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Google will put Majel on the line to rival Siri

(PhysOrg.com) -- Majel is Google’s voice controlled assistant in the wings and it is poised to compete against Apple’s iPhone 4S-based Siri. The new chatter surrounding the yet to be launched Majel ...

Dec 18, 2011 weblog
4.5 / 5 (12) 11 | with audio podcast

WalkSafe app shields smartphone pedestrians (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Smartphone users who as pedestrians are not very smart about crossing and looking both ways now have a protective shield in the form of an Android app which they can download for free. A research ...

Nov 28, 2011 report
2.3 / 5 (6) 12 | with audio podcast

Glooko app offers diabetics easier self-checks

(PhysOrg.com) -- A consumer health management app has joined an ever-growing list of Apple App Store items; Glooko helps diabetics check their blood sugar daily. Glooko is a Palo Alto startup that presents ...

Nov 11, 2011 report
5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Apple's March 2012 sandbox rule angers developers

Apple has finally issued its directive toward developers after a stalled November date. As of March 2012 Mac apps submitted to the Mac App store will have to abide by sandboxing requirements. While developers ...

Nov 05, 2011 weblog
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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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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
4.3 / 5 (14) 17 | with audio podcast

Android suited up for C-level security

(PhysOrg.com) -- Android is enterprise-ready, with this week's announcement of a new security platform for Android, from Motorola Mobility's subsidiary, 3LM (stands for Three Laws Mobility). This is a potential ...

Oct 11, 2011 report
3.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

HTML5 OS is set to disrupt platform lock-in

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Canada-based startup founded in November 2010 arrived at TechCrunch Disrupt last week to debut its "HTML5 operating system" called Carbyn. To get this system, there is nothing to install; ...

Sep 18, 2011 weblog
4.3 / 5 (19) 13 | with audio podcast

Intel-McAfee preview new rootkit weapon

(PhysOrg.com) -- Letting everyone know that today's computing is no longer about running good anti-virus software, McAfee this week presented a new technology approach in computer protection called DeepSAFE, ...

Sep 16, 2011 report
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Study linking browser choice and IQ level a hoax

In a truly bizarre case of what is both right and wrong with modern technology, a hoax has been uncovered regarding a story about a psychometric consulting company that had supposedly undertaken a study correlating ...

Aug 04, 2011 report
4.2 / 5 (20) 22 | with audio podcast

IQ level tied to choice of internet browser

In a study that is likely to incite controversy, AptiQuant, a Vancouver, British Columbia based Psychometric Consulting company has released a report that it says shows users of Microsoft Internet Explorer ...

Aug 01, 2011 weblog
3.4 / 5 (43) 58 | with audio podcast