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New Remote Trojan Targets Growing Number of Mac OS X Users





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It seams that malicious hacker put their hands on Mac computers. Security researchers report that hackers have a way to remotely send commands to your Mac OS X computer. “Blackhole” RAT, or Remote Access Trojan, allows hackers to control your Mac. SophosLabs analyzed the sample it received and determined that it is a variant of a well-known Remote Access Trojan (RAT) for Windows known as darkComet. The Blackhole RAT is available for download from the net, but there are no any reports from customers being hit by it.

The Trojan's basic functionality includes:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. 16:11

Today Apple's Media Event: What To Expect



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As you may know, today Apple unveils its new lineup of MacBook Pros and has already shut down the Apple Store for some time. CNet reports the launch of new laptops will come "shortly after Intel's announcement" of its new Light Peak technology at 10 a.m. Pacific. That actually break's usual practice of Apple to release products at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

However, before Apple unveils new MacBook Pro we decided to collect all the information gathered about new laptops into one single post so you could know what you can expect from today's announcement.

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New MacBook Pros to Carry Larger Trackpads, Dedicated SSD for Mac OS X



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Rumors suggest that updated MacBook Pros appear later this week, most likely on Thursday. The new MacBook Pros will feature larger glass trackpads than those found on current models for greater flexibility and perhaps for more complex gestures. The lower-end models will have 8GB-16GB solid-state drives to house Mac OS X system files, and will also come equipped with a regular hard drive. This will offer the benefits of SSDs - instant on and super fast performance - while also providing lots of room for heavy users’ files. The idea of separate flash-based storage for system files is not a new one. Intel's "Turbo Memory", in 2006, offered similar functionality. The new machines will be up to a half-pound lighter than current models and there will be five different SKUs.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. 11:55

Walmart Sold Man a Fake iPad




One man from Atlanta has recently visited local Walmart store to purchase an iPad, but when he came home he found it was a fake. The thing he bought was of aluminum case with Apple logo and paper homescreen under a fake glass on the front. Most probably it was a store display unit, which shouldn't be sold.

Eventually the man decided to sue Walmart, as the latter doesn't plan to refund him and blames Apple as it is them who handle operations with actual devices and store demo units.

Some local news speculates that the man could purchase a real iPad and then swap it with fake.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, February 13th, 2011. 23:12

HP Unveiled Its New Tablet And 2 Smartphones



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This Wednesday HP announced its three new webOS-based devices - the TouchPad tablet and two smartphones named Pre 3 and Veer. Before they were unveiled general manager and senior vice president for the Palm Global Business Unit at HP Jon Rubistein told that the company is at the beginning of new epoch.

"Today we're embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available. The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world."


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1M Verizon iPhones may be sold in the first week of sales



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Today Mike Abramsky, who is an analyst from investment firm RBC Capital Markets, released a note to investors, where he said that Apple and Verizon will sell more than 1 million iPhones in a week after its launch. He also forecasted that in the first quarter of device availability both companies will sell approximately from 3 to 4 million handsets.

He also took available inventory and estimated pre-order numbers and found out that Apple, Best Buy and Verizon may stock out completely as soon as in the first week after the launch of the device. The analyst believes that Apple has 1-1,5 million units for the launch in its channel inventory.

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iPad 2: Carbon Fiber, NFC Features, 7-inch Model



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iLounge claims that got some details about what may be in store for the second-generation iPad. So the new device’s shell will be made from a carbon fiber that would allow reducing the weight of the second-generation iPad.  Moreover Apple has not yet abandoned the idea of a smaller iPad carrying a 7-inch display, contrary to Steve Jobs saying that 7-inch tablets were dead on arrival, and Apple's suppliers has been asked to manufacture a component that would be used in a 7-inch iPad. About NFC, iLounge mostly quotes the previous Bloomberg report:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, February 5th, 2011. 16:29

New Angry Birds game coming in March



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Angry Birds is obviously one of the most popular games in App Store. And now its funs are waiting for the next version of their favorite game. The developer of the game, RovioMobile, has announced that new version of Angry Birds will come to the App Store in March. It’s based on the upcoming animated film Rio. Rio is a film about rare birds which are kidnapped by other birds and is about them escaping to freedom. The film Rio will be released on April 15th but the new game will be available earlier, in March.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 31st, 2011. 15:27

Skype 5 for Mac Exits Beta, Group Video Calling Now Premium Feature



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As reported, Skype 5 has recently exited the beta stage that began in November 2010. Company made some improvements in the program, having reduced the size of the application window.

