 16- and anemic 8-gigabyte versions, and we'd very much love to see some more storage. Much... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at alfonsogeizer's blog