Mit einem neuen Tool von Faber Nitor leiten Symbian- und Windows-Mobile-Smartphones im Falle eines Diebstahls die neue Telefonnummer und SIM-Karten-ID an den ursprünglichen Besitzer weiter. Dieser kann anschließend per SMS das Gerät sperren und die Inhalte remote löschen. …mehr
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In einem Interview mit der Zeitung Mercury News hat John Lilly, CEO der Mozilla Corporation angekündigt, dass eine erste mobile Version des Webbrowsers Firefox bereits in wenigen Wochen veröffentlicht wird. Dieses Alpha-Release ist jedoch nur für Tests gedacht, mit einer finalen Version rechnen die Entwickler erst Ende 2009. …mehr
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Premium-Inhalt. The college student charged with illegally accessing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's e-mail has been accused of computer intrusion before, although last time he faced only an afternoon detention.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has detailed the Xbox 360 games that will be available on its booth at the Tokyo Game Show, which opens on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Brocade Communications Systems on Tuesday secured a US$1.1 billion loan to fund its acquisition of Foundry Networks despite a tightening of credit markets amid the Wall Street meltdown.
Premium-Inhalt. David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook has begun allowing users to search the Web from within Facebook, using Microsoft's Live search service.
Premium-Inhalt. A partnership between Nokia and speech-recognition software vendor Nuance will make the software company's capabilities available to third-party developers as well as to the phone maker itself.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft got in line with several other organizations that are taking steps to get paid for products and services provided to Washington Mutual, the largest bank to fail in U.S. history.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM on Wednesday reported a 20 percent increase in net income for its third quarter and said its profit outlook for the full year remains on track.
Premium-Inhalt. Genius Products on Tuesday announced a partnership with Numark, the largest manufacturer of DJ equipment, to bring the first turntablist rhythm game to consoles.
Premium-Inhalt. Namco Bandai previewed its line-up of games for this year's Tokyo Game Show on Tuesday, with something for everyone.
Premium-Inhalt. At Namco Bandai's pre-TGS news conference, we got a chance to see a little of the upcoming "Splatterhouse" that's heading to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Premium-Inhalt. "We Ski and Snowboard," the new sequel to the "We Ski" sports game for the Nintendo Wii, allows both hardcore and recreational players to enjoy winter sports skiing and snowboarding.
Premium-Inhalt. According to at Japanese gaming mag Famitsu, Sony will soon release the 80GB PlayStation 3 model in Japan in black, white and silver varieties.
Premium-Inhalt. In the past six months, the number of daily visits to , the federal government's jobs Web site, has increased 45%, a gain that may be linked to caused by the weak economy.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel's lawyers are evaluating whether a new manufacturing business spun out of could end a long-standing cross-licensing agreement between the firms.
Premium-Inhalt. Kingston Technology Co. Inc. Wednesday announced a new high-capacity 32GB USB drive, .
Premium-Inhalt. The flagging economy could affect how consumers respond to the new wireless service rolled out here by Sprint Nextel Corp., said Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Kenya's newest mobile-phone service provider, Orange, is keeping up the tradition of reducing the cost of intra-network calls.
Premium-Inhalt. In a few short weeks, LucasArts and BioWare will finally reveal the secret joint project they've been working on and teasing people about since at least October 2007.
Premium-Inhalt. The Web site of the Colorado Secretary of State is making available the Social Security numbers and other personal data of numerous CEOs, company chairmen, presidents, board members and other senior executives at some of the country's largest companies, a privacy advocate said.
Premium-Inhalt. Reader David Utts has recently emigrated from the Land of Windows and poses a question about Macintosh windows management. He writes:
Premium-Inhalt. Blizzard Entertainment's forthcoming expansion pack for World of Warcraft will hit store shelves in November. The company has updated system requirements for the new game expansion, and they're higher than previous releases.
Premium-Inhalt. This episode of the Macworld Podcast is all about control--both taking and letting go. In our first interview, my daughter Addie talks with me about Leopard's Parental Controls feature--a feature for locking down parts of the Mac to help keep both your computer and child safe.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco's this week unveiled hardware extensions to its e-mail security appliances that more than double the performance of the company's previous-generation platforms.
Premium-Inhalt. My last one-on-one interview featured . But that's not the only maverick approach in innovative IT shops. At in New York, John Stepper is doing the SOA equivalent of changing an engine while the car is running.
Premium-Inhalt. A 20-year-old Tennessee man has been indicted for hacking into an e-mail account of U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, according to court records.
Premium-Inhalt. In early 2005 Sonos introduced the basic building block of its multiroom digital music system: the , a combination digital music streamer and amplifier. Since that time, the ZP100 has gained lots of new capabilities , but the hardware itself didn't change. Now, more than three years later, Sonos has finally released a new version, the Zone Player 120 (US$499). Although that gap is an eon in technology years, don't expect huge differences in the new box.
Premium-Inhalt. At up to US$470 fully loaded, Sony's PS3 doesn't come cheap, so I'm going to have to agree with analyst Jesse Divinich when the PS3 is getting clobbered by . The PS3 costs around $400 in its base configuration, ascending to upwards of $470 if you tack on an HDMI cable ($20) and Bluetooth headset ($50). The Xbox 360 tends to be slightly to significantly more expensive if you load up its three configurations with most of the PS3's bells and whistles, but its base pricing still seems lower when you scan sticker to sticker.
Premium-Inhalt. Much as I love Firefox 3, several of my favorite extensions still haven't been updated to support the new version of the browser. Chief among them is PermaTabs, which lets you make any tab "temporarily permanent" (meaning it appears each time you run Firefox).
Premium-Inhalt. David Kernell, the Tennessee college student charged with hacking the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate , pleaded not guilty Wednesday and was released without bond, according to court documents.
Premium-Inhalt. If a program can output a delimited text file (I'll get to what that means in a minute), Excel can turn it into a reasonable table.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's a neat idea: has launched a backup system for photos that is embedded on Recordable DVDs. The product, called , is for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Premium-Inhalt. , LexisNexis and the Secret Service are among a of corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that has formed to study and help solve challenges around , terrorism and narcotics trafficking.