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Date archive: November 2011

Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 to Address Battery Life Issues

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 to the public, bringing fixes for battery life issuesintroduced with iOS 5. The release also brings several other enhancements including multitasking gestures for the original iPad. This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: – Fixes bugs affecting battery life – Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad – Resolves bugs with Documents…

Arrests made in malware-click redirect scheme

A lot of you reading this are either aware or have encountered links to web sites that turned out to be fronts for hackers. This week, as reported by News.com, six people were arrested in Estonia for allegedly being a part of the creation of the malware program known as DNSChanger. The malware has infected over…

New Microsoft Store set to open in on 11/17

New York City isn’t the only place where Microsoft is doing it big. According to a news article on Softpedia, the doors of Microsoft’s newest retail store is set to open at Tyson’s Corner Center on November 17 at 10:00 AM, local time. Like the festivities over here in NYC, there are some things being planned…

PC processor overclocking record broken again

Overclocker Andre Yang managed to crank up the speed of AMD’s “Bulldozer” processor to 8.46151 GHz just a few days ago. Now AnandTech reports that Yang has broken his own record using the same AMD FX-8150 processor. The new, but still unofficial, overclocking speed record is now 8.5848 Ghz. Once again Yang used a lot of of liquid…

Microsoft rushes to fix Duqu zero-day exploit

Microsoft released a workaround to block a Windows kernel vulnerability recently found to be exploited by the installer for the Duqu virus, a Stuxnet-like worm discovered in October. The attack,discovered by Hungarian researchers, exploits a vulnerability in Windows’ TrueType font engine. A full fix for the problem is still pending, and will not be part…

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