Friday, June 25, 2010
While several IT research firms and leading technology companies have offered their share of reports and anecdotes suggesting the tech sector's economic malaise will come to an end this year, Consumer Electronics' latest study suggests IT spending might not even be as strong as it was in 2009. And that wasn't very good at all.
People who are just tuning into the HTML5 saga because of the battle between Adobe and Apple are surprised to learn that the push to create a fifth official version of the HTML specification began six years ago. . The HTML5 demos from Apple, are impressive, but they only run well on Safari.
Microsoft unveiled new features aimed at making Bing more than just a search site. Bing was enhanced with an entertainment page that will let users watch TV shows, play games and listen to music -- all without leaving the Web site.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Google has ended the invitation-only phase of Google Voice, and the free service is now open to everyone in the U.S. Google Voice evolved from GrandCentral and now has about a million users. Google Voice can be used with an existing phone number, and it could become a competitor to Skype. Calls inside the U.S. are free on Google Voice...
Mozilla on Tuesday patched nine vulnerabilities, six of them critical, in Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5. But rather than highlighting the security fixes in Firefox 3.6.4, the company instead emphasized the addition of crash protection, a move meant to keep the browser alive when popular plug-ins drop dead.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Google Docs has become more than just a novelty for the anti-Microsoft crowd, giving enterprises of all sizes an opportunity to create, edit and share a wide variety of documents in a very cheap and easy fashion.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
New research has further confirmed the difficulties security software companies are having keeping up with an explosion in malicious software programs on the Internet.
India's outsourcing companies are clamoring to locate back-office operations in the country's small towns and villages to tap a low-cost labor pool, said Som Mittal, president of India's National Association of Software and Service Companies.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
many Windows users haven't moved from XP to Windows 7. For one thing, while you can upgrade some XP PCs to Windows 7, chances are you really need to buy a new PC. And, whether you're just buying a new PC for yourself or a few thousand for your company, cash is tight these days. But, why the heck is anyone still running XP SP2!? Windows XP SP3 was and is still, as far as I'm concerned, the best Windows desktop ever.