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Date archive: October 2011

New Phishing Scam Targeting Folsom

The Folsom Police Department would like to warn local businesses of a scam generated out of Southern California. A fictitious business titled UST, Inc, also known as UST Development, is phishing by sending bogus ‘invoices’ as solicitation to local businesses, including the City of Folsom Fire Department and Police Department. The invoice states it is…

Microsoft’s new ‘Future Vision’ video

Microsoft is on hand to satisfy those urges, and has produced a new video, entitled ‘Productivity Future Vision 2011’, that offers us a glimpse of the future and the directions in which technology may take us next. Suffice it to say, the future looks like a pretty cool place to go. Produced by Microsoft’s Office Labs division…

Apple Building Solar Farm

Apple Building Solar Farm at North Carolina Data Center The Charlotte Observer reports that Apple has begun work on a solar farm adjacent to its massive new data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The new solar farm will likely generate a significant amount of power for the facility, although Catawba County officials have yet to see building…

A New Look for Gmail

Gmail Getting an Interface Change A video from Google’s YouTube channel introduces a new Gmail interface. It’s based on the Preview theme that’s already available in Gmail, but there are many other changes: an action bar that uses icons instead of text labels, a completely new interface for conversations, profile pictures next to contacts, a flexible…

Trojan Disables Automatic Updating of OS X Anti-Malware Tools

Last month, we noted as part of a report on an update to the anti-malware tools in OS X that a new trojan horse threat known as Flashback.A had surfaced, with the malware masquerading as a Flash Player installer. While Apple has continued to update its XProtect.plist to detect Flashback.A, security firm F-Secure now reports (via ZDNet) that…

iOS 5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Released

The most anticipated software update for iDevices, namely iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has been released at around 10 AM PST, October 12th, 2011, a date as promised by Apple. iOS 5 brings over 200 new features and enhanced functionalities to the iOS mobile devices, including the Notification Center, iMessage, iCloud support and PC Free,…

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