Want to get an advance look at what Microsoft has cooking in the first big update to Windows 8.1? You’re in luck: The update is now available online, but not from Microsoft.
Several file locker sites now host the Windows 8.1 Update 1, thanks to an apparently accidental leak from Microsoft’s servers. The company put the update on its public Windows Update servers so company employees could get the update, but it kept outsiders in the dark by labeling the files with non-obvious file names….
UPDATE, 3/2, 10:49 p.m. DeGeneres’ selfie is now the most retweeted image of all time, garnering more than 1 million retweets in just 45 minutes
Ellen DeGeneres just took the most epic selfie in the history of the word epic — and the history of selfies
The Oscars’ host managed to gather a gaggle of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt for a picture for the Academy Awards…
Apple released the latest version of OS X Mavericks Tuesday
The OS X 10.9.2 update included a fix for the major SSL security flaw, user blocking in iMessage, and audio calls for FaceTime.
The most important addition to OS X Mavericks in 10.9.2 is a fix for the security bug known as “Gotofail.” The bug, which stemmed from an error in Apple’s code, caused SSL/TLS encryption — the system that creates secure links between your computer and servers — to fail,…
Think of it as Saturday Night Live, but the host is always Seth Meyers
Meyers seamlessly picked up the Late Night baton Monday night with a cold open sketch of “Thank You Notes.” The sketch was a Jimmy Fallon staple when he hosted Late Night. So it was an appropriate nod to his predecessor, who moved up to The Tonight Show last week
The cold open reflected Meyers’ SNL days, where the newest late-night host spent 12 years of his career —…
It’s been a heady few hours for Bitcoin. The crypto currency was trading at around $500 at the time of writing, which is not a disaster, but off more than 50% from its late-2013 highs. More ominously, a document supposedly leaked by Mt. Gox, the Japan-based Bitcoin exchange, warns that “this could be the end of bitcoin.” So what’s going on?
Mt. Gox Crash
The Two-Bit Idiot, a well-known Bitcoin blogger, posted an update Monday…
UPDATE: Feb. 24, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. ET: AT&T has confirmed to Mashable that is also in negotiations with Netflix to connect networks in an effort to improve performance.
A day after Comcast signed a network connection deal with Netflix to boost data speeds, Verizon’s chief executive told CNBC that his company has been in talks with the streaming video pioneer for the past year.
The statements from Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams highlights how the Comcast/Netflix deal may become the first of many…
Apple released updates for iOS 7 and iOS 6 users on Friday. The iOS 7.0.6 update is a security update that the company says “provides a fix for SSL connection verification.”
This is a small update, clocking in at just 35MB on a Verizon iPhone 5S. Apple also released an update for iOS 6 users on the iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation iPod touch. iOS 6.1.6 reportedly offers a number of bug fixes.
Apple is expected to release iOS 7.1…
Hop, an app that aims to transform your inbox into a messaging platform, launched an iPad version of its app on Thursday.
The company also updated its iPhone app with new features, including support for multiple email accounts.
The Hop app borrows many features typically seen in messaging platforms, including real-time messaging, customized notifications, status indicators and icons that allow you to see when someone is typing.
The new iPad app and iPhone…