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Apple patches the MacDefender Malware
Well now.  In a mere week, Apple has changed its tune from “Malware doesn’t exist” to “Lets patch it and be done with it.”  Unfortunately, for them, the patch didn’t work out so well as MacDefender author already bypassed Apple’s patch.  Dang – that sucks for them and they are now eating a little crow.  Public service announcement: Keep your software up to date.

YouTube Hits 3 Billion Views per Day
There is no denying that Youtube has change the face of online video.  It’s made people famous – and given us things like the Keyboard Cat, Rick Rolling, and introduced the world to Parkour Fails.  It gets 3 Billion views per day, and every minute another 48 hours of video is uploaded.  Unfortunately, all this user-submitted content is making the Tube full of spam and my surfing has slowed.  Do you watch more or less Youtube?  Please post below.

Sony has Three More Sites Hacked
Sony is still in for a long haul of damage control and they’ve recently had three more sites compromised.  The good thing is that they are really non-essential sites and no data was taken or exposed.  The down-side is that they suck.  The good news is that the PlayStation Network survived a whole week!  The world though PSN was hacked again, but Sony has confirmed (and proved) that is was just down for maintenance.

Twitter Buys TweetDeck for $40 Million
I’m not sure why a company that doesn’t make any money needs to buy another software company that doesn’t make any money, but Twitter has done just that.  They have spent $40 Million on TweetDeck and I’m sure the owners of TweetDeck are pretty happy.  I really don’t know how or why this is a good move for Twitter, but we’ll have to see what is up.

Nvidia Shows Off Quad-Core Tablets
The mobile CPU / GPU market is one of the fastest growing markets and NVIDIA is trying hard to make an impact.  They are now showing off their ability to make a quad-core Tegra 3 chip and put this in a tablet.  The beautiful thing is that they can do this and still get 4-6 hours of battery life with all cores working.  Things are coming a long way in this crazy tablet-centric world.

5 Reasons Shy Microsoft Can Still Win the Tablet War
ITBusiness says that Microsoft can “win” the tablet war, and while they make some good points, I don’t think they will “win”.  I think they can be a major player based on their ideas, but at this point, there are too many alternatives that have a pretty impressive following.  The Windows platform will bring a lot of great compatibility though, and that may be enough…

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« Last Edit: May 31, 2011, 06:52:58 AM by Zeus »