Apple Wintel Notebooks Vulnerable To Wireless Attack
In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Put Your Relationships To The Tech Test
2. Today's Top Story
- Apple MacBooks, Wintel Notebooks Vulnerable To Wireless Attack
- Apple Patches 26 Mac Bugs
3. Breaking News
- Tech Worker Surveys Show Happy Days Are Here Again
- IBM Acquires Webify In Software Expansion
- AOL Flips Business, Offers Service For Free
- Microsoft's First HPC Offering Expected To Drive New Service Opportunities
- McAfee Patches Critical Bug In Consumer Security Software
- Black Hat Presentation To Show Flaws In NAC
- FTC Says Rambus Monopolized Memory Chip Market
- Meebo Adds Instant Messaging To Any Web Page
- U.S. Tweaks Fraud Rules To Spur Digital Health Records
- Study: Tech Replaces Diamonds As Girl's Best Friend
4. Grab Bag: High-Def Video; IM's Impact
- High-Definition Camcorder Now Available (All Headline News)
- IM No Syntax Spoiler, Says Study (TechNewsWorld)
5. In Depth: Browser Developments
- Microsoft To Add Firefox Support To AdCenter
- Mozilla Readies Firefox Rerelease To Fix New Bug
- Microsoft Issues Tool To Block IE7 Auto Updates
- Brief: Firefox Surpasses 200 Million Downloads
6. Voice Of Authority
- At Microsoft, The Doctor (Surprisingly) Is In
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1. Editor's Note: Put Your Relationships To The Tech Test
A story on InformationWeek.com this week really hit home for me, prompting me to send the following e-mail to my wife. The issues it raises are probably good ones for you to take up with your spouse or significant other because they influence how technology impacts your relationships and your life outside of work.
Not that you're big into the really pricey stuff like diamonds and exotic vacations (which I appreciate), but we've had our fair share of discussions about dinners out, clothing store credit charges, and those trips to the hair salon.
If we really want to keep up with the Joneses, it seems we'll have to redirect some of that spending to nice TVs, the latest stereo equipment, and other items that would help us enjoy our time together even more. If you haven't noticed, we're really behind the curve when it comes to text messaging affectionate notes to each other and talking by cell phone throughout the day.
What could be better than the next hockey season on a plasma TV? If you recall last week when our 15-year-old TV broke down, I said, "How about a flat screen? The prices have come down significantly." And you saidwith very little hesitation"Let's spend our money elsewhere." In light of this news, it's not too late to return the bare-bones model I bought and start closing the gap with most other women. In fact, 56% of your peers would prefer a new plasma TV to a weekend vacation in Florida. Keep in mind, a state-of-the-art TV would make the house more of a gathering place for the kids and their friends, a goal I know we share.
You may be a little skeptical of these findings, so I'm thinking I'll ask some of the readers of InformationWeekespecially womento let me know if they'd rather get a new TV or a nice trip; a fancy camera or a fashionable new pair of shoes.
But if you're already with me on this, I can think of a few other tech gadgets that would be well worth considering. What do you think? E-mail back, or call my cell.
AOL Flips Business, Offers Service For Free
AOL will offer its paid service and e-mail to broadband users at no charge, a move meant to counter the huge loss in subscribers and to shift to a primarily ad-supported business.
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IM No Syntax Spoiler, Says Study (TechNewsWorld)
A new study from the University of Toronto suggests that the language young people typically use while instant messaging represents "an expansive new linguistic renaissance," according to researchers.
Microsoft Issues Tool To Block IE7 Auto Updates
In earlier updates, large numbers of corporate customers running Automatic Update were caught unprepared by demands for a download blocker. This time around, Microsoft wants to give enterprises ample time to deploy the blocker toolkit so that they can test IE7 on their timeline.
At Microsoft, The Doctor (Surprisingly) Is In
When Dr. Craig Feied shows up at Microsoft on his first day of work, he'll have some explaining to do. Feied, an emergency room physician turned IT entrepreneur, is one of about 40 doctors and technologists who will become Microsoft employees under a recently announced deal with MedStar Health. Feied's job will be to develop software that Microsoft can market to hospitals across the country. But that's surprising for this reason: Feied once said Microsoft shouldn't be meddling in health care.
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