Premium-Inhalt. To take advantage of Google Voice's telephony management features, users have had to fulfill a tricky requirement: convince their contacts to call them using the single "phone number for life" that comes with this free online service.
Premium-Inhalt. Top Chinese search engine Baidu.com reported a 40 percent hike in net income on Monday as the company appeared set to continue strengthening its lead over rival Google.
Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo is planning to launch a new version of its DSi handheld gaming device with a larger screen possibly before the end of this year, The Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. With software being created by IBM researchers, developers will be able to adapt a Web page for voice browsers -- and for mobile browsers that fall short of a PC-like Web experience -- with easy-to-follow lines.
Premium-Inhalt. Amazon's discontinuation of its innovative deal with Sprint Nextel to power over-the-air book purchases on the Kindle e-reader points to the power of high volume and the growing role of global standardization in the mobile industry.
Premium-Inhalt. The iPhone is on track to become the most popular smartphone in the U.S. market, according to . iPhone market share now stands at 30 percent, versus 40 percent for the current reigning champion, Research In Motion's BlackBerry. Bringing up third is Palm's webOS platform with 7 percent, which counts as a win for the company if only because its precipitous market share is no longer falling off a cliff.
Premium-Inhalt. With an eye on the cloud, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has introduced a new portfolio of storage offerings that targets large enterprises wanting to set up private clouds and systems integrators who want to offer cloud-based storage. As part of the cloud offerings, HDS also unveiled a new content platform that the company says provides security, reliability and multitenancy for cloud infrastructures.
Premium-Inhalt. It's hard not to conclude that the glitz has gone out of operating system launches. To anyone who remembers the launch of Windows 95, all the succeeding iterations of Microsoft's desktop operating system have failed to develop the same level of hype.
Premium-Inhalt. A new study released by Dutch market research company Today's Gamers reveals U.S. gamers most likely to pay for downloadable content, and females 50+ are more likely than their husbands to beat you at Halo.
Premium-Inhalt. The Entertainment and Leisure Publishers Association (ELSPA) dropped a press release yesterday trumpeting a decision by the United Kingdom's Department of Health to endorse Wii Fit Plus as part of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Premium-Inhalt. The big holiday release season is officially underway, and Amazon is hoping to attract gamer dollars with promotions like the Modern Warfare 2 incentive and a recently-announced consumer credit deal on select current-gen games.
Premium-Inhalt. Charity gaming marathon announced this morning that more than $150,000 in donations were collected worldwide during the 2009 event, topping last year's $115,000 record.
Premium-Inhalt. It's only been out for two weeks, but fans are really taking to and its unique multiplayer. EA and Double Fine will look to capitalize on that popularity when they release two additional multiplayer maps for the game next week, which come with a bonus axe upgrade. The maps will be available on November 3 on Xbox 360 for 400 MS Points ($5). The PlayStation 3's DLC, however, will be free for the first two weeks when it releases on November 5, with the price shifting to $5 on November 19.
Premium-Inhalt. recently uncovered a story from Japanese daily newspaper Nikkei Shimbun stating that Nintendo will release a new model of the later this year that will sport four-inch dual screens--an increase of 3/4ths of an inch per screen. The impetus for this increase is reportedly to satiate elderly Nintendo customers, who have requested larger screens.
Premium-Inhalt. Settlers of Catan, for those of you unfamiliar, is an extremely popular board game that was first released in Germany in 1995. It has since sold over 15 million copies, and is regarded by board game aficionados as one of the finest examples of strategic gameplay available. The basic premise concerns the building of settlements and infrastructure and the subsequent gathering of resources on a hex-shaped, tiled-based playing board. It can be played by up to four players, and the game offers a variety of different victory scenarios that reward players for meeting a variety of different goals.
