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Carrier IQ a pre-installed spyware on your smartphone

Dec. 05th, 2011

 

While we are installing Anti-virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware to prevent attack from hacker. There is a spyware which is installed inside our smartphone called Carrier IQ. Carrier IQ is hidden inside our iOS or Andriod OS to collect and transmitting our personal activity's data to Carrier IQ or the manufacturer without our knowledge.

 

Are smartphone manufacturer Breach of Personal Privacy? It is horrible to know that all our smart phone activities, even keystrokes and SMS messages are being sent to Carrier IQ server for study. Are there anymore human right? Our rights are all taken away by Rich Entrepreneur and our Government. We even need to be scan naked for an airport security check.

 

Carrier IQ is in Apple iPhone and some of the popular Andriod smartphone.

 

If all these thing don't stop, we will have no more privacy when dealing with Rich Entrepreneur and Government.

 


By Thomson Kho





Android Market Share

November 24th, 2011

 

SmartPhones

 

By looking at the way the Apple iPhone fan stay overnight on the street during every new launching just to try to get their first hand on the New Featured iPhone, we have an impression that iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world.

 

The fact is, according to a technology research firm Gartner reports, more than half of the smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2011 were powered by Google's Android software.

 

Out of the 440.50 million units of mobile device sold worldwide in the third quarter, 60.50 million or 52.50% sold were powered by Android, 19.50 million or 16.90% were from Nokia, which is powered by Symbian OS, 17.3 million or 15.00% were iPhone powered by iOS, 12.700 million or 11.00% were from BlackBerry.

 

So, don't feel bad when you see other people around you are carrying an iPhone and you are not. iPhone is not the most popular smartphone in the world. You will notice that most people around you are quite satisfied with other smartphone OS other then iOS from Apple.


By Thomson Kho

 



Firefox users are being targeted by fake antivirus scams

June 09th, 2011

 

Firefox users are being targeted by new scam that tries to load a user’s PC with fake antivirus software using a passably convincing version of the Windows Update page.

Fake antivirus scams are legion, and ones using bogus update pages of one sort of another are also an established trick. The oddity of the latest incarnation of the attack, discovered by Sophos, is that it triggers only when encountering Windows users of Firefox pushed to it through a page redirect.

The first big giveaway? Windows Update can only normally be started as a background activity in Windows or through Internet Explorer.

 

The page itself is a copy of the Windows Update page offering an “urgent” 2.8MB download which will turn out to start a useless security scan plugging fake antivirus software. The technique is clever. Users who agree to the update without being entirely sure that it is genuine will be more easily convinced that a PC has been infected with the non-existent malware later detected by the bogus program.

"Users need to be more vigilant than ever before as bogus security alerts pop-up in their browsers," said Graham Cluley of Sophos.  "Fake anti-virus attacks are big business for cybercriminals and they are investing time and effort into making them as convincing as possible."

 

"Malicious hackers are using smart social engineering tricks more and more often, and the risk is that users will be scared by a phoney warning into handing over money to fix problems that never existed in the first place," he said.

Attacks targetting Mozilla Firefox users seem to be a mini-fashion right now. Last week, the company reported a separate scam that throws up bogus security warnings that ape the browser’s security alerts as yet another method of pushing the same useless scareware products.

Neither are entirely convincing to an experienced user but they probably don’t need to be to satisfy a business model that delivers decent rewards simply for tricking a handful people into installing a fake antivirus system.


By John E Dunn | Techworld | Published: 17:12, 09 June 11



iPhone 4 antenna reception problem

July 17th, 2010

 

iPhone 4

 

Apple is trying to protect their profit by not taking full responsibility for their defected product namely, iPhone 4.


In the case of BP oil spill, they first tried to cover up the issue; however, when the spill gets to worsen and out of control, BP has to pay their fortune for their irresponsibility.


Another similar case is the car company Toyota and some other automobile manufacturers. They know their pedal problem; Instead of taking responsibility to recall the vehicles to rectify their mistake, they chose to protect their profit by leaving the millions of life in danger by driving the defected vehicles on the road.


