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MySearch history at Google
(April 29, 2005)

MySearch history at Google

A new week, a new Google tool. Google is rapidly expanding their range of tools. This time Google will log your search history, you can choose from different options.

Google technically already has the ability to track your searches until 2038, the year the Google cookie expires.

 
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CeBIT report
(March 18, 2005)

CeBIT report

After waking up exceptionally early we were driving in to our friendly and only country with the lovely green and pink houses, Germany. We were overwhelmed by the large number of huge plasma and TFT screens but after a few hours we got used to them. The Germans were exceptionally friendly and all the Heidi’s and Gertrud’s smiled at us, maybe it was because of the Press passes we acquired after days of negotiations.

 

So what did we see?

Intel: Intel had a very nice boot as you can see on the pictures. The company introduced a range of dual-core systems. They presented a dual-core chip set-up that enables a TV to play an HDTV video, and a monitor to play a 3D video game.

The Intel manager also presented a notebook with the mobile dual-core CPU, Yonah. Manufactured using the 65 Nanometer technique, and ready for launch at the beginning of 2006, it will be the driving force behind the next Centrino generation as part of the Napa platform.

The Pentium M-based Car PC, which is built into a Mini at the Intel booth, also made a cool guest appearance. The computer fits into the car stereo slot and is controlled via touchscreen or voice recognition. Communication runs via GSM, GPRS and UMTS. Bluetooth can also be used to connect PDAs and notebooks to the system. And there is more, the Car PC can synchronize data with your home computer via WLAN, for example for music and movies.

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PrintControls .NET Printing Components 1.0 Released
(March 15, 2005)

PrintControls .NET Printing Components 1.0 Released

The PrintControls library provides a set of .NET Windows Forms controls that are specifically designed to produce scalable graphical output suitable for sending to the printer. This means that when designing your application using PrintControls, you can print any part of your form by simply calling Print on the outermost container control.

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EU opens door to Gates, but remains firm on Windows
(February 4, 2005)

EU opens door to Gates, but remains firm on Windows
The European Commission has welcomed Microsoft boss Bill Gates for a "courtesy visit" but made it clear that a legal row between Brussels and the US software giant was not on the menu.

Gates, in Europe after last week's Davos meetings, was invited for talks on Tuesday with EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson, internal market chief Charlie McCreevy and industry commissioner Guenter Verheugen.

But EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes kept her door firmly shut, avoiding discussion of a ruling by her predecessor Mario Monti last year that the Seattle-based company enjoys monopolistic powers in the software market.

Along with a hefty fine, Microsoft was ordered to offer a European version of Windows without Media Player, which offers access to audio and video content, and offer server product information to rivals.

"Mr Gates has not requested to meet Mrs Kroes and Mrs Kroes is most certainly not going to request to see him," said Kroes' spokesman, Jonathan Todd.

Gates was relaxed about the talks, noting that he had already met EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso in the Swiss mountains last week.

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Back door breach of Windows XP SP2
(February 4, 2005)

Back door breach of Windows XP SP2

Back door breach of Windows XP SP2 It is all to do with the SP2 measure, known as Data Execution Protection, which is intended to prevent attackers from inserting rogue code into a PC's memory and tricking Windows into running the program.

 

Problem

In October 2004 it was discovered by MaxPatrol team that it is possible to defeat Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 Heap protection and Data Execution Prevention mechanism. As a result it is possible to implement:

  1. Arbitrary memory region write access (smaller or equal to 1016 bytes)
  2. Arbitrary code execution
  3. DEP bypass.

Details are described in the article by our expert: PDF format, HTML format. Solution As a temporary security measure we've developed simple utility PTmsHORP, which allows restriction of lookaside list creation, governed by a special global flag.

Download PTmsHORP (21 Kb)

During the first execution this program shows the list of applications which already have this flag set. In order to activate this safety flag for other applications you just need to add the name of the executable file to the list. Any time you can review or modify the list of protected applications by running PTmsHORP again.

Warning. The flag, while enabled, may decrease the application performance.

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Firefox 2.0 Roadmap released
(February 4, 2005)

Firefox 2.0 Roadmap released

Goodger, the lead engineer for Mozilla Firefox, said that the new roadmap will have a Developer Preview (alpha) in March and a Preview Release (Beta) in April.

Their goal is to continue to build a "best of breed" browser product for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. This document is a description of our current thinking on how they intend to get to Firefox 2.0. At this stage it is brief, but over time it will grow much as the 1.0 roadmap did.

Structure

The team is planning for a Firefox 2.0, but will divide the planned work over (at this point) three major Milestones, 1.1 (March 2005), 1.5 (unscheduled) and 2.0 (unscheduled). All development work will be done on the Mozilla trunk, and these releases will coincide with Gecko version revs.

 

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DotNetBar Suite 4.7 for Visual Studio.NET released
(February 1, 2005)

DotNetBar Suite 4.7 for Visual Studio.NET released

DotNetBar Suite 4.7 is set of 10 powerful integrated components enabling VS.NET developers to create professional user interface with ease. New version of DotNetBar also includes Office 2003 like task pane support and Visual Studio 2005 like color scheme for menus, toolbars and all other user interface elements as well as new visual style for tab strip and tab control. Great multi-license discounts and source code available.

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New RSS feed for DNzone
(January 28, 2005)

New RSS feed for DNzone

The new RSS feed displays the latest news of DNzone! You can read an RSS feed in your favorite RSS reader for instance Awasu 2.1.rc1.

Next to the general RSS feed we have also an RSS feed for the following sections;
» News
» Premium Content
» Articles
» Components
» Software
» Projects
» Books
» Links
» FAQ
» Polls

More about RSS

» What is RSS
» RSS readers
» Free tutorial on RSS

More RSS from DNzone

» Consuming the RSS Feed of Amazon using C# and ASP.NET This Article explains about fetching the RSS feed of Amazon web site, transform it into HTML using XSLT and display it on your website.
» RSS Reader from Developer Express Inc. A simple but fully functional RSS news aggregator from DeveloperExpress Inc. The full sources(C# and VB) plus all the required executable files are included.
» First Floor Syndication The FirstFloor.Syndication library is capable of reading and writing syndication feeds. All popular syndication formats are supported.
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Introducing XtraReports 1.6
(January 28, 2005)

Introducing XtraReports 1.6

The purpose of this article is to introduce the next generation of our reporting tool - XtraReports 1.6 - to the vast number of those who are involved in the tricky process of creating reporting systems in their business applications. We can safely say that this is the next generation of our product because it introduces many new features that radically improve the product's adaptability and make working with it really quick and easy. Save yourself some time - learn about XtraReports version 1.6 here!

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W3C presents Key Web Services Standards
(January 28, 2005)

W3C presents Key Web Services Standards

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published three new standards to help vendors such as Microsoft, IBM and BEA Systems improve Web services performance for customers.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published three new standards to help vendors improve Web services performance for customers.

The standards body on Tuesday issued XML-binary Optimized Packaging, SOAP Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism and Resource Representation SOAP Header Block to help developers package and send binary data in a SOAP 1.2 message.

The new schemas aim to solve a much-maligned problem in sharing and employing data between different flavors of Web services software. This includes simple tasks such as sending a video clip from a handheld computer to a desktop and major jobs such as exchanging large documents among several collaborators.

A major part of the problem is that Web services (define) applications are based on XML (define). This is a sufficient language for simple reading tasks. But when a programmer encodes binary data as XML, it yields a large, or "fat" file that sops up bandwidth and slows down applications.

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