Episode 232

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Mozilla releases Firefox 4 for Android

Synchronises desktop to mobile.
Open source outfit Mozilla on Tuesday released its Firefox 4 browser for Android just a week after the browser’s desktop release.
A new feature Firefox Synch allows users to carry browsing history, bookmarks, open tabs, form data and passwords between mobile and desktop devices, accoridng to Mozilla.
Other new features include tabbed browsing, one touch bookmarking, saving a web page to PDF and social media page sharing.

“Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from page load speed to graphics to overall performance snappy in Firefox,” it said.
Developer improvements it noted include improvements to graphics tools, HTML 5 support, location-aware browsing, desktop notifications.

Anonymous hit Warner Bros in latest Operation Payback attack

Anonymous launched the attack to protest against Warner Bros’ involvement in a US$75 trillion lawsuit against file sharing company Limewire

“Limewire has been sued for 75 TRILLION Dollars by 13 record companies. Every single US household would have to spend all of its income buying nothing but music for over 13 years in order to arrive at what the music industry has deemed a reasonable settlement.
To put that number into perspective the U.S. GDP is around $14 trillion — less than one fifth of what the music industry is requesting.
Heck, the GDP of the entire world is between 59 and 62 trillion. That’s right, the music industry wants LimeWire to pay more money than exists in the entire world.

These are the plaintiffs, and our targets:
1 – Arista Music (BMG Music), http://www.bmg.com/
2 – Arista Records LLC, http://www.arista.com/
3 – Atlantic Recording Corporation, http://www.atlanticrecords.com/
4 – Capitol Records, Inc., http://www.capitolrecords.com/
5 – Elektra Entertainment Group Inc., http://www.elektra.com/
6 – Interscope Records, http://www.interscope.com/
7 – Laface Records LLC, http://laface.com/
8 – Motown Record Company, L.P., http://www.motown.com/
9 – Priority Records LLC, http://www.priorityrecords.com/
10 – UMG Recordings, Inc., http://www.universalmusic.com/
11 – Virgin Records America, Inc., http://www.virginrecords.com/
12 – Warner Bros. Records Inc..http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com/

Channel Nine has left the building

As of 12pm today, GTV9 at 22 Bendigo Street Richmond is no more.
The site is now under the management of the Lend Lease property group.
This ends the reign of the Television City era, which began in 1955 as GTV9, after the building was previously used by Heinz and, originally, the Wertheim Piano Factory (1908).

Online voting the other winner in NSW election

Residents in New South Wales State Election have revealed a strong preference for voting online – with five times the predicted number of votes cast using the new iVote system.

Feedback to the NSW EC regarding iVote has been generally positive but according to comments in the iTunes Store the much publicised NSW EC iPhone App appears to have experienced errors in search queries for postcodes and suburbs.

votes cast online are actually printed out and sent by courier to the NSW EC office to be counted physically. EC staff speaking to iTnews on condition of anonymity said the online votes were nonetheless faster to count and more accurate than hand-filled votes.

Samsung denies shipping laptops with secret spyware



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