AllinOne Security Suites Tried and Tested

first_img 2 min read All-in-One Security Suites: Tried and Tested Brought to you by PCWorld Today’s security suites have a difficult job. Every other day seems to bring a new threat that targets Windows PCs. Spam is going through the roof, as are phishing and other unsavory Web sites. To find out which security suites can best handle the onslaught, we put eight of them through some tough tests under the 32-bit version of Windows Vista.German security company AV-Test.org tested the antivirus, antispyware, and firewall components of each suite to determine how well the software catches both known malware and new malware (detected either through heuristics–recognition of the new malware’s similarity to already-known bad code–or on the basis of its behavior alone). Due to the sophistication of the latest malware, none of the suites did well in the behavioral tests, but several of them did provide excellent protection against a smorgesbord of other baddies. Plus, most suites protect up to three PCs for the purchase price.BitDefender Internet Security 2008 did the best job at stopping malware, but its interface needs work. Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2008 performed well, too, offering an array of useful features in a polished, easy-to-use package; that combination earned it our Best Buy award. These two suites plus Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0, McAfee Internet Security Suite, and Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 were our top five performers, each of which we review here. All five packages include antiphishing, data-privacy, parental control, and IM traffic protection.Check outour ranked chart of all eight security suites tested for this article.Security Suites Tested for This ReviewFor this roundup, we partnered with AV-Test.org to conduct extensive performance testing on the following security suites:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0McAfee Internet Security SuiteBitDefender Internet Security 2008Trend Micro Internet Security 2008CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008Avira Premium Security SuiteCheckpoint ZoneAlarm Internet SecuritySuite 7.1 Next Article Technology –shares December 1, 2007center_img We check out eight products, from the popular to the relatively unknown. They can’t protect you from everything, but some come close. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Add to Queue Erik Larkin Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

HTC CoFounder Cher Wang to Take Some Duties From CEO

first_img –shares 2 min read HTC Co-Founder Cher Wang to Take Some Duties From CEO Apply Now » 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Lyneka Little Add to Queue Technology Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A workload shift at HTC will increase the duties of co-founder and chairwoman Cher Wang as the company focuses on regaining market share.Wang will take on operational duties for the Taiwanese smartphone maker, and CEO Peter Chou will lessen his load at the company to focus on innovation, according to the Financial Times.In what is being touted as a temporary move, Wang will expand her day-to-day presence from two to six days a week to work on sales, marketing and supplier relationships, according to the FT. Chou, who has served as the company’s CEO for nearly a decade, will concentrate on product development.“I have become very focused in the past couple of months. Before that I was too busy,” Chou told the FT. “I took on too many things. I need to be more focused on innovation and [the] product portfolio.”Related: HTC’s Cher Wang on Innovation and the ‘It’ Product It’s been a rocky period for the company. In October, the smartphone and tablet maker reported a bigger than expected quarterly loss. It was the first quarterly loss for the company since going public. Some wondered if Chou would stick around but, in June, he reportedly said he had no plans to leave HTC.Earlier this year, the company introduced the HTC One, a smartphone expected to be a competitor to Apple and Samsung mobile devices, but failed to make a huge dent in the market.Last year, Wang spoke to Entrepreneur.com about staying ahead of trends. “We must always keep an eye on our environment, to keep track of what changes are happening in technology, in infrastructure, in markets, in how people across the world are living their lives, working and communicating. We need to anticipate these trends and innovate to meet them. Within HTC, hundreds of ideas are tested and discarded to find those rare ideas that define the HTC user experience,” she said. October 21, 2013 Next Article The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue.last_img read more

