Nokia puts the accent on multimedia entertainment
Mobile phone giant has introduced three new models to its 'N' series range that offer additional features and bring the mobile phone another step nearer to being a portable entertainment system.
Based on S60 3rd Edition and the Symbian OS, the N71 can supply digital music, videos and stereo FM radio. In addition to a 5-band equalizer, the Nokia N71 has a slot for a miniSD card of up to 2GB, which can store up to 1500 songs. ...more
Virtual PC updated
One for Mac users. Connectix has fixed several problems that appeared with the release of Virtual PC 4, and brought the software up-to-date with OS 9.1. ...more
Wanadoo tripped on security stumble
European ISP Wanadoo has been at the centre of a security storm when it was revealed that unsecured web pages allowed anyone access to the email account details of thousands of its subscribers.
According to posts on the Wanadooproblems forum, an index page hosted in Portugal offered unsecured access to folders containing the email details of some 20,000 dial-up accounts.
User Gammarays posted that the page had been available on the Internet for some two years; it was simply good fortune that it appears no-one had discovered it previously. ...more
Berners-Lee starts his own blog
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has begun to write his own blog. The news has caused a ripple around the blogging community with hundreds of comments posted on the first message.
While Berners-Lee has doubtless had many opportunities to address the web audience and indeed has occasionally done so as the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, this is the first time that he has taken to writing publicly from a personal viewpoint. ...more
EU Court Ruling: Microsoft's reaction
Microsoft is putting a brave face on the decision of the European Court of First Instance to dismiss its appeal against immediate imposition of the remedies recommended by Europe's Competition Commissioner.
Below in full is Microsoft's reaction to the ruling:
`We are in the process of reviewing the Order by the Court of First Instance. Although the Court ruled against Microsoft's request for interim measures, we are encouraged by a number of aspects of the Court's discussion of the merits of the case. ...more