Archive for October 4, 2007

Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc., announced a new office solutions suite that will increase office productivity by streamlining the way office workers capture, manage and print documents. Canon iW360 comprises an integrated suite of powerful software that support a wide range of desktop functions for office work and document handling like “one-touch scanning,” creating and compressing searchable PDF files, document management, and production of professional looking printouts.

The software allows broad usage flexibility as it can be used through many aspects of daily work in any type of business organization, whether small and medium enterprises (SMEs), startup offices or departments of large corporations.

Symantec Corp. announced that its Managed Security Service (MSS) customers are protected against the increased security threat of bots, malicious programs that are covertly installed on an individual computer allowing unauthorized users to control the system remotely.

By integrating new bot intelligence into its MSS technology, Symantec delivers additional insight into security threats, including bot networks and other unauthorized communications with known Internet offenders. Effective immediately, customers will automatically receive access to the new bot intelligence through their current service at no additional cost.

Through its Global Intelligence Network, Symantec Managed Security Services has the capability to find bot activity from its threat data sources, identify malware and correlate blacklist information with what would otherwise seem to be benign activity.

MTV has launched a viral game, to be promoted on its broadcast channels, that aims to be a guide for teenagers to social and personal problems.

Called ‘ME’, the game has been produced with the support of the Youth Peer Education Network by creative agency Preloaded as part of a through-the-line campaign championed by the MTV Staying Alive project.

World AIDS Day website launches

Posted: October 4, 2007 in Tech

The National AIDS Trust has announced the official launch of the World AIDS Day 2007 website.

The website, developed by agency Edelman Interactive Solutions, focuses heavily on user-generated content.

The website aims to spark discussion about HIV in the build-up to the 20th World AIDS Day on 1 December.

Yahoo!, eBay and PayPal announce a collaborative effort to better protect consumers against fraudulent e-mails and the dangerous scams known as phishing attacks. Now, eBay and PayPal customers worldwide using Yahoo! Mail will have a safer e-mail experience – they will begin receiving fewer fake e-mails claiming to be sent by eBay and PayPal. Yahoo! Mail is the first Web mail service to block these types of malicious messages for eBay and PayPal through the use of DomainKeys e-mail authentication technology.

The technology upgrade will be rolled out globally over the next several weeks to all users of Yahoo! Mail.

Delivering sophisticated document production features to workgroup office environments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., the overall brand leader in the U.S. copier marketi, unveiled six models in the new imageRUNNER 2000 Series.

Producing crisp up to 1,200 X 1,200 dots-per-inch (dpi) output at speeds of up to 30, 25, 22 and 18 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm), respectively, the compact yet powerful new imageRUNNER 2030i/2025i/2022/2022i/2018/2018i models deliver the benefits of digital copy, network print, color scanning, and optional fax features, along with flexible paper handling and finishing options that help save time, space, and most of all, document production costs.

The new imageRUNNER models support advanced digital copying and printing capabilities using Canon’s Ultra Fast Rendering II LT (UFRII LT) technology or PCL 5e/6 page description languages (standard on the “i” models and optional on the “plain” models), as well as built-in Color Scanning functionality to enable users to convert hard-copy based information into electronic format.

Microsoft unveils new Zune media players

Posted: October 4, 2007 in Tech

Microsoft Corp introduced three new models of its Zune digital media player that wirelessly and automatically update their music, photos and videos when placed near a user’s computer.

The new Zunes will come in 4-gigabyte, 8-gigabyte and 80-gigabyte models. All will come with a feature that allows a user to automatically sync media via a WiFi network from a PC to the Zune when its battery is charging.