Technology - Software news

Hacker tricks Apple app pay system, posts YouTube how-to

(Phys.org) -- Apple’s 2012 Friday the Thirteenth turned memorable for the company yesterday with news outside Apple traveling fast and furious that a hacker was offering instructions on a YouTube video, telling iOS users how to wrest free access to paid iOS app c ...

Jul 14, 2012 report
5 / 5 (16) 18 | with audio podcast

Ouya sub-$100 game box challenges console giants

(Phys.org) -- A Los Angeles-based startup looking for Kickstarter pledges is seeing big bucks. Ouya wants to bring to market a $99 gamer’s home console with controller featuring free games. As of early ...

Jul 11, 2012 report
4.8 / 5 (6) 4 | with audio podcast

Mozilla's Shumway pushes Flash to off-ramp

(Phys.org) -- Mozilla’s experimental project on GitHub, a hosting service for development projects, is taking on a happy buzz where developers look at a future that may not include Adobe Flash. The project, ...

Jun 07, 2012 report
4.8 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast

Stealth game steals info from Android sensors

(Phys.org) -- No joke. A proof-of-concept application for phones running Android pretends to be a fun challenge asking the user to identify identical icons from a bunch of images. All the while the app monitors ...

Apr 24, 2012 report
4.3 / 5 (8) 15 | with audio podcast

'Sabpab' Trojan seeks out Mac OS X

(Phys.org) -- Three compelling reasons that Mac loyalists say justify their love for Macs have been that Macs are 1) the prettiest computers around (2) ideal for any new-age brain that prefers visually rich ...

Apr 17, 2012 report
4.6 / 5 (11) 11 | with audio podcast

WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser

(Phys.org) -- “It’s all in the browser. No plugins. And you don’t just need only Chrome either, Good stuff.” Those are the comments you can hear when in WebRTC circles. For those who have ...

Apr 10, 2012 report
5 / 5 (3) 6 | with audio podcast

Google announces Floor Plan app for venue owners

(Phys.org) -- This week the team from Google Maps launched its Floor Plan Marker for Android in a bid to improve the accuracy if its indoor maps. Inside and outside Google, developers have seen real opportunity ...

Apr 08, 2012 report
5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

Linux Foundation takes Linux pulse in progress report

(PhysOrg.com) -- A white paper updating 2011 highlights and progress in Linux kernel development has been released by The Linux Foundation, the vendor-neutral base for collaborations on the Linux kernel. "Linux ...

Apr 05, 2012 report
5 / 5 (5) 30 | with audio podcast

Android mug shots have no lock and key

(PhysOrg.com) -- If Google loyalists will persist that this Internet Goliath can do no evil, they at least need to admit, based on new evidence this week, that Google can do a lot of mindless harm. A security ...

Mar 04, 2012 report
3.7 / 5 (11) 6 | with audio podcast