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Thawte Personal Email Certificate discontinued

Since the year 2004 I’m a member of the Web of Trust from Thawte and have been giving trust points to a number of people. To spread the web of trust we did also signing parties at some universities and schools. This era has come to an end! Thawte decided to discontinue the personal e-mail certificate and the web of trust services. Thawte recently published that security compliance requirements have become more restrictive, while the technology infrastructure necessary to meet these requirements has expanded greatly. The effort Thawte had been taking lately to adapt their services to these changes is now for Thawte to high to be taken. As a result Thawte Personal email certificates and the web of trust will be discontinued on November 16, 2009 and will no longer be available after that date.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 officially released

Today is the official release day of Windows Mobile 6.5. The new release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is claimed to be much smoother in terms of finger friendly navigation in all parts of the operating system including the today screen and windows explorer but also in terms of stability and performance. The famous iPhone lock and unlock slider is now available on Windows Mobile 6.5 (why reinventing the wheel ;)? ). The internet explorer 6 is integrated into the operating system and offers flash support, zoom toolbar and much more.

For developers it might be interesting that it’s easily possible to create your own individual design with the Theme Generator. Microsoft now offers an easy to use synchronization service which allows to synchronize all kinds of data from the mobile device to the online services and back. This service is called myPhone Online Service. Similar to the Apple Store there is now a market place for windows phone applications reachable under http://marketplace.windowsphone.com.

ROM upgrades for various phones should be available soon on the manufacturers websites. Stay tuned!