When Is Hummus Not Hummus When Regulators Say So

first_img 2 min read FDA Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now » Add to Queue Kate Taylor Next Article May 23, 2014 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. What makes hummus, hummus? Sabra is pushing the Food and Drug Administration to find out.The largest hummus producer in the U.S. is tired of non-chickpea-heavy knockoffs passing themselves off as hummus. So, Sabra is petitioning the FDA to define hummus as predominantly comprised of chickpeas and no less than 5 percent tahini.”A food item that is not made of chickpeas… is not hummus,” said Ronen Zohar, Sabra’s CEO, in a statement. “As the category leader, we have introduced hummus to the market; we are driving continued adoption rates and we do see it as our responsibility to support the growing community of hummus lovers by protecting the purity of hummus in the marketplace.”Related: EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names The FDA has established standards of identity for a range of other popular U.S. condiments and dips, including peanut butter, ketchup, mayonnaise and cream cheese. However, it often takes a boost in popularity and mainstream acceptance for the government to get involved in defining what makes a snack a snack.Another key player in snack-based government intervention is certain producers’ hopes to keep competitors with “inauthentic” products out of the game. After a legal dispute with Fage yogurt, a British court ruled that Chobani could not label its products “Greek yogurt” in the U.K., because its yogurt is made in the U.S., unlike Fage yogurt. The EU has also gotten involved in food identity battles, as European trade officials have argued that cheese labels such as Gorgonzola, Parmesan and Feta should be reserved for European use. Related: Chobani Can’t Be Marketed as ‘Greek Yogurt’ in the U.K. Reporter When Is Hummus Not Hummus? When Regulators Say So. –shareslast_img read more

Twitter Makes Following Accounts Easier With New Connect Tab

first_img 1 min read Next Article Image credit: Shutterstock Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Twitter Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.center_img Twitter Makes Following Accounts Easier With New Connect Tab This story originally appeared on Reuters A new Connect tab on Twitter Inc.’s mobile app makes it easier for people to find accounts to follow, the social network said on Tuesday as it launched the new feature to attract more users.The tab suggests a list of accounts based on those already followed, as well as popular ones in the area, product manager Ricardo Castro said in a blog post on the company’s website.Users can choose to automatically sync their address books to connect with friends and family with the tab, he said. The feature is available in Twitter’s latest app on Apple Inc’s iPhones or smartphones running on Alphabet Inc’s Android.Twitter, led by co-founder Jack Dorsey, has been striving to improve its interface as its growth has lagged those of social media rivals Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.Twitter’s base grew modestly to 310 million monthly active users in the quarter ended March 31 from 305 million in the fourth quarter.The stock fell 2.7 percent to an all-time low of $14.01 on Tuesday.(Reporting by Anjali Athavaley; Editing by Richard Chang) –shares Add to Queue May 4, 2016last_img read more

Waitrose bans sale of energy drinks to children under 16

first_imgWaitrose bans sale of energy drinks to children under 16Posted By: News Deskon: January 04, 2018In: Beverage, Industries, RetailPrintEmailBritish supermarket chain Waitrose will introduce a minimum age limit on sales of high-caffeine energy drinks as of 5 March 2018.Responding to concerns of high levels of sugar and caffeine in such drinks, Waitrose will be the first UK supermarket to introduce a ban on their sale to children under the age of 16.The move builds on existing industry labelling guidelines, which require any soft drink with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to carry a high caffeine content warning and state it is not recommended for children.The current health warnings read: “High caffeine content. Not recommended for children or pregnant or breastfeeding women or persons sensitive to caffeine.”Waitrose director of technical and corporate social responsibility Simon Moore said: “As a responsible retailer we want to sell these products in line with the labelling guidance.“These drinks carry advice stating that they are not recommended for children, so we’re choosing to proactively act on that guidance, particularly given the widespread concerns which have been raised about these drinks when consumed by under-16s.”The move by Waitrose follows the introduction of a voluntary code of practice by the British Soft Drinks Association in 2010, prompting soft drinks companies not to market to under-16s.British Soft Drinks Association director general Gavin Partington said: “Energy drinks and their ingredients have been deemed safe by regulatory authorities around the world.He added: “Energy drinks are not marketed or promoted to under-16s and all beverages carry an advisory note stating: not recommended to children.“Energy drink manufacturers have taken all possible steps to be clear about the suitability of energy drinks. Retailers, schools and parents all have a role to play in educating children about caffeine and sugar consumption from all sources.”The announcement by Waitrose has been welcomed by NASUWT, a union representing teachers, which has called for the government to commission independent research into energy drink use after complaints by head teachers and teachers.NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said: “Waitrose has taken a positive and responsible step which hopefully not only other supermarkets will follow, but which will also encourage the government to produce national guidelines on recommended consumption levels of caffeine for children.”Share with your network: Tags: energy drinkssugarUKWaitroselast_img read more

