Die Panne bei Microsofts US-Tochter Danger mit dem Datenverlust von T-Mobiles Sidekick-Kunden hat in Blogs hohe Wellen geschlagen. Die kontroverse Diskussion in der Öffentlichkeit könnte dazu beitragen, die erste Krise von Cloud Computing schneller zu bewältigen. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. It's the kind of thing that in many countries might pass largely unnoticed but the launch on Thursday in Japan by Twitter of a mobile Web site could end up being of vital importance to its success here.
Premium-Inhalt. In (which was online only) I continued my exploration of a cool programming system called , focusing on the tool's object-oriented, event-driven architecture. This week we'll look at the product's English-like language, a style referred to as by some cynics.
Premium-Inhalt. WASHINGTON -- A defining phrase in the military is "by the book," and when it comes to knowledge management and IT, the book ( ) is clear: "The IT community must maintain focus on the needs of its customers."
Premium-Inhalt. While the ITU marked off another milestone for its G.hn standard for home networking last week, the specification may now face a greater challenge going up against existing technologies.
Premium-Inhalt. An Illinois politician's attempt to unmask the identity of an e-mail poster who allegedly made disparaging remarks about her teenage son in an online forum is stirring a debate about free speech rights on the Internet.
Premium-Inhalt. The University of New England will receive $5 million in Federal Government funding over the next two years to create a fibre optic connection to the Australian Research and Education Network (AREN).
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday narrowed its net loss during the third quarter of 2009 as the company inches closer to profitability.
Premium-Inhalt. After a record-setting week of Microsoft and Adobe security patches, Oracle is gearing up for a major update of its own next week.
Premium-Inhalt. While Apple's new for iPhones is being widely touted as an antipiracy measure, Apple's more overarching motive seems to be that of keeping the at the development forefront for the coolest new apps for mobile users.
Premium-Inhalt. The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), which oversees TV standards for the U.S., said Friday it has approved a standard for mobile digital broadcasts.
Premium-Inhalt. A group of 72 Democratic lawmakers is the latest to question the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's move to create new net neutrality regulations.
Premium-Inhalt. In the insurance business, everyone's headed into the hinterland. But the cost of every new branch can bite deeply. Here's how going Open Source helped ING Life save over Rs 8 crore (US$1.7 million) and funded its expansion plans.
Premium-Inhalt. Throughout this weekend, THQ and PC game download service are teaming up to bring you all three of the popular Red Faction games for 25 percent off their usual price. This means you can get the and for just $7.49, and for $29.99. You can access the sale page right .
Premium-Inhalt. Rockstar has been slowly revealing details about how the PSP version of will differ from its Nintendo DS (and ultimately iPhone) counterparts on its official website. Last week it revealed the exclusive mission, "Factory Fun" which is an homage to the "classic" mission "Are You Going to San Fierro?" In "Factory Fun" Chinatown Wars protagonist Huang must destroy a warehouse full of "illicit crops" with a flamethrower before escaping unharmed.
Premium-Inhalt. Rockstar Games has that is joining the growing library of classic Xbox 360 titles available for download through the Xbox Live Marketplace Games on Demand service.
Premium-Inhalt. Hold on to your balloons! This week on the PC World Podcast, editors Robert Strohmeyer, Ginny Mies, Tim Moynihan, and Mark Sullivan try to cover as much of the week's tech news as possible in 20 minutes.
Premium-Inhalt. When released the new iPhone 3GS with an updated bootrom, many reports claimed it rendered the handset "unhackable" or "jailbreak-proof." such reports were overdramatic and it was only a matter of time before a new exploit was discovered. While the Dev-Team is undoubtedly working hard in finding a new exploit for the 3GS bootrom, in the meantime, Dev-Team member Eric McDonald addressed sensationalized reports in a released yesterday.
Premium-Inhalt. U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Americans to help guard against cyberattacks in a first-of-its-kind video published on the White House Web site.
Premium-Inhalt. As if the mass exodus of delayed games into the early months of 2010 hadn't created enough of a clutter in the new year, EA has planted one of its most anticipated titles in the first month of next year, setting a January 26 release date for the highly-anticipated .
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft registered more than 1.5 million downloads of its free antivirus software in the week after it shipped.
Premium-Inhalt. Our Apple-focused affiliate, , discovered earlier today that an update to the iPhone Developer Program has allowed the use of in-app transactions in free apps, a practice that was previously limited to paid apps. With iPhone game developers dealing with dramatic price shifts and major difficulty selling titles for anything but the lowest prices, this may present an opportunity to developer a more stable way to make money from their apps.
Premium-Inhalt. While EA has tested the waters of browser-based gaming with the release of earlier this year, it seems as though the company will be diving even deeper into the world of non-download, non-disc PC and Mac video games, as the company has started a new Flash gaming label called EA2D. The first title, which was revealed on Bioware's blog last week and picked up by earlier today, will be , a 2D tactical RPG spin-off of the upcoming 3D console/PC RPG .
Premium-Inhalt. The continues today, with the report that maybe after all. That's good news, naturally. But we're still waiting to hear the official account of what exactly went wrong at Danger Inc.
Premium-Inhalt. It is no secret that the worldwide economy isn't in the best of shape. While I'm sure we could argue for days on end what got us all into this mess (I, for one, blame someone other than myself) there are some bright spots. A.T. Kearney, a management consulting company that moonlights as a compiler of bloggable lists of companies, has just released the name of the 25 companies it deems .
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Premium-Inhalt. You can thank Moore's Law and competition for the long-standing pattern of many expensive IT technologies coming down in price over time to the point where small and medium-sized businesses can afford them. Software-as-a-service and cloud computing have accelerated this trend, to the point where even sophisticated hosted call-center systems are now available for a fraction of the price that installed systems cost.
Premium-Inhalt. Small businesses can buy open source as an add-on to IBM’s Smart Cube office-in-a-box package.
Premium-Inhalt. The managing director of the company responsible for the testing of the Federal Government's controversial wants the results made public.
Premium-Inhalt. As a software developer, I can let you in on a little secret: most of us will admit to having a lazy streak. I don't mean that in a bad way--it's just that a good developer likes to find the most efficient way to accomplish any given task.
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Premium-Inhalt. With the now on for the official shipment of next Thursday, and friends have been cranking up the proverbial hype machine, but not without a few clinks and clanks along the way.
Premium-Inhalt. There was a little bit of everything this week -- Sidekick users got a nasty surprise, Cisco made another acquisition, Oracle had its big user conference while questions lingered regarding the effect its plan to buy Sun will have, Biz Stone insisted he doesn't want to sell Twitter, and the world prepared for the launch of Windows 7 next week even as administrators grumbled their way through a monster patch Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Executives from Intel Capital and IBM face insider trading charges after allegedly scheming to provide information that others used to reap millions of dollars in illegal profits, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Mark Bramfitt, who has been an advocate for greater cooperation between data centers and electric utility companies, will leave his job at Pacific Gas & Electric next month, he said on Thursday.