O2 shuts webmail service

O2 shuts webmail service as outdated system led to lost and delayed emails

The Irish Times have reported that O2 is to discontinue its free webmail service next month following frequent service disruptions that have left many users unable to receive emails, in some cases for up to three weeks.

In a statement to The Irish Times , the mobile operator said the technology platform that runs its webmail service had become outdated. Read the rest of this entry »

New Data Protection Laws

Irish Times have a very good piece about the new proposals for Data Protection in Europe including:

  • A single set of rules will apply across the EU
  • Less paperwork for companies, as “unnecessary” administrative requirements will go
  • Organisations and citizens will deal with a single data protection authority in the EU country where organisations have their main base Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft sues Comet over Windows ‘counterfeits’

ZD Net reports that Microsoft is suing the UK electrical retailer Comet for allegedly creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit Windows recovery CDs.

Microsoft is suing UK retailer Comet over claims it sold thousands of counterfeit Windows recovery disks. The software giant took its case to the UK High Court on Wednesday, claiming Comet had made money from sales of sets of knock-off Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery disks. Read the rest of this entry »

Window XP use drops as Windows 7 catches up

Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system was the most used OS in 2011 but its market share has been dropping rapidly, losing more than 10 percent as people shift to Windows 7.

In its latest desktop OS study, released on Monday, web metrics firm Net Applications revealed that the number of computers worldwide running Windows XP — released in October 2001 — stood at 57.51 percent in February 2011, but fell to 46.52 percent in December. Read the rest of this entry »

Adobe Drops Flash for iPhone

ZD Net reported that Adobe has explicitly cited Apple’s refusal to include Flash support in its iPhone and iPad browsers as a reason for the technology’s demise.

In a blog post on Friday, Adobe Flash developer relations chief Mike Chambers said Apple’s intransigence on the matter has reduced Flash’s chances of becoming a widespread platform for in-browser mobile apps. Another major factor was the rise of HTML5, he noted, on which Adobe is now placing a stronger focus. Read the rest of this entry »

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