Premium-Inhalt. There were two big news stories about Twitter over the weekend, and I'm not sure which was more disturbing.
Premium-Inhalt. In light of a new buyout offer for Data Domain Inc. by EMC Corp., NetApp Inc. said today it plans to review "all of its options" in considering a counteroffer for the deduplication vendor.
Premium-Inhalt. Taking off from the popularity of social networking sites such as Friendster and Facebook, computer manufacturer IBM introduced on Saturday its own collaborative portal targeted especially at software developers.
Premium-Inhalt. What's not to love about a $150 camera? The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S980 is a bare-bones but well-designed pocket camera that offers some nice-looking specs for the price: a 12-megapixel sensor, a 4X-optical-zoom lens ranging from 33mm to 132mm, digital image stabilization, red-eye reduction, face detection, a 2.7-inch-diagonal LCD screen, and ISO equivalencies up to 3200.
Premium-Inhalt. Time spent playing games and used game purchases are up, and in fact way up over the past several months, . Citing a new study that gauged game playing and purchasing habits during the recent recession, the media audience tracker said the number of hours gamers claim to be engaged is at an "all time high," while the purchase of used games and video game rental service have both increased to "record-breaking" levels since tracking began in 2006. The conclusion? When it comes to entertainment, consumers are opting to get more from, well, more.
Premium-Inhalt. In case you're unfamiliar with the term, a "screencast" is a recording of your desktop. It's an ideal way to demonstrate something, like how to use a complicated feature in Microsoft Office (or how to do file attachments so you don't have to explain it to your mom a 78th time, ahem).
Premium-Inhalt. Image stabilization technology in cameras and in lenses has revolutionized digital photography, enabling photographers to get dramatically sharper photos without hauling around a tripod. But it's not obvious how to use a digital SLR's image-stabilized lens--after all, the very fact that it has an on/off switch implies you shouldn't leave the feature on all the time. For a refresher on lens basics, check out "," and then join me as I explain how to get the most out of your image stabilization technology.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Web site has been down since late morning on Monday, and agency representatives said they don't know what caused the problem.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle is planning to retire its MetaLink support portal in favor of its successor, My Oracle Support, and some customers are not happy about it.
Premium-Inhalt. Netbook prices in the U.S. are tumbling as retail stores are offering the machines virtually for free, but with caveats attached to them.
Premium-Inhalt. The news-on-your-iPhone market became more crowded this week as CNNMoney.com joined the AP, New York Times and others with their own .
Premium-Inhalt. A few weeks ago I about how the broadband funding in the Federal stimulus package was going to be spent. The government has now on that part of the package, and so far things look mostly OK.
Premium-Inhalt. is being forced to pay out between $2.5 million and $3.5 million in service credits to customers in the wake of a power outage that hit its Dallas data center last week.
Premium-Inhalt. The secondary market for PCs in emerging parts of the world is sizeable: In 2008 alone, according to Gartner, 37 million used PCs were refurbished and exported to developing markets. Gartner analysts forecast that the number will jump to 69 million by 2012.
Premium-Inhalt. One in 10 MPs are now using micro-blogging service , says .
Premium-Inhalt. It may not be , but Apple has applied another shot of elbow grease to its suite of Web services. Continuing MobileMe's slow and steady trend this year, minor new features and fixes have been applied to almost every aspect of the service's Web apps.
Premium-Inhalt. Time is never kind to paper manuscripts, particular those written more than 1600 years ago. Some 800 pages remain of the , a version of the Christian Bible written in the fourth century, and the original text is thought to be nearly twice as long. Historians believe the book may be world's oldest Christian Bible. Studying the original text has proven challenging, however, as sections of the work are scattered in four locations around the globe.
Premium-Inhalt. Capital can be tight for any business, but startups especially feel the pinch, squeezing as much as possible out of their seed money. Instead of ramping up on-site staff, consider outsourcing as a way to stretch your cash. You'll be able to scale contract costs up or down depending on business success.
Premium-Inhalt. Let's face it: We're a world that loves smut. More than a third of Internet users surf to salacious sites on a semiregular basis, according to some purely academic research cited in a . Most of those users hit nearly eight X-rated sites each month -- and, even with a typical visit lasting only 11.6 minutes (insert inappropriate joke here), that can add up to an awful lot of video-based bandwidth.
Premium-Inhalt. The Samsung Alias 2 ($150 from Verizon, as of 6/25/09) is dual-hinged like its predecessor, the , and it boasts a neat E Ink morphing keyboard that changes according to the phone orientation and menu. Though it isn't a smartphone, it supports RemoSync for corporate e-mail accounts, visual voicemail, and the . All three of those features cost you extra, however; at the price point, you'd think they could throw in the visual voicemail and GPS system for free.
Premium-Inhalt. Synology rolled out a Network Attached Storage Device for 2.5-inch hard drives that the company says offers lower power consumption than devices using larger hard drives and a small footprint. The can support up to 2TB of storage in a 120-by-105-by-142-mm enclosure.
Premium-Inhalt. Veteran ISP executive John Curran is the new president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, a coordinating body that allocates IP addresses and related autonomous system numbers to carriers and enterprises in North America. Curran's previous high-profile posts include CTO and COO of ServerVault, CTO for XO Communications, and CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking. Curran was a founding member of the ARIN Board of Trustees and served as its chairman from August 1997 until December 2008.
Premium-Inhalt. I continually have to support more users, devices and applications on my network, but I get no new staff to handle the increased load. I know a lot of these users and services are important to helping our company keep up with changes, but I'm wondering what I can do to keep my network, and the data we have on it, safe. Any tips for how to maintain control in this changing environment, without increasing the operational load on my staff?
Premium-Inhalt. While most IT network professionals report in spending this year vs. last year, they seem optimistic that will change for the better next year, according to an early look at an ongoing study from The Info Pro consultancy.
Premium-Inhalt. Monday announced it had landed a five-year to manage desktops, voice and data networks for American Express. The financial terms were undisclosed.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Department of Justice has begun to look into the way that large operators form exclusivity agreements for popular handsets over concerns that the practice is anticompetitive, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
Premium-Inhalt. A few iPhone apps are just a bit... . ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) is one example--it's basically Guitar Hero with leaves. ( Macworld rated 2.5 out of 5 mice ), which records audio clips and reports back on the song and artist name, is another. They seem like magic on an LCD screen.
Premium-Inhalt. It's a staple of the fighting game genre to have unlockable characters. has always done it, . has always done it, and has always done it. But, not anymore, says Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada. In an interview conducted with at Namco Bandai's Europe event, Harada explained the original uses for unlockable characters, and the game feature's subsequent demise.
Premium-Inhalt. reports that a brand-new 80GB bundle is coming soon to retail stores. The new PS3 revealed in the photo above will come packaged with two of the best-selling video games for Sony's next-gen console, and . According to the article, the bundle will be priced at $400.
Premium-Inhalt. Hackers are praying on surfers searching the web for news about how top tennis players are performing at Wimbeldon, in a bid to spread malware to steal sensitive personel data, says .
Premium-Inhalt. Security vendors have been reporting a wave of Michael Jackson spam emails designed to disseminate a Zbot banking password variant.
Premium-Inhalt. The has signed a five-year deal with BT for identity and access management.