Archive for 2010

Happy New Year!

Another silly patent case

Here we go with another example of how broken our patent law is when it comes to technology. How about a patent on a use of the mouse double-click? That’s right—the ordinary, common double-click. The Register reports: Hopewell Culture & Design reckons it owns the act of double-clicking, and is suing Apple, Nokia, Samsung and […]

Quote of the week

At one point, 50 percent of the CD’s produced worldwide had an AOL logo on it. We were logging in new subscribers at the rate of one every six seconds. —;Jan Brandt, former AOL Marketing chief

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Source: ReadWriteWeb

Gizmo’s Freeware picks Microsoft Security Essentials as freeware product of the year

I’ve been recommending it for a while and now Gizmo’s Freeware has made Microsoft Security Essentials its choice as product of the year. You can read the reasons behind the choice as well as descriptions of runners-up at this link.

PC World tests security software

As I recently posted, PC World has been reviewing security suites. An additional article has come out with some interesting information. You can click here to see a table of results for some commercial suites.

Making predictions is hard, especially about the future

Although everybody is making predictions at this time of year, I always think of the quote that is the title of this post. Here is yet another example. If anybody understands consumer tastes in electronic devices, it ought to be Steve Jobs. But there he was, three years ago, with the pronouncement that the Kindle […]