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Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Daily Dose - First Trojan Pierces the Walls of Android

According to a security firm, the first Trojan virus has infected Android phones this month.  Once the normal looking application installs, it starts texting premium rate phone numbers and criminals actually end up collecting the charges to the victims'...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Oracle Outlines Solaris Roadmap; Other Projects Not So Lucky

Determined not to make the same mistakes that Sun did when they bit off more than they could chew in some of their roadmaps, Oracle presented a more moderate amount of data today to outline their plans for the Solaris 11 operating system and SPARC systems. ...

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/10
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Daily Dose - Juicy Details About Scala 2.9

It seems that the Scala community is perfectly willing to convert their projects to the new 2.8 binaries (Scala 2.8, released last month, was not binary compatible with 2.7).  Over 50% of more than 500 projects have already been converted.  After a bugfix...

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/10
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Axon CQRS Framework Releases 0.6

Allard Buijze of JTeam released version 0.6 of the Axon Framework (for Java) today.  He says that this version has taken another major step towards full production readiness.  Axon 0.6 has a new mechanism to trigger snapshots and supports testing...

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/10
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CouchDB Ready For Android

Having finished integrating Apache CouchDB with Palm's WebOS, Couchio moved on to the Android platform, which is now compatible with web-based and native CouchDB apps.  Couch Apps can leverage peer-to-peer synchronization and several other advantages from...

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/10
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Daily Dose - Save the Wave

Sure, maybe you didn't find a use for Google Wave, but a core group of loyal users sure did.  These users are now fighting to keep Google Wave from being shut down after Google announced last week that the project wasn't gaining any traction and they were...

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/10
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VirtualBox 3.2 Update

Oracle released another update for the 3.2.x VirtualBox line today.  The latest release of the desktop virtualization application for x86 hardware includes various stability improvements and a number of changes.  Today's version 3.2.8 improves upon the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/10
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Poll: Best Free Virtualization Programs

Small to mid-scale virtualization can be done pretty cheaply in today's technology ecosystem.  There are many free and open source solutions that are perfect for tasks such as configuring a reusable development...

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4 Getting Auto-Updates

Tucked away in a tiny corner of the Firefox discussion forum is a quote from Alex Faaborg, a principal designer on Firefox.  The posting says that Firefox 4 will begin to include automatic updates for minor releases.  Only major updates (e.g. 4, 4.5, or 5)...

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/10
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Daily Dose - JailbreakMe Paints a Target for iPhone Hackers

Security analysts from F-Secure.com are concerned about the JailbreakMe.com exploit that allows the site to jailbreak iPhones and iPads.  In an easily understandable Q&A they answered questions about this vulnerability and the risks it poses to every...

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/10
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BlackBerry 6 and the SDK Land

This week, Research In Motion released the sixth BlackBerry platform, which is aimed at bringing the company's handsets into alignment with iPhone and Android technologies.  Along with this release, developers finally have a chance to get their hands on the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/10
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Daily Dose - Meerkat Becoming More 'Mavericky'

The third alpha release of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is upon us.  Based on the 2.6.35 Linux kernel, Ubuntu 10.10 a3 has updated to GNOME 2.31 and the Qt 4.7 beta.  The software center has gotten a 'featured' and 'what's new' carousel in the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/10
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Spring Web Flow 2.2 Features Partial State Saving

The first milestone in Spring's next version of Web flow is available today.  The Spring Web Flow 2.2 developers are focused on increasing the amount of support for Java EE6's JSF 2.0.  Web Flow 2.1 was able to use JSF 2.0 dependencies without the Sun...

Mitch Pronschinske08/04/10
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MongoDB 1.6 Arrives With Auto-Sharding and Replica Sets

Companies like Foursquare, bit.ly, and BoxedIce have been using the beta version of MongoDB 1.6 in production for a few months and they have been very impressed with the new functionality in today's release.  Two main new features in 1.6 are Auto-Sharding...

Mitch Pronschinske08/04/10
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Daily Dose - Early Victory for SFC in GPL Violation Cases

This week the Software Freedom Conservancy won a default judgement and against Westinghouse Digital Electronics for not complying with the GPL in their use of BusyBox software within their products.  Near the end of 2009, the SFC began their legal action...