Facebook: 5 Privacy Settings You Must Tweak Now - PCWorld
Privacy has long been a thorny issue for Facebook: Three years ago, the social networking site unveiled its Beacon advertising project, which resulted in a class-action lawsuit. December's privacy changes aimed at encouraging users to share more information publicly evoked plenty of criticism. And this week at Facebook's f8 conference, Facebook announced even more changes that affect users' privacy.
Keeping track of Facebook's ongoing updates, upgrades and changes--and how they affect your privacy--can be confusing and frustrating. We've sorted through the new wrinkles for you. Here's a list of five essential privacy settings you should review now and tweak accordingly to ensure your information remains safe.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Facebook: 5 Privacy Settings You Must Tweak Now - PCWorld
Friday, April 23, 2010
Google Attempts to Lure Mac Users to Chrome - PCWorld: "
Google Attempts to Lure Mac Users to Chrome
Google’s promises that Chrome is ‘a faster way to browse the Web’ than with Safari or Firefox.
Friday, April 23, 2010 02:59 PM PDT
I’m not sure if this is new, or it’s just the first time I’ve noticed it: When I go to the Google home page on my MacBook Pro in Safari, I’m getting a little ad for Google’s own Chrome browser:
I started to wonder if it was a skirmish in the Google-Apple wars, but probably not: I’m getting the same ad in Firefox. (Not in Opera, though–I guess there aren’t enough users to make trying to lure them to Chrome worth the effort.)
Over in Windows, Google has used its front page to tempt IE users to switch in the past. (I’m not getting Chrome ads in other Windows browsers at the moment, though.) There’s only been an official shipping version of Chrome for the Mac since December–and maybe Google decided to wait a bit before it encouraged defections from other browsers. The polite upper-right-hand-corn"
Quicken Essentials to Gain File Protection, Export, Refund - PCWorld
Intuit on Friday announced a handful of significant new features coming to Quicken Essentials, its Mac-native financial software that replaced Quicken 2007 for Mac. To demonstrate its commitment to the Mac platform and listening to customer feedback, Intuit also announced a new, lower price for Quicken Essentials--and a refund for everyone who purchased at the previous price.
By the end of April, Quicken Essentials for Mac will gain the option to protect imported files with a password and the ability to export transaction data to spreadsheets for number crunching in other applications.
Apple iPhone owns 72% of Japanese Smartphone Market: "I4U News
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Apple iPhone owns 72% of Japanese Smartphone Market
Posted on Fri, 23 Apr 2010 04:31:25 CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
Japan has since years been the cell phone wonderland. We all looked with envy at the over featured cellphones (TV, high camera resolutions, video conferencing, payment, Japanese consumers could get their hands on. Things have changed. Somehow Japan has missed the 'App Phone' trend and is now starting to catch up with the iPhone.
A new report from MMRI (via Electronista) says that the iPhone dominates the Japanese smart phones market with a share of 72.2%.
In the overall cell phone market Apple is still far behind Sharp, Panasonic and NEC. I think the Japanese consumer is prone to also fall for the vast iPhone Apps Wonderland and iPhone adoption will continue to rise.
Editorial - The Supreme Court, Texting and Privacy - NYTimes.com: "
Published: April 22, 2010
The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in a case about the privacy rights of a California police officer who sent very personal text messages on a city-issued pager. This case brings the court to a new frontier. As people use newer forms of communication, the court must ensure that privacy protections keep up.
Times Topics: Privacy
Sgt. Jeff Quon, a member of the SWAT team in Ontario, Calif., used his pager for official business, but also sent non"
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Protecting Your Privacy with Facebook's New Features - PCWorld: "Protecting your privacy on Facebook can feel like a full-time job. The social network has made a habit of tweaking its privacy policies with some regularity -- and in many cases, it's up to you to take proactive steps in order to keep your info out of the public eye."
How Facebook plans to dominate the Web: "Facebook is integrating user experiences on external sites with Facebook's news feed, effectively transforming what used to be a solitary browsing experience into a sprawling network of connectivity.
Review: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Spring 2010): "While Apple's new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops feature new Core i5 and i7 processors, improved dual graphics, and increased battery life, the 13-inch MacBook Pros remain remain the most similar to the previous generation. The least expensive models of the Pro line are mostly about improved graphics and battery life, and they aren’t all that different from last year's 13-inch models.
Why Adobe Abandoned iPhone Flash App Plans: "Adobe will no longer pursue the ability to allow developers to create Flash apps intended for the iPhone and iPad, pointing to Apple’s chokehold over development for the platform.
The top three netbooks at Amazon are the Acer AOD250-1584 Netbook in the number one slot, the ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BK in second place and in third place the ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BU Netbook.
The first place bestseller in netbooks is...
(Via I4U News.)
Government classifies as many as 2 million people as hooked on Net
Seoul — The Associated Press
Published on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 11:29AM EDT
Last updated on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 11:33AM EDT
Day and night, Lee Mi-hwa's son stays on his computer, slaying dragons in his online fantasy world while his dinner and homework sit untouched.
Lee says the 15-year-old fights her attempts to get him to log off, screaming and physically lashing out at her entreaties. She pulls up her sleeves to reveal bruises she says come from his blows.
Her son is amo"
99-YEAR-OLD IPAD USER
Video: Learning The IPad...At 99
Slideshow: 99-Year-Old Rediscovers Reading
IPad Helps 99-Year-Old Rediscover Reading
Glaucoma Made It Hard For Woman To Read, Write
POSTED: 10:45 am EDT April 22, 2010
UPDATED: 11:00 am EDT April 22, 2010
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- A 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman has rediscovered her passion for reading and writing thanks to Apple's newest gadget, Portland TV station KPTV reported.
Writing was always a big part of Virginia Campbell's life, but glaucoma recently made it difficult for her to read.
'I found recently that I wasn't even able"
Adobe will no longer pursue the ability to allow developers to create Flash apps intended for the iPhone and iPad, pointing to Apple’s chokehold over development for the platform.
BBC News - Facebook's bid to rule the web as it goes social: "Facebook set out its stall to unseat Google and be at the heart of the web experience as it becomes more social.
The world's largest social network unveiled a series of products at its developer conference F8 aimed at helping the company achieve that goal."
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
NEW YORK - Computers in companies, hospitals and schools around the world got stuck repeatedly rebooting themselves Wednesday after an antivirus program identified a normal Windows file as a virus.
Former Hacker: Microsoft More Secure Than Apple, Adobe: "A seasoned hacker believes Microsoft is now more secure than both Apple and Adobe, claiming Apple has only started taking seriously in the last six months.
Google, YouTube Received 10,000 Government Requests for User Data: "Google and the YouTube received more than 10,000 requests for user data from government agencies in the six months ending Dec. 31, 2009, according to newly released data.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Can Gizmodo get into trouble for posting photos of the new iPhone?: "The techie blog Gizmodo published photos and reviews of an unreleased version of the iPhone over the weekend, after the prototype device was apparently left on a barstool at an alehouse in Silicon Valley. The famously secretive Apple has demanded the phone back. Can Gizmodo get into legal trouble for disclosing Apple's trade secrets?
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(Via Slate Magazine.)