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Premium-Inhalt. Apple announced today that record iPhone and Mac sales drove profits up 47 percent, . News of the phenomenal quarterly results sent Apple stock to a new all-time high of $204 in after-hours trading.
Premium-Inhalt. Released this week, Double Fine Productions' has won over more than just gaming critics. It also landed on the cover of one of the Bay Area's biggest weekly newspapers. I got the chance to chat with Tim Schafer and the man who penned his SF Bay Guardian bio about how it all came together.
Premium-Inhalt. In what may be of an overzealous voice actor leaking an unannounced video game via Twitter, Charles Martinet, best known for voicing Mario, Luigi, and a cavalcade of other Nintendo characters, seemingly revealed a new, unannounced Mario game earlier today when he sent to his followers:
Premium-Inhalt. My, oh my -- can you feel it? Android excitement is . And, with each passing week, the anticipation only seems to grows thicker.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple enjoyed its most profitable quarter ever, as the company set sales marks for both Mac and iPhone sales. The company announced earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. With some considerable fanfare, Electronic Arts and Harmonix released the latest version of (iTunes link) today -- it's now a $9.99 iPhone app with in-game song purchasing enabled. Your initial investment gets you a very familiar looking game experience with 20 songs included (from Lynyrd Synyrd, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, and The Beastie Boys among others) and support for Bluetooth-enabled four player games. Gameplay is exactly what you'd expect -- you tap the buttons at the bottom of the screen in time with the music -- but is it going to be enough to pull people away from the thoroughly entrenched iPhone-native music experience Tap Tap Revenge? While Rock Band may have the might of its brand to help raise awareness, iPhone gamers have been delighted by the Tap Tap games for more than a year now, plus it the incredibly popular Tap Tap Revenge 3 can be downloaded for just $0.99.
Premium-Inhalt. ORLANDO -- The top trends affecting technology infrastructure over the next five years can be summed up as largely a list representing where IT and users are battling for control over technology.
Premium-Inhalt. Harmonix and MTV announced today that the first full-album download for will be landing this week. Coming out tomorrow on Xbox Live Marketplace and Wii Store, and on Thursday on the PlayStation Network, the tracks will be available in a variety of configurations, ranging from a full album package that will cost $17, to $3.50 Wii 2-track packs, and single tracks selling for $2.
Premium-Inhalt. To go along with the release of this week, EA Sports is also hosting a new feature on the official FIFA website dubbed . The Flash-based global stat tracking app pulls in a constant feed from copies of the game being played around the world on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, and sorts the data by mapping it onto a 3D globe. Though currently in beta, the app already presents a fascinating array of data including the ?hottest? and ?coldest? teams (based on wins and losses with in-game teams) as well as a constantly updated feed of where the best FIFA players are located. Today, for example the best performing players are located in India, but overall (since the application launched) it?s currently the Italians that play the best, followed by...here?s a bit of a shock...Americans at number two. This will no doubt change as the game finds itself into more homes around the world.
Premium-Inhalt. You may not have noticed, but several important things happened in the country late last week. I don't know what they were either, because I was too busy following the Balloon Boy saga.
Premium-Inhalt. Amidst hailing the company's launch Monday of its SharePoint 2010 collaboration platform, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the IT industry can help propel economic recovery.
Premium-Inhalt. It's time once again for our annual survey in which thousands of PC World readers rate tech manufacturers on the reliability of their products and the helpfulness of those companies' service and support. Last year more than 40,000 readers took part, and this year we expect even more.
Premium-Inhalt. You've heard of triple-play bundles for TV, Internet, and home phone service, but what about quad-play? is adding wireless calling to its triple-play plans that have proven popular with consumers. By bundling all four services, Verizon customers could save from $59 to $179 annually, depending on which package they buy, the company says.
Premium-Inhalt. Enterprise spending on SaaS in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at 46% between 2008 and 2012, pushing the market to US$2.25 billion by 2012, said Springboard Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. BoxTone Inc. today announced its BlackBerry management tools are being extended to a variety of smartphones, including the iPhone, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile devices and smartphones using ActiveSync.
Premium-Inhalt. Businesses should only use as a "stop-gap" measure to help them survive the cost pressures of the recession.
Premium-Inhalt. BlackBerry monitoring- and management-software-maker BoxTone is expanding its boundaries today with the announcement of BoxTone v5.0, which not only brings new BlackBerry-related enterprise support options, the product now manages, monitors and tracks non-Research In Motion (RIM) devices, including Apple iPhones, "Windows phones"--handsets running Windows Mobile--Palm webOS smartphones and other gadgets that employ Microsoft's ActiveSync technology.
Premium-Inhalt. Several devices, from the BlackBerry Storm to the Palm Pre, have hit the market hoping to be an iPhone killer, but none of them have so far succeeded. And while it's unlikely the new will knock the iPhone off its perch as the top consumer smartphone in the world, it could be in a position to pose the most serious challenge yet to the iPhone's unquestioned supremacy.
Premium-Inhalt. For all the stories about deployments, in the enterprise is at the beginning of the end, says one industry analyst.
Premium-Inhalt. Experienced CIOs have learned the hard way that achieving tangible benefits early in the technology lifecycle is no easy matter--whether its OO, CMMI, ITIL or SOA. Cloud computing shows promise and demands attention, but the related hoopla needs to be tempered with a good dose of business sense. The cloud, regardless of its variety, should never be considered an all-or-nothing proposition. Rather, it's a melting pot in which the mixture's properties will gradually change over the coming years.
Premium-Inhalt. After transcripts of some voice mail messages from Google Voice users appeared in search results, Google has modified the telephony management service to prevent this from happening, the company said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Android is known for smartphones but the mobile platform will also power the new Alex e-reader from a Fremont, Calif., company called Spring Design Inc.
Premium-Inhalt. Retailers in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district are gearing up to give Windows 7 the midnight launch treatment.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite an early lead with handset-centric services like I-mode, Japan fell behind in the wireless data race a few years ago as interest shifted to Apple and the iPhone. But now, thanks to super-fast data networks and low prices, consumers are embracing always-on connectivity for laptops and giving the country's wireless industry back its edge.
Premium-Inhalt. Google, not known for using conventional marketing to promote its wares, has nonetheless found that such an approach is effective for its enterprise products and will roll out internationally a campaign it launched in the U.S. in August.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla late Friday blocked the Microsoft-made software that had put Firefox users at risk from attack.