We previously reported on the TinyBuddy Web-based instant messaging client, which works great on the iPhone. A new iPhone-optimized offering has now been introduced: JiveTalk for iPhone. Both work well and are acceptable solutions for sending and receiving instant messages from the iPhone. Here's a quick feature comparison:Read more
SAP has patched highly critical security flaws in EnjoySAP and SAP Web Application Server, as well as moderate vulnerabilities in its SAP Message Server, according to security advisories issued Friday by Mark Litchfield of Next Generation Security Software.
Security flaws in EnjoySAP were found due to ActiveX controls "kweditcontrol.kwedit.1" and "preparetopostHTML," which could allow a buffer overflow attack and remote access to users' systems, according to Litchfield, who discovered the flaws.
EnjoySAP is one of the more popular SAP GUIs, noted Litchfield in his advisory, which stated all platforms are affected.
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In my summer camp days, we did things like swim, play Capture the Flag, and fashion crafts out of Popsicle sticks and Elmer's Glue.
Traditions get turned slightly on their head when an uberhyped phone and grown-up geeks are involved. This weekend, Adobe Systems is hosting a summer camp of a different kind--one for developing iPhone applications. Yes, that's right: a whole three days of nothing but stirring Web developers into an iPhone-related frenzy.
Adobe's swank San Francisco offices are set to host about 250 engineers, designers, iPhone owners and anyone else with a knack for … Read more
Maybe Microsoft's stronghold grip on the desktop is slipping after all.
But instead of the Web stealing away Windows users, as people have predicted for years, it's Linux and handheld devices.
According to an Evans Data study published on Tuesday, software developers are choosing to write applications for Windows deskop PCs less than they used to.
In a survey, Evans Data found that almost 65 percent of software developers are targeting some version of Windows for their applications, as opposed to nearly 75 percent last year. The research group expects the number to drop another 2 percent in … Read more
The new release is available as:for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Mac OS X 10.4.7 [ 33.3 MB standalone download] for Windows Windows Vista, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 and Windows XP [47.4MB standalone download]
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The Mac OS X application iPhoney, which simulates an iPhone interface by using WebKit to render pages in 320x480 or 480x320 (depending on how the simulated iPhone is oriented), has been updated to version 1.1 [1.4MB download]. The primary new feature in this release is zoom-to-fit, which will resize Web pages to completely (width-wise) in the iPhone screen. However, there is still no function to emulate "tap-zooming" (zooming in on specific portions of a page) nor touch-scrolling.
The new release also adds the ability to turn off plug-ins (including Flash, which is not supported by the … Read more
Does "owning" a friend on Facebook sound more appealing than merely poking him?
Three new applications take the "poke" button on Facebook further.
Kathleen's wild 'n' crazy poking application lets users send a customized poke. The first step is identifying the "victim," followed by "method of attack" (impaled; nuzzled; duct-taped with, for example, a rusty spoon; chocolate-covered raisins, and so forth) and place of attack (eye, outer space, lung, teeth). This application works with Facebook but is separate from it--a big turnoff.
Serena Software on Monday announced it has integrated project and portfolio management software which it acquired from Pacific Edge last year with its existing application development products.
The software, called Mariner, is designed to let development managers and other IT executives to get more detailed information on the status of ongoing projects.
The application can gather information from Serena's other products, namely its TeamTrack defect tracking tool and Dimensions CM program for gathering application requirements.
By rolling up that data and combining it with budgeting information, Mariner creates a dashboard view of application development projects.
"CIOs haven't … Read more
Sure, smart phone users need productivity and work programs, but according to Handango's Yardstick (the company's quarterly sales report of software for smart phones and PDAs,) they also want entertainment applications, games, and even dieting software.
Business software was the most popular category (17 percent of sales), but entertainment apps (13 percent), and games (12 percent) weren't far behind. In fact, the BlackBerry best-seller list had three ringtone, one instant messenger, and one poker game applications.