Friday, December 19, 2014

Thousands Of WordPress Sites Blocked By Google

Thousands Of WordPress Sites Blocked By Google

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Thousands Of WordPress Sites Blocked By Google

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:33 AM PST

If you're a fan of adding fancy plugins to your WordPress installation to spice up your website, you might want to hold back a bit. A new malware campaign from has exploited certain vulnerabilities in a well known slider plugin to infect various domains. As a result, Google has blacklisted thousands of these malware-infected websites, many among them WordPress installations.
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Gizmo's Freeware: The Ten Most Popular Tips of 2014

Gizmo's Freeware: The Ten Most Popular Tips of 2014

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The Ten Most Popular Tips of 2014

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 01:45 AM PST

It's that time again when people look back and make lists about the events of the past year. I am going to join in with a list of ten tips from 2014 that got the highest ratings from our readers.



Apple officially Open Apple Store in Philippines

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 01:22 AM PST

Apple has reportedly open in its official store here in the Philippine region, which is located inside the newly constructed Abenson BGC at the corner of 5th Avenue and 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
The store was curated by Cupertino based Apple headquarters representatives and they spent an estimated Php50 million in the construction of the Store using the same special type of the standard display of one of the Apple store in other malls.

The first Apple Store in the Philippines is housed and managed by Abensons. A Genius Bar will be manned by Geniuses once they're done with their training.

In 2012, a small group was formed to open Apple Philippines office in Manila but they mainly interact with distributors and re-sellers.

However, the Apple website has no listing of an Apple Retail Store in the Philippines yet.

"Apple Shops are Apple-designed outlets located within select Apple resellers and other retail stores. Many are crafted with Apple-trained experts who can help you find the right solution for you." stated in official Apple website.

Sony shows how to unlock your Xperia bootloader in step-by-step video

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 11:37 PM PST

If you have ever considered unlocking the bootloader for your Sony Xperia device but have been a bit tentative, then you may want to check out the video.
Sony has created a step-by-step video that shows how you can unlock the Xperia bootloader. Unlocking the bootloader allows you to root your device as well as loading custom ROMs. Do note that unlocking the bootloader will void your warranty.

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Sony’s Lifelog app adds GPS support for Android Wear

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 11:17 PM PST

Sony has updated the Lifelog application which now includes support for Android Wear GPS tracking. This means that the app will log information whilst running, for example, without the need for your phone. Obviously, this is targeted towards the SmartWatch 3, which remains the only Android Wear device with integrated GPS.
The update moves the build number from 2.3.A.1.10 to version 2.4.A.0.16. Other features include 'encouraging notifications' when you reach 80% of your daily step goal, gold medals in the dashboard and sync improvements to handle historical data.

Sony confirms Xperia Z2 + Z3 will get lollipop in 2015

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:57 PM PST

Good news for Xperia device owners, a tweet from the official Sony Xperia Twitter account has detailed that the Xperia Z2 and Z3 series will receive Android Lollipop beginning early next year. You may remember that last month Sony began beta testing Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Now it seems that the update is finally coming to fruition for the public and will begin its rollout sooner rather than later.
Sony has already announced that it will update the entire Xperia Z series to the Lollipop build. For the record, the devices getting the update include the Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia ZR, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z1S, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3v, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

A major software update for Amazon Fire Phone

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:37 PM PST

Amazon is rolling out a major update to its Fire Phone Smartphone. The update is hitting both the AT&T model as well as the unlocked GSM edition. Amazon promises an improved camera experience, support for more keyboard languages, call blocking, custom ringtones, and improved battery life among the improvements featured in this update.
You can find the full list of changes below:
Translate text and identify famous artwork with Firefly Text translation from/to: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and artwork recognition for 2,000 famous paintings with info available from Wikipedia.
Take the perfect picture with Best Shot See three versions of a given photo to choose the perfect shot.
Enable or disable SMS / MMS settings You can now turn character counts and MMS on or off.
Select additional keyboard languages Choose from seven preloaded keyboard languages and 49 additional keyboard languages to download.
Block unwanted phone numbers Decline unwanted calls from any given contact.
Add custom ringtones to your phone Add custom ringtones from the Amazon Appstore to your Fire phone.
View more information from the lock screen Control music directly from the lock screen, and configure your phone to wake up when a new notification arrives.
Write and edit documents with WPS Office Edit documents using the new, preloaded WPS Office app.
Connect to a virtual private network (VPN) at work Connect to a secure, corporate VPN from your Fire using the native IPSec / L2TP VPN client to stay productive while on the go.
Sync calendars across Amazon devices registered to your Amazon account Create appointments that are automatically synced across supported Fire phones and Fire tablets registered to your Amazon account with Amazon Cloud Calendar.
Read your Kindle books in one continuous scroll Read and scroll through Kindle books without ever having to touch the screen.
Improved battery life Dozens of systems updates for enhanced battery performance.
Bug fixes and user interface improvements Hundreds of other bug fixes and user interface improvements.

