Google to Deploy "Remote Kill" Policy for Malicious Android Apps…

Late last night Google finally published an official response to the dozens of malicious Android applications that had infiltrated the Android Market. Updated. » 3/06/11 12:45pm 3/06/11 12:45pm

Microsoft Finally Gets Around to Fixing 17-Year Old Windows Bug

Talk about procrastination (or rather, ignorance of a fundamental flaw in your OS for nearly two decades): a Google engineer recently discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft's 32-bit Windows kernel that had been around since 1993. » 1/21/10 4:08pm 1/21/10 4:08pm

Airport Update Fixes OS 10.5.8 Issues

I know of a few people who've encountered weird Wi-Fi problems since the OS 10.5.8 update. Now Apple has released a Macbook/Macbook Pro patch for the networking issues claimed to occur under low battery power. Hopefully things will be all better now. [Apple via Ars] » 8/12/09 12:39pm 8/12/09 12:39pm

QR Code Jacket Patches Take Strangers On the Street to Your Blog, Stat!

We're sad that after all these years, the only place QR codes are actually useful is still good ol' Japan (where they're everywhere » 7/30/08 9:31am 7/30/08 9:31am). That said, San Francisco has , and there are readers available for just about every mobile platform (including iPhone)-which you'll have to make sure all of your friends have installed…

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Ships to Manufacturers April 21st, Hits…

Windows XP SP3 will start shipping to manufacturers and IT workers next Monday, 4/21. The Following Tuesday, 4/29, it will be made available for download over Windows Update. This is the final version of SP3, following the RC1 and RC2 builds offered earlier in the year, which promises to boost performance by 10% and … » 4/15/08 5:40pm 4/15/08 5:40pm

RFID Skin Patch Wirelessly Transmits Your Medical Info to Your Doctor's…

Doctors and nurses will soon be able to receive updates on their patients with a quick glance at their cellphones, thanks to RFID skin-patch technology developed by Gentag, a DC-based IP development company. The Band-Aid-like patches are flexible and water resistant, and will be able to keep track of a patient's drug… » 11/06/07 1:45pm 11/06/07 1:45pm

iPod + Vista = BFF (Finally)

Microsoft published a final compatibility update for Vista iPod users that should eliminate any problems still happening. This patch fixes the problem that caused iPod to get corrupted after trying to eject using Windows Explorer or "Safely Remove Hardware." » 5/09/07 3:15pm 5/09/07 3:15pm