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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 21, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 21, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. So, if you were too busy this week to keep informed in the world of tech, or just want a refresher on what made news, you've come to the right place. YouTube made news this week, with 600+ MGM movies being officially uploaded to the site. And also in the world of top news stories, there’s a rumor that Apple will launch an ‘iPad mini’ for $249 – $300 later this year. And in the world of LTE, AT&T adds three new 4G LTE markets.

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New Mac Trojans discovered, exploits Word

New Mac Trojans discovered, exploits Word

The pristine image of Macs was shattered recently by the Flashback Trojan that had infected 650,000 machines and now researchers have discovered two other variants of the Trojan that could potentially infect even more Mac computers. One is a variant of the Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a, or simply SabPub, that also exploits a Java vulnerability, while the other attacks via Microsoft Word documents.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Good morning world, it's time for the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up, starting with a brand new Spotify Play Button to embed your favorite tunes in your own webpage - for free! Apple is working on their own Flashback malware removal to make the devil go away. Nokia is popping out another Windows Phone with the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. There's a brand new version of the ROKU out there with ROKU HD - coming to stores soon!

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Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block

Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block

Apple has released a second Java update as it attempts to block the Flashback trojan threatening Mac users. The second version, spotted by security firm Intego, is listed as "Java for OS X 2012-002" - its predecessor, pushed out earlier this week, was 2012-001 - and is only for OS X Lion 10.7 machines, rather than for Snow Leopard and Lion as before.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey on 3DS will be Castle of Illusions sequel

Disney’s Epic Mickey on 3DS will be Castle of Illusions sequel

The addition of the new, uniquely addicting Mickey Mouse video game franchise to Nintendo's glasses-free 3D device will bring back memories of a bygone era of gaming. The new game, Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion, is set to be a direct sequel of the Sega Genesis game Castle of Illusion. Anyone who played the game is no doubt getting flashbacks of it at this very moment. If you haven't played it, you're missing out.

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Verizon DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 go on sale

Verizon DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 go on sale

Verizon has thrown the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets up for sale, offering Android Honeycomb on a 1.2GHz dual-core in a choice of sizes, though there are questions around whether the carrier has again overpriced its slates. Announced earlier this week as the 4G LTE versions of the Motorola XOOM 2, and rumored not to hit shelves until next week, the two DROID XYBOARD models are priced from $429.99 for the 8.2-inch model and $529.99 for the 10.1-inch model, both demanding a two-year data agreement.

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Twitter buys Android security & encryption app specialist

Twitter buys Android security & encryption app specialist

Twitter has bought a mobile communications security firm, Whisper Systems, specializing in hardening Android devices to make them more private and secure. Through modifying the core Android kernel, as well as developing custom apps for encrypted messaging, calling, backup and more, Whisper Systems has carved out a niche protecting smartphones and tablets for enterprise and other privacy-aware users.

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