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Ready to install SP2?

The delays for Microsoft's XP Service Pack 2 have made headlines for weeks. What should consumers consider in deciding when and how to install the update? Correspondent James Hilliard talks with CNET's Security Watch editor, Robert Vamosi, about the update's potential benefits and limitations.

October 14, 2004 by in Microsoft

Beefing up mobile blogging

Blogia's promise? Publish full blog entries with photos and files, on the fly, from your Symbian cell phone in minutes. BellStream CEO Samuli Koski-Lammi gives CNET's Rafe Needleman a demonstration of the new tool.

October 5, 2004 by in Mobility

Gates: open source is a trade-off

Speaking to a packed house of engineering students at the University of California at Berkeley, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates gave his opinion on the role of open source and the company's relationship to it in a conversation with A. Richard Newton, dean of the school's College of Engineering.

October 1, 2004 by in Open Source

Are consumers ready for VoIP?

Hoping consumers are ready to embrace Internet-delivered phone services, Linksys has announced a partnership with Verizon to provide its VoIP phone adapters to new Verizon subscribers . Correspondent James Hilliard asks Linksys founder Victor Tsao and Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney if the average consumer is ready for Internet telephony.

September 30, 2004 by in Networking

An entertainment PC for the couch set

A new handheld PC from Pepper Computer, aimed at "couch surfers," offers a lightweight design, handles full computer programs and can act as both an entertainment hub and a remote control. CNET's Rafe Needleman asks Pepper CEO Len Kawell if the convenience will justify the unit's $800 price tag.

September 29, 2004 by in Mobility

Security jobs for hackers?

Recently we asked the ZDNet audience to call in and respond to the question, 'Should hackers be hired by security companies?' An overwhelming majority of the audience said it was a bad idea. ZDNet's David Berlind shares a few of the best answers.

September 28, 2004 by in Tech & Work

New BlackBerry shrinks QWERTY keyboard

The upcoming Research In Motion 7100t BlackBerry attempts to minimize the traditional keyboard design. Fitting QWERTY on a compact, multiple-letter layout reminiscent of a phone's dialpad, it leaves the wider PDA layout behind. CNET's Rafe Needleman gets a preview from RIM's Andrea Craig.

September 27, 2004 by in Mobility

Tracking employees using Nextel phones

Xora's GPS TimeTrack software, combined with embedded Nextel chips, enables employers to track and collect a wide variety of employee activity automatically through their phones. CNET's Rafe Needleman talks with Xora CEO Sanjay Shirale about the software features and potential privacy issues.

September 23, 2004 by in Telcos

Guy Kawasaki on the upstart art

In this Face to Face interview, venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple Computer evangelist, joins ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber to talk about his latest book. In "The Art of the Start," the best-selling author gives entrepreneurial advice, from creating bold positioning statements to avoiding "hallucinatory forecasts," on the road to business success.

September 21, 2004 by in Apple


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