Archive for October, 2008

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.

Friday, October 31st, 2008 | Continue reading

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.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 | Continue reading

Work PCs: What People Are Really Doing

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

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 | Continue reading

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.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 | Continue reading

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.

Monday, October 27th, 2008 | Continue reading

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.

Friday, October 24th, 2008 | Continue reading

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.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 | Continue reading

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.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 | Continue reading