Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,264
34%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 34% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Computers/Internet (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now (save $26!)

    10/30/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    BGR via Yahoo! News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Zach Epstein
    When it rains, it pours… and today it’s definitely pouring. After sharing eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on Tuesday that were all available as free downloads for a limited time (some are still free!), we’re back on Wednesday with a fresh new batch of apps. Today’s list includes nine nifty apps that would regularly cost you a total of $26 to download, but for a limited time they’re all completely free.
  • Vintage Halloween and other Halloween /Fall pics

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    UMGUR ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Just some Halloween pics from the net. Enjoy! Album 1 Album 2 About 200 more....
  • 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man (Hairyasment!)

    10/29/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/29/2014 | Amazing and Funny Videos
    Video Link Here
  • Benchmark Test: Apple iPad Air 2 Still Can’t Beat Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    10/29/2014 10:46:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 10/24/2014
    Apple’s latest and greatest tablet has only just hit the shelves at retails stores nationwide, and although sales of the device have been outstanding — as has come to be the expectation of new Apple products — tech analysts say the iPad has only one competitor across the gamut of devices on the market today. And the iPad is losing.Despite being host to a throng of new features and sporting a lighter, thinner build, Apple’s newest technological must-have can’t seem to escape the shadow left by the Surface Pro 3, of all things. It’s not surprising considering the Surface Pro...
  • Test drive Linux with nothing but a flash drive

    10/29/2014 3:48:38 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 33 replies
    OpenSource.com ^ | 27 October 2014 | Scott Nesbitt
    Image by :  Opensource.com Maybe you’ve heard about Linux and are intrigued by it. So intrigued that you want to give it a try. But you might not know where to begin.You’ve probably done a bit of research online and have run across terms like dual booting and virtualization. Those terms might mean nothing to you, and you’re definitely not ready to sacrifice the operating system that you’re currently using to give Linux a try. So what can you do? If you have a USB flash drive lying around, you can test drive Linux by creating a live USB....
  • Commander Riker wants to help you with your IT solutions.

    10/28/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Jonathan Frakes and the Enterprise-D appear in this 90's ad for the (now defunct) software company Boole & Babbage.
  • Windows 10 will offer Mac-like trackpad gestures

    10/28/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BETA News ^ | 10/28/2014 | Mihaita Bamburic
    Anyone who has ever used a modern-day Mac will tell you that Apple gets its trackpads right. Sure, they look nice and feel great to the touch, but, most importantly, they are also properly supported in OS X. It offers myriad gestures to help users navigate as efficiently as if they were using a mouse. In fact, the trackpad is designed to feel like an integral part of the system, not as a bolt-on, as there are lots of things that can be done faster with it, like locating a window or opening the notifications panel. The same cannot be...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook criticizes Alabama for not offering equality to LGBT community

    10/28/2014 7:13:42 AM PDT · by dennisw · 50 replies
    al.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Erin Edgemon
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- While expressing his love for his home state of Alabama, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook criticized the state for being slow to grant equality to minorities and the poor. Having grown up in a loving family in Robertsdale, he said he doesn't understand why so many in Alabama and the rest of the nation are slow to grant equal rights to everyone, including the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community. "As a state, we took too long to steps toward equality," he said. "We were too slow on equality for African-Americans. We were too slow on...
  • Hungary Waters Down Planned Tax on Internet Use

    10/27/2014 10:06:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2014 | Margit Feher
    BUDAPEST—Hungary’s government said Monday it will soften its stance on a proposed tax on Internet access after tens of thousands protested the plan that initially saw a steep levy on every gigabyte of online traffic. After protests in Budapest and other cities in Hungary over the weekend, the administration of Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it filed a new version of its tax proposal, capping the tax at 700 forints ($2.87) a month for each individual subscriber and 5,000 forints for businesses. Internet service providers rather than subscribers are to pay the tax, according to the bill.
  • Web outage... ?

