Mobility Archives - Page 264

Licence to bill

Software licensing has undergone a lot of changes this year, but perhaps it's time for one more: rewrite the ""I accept"" button at the end of an agreement to ""Last chance.""Maybe then enterprise

Published on: August 9th, 2002 Shane Schick

Innovation is easy!

Even now, we picture a lightbulb.You would think after coming up with the personal computer, the Internet and wireless communication devices that our culture would have upgraded the universal symbol for inspiration. But

Published on: August 8th, 2002 Shane Schick

VeriSign of the times

Now it gets interesting.On Wednesday reports surfaced that embattled Web address registrar VeriSign is being investigated by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The probe is reportedly in response to marketing tactics

Published on: August 7th, 2002 Shane Schick

A monopolist in sheep’s clothing

You can't blame people for being suspicious.When Microsoft hosted a conference call, as it did Monday, to discuss its plan to comply with the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust settlement, its motives were

Published on: August 6th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Hackers in the crosshairs (Aug. 1)I think Richard Clarke was being extremely polite in positioning hackers as researchers given that they were his audience. It seems crystal clear that posting vulnerabilities in

Published on: August 2nd, 2002 Readers

Building a better box

This may be the best cubicle I've ever had, or will have.It's in an L-shape, and each end would be long enough for me to lie down on if there were nothing else

Published on: August 2nd, 2002 Shane Schick

Simplify, simplify

Given the brain-rot that's induced by what passes for pop culture these days, perhaps you could be forgiven for believing that Mike Myers's Dr. Evil invented minimalism. No, wait. You couldn't. What was

Published on: August 2nd, 2002 Dave Webb

Hackers in the crosshairs

Suddenly, hacking has given research a bad name.The evidence comes from Richard Clarke, U.S. president George Bush's computer security adviser, who made headlines Thursday at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Clarke

Published on: August 1st, 2002 Shane Schick

Motorola: Work needs to be a social experience

TORONTO -- At the unveiling of this years’ crop of cell phones Thursday, Motorola executives described their vision for a hyper-connected business landscape where the employees bid adieu to the gizmos attached to

Published on: August 1st, 2002 Monika Rola

Blue Tuesday

IBM bought Monday on Tuesday. It's Wednesday as I write this. You may not even look at it until Thursday, or Friday. Good thing we've got a long weekend coming up.Oh, all right,

Published on: July 31st, 2002 Shane Schick

A few upsides to the upgrade ugliness

On Monday Microsoft proudly announced the participation of Prime Minister Jean Chretien in an upcoming conference with Bill Gates called CAN>WIN. The company was less self-congratulatory about the changes to its licensing program

Published on: July 30th, 2002 Shane Schick

The 411 on UDDI

If you use UDDI, and I use UDDI, shouldn't we all be screaming for the UDDI Business Registry?It sounded great in theory. A phone book for Web services, some called it. A Yahoo!

Published on: July 29th, 2002 Shane Schick

Casting call for hackers

It's the RFP the industry has been waiting for: Hollywood wants a one-size-fits-all technology that will allow it to break into peer-to-peer networks and potentially damage the systems of computer users around the

Published on: July 26th, 2002 Shane Schick

Open Source security flaws transcend personal biases

Call it equal-opportunity vulnerability: In recent months, open source software has faced a growing number of security threats, in the form of hacks, cracks, viruses and worms. It seems like no network or

Published on: July 26th, 2002 John Saunders

Letters to the editor

Re: Digital library project could take blind beyond Braille (July 24)I think there would be a market for those who do not have impaired vision to be able to access Web-based resources at

Published on: July 26th, 2002 Readers