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  • Künftige Android-Versionen zu groß für T-Mobile G1

    Schluss mit Updates

    Besitzer eines T-Mobile G1 werden im Unterschied zu Käufern von späteren Android-Modellen in Zukunft wohl kein weiteres Update bekommen. Nach Aussage des Android-Entwicklers Dave Sparks hat das erste Smartphone mit dem Google-Betriebssystem zu wenig internen Speicher für die zukünftigen Versionen. Sie werden derzeit unter den Projektnamen Donut, Eclair und Flan entwickelt.  …mehr

  • Call Center in der Zwickmühle

    Mindestlöhne

    Die in den vergangenen zehn Jahren stetig gewachsene Call-Center-Branche gerät im Zuge der Krise durch einen ruinösen Preiskampf und geforderte Mindestlöhne in die Bredouille. …mehr

  • Sony verschiebt Marktstart neuer Flachbild-Fernseher

    OLED-Produktion zu kostspielig

    Sony muss den für dieses Jahr geplanten Marktstart seiner neuartigen Fernseh-Modellreihe einem Medienbericht zufolge aus Kostengründen verschieben. …mehr

  • Apple sieht kein Problem mit iPhone

    EU-Anfrage

    Nach Berichten über ein angeblich explodiertes iPhone-Telefon sieht der Hersteller Apple kein "generelles Problem" mit dem Gerät. …mehr

  • Gratis-Update mit vielen neuen Funktionen

    MobileNavigator für iPhone

    Schon bald können Besitzer des iPhone 3G und 3GS ihre MobileNavigator-Software durch ein weiteres kostenloses Update aufrüsten. Neue Funktionen wie die Ansage der Straßennamen (Text-to-Speech), eine nahtlose Integration der iPod-Funktionen, der Versand des eigenen Standortes über E-Mail und die automatische Umschaltung zwischen Tag- und Nachtmodus sollen die Navigation mit dem iPhone einfacher machen. …mehr

  • Ein Navi findet keine Wasserstelle

    Off Topic

    Bruno Baumann durchquerte allein die Wüste Gobi, kletterte auf höchste Berge und erklärt Managern, was sie aus solchen Erfahrungen lernen können. …mehr

  • Gamescom startet in Köln

    "Daddeln" nach Herzenslust

    "Daddeln" nach Herzenslust: Europas größte Computer- und Videospielemesse Gamescom startet an diesem Mittwoch in Köln. Zum Auftakt spielen am Mittwochabend die "Toten Hosen". …mehr

  • Auszeichnung für Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson und Apple

    EISA Award 2009

    Die European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) hat wieder ihre Preise vergeben. Im Bereich Mobile konnten sowohl Nokia und Samsung, als auch Sony Ericsson und Apple Preise einheimsen.  …mehr

  • Turbo-Prozessor des Samsung i8910 HD ist ein Trick

    Gigahertz-Lüge

    Das Top-Smartphone i8910 HD mit Gigahertz-Prozessor gibt es nicht. Ein Sprecher von Samsung hat das Gerücht, das vor einer Woche aufkam, jetzt dementiert. Interessant ist dabei vor allem, wie die Spekulationen über das Handy mit dem Turbo-Prozessor überhaupt entstanden sind.  …mehr

  • Firmen reagieren mit Einstellungsstopps

    Kampf gegen Krise

    Im Kampf gegen die Krise setzen deutsche Firmen auf kurzfristige Maßnahmen: Abbau von Überstunden, Einstellungsstopps und Kurzarbeit. Das ergab eine Kienbaum-Studie. …mehr

  • "Privatsphäre nicht gewährleistet"

    Klage gegen Facebook

    Das soziale Online-Netzwerk Facebook ist in den USA von fünf Nutzern wegen angeblicher Verstöße gegen die eigenen Datenschutzrichtlinien verklagt worden. …mehr

  • CIO Andreas Dietrich verlässt die SBB

    Job zu vergeben

    Nach vier Jahren will sich Andreas Dietrich, CIO der Schweizerischen Bundesbahnen, neu orientieren. …mehr

  • IBM senkt Preise für Linux auf dem Mainframe

    Umsatzeinbruch

    Nach herben Umsatzeinbußen senkt IBM die Preise für Linux-Prozessoren und schnürt Bundlepakete für seine Mainframe-Systeme. …mehr

  • IBM setzt auf "DNA-Origami" für kleinere Chips

    Moore's Law forever?

