Wenn es um das iPhone geht, hört gutes Benehmen auf. Der britische Mobilfunkanbieter T-Mobile UK verkauft heimlich das iPhone 3G an seine Premium-Kunden, berichtet die britische Nachrichtenwebsite The Register. Der Netzbetreiber hätte dazu eine unbekannte Anzahl der Apple-Handys importiert, die in limitierter Anzahl Kunden mit besonders teuren Monatsverträgen angeboten werden. …mehr
Das Samsung Galaxy ist das erste Smartphone des koreanischen Herstellers mit dem Android-Betriebssystem von Google. Schon kurz nach dem Verkaufsstart bei o2 im Juni beschwerten sich zahlreiche Galaxy-Besitzer in Foren über den schwachen Akku, der teilweise schon nach wenigen Stunden Standby leer war. Im Test von Areamobile zum i7500 trat dieses Problem nicht auf, anscheinend handelt es sich um einen Fehler in der Software, der nicht alle Geräte betrifft. …mehr
Der Trend, sich in den sozialen Netzwerken des Internets zu organsisiern, ist ungebrochen: 47 Prozent der User hierzulande haben inzwischen ein Profil auf einer der Plattformen wie Facebook, StudiVZ oder Xing. Das ergab eine repräsentative Umfrage des Marktforschungsinstituts TNS Emnid im Auftrag von Vodafone. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Announced today on the official , Microsoft has just made available the release candidate for Mode. You can grab it .
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft may have denied that it's gouging European customers with its Windows 7 pricing, but an analysis by Computerworld shows that EU buyers will be paying as much as 163% more for some of the company's in-place Anytime Upgrades.
Premium-Inhalt. A standards group on Tuesday said it has delayed the release of a new bus specification that couldhelp PCs run faster by speeding up data transfer rates.
Premium-Inhalt. The (free) helps you keep track of your plethora of passwords with a free encrypted 'safe' on your PC. Once you have it set up, it's easy to add a new record to your safe, with entries such as login, password, URL or e-mail. But using it for the first time might leave you scratching your head. LSN offers an impressive--sometimes daunting--number of security features, including a virtual keyboard, multiple encryption options, and CAPTCHAs to help keep your data safe from spying software.
Premium-Inhalt. Nikon's sounds as good as peanut butter and chocolate. Why didn't they think of this years ago? Tuesday's announcement got us thinking: If a point-and-shoot camera can double as a video projector, what other tech marriages are possible? Here are a few Franken-tech suggestions, some serious, others wishful thinking:
Premium-Inhalt. When Apple announced today that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is resigning from Apple's board, the blogosphere let out a collective sigh of relief. In other words, it's about time. "Apple is well known for its secrecy around future products and directions," says Gartner analyst Charles Smulders, "the increasing overlap in products in recent months was bound to raise issues."
Premium-Inhalt. RadioShack is joining the growing list of companies trying to refresh an old image by taking on a new name. will begin referring to itself as "," the retailer . But it's not as simple as changing the signs. And, depending on whom you ask, it might end up .
Premium-Inhalt. Research firm Gartner calls it the 'historical decline'. IDC lowered its 2Q09 forecast by 8.5 percent from its previous forecast. The server market has literally been shaken up by the worldwide recession, leading to a considerable decline in sales for the last four quarters. IDC forecasts that the market will see eight quarters of year-over-year revenue declines and expects annualized 4-quarter rolling server spending will drop by 30.3 percent or $19.1 billion during the 2Q08 to 2Q10 period. IDC further predicts that 2Q09 would witness the largest year-over-year server spending decline in this negative business cycle.
Premium-Inhalt. OCZ Technology Group Inc. said today it will release its Colossus solid-state drive (SSD) in the next couple of weeks, delivering the first 3.5-inch form factor SSD with 1TB of capacity.
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices introduced a new chipset on Monday with an integrated graphics core that provides a better high-definition video experience compared to earlier chipsets, the company said.
