Press Release from MAPS290:
BIKES, TRIKES, AND GARDEN HOSE . . . . . . . . MAPPING OF AMERICA
That time of year again, when the kids are out of school; dad is running over the garden hose in the driveway, and bikes and trikes are scattered about along with a “FOR SALE BY OWNER” sign in the front yard.
We added a Multi-OS section, with one of the best pieces of software I think I’ve seen come along for a while now. PREY – Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever missing, whether you’re in town or abroad. Open source, proven software with hundreds of documented recoveries all around the world.
Adobe has worked with Apple to sandbox Flash Player under Safari in Mac OS X, restricting the ability of attackers to exploit any vulnerabilities they might find in the browser plug-in. (more…)
If you’re in the market for a consumer-friendly DSLR, it’s a good idea to budget in some money for extra lenses, as you’ll see a marked improvement in image quality compared to your camera’s kit lens. Or, just buy the cheapest, crappiest glass you can find and wait until this wonderful software from researchers at the University of British Columbia is available. It promises the same results with just a couple of clicks.
Special forces and Marines are embracing the commercial software Palantir for analyzing battlefield intelligence even as the Army seeks to downplay its effectiveness, according to a new report from government auditors. (more…)
A recent Justice Department memo revealed by CNET shows law enforcement’s frustration with Apple’s encrypted iMessage software (more…)
Hoping to revolutionize live broadcasting on the Internet, Bram Cohen has filed a patent application for the new BitTorrent Live streaming protocol. BitTorrent’s inventor has worked on the new technology for several years and believes his new protocol can be world-changing. “We plan to shape the future of live broadcasts and want to work with broadcasters to accomplish that,” Cohen says. (more…)
According to trusted sources, Apple has an incredible headline feature in development for iOS 6: a completely in-house maps application. Apple will drop the Google Maps program running on iOS since 2007 in favor for a new Maps app with an Apple backend. The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps program on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but it is described as a much cleaner, faster, and more reliable experience. (more…)
Apple is preparing to add Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com, as evidenced by Apple’s iCloud beta test portal for registered developers. The changes popped up on Friday morning and developers noticed immediately, taking note of the two new icons that are not currently present on iCloud’s Web interface. (more…)
DNS is in the news as the FBI will be shutting down Internet use for a large amount of U.S. based users this July, so we wanted to take a moment to bring some clarity to the situation especially if you’re one of the people that could be affected. (more…)