Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Torrent Downloader - Chrome Extension

Need a third party application such as BitTorrent or uTorrent to download torrents? Not anymore!
Google Chrome is now capable of easily downloading torrent files through an extension from uTorrent.
The extension itself mimics the real download of the torrents through the use of client apps.

The availability of such extensions eases the process of downloading torrent files just simply by using Google Chrome.

List of Chrome Extensions here

New Malware Attack Android Devices

After the post shown here described the malware attacks on Android-based device last month, there are reports claiming a new type of malware emerged, buying apps without user's acknowledgement, leaving shock when the user receives the bill at the end of the month.

Code-named MMarketPlay.A, linked to the Chinese App Store, its another version of the app store for android devices. Reports pointed out that the malware infected app has been downloaded up to about 100,000 times.

The malware itself readily downloads apps automatically and is then linked back to apps from the China Mobile. The main threat is that it downloads lots of apps without the user's consent and harm the reputation of the Chinese mobile carrier, with around more than 665 million users.
And most off all, concerns the security of Android devices users.

Apple Mountain Lion GM Roaring All The Way To Developers

As promised, the brand new fresh OS X Mountain Lion will be shipped to consumers by end of July, or so it seems, as Apple began shipping the GM version to developers on Monday (7/9). The GM version is usually the final product of the long awaited OS by Mac fans all over the world.

Features of the brand new, high end OS X Mountain Lion includes more seamless integration with the AirPlay, iCloud, and to social networking freaks, deep Facebook integration.

Some features the Mountain Lion boasts includes:

  • New improvement in Chines input and decoding of fonts, and the capability to share to some Chinese sites.
  • AirPlay monitoring to enable you utilizing your TVs full potential to enjoy your Mac.
  • Game Center, for the heavy gamers.
  • Improved Safari browsing experience, faster loading, unified search bar (familiar?), better handling of JavaScripts.
  • Power Nap, enabling your Mac to work while "napping", such as photo streaming to your iOS devices, fetching app updates and other simple tasks.
The Upgrade from the previous versions of Mac OS will cost you $20 on the Mac App Store.

Full list of the features can be found here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Windows 8 Release Set to October

Microsoft is trying to keep up with the gadget hype as it boasts the sleek, colourful and fresh version of the Windows OS.

Windows 8 is currently at the Release Preview version, and is highly anticipated by most PC-users (including me). At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller proudly presented that by October the new

Windows 8 OS will be rolling out to excited customers.Tami also mentioned that the sleek Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide. She also confirmed that the new OS is on the way to Release To Manufacturing (RTM) first week of August, and that the platform will soon switch to a commerce platform so that Windows 8 app developers can start to earn by developing apps. For now currently in the Release Preview, apps are still free.

Existing Windows 7 users, amounting to more than 600 million users, will have the chance to upgrade to the latest Windows OS for $40, and those buying laptops or PCs starting from today to January 2013 will have the chance to upgrade it for a cheaper $15.

Link to more information of the Release Preview: Official Website
The Release Preview is available for download here

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Android Malware Attack June 2012 Report

Malware attacks on Android devices have been immense recently.
The main malware attack is caused by Android.Trojan.FakeDoc.A, accounting up to nearly 23% of the attacks. The malware itself attacks by the means of sending emails containing your personal details and information through the Google Mail account to the attacker's server. This is largely due to android users, longing for more battery life, downloaded infected softwares to their devices, thus injecting the "virus".

A full breakdown of the malware attacks as of June 2012 can be seen as follows: