Apple Unveils iPad Mini

Apple Unveils iPad Mini (http://www.foxnews.com)

Apple unveils iPad mini, new Macs at California event
A smaller Apple just fell from the iPad tree.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and vice president of marketing Phil Schiller took to the stage in California at a media event to finally unveil the company’s long-awaited iPad mini – a new product meant to compete with the smaller, 7-inch tablets from companies like Google and Amazon that are nipping at the tech giant’s heals.

“You knew there’d be something called Mini in this presentation,” Schiller told the crowd.

The company has sold 84 million iPads since their debut in April 2010, he said. (Continue reading at http://www.foxnews.com)

My Two Cents: Very exciting times in the mobile market! The iPad mini sounds like a perfect mini device..we will see!!

Microsoft Windows 8 to be Released this Friday

Microsoft Windows 8 to be Released this Friday (http://news.cnet.com)

Microsoft tries to play leapfrog with Windows 8
Microsoft is upending Windows to get back in the game, which is now centered on mobile devices. Steve Ballmer and his lieutenants have been planning for this day for years. On Oct. 26 Windows 8 officially goes on sale, and Microsoft is back in the game! (Continue reading at http://news.cnet.com)

My Two Cents: I always get excited when Microsoft releases a new version of Windows. I remember when I upgraded to Windows 95 from 3.1, that was a huge change, which I loved. Will Windows 8 be the same experience when I upgrade from Windows 7 to 8? We will see.

Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability

Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability (http://www.bbc.co.uk)

Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability
The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser has been taken offline after a security vulnerability was discovered.
Users who had upgraded to version 16 were advised to downgrade to the previous safe release until Firefox developers released a fix.
The vulnerability allowed “a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited”, Mozilla said.

(Continue reading at http://www.bbc.co.uk)

My Two Cents: Security these days is very important. It is good that Mozilla caught this, bad that they caught it after they released it.