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Corporate IT Policies Violated on Purpose

posted Sunday Mar 14, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Corporate IT Policies Violated on Purpose

We are well aware that the largest problem in IT security is the employees in the company trying to work around established security protocols. We can safely accredit that fact to ID 10 T errors, not knowing the standards or IT admins not enforcing the policies. Well, that seems to not be the case as a poll has shown that 12% of corporate employees are well aware they violate IT rules and regulations in order to accomplish their jobs.

Fiberlink, a company who tries to "help enterprises connect, control and secure laptops and mobile devices," surveyed 1,347 employees for this poll, and we can't say the results surprised us. We know several people who has sent personal emails or instant messages on a work computer without permission or even used proxies to get to forbidden websites.

Fiblerlink's CEO Jim Sheward had this to say:

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It Only Took Four Tries: iPhone Finally Getting Multitasking?

posted Sunday Mar 14, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

It Only Took Four Tries: iPhone Finally Getting Multitasking?

I was always curious as to why Apple lived seven years in the past when it comes to ideas (like getting MMS to work on a mobile device) but I think I have found the reason! It must be either they have a broken hot tub time machine, or they live in dog years. Either way, an exciting rumor has come from sources for AppleInsider, and it is that Apple is finally planning to include a task manager into the iPhone OS for version 4.0!

I know, you thought from all these new commercials that you already could multitask! Not so, my friend, as you can only do those things while you're on a call. Want to post a picture to Facebook while checking your mail? Sorry, no can do.

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Privacy Pounced On, Considered Privilege Once Again

posted Saturday Mar 13, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Privacy Pounced On, Considered Privilege Once Again

Once again, consumers are outraged by issues regarding invasion of privacy. Google stepped on some Gmail user's toes recently, and apparently they are not the only ones. A lawsuit, filed against Netflix, claimed that the company had not done enough to make sure their customer's information remained anonymous in a recent contest.

The contest was established to formulate a better system of suggesting movies based on the films the user has already viewed. Seems like a good idea right?

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Another Day, Another Bundle

posted Sunday Mar 7, 2010 by Josh Henry

Another Day, Another Bundle

There are a few definite truths within the world: one being that the Canadians are gods of hockey and another being that Microsoft really enjoys their bundle packages. If you are like me and are looking to buy your third (yes I said third) Xbox 360, chances are you are looking for the most bang for your buck as well as the reliability of your system's functionality. Alternatively, are you perhaps looking to break your Xbox 360's hymen? It seems that both of us are in luck; Amazon recently added a listing for an Xbox 360 Elite Spring 2010 bundle, which includes Halo 3: ODST, Forza Motorsport 3 and a 120GB hard drive for just $299.99.

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Cake May Be a Lie, But at Least You Can Eat it With Your Friends

posted Sunday Mar 7, 2010 by Josh Henry

Cake May Be a Lie, But at Least You Can Eat it With Your Friends

This Saturday we all got a big reveal when we saw a preview of Portal 2 being next month's Game Informer cover. This is extremely exciting for all of us here at PluGHiTz Live!, but didn't reveal much to us as to the cold hard facts of this highly anticipated game. Now, between Eurogamer being told by Valve that the game is heading to Xbox 360 and PC, and Game Informer's reveal that the sequel features a "two-player co-op mode with its own campaign featuring two new playable characters," I am excited to see how exactly Valve plans on pulling this off and even more excited that the game is coming out this holiday season.

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It Never Ends...Apple and Nokia at it Again

posted Sunday Mar 7, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

It Never Ends...Apple and Nokia at it Again

Remember the ongoing battle between Apple and Nokia? Oh yes, the incident you try to forget but it just wont go away. Well, there's more! What a shocker.

The last update in the case occurred when Apple decided to retaliate after Nokia filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC). Nokia's reason for filing the complaint was to have the ITC ban imports of Apple products into the U.S. This complaint was completely ridiculous since it did not relate to the original grievance in any way. Yet, Apple had to get a piece of it and decided to file a complaint with the ITC themselves. Their reasoning was unclear. By this point, we knew that this dispute would not be settled in court.

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