Meizu Blue Charm pictured again

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:17 PM PST

On December 23, Meizu is holding an event during which it may introduce two new cheap smartphones at least that's what many rumors originating in China have told us so far. These handsets will be launched under a new brand, Blue Charm, a move which kind of reminds us of Huawei and its Honor sub-brand. Now, a couple of new photos allow us to see more of the Meizu Blue Charm.
The first new leaked photo lets us take a look at the handset's front side. We can see that this is a dual SIM device running Flyme OS the same Android KitKat ROM that's found on Meizu's MX4 and MX4 Pro. The second photo shows the rear of the Blue Charm in… blue. Meizu is seemingly going for an iPhone 5c look here (in the past, the company wasn't afraid to seek inspiration from Apple).
It's said that the Meizu Blue Charm features a 4.6-inch, or 4.7-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, a 64-bit MediaTek processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory. A Blue Charm Note is also expected to be announced by Meizu. This one should sport a larger, 5.5-inch display.
Source: gizmochina

Nokia Stops Developing Here Maps for Microsoft’s Windows Phone

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:57 PM PST

Reports coming in indicate that Nokia will not be updating the Here Maps suite for Windows Phone from now on.
However the firm will be taking care of its Here Maps on Android devices that is currently in beta, and as previously announced, is working to release a new iOS version in early 2015.
Nokia last week made its Nokia's Here maps in beta mode available to download from Google Play for all Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above.
Some of the new features in the Here maps (Beta) are voice-guided navigation for 18 new countries and territories. With the addition of 18 new countries, Here maps now offers navigation in 118 countries.

Micromax introduced the first 64-bit Smartphone based on CyanogenMod

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:37 PM PST

The company Micromax, which recently announced its intent to release line of smartphones based on the popular Yu firmware CyanogenMod, presented his first brainchild: the device Micromax Yureka.
At a cost of 8 999 rupees (about $142), the Smartphone has a 5.5-inch display of 720p, 64-bit Quad-core Snapdragon chipset 615, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, a couple of camera (13 MP primary and a 5 MP front) slot for removable memory cards microSD, and support high-speed LTE networks. The model is designed to work with two SIM cards. The capacity of the battery, by the way, is 2 500 mAh.
It is noted that the firmware CyanogenMod 11 based on the Android operating system 4.4.4 KitKat. A new Smartphone Micromax Yureka now available for ordering through the Amazon India.

Antutu Leaks Specs and Benchmarks for Xiaomi’s Upcoming 64 bit phone

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:17 PM PST

A 64-bit Xiaomi phone passes through AnTuTu confirming specs, is likely the 2015 Redmi 1S successor.
According to the earlier information's about the 64 bit Smartphone from Xiaomi from TENNA, this Smartphone will be powered a quad-core 64 bit cpu snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.7 inches IPS display 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 800/200 megapixel rear/front camera, 2200mAh battery, Android 4.4.4 OS and as for network connectivity support, does support GSM/WCDMA/TD-LTE/LTE-FDD which is China Unicom 4G LTE.
Based on the photo sent out by TENAA, this new device has a narrower chassis than the Xiaomi Red Mi 1S. It is also lighter weighing 134g. Its rear cover comes in black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and other colors. It is most likely an upgraded edition of the Red Mi 1S, but we cannot rule out the possibility that Xiaomi will call it the Red Mi 2.
Its benchmark score in AnTuTu is 19898, which is about the same as many other phones right now that use the Snapdragon 410. Using four A53 cores, this score is to be expected. Based on tests, its 3D capabilities seemed to have had some upgrades from the Red Mi 1S. I cannot really say the same for its other features.
According to the pictures from TENNA of this device, it has a thinner bezel than Redmi 1, and it became lighter which is just 134g. With all of these upgrades, I think this device could be an upgrade edition of the Redmi 1 or called as Redmi 2.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Beta ROM Leaked

