Microsoft offers free Exchange Server 2007 trial
Microsoft has begun offering enterprises a free trial of Exchange Server 2007, its 64-bit only back-office messaging system.
The trial will enable businesses to test new features including 'anywhere access' to email, voice mail, calendars and contacts from any PC or mobile device. There are also improvements for protecting against spam and viruses, and support for data handling compliance with government and industry regulations. ...more
Psion Revo goes the WAP way
If you haven't been tempted to purchase an Internet-enabled mobile phone then keep your eyes peeled for the updated Psion Revo, with WAP capability.
The unit does not come with a modem but can access the Internet either with the Psion 56k Travel Modem, or you can link it to an infrared mobile phone.
The standard Revo can currently be picked up as part of a package with the Nokia 8210 mobile phone. ...more
Password hardware solution
One of the main bugbears of computing is remembering all those passwords you need to live your ordinary life. Well, one hardware solution will have you throwing away all those tatty bits of paper and other visual reminders.
The PlayApp key is being promoted as an anti-hacker, USB device that consumers can use to generate and remember all their personal passwords, encryption codes and PGP passphrases. ...more
CES gadget round up
Forget the Xbox and all the other top computer news at the Computer Entertainment Show in Las Vegas; the smaller, more esoteric, gadgets deserve a mention, too.
On show, there was a Dr Fresh Pet Hair brush from King Tai Holdings of Hong Kong that uses negatively charged ions to refresh your hair. Meanwhile, Joas Electronics of Korea has rebranded its R785 shaver and disguised it as a packet of fags. ...more
US bans iPod exports to North Korea
Dictator Kim Jong Il will have to turn to the black market to get his hands on a new iPod, after the US government banned the export of consumer electronics and other luxury goods to North Korea.
The sanctions deliberately target Kim and the 600 or so families that make up the country's ruling elite but will not affect the vast majority of North Koreans.
Other goods on the list of banned exports include Cognac, Rolex watches, cigarettes, artwork, cars such as the Mercedes, BMWs and Cadillacs, Harley Davidson motorcycles and jet skis. ...more