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Mac OS X Lion Passwords Compromised by a Security Flaw

Do you really think Mac OS X is safe from viruses and hacks? Well, Patrick Dunstan, famous for his article back in 2009 “Cracking Mac OS X passwords“, has found a security flaw within your Mac OS X Lion that essentially allows non-root users to easily view and extract the SHA512 hash using Directory Services (dscl command). After getting the SHA512 …

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Exploring Erlang (Video)

Awesome presentation by Bob, who isn’t afraid to blaze technology trails, and he has the arrows in the back to prove it. You may remember him from his awesome PyObjC efforts, and his latest triumph is using Erlang to power an ad network for flash games. Listen in as he introduces the language+environment and waxes poetic about hot code reloading, fault-tolerant runtimes, concurrency oriented programming and …

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When can I use… Compatibility tables for support of HTML5, CSS3, SVG and more in desktop and mobile browsers

When can I use… is a website that shows the compatibility support of HTML5, CSS3, SVG and more in desktop and mobile browsers. Great resource for web developers trying to figure out which desktop or mobile browsers support which features of HTML5, CSS3, etc. Check it out here at http://caniuse.com.

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Microsoft TechDays Singapore 2011 happening on October 13th

Microsoft TechDays Singapore 2011 is back on October 13th and will be held at Suntec Convention Centre. Microsoft TechDays Singapore 2011 provides IT Professionals and Developers with comprehensive insights on Microsoft cloud technology and learning opportunities to manage cloud infrastructure, integrate with cloud platforms and develop modern applications. Do not miss this opportunities to meet with international well-known speakers and connect …

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Initial Google+ API made public – Only public data available for consumption

Google+ API is finally public for developers to build applications around Google+. This initial Google+ API release is focused on public data only — it lets you read information that people have shared publicly on Google+. Right now there are only 4 APIs available for public use: people.get which will get the public profile of the user id activities.list which will list the …

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Watch or Download the BUILD 2011 Sessions Videos on Channel 9 (with Zune or iTunes too)

You can watch all the BUILD 2011 sessions as it gets uploaded right on Channel 9’s BUILD 2011 site. For those who use Zune or iTunes, you can add the following RSS feeds into your Zune or iTunes: BUILD2011 – RSS – Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/RSS BUILD2011 – RSS (MP4 Low) – Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/RSS/mp4 BUILD2011 – RSS (MP4 HD) – …

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Windows 8 Keynote Day 1 at BUILD Conference and Summary

Microsoft previews Windows 8 at the BUILD Conference Day 1 keynote. Below after the break is my brief summary of what was shown and announced: 

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U.R.G.E. by Anonymous – Hijacking Trending Topics on Twitter

I’m sure you’ve all should have heard about Anonymous, if you haven’t you’ve been living under a rock. Anonymous has released a windows application to hijack trending topics on twitter. This is used for spreading the word of Anonymous’ activities. This is not a hacking tool nor is it an exploit tool, it was created to make it easier for them …

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DOM, HTML5, & CSS3 Performance by Paul Irish (Video)

A very informative video by Paul Irish on how to code fast performant websites with DOM, HTML5, and CSS3. Paul Irish is a lead developer of Modernizr, CSS3 Please and HTML5 Boilerplate (creator). In this 30min video he covers: Reflows, what they are and how to avoid them Hardware accelerated CSS, how to trigger it Letting the browser optimize animation for you with requestAnimationFrame Web Workers Benchmarking Build …

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Lenovo Code-a-thon: “DO the Extraordinary!” on September 16th in Singapore

On September 16-17, 2011, Lenovo will be holding its first ever 24-hour Code-a-thon in Singapore for Android developers who are ready to “DO the Extraordinary”! Competitors will be tasked to create applications in 24 hours on the Android platform for the new Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 or the ThinkPad Tablet. The winner will get a cash prize of S$3,000 plus two …

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