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 08:57 PM PST

It was not too long ago that there were screenshots which appeared online, seemingly depicting a SM-N900U handset that in reality, happens to be a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet which runs on an Exynos processor, except for one glaring exception this particular Samsung Galaxy Note 3 happens to have Android 5.0 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice, which is a novelty since this particular model has not received the official Lollipop update as of today.
The whole story had serious holes in it and sounded very far-fetched, but now it appears that it might just be true as the thread covering the accident on XDA now offers a download link along with a full set of instructions for a manual flash.
So the update seems to be as real as it gets, but unsurprisingly it is an early beta, that just happened to accidentally slip through the cracks. Screenshots seem to showcase a white menu background which looks like a very poor choice as it might cause the Super AMOLED display to draw way more power than it needs to. Hopefully Samsung will address this issue before the official OTA hits.
The leaked version of Android Lollipop does seem to be functioning, but reading through the XDA forum is appears to be riddled with bugs, which of course is expected from a beta not intended in any way for public use.

BBM Update Brings Android 5.0 Lollipop Compatibility, New Look in iOS

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 08:37 PM PST

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is getting a slew of updates today for android, iOS, and of course, BlackBerry phones themselves. The updates include what the company says are some of the most highly requested features by users.
BBM 2.6 is now available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10 users of the messaging app. One new feature allows you to send stickers in a group chat. Speaking of stickers, BlackBerry has a current promotion going on that allows you to buy any sticker pack for just 99 cents. If you use stickers on BBM, now is the time to take advantage of this limited time offer. The update also increases the maximum time that you can have a timed message appear, to 60 seconds. Timed messages can be viewed multiple times until the clock runs down to zero.
We recently told you that the BBM for iOS beta included a new UI that supports the look of iOS 8 and the larger screen sizes of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. This new look is included in the update of BBM for iOS. Android users of BBM are getting their own UI change with the new update. The messaging app now supports Android 5.0, and will work in landscape mode. Not be left out, BlackBerry 10 users can now share multiple pictures and attachments at the same time.

LG preparing to showcase webOS 2.0 Smart TV at CES 2015 in Las Vegas

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:59 AM PST

LG has recently confirmed it will be showcasing its next generation of smart television at the upcoming CES 2015 event in Las Vegas. LG said in the statement that the new lineup of TVs will feature the company's newest webOS 2.0 Smart TV platform. This platform has been specifically designed to enhance the key features found in its current generation of Smart TVs.

The biggest change, despite its design, is the presence of the new WebOS 2.0 that comes with customized UI and performance improvements. LG says, webOS 2.0 introduces a new level of "simplicity and convenience", allowing for easier content management. The company says that Web OS 2.0 will boot 60% faster and load apps like YouTube 70% faster. There is also a new feature called "My Channels," which lets you access favorite channels from the Launcher Bar. Its biggest competitor, Samsung, also plans to unveil new TV lineup that will be powered by Tizen operating system.

LG also said it is working with content providers such as Amazon and Netflix to ensure that LG TV owners get a range of viewing options in 4k resolution.

"With the newest features introduced in webOS 2.0, the overall user experience has become even simpler, easier and more intuitive," said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "The webOS platform is a great example of our commitment to taking a leadership role in the next generation TV market with a truly innovative Smart TV solution."

CRYORIG releases H7 CPU cooler for mainstream

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:30 AM PST

CRYORIG is preparing the second model in the H series lineup – featuring H series standard HiveFin technology comes in the for H7. The device also incorporate Zero RAM interference and many other great features found in previously announced.
The CRYORIG H7 will be targeted at mainstream PC systems with limited CPU cooler solution. The device will also kickoff CRYORIG's new line of 120m QF120 PWM fan series. New QF120 line of system fans will feature CRYORIG's proprietary Quad Air Inlet.
CRYORIG's QF120 line will be released right after the H7 in three different configurations, such as "Silent", "Balanced" and "Performance". The Balanced version with the maximum fan speed of 1.600 rpm is included with the H7.