Premium-Inhalt. Hoping to deal with a growing problem, Twitter has quietly introduced a feature to prevent users from posting links to malicious Web sites. But security experts say that it can be easily circumvented.
Premium-Inhalt. MIPS Technologies on Monday made available Android software source code to anyone interested in creating Android applications for products that use the MIPS32 chip architecture.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla today patched Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.0 to quash three security vulnerabilities, including a pair unveiled last week at Black Hat, and a third Mozilla itself revealed last month.
Premium-Inhalt. Most data centers have the , but not one built by retailer L.L. Bean.
Premium-Inhalt. Today's obsession with productivity has created a surplus of solutions promising to help us manage to-do lists. Included in that number is , a $3 app from that aims to help you create and organize a series of lists and items for getting things done. Unfortunately, CheckSheet fall short of delivering on that promise.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Marine Corps made it official this week: Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are banned from military networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft for the first time has named Linux distributors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors to its Windows client business in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story "Yahoo deal puts IBM, Microsoft in enterprise search pickle," posted on Tuesday, didn't provide the full name of Microsoft's free entry-level enterprise search product.
Premium-Inhalt. is engaging in a broad-based summer smartphone sale as the company has slashed the prices of many of its smartphones by $100.
Premium-Inhalt. The latest in one of the most popular role-playing franchises of all time, will follow the massively multiplayer online format that was first introduced in 2003's Final Fantasy XI. One of the most fascinating announcements came when Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV will be dropping the series' trademark leveling system in favor for a "reinvented" character progression system. Final Fantasy XI's innovative job system will also make a return, but in a reworked format.
Premium-Inhalt. Three men have been sentenced to U.S. prison for attempting to transport sensitive and advanced U.S. technology, including integrated circuits, to China, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Premium-Inhalt. is clearly one of the most anticipated titles of this summer, and being as such, one would expect the regular going price for a game that puts you in the bat boots of the infamous Dark Knight. But not so, if Amazon has anything to say about it.
Premium-Inhalt. The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to ban the practice of "flash" trading, where some large financial companies get access to stock trading information milliseconds before that information is made available to the trading public.
Premium-Inhalt. Who needs real news when we've got rumors! And what better rumors are there in the gaming universe than some new PS3 Slim rumors? This week, uncovered a document from a 7-Eleven in Japan, which reportedly was issued from Sony, asking stores to stop taking pre-orders for 80GB PS3s starting August 9. Sounds a little fishy, but then again, there have been so many bizarre little incidents lately revolving around the PS3 Slim, it's getting hard not to believe that Sony is definitely up to something.
Premium-Inhalt. The has a lot of things to like, but the thing that grabbed people at its launch in 2005 was the controller: It looked a bit like an overgrown iPod, complete with touch-wheel navigation and a big, beautiful screen. By now, though, that controller has started to seem a bit heavy and clunky. So it was time for Sonos to update its remote, and the company has done a fantastic job.
Premium-Inhalt. After the great leap forward in speed, design, and overall polish that Mozilla's open source Firefox Web browser enjoyed in ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ), it's probably understandable that version 3.5 represents a more modest advancement. e--
Premium-Inhalt. stopped by PC World's offices last week to show off their new Chat 3G and Mini handsets. INQ Mobile is a relatively new mobile company based in the UK and previously only had one phone on their roster, the INQ 1. But this is a company to watch: INQ phones offer smartphone-like features at an inexpensive price point. And, according to Co-Founder Jeff Taylor, the new INQ phones will be available in the US in 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. At the graphics conference in New Orleans this week, the announced the release of . The new revision of the graphics API standard, along with the accompanying OpenGL Shading Language 1.50, adds quite a few new features. The focus is on improving performance, providing options for better visual quality, and making porting from Direct3D easier. Highlights include:
Premium-Inhalt. The boards of directors. While there are a variety of relationships between the two boards there is no implication of wrongdoing at this point. Whether or not the incestuous relationship between the two directly violates any regulations though, it still lies in an ethical shady area that calls into question whether or not the boards have the shareholder's best interests in mind.