My advice to Apple is to find a complete solution for the IPhone 4 antenna problem and offer the solution free of charge to the people who already bought the defected iPhone 4. Give the full refunds for those consumers who wish to return the product. If Apple cannot prove to their supporters that they are a responsible company, they will lose most of their supporters in the future. Apple fans will not jump in to purchase new product from Apple again, instead they will wait for months to make sure the products are working perfectly before they make up their decision to buy.


PROFIT IS IMPROTANT FOR ALL COMPANY, BUT SOMETIME IT IS NOT THE PROFIT THAT COUNTS, IT IS HOW LONG THE COMPANY WILL STAY IN THE FUTURE.


By Thomson Kho

 



Apple iPad set a new standard

June 17th, 2010

 

As expected, Apple's innovative products always surprise the market. Apple has sold two millions iPad in two months. Products that are similar to iPad are exists in the market long before Apple iPad, however they are not be able to create an impact as what Apple does to the consumer.


Apple iPad is simply a basic device that lacks of flexibility. With today's advance technology, products like ebook reading device must build in with the power of basic computer capability. Basic features like multi-tasking, flash support must be build into the device and able to install and run simple applications. Gaming capability can be put aside for these kind of devices because such function does not serve an important role in these type of device. Moreover, connectivity like Wifi, Ethernet port and USB port is a must. Webcam is another added advantage for people on the move to share pictures and videos. All these features add very little cost to the production, but Apple chose not to have these basic features in iPad.


Apple's sales of two million iPad in two-months sores the eyes of his competitors. The lack of the feature from iPad will be the targeted huge market for better featured eBook reading device from other manufacturers.


The success of Apple iPad will trigger Apple's competitors to come up with a better, cheaper and more powerful product in short time. These devices will sell better than any notebooks as most people on the move won't need a powerful notebook computer. In a nutshell, what they need is a device that is light weight with a battery that can last for a long hour of usage, take less time to charge, and build in with touch screen feature, Wifi, Ethernet port, USB port and the capability to be able to read ebooks, run simple applications and multi-tasking.


Better touch screen technology (hardware and software) will be the next main concern for these devices.


By Thomson Kho

 



SanDisk G3 Solid State Drive

March 19th, 2010

 

SanDisk G3 SSD

 

Imaging that we will be having a hard drive with no moving parts inside. A hard drive that last longer, consume less power and five time the reading transfer rate of a 7,200 RPM hard drive. SSDs are exceptionally rugged, durable, and reliable and deliver a faster computing experience.

 

SanDisk begins shipping its 60GB and 120GB Solid State drive (SSD) to retail in February 2010.The 2.5 inch SATA drives are working with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X sytems. SATA 60GB is priced at $230 and 120GB is at $400.

 

I foresee other manufacturers of hard drive will rush into the production of their own SSD. Present HDD with motor will be faced out once the price drop with mass production. As there are no mechanical parts to be assemble during the manufacture process of SSD. It is more cost effective to produce a SSD than to produce a HDD.

 



Apple iPad

January 29th, 2010

 

ipad multi touch screen

iPad is another creative product from Apple. Prices ranging from USD499.00 to USD829.00 depends on which model you choose.

 

iPad Side Views

 

Thickness : 0.5 inches (1.27mm)
Weight :1.5 pounds (680g)
Display : 9.7 Inch LED backlit IPS display.
Keyboard : incredibly responsive Multi-Touch screen
Processor : Apple A4 1GHz
Memory :16GB, 32GB & 64GB.
Battery Life : Up to 10 hours after fully charged.
Internet : Wireless or 3G

 

iPad does not equip with the following : -

 

No Multitasking, can run one application at any one time
No Camera
No USB port
No Flash (a lot of internet content are with flash)
support simplified chniese character but not traditional chinese character.

 

The main usage of iPad is for browsing internet, email, iWork, ibook, newspaper and magazine, photos, audio, video and gaming.

 

Keep in mind that iPad is not a computer. However, iPad should be able to find his own market for the application it offered.

 

ipad game

 



USB 3.0 External or Portable Hard Disk

January 28th, 2010

 

Follow by Buffalo shipped the world's first 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB USB 3.0 hard disk in Oct. 2009, Western Digital and Seagate launches their USB 3.0 hard disk this month (Jan. 2010).