Press Release

ASUSTOR officially launches 50T and 51T NAS

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:59 AM PST

ASUSTOR Inc., has announced its four new comprehensive high performance NAS models – 50T and 51T series NAS devices. These new models include the AS5002T, AS504T, AS5102T and AS5104T.
It equipped with the latest Intel Celeron 2.41 GHz dual-core processors and Intel Celeron 2 GHz quad-core cpu. Together with 1GB and 2GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory which is expandable to 8GB. All 50T and 51T series devices come built-in with the ADM 2.3 operating system. ADM 2.3 features a newly refreshed interface and smoother operation.
All new devices come with a wealth of powerful features including an automatic burst function that allows the CPU to increase its frequency for additional power when needed and a CPU floating-point unit for added computing power.
The devices features the quickest memory installation and expansion in the industry along with one-click installation for multimedia Apps, smart fans that automatically regulate the system temperature for stable operation and ASUSTOR's exclusive automatic smart system sleep mode and instant wake.

Additionally, all new models feature powerful hardware such as HDMI and S/PDIF support that can be combined with NAS Apps such as ASUSTOR Portal and SoundsGood to create a personalized digital entertainment hub.

Press Release

Toshiba 6TB enterprise HDD launches

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:46 AM PST

Toshiba Corp., Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has just announced their latest addition of its MG04 series of hard disk drive. The new SAS interface models provide the benefits of 12Gbit/s transfer rate for 6TB, and 2TB HDDs.
The device offer a 50 percent increase in max capacity from prior MG03 generation 4TB models and approximately 30 percent increase in sustained data rate.
These new HDDs support both industry-standard 4K native and 512e Advanced Format sector technologies for optimum performance in the latest generation servers and storage systems as well as being suitable in legacy applications requiring 512 sector lengths using aligned-write environments.
Both the 6TB MG04ACA and MG04SCA 12Gbit/s models offer Toshiba persistent write cache technologies (PWC), designed to help protect against data loss in the event of sudden power loss. Model options supporting SAS and SATA commands to enable sanitize "instant" cryptographic erase (SIE) are also available.
Sample shipment will begin in CQ1 of 2015.

Press Release

Angelbird releases 1TB SSDwrk series

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:36 AM PST

Angelbird, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1TB of storage. The devices combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in ultra-slim aluminum chassis – making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac, Macbook, Macbook pro, Notebook or even PC.
The SSD wrk uses SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high-quality matt-black anodized aluminum and houses custom-packed multi-level-cell NANDs. The maximum rear and write speed are 564 and 456 megabytes per second.
Angelbird has made no compromises in quality for its new SSD wrk models, which boast an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface that is also fully downward compatible with legacy computers and operating systems.
The SSD wrk for Mac is ideal for upgrading older Apple models to the ultra-fast SSD technology. Specifically the device is equipped with native TRIM support, a feature that works straight out of the box - enabled by default in OS X, including Yosemite.
The two new 1 terabyte models of the SSD wrk are now available for 599.99 USD (483.25 EUR).

Press Release

INFINITI Concept Vision Gran Turismo launched on PlayStation 3 for Gran Turismo 6

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:13 AM PST

Infiniti has recently launched their latest concept model, Gran Turismo and its now available in Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3. According to Infiniti, the in-game car features a front mid-mounted engine ( just like the Nissan GT-R), which allows it to achieve 45:55 weight distribution. All of the aerodynamics keep it glued to the track.
The INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo is a project that started as an ambitious global Infiniti Design competition to "design a pure Infiniti GT car". The winning model was born from the theme put forward by Infiniti's design team in Beijing. Part beauty, part beast, its shape is powerful, sensual and audacious – a mix of a track machine and the dream of our Chinese design team to create an ambitious racing language for infiniti.
"delivers immense power with sensual exhaust note as though its top speed is unlimited." It adds that the power-train drives the rear wheels through a transaxle-type gearbox that "fills users with the joy of driving by actively drifting the rear."
In recent, automotive gaming enthusiasts are able to discover that performance first-hand and the drivers who own GT6 will be first to test drive the virtual concept car on world famous tracks across the globe.
You can find out more details about the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo over at Infiniti at the link below, the car is available to download from today on Gran Turismo 6.