Another week down and it’s time for yet another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News.
After being an X11-dependent app, GIMP for Mac has now become a native app. The new version is now available from the official GIMP website right now.
The folks at DropBox have enabled two-step verfication. Essentially, when you log into your dropBox account, you will be asked to enter in a one-time passcode alongside your usual DropBox password. You can either have the one-time passcode sent to you as a text-message, or use something like google authenticator to generate your time-based one-time passcode.
Now that the jury has ordered Samsung to pay over $1 billion to Apple, Judge Lucy Koh has pushed back a September date to discuss any new injunctions Apple would be seeking againt Samsung’s products, to December 6th. Koh says that after considering the breadth of Apple’s recent injunction request, and “the additional post-trial motions that the parties have already filed and will file,” it makes sense to put the injunction discussion and the post-trial judgement requests on the same schedule.
Samsung showed off its Windows machines at IFA. The Samsung Ativ Tab is a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows RT that will work with a keyboard dock. Samsung will also sell an 11.6-inch Windows tablet that runs on Clover Trail under the Ativ name.
One of the founders of the popular file-sharing Pirate Bay website, has been arrested in Cambodia, the local police have announced. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was held in Phnom Penh after an international warrant was issued against him in April by his native Sweden. Sweden acted after he had failed to show up for the start of his one-year jail term for copyright violations. Warg and three other founders had said the website was within the law.
Java(a technology that powers Minecraft and Runescape) was recently updated from version 1.6 to version 1.7. However, two groups of code(known as classes) had mistakes which allowed hackers to exploit the security hole. Oracle broke out of its regular four-month patching cycle on Thursday to release Java 7 Update 7, an emergency security update that addressed three vulnerabilities, including two that were being exploited by attackers to infect computers with malware since last week