    Wissenschaftler von IBM Research und dem California Institute of Technology (Caltech) haben einen Ansatz vorgestellt, mit dem Chips leistungsfähiger, schneller und stromsparender werden sollen. …mehr

  • SAP ernennt neuen COO für EMEA

    Franck Cohen

    SAP hat mit sofortiger Wirkung Franck Cohen zum Chief Operating Officer (COO) für die Region EMEA (Europa, Nahost und Afrika) ernannt. …mehr

  • Daten von 130 Millionen Kreditkarten geklaut

    USA

    Im bislang größten Fall von Datendiebstahl in den USA ist Anklage gegen einen 28-jährigen Hacker aus Florida erhoben worden. …mehr

  • MLP übergibt Application-Management an HP

    Outsourcing

    Der IT-Dienstleister HP verantwortet nicht mehr nur die IT-Infrastruktur, sondern auch die Anwendungen von MLP. …mehr

  • Freiberufler bunkern ihr Wissen

    CIOs klagen

    Der externe Berater, dein Freund und Helfer? Nicht immer. Eine Studie zeigt, wo es in der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Firma und Freiberufler hakt. …mehr

  • Subnotebook MSI X340 im Test

    Macbook Air lässt grüßen

    Das MSI X340 sieht dem Macbook Air ähnlich. Die spitz zulaufende Front und die abgerundeten Kanten verleihen dem Subnotebook mit 12,4-Zoll-Display ein schickes Äußeres. Leider kann es in puncto Tempo und Akkulaufzeit keine Akzente setzen. …mehr

  • Google Groups sind jetzt zum Teilen da

    Sharing

    Wer Dokumente, Kalender oder Sites von Google mit anderen teilen wollte, musste das bisher Nutzer für Nutzer tun. Damit ist jetzt Schluss - dank Google Groups. …mehr

  • Facebook hit with privacy-violation lawsuit

    Premium-Inhalt. Five people have filed a suit against Facebook, charging the social-networking company with violating California privacy laws and false advertising.

  • Tr.im goes open-source, founder questions bit.ly-Twitter link

    Premium-Inhalt. Little more than a week after Nambu Network said it was shutting down URL-shortener tr.im, and just days after the service was reactivated, its founder announced he would take the code open-source and give up the attractive URL.

  • Trade group releases new list of 'awful' Internet laws

    Premium-Inhalt. A Maine law that would require e-commerce vendors to get parental permission before collecting any personal information about teens and children is so broad that it could lead to lawsuits against vendors of many Internet services, according to the NetChoice trade group.

  • How to build a 100,000-port Ethernet switch

    Premium-Inhalt. University of California at San Diego researchers Tuesday are presenting a paper describing software that they say could make data center networks massively scalable.

  • The 10 Stupidest Tech Company Blunders

    Premium-Inhalt. Some of the biggest high-tech deals never happened. Some of the most promising products and services never came to be. Why? Because the people and companies involved didn't realize what they were letting slip through their fingers, or they simply couldn't foresee what would happen afterward.

  • Twitter: latest application platform problems solved

    Premium-Inhalt. The technical problems that affected the performance and availability of third-party Twitter applications in recent days have been fixed, the micro-blogging and social networking company said Monday evening.

  • The day the blogging stopped

    Premium-Inhalt. On Tuesday, 1,370 Japanese stopped blogging and Twittering. There's perhaps nothing unusual about that; after all, hundreds give up social media efforts every day. But for these people the halt to their online activities has been brought on by the law.

  • Samsung tunes Windows Mobile for UC

    Premium-Inhalt. Samsung and mobile unified-communications pioneer DiVitas Networks are working to make enterprise telephony functions work better on dual-mode handsets using Microsoft Windows Mobile.

  • Moonlight 2.0 moves to beta phase

    Premium-Inhalt. Moonlight 2.0, which is open source software that puts Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application technology on Linux, was offered up as a beta release on Monday, the chief developer of the technology said in a blog entry.

  • HP's third quarter propped up by EDS buyout

    Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard reported a 2 percent drop in revenue for the July quarter, which was better than expected, and said its business is stabilizing.

  • Alleged data breach kingpin had plenty of help

    Premium-Inhalt. Albert Gonzalez, whom federal prosecutors are calling the mastermind behind the biggest data breaches in U.S history, had plenty of help in pulling off his spectacular heists.

  • Quake Live now live for the Mac

    Premium-Inhalt. Quake Live, the Web browser-based version of Id Software's popular first-person shooter, is now playable on the Mac. The company updated the Web site on Tuesday to allow Mac users to play.

  • Microsoft appeals Word ruling, asks for stay

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Tuesday asked a court to stay an injunction that could put a stop to sales of Microsoft Word.

  • IBM middleware interprets data from RFID, other sensors

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM on Tuesday introduced middleware that can gather data from a wide variety of networked sensors, analyze it, and feed it into other enterprise applications that can also use the data to make decisions.

  • Green challenge for techies: Power down PCs at night

    Premium-Inhalt. Some techies like to think of themselves as eco-friendly, driving energy-efficient cars, riding mass transit or, better yet, biking to work. On the job, many are involved in data center consolidation and virtualization efforts aimed at . But how many techies are willing to go green on their desktops?

