Tech News Today
August 5, 2011 by
Microsoft and Google go to PR war over patents
The software giant’s PR boss posts an e-mail via Twitter to rebut claims by Google’s chief legal officer that Microsoft is conspiring to keep patents away from its Web rival.
Can iTunes Replay challenge the almighty Netflix?
Tech’s worst kept secret: Apple’s working on an audio and video streaming service that could challenge Netflix. Can iTunes Replay pose a credible challenge to the big "N?"
Google Emails Could Prove Pivotal in Java Patent Case Over Android
Google looks like it may face an uphill battle when it comes to defending itself against accusations that it liberally used technology associated with Java when it built Android. Google’s defense against Oracle’s patent suit is that the search giant did not willfully infringe on Oracle’s Java patents. However, new documents that have been made public from early hearings in the case suggest that Google may have pushed forward with a Java strategy despite not having secured a license to use the technology in building Android.
DHS warns of more intense cyberattacks
Hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous already disrupted governments and corporations with massive attacks. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is expecting attacks to get worse. Attackers often announce their targets on Facebook or Twitter. Hopefully, this will provide warning for sites to protect themselves
Skype brings video support to 17 Android phones
The company says that its application will now work with the HTC Evo 3D, the Samsung Galaxy S II, and a host of other smartphones.
Why malware networks are beating antivirus software
This week I’m watching a gang of malware distributors preying on Windows users. How are traditional antivirus programs doing against this particular threat?