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Premium-Inhalt. After a protracted tussle with the Central Bank of Kenya, Zain, Africa's largest mobile phone service provider, has launched its mobile money transfer service, dubbed Zap.
Premium-Inhalt. The first portions of East Africa's Sea Cable System (SEACOM) are now in position on the seabed of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, the project president has announced.
Premium-Inhalt. LG Electronics CEO Skott Ahn had a little time on his hands before the company's news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, so he called up his buddy Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, for a video chat on a prototype wristwatch phone.
Premium-Inhalt. When you think of monster trucks, you think of car crushing, high-adrenaline action. You think of destruction, big engines, and trucks with malevolent names like . But monster truck drivers will also tell you that the activity requires a great deal of finesse, and a wrong move during a stunt can spell disaster. emphasizes this nuanced nature of Monster Truck rallies by tasking the player with guiding a truck through a series of elaborate off-road obstacle courses.
Premium-Inhalt. To blunt the adverse effects of the current financial crisis, banks are looking at implementing certain technologies that will help them generate new income, including IT optimization, virtualization, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Premium-Inhalt. Oh Internet nerds, I love you because I'm one of you. But even I had to look up this 1234567890 meme that's been bouncing around. If you've been wished a "happy 1234567890" or other similarly obtuse numerical greeting by your sysadmin, IT consultant, or tween nephew, they're just celebrating a milestone in the Unix calendar system.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. last week made its best -- and perhaps final -- case as to why companies should consider upgrading to , even as successor looms on the horizon.
Premium-Inhalt. Business travelers will be able to use their smartphones to automatically forward e-mail to their notebook PCs with a $150 device developed by and (RIM), the two companies said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. I wish there had been something like ($20) when I was young and first learning about classical music. It's not so much a game as a learning experience/classical music recruitment poster of the first order. The lush graphics invoke an idealized musical environment with a bevy of instruments and musically related objects scattered about. It's warm and evocative; I spent a good deal of time just staring at the opening screen. Then again, I'm a classically trained musician.
Premium-Inhalt. A pair of developers who sell novelty applications that generate bodily function sound effects are squabbling over the phrase "pull my finger" in federal court, documents filed last week show.
Premium-Inhalt. PumpOne has developed some 20 fitness apps sold in the iTunes store, but ($3) is perhaps the least specialized of these, and thus the best to start with.
Premium-Inhalt. A typical release cycle for software development includes something called the beta-testing phase. The idea is to improve the product by enabling users, rather than developers or professional testers, to provide feedback.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile device, the , got a lot of buzz last year for its slick and customizable software interface and stylish design. Although the Sony Xperia X1 is a feature-packed, well-designed handset with excellent performance, its assets don't warrant its sky-high price. At $800 (unlocked), the Xperia X1 can't compete with subsidized smart phones like the or that offer the same features if not more.
Premium-Inhalt. To or not to Vista? If that's the question, the answer is money. IT shops to quit waffling and start migrating to the latest version of Windows. After all, Vista has been out for years now. It's stable. It's secure. The new software has even been paid for already under many volume licenses.
Premium-Inhalt. As promised late last month, last week shut off the beta spigot for users looking to test the software.
Premium-Inhalt. A New York firm said that 40 of 100 hard disk drives it recently purchased in bulk orders on contained , including corporate financial data, DNS server information, and personal e-mail and photos.
Premium-Inhalt. Some of the in the U.S. and Canada have a chance to remain with the company -- if they're willing to move to Brazil, India, China or a dozen other lower-wage countries. But the expatriate employees would likely be paid at local salary rates.
Premium-Inhalt. A technical support site was hacked late last month, exposing private customer information for 11 days, the Moscow-based security company admitted last week. The company learned of and closed the breach on Feb. 7 after it was notified by the Romanian hackers.
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Premium-Inhalt. When ADNH Compass, a 17,000-employee catering company based in Abu Dhabi, decided to give its branch managers new PCs late last year, it chose Acer Inc.'s netbooks instead of full-size laptops.
Premium-Inhalt. At the Mobile World Congress on Monday, Adobe plans to show off progress on its Flash Player 10 for smartphones and deliver a new software development kit that should make reading documents on small screens easier.
Premium-Inhalt. PC maker Lenovo on Monday is expected to announce a partnership with Research In Motion that will make it easier for laptops to synchronize e-mail with servers with the help of BlackBerry smartphones.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel is expected to announce on Monday that LG Electronics will include its highly anticipated mobile chip in a handheld device designed for Internet access.
Premium-Inhalt. How many megapixels can you squeeze into a cell phone? On the eve of the big Mobile World Congress wireless telecom trade show here in Barcelona, Spain, the race is on. At pre-show press conferences, Samsung and Sony Ericsson between them unveiled three handsets, each with cameras boasting at least as many megapixels as my current Canon point-and-shoot (a PowerShot SD1100 with 8 megapixels).
Premium-Inhalt. Pharos and Taiwanese hardware maker Inventec on Saturday announced three new smartphones armed with Pharos GPS navigation software and travel information running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 OS.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony Ericsson is working on a touchscreen phone with a 12.1-megapixel camera it announced on Sunday, but details on the upcoming Idou device was scarce.
Premium-Inhalt. A couple of recent events have shown how purposefully useless the U.S. government is with regard to cybersecurity. Every so often, the through the media. Unfortunately, what's behind them are prosecutions for show rather than true demonstrations of tackling cybercrime.
Premium-Inhalt. This week, I ran into unexpected trouble. A project is ready to go live, but it never received a security review. And it has a lot of the elements that would go into a worst-case scenario: a third party, sensitive data, the Internet and no plans for encryption.
Premium-Inhalt. When Bill Horne sauntered into an evening meet-and-greet being held by a local packaging company in search of fresh IT talent, the retired computer engineer knew his chances of leaving the event with a job offer were slim.
Premium-Inhalt. Standardization of business and IT processes is increasing. Many corporations are building , and a number of industries have formed standards for sharing data. For example, banks use . The grocery industry uses the Uniform Communication Standard for communication among food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Oil companies have standards that facilitate the purchase, shipment and trading of gas and oil.
Premium-Inhalt. Why do good leaders sometimes make spectacularly bad decisions? In this month's Harvard Business Review, Andrew Campbell and co-authors Jo Whitehead and Sydney Finkelstein discuss what they learned by examining 83 flawed decisions. Campbell, a director of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre in London, talked with Kathleen Melymuka about how to recognize the danger signs and head off a bad call.