Category Archives: Software

Facebook, Trend Micro and F-Secure will clean up your computer from viruses

Facebook, Trend Micro and F-Secure will clean your computer from viruses

Facebook has teamed up with companies Trend Micro and F-Secure — developers of antivirus and other security software — to integrate their technologies into its social network. The idea is to detect and remove Malware (short for Malicious software) if the user’s computer is infected. When a user logs in from an infected machine a

Introducing ‘Graph Search’: Facebook unveils its super-efficient new tool

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Graph Search

Is it a charge for messaging? Is it a phone?…. No, it’s “Graph Search”. After issuing a mysterious invitation to the media to “Come and see what we’re building”, Facebook today unveiled the latest upgrade to its service: a super-efficient new search tool, which culls its results from more than 1bn Facebook user accounts. The

Ubuntu operating system comes to Android smartphones

Ubuntu operating system comes to Android smartphones

The Linux-based software will allow users to run desktop apps on their handsets, allowing them to double for PCs when docked to monitors. The code will initially be released as a file which can be installed on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone, replacing Android. Some analysts question whether consumers really want the power of a fully

Firefox to go Metro for Windows 8

Firefox to go Metro for Windows 8

Mozilla has revealed via its MozillaWiki site that it has agreed to play nice with Microsoft’s hotly-anticipated OS by undergoing a huge transformation for the launch of a Windows 8 version of Firefox specifically tailored for its Metro UI. Making the announcement as part of the company’s 2012 roadmap, Mozilla has announced public alpha and

Outlook switch leaves Hotmail users open to cyber-squatting

Microsoft has unveiled plans to rebrand Hotmail to Outlook, but has failed to reserve existing users' email aliases.

Microsoft has unveiled plans to rebrand Hotmail to Outlook, but has failed to reserve existing users’ email aliases. The surprise switch is the latest attempt by Microsoft to rebrand Hotmail, which was previously available under the Windows Live moniker. Hotmail – or Windows Live – users can try the new version of Outlook.com, and claim