Mozilla has published the latest stable release of Firefox 19 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The update is rather short on new features, but it does include a built-in PDF viewer that will eliminate the need for third-party plugins such as Adobe’s Reader, which is often a source for security vulnerabilities. The PDF viewer is based on the Mozilla-supported HTML5 project PDF.js.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:23
So we didn't see the actual PlayStation 4 console on stage at Sony's press event tonight, but that doesn't mean we can't know what's inside it.
A press release reveals that the PS4's PC-like configuration will include an 8-core 64-bit x86 "Jaguar" CPU built by AMD, with a Radeon GPU comprised of 18 "compute units" capable of cranking out 1.84 TFLOPS to process graphics and more.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:21
Adobe released emergency patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11, 10 and 9 on Wednesday that address two critical vulnerabilities being actively exploited by attackers.
The exploit was discovered by researchers from security firm FireEye in active attacks last Tuesday and was confirmed by Adobe one day later. It's particularly dangerous because it bypasses the sandbox anti-exploitation mechanism in Adobe Reader 10 and 11.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:19
E-mail spam is practically a way of life in this day and age but that doesn’t mean we have to accept the way things are. That especially holds true for Google as the company recently outlined some measures they have taken to reduce spam by preventing hacks in the first place.
In a post on Google’s public policy blog, security engineer Mike Hearn highlighted the fact that most e-mail programs, including Gmail, are very good at detecting spammy messages and sending them directly to the recycle bin. As such, spammers began to change their approach in 2010 by hacking into Google accounts and sending customized messages to people on a user’s contact list.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:17
Microsoft has tried to clear up Microsoft Office 2013 licence transportability questions by saying the terms and conditions are no different than in the licence for Microsoft Office 2010.
Earlier in the week Microsoft generated some controversy after it emerged that the firm's latest Microsoft Office 2013 productivity software suite does not allow users to transfer licences to other computers. Now Microsoft has tried to smooth things over by claiming that the licensing terms of Microsoft Office 2013 are no different than those of Microsoft Office 2010.
Jevon Fark, a member of Microsoft's Office team said, "It is important to note that Office 2013 suites have consistent rights and restrictions regarding transferability as the equivalent Office 2010 PKC [product key card], which was chosen by a majority of Office 2010 customers worldwide."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:45
We’re only hours away from hearing Sony’s official plans for the PlayStation 4. Countless rumors and loads of speculation have been floating around about what the fabled PS4 will contain, but it looks like some solid early information is coming from reliable sources about what we can expect from Sony later today. Streaming, social, and mobile are the keywords of the future, and it all lines up with what we’ve been hearing for months.
Last year, Sony bought the game streaming service Gaikai. It appears that this is going to be a vital aspect of the next Sony console. The Wall Street Journal says that the tech will be used to play PS3 games on the new hardware, but the WSJ seems to think that there is also a grander plan. This streaming infrastructure could allow Sony to move into the smartphone and tablet space with console-quality games regardless of the device’s horsepower.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:43