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Digital Easter eggs: A developer's secret message to you

Mar 29, 2013
In the digital world, an Easter egg is a hidden message snuck into a computer program, video game, or website where it shouldn’t be.
Posted In: Google, Easter, Easter eggs, software, video games

For software giant Oracle, the cloud of doom

Mar 20, 2013
For years, Oracle's business has been selling big, expensive computers to hold all your data. The cloud has upended that business model and Oracle's latest profit report could tell us if the company is adjusting.
Posted In: cloud computing, software, Oracle

It's Patch Tuesday! Party time!

Mar 11, 2013
For IT professionals, Microsoft has invented a holiday -- of sorts. The second Tuesday of every month is the day Microsoft releases the latest batch of security patches for it's software: Patch Tuesday. This week, the company has more than half-dozen security fixes, as cyber threats mount for Microsoft and Apple software.
Posted In: Microsoft, software, computer security

Software update for your iPhone! Should you accept?

Feb 25, 2013
Last week NASA lost direct contact with the International Space Station while updating their computer software. NASA may have learned their lesson, but have you?
Posted In: Tech, computers, software

Facebook to pay one billion for Instagram

Apr 9, 2012
The company's photo-sharing app and social network will be Facebook's biggest acquisition yet
Posted In: Facebook, technology, software, app, instagram, social networking

What if car makers released 'beta' versions?

Dec 5, 2011
Companies who produce technology, from Apple to Google to Marketplace, rely on the "beta" release to get new products to market before they're bug free. But are we too liberal with the term?
Posted In: software, beta, testing

Me want to be first

Oct 13, 2011
Apple users are clamoring to get the newest updates, including the just released iOS 5 for the iPhone and storage via iCloud. Well all that ruckus...
Posted In: apple, ios, software, Tech Report

Scareware ring busted, cyber palookas shut down, gave them a little chin music see?

Jun 23, 2011
This memo item brought to you by a poor imitation of Edward G. Robinson....
Posted In: piracy, scareware, security, software, virus

You can rent Photoshop now

Apr 11, 2011
Adobe announced an upgrade to its Creative Suite software. No big change to the best known product in the package, Photoshop, except when it comes...
Posted In: Adobe, photoshop, software

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