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Dell gets Superfishy by shipping PCs with self-signed root certificates
— 4:31 PM on November 23, 2015

Remember the Superfish debacle, when Lenovo shipped computers with a preinstalled rogue root certification authority (CA)? Dell seems to think that was a good...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Internet

Mozilla axes heavyweight Firefox themes and tab groups
— 1:04 PM on November 23, 2015

Back in August, Mozilla announced plans to adopt a Chrome-like extension framework for Firefox called WebExtensions. In turn, the company plans to deprecate its...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

You can buy an iPad Pro this Wednesday
— 9:02 AM on November 9, 2015

It's been two months to the day since Apple announced the iPad Pro, a big-screened, beefed-up tablet that's meant to take the iPad into...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Apple's fiscal fourth-quarter profits and revenues impress
— 4:19 PM on October 27, 2015

Apple has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of its financial-year 2015, and its performance continues to impress, even if the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Apple delivers updated versions of iOS, OS X, and watchOS
— 2:25 PM on October 21, 2015

Own a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or even an Apple Watch? It's time to check Software Update for some fresh point releases for Apple's various operating...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Software Mac

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Apple refreshes iMac lineup with upgraded displays
— 9:07 AM on October 13, 2015

Apple made Retina-display goodness available on its entire iMac lineup this morning. A refreshed 21.5" model can be had with a 4K display, while every...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs
— 9:51 AM on October 5, 2015

After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

OS X El Capitan and iOS 9.0.2 are available for download
— 5:06 PM on September 30, 2015

Those with Macs, iPhones, or both in their lives will find software updates waiting for them today. Apple has released version 10.11 of OS...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Report: Apple dual-sourcing A9 SoC from Samsung and TSMC
— 4:32 PM on September 28, 2015

Chipworks has begun its teardown of Apple's iPhone 6S, and the firm has already made a startling discovery. By delidding the A9 SoC in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

13 million iPhone 6Ses find homes in first weekend of sales
— 8:33 AM on September 28, 2015

Sales for many big smartphone vendors are declining, yet Apple continues to hit new heights. In just three days, the company says it's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

iOS 9 arrives today with proactive features and iPad multitasking
— 10:07 AM on September 16, 2015

iPhone and iPad owners, rejoice: a new iOS version arrives today. iOS 9 will begin rolling out to a wide range of devices starting...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

Lots of small changes add up in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
— 3:01 PM on September 9, 2015

Apple capped today's presentation in San Francisco by revealing the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, the latest takes on its smash-hit smartphone formula. As is...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

iPad Pro goes big with A9X CPU and 12.9" variable-refresh screen
— 12:55 PM on September 9, 2015

The tablet market—and more specifically, the iPad—have both faltered a bit in recent quarters. Apple's response to that slowdown: go big. The company introduced a...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking