Parallels has updated its flagship virtual machine software for running Windows on Intel-based Macs so that it now lets users fire up Windows applications without having to look at Microsoft's operating system.
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A bug in Windows Vista's built-in antipiracy technology is telling some users that they need to reactivate the operating system after they install new device drivers or run newly installed software.
EEye Digital Security said it's found the first Office 2007 remote code vulnerability and has alerted Microsoft's bug team.
Windows Vista's User Account Control (UAC), a system that Microsoft says makes the new operating system safer from attack, can be spoofed and shouldn't be completely trusted, a Symantec researcher said Thursday.
Apple and Cisco Systems have agreed to share the "iPhone" name, putting an end to a dispute that threatened the June launch of Apple's highly-anticipated multimedia phone.
Mozilla's Firefox browser lost market share last month, Web metrics company Net Applications reported Wednesday. But Apple's Safari continued to gain ground, an indicator of a slow but sure uptick in Macintosh sales.
Another Microsoft security rival posted results Wednesday of tests claiming that Windows Defender, Microsoft's antispyware software, blocked only a portion of the malware thrown at it.
Mozilla will delay the next security update for Firefox so it can test a fix for a flaw that could be used by attackers by skirt security restrictions.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs laid into US teachers unions last week at a Texas education reform conference, with a local newspaper quoting him as saying they're "what's wrong with our schools."
Cisco Systems is warning users that nearly 80 of its routers are vulnerable to a hack tactic that got play last week.
A flaw in Snort, the popular open-source intrusion detection system, could be used by attackers to run malicious code on vulnerable machines, several security organizations reported Monday.
A surge in Vista-driven PC sales will temporarily dilute Apple's share of the computer market, a financial analyst predicted on Friday -- even though his own survey of a national electronics chain found most stores have sold fewer copies of Windows Vista than expected.
Windows Vista can be used for as long as 120 days without agreeing to its product activation antipiracy software, the company confirmed Friday. That's four times longer than the 30 days the company has widely used as the maximum time span the operating system can be used before it shuts down.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has told Wall Street analysts that the company might "dial up" the intensity of antipiracy technology baked into Windows Vista as part of an effort to squeeze more revenue from China, India, Brazil, Russia and other emerging markets.
Microsoft's Windows Vista can be used for as long as 120 days without agreeing to its product activation antipiracy software, the company confirmed Friday. That's four times longer than the 30 days the company has widely used as the maximum time span the operating system can be used before it shuts down.