Google hat seinen Online-Kartenservice Maps um eine neue Funktion zur Vermeidung von Staus erweitert. Nutzer können sich jetzt die statistische Verkehrsdichte zur jeweiligen Tageszeit und auch das tatsächliche Verkehrsaufkommen als Overlay in Google Maps farbig anzeigen lassen. Das klappt derzeit aber nur in den USA. …mehr
Apple hat mit dem App Store eine echte Gelddruckmaschine erfunden. Das belegt auch eine Statistik des Unternehmens Admob, einem Dienstleister für mobile Werbung. Es hat 1000 iPhone-, iPod- und Android-Nutzer nach ihrem Verhalten auf den systemeigenen Download-Plattformen befragt. Das Ergebnis ist eindeutig. Apple-Nutzer laden viel mehr auf ihr Handy, als Android-Fans. …mehr
Nach o2 erlaubt auch Vodafone Internet-Telefonate in seinem Netz. Darüber hinaus öffnet der Anbieter sich für Messaging, die Nutzung des Handys als Modem und Peer-to-Peer-Dienste. Das geht aus einem Schreiben an Vodafone-Partneragenturen hervor, berichtet das Blog fscklog.com. Die Erlaubnis gilt aber nur für bestimmte Tarife und ist im Gegensatz zu o2, der Internet-Telefonate kostenlos anbietet, teilweise extrem teuer. Der Aufpreis für die Option reicht von 10 Euro bis 30 Euro. …mehr
Für Samsung entwickelt sich das neue und vor allem preiswerte Touchscreen-Handy S5230 Star zum Verkaufsschlager. Das Gerät sei besonders bei jungen Leuten beliebt, so der Hersteller. Im Test von Areamobile.de überzeugte das Star mit guter Verarbeitung, einfacher Bedienung, guten Grundfunktionen und vor allem mit dem Preis. …mehr
Eine breitbandige Infrastruktur ist für einen modernen Industriestaat heute ein Muss, so die einhellige Meinung von Experten. In Deutschland ist davon allerdings wenig zu sehen: Noch immer sind viele Gebiete unterversorgt, und manches Breitbandangebot verdient seinen Namen nicht. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Sharp Electronics this week introduced a netbook-like mobile device with a 5-inch touch screen that is designed to run Internet-based applications.
Premium-Inhalt. With the multitude of photo editing and enhancing programs available, choosing the right one can seem daunting. The first question to ask is how involved in the editing you want to be. Do you want great control over your photos? Or do you prefer to do some simple editing, add a quick frame or effect, or type a few words? If the latter option sounds appealing to you, you might want to check out the trial download of (various pricing, 30-day free trial).
Premium-Inhalt. Apple says it's not to blame for a series of exploding iPods and , according to a report published on Friday. The company has been under fire, so to speak, for devices overheating and shattering across Europe and the U.K.
Premium-Inhalt. Like the rest of the economy, the for well over a year now. But there are signs that things may be improving. Here are five recent developments that show a tech recovery may be under way:
Premium-Inhalt. The FCC has begun a three-pronged . The inquiry is partially a response to , but it is more about a shift in ideology and the maturity of the wireless industry as a critical part of the communications backbone.
Premium-Inhalt. IntraLinks announced it is increasing access to its platform with Adaptive Authentication from RSA. IntraLinks customers will continue to use their sign-on to access information and files while receiving authentication security, said the company.
Premium-Inhalt. The StorCenter ix4-200d, the latest four drive NAS appliance announced by Iomega is available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities. It utilizes the acclaimed EMC LifeLine software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment and suite of applications that protects your data and performs valuable business tasks above and beyond simple storage, all designed to make it easy to securely store, protect and serve up data when you need it and where you want it. EMC LifeLine software is designed for cross-platform support with PC, Mac and Linux computers. It can be configured with different levels of RAID support: RAID 5 (pre-configured) and RAID 10 (both with automatic RAID rebuild), as well as JBOD. The four drives in the ix4 are user replaceable SATA II hard drives that minimize downtime. With dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and a high-performance embedded architecture, the ix4-200d boosts small business productivity by making data readily accessible and secure over a local network. The ix4-200d also has three USB 2.0 ports for adding printers or additional storage capacity with external USB drives.
Premium-Inhalt. Two conservative organizations, a physicians' group and a social policy think tank, are suing the Obama administration for privacy and free speech violations over a recent attempt to get people to e-mail the White House about any "fishy" misinformation they hear regarding health-care reform.
