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March 16, 2011  7:45 AM

Google arms “remote kill” to blast malicious Android apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google, malware, Mobile

News has been circulating this month of steps being taken by Google to remove malicious applications from the Android Market webstore. Reports have suggested that "dozens" of malicious rootkit-bearing apps were circulating until Google removed them "within minutes" of becoming aware of the...

February 10, 2011  3:46 PM

Is it safe? Can open source be trusted?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BSD, Open source, Security

As open source becomes ever further embedded (no pun intended) into the fabric of our IT infrastructures everywhere, certain questions arise. Firstly, when is enterprise open source free of charge? Answer: well, almost never. Companies know that they need to pay for service, maintenance and...


January 26, 2011  9:41 AM

CiviCRM is SourceForge ‘project of the month’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, Cross Platform, Open source, Portal

Open source software development and distribution website SourceForge is both a hub, distribution network and community collaboration portal for what is estimated to be 2.7 million developers working on more than a quarter of a million projects.

But with a user base reckoned to be up to...


November 9, 2010  1:00 PM

Every step counts, Qt moves to version 4.7.1

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Git, Open source, Qt, Repository

It's interesting to follow a software company's release programme if you are actually following the incremental steps between the version changes.

The spaces between the 'point-dots' so-to-speak generally denote that the first figure is a major iterative development; the second figure...


October 31, 2010  8:44 AM

Would you trust an open source Identity Management project?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Identity management, Open source

Open source maverick outfit ForgeRock is aiming to extend its open source access and


September 21, 2010  11:10 PM

Nokia releases Qt 4.7 cross-platform application and UI framework

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Developers, Open source, Qt

Nokia's new release of Qt 4.7 is the company's latest version of its cross-platform application and UI framework. New to the smorgasbord from this Norwegian headquartered arm of Nokia is a new feature in the shape of QML (Qt Meta-Object-Language), which is described as an easy to learn declarative...


July 26, 2010  9:25 AM

Former Sun Open Source Evangelist Forges Forward

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Access management, Open source, Security

Simon Phipps is one of those technology purists that makes you wish you were even half as enthusiastic as he is about your favourite subject. As Sun Microsystems' chief open source officer/evangelist he was a welcome...


July 5, 2010  12:04 PM

European companies starting to adopt cloud computing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Networking, Open source, Security, Virtualisation

While much debate still circles around the terms open source, virtualisation and cloud computing, there are signs that some of these arguably still-nascent technologies are starting to gain a stronger foothold within the IT departments of European businesses.

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June 28, 2010  11:11 AM

Linux virus surfaces in video game web chat forum

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
'Virus`, Linux, malware, Trojan

The seemingly impermeable Linux membrane looked a little less stable earlier this month after a viral attack in the shape of a Trojan surfaced in an Internet Relay Chat...

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June 24, 2010  11:33 AM

Icelandic data centre allays fears of environmental concerns

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
browser, Cross Platform, Data centres, Opera, PUE

Following the unveiling of its Icelandic data centre, Opera Software is aiming to slash power consumption and provide a more


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