Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Monday posted an increase in net profit and sales for fourth quarter of 2009 despite a year-over-year decline in iPod shipments.
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday announced a new range of desktop microprocessors, including its first Athlon triple-core processors.
Premium-Inhalt. Las Vegas – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer characterized the recent episode as “not good,” and said he believes all the data will be recovered, but added that Microsoft will have to be more forthcoming in explaining to enterprise customers why a similar situation won’t occur with Microsoft’s online services.
Premium-Inhalt. Simon Montford has high expectations for this week's Web 2.0 Summit, which he will attend for the first time after years of wanting to come to this emblematic conference about the Internet economy's challenges and opportunities.
Premium-Inhalt. Networking isn't just for business anymore--these days, home networks are the norm. In response, Microsoft is offering the , which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium at a discounted price.
Premium-Inhalt. Whether at home or at the office, has gone mainstream. Once upon a time, a computer had value as a stand-alone machine running applications, but that time has passed. Without an ability to access the Internet, retrieve e-mail, chat via instant messaging, and connect with file shares and software, the computer is little more than an expensive paperweight.
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T on Monday made another grab for business mobile users, introducing two more hosted applications built on its Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform.
Premium-Inhalt. At first blush, the MSI X600 is intriguing. At 4.6 pounds with a 5400-milliamp battery, the X600 offers a truly full-size keyboard (including a separate numeric keypad) and a 15.6-inch, 1366-by-768-pixel screen driven by an ATI Radeon Mobility 4330 discrete graphics chip. Overall, that sounds like a pretty terrific combination, right? Well, there are a couple of warts.
Premium-Inhalt. Only a handful of games have received a "perfect" score of 40/40 from respected Japanese videogames magazine Famitsu. Metal Gear Solid 4 was one, as was Nintendogs, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - but these games are now joined by sexy M-rated action title, .
Premium-Inhalt. If you want to get an early look at the updates coming to Xbox Live later this month, you need to act fast. The preview program to test the Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm integration with the service will be closing its sign-up program later today, so that Microsoft can send its first wave of notifications to users by this Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. The introduce the most drastic changes to Apple's all-in-one aluminum design since the a little over two years ago. The new design lends itself more towards use as central part of a home entertainment center.
Premium-Inhalt. When the top ten software sellers are released every month from the NPD, two groups of games receive focus--those that ranked, and those that didn't. Highly-anticipated DS games Scribblenauts and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days were notable for not making the top ten games were revealed, but still performed strongly when the top twenty games were announced today.
Premium-Inhalt. A number of Xbox Live subscribers have received a mysterious email from Microsoft inviting them to apply for inclusion in the test phase of a new rewards program.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the past year, Aion, a massively-multiplayer online game developed by NCSoft (the team behind the Lineage series), has been winning awards and garnering customers throughout Asia, leading up to a US release last month. The fever has apparently crossed the ocean, as Aion was listed as the number one selling PC game in the month of September, according to the NPD in their sales report released today. The collector's edition of the game ranked fifth. While NCSoft does not have exact numbers for the US, Ryan James, Director of Corporate Communications for NCSoft said that "Aion is nearing a million unit sales for both North America and Europe."
Premium-Inhalt. Jagex announced some updates to its free-to-play MMO Runescape today in the shape of an overhaul to the game's duel tournaments, and an Ardougne achievement diary.
Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo dropped a press release today advertising the new "Limited Edition" black Wii, which comes packaged with one remote/nunchuk combo (including a MotionPlus device) and a copy of both and the original , the best-selling console game of this decade according to this month's NPD .
Premium-Inhalt. was originally released on the Sega Genesis in 1994, and has subsequently reared its weird-but-stylish little head on the Game Gear, Game Boy, SNES, PC, Game Boy Advance, Wii, PlayStation, and Xbox 360. Developed by Shiny Entertainment, the cartoon-inspired action/platform game told the story of an ordinary earthworm who finds an "ultra high tech indestructible super space cyber suit" built by a guy called, no kidding, Professor Monkey-For-A-Head. That sets the tone for a combat-filled 2D platform game that includes characters called Bob The Killer Goldfish, Princess What's-Her-Name and Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-butt (Queen Slug-for-a-butt for short.) Players could use Earthworm Jim's head as a whip, and there were some weapons that involved launching cows at bad guys. If you were playing games in the mid-90s, chances are you remember it fondly.
