Friday, 03 June 2011
My morning roundup

Hackers attack Sony network.again
According to the BBC website a group called Lulz Security hacked into a database containing unencrypted passwords, names, addresses and dates of births of Sony customers.  It appears they only targeted Sony Music Japan.

Hyper-V to run Linux?
Missed this one yesterday, it looks like Microsoft may soon be supporting Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, RedHat and SuSE on its virtualisation stack. This could also include Azure.

Microsoft may buy Nokia
According to this article on CNET's website "..an industry insider has claimed a Microsoft offer for Nokia is already on the table"

Apple signs Universal Music to iCloud
It appears Apple has had more success with its new cloud service by getting some of the major players to sign up to it in comparison to Amazon and Google ".it will be the first among the big three to offer licensed music."

Read more on CNET and Neowin

posted on Friday, 03 June 2011 08:51:15 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0]

 Thursday, 02 June 2011
My morning roundup

Windows 8 First Look
A first look at Windows 8 and it seems to be a lot about "touch" my first impressions when seeing a video demo was "this looks a lot like Windows Phone". They appear to have reinvented the Start menu and it looks like a lot of thought has gone to usability it also appears as though some ideas have been influenced by the experience with the iPad.

See for yourself on  Neowin and Engadget  for some interesting commentary checkout this article on The Register

Hackers in China compromise Google e-mail accounts
According to the BBC website hackers from China have attempted to access the Google e-mail accounts of US Officials, military personal and journalists.

How clean is your keyboard?
Checkout this article on How-To Geek on how to clean your keyboard (without breaking it). Warning there are some gory infested keyboard images in the article!

UltraViolet (buy it once play it everywhere?)
Its the first time I have heard about it. UltraViolet is supposed to be a media service supported by all the big players in the industry (except Disney). Basically manufactures will create TV's, mobiles, etc that support UV. You as the user can purchase UV compatible content such as a BluRay or DVD disk containing a UV logo and will be able to watch the content on any UV compatible device (even if it doesn't have a DVD player).  It sounds as though the industry has realised the issue with having many different DRM formats where content I download on my PS3 won't necessarily work on my PC or mobile phone if I want to watch it on the train. See what you think?

posted on Thursday, 02 June 2011 09:55:22 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0]