Don Moore

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Yup, Macs Get Viruses Too

In Apple, computers, Malware on May 29, 2011 at 12:20 AM

The image above is a screencap of the program Mac Defender. The program runs a “scan” of Mac computers, then tell users that–surprise!–their Mac is crawling with malware. that’s quite alright though, because if the user just enters their credit card info, the registered version of Mac Defender will save the day, ridding the Mac of those dastardly viruses.

Of course, Mac Defender’s not a real anti-virus program. It’s an example of rogue security software, malicious programs that claim to be protecting computers, all the way trying to bilk users out of credit card info, and in some cases hijacking their browsers and making the computers generally unusable.

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Microsoft Adds “Mac Vs. PC” Page On Windows 7 Site

In Apple, Microsoft, Windows on August 17, 2010 at 12:54 AM

Apparently, Microsoft isn’t ready to let the Mac/PC war die down. They’ve recently added a PC versus Mac page on the Windows 7 site.

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Me And My Not So Smartphone

In Blackberry, Cell Phones, iPhone, Microsoft, Smartphones on August 11, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Last week Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled the Blackberry Torch, the newest in its lines of popular smartphones. Blackberry, long the king of smartphones in the US, has begun to show chinks in its armor: 2010 marked the first time since 2007 that the Blackberry OS is not the top selling mobile platform in the US, having been surpassed by phones running the Google designed Chrome OS. Coupled with competition from Apple’s omnipresent iPhone line, Blackberry’s reign seems in serious jeopardy.

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Introducing Echo, The Newest in Location Based iPhone Apps

In iPhone, Social Networking on July 26, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Web 2.0 is all about innovation. No one knows this better than mobile software developers, and in particular, iPhone app developers. There are over 250,000 apps available in the app store. Sure, a lot of that number is comprised of fart machine and “Ask The Octopus” apps, but there’s still thousands upon thousands of useful apps out there, all competing for consumers’ interest and ultimately, money. The only way to guarantee success for your app is to separate yourself from the crowd. “Our app is sleeker and faster,” developers tell users. “Our app is shinier, newer. Our app is better.” It’s the same strategy Apple has perfected in marketing for its entire line of products, including the iPhone itself.

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How Much Is Your Old iPod Worth?

In Apple on July 25, 2010 at 6:51 AM

We all have one: an old iPod, sitting there unused, cast aside like an unwanted stepchild. It may have gotten broken. The battery may have died. You may have simply moved on to a newer iPod. With over 220 million sold since 2001, it’s inevitable that there are quite a few lying around.

So what do you do if you want to get rid of them?

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Apple Claims There Is No Reception Problem with The iPhone 4

In Apple, iPhone on July 2, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Remember those transmission/reception problems iPhone 4 users all over the country have been documenting? Turns out there’s not really a problem with the antenna. It’s faulty software–at least, according to Apple. The electronics giant released a press release regarding the issue earlier today:

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