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Premium-Inhalt. The games industry grew another 18 points year-over-year in the opening beats of the critical fourth quarter, according to NPD. Nothing's recession-proof, but the games industry seems to be weathering Wall Street's slings and arrows with a durable Kevlar-grade coating. According to NPD's Anita Frazier, "With 10-months under its belt, the video games industry is still poised to top [US]$22B in annual sales in 2008."
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has quietly launched a new online store where U.S. customers can buy its software and hardware products.
Premium-Inhalt. and ISPs will soon face a do-or-die moment for their mobile Internet revenue streams, as increased competition and open networks take away their ability to tightly control what users download and how they experience the wireless Web, said panelists at a breakfast Thursday morning.
Premium-Inhalt. The video game market in the U.S. saw a healthy 18 percent expansion in October and remains on track for a record year despite consumer cutbacks on general electronics purchases.
Premium-Inhalt. Barack Obama hasn't even appointed a chief technology officer yet, but thousands of people are using a new Web site to suggest and vote on ideas they think his CTO should work on.
Premium-Inhalt. These are tough times. Over the last decade you have most likely become used to some kind of more-or-less stable basis for how your business operates. Sorry, but that's all about to change because the economy is in serious trouble.
Premium-Inhalt. Even the word layoff is a euphemism, when you think about it. Yes, it can serve to draw a distinction between budget-based and performance-based termination, but not many laid-off workers get recalled to their old jobs these days; "laid off" pretty much means you're fired.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite a market rally Thursday, the financial news for IT just keeps getting worse, with bellwethers like Intel cutting revenue guidance, shares of high-flyers like Google sinking to multiyear lows, investment analysts downgrading industry darlings like Apple, and market researchers at IDC and Citigroup slashing forecasts.
Premium-Inhalt. Back when the App Store was just a gleam in eager developers' collective eyes, Google was among the companies clamoring for a place in Apple's yet-to-launch virtual marketplace. Vic Gundotra, Google's vice president of engineering, told Macworld that it expected to have applications available from "Day One" of the App Store's launch.
Premium-Inhalt. I wanted very much to write a column about how we've reached a turning point regarding application security.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've ever sat in front of your computer and wished that you could see your ugly enterprise software appear in Web 2.0 applications such as or , might be the start-up vendor for you. The company's philosophy is pretty simple: if enterprise apps will never be as cool as their cousins in the consumer market, why fight it? And if you can do this securely, without compromising your enterprise data, why not just give users what they want?
Premium-Inhalt. Software MacKiev on Friday announced the release of for Mac OS X. It costs US$89.95.
Premium-Inhalt. Toshiba's 42-inch, 120-Hz 42XV545U HDTV delivers solid image quality, finishing second overall in our performance tests, close behind . Despite its high scores, however, I had a mixed reaction to this set. Contrast in the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl test (chapter 12 of the Blu-ray disc, with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley marooned on the island) was excessive, and I didn't like the yellowish cast of their faces. As for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King sequence (chapter 22 of the DVD), though I rated it Good for brightness and contrast, its handling of dark areas of the mountain and cloak, and its detail in faces and clothing were only Fair. Faces appeared a bit red, too.
Premium-Inhalt. LG Electronics' 42PG25 boasts an attractive price (US$1000 as of November 4, 2008) and impressive features. This plasma HDTV produced good-looking images, too, though it struggled a bit with fast-motion video.
Premium-Inhalt. Vizio's TVs often lead in price and image quality, and this model is no exception: At US$1100 (as of November 4, 2008), the SV420XVT is the least-expensive 120-Hz LCD we've seen. And it finished ahead of such competing 42-inch models as , , , and in our performance tests, too.
Premium-Inhalt. Few things stand out about LG's 42LGX--except its price. At US$2000 (as of November 4, 2008), this 120-Hz HDTV costs twice as much as its stablemate, . The notes from our performance jury offer little praise for the 42LGX's picture quality. One judge described several images as "flat" and found the visuals in chapter 12 of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl to be "very dull." Another judge complained that the same scene was "a little bit too dark to see the details." In an American Idol clip, one person's face looked more like oil paint on canvas than like human skin.
Premium-Inhalt. The man who built a out of the concept of "change" is already bringing Internet technology into his administration. President-elect Barack Obama has announced plans for a presidential YouTube channel, along with plans for thorough social network and blog screenings as part of potential staffers' background checks. If you've so much as left a questionable comment on a blog somewhere, you might be disqualified. Think you could pass?
Premium-Inhalt. Innovation is mandatory in today's ultracompetitive corporate landscape, especially for a tech giant like . As CIO of Microsoft, must create a culture that encourages experimentation and while simultaneously creating clear guidelines about which creative ideas are worth pursuing. That the company is filled with talented technology professionals makes balancing those two forces-freedom and control-even more difficult. CIO.com's Editor in Chief Brian Carlson sat down with Scott to hear how the CIO tackles such challenges, whether Microsoft uses tools, and why he advocates for internal customers.
