A mobile app pick that will help you stay safe when scanning QR codes. News about PlayStation 4, Internet Explorer 10 and a busy week for Captain Kirk. All this, the week in Nerd History and much more!
Mobile App of the Week:
- Norton Snap QR Code Reader provides a safer way to scan those short codes with short URLs. It’s free and available for iOS and Android.
- Lots of Apple iOS patches lately. 6.1.3 in beta to address lock screen bugs. Whatever happened to quality control?
- Now Mozilla wants to get into the act with a FireFox OS for mobile devices.
- Sony announces PlayStation 4 with second screen experiences for smartphones and tablets. But there are more questions than answers right now.
- Big changes for Microsoft with IE10 for Windows 7
- Google Pixel, a high-end laptop? why?
- Lower the boost on your booster, says the FCC
- A moon called Vulcan? Shatner may have helped the voting for Pluto’s moon.
This Week in Nerd History:
- February 28, 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.
- February 28, 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI formally retires from the papacy, leaving the seat of Peter vacant for the first time since the death of Pope John Paul II.
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