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Meldungen vom 27.03.2009

  • Vergoldetes Apple iPhone mit Diamanten

    Luxus trotz Krise

    Die süddeutsche Juwelierfirma Sayn Design bringt ein neues vergoldetes iPhone auf den Markt. Zum Schnäppchenpreis von 4999 Euro kann die Limited Diamond deluxe Edition mit einer Krone ab sofort bei der Firma in Amberg bestellt werden.  …mehr

  • Produkt-Updates kommen Windows-Mobile-Entwickler teuer

    Windows Marketplace for Mobile

    Das vermeintliche Privileg, Anwendungen für den kommenden "Windows Marketplace for Mobile" zu schreiben und zu aktualisieren, wird für Entwickler teuer.  …mehr

  • Ubuntu 8.10 konfigurieren

    Ratgeber

    Die populäre Linux-Distribution Ubuntu 8.10 ist ebenso benutzerfreundlich wie seine Vorgänger und wurde noch weiter verbessert. Alle wichtigen Konfigurationsschritte können über grafische Werkzeuge im Menü "System" erledigt werden. Einige Tools verlangen nach Ihrem Benutzerpasswort, bevor sie genutzt werden können. …mehr

  • Aushilfs-Maskottchen Tuz springt ein

    Tux macht Urlaub

    Der Linux-Kernel 2.6.29 hat ein neues Maskottchen - zumindest aushilfsweise. Tuz wird in den nächsten Wochen Tux Aufgaben übernehmen. Mit dem vordergründig lustigen Wechsel wird jedoch ein ernstes Ziel verfolgt. …mehr

  • So steigern Sie die Leistung Ihres PCs

    Tuning fürs BIOS

    Wer die Leistung seines PCs erhöhen möchte stolpert zwangsläufig früher oder später über die BIOS Einstellungen. Die Möglichkeiten der Leistungssteigerung sind immens, genau wie die Risiken. Wir zeigen worauf Sie achten müssen.  …mehr

  • Skype soll als Original-Software aufs iPhone

    Hoffnung auf bessere Tonqualität

    Wie das Technik-Blog Gigaom aus einer "sehr verlässlichen Quelle" berichtet, könnte schon in der kommenden Woche die offizielle Vorstellung von Skype auf dem iPhone auf der Mobilfunkmesse CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas erfolgen. …mehr

  • Opera Mobile 9.7 angekündigt

    Smartphone-Browser zündet den Turbo

    Der Nachfolger des Smartphone-Browsers Opera 9.5 ist dank zwei Neuerungen noch schneller. Zum einen verfügt Opera Mobile 9.7 über die neue Rendering Engine Presto 2.2. Zum anderen nutzt Opera jetzt die Technologie Opera Turbo. …mehr

  • Ungenutzte Computer sind Energie-Milliardengrab

    Enormes Einsparpotenzial

    Computer, die ungenutzt laufen, verursachen für Unternehmen gewaltige Stromkosten. …mehr

  • Fujifilm Finepix F200EXR im Test

    Revolutionärer Bildsensor

    Fujifilm setzt bei der Finepix F200EXR erstmals den Bildsensor Super CCD EXR ein. Dieser kann in drei unterschiedlichen Modi betrieben werden.  …mehr

  • Oki B410dn im Test

    Laserdrucker mit Netzwerkanschluss

    Der Schwarzweiß-Laserdrucker Oki B410dn ist für kleine Arbeitsgruppen konzipiert. Dafür ist er dank USB 2.0, Parallel-Port und Netzwerk-Buchse bestens gerüstet. Zudem ist eine automatische Duplex-Einheit vorhanden.  …mehr

  • Vorsicht vor gefährlichen Outsourcing-Angeboten

    Compass warnt

    Unseriöse Provider nutzen die Krise, um die unter Kostendruck stehenden CIOs mit Lockvogel-Angeboten zu übertölpeln. …mehr

  • Das Internet Archive wandert in einen Sun-Container

    Wayback Machine

    Seit 1997 archiviert Brewster Kahle das Internet, genauer das WWW. Die gigantische Datenbank ist jetzt in ein "Modular Datacenter" von Sun Microsystems umgezogen. …mehr

  • IBM kauft sich die Macht im Server-Geschäft

    Analyse

    Mit Sun Microsystems würde sich Big Blue Marktanteile schnappen und seine ärgsten Rivalen unter Druck setzen. …mehr

  • Microsoft beschleunigt Outlook 2007

    Hotfix

    Microsoft hat schon vor dem Service Pack 2 (SP2) für Office 2007 einen Hotfix veröffentlicht, der die Leistung von Outlook insbesondere im Zusammenspiel mit großen .pst/.ost-Dateien verbessert. …mehr

  • Mehr Schutz vor lästigen Werbeanrufen - Bundestag stimmt für Strafen

    "Cold Calling"

