ICANN, the organization oversees the internet domains will open tommorow the registration for .me domains. The .ME registrations were open in May, to allow companies or websites to register their trademark with no hassle. Also, several domains were auctioned the past days and are still taking place.
Today, WordPress got its announced update to the 2.6 version. Although this update was not scheduled now, I can say I’m impressed by the new features. Bloggers will cheerish this new version and WP’s functionality gets better and better with every new update. The 2.6 version is named “Tyner” after the jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and it’s available for download.
Let’s review some important features of WordPress 2.6
A new bug within Microsoft Office seems to allow attackers to plant Trojan horses within our computers. This new exploit isn’t confirmed at this moment, Symantec, the security company behind this finding, is still in discussions with MIcrosoft to confirm this exploit. Symantec states that some MS Office versions, even if fully patched, are affected.
Microsoft released a Security Advisory, with further details regarding this security flaw. Within this security report, they state: Continued »
“Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a possible vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3. Our initial investigation indicates that customers who use all other supported versions of Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Word Viewer, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, and Microsoft Office for Mac are not affected.”
There isn’t much time left until the Beijing Olympics and for all the business travelers out there, we got some good news. The Olympics will be brought to you online for free by TVTonic, who partenered with NBC Olympics.
Another good news is that, if you happen to miss your favourite Olympic event, you can watch it any time even if the event has taken place. TVTonic works best with Windows Media Center or within Interner Explorer (I wonder why Firefox isn’t included). Putting aside the irony, I think we can put our recorders to rest during the 2008 Olympics, TVTronic offering us the perfect service.
Even if the title of this news is little ironic, considering the fact that most Windows users don’t find WIndows Vista reliable at all, it’s true. Microsoft stated that this fix will containt some security fixes and some performance wise patches, thus improving Vista’s overall reliablity, they say
8,002,530 downloads were recorded for FireFox only in June, making the software the most downloaded ever. This count was made officially, after auditing the server logs to ensure that duplicated and unfinished downloads were not counted. This figure is very impressive and in my humble opinion, some of us FireFox users know it’s worth it. Mozilla FireFox is THE browser and to bo honest, those figures don’t surprise me (ok, only a little).
Paul Kim, marketing head said: “The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was key to making this happen”. I personally hope that FireFox will put IE in a very deep hole, were nobody will ever remember it. Sorry Microsoft, but IE just sucks, not our fault.
Source: BBC News