While it's true that all recent versions of MS Office supposedly require the user's permission to run a macro, a wee little oversight at Redmond Security Central makes it possible for an RTF (Rich Text Format) document opened by Word to execute a macro automatically if it's embedded in a template.
Apple WWDCApple CEO Steve Jobs and chief software henchman Avie Tevanian went out of their way to acknowledge performance concerns about OS X in a marathon keynote yesterday. A note of 'we feel your pain' seemed to be mixed into the usual evangelical message: Jobs cited that performance was top of the list of features both users and developers wanted to see fixed. (Unsuprisingly, the Dock is No.2)
Apple WWDCApple began bundling Mac OS X with all new Macs today, although the venerable OS 9 will continue to remain the default OS. Although this fulfills an earlier promise to 'pre-load' the new OS by the summer, it falls short of the promise from less than a year ago that OS X would 'ship as standard'.
Has Jim Allchin, Microsoft's Mr XP, finally lost it? Why is he writing letters to ZD denying things Microsoft hasn't been accused of? Doh...
The Conservative Party is blaming the New Labour Government for delays in opening up Britain's telecoms network to competition and has pledged it will conduct an urgent review of the situation if elected.
Psion will be updating its Revo PDA next month to bring it up to date with the latest Bluetooth wireless technology, sources have claimed.
UpdatedMotorola yesterday extended its PowerPC processor line, with a low-power version of its top-end PowerPC 7450, aka the G4 Plus.
There have been a fair few election sites set up for this period of collective madness, but so far the winner's rosette has to go to Spinon.co.uk.
The cult ICANN cartoon that deals with the fantasy world goings-on at the secretive organisation now has a part two.
InterX today said turnover halved in the third quarter after its decision to stop selling BladeRunner as an eCRM platform.
Shares in Kingston Communications were up more than 5 per cent to 122p at noon after it reported a £10.52 million loss compared to a profit of £6.34 million last year.
BT is having a complete disaster. Everything it touches turns to poo. Every time a decision or an announcement is made, the company becomes worth less than it did five minutes earlier.
Opera Software has followed up the release of Opera 5.0 for Linux with an IBM coup - the company has announced that IBM will be using Opera 5.0 for QNX for its NetVista Internet appliance.
Dell has added a fresh model to its line of Latitude notebooks and extra features to the existing range.
AOL is jacking up the price of unlimited Net access for users in the US - the new price is $23.90 a month.
Electrical retail chain Tempo has decided to shut around ten per cent of its shops in the UK as part of a company overhaul.
One year and a month after its launch and Microsoft's PocketPC platform - aka Windows CE 3.0 - has clocked up sales of over one million units.
UpdatedAnother battle has kicked off regarding site blocking by ISPs and at the centre of it - again - is the Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS).
The satirical election site that is making the campaign palatable had to be taken down for about half an hour of so this afternoon thanks to a denial of service attack.
The Monster Raving Loony Party has unveiled its manifesto and promised to sort out mobile phone irritation and the difficult topic of voting rights for pet animals.
DRAM distributor Dane-Elec has kicked out its UK general manager and founder Alan Stanley after nine years.
A witless Internet consultant who tried to sell the domain generalelection.tv to the Labour Party for more than £100,000 has been duped by his own carelessness.