Premium-Inhalt. How would you like a mobile phone that can be svelte and spare one day, and larger and full-featured the next? That's the concept behind , one of the more innovative in Barcelona, Spain. Regrettably, its creators have no immediate plans for a United States launch, but it is slated to debut through carriers in Israel and the Philippines this spring.
Premium-Inhalt. The , recently released as a public beta, starts with the Thunderbird program code and adds a bevy of features primarily designed to improve searching and organizing our often out-of-control inboxes. It also ties into popular online services for things like adding a Picasa Web Album picture to an e-mail message. If you've used Thunderbird in the past, Postbox's look will feel familiar. You'll see a similar toolbar of icons up top with a folder and account list on the left. The right-side sports the message list and preview pane.
Premium-Inhalt. Air Cam Live Video for the iPhone and iPod touch is a great application for viewing your live webcam feeds over local, Wi-Fi or 3G and EDGE networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Love it or hate it, Adobe's Flash is one of the Web's most prominent technologies. But when Apple released the iPhone in 2007, support for Flash was conspicuously absent from the device's Web browser. Since then, the lack of Flash on the iPhone--and whether it's more detrimental to Apple or Adobe--has remained the topic of an almost constant speculation, peppered with occasional volleys from both companies.
Premium-Inhalt. He's been in jail for seven months now, but former San Francisco network administrator Terry Childs [cq] says he's going to keep fighting to prove he's innocent of computer crime charges.
Premium-Inhalt. With the acquisition of 's hard-disk drive (HDD) business, would position itself to become a leading contender in the enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drive market, as well as initially leap to the head of the pack in the 2.5-inch HDD space, say industry observers.
Premium-Inhalt. Millions of people have a personal online profile; they share photos, news and gossip with friends, spend hours updating their details and adding new friends. Welcome to social networking and the world of , and .
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Premium-Inhalt. The full impact of the economic slowdown will be felt by the outsourcing industry in the coming year or two. And outsourcers must be quick enough to react to developing conditions and rethink business strategies if they are to maintain growth in the face of a slowing global economy. This is the observation of Frost & Sullivan in its "Contact Center Outsourcing Trends in the Asia Pacific Market, 2008 -- 20011" study.
Premium-Inhalt. The COMELEC Advisory Council (CAC) has submitted a recommendation to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on making the procurement of the election automation equipment for 2010 more transparent. This was announced by Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III, Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and Chairman of the CAC.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle has made ten acquisitions in the past year for around US$750 million total. BoomTown lists -- Apple, Cisco, Google, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Microsoft -- each of which are also sitting on multibillion-dollar piles of cash. So why aren't these companies snapping up others that are running on empty?
Premium-Inhalt. How bad is the current down market for tech's top titans? SFGate's reports that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's worth is off US$996 million from Monday, thanks to a 4% drop in Oracle shares.
Premium-Inhalt. launched its child program as a free public beta on Tuesday. According to Symantec, the program lets parents see what sites their children are visiting, what terms they're searching for, and who they're communicating with online.
Premium-Inhalt. TechCrunch's , launched in August of 2008, is a database of verified tech-sector layoffs and their headcounts. It took four months for the Tracker to reach 100,000, five weeks to hit 200,000, and four more to Tuesday. TechCrunch details the new listings:
Premium-Inhalt. Jivox is the latest tool to help businesses grab the attention of Web surfers through interactive video advertising.
Premium-Inhalt. It might have been done in the spirit of Fake Steve Jobs, but apparently didn't think it was funny when an anonymous writer decided to parody a corporate evangelist in a new blog.
Premium-Inhalt. Just when things were winding down on the whole Vista saga, a Los Angeles area woman has t over its XP downgrade program.
Premium-Inhalt. Following up on , two major software vendors, the Mozilla Corporation and Skype Communications, have filed their own papers in support of the proposal by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Premium-Inhalt. Malaysian mobile Telco Maxis Communications (Maxis) has said it wants to fast-track its IT transformation by signing a five-year IT services contract with technology giant IBM Malaysia.
Premium-Inhalt. Malaysian applied research agency MIMOS and Felda Agricultural Services (FAS) have inked a deal to develop the world's first intelligent plantations."
Premium-Inhalt. Worldwide virtualisation software revenue will increase 43 per cent from US$1.9 billion in 2008 to US$2.7 billion in 2009, said Gartner.
Premium-Inhalt. US-based network solutions provider Cisco launched this Tuesday new technologies to turn Internet Protocol (IP) networks into platforms for media-rich applications.
Premium-Inhalt. The Bangkok government is now operating a 24-hour video surveillance network in the city's Chinatown for public safety and traffic management.
Premium-Inhalt. China's information technology (IT) spending growth rate will hit 11 per cent in 2009 to reach US$51.2 billion by the yearend, predicts Springboard Research.
Premium-Inhalt. Taiwan's largest telco, Chunghwa Telecom, has selected French communications giant Alcatel-Lucent to roll out the country's first intelligent control-plane based optical network.
Premium-Inhalt. Network solutions provider Cisco Malaysia has released solutions to help meet security, networking and productivity needs of small businesses.
Premium-Inhalt. Telecommunications provider StarHub inked a partnership with its counterpart Telekom Malaysia (TM) to extend its international ethernet private line (IEPL) service into Malaysia.
