Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Stefano Elia Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Stefano Elia en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Vulnerability found in Windows that makes your password easier to guess <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1534442531windows-8-grey.png" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s been revealed that a vulnerability in Windows 7 and 8, makes it easier for remote hackers to guess the targetted computer&#039;s password by decrypting the user password hint. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:21:34 +0000 YouTube launches their U.S. Elections 2012 Hub <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122708913youtube2011.png" alt="" /></div>YouTube have launched a new video hub for the United States 2012 Elections that will allow users to watch &#039;key moments&#039; from now until election day, all from the comfort of their computer chair. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:06:05 +0000 Google adds saved search settings feature for your account <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google have added a nifty feature that allows users to save their search settings and tie it to their Google accounts, regardless of which device or browser you&#039;re using. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:06:05 +0000 Noticed Google's new favicon yet? Google goes all out on blue <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/797488219news-logo-google-logo-colour.png" alt="" /></div>For anyone not noticing the change, Google have updated their search engine icon to an all blue image, a move away from the former multi-coloured &#039;g&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:09:03 +0000 Skype usage up 50% under Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/121527188824.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft revealed yesterday that amongst their financial performance, Skype usage has gone up 50% in the last quarter with 115 billion minutes worth of calls globally in the same period. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:50:50 +0000 Google takes Street View to the South Pole <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1626361234gmaps.jpg" alt="" /></div>Forget Google&#039;s Street View for the road&#33; The company has released new panoramic images of the South Pole and several &#039;landmarks&#039; on our southern most continent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 20 Jul 2012 02:21:10 +0000 Redesigned PayPal website on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/876038560fa.jpg" alt="" /></div>The new look, and long overdue PayPal website revamp is coming tomorrow, and screenshots of the website reveal the more modern, simplified design that should appease customers <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:16:04 +0000 Mozilla launches online HTML/CSS editor called Thimble <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/271352613mozilla_wht.png" alt="" /></div>Mozilla are trying to make HTML/CSS easier to learn by launching an online editor that allows you to create and host webpages. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:24:49 +0000 Hacker claims to have gained access to Visa and MasterCard details; mass bank breach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/97094496Hacker-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>A hacker going by the name of Reckz0r or &quot;Jeremy&quot;, claims to have gained over 50GB of data from Visa and Mastercard customers, it would be wise to watch your credit info closely. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:54:49 +0000 YouTube goes social; new layout being tested <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122708913youtube2011.png" alt="" /></div>If the changes late last year weren&#039;t enough, YouTube are now rolling out a re-designed homepage to reflect what they call &quot;social integration.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:18:32 +0000 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft fixing 27 vulnerabilities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is releasing several updates today to correct 27 vulnerabilities, many of them being critical and related to allowing remote code execution. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:39:34 +0000 Twitter simplifies its logo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/304690134twitter.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter has decided to simplify their logo for good, removing all text, leaving only the little blue bird to represent the site. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:45:31 +0000 Adobe CS6 now available, cloud services coming tomorrow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1332088857adobecs6logo.png" alt="" /></div>Adobe has now made their next version of the industry standard software package, Adobe Creative Suite 6, publicly available. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 10 May 2012 17:08:59 +0000 Firefox 12 released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>Mozilla have now finalised and released the next version of their popular, open source internet browser, Firefox 12. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:03:07 +0000 Tumblr moving to paid advertising <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1278202640tumblr-logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The micro-blogging website, tumblr, has announced a somewhat controversial move to switch to paid advertising. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:41:16 +0000 Amazon now powers 1% of North American internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2085595224amz.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon&#039;s cloud service is now said to power 1% of all internet traffic in North America, with a third of all users visiting an Amazon cloud site at least once a day. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:43:13 +0000 Megaupload was working on a multi-billion dollar IPO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>It has been revealed that shortly before being shut down, Megaupload was investigating options for raising money for the organisation through a public stock offering. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:41:34 +0000 Pinterest now third biggest social network after Facebook and Twitter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1810181727pinterestredlogo.png" alt="" /></div>A rising star in social media, Pinterest, has become the third most popular social network in the United States, after Facebook and Twitter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:17:08 +0000 Survey: Rich smartphone users less likely to tweet and play games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1309934620349156043s_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>A recent survey suggests that rich smartphone users prefer using Apple&#039;s iPhone and tend to shy away from playing games or tweeting on their phones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:11:46 +0000 Teacher aide fired for not providing Facebook password <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A teacher&#039;s aide was fired due to content on her Facebook and refusing to give her Facebook password to her employer, now she&#039;s embroiled in a legal battle with the school district. