Stories by Eric Mack

Facebook Porn Spam Attack: How to Protect Yourself

Many Facebook users have been inundated with pornographic spam in their newsfeeds as part of a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/243930/facebook_users_hit_by_nasty_porn_storm.html">malware campaign</a> targeting the social network. The company ...

Google+ app for Android gets major overhaul

Google revamped its Google+ Android app Monday sprucing up the social network's mobile front door with a cleaner interface, more functions, and a promise of improved battery life. The Android app (now Version 2.1) is available for download at Android...

iPhone 4S Sells 4 Million in Just 3 Days

Apple's new iPhone has been flying out of retail and warehouse shelves at an unprecedented rate. The company announced Monday morning that it has sold more than 4 million units of the iPhone 4S in just three days.

Another Facebook User Revolt on the Horizon? Of Course!

How will Facebook users react to the huge changes soon to land at the world's largest social network? Anecdotal evidence suggests, not well. According to a number of informal poles, four out of five Facebook users see the upcoming facelift and new fe...

Facebook Can Make Teens Sick, Study Says

Facebook may be great for reconnecting with old school friends, but for teens still in school, it can often do more harm than good. That's according to study findings presented over the weekend at the American Psychological Association convention by ...

Hacker arrests escalate

As hacking groups like Anonymous and LulzSec have earned a higher profile in the past few months, they've also earned themselves (or perhaps their patsies) an increasing number of trips to jail.

Wrong LulzSec suspect may have been nabbed

UK police may not have gotten their guy when they arrested a 19-year-old Scotsman believed to be LulzSec spokesman "Topiary." The website LulzSecExposed, which is run by LulzSec detractors and aims to expose the identities of the hackers, says it bel...

Facebook edges Google as most-typed URL domain

Faceboook.com is the domain to have (count the 'o's) if phishing scams are your game. That's because it's the most popular mistyped entry into a browser URL bar, according to data collected and analyzed by Chris Finke from his browser add-on, URL Fix...

New Gmail features: a primer

Google took advantage of the launch of social networking service Google+ to give Gmail a makeover. The company says the process of updating Google Apps is ongoing, and improvements have continued to roll out in recent weeks.

Anonymous Member Launches Diatribe Via Twitter

LulzSec and Anonymous have <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/235983/news_corp_hit_by_multiple_hack_attacks_lulzsec_returns.html">breached the servers</a> of some of the most powerful institutions in the world, supposedly in the name of justice....

iPhone 5 rumour rundown

In previous years, we would know what to expect in the next iPhone by now, because we would have already seen it onstage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. But that's not the way it went this year, so we're left guessing and hanging around t...

Apple's App Store Tops 15 Billion Downloads

It's chest-beating season in the download race between Apple's App Store and the Android Market. In the latest dose of braggadocio, Apple said in a <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110707005466/en">press release</a> Thursday that it r...

Chrome Extension Imports Facebook Friends to Google+

The world is already abuzz about Google+, even though it's not accessible to most. Still, many doubt that anyone, even the mighty one from Mountain View, can catch up to Facebook's half a billion (at least) active users. Unless, maybe there was a sim...

Mobile developers still choosing Android over iOS

More than 5,000 iOS developers are in San Francisco for Apple's big party at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report says the hippest place to be is the Android Market. The study, from Bluevia and Vision Mobile, found that 67 per cent o...

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