Latest Michael Harper Stories

New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes For Unlawful Treatment Of Megaupload Founder
2012-09-27 13:34:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online January´s raid on Kim Schmitz´s (aka Kim Dotcom) elaborate New Zealand mansion has been largely discussed and debated, both online and in court.  Dotcom is the founder of Megaupload, a large file sharing network which has since been shut down as American authorities unrelenting pursuit of the site founder aims to bring him to US soil and the justice they feel he deserves. Dotcom had claimed the raid was far too...

Facebook Tracks Search History, Promises Users Can Delete It Later
2012-09-24 12:48:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Searches performed on Google and Facebook are already private, sure, but the potential to be incredibly embarrassed (and possibly incriminated) remains. With one glance of this history, anyone could suss out, with some accuracy, what kind of person performed these searches. It´s also likely this snooper would have all the blackmail they needed to get the searcher to do their bidding. So, yes, without physical access to...

IFTTT Death By Twitter
2012-09-21 09:06:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Twitter continues to choke out its partners as it makes moves to tighten the reins on its API and slowly herd everyone towards their mobile apps and Web site. Twitter began making this push earlier this year, first removing the ability to publish updates to LinkedIn from Twitter, though users can post to Twitter through LinkedIn. Later, Twitter began to constrict and tighten against Instagram, removing the ability for users...

ios 6 apple
2012-09-19 12:56:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just 2 days before their latest smartphone lands on shelves and in the homes of those who were brave enough to place their pre-orders in the middle of the night, Apple has released iOS 6 to the Apple faithful. Now, assuming the cloud and server gods comply, those with iPhones 3GS, 4 and 4S, as well as iPads 2 and 3, and 4th generation iPod Touches can download this latest software upgrade. iOS 6 was announced and previewed...

Virgin Mobile Leaves Their Customers Wide Open To Attack
2012-09-19 09:59:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, the Internet watched along in horror as one Wired writer had his entire digital life placed in jeopardy. His iPad, iPhone and MacBook Air were locked down and his Twitter account (along with the Twitter account for Gizmodo) were taken over and used to broadcast all sorts of idiotic dribble in quick succession. As he tried to piece together his digital life, Mat Honan had a chance to speak with his teenaged hackers...

2012-09-11 22:03:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As September 12, 10AM PST draws closer, the final few Apple rumors are flying fast and furious. One developer has even thrown his hat into the ring, taking to Twitter (as one does) to more or less confirm several rumors. Not about the iPhone 5, but the iPod line. With Apple expected to hold 2 press events, one tomorrow for iPhone and one next month for the rumored iPad Mini, many were left wondering where the iPod line would...

Nokia Lumia Smartphone
2012-09-10 12:15:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nokia is a company in a pickle. Suffices it to say, the once market leader has seen better days. Their Lumia smartphone partnership with Windows has not been a total failure, however, and even Siri once said she preferred it. Microsoft and Nokia have been working on a new Lumia which will run the new Windows Phone 8, and they would like people to be excited about it, to talk about its NFC, its Nokia Maps and it´s...

iPhone Owners Selling Off Older iPhones
2012-09-10 10:44:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online News Flash: Apple plans to announce their latest iPhone this Wednesday. The sarcastic nature of that opening line is true testament to the amazing relationship Apple has with not only the press but the public as well. There are people who can´t list iPhone´s top 3 competitors or even say how much RAM is in the 4S, yet they know Apple is announcing a new phone this week, thanks to the massive amount of free...

Java Vulnerability Could Affect Macs
2012-08-29 11:55:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A vulnerability in Java is once again being blamed for a possible exploit of Mac and Windows computers alike, causing some security experts to recommend uninstalling Java as they exclaim, "Please, for the love of your computer, disable Java on your browser." This new Java vulnerability was discovered last week in the latest Java 7 runtime from Oracle. In the beginning, this exploit was relatively unknown and most often found...

New Zealand Calls For FBI Evidence In Megaupload Case
2012-08-17 13:10:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A New Zealand court on Thursday ruled that US authorities must show evidential proof of any copyright breaches and internet piracy against Mr. Kim Dotcom, the founder-in-hiding of now defunct Megaupload.com, according to Reuters. The FBI has accused Mr. Dotcom of operating a site which allowed users to share copyrighted content, such as movies, music and software, without any authorization. Since 2005, Dotcom earned an...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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