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Microsoft OneNote arrives as Mac, Windows freebie – CNET

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

(Credit: Microsoft) A week ago, word leaked that Microsoft was preparing to release free versions of OneNote for Mac and for the Windows desktop. On March 17, Microsoft delivered both versions of its electronic note-taking and organizational application. Microsoft is broadening OneNote’s platform support so as to better compete with rivals, especially Evernote, on the note-taking/organizational front. OneNote for Mac is available for download from the Mac App Store as…

The Internet Is About to Take Its Next Giant Evolutionary Leap – TIME

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Tim Wimborne / REUTERS The U.S. has long planned to give up its unique role as steward of the Internet’s domain name system, but it’s unclear what kind of entity will replace it The U.S. plan to relinquish stewardship of key technical functions that ensure the Internet runs properly drew praise and criticism over the weekend. If the process goes smoothly, it shouldn’t affect the day-to-day Internet experience for users,…

Firefox is still the least secure web browser, falls to four zero-day exploits … – ExtremeTech

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

At Pwn2Own 2014, an annual computer hackfest in Vancouver, Mozilla’s Firefox has proven yet again that it’s the least secure major web browser. While all four major web browsers — Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — were successfully exploited, for a grand total of $850,000 in prize money awarded to successful security researchers, Firefox was by far the least secure browser, racking up no less than four zero-day vulnerabilities….

Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE tablet lands at AT&T – CNET

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Microsoft Surface the second, now with more LTE! (Credit: Microsoft) Microsoft’s Windows RT tablet-darling is the latest to join AT&T’s growing family. Rocking a $679 price tag, the Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE hits Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, and Best Buy starting March 18. Powered by a Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and 2GB of RAM, the 4G LTE version of the Surface 2 packs the same internal and external specs…

Why the internet loves cats – not dogs – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

The internet is one giant, virtual cat park, its foundation is one of cat fur, and its currency is the miaows of millions of kittens who lie patiently in wait for you on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, acting like they pretty much own the place. These are indisputable facts, but nobody has ever been able to come up with a suitable answer to the attendant question: why? Why are there…

Fox News Falsely Claims Obama Is Giving The Internet Away – Media Matters for America

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

Fox News falsely claimed that a plan in place since 1998 to govern control of Internet domain names means President Obama is giving away the Internet. U.S. Announces Intent To Transition Internet Domain Name Functions Commerce Department Announces Intent To Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions. In a March 14 press release, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), an Executive Branch agency that advises the President on telecommunications and information policy…