Topic: Internet

Bash Bug Threatens Mac, Linux Security, and More

Bash Bug Threatens Mac, Linux Security, and More

It’s been a few months since we were too worried about general Internet security, so thankfully we have a new exploit to freak out about. Referred to as “the Bash bug” or the “Shellshock bug,” the exploit was … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable Meets An Early End

A Year Without Cable Meets An Early End

The box to the right is the white flag I’m waving to Big Red, also known as Verizon. The experiment is over. Twenty-one weeks after canceling the TV portion of my Verizon FiOS package and trying to survive on … [Read more...]

Did Microsoft Accidentally Tease Windows 9 in China?

Did Microsoft Accidentally Tease Windows 9 in China?

At the end of the month, Microsoft will reportedly unveil a preview of the latest version of its operating system, Windows Threshold, which many believe will be called Windows 9 when it’s released. While news of that … [Read more...]

Celeb Photo Hack Points to Cloud Storage Insecurities

Celeb Photo Hack Points to Cloud Storage Insecurities

This weekend, a subject that’s usually reserved for the fevered dreams of adolescent boys hitting Google – that of nude celebrity photos – made national headlines. It seems that sensitive photos of celebrities like … [Read more...]

After 15 Years, MSN Messenger Shuts Down For Good

After 15 Years, MSN Messenger Shuts Down For Good

Last year, Microsoft announced that they would be shutting MSN Messenger down and switching users over to Skype for their communication needs. But the chat/general communication service remained alive in China through a … [Read more...]

IFTTT Raises $30 Million in New Investment Round; Revenue Model On the Way?

IFTTT Raises $30 Million in New Investment Round; Revenue Model On the Way?

Hey, New York Times -- IFTTT has been looking to the Internet of Things for quite a while now, but the money doesn't hurt! In case you missed the news today, Web service IFTTT is celebrating a new investment round, … [Read more...]

Xbox One Gets a Reddit App: Meet ReddX

Xbox One Gets a Reddit App: Meet ReddX

Late last night, Major Nelson surprised the Xbox One reddit community by announcing that the system would get a reddit app, of all things. Today, ReddX was made available for download from the Xbox One Store. For … [Read more...]

For Christ’s Sake, Comcast

For Christ’s Sake, Comcast

It was only three days ago that I wrote a post covering Comcast's recent issues in the area of customer service. Three days. In that time, two more stories have popped up that are less than flattering for the … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare

A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare

The primary focus of cord cutting -- at least, from where I’m sitting -- seems to be the financial savings. Cable bills haven’t exactly gotten cheaper over the years, and for those who have anything but the most … [Read more...]

How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)

How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)

As you may know, I’ve been on the hunt for a way to get the most television at the lowest possible price. Out of disgust with the size of my bill, I cut cable out of my Verizon FiOS plan entirely, and have looked to … [Read more...]