Tag Archives for System software

Southeast Asia’s Viral Infection

Southeast Asia is fast developing a reputation as the most dangerous place on the Internet. It’s not a reputation the region can afford to have. By one count Thailand has risen to be the country with the most number of … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by jeremy
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The Trojan That Never Was

How not to handle a PR debacle, Part 767: Avast, the free antivirus I’ve been using, and recommending, for while, has lost my confidence by a double whammy: mis-identifying pretty much every executable on my computer as a Trojan, and … Continue reading

03. December 2009 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, PR | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

KL’s Airport Gets Infected

If there’s one place you hope you won’t get infected by a computer virus, it’s an airport. It’s not just that the virus may fiddle with your departure times; it’s the wider possibility that the virus may have infected more … Continue reading

08. December 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Updater Fever

I sometimes wonder what software companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, they’re all the same—want from their customers. I spend enough time with novice users to know how confusing using computer software can be. Especially online: It’s a scary world out there … Continue reading

01. October 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Blogs, Malware, Scams, Security, Software, apps, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

links for 2008-09-15

About GroupLens | GroupLens Research GroupLens is a research lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. We conduct research in several areas (tags: minnesota collaboration recommendations social) iRider Web Browser Product Overview – … Continue reading

16. September 2008 by jeremy
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Is That a Virus on Your Phone or a New Business Model?

This week’s WSJ.com column (subscription only) is about mobile viruses — or the lack of them. First off I talked about CommWarrior, the virus any of you with a Symbian phone and Bluetooth switched no will have been pinged with anywhere in the … Continue reading

29. June 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Phones, Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

What Your Product Does You Might Not Know About

Empty vodka bottles used for selling petrol, Bali Tools often serve purposes the designers didn’t necessarily intend — increasing their stickiness for users but in a way not clearly understood by the creator. Take the System Tray in Windows for … Continue reading

27. May 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Design, Interfaces, Visualization | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Failure of the Smartphone Interface

I still don’t understand why people think that a stylus is a good thing, or that mimicking a Windows environment — designed for navigation by mice and other pointy things — is regarded as a worthy goal for mobile devices. … Continue reading

05. August 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Design, Devices, Interfaces, Phones, Rants, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

How to Split Your Screen Down the Middle

Here’s something for the directory of monitor extenders — stuff that increases the size, scope or general bendiness of your screen — SplitView , from the guys who brought you DiskView: SplitView increases productivity by making it easy to work with two … Continue reading

21. March 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Productivity, Software, apps | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Microsoft’s Spyware Gate

Microsoft have launched a new version of their Antispyware application, now rebuilt and renamed Windows Defender. Initial reports are favorable, including Paul Thurrott, who is good on these kind of things: Windows Defender Beta 2 combines the best-of-breed spyware detection … Continue reading

15. February 2006 by jeremy
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