Thursday, February 22, 2007
Apple, Cisco settle iPhone dispute ... Google Apps upgrade threatens Office
News: Apple, Cisco settle iPhone dispute
News: Google Apps upgrade threatens Office
News: Fujitsu Siemens targets SMBs with new recovery system
News: Elaborate 'pharming' attack targeted 50 banks
Windows Tip: Windows Vista and GPT disks
Podcast: Today's IT news audio update
ITwhirled: Chinese go nuts for space potatoes
Apple, Cisco settle iPhone dispute
Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. have settled a dispute over rights to use the iPhone name. Under terms of the agreement, both companies have the right to use the name. In addition, Cisco and Apple have agreed to "explore opportunities for interoperability" in security and communications technologies for consumers and business users.
Google Apps upgrade threatens Office
Google Inc. is pushing further into the communication and collaboration applications market with a major upgrade of Google Apps, a hosted suite for organizations of all sizes that analysts say could soon become a real competitor to Microsoft Office.
Fujitsu Siemens targets SMBs with new recovery system
For midsize businesses seeking a relatively easy, inexpensive way to keep their servers running around the clock, Fujitsu Siemens Computers (Holding) BV has launched a fully automated backup recovery system.
Elaborate 'pharming' attack targeted 50 banks
An attack this week that targeted online customers of at least 50 financial institutions in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific has been shut down, a security expert said Thursday.
Norton 360 to ship next month
Retailers have begun taking orders for Symantec Corp.'s next-generation desktop security software, and the product is set to ship in the middle of next month, according to Amazon.com Inc.
Report: China will not issue 3G licenses before 2008
China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) will not issue licenses for 3G (third-generation) mobile services until a new round of tests involving the homegrown TD-SCDMA (time division synchronous code division multiple access) 3G technology ends next year, reported Caijing magazine in its latest issue.
Hurd pressures HP storage sales team
HP CEO Mark Hurd's assessment of his company's storage sales organization was simple and blunt: "We just don't cover enough accounts," said Hurd on a conference call with analysts discussing HP's latest quarterly earnings. Sales of storage products grew only 3 percent during the quarter ended Jan. 31, compared to a year ago, while HP's overall revenue grew 11 percent.
Windows Vista and GPT disks
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprises
Windows Vista supports two types of disk partitioning: Master Boot Record (MBR) and Globally Unique Identifier Partition Table (GPT). GPT disks offer several advantages over MBR disks including more partitions (128 instead of 4) and larger partition sizes (theoretically up to 18 exabytes or about 18 million terabytes). But before you run out and get a zillion terabyte drive for your Vista workstation so you can store all your YouTube videos, you need to know the following.
Sign up for the Windows in the Enterprise newsletter - Tips for how to maximize Windows safely and securely.
Daily IT News Audio Update
Apple, Cisco settle iPhone dispute ... First woman wins Turing Award ... Google fixes security flaw in Google Desktop
Chinese go nuts for space potatoes
China's fledgling manned space program is a source of great national pride. Now restaurants are cashing in by offering sweet potatoes descended from seeds that Shenzhou VI took into orbit last year.
Sign up for the ITwhirled alert - weird tech news direct to your inbox.