 

The USB 3.0 port with a maximum transfer rate of 4.8gbps (10 times faster than USB 2.0) makes it practical for huge capacity hard disk for storing a large amount of files and large file. With this improved technology, we are able to carry around a big storage portable hard disk stored with a huge amount of informations including files, reports, software, ebooks, audios and videos, movies more than anything you ever needed in a single portable hard disk. Gone the day that having a problem to carry a large file to use in other places.

 

At this time of writing, PCs in the world are still without build in USB 3.0 port, Seagate includes USB 3.0 PC express card, Western Digital offer optional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI express card. Although these products are compatible with USB 2.0 port, you can only benefit from the fast transfer rate when you connect to USB 3.0 port.

 

WD USB 3.0 HDD

Western Digital : My Book 3.0 external hard drive

Transfer a 24 GB HD movie in 2.7 minutes vs. 13.3 minutes with a 2.0 connection.

Capacity : 1TB & 2TB
Optional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HBA adapter at 5 Gb/s (Max)
Compatible with USB 2.0 ports

 

 

Segate USB 3.0 HDD

Seagate : BlackArmor PS110 USB 3.0 HDD

up to three times faster than its USB 2.0 hard disk
500GB 7200RPM 2.5 inch with power cable and PC express card
backwards compatible with USB 2.0

 





Named "Tianhe" China Fastest supercomputer

Oct. 29th, 2009

 

China Supercomputer

 

A single day task for Tianhe might take a dual-core personal computer working nonstop for 160 years to complete.

 

Cost at least 88.24 million US dollars. It took 200 computer expertise two years to complete the project. The giant is housed in National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) in Changsha.

 

Equipped with 6,144 Intel CPU and 5,120 AMD GPU. Weighted 155 tons with 103 refrigerator like cabinets lined up on an area of about 1,000 square meters.

 

"I was shocked at the milestone breakthrough, which was beyond expectation," said Zhang Yunquan, a researcher with the Institute of Software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and an organizer of the China Top 100 list, which was released at a national conference on high-performance computers Thursday.

 



Firefox 3.5 Right Click Context Menu not working

 

The caused is Yahoo tool bar add-on.

 

Solution 1
Use "add or remove program" in Control Panel to remove Yahoo tool bar.

 

Solution 2
In firefox Browser select Tool -> Add-ons looks for Yahoo tool bar and select Disable or uninstall.

 

If you don't have yahoo tool bar installed, or after you remove yahoo tool bar and you still get the same problem, then it might be other add-ons causing the problem.

 

In this case try to disable add-on one by one to check which firefox add-ons is causing the problem.

 

Hope this article solved your problem.

 

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How many pc in the world ?

 

Do you know how many pc are there in the world.

 

According to WikiAnswers

As of June 2008 there are 1 billion PCs in the world.

 



Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing

July 22nd, 2009

Windows 7

 

Windows 7 will be ready in retail stores and shipping with new pc on 22nd Oct., 2009.

 

After many disappointment with Windows Vista, will Windows 7 recapture pc user confidence of the new operating system and stimulate the sales of new pc ?

 

As I know, many has decided to delay replacement of their old pc due to new pc are preinstalled with Windows Vista. They don't want to spend money on a pc with a OS that they are not comfortable with (many downgrade their Windows Vista to Windows XP). They are hoping the next Windows will be good without worrying to downgrade it.

 

If Windows 7 deliver what the consumer needs, it will definitely stimulate the sales of new pc.

 

This is what Microsoft describe their Windows 7 on their website :-

 

What is Windows 7?

 

Your PC, simplified.


Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Faster and more reliable performance means your PC just works the way you want it to. And great features like Windows Media Center and Windows Touch make new things possible. Get to know Windows 7, and see how it can simplify just about everything you do with your PC.

 



Firefox 3.5

released on June 30th, 2009

 

Firefox

 

2.4 times faster then Firefox 3

 

Use less computer memory

 

Over 6,000 add-ons to customize your Firefox

 

Firefox 3.5 is the first browser to support open video and audio formats, allowing practically limitless new ways for sites to display rich content.

 

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/



Google Chrome OS

will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010

 

Google Chrome OS will be an open source operating system for netbooks.

 

Instead of buying and install necessary software in your pc, this OS will lets you do most of your works with web application. For example, you don't need an Office software to write a letter, just connect to internet and do it with one of the web application available on the net and save it to your hard drive.

