Archive for January 21, 2008

Cisco Express NoWCisco launched the Cisco Express Network on Wheels (NoW), a mobile showcase of Cisco’s Internet Protocol (IP) networking technologies. Packed into the specially retrofitted 40-foot container are products, solutions and services from Cisco and its partners including regional sponsors CNA, EMC, Emerson Network Power, Linksys, Panduit and SingTel.

The Cisco Express-NoW is designed to extend Cisco’s reach to organizations in vertical industries such as healthcare, public sector, manufacturing, tourism, retail and construction; small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs); resellers; schools; and even consumers.

“The Cisco Express=NoW underscores our commitment to bring our technologies to the doorsteps of our customers throughout the region, allowing our partners and our consumers to experience our solutions first-hand” said Luichi Robles, Cisco’s Country Manager in the Philippines.

Inside Express NoWEquipped with satellite and mobile Internet connectivity and rapid deployable communications in the container (provided by Globe), the Cisco Express-NoW can also be called on to provide essential communications services for first responders in the advent of a natural disaster in the vicinity.

“The Cisco Express-NoW helps reach out to cities and people that would never have had the opportunity to touch and see Cisco’s technology in the metal. However, we want the Cisco Express to be more than just a mobile technology showcase. It will integrate into the communities that it visits. We see the Cisco Express as a vehicle to extend the human network further into more parts of the region,” said Christian Hentschel, Cisco’s director for marketing, commercial and channels in Asia.

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Photo printing in SMART wireless centers

Posted: January 21, 2008 in Tech

Smart YKLSmart Communications, Inc. (SMART), in partnership with Kodak and YKL Color, is offering photo printing services in six wireless centers in Metro Manila.

“We are constantly on the lookout for related services that will enhance our subscriber’s wireless center experience. The tie-up with Kodak and YKL now allows SMART to meet the printing needs of subscribers who want to have hard copies of their camera phone images, “ said Joy Sanchez, head of SMART’s Customer Care.

Kodak picture kiosks are now installed in the SMART wireless centers in Araneta Square Caloocan, Robinson’s Place Ermita and Smart Tower along Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

Smart KodakLikewise, subscribers at the SMART wireless center in Quezon Avenue, SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma in Quezon City will also be able to print 4R photos using the YKL Color photo printing kiosk.

Those visiting these wireless centers can print within seconds pictures from cellular phones via Bluetooth and other access multimedia like SD cards, memory stick, xD, Compact Flash, CD-ROM and USB memory card.

The printing kiosks offer ordinary 4R and 6R photo printing as well as those with customized templates and other variations.

Another vulnerability found in Skype

Posted: January 21, 2008 in Tech

Another flaw was discoverd in Skype that allows malicious code to be run. The problem is caused by Skype’s web control.

The bug currently affects Skype v.3.6.0.244, though it could well be present in older versions of Skype. You can avoid exposure to potential infection simply by not running any video searches in Skype.

HBO Putting Shows Online

Posted: January 21, 2008 in Tech

HBO announced that it will begin trials of its online video service, dubbed HBO On Broadband.

The service will be tested in two different Wisconsin markets – Green Bay and Milwaukee – and be available only to those who subscribe to both HBO and broadband internet from the same cable television provider.

A new Valentine’s Storm worm is attacking the season early with spam e-mails that spread malware.  Websense Security Labs confirmed that the Storm worm has once again switched lure tactics. The worm has now adopted a Valentine’s Day twist in its attempts to infect users with malicious code.

The recent series of Valentine-related attacks follows a trend that capitalizes on holidays and high profile media events which direct a significant amount of traffic to the Web.

The user will receive an email with subject lines such as ‘sent with love’ and ‘falling in love with you’. The content of the email is a single image along with a link to a web page.  Users clicking on the link are prompted to download an executable file containing the malware.