Silent Security Fixes Are A Calculated Risk
Recently, the folks at Core Security noticed that Microsoft has been delivering more fixes during patch day than they have documented in their security bulletins. It's great that Microsoft is fixing more security issues, but when they're not documented the IT department's job could become even more challenging.
Busting The SSD Reliability Myth
One of the most persistent myths surrounding solid state disk (SSD) is that it just isn't reliable. Like most myths, this one started with a grain of truth -- but didn't end that way.
Constant Contact To Add SMB Tools
NutshellMail acquisition will enable small business email marketers to interact with customers through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
[Updated] 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Units In 2011
Microsoft certainly isn't planning to slowly gain market share when it launches Windows Phone 7 this fall. At a ReMIX conference in France yesterday a slide was presented that claimed 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices would be sold in 2011 worldwide. That is no small feat.
Yahoo, Facebook Join Google Against Viacom
In a court brief filed Wednesday, eBay, IAC, Facebook and Yahoo urged a New York federal court to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement suit against Google-owned YouTube.
Google's 'Screw Up' Looks Expensive
Google's Street View snafu may end up being one of the more costly copy-and-paste mistakes in recent memory. In the past ten days, there have been six lawsuits filed against Google in the U.S. for alleged illegal data interception.
Google's Buzz Gains More Smartphone Platform Support
Anyone remember Buzz? Google's social location and sharing service got a bit of an upgrade today in the form of a new XHTML web address that works with BlackBerry OS, Symbian S60, and Windows Mobile. Now more people can buzz about Buzz from their phones.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
Image Gallery: Microsoft's Office Web Apps
By themselves, the Microsoft's Office Web Apps may not reshape the computing world. In combination with other features of Office 2010, however, these humble Web services may help Microsoft to turn the tables on its online challengers, like Google.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
Review: Microsoft Office Web Apps
We weigh the online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to see how they stack up as standalone productivity apps -- and against Google Apps.
Gov 2.0: Government Design Winners Announced
The Sunlight Foundation's "Design for America" awards honored IRS.gov, the U.S. passport form, and other projects that successfully merged creative design and government data.
Management Shake Up At Microsoft Mobile Division
It is pretty clear that things still aren't going particularly well within Microsoft's entertainment and devices group. This group contains the X-Box, Zune and Windows Phone product groups. While X-Box itself is doing well, retaining a respectable second place in the gaming console wars, Windows Mobile hasn't fared so well and Zune continues to be an afterthought in the portable music player world.
Shakeup Bodes Ill For Windows Phone 7
Hoo boy. For every step forward lately, Microsoft is taking two steps back. Windows 7 has been a great success to the company's bottom line and reputation, but the implosion at the Entertainment and Devices Division (E&DD) is bringing the company back into negative-karma territory.
Gov 2.0: Secrets To Social Media Success
Social media tactics to humanize government officials and call citizens to take action will foster more engagement with the public according a social media expert.
Verizon VoIP Usage Soars
Customer's use of minutes supplied by Verizon’s Global Wireless VoIP increased more than 200% last year.
New PDF Tools For Windows, iPad
Nitro PDF Software's new, free Reader application is a full-featured program for reading, annotating, and manipulating PDF files, while the new version of iAnnotate for the iPad adds e-mail integration.