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Enterprise mobility: Keeping apps and phones under control

The term "mobile workforce" has been around for years, but in 2011, mobility will become even more of a priority for enterprises and vendors, according to a new report from research firm Forrester.

By Shane O'Neill | 04 February, 2011 10:53

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, mobile, Forrester Research

Reader X spoils new PDF attack

Adobe's Reader X, last year's upgrade that features a "sandbox" designed to protect users from PDF exploits, stymied a recent attack campaign, researchers said Thursday.

By Gregg Keizer | 05 February, 2011 05:55

Tags: sophos, security

Google fixes nine bugs in Chrome, including sandbox-escape flaw

Google on Thursday patched nine bugs in Chrome and upgraded the most stable edition of the browser to version 9.

By Gregg Keizer | 05 February, 2011 07:33

Tags: Yahoo, applications, Google, Microsoft, security, browsers, software, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Mobile developers challenged to boost privacy

Branches of the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are launching on Friday the 2011 Develop for Privacy Challenge, a competition for mobile application developers to address privacy concerns about mobile phones and other portable devices.

By Paul Krill | 05 February, 2011 12:29

Tags: application development, telecommunication, Developer World, Mobile device management, security, mobile security, software, mobile, Mobilize, American Civil Liberties Union

Drupal's Dries Buytaert makes call for developers

A passion for PHP, as well as a strong developer community, has been vital to Drupal’s success, founder Dries Buytaert said.

By Lisa Banks | 07 February, 2011 10:26

Tags: Dries Buytaert, careers, drupal

ACMA seeks case software for app consolidation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will introduce a case management application to help consolidate disparate information sources and streamline its processes.

By Rodney Gedda | 07 February, 2011 10:19

Tags: Carsten Larsen, government, ACMA, consolidation

GreenPois0n jailbreak tool now frees iPhones from App Store

The hacker group known as Chronic Dev Team has released code that lets any Apple device running the latest iOS firmware to load apps without having to go through the iTunes App Store.

By John Cox | 05 February, 2011 03:47

Tags: Apple, GreenPois0n, applications, consumer electronics, Networking, wireless, smartphones, Phones, software

Speculation rife that Nokia will adopt Windows Phone 7

An analyst's open letter to Nokia's CEO, a former Microsoft executive, has triggered intense speculation that the Finnish phone maker will adopt Windows Phone 7 as the firmware for at least some of its struggling smartphone line.

By John Cox | 05 February, 2011 09:31

Tags: The New York Times, Microsoft, Networking, smartphones, Nokia, Android, Phones, wireless, windows phone 7, Blackberry, consumer electronics

Mozy's move could bring storm to unlimited cloud storage

Facing consumers with an appetite for cloud storage that has increased 50 per cent over the past year, the world's largest consumer online storage provider said on Monday that it will no longer offer unlimited storage and will increase fees for the limited online storage it's now selling.

By Lucas Mearian | 01 February, 2011 22:07

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Gartner, storage, hardware systems, Data Center, cloud computing, internet, emc

Despite LTE hype, Wi-Fi is the real deal

MIAMI -- With all the hype surrounding 4G technologies such as LTE and WiMAX, it's easy to forget just how useful Wi-Fi is in our daily lives.

By Brad Reed | 04 February, 2011 06:35

Tags: Wi-Fi, WiMax, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, WiMAX & LTE

Want a new IT job? Now’s your chance

It's time for a change. Across the board, the IT job market is showing promising signs of life, and IT pros who stayed in less-than-ideal jobs during the recession are jumping at a chance to move their careers forward.

By Ann Bednarz | 04 February, 2011 07:28

Tags: business issues, Dice, corporate issues, IT job, personnel

Why you shouldn't worry so much about IPv6

A critical juncture in history arrived this week as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the last IPv4 addresses to the five regions of the world's Regional Internet Registries.

By Bruce Gain | 05 February, 2011 05:42

Tags: Linux, LAN/WAN, ipv4, Windows, Network management, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, internet, ipv6

Microsoft fixes cookie security bug in Windows Azure

Microsoft has refreshed the Windows Azure software development kit to fix a bug that can expose cookie information to clients who have built applications on top of the cloud platform.

By Jon Brodkin | 05 February, 2011 04:30

Tags: Microsoft, security, hardware systems, software, Data Center, cloud computing, internet

Galaxy Tab gets hacked, finally runs Gingerbread

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab have so far waited pretty patiently for Google to upgrade the tablet from Froyo version of Android to Gingerbread. But it would seem one developer got a little too impatient waiting for the update, so got to work adding Android 2.3 themselves.

By Elizabeth Fish | 05 February, 2011 10:21

Tags: telecommunication, applications, Google, Samsung Electronics, hardware systems, software, Mobile operating systems, tablet PCs, laptops, mobile

Hacker steals 400 billion virtual poker chips from Facebook game

An English hacker has admitted he stole 400 billion virtual poker chips worth somewhere between $US285,000 and $12 million in actual dollars from a popular online game, then sold some of them for cash on Facebook.

By Tim Greene | 05 February, 2011 08:26

Tags: Zynga, security, legal, cybercrime, Facebook

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