The Weekly Digest: September 15 — September 21


Hi everyone!

This week was so packed with exciting news and stories to share with you that we have published even more articles than usual... and they're even more awesome. The article updates are also not a single bit worse and are really worth being checked out by you. So, take a deep breath and dive into this week's news digest!


On Monday we looked into the most controversial political and social issue of the two last week and talked about the massive Muslim protests against a YouTube video denigrating Mohammed. The actual topic of the article was White House recommending Google to take down the Innocence of Muslims (that's how the infamous video is called) and its possible far-reaching consequences.


Tuesday was the Chinese day on Software Informer, as we published the article about many Japanese IT-companies suffering serious financial damage due to large Chinese protests. The immediate reason for the disconent between the two Oriental economic giants, brought about Japan purchasing Diaoyu (aka Senkaku) Islands. These relatively small rocks in the ocean have an immense economic and military significance for the both Asian powers, that's why China doesn't want to lose them... and the Chinese take vengeance with boykotting their mighty neighbor's companies.


On Wednesday we brought you two articles, each of them handling the most important thing in our life: security. First, we talked about possible psychological damage and sexual risks that our kids are exposed to if they get involved in sexting. No idea what sexting is? Check it out in the article. Then we directed our attention to Internet Explorer, that turned out to have a terrible vulnerability. As a result, about 40% of the US computers open to cyber criminals' attacks, filching your personal data and seizing the control over your computer.


Thursday saw two articles again. In our first feature, we embarked upon an exciting journey in the world, jointly created by Google and the legendary Cirque du Soleil. Honestly, that was one of the best things that the search giant has delivered us in the last two years... anyway, way better than Google+. And I don't know whether the new iPod Touch and iPod Nano are better than Google+, but in our second Thursday article we tried to figure out whether they are better than their previous models and, most importanly, whether they are still needed with all the iPhones and iPads around.


Friday was devoted to Apple's new maps app in iOS 6 being a total failure. Despite its awesome Flyover feature that inevitably makes you open your mouth and just wow for several minutes, Apple Maps feature so much inaccurate and irrelevant information that even the Apple fanatics had to admit it's the worst thing in the new iPhone operating system. Take a look at the biggest blunders Cupertino made in its map software and laugh your guts out!



The first program I should mention by all means is Maxthon Browser. Why? Well, because it's a browser! Everyone seems to be so tired of the constant holywars between the users of the Big Five (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera) that each and every newcomer on this market is welcome. Moreover, each time you launch a new browser, you have a wonderful opportunity to evalute you browsing experience in a new, hitherto unknown way.

Another big update of the week was definitely Any Audio Converter, one of the best tools to retrieve the sound from almost any video. There are so many converter programs around that discussing all of them in detail would take hours, that's why I'll describe the pros of Any Audio Converter in only few words: even my Dad who is honestly speaking no that techy at all downloaded that program and even successfully uses it.

If you're as crazy about the space as me then you can join me in my jubilation: Stellarium has been updated! The best 3D planetraium of all times is a definite must-have for every user who thinks they have seen it all. Stellarium will show you that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in their philosophy. Try it out, guys, and you won't regret it.

And the last update we would like to present you is the new release of Rainmeter. A nice tool to keep updated about what is going on in your system, it derserves its warm spot on your hard drive. No big news? Not at all! Just check it out and you'll see.


So, looks like that's it for today. Have a nice weekend and take care!

Comments on The Weekly Digest: September 15 — September 21