Stories by Nancy Gohring

  • Windows Defender to improve spyware detection

    DUBLIN: Microsoft has given an official name to its software for protecting computers against spyware. Formerly known as Windows AntiSpyware Beta 1, the software will be called Windows Defender it becomes available next year.

  • Gemplus, Orange offer 128MB SIM card

    In a vote of confidence for new high-capacity SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, Orange SA this month will start to offer handsets by Sagem Communication that include a Gemplus International SA SIM card capable of storing 128M bytes of data.

  • McNealy: Galaxy servers to ship in volume soon

    Sun Microsystems' Galaxy servers will be shipping in large quantities with standard lead times in "a matter of days," Scott McNealy, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, said Wednesday at the Gartner ITxpo in Cannes, France.

  • Mobile data usage is on the rise

    Mobile data usage, including Internet access and wireless e-mail, is up compared to last year, according to a study by A.T. Kearney and the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.

  • Nokia launches open-source browser

    Nokia on Wednesday said its open-source mobile Web browser is now available. It also launched a new portal to share information about its open-source activities.

  • VOIP threats defined by alliance

    For all the developments around enterprise voice over IP solutions, there has been only scattered interest in the related potential security threats but the Voice over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) has shown a spotlight on problems that IT managers ought to be concerned about.

  • OSDL plans Linux phone drive

    Motorola and PalmSource are among the companies that lined up behind a new initiative Monday that aims to promote the use of the Linux operating system on cell phones. The Mobile Linux Initiative was launched by Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) to tackle technical challenges and generally support the adoption of Linux on handheld devices.

  • Mobile email may push beyond executive corridor

    Mobile e-mail isn't just for the chief executive and president anymore. At least, that's what many of the companies presenting at Symbian's Smartphone Show said on Monday. Companies including Visto, Nokia and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications are all talking about their "push" e-mail applications that aim to be attractive throughout the enterprise as well as to smaller businesses.

  • HP launches new iPaqs

    Hewlett-Packard Co. introduced on Monday new iPaqs based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, including one that features a biometric fingerprint sensor. HP also started selling a new portable printer with a Wi-Fi connection.