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iPhone 5, Mark Zuckerberg, Videos Galore!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Well it’s been over 1 months since the last Geek Smack! It’s been a wild month as I went to drive a car, VMWorld and TechCrunch Disrupt. Now I am back and revitalized to bring you a Geek Smack! episode. Lots to talk about! Get 20% off with code “Geekazine” at Zagg Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version  Subscribe to the podcast via: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine –  Geekazine Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 236 Tech News:   Twitter Rolls Out New Look – Does this new design look good to you? It’s just a picture on top of your Twitter… Internet Explorer Breach – Watchdog warning of a big hole in IE 6,7,8 and 9. Suggests to switch browsers until fixed. Apple Event Roundup – Did...


Why I Bought 1 Share of Facebook Stock

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThese last few weeks have been pretty tough. Last week my back went out, so I did very limited work. This week, I had an anxiety attack – something I was told to expect with a Blood Pressure medication I have been taking. I am now at about 90%. I am hoping to re-start iPad365 on a few episodes a week. But we’ll see once I am done with Geek Smack! for today. BlogWorld & New Media Expo is only a week and a half away! I am putting together video for the show, and looking for people that are going. If you are, let me know and we’ll get on a Google Hangout to talk. I am also looking for writers to Geekazine. People who can write about the newest gadgets coming out. If interested, please email geekazine at gmail. Hotline –...

Internet Explorer: “We’re Number Two” 0

Internet Explorer: “We’re Number Two”

Firefox has passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in browser usage in Europe. From the San Jose Mercury-News’s Silicon Valley dot com: Breaking a decade of global dominance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in December lost its spot as the browser with the majority of page views in the United States and surrendered its long-held place to Mozilla’s Firefox as Europe’s most popular browser, according to data released Tuesday by the web analytics firm StatCounter. The story goes on to point out that Firefox has not so much gained as Internet Explorer has waned, saying that Firefox has remained flat and the big gains have been by Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome. I suspect that much of this has been fueled by the sales of Apple’s iGadgets, which would naturally boost Safari usage, as the iPhone and iPad include Safari as the default browser. Apple created a new market for Safari with...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Reported 0

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Reported

The BBC reports that Microsoft has announced the existence of a vulnerability in all versions of IE. From the article: The bug revolves around the way that IE manages a computer’s memory when processing Cascading Style Sheets – a widely used technology that defines the look and feel of pages on a website. Hi-tech criminals have long known that they can exploit IE’s memory management to inject their own malicious code into the stream of instructions a computer processes as a browser is being used. In this way the criminals can get their own code running and hijack a PC. Microsoft has produced updates that improves memory management but security researchers discovered that these protection systems are not used when some older parts of Windows are called upon. The story goes on to say that Microsoft, while it is working on a fix, recommends using the Enhanced Mitigation...

Opera Top Browser (in Central Asia) 0

Opera Top Browser (in Central Asia)

The San Jose Mercury News visits Opera’s unpretentious North American headquarters and reports that the Opera browser, little noticed in the United States, is experiencing significant gains in popularity elsewhere. The story attempts to put the worldwide browser market into a worldwide perspective and is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Browser Wars II: As recently as 2003, Microsoft’s browser controlled well over 90 percent of the market. But if current trends continue, Internet Explorer could sink below 50 percent of the world’s desktop users as soon as this summer, data collected by the Web analytics firm StatCounter suggests. (A different firm, Netmarketshare, puts IE’s share higher, just below 60 percent of the world market, but also slipping.) While Opera is the most popular browser in parts of the former Soviet Union such as Uzbekistan and Belarus, Firefox is now tops in Germany and other European nations,...

Browser Wars Redux:  Is IE on the Run? 0

Browser Wars Redux: Is IE on the Run?

The BBC reports that Internet Explorer’s share of the browser market is the lowest in a decade, have just dropped below 60% worldwide: Measurement firms tend to agree that IE is losing market share although the percentage share of rival browsers is more hotly contested. In the UK, research firm Nielsen suggests that IE still commands 70% of the market, with Mozilla’s Firefox on 18%. It does not include figures for Apple’s Safari. It still shows a downwards trend for IE, losing 6% of market share since last year. They rank the top ones as follows (I had never heard of Flock or Lunascape): Internet Explorer – 59.9% Firefox – 24.5% Chrome – 6.7% Safari – 4.7% Opera – 2.3% Opera Mini – 0.7% Netscape – 0.46% Mozilla – 0.16% Flock – 0.06% Lunascape – 0.04% The researchers think that a primary reason is that persons are more...

Possible Twitter Security Flaw 0

Possible Twitter Security Flaw

Reuters is reporting that a security flaw in Twitter exposes users’ login credentials. It’s related to a known vulnerability in the Adobe Flash programming language. From the article: Adobe has told programmers how to address the vulnerability, which was first discovered in 2006, he added, but noted the operators of many websites have failed to respond to the warnings from Adobe. Some of the comments I’ve seen are wondering why Twitter hasn’t fixed this. I was starting to wonder why the flaw still exists in the Flash programming language, then I realized Adobe can’t be responsible for programmers’ not keeping up. I’m not an Adobe fan (I don’t use the Acrobat reader on any of my machines and I use Flash only because there’s not much point to surfing the web without it), but I have to say that Adobe has gotten a lot of undeserved bad press...

Chrome-Plated Sony 0

Chrome-Plated Sony

Google’s Chrome browser will be included on some Sony computers, according to Bloomberg. The story states that Internet Explorer had 67 percent of the market in February, and Chrome had 1.2 percent, according to Net Applications, a Web-tracking firm based in Aliso Viejo, California. Firefox claimed 22 percent, and Apple Inc.’s Safari had 8 percent. There has been much ado about Microsoft vs. Google lately, not just in the market but also in politics, such as this report on Microsoft’s lobbying efforts. I’ve certainly done my share of fulminating about Bing, not as a search engine, but as a Microsoft business strategy.

Why I Was Swearing Late Last Night 0

Why I Was Swearing Late Last Night

Two words: Internet Explorer. I have been working on a website for a friend. It’s not quite ready for primetime, but It’s come a long way in 20 billable hours. So, after a nap because my brain was tired, I decided to test it in Internet Explorer. It didn’t render properly, either in regular mode of “compatibility mode” (It is to laugh). It worked in every other browser I had (Opera, for both Windows and Linux, Firefox, Konqueror, just to name a few) but not in IE. It took me about 25 minutes and lots of creative language to find the tag that was causing IE to malform the page.