Premium-Inhalt. A wide-ranging introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would give the president unprecedented new powers to disconnect government and private-sector networks from the Internet in the event of security emergencies. But that provision is expected to be a hard sell in Congress.
Premium-Inhalt. One of the things about OS X 10.5 that I really like is the increased focus on keyboard shortcuts. As we've discussed here before, when you assign a shortcut in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences panel, it's instantly active in the specified application (or in all applications, if you set it up that way); prior versions of OS X required you to quit and restart the application to see the new keyboard shortcut.
Premium-Inhalt. Windows doesn't have a very good memory. I mean, when I reboot my system, it doesn't even remember the folders I had open! It's like they were never even there! Now I gotta go manually open each one again, grumble, grumble...
Premium-Inhalt. Google is a certain tech blog known for making much ado about rumors . The story -- posted on TechCrunch under the headline "Sources: Google in Late-Stage Talks to Buy Twitter" -- has already stirred up a across the tech blogosphere. Before you get too tongue-tied with excitement, though, you might want to read .
Premium-Inhalt. The inability of on immigration reform legislation has become a roadblock for H-1B proponents looking for new laws that would boost the number of available visas.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM is the second company in two days to suggest that the number of computers infected by the Conficker.C worm may be higher than previously thought.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story "RIM, others face uphill rivalry with App Store," posted on March 28, gave the wrong number of App Store downloads claimed by Apple. The company had said there had been more than 800 million downloads.
Premium-Inhalt. A trademark lawsuit against Google that a lower court had dismissed in 2006 has been given new life.
Premium-Inhalt. U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have raided a Dallas ISP, knocking the company and almost 50 of its clients offline.
Premium-Inhalt. The open internet advocacy group Free Press this week asked the Federal Communications Commission to decide whether wireless carriers (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/051806-skype-block.html)are violating federal rules by blocking such applications as the low-cost Skype VoIP service.
Premium-Inhalt. Most Mac users have probably never used the Get Info window's "Apply to enclosed items" command. Which is probably just as well. While this Finder command can sometimes be quite helpful when you've run into file-permissions problems, it can also result in unwanted headaches.
Premium-Inhalt. Accessibility is a problem for the iPhone. With the device's lack of physical controls, it's virtually impossible for somebody who is vision-impaired to use the phone. Other touchscreen smart phones suffer from the same problem, so a few smartypants engineers at Google have come up with .
Premium-Inhalt. Everywhere you look, businesses are discovering how social networking -- Twitter presences, Facebook accounts and more -- are effective ways to reach customers. But companies that start using social networks as ways to spam or troll for new business ought to be put in their place, and right quick. Case in point: MacHeist.
Premium-Inhalt. With Samsung's introduction of the Mondi handheld device at the International CTIA Wireless conference, the question of defining its product category, Mobile Internet Device (MID), was again timely.
Premium-Inhalt. Netbook has become as trendy a word as "cloud" and analysts predict sales are . But the netbook pricing game is getting complicated as OEMs try to simultaneously add features and keep prices down. The bad news for ? No matter whether the OEMs stick to US$300 price points or push higher, Microsoft's overall profits are vulnerable, say industry analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. Research In Motion Limited (RIM) stock soared in after-market trading after the company posted solid financial results and said it sold its 50 millionth BlackBerry smartphone.
Premium-Inhalt. Nokia's efforts to improve its fortunes in the U.S. are finally starting to pay off, the head of the company's North American sector said at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story, "IBM sees Conficker hitting 4 percent of PCs," posted Thursday misstated the year the worm started spreading. It was 2008. The story has been corrected on the wire and the sixth paragraph now reads:
Premium-Inhalt. Nokia has spent four years working on building an application distribution system, attracting millions of developers eager to sell to the hundreds of millions of Nokia phone users around the world.
Premium-Inhalt. Officials from Adobe Systems and Nokia emphasized endeavors in the application design and form factor spaces in presentations at the Web 2.0 Expo conference Thursday in San Francisco.
Premium-Inhalt. An Apple online store is set to take preorders of new Xserve servers carrying Intel's new Xeon chips, hinting at launch of the devices in the near future.
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices on Friday said it would take further actions, which could include facility closures, to cut costs as it restructures in an effort to return to profitability.
Premium-Inhalt. The first of three submarine cables planned for the East African coast is about to land, and the demand for bandwidth from outside of South Africa has surprised Seacom, the developer.
Premium-Inhalt. Enterprise IT companies are setting up Twitter accounts in droves, and security companies are among the most enthusiastic given that Twitter is ideal for quick updates on vulnerabilities such as ..
Premium-Inhalt. Communism, Fascism, treading on liberties, censorship and other political cries greeted the news of proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate that would give the president power to disconnect the Internet.
Premium-Inhalt. Like any sports fan, race enthusiasts want the latest updates about their favorite pastime, and they want them now. Auto Racing Live gives you that information, but little else.
Premium-Inhalt. Sierra Leone's telecommunications regulatory body, Natcom, has suspended a proposed increment in calling card rates for GSM subscribers, saying card vendors did not approval for the new tariffs.
Premium-Inhalt. Answering questions about surviving the economic downturn, returning to school and pitching in on electronic health records isMark Burnette, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, ITIL V3 Foundations, CGEIT, who has led two award-winning IT organizations and consulted with companies across the world. He is a recognized expert in leadership, IT process, compliance, security and cost management, and was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009. He can be reached at. If you have a question you'd like to pose to one of our Premier 100 IT Leaders, send it toand watch for this column each month.
Premium-Inhalt. Good Technology, recently acquired by Visto, has introduced a new version of its enterprise mobile e-mail product, including limited management support for the iPhone.
Premium-Inhalt. Since , Skype for iPhone has been downloaded more than a million times--that's a rate of six downloads a second, according to the company. All this despite the fact the software only works via the iPhone's Wi-Fi connection, and not AT&T's 3G network.
Premium-Inhalt. In the past few years a rush of software vendors have latched onto the bandwagon, converting packaged software offerings for use in the Web-hosted model.
Premium-Inhalt. I was reading an interesting story the other day that I meant to blog about, but you can add that to the list of things destroyed by the launch of 's aptly named "DiggBar." The piece in question was a TechCrunch article that examined . You know what I'm talking about--those crudely named sites like bit.ly, , and ff.im that redirect URLs you submit using a shortened URL made up of random numbers and letters.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will drop mainstream support for Office 2003 on April 14, the same day it starts to retire Windows XP.
Premium-Inhalt. Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill aimed at attacking a growing problem: unsolicited commercial text messages or mobile spam.
Premium-Inhalt. New Orleans has Mardi Gras, San Francisco has Halloween, and for those of us who spend too many of our waking hours on the Net, the biggest party of the year happens on April Fools Day.
Premium-Inhalt. Malicious PowerPoint files (.ppt) are currently being used to exploit a newly reported security hole in the Office app. The isn't yet any patch available for the zero-day flaw, but Microsoft says the attacks are currently limited and targeted.
Premium-Inhalt. While rumors of an imminent Google acquisition of Twitter were apparently offbase, it wouldn't be surprising to see the companies strike up a formal collaboration or partnership.