Premium-Inhalt. In this continuing series called 'Only at Expo,' I am highlighting various things that you can do at Macworld Expo, but you can't do at an Apple Store (no matter what Apple would have you believe). This time around we take a look at prizes (fabulous prizes make everything better!).
Premium-Inhalt. An updated version of the Cinemizer video eyewear from will add a high-resolution LCD screen to the iPod accessory.
Premium-Inhalt. For several years now, the influential analyst firm Gartner has been issuing an annual list of suggestions for CIOs' new year resolutions. Of course, the problem with such lists is that they tend not to vary too much from year to year: technology might move very quickly but strategic planning still tends towards the glacial.
Premium-Inhalt. Swiss banking group UBS announced Thursday that Peter Sany, Group CIO at Deutsche Telekom will become CTO for the Zurch based bank from April 1, 2009.
Premium-Inhalt. I wouldn't go so far as to call the North Hall at Macworld Expo the Isle of Misfit Toys but it's close. Traditionally Macworld Expo's second show floor (when the show has a second show floor) tends to have some interesting booths intermingled with booths that are...well, not as interesting (I'm being nice here, folks).
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices CEO Dirk Meyer on Thursday said the company will deliver high-definition gaming and movies to devices like smartphones in an attempt to bring more usability and interactivity to the devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Skype will release a big upgrade to its PC client software early next month, making video conferencing a central feature of the new interface.
Premium-Inhalt. Most people I know seem to have more than one iPod: A nano for the gym, one 3rd generation iPod that was replaced by a new iPod Classic...pretty soon you have more iPods than family members. With multiple iPods come a tangle of wires for syncing and charging, but your Mac only has so many ports. What is an iPod collector to do?
Premium-Inhalt. have teamed up with the to take their scientific experiments to the "brink of space."
Premium-Inhalt. On the heels of Audiovox's announcement of an for cell phones, AT&T has revealed plans for its own robust, satellite-based in-car TV service. , slated to launch this spring, promises 22 channels of satellite TV at launch and 20 more of satellite radio-but will cost serious money: US$1299 for the system, and $28 a month for the satellite TV service (developed in conjunction with satellite industry veteran RaySat).
Premium-Inhalt. Boston Acoustics introduced a new speaker system at the Consumer Electronics Show Thursday. The Horizon i-DS³ Powered Speaker System with Wireless Subwoofer targets both iPod and iPhone users.
Premium-Inhalt. The big news out of CES (the Consumer Electronics Show where all the big electronics companies who their wares) was that Palm is, in fact, still in business. Not only are they still in business, but it looks like they actually want to stay in business since they announced a slick looking touchscreen phone. It's called the and it runs Palm's new .
Premium-Inhalt. Like its two iWork cohorts, Pages '09 has received some significant and important updates as part of the released this week. In fact, after less than a week's worth of face time with the latest version of Pages, it's clear that these updates make Apple's business productivity application a more viable option for all your business needs.
Premium-Inhalt. When a company inks its first sale to China, it often has stars in its eyes over the revenue possibilities in that populous country.
Premium-Inhalt. is the latest app from equinux that aims to make your iTunes library a little more organized and useful. If you're anything like me, you've got more than a handful of tracks in iTunes that have partial or no metadata applied to them (i.e. the track name isn't filled in, the album information is missing, or the artist is unknown). You know the songs when you hear them (most of the time), but you never quite get around to correcting the information because, frankly, you have better things to do.
Premium-Inhalt. announced an upgrade to its RAID management software that promises to drastically reduce the time it takes for a mirror backup. Demonstrating their product during Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week, the company explained how the new version, which works for both workstations and servers, will increase the speed of mirroring.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've played any of the Katamari games on consoles or mobile phones, then you'll know what to expect here. The US$8 is a bizarre, almost indefinable game where you, as the Prince, appease the King of All Cosmos by rolling a ball around an environment. This ball sticks to items. It picks up the smallest items in the room until it gets bigger, then picks up medium objects, then large objects, and so on.
Premium-Inhalt. Among Samsung's new wares unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics is the LD series of monitors. These monitors are designed specifically with notebook users in mind so they can have a seamless second display.
Premium-Inhalt. , a Finnish company that makes Bluetooth wireless headsets, is at Macworld Expo for the first time, and its booth contains a pair of interesting products. My eye was drawn to the Sun, a small gray device Iqua claims is the world's first "solar-powered Bluetooth headset."
Premium-Inhalt. Despite Apple's best efforts to make some inroads in the office software field, a new study by Microsoft says that 77 percent of Mac users in the U.S. run Microsoft Office (I guess I can at least account for one of those).
Premium-Inhalt. An Intel-backed suite of Enterprise 2.0 software announced with much fanfare a bit over two years ago is being put out to pasture.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite the availability of tools like , and , finding counterparts to follow on the Twitter social-networking site still can be a challenge.
Premium-Inhalt. While Derik already regaled you with , he neglected to mention that--despite the economic downtown and Apple's reduced presence at Macworld this year--three of the top brass are getting raises.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story "Wall Street Beat: IT faces tough start to 2009," posted Thursday, incorrectly reported the number and type of layoffs at Logitech. Logitech is laying off 15 percent of its 3,500 salaried employees.
Premium-Inhalt. has updated its PDF Shrink utility, allowing iPod touch and iPhone users to look at PDFs on their mobile devices. The PDF Shrink update is on display at Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week.
Premium-Inhalt. In the 1997 science fiction thriller , Ethan Hawke's character fights to make a life for himself in a world where pervasive genetic testing and manipulation has left the imperfect by the wayside. At the time, it was easy to dismiss the film as a futuristic flight of fancy, not an issue that people would be facing in the next 10 years. After all, the Humane Genome Initiative already had spent years trying to sequence a single man's DNA, and had years left to go.
Premium-Inhalt. Patient record security and trust was the primary motivation behind an Ontario-based health-care provider taking a central computing approach and moving its IT infrastructure offsite to be entirely managed by a third-party provider.
Premium-Inhalt. Today, 1080p is the top of the line for HDTVs, but it certainly isn't as high as high-definition can go. Toshiba's new super-resolution Cell TV features four times the resolution as typical 1080p sets.
Premium-Inhalt. Remember last March ? Here's some of what I wrote:
Premium-Inhalt. Nova media has updated its mobile Internet connection wizard software--which allows mobile Internet connections worldwide and supports most phones, USB modems, and data cards--to version 1.8.8. The software includes drivers and network access information to simplify connecting to mobile Internet devices. The configuration assistant is designed to automatically detect your mobile device and configures your mobile Internet connection without your needing to enter user names, passwords, or modem scripts.
Premium-Inhalt. Moribund , in danger of becoming just a Windows Mobile running dog with lackluster handhelds, seems to have scored with its introduction this week of the Palm Pre 3G smartphone, powered by the new webOS operating system. But how does it stack up against Apple's iPhone?
Premium-Inhalt. A virtualization start-up in stealth mode says it will offer technology that aggregates memory and shares it across servers, improving performance of online transaction processing and clustered or grid computing.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to an editing error, the Computerworld (US) story, "CES: Despite speed promises, USB 3.0 unlikely to become the next VGA," posted to the wire on Friday, was given the wrong headline.