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Articles tagged with: Data

Dropbox Got A Direct Competitor!

Dropbox no wonder has been a hit sync and storage solution, however it is now going to face a tough and direct competitor called RapidDrive. It integrates directly with the computer’s file system and provides local storage that later on syncs automatically with the remote servers.

Texas Instruments Will Deliver All-Day Battery In 2013

Texas Instruments has just made a very bold statement. The company claims that by the year 2013, we will have batteries that will last an entire day with regular use. Of course, what you do on your phone or tablet will make a difference.

Playing a mobile game for 12 hours will be quite different than watching HD video for that same time frame. But either way, it will be extremely useful to those who tend to forget their chargers at home, or at work.

Facebook Pictures Can Lure You Into A Botnet

For those of you who are related to IT in one way or another, ‘Botnet’ shouldn’t be a new term. However, for those who are unaware, a botnet is a system of computers which are compromised by malware and each individual computer is called a Bot.

A botnet is a very complex method of hacking which may be used to steal your private information without you even knowing it. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi, India have designed Stegobot, a new type of Botnet system which pulls out secret information via social networks by attaching to user profiles.

A picture is just a chunk of bytes and nothing more.

AT&T To Thwart Speeds Of Excessive Data Eaters

AT&T’s unlimited data plan had been very successful, but on the other hand, it also hurt AT&T to some extent. Therefore, on release of the iPhone 4 AT&T canceled its new unlimited data plans but retained it for those who were already using unlimited plan.

Those users had been in pure bliss enjoying unlimited speeds without any contravention. But their experience is going to change on October 1st.

Major Security Issue In OS X Lion & Snow Leopard

According to eweek, security researchers have managed to grab passwords saved on the Mac while it is sleeping through the means of a FireWire device.

The information can easily be stolen from a locked Mac, or one that has FireVault disk encryption turned on. Considering that one could spend a thousand dollars for Passware Kit Forensic V11, it is quite scary to know that public Macs could be in jeopardy of stolen login information.

Sandisk Ultra Solid State Drive (SSD)

To store persistent data in your computers, SanDisk is back by unveiling the new Solid State Drive (SSD). This new SSD (dubbed, Ultra) can increase performance of your system by consuming less power of the computer. It will definitely increase battery life of a laptop as it consumes less power.

Different from ordinary hard Disk Drives (HDD) which consumes high power and are electromagnetic devices, it retains data in nonvolatile memory chips. As it has no moving parts like HDD where Data is stored in Spinning Disks, there is a smaller chance of damaging it.

Buggy Update Of Facebook iPhone App

Lots of users are angry over the recent update to Facebook’s iPhone app. The latest release was suposed to be fixing the problem but it went in opposite. Instead of fixing the bug it created more bugs for the users.

Facebook promised to release another update but still they are stucked at version 3.4.3

U.S. Shutting Down Data Centers To Save Taxpayer Woes

In order to save money, the US federal government decided to shut down more than 350 data centers by the end of 2012 and another 400 by end of 2015. This was decided to save billions of dollars from US taxpayers.

Currently, more than 2000 data centers with 40 percent storage capacity and 27 percent computing capacity are running across the country.

The decision is quite good in saving money but what about the employees working there? Thirty states will be affected by this decision…

Watch Out! Google+ Circles Is Getting Even Better!

Google+ circles is an adorable feature for privacy concerned folks allowing others only to see what they want them to. Now the latest buzz is that this feature is getting even better.

Fridge is a web-suite which provided the facility of creating separate groups for friends, sharing stuff and planning events much alike other social networking sites. But the new thing is, Google is procuring Fridge.

Rugged Mini, Hard Drive Resistible To 1 Ton Load!

LaCie has divulged its up to the minute hard disk drive storage solution this week. The hard drive is known as Rugged Mini. It features a USB 3.0 drive and has storage capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 1.5Tb.

The exceptional design of Rugged Mini protects your data and the hard drive itself from plummets and wallops