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Articles Archive for Author Zachary Thompson

Samsung Targets Developers And Businesses

Samsung is changing the way they are doing business, and probably for the best too! Samsung is in the works of developing software that will help customers build their own app stores, as well as reworking its sales operations. This will be great news to developers all over the world. Brilliant software developers will no longer have to go through a middleman to get their software released, if they have their own store to do so. With higher profits comes higher incentive on behalf of these brilliant coders, and the competition begins. Who can develop the best software and stay competitively priced?

Samsung will also be offering support directly with enterprises by conducting application workshops and offering…

The New And Improved VLC Player For OS X

The open-source non-profit organization, VideoLAN has updated their code for VLC Media Player 1.1.8. The biggest feature of this new version is the cosmetic change to look better suited for the Mac OS X operating system. For those who aren’t familiar with VideoLAN, VLC player is their most well known product for being able to play a large variety of media files (ones that cannot be played by more common software applications like Windows Media Player.) This new flavor of the VLC player comes strapped with codec updates, language updates, and new encoder packages. The great thing about VLC player as I previously mentioned, is that it contains so many built-in codecs that allow…

Apple’s Awesome Mail App, Sparrow

Apple has designed a minimalist mail app with the intent of serving you a no-frills experience. Aside from the normal e-mail features, Sparrow has a minimalist mode which enables users to view their mail at a glance. The $9.99 app lets you plug in as many…

Critical Security Threat With Adobe’s Flash Player

Google is one step ahead of Adobe when it comes to Adobe’s software. Google has fixed a “critical” security issue with Adobe’s Flash Player. Although the fix only covers its Chrome Web browser, we think it’s cool that Google took matters into their own hands. For those using Firefox or Opera, they will have to wait until Adobe releases an official patch (which is expected to be sometime this week.) The Flash player bug was first mentioned last week after infected flash files(.swf) which were embedded in Excel documents(.xls), had shown up in e-mail inboxes. When recipients tried to open the file…

Netflix Gets Hit With Lawsuits – Alleges Privacy Violations

Netflix has been accused of violating US privacy laws in five separate lawsuits within the past two months. The lawsuits claim that Netflix violates the Video Privacy Protection Act(VPPA) by keeping track of credit cards and rental histories long after customers cancel their membership. The VPPA was first passed by Congress in 1988 and was created to prevent the sharing of videotape rental or sales records.

A former Netflix subscriber, Michael Sevy, filed…

YouTube Documentary of id Software – How It Happened

You probably have heard of their titles even if you don’t play video games. Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake are just a few of their games and the company that transformed the industry “id Software” is a fascinating one. Their games revolutionized the one man shoot them up videos games and even made history as they were released for free on the Internet.

Now the story of the company that created those great titles is on YouTube for everyone to learn how they did it. The story and history of the company is just as entertaining and the YouTube videos let you get a glimpse how it all happened.