Premium-Inhalt. Oddworld Inhabitants president Lorne Lanning confirmed today that both of the original Oddworld games will be available to download in the PlayStation Store this Thursday for $9.99 each. The titles, , and , were originally released on the PlayStation and PC back in 1997 and 1998 respectively.
Premium-Inhalt. When it was released earlier this year on the PC, Nobilis' novel physics-based, platform-style downloadable puzzle game was incredibly well received. It won a variety of awards at games industry events like E3, and went on to achieve some very positive review scores. GamePro gave it four stars, noting its "stellar graphics, challenging puzzles, distinct character classes and abilities, and fairytale storytelling," but criticized it for being a little short for the fairly steep price of $30. Many critics noted similar sentiments and suggested that players should hold out for the PlayStation 3 version, which was said to be $10 cheaper.
Premium-Inhalt. The September 2009 NPD video game sales report has just been released, and it looks like the and introduction of the is still working wonders for Sony's home console, as the PlayStation 3 outsold the Wii in September of 2009, by almost 30,000 units, selling 491,800 consoles to Nintendo's 462,800. It's worth noting that the occurred on September 27, giving the system just a week of lower-priced sales compared to the entire month. The Nintendo DS was still the top selling system for the month with 524,200 sold. Here is the entire hardware rankings for September.
Premium-Inhalt. In this week's special-edition episode we look at the "two" in the week's one-two punch--Monday's and today's raft of .
Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems will lay off up to 3,000 workers over the next 12 months as Oracle awaits approval from European regulators for its acquisition of the company.
Premium-Inhalt. Barnes & Noble Inc. officially launched its own e-reader device, the Nook, late Tuesday, saying it will go on sale in late November for $259 and offer wireless access via AT&T's network and Wi-Fi.
Premium-Inhalt. In an interview with , famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto briefly discussed the development of the two upcoming Legend of Zelda titles. While he spends the bulk of his time talking about November's for the Nintendo DS, he does say that "It's really fun to move your body around." in the .
Premium-Inhalt. On Monday, announced that the beta version of would be available in November and the final code would ship in the first half of 2010. In true Microsoft form, this means Redmond will have a whole bunch of confusing editions. Eight have so far been revealed which is more than the list of editions on . Microsoft on Monday revealed two new cloud versions.
Premium-Inhalt. When people think of Microsoft's collaboration applications, SharePoint, some of the Office and Exchange functionality, and experimental tools like spring to mind. But another product should be added to the list: Microsoft's . HMC is aimed at service providers seeking to offer SMBs and other clients Outlook, Office, and SharePoint services without having to deal with expensive on-premises installations.
Premium-Inhalt. CSC has announced that it has expanded its relationship with Oracle through its participation in Oracle's partner and training enablement program for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. This endeavor is part of a broader CSC program to develop solutions leveraging the Oracle product suite, the company said. Current efforts include service-oriented architecture (SOA) and vertical-industry solutions.
Premium-Inhalt. EMC Corporation has announced an upgrade to the EMC Data Domain midrange and entry-level deduplication storage systems, in an effort to help drive continued scaling of performance and capacity across the entire product line. Similar to the company's Data Domain high-end solutions, the new DD630, DD610 and DD140 systems leverage the power of Data Domain's SISL (Stream Informed Segment Layout) scaling architecture to dramatically increase throughput performance and capacity.
Premium-Inhalt. Varicent Software and HCL have officially announced their global partnership. This partnership would enable HCL to build upon its existing strengths in Microsoft Dynamics which forms a strategic part of HCL's Enterprise Application Services (EAS) practice, the companies said.
Premium-Inhalt. Since its introduction back in May 2006, Apple's low-cost, entry-level MacBook laptop has been tremendously popular. In fact, Apple says the MacBook is the best-selling single Mac model in the company's history. Which is why it makes a lot of sense that Apple has given its in time for the holiday shopping season.
Premium-Inhalt. An upturn in project activity is seeing more contract project managers and business analysts being employed, but the outlook for permanent positions in those areas remains bleak.
Premium-Inhalt. is trying to hit Microsoft where it hurts, with a new offering designed to lure customers away from Windows 7.