Neowin News Feed for: Says Neowin News Feed for: Says en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple says jailbreaking is illegal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple has for the first time gone on record to say that jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch is copyright infringement. Every three years the US copyright office holds a rulemaking session with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:54:13 +0000 Ballmer says Yahoo deal would be better 'sooner than later' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/111615338013.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer again voiced support for purchasing Yahoo or its search business, hinting in a published report that a deal between the two companies may be reached before the end of the year.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Sat, 06 Dec 2008 05:24:30 +0000 OneCare was not a failure, Microsoft exec says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_spyware.gif" alt="" /></div>Critics asserting that Windows Live OneCare didn't succeed on its own have got it wrong, according to Microsoft's chief security advisor for the EMEA region. Roger Halbheer, in a blog posting on Monday, said... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Wed, 03 Dec 2008 04:01:37 +0000 Twitter says 'no' to Facebook acquisition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/754977705twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue.png" alt="" /></div>Twitter has become a worldwide phenomenon with nearly every tech savvy person out there using it, you constantly hear among the technology circles &quot;hey I tweeted that&quot; or &quot;yeah I read that on Rappy's twitter&quot;... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Damien Reynolds) Mon, 24 Nov 2008 20:17:47 +0000 Microsoft says "no" to Yahoo buy-out, only wants search deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/111615338013.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft told Yahoo today that it is not interested in a takeover of the company, and only interested in making a search engine deal with the company. The decision came from Steve Ballmer, the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:39:21 +0000 Russia engaging in cyber warfare, says Georgia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1899555397grey.jpg" alt="" /></div>The bitter conflict currently ongoing between Georgia, the former Soviet republic, and Russia over the Georgian province of South Ossetia appears to have migrated online. The Georgian presidential website and other government sites have apparently... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:39:54 +0000 OpenID is an untrusted protocol, says Sun <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1737605401Sun_Oracle_logo.png" alt="" /></div>OpenID is an untrusted protocol. Sun has no liability for what happens to any information you give to a third-party web site using this service. Most OpenID-enabled sites are genuine but some may be phishers... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 10 Aug 2008 09:34:15 +0000 Antivirus is 'completely wasted money' says Cisco CSO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/940004440.png" alt="" /></div>Companies are wasting money on security processes &mdash; such as applying patches and using antivirus software &mdash; which just don't work, according to Cisco's chief security officer John Stewart. Speaking at the AusCERT 2008 conference... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 25 May 2008 16:10:53 +0000 EULA Paradox: Apple says you cannot use Safari on Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In using Apple Software Update to slip his Safari browser onto millions of Windows PCs, Steve Jobs didn't just undermine &quot;the security of the whole Web&quot;. He's made a mockery of end user licensing agreements.&quot;... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:44:53 +0000 Citigroup says Microsoft likely to raise Yahoo offer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Citigroup said it is likely Microsoft Corp will raise its $31-per-share offer for Yahoo and upgraded Yahoo shares to &quot;buy&quot; from &quot;hold.&quot; The brokerage also raised its price target on Yahoo's stock to $34 from... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 25 Mar 2008 17:00:25 +0000 Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:20:08 +0000 Google says Microsoft's Yahoo buy might hurt Internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Inc, the world's leading search engine, said on Monday it was concerned about the free flow of information on the Internet if Microsoft Corp were to succeed in acquiring Yahoo Inc. Last month, Microsoft... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:57:53 +0000 Microsoft says no Blu-ray for Xbox 360 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp is not in talks to include Sony Corp's Blu-ray high-definition DVD technology in its Xbox 360 video game console, an executive said on Wednesday. The comments by Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:52:08 +0000 Sony to discontinue 80GB PS3, says retailer memo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;The 80GB version of the PS3 is going closeout and won't be replaced at this time,&quot; reads the unverified memo. &quot;Only the 40GB version of PS3 will be sold in Best Buy stores at this... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 25 Jan 2008 06:25:18 +0000 Small Businesses Switch to Vista Fastest, Study Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nearly half of businesses are in some phase of preparing to update desktops to Windows Vista, with small businesses moving the fastest to implement the OS, according to a xreport released last week. The number... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:56:40 +0000 PC piracy levels are "astounding" says COD4 dev <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Infinity Ward's community manager muses, &quot;they wonder why people don't make PC games any more.&quot; &quot;We pulled some disturbing numbers this past week about the amount of PC players currently playing Call of Duty... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:56:43 +0000 New Panasonic batteries 'longest lasting,' says Guinness <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Japan's Panasonic has created the world's longest-lasting alkaline battery, according to Guinness World Records. Panasonic promises its new Evolta battery cell &mdash; whose name is derived from &quot;evolution&quot; and &quot;voltage&quot; &mdash; will keep gadgets running... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Jan 2008 19:11:37 +0000 VIA merges chipset division under CPU, says paper <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>VIA Technologies merged its PC chipset division under that of CPUs in the fourth quarter of last year. Going forward the division will mainly focus on supporting the company's own-brand CPU platforms and will slowly... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 03 Jan 2008 09:58:51 +0000 Americans more wired, says survey <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>About 38 percent of U.S. consumers are watching TV shows online, 36 percent use their cell phones as entertainment devices and 45 percent are creating online content like Web sites, music, videos and blogs for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Simon Andrews) Sun, 30 Dec 2007 22:11:07 +0000 AMD CEO says no plans to step down in 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD.N Chief Executive Hector Ruiz says he has no plans to step down as head of the microprocessor maker next year. AMD has in the past two years struggled with market... