Archive for October 6, 2008

HP releases eMail Filter

Posted: October 6, 2008 in Tech

HP launches a subscription-based email filtering product called ‘HP eMail Filter’.

The HP eMail Filter, which is offered in partnership with Symantec, is aimed at small and midsize businesses and forms part of HP’s Total Care suite of offerings.

The HP eMail Filter offers three-in-one protection as it prevents spam, scans for email viruses and is also a content management tool.

Symantec has developed a new online service to protect children from Internet dangers called Norton Family Safety.

Norton Family Safety, code-named Watchdog by Symantec’s development team, can manage the amount of time little Web surfers are online, monitor chat messages, and steer them clear of inappropriate sites.

Family Safety is designed to give kids, as well as parents, a picture of what is going on so they can collaborate with each other and jointly set their rules for online usage. It also allows users to adjust these rules as the children mature.

Microsoft denies hiring freeze

Posted: October 6, 2008 in Tech

Microsoft Corp. denied that it has instituted a hiring freeze, despite an internal memo described by an employee indicating the move.

“It is not true that we have instituted a hiring freeze,” said Lou Gellos, a Microsoft spokesman. “What is true is that we are evaluating hiring as we always do and we might make projections that are different than perhaps we had at the beginning of the year.”

Google postpones Yahoo online ad deal

Posted: October 6, 2008 in Tech

Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have agreed to postpone the implementation of their ad agreement while the ongoing talks with the US Justice Department continues.

Yahoo and Google said in e-mailed statements. “We have had discussions with regulators and look forward to responding to their questions about this agreement.”

Adobe to release Configurator 1.0

Posted: October 6, 2008 in Tech

Adobe will soon release an experimental software called Configurator, which will allow users to create their custom panels that house often accessed menu items and advanced features.

Besides tools and menu items, users can include images, videos (SWF), scripts and actions (macros) in a menu with custom dimensions. Users can even include a Photoshop CS4 search feature.