Similar to the RogueAV malware on PCs that falsely informs end-users that their computers are infected with all manner of nasties, MacDefender claims to be security software that is instead attempting to extort a payment from you to clear the fake infections and to stop a slew of filthy porn pop-ups polluting the screens of 'infected Mac users.
Tel Aviv-based KIDO’Z, which got its start back in 2009 as a kid-friendly media browser for desktop computers is finally making the jump to mobile. The company is today officially announcing an Android version of its software that enables parents to lock down their smartphones and tablets, only allowing kids access to approved mobile applications and websites.
Amazon subsidiary Quidsi, which currently operates sites like Soap.com, Diapers.com and the newly launched eco site Vine.com to name a few, will launched two more sites this week, AfterSchool.com and Bookworm.com.
Handy, a smartphone rental service out of Hong Kong, has launched operations in Singapore.
The company offers smartphones for rent to travelers at $9 (HKD 68) a day—$12 (S$15) a day in Singapore—and the price includes unlimited 3G data and international calls.
The Handy brand comes under its CEO, Terence Kwok’s startup effort called Tink Labs, and is its first and only project thus far.
Having proven the concept, Dylan Collins’ Box Of Awesome, which we previously described as a “free Birchbox for kids“, is launching a new box targeting 8-14 year-old girls only — a move that feels like a very logical next step.
Similar to the original BOA, which launched last month, the equally cleverly named Box Of OMG!
Obama in #SOTU: "this year, Apple will start making Macs in America again." #JobsNow— The White House (@whitehouse) February 13, 2013
President Obama gave a huge shout-out to Apple during his State of the Union address tonight, using the company as an example of how manufacturers are once again seeing value in making things in America: “This year, Apple will start making Macs
Tencent has had listed business entity in Singapore since May, although it’s denied rumors that it intends to list WeChat on the Singapore stock exchange (SGX).
A China Daily report on Tuesday quoted an unnamed source saying that the Hong Kong-listed Chinese social networking giant plans to list its WeChat product in Singapore, and that it had opened an office here to support that.