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DEFT 8.1 Is a Forensic Distro Used by Law Enforcement to Catch Bad Guysview story

http://news.softpedia.com – DEFT, a Linux distribution based on Linux kernel 3.x and the DART (Digital Advanced Response Toolkit) with the best freeware Computer Forensic tools, is now at version 8.1. DEFT stands for Digital Evidence & Forensic Toolkit and is based on Lubuntu. It's a set of tools used by law enforcement agencies during computer forensic investigations. (IT news)

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Microsoft Will Pick Up 93.5% Of The Windows Phone Device Market When Its Nokia Deal Closes On Fridayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  After delay and minor intrigue, the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal will close this Friday. With its conclusion, Microsoft will become the de facto Windows Phone OEM, building and shipping the lion's share of the smartphones that are part of the platform. Read More (IT news)

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Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Programview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. (IT news)

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Smoothwall Express 3.1 RC5 Is a Powerful Firewall and It's Completely Freeview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Smoothwall Express, a free firewall that includes its own security-hardened GNU/Linux operating system and an easy-to-use web interface, is now at version 3.1 RC5. The current build of Smoothwall Express has arrived after years of continuous effort and promises to be the best release as of yet, but the developers are not yet sure about launching the final version. (IT news)

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YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equityview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Y Combinator is making some big changes today with its equity structure and YCVC program. The incubator will now end its YCVC partnership with Khosla, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, and Maverick Capital, and has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from LPs to invest more money in startups graduating from the program. Read More (IT news)

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Twitter Starts Rolling Out The New Profile Look — Here’s How To Get It Nowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Over the past few weeks, you might’ve noticed that some Twitter profiles looked a bit… different. A bit more… well, a bit more like Facebook. That’s the new Twitter profile, and it’s something they’ve been testing for weeks. Today, they’re starting a wider roll out of the new look, giving it to anyone who knows where to click. (IT news)

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Website-Building Platform Weebly Raises $35M Moreview story

http://techcrunch.com – Weebly, which offers easy-to-use tools for building websites, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series C funding. The money comes from previous investor Sequoia Capital and from Chinese company Tencent. Weebly CEO David Rusenko told the Wall Street Journal that the round valued his company at $455 million. Read More (IT news)

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Pixel Piracy 2D Strategy Sim Now Available on Steam for Linuxview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Pixel Piracy, a side-scrolling 2D strategy sim developed by Vitali Kirpu and Alexander Poysky has been released on Steam for Linux. The game has been made available on Steam Early Access for some time, but now the developers have released a patch that also enables Linux users to have a go at it. (IT news)

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Aol Moves To Prevent Spoofed Emails Following Mail Hackview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A few days ago Aol Mail was hacked, and users' address books were scraped. Today, Aol has announced moves that will help other mail providers reject email messages sent from email accounts spoofed from this security breach. Read More (IT news)

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Calligra 2.8.2 Office Suite Gets Lots of Krita Fixes and Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Calligra 2.8.2, an integrated suite of applications for office, creative, and management needs, is now available for download and features a wealth of fixes. This version of Calligra, 2.8.2, is just a maintenance release, but the number of fixes and changes has been decreasing since the huge update that was the 2.8.0 version. (IT news)

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The UBR-1, A Hackable Robotics Platform, Is Now For Saleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  One of the most interesting robotics platforms I've seen in a while, the UBR-1, is now available for sale, something that should cause robotics wonks to rejoice. The platform runs the Robot Operating System and includes a single hand with seven degrees of freedom, a 3D camera, stereo microphone, and speakers. (IT news)

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Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performanceview story

http://www.networkworld.com – Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load. (IT news)