    10/27/2014 9:35:24 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 20 replies
    www | 10/27/2014 | me
    Anyone else having trouble? Major sites.. esp.. Yahoo ... all failing
  • CEO Satya Nadella: Microsoft Loves Linux

    10/27/2014 1:00:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Bogdan Popa
    Gone are the days when Linux was considered just “a cancer” by Microsoft’s big honchos, as the new CEO of the Redmond-based company says the open-source platform is quickly gaining ground on its Azure platform. Speaking at a cloud event in San Francisco, Nadella has suggested that “Microsoft loves Linux,” pointing out that the company is working to offer support for more Linux distributions through its Azure cloud service. Nearly 20 percent of Azure is Linux-friendly, he revealed, adding that starting this week, CoreOS is also supported. CentOS, Oracle Linux, Suse, and Ubuntu were already working on Azure. What’s...
  • Elon Musk: 'We are summoning the demon' with artificial intelligence

    10/27/2014 7:40:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    cnet.com ^ | October 26, 2014 10:09 AM PDT | Eric Mack
    "You know all those stories where there's the guy with the pentagram and the holy water and he's like... yeah, he's sure he can control the demon, [but] it doesn't work out." This has become a recurring theme in Musk's public comments, and each time he warns of the AI bogeyman it seems even more dire. In June, Musk raised the specter of the "Terminator" franchise, saying that he invests in companies working on artificial intelligence just to be able to keep an eye on the technology. In August, he reiterated his concerns in a tweet, writing that AI is...
  • Michelle Malkin newsletter has a virus attached to it.

    10/27/2014 7:20:39 AM PDT · by oldbrowser · 17 replies
    I was just reading the Michelle Malkin Newsletter. When I started to view the Kay Hagan video accusing her opponent of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin death if got a nasty virus on my computer.
  • When iPhone Rings, The Economy Listens

    10/27/2014 12:50:38 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2014 | By Jeff Sommer
    Gloomy economic news and the wild swings of the stock market may be getting you down. But at least you can count on this: We’ve entered the sweet spot of the iPhone cycle. Since Sept. 19, when the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, went on sale, consumers have been ordering the gadgets faster than Apple can deliver them. The ripple effects are being felt throughout the economy — and they have been moving the stock market. “The iPhone is having a measurable impact,” said Michael Feroli, the chief United States economist for JPMorgan Chase. “It’s...
  • Microsoft's Surface turns first profit in 2 years

    10/26/2014 7:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    MIS Asia ^ | 10/26/2014 | Gregg Keizer
    After two years and nearly $2 billion in losses, Microsoft's Surface turned a profit in the September quarter, the company said Thursday. For the three months ending Sept. 30, Microsoft recorded $908 million in revenue for the Surface tablet line, an increase of 127% over the same quarter in 2013. The nearly one billion in revenue was a one-quarter record for the Surface, and beat the combined revenue of the previous two quarters. Using information in Microsoft's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as data from earlier quarters, Computerworld calculated the quarter's cost of that...
  • The Surface of Comet 67P/C-G From the Rosetta Probe

    10/26/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Imgur ^ | 10/25/2014 | Imgur
    For scale
  • 12 Reasons Why Obama Is One of the Best Presidents Ever (2013 Expired Koolaid Barf)

    10/26/2014 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Huffungton ^ | 11/15/2013 | Huffungton
    I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. 4, 2008 when Obama won the popular vote by 53 percent. With tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart, I stood alongside people of color across the nation as we celebrated America's first inauguration of a black president. As a young black man, I felt a true sense of patriotism as I witnessed our country rally together to show, finally, that we are more concerned about who is the most qualified man for the job, regardless of race or age....
  • Any Freeper IT independent consultants?

