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John Burke

Member since: Aug 10th, 2009

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Download Squad12 Comments

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Rumor: MobileMe may soon be free (TUAW.com)

May 11th 2010 12:56AM Ehh...doubtful.

Malware sneaking into Android market (Download Squad)

Jan 15th 2010 10:04PM "On the other hand, apps published on the Android Market don't go through an approval process like Apple's App Store, thus malware can appear more easily."

That was entirely my point. I purposely say that no one can blame Google for letting malware slip in, I'm sure the iTunes app store faces the same issues just slightly less publicized. "The very nature of the Android OS and the store is very open and much larger problems could be brewing."

Internet Explorer to blame for attack on Google (Download Squad)

Jan 15th 2010 10:02PM Thanks a lot for your comments everyone. I apologize if you felt the title was misleading but more and more information is coming out as this whole story develops. I'm curious to see what comes out of the reports being generated and stuff like that. We'll have to see.

Internet Explorer to blame for attack on Google (Download Squad)

Jan 15th 2010 8:58PM It was actually computers on Google's corporate network that were compromised as well. Those computers were running Internet Explorer.

Reply to Facebook comments by email (Download Squad)

Jan 12th 2010 7:02PM That's a good point. I know a lot of schools and offices block Facebook so it could definitely be convenient for them too.

Android malware in 2010? (Download Squad)

Dec 30th 2009 7:48PM That was the first thing I thought too. Kind of funny that an internet security company is releasing this. I'm counting down the days until they release some form or anti-virus software or something you have to buy.

Android malware in 2010? (Download Squad)

Dec 30th 2009 12:27AM Dave,

I agree. In theory, the only way to be attacked would be with some kind of user controlled issue - whether it be loading a questionable website or downloading some sketchy content, but just like with the iPhone rick-roll and other hacks that have been found, it could be as easy as exploiting something in the code of the OS as well.

Psystar's predictions... they're a bit off (TUAW.com)

Nov 29th 2009 4:11PM BUT, at the same point, I think they're a little off target as to what their customer base is and how popular they actually are in the industry. Which is where this post comes from.

Psystar's predictions... they're a bit off (TUAW.com)

Nov 29th 2009 4:10PM I didn't even make that connection to jailbreaking. Really good point. If they didn't exist, I'm sure Apple wouldn't be fighting as hard for their product in some regards. Just as the jailbreaking keeps Apple improving the iPhone's software out of fear more and more people will do it, I think Psystar is doing something of the same sort.

Psystar's predictions... they're a bit off (TUAW.com)

Nov 29th 2009 4:03PM Ha! Glad you like it. I had fun making it.

Totally agree with you. I feel like you'd hit enough road blocks and disappointment and realize that your idea just isn't working the way you'd hope. Oh well.

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