Archive for April 20, 2009

After his stint as Cisco Philippines Country Manager, Luichi Robles is now with BT Consulting services, a provider of IT consulting and staffing services.

Robles said his role is to link local clients with BT Consulting who are in need of consulting services and highly skilled IT professionals.

Robles worked with Cisco for five years. He was replaced by Stephen Thomas “Tep” Misa as Country Manager for Cisco Philippines.

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Adobe announces Flash for TVs

Posted: April 20, 2009 in Tech

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the extension of the Adobe® Flash® Platform to connected digital home devices with an optimized implementation of Flash technology that delivers high definition (HD) video and rich applications to Internet-connected televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and other devices in the digital living room.

The Adobe Flash Platform for the Digital Home now enables the delivery of HD Web videos to digital home devices via the Flash Video (FLV) file format. Consumers will be able to enjoy rich, interactive viewing experiences and amazing new ways to engage with HD content on televisions.

New Twitter worm targets celebrities

Posted: April 20, 2009 in Tech

Micro-blogging site Twitter announced that a new variant of the Mikeyy worm is currently making the rounds.

“We are currently addressing a new variant of the Mikeyy worm,” Twitter wrote on its @spam feed. “Please avoid viewing the profile of users posting uncharacteristic or otherwise suspicious tweets.” The worm is reportedly referencing the account identities of various celebrities, including Ashton Kutcher and TV talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey.

“Mikeyy (referring to Michael ‘Mikeyy’ Mooney, the 17-year old hacker) proved two things by unleashing his computer worm – firstly, that there was an untapped problem with Twitter, and secondly that he had no problem with acting irresponsibly,” said Graham Cluley, senior security consultant at Sophos.

One Laptop Per Child project has announced that they are now using Via’s C7-M processor on their updated edition of XO laptop. OLPC said that this processor from Via operate at clock speeds of between 400MHz and 1GHz.

The processor from Via comes loaded with a 3D graphics engine and high-definition video decoder.

Ask.com welcomes back Jeeves

Posted: April 20, 2009 in Tech

Ask.com brings back its iconic butler Jeeves after extensive research revealed users missed his friendly, human touch. His return caps an extensive programme of radical improvements to the search engine, which from today returns to its original name, Ask Jeeves, in the UK.

Ask Jeeves was originally created in 1997 with the Jeeves figure able to answer specific questions typed in to the search engine using groundbreaking new technology. Named after the all-knowing butler to the bumbling character Wooster in the PG Wodehouse tales, Jeeves embodies the spirit of British resourcefulness.

Mac malware turns into botnet

Posted: April 20, 2009 in Tech

Symantec have warned that rash of malware for Mac OS X systems is now being used to run a botnet. Systems infected by the Trojan have been used in at least one denial-of-service attack. Other users are also reporting that their systems are displaying activity caused by the malware.

Symantec recommended that Mac users avoid installing pirated software applications and run anti-virus software to guard against infection.

Oprah Winfrey joins Twitter

Posted: April 20, 2009 in Tech

Oprah has announced the creation of her own account on the Twitter web service. Her account currently has no message but it already has attracted more than 38,000 followers.

Oprah’s Twitter account already is following some well known celebrities including Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.