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Das 13,8 Millimeter flache 8-Megapixel-Kamerahandy wartet mit Funktionen wie 16fachem Digitalzoom, Autofokus, Gesichtserkennung, Smile-Shot und Panorama-Funktion auf. Die Bedienung erfolgt mittels 3,2 Zoll Touchdisplay. Wie sich das Samsung M8800 Pixon in der Praxis schlägt, erfahren sie hier. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Let's stop treating as a tabloid rock star, evaluating its performance only on its last gig. My fellow PC World blogger David Coursey thinks that given the first few months, Apple might as well pack up and . I disagree on two points: Apple's early announcements have given enough punch, and we still have nine-and-a-half more months in 2009. Couldn't the Cupertino company release anything else this year?
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Premium-Inhalt. The Middle East market will have an opportunity to see some of Malaysia's ICT solutions and services, according to government agency Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
Premium-Inhalt. Following the successful introduction of its CRM solution, Irish firm QMS Asia Pacific has chosen Malaysia for its regional centre.
Premium-Inhalt. Two Texas men have settled U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they created a huge e-mail spam campaign to drive up demand for low-value stocks they owned, with one of the men agreeing to pay US$3.8 million to settle the charges.
Premium-Inhalt. SonicWALL announced that they have signed on WestconINDIA as a national Value Added Distributor (VAD) for their security business in India. WestconINDIA will offer channel partners the full line of SonicWALL enterprise and SMB solutions. This distribution partnership reportedly enables SonicWALL to broaden its reach and immediately capitalize on scaling the significant market opportunity for integrated network security solutions in India.
Premium-Inhalt. An IT contract employee who formerly worked at an oil and gas production company in Long Beach, Calif., was indicted Tuesday on charges of he helped set up because the company did not offer him a permanent job.
Premium-Inhalt. Asus Technology, in association with its distributor, Rashi Peripherals, flew 130 partners to Dubai, for a short trip, on the successful completion of the Asus Rock Solid Scheme. Partners from cities like Agra, Aligarh, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Calicut, Chengannur, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhansi, Kota, Kottayam, Madurai, Mysore, Nashik, Ranchi, Silchar, Tiruchi, Trivendrum, Varanasi & Vijaywada had also qualified for this scheme.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're anything like me, seek help. Oh, I mean, if you're anything like me, you probably had trouble adjusting to 's Ribbon interface.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle is set to release two highly anticipated products within the next several months -- Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g -- company President Charles Phillips revealed during the vendor's third-quarter earnings call Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Since doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on , the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor. But if you leave the default settings in place, you might be surprised to know what information you make public on LinkedIn.
Premium-Inhalt. If IBM swings a it won't hinge on or software, where the two companies have enough overlap to negate any strategic value and make a multi-billion-dollar price tag hard to justify, according to .
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle on Wednesday said its third-quarter revenues were US$5.45 billion, a 2 percent hike, but net income fell 1 percent to $1.3 billion.
Premium-Inhalt. Not long ago I reviewed , a useful little freebie that adds welcome features to your print screen key. I was looking forward to its US$25 sibling, Gadwin PrintScreen Pro, which adds image editing functions. I was disappointed.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's 2009 announcements--at least those we have seen so far--are not up to the company's recent standard. Let me go a bit further: They are pretty much a snooze, at least compared to what we have come to expect.
Premium-Inhalt. Never mind all of the hoopla surrounding Apple's iPhone: Tuesday, Google's made some noise, too, in the form of news snippets from handset makers.
Premium-Inhalt. The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is calling for the designation of a government office who will handle the electoral machines to be bought by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2010 national elections.
Premium-Inhalt. A man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally from his Web site last June could face up to six months in prison if the judge hearing the case accepts the government's sentencing recommendations.
Premium-Inhalt. Vivek Kundra, who from his job as the federal government's CIO last week, was reinstated Tuesday after the White House determined that he has no connection to an in the District of Columbia's IT department, where he previously was chief technology officer.
Premium-Inhalt. If the written word from Macworld on the release of iPhone Software 3.0 from didn't satisfy your craving for Apple news, you can now watch the video yourself. Apple in its entirety on its Web site.
Premium-Inhalt. EMC Corp.'s Iomega Corp. division for the Iomega StorCenter ix2 network-attached storage (NAS) drive, including Web access and peer-to-peer file sharing.
Premium-Inhalt. Less than a month after delivering the second version of its Kindle ebook reader, Amazon has been hit with an intellectual property lawsuit from Discovery Communications, the company behind the Discovery Channel.
Premium-Inhalt. Welcome to a new series of columns here at PC World. I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself to you and let you know what my focus here will be. I have a deep well of experience in using and writing about networking and communications products. I got my start in the early days of PCs supporting end-user computing for government and insurance companies. Back then, life was simpler: We had DOS for PCs and DOS for mainframes, and that was pretty much it. I went on to work in technology journalism, managing editors for PC Week (now eWeek), founding Network Computing magazine, and building Web sites for CMP Media, Tom's Hardware.com, and DigitalLanding.com. Along the way I have written two computer books and thousands of articles, testing too many products to count. While I now live in St. Louis, I have spent time in many different cities around the country and do a fair amount of overseas travel as well doing public speaking.