  • Truth About the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009

    Premium-Inhalt. Since the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009 was introduced in Congress this spring, business and political leaders on both sides of the non-immigrant visa issue have interpreted the bill to support their respective causes. Thus, the proposed legislation is either a cure to the job losses and afflicting American IT workers, or it's a work of overzealous xenophobia destined to do irreparable harm to U.S. global business relations, depending on who is providing the analysis.

  • PS3 price drop no longer a rumor

    Premium-Inhalt. It's about time. Earlier today at Sony's GamesCom press conference it was announced that, along with the $299 label on the 120GB PS3 Slim, Sony's 80GB model will also drop to $299. Sony's heftier 160Gb model will also see a drop in price, now costing $399.

  • Marvel Comics coming to the PSP

    Premium-Inhalt. At 's GamesCom press conference, it was announced that a brand new digital reader will be releasing on the Sony PSP this November. While there aren't many details on the reader's content, it was announced that comic book conglomerate will be releasing digital comic books for this new service.

  • Study: Google remains undisputed king of search

    Premium-Inhalt. Google search is holding tight to its top position in the hearts of U.S. consumers, according to a new study.

  • PS3 Slim is real, coming first week of September

    Premium-Inhalt. Available September 1st, the will have a 120 gig hard drive, it will be 33 percent smaller, and 36 percent lighter than the previous model. Looking similar to of the PS3 Slim in May, the console has a matte finish, while the sides remain glossy. The Slim will cost $299, and even bigger news is that the current 80 gig model will be $299 starting tomorrow, the 19th. Stay tuned for more information on the .

  • HP's third quarter propped up by EDS buyout

    Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard reported a 2 percent drop in revenue for the July quarter, which was better than expected, and said its business is stabilizing.

  • Cable & Wireless Lands Deal with Atkins for IP-Based Network

    Premium-Inhalt. Cable & Wireless Worldwide announced it has landed a £12 million (US$19.66 million), five-year deal with Atkins, to deliver an IP-based network that will enable centralized IT architecture for 89 sites in the India and the UK. "We needed to move away from disparate and costly legacy processes, to a centralized system whilst increasing network resilience and storage, ensuring end-users were not affected. Cable & Wireless has been a long-standing partner of ours and we look forward to continuing this partnership," said Tim Dadswell, IT Transition Director, Atkins.

  • BMC Acquires MQSoftware

    Premium-Inhalt. BMC Software completed the acquisition of MQSoftware after all closing conditions were met. The combination of MQSoftware's products with BMC offerings will provide a unified solution for monitoring middleware and business transactions across mainframe and distributed systems, to deliver service at a lower cost, said the company.

  • Fluke Networks Acquires AirMagnet

    Premium-Inhalt. Fluke Networks signed an agreement to acquire AirMagnet. Terms of the agreement will not be disclosed. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and the deal will close in the coming weeks, said the company.

  • Ashampoo UnInstaller Does More Than Its Name Suggests

    Premium-Inhalt. Getting rid of a program is rarely as simple as using the default uninstallation routine. Only the best written programs will leave no trace; most leave behind orphaned files and registry keys. While minor at first, this damage can build up--especially if you're the type to try out many programs. ($50, 10-day free trial extended to 40 days with registration) ensures that when you uninstall a program, absolutely everything is removed. This suite goes beyond its eponymous function, offering a toolkit of extra utilities to help keep your computer running smoothly.

  • MotionX GPS for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Around two months ago, I decided it was high time I bought a bicycle. I talked to a few friends, headed out to a local dealer, and picked up a pretty sweet ride. Since acclimating myself to two wheels, I've become more adventurous, taking on trails and much longer rides--and that's created the need for me to find something that tracks where I was going, how fast, and for how long.

  • Lenovo, targeting HP, releases quartet of 'digital home' PCs

    Premium-Inhalt. Best known for its conservative Thinkpad business laptops, Lenovo Group Ltd. is trying its best to break out of that box.

  • Mozilla execs want changes to Microsoft's 'ballot screen' proposal

    Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla executives today began a concerted campaign to prod European Union (EU) antitrust regulators to demand more from Microsoft than the browser "ballot screen" Windows will offer users later this year.

  • Windows WINS attacks in the wild

    Premium-Inhalt. The "critical" that Microsoft issued a patch for last week is now being exploited actively in the wild, according to the SANS Institute.

  • FCC now blogging, tweeting on national broadband

    Premium-Inhalt. The Federal Communications Commission has launched a new and whose initial purpose is to chronicle the FCC’s progress in .

  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 hits final beta

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Tuesday issued the final beta on along with the final beta of its security companion,

  • Microsoft issues SQL Azure, CEP platform previews

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Tuesday released technology previews of SQL Azure, the database for its Azure cloud infrastructure platform, and SQL Server StreamInsight, its entry in the CEP (complex event processing) arena.

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