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Update to fix PDF backdoor in iOS "ready to go" according to Apple

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 9:09 pm



As expected after the report yesterday about the backdoor hacking possibilities of iOS devices through PDF code, the folks at Apple are hard at work to plug that nasty little leak. According to an Apple spokesperson who spoke with CNET, "We're aware of the reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." There's no timetable on when the update will hit he masses, b we can't imagine that Apple would drag their feet in getting this out. So if you haven't used JailbreakMe to jailbreak your iPhone 4 yet, looks like you better get on it before Apple closes their door to your phone.

Epson unveils new Artisan all in one printers

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 7:02 pm

Epson is well known in the printer world and makes some of the nicer printers. Epson also is well known for making some of the more expensive ink cartridges you can buy as well.




Epson has announced a new all in one printer series called the Artisan that includes the Artisan 835 and 725. The printers are similar and both have 802.11n wireless networking and can print, scan, and copy. The 835 also has a fax modem .

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Cooler Master CM Inferno mouse aimed at MMORPG players

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 6:10 pm

Cooler Master has been making computer cases for years that are some of the better cases on the market. The company has more recently started to offer a line of gaming peripherals and the latest addition to that line is the Inferno.




The CM inferno is aimed at the MMORPG gamer, but will work for any type of gamer. The mouse has a right hand design and features 11 programmable keys. Using a modifier and software, the programmable keys can be expanded to 32 buttons.

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Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 offers customizable lighting and more

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 5:04 pm

I have used Logitech keyboards exclusively for a long time because of the typing feel and features the peripherals tend to offer. I finally moved away from typing everything on my G15 to a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard for the thin and comfortable profile.




If you are the 100% gaming keyboard type, Logitech has a new keyboard for you called the G510. The keyboard is wired, unlike the other two new gaming peripherals that debuted today. The G510 has backlighting that the user can customize to their color choice. An LCD panel is included just like the panel on the older gaming keyboards.

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Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse lands for under $100

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 4:10 pm

I used to have a Logitech wireless gaming mouse that I really liked. It has been a long time since Logitech offered a new gaming mouse, much less one with wireless tech built-in.




The new G700 gaming mouse is wireless and uses a charge and play system rather than two batteries like the old wireless gaming mouse Logitech offered. The G700 has 13 programmable keys that can be bound to single keystrokes or complex macros using software.

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Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset debuts

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 3:02 pm

I hate wires when it comes to headphones. The tower for my computer sits beside my desk, which is very large, making it hard for cables to reach without tearing my ears half off each time I move.




Logitech has unveiled a new set of headphones called the Wireless Gaming Headset G930 that will fix that problem thanks to no wires. The battery inside the headset is good for up to ten hours of use and the G930 has virtual surround sound tech.

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Australia's own Mana Bar expanding to Syd, Melb and abroad

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 10:44 am

The first video game bar in Australia, Mana Bar, opened its doors to the public in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane back in early March of this year and clearly it's been attracting big crowds with plans today coming out that the owners are expanding not only to Sydney and Melbourne, but also internationally.




"After only four months of being open, I can confirm that we will be expanding and opening up Mana Bars in metro Sydney and Melbourne, as well as internationally" said owner Guy "Yug" Blomberg earlier today.


"It's all kicking into gear within months ... very very very f***ing exciting. People like to drink cocktails and play video games, and now we get to prove that all across the world."

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First sign of internet filter hatred by Liberals

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 10:08 am

It's become known today that Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull is going to host a forum this Saturday against Labor's plans to roll in a mandatory internet filter policy. Justin Milne will be accompanying him on the day who was the former OzEmail and BigPond chief.


Until this time a formal stance on the internet filter policy has not been revealed by the Liberal Party nor the broader coalition. It is now clear that Turnbull is heavily against this policy.




The event is scheduled to take place at 3:30pm this coming Saturday at the Paddingston RSL Club on Oxford St. Paddingston, NSW. The event wasn't being publicised in efforts to limit the turn-up count for capacity reasons.

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Unlike other countries, Australia has no plans to ban BlackBerry services

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 9:54 am

One attribute of owning a BlackBerry is that you can rest assured your email conversations and web surfing history etc. remain completely confidential. This is encrypted information that only BlackBerry's Canadian maker, Research in Motion (RIM) has the power to access.


But while many users will take comfort in this, several governments are not. So much so that countries including Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, India and others are looking to place a ban on the BlackBerry service unless RIM gives access to encrypted information.




Why? They say it's of concern because governments are unable to monitor terrorist activity. However, RIM has made it clear they 'aint budging and refuse to give government access to BlackBerry messenger, email and web browsing information.

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