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Articles tagged with: programmer

Windows 8 Pulls Elements From Mobile Operating Systems

After the dominion of smart phones, Desktops have lost their charm. Why work at home on a desktop when one can pull off all the tasks from their phone?

The new operating system for Apple’s desktops and laptops OS X Lion and the modernized and restored serviceable version of windows which has yet to be released by Microsoft i.e. Windows 8 is noted to have inherited traits from the mobile operating system of the respective giants.

BitTorrent Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

A programmer by the name of Bram Cohen invented something very special 10 years ago, the first peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, in April of 2011.

Just three months later he posted “My new app, BitTorrent, is now in working order” on Yahoo Groups, along with a URL.

Cohen wrote the first BitTorrent client in Python, and while it received a very slow welcoming, it was just years later when the platform really took off.

Oversee Desktop Performance From Your Phone

Graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, MSI, has coupled with a software programmer named Nick Connors to create a version of the Afterburner overclocking program for the Android operating system. With the awesome new app, users will be able to fine tune their processing settings on and desktop or laptop over a shared WiFi connection.

Of things that can be tweaked and tuned include; frequency, temperature, voltage, and fan speed. In order to get everything set up, the user must first install the appropriate software (Afterburner program) on the host PC before anything can be modified.

Game Emulators Yanked From Android Market

Game emulators are programs that are available for download through mobile, desktop, and laptop devices, that allow users to simulate game consoles and play games they enjoy without having to pay for the console. The player usually just plays the game through mouse and keyboard instead of controller, but one could easily configure a game controller by obtaining the right hardware and software.

A third party Android app developer by the name of Yong Zhang has recently had his popular game console emulators yanked out of the Android market. His entire selection of apps was removed without warning.

Samsung Galaxy S II Receives 1080p 24Mbit/s Hack

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S II sold perfectly well on its own, a new hack allows the device to record 1080p video at 24Mbit/s and offer a 30fps (frames per second) video capture. The hack also allows for 44.1KHz 192-bit audio! Just to compare with factory settings, the Galaxy S II normall records in 16Mbit/s 1980p HD with AAC mono audio.

The hack, introduced by HyperX, essentially overclocks the phone to allow it to capture very high quality video and sound. Although the hack is quite impressive, HyperX is still working on some tweaks to make sure the software is fully debugged for tech enthusiasts to enjoy.

Adobe Connect Mobile For iOS

Adobe has stated a recent push of significant updates for Adobe’s Connect Mobile web conferencing app, available for Android and the BlackBerry playbook. Adobe is happy to announce that the app is now available for Apple’s iOS, giving users the chance to use the awesome web application on their favorite iphone devices. The company claims that this is the first version to be optimized for the iPad and describe the new features included in the application.

Canonical/Ubuntu Switches To OpenStack

Canonical (the Ubuntu executor) has just switched its cloud software to open-source OpenStack. The current version of Ubuntu uses the Eucalyptus platform. The next Ubuntu server, version 11.10 will include OpenStack as the core of the company’s Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud package.

Microsoft Announces Window Azure Toolkit

Microsoft announced on Monday a Windows Azure Toolkit for devices that consist of assets for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. With the toolkits, developers will be able to use the cloud-based system by sharing files with one another through the network. This allows for collaboration over widespread networks. Developers will be able to use the cloud to share requirements such as device notifications, authentication, storage, and leaderboards.

Major Vulnerability Exposed In Chrome

Most people usually user Google Chrome for its speed and safety, as well as the fact that the browser hasn’t been successfully hacked within the past three years, until today. A security firm called VUPEN figured out how to act past Google Chrome’s system as well as Window 7’s anti-exploit technology, allowing the Chrome browser to run any program or code they would like.

The exploit is demonstrated in the video and is one of the most sophisticated codes created since it bypasses ASLR/DEP/Sandbox security features and does not cause the computer to crash after delivering the payload.

Over 5K Sites Compromised On Google’s Image Search

If you are using Google’s image search, for any reason, you may want to stop, immediately. Security experts have found thousands of sites compromised by code injection (malicious code that redirects users to fake antivirus applications). In fact, I’ve also been a victim of the Google image malware in the past and had to get a brand new hard drive because a reformatting did not work. What was I searching for? Simple tech stuff like laptops and cellphones. You’d be surprised how many types of images are compromised, but you can bet the most popular searches are the worst.