Outlook_via_Skype_03_610x342 The publicity-minded Syrian Electronic Army on Wednesday targeted the public faces of Skype, posting antisurveillance messages to the video-chat service’s blog and to its Twitter and Facebook accounts. On Skype’s Twitter account, for instance, this message appeared: “Stop spying on people! via Syrian Electronic Army.” That tweet, noted quickly by The Next Web, was removed... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

SDCC_2013_Neil_Gaiman_270x385 Author Neil Gaiman will temporarily bid adieu to his millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ as he takes a break from social media to focus on his upcoming projects. “I’ll be taking about six months off,” Gaiman told The Guardian, “a sabbatical from social media so I can concentrate on my day... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

ip_610x343 You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you. It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than perhaps even you might articulate. These pages are evidence that such a choice elicits a competitive element. So might I present a supposedly objective piece of educational research... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

mileycyrus The words “selfie” (taking a photo of one’s self); Obamacare (the nickname of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act); and “twerking” (a provocative dance style made famous by singer Miley Cyrus during her MTV VMA performance) made the 39th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

ht_5USBTricks_320x240_270x203 Robbing ATMs is nothing new. There’s the everlasting stick-em-up, the bogus card scheme, ATM phishing, and more. But, it appears new ways are being invented to pull off successful cash machine heists. It was recently revealed that thieves were able to access loads of ATM money by injecting machines with malware using USB drives, according... Read more »

January 1, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

Lowers1-askmaggie_270x193 If saving money is one of your new year’s resolutions, then I suggest you start shopping for new smartphone service. Service providers like T-Mobile and Republic Wireless shook up the wireless industry in 2013 with truly competitive service pricing. Bigger players, such as AT&T, have already started to respond. And I suspect the market will... Read more »

January 1, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

Android4 Google has removed an experimental privacy feature from its Android mobile software that had allowed users to block apps from collecting personal information such as address book data and a user’s location. The change means that owners of smartphones using Android 4.4.2, the latest version of the world’s most popular operating system for mobile devices... Read more »

December 15, 2013 at IST / Tech News.

King’s Candy Crush Saga was inescapable this year — for better or worse — but it’s not Facebook’s game of the year. Instead, the social network hand-picked Criminal Case, a hidden object game from Pretty Simple, as its 2013 top pick. Facebook published its 2013 games of the year list on Monday. The list represents... Read more »

December 10, 2013 at IST / Tech News.

Glass5 Google has reportedly unveiled the much-awaited app development kit for its wearable gadget Glass. The Glass Development Kit (GDK), released at a Glass hackathon, would allow developers to build apps or ‘Glassware’ that matches the feature set of Google’s own apps. Google’s senior development advocate Timothy Jordan pointed that with the GDK, apps can run... Read more »

November 26, 2013 at IST / Software Development.