Premium-Inhalt. The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is sending SMS text messages to millions of Zambian parents this week as part of a new initiative to harness information and communication technology (ICT) in the fight to prevent polio.
Premium-Inhalt. The Kenyan government has made a bold step toward ensuring network security for its agencies by setting up an Internet Exchange Point, where they all will connect.
Premium-Inhalt. Leopard's Screen Sharing feature, which lets you view and control the screen of another Mac, can be quite handy, especially for performing remote tech support for family and friends. But my experience is that many people use it mainly with computers on the same local network--in the same house or office. For example, I frequently use it to peek in on my desktop Mac from my laptop.
Premium-Inhalt. This week, Apple released updates to its and products. ( has extensive coverage of the as well as the .)
Premium-Inhalt. Activision has unveiled its plans for the upcoming DS version of Band Hero (the sequel that has more of a top-40, family friendly musical approach). While previous games have included a guitar grip attachment that let players replicate the console music game experience on portables, Band Hero will include the drumming and singing features included in and .
Premium-Inhalt. Nokia has agreed to acquire certain assets of Cellity, a 14-person German startup with a mobile social-networking service that will now be shut down at the end of September.
Premium-Inhalt. Southern and Eastern Africa mobile service provider Vodacom has become the first service provider in southern Africa this year to announce budget cuts after its international operations suffered a drop in revenue over the past quarter.
Premium-Inhalt. The story "AT&T net income down 15 percent," which ran on the wire Thursday, has an incorrect date, due to a reporting error. The first paragraph of the story has been corrected on the wire and now reads:
Premium-Inhalt. Investment in the Zambia Telecommunication Company (Zamtel) by international telecom operators is hanging on the knife edge as the company's asset value continues depreciating and it continues to record significant loses due to operational problems.
Premium-Inhalt. The touch screen is taking over cell phones, and soon mobile computing and even desktop computing. Both Apple and Microsoft are working on a transition to touch-enabled versions of OS X and Windows. Touch screens are coming in, and keyboards and mice are on their way out.
Premium-Inhalt. How big a deal was GM CIO Ralph Szygenda? I once took a meeting with a GM PR person who was on a national media tour just to promote Szygenda's IT vision, and the CIO himself wasn't even in tow.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has offered to provide a choice of Web browsers with its upcoming Windows 7 operating system to ease concerns of competition regulators in the European Union, the EU's competition authority confirmed Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite complaints from many users, Oracle is showing no signs it will reverse course on plans to shut down the venerable MetaLink support portal, long used by thousands of IT professionals around the world.
Premium-Inhalt. While hailing the emergence of an "Open Web," a high-ranking Mozilla official on Friday nonetheless stressed that steps still must be taken to preserve openness in the face of potential threats.
Premium-Inhalt. Every Web surfer has seen them. Those "invalid certificate" warnings you sometimes get when you're trying to visit a secure Web site.
Premium-Inhalt. Look for personal computer users to soon get their hardware in the same way that they get their cell phones: for free as part of telecommunications service subscriptions, the executive director of the Linux Foundation said on Friday afternoon.
Premium-Inhalt. As manufacturers produce more with similarly astounding capabilities (the 26mm-to-624mm-equivalent lens that's now de rigueur comes to mind), pinpointing the features that make a camera unique becomes more difficult. For the , the standouts are ergonomics and battery life.
Premium-Inhalt. Ah, the joys of public domain! With the Oz books out of copyright, everyone can spin their own tales, from the subversive "Wicked" to this intriguing and well-acted adventure game. In , you control Petra, a former member of the City Guard turned Private Detective. Forties film-noir meets talking ragdolls and pompous wozzlebugs. Does it work? That is the mystery we'll explore in this review.
Premium-Inhalt. Dell will pay US$9.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which former employees accused the company of sex discrimination, the computer maker said Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. It's time to head back to the multiplex. But what to see? Haven't this summer's offerings been... well, not exactly abysmally bad, but solidly mediocre? Let's see: A look at the user reviews on app for the iPhone and iPod touch shows that 87 percent of viewers thought Transformers 2 was worth the price of admission. Really? The mainstream reviews were almost universally negative and...
Premium-Inhalt. EMC’s latest earnings report illustrates the trouble experienced in the storage market this year, but some analysts are hopeful data storage vendors will make a comeback by the end of 2009.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft kicked off the week of news with the surprising revelation that it had submitted source code for the Linux kernel. But this being Microsoft and open source, the news set off a little back and forth regarding the company's motives. In other news, an investigation into Zer01's mobile service claims raised questions that have yet to be satisfactorily answered. Otherwise, there was a wide variety of IT news this week, including some that involves shoes.
Premium-Inhalt. In an , Bungie's Lars Bakken confirmed that the team will be not be making any more Halo video games after the next two upcoming titles, and . Bakken reveals that Halo: Reach will be the last Halo game from them, and he also mentions that Bungie is already working on a brand new video game franchise.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's disappointing earnings for the past quarter point to signs of damage from competitive and global economic challenges that the software vendor had until recently largely deflected, analysts said.
Premium-Inhalt. Legislation that would create privacy regulations for online advertising could cause consumers to get fewer free services and isn't necessary because privacy advocates have shown no harm from data collection, the co-author of a study on online advertising said.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's offer to settle its outstanding antitrust issues with Europe's top antitrust regulator was given a cautious welcome by the company's principal antagonist Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Wal-Mart will start selling a fully loaded laptop from Hewlett-Packard for a breakthrough price of US$298 on July 26, but it may have a caveat: The Windows Vista OS included with the machine may not qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 7.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates traveled to India this week and delivered a message to Washington: Don't clamp down on immigration. "The U.S. Congress is very tough on immigration," Gates said today at the Transforming India through Technology forum in New Delhi, according to compilation of press reports . "But why not make an exception for smart people?"
Premium-Inhalt. A faith-based social-networking site targeting 2.5 billion Christians across the globe will operate from Sierra Leone, according to Ann Norman of Norman Communications, the firm that will help
Premium-Inhalt. "We won't share your information with third parties." You've no doubt seen that common phrase in many times. You might think that the site in question won't divulge details about your visit to other companies or organizations. But according to a study by privacy researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, sites have a huge amount of wiggle room with that promise.