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:31:06 +0000 Bing Streetside view arrives in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1308934915bing-header.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s competitor to Google&#039;s Street View has finally gone international with the UK being the first on the list. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sat, 20 Aug 2011 15:03:45 +0000 Windows Phone 'Tango' for sale on Facebook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8713836009770567485953076501318592959wp_large.jpg" alt="" /></div>A HTC HD7 phone has been found to be up for sale on Facebook containing an early build of Windows Phone &#039;Tango&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:17:53 +0000 Forbes: Microsoft not as innovative as Apple and Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9275352771.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a recent statistic report published by Forbes, Microsoft was ranked the 86th company in regards to being the most innovative, below Amazon, Apple and Google. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sun, 07 Aug 2011 15:07:09 +0000 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft patching 22 vulnerabilities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has plans to fix 22 vulnerabilities this month in 13 bulletins, two of them being critical to Windows and Internet Explorer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sun, 07 Aug 2011 11:53:39 +0000 Adobe Edge coming to Windows Phone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1784340428edhe.jpg" alt="" /></div>Adobe Edge has been confirmed to be coming to Microsoft&#039;s Windows Phone platform as well as Apple&#039;s iPhone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sat, 06 Aug 2011 14:50:37 +0000 UK legalizing private copying of CDs and DVDs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/576590603cd.jpg" alt="" /></div>The British government will officially announce tomorrow a proposed change of law that is claimed to have hindered innovation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:05:54 +0000 New Mozilla Firefox UI designs revealed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570109223logo-only.jpg" alt="" /></div>Mozilla reveals some of the latest user interface designs for the upcoming Firefox 8, predicted to be released in the early part of next year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:35:54 +0000 BBC launches global iPlayer app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/229757020bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>The long awaited BBC iPlayer iPad app for the world is launching today, with 11 European countries being the first to have access to the subscription-based service. Australia, Canada and the United States are due... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:51:12 +0000 Consumers prefer Windows Phones to BlackBerry <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/47051524524.png" alt="" /></div>In a survey that was conducted of consumers in the United States of America, 7% of people preferred Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, compared to the BlackBerry's 6%. Consumer confidence was somewhat higher in other smartphone... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:16:27 +0000 Google+ accounts being suspended for not using real name <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1407653581g.jpg" alt="" /></div>An unusually substantial amount of Google+ accounts have either been suspended or deleted in the past 24 hours, with talk from users suggesting Google is going tough on those not using their real name. The... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:58:56 +0000 Android sees 634% growth in UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>From figures released earlier today, it has been revealed that from May 2010 to May 2011, Google's Android platform saw an uptake of 634% in the United Kingdom alone. The exponential growth that's been observed... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:09:01 +0000 Google adds malware warning to search <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>In an unexpected move from Google, the company has now placed malware infection warnings in search results for users whose connections appear suspicious with the search giant. As seen in the image below, the large... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:41:40 +0000 Fake Apple Store found in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>An American blogger who lives in China has made a rather unusual discovery; a fake Apple Store found in the remote Chinese city of Kunming. In the store itself, a variety of Apple products are... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:44:26 +0000 Amazon strikes video streaming deal with CBS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2085595224amz.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon has announced that it has agreed to a non-exclusive deal with CBS to allow the streaming of its video content on the Amazon shopping website. The deal specifically benefits those who sign up to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:27:17 +0000 Microsoft working on new 'market disrupting' project <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>A job advertisement has recently been posted as part of Microsoft's Windows Phone division and it hints at a new project that the company is currently working on. While the details were light for obvious... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:44:34 +0000 ĀµTorrent plans to launch a paid platform <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1576122957af.jpg" alt="" /></div>BitTorrent Inc. has announced today that they are planning to launch a paid version of the popular &micro;Torrent client. There is yet to be a complete list of features, however, so far they have revealed... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:38:55 +0000 Report: 1.3 million websites shut down by China in 2010 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1137357651f.png" alt="" /></div>A state-run think tank of China, otherwise known as the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has reported that it believes 1.3 million websites were shut down by the large Asian country last year. Despite the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:18:44 +0000 EU Court: eBay needs to take more responsibility <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1910590422eb.jpg" alt="" /></div>The European Court of Justice, the highest judiciary court in the European Union, has ruled that the auctioning site eBay has to take more responsibility for what is sold on its site. The court suggested... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:21:39 +0000 Windows 8 CD posted for sale on eBay <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>It has been discovered that a CD which contains a copy Windows 8 Milestone 3, is on sale at the popular internet auction site, eBay. The seller, which appears to be based in Canada, is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:22:00 +0000 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft plans to fix 22 vulnerabilities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has four more bulletins, otherwise known as updates, to apply to computers this July as part of the company's unofficial tradition of releasing updates on the second Tuesday of the month. Overall there are... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:48:02 +0000