Software

Apple iPhone 4S Jailbreak, 10 Months in the Making, Now Available

The Apple iPhone 4S’ super-tough A5 processor has had hard-working hackers stumped. After 10 months of efforts, however, they’ve released a free jailbreaking download. The Chronic Dev Team, a group of iOS hackers, has unveiled its GreenPois0n toolkit, a free download enabling Apple iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners to jailbreak their devices. The download […]

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Windows’ cut of Microsoft revenue drops to two-year low

Windows’ contribution last quarter to Microsoft’s revenue hit its lowest point since Vista’s swan song more than two years earlier, according to figures released by the company Thursday. For the quarter ending Dec. 31, the Windows division accounted for 22.7% of the company’s total sales, its lowest share since the 20.3% that the group recorded

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Lawmaker calls for FTC probe into Carrier IQ

U.S. Representative Edward Markey on Friday asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether software maker Carrier IQ violated millions of mobile phone users’ privacy rights. Carrier IQ makes software that companies including AT&T Inc and Sprint Nextel install in mobile devices. It runs in the background, transmitting data that the software maker says its

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Microsoft software bug linked to “Duqu” virus

Microsoft Corp said hackers exploited a previously unknown bug in its Windows operating system to infect computers with the Duqu virus, which some security experts say could be the next big cyber threat. “We are working diligently to address this issue and will release a security update for customers,” Microsoft said on Tuesday in a

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