Archive for October, 2008:

When Wi-Fi Goes Wrong

When Wi-Fi Goes Wrong

People go to some great lengths to get free Wi-Fi — but, as a 16-year-old boy discovered this week, tapping into your neighbor’s connection could have some severe consequences.

Analysis: Don’t Wear Heels While Doing Computer Repair

Analysis: Don’t Wear Heels While Doing Computer Repair

IT workers, listen up: You have to stop wearing high heels while doing computer repair. Seriously — it’s a real problem. And we have the data to prove it.

Work PCs: What People Are Really Doing

Work PCs: What People Are Really Doing

A new study sheds light on what people are really doing on their work computers.

Wait…I Thought YOU Registered The Trademark?

Wait…I Thought YOU Registered The Trademark?

In “someone’s about to get fired” news, it appears that Microsoft may have forgotten to register a trademark for its new cloud-based operating system, Windows Azure.

eBay Feedback Could Get You Sued

eBay Feedback Could Get You Sued

Careful what feedback you leave the next time you buy something from eBay. Negative ratings could be considered libel, if one guy gets his way.

The Virtually Embarrassing Side of Crime

The Virtually Embarrassing Side of Crime

All right, we’ve seen the problems that can come with virtual dating and virtual, um, violating. Now, the cyberworld is reaching a sad new low: the virtual crime, committed by what we can only assume are people with virtually no lives.

Harvard, Stanford…Apple University?

Harvard, Stanford…Apple University?

Apple appears to be starting its own school. The Mac-makers are forming a new project called Apple University — but much information beyond that is still anyone’s guess.

How Not to Steal a Celebrity’s Provocative Photos

How Not to Steal a Celebrity’s Provocative Photos

Consider it a lesson for us all: If you’re going to hack into a 15-year-old pop star’s e-mail account and publicly post her provocative photos, don’t go around flaunting your identity and taunting the FBI.