Archive for July 14, 2008

World’s Oldest Blogger Dies At 108

Posted: July 14, 2008 in Tech

Olive Riley, the world’s oldest blogger, has passed away at the age of 108. Her blog, or ‘blob’ as she used to call it, had an audience of thousands from around the globe.

Her blog included a variety of thoughts and memories from her life. Born in 1899, Olive survived 2 world wars and the great depression. She worked as a station cook, a barmaid, and an egg sorter and raised three children alone.

In her last entry Olive thanked her readers for all the emails, saying she was pleased to hear from everyone and noted that she had a bad cough that she had been unable to shake off.

Oracle and Salesforce.com announced that some of their business applications will run on the Apple iPhone.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Plus and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Fusion Edition, can both be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store, on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Meanwhile, Salesforce.com has made its customer relationship management (CRM) applications and Force.com platform available as Salesforce Mobile applications on the iPhone. They, too, can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store.

Sun and Apple offer security updates

Posted: July 14, 2008 in Tech

Sun Microsystems has issued fixes for a number of vulnerabilities in its Java offerings, while six flaws in Apple TV were patched.

Sun issued eight bulletins to cover 13 vulnerabilities. The bugs reside in Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Web Start, Management Extensions, Development Kit (JDK).

Meanwhile, Apple plugged six holes in Apple TV, a network device that permits Mac OS X users to play computer content on a television. All six vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Microsoft has announced a new console to add to its already extensive list of Xbox 360 models. The new version, which sports a 60GB HDD, HDMI output (but no cable) and the usual array of Xbox Live accessories, takes the place of the newly discounted 20GB Xbox 360.

The 60GB model should be available from early August in the US. It also is not yet clear whether the 60GB model will phase out the 20GB model entirely.