Microsoft turns to new Windows identity management system
Microsoft is working on a new personal information and identity management system for Windows, it has emerged.
The company is hoping that the new technology called 'info-cards' will give users greater control over their personal data whilst making it a secure way to shop on the Web and use online services
'It's going to put control of digital IDs into the hands of an end-user,' Michael Stephenson, a director of Microsoft's Windows Server division, told Reuters.'The end-user will be in full control. ...more
Thunderbird 1.5 flies the Mozilla nest
Mozilla has released Thunderbird 1.5, the latest version of its email client and companion to its Firefox Web browser.
The release integrates Mozilla's new software update technology, with more prominent notification of new updates and improved support for extensions. ...more
BT Broadband turns to iTunes and iPods
New customers who sign up for BT Broadband or BT Yahoo! Broadband are being offered up to 40 free music downloads from the UK iTunes Music Store (iTMS). Apple charges 79p per track.
Those who prefer the entry-level BT Broadband Basic package, however, will only be offered six tracks from iTMS. ...more
New Web Services agreed for business security
Major players in the arena of Web services have come to an agreement over a new set of business Web services. The new specifications are aimed at sending sensitive business to business information securely.
The six new specifications are divided into two categories. ...more
nVIDIA works up its mobile Quadro
nVIDIA claims twice the performance over predecessor.
The Quadro4 700 Go GL graphics chip is aimed at the mobile graphics professional and offers a number of hardware-accelerated features for stability and performance, according to the company.
It boasts optimised support for a variety of professional 3D and 2D graphics applications, with dedicated drivers for 3ds max and AutoCAD among others, using nVIDIA's backwards and forwards compatible Unified Driver Architecture. ...more