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Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins. The new updates, Java 7 Update 15 and Java 6 Update 41, address...
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

New York Times playable space game lets you blow up those pesky banner ads

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Let's be honest here: as great as The New York Times story on casual gaming might be, it's destined to be overshadowed by the sweet interactive feature at the top, an embedded version of an Asteroids-like shooter from Rootof Creations that lets you do a number on the site's...
New York Times playable space game lets you blow up those pesky banner ads

Convert a Kindle ebook to a different format

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When you buy an ebook from Amazon, it's yours, right? Technically speaking, Amazon is merely licensing the book to you. And the company can, seemingly on a whim, close your account and delete all your books. This isn't likely to happen, but it gives me pause. Indeed, it makes...
Convert a Kindle ebook to a different format

Bringing improved support for Adobe Flash Player to Google Chrome

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Adobe Flash Player is the most widely used web browser plug-in. It enables a wide range of applications and content on the Internet, from games, to video, to enterprise apps.The traditional browser plug-in model has enabled tremendous innovation on the web, but it also presents challenges for both plug-ins and...
Bringing improved support for Adobe Flash Player to Google Chrome
Back To School: 5 Evernote Tips for Students

Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing .eu domains in attacks

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Cybercriminals are increasingly using .eu domain names in their attack campaigns, according to data from multiple security companies. "Numerous malicious .eu domains have been registered during November which are being used to infect PCs with malware via the Blackhole exploit kit," said Fraser Howard, principal virus researcher at security...
Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing .eu domains in attacks

13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

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When Tim Berners-Lee invented the first Web browser in 1990, it was just an application made to read HTML pages passively. Fast-forward to today, and the modern Web browser has become a powerful platform in itself--almost a miniature operating system, capable of running complex JavaScript code and interacting with Flash...
13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software
Show me the Honey! E-commerce startup sweetens online shopping by saving you money

Microsoft: Web plug-ins are bad, mkay?

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Microsoft has once again repeated that Internet Explorer 10 Metro won't support plug-ins, but did offer a way to direct IE10 users to use the desktop version of the browser for older web sites. Read more......
Microsoft: Web plug-ins are bad, mkay?

SimilarWeb Competitive Analysis Tool Shows Traffic Insights By Source; Launching Pro Service

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SimilarWeb.com, the web traffic intelligence tool from SimilarGroup aims to set itself apart from other competitive intelligence and web ranking tools by harnessing the huge trove of  clickstream data that comes from their browser plug-ins. Much has already been written already about... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
SimilarWeb Competitive Analysis Tool Shows Traffic Insights By Source; Launching Pro Service

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too. Once a week we introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can say thanks to...
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Eclectic Method: On copyright, codecs and video mixing performances on iPads

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Oh Internet! So full of distraction, mashups and remixes of old familiar material for the lulz. But someone naturally has to create the clips we love to spread. You may already be familiar with the group of producers known as Eclectic Method who not only take the films and TV...
Eclectic Method: On copyright, codecs and video mixing performances on iPads

Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

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We first covered Fruux way, way back in 2008, when it was just a “small and convenient system preference pane, that syncs your Address Book between different Macs.” At the time, we called Fruux a (free) alternative to MobileMe, and it seemed Apple agreed…and thus refused to feature it as...
Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

Hootsuite Opens Up Google+ Page Integration To All Users

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Hootsuite, the popular social media management interface, can now offer Google+ Pages access to all of their nearly 5 million users. Since November, when Google allowed Hootsuite to offer Pages on their site, Hootsuite has been limited to only 200 pages. Google lifted that cap today. However, they still cannot offer Google+...
Hootsuite Opens Up Google+ Page Integration To All Users

FireCore releases ATV2 5.0-compatible tethered jailbreak

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Owners of the now-previous (the "720p black" or "ATV2") AppleTV box now have an option of jailbreaking the device in a limited way, even if it has been upgraded to the newest 5.0 (iOS 5.1) software. FireCore has updated it's Seas0nPass jailbreak tool and aTV Flash (black) software to work...
FireCore releases ATV2 5.0-compatible tethered jailbreak

A year after Google acquistion, Meebo bar will discontinue as team settles in with Google+

