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Even smart TVs can get ransomware infections

December 19, 2015 - 2:58 am in Software

  It’s bad enough that some smart TVs track all your viewing by default and upload it to remote servers. Now, Symantec has figured out how to infect a TV with ransomware. That’s bad news, because if the good guys have figured out how to do it, the…

Roku OS 7 improves content discovery and mobile app

October 7, 2015 - 12:27 pm in Apps, Software

  In Roku's last operating system update that rolled out in May, it introduced much-needed search functionality to make finding content and channels…

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Apple’s iPod touch is king of the crumbling portable media castle

December 12, 2014 - 12:40 am in Apps

With the steadily falling prices of tablets and the relative ease with which you can acquire a cheap smartphone today, having a standalone MP3 player…

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How apps will scale up to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens

September 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm in Apps

Apple’s mobile devices have traditionally offered developers a simpler, more consistent platform, but that makes it hard to switch from one generation to the next. Every time Apple takes the stage and announces a new screen resolution on the iPhone, you…

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The Ubuntu smartphone actually looks pretty great

April 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm in Apps

It has been a long time since Canonical announced the Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign on Indiegogo. It raised an incredible $12 million dollars, but — equally incredible — it still fell around $20 million short of its lofty goals. However, that didn’t…

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Microsoft will pay you to stop using Windows XP

March 14, 2014 - 11:47 pm in Apps

Microsoft wants you to stop using Windows XP. Badly. How badly? They’ll actually give you fifty bucks right now to replace your outdated XP machine.The push is on to move everyone they possibly can away from XP before pulling the plug on security updates…