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Wi-Fi for your bathtub?

Wi-Fi for your bathtub?

It seems like Wi-Fi is being built into almost anything these days, as witnessed by the wireless streaming capabilities of a new bathtub. Yes, you read that right.

September 15, 2008 by in Networking

Banned App Podcaster forced underground (updated)

Banned App Podcaster forced underground (updated)

Late last week Apple denied distribution through the App Store for an iPhone version of Podcaster an application that allows you to subscribe, manage, stream and download podcasts directly to your iPhone and iPod Touch.Apple's rationale:Since Podcaster assists in the distribution of podcasts, it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunesNot only is this a totally lame response, it's actually false.

September 15, 2008 by in Apple

Lib Dems would scrap NHS National IT Programme

Lib Dems would scrap NHS National IT Programme

Just watching the Lib Dem's conference on BBC Parliament and Norman Lamb, Libe Dem's Health spokesman, has just laid into the NHS National Programme for IT. Hardly controversial - but this is the Lib Dem's we are talking about - as the NPfIT is estimated to cost around £12bn and has been a bit of a farce to date.

September 15, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Apple rolls back USB driver in iTunes 8 for Windows

Apple rolls back USB driver in iTunes 8 for Windows

After numerous reports that iTunes 8 causes Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) crashes on Windows Vista boxes after connecting an iPod or iPhone, Apple has re-released the software – at least the crashy part of it, that is.ZDNet's own Ed Bott, notes that Apple knowledgebase article TS2280 acknowledges the “blue screen error message" and recommends "to first uninstall Apple Mobile Device Support and iTunes, and then download and install the most recent version of iTunes.

September 15, 2008 by in Mobility

Top automotive searches in August 2008

Top automotive searches in August 2008

RankSearch TermVolume1.honda2.09%2.toyota1.79%3.nissan1.23%4.harley davidson1.21%5.honda motorcycles1.15%6.ford1.10%7.yamaha motorcycles0.81%8.suzuki0.79%9.smart car0.75%10.dodge0.71%Source: Hitwise

September 15, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Exploit published for Windows Media Encoder flaw

Exploit published for Windows Media Encoder flaw

If you haven't applied Microsoft's MS08-053 security update, now might be a good time to hit that patch button.Proof-of-concept exploit code for the vulnerability, which allows remote code execution attacks via the Web, has been posted online, raising the likelihood that we'll soon see in-the-wild exploitation.

September 15, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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