Premium-Inhalt. Forrester Research last stacked up the application strategies of heavyweights SAP and Oracle in 2006. Back then, Forrester analysts noted that both business apps vendors had just launched new architectures for a of service-oriented and flexible .
Premium-Inhalt. Due in large part to the overwhelming success of smartphone, than ever before.
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Premium-Inhalt. Are you frustrated by the Finder? Do you find it lacking in features for what you're trying to do? If so, you might want to give Path Finder a try. In this edition of the Macworld Video, I walk you through some of the more interesting features in this feature-laden file management tool.
Premium-Inhalt. Whether they know it or not, almost every enterprise has open source technologies installed. And with hundreds of thousands of open source projects floating around that are derived from countless pieces of source code that are subject to any number of licenses, it's imperative to implement governance measures to mitigate legal and operational risks.
Premium-Inhalt. Microblogging on is great. But sometimes you're just too busy to sit down and type that 140-character tweet. Maybe you're climbing a volcano, sprinting through the airport or running a marathon and just can't stop to type. Here's how to post on Twitter using only a voice phone call.
Premium-Inhalt. and this week traded counter-punches over voice and social networking tools as the two continue to battle each other over emerging technologies.
Premium-Inhalt. There's a good deal that's special about AMD's new Shanghai server CPU. It's fabulous science, fun for those of us who get dewy-eyed over the prospect of a 25 percent faster world switch time and immersion lithography. It makes the x86 battle interesting again because it carries AMD into territory that it must fight hard to win--the two-socket (2P) server space--and where innovation is sorely needed. AMD beat Intel's next-generation server architecture to market while closing performance, price, and power efficiency gaps between Core 2 and Shanghai. Just as it did in the old days, AMD now claims that its best outruns Intel's best despite having a lower clock speed.
Premium-Inhalt. James Strong wants a shortcut on his desktop that will shutdown his computer. I tell him how to make one.
Premium-Inhalt. Google launched a new application for Apple's iPhone that uses voice recognition technology to enter queries in the company's search engine. The free app should be available now from the iPhone's App Store and through iTunes.
Premium-Inhalt. It's opening day for Microsoft's . But don't expect to find any opening day bargains. I compared, and Microsoft is charging considerably more for many software titles compared to legitimate online vendors like Amazon selling identical products.
Premium-Inhalt. A lawsuit filed against NebuAd may cause the death of online behavioral advertising, or in the very least, provide a cautionary tale to ISPs.
Premium-Inhalt. It's not often that I get to invoke the term "pirate" in this industry and actually refer to a bunch of guys on a real boat intercepting real merchant ships stealing real physical merchandise. You thought digital piracy was a problem? How about piracy of the live body guns-and-surly-attitudes kind?
Premium-Inhalt. When Apple opened the doors to developers to write and sell products for the iPhone and iPod touch, it began a veritable gold rush for unknown companies. Here, developers could write programs quickly, distribute them to the market via the iTunes Store and find eager customers waiting to snap up their offerings.
Premium-Inhalt. In an effort to sever ties with his former employer, Mark Papermaster has countersued IBM, claiming among other things that Apple and IBM are not significant competitors.
Premium-Inhalt. . is slashing its workforce on a scale typically reserved , announcing Friday that it plans to lay off up to 6,000 employees -- a restructuring that comes on top of made over the past year.
Premium-Inhalt. . has patched Chrome to prevent attackers from stealing files from PCs running the open-source browser.
Premium-Inhalt. Three civil liberties groups have filed a petition asking a Kentucky court to reverse a judge's ruling that could lead to the seizure of 141 domain names related to gambling Web sites.
Premium-Inhalt. Google continued to increase its U.S. search share dominance in October, widening its lead over Yahoo and Microsoft.
Premium-Inhalt. supporters celebrated on Thursday what they consider major progress in this project to establish a common set of standard APIs and tools for developing social networking applications.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has hired a former Motorola executive to take charge of its Chinese operations.
Premium-Inhalt. Rumors are this week about a possible new search engine in the works by Apple. Let me be the first to say I hope they're not true.
Premium-Inhalt. In a slightly confusing press release, Microsoft is trumpeting updates to its Games For Windows Live service, several of which the company announced months ago. The release actually says the company "today unveiled significant updates," which I misread as "today made available." So, fool that I am, I clicked over to , clicked the link, scanned down from "You can enjoy the free service even when you're not playing a game by launching the Games for Windows - LIVE client," and quickly realized a link to download said client was nowhere in site.
Premium-Inhalt. It's always interesting to see CEO Reed Hastings talk, because he has very clear and well-argued opinions about the future of the Web and TV. Or more specifically, the eventual fusion of the Web and TV. He picks winners and losers and pulls no punches.