Posts Tagged ‘software’

Angry Birds Space is the big mobile game release this week, but there are plenty of slingshot games worthy of your iOS device.
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With the incredible success of the original Angry Birds, few iOS gamers were probably surprised that Angry Birds Space would rocket to the top of the iTunes App Store. I’ve been playing the game quite a lot over the past 24 hours, and though I’ve noticed some bugs (kill all pigs with one bird to get one star, anyone?), the new gravity fields, interesting levels, and new bird types definitely add something new to the game. (more…)

by March 19, 2012 4:15 AM PDT Follow @stshank
Chris BlizzardChris Blizzard

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Chris Blizzard, a high-profile figure in the Firefox world, has left his job as Mozilla’s director of Web platform to join a startup. (more…)

Imuler/Revir Trojan for OS X resurfaces

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Tech
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The malware scene in OS X is minimal when compared with other operating systems, but it is being developed at a snail’s pace.


by March 19, 2012 3:52 PM PDT

Last fall, a new Trojan malware scam called Revir and Imuler was uncovered, attempting to coerce Mac users into installing the malware on their systems, and then sending personal information to remote servers. (more…)

New Firefox beta romances developers

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Tech
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by March 16, 2012 2:11 PM PDT Follow @b1g1nj4p4n
See this? Not for much longer, Firefox users on Windows.(Credit: Mozilla)

Firefox 12 beta makes more than 85 changes to its developer tools, Windows users will no longer get pestered by a User Account Control pop-up every time the browser updates, and the HTML5 media controls have been updated

Updated today, Firefox 12 beta (download for Windows | Mac | Linux), pushes the browser closer to some of Google’s notable achievements with Chrome. However, Mozilla’s renewed focus on Web developers is a clear indication that it sees value in paying attention to the relatively small but hugely influential developer communities. (more…)

by March 16, 2012 12:29 PM PDT Follow @jaymarcabebe
Google Earth image with Wikiloc trail overlay(Credit: Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET)

Released today, the newest version of Google Earth for Android and iOS adds a long-awaited feature that should make the mobile mapping experience more like that on the desktop: KML file support.

KML, or Keynote Markup Language, is a file format used to display geographic data in the Google Earth browser. The format can be used by anyone to create and distribute custom map overlays on the Web.

With the new addition, you can now, from your Android device, iPad, or iPhone, click on any Google Earth file from around the Web to display custom elements like place marks, image overlays, and text descriptions on your Google Earth screen. This opens up a world of possibilities to your mobile mapping experience.

And to take full advantage of the added KML support, the updated app can now tap into the Google Earth Gallery and search through a collection of custom maps from all over the Web. Some of the more popular items from the gallery include a real-time Earthquakes map, which pinpoints the world’s seismic hot spots, and Wikiloc, which plots outdoor trails on 3D terrain.

The Google Earth Gallery is now accessible directly from the mobile app.(Credit: Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET)

In addition to KML, Android users also get a new Share feature, which allows them to easily share a snapshot of the current map view through Gmail, Twitter, or pretty much any other installed app on the device.

Google Earth 6.2 (Android | iOS) is available now from the Google Play store and the App Store.