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Stupid Patent Application of the Week
June 1, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ll have to start a new category for this I think – perhaps the “We know better than you, even though we’re stupid” I thought this was some kind of joke to begin with…. alas not! “Cingular applies to patent smileys The United States’ largest mobile phone network Cingular this week applied to patent on […] … Read More »

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Yahoo! Takes! You! Over! Reliability? None!
May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

It seems strange that Yahoo! took over Flickr and the site started to go down. Now, Del.icio.us is down. It was bought by Yahoo! Last week. Odd, No? Click for larger Screenshot … Read More »

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Yahoo! Swallows! It's! del.icio.us!
May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

According to Wired News and eWeek, Yahoo! have bought the social tagging website del.icio.us. Why can’t things stay independant of these behemoths? Three companies will eventually own us all. … Read More »

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More Moleskine hacks
May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

As an addition to my previous article on Moleskine hacks, the Instructables website has 3 useful little hacks for improving your Moleskine notebook, I quite like the pencil sharpener – nifty! … Read More »

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Quit Smoking or you're fired
May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Article Found at MenaFN.Com via Simply Fired: BERLIN, Dec. 3 (UPI) — A German man is fighting his employers’ decision to fire him for violating a voluntary no-smoking policy that rewarded him for giving up cigarettes. Sandro Beier was terminated by Laserline after a private detective the company hired caught him smoking in his backyard, […] … Read More »

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Sony in hot water again
May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Sony’s “other” DRM software can leave your computer open to attack reports the BBC: The statement warned that anyone putting a music CD bearing the MediaMax software in their PC introduced a vulnerability that malicious hackers could hijack to win control of a machine. Users were vulnerable to this loophole even if they did not […] … Read More »

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Apologies…
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Sorry to anyone inconvienced with the blog being up and down today, I’ve been messing around with the back-end database, admin and the adverts. I’ll stop fiddling for a while now! … Read More »

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Microsoft warns of latest flaws
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

The BBC has posted an article about 3 new critical flaws in Windows (quelle surprise): Microsoft warned Windows users of three critical flaws in its software and urged them to install patches. The security holes affect the way Windows handles certain graphic files. If left unplugged, they could allow hackers and virus writers to take […] … Read More »

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More Trouble for Sony
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Sony BMG has admitted that instead of the 20 CDs containing the much criticised Sony XPC Root Kit Software there are in fact 50 titles in their catalogue that will muck up your PC. Sony are recalling all affected CDs and offering customers an exchange when the Root Kit-less versions are released.The Root Kit has already […] … Read More »

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Sony Backs down over DRM Root Kit
May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Sony has finally bowed to the pressure put on it by the media, lawyers and the general public and have decided to remove the DRM software from future CD releases. The Sony DRM rootkit has been classed as “Malware” by several leading anti-virus companies and it has already been used to spread malicious Trojans. However, Sony […] … Read More »

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