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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What’s The Matter With Blackberry?

In Blackberry, Smartphones on August 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Research in Motion (or RIM), makers of the Blackberry, is undisputed king of smartphones in the US: According to a study by NPD research, RIM’s operating system held a massive 36 percent market share in the US, by far the largest share among mobile OSes. But RIM’s choke hold on the smartphone market is tenuous at best, according to a new survey by the Nielsen Group. The survey, released yesterday, asked current smartphone users about their preference of a new phone; only 42% of Blackberry owners want another Blackberry when it comes time to buy a new phone.

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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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