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Botnet master gets 30-month prison term for renting out infected PCs

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A hacker who controlled a botnet of 72,000 computers and rented out command-and-control access to various malcontents was sentenced to 30 months in prison today, the Department of Justice said. Joshua Schichtel, 30, of Phoenix, Ariz., pleased guilty in August of last year to one count of "attempting to cause...
Botnet master gets 30-month prison term for renting out infected PCs

Lenovo rolls out extra-compact ThinkCentre Edge 62z all-in-one for $549

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Some of Lenovo's pro customers can be very fussy: hospitals and schools want multiple computers in a small area, but without skimping on the usual features they'd expect from desktops. If any PC could resolve those contradictory demands, it might be the company's new ThinkCentre Edge 62z. The extra-angular...
Lenovo rolls out extra-compact ThinkCentre Edge 62z all-in-one for $549

A Sneak Preview Of Dropbox’s Upcoming Android App

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Good news, Android users: Dropbox, the widely acclaimed (and super-useful) file syncing service, is going to be releasing an application for Android devices very soon. Today, they’re giving us a taste of what to expect when the app lands some time in the next couple months, and it looks like...
A Sneak Preview Of Dropbox’s Upcoming Android App

Tying It All Together

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Fabric – noun; framework, structure. Everyone knows fabric when it comes to cloth, but when it comes to computing, not as many people understand the concepts of fabric computing. But AMD does. We understand it so much that today, we made a significant investment in fabric computing with the purchase...
Tying It All Together

Chrome for Android expected to leave beta 'in a matter of weeks'

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CNET reports that Google plans to push its Chrome browser for Android out of beta testing "in a matter of weeks," according to remarks made by Google VP Sundar Pichai. Pichai says that the team is "triaging, tracking, and trying to make it very stable," and that it's focused...
Chrome for Android expected to leave beta 'in a matter of weeks'

How to Create a Bootable Mac OS X Flash Drive

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A bootable Mac OS X thumb drive comes in handy when you need to troubleshoot OS issues for yourself, your family, or your friends. It's also extremely useful for keeping your basic setup consistent across multiple computers, if you find yourself switching hardware regularly; and I've had fun in the...
How to Create a Bootable Mac OS X Flash Drive

Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

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Microsoft has confirmed Office 2013 licenses will be locked to one PC and one PC only, halting transfers of the office suite software to replacement computers and perhaps forcing users to use its new Office 365 services. If you install Office 2013 on any PC, that licensed copy belongs to...
Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

Dropbox Competitor Adds BitTorrent Support

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With dozens of million of users Dropbox is the leading cloud hosting and synchronization service. The convenience of dropping files into a folder to automatically sync them online and with other devices appeals to a large audience, but some want even more features. Earlier this year many BitTorrent users got...
Dropbox Competitor Adds BitTorrent Support

Mac OS 10.7.3 released

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. Apple just released Mac OS 10.7.3 via Software update and manual download Release notes are as follows: Updating your system You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine. Do not interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system. You may...
Mac OS 10.7.3 released

SugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on

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It's getting tough to keep track of who's who in the crowded world of cloud storage and file synchronization apps. Every week, a new service seems to pop up, or an old one adds new features. SugarSync--one of the most full-featured services--is the latest to get an overhaul with...
SugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on

5 Applications To Use With Dropbox To Make It Even More Useful

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Dropbox, if you don’t know about it yet, is an excellent synchronization tool. In fact it is one of our favorite tools to sync and backup files and other important data. Dropbox can seamlessly sync your files across multiple computers and also provides features like shared and public folders allowing...
5 Applications To Use With Dropbox To Make It Even More Useful

Microsoft's Newest Version Of Office Arrives (MSFT)

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The Windows 8 version of Office is officially here. It comes in two flavors: a cloud version that is delivered over the Internet, Office 365, and traditional software that runs on your PC, known as Office 15. Both of these come in a few versions too. Office 365 University is...
Microsoft's Newest Version Of Office Arrives (MSFT)

Pogoplug launches Amazon-powered cloud-based backup

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Pogoplug is starting up a new cloud backup system using Amazon Web Services for storage. The Family service will use a combination of the Pogoplug device and Amazon Glacier to backup multiple computers and handheld devices to both on-site and off-site storage, with all backups viewable through web browsers.......
Pogoplug launches Amazon-powered cloud-based backup

