Moving security to the cloud

The following article appeared in print in the Business Agenda section of Manila Bulletin and on the web here on the Manila Bulletin website on September 29, 2013.

Text and photo by Kris Lanot Lacaba

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Trend Micro was founded in 1988 in Los Angeles by Steve Chang with his wife Jenny and sister-in-law Eva Chen. It later moved to Cupertino in Silicon Valley and became a public company when it opened at the Nikkei in Tokyo in 1998. Japan accounts for 40 percent of Trend Micro’s worldwide revenue, says Chang.

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The best free ebook readers for iOS

There are many great, free ebook readers for iOS. This is the bookshelf of the Apple’s iBooks app. (Photo from Apple.com)

Stanza seems to be running again since its “demise” about a year ago. Good thing, too, as it gives you more choices in reading books on iOS, though development on the app seems to be frozen up to now.

There are, of course, many ebook readers on the iOS app store for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad, including Apple’s very own iBooks app.

The following are some of the best, free ebook readers for iOS. Note that while the apps are free, many books need to be purchased from an ebook seller. Free books are available online on Project Gutenberg and other websites.

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What to Do When Launching Adobe Digital Editions for the First Time

Adobe Digital Editions is a great ebook reader for Mac OS X. Not only does it support epubs, it can also handle PDFs and a “reflow-centric XHTML-based format.”

Adobe Digital Editions can be used to read epubs, PDFs, and XHTML.

For readers, they can also take advantage of Adobe Digital Edition’s support for lending and borrowing. Publishers like it because it supports DRM-protected content and allows for text markup features.

It’s a free download for Mac OS X and Windows.

When you install Adobe Digital Editions, you’ll be asked to go through a set up process when you launch it the first time. Read more for a step-by-step how-to on setting up Adobe Digital Editions.

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New Macbook Air Models with Intel’s Ivy Bridge Coming Soon

Apple is scheduled to come out with new notebooks with the Intel’s new-fangled Ivy Bridge processors. An Apple Macbook notebook, particularly a Macbook Air, with an Intel Ivy Bridge pricessor  should come out in the second quarter of 2012 according to Digitimes.

Apple is scheduled to come out with a Ivy Bridge-powered version of the Macbook Air in the second quarter of 2012. Image from Apple website.

More after the jump.

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How to Activate Private Browsing in Google Chrome

Safari and Firefox in Mac OSX have something called private browsing. In Google Chrome, it’s called opening an incognito window.

This is Google Chrome in normal browsing mode. You can turn on private browsing in Google Chrome to keep it from storing your browsing history.

Google Chrome runs on Intel Macs running OSX Leopard or later. In incognito mode, Google Chrome does not store your browsing history or your search history. Temporary files, cookies, and download history aren’t kept either. They should all be gone after you’ve closed your browser (except for downloaded files should still be on your computer unless you manually delete them).

Incognito browsing is pretty handy if you are using a shared computer and you don’t want other people to see what sites you have visited.

Say you are shopping for a gift for a family member and you don’t want that person to see what where you’ve been doing your online shopping.

Learn more about private browsing (also called “porn mode”) after the jump.

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Review: Connect Old Disk Drives Using the Universal Drive Adapter

If you have old and naked disk drives that you want to access, all you’ll need is this one geeky gadget. This fancy looking thingamabob can connect a disk drive to your computer’s USB port without having to fool around with a tiresome enclosure.

Connect 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25" drives to a Mac or PC.

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