 

It is too early to guess the detail of what will it be, we just wait for the release to find out what its like.

 



WolframAlpha - a different kind of search engine

Launched on May 15th, 2009

 

A search engine that give or compute answer to your question, not a list of websites.

 

For example :-

 

If you ask "New York", it gives you the country, population, location map, current weather.

 

If you ask "New York to Califonia", it gives you distance 2445 miles and map.

 

If you ask "freeware", it gives you the definition "Software that is provided without charge".

 

If you ask "Dell Stock", it gives you the latest trading price, financial details, recent returns, price history in chart and etc.

 

If you ask "365 / 52 * 3 + 16", it gives you the calculated answer.

 

You need to know how to ask question to get your answer.

 

 

http://www.wolframalpha.com/index.html

 

 




FCC will seek input on latest net neutrality proposal

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday.

The FCC will release a proposal soon to reinstate net neutrality rules that would allow broadband providers to negotiate with content providers for preferential treatment, an agency official confirmed Wednesday.

Some digital rights groups called the pay-for-priority proposal, reported earlier in a Wall Street Journal article, the death of net neutrality at the FCC.

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Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:15:10 -0700

Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT

Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.

Quip, which is led by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, also plans to launch spreadsheet and presentation applications this year so it can offer customers a suite with the three core productivity components. Quip works on browsers for desktops and mobile devices.

With the API (application programming interface) and the upcoming apps, Quip will forge ahead and battle Microsoft, Google and the many vendors offering office productivity suites that run on tablets, smartphones and PC browsers and that promise improved collaboration via cloud computing.

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Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:10:12 -0700

Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets

Megaupload, the defunct file-storage site, is asking a Hong Kong court to release millions of dollars in assets as part of efforts to allow its former users to reclaim their data.

The company’s assets were frozen by Hong Kong at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice around January 2012 after its operators, including founder Kim Dotcom, were indicted by U.S. prosecutors for allegedly profiting from large-scale copyright infringement.

On Wednesday, the High Court ordered Hong Kong’s Department of Justice to respond to Megaupload’s filing by June 4.

Megaupload attorney Ira Rothken said in a phone interview the move is part of a long-running effort to allow Megaupload to restart its servers so users can reclaim their data, unavailable since the site was shutdown.

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Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:35:10 -0700

Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps

The next time you open a podcasting app on your Android phone you're not just catching up on your favorite radio shows: You're also sending Google valuable data the company can turn into advertising dollars.

Google recently announced some new updates to its AdWords advertising program that are all about helping advertisers target you based on how you use your device.

The new ads are designed to encourage Android owners to download new apps they might like as well as open apps they already have on their device. 

Taps for apps

"We’ll enable you to reach people who are your most likely customers, based on the apps they use, the frequency of use and the types of in-app purchases they make," Google said on its AdWords blog on Wednesday.

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Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:47:00 -0700

U.S. to vote on $1.8 billion proposal to bring broadband to rural areas

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposal to pump $1.8 billion into a fund that subsidizes broadband deployments in rural communities.

It would be the second investment for the FCC’s Connect America Fund and should bring broadband service to nearly 5 million U.S. residents who don’t have coverage now, an FCC official said. The new funding, planned for next year, would amount to a 70 percent increase in subsidies, said the official, speaking on background.

The FCC voted in October 2011 to begin transitioning subsidies for traditional telephone service in its Universal Service Fund to broadband subsidies. To date, the new Connect America Fund has spent $438 million to expand broadband to about 1.6 million U.S. residents and $300 million to expand mobile broadband service. It subsidizes deployments in rural communities and other areas where it would be expensive to build networks.

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Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:04:00 -0700

It's the little things that matter in Amazon Redshift upgrade

Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait.

Amazon contends that Redshift lowers the bar for implementing and managing a data warehouse. The company provisions the infrastructure and tasks such as backups and patching are automated.

The latest upgrade lets users execute up to 50 queries at the same time, compared to a maximum of 15 before.

The ability to execute more queries is useful when a data warehouse has to handle lots of small queries. A queue that is configured to handle many queries has less memory for each one, but that is offset by the fact that smaller queries require less memory, according to Amazon.

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Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:45:10 -0700

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