Hello PC Club Members,
This is your reminder that your next meeting of the PC Club is this Saturday, Sept. 18th at 9am, at the Pan American School in Belen.† Please come and enjoy like-minded friends and discuss any and all things related to your computer activities and new technologies.† It should be a good meeting as we have much to share.
And now, on with online articles of interest.
Item 1. Searching for free stuff . . .
A study from McAfee to be released on Tuesday finds that adding the word "free" when looking for entertainment content in search engines greatly increases the chances of landing on a site hosting malware. For instance, searching for free music ringtones increases the chances of hitting a malicious site by 300 percent, according to the report, "Digital Music & Movies Report: The True Cost of Free Entertainment." (PDF)
Item 2.† New technology from Microsoft . . . coming soon . . . maybe.
So what does the next version of the Surface look like?
Item 3. Multitasking to new heights
We Twitter while watching TV news to get the latest real-time updates, read a book on an iPad while answering questions on a phone, use different browsers on different laptops to troubleshoot a problem. Both at home and at work--a distinction that has become obsolete for many people--we are taking multitasking to new heights. Combine the age-old desire for information with the portability and power of today's Internet-based electronics, and you get a situation where technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and think.
Item 4.† The Pentagon is buying up a book in order for others not to see it.† (More of your tax dollars at work.)
Item 5.† Intel buys McAfee and shifts itís security strategy
Current A/V efforts focus on building up a library of known threats against which they protect a user, but Intel would live to move to a world where only code from known and trusted parties runs on x86 systems.
Item 6.† Apple spins the Iphone 4
Apple is having another go at spinning itself out of the public relations disaster that is the Iphone 4. After initially pretending that the Iphone 4 dropping calls was all in the imagination of the press and nothing to do with poor design, Apple offered to "fix" the problem by giving users a free rubber band.
Item 7.† We are consuming more news . . . they say.
In fact, people are spending more time with the news than they have at almost any point over the last 15 years.
Item 8.† Lots more for you at your PC Club meeting this Saturday.† Hope to see you there.† Bring a friend.