    Die Verbraucher bekommen mehr Rechte im Kampf gegen unerwünschte Telefonwerbung. Der Bundestag beschloss am Donnerstag, dass Kunden aus Verträgen leichter wieder aussteigen können. …mehr

  • Umsätze übersteigen die des Drogenhandels

    Cyber-Kriminalität

    Vor Kurzem hat AT&Ts CSO (Chief Security Officer) Edward Amoroso vor einem Wirtschaftsausschuss des US-Senats ausgesagt, dass die Umsätze aus der Cyber-Kriminalität mit einer geschätzten Billion US-Dollar pro Jahr mittlerweile die der Drogenkriminalität übersteigen. Diese Zahlen wurden von Finjan bestätigt. …mehr

  • SAP will für 2008 erneut 50 Cent Dividende zahlen

    Doppelspitze verdient 2008 weniger

    Der Softwarekonzern SAP will auch für das abgelaufene Geschäftsjahr eine Dividende von 0,50 Euro ausschütten. …mehr

  • Google streicht 200 Stellen im Vertrieb

    Bisher größter Einschnitt

    Nach jahrelang rasantem Wachstum streicht nun auch der erfolgsverwöhnte US-Internet-Konzern Google in der Krise zunehmend Stellen. …mehr

  • Der Google-freie Desktop

    Alternative Dienste

    Am 1. April wird Googles gern von Datenschützern kritisierter E-Mail-Dienst Googlemail fünf Jahre alt. Hier gibt es Alternativen zu gängigen Google-Diensten. …mehr

  • Test: RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900

    Push-Mail Smartphone

    BlackBerry ist das Synonym für Business-Handys und Push-Mails. TecChannel hat den BlackBerry Curve 8900 getestet. Wir zeigen Ihnen, warum der günstige Curve 8900 trotz fehlendem 3G in der oberen Liga mitspielt.  …mehr

  • Nvidia countersues Intel for breach of contract

    Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia on Thursday countersued Intel, alleging the rival chip company of breach of contract related to a chip licensing agreement between the companies.

  • Facebook glitch hands off control of corporate Pages

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook inadvertently handed over administrative control for about 17 Facebook Pages on Wednesday, including pages for Microsoft and several airlines.

  • Dell denies charges in worker discrimination suit

    Premium-Inhalt. A lawsuit that accuses Dell of discriminating against women and older workers continues to make its way though the courts. In a filing last week, Dell denied allegations that it had treated employees unfairly and said no layoffs were made on the basis of age or sex.

  • Podcast: Facebook Caves, Google Adds Semantic Search

    Premium-Inhalt. This week, PC World Editors Robert Strohmeyer, Tim Moynihan and Mark Sullivan bring you the 22nd episode of the PC World Podcast. This edition is a lively discussion about the aftermath of Facebook's most recent facelift, Google's new semantic search, and the new Webbie HD camera.

  • Fictionwise exec: E-books poised for 'huge surge' in 2010

    Premium-Inhalt. Electronic book sales are expected to see a "huge surge" in 2010, partly due to the recent addition of e-book readers for iPhone and BlackBerry devices and new form factors in production, according to Fictionwise LLC's Steven Pendergrast.

  • IP issues could be slowing IBM-Sun talks, experts say

    Premium-Inhalt. If IBM is in the due diligence phase of acquisition talks with Sun Microsystems, as news reports suggest, then it has an awful lot to be diligent about.

  • Beta Watch: Cc:Betty, Home-Account, and SmartyCard

    Premium-Inhalt. Cc:Betty: Make Any E-Mail a Message Board

  • A Geek's Guide to the Earth Hour Challenge

    Premium-Inhalt. The wants you to power down your electronic life for one full hour this weekend: no lights, no TVs, no computers -- basically, nothing that actively uses electricity. Think you're up for the Earth Hour challenge?

  • Asus Portable To Have Optical Drive: Still A Netbook?

    Premium-Inhalt. Taiwan's AsusTek Computer has played a major role in defining the genre. Its Asus Eee models, along with competing mini-notebooks such as the and , have proven popular with consumers willing to sacrifice a few features -- full-size keyboard, larger screen, and a DVD drive, to name a few -- for a smaller, lighter portable that's fine for email and Web-browsing.

  • PySol FC Gives You All the Free Solitaire Imaginable

    Premium-Inhalt. Solitaire has been part of Windows since the earliest days, when there was little, if any, other software to run directly in the environment. Since then, one or two useful programs have appeared on the platform, but people still play Solitaire, a lot. If you like Solitaire, but want a variation or two... hundred... you should check out the freeware program .

  • Air Sharing for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Air Sharing lets you easily copy files between your iPhone and a wirelessly-connected Mac. By doing so, app addresses one of the most frequently lamented shortcomings of Apple's mobile devices--their lack of storage space for documents and similar files. That makes Air Sharing a dream come true for mobile workers and productivity gurus. Once stored on your iPhone, you can view many file types within Air Sharing.