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:30:27 +0000 Hackers will feed on Vista in 2008, says McAfee <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If there isn't already enough bad news going around about Windows Vista then this takes the cake. According to InfoWorld, Hackers have been ignoring Vista due to its small market share! &quot;Most of the current... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:49:23 +0000 PlayStation Phone "Definitely Plausible" Says Sony <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Talk of Sony making a PlayStation Phone has erupted on the internet once again as Sony Computer Entertainment's co-chief operating officer, Jim Ryan, states that such a gadget is &quot;definitely plausible&quot;. Speaking to the Economic... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew) Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:02:41 +0000 Vista's Biggest Problem Remains Windows XP, Survey Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp.'s biggest worry over Windows Vista shouldn't be rival operating systems from Apple Inc. or Red Hat Inc., but remains competition from its own Windows XP, an analyst said Wednesday. &quot;The big story isn't... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 15 Nov 2007 01:44:02 +0000 Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Crave hangs with people in high places -- that's how we get exclusives and free food. A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:46:27 +0000 Google Android Just A Press Release, Says Ballmer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google's plans to enter the mobile industry with a cell phone platform might have impressed many in the industry but not Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and one of Google's biggest competitors. Ballmer sidestepped a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 08 Nov 2007 13:44:37 +0000 BlackBerry Users are Happiest, Study Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a recent J.D. Power and Associates ranking of business smartphone user satisfaction, Research in Motion's BlackBerry handhelds took the top slot and devices from Palm and Samsung tied for second place. Overall smartphone... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 04 Nov 2007 18:31:57 +0000 Comcast says not blocking Internet downloads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Comcast Corp said on Monday that file transfers on peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent may be delayed by bandwidth management technology, but it denied blocking access to any applications or content. As the second-largest high-speed... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:34:07 +0000 Cram 4TB on Desktop Drives by 2009, Hitachi Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hitachi Global Storage Technologies plans to announce Monday it has developed technology that will quadruple the storage capacity of desktop hard drives within the next two years. The new reading-head technology will allow the company... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:36:52 +0000 Another CNet Blogger Says No to Vista (SP1) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Those guys over at CNet really have it in for Vista, this time it's Robert Vamosi suggesting that users that are waiting for SP1 to make the switch will be disappointed. In all fairness it... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 04 Oct 2007 07:47:31 +0000 Intel says it's regaining market share <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel Chairman Craig Barrett on Thursday said the microchip maker is regaining market share against Advanced Micro Devices and that its performance is looking &quot;pretty good.&quot; Barrett also told Reuters in an interview that the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Sep 2007 21:29:23 +0000 Yahoo tops Google in quality of searches, study says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a study released this week by Compete Incorporated, 67% of the 7.5 billion monthly searches done by the U.S. online population in August were done using Google and 65% of those prompted a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:30:59 +0000 Stealth Windows updates may do harm, says newsletter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Looks like this one isn't going away anytime soon, yet another Microsoft watcher has claimed that &quot;Stealth&quot; updates actually do more harm than good. Fixes made by Microsoft to installed copies of Windows without... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:40:16 +0000 EU Says It Has Money to Salvage Galileo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a follow-up to our previous story, Europe's proposed multibillion-dollar Galileo satellite navigation project could be salvaged with the help of unspent EU funds and without additional taxpayer money, the European Commission said today. The... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 19 Sep 2007 20:27:17 +0000 Warner Bros. Says Total HD Discs "Hard" to Push <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Even though dual-format high-definition discs could end the war between Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, Warner Home Video says that it will be rather hard for a single studio to push its disc type with... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 16 Sep 2007 20:43:12 +0000 Microsoft says college students can 'steal' Office <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For college students who want Office 2007, but don't want to pay Microsoft a fortune, the software maker is offering another option: Steal it. Well, actually Microsoft isn't encouraging piracy. Rather it is launching a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:52:12 +0000 Mac, Linux BBC iPlayers in the offing, says PM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Beeb's controversial decision to roll out its iPlayer TV-over-IP platform on Windows only seems to have been overruled, presumably by its own governing body. More than 16,000 people (or accounts, anyway) signed up to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:24:39 +0000 Microsoft Settlement Promotes Competition, DOJ Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Six years after the landmark antitrust settlement between the United States and Microsoft, the Department of Justice said Aug. 30 that the deal has benefited consumers by promoting competition in the middleware market. In a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:09:42 +0000 Monster says millions of users' data may be stolen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The theft of contact information for job seekers in the database of Monster was greater than the 1.3 million individuals the company reported last week, Chief Executive Sal Iannuzzi said on Wednesday. While investigating the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:06:02 +0000 Apple signs iPhone deals for Europe, report says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple Inc. has signed its first deals with mobile phone operators to offer its iPhone in three of Europe's largest markets, ending a period of intense negotiations, according to a report in the Financial Times... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:20:52 +0000 Apache Slips, Study Says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More evidence is emerging that Apache is suffering against Redmond, after a survey revealed that Microsoft's Internet Information Services Web server is outserving Apache on Fortune 1000 websites. According to Port80 Software, which periodically surveys... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 22 Aug 2007 09:28:42 +0000