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Submission + - CyanogenMod 6.0 Released In To The Wild 8

Jeagoss writes: CyanogenMod is the leading open source replacement ROM for Android based phones. With the 6.0 release, a targeted 8 models of phones have been hit with version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android operating system for mobiles. Have a rooted phone? Been wanting a reason for rooting your phone? Head on over to and check out the forums. I think you'll be quite surprised.

Submission + - G-Archiver Violates User Trust By Emailing Login (

Obiwan Kenobi writes: "This is a story that will make the hairs on the back of your next stand up. For those who like to try to use Gmail as a backup tool, a shareware program called G-Archiver is definitely not for you. This little piece of software will happily help you backup your files to Gmail...and also email your username and password to a hard-coded Gmail account programmed into the software. It's literally the worst nightmare of computer security specialists and the epitome of user trust violation. Get those tin foil hats ready."
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Submission + - Apple Replaces Xserve with Promise Boxes (

Lucas123 writes: "Apple today said it was discontinuing its line of XServe RAID storage systems in favor of reselling RAID boxes from Promise Technologies, according to a Computerworld blog. The Promise RAID boxes can be configured with up to sixteen 750GB SATA hard drives or 16 SAS 300GB drives for up to 12TB of storage. The former Xserve RAID was 14x750GB. The new 12TB SATA model tops out at $15,000. You can buy an expansion chasis fitted with 16 75GB Drives for $12,000. Individual 750GB SATA Drives are $400 each. Apple also announced it is updating its high-performance shared disk file system — XSAN."

Submission + - OiNK Busted!

An anonymous reader writes: According to "In what is being touted as a victory against the "biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums", the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) concluded a joint two year investigation that has lead to the dismantling of the popular BitTorrent site OiNK. British and Dutch police coordinated their efforts which led to the arrest of the site administrator in the UK, and the seizure of OiNK's servers in Amsterdam." more here:

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.