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Google Releases DIY Android App Inventor (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Google has announced a new software development program that lets anyone develop an application for Android devices; it’s called the App Inventor for Android. Google says the software is ...

Jul 12, 2010 weblog
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Designing semantic software by numbers

A system for creating semantic software could transform application development from a cottage industry to an industrial-style production line. Semantic applications are the next frontier for information science, but creating ...

Jun 23, 2008
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Conficker Worm Prepares For A New Release On April 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- The conficker worm created havoc last year when it infected over 10 million computers on a global scale. The unique design of the conficker worm allowed for this large scale attack to over ...

Mar 27, 2009 weblog
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Adobe shows off new 'undo photo blur' feature

(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite all the advances in digital photography, most people are still plagued by the problem of blurry photos, a problem compounded by the use of cameras embedded in cell phones due to their small size. ...

Oct 13, 2011 report
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India State to Dump Windows for Linux

(AP) -- A southern Indian state plans to switch all school computers from Microsoft Windows to the free Linux operating system, an official said Thursday.

Aug 31, 2006
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Method to Better Predict Software Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability defects in software that can allow hackers to bypass security measures have emerged as a significant threat in a society that increasingly relies on computer systems and the Internet for commerce and other uses.

Jun 29, 2006
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Adobe plugs Flash webcam spy hole

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adobe engineers on Thursday fixed a vulnerability in its Flash software that could enable attackers to use a person’s computer webcam or microphone feeds for spying on the person. Adobe made changes ...

Oct 22, 2011 report
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