Monthly Archives: August 2004

Copernic’s Search Desktop Goes Live

By | August 31, 2004

Copernic has today released its Desktop Search program, the latest addition to the harvest of desktop indexing software we’ve been cataloging in recent months. The press release says the software can “search your hard drive in less than a second to pinpoint the right picture, email, music file, etc.” while “your computer won’t slow down at all”. You also… Read More »

Spyware? Not My Problem, Says Business

By | August 31, 2004

Maybe the problem of Internet security isn’t educating users to be more vigilant, it’s about persuading companies that there is a problem. A survey (PDF file) released today by California-based Secure Computing Corporation found that that “only 25 percent of businesses recognized spyware as a major problem”. This despite studies that show spyware is a problem: A study by EarthLink, for… Read More »

Another Incentive To Leave The Office

By | August 31, 2004

I’m a big fan of AlphaSmart’s range of portable writing devices, which are aimed at students but are good for anyone with itchy feet who does a lot of typing and needs a device with a good keyboard, screen and battery life. After the Dana, the Dana Wireless and the AlphaSmart 3000, the company has just launched another… Read More »

The Sims 2 – A Reality Show For Your PC

By | August 24, 2004

The Sims, Maxis’ game in which you guide a virtual version of yourself through life on your PC, holds something of a mirror up to our own existence. Not that it’s particularly pretty. The second version of The Sims, due in stores by September 17th, has some new features, including genetics and the ability to see and film… Read More »

Phishing Becomes A Commodity

By | August 23, 2004

Interesting to see how phishing has become a threat in its own right, along with viruses and spam, and is becoming part and parcel of ‘security solutions’ offered by the Internet messaging industry. Take MailFrontier, for example, the Palo Alto-based “pioneer in email security and leading provider of anti-spam solutions” who today announced , today announced its MailFrontier… Read More »