  • Fears of a Conficker meltdown greatly exaggerated

    Premium-Inhalt. Worries that the notorious Conficker worm will somehow rise up and devastate the Internet on April 1 are misplaced, security experts said Friday.

  • Wolfenstein 3D comes to iPhone; developer releases source

    Premium-Inhalt. Id Software has finally made its debut on the iPhone and iPod touch, releasing its classic 3D shooter for the system. It's available for US$5 from the App Store.

  • Bugs & Fixes: Elgato's support solves EyeTV problems

    Premium-Inhalt. If you want to watch live television on your Mac, is currently the most popular product for doing so. For my money, Elgato's success is not only because it makes well-designed hardware and software, but is also because it offers excellent technical support. If you're having any trouble with EyeTV, chances are good that you'll find the solution after a brief search of Elgato's Web site. Here are two examples:

  • Amazon.com shuttering 3 U.S. distribution centers

    Premium-Inhalt. is shutting down three of its U.S. distribution centers, as part of what a spokeswoman called its normal business process.

  • Find the Right Online Backup Service

    Premium-Inhalt. Using an Online backup service makes a lot of sense: It gives you off-site peace of mind and the security of knowing that someone else is keeping your data safe and sound. Unfortunately, selecting one isn't a snap. Though dozens of service providers focus on individual users, only a few services are designed specifically to handle the needs of enterprises and small businesses.

  • Tethering & the iPhone: Start of a beautiful friendship?

    Premium-Inhalt. Ever since the introduction of the iPhone over two years ago, it has been evident that its major strengths are the ability to bring the whole Internet to the palm of your hand and 24/7 connectivity. In his introductory keynote in January 2007, Steve Jobs referred to it as a "breakthrough Internet communications device" and Apple has insisted from day one that Internet connectivity is one of the device's three primary pillars.

  • FastMac U-Charge laptop battery charger

    Premium-Inhalt. Many road warriors carry a spare laptop battery with them so they can extend their work time away from a power source (assuming their laptop uses a removable battery, of course; two of Apple's recent models do not). But while multiple batteries are useful when working, they present a challenge when charging: You can charge only one at a time inside your laptop, and if you're actually using your laptop, charging takes longer because the laptop itself grabs a good amount of the power.

  • Microsoft's new TV ad whacks Apple over prices

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. Thursday night took a direct shot at its rival, Apple Inc., in a new television ad that pitched Windows PCs as lower priced than Macs.

  • MacProVideo releases Keynote '09 video tutorials

    Premium-Inhalt. Mac video tutorial specialist, MacProVideo, on Friday released a new series of tutorials for users of Apple's Keynote '09 presentation software.

  • Intel boosts speed of low-power processors

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel is expected to refresh its line of laptop chips Monday with new ultra-low-voltage processors that should make ultraportable laptops operate faster without sacrificing battery life.

  • I am dreaming of a PC with 192GB of RAM

    Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to the Intel's new CPU, PCs will come with up to 50 times the memory of today's machines.

  • IBM layoffs, Manifesto saga, Google tweaks

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM is laying off thousands more employees and is likely to ship more of those jobs overseas, news of which riled up a whole lot of people. A back-and-forth over a "secret" document regarding cloud computing -- of all things -- also stirred it up in some quarters, making us think that some folks really do need to get out in the sunshine a little more. Google brought some happiness to the mix, though, announcing it has added some semantic technology to its search engine.

  • Google execs take $1 salary, dentist sues over review

    Premium-Inhalt. A couple of quick comments on the news, one on Google's brass taking a buck in salary for 2008 and a dentist being allow to pursue legal action against a couple for posting a negative review about her on Yelp.

  • IBM Literally Firing on all Cylinders

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM is firing on all cylinders - firing employees and firing up earnings growth and a strategy to get into stimulus markets. This all has to be firing up investors.

  • The Excessively Democratic Republic of Facebook

    Premium-Inhalt. Damn it Facebook! You caved.

  • Malware Threat Growing from Unemployed Ranks

    Premium-Inhalt. Looking at the statistics, February was a positively brutal month for workers being idled. Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the . There were 2,769 mass layoff actions putting 295,477 out of work. That's 542 mass layoff actions more than January and 57,575 laid off.

  • April Fool's Conficker Threat is Likely Hype

    Premium-Inhalt. There's out there right now about what the Conficker worm will do on April 1. But according to those in the know, you probably don't have to worry.

  • Microsoft ad says Macs are too cool for its customers

    Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to advertising, lately Microsoft just can't seem to get it right. First it was the weird and incomprehensible onscreen banter between Gates and Seinfeld, then a series of commercials with a montage of various people chanting "I'm a PC" which only served to show how that Microsoft was intimidated by Apple's portrayal of the PC, and now this.

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