Surefire fixes for common PC problems

Is Windows bugging you about USB devices that aren't even plugged in anymore? Or harassing you with bogus security alerts? Or popping up lots of unnecessary notifications? I have all the fixes--plus a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2008 Steve Bass

Barracuda takes on TrendMicro in open-source patent battle

Security vendor Barracuda Networks is rallying support in a patent fight with Trend Micro over its use of the open-source ClamAV application.Barracuda on Tuesday plans to launch a special Web site where it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2008 Tom Sanders

Nokia’s Trolltech buy will spawn new open source mobile apps

Through its acquisition of Norwegian mobile software firm Trolltech ASA, Nokia will get a firmer grip on the open source mobile application market, telecommunications analysts say.They say Finland-based Nokia Corp. hopes to attract

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Windows Vista is more secure than XP and Open Source, says Microsoft

Windows Vista was hit by significantly fewer publicly disclosed security flaws in its first year than Windows XP and open source rivals in their first years, according to a report from Microsoft.The report,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

Microsoft unveils its virtualization arsenal

Microsoft has laid out plans to become a bigger force in the market for virtualization software, stepping up its assault on established leaders such as VMware. The plans announced Monday include the acquisition

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2008 James Niccolai

More Mac malware attacks expected

As Apple continues to grow its worldwide market share and the company's products find their way into more business environments, attackers are certain to follow and create greater volumes of exploits aimed at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Matt Hines

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac – staid, safe and many worthwhile features

It has been almost four years since the last revision of Microsoft Office for the Mac, and Macintosh users can be forgiven for getting a little impatient. We heard all the buzz about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2008 Jake Widman

Red Hat more buggy than Windows, study shows

Secunia has found that the number of security bugs in the open source Red Hat Linux operating system and Firefox browsers far outstripped comparable products from Microsoft last year.In a report released this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

A sneak peek at iPhone 1.1.3

When last we visited our friendly neighborhood iPhone, iPhone Software Update 1.1.2 had rolled down the pipes, bringing it with a handful of mostly unremarkable changes. Late last year, our appetites were whetted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2008 Dan Moren

Fewer mega mergers expected after Oracle’s purchase of BEA

Oracle Corp.'s $8.5 billion purchase of middleware vendor BEA Systems is the last mega merger the IT industry will witness for a long time to come, technology analysts say.The trend of independent tech

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

New project will slash costs of electronic medical records

It's generally accepted that replacing paper medical records with electronic ones should reduce errors, and save lives. Yet most doctors' offices still rely on paper records, because converting to an electronic system is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

MySQL buy will help Sun shine brighter in database market

Sun Microsystems will pay US$1 billion for Swedish software company MySQL, whose open-source database is used for some of the most widely visited Web sites in the world. Sun said the deal will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

BI tool makes the cut for Canadian laser engraving company

Cost and performance were the two key considerations for Virtek Vision International Inc., when it sought a business intelligence (BI) application to keep track of its cash flow.A provider of laser-based templates and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

India’s largest Linux rollout forges ahead despite tremendous odds

On May 26, 2006, Elcot (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu) let in its first penguin. Things would never be the same again.That day, Elcot's managing director, C. Umashankar, walked into his office in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 16th, 2008 Kanika Goswami