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  • McAfee promises to reimburse consumers for bad update

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    McAfee told consumers it will reimburse 'reasonable expenses' related to last week's antivirus update; it has yet to say anything about its plans for corporate users.
  • Microsoft exec: We and users win with cloud

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Microsoft is firmly on the cloud-computing bandwagon and with good reason -- it can make more money by doing so, even as it helps customers cut costs, business division head Stephen Elop said at the Convergence conference in Atlanta on Sunday.
  • IronKey rolls out secure online banking USB drive

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 10:18 am

    IronKey rolled out its Trusted Access for Banking USB drive on Monday.
  • Facebook to get more social, McAfee crashes PCs

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The travel industry wasn't the only one affected by the volcano that erupted in Iceland. Mobile-phone vendors and suppliers adjusted shipping methods to get handsets from Asia to Europe. Some McAfee corporate clients most likely cursed the company after a security update crashed the computers of hundreds of thousands of users. If you're a financial and technology wonk, then read on for highlights on this week's earnings reports from major IT vendors. Facebook's efforts to make the Web more social may result in some lost user privacy. But perhaps the site should bolster its security first. A hacker claims to have the log-in information to more than 1 million accounts, a security research company said.
  • Rapid7 launches Metasploit Express

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    Rapid7's integration of Metasploit takes a new turn this week, with the SOURCE Boston unveiling of a new pen-testing tool.
  • The McAfee update mess explained

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    Corporate IT administrators faced a full-blown meltdown of PCs, as hundreds, sometimes thousands, of Windows XP computers went down after getting a faulty antivirus update from McAfee. Here's what happened.
  • McAfee apologizes for crippling PCs with bad update

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    A McAfee executive issued an apology for the company's release of a faulty signature update that crippled thousands of business Windows PCs starting early Wednesday,
  • Opera enables testing of mobile sites on desktop

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Opera Mobile 10 for Windows, Mac, and Linux emulates Opera so developers can run mobile code on PCs
  • Microsoft pulls April patch

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Microsoft this week pulled one of the 11 security updates it issued earlier in the month, citing "quality issues" for the retraction.
  • and Jigsaw: How the Pieces Fit

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    The headlines about's Jigsaw acquisition are everywhere. What's it mean? Will it matter? Here's what this combination could do for your lead data.
  • Facebook's New Features & Privacy: All You Need To Know

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    Facebook is about to get a lot more personal and dig deeper into you and your friends' likes, dislikes, and what you do online. This week at a Facebook developers conference called F8, the company pulled the curtain back on some very cool and soon to be available features.
  • Palm Buyout Options Dashed after HTC Declines

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Desperate, struggling Palm may be totally out of luck as one of the company's last-ditch saviors, HTC, has walked away from a potential buyout.
  • Microsoft wins piracy case against Chinese company

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Microsoft won a Chinese court case over pirated software used by a local insurance company, scoring a point in its ongoing fight against intellectual property violations in China.
  • Real-time voice translation coming to mobile

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Instant speech translation, a longtime dream of science-fiction writers, is already feasible in certain situations, vendors said at the Mobile Voice Conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
  • Wall Street Beat: Tech earnings shine

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    The torrent of quarterly earnings reports continued this week, with major computer and telecom companies announcing sales and earnings that, for the most part, were well above the dismal results achieved a year ago during the depths of the recession.
  • Google throws its weight behind voice

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Google is taking advantage of its cloud infrastructure and the huge volume of typed search queries to refine its Voice Search function, part of a massive research effort in voice that spans both mobile devices and the Web.
  • Microsoft earnings again buoyed by Windows 7

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Windows 7 has once again kept Microsoft's balance sheet healthy. On Thursday, the company announced strong income and revenue growth for its third fiscal quarter, thanks in part to continued brisk sales of the new OS.
  • Skype 'rescues' professor stranded in Europe by volcano

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    When professors "phone it in," it usually means they're being lazy or dispassionate about the lessons they're teaching. But for Columbia University Law professor Tim Wu, phoning it in was the only way he could teach his classes this week.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g key to 'full-stack' strategy

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Oracle launched a product called Enterprise Manager 11g with great fanfare Thursday, and for good reason. The system management software platform is key to its goal of being a true one-stop IT shop for customers, now that it has entered the hardware business by acquiring Sun Microsystems.
  • Windows Intune: Quick Cure for Bad PC Management?

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Small businesses rushed the doors for the beta version of Microsoft's Windows Intune service that allows PC management via the cloud. Truth is, many SMBs don't have the resources to manage PCs effectively, if at all, analysts say.
  • How investigators work to combat data theft

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Financial institutions once considered fraud a given risk, but also a small nuisance. Today, stopping fraud is a front-and-center priority for banks and lenders.
  • Scammers embrace McAfee fiasco to pitch fake AV

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Scammers have piggybacked onto news of a buggy McAfee antivirus update that clobbered thousands of computers, security researchers said today.
  • McAfee apologizes for PC anti-virus snafu

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    McAfee has apologized for its anti-virus update that took down Windows XP computers around the world, but says it affected a small percentage of its customers.
  • Recovering from the Flawed McAfee Update

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    Nothing ruins an IT administrator's day faster than a software update from a security vendor wreaking havoc on the computer systems it is intended to protect. That is exactly the predicament faced by many IT administrators today when a flawed McAfee update rendered Windows XP PC's essentially useless.
  • Windows Intune Cloud Service: A Simple FAQ

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about Microsoft's new cloud-based PC management and security platform aimed at midmarket companies.

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