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The iPhone continues to gain steam in Japan, evidenced by Softbank's latest software announcement promoting Speeek, a voice-enabled electronic dictionary application that translates Japanese to English or Chinese. Using voice recognition technology the application can translate up to 1,500 spoken phrases mostly centered on travel/tourist situations and basic communication. Although designed specifically for Japanese speakers, the tool could also be effectively used as a study aid for advanced native English speakers studying Japanese. The application is available now for 1,800 yen ($19.88). Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Ri... (more)

DashO-Pro by preEmptive Solutions

I remember how I first got into Java. A friend called my attention to these neat little mini applications that could be easily embedded into HTML files. These applets provided a quick way to jazz up even the most mundane Web pages. She showed me some UseNet groups that contained huge libraries of these applets. I soon learned how to go into their code and change (dare I use the word "hack"?) them to fit my needs. Those applets were nobody's property; they were just there for the taking. Some people would come up with clever ways of making them run more efficiently, and would post their findings for all to use. When working with pubic archives, this is all well and good. The problem is many people learned how to hack Java applications that were not public domain. They would download applications, decompile the source and hack it to look like their own. Today's compl... (more)

Lucidator Translates Obfuscated Code in Visual Studio .NET

PreEmptive Solutions, Inc., has released Lucidator. a standalone stack trace and symbol translation tool to debug obfuscated code created with Dotfuscator. Dotfuscator generates a map file that can be used by support personnel running Lucidator to translate the obfuscated stack traces and symbols back to unobfuscated stack traces and symbols. Lucidator is licensed for a group, defined as anyone associated with a particular team or product that has been obfuscated by an identified instance of Dotfuscator Professional. Lucidator is ideal for support teams that need to translate and debug obfuscated code. Unlimited number of users in a group can use Lucidator, and there is no registration process. PreEmptive's Dotfuscator Community Edition will support the forthcoming Microsoft Visual Studio "Whidbey." By integrating its obfuscation tools with Visual Studio "Whidbey", P... (more)

Microsoft Enhances Application Security Tool in Visual Studio With Improved Version of Dotfuscator

At Microsoft Tech-Ed: Developers, Microsoft has announced that an enhanced version of Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE) will be included in the next major release of Microsoft Visual Studio, code-named “Orcas.” “Protecting intellectual property and preventing application vulnerability probing are two important issues for software developers today,” said Prashant Sridharan, group product manager in the Developer Division at Microsoft. “Obfuscation is an important component of Microsoft’s comprehensive application life-cycle management solution, and PreEmptive Solutions’ latest version of Dotfuscator CE represents a significant enhancement to the Visual Studio platform.” According to Gartner Inc., “The use of interpreted languages, such as Java and managed .NET code, makes reverse compilation a relatively simple tas... (more)

PreEmptive Solutions Launches "Real Time" Application Tamper Defense

PreEmptive Solutions announced the availability of Dotfuscator Professional 4.3. This release includes enhanced application tamper defense and heuristics that automatically extend protection to applications that incorporate advanced Microsoft .NET Framework components and programming techniques. “Developers who make full use of the powerful capabilities of the .NET Framework recognize the importance of protecting their applications and their intellectual property,” said Joe Marini, director of the Development Tools Ecosystem team at Microsoft. “We appreciate the commitment of partners like PreEmptive Solutions to providing customers with solutions that are integrated with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio Team System. This is a good example of how industry partners contribute to the Microsoft ecosystem.” “We have included new “... (more)

Wal-Mart Announces Sale of Apple's 3G iPhone

Retail behemoth Wal-Mart announced Friday that is would begin selling Apple's popular 3G iPhone at 2,500 of its stores. Contingent on a 2-year service agreement with AT&T, the 8 GB model will sell for $197, while the black or white 16 GB model is being offered at $297. Both models will sell for $2 less than the regular retail price. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Cloudscape.ws, CloudWorks, CNI Systems, CohesiveFT, CollabNet, Concentric, Cordys, Cronus Partners, CSRware, CuperTek, Cycle Computing, Dataline, Dell, DNAmail, eBay, El... (more)

Quickoffice Unveils Editable Office Application for the iPhone

Quickoffice announced the release of MobileFiles Pro, said to be the first application to include editable Office functionality for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The upgrade brings comprehensive editing and saving of Microsoft Office Excel files in the .xls format, Wi-Fi file transfer to and from a desktop (Mac and PC), and the ability to access and synchronize with Apple MobileMe accounts. MobileFiles Pro has .xls editing features including support for over 125 functions, robust format options ranging from font style and cell color choice to inserting and resizing rows and columns. Users can switch between sheets in a workbook, revise inputs and recalculate and undo / redo changes. In addition, MobileFiles Pro features desktop file access and transfer functionality combined with MobileMe iDisk account access to transfer and store files to and from the iPhone. Using the... (more)

Open-Source Networking Provider Vyatta Grows 600% in 2008

Vyatta announced that it grew revenues by almost 600 percent during 2008, with their customer count growing more than 150 percent. To date, the company's open networking software has been downloaded more than a quarter million times. The company additionally boasts partnerships with more than 100 value-added resellers. Vyatta claims to be gaining traction in a number of industries, including the service provider, government and higher education markets. Vyatta's customers include AmeriVault, Boston Colocation, Florida State University, the State of New Mexico, TelEvolve, and Wikia, among others. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chr... (more)

PreEmptive Solutions Expands Executive Team to Manage Explosive Growth and Market Opportunity

PreEmptive Solutions announced today the appointment of Keith Peer as VP of Worldwide Sales. As a part of the executive team expansion, Sebastian Holst has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Peer brings more than 20 years of sales and executive leadership to PreEmptive Solutions. He has served as CEO of antivirus and malware supplier, Central Command, since its founding in 1990. A recognized industry leader in application and information security, Mr. Peer has been widely quoted in well-known media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and numerous industry trade publications. “PreEmptive Solutions is fortunate to gain the leadership and expertise of Keith Peer,” said Gabriel Torok, CEO of PreEmptive Solutions. “His executive background and numerous successes provide an excellent foundation to take our sales efforts and market expans... (more)

PreEmptive Solutions Magazine Launched on Ulitzer

PreEmptive Solutions Magazine launched today on Ulitzer. With more than 3,000 corporate clients, 40,000 registered installations in 100+ countries and inclusion with Microsoft's six million+ Visual Studio seats, PreEmptive Solutions helps organizations protect, analyze, and monetize applications, defend them against tampering and measure the impact of application investments. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook establ... (more)

Secure Your .NET Code

Are you aware that you might be shipping your source code with your .NET dll or exe? A new tool included in Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003 can help you make sure that does not happen. The .NET platform realizes Microsoft's vision for the next paradigm in Windows computing: multiple programming languages interacting harmoniously, sharing an enriched object-based framework, and executed by a Common Language Runtime (CLR). This architecture provides an unprecedented degree of power and flexibility. Unfortunately, that flexible design inherently produces a problem for those wishing to hide their program's intellectual property. Programs in the .NET Framework are easy to reverse engineer. This is not in any way a fault in the design of .NET; it is simply a reality of modern, intermediate-compiled languages (Java suffers from this problem too). Both Java and .NET us... (more)