Most dogs and outdoor cats like to wander when they are left outside. Cats, especially, will disappear for the day on some adventure in your neighborhood. If you are concerned or curious about their travels, an upcoming product called Tractive will let you see where they go when they meander
Tractive is a small GPS module that attaches to your pet’s collar. It has a cellular radio that sends location data from the module to Tractive’s servers. Owners can then track their pets in real time using a web app or an iOS app. As shown on their website, the iOS app will include a trace feature that allows users to plot their pets entire route.
We’ve written an awful lot regarding patents in the past 12 months. As it turns out, during that time Apple has been awarded a quite a few new ones for us to spend the next several decades talking about. In fact, The New York Times reports that 1 Infinite Loop was awarded 1,136 new patents in 2012 alone.
That number was up a whopping 68% over 2011, earning Apple the 22nd spot on a list of 50 companies led by IBM, which was awarded 6,478 patents in 2012. Apple rival Samsung came in second with 5,081 patents awarded; Google ranked just one spot ahead of Apple with 1,152 patents. Microsoft placed sixth, having been granted 2,613 new patents.
Here’s the bad news: there is no “fix” for the bug yet. Here’s the worse news: it is believed that malicious sites on the web are already aware of this security hole, and are trying to exploit it.
Is your Mac at risk? Maybe. It is possible that your Mac does not even have Java installed. Apple stopped including Java by default with Lion. However, if you have run into any websites or software that needs Java, it may have prompted you to install it.
iFile Browser is a handle little US $2.99 utility for iOS. It lets you access, organize and edit files that are stored on your iOS device or a file that is in the cloud, either stored on iCloud or Dropbox.
Once the app is set up you can view and edit any document, even if iOS doesn’t natively support that file type. Cut and copy utilities let you take out, move, and add to any doc. Files can be renamed, and can be compressed and uncompressed in .zip, .rar and .tar formats. Photos can be viewed inside the app, and mp3 files will play. If you tap an email attachment in Mail, you have the option to import and open it into iFile Browser. From there, it can go the iCloud or Dropbox.
As of yesterday, the London Underground is officially 150 years old. Way back on January 10, 1863, London’s Tube became the first mass transit underground railway in the world. And what started as just seven stops on one line between Paddington and Farringdon stations has now grown into a massive rail network of over eleven lines and 270 stations, which carries almost four million Londoners a day.