Premium-Inhalt. A colorful game developed by , has you collecting stars as you try to navigate through the challenging twists and turns of the game's many stages. Apparently, the moon and stars have fallen from the sky, and it's up to you to round them all up. Sound easy? Well, you character is a small orange ball who bounces off everything. So guiding him can be a bit of a challenge.
Premium-Inhalt. For nearly as long as the iPod's existed, I've written about where that device may one day take us--with the ultimate destination being All Music, All the Time, Everywhere. In short, the world's accumulated musical musings pluckable from the Ether. We're a step closer now that for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Premium-Inhalt. Activision has announced that Kurt Cobain will be appearing in , and has revealed the first pictures and video of the rock icon to the public, all of which you can find in this article. Cobain will presumably only appear when the player chooses one of two Nirvana tracks--"Smells Like Teen Spirit" and a live recording of "Lithium. It's worth noting that Cobain is the only member of the band that appears to be in the game--bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl do not appear to be backing Cobain in the media shown thus far.
Premium-Inhalt. The chorus of folks singing "meet the new boss, same as the old boss" just got a little bigger and louder yesterday, after that bear an uncanny resemblance to the old rules.
Premium-Inhalt. One of the biggest points of confusion around Apple's newest version of Mac OS X is about whether it's really a 64-bit or a 32-bit operating system. Apple bills as supporting 64-bit from top to bottom, while some industry watchers say it's not a true 64-bit OS. What gives?
Premium-Inhalt. Global shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled cell phones are expected to double between 2009 and 2011, at least partially due to the emergence of a slew of smartphones with Wi-Fi capabilities, according to an analyst at ABI Research in New York.
Premium-Inhalt. This is traditionally a slow news week in IT, and this year did not break with that tradition, leaving us time to enjoy the waning days of warm weather here in Boston between following the flurry of reports about Apple's new OS, which captured the lion's (or the leopard's as it were) share of major headlines. Otherwise, we had some odd stories, what with U.S. governors receiving mysterious shipments of laptops, with a fair bit of news also coming to us out of China.
Premium-Inhalt. The industry has been speculating that Apple's Snow Leopard operating system () would . In reality, the Apple XProtect anti-malware feature defends against just two Trojans, says one security vendor.
Premium-Inhalt. Rally Software Development, which offers a hosted service and onsite software for application lifecycle management for agile programming teams, is connecting its platform to Oracle's JDeveloper IDE for Java development.
Premium-Inhalt. After years of bickering, corruption charges and mistrust among government officials and board members over the sale of incumbent operator Nitel, Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has directed that the company be sold to a new investor within 60 days.
Premium-Inhalt. Tata Communications has expanded its presence In Africa, casting its net wider to include smaller ISPs (Internet service providers).
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. court has struck down a U.S. Federal Communications Commission rule prohibiting any cable television operator from serving more than 30 percent of U.S. subscribers.
Premium-Inhalt. Fueling hopes that the hardware sector will bounce back from the recession in the second half of the year, Intel Friday said its expectations for third-quarter revenue are higher than its prior forecast due to stronger-than-expected demand for processors and chipsets.
Premium-Inhalt. Our recent list of "" sure hit a raw nerve with readers.
Premium-Inhalt. The Swiss creator of a Skype Trojan that can intercept calls made using the VoIP program has released the Trojan's source code online in an attempt to allow for its widespread detection.
Premium-Inhalt. China's spending on enterprise software is projected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent to hit US$9.4 billion by 2012 and become Asia Pacific's largest, said Springboard Research Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Reliance Globalcom, the global arm of India's largest integrated telecom service provider Reliance Communications, has announced the completion and commenced operation of its brand new direct terrestrial cable link between India and China. The significance? "It's the first one ever between the two countries," said Owen Best, president, Asia, Reliance Globalcom. "Which are two of the world's biggest growing markets."
Premium-Inhalt. Motorola on Tuesday (August 25) released information on its contributions to relief efforts underway in Taiwan, in the wake of Typhoon Morakot which hit sections of the country earlier this month. Through the Motorola Foundation, the technology giant had donated US$50,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies to fund their work in Taiwan. At the same time, Motorola employees in Taiwan had participated in in-office fundraising activities to help cover the cost of reparations work, yielding US$33,000.
Premium-Inhalt. While you may know you can create burn folders (File -> New Burn Folder) to ease burning DVDs and CDs, and you may know you can create smart folders (File -> New Smart Folder) to store often-used searches, did you know you can mix the two to create smart burn folders? Assume you have a set of files you'd like to regularly burn to disc, and that can be identified by a common characteristic--they all reside in one folder, or have a certain extension, or you've coded them all with an identical Spotlight Comment.