Apple proposing smaller SIM Card for iPhone 4 and iPad 3G models or Sharp debuting the world’s first 85-inch Super Hi-Vision TV is among weekly focal tech news from May 16 to 22, 2011.


Facebook “Dislike” button spreads fast but it is a fake

According to the security firm Sophos, some Facebook users’ inboxes have been popped up by the message “Facebook now has a dislike button! Click “Enable Dislike Button” to turn on the new feature!” However, Facebook hasn’t introduced a “dislike button”.

Sophos also adds that if users click on the link included in the message, it will be posted to their profile and forwarded to their friends. It then more seriously runs an obfuscated Javascript on their computer, creating a potential risk.

The “Enable Dislike Button” link does not appear in the main part of the message, but lower down alongside “Link” and “Comment”

Remember that don’t be too quick to click on links claiming to “Enable Dislike Button” on Facebook


Lady Gaga sets record in Twitter when she gets 10 million followers

Pop diva Lady Gaga becomes the queen of Twitter after she hit a record, getting 10 million followers in the social media. The second position belongs to teen idol Justin Bieber with nearly 9.67 million fans. US President Barack Obama spots No. 3 with 8.02 million readers of his tweet. Britney Spears ranks fourth with 7.85 million followers.

Pop diva Lady Gaga makes a record for the crown as queen of Twitter

Teen idol Justin Bieber ranks the second with nearly 9.67 million fans


99% of Android Devices get the ClientLogin problem

According to a group of researchers at Germany’s University of Ulm, 99 percent of Android phones get the problem that seems to be linked to an authentication protocol called ClientLogin presented in version of Android 2.3.3 and earlier. The error allows hackers to collect and use the digital tokens saved on a phone after a user inputs credentials for a password-protected service.

A patch has been released by Google to solve the ClientLogin protocol problem, but it only works for Android 2.3.4 and Android 3.0


Apple proposes smaller SIM Card for slimmer gadgets

Apple is trying to persuade wireless carriers worldwide to use smaller SIM cards than the ones found in current iPhone 4 and iPad 3G models. In 2010, Apple was reportedly working on a “special” SIM card, allowing the company to offer telephony services direct rather than rely on third party carriers.

Perhaps, it takes at least one year for Apple to launch its smaller SIM cards


Sharp and NHK debut world’s first 85-inch Super Hi-Vision TV

The world’s first 85-inch Super Hi-Vision TV packing a total resolution of 7,680 x 4,320-pixels, approximately 16 times the resolution of a standard full-HD model, has been debited by Sharp and NHK. The development for Super Hi-Vision technology was first initiated in 1995 with trial broadcasts scheduled for 2020.

Consumers can watch the 85-inch Super Hi-Vision TV at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo from May 26 to 29



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