Microsoft patches IE in August security update
Microsoft has issued six bulletins as part of its monthly security update. Three are rated as Critical, one as Important and two as Moderate, with the much-patched IE once again receiving attention.
Beginning wit the critical updates, bulletin MS05-038 patches a flaw in IE that could allow a remote attacker to execute code on affected systems. ...more
Comment: Beware of the blog
An uncontrollable force is taking over cyberspace. It's leading to the downfall of major media figures, potentially libelling respected companies, and providing a bit of a free-for-all for anyone with a grudge to bear.
But it also adds valuable checks and balances to the world's media, brings new ways for IT companies to measure interest in their products before release and, at times, provides Net surfers with access to news that wouldn't otherwise be available. ...more
IDF Fall 2003: New Centrino chipset
Intel has announced a new Centrino chipset, the 855GME. As well as a new graphics core and support for DDR-333 memory, it features Display Power Saving Technology (DPST).
Chipsets are one of the three parts of the Centrino technology package, along with built-in wireless networking support and the Pentium-M processor. ...more
AOL revamps its Search
AOL, the world's biggest ISP has added a range of new features to its search offering. The new features are aimed at making it easier for searchers to drill down to the results they are after.
As is the fashion these days, AOL Search has dropped the tabbed layout in favour of a cleaner design. ...more
Microsoft to digitise 100,000 British Library books for MSN service
Microsoft is working with the British Library to digitise 100,000 books and make them available online as part of its MSN Book Search service.
To avoid the legal problems that have dogged Google Print in this field, the collection comprises out-of-copyright books from the 19th century and earlier, approximately 25 million pages worth of content. More books are promised to follow, but a spokesperson for the British Library insisted they would also be out-of-copyright works. ...more