Premium-Inhalt. The addition of wasn't the only treat today for those of you nostalgic for Nintendo's cartridge days. On the latest episode of the Wii console's streaming show Nintendo Week, a trailer for Excitebike: World Rally, Nintendo's latest retro revival was debuted. Unlike the torturous months we had to wait to play , Excitebike World Rally will be coming to WiiWare on November 9.
Premium-Inhalt. Approximately 14,000 people per hour. That's the rate of new registrations for the Facebook group "!" As of noon on Monday, the group had 1,019,216 members, many of opposed to the design and functionality changes . The main sticking point, besides the fact that it's different than what people were used to, is the way the default News Feed of friends' updates gives more prominence to items that have been liked or commented. There is a link right at the top of the screen that lets people switch to the "Live Feed" of all updates, but that's enough for many users. "Do not like the live feed news feed at all!" was one typical comment spotted on the protest group's wall. "I don't have time to go back and forth plus I might miss something!" However, others noted that it's possible to switch back to the old feed setup by clicking on "More" in Facebook's left navigation and dragging "Status Updates" to the top of the list, over "News Feed" and everything else.
Premium-Inhalt. If you want to use your Mac as a media center, there's no better app for accomplishing that objective than ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ). This modern media center application features a gorgeous interface, automated and intelligent metadata-fetching capabilities, support for a vast variety of formats, the ability to play full 1080p high definition videos smoothly, an extensible plug-in architecture, and a host of more advanced, powerful features.
Premium-Inhalt. On Tuesday, Apple released software updates for Leopard and Snow Leopard to support the new ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ).
Premium-Inhalt. Google on Tuesday an SDK for Android 2.0, revealing some new features that will come with the upgraded mobile operating system.
Premium-Inhalt. In early March, two human rights lawyers from Kenya were on their way to give testimony about illegal killings by police when their car was blocked and they were shot dead at close range.
Premium-Inhalt. Two U.S. agencies tasked with distributing US$7.2 billion in broadband deployment money over the next year heard complaints from one U.S. senator Tuesday that they were moving too fast.
Premium-Inhalt. This month's is seen as an opportunity by thousands of enterprise software vendors to update their own offerings and gain an edge on the competition. Among the growing number of virtual meetings platforms, is touting the integration of its ProtoSphere virtual meetings and training service with the larger Microsoft applications ecosystem, including SharePoint, the collaboration platform which Microsoft claims may have . The Standard asked ProtonMedia CEO Ron Burns about how his company sees the virtual meetings landscape changing as Windows 7 and other software tools gain a larger enterprise profile.
Premium-Inhalt. AVG Technologies has announced the general availability of its latest small business security products, AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 and AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0. The new offerings, the company claims, leverage the enhancements in speed and levels of protection that AVG has delivered in its latest generation of consumer products, making it safer and easier to manage. With this announcement, AVG hopes to continue to improve its support for small businesses, many of which have limited or non-existent in-house IT capabilities.
Premium-Inhalt. TippingPoint, a 3Com subsidiary has announced the TippingPoint N-Platform, a new intrusion prevention system (IPS) platform with a newly-designed Threat Suppression Engine (TSE) that adds significant capacity for deep packet traffic inspection. The N-Platform enables the integration of multiple network protection services and provides organizations with the security automation required to help reduce total cost of security and ensure business continuity, the company said. The N-Platform further leverages the industry-leading research of TippingPoint's Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs) and Zero Day Initiative by incorporating security intelligence from over 1,100 external security researchers worldwide.
Premium-Inhalt. Symantec DLP Suite v. 10 has added what it calls the Flex-Response capability to find sensitive data that has been left unprotected in the enterprise and apply security controls through encryption and DRM products from vendors such as PGP, Oracle, GigaTrust, Liquid Machines and Microsoft.
Premium-Inhalt. While retaining secondary support for documents, 80 per cent of enterprise collaboration platforms will primarily be based on browser-based Web 2.0 techniques by 2013, according to Gartner. As wiki-like collaboration techniques mature and gain more acceptance, Web 2.0 approaches will become increasingly influential, the report said.