When I read yesterday that the United States Supreme Court has decided to reopen an old Novell vs. Microsoft case dating back to 2004, I couldn’t help but think back to what has happened between the two companies in the 20 last years. If you weren’t following the news back then, here’s what went down: […]
After 15 years in a row of being the world’s richest man, Bill Gates finally had to step down from the podium and take the 3rd place. But please, don’t start sending donations to Mr. Gates yet, his fortune is still evaluated at over $58 billion. The new world’s richest man is Gates’ friend and […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] Not only could this be very embarrassing, it could also hurt your reputation and even expose you to legal actions. Before exchanging documents with tracked changes, you should always make sure the final copy is sanitized and cleared of any sort of hidden data. Take your data security and […]
In the following video, science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope — a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe.
Momenta, one of the finalists in Microsoft’s 2007-08 Next-Gen PC design competition, is a personal computer that attaches to your neck and records what it considers as “the most memorable moments of your life”. The device works by monitoring your heart rate, and as soon as it detects some kind of excitement in your day, […]
The Folks at Fridaypage just released a funny Vista promo video that I’m sure Microsoft wouldn’t approve of. While I don’t necessarily agree with most of what the video says, it still made me laugh a couple of times. Enjoy!
In my last post, I urged readers to patch weak applications. How do you know which ones to patch? The hard way to do it would be to go through your program files and open each application, check the version, and then see if there is an updated version at the vendor’s website. Or you […]
Love them or hate them, Microsoft has come a long way in making their Windows operating systems secure, mostly by employing built-in firewalls, default security settings and auto-patching features. Despite this, Windows is still the most-targeted operating system on the part of attackers, simply because it is the most ubiquitous. Now, instead of targeting flaws […]
We’ve all come to know and love our favorite brand logos. Nike, Apple, Logitech, Motorola, whatever. It’s almost like they’ve been around so long that you don’t actually recognise them as company insignia anymore, but rather as proofs of quality and authenticity. Logos undergo drastic changes as much as their respective companies. They are changed to […]
By Mark O’Neill I totally dig keyboard shortcuts. Your hands start whizzing over the keys and programs start up left, right and center. It makes me feel like Sandra Bullock in The Net. Or Marshall in Alias. Now there’s an open-source program called Clavier+ which allows you to open programs and paste text using the […]
This guest post was submitted by Patrick from Piggy Bank Pie. Microsoft is releasing Windows Server 2008 on February 27th, and it seems like the IT community has high expectations as this version introduces many new features. However, Microsoft had high hopes in Vista, its latest desktop operating system, but IT managers have yet to […]
Yahoo! has been having some trouble lately. After reporting massive drops in revenue this year, Microsoft has offered to buy it out for a massive $44.6 billion. Apparently, the unsolicited move will create stronger competition for Google. It hasn’t been a great year for the struggling company. Yahoo! shares fell 46 percent in October and […]