August 2012 Archives
Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
Online life is a constant series of interruptions. Some people try to stave off madness by cluttering their desktops with floating windows from an app like Stickies. But now there's a tidy, user-friendly improvement upon this idea (for Mac users). If you’ve ever created a new document, folder, alarm or event to remind you what you were doing or…
Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?
Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn’s labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made.
What To Do To Keep Your Facebook Account Secure [Update]
Editor's Update: Facebook has responded to our request for comment. The company is attributing the problems to user error and it denies there was a virus or that the site was hacked. Following are our tips on how to keep your Facebook account secure.
Conflict Minerals In Your Phone Could Spur E-Recycling But Likely More Strife
Coltan, Democratic Republic of the Congo While blood diamonds have been the subject of movies and have received great attention, a far lesser known issue remains – one of conflict minerals, the most common of which include cassiterite, wolframite and coltan as well as the ever lustrous gold.