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June 22 Tech news roundup: Kaspersky banned in the U.S., Microsoft patches critical Wi-Fi security issue in Windows, Snapdragon X laptops fail to impress in gaming performance

Biden administration bans Kaspersky products in the U.S. The United States Government has officially banned all Kaspersky products in the Country. Users will need to switch to alternative security products as the company can no longer sell its software in the U.S. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

Top Windows 7 Gadgets
Though the Windows Sidebar featured in Windows Vista was a bust, Windows 7 came back with innovative desktop gadgets that actually performed. Windows 7 stopped trying to knock off Mac’s dashboard appearance and instead created its own proper platform. Unlike the unpopular sidebar, Windows 7 gadgets have a purpose... Read more
Forget The iPhone 5 – 5 Apple Alternatives
Apple has released the iPhone 5, but experts are not convinced. Though it offers a few upgrades, really all the iPhone 5 has to boast about is a slightly slimmer construction. For most iPhone users, that is not that much of a big deal. Though the Apple iPhone has... Read more
Apple Wins Lawsuit in Germany – Will Google Motorola Be Banned?
The ‘Rubber Band’ Lawsuit Following their historic triumph over Samsung in the US, Apple didn’t cease and took its winning habits over to Germany. Apple had filed a lawsuit against Google Motorola in Germany regarding their patent of the ‘Rubber Band’ effect. As it turned out, Google Motorola was... Read more
Apple Maps Versus Google Maps
Google Maps has served as the lifeline of many a clueless traveler. For people like me, especially, Google Maps is an indispensable tool. Embarrassing as it may be, I have had to rely on Google Maps to get to my destination without being taken for a ride by unscrupulous... Read more
Forget Subsidized Phones, Offer Better Price Plans
Mobile carriers in the United States have mobile phone pricing all wrong. While users can enjoy a locked iPhone 5 for just $199.99 they end up paying for their phones discount with a two-year inflated pricing structure. Let me explain the subsidized dilemma currently facing American consumers, in many... Read more
5 Reasons You Should Own A Tablet
A tablet device could potentially be your key to portable freedom. While I would never endorse a tablet over a regular PC for heavy users, the cost on entry, portability and other advantages of tablet ownership should never be overlooked. For users who already run a Windows based system... Read more
Apple Hacker Heads to Twitter
Twitter looks like becoming the new hacker hangout. Gone are the days when users could post anything and everything on their Twitter feeds by breaking into people’s account. Twitter has enlisted the help of notorious Apple hacker Charlie Miller to ensure that its services are secure and aren’t abused... Read more
Must-Have Cross-Platform Apps
I don’t know about you, but there isn’t much more that can be as irritating as having to use different apps for different devices, although they do the same thing. I suppose the easiest solution would be to use a single device, but sometimes, that cannot be avoided. After... Read more
5 Concepts that Were Far Too Ahead of the Curve
Apps and technology accessories are nothing new to today’s consumer. In fact, with hundreds of apps releasing each month it is next to impossible to imagine there ever being such a thing as an app too far ahead of its time. Unfortunately, many app ideas released too far ahead... Read more
Dropbox Latest Security Offerings
In mid-July, a few hundred Dropbox users started to receive spam emails for online gambling sites. Though some did not realize the connection, others started to figure out that these spammers got their information from Dropbox. Two weeks later, Dropbox confirmed that it had been hacked and that these... Read more
Google Apps or Office 365?
Let the battle of the “office clouds” begin! There has been a lot of advertising about the recent changes Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 have gone under, but which is best suited for users? There is a multitude of factors that users need to consider when comparing Google... Read more
Happy Birthday Google Chrome!
When Google Chrome was originally released in 2008, it promised Internet users that it would offer a faster, easier browsing experience for laptops and desktops alike. After four successful years of operation, Google Chrome will be celebrating not only its 4th birthday but also the fact that June 2012... Read more
The MS Office Store
This week the MS Office Store opened itself up for business offering productivity and business-boosting applications for professionals. Computer users have known that the release was coming, but they didn’t expect the release results that Microsoft Office’s Store was able to produce. They didn’t just open – they flung... Read more
Skype versus Google Talk
The age of VoIP has certainly started to take place. Individuals no longer talk on phones – they talk on computers. Two popular VoIP providers include Skype and Google Talk. While both of these services offer chat capabilities, instant messages and video over the web, it is hard to... Read more
Can Anyone Topple YouTube?
YouTube is considered the undisputed champion for video streaming, but from a market standpoint, YouTube only controls 60 percent. So who is sharing the other 40? Believe it or not, there are over a thousand different sites trying to take over the YouTube kingdom and most offer better searches,... Read more
Java Patch Frailties

Java Patch Frailties

InternetNews September 17, 2012

The end of August sparked panic for Java’s creator, Oracle and users when an emergency Java 7 patch opened the door for attacks. Though Oracle may not like to admit it, it seems that this news only showcased a previously undisclosed vulnerability that Oracle knew about all along. Oracle... Read more
Industries That The ‘Cloud’ Will Kill
Most consumers born before 1985 remember floppy disks. These now obsolete products were once all a user had to backup important information from their computer’s hard-drive. When the floppy was replaced with hardware items like external hard drives and USB flash drives, it seemed that computer hardware was going... Read more
Adobe Flash’s Fall From Mobility
Before the days of mobile supremacy Adobe Flash software dominated the computing landscape. In fact it was nearly impossible to load a website, power certain applications and work in general without it. That supremacy quickly changed when Apple’s iPhone series entered the market. Realizing that Adobe was a power... Read more