March 2012 archive

The hidden cost of Free Smart Phone Apps

Research has shown that those free smartphone apps we all love have a hidden cost…. Your battery life. Most free apps are free because they show you advertising so that the app’s creator can generate advertising revenue. Computer scientist Abhinav Pathak and his colleagues created software to analyze apps’ energy use. What they found is …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for March 2012

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for March 2012. With the release of the security bulletins for March 2012, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued March 8, 2012. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

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