I doubt if everyone has installed the patch for Adobe’s February zero-day vulnerability and now there’s another one just waiting to get exploited. Find out what I decided to do.
Date: April 29th, 2009
Author: Michael Kassner
Added by SkiCat56 on May 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
by Laura June, posted Apr 29th 2009 at 10:49AM
With the economy in the tank (still) and the heat on, cost and profit margins are more important than ever to companies hoping to stave off the inevitable, apocalyptic doom of recession. Well, iSuppli's released an estimated report of how much its costing Palm to cobble together the Pre -- about $138, as it turns out.… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 1, 2009 at 8:00am —
Think you know everything there is to know about the popular Web-based e-mail application from Google? Think again.
ARTICLE DATE: 04.29.09
By Eric Griffith
Five years in beta mode hasn't prevented Google's Web-based Gmail from flourishing. In fact, it's one of the few e-mail products continuing to innovate in any way these days. Desktop clients like Outlook and… Continue
April 27, 2009, 6:02 pm
By Matt Richtel
A year ago, I wrote a story about the rise of haggling at mainstream retail outlets. Yes, haggling – that slightly uncomfortable back-and-forth you’re much more accustomed to when buying a straw hat on a beachfront or postcards from peddlers at the foot of a… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 29, 2009 at 8:36am —
April 28, 2009 11:03 AM PDT
by Caroline McCarthy
With a new product called Vine, Microsoft is tackling the issue that in the digital age, contact management is no longer static--where you are and what you're doing at a given moment can matter just as much as what your cell phone number is. But instead of focusing on roving business travelers, Vine's slant is… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 28, 2009 at 2:59pm —
It is clear that the IT community is divided on whether a cloud-provided e-mail platform makes sense. The facts surrounding this initiative point to many successful migrations. IT guru Rick Vanover lays out the scene.
Date: April 19th, 2009
Author: Rick Vanover
In last week’s post, where I suggested that nearly any organization could run on the Google Apps Gmail service, I stirred up quite a… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 28, 2009 at 8:00am —
April 18, 2009 6:00 AM PDT
by Don Reisinger
We all spend some of our time at work doing things that have nothing to do with our job. We surf the Web. We play games. Sure, we all need our downtime, and the enlightened manager knows that. But still, we'd rather just surf in private than deal with the raised eyebrows.
That's why we need ways to ensure that when our boss surprises us or sneaks up behind… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 26, 2009 at 8:00am —
ARTICLE DATE: 04.23.09
By Sascha Segan
I'm starting to get seriously worried about the fate of Android, the open-source smartphone OS that was supposed to bring democracy, uniformity, and competition to the mobile world. Instead, it's just bringing a lot of vaporware.
Android was supposed to appear on dozens of different devices from a bunch of different manufacturers. It was supposed to be more flexible than… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 25, 2009 at 8:00am —
April 22, 2009 7:58 PM PDT
by Caroline McCarthy
Please note: Friendly seas ahead! This is a spoiler-free review.
NEW YORK--When I walked into a theater at Viacom's midtown headquarters for an advance screening of the new J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" prequel on Wednesday night, I felt like that kid who hadn't done… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 24, 2009 at 8:00am —
I should have written this column when Office 2007 was introduced. Back then, we all got a good look at a changed user interface that, to me at the time, seemed like nothing more than change for change's sake.… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 23, 2009 at 8:00am —
Friday April 17, 2009
Research from Symantec Ireland indicates that Mac malware from this past January was used to build the first Mac botnet ever, dubbed "iBotnet."
The malware campaign began with what appeared to be a pirated version of Apple's iWork 09. Intego called the trojan OSX.Trojan.iServices.A and Symantec called it OSX.Iservice. A later variant appeared inside a phony version of… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 22, 2009 at 9:05am —
April 19, 2009 3:42 PM PDT
by Elinor Mills
Be careful who you give your mobile phone number out to. An attacker with the right toolkits and skill could hijack your phone remotely just by sending SMS messages to it, according to mobile security firm Trust Digital.
In the Trust Digital demo on YouTube, an attacker sends an SMS message to the victim phone (on the… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 20, 2009 at 10:01am —
April 14, 2009 8:47 AM PDT
by David Carnoy
First, there was the Red Ring of Death (RRoD) epidemic. It struck thousands of early Xbox 360s and led Microsoft to announce in 2007 that it would repair all afflicted consoles free of charge and offer an extended three-year warranty on those machines.
The latest XBox 360 bug? The "E74 error," which has become enough of problem that Microsoft has had to… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 17, 2009 at 9:20am —
April 14, 2009 10:57 AM PDT
by Jon Oltsik
As we await the 60-day federal cybersecurity review from Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security Councils , there is something else that could be done. It seems to me that the federal government could take another related action to help protect the private information of U.S. citizens while reducing the cost… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 16, 2009 at 10:55am —
ARTICLE DATE: 04.13.09
By John C. Dvorak
I'm about to jump on the bandwagon of bashers who took a look at the Microsoft-sponsored report "What Price Cool?" You can read it for yourself if you're looking for a good laugh. And if you want a great tear-down of the details, read the Register story "What Price Nonsense?" I'm more interested in the fact that Microsoft is wasting resources on this sort of report. What audience is… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 15, 2009 at 2:01pm —
By Ed Oswald | Posted at 10:44 am on Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Independent anti-malware company Spybot Search & Destroy is claiming that bigger companies are picking on them. The company, which has arguably made its name for itself through its listing on Fileforum alone (they claim 67 million downloads), went to Fileforum’s sister news site Betanews to levy some serious charges on… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 8, 2009 at 8:00am —
By Ed Oswald | Posted at 9:27 pm on Monday, April 6, 2009
The death knell may be ringing for Blockbuster. Today the video-rental giant admitted that if it cannot complete the financing deals that it is currently working on, there is a good chance the company may be forced to shut its doors. While the company last week said it was in the process of getting a $250 million revolving… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on April 7, 2009 at 12:47pm —