AutoRun changes in Windows 7

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The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) have announced some AutoRun changes for Windows 7. Currently Conficker and other malware is taking advantage of the AutoRun functionality as a spreading mechanism. AutoRun is used to start...

Web address system faces changes

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The way the internet handles website domains is going to change, following an update to the core "addressing system". If we continue with the current way of allocating web addresses, we will run out of...

eBay announces Price Changes

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eBay Incorporated plans to lower fees for listing items, raise minimum selling standards, and offer its best sellers incentives and discounts. To improve the buying experience, the company announced it is making changes in three...

Windows Live OneCare changes Automatic Updates

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Amid reports that Windows Live OneCare changes settings in Windows Update to allow for automatic installation of important updates, the official word from Microsoft is that this is by design. When first installing OneCare, the...

Video Game Conference Sees Big Changes

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The video game industry's annual showcase is saying goodbye to scantily clad booth babes, extravagant multimillion dollar exhibits, celebrity appearances, blaring lights and pounding music. This year's version of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, renamed the...

Owner of PalmOS changes name to GarnetOS

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Access announced today that it was renaming the PalmOS operating system for mobile devices (latest version being PalmOS 6) to "GarnetOS." The company is going to market the OS and devices that use it under...

Microsoft Agrees to Changes in Vista Security

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"Bowing to pressure from European antitrust regulators and rival security vendors, Microsoft has agreed to modify Windows Vista to better accommodate third-party security software makers. In a press conference Friday, Microsoft said it would configure...

The Real Deal: Licensing Changes to Windows Vista

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Thanks to slimy for the submitting this news story to us. Paul Thurott has published an article clarifying the rumours circulating around the Internet about the differences in the EULA of Windows Vista to Windows...

Senators offer sweeping patent system changes

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The U.S. patent system could be inching closer to an overhaul long desired by the technology industry. Just before departing for their summer recess on Thursday, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch and Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy,who...

Office 2007: Users Wary of Changes

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While Microsoft faces a host of challenges in maintaining its market share numbers and persuading customers to upgrade to its 2007 Office System suite of products when released in the second half of this year,...

Changes to TCP/IP in Windows Vista

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you no doubt know by now that Microsoft is currently working toward releasing the next version of the Windows operating system, Windows Vista. As you would probably expect,...

Microsoft changes middleware shortcuts

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Microsoft has agreed to limit the number of shortcuts to its middleware applications in Windows when a computer user designates competing products as defaults, according to antitrust compliance documents released Wednesday. Microsoft changed...

Fileswapping changes in Canada

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Thanks TimRogers for this submission. Attention all Internet music swappers: your free ride may be about to end. The federal government has announced amendments to the country's Copyright Act that could...

Changes in Windows XP Product Activation

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On February 28, Microsoft® will disable Internet activation for all Microsoft Windows® XP product keys located on the Certificates of Authenticity (COA) labels distributed by large, multinational OEMs. Direct OEMs of Microsoft (large...

Big Changes to PlanetSide Coming?

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Over the past several hours, unidentified objects have been spotted streaking across the Auraxis sky. The origin of these objects is unknown, but they appear to be organic. The surface of the planet Auraxis has...

AMD confirms Sempron model number changes

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Chip firm AMD said that pressure from its customers caused it to introduce its "value" Sempron chips at the end of July, and not the 17th of August, which was its original intention, as we...

AMD confirms price changes

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AMD has previously reported by The Inquirer AMD has cut prices on its processors. This price cut can be linked to the introduction of its Sempron processors come August. So now is a...

Apple changes .Mac support

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Apple this week changed the way it runs technical support for its subscription-only .Mac suite of online services. A note from the company explains: "Beginning Monday May 3, all .Mac support questions are handled through...

Report: Big Changes Coming For PCs

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The desktop PC will begin getting a makeover in the second half of 2004, with the movement creating "tumultuous transformations" in the PC industry, according to a new study. The changes, said Joe D'Elia...

Microsoft Changes Software Licensing

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Microsoft on Friday plans to announce changes to a licensing program for software communications protocols it created as part of its landmark antitrust settlement with the U.S. government, the company says. The changes include a...

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