April 26, 2013 |
Honda said Friday that it will recall almost 44,000 of its tiny Fit Sport compacts to fix a problem with its stability assist software that crops up when the vehicle is equipped with certain tires. On some of the 2012 and 2013 model year cars, the yaw rate -- a force that can change the direction of the vehicle -- exceeds federal safety standards. Honda discovered the problem during testing for compliance with federal regulations.It is not aware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem.
April 24, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Asana, the San Francisco start-up from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, has launched a paid version of its productivity and collaboration tool geared to businesses. The paid version has more features than the free version and is not limited to 30 users as the free version is. It's a first step to take on entrenched players and young start-ups in the project management software market. The paid version starts at $300 a month for up to 50 users. Teams of 30 can also upgrade to the paid version for $100 a month.
March 26, 2013 |
Tech start-ups often have to go out of their way to attract new software developers, typically by offering such perks as signing bonuses or the promise of free food and beer. Santa Monica company PaeDae, an advertising monetization platform for online and mobile apps, is aiming a bit higher. In an effort to land a top-notch developer, the start-up is offering a $5,000 cash signing bonus, a charitable donation to a nonprofit -- and the chance to win a trip to space. “We recognize that the pool of quality candidates is small and it's hard to attract top talent,” said Rob Emrich, PaeDae's co-founder and chief executive.
August 4, 2010 |
Apple's new operating system is reportedly causing problems for both older versions of the iPhone. Apple Inc.'s own support forum has been piling up with complaints from users that their iPhone 3G, which rolled out two years ago, is experiencing slowness, a quickly draining battery and overheating. The problems surface after the devices are updated with Apple's iOS 4 software, users say. Similar complaints from iPhone 3GS users have been reported in Apple's discussion forums and various blogs since iOS 4 debuted in June.
March 25, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Turks are finding clever ways to defy the government and get around the ban on Twitter. Workarounds such as DNS and VPN are now part of the lexicon and are being freely shared on social media and are even being painted on walls in Turkey's major cities. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged last week to “root out” Twitter ahead of municipal elections after audio tapes said to expose corrupt dealings by Erdogan and others were posted anonymously on the social network.
February 6, 2001 |
Microsoft Corp. said it is renaming upcoming versions of its Windows operating system and Office business software in a move that emphasizes the software giant's push to Internet-based computing. Microsoft will dub its two flagship products Windows XP and Office XP, with the XP standing for "experience," the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. Windows XP, previously code-named "Whistler," will be launched in the second half of this year, as announced earlier, Microsoft said.
June 1, 1989 |
Today, most computer programs are written from scratch, one line at a time. But thanks to a new trend in software development called object-oriented programming, or OOPS, it's possible for programmers to assemble programs from what amount to prefabricated modules. Ultimately, this could have a profound impact on the way we use computers and may someday make it possible for many computer users to create their own software, even if they know little about programming. The easiest way to explain OOPS is by analogy.
June 22, 1987 |
Reinventing the wheel is no sin, but it can be a big waste of time. Thousands of people no doubt spend countless hours trying to design business software applications that already exist. This is particularly true of database software, and most of all true for applications written for Ashton-Tate's dBASE II, III and III Plus programs. Undoubtedly, more custom applications have been written using the dBASE programs than any other software.
February 6, 2000
I downloaded DeCSS and read the directions ["Another Blow Against Internet DVD Piracy," Jan. 21]. Do you know what they told me? They told me how to play a DVD movie. They did not tell me how to distribute copies of a movie over the Internet, nor did they tell me how to copy the DVD directly if I had a DVD-R drive. Granted, someone skilled in computers could figure these things out and use DeCSS to aid him/her in these endeavors, but just the fact that the instructions included with the software explained how to play and not how to pirate movies should cast some doubt on the assertion that these cases are about piracy, and get the programmer's claim couched in something a little stronger than "purportedly."
April 3, 1992 |
A division of Xerox Corp., which invented easy-to-use personal computer tricks but never capitalized on them, on Thursday introduced software to improve popular Windows PC features. The XSoft product, Rooms for Windows, ironically elevates a technology that Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) developed in the 1970s, only to see Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp. profit from the idea.