    10/25/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 30 replies
    None ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Self
    So my company had a downsize / RIF / layoff and my group got hit. Sad news but hey, it happens. Now I am looking at being an independent IT consultant. Since I have always been an employee, I was wondering if there were any words of wisdom from the Freeper community.
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Dyegate: Dye from blue jeans discolors iPhone’s plastic strips

    10/25/2014 1:08:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Friday, October 24, 2014 · 12:28 pm
    “BGR has spoken with several iPhone 6 owners over the past couple of weeks who have encountered a very annoying issue with Apple’s new iPhones,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “The issue involves pockets on men’s jeans, but this time it’s not a matter of Apple’s gigantic iPhone phablet fitting into pockets. In fact, these particular iPhone users might wish their smartphones didn’t fit in their pockets.” Epstein reports, “Some iPhone owners who don’t cover their phones with a protective case are finding that after sliding an iPhone in and out of the pockets on their jeans for a period...
  • After U.S. government approval, Samsung Knox security for Android is "completely compromised"

    10/24/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal "security by obscurity" design "compromising the security of the product completely," a researcher has detailed. Samsung ships its Knox software on the company's higher-end Android-based Galaxy smartphones, phablets and tablets, aimed at enabling sales to enterprise and government clients who have sensitive security needs, in a bid to take on Apple's extensive lead in enterprise sales. Two days ago, Samsung announced that the U.S. government had approved a series of new devices "for use with classified government networks and...
  • Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware to Binaries

    10/24/2014 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    The Kaspersky Lab Security News Service ^ | October 24, 2014 , 12:07 pm | Dennis Fisher
    A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan Security Group ran across the misbehaving Tor exit node while performing some research on download servers that might be patching binaries during download through a man-in-the middle attack. Downloading any kind of file from the Internet is a dodgy proposition these days, and many...
  • World Series android commercial

    10/24/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 20 replies
    10/24/14 | mykroar
    Anyone else catch the homosexual proposal during the Android commercial. These IT/tech companies know they're all drinking the same koolaid, so now they're just rubbing our noses in it.
  • How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

    10/24/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    Everyday Money ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Kara Brandeisky
    Do you think you can find the lowest prices by shopping online? Think again. More FTC Mandates Refunds for Online Backorders Over 30 Days 7 Ways to Shop Online with Friends NYC Ebola Patient in Stable Condition, Officials Say NBC News Slain Canadian Soldier Takes 'Highway of Heroes' Home NBC News 'Fortunate and Blessed': First Ebola-Infected Nurse Heads Home NBC News A new study by researchers at Northeastern University confirmed the extent to which major e-commerce websites show some users different prices and a different set of results, even for identical searches. For instance, the study found, users logged in...
  • Microsoft Beats Earnings Expectations, Stock Takes Off

    10/23/2014 2:59:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jay Yarow
    Microsoft earnings are out, and they're solid. Here are the two numbers that matter: EPS: $0.54, which is down 13% on a year-over-year basis, versus expectations of $0.49Revenue: $23.2 billion, which is up 25% on a year-over-year basis, versus expectations of $22.02 billion. The stock was up 4% after hours.We spoke with Chris Suh, head of investor relations at Microsoft after the report. He said the company did well across the board, but revenue growth was driven by its consumer group. In particular, hardware sales.
  • CNN's Carol Costello apologizes for Palin remarks

    10/23/2014 2:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | Dylan Byers and Hadas Gold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin. "Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize," Costello said in a statement to POLITICO. On Wednesday, before playing a tape in which Bristol Palin describes an alleged altercation at a party in Wasilla, Alaska, Costello said, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.” In the...
  • Vanity: 100% CPU usage

    10/23/2014 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 95 replies
    self | 141023 | Sherman Logan
    I have a Dell notebook that's about 5 years old. Windows 7. It works fine most of the time, but every few hours it goes into a mode where the CPU goes straight to 100% usage and stays there, making it unusable. Sometimes it self corrects after 15 minutes or an hour, or sometimes I have to do a hard reboot. Then it works fine again for a while. Any suggestions?
  • Retina iMac Review: The Screen That Makes Desktops Relevant Again