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The Meebo bar will be shutting down Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. The company’s ad-supported social media toolbar will disapear from publisher sites today. Meebo was founded in 2005 a a web messaging client, and was acquired by Google about a year ago in June 2012 for something...
A year after Google acquistion, Meebo bar will discontinue as team settles in with Google+

Review: Sony's Sound Forge Audio Station 10 is powerful and versatile

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Sony's Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 ($70, currently on promotion for $49, free feature-limited demo) may not be the most modern-looking of applications, but it's an audio editor with impeccable 2-channel chops. There's no support for 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel audio, nor piping to the Celemony Melodyne editor....
Review: Sony's Sound Forge Audio Station 10 is powerful and versatile

HTML5 flaw lets browsers fill hard drives with junk data

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On the heels of more problems with browser plug-ins such as Java and Flash, a newly-discovered flaw in HTML5 -- used throughout the web and a fundamental part of all modern browsers -- can be used maliciously to fill hard drives to capacity with junk data. The exploit can be...
HTML5 flaw lets browsers fill hard drives with junk data

Seesmic To Get An App, Sorry Plugin, Store?

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Hot news coming from Seesmic. We should expect to see a new version coming to replace Seesmic for Windows in the next few weeks.Based entirely on Silverlight, the new app will have full plugin capability which can extend the use of Seesmic to whatever developers can dream up. Current examples...
Seesmic To Get An App, Sorry Plugin, Store?

Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

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Don't think of App.net as a Twitter competitor. Think of it as a totally new place. That still leaves the question of why you should go there, but there are plenty of reasons. You may not like the idea of a paid social network, but if you're on the fence,...
Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

Famo.us, The Framework For Fast And Beautiful HTML5 Apps, Will Be Free Thanks To "Huge Hardware Vendor Interest"

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Famo.us, the Javascript framework designed for building crazy rich (yet super fast) interfaces in pure HTML5, is making two announcements out of the HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco this morning: the framework will be free to developers thanks to a few “huge hardware vendors” taking interest, and it’s getting...
Famo.us, The Framework For Fast And Beautiful HTML5 Apps, Will Be Free Thanks To "Huge Hardware Vendor Interest"

Joomla And WordPress: A Matter Of Mental Models

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  Open-source content management systems (CMS) are a large family of Web applications, but if we’re looking for stability, performance and average technical requirements, we’ll come up with a handful of options. In the past, choosing the “right” CMS was a matter of the project’s requirements, but now this is...
Joomla And WordPress: A Matter Of Mental Models

Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

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  The future of the Web is everywhere. The future of the Web is not at your desk. It’s not necessarily in your pocket, either. It’s everywhere. With each new technological innovation, we continue to become more and more immersed in the Web, connecting the ever-growing layer of information in...
Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

10 Things to Try in Google Chrome 5 Beta

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If you're using the stable version of Google Chrome, the latest beta release (Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 for Windows, Mac and Linux) will be a pleasant surprise. Here are 10 things you should try after installing Chrome 5 beta:1. Google Chrome remembers zoom settings for each domain. Go to http://www.nytimes.com, zoom...
10 Things to Try in Google Chrome 5 Beta

Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins....
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

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Etacts, which makes useful tools for managing email and phone contacts, has raised $650,000 in angel funding. The company recently completed the Y Combinator program, and was a hit with investors at its Demo Day exhibition in March. Angels in the Etacts round include Ron Conway of SV Angels, email...
Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead

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Just over a year ago Google snapped up a little social outfit called Meebo, quickly dismantling most of the firm's services. The lone survivor? The Meebo Bar, an unobtrusive social toolbar that offers Facebook, Twitter and Google+ connectivity as well as minimal advertising. Nothing lasts forever though -- Meebo...
Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead
Facebook's New Recommendation Bar Tells You Which Articles Your Friends Liked

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too. Once a week we introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can say thanks to...
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SugarCRM: Speed, Search and the Data Deluge

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Sugar CRM is launching a new user interface as part of Sugar 6. It comes with a focus on what is becoming a prerequisite: an emphasis on speed, search and deeper integration with third party applications and mobile devices. The speed issue is one that SaaS providers always seek to...
SugarCRM: Speed, Search and the Data Deluge
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