News Bits: Microsoft Admits Vista has Speech Recognition Defect, Vista Drivers Available for Fujitsu P1610, Gateway CX210 Tablet PC Available with Vista, Ink Desktop for Vista now Available

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Microsoft Admits Vista has Speech Recognition Defect

Microsoft has admitted that the speech recognition features in Vista could be hijacked so that a PC tells itself to delete files or folders. In one scenario outlined by users an MP3 file of voice instructions was used to tell the PC to delete documents. Microsoft is telling users that it is technically possible, but there is no need to worry. Microsoft has pointed out that in order for the flaw to be exploited the speech recognition feature would need to be activated and configured with both microphone and speakers switched to on. This could be a serious problem for Tablet PC users since on Tablets the speaker and microphone are usually both enabled, which means it’s possible a malicious website or MP3 file could say these “delete” commands to delete critical files.

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Vista Drivers Available for Fujitsu P1610


Slowly, but surely, manufacturers are making their way around to updating drivers for Vista. Fujitsu has posted Vista Drivers for the P1610 Tablet PC. They are also offering Vista bundles with the T4215 that include Vista Business, OneNote 2007 and Office 2007. Bundle packages start at $1,989.

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Gateway CX210 Tablet PC Available with Vista

The Gateway CX210 Tablet PCs are now available with Vista Home Premium. In fact the CX210s is available for a limited time for $949 with a free memory upgrade. It seems like now is the time to invest in a new Tablet, with all the special deals manufacturers are offering.

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Ink Desktop for Vista now Available

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In addition to the Experience Pack for Vista, the Ink Desktop for Vista is also available. The Experience Pack offers four programs that provide unique functionality and fun to enhance your experience using a Tablet PC. The programs include Media Transfer, Ink Crossword, Equation Writer and Ink Flash Cards.

Ink Desktop is available separately for download and is said to be better than version 1. Ink Desktop lets you take down a phone number, directions or a quick reminder note whenever you need to. This is a nice feature for Tablet users because you don’t have to waste time opening up another application.

Thanks to GottaBeMobile for the tip.




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