DailyDose: After Facebook & Twitter, Apple Hit by Hackers & HTC One Launched

DailyDose, your everyday technology brief is here. In today’s edition: Major hacks on Apple Corp Computers. Dell Sales Top Estimates as Company Prepares for Buyout and more.

HTC One launched: Its got a 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, UltraPixel camera, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5 More here. LinuxApple, Macs hit by hackers who targeted Facebook:  Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations. More here.

AllThingsD reports that a site called iPhoneDevSDK could be responsible for the hacks at Apple, Facebook and Twitter. More here.

After hack, Apple has released Java security update for Mac users. More here.

The latest is that Malware Attack on Apple came From Eastern Europe: At least 40 companies including Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. were targeted in malware attacks linked to an Eastern European gang of hackers that is trying steal company secrets, two people familiar with the matter said. More here.

Microsoft Skype Unit Approaching $2 Billion in Annual Sales: Microsoft Corp.’s Skype unit, which includes Lync software for corporate instant messaging and Internet calling, is approaching $2 billion in annual sales.  More here.  Oh and VoIP calls like the ones offered by Skype aren’t allowed by the government. More here.

Dell Sales Top Estimates as Company Prepares for Buyout: Dell Inc., the computer maker planning to go private in a $24.4 billion deal, reported fiscal fourth-quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, reflecting businesses’ demand for servers and software even as personal computer sales slump. Revenue fell 11 percent to $14.3 billion in the period that ended in January, exceeding the $14.1 billion average estimate of analysts, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Earnings excluding certain items declined to 40 cents a share, compared with analysts’ 39-cent estimate. More here.

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