In recent weeks and months, the tech community has increasingly referred to the next release of Android as version 5.0, or ‘Key Lime Pie’.
Since version 1.5 (Cupcake), major updates to Android have gained a delicious codename beginning with the next letter in the alphabet, and as it has widely been assumed that the next version would make the leap to 5.0 from the current version, 4.2.2 (the latest Jelly Bean release), a dessert beginning with the letter K has seemed like a reasonable assumption.
Sophos has updated its Android Mobile Security software to version 2.5 with SMS blocking capabilities as malware over text messaging continues to rise.
The smartphone security product guards users against phishing attacks launched through SMS messages by blocking suspicious messages and SMS transmissions from known bad actors. Sophos said the product isolates the messages in a special 'quarantine' folder outside of the user's inbox.
NASA is kicking off a worldwide hackathon this weekend, with teams of citizens competing to create software, hardware and mobile and web applications that will solve problems and improve life on Earth and in space.
As part of the second-ever International Space Apps Challenge, NASA has released 50 wide-ranging problems to be tackled during the 48-hour event.
For years, PC programmers used x86 assembly to write performance-critical code. However, 32-bit PCs are being replaced with 64-bit ones, and the underlying assembly code has changed. This white paper is an introduction to x64 assembly. No prior knowledge of x86 code is needed, although it makes the transition easier.
Mozilla has added automatic third-party cookie-blocking to a preview version of Firefox 22, a move that will put the feature in most users hands by late June and the company on a collision course with the online ad industry.
Advertising trade groups have blasted the new cookie blocking, calling it "dangerous and highly disturbing," and promising that Firefox users would see more online ads as a result.