iPhone 4S users, developers and hackers alike have had plenty of time to learn the inner workings of Siri. … Read more
Apple has won its dispute with a domain name squatter and now is in control of iphonesex4s.com and six other names that contain the term "iPhone."
Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization earlier this month, aiming to gain control of the names.
The names still serve up sites pushing porn--so you've been warned--but Apple terminated the case this morning. All seven names are now controlled by brand protection agency MarkMonitor, the company that handles domain names for most big companies, including Apple.
Hollywood-backed legislation to knock suspected copyright-infringing Web sites offline could hinder efforts to secure Internet domain names, a key member of Congress said today.
Rep. Dan Lungren, who heads the Homeland Security subcommitteee on cybersecurity, said his panel has been working on ways to tighten the security of the Internet's domain names through a set of security improvements called DNSSEC.
An "unintended consequence" of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, would be to "undercut the real effort that would practically help us secure the Internet" through DNSSEC, Lungren said during a hearing this morning. &… Read more
TUSCON, Ariz.--It was as if the panelists couldn't resist the urge to talk smack about Microsoft. At least Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff surely couldn't.
The discussion, moderated by longtime venture capitalist Roger McNamee, was billed as the case for optimism, and the gang had plenty to be optimistic about.
Hamel, a hater of corporate bureaucracy, spoke hopefully about the ability of people to … Read more
A new complaint from Apple has porn cybersquatters in its sights.
In a filing with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which was picked up by Domain Name Wire, the iDevice and Mac maker takes aim at seven domain names that use Apple's trademarked term "iPhone."
The seven sites lead to Web sites that sell pornography, instead of being related to Apple or Apple products.
Those names include (and duh, none of these are safe for work): iphonecamforce.com iphonecam4s.com iphoneporn4s.com iphonesex4s.com iphonexxxforce.com iphone4s.com porn4iphones.com
As Domain Name Wire notes, whoever … Read more
Earlier this year, we were bombarded with news about Ultrabooks, a new category of laptop given a new name by Intel--these machines were meant to be improvements on the laptop as we've come to know it, with smartphone-like startup speed and wafer-thin, future-sexy designs.
So far, so good: the first few laptops we've seen that categorize themselves as Ultrabooks have all been excellent products. The Acer Aspire S3, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, and the Asus Zenbook UX31 all lived up to expectations, and all provide valid alternatives to the MacBook Air.
And yet, there's a problem. In my eyes, at least. And it's a big one. … Read more
For years, I wanted a button on Gmail messages that said "import all this contact info into your address book." When Kwaga's WriteThat.Name service added just that ability--only without my even having to click a button--I eagerly signed up for a year's worth of service.
Now the French company is taking care of another item that should have been standard with Gmail and its paid-service equivalent in Google Apps: consolidating account data from up to three different Gmail accounts.
The company plans to announce and launch the service Wednesday, but it gave CNET News an … Read more
Several of Microsoft's online services suffered an outage last night but are reportedly all back up at this point.
The company's Office 365, Hotmail, SkyDrive, and various Windows Live services were down throughout the world for a period of around three hours. Microsoft acknowledged the outage late yesterday in its Inside Windows Live blog and on its Office 365 Twitter feed and said that it was working to resolve the issue.
After a couple of hours of investigation, the company pinned the cause on a DNS (Domain Name System) issue and said that it was starting to see … Read more
Porn and adult entertainment sites can now officially register under the .xxx domain, the domain's operator, ICM Registry, announced today.
The new .xxx top-level domain is open not just to porn sites but to nonporn sites that want to block the use of their names on the .xxx domain. Located in Florida, ICM is managing and supporting the new domain but will work with 50 individual registrars around the world to handle the actual registrations.
Promoting the advantages of .xxx to potential customers, ICM said that holders of the domain name will be able to tap into global marketing … Read more