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  • Unique network security algorithm stops worms from spreading

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Researchers at Pennsylvania State University say they can block the spread of self-propagating worms on corporate networks while keeping infected machines online so they can continue performing their legitimate duties.
  • Review

    GleeBox Firefox Add-on

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Do your mousing muscles ache after you browse the Web? The free GleeBox experimental Firefox add-on and Chrome extension let you perform many tasks by using your keyboard rather than the mouse--including some tasks that require multi-step actions.
  • Turn Off Windows 7 'Compatibility Mode' for iTunes

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Back in December I told you about Windows 7's little-known application-compatibility troubleshooter, which I'd used to try to resolve a problem with iTunes.
  • CEO Counters Steve Jobs' Claim that Adobe Is 'Lazy'

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Adobe responded yesterday to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' latest attack on Jan. 30, when Jobs called Google's "Don't Be Evil" mantra "bullshit" and characterized Adobe as "lazy."
  • Sybase buys assets from complex-event processing vendor

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Sybase announced Thursday that it has purchased the assets of CEP (complex event processing) vendor Aleri, in a move that highlights the increasing competitive stakes in the space and shores up Sybase's position in real-time analytics.
  • Symbian goes open source four months early

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Symbian has completed the process of open sourcing its entire code base, in advance of its June deadline.
  • Sun CEO Schwartz tweets poetic lament on last day

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Jonathan Schwartz announced his resignation as CEO of Sun Microsystems in a message sent via Twitter early Thursday.
  • Microsoft-funded CodePlex Foundation gets first exec

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The CodePlex Foundation, an organization funded and created by Microsoft, Wednesday named its first executive director, industry veteran Paula Hunter.
  • Oracle shutting off Sun project-hosting site

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Project Kenai will still be used internally, but external users must move elsewhere as Oracle consolidates hosting sites
  • Windows 7 adoption swells, as XP suffers record drop

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Microsoft's Windows 7 took just three months to reach a penetration benchmark that Vista needed almost a year to make, Web measurement firm said today.
  • Most users report second iMac update fixes flickering

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Apple's second firmware update for 27-in. iMacs seems to have fixed the flickering display problems, according to most users' reports on the company's support forum.
  • Why Watching 'Lost' Is Like Managing ERP

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    You've got your bewildering subplots (confusing vendor roadmaps), spectacular crashes (ERP project failures), island archetypes (penny-pinching CFOs) and smoke monsters (scary upgrades). Need we say more?
  • IBM to debut info management software

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Next month, IBM will release a beta version of a software application designed to keep track of how information flows across different systems, sending alerts when source data has been altered or isn't properly ingested into some target system or report.
  • Windows 7 Tarnished by Notebook Battery Issues

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Microsoft is investigating reported issues with Windows 7 and notebook battery life. The issue seems sporadic, but fairly widespread. It is unclear whether affected systems are simply misreporting the battery life, or if the battery capacity is actually being permanently affected.
  • Chrome Gaining Ground in a War without a Winner

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    The latest browser market share numbers are out and, judging by the headlines, Google is crushing the competition with the Chrome Web browser. Chrome is "on a roll", or even "skyrocketing" depending on the source.
  • Skype sheds light on 3G calling, iPad

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Fans of Skype's popular VoIP application will have to wait a little longer to make calls over 3G networks with their iPhones, according to a post by spokesperson Peter Parkes on the company's blog.
  • Google dreaming up Chrome OS tablets

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Google has conceptual images for what a Chrome OS-based tablet computer user interface might look like at its open source Chromium Projects site.
  • Microsoft links security guidelines to agile development

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    New template links Security Development Lifecycle methodology to agile software development projects built with Visual Studio.
  • Carbonite aims at small businesses with backup service

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Consumer online backup company Carbonite has released a version of its service that's targeted at small businesses and provides backups without a per-computer fee.
  • Apple fixes iTunes 'remember password' bug

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    On Monday, Apple released iTunes 9.0.3. According to the release notes, the update's numero uno bug fix is "iTunes no longer ignores your 'Remember password for purchases' setting." In other words, if you enable this iTunes Store option, you will no longer have to continue to re-enter your password each time you make a purchase. Actually, if you are logged in to your account, the dialog is now skipped altogether. Prior to 9.0.3, enabling this option in iTunes 9 had absolutely no effect.
  • Microsoft juices Visual Studio with secure coding tools

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Microsoft said it will deepen ties between its Visual Studio development tools and the secure applications development processes first developed inside the company and now available to outsiders.
  • 4 free video editors bring out your inner filmmaker

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    Shooting footage with a video camera is easy. Assembling the random footage into something watchable can be a whole other matter. Working with professional-level video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro can cost a good deal and also means a very steep learning curve.
  • BackOff disables automatic iPhone backups

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    iPhone and iPod Touch backups take a long time. A really, really long time. Even canceling them takes a long time. That said, it's extremely nice to have the ability to restore a complete, working backup of your phone, should it ever be lost, replaced, or one day start speaking in tongues.
  • Casino banks on social networking, mobile technology and virtualization

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    At Cache Creek Casino, IT boss Rod Luck embraces social networking, despite concerns about security.
  • Windows 7 RC users face tricky route back to Vista

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    The unprecedented number of PC users who installed Windows 7 release candidate (RC) will soon have to decide whether to upgrade to the new OS or face bi-hourly shutdowns and significant hassle re-installing their old version.
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