Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

Tech

Passwords at risk on Internet

More than half of Britons admit making their online passwords easily available on the internet and never change their details unless prompted to do so, research indicates. Experian, the credit reference agency, warns that millions of people leave themselves open to identity fraud by

Internet Explorer Turns 15

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser turns 15 on Monday. The first version of the browser, Internet Explorer 1, debuted on August 16, 1995. It was based on Mosaic, a web browser Microsoft had licensed from a company called Spyglass Inc. Starting with version 3.0, Microsoft started

Worldwide Mobile Sales 325.6 MM Units

Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 325.6 million units in the second quarter of 2010, a 13.8 percent increase from the same period in 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales to end users accounted for 19 percent of worldwide mobile device sales, an increase of

Facebook panic button prompts surge in abuse reports

More than 200 UK Facebook users have reported suspicious behavior following the launch of a "panic button" application last month, figures show. It was launched on 11 July. The application was launched after months of negotiations between Ceop and Facebook, which had resisted the idea.

Twitter launches Tweet button

An official `Tweet button` has been launched by Twitter to enable you automatically share external pages on the micro-blogging site.The button sits on third-party websites - and can be added to pages by web editors - making sharing external links easier.When the button is pressed a pop-up

India threatens to ban Blackberry email, messaging

India may temporarily shut down BlackBerry messaging services over security concerns after a meeting about the smartphone proved `inconclusive` this morning. India`s interior ministry is pressing for a deadline to be fixed for Canadian maker Research in Motion to share encryption

Facebook abuse reports rise

More than 200 people have officially reported abuse on Facebook in the last month, compared to just 28 the month before.And this sevenfold increase is being attributed to the introduction of the ClickCEOP button - dubbed the `panic button` - which was launched on the social-networking

Google Social Network Coming Together With Slide, Zynga

Google`s purchase of social application maker Slide and $100 million investment in online gaming provider Zynga provider a window into the company`s social network strategy. The search engine clearly feels, as Facebook and MySpace did before it, that people want to use social widgets and

iPhone Hardware Boss Leaves Apple

The Apple executive who oversaw development of the troubled iPhone 4 is leaving the company. Mark Papermaster has been head of Apple`s iPhone and iPod hardware engineering department since 2009 when he joined the company from IBM. His departure is widely believed to be linked to the

Social media costs UK billions in lost work time

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests. British employment website MyJobGroup.co.uk said it polled 1,000 British workers and found that nearly six percent, or 2 million, of

Kaspersky Lab 2011 Product Line Launched in BD

Kaspersky Lab, launches its latest 2011 version of the home user products in Bangladesh. At the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka, the new product lines were introduced to the ICT business community on 8 August. Commerce Minister Faruk Khan, graced the occasion as the

Saudi Arabia, BlackBerry Reach Deal

A Saudi telecom official says an agreement between the authorities and the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smart phone has been reached averting a ban on the service. He said the deal would involve Canadian firm Research in Motion installing a server inside the kingdom allowing the

Google drops Wave after lack of interest

Google said it would drop Google Wave. The over year-old service had "not seen the user adoption [Google] would have liked" and won`t be developed further. Two brothers Jens and Lars Rasmussen, who were also behind Google Maps, created the product. It combined e-mail, instant messaging

200,000 Android phones sold every day

About 200,000 smartphones based on Google`s Android operating system are sold every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday. Schmidt told reporters on the sidelines of an industry conference in Lake Tahoe that Android -- a mobile software launched just over a year ago -- was gaining

Internet Explorer Gains Market Share, Firefox, Chrome Decline

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has defied its critics and rivals, gaining global market share for the third month running, according to new figures. Net Applications’ latest statistics show that the world’s most popular browser accounted for a 60.7 per cent share of the global

Drag-and-drop received attachments in Gmail

People who regularly receive emails with attachments could benefit from a new feature that has been introduced to Gmail.Rather than go through the process of clicking on the attachment and deciding where you want to save the file to, you can simply drag and drop the file onto your

India`s largest IT park in Kerala marks second decade

Thiruvananthapuram-based Technopark, the largest IT Park in India with 4.5 million square feet of built-up area, has successfully completed 20 years of operations in Kerala. It is the first and largest technology park in India."Technopark has played a key role in shaping IT businesses in

Hacker builds $1,500 cell-phone tapping device

The attack Chris Paget showed Saturday illustrates weaknesses in GSM, one of the world`s most widely used cellular communications technologies.His attack was benign; he showed how he could intercept a few dozen calls made by fellow hackers in the audience for his talk at the DefCon

Private Facebook Data Becomes Big Business

When a security researcher made personal profile information of more than 170 million Facebook users available to the public on BitTorrent--a peer-to-peer file sharing site--many questioned why he did not attempt to sell that information to an interested party. Names and profile data on

Microsoft Will Try to Block Google-Yahoo Japan Deal

A legal battle is brewing between Microsoft and Google for control of Japan`s lucrative search market.Microsoft will try to convince Japan`s Fair Trade Commission that a search advertising agreement struck earlier this week between Google and Yahoo Japan will be harmful to competition,