Smartphone Frustrations Revealed
We asked you what your smartphone experiences were, and wow did you have a lot to complain about! Nobody's denying that a smartphone is a good productivity tool--in theory. But in reality, the smartphone manufacturers and operating system makers have their work cut out for them. If they want proof, I have over 50 complaints sitting in my in-box that I've compiled into a list. The most common complaints are included here, so read on.
Expedia, Entrust Team
World's leading online travel company purchases suite of security software from Entrust
Kodak Raises the Bar in Production Document Imaging
Billions of loans, insurance claims and other transactions are still handled on paper. With no end of paperwork in sight, Kodak has introduced a new top-of-the-line document scanner for production imaging environments.
Do You Use Vista Or Does Vista Use You, Continued
In the last episode of the ongoing soap opera, "As The EULA Turns," Microsoft was trying to explain what the End User License Agreement for Windows Vista really meant when it said you couldn't run Vista in a virtual machine. Today we hear Microsoft say, "No, when the EULA says you can only move Vista from one machine to another once, it actually means 10 times."
Vernier, Kanematsu Partner
Kanematsu Electronics has selected Vernier's EdgeWall product family for its Network Access Control (NAC) solution
5 Steps To Getting A Handle On The Smartphone Explosion
The marriage between the cell phone and the PDA has resulted in the smartphone, a wireless productivity tool that many businesses can't live without. In fact, many consumers are also addicted to smartphones, relying on them for wireless e-mail and on-the-go Web access. But with a new model coming out (what feels like) each week, different form factors, and tons of new features, choosing the right smartphone can be overwhelming. If you're an IT manager looking to equip your workers with one of th
Lost In The Shuffle
There's a human tendency to root for the underdog--to hope that the losers who start at the bottom of the heap, who have the odds stacked against them, can fight their way to the top and stand tall in victory while the credits roll. Thus, the popularity of Rocky, the Mets, and, yeah, Firefox.
However, most of the time, things don't work the way they do in the movies
Google Warns Not To 'Google' On Yahoo
If you use "google" as a verb, GoogleTM would like to correct your grammar. GoogleTM, you see, has become so successful that its trademarked name is in danger of becoming a generic term for searching online.
As a post today on the Google blog points out, zipper, baby oil, brassiere, trampoline, thermos, cellophane, escalator, elevator, and dry
Cambia Joins Alliance
Cambia Security has become a Premier Alliance Partner in the Mercury Alliance Program
AmberPoint Takes Duo Approach To SOA Policy Governance
AmberPoint has introduced a version of its SOA management software that decouples governance and execution of policies, a move that's becoming necessary as infrastructure vendors add the ability to execute rules in their products.
Oracle, An Expanding Universe
Oracle has added 482 features to the beta 11g version of its database. It's a reflection of that enduring Oracle philosophy that its database is the center of the universe and everything revolves around it.
No SP3 For XP? Ehnhnhnhnh. Thank You For Playing, Microsoft
Since Microsoft last released a roll-up of fixes for Windows XP Service Pack 2 in 2004, the pace of changes to the operating system has accelerated beyond any expectation. Windows Update on the XP machine closest to where I'm sitting shows 101 updates have been applied since it went into service on July 15, 2005. That's a huge number.
Cryptolex Unveils Mobio
Cryptolex Trust Systems launched Mobio, a new handheld authentication solution designed to replace all other access devices
WhiteHat Debuts Sentinel 3.0
WhiteHat Security announced WhiteHat Sentinel 3.0, the only continuous vulnerability assessment, management service for Websites
Courion, Citrix Team
Courion announced ComplianceCourier's new Access Compliance capabilities through its integration with Citrix
EEye Releases Security
EEye Digital Security announced the latest version of Blink Professional, its award-winning endpoint security technology
The Internet Explorer 7 Glass Is Definitely Half Empty
The news that Microsoft has finally released a newer, perhaps less risky version of Internet Explorer should bring a song to my lips and a spring to my step. But my heart is heavy. Why? Because of the nine PCs within my reach, only two will run the newer, safer IE. The other seven run Microsoft operating systems that Microsoft has stopped supporting and won't release a version of IE7 for.
Spam Bot Rivals Commercial Software
Joe Stewart, senior security researcher at SecureWorks, has posted an analysis of a Trojan program called SpamThru on his company's Web site. As far as malware goes, it's a marvel.
Microsoft Answers Brussels
It might be official now: The days of triumphant Windows releases are gone. Instead, Microsoft's next operating system is limping toward the starting line.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe
Think those old security problems are all solved? Dark Reading's 'Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online' may make you think again
Insightix, Resilience Team
Insightix announced an OEM partnership to integrate Insightix's solutions on Resilience security appliances
Firefox 2.0: You'll Like It If It's The Kind Of Thing You Like
I've been using Firefox 2.0 since Release Candidate 1 came out a couple of weeks ago, and I'm pretty satisfied with it. There are no major new capabilities to the browser, but there's a couple of nifty new minor features. Combine that with Firefox's improved stability, and that means existing Firefox users will want to upgrade right away, as soon as the version hits final release.
However, because there are no big new capabilities, I don't think the new version will win Firefox much new market
Novell Intros Solution
Novell announced the worldwide availability of Novell Access Manager 3, its next-generation access management solution
Breach Intros Firewall
Breach Security announced the release of the ModSecurity version 2.0 open source Web application firewall
PreEmptive Adds Partners
PreEmptive Solutions' Entrepreneur Program expands to include over 60 companies in its first four months
Spamhaus Needs New Lawyers
In case you haven't been following the news, a United States federal judge for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued a proposed order that instructs ICANN to place a hold on the domain name of The Spamhaus Project, a nonprofit firm based in England. The international political ramifications of such an order, should it be enforced, are obviously quite severe and are the cause of much valid concern. But while the judge is stretching the bounds of reason and temperance with this order,
The Spamhaus-e360Insight Case Isn't Just One Bad Decision, It's Several
A federal court ruling last month in favor of an "e-mail bulk marketer" appears to be a spectacularly bad decision. But it's hardly the only one in the case. Spamhaus sparkplug Steve Linford made another when he decided not to defend against the suit. But the judge may make the worst decision of all if he follows through on a proposal to order ICANN to pull Spamhaus' domain name to force Spamhaus to comply.
What Does Microsoft Think Vista Is Good For?
I installed Microsoft's Windows Vista RC1 Beta a couple of weeks ago and started a list of things about it that really impressed me. The graphics are really whizzy, for one thing: That Aero 3-D interface is very pretty. And...well, it's only been a couple of weeks. I'm sure my list will get longer. But in the meantime, I got a chance this week to see what's on Microsoft's list when Mike Sievert, corporate vice president of Windows client marketing at Microsoft,
Put Lotus Notes on a Stick
IBM announced yesterday the new version of Lotus Notes allows users to copy their Lotus Notes desktop to small USB devices.
The Spreadsheet: 1979-2006. May It Rest In Peace?
Remember VisiCalc? For those too young to remember the dawning of the PC age in the late '70s and early '80s, VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet app for personal computers and credited with turning the PC from an expensive toy into a serious business tool. But the PC spreadsheet as a key app to drive value in many businesses may have reached its limits, according to a study to be released next week.
Covelight, Coral8 Team
Covelight, Coral8 entered into an alliance to deliver an integrated platform for the real-time capture and processing of online data