A cross-site scripting flaw that saw some Yahoo email users lose control of their accounts has now been traced back to a WordPress installation that was not patched for at least eight months.
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Cameraphones are now the main way that consumers share photos, rather than by email, according to a survey of 2,000 British and American consumers by Futuresource Consulting. The results are frequently viewed on a laptop or netbook PC by UK consumers, though "consumers in the USA tend to use the desktop PC," the company says.
NYU prof Clay Shirky said that it will fall to the IT department to make social networking strategic---just like the PC, laptop and email.
Real estate giant Ray White's email systems went down this week after its Active Directory installation couldn't communicate with the rest of the world courtesy of an AAPT outage.
One aspect of the HTC Droid Incredible that people seem to be quite interested in is the official Mobile Broadband Connect utility found on the device. You will need a cable to connect your HTC Incredible to your PC and now we see the available pricing options for this new Android device. The two options are $10 or $25 per month for 5GB of data and depend on the voice and email plan you have setup with your device.
First they release PC hardware with Mac OS X pre-installed, then they release a "build your own hackintosh" kit that allows the installation of OS X on any PC hardware. Psystar isn't on Apple's Christmas card list, and they're proud of it.
If you purchase a discounted upgrade edition of Windows 7, can you use it to perform a clean installation of the operating system on a PC that doesn't currently have Windows installed? The answer, it turns out, is really quite simple. I've broken down the license agreement and have specific answers for upgraders. If you own a Mac or plan to dual-boot, I've got the answers you need.
Honestech, a digital media software company, has just released FOTOBOX Plus, a USB device that enables the creation of multimedia slideshows from photos and videos. The gadget contains an integrated memory card reader and embedded PC software (thus, not compatible with Mac OS) with Flash memory, which can automatically run without any installation.
Upgrading a PC from Windows Vista to Windows 7 can take between half an hour and close to a day, tests conducted by Microsoft have shown.The time benchmarks for the installation of Microsoft's upcoming operating system — due for release next month — were conducted by the software company's Windows Deployment team.
Digital Signing of email doesn't need to be a major chore using PC operating systems and webmail sites, but it is.
One of my favorite mobile apps/services is Evernote because it works across multiple mobile devices with native clients (iPhone and Windows Mobile) and via email while also working on PC and Mac computers. The folks at Evernote have stated they are working on clients for more mobile platforms and the next version is now ready for RIM BlackBerry owners. I've spent a few days using the latest BlackBerry client and you can check out some screenshots of it in action in my image gallery.
We knew the BlackBerry App World launch was coming soon and rumors had it for 1 April. While in a conversation with fellow writers at the Showstoppers event an email appeared on my phone that the BlackBerry App World was available and ready for installation. I pulled out the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 and quickly installed the new application suite to give it a run through. Check out several screenshots in my image gallery and the video below, as well as my more in depth thoughts on this new application store.
Asus has confirmed and apologized to customers (press release in Japanese; translated version) for shipping malware on the recently introduced Eee Box desktop computer :"According to an email sent out by Asus, PC Advisor reports, the Eee Box's 80GB hard drive has the recycled.exe virus files hidden in the drive's D: partition.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary Jo Foley: Windows Live team confirms Win7 to replace subsystems with servicesEd Bott: How to set up a new PC in one easy sessionLarry Dignan: Amazon adds Oracle support to EC2 Video: Oracle unveils BeehiveOliver Marks: Oracle's Beehive: integrated large scale, secure collaborationMichael Krigsman: Oracle collaborates with BeehiveSam Diaz: Oracle OpenWorld: Looking for some excitement.
Queensland's Department of Education, Training and the Arts has revealed it is most of the way through one of Australia's largest roll-outs of a standard desktop PC and server operating environments, including a standardised Apple Mac installation.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ed Bott: Should Microsoft get into the PC hardware business?
Email Prioritizer is a PC-only, Office 2007-only experiment that allows the user to put a 'do not disturb' button in Outlook, and prioritise emails by importance
I am working on a full review of the excellent SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PC and just received a note from the company that has an effect on pricing for U.S. buyers. Due to the fact that SoftMaker is a German company dealing in Euros, the significant loss in value of the U.S. dollar has driven them to make changes in their software pricing. SoftMaker reported in the email that when the Euro was introduced in 2002 it was about equal to the U.S. dollar, but the dollar has now fallen to be worth 60 percent less.
Given the steady trickle of BIOS-related questions that I get via email, I think that it's time for a post to demystify BIOS updates and the role they have in keeping your PC in tip-top condition.
Given the kinds of comments that I'm getting (mostly through email) I've come to the conclusion that having a few "back to basics" posts on here might be worthwhile to a lot of readers. Sure, if you're a hardcore geek then this stuff is likely to be second nature to you, but for those on the path to becoming a hardcore geek, a little helping hand might be appreciated!For this, the first back to basics post I've decided to cover the way that I clone hard disks here at the PC Doc HQ.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
- 2 How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)
- 3 31 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life
- 4 Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8
- 5 Review: Tile Bluetooth tag (verdict: Great)