You might want to read through this post if you are an eBay user. Also, the Surface Pro 3 is now available for pre-order and Meizu has launched a new site. Remember that Windows 8 ban in China? We have news about that, too.
eBay has confirmed that their systems have been compromised. As a precautionary measure, users will be prompted to change their passwords. This attack comes in the form of employee account access, with infiltrators gaining access to eBay accounts and gathering user information between late February and early March.
While eBay believes your financial information is still secure, attackers did get access to users’ name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. eBay also states there is no evidence of PayPal information being leaked.
Opinion: It’s really annoying when this happens, but such is the world of the web. Time to change all those passwords! And try to change other websites’ passwords if you used the same one, as well. That is never safe.
Liking that Surface Pro 3 we saw announced yesterday? You can now pre-order one and put your name all over it. MicrosoftStore.com has started pre-selling these laptop replacements and now we have all the details.
The devices range from $799 to $1949, depending on the configuration. The cheapest one offers an Intel Core i3 processor, while the 128 GB, Intel Core i5 version goes for $999. You can get more storage and an i7 processor for more cash.
The device can be pre-ordered in the following markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the US and the UK.
Opinion: This Surface 3 Pro is looking like a great tablet for all kinds of users. It’s not too small, but not too large. There’s an available keyboard and stylus. Not to mention, there are many configurations at a wide range of prices.
Meizu has been taking huge steps in order to obtain a wider global reach. They have recently launched an international online store in English and now they have outed an Italian website – Meizu.it. In addition, the company is working on also bringing French and Russian websites in the near future.
Opinion: You can only see the Italian version of Meizu’s website if you have an Italian IP. If you are around that area, give it a go!
Microsoft will continue to sell Windows 7 to Chinese government
China recently banned Windows 8 in government computers, as they worry for future security concerns. Microsoft will recently stop supporting Windows XP, which is China’s most used computer OS. They simply don’t want to fall in the same hole in the future.
Something a bit odd is going on, though. It seems Microsoft will continue to sell Windows 7 to the Chinese government, which results in the same discrepancy. Microsoft has stated this was a bit of a temporal solution, while they attempt to reach an agreement with the Chinese government.
Opinion: While China only specified a Windows 8 ban, I do believe their main purpose was to stop depending on Microsoft for a secure operating system. We just wonder what other OS they would opt for.