Archive for October 19, 2007

Apple grabs 8.1% of PC sales

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Tech

Figures announced by market analyst Gartner show Apple on 8.1 per cent market share for the third quarter this year, beating Toshiba and Gateway into third place. Mac sales also grew by 37.2 per cent, double the industry average.

Apple sold 1,338,000 Macs in the third quarter, compared to 975,000 for the same period in 2006.

Trojan Targets Skype

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Tech

A password-stealing Trojan is targeting Skype, posing as a security plug-in for the popular VOIP and IM service and displaying a fake log-in screen that’s almost identical to the real thing.

McAfee’s Avert Labs is identifying the Trojan as PWS-Pykse, F-Secure is referring to it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Skyper.B and Skype is calling it 65404-SkypeDefenderSetup.exe.

The Trojan, which identifies itself as a plug-in called “Skype-Defender,” is attempting to steal Skype user names and passwords, along with all user names and passwords saved in Internet Explorer.

Ubuntu Ready to Unleash Gutsy Gibbon

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Tech

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.10 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu, and Xubuntu codenamed “Gutsy Gibbon”.  It includes installable live Desktop CDs, server images, alternate text-mode installation CDs, and an upgrade wizard for users of the current stable release.

Ubuntu remains a totally free operating system. It is part of the open-source iniative as a Debian-based Linux distribution.

Sony Sell PS3 Chip To Toshiba

Posted: October 19, 2007 in Tech

Sony Corp said it has agreed to transfer production lines for high-performance Cell microprocessor chips to its partner Toshiba Corporation.  The companies did not disclose financial details.

The Cell chip is currently used only in Sony’s Playstation 3 (PS3) game machines.  Sony will also sell Toshiba the manufacturing equipment for its RSX line of image-processing chips for the PS3.

HP announced new relationships and print capabilities with several major web properties – including Disney.com, Windows Live Spaces, Flickr and the Graffiti Application for Facebook – to make it easy for people to print relevant, customized content from the web.

The relationships, the latest development in HP’s Print 2.0 strategy, will offer Internet users new and enhanced printing options to control what they print and how they print it.

To date, the company has print-enabled a variety of leading websites, from entertainment to travel.