Silverlight 5 Available for Download Today

By BXTra |

After release Silverlight 5 Beta in April 2011 at the MIX11 conference, today, Microsoft releases a final version of Silverlight 5.

Silverlight is part of a rich offering of technologies from Microsoft helping developers deliver applications for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Download Silverlight 5, a free plug-in less than 7 MB in size that can be installed in less than 10 seconds.

Windows 8 apps can be deleted remotely by Microsoft

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Windows 8 will certainly contain a number of new features and one of them is being set up as a safety net against any Windows 8 apps that might cause a security risk. In the Terms of Use document posted up for the upcoming Windows Store feature, Microsoft says that any application purchased and downloaded from the store can be disabled or even deleted from Windows 8 remotely by the company.

In the document, Microsoft says:

OEM production of iPhone 3GS to reach two million units in 4Q11, say sources

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Apple has been increasing its penetration into entry-level smartphone markets and the OEM production of iPhone 3GS has continued steadily with the volume likely to reach two million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 1.4-1.6 million units in the first quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

Apple has been pushing the sale of its 8GB iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 pre-loaded with iOS 5 globally, and besides, AT&T has also been promoting iPhone 3GS to contract subscribers with zero subscription rates, the sources revealed.

Introducing the Subscribe Button for Websites

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In September, Facebook introduced Subscribe to make it easier for people who want to share their public updates with more than just friends to build an audience of subscribers. Today they’re launching the Subscribe button for websites, a social plugin any site can add to give visitors the option to subscribe to contributors in one click.

Apple updates Aperture 3 to 3.2.2 with iCloud, iOS 5 and Lion fixes

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Apple has released a 3.2.2 update to Aperture, its professional photo software, via the Mac App Store.

Apple notes that the free new update to the $79.99 Aperture 3 resolves compatibility issues with iCloud and iOS 5, specifically noting that the new version fixes a flaw that limited Photo Stream from working beyond the first 1,000 images for some users.

Sites using .xxx go live

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More 100,000 Web sites using the .xxx domain hit the Web on Tuesday morning, heightening debate over the new top-level Internet designation.

The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved .xxx in March, and the domain went up for general sale last Tuesday.

According to a release from ICM, the registry responsible for overseeing all .xxx sites, the action offers a “responsible alternative” for sites that offer adult content, since it clearly identifies the kind of site that users can expect to see when they click on a link.

Apple loses ‘iPad’ trademark in China

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A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in an ongoing legal battle over the ‘iPad’ trademark, which could lead to Apple marketing the highly coveted product under a new name.

Apple prides itself on its brand value. But in China, the technology giant may be forced to sell their iPad tablets under a new moniker.

The world’s largest technology company lost an ongoing court battle to use their iPad trademark, after claiming that a Chinese company was infringing on the name with their own product.