Google AdSense Inadvertently Embarrasses British Politician

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British politician Gavin Barwell was humiliated over the weekend after his complaint about advertising on a political press release appeared to reveal his own online searches for "Arab girls". Barwell, a Member of Parliament for the governing Conservatives, was apparently incensed by an online press release opposition party Labour's Press...
Google AdSense Inadvertently Embarrasses British Politician

Steam moves beyond games, will offer variety of software in September

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Valve announced today that it will be expanding its popular Steam digital game distribution service for PC and Mac to include a wide range of non-gaming software starting on September 5. Besides offering software makers a built-in audience of roughly 40 million gamers that already use Steam, Valve stressed in...
Steam moves beyond games, will offer variety of software in September

Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive

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The growing popularity of cloud technology is attracting not just users but patent lawsuits too. The latest example is a suit against Google that claims the company’s Drive and Docs products violate a 1999 software patent. In a suit filed in Houston federal court, Superspeed LLC is claiming it owns...
Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive

Adobe's Creative Cloud now allows you to sync settings and fonts between multiple computers

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We’re live at Adobe MAX where Adobe just announced that its Flagship CS suite of applications is now called Adobe CC for Creative Cloud (not ‘Commons’). One of the more interesting features of Adobe’s CC suite is that it now allows you to sync settings and fonts between multiple computers....
Adobe's Creative Cloud now allows you to sync settings and fonts between multiple computers

Meet MiniFlame, The Ninja Assassin of Cyber Warfare Tools

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Countries where MiniFlame and Flame have been found. (Kaspersky Lab) Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have been patiently picking apart the ingenious malware packages that romped through computer networks in the Middle East, sucking up data and destroying Iranian nuclear centrifuges. Kaspersky finds a new addition to the allegedly U.S. and...
Meet MiniFlame, The Ninja Assassin of Cyber Warfare Tools

VMWare CEO: Companies Shift Focus to Customer Experience

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By Shara Tibken Companies increasingly are turning their attention toward creating a better experience for customers rather than simply making their data centers more efficient, the chief executive of VMware Inc. said. Bloomberg Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware Paul Maritz, speaking in a broad-ranging interview with Dow Jones Newswires and...
VMWare CEO: Companies Shift Focus to Customer Experience
Google reveals how sync bugs helped sink Chrome
Adobe Updates Creative Cloud With File, Settings And Preference Syncing, Deep Behance Social Integration

Why Gmail went down: Google misconfigured Chrome's sync server

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Portions of the Internet panicked yesterday when Gmail was hit by an outage that lasted for an agonizing 18 minutes. The outage coincided with reports of Google's Chrome browser crashing. It turns out that the culprit was Chrome's sync server, which allows users to sync bookmarks and other browser...
Why Gmail went down: Google misconfigured Chrome's sync server
Motorola's futuristic police car is loaded with computers and cameras
FBI believed Kim Dotcom had a 'doomsday device' capable of erasing all piracy evidence
Google Sued For Patent Infringement Over GDrive

BitTorrent Sync creates private, peer-to-peer Dropbox, no cloud required

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BitTorrent today released folder syncing software that replicates files across multiple computers using the same peer-to-peer file sharing technology that powers BitTorrent clients. The free BitTorrent Sync application is labeled as being in the alpha stage, so it's not necessarily ready for prime-time, but it is publicly available for...
BitTorrent Sync creates private, peer-to-peer Dropbox, no cloud required

Dropbox is 'a fine little startup' and other gems from Steve Ballmer

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Steve Ballmer has made a habit of publicly downplaying competitors right before they eat Microsoft’s lunch. His comments about the iPhone in 2007 will be cited in business school case studies for years to come. Did he just do it again with Dropbox? The Microsoft CEO was speaking to Bloomberg...
Dropbox is 'a fine little startup' and other gems from Steve Ballmer

Answer Line: How do I get POP email in Windows 8?

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Richard Howell replaced an old computer with a Windows 8 laptop. His mail provider only supports the POP email protocol, which Windows 8's email program doesn't support. What's he to do? [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] The Internet uses...
Answer Line: How do I get POP email in Windows 8?
Amazon's Cloud Drive adds file syncing, moves closer to a viable Dropbox replacement

Twitter buys Ubalo to speed up its back-end

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Twitter has acquired Ubalo, a company that provides various services aimed at speeding up the coding process, the social network announced Thursday."We've got some exciting news: The Ubalo team is joining Twitter," the site announced in a tweet. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.Ubalo describes its business...
Twitter buys Ubalo to speed up its back-end
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