Hitting the sweet spot in the highprotein yogurt market

first_imgHitting the sweet spot in the high-protein yogurt marketPosted By: Guest contributoron: April 11, 2018In: Blog, Dairy, Food, Industries, IngredientsPrintEmail The cultured food market is one of the fastest growing dairy segments globally with many consumers enjoying yogurt every day. Couple this with a trend towards people seeking more protein in their diet, and yogurt is the perfect solution.The opportunity for food and beverage manufacturers to grow their portfolio of cultured products is confirmed. Euromonitor predicts the global yogurt market will grow by 7.8% (compounding annual growth rate) between 2017 and 2022.High-protein yogurts are one of the fastest-growing product segments, but they’ve got to taste great to be suitable for consumers. That’s why the work done by NZMP in developing protein ingredients that have great taste and texture, even in high-protein systems, is leading edge. NZMP has a depth of protein chemistry expertise. It means we understand proteins at a molecular level and understand how to manipulate them to give a really good flavour, without compromising on texture.Our ingredients provide customised taste and texture solutions in a wide range of yogurt applications. The target sweet spot for perfect yogurt is a balance of thick, creamy and smooth. SureProtein ingredients can give a creamy texture to low-fat yogurts, or create Greek-style stirred, spoonable and drinking yogurts with up to 10% protein and low sourness.We constantly test our ingredients to understand final product characteristics. This approach enables us to produce a wide range of world-class protein ingredients and provide flexibility that meets the diverse functional and nutritional needs of our customers and their consumers.Find out more about our ingredients to help achieve your cultured food’s optimum solution – click here.center_img Share with your network: Tags: FonterraNew ZealandNZMPlast_img read more

Morocco receive late boost in their bid to host 2026 World Cup

first_imgShare on Pinterest Morocco has been pressing Fifa for several weeks to intervene and exclude the US-governed territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the US Virgin Islands because of a perceived conflict of interest.This is the first World Cup vote since England endured a shock defeat in the contest to host the 2018 finals when Russia and Qatar were picked to host consecutive tournaments despite being vastly weaker on paper.The subsequent revelations of widespread corruption within the world governing body mean the landscape is very different this time, including the fact that it will be an open vote.It is expected that 201 of Fifa’s 211 member federations will vote at the annual congress at Moscow’s Expocentre on Wednesday. The four bidding nations are excluded and Ghana and Kosovo are understood not to have sent representatives. news World Cup 2026 • Joint USA, Mexico, Canada bid promises higher profit• Belief Donald Trump could alienate some nations Read more Tue 12 Jun 2018 14.50 EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Last modified on Tue 12 Jun 2018 18.50 EDT Share via Email Topics This article is more than 1 year old The race to host the 2026 World Cup finals was too close to call, according to Fifa insiders, as Morocco received a late boost to their hopes with the expectation that four US territories will abstain from voting on Wednesday.The so-called united bid of the USA, Mexico and Canada is the technically safer option and definitely more attractive financially to the voting federations but that may not be enough to carry them over the line. Their position was weakened by the expectation that four US territories at the centre of a voting row will not take part. Donald Trump Reuse this content The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. The Fifa hierarchy – including the president, Gianni Infantino – are understood to prefer the united bid, which has promised to generate a profit of £8.1bn for Fifa compared with the projected £4.48bn the Morocco World Cup would raise. But there are other geopolitical and football factors to consider. World Cup 2026center_img Morocco receive late boost in their bid to host 2026 World Cup Fifa report favours North America’s 2026 World Cup bid over ‘high risk’ Morocco Read more Morocco’s competitor to host the 2026 World Cup finals tournament is a joint bid from USA, Mexico and Canada.Photograph: Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP Share via Email World Cup World Cup 2018 Fifa Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Martha Kelner in Moscow Shares6161 Share on Facebook ‘On the pitch there was a divide’: tales behind England’s World Cup failures Some of those close to the united bid were concerned that interventions by Donald Trump during the campaign period may have worked against them. In April, he tweeted: “The US has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup. It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the US bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don’t support us (including at the United Nations)?”There were suggestions that his antagonistic manner could alienate some nations and also that the recent public dispute with Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, could undermine the collaboration between two of the hosting nations.However, it emerged that behind the scenes Trump has been lobbying on behalf of the bid. He sent three letters to Infantino and other Fifa officials offering reassurances should the united bid win. Trump pledged that his hardline stance on visas would not affect visitors to the country during the tournament. The letters, seen by the New York Times, also cite the 1996 and 2002 Olympic Games and the 1994 World Cup as examples of major international events hosted by the US.But Morocco’s bid team were confident they could sway a few nations who might be undecided, continuing their lobbying night in Moscow hotels and bars. They will also have a 15-minute presentation to congress on Wednesday morning to make a last‑ditch plea for votes. Football politics This article is more than 1 year old Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Donald Trump hints at extension to China trade talks