Premium-Inhalt. When Verizon Wireless announced this week that it would roll out LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile broadband in two cities by year's end, rival Clearwire responded, as usual, by saying it has a better network with WiMax today than Verizon will have with LTE next year.
Premium-Inhalt. I love things that multitask. I carry a , and my phone does a heck of a lot more than just make phone calls. So when I heard that offered an app called Army Knife 8-in-1, I obviously had to take a look at it to see if it could find a place in my multipurpose heart. Sadly, Army Knife lives up to old phrase: "Jack of all trades: master of none."
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's year-over-year Mac sales fell 6 percent for the month of January, according to a market research firm that tracks monthly computer sales. Apple's drop came as monthly sales for Windows PC grew by 16 percent over January 2008, reported.
Premium-Inhalt. When Ensemble Studios was putting the finishing touches on the upcoming Xbox 360 real time strategy game , many were shocked to find out that the developer, who had also been responsible for the series, upon completion of the project. Not only would many great developers be out of work, but one of the most important Xbox 360 titles would be without a developer for post-release content. Both of those fears were calmed today when the founders of Ensemble Studios announced the formation of Robot Entertainment, a studio comprised of many former Ensemble staffers.
Premium-Inhalt. EA announced Wednesday morning that the Dead Space series will continue this fall with , an all-new adventure on the Nintendo Wii. Set before the events of the , Extraction will be a first-person shooter with a female protagonist. The game will be developed by EA Redwood Shores, the same team behind the previous iteration of the series. In an , executive producer Steve Papoutsis revealed that the game will be an on-rails shooter in the vein of and . Like those games, Dead Space Extraction will feature co-op.
Premium-Inhalt. Japanese video game magazine reveals that fans will actually be able to play as both Raiden and Vamp in a new upcoming downloadable expansion pack for the -exclusive , which is the multiplayer component to . This news story was originally reported by .
Premium-Inhalt. By 2011, more than 70 percent of the world's population will carry at least one mobile phone, according to . Many of them will be using their phones to perform functions that go beyond talk, including banking, using social networks, and finding information.
Premium-Inhalt. At this year's in Barcelona, indie developer Indiagames showed footage of their 3D mobile game, that will be released concurrently with a 2D iteration. As seen in the below video, the mobile game looks to carry on the look of the original, and like other recent to mobile, Bioshock looks to maintain the same "essence" of the its console counterpart. Sean Malatesta of Indiagames had these words to say about the 2D version:
Premium-Inhalt. 's eagerly-anticipated sci-fi RTS video game sequel, , is "in the final stretch" says the game's lead developer Dustin Browder. The remains one of the best selling PC games of all time, racking up over nine million copies sold.
Premium-Inhalt. Apacer Technology Inc. has introduced two USB 2.0 flash drives. The AH521 and AH522 USB drives provide ultra high-quality in both materials and design, including zinc alloy and electro-polished components, a retractable USB connector in a translucent casing, and a blue LED.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco has announced a pilot program to assist the government of Karnataka in developing a road map for an intelligent and sustainable Bengaluru city.
Premium-Inhalt. Axis Communications has introduced a compact and cost-effective one-channel video encoder with H.264 video compression. The AXIS M7001 Video Encoder is useful for integrating small or large numbers of analog CCTV surveillance cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems is building a Trend Micro Internet security service into some home Wi-Fi routers to help protect families and small businesses from fraud, phishing and predators.
Premium-Inhalt. Novell has announced global channel program enhancements and leadership appointments marking key milestones in Novell's return to a partner-centric business model. Based on partner feedback, the company enhanced its channel program to increase partner profitability and simplify doing business with Novell. The company also increased investments in sales, marketing and enablement support for partners. The new channel leadership roles and partner program improvements align with Novell's growth objectives in data center, end-user computing and identity and security solutions.
Premium-Inhalt. CDC Software is finally going the 'Channel' route with the launch of CDC Respond -- an innovative enterprise complaint (ECM) and feedback management solution (EFM). The vendor has pursued a 'Direct to user' model for its suite of software offerings including CDC Factory, Ross ERP and SCM, Pivotal CRM and Saratoga CRM, and CDC MarketFirst. CDC Respond marketed in India by CDC CRM Solutions is aimed at helping governmental and business organizations comply with a variety of government and industry regulations and enhancing customer satisfaction. "We will follow a blended model of 'direct to user' and channels. We plan to appoint partners who have deep entrenched relationships with Government / PSU verticals. System integrators seem to the best bet," said Nagaraja Prakasam, MD-India, CDC Software. The demand for complaint and feedback tools is on the rise due to increased awareness among customers and citizens at large including RTI Act, Consumer Voice and others, he added.
Premium-Inhalt. Apps like and offer decently enough forecasts, but are fairly limited in providing radar views of the weather. The Weather Channel, for instance, only provides local or regional radar in video clips that are updated as often as hourly for the biggest cities in the U.S., but more commonly twice a day for smaller urban and rural areas. As for AccuWeather.com, its radar display is very basic.
Premium-Inhalt. Investors have poured an additional US$18.5 million into Copan Systems, a storage startup that sells cheap disks to reduce the cost of of data.
Premium-Inhalt. Nortel plans to within a few weeks about how it plans to get out of bankruptcy, a company official says, which may help placate suppliers nervous about the lack of specifics.