PlayStation network hack results in massive-scale identity theft

The massive Sony PlayStation Network data breach that exposed personal and password information -- and possibly credit cards -- of an estimated 77 million people is an identity-theft bonanza."This is a gold mine

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

App Store only place worth selling mobile games, say developers

Mobile game businesses interested in making money should focus only on Apple’s App Store and ignore other mobile platforms, according to independent developers.Three Toronto-based independent game developers speaking at GameON Finance agreed that

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Outrageous’ safe sex game scores with youth

Get eight teenagers and young adults together and ask them to come up with a Flash-based game based on safe sex – what do you expect will happen?If you guess an over-the-top game

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Ease of use — not looks — focus of Facebook’s homepage redesign

Facebook, still the social network of choice by the young, started rolling out a new homepage design late Thursday focusing on the top menu and left column. Unlike previous overhauls that focused on

Published on: February 8th, 2010 Ian Paul

Six sites to get tech products for free

We have heard the adage 'Nothing in life comes for free' a thousand times, but in the wonderful online world you can be sure that the above saying can be proved otherwise. Yes,

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 John Maringmei

Online games vendors rake in really big bucks from virtual goods

Social networking and multiplayer online games are fueling dramatic growth in hard cash earned from goods that exist only in the world of online make-believe, according to companies in that market gathered at

Published on: January 12th, 2010 Elizabeth Heichler

Top 20 iPhone apps of 2009

Looking through Apple's App Store, it's easy to get lost in the numbers. From December 2008 to November 2009, some 90,000 apps arrived in the online store, bringing the total number of mobile

Published on: December 17th, 2009 PC World staff

Notorious tech myths that just refuse to die

Have you heard this story?One day, Bill Gates was standing on a street corner, watching the clouds roll by. Absentmindedly, he dropped a US$1,000 bill out of his pocket. A bystander noticed and

Published on: September 30th, 2008 John Brandon

Test your tech news IQ

Everyone has their limits, as this week's quiz amply demonstrates. The past week saw Comcast place caps on how much bandwidth its subscribers could use. Microsoft tried to halt the slide in Xbox

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Tynan

iPhone 2.0 promises better enterprise support with built-in ActiveSync and Apple’s SDK

Apple is readying significant enhancements to the software in its iPhone handset for later this year. The company takes cues from both the business and consumer worlds, finally letting third-party developers in on

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer