The new name for Microsoft Anti Spyware will be "Windows Defender". Windows Defender is about what Windows will do for customers, defending them from spyware and other unwanted software.
The problems occur after installing the patches Microsoft delivered with security bulletins MS05-038 and MS05-052. Both patches can cause problems with ActiveX controls, small programs designed to perform a simple task that can make a Web site more interactive. The MS05-038 patch can also hinder Java applications. After the patches are installed, some applications will no longer work in Internet Explorer!
According to OneStat, Mozilla's browsers have a total global usage share of 11,51 percent. The total usage share of Mozilla increased 2.82 percent since April 2005. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still dominates the global browser market with a global usage share of 85,45 percent which is 1.18 percent less then in April 2005.
Google has a new service that helps travellers to find flight information. When a user enters the city from where they depart and the destination that he wants to go to Google will generate the available travel schedules from companies that fly on those routes. Among them, there are links to websites of Expedia, Hotwire en Orbitz where you can find prices and flight data.
Google plans to hire new staff to improve OpenOffice.org, a demonstration of its affinity for open-source initiatives and one the company believes also shows sound practical sense.
"We want to hire a couple of folks to help make OpenOffice better," a manager for open-source programs said.
Towards expectation, Oracle will present the first beta release of the Oracle 10 G express edition, also known as the Oracle Database XE. It is targeted at students, small organizations and software vendors that could embed the Oracle database with an application. It is the intention to launch the final database software somewhere before the end of this year.
SPARK, Europe¹s premier Flash conference showcasing the Macromedia® Flash® platform for developing content and applications, will be held November 16-18 in Amsterdam.
The jam-packed, three-day, event features educational and inspirational seminars on motion graphics, video, mobile, interactivity, and open source. SPARK is produced by United Digital Artists and sponsored by Macromedia, and will be held in Amsterdam¹s celebrated Paradiso, the historic music venue whose stage has hosted everyone from the Rolling Stones to Phish.
To register for the event or get more information, visit http://www.sparkeurope.com, and if you have questions send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Bell, an employee of Microsoft, made public that the new Office 12 will contain the new option of saving documents in XPS-format.
XPS is a platform independent format for documents and can be regarded as a competitor of the PDF format.
The XPS format doesn’t contain all structure elements of Office 12-documents so it isn't completely backwards convertible with the native office format.
Ever wanted to create cool CSS shadows which are cross browser compatible? Smart CSS Shadows allows you to create drop shadows on text, tables, form fields, images and Flash Movies. This extension allows you to create customizable shadows without code hacking or using complex graphic applications.