    10/22/2014 5:00:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2014 | By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER
    Maximum Pixels in Apple’s 5K Display for the Most Demanding Photo or Video Jobs In a world of tablets, phablets and laptops, is there room for a powerful desktop? WSJ's Geoff Fowler reviews the iMac with 5K retina display with Tanya Rivero. I love using a desktop computer to write, surf and create, but I’ve had a nagging suspicion that they’re going away. Who needs a desktop in a world with laptops, tablets and even phones that are just as capable? Last week Apple introduced a new kind of desktop iMac that changed my mind. The new computer is similar...
  • This Tax Proposal Could Be the Largest Obstacle to Growing Small Businesses Online

    10/22/2014 2:44:23 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-22-14 | Ben Wilterdink
    Dealing with federal, state and local taxes and regulations is already an incredibly burdensome task on startups and small businesses. But beyond complying with onerous regulations from the jurisdiction where businesses operate, there is a little talked about potential tax change that could make it much more difficult for small businesses to expand into the online marketplace. This complication is known as the Marketplace Fairness Act or MFA. Right now, traditional “brick-and-mortar” stores are required by states and localities to collect sales taxes from customers and remit those back to the states. This is because they have a physical presence...
  • Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

    10/22/2014 2:02:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 10/22/2014 | Ed Bott
    Summary: Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks. Most of the early coverage of the Windows 10 Technical Preview has focused on the new Start menu, virtual desktops, and other highly visible parts of the user experience. But even in these early builds there are hints of much more momentous changes to come, especially in the crucial realm of security.The most tantalizing hint so far has been a new service...
  • Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (full video 1:33:40)

    10/22/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Snag Films ^ | 10/22/2014 | Snag Films
    Video Link Here Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Peter Kuran and narrated by William Shatner. Using restored archive footage, the film traces the development of nuclear weapons and their testing, from America's Trinity test of 1945 (hence the title) to the first Chinese atomic bomb test in 1964. Kuran's commentary on the DVD version claims that the DVD replaces some of the original footage with better-quality versions. There are some short special effects sequences too.
  • Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

    10/22/2014 10:35:22 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 38 replies
    CNet ^ | 21 October 2014 | Stephen Shankland
    DSL was one of the first widely adopted technologies for bringing high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses, but it hasn't been the fastest.That's all changing. At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week, several companies are announcing and demonstrating products that bring DSL -- or digital subscriber line -- into a future with a speed of 1 gigabit per second. That's about 1,000 times the data-transfer speed the technology offered when it arrived in the late 1990s.The DSL upgrade comes through a new technology called G.fast. Among those making network equipment chips to enable the technology are industry...
  • Ars Technica reviews OS X Yosemite: A great victory for the newly collaborative Apple

    10/21/2014 11:35:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 21, 2014
    “Yosemite and iOS 8 are the first great victories for the newly collaborative Apple,” John Siracusa writes for Ars Technica. “The visual coherence between the products blessedly obsoletes the former one-way mimicry and reflects a deeper technological unity. Features like Handoff that require cooperation in all stages of development, from conceptualization to execution, are evidence of an Apple that puts the needs of its customers ahead of departmental divisions.” “The political and technical battles inherent in the former two-track development strategy for OS X and iOS left both products with uncomfortable feature disparities. Apple now correctly views this as damage...
  • The Washington Post's privacy story on Apple and how they got it wrong

    10/20/2014 11:49:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    The Loop ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jim Dalrymple
    The Washington Post’s privacy story on Apple and how they got it wrong Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:36 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple The Washington Post ran a sensationalistic story this morning that claimed Apple would have user’s location, unique identifying codes and search terms when using Spotlight in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The function is part of Spotlight search, which was updated with last week’s launch of new Mac computers and Apple’s latest operating system, Yosemite OS X, which also is available for download to owners of older machines. Once Yosemite is...
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1

    10/20/2014 10:27:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014 · 1:15 pm
    Apple today released iOS 8.1 which includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including: â—Ź Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only) â—‹ Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes â—‹ Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service â—‹ Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled â—‹ Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videosâ—Ź Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes â—‹ Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages...
  • Apple bulldozes Street with record quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion

