بایگانی ماهیانه: فوریه 2015

The meaning and enduring importance of Leonard Nimoy — and Mr. Spock

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Leonard Nimoy, best known as TV’s Mister Spock, has died at the age of 83. His portrayal of the character was revolutionary — at least, to this author.

Which mobile apps drain your battery the most?

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A new report from AVG Technologies breaks down exactly which Android applications chew through battery life, network data, and bog down phone performance. There are a number of applications that badly need a diet — including some created by major companies or the phone manufacturers themselves.

Lenovo promises bloatware-free PCs, free McAfee subscriptions for Superfish victims

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Lenovo has released its plans for how it will make amends to the consumers whose data it exposed. How about a six month subscription to McAfee?

Samsung is still lying about the encryption on its Smart TVs

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Last week, Samsung claimed that the voice information captured by its newest TVs was encrypted, even if older models were still insecure. This has now been proven untrue — Samsung televisions still on the market and available for purchase are using plaintext.

Intel rebrands Atom line, early 14nm Cherry Trail benchmarks leak

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Intel has rebranded its Atom product line to simplify its offerings — while Cherry Trail benchmarks have leaked at the same time. Will 2015 be the year that Atom finally competes?