We've reduced the minimum window size, so that those of you who prefer to keep Skype to one side of your screen, for example, can do that more easily. We've also tightened up the contact list, so that you can see 30% more contacts at once. We've reduced the amount of whitespace in the sidebar too.

Other changes include the return of full-screen mode for video calls and easier access to chatting functions during calls. But the most important change is availability of group video calling to Skype's premium package for $4.99 per day or $8.99 per month. Free during the beta testing period the option was free.

You may download Skype 5 from here




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 28th, 2011. 15:56

Sony unveiled its next-gen PSP and Android game store



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Today at the media event in Tokyo Sony unveiled its next-gen PlayStation Portable that will challenge Apple's iOS as a game platform.

The device's codename is NGP (Next Generation Portable) and it was built around five concepts: Revolutionary UI, Location-based Entertainment, Social Connectivity and Converging Real and Virtual Reality. And here are the characteristics of the device according to Engadget:

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 21:27

A Woman Tried to Commit A Suicide Because of Lost iPhone



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Chinese newspaper Oriental Daily has recently reported about a woman who tried to commit a suicide because... of an iPhone.

Mrs. Wong, who lives in Hong Kong, recently bought an iPhone 4. She was so happy about her purchase that when she accidentally lost it, she immediately called her husband and asked him to buy another one. But the truth is she has two kids to think about and Mr. Wong is just a bus driver, so two iPhones in one week for such a family appeared to be expenses they couldn't afford.

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, January 24th, 2011. 17:28

1 Megapixel Rear Camera On The iPad 2



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The latest iOS SDK code for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad revealed evidence that shows that the next-generation iPad will in fact offer both front- and rear-facing cameras. The first one will be a 1 MP rear camera capable of shooting photos and videos, and the second one will be a VGA front-facing camera for FaceTime and other camera functionalities. Such camera is pretty close to the fourth-generation iPod touch’s 0.7 megapixel back camera. That means you’ll be able to take 720P video with your new iPad. A 1-megapixel camera on the iPad 2 would be significantly lower than expected 5-megapixel lens on the iPhone 4.




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iPad 2 May Get a Proximity Sensor



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This week another blog about iPhones called blogdoiphone.com found a mention of a proximity sensor in the beta-version of iOS 4.3. Its developer build includes two strings entitled "PAD_CASE_LOCK_FOOTER" and "PAD_CASE_LOCK".

Both of them were found in the Settings application for the iPad. They allow user to enable or disable a new feature, which is described in description:

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Apple Working on 'Photo Streaming' and Other Social Features in iOS



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Apple seems to be working on integrating more social features to iOS. The code (see below) found in the latest iOS 4.3 beta 2 has revealed that Apple is planning to bring Photo and Media Streaming to its devices. There are several files and folders references to two new features related to MobileMe called “Photo Stream” and “Media Stream”.  Apple is likely to be working on a serious MobileMe overhaul to offer social networking functionalities that would appear in iOS 5.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 20th, 2011. 17:48

FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth Icons Confirm Camera in iPad 2



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Apple's developer release of iOS 4.3 Beta 2 includes the three new app icons. This includes FaceTime, Camera and Photo Booth. The images were found in the latest beta and are used by iOS to show a preview of your wallpaper selection. These icons do not exist on the images contained in iOS 4.2. Such icons might be new evidence confirming that the next iPad will carry both a front facing and rear facing camera as well as the Apple Camera App and Photo Booth App.


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