Tech News Today
August 3, 2011 by
Has the United States already suffered its cyberwar Pearl Harbor?
McAfee claims to have uncovered a long-term cyber-espionage campaign against the U.S. and almost 80 other countries and major companies.
Are you overpaying for smartphone data?
Most smartphone subscribers only use about 20 percent of the data in their monthly plan. But heavy data subscribers are flocking to Sprint Nextel, while light users looking for a good deal are going to T-Mobile.
Yahoo Mail suffers outage; users react
Mail service was down for many, and affected users took to Twitter to complain. Yahoo now says all’s well again, after acknowledging problems for "some users in certain locations."
Robots replace human iPhone and iPad assemblers
Here it comes! Foxconn, the assembler of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, is replacing its employees with robots. It will employ over 300,000 robots by the end of next year. The change is prompted by rising labor costs and employee deaths.
Getting the Internet you’re paying for
Are you getting the Internet speed advertised by your ISP? Would you know if you weren’t? A 2009 report indicates speeds only reached 80 percent of what was advertised. Recent reports say that number has increased to 92 percent. The FCC is developing a new initiative to educate consumers. This will help people make educated decisions on their broadband provider
Is XP finally dying or is it the PCs it’s been running on?
Microsoft really, really wants you to move to Windows 7, but you still really don’t want to leave XP do you? Besides, you’d rather be using a tablet or a smartphone anyway wouldn’t you?
The dirty little secret about tablets
Tablets are the hottest thing currently in the mobile sector, but there is a dirty little secret that Apple and other companies don’t want you to know about them.