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Skills shortage risks NBN benefits: NetApp

The IT skills shortage could limit the benefits flowing from Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), according to Peter O'Connor, storage vendor NetApp's vice president for Australia/New Zealand and ASEAN.

July 26, 2011

Researchers hack a car

A group of researchers from two universities tested their hacking skills on two cars and found that they could remotely lock the brakes, the engine and windows on a car; turn on the radio, heat and windshield wipers; honk the horn; and change the speedometer display.The paper will be presented by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California at San Diego at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland, California, on Wednesday.

May 16, 2010 by

Tracking down those XP crashes: Could the cause be malware?

According to reports on some newsgroups, a Windows patch is causing the Blue Screen of Death for Windows XP users. Microsoft has temporarily withdrawn the update while it investigates the reports. Before you leap to conclusions about the coding skills of Microsoft's developers, you might want to consider the possibility that this problem is related to undetected malware infections. I've got some exclusive details.

February 12, 2010 by

KBOX update simplifies Windows 7 migration

KACE is updating its K2000 systems management box to include a module that allows you to migrate to Windows 7. Although there are plenty of products that promise similar benefits, KACE seems to be cornering the market for appliance-based products that are very easy to use — see our full review from August 2009.

November 5, 2009

CTIA 09: REDFLY Mobile Viewer free beta available now

Back in January, Celio Corp showed off their up and coming REDFLY PC software that would let you use your existing PC to connect to your Windows Mobile device and access it just like you would from the REDFLY Mobile Companion. I was at CTIA last week and Celio announced that the REDFLY Mobile Viewer software is now available to download for free public beta testing. I plan to take it for a spin on my MSI Wind and will post a video of it in action here soon. Prior to attending CTIA and seeing the software in action first hand and talking with the folks at Celio I have to say I wasn't quite sure why someone would want or need this on a laptop or PC, but I had a moment there were I "got" it and think there are some benefits to the software for Windows Mobile owners.

April 8, 2009 by

Countering an Apple-favoring .NET critic

I've been investigating Apple Cocoa API as I plan to complement my Windows and UNIX development skills with skills in Mac development. That doesn't mean I am willing to accept weak attacks what I consider to be a superior development platform: .NET.

August 14, 2008 by

The Unix sysadmin salary premium

A review of job openings at major American employers shows that there is no "Unix salary premium" but there is a 15% or so skills premium reflecting the typical Unix sysadmin's ability to fill other roles - like those of the DBA or Windows administrator - without, as it were, giving up his day job.

August 12, 2008 by

The myth of Windows "Workstation" 2008

For a few months now I've been hearing stories from people who claim to be getting a much better Windows experience by ditching Windows Vista and adopting Windows Server 2008 as a desktop operating system. But are there any benefits to throwing your copy of Vista into the bin and running Windows Server 2008?

July 15, 2008 by

Mobile software Monday: 4Smartphone hosted Exchange with mobile device clients

While my focus in the Mobile software Monday articles is on software for your mobile phones I wanted to branch out just a bit to include a service that I use in conjuction with software on my devices that I find absolutely essential to my usage of mobile devices. Jason Dunn runs the Thoughts Media sites and preached to me for a couple of years about the benefits of a hosted Exchange solution. I finally decided to give it a try just over a year ago and now I can never go back to syncing my PIM data via cables again. I subscribe to 4Smartphone (part of Jason's recommendation) with their Mobile level plan subscription (US$12.95/month) and sync my Windows Mobile, S60, Windows, and Mac devices to the service, with hopes to soon sync my iPhone when the 2.0 update is released.

May 25, 2008 by

Vista in the enterprise

Things move slowly in the enterprise market, so Windows Vista is currently a rare sight on the corporate desktop. But will Vista's undoubted benefits eventually unblock the upgrade path?

July 12, 2007 by

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