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Premium-Inhalt. Software maker founded in 2003 to manage virtual resources in the data center, is on the verge of a bankruptcy or sale, according to a on Forbes.com.
Premium-Inhalt. The Web becomes more dangerous every day. Malware has become ubiquitous, scam sites proliferate, and there are constant privacy dangers. Children can easily stumble on sites that aren't suitable for them. What to do? Try , an excellent--and free--browser add-on that offers protection.
Premium-Inhalt. Let's just say it: For the vast majority of computer shoppers, buying a Windows PC doesn't quite qualify as a decision. Around , making it the world's default option in operating systems. It's opting for something else, like a Mac, that always represents a conscious choice.
Premium-Inhalt. Contrary to Microsoft marketing honcho David Webster's snarky recent assertion, Macs aren't "" -- at least as far as I know. However, lots of extremely rational reasons exist to choose a Mac running OS X over a Windows PC. Macs can leave you happier and more productive than you would have been if you'd bought a Windows system, and feeling you got good value for your money even though a Mac is never the cheapest option.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon is redoubling its efforts to persuade Apple to bring the iPhone its Verizon Wireless network. The iPhone could become available to Verizon customers as early as 2010, . The move would put an end to AT&T's exclusive deal with Apple to offer the iPhone on its network in U.S. That would mean the new iPhone, expected to launch this summer, might be the .
Premium-Inhalt. The Seagate Replica external hard drive has lots going for it: Slim design, a nifty docking base (only with the US$200 500GB multi-PC version; a $130 250GB version is available, too), and super-simple software for continuous system backups. In some scenarios, the Replica can perform backups with ease. But unfortunately, in my tests the Replica fell short of its promised simplified backups.
Premium-Inhalt. Writing in the latest issue of (registration required), two Symantec researchers report what they believe is the first evidence of a major . However other experts aren't so sure of the increased threat to Mac users. Researchers Mario Ballano Barcena and Alfredo Pesoli found that Mac users who downloaded pirated copies of iWork 09 and Adobe Creative Suite 4 from P2P sites got more than the programs they intended. Added to the binaries were two malware variants--OSX.Iservice and OSX.Iservice.B. The malware executes a PHP script, running as root, that launches distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against sites. One site, dollarcardmarketing.com, reported a DDoS attack of more than 600Gb of Web traffic at its peak, according to the .While Apple has been successful with advertising that Mac users won't suffer the same number of viral attacks that Windows users endure, "unfortunately Macs offer no protection against the manipulation of emotions by malicious users," said Randy Abrams, director of education at ESET, an antivirus vendor.Whether this is the first Mac-based botnet, Abrams said this probably wasn't the first. He told PC World, "usually the first is done by some really smart people and doesn't get discovered." Abrams noted that Macs today essentially run on Unix and in he describes the parallels of this Mac malware with the first network Unix worm written by Robert Morris, Jr. back in 1988.Other experts agree the media attention around this particular botnet is unwarranted."The story for Mac malware hasn't changed this week contrary to popular opinion," of Cloudmark in a blog post. That said, O'Donnell and experts who spoke to PCWorld all cited the need for Mac users to be educated on the threat landscape and at least start thinking about antivirus solutions for their desktops. Each stopped short of saying such purchases were absolutely necessary.Based on this one example, as long as a Mac user avoids pirated software on P2P sites, their desktop remains safe. But O'Donnell writes "when we see what happens every day on the PC side happen once on the Mac side, then we all need to run out and buy anti-virus software."
Premium-Inhalt. The contains a lot of minor tweaks to previous beta versions of the new operating system, but Microsoft says that it also has a couple of new features: A Windows 7 PC will now be able to stream media from your home to any Internet-connected Windows 7 PC, and for the first time the OS supports (via an optional download) a virtual Windows XP environment for running legacy Windows XP apps.
Premium-Inhalt. With the new interface introduced with Cyberlink's version 6 generation of products, the company won me as a fan. With version 7 things just got better. I discovered the joy of using (various prices; see below) for editing and converting video, as well as for burning movie discs. I guess that tells you all you'd want to know about what I think of the program.
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Premium-Inhalt. The deal announced Sunday that settled years of patent suits between chip makers Qualcomm and Broadcom is good news for consumers as well as for the companies involved, according to industry analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. In what has become , another version of has leaked to file-sharing sites. The latest version is reportedly Win 7 Release Candidate built 7100, which is slated for an official .
Premium-Inhalt. On a Thursday night this January, the Paradise Lounge in San Francisco was transformed from a swank nightclub into a haven for those whose typical social lubricant is abbreviated URLs, not cocktails: Twitter users. Attendees said there were lots of @nametags (echoing the Twitter convention of referring to people with the @ followed by their user name), loud music, and a surprisingly low amount of actual Twittering.
Premium-Inhalt. Sometimes you need only a free and simple tool to accomplish your task. Sure, iTunes and its ilk all have random or intelligent playlist generators, but self-starters who have organized their MP3 collections by hand into a folder structure might only require a tool to randomize songs within selected directories. That, in a nutshell, is what the aptly named does--no more, no less.
Premium-Inhalt. Several of Japan's largest electronics companies have halted business trips to Mexico after a deadly outbreak of swine flu in the country.
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Premium-Inhalt. MySpace launched its developer program more than a year ago, and the jury is still out on how successful it will end up being.
Premium-Inhalt. The great thing about today's nearly universal connectivity is how easy it is to share information, pictures and other material with your business associates, friends and family. The bad thing about it is how easy it is for strangers to get access to your data. This is especially true when we carry so much on our USB flash drives, DVDs, laptops and other portable media. (free) can secure your data on all media, protecting it from unwanted prying eyes.
Premium-Inhalt. I'm pretty sure 's is out to take my job. The machine, , is under development at and on its way to becoming a contestant on "Jeopardy."
Premium-Inhalt. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Microsoft chief research and strategy Craig Mundie were two of ten technology leaders selected for the (PCAST), an advisory group of the nation's top scientists and engineers. The Council appointees were announced Monday by President Obama in Washington D.C.
Premium-Inhalt. Back in February, it looked like Apple would crack down on apps that allowed iPhone users to unlock emoji--those little emoticons most associated with texting in Japan. , the developer of , said that Apple told him it would .
Premium-Inhalt. If you get tired of steering to YouTube every time you want to see the look on Simon Cowell's face when Susan Boyle starts singing, you need a way to save those videos locally. If you're an Internet Explorer user, that way would be the free from Applian. It renders saving a video no harder than selecting record, then from the dialog that pops up, choosing the video and saving it.
Premium-Inhalt. I admit it. I'm impressed. I might have written a wishy-washy review of the , but now I've had a chance to play with the final release, I like what I'm seeing. I like it a lot. Well done, Ubuntu guys!
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 in March, and whether to install it is likely your biggest update decision right now.
Premium-Inhalt. Last week I told you about . Today, let's turn our attention to "favorites." Not Internet favorites, mind you, but folder favorites.
Premium-Inhalt. Forget Oprah: the biggest star of at the moment is the Swine Flu, an occasionally fatal illness that has as it spreads throughout the United States. Though there are only 20 reported cases of the Swine Flu in the U.S., mass hysteria has swept the country, and Twitter is adding fuel to the fire.
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Premium-Inhalt. to fiddle with all the stuff I missed on my first pass years ago. My radar's thus full-spin for Elder Scrolls news...and then this dropped in my inbox a couple hours ago.
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