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Friday Afternoon (9 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 31-July-2009  15:30:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Hrm, short notice, but today is Sys Admin Day! So, force a password change for everyone who didn't buy you a donut today.

A few people sent word of a shock announcement from Skype, saying a licensing issue may force it to close. "If Skype was to lose the right to use the Joltid software as the result of the litigation, and if alternative software was not available, Skype would be severely and adversely affected and the continued operation of Skype's business as currently conducted would likely not be possible," eBay wrote. Sounds like it will be resolved one way or another, though.

There's a quite funny web TV show called The Guild which is about a group of people who met via World of Warcraft. Not the least thing it has in its favour is Felicia Day who you might remember from Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Security vendor McAfee dropped the ball recently, emailing out private info of 1400 people to all attendees of a conference. The event was well attended by about 800 guests. But in e-mail a week later thanking people for attending, McAfee added a spreadsheet containing names, numbers, e-mail addresses, employment details and even dietary requirements of 1408 people.

There's an iPhone SMS Virus doing the rounds. If your phone suddenly begins calling people on its own, sends text messages without you doing so and you see an odd SMS message then chances are you have been infected by the iPhone SMS hack. The only way to remove it would be to fully wipe your device and reload the firmware.

LegitReviews compared GTX 275 vs Radeon HD 4890. What happens when you take the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 with Forceware 190.38 drivers and the ATI Radeon HD 4890 with CATALYST 9.7 drivers and see how they do on odd ball game titles like Velvet Assassin and Wall-E? That is what we tackle this time around between these two popular gaming graphics cards.

Yahoo have handed the reigns of their search product to Microsoft. The latest shift in direction will put rival Microsoft Corp. in control of the search results and the ads that appear alongside search results on Yahoo's highly trafficked Web site, assuming the proposed partnership is approved by antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe.

HWZone have a monster 7-way netbook roundup. It's been a while since we've last covered a netbook in detail. So here we are back with a shootout that should knock your socks off. That's right, it's not just one netbook, but SEVEN of the newest 10-inch netbooks from Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung and Toshiba in this roundup. Let's go already!



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