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Premium-Inhalt. The BlackBerry Partners Fund, launched earlier this year, announced its first investments in companies that support mobile commerce, help travelers and offer location-based entertainment information.
Premium-Inhalt. Aruba Networks on Tuesday publicly launched programs to find new uses for Wi-Fi networks, explore future possibilities for wireless networks and study mobile computing's impact on the environment.
Premium-Inhalt. In January 2007, Netflix brought the ability to watch a limited number of its catalog of movies and TV shows to users of Windows-based PCs--all for free, as a part of an existing Netflix subscription. This summer, the company began working with hardware companies to embed Netflix Instant Watching in set-top devices such as the . Now, at last, the company is finally .
Premium-Inhalt. Ever want to have a quick glance at your calendar appointments while in Gmail? Users so far had to open separate tabs for access to their Google Calendar and Google Doc documents. But now there's an easier way. Google and allow users have a quick look at their Google calendar appointments and recently accessed documents right from within their Gmail inbox.
Premium-Inhalt. This weekend's release of drew a lot of excitement from the gamer crowd -- and a lot of complaints. According to , more than a handful of players have experienced problems with the packaged instruments, and Activision, the game's publisher, has stepped in for damage control.
Premium-Inhalt. Security vendor Symantec thinks it can have the best of both worlds, building a nimble startup atmosphere within a massive, 17,000-employee company.
Premium-Inhalt. Triple play packages of cable, internet, and land-line phones are standard fare for any cable company, but is looking to shake things up. The company will , too -- making its offering a quadruple play.
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. Army intelligence report sent the media into overdrive the last few days with its pronouncement that their way through an attack using the microblogging site Twitter. The Army says it "red-teamed" the possible use of Twitter, which means that a team of soldiers or analysts used Twitter to see if they could find weaknesses with the Army's battle readiness. But is a Twitter attack realistic? Should we be Twitterified of Twitter? Let's take a closer look.
Premium-Inhalt. Japan retailers get the jump on the U.S. market Sunday as they get to sell Dell's new laptop, the Inspiron Mini 12, before anyone here in the U.S. even gets to lay eyes upon it. While built-to-order models will be available in the states by mid-November, three retail chains in Japan (Bic Camera, Kujima, and Sofmap) get the first crack at selling preconfigured versions of Dell's 12.1-inch take on the mini-note space.
Premium-Inhalt. What if Microsoft waved a magic wand and went away? You might have an operating system that you liked--and that's . We checked out an early beta of the future OS, and though at this point many features are either missing or works in progress, the improvements to everything from user interface to memory management look highly promising.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft revealed a significant shift in its strategy Monday, introducing two new and drastically different Windows products at its annual . First, there is Microsoft's cloud-based Windows system, , which takes the focus away from the individual PC and has Microsoft customers relying more on Web services instead of desktop applications. Then, there is Vista's successor, , which serves as Microsoft's next operating system (OS) -- but without the bulk.
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T Navigator is very similar to Sprint Navigation (both were created by TeleNav), but it offers more features than the other cell GPS services I tried, including a pedestrian mode, support for creating waypoints (stops along a route), instant weather reports, and traffic commute alerts.
Premium-Inhalt. Powered by , which also produces AT&T Navigator, Sprint Navigation gives verbal, turn-by-turn directions with live traffic alerts offering detour suggestions. The search feature lets you hunt for weather reports and gas prices (by location, along route, address, or airport), as well as for restaurants, movies, and event reviews.
Premium-Inhalt. VZ Navigator, Verizon's , features accurate turn-by-turn directions, navigation, live traffic alerts with detouring options, and weather and gas-price searching by location (along the route, by specific address, or even by airport proximity). Movie and event reviews are also available.
Premium-Inhalt. Traveling a lot, and feeling lost? You don't have to remain directionless--and you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on a dedicated , either. , , and all have their own navigation applications for their GPS-enabled phones.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has been hinting for some time at plans to not just rival but outdo Google Docs, and Tuesday we finally got a glimpse of what the company has in mind. Surprise: They're turning to an old dog that's going to learn some impressive-looking new tricks-Microsoft Office.
Premium-Inhalt. With a big, bright screen that looks great when playing videos and a ten-band equalizer, the 30GB Cowon A3 is an impressive multimedia player. It's also an overall improvement over . Unfortunately, the A3's bulky size and unintuitive controls are frustrating.
Premium-Inhalt. It's no secret that the faltering economy is . You may not have noticed, though, how often your wallet has been hit with sneaky fees as a result. We've identified seven recently introduced surcharges on tech-related products--add-ons that vendors aren't exactly trumpeting. Ready to see where companies are hiding the new fees?
Premium-Inhalt. T-Mobile's is about to get cheaper -- at least, if you look in the right place. Wal-Mart will start selling the Google-powered device at a discounted rate this week, the company has confirmed.
Premium-Inhalt. What does it take for ICANN to actually revoke a registrar's accreditation? Apparently, a felony conviction for credit card fraud, document forgery, and other cyber crimes. ICANN notified EstDomains, Inc. Tuesday that the company's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) was being canceled effective November 12.
Premium-Inhalt. Blizzard Entertainment announced Wednesday that World of Warcraft had surpassed 11 million worldwide subscribers. While other games have sold far more than 11 million copies, no other MMORPG comes close in terms of the number of paying subscribers.
Premium-Inhalt. Wednesday's email brought this announcement of applications from :
Premium-Inhalt. In April this year analyst firm Gartner issued a research note on Australian software giant Mincom following the appointment of Greg Clark as its new CEO, saying customers should, after three months, start getting a feel for the company's future direction, which had been "uncertain" since the departure of former CEO Richard Mathews and other senior managers.