    10/20/2014 2:22:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014 · 4:34 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Thomson Reuters‘ analysts consensus called for Apple to report net income of $1.31 per share on revenue of $39.84...
  • Suddenly, Google Looks Shaky [Reports Lower than Expected Revenue Growth]

    10/20/2014 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Nicholas Carlson
    Last week, Google reported slower-than-expected revenue growth during the third quarter. Investors punished the company with a stock sell-off, and now Google shares are trading at $511.17, well below a 52-week high of $604.83.In a story on the disappointing earnings, BI's Jillian D'Onfro pinpointed Google's problem: its big business, search advertising, isn't growing as fast as it used to. In fact, it hasn't grown so slowly since six years ago.To be very specific: People didn't click on Google search ads as much as everyone thought they would during the quarter."Growth in paid clicks didn't accelerate as much as analysts expected...
  • Web site hosting choice

    10/20/2014 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 46 replies
    self | Monterrosa
    FRiends, I need to tap Freeper expertise. My little business needs a web site and I was wondering what my FR comrades thought of godaddy.com, domain.com, wikihow.com, namecheap.com and any other web-hosting sites that folks may have experienced. I have a storefront coffee and chocolate shop and I'm thinking of adding shipping to our gift basket offers. Our business is very new and small but we have some great lines of Belgium chocolate and value-packed gift baskets with teas, coffees, chocolates, and premium cookies.
  • This Is The Scariest Sentence From IBM's Earnings Announcement

    10/20/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Sam Ro
    We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behavior, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry."CEO Ginni Rometty said this in IBM's Q3 earnings announcement, which revealed tumbling revenue and profits at the company.The statement is troubling because as a global provider of business software and services, IBM is a bellwether of business spending. And a boom in business spending is central to the bullish outlooks of many economists and market strategists.IBM reported declines in all markets: Americas revenue fell 2%, Europe/Middle East/Africa revenue fell 2%, and Asia-Pacific revenue dropped 9%....
  • Yik Yak Wants To Be A News Hub, But It Needs To Grow Up First

    10/20/2014 3:48:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ellen Huet
    Yik Yak, an anonymous, location-based app that acts as a sort of local bulletin board, wants to be a serious news source. Right now, Yik Yak is home to a lot of chatter and huge with college students. That demographic is reflected in the posts found on the app, which are mostly about midterms, Netflix, food and sex. But its founders, 23-year-olds Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, have big dreams for the app. They want it to be an on-the-ground, immediate feed of what’s happening, especially during breaking news situations. On Monday, they released a new feature, Peek, that lets...
  • Citizenfour review – Edward Snowden documentary is utterly engrossing

    10/19/2014 2:28:39 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 16 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 18 October 2014 | Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
    Last year, UK cinemagoers were treated to two competing accounts of the story of Julian Assange: Bill Condon’s oddly inert drama The Fifth Estate, and Alex Gibney’s more pointedly dramatic documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. Although very different in form, content and, indeed, success (Gibney’s film was Bafta-nominated, Condon’s was hailed as one of the year’s biggest flops), both movies wrestled with the conundrum of separating the cult of Assange’s divisive personality from the significance of the information that he helped to publish – for better or worse.
  • Apple OS X Yosemite Review

    10/19/2014 12:19:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    DigitalTrends ^ | October 17, 2014 | Matt Smith
    OS X Yosemite is the perfect desktop operating system for people who just want to get stuff done.In early 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook famously compared Microsoft’s attempt to make Windows an OS that’s friendly to tablets, notebooks and desktops alike akin to combining a refrigerator with a toaster. Consumers have largely agreed with this criticism, if Windows 8’s and 8.1’s paltry usage numbers are any indication. However, some enjoy having mobile features integrated into their PC.This is the kind of tough problem that Apple has been adept at tackling, and Yosemite is its latest attempt to make the magic work...
  • Obsessive Ex's Cyberstalking Gets Man Fired, Arrested