first_imgChinese economy Economics Donald Trump hints at extension to China trade talks news Read more Phillip Inman Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email China Donald Trump Last modified on Fri 15 Feb 2019 14.18 EST Donald Trump Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Trump administration President said potential delay was justified as deal ‘must be the biggest in history’ Share on WhatsApp President Donald Trump has conceded that he will delay planned increases in import duties on $200bn (£155bn) of Chinese goods if there is progress in trade talks in Washington next week.Appearing to soften his demand for talks to conclude before 1 March, Trump said there could be a 30- or 60-day extension, should negotiators get closer to a deal. He said a delay was justified, based on the scope and scale of the talks. Speaking on the White House lawn, he said: “Trade with China – how big does that get? It must be the biggest deal in history.”The US Dow Jones index surged more than 350 points following the more conciliatory tone from the president. Investors remain nervous, however, about an increase in duties on Chinese imports, which economists say could damage global trade.Last year, the International Monetary Fund warned that rising trade tensions between the US and the rest of the world could cost the global economy $430bn, with America “especially vulnerable” to an escalating tariff war.The US imposed 25% tariffs on steel and aluminium imports in spring last year and followed it with a 10% import duty on a further $200bn of Chinese goods in the summer. Beijing retaliated with $60bn of extra import duties on US goods destined for China.A White House spokeswoman made a downbeat assessment of the highly charged trade negotiations, saying the two sides would have further talks after they failed to sign an accord in Beijing. Share on Twittercenter_img Shares2323 Topics Reuse this content Share on Messenger International trade Asia Pacific Share on Twitter The US Dow Jones index surged more than 350 points after Trump struck a more conciliatory tone.Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP This article is more than 4 months old This article is more than 4 months old Support The Guardian In a separate statement, the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said the two economic superpowers would “continue working on all outstanding issues in advance of the March 1 2019 deadline”.Referring to the Beijing talks, Sanders said: “These detailed and intensive discussions led to progress between the two parties. Much work remains, however.”China and the US reached a consensus in principle on key issues during the talks, China’s state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. It added that they had held a detailed discussion on a memorandum of understanding on trade and economic issues, but gave no details.The countries also discussed technology, intellectual property rights, agriculture, services, non-tariff barriers and currency, as well as potential Chinese purchases of US goods and services to reduce a “large and persistent bilateral trade deficit”, Sanders said.However, it is understood that China failed to meet US demands for details of state subsidies to key industries or to provide plans showing how Chinese markets would be opened to foreign competition.The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, met US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday after a week of talks at senior and deputy levels, and called for a deal both sides could accept, Chinese state media said.US duties on $200bn of imports from China are due to rise from 10% to 25% if no deal is reached by 1 March. This is to address US demands that China rethink its rule that foreign firms must give up technology in exchange for access to Chinese markets, which Washington says is a breach of basic rights.Lighthizer has also sought to better enforce intellectual property rights, which he says Chinese firms regularly abuse to gain an advantage over US rivals. The latest major Trump resignations and firings Share via Email @phillipinman Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Fri 15 Feb 2019 13.47 ESTlast_img read more

