The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
More than 9 out of every 10 Windows users are vulnerable to the Flash zero-day vulnerability that Adobe won't patch until Thursday, a Danish security company said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2009 08:21
Advanced Micro Devices has added new desktop processors to its chip lineup, including an upgraded quad-core chip that draws less power.
Communications minister Stephen Conroy today launched the second ever National ICT Careers Week, touting that now is the perfect time to begin an ICT career.
By Computerworld Staff | 27 July, 2009 15:10
The Web site of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has been hacked, amid furor over the screening of 10 Conditions of Love.
By Kathryn Edwards | 27 July, 2009 14:39
The 24 hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest endurance race for cars, is enough to push almost any car to its limit but next week a small, battery-powered tricycling robot will face down the historic circuit and attempt to conquer it at just over 1 kilometer per hour.
By Martyn Williams | 24 July, 2009 18:51
IT vendors and tech industry groups say a new set of legal principles for software contracts developed by the American Law Institute (ALI) could stifle innovation and raise the cost of software, even though they are meant to protect consumers.
By Chris Kanaracus | 25 July, 2009 02:28
Despite complaints from many users, Oracle is showing no signs it will reverse course on plans to shut down the venerable MetaLink support portal, long used by thousands of IT professionals around the world.
By Chris Kanaracus | 25 July, 2009 05:52
Legislation that would create privacy regulations for online advertising could cause consumers to get fewer free services and isn't necessary because privacy advocates have shown no harm from data collection, the co-author of a study on online advertising said.
By Grant Gross | 25 July, 2009 07:31
The three regional Australian towns to be the first to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) were named at the weekend.
By Computerworld Staff | 27 July, 2009 12:25
Vista, I have to tell you something, and I thought it would be easier to say in a letter. Microsoft's newest operating system is on its way; Windows 7 will be here on October 22. So, I know this is kind of awkward, Vista, but I'm going to have to ask you to get your things ready and start packing up.
By Ian Paul | 24 July, 2009 03:57
The iPhone has evolved from a casual smart phone into one with the potential to serve businesses across the globe. Its latest iteration, the iPhone 3GS, comes packaged with an encryption feature supposedly perfect for sensitive information stored on the device.
By Brendon Slattery | 25 July, 2009 00:34
Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates has admitted he tried using social networking site Facebook, but found it irritating as he was overcome with friend requests.
By Computerworld Staff | 27 July, 2009 11:21
Collaboration with Microsoft could allow the software giant's upcoming Windows 7 OS to take advantage of multithreaded and multicore Intel chips for faster application performance, according to an Intel official.
By Agam Shah | 24 July, 2009 07:48
Palm has released a webOS update for the Pre smartphone that features expanded support for Exchange Active Sync policies, a change aimed at enterprise users.
By John Cox | 25 July, 2009 01:13
Remember last week when Microsoft was so ecstatic about Apple's complaints over the laptop hunter ads? Well, the software maker may have been overjoyed that it finally agitated its rival, but Redmond has quietly complied with Apple's complaints.
By Ian Paul | 25 July, 2009 03:29