    10/18/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 44 replies
    ABC News and 20/20 ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mollie Riegger and Alexa Valiente
    A St. Augustine, Florida, man is at ease now that his scorned ex-lover is behind bars. “I finally can breathe again,” Joe Good, 51, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ “20/20." “Now I don’t feel like every time I see a police car that, ‘Oh, they’re coming for me.’” Good’s former girlfriend of three years, Tawny Blazejowksi, 41, of St. Augustine would stop at nothing to ruin his life after the two broke up. Her web of lies eventually turned Good’s life into a really bad nightmare.She succeeded in getting him arrested three times and fired from his...
  • Why We Relaunched Gallup.com

    10/18/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 4 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | Ocober 18, 2014 | Jim Clifton
    The world's 7 billion citizens get most of their news from reporters and experts -- it's edited and filtered by how these professionals see events. Gallup applauds the work they do. But the one missing element from most reporting and analyses are the opinions, thoughts, and feelings of those 7 billion citizens themselves -- how they see events. This week we are relaunching our e-newspaper, Gallup.com, to broaden and deepen our coverage of the opinions, thoughts, and well-being of citizens around the world -- the will of the people. So while the news media continues to cover events from the...
  • Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

    10/18/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Maurits Martijn
    We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled. In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working on their laptops or playing with their smartphones. Wouter removes his laptop from his backpack,...
  • 7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $35!)

    10/17/2014 6:31:15 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    bgr.com via Yahoo! News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Zachary Epstein
    Another week is almost behind us, but not before we sneak in one last round of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. Yesterday’s list brought us seven solid apps worth a combined $35 (hurry and you can still download a few of them for free), and now we have another seven apps to share with you that normally would cost you another $35 all together, but right now every single one of them can be had for free.
  • The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google [Average Pay: $141,000]

    10/17/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Edwards
    Google has more than 50,000 employees right now, and they earn great salaries. Average pay at Google is $141,000. It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too. The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you. Especially if you know how to use MatLab, a code and data analysis and management tool. On Thursday night, Google's former svp/product management Jonathan Rosenberg was in London with chairman Eric Schmidt to promote...
  • Seattle woman shames sex offender by posting photos of his face on Twitter....

    10/17/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10/17/14 | Wills Robinson for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Seattle woman shames sex offender by posting photos of his face on Twitter after he 'groped her A Seattle woman has shamed a suspected groper by uploading photos of him to her Twitter account. Julia Marquand, 28, took a handful of photos of known sex-offender Daryl Sharma, who walked up beside her on a sidewalk near Westlake Park in the city and supposedly touched her inappropriately. After he tried to calmly walk away from the incident, Marquand followed him and took a collection of snaps on her cellphone. In response, he tried to apologize in what she believes...
  • OSX.10 Yosemite released - Direct Link to download

    10/16/2014 8:27:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2014 · 5:30 pm
    Not yet seeing OS X Yosemite in Software Update? Try using our direct link to OS X Yosemite in Apple’s Mac App Store below. OS X Yosemite is available as a free upgrade today from the Mac App Store. Yosemite supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008, specifically: iMac (Mid-2007 or newer) MacBook (13-inch, late 2008 aluminum, early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid/late 2007 or newer) MacBook Pro (17-inch, late 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) Mac mini (Early 2009...
  • 9 Essential IT Job Skills for 2015 [For Techies]

    10/16/2014 9:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Petri IT Knowledge base ^ | 10/15/2014 | JEFF JAMES
    The IT industry is in a time of transition these days, with cloud computing, the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon, and a host of other factors putting pressure on IT professionals on every rung of the corporate ladder. While industry turmoil creates stress for a lot of system administrators on the career front, that disruption also creates opportunities for those that want to invest time and effort to learn in-demand IT skills. Top IT Job Skills for 2015 Over the last few months IÂ’ve spoken with HR consultants, hiring experts, and IT experts across the career spectrum to try...