Is DRM worth it?

So, you are the producer/publisher of a content. You want to make money of it. As much money as possible. You are wondering if you must use DRM or not. First question It might be obvious but, at first, ask yourself : “Why do I want to use DRM on my content ?”. To fight piracy or illegal copies ? Bad answer ! Your goal is NOT to fight piracy !...

May 2, 2007 · 3 min · 618 words · Kalpik Nigam

Acrobat Reader Actually Reads, with Voice!

PDF documents are very familiar among the computer users especially those from the educational field. Sometimes, a large quantity of educational information is stored in this file format rather than the usual Doc or RTF document. In this case, working with Acrobat Reader has become mandatory. Being just a viewer, not an editor like Word, means that it should be easier to work with. In my opinion, it is. However, many people do not feel too comfortable using Acrobat Reader and the pdf file format....

February 26, 2007 · 3 min · 461 words · Kalpik Nigam

A Windows Vista Zero-Day Exploit Costs $50,000

$50,000 for a Windows Vista zero-day exploit. The 0-day exploits have not been released in the wild but are, instead, made an integer part of the underground Internet commerce. The Proof of Concept code for an exploit affecting Microsoft’s latest operating system can cost as much as $50.000. As far, neither the exploit nor the PoC for Windows Vista have been submitted to an independent evaluation process. In this context, the authenticity of the Windows Vista 0-day exploit has not been confirmed from any sources aside from its creators....

December 18, 2006 · 2 min · 248 words · Kalpik Nigam

Java 6 Released

Java SE 6 is the current major release of the Java SE platform. Sun endeavors to foster the highest level of transparency and collaboration on the platform with the Java community through Project JDK 6, resulting in the following key features: Get it here.

December 13, 2006 · 1 min · 44 words · Kalpik Nigam

VideoLan Client 0.8.6 Final

Building on feedback from the 29 million downloads of VLC media player 0.8.5, we bring you version 0.8.6 with many bugfixes, as well as a couple of new features we think you will truly enjoy. Most prominent are probably Windows Media Video 9 and Flash Video. Other important changes are improved H.264 decoding, better Windows Unicode support, a Fullscreen controller and Apple Remote support for Mac OS X. Have a look here for the full list of changes....

December 11, 2006 · 1 min · 91 words · Kalpik Nigam