Category Archives: mnrx

Dell Offers 802.11n Wireless Card

Evidently, Dell is tired of waiting for approval of the proposed 802.11n wireless standard. Currently, the draft of that standard is bogged down in review and may or may not be ratified in our lifetime. So, Dell has taken matters into their own hands and released an 802.11n wireless card. They say it will support […]

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New Worm Hits MySpace

MySpace is dealing with a worm which is spreading by embedding JavaScript code into users’ profiles that redirects visitors to a site claiming the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to Symantec, the unnamed worm isn’t malicious, but the malformed Shockwave Flash (.swf) file containing the payload embeds JavaScript into the profile […]

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Verizon Superpages Uses Microsoft Maps

Wow…an online directory web site that doesn’t use Google Earth for its maps. That is crazy talk. However, Superpages.com has done just that. Each local listing shows an embedded map with three different views: Standard, aerial and birds-eye. It looks pretty nice. Maybe Verizon is trying to “polish” up Superpages, since it is up for […]

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Exploit Underway for Microsoft PowerPoint Users

from Greg Keizer An unpatched bug in Microsoft’s PowerPoint presentation maker is being exploited by an in-the-wild attack, Symantec researchers said Thursday, marking the latest bad news for Office users. According to the Cupertino, Calif. security vendor’s threat analysis team, attacks are currently under way using an unpatched vulnerability in PowerPoint. If the “zero-day” attack […]

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Apple Plugs Security Hole in ITunes

Apple Computer Inc. updated iTunes music store software to fix a critical security flaw that could let attackers grab control of a PC or Mac. Secunia rated the bug as “highly critical,” its second-from-the-top ranking. The bug in can crash the software or let a hacker run his own code, said the Apple security advisory. […]

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Lawsuit Claims Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage is Spyware

Brian Johnson of Los Angeles filed suit against Microsoft saying that when Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage anti-piracy software that was, up until recently, “phoning home” user info every day, it met the legal definition of “spyware” because this was being done without the consumers knowledge or consent. Jim Desler, Microsoft Spokesman  says “not so” because […]

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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3

Yes that is a long title. However, it represents a big improvement in IE history. The release fixed (supposedly) some security bugs and that is always a good thing. It also introduces tab drag-and-drop functionality and several feed-reading improvements, along with a few other little nuggets. Download the beta version at Microsoft’s site and give […]

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Latest Time Waster – “Levers” Flash Game

This cool little Flash game really requires some skill. Our friends at Download Squad first brought it to our attention. You have to balance all of these whacky items so that none of them touch the water. Then, these little birds keep landing on things, throwing off the balance and you have to drain water […]

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Consumers Want Green Machines

In a recent poll by Ipsos MORI, people were surveyed in nine countries to see what they thought about the hazardous waste generated by “trashed” computers and accessories (monitors, for example). Greenpeace published the findings in a post on their web site. It found that most people would pay more money for a PC that […]

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Apple MacBook Pro Batteries Swelling

There have been reports of the MacBook Pro batteries swelling to such a degree that the case is deformed. In some instances, the battery remains functional. However, there have been reports of shutdowns and other malfunctions in extreme cases. MacFixIt discusses the problem and has some pictures to prove it.

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