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IE Users Angry Over Accusation Of Having Low IQ

AptiQuant is the research firm behind the survey from which they inferred that Internet Explorer users are usually dumb and have low IQ levels when compared to Chrome, Mozilla or Safari users.

This is a highly profane statement regarding IE users which have led them to a fury against the consulting company. Since the release of study results, IE users have threatened to file a law suit against the company and have sent hate mails to the company. The company performed more than 100,000 IQ tests and compiled the results on the bases of browser a user used.

Safari 5.1 Arrives With X Lion

With the arrival of OS X Lion, Safari 5.1 has also hit the shores. It is considered as one of the most innovative browsers in town.

Apple is raising the stakes with its latest products and satisfied users and with the release of Safari, Apple will take things to another level. The wonder browser was released yesterday with several updates and improvements.

Google Tells Users To Use Outdated Browsers

Google told Chrome users earlier in the week to switch to outdated versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox if they want to access Gmail when they are not connected to the web. On Tuesday, Google dropped offline support for Chrome, IE9, Firefox 4, Safari, and Opera. What’s the big reason? Google’s conversion to HTML5 this summer.

Google currently uses an old plug-in called Gears and the company feels it is time to keep up with technology (especially considering they are a seen as a founding father of technology). The current version of Chrome 11 is considered stable and doesn’t run Gmail in offline mode either.

Are Apple Users No Longer Safe from Malware?

The Most people think Mac users have nothing to worry about when it comes to malware. This has been true for many years, but things are changing. A new report from ZDNet blogger Ed Bott reported that a malicious app called MAC Defender is infecting more Mac users than before. An unnamed apple care supporter reported that “many, many people” are falling for the MAC Defender attack. Apple care is not really supposed to help with malware, but most of the representatives do anyways.

OS X Lion Has iOS Feel, Go Figure!

While we don’t have a ton of information on the new Apple operating system, we do know a few things. Mac OS X Lion has some new features in its developer version, including a redesigned login screen, a detailed Reading List feature in Safari, a few new wallpapers, and a couple other performance tweaks.

The new login screen has been redesigned and has an iOS flavor to it. There is a silver-gradient backdrop along with new icons that are spread across the bottom of the screen. The icons allow the user to sleep the computer, restart, and shut down.

Google Works On Addiction To Adobe Flash

Google announced yesterday that it has added Flash support to its Instant Previews feature even though it is cautioned against using Adobe’s plugin too heavily. With support for Flash, users will be able to use a regular web browser to see a Flash-heavy, website’s animations, layout, and videos in the quick view sidebar instead of having plugin errors. The method would implement whenever a website’s details were scraped by Google’s bots but would also be turned off when the preview had to be generated on-demand.

Mac OS No Longer “Bulletproof”

InfoWorld’s Security Adviser Roger Grimes has argued that “obscurity is the greatest security defense a platform can have” and notes that Windows and Internet Explorer have been hit more successfully than Mac or Safari. Grimes notes that even when MacSweeper (malware that had targeted the Mac) was novel, the Mac OS had proven to be nearly bulletproof. Unfortunately, as many experts have predicted, Mac specific malware has become more and more common.

Lenovo Launches Secure Cloud Access

Joining the cloud movement came Lenovo with it’s new “client to cloud” strategy, a service that allows users to couple their computers with cloud computing. Lenovo stated that all ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops powered by Intel’s latest chips are available. Lenovo will be working with Intel using APIs (Application Programming Interface) to connect hardware to cloud apps.