Former Texas tennis coach admits to 100000 bribe in college admissions scandal

first_imgShare via Email Share on Pinterest Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter news Read more Share on Facebook US education Tennis Share on Messenger Michael Center was given $60,000 in cash to help an applicant get into college.Photograph: Chris Close / Alamy/Alamy This article is more than 2 months old Share on Facebook US sports Shares1515 US college admissions scandal: how did the scheme work and who was charged? This article is more than 2 months old Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Tennis Associated Press Wed 24 Apr 2019 15.59 EDT … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US universities Michael Center pleads guilty to taking bribe from fixerCase has ensnared wealthy parents across America Share on WhatsApp Texas Former Texas tennis coach admits to $100,000 bribe in college admissions scandal Share via Email Authorities say the admissions consultant at the center of the scam, Rick Singer, paid Center to help an applicant get admitted as a tennis recruit. In 2015, Singer gave Center $40,000 in donations to the school’s tennis program and later flew to Austin, where he gave the coach about $60,000 in cash for himself, assistant US attorney Eric Rosen said. Around the same time the student started classes, he withdrew from the tennis team.Center looked down at his hands on the table in front of him as the prosecutor read the allegations against him. Rosen revealed that Center has also entered into a cooperation agreement with the government in the hopes of getting a lighter sentence. The scandal has put a spotlight on the cutthroat college admissions process and amplified complaints that the system is rigged in favor of the rich. The parents are charged with paying big money to doctor entrance exam scores or get their children admitted to highly selective schools as athletic recruits for sports they didn’t play. Thirteen of the 33 parents charged in the case agreed earlier this month to plead guilty, including Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. Huffman, who was charged with paying $15,000 to have someone boost her daughter’s SAT score, will plead guilty on 21 May. Prosecutors have said they will seek between four and 10 months in prison for Huffman.On Tuesday, another parent and a former University of Southern California coach said they will also plead guilty. Laura Janke, who was assistant women’s soccer coach at USC, created bogus athletic profiles that portrayed the applicants as star athletes for sports they didn’t play, prosecutors said. She is also cooperating with authorities and could testify against defendants at trials, if asked.Parents continuing to fight the charges include Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom Full House, and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. They are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to money laundering and mail fraud conspiracy charges and haven’t publicly commented on the allegations. Since you’re here… The former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in the college admissions bribery scheme and will cooperate with authorities.Michael Center, 55, is the third coach to plead guilty in the high-profile case that has also ensnared wealthy parents, including executives and Hollywood actresses, across the United States. College sports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Hands free umbrella the Nubrella

first_imgContinuum, a respected and award winning design firm has created a hands free umbrella called the Nubrella. This umbrella is designed for people in a wheelchair. It helps keep wheelchair user’s head and shoulders out of bad weather such as rain, snow, and wind. It protects users by allowing them the freedom of their hands. With the freedom of their hands and removing the traditional pole, it’s much easier to navigate their wheelchairs efficiently.In addition to being a hands free usage device, Nubrella has a sleek aerodynamic design that completely encompasses a user’s head and shoulders. This umbrella is not only limited to wheelchair users. This new innovative umbrella is perfect for someone on the go as well. If you’re holding your grocery bags, pushing a stroller, or answering your phone; carrying an umbrella no longer needs to be difficult. Nubrella perfectly encapsulates your head keeping you warm and dry all the while freeing your hands up.  It doesn’t matter how windy it is, the Nubrella perfectly mounts on a wheelchair or easily slides over a user’s head as they walk. It has been tested and can withstand up to 50mph winds. It features adjustable straps and is lightweight weighing only 2.6 lbs.Nubrella currently retails for $55.00. For more information regarding this ground-breaking device, check out images, videos, and additional product information here. Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedWinter weather tipsNovember 24, 2011In “Easter Seals Crossroads”Tecla Shield: Hands-free control of smart devicesFebruary 8, 2017In “Independent Living”WHILL: Personal Mobility DeviceAugust 18, 2016In “Mobility”last_img read more