uTorrent beta app arrives on Android handsets, with pirates in tow

uTorrent Beta Android App

Torrent downloading has always been reserved to computers only, tablets and smartphones were always left out, until now. uTorrent has decided to release a new beta app for the Google Play Market (Android), while making sure your running Android 2.1 and higher. So all those pirates out there are grinning as they have just been grated access to a new playground.

Source: Gigaom

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AntiSec leaks 1 million Apple Device IDs obtained from a FBI laptop, and keeps a 11 million for later use

Antisec

Security has always been a problem for the American government, from Chinese hackers to WikiLeaks. This time around, AntiSec a hacking group has obtained over 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs). The hack was obtained through a Java exploit on a FBI Agent’s Dell Vostro notebook. At the end of the day, it shows how much governments secretly monitoring people, nevertheless this is probably illegal for both the hackers and the FBI.

Source: Pastebin

Windows 7 surpasses XP; Mac OS X takes a lead in front of Vista, without looking back

OS Stats Aug 2012

The operating system world war, has engulfed as all, from Windows to Mac. New August 2012 statistics show that Windows 7 has finally passed Windows XP, after years of convincing people to upgrade, Microsoft grins. However, on the other hand, Mac OS X has also taken a step forward in front of Vista, after years of Apple trying to mass market its Mac operating system. For me personally i’m always rooting for Windows, as when it’s time to work, you can always count on Windows to get the job done. Finally, for all you Linux fans out there you still have some share of the market. Take a look up top to see those numbers.

Source: TNW

Apple’s ongoing patent lawsuit adds Samsung’s Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1, without thinking twice

Samsung Galaxy S3

Apple’s new hobby looks like suing Samsung, as they isn’t their first time trying to grab some money out of  Samsung’s pocket. As they have just recently finished suing Samsung in South Korea, and California, they have decided to have another round at it. However,  this time their adding Samsung’s Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1, to what they claim their “violated” patent list. Although sometimes they come out successful, it’s not like Apple never copied anyone else (*cough, cough*… Microsoft).

Source: Apple Insider, Apple’s legal complaint (PDF)

 

First wave of Xbox games for Windows 8 is debuted

Windows 8 Xbox Games

 

With Windows 8 coming out in about  a month from now, Microsoft has been cutting loose strings on the project. One of them is the first wave of Xbox games that will be featured on Windows 8. These games will include some of Windows classics and some more hip ones (like Angry Birds, JetPack JoyRid, Cut the Rope). Check out the full list below, which includes over 40 games (29 are from Microsoft Studios).

  • A World of Keflings
  • Adera: Episode 1
  • Adera: Episode 2
  • Adera: Episode 3
  • Angry Birds
  • Angry Birds Space
  • Big Buck Hunter Pro
  • BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
  • Collateral Damage
  • Crash Course GO
  • Cut the Rope
  • Disney Fairies
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Field & Stream Fishing
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Gravity Guy
  • Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • IloMilo
  • iStunt 2
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Kinectimals Unleashed
  • Microsoft Mahjong
  • Microsoft Minesweeper
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Monster Island
  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
  • Pinball FX 2
  • Reckless Racing Ultimate
  • Rocket Riot 3D
  • Shark Dash
  • Shuffle Party
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Taptiles
  • Team Crossword
  • The Harvest HD
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Wordament
  • Zombies!!!
 Source: Windows Blog

 

Panasonic appliances will be controlled by your phone

Panasonic Appliances App

Since the age of TV remote controllers, remote controlling has been reinvented again and again. Panasonic thinks that you need to control your Panasonic appliances (refrigerators, TVs, speakers, etc…)  via an app on your smartphone instead of using a basic remote controller. They do have a point about convince, however, what are you going to do if a virus hits your appliances? Will they ruin your milk and meat? Or just cause your new Panasonic refrigerator to overheat and blowup? Make sure to tell us if that happens, because it would make a great story…

Source: Panasonic (PR)Panasonic

SMS virus hits Chinese Android app stores, over 500,000 phones infected

Virus

China Mobile has over 683 million subscribers making it a great place to pass a virus along. ‘Trojan!SMSZombie” a newly discovered virus that has infected over 500,000  phones by spreading via SMS in china. The Trojan attacks its victims by making unauthorized payments via Chinese Android app stores. Furthermore, this virus is hard to find as it makes small unnoticeable transactions when it attacking its victims. First spotted by TrustGo security firm on July 15th, it has the potential to infect many more, so be careful, as you never know what your really downloading.

Source: TrustGO