Yesterday Microsoft showcased Windows 8′s new touch-based user interface – also yesterday at Computex 2011 in Taipei, Foxconn, Wistron and Quanta unveiled new prototype hardware that’s designed to work exclusively with Microsoft’s new touch-friendly OS. The computers were powered by chips made by Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and NVIDIA graphics hardware to display Windows 8′s advanced new graphics. A lot of form factors were demoed, from a bulky Dell XPS running the new operating system to tablets of all sizes, all running Windows 8′s new live tile interface. While there isn’t an ETA on shipping dates yet, we’ve seen how Microsoft will approach
The Mosaic of tiles (which are supposedly “better icons” because they can show “personality”). From an unbiased standpoint, it actually looks pretty intriguing. It will also be interesting to see whether or not this new OS will be able to work across all devices.
A new and improved version of Mac Defender Malware has been found – and just hours (less than a day) after a Mac OS X security update that supposedly protected against this exact virus! The new variant of Mac Defender, which started popping up few hours ago, works and is distributed identically to previous versions of the malware: unsuspecting users are redirected to an illegitimate website that claims that their Mac is infected (yeah right, we all know thats a lie). From there, the malware disguises its self as an anti-malware tool (go figures) – the key difference is that
Yesterday Apple issued update 2011-03, which removes and protects against the Mac Defender Malware and it also improves security (against viruses and other types of malware). Here’s some more information from Apple’s support document: The OSX.MacDefender. A definition has been added to the malware check within File Quarantine. The system will check daily for updates to the File Quarantine malware definition list. An opt-out capability is provided via the “Automatically update safe downloads list” checkbox in Security Preferences.
HP’s new TouchPad is as close to an iPad as you can get without having to throw down that extra cash – it has the same sized display and a similar form factor; but alas, it’s running (Palm’s) WebOS instead of iOS. Surprisingly, HP hasn’t flashed their new device to the public more than once (which was the initial demo). However, at Sandisk’s demonstration booth (they provide HP with the Touchpad’s storage), they were giving out full demos, check it out after the jump:
With WWDC 2011 just a few days away (June 6th), Apple is preparing Moscone Center for their big event! As the conference draws closer, we will be sure to keep you updates – so check back regularly!
New tweak in Cydia today everyone! It’s called SlideAway. SlideAway brings substance to your iPhone’s lockscreen, allowing you to access the apps you use the most without having to unlock the device. You can customize the two shortcuts on the left and on the right side of the bar and you can bring up the Slide Up Dock by actually sliding up the bar.
Apple has Just announced this morning that it’s CEO, Steve Jobs, and other executives will be giving presentations at WWDC on June 6th to talk about next-generation software. Specifically, Apple will introduce their cloud-based services; with the official name “iCloud” – as well as what we have all been waiting for, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion. Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the
Computer designer, ECS, rushed to demo a iPhone-to-tablet conversion solution shortly after Asus demoed their Padfone. The coolest part is that the ECS will allow you to dock your iPhone and control it at the same time with a tablet sized screen. It takes your iPhone’s video and outputs it via HDMI to the built-in display which has a similar 9.7-inch 4:3 format screen as an iPad. You also get an SD card slot, two USB ports and a front-facing camera. So far so good. But who would take this over the iPad?
We’ve questioned Apple before as to why iWork wasn’t universal and compatible with all of their major post-pc devices. Today, Apple finally decided to bring support to all of their devices. Keynote, Pages and Numbers will now be universal apps that run on iPad (1 & 2), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation). “Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary