Kevin C. Tofel of jkOnTheRun just reported that on his way out of the Digital Experience show in New York City today, he saw Skype running on a Nokia N800 internet tablet. According to Kevin's report, this should be downloadable in July. I've been waiting for this since the N800 was launched at CES (actually a bit earlier to be honest as I had a brief chance to play with a late stage release candidate when I spoke at a Nokia event in Finland a month earlier). This will make what is already an incredibly useful device when I'm on the go even better.
James Farrar focuses on the business balance between financial performance and social-environmental impact.
If you (or someone you know) receives an e-mail about a zero-day exploit affecting Microsoft Outlook do not, under any circumstances, click on the links embedded in the message. It's a phishing scam folks. The Security Bulletin (MS07-0065) it points to doesn't exist. And just because it can never be said too often, I'll say it again here. Microsoft does not alert users to security issues via e-mail. Ever. That's what Windows Update is for.Details from Sophos are available here.
I know... I know... you've had it with iPhone posts on blogs everywhere. Well I have something a little different for you. I'm not going to waste your time explaining why I am or am not getting an iPhone on Friday. I'm not going to get into an exhaustive feature checklist comparison between the iPhone and some other device. Nope... not going to do it. Instead, I'm going to point you to what is quite possibly the most fun you can have at the iPhone's expense. It's clever, it's amusing, and it's free.
CodeTwo Outlook Export is a free add-in for Microsoft Outlook (98 - 2007) that provides much greater flexibility than the built-in export feature in Outlook. All folder types are supported (including Post and Journal) and the utility provides an easy interface that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's poked around in the backwaters of Outlook to customize views and forms.
Codeweavers, the company behind CrossOver, an engine that provides Mac and Linux users the ability to install and run some Windows applications without a Windows install or license have just released a 10-Step Program for Computing Nirvana. It's a very tongue-in-cheek poke at Microsoft and the dominance they enjoy over the computing world. I'm warning you up front that if you're a Microsoft zealot, you're probably going to hate this. If you're a Microsoft basher, you're probably going to get at least a few laughs out of it.
Google has recently added a couple of very nice new features to the Google Calendar application. Since the beginning of the year, I've been using Google Calendar as the "glue" that binds all of my devices witht he assistance of some helpful utilities including Spanning Sync for Mac OS X and SyncMyCal for Outlook on my Windows Vista devices.
Daniel Escapa has just released a new PowerToy for OneNote that adds a basic search-and-replace feature to the application. I've long wished for this ability in OneNote. The add-in currently supports text only (no support for searching against pre-recognized text which makes sense in a certain way since what would it replace a result with?). Like all PowerToy releases, this is unsupported by Microsoft or the author so use at your own risk, your mileage may vary, back up all of your data before installing, and other cautionary admonitions apply.
I've been using iGTD for some time and am planning a review of how I've integrated it, MailTags, Mail Act-On, and a few other tools into a very powerful GTD system on my MacBook. But I'm on vacation in Telluride right now at the Bluegrass Festuval and that will have to wait.
I'm at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this week. There's a tremendous amount of energy at the show – the exhibition space was packed wall-to-wall yesterday. As I'm working at the show and attending some meetings in Boston, there's been less time than I'd hoped for visiting with companies to see what they're announcing and showing here at the event, Thankfully, ZDNet's David Berlind and my good friend Michael Sampson are doing a terrific job talking with companies and posting analysis of what's new in this space.
Zoho has just announced that Meeting, their web conferencing and desktop sharing tool, has been opened for public beta testing. The service, which has been in private beta for some time, provides the following features and capabilities:Meetings allows you to share your desktop with multiple attendees.