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Heartbleed's lesson: Passwords must die

With the multitudes of accounts we have to deal with for email, social networking and other applications that require password authentication, we need a better solution.

April 11, 2014

Student loans body leaks thousands of email addresses

The quango that channels government loans and grants to UK students has launched an internal investigation after it attached the email addresses of more than 8,000 students to a mass email.The Student Loans Company (SLC) was emailing the students to remind them to complete their finance applications, but "mistakenly included a spreadsheet containing the 8,400 student email addresses [it was] contacting", the non-departmental public body admitted on Wednesday.

March 22, 2012 by

Unchaining the opportunistic programmer

Opportunistic programmers are typically not interested in writing large office suites, web browsers and email programs. Instead, they like writing small, fun and useful little programs. Thanks to a tool called Quickly, the Linux development ecosystem should get a more diverse range of applications.

December 17, 2009 by

Do Palm Pre owners have to look to the past to get apps?

Come on now people, let the Palm OS apps go and move on to the future of mobile technology. I received an email notifying me that MobiHand and MotionApps announced the grand opening of the MobiHand Classic App Store that is dedicated to offering those ancient Palm OS apps to run in the MotionApps Classic Palm OS emulator. It seems a bit sad that there are still so few apps for the WebOS and Palm Pre while the Classic Palm OS emulator has to be promoted as the place to get applications.

June 24, 2009 by

Clearwire's Silicon Valley WiMax Innovation Network

At the CTIA Wireless 2009 Conference in Las Vegas, Clearwire's co-chairman, Benjamin Wolff, announces the launch of the Silicon Valley WiMax Innovation Network. The 20-square-mile "sandbox" will give developers free access to create and test applications for a 4G network.

April 9, 2009 by

Soft talk: What is service oriented communications, and why will it matter?

Can we build our phone systems as standardized applications or services that will easily plug into the rest of our IT infrastructures?That's the promise of service oriented communications, which could convert communications and communications channels (voice, text, conference calls, email, IM) into software, so we can better integrate it into everything else we're doing.

February 2, 2009 by

News to know: Palm Pre, Windows 7, CES

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Matthew Miller: Welcome Palm Web OS, now what happens with Palm OS 5 applications?

January 8, 2009 by

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