Feeds

Afghanistan disappears from Planet Apple

Prepare for war with Eurasia!

Security for virtualized datacentres

iPhone owners with mates in Afghanistan will have a hard time keeping track of them, as the handset doesn't admit the existence of the country in its contacts application.

A contact's country of residence is selected from a drop-down list on the iPhone and iPod Touch - unless that contact lives in Afghanistan, in which case they are forced to remain stateless.

The application lists 200 countries, expanding the arguable-but-generally-accepted 195 world countries with dependencies such as the Falkland Islands and states like the Vatican, who aren't members of the UN but are suitable locations for the mates of iPhone users.

The list is split by region, so it's possible that Afghanistan fell through the crack between "Asia (Southern)" and "Asia (Central)" within which you'll find the neighbouring countries, but we prefer a more conspiratorial explanation.

We've not been able to ascertain how long Cupertino has been denying the existence of Afghanistan, but we've asked and will let you know if we hear anything. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.