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Short takes on this week's tech data news

Nokia S60 users given anti-virus protection

F-Secure has introduced a version of its F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus software to protect users of new devices based on the Nokia S60 3rd Edition. Users of the Nokia N71 will have access to the anti-virus protection via the built-in memory card. Nokia E series users can obtain the anti-virus client through the Nokia Catalogues service.

ThinPrint upgrades Remote Desktop Suite

ThinPrint, a provider of infrastructure technology for printing, has released the second edition of its Remote Desktop Suite Standard. The software targets small and medium-sized businesses that want to set up a low-cost, secure server-based computing architecture using Microsoft Terminal Services with Windows Server 2003.

Skype launches user presence feature

Voice over IP company Skype has developed a user presence feature as part of its service, which companies can add to their web pages to enable users to see who is available to receive phone calls. The feature, SkypeWeb, has been integrated into more than 50 websites, said Skype, which is owned by auction site eBay.

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Microsoft acquisition  strengthens security

Microsoft has expanded its enterprise security portfolio with the purchase of web-filtering software from FutureSoft. It has released a public beta of the next version of its firewall and virtual private network product, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006.

Wireless chips to work on both 3G and Wi-Fi

Atheros Communications and Qualcomm have joined forces to develop and manufacture a range of wireless chips that can be used in phones operating on both 3G and Wi-Fi networks. The announcement was made at last week's 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. The chips will support cellular 3G technologies CDMA and W-CDMA.


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