BREAKING: Facebook Scam ALERT. Don’t Click “CoooL Video”

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

What To Do


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If you receive one of these Facebook mails, simply delete it – one of your friends is infected but not you. If you find, however, that your account is sending the mails:

1. As a precaution, go to your browser settings and clear your cookies.

2. Change your Facebook password

3. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a full system scan

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Got a 120Hz HDTV or Projector?

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Great snippet from Crunchgear on why 120Hz displays look “weird”: I’ve been testing an HD projector here at the house and, in its initial, out-of-the-box setting we found that the picture was ridiculously “sharp.” The picture, I suppose, looked like an old Dr. Who episode where the action on screen is smoother than the background, creating a jarring disparity when watching movies with lots of movement. It’s sometimes called the “Soap Opera Effect.” We decided to do a little digging to figure out why..

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iPhone News: Google – Apple Divorce

August 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Info World: “Google’s Eric Schmidt has given up his seat on Apple’s board of directors, closing a partnership that paved the way for the success of Apple and Google in the mobile space. Neither company could have risen so far, so fast without the other. Apple made the Google Maps pushpin and the YouTube skateboarding dog iconic of the iPhone’s utility, simplicity, and flexibility; the iPhone was, in effect, the first Google phone.

Google Maps and YouTube, with Safari, rounded out the iPhone’s killer app trifecta. That Apple gave Google equal billing was unprecedented, and I think that relationship set Google up for its current role as go-to software supplier for handset makers and wireless operators, which in turn enabled Google to move into the mobile cloud business with Gmail, Google Talk, Google Sync, Google Voice and voice search, Google Latitude, and other services.”

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The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps

August 12, 2009 Leave a comment

The Business Insider: “Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone App Store is most popular for its free and cheap apps. As a result, most apps and casual games are available for 99 cents or less. But there are plenty of expensive apps in the App Store, too, and people do buy them.

Click here to see the 10 most expensive iPhone apps →

The most expensive app in the U.S. App Store today is called iRa Pro: It’s a dashboard to access and control live feeds of video surveillance cameras, and it costs $900.

The company that makes it — Lextech Labs, outside of Chicago — won’t say how many copies it has sold. But Lextech president and CEO Alex Bratton says it’s more than the five people who have reviewed the latest edition on iTunes. He’s “pretty happy with the number.”

Why charge so much? Because for the people who are buying the app, it’s actually a relatively small cost.”

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AT&T Changes Contract to Prevent Law Suits

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment
“AT&T has changed its terms of service (including for existing contracts) to prevent class action suits. Note that you are already required to submit your case to arbitration, a forum in which consumers are often at a substantial disadvantage. Now you must go up against AT&T alone.”
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New Style Kronikle @KidRobot

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

For all you KidRobot fans out there! http://kronikle.kidrobot.com/new-style-at-kr/ (via @kevan_moscoso)

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Facebook Acquires Friendfeed

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

From Friendfeed’s blog:

“We are happy to announce that Facebook has acquired FriendFeed. As my mom explained to me, when two companies love each other very much, they form a structured investment vehicle…

The FriendFeed team is extremely excited to become a part of the talented Facebook team. We’ve always been great admirers of Facebook, and our companies share a common vision. Now we have the opportunity to bring many of the innovations we’ve developed at FriendFeed to Facebook’s 250 million users around the world and to work alongside Facebook’s passionate engineers to create even more ways for you to easily share with your friends online.”

View the rest at Friendfeed’s blog!