Premium-Inhalt. Another big box electronics store is facing accusations of lying to customers to try to reel in business. Office Depot "encouraged" its associates to deceive potential purchasers about pricing, by Laptop Magazine asserts.
Premium-Inhalt. Vivek Kundra, the popular and accomplished IT manager to the office of Federal CIO, may have a minor theft charge from 1997.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has introduced what it says is a . The announcement was made on a devoted to the browser.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple this week, adding more than 100 features for consumers, as well as new ways for developers to create and enhance applications. And the industry analysts contacted by Macworld found the content of Tuesday's iPhone 3.0 software presentation exciting.
Premium-Inhalt. In early February, , a free utility that lets you sync your Google calendar and contacts wirelessly with Apple iPhones, RIM BlackBerrys, and phones running Windows Mobile. (Currently, Symbian OS phones are limited to syncing contacts only.) I like what I see after two weeks of use, though there's some room for improvement.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's decision to release new beta versions of its again raise questions about what the company hopes Chrome will accomplish. Is Chrome merely a browser, or is intended to be something more important?
Premium-Inhalt. Fujitsu has announced plans to sell a Kindle-like mobile reader in Japan. The FLEPia, an e-paper terminal with an 8-inch color display, was first announced in April 2007, but limited samples were available only to corporate users. The latest FLEPia offers higher brightness and greater contrast, as well as faster re-draw speeds, the company says.
Premium-Inhalt. Looking at laptop is a bit like watching a guy 50-year-old guy enter his mid-life crisis. And that guy just might be the Adamo's target customer--someone with US$2,000 to plunk down on an underpowered laptop, but would rather run Vista Home Premium than OS X.
Premium-Inhalt. Two new smartphones from Acer will be available in some markets early next month, while the company's two premium handsets, the M900 and F900 will be out later in the second quarter, according to company representatives.
Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems is making a fresh push into the cloud services market, starting with hosted computing and storage services that it will offer to developers later this year.
Premium-Inhalt. MySpace will enhance its data portability system on Wednesday with new features for both members and application developers, the latest move by a social-networking company to extend the ways in which its data can be used outside its own service.
Premium-Inhalt. Acer plans to launch its first non-Windows smartphone in the second half of this year, according to company representatives.
Premium-Inhalt. I recently caved in to my inner geek and bought a Mini 9. This is the cheap netbook from Dell that runs Ubuntu (although WinXP is an option). It took Dell a month to get it to me, and although the price dropped significantly during that time they refused to give me a refund. So when the Mini 9 eventually arrived I was grumpy, and not inclined to see it in a good light. But I'll be damned if the little thing hasn't stolen my heart. It's everything you might expect from a miniature notebook. You've probably read the various by now, and there's not much I can add (apart from pointing out that the Mini 9 is surprisingly sluggish -- it's a 1.6GHz processor in name only, and feels like it's running at half that speed).
Premium-Inhalt. With industry giants reportedly in merger talks, techies the world over rushed to their keyboards and mobile devices to the possibilities.
Premium-Inhalt. In an with VideoGamer.com, Bill Roper, the producer of the original Diablo video game and former Vice President of Blizzard, states that 's art-style and general ascetics are less dark and gritty than and , taking on more of a colorful, borderline cartoony-look of games like .
Premium-Inhalt. If you've been hemming and hawing about purchasing a , you might want to stow away your bag of cash until the end of the month. that Target stores are receiving a new bundle, that will be going on sale on March 29. The bundle, which will retail for US$399, will include an 80GB PS3, as well as two games from the system's "Greatest Hits" line-- and .
Premium-Inhalt. Last week's was a shot across bow of the telecommunications industry. While Verizon and other carriers will experience pricing pressure on some of the add-on services that they give customers, companies that provide Internet-based voice-over-IP (VOIP) may be most threatened by , which will let users make calls within the U.S. at no cost, and international calls at an inexpensive rate.
Premium-Inhalt. It's slim, sleek, and sexy. Dell's new is thinner by one-tenth of an inch than the fat end of a . It's a bit pricier, but unlike the MacBook you can get mobile broadband built in. It's definitely one of the sharpest-looking laptops ever.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's some scary math: IBM tells USA Today that the enterprise service provider measures on its large corporate clients. How many does that mean when that is projected across the entire Internet? Millions of servers daily are attacked for the purpose of extracting vital data. But USA Today never explains exactly what a SQL injection attack is.
Premium-Inhalt. "We Are Toast." So warns member Neil MacDonald in about the current trend in malware. Rather than attacking operating systems, cybercrooks are increasingly going after vulnerabilities in Web applications.