Archive for July 6, 2009

Nilo Cruz quits BT

Posted: July 6, 2009 in Tech

Nilo Cruz, the former managing director of HP Philippines has left his post as country manager of BT Philippines. BT setup its office around September of 2007 here in the Philippines.

No further details was provided as to why Cruz left the company.

Rubik’s Cube inventor Professor Erno Rubik will soon launch the next version of his most popular invention, the Ru which sold around 350 million sales since 1980. The new game is called Rubik’s 360.

The Rubik 360 is a 10cm diameter clear plastic sphere with six coloured domes positioned at intervals around the circumference. At the top and bottom are two black domes which operate an internal ‘locking’ mechanism.

Players must get the coloured balls from an inner sphere into matching slots on the outer sphere by shaking them through a middle sphere that has only two holes.

George Hotz, 19, the one who unlocked the original iPhone claims claims to have created an app that can “jailbreak” the iPhone 3G S.

The program, dubbed purplera1n, can install third-party software on an iPhone 3G S, even if the software is not approved by Apple.

In his blog post, Hotz wrote, “We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes.”

Sony has announced the launching of two new digital camera models – the Sony DSC-W180 and DSC-W190.

Sony DSC-W180 is a 10.1 megapixel camera while Sony DSC-W190 is a 12.1 megapixel model. Both the cameras have some common features like Face Detection and Digital SteadyShot.

McAfee update brings systems down

Posted: July 6, 2009 in Tech

A recent update of McAfee’s AV software appears to have caused some problems to a number of users’ PCs.

The problem appears to be caused when older VirusScan engines install DAT 5664. Affected systems then begin identifying a wide variety of legitimate – and frequently crucial – system files as malware.

Files belonging to Microsoft Internet Explorer, drivers for Compaq computers, and even the McAfee-associated McScript.exe were being identified as a trojan called PWS!hv.aq.