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Late News: thinq_ Manages To Access Onlive, Google Panda 2.2 Update, Analyst Recommends Lower Prices To Compete With iPad

Cloud-based gaming service Onlive isn't due to launch in the UK for many months but thinq_ has discovered a sneaky way of trying out the service using the company's USA servers. Even if you have already signed up for a UK account, you will not be able to sign in using the client application but thinq_ managed to stumble upon a way of gaining access to the gaming service using one of the company's own web sites.

In a bid to tackle the menace of fragmentation plaguing its platform, Google has introduced a new feature in its Android Market app store that lets users see which apps work on their phones. Google’s Android operating system is an open platform, which means anyone can create an application for it and anyone can use the operating system to make their own version of Android.

A French provider of SSL certificates has denied publishing its private key for the world to see, and opening up a potentially serious security hole in the world's web browsers. SSL certificates serve two purposes on the Internet: to encrypt information, and to verify a webserver's identity. An SSL certificate is what is used to keep the password you log in to your Internet banking site private, and also serves to ensure that you're genuinely logging in to the bank's own server.

Google is planning to make further changes to its search algorithm by implementing the Panda 2.2 update. Speaking during the SMX Advanced conference in Seattle, Google’s Matt Cutts confirmed that the company has already approved the next update for Panda and plans to release the update sometime in the near future, Search Engine Land reports.

Companies planning on competing with Apple in the tablet market will have to lower the prices of their products, an analyst has claimed. Speaking during the Open Mobile Summit, Richard Windsor, global technology specialist at Nomura Securities, said that as Apple has a first mover advantage, companies who offer tablets at premium prices won’t see many sales as people are likely to go for the iPad.

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Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.