Premium-Inhalt. In addition to improved navigation and streaming movies, the lets you browse "all games" by popularity, which is ranked "by the most paid downloads in the last 24 hours," a Microsoft representative told me on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, the "most popular" Xbox 360 games are as follows, according to the New Xbox Experience:
Premium-Inhalt. Researchers can adjust network infrastructure to boost bandwidth, optimize latency and save power using an experimental technology called OpenFlow.
Premium-Inhalt. The "New Xbox Experience" is a pretty pretentious name for a system update, especially because it sounds like it will transform your console into something entirely new, which is misleading. Still, after playing with the update for more than a week, I'm impressed. Here are five important points to consider before the free update goes live on November 19.
Premium-Inhalt. If EA's latest plan comes to fruition, there could be a kicker or punter on the cover of the next title. Or an assistant coach. Or even a waterboy.
Premium-Inhalt. After , AT&T is again announcing free Wi-Fi for iPhone users -- and this time, the company swears it's for real. A familiar-looking message popped up on Wednesday, stating:
Premium-Inhalt. If I had to single out a feature in Microsoft's New Xbox Experience that towers above all others, it actually wouldn't be the ability to stream Netflix videos. I know, that's the one Microsoft's excited about, and it's surely where the real action's at, but for me, it's all about installing games to the Xbox 360's hard drive.
Premium-Inhalt. A malicious program that sprang up on Facebook.com in late July has surfaced again, this time using Google's Web sites to sneak around security filters.
Premium-Inhalt. The on Tuesday indicates that the plans to proceed carefully with rolling out new technologies to its professional user base, avoiding the laissez-faire approach espoused by consumer competitors such as and .
Premium-Inhalt. Networks will be the next frontier in energy efficiency if a program kicked off by router maker Juniper Networks and test-equipment vendor Ixia gains a wider following.
Premium-Inhalt. Proscriptive adoption of information security standards like ISO27001 is bound to fail, according to Joel Weise, principal engineer and chief technologist, Sun client services security program office, Sun Microsystems.
Premium-Inhalt. More than three quarters (78 percent) of Malaysian organizations have realized significant gains by implementing an information technology service management (ITSM) framework. This is according to the Malaysian chapter of the non-profit organization Information Technology Service Management Forum (itSMF).
Premium-Inhalt. My, my. The last week certainly raised a few hackles -- thanks in part to a totally unexpected appearance on the . (Hello New Yawkers, and welcome to Geek Street USA.)
Premium-Inhalt. Intel is all set to empower its fast growing channel ecosystems with its wide range of products to extend its footprint in India. The vendor is ready with its launch of Intel Core i7 processor based on the 45 nm technology. "Based on the quad-core architecture that decreases power consumption and increases computing performance by a large extent, i7 will be launched in mid- November. Innovation is a key to grow business for vendors and channel partners, particularly in times of global recession. Intel has been a front runner in innovation," said Steve J Dallman, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager, Worldwide Reseller Channel Organization, Intel Corporation. Dallman's fourth visit in the past 18 months speaks about Intel's focus on India. To help channel partners in India, the vendor will ensure to stock partners with i7 before the formal launch. "This will help channels sell effectively and confidently to customers once the product is officially launched in the market," he added. The company has doubled its channel base in the past 12 months in India.
Premium-Inhalt. In an effort to get more channel partners on board its bandwagon and to increase its reach across the country, Acer is planning to focus on the small and semi-urban cities in India. "This year, our efforts are being concentrated on expanding our operations in the C & D class towns as well as a strategically expanding our reach in the metros and mini metros across the country," said S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India. The company has also set its sights on establishing a strong foothold in segments such as SOHO, SMB, government, PSU, BFSI, education, and telecom.
Premium-Inhalt. AMD recently introduced the ATI Radeon HD 4830 graphics card, raising the performance bar for graphics cards priced at less than $150 (USD) (Rs.8,004) and presenting gamers with even more affordable access to award-winning ATI Radeon HD 4800 series performance. Like all ATI Radeon HD 4800 series products, the new offering delivers class-leading game performance and superior HD multimedia capabilities, as well support for the latest DirectX 10.1 games soon to be released for the holiday season.
Premium-Inhalt. Imation India has announced the availability of Imation Stereo Headset PCH530 and PCH230 in the Indian markets. The Imation Stereo Headset offers pristine sound quality, comfort and reliability and is ideal for call center, office, and home use. A sound control switch allows users to select ideal volume level for a full, rich sound, the microphone can be adjusted for consistent positioning and the soft ear cushions provide all-day comfort.
Premium-Inhalt. McAfee recently at its FOCUS 2008 Security Conference announced that it is teaming with HP ProCurve, Intel, and VMware. The cooperation is designed to deliver best-in-class security for HP ProCurve networking products, Intel business PC platforms and the VMware platform.
Premium-Inhalt. Nevis partners with Select Technologies, a division of wep solutions for distribution of Nevis LANenforcer appliances for comprehensive LAN security in India. Nevis has built world fastest Secure Network Processor, which is capable of delivering throughputs of 10Gigabits/sec, while delivering the full security. Nevis partnership with select is in response to strong demand for its range of products in Asia Pacific market, specifically in India which will further grow with this relationship tapping into new accounts and building relationships.
Premium-Inhalt. It's official. It's the season of the mini-laptop or the 'netbook' as you would like to call it. After a host of releases from Asus, MSI, Acer and Lenovo (among others), HP has updated its lineup of its mini-laptops with three models under the tag of HP mini1000. The HP mini1000 weighs less than 1.2 kg and sports a 10.2 inch screen. Like its contemporaries, it is powered by a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, up to 2 GB of RAM and a 16 GB Solid-State hard drive.