Archive for February 2008

Glitch exposes OS X Passwords

Apple has confirmed that there is a security glitch in OS X that may allow a person with physical access to your computer to retrieve your password.

Apple blames the glitch on the way the code for OS X is written, Apparently OS X allows for your password to be stored in the computers memory for longer than what its needed. Apple is said to be working on an update to fix the problem.

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Gothic Universe Trailer Released

JoWood has just released a new trailer for their Gothic Universe Series.

In the game you play a prisoner, who must find magic ore to build weapons for his army and escape his captives. Enjoy the Trailer.

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Review: Vonage V-Portal

Vonage released the first of a line of Vonage Branded products aimed at making new users’, and users who aren’t technical inclined, lives a lot easier.

Vonage announced during CES Vonage V-Portal a device that can connect up to two Vonage lines and allows you to use it as a router and caller ID box. The V-Portal device is designed to make the installation process of a new Vonage line a lot easier than before.

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Sprint Bitch-Slaps Competition

According to our daughter site CellRants.com, Sprint has entered the Unlimited Minute Price wars by bitch-slapping at&t, T-Mobile and Verizon, when they announced they will begin offering their own Unlimited Minute Plan for $99.99 but not only will they give you Unlimited minutes, with Sprints Simply everything plan you get; unlimited data, text, e-mail, Web-surfing, Sprint TV, Sprint Music, GPS Navigation, and push-to-talk service as well.

And Verizon says there is no price war. Yeah and I’m the King of England.

I want to switch to Sprint so bad right now, to bad I am under contract with T-Mobile. I seriously would switch in a heart beat if I could.

PayPal: Steer clear of Apple’s Safari browser

Paypal Cheif Information Security Officer Michael Barrett warns Paypals millions of users to avoid using Apples Safari browser, because it lacks two important anti-phishing features.

“Apple, unfortunately, is lagging behind what they need to do, to protect their customers,” Barrett said in an interview with infoworld. “Our recommendation at this point, to our customers, is use Internet Explorer 7 or 8 when it comes out, or Firefox 2 or Firefox 3, or indeed Opera.”

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Don’t miss these games!

The past couple of weeks has been really good to gamers. Many game announcements were made both at the Games Developers Conference and Sony’s Destination Playstation event. Regardless of where it came from, some big names were revealed. So now that most of that is over and done with; let’s take a look at some of the games you might have missed.

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Yahoo sued by Chinese dissidents

It what seems to be a common trend with Yahoo, they again have been sued by Chinese Dissidents.

Several men are suing the company and their Hong Kong subsidiary alleging that the companies cooperation with the Chinese government has harmed them. The lawsuit which was filed in Oakland California claims Yahoo handed over their information to Chinese authorities in 2003, that information led tot he arrest of Li Zhi who is serving an 8 year sentence in a Chinese prison.

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Opening up the HP Blackbird 002

At the end of January and for the first half of February, HP was kind enough to loan me the monster of gaming PC: the Blackbird 002. The review will be up soon, but I wanted to share with you all a video I made.

The video shows how easy it is to open up the Blackbird 002 and remove its peripherals.

You can expect our review on the Blackbird 002 in the coming days, but if you are wondering what I thought, well, I LOVED IT!!!

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20% off at HP shopping

HP has updated their coupon database and have added a 20% coupon.

The coupon is only running for a few days and expires on the first of March. It may expire sooner depending on how many people use it. There are some restrictions though, the oupon cannot be used on: software, HP MediaSmart Servers EX470 and EX475, and HP Skins. It cannot be combinable with other promotions.

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Trade Barriers

On Tuesday, the EU accepted a proposal to consider internet censorship as a trade barrier.  The proposer of the policy, Jules Maaten, feels that this would protect online freedom of speech.

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