Macromedia Extends Breeze 5 with VoIP

Macromedia has cast its Breeze 5 Web communications and collaboration software into the marketplace. Notably, Breeze 5 now has voice over IP (VoIP) Internet telephony on top of its existing on-demand-video and real-time conferencing capabilities. The upgrade arrives just as rival Microsoft debuts Service Pack 1 for Live Communication Server (LCS) 2005. Unlike Microsoft’s LCS, …more

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In-Stat Analyzes Carrier Movement to VoIP

In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, predicts that the migration of the international telecommunications industry to VoIP will reach its peak in the 2010-2014 time frame. The firm says that consumers and small businesses will ramp-up to VoIP over the next four years, with incumbent carriers lagging about five years behind. Communications Convergence

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Firefox Frenzy

As new web browser gains in popularity, retailers need to re-assess their site design Until recently, it seemed a safe assumption that most end- users would access web shopping sites using Microsoft Internet Explorer indefinitely. Depending on who was counting, more than 90% of hits were from Internet Explorer. The exceptions were typically anti-Microsoft zealots …more

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How “search” is redefining the Web ? and our lives

Is the search feature really becoming the new “fabric of our lives?”  Well, it’s certainly easy to imagine such a thing in this information driven age.  Certainly, the fierce competition and emerging innovations characterizing the world of the search engine today, says  a resounding Yes!  Great article.  When search engines can change the lives of pastry chefs, …more

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Walk Softly, Leave A Small Footprint

Well, I’ve heard of waste management, but this is blimey!  But seriously, getting rid of electronic waste is a huge issue.  I recently discovered how difficult it was to get rid of some old computer equipment responsibly while working on a volunteer project a few months ago.  On London’s bustling South Bank, the WEEE Man has …more

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Firefox a Realistic Alternative to Explorer

If you’ve been thinking about switching to the popularly touted new browser, Firefox, or would just like to have a second browser and an alternative to Explorer, this article will guide you through the configuration process. So what difference does it make what browser you use? Firefox is simply more secure than Internet Explorer when it …more

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palmOne Treo 650 PDA/Phone Review

The folks at XYZ Computing recently put palmOne’s latest PDA/Phone hybrid device through its paces. I’d seriously consider this for myself if my wireless provider carried it. This, and many more reviews from the Net can be found at our forums. The Treo 650 is 4.4″ x 2.3″ x 0.9 and weighs 6.3 ounces. This …more

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First Look: Tiger Lives Up to the Hype

Now that Apple’s Tiger has pounced, there is one question on everyone’s mind: Is this latest release of Mac OS X worth 129 bucks? The answer is yes. The improvements are not just cosmetic, as Mac skeptics are likely to snicker. Rather, new features such as Tiger’s desktop search tool are powerful enough to change …more

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Zafi-D Leads Top 10 Viruses in April

Security! Security! Security!  You just can’t say it too many times. The virus Zafi-D, which first appeared on the Internet at the end of last year, led a monthly list of top 10 viruses for the fifth straight month in April. InformationWeek

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Firefox Tops 50 Million Downloads

Open-source software group Mozilla.org said Friday that its Firefox Web browser has been downloaded 50 million times since its release in November. The group attributes the popularity of its browser to the evangelism of the nearly 100,000 people participating in its “Spread Firefox” campaign. Mozilla has deemed the campaign, aimed at “wresting control from a …more

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Gates: Next Decade Will Bring ‘New Wave of Innovation’

“The next decade will bring about a new wave of innovation in the technology industry through the increased security, greater reliability and faster performance enabled by 64-bit computing and continued advances in Windows,” Gates said. “Longhorn and the new x64-bit versions of Windows are the best foundation for a new generation of faster, more powerful …more

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Product Review: Apple spotlights hard-drive searches

Apple Computer Inc. yesterday started selling Tiger, its newest operating system for Macintosh computers, which features an integrated search engine for the hard drive and a litter of small applications that the firm calls “widgets.” The new Mac OS X version 10.4 is available at Apple’s retail stores and authorized dealers. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Microsoft WinHec 2005 Coverage

Although WinHec might not be the most feature filled convention out there, it definitely gives us a good look in what we are going to be seeing in the future from Microsoft, and as we all know, Microsoft owns us. IF WE LEARNED anything from Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2005, it’s that the …more

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Yahoo Launches ‘My Web’ Beta

“My Web is the next step in our vision of integrating search, personal search and community by providing users an easy way to have their own personal Web search experience that incorporates the best of the Web and what matters most to them,” Qi Lu, vice president of engineering for Yahoo Search, said in a …more

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