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Meldungen vom 30.10.2009

  • iTunes-Update sperrt Palm Pre wieder aus

    Neue Runde im Zickenkrieg

    Apple hat erwartungsgemäß beim neusten Update von iTunes die ungewollte Verbindung zum Palm Pre wieder abgestellt. Damit geht der Zickenkrieg zwischen Apple und Palm in die nächste Runde.  …mehr

  • Web-Adressen werden internationaler

    IDN

    Die Internationalisierung des Internets schreitet voran. …mehr

  • Neues Mittelklasse-Touchphone für unter 300 Euro

    Samsung S5560

    Das Samsung S5560 verfügt über ein 3-Zoll-Display mit WQVGA-Auflösung. Obwohl es nur knapp 12 Millimeter dünn ist, kommt das Gerät mit einer umfangreichen Ausstattung. Nur auf UMTS und GPS muss man verzichten.  …mehr

  • Warum gute Planung so wichtig ist

    Sourcing

    Durch Outsourcing lässt sich ein steigender IT-Aufwand besser bewältigen. Voraussetzung ist allerdings eine konsequente Sourcing Governance.  …mehr

  • Blade baut Blade-Server-Switches mit Junos-Betriebssystem

    Kooperation mit Juniper

    Der Netzwerkspezialist will sich über eine Partnerschaft mit Juniper besser gegenüber dem Rivalen Cisco positionieren. …mehr

  • Sony rechnet mit weniger Verlust

    Restrukturierung greift

    Der japanische Elektronikriese Sony rechnet für das laufende Geschäftsjahr dank Kostensenkungen mit einem geringeren Verlust als bislang gedacht. …mehr

  • Datenleck bei libri.de größer als angenommen

    Kunden und Shops

    Das Datenleck beim Online-Buchhändler libri.de war weitaus größer als bislang angenommen. …mehr

  • Alcatel-Lucent schreibt weiter rote Zahlen

    Aktienkurs sinkt kräftig

    Der angeschlagene TK-Aausrüster Alcatel-Lucent rutscht immer tiefer in die roten Zahlen. …mehr

  • Quest präsentiert Komplettlösung für DB2 LUW

    Infrastruktur

    Die neue Quest-Suite hilft Administratoren, DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows) zentral zu steuern. …mehr

  • Warum Oracle Sun mit Sparc scheitern muss

    IDC

    Trotz anderslautender Bekundungen des Managements wird die Prozessorplattform Sparc von Sun Microsystems unter dem Dach von Oracle nicht überleben, urteilt IDC-Analyst Rüdiger Spies. …mehr

  • Kein "rauschendes Fest" für den Einzelhandel

    Weihnachtsgeschäft

    Zu Weihnachten erwartet der Einzelhandel kein Konsumfeuerwerk. Trotz gedämpfter Kauflaune sind die Unternehmen aber zuversichtlich. …mehr

  • Samsung Electronics verdreifacht Quartalsgewinn

    Optimistische Prognose

    Steigende Preise für Speicherchips und die robuste Nachfrage nach Fernsehern und Handys haben dem südkoreanischen Elektronikkonzern Samsung Electronics im dritten Quartal 2009 ein Rekordergebnis beschert. …mehr

  • Apple veröffentlicht iTunes 9.0.2

    Für Apple TV 3.0

    Apple hat gestern Abend die neue Version 9.0.2 seiner Mediensoftware iTunes veröffentlicht. …mehr

  • RSP bringt SAP BW auf das iPhone

    Mobile Anwendungen

    Die Firma RSP bietet eine Software, mit der iPhone-Nutzer Reports aus SAP BW von unterwegs lesen können. Das geht auch ohne Netzverbindung. …mehr

  • Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Assembler

    Weiterbildung zum Großrechner-Profi

    Die Technische Universität Prag und der Softwareanbieter CA bilden Mainframe-Nachwuchs aus. …mehr

  • "Das muss ein Einzelfall bleiben"

    Sidekick-Panne

    Die Datenpanne bei US-amerikanischen Sidekick-Kunden hat das Vertrauen vieler Anwender in Cloud Computing erschüttert. Sicherheitsexperte Marco Di Filippo, Regional Manager Germany bei der Compass Security Networking Computing AG, kennt die Schwächen des Systems und rät zu sorgfältiger Prüfung im Vorfeld. …mehr

  • Wenig Engagement beim Klimaschutz

    Greenpeace-Ranking Cool IT

    Die Umweltorganisation Greenpeace hat ihr aktuelles "Cool IT"-Ranking veröffentlicht, bei dem die Leistungen führender IT-Unternehmen in Sachen Klimaschutz bewertet werden. IBM, HP und Fujitsu belegen dabei die ersten drei Plätze, Sony und Panasonic bilden das Schlusslicht. …mehr

  • Open-Source-Tools fürs Netz

    Schonen Sie Ihr Budget

    Produkte wie Nagios, Cacti, IPCop oder Kamailio beweisen, dass Gutes nicht teuer sein oder von etablierten Herstellern stammen muss. …mehr

  • Die Evolution der Handys

    Vom SRA zum iPhone

    Die Geschichte der Handys im Schnelldurchlauf: Vom kiloschweren Sprech-Knochen bis zum zierlichen mobilen Werkzeug. …mehr

  • China claims supercomputer among world's fastest

    Premium-Inhalt. China announced its fastest supercomputer yet on Thursday in the country's latest show of its goal to become a world leader in technology.

  • GPS tracking system unveiled for Alzheimer's patients

    Premium-Inhalt. The Alzheimer's Association has unveiled a new Web-based application that works with various mobile devices to track people suffering from dementia who may wander off at some point during their illness.

  • Samsung reports good Q3, bright outlook for 2010

    Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics achieved healthy increases in sales and profits during the third quarter of the financial year thanks to higher demand for its components and finished products, it said Friday. The company also said it expects global demand for its products to improve next year and brought forward some investment originally planned for next year.

  • EMC teams with Intel for power-efficient cloud storage

    Premium-Inhalt. EMC is working with Intel on a more energy-efficient version of EMC's Atmos cloud storage system that should be available in the second half of next year, the companies said Thursday.

  • Automated tiering key to getting value from SSDs

    Premium-Inhalt. Though flash storage could be the most powerful tool yet for IT administrators who want to speed up access to frequently used data, reaping its benefits may require automation software that has just begun to emerge from the major storage vendors.

  • Digital Gear: Webcam, handheld video camera go HD

    Premium-Inhalt. Store shelves will host cool gadgets that could be good buys as the holiday season rolls in. Some new cameras, including the Flip MinoHD from Cisco Systems and LifeCam Cinema from Microsoft, are lightweight devices that can shoot high-definition video. Another portable device, TwitterPeek, is a unique mobile messaging device exclusively for Twitter fans. For Apple's iPhone, Shure has released new earphones that can control video and music.

  • ICANN Approves Domain Names We Can't Type

    Premium-Inhalt. This is a bad day for the English language, after ICANN . Having invented the Internet--40 years ago yesterday--the U.S. has given away whatever advantage it offers English-speakers.

  • Nokia to pull plug on N-Gage gaming platform

    Premium-Inhalt. Nokia has finally decided to kill off its N-Gage gaming platform after years of shifting the strategy behind it with little success.

  • Eight levels of analytics

    Premium-Inhalt. Analytics is "the most used and abused term in the marketplace right now," according to Jim Davis, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer of SAS Institute Inc.

  • ITAC and Osler present AFP/P3 model to IT vendors

    Premium-Inhalt. Members of the private and public sector gathered at the Old Mill in Toronto to discuss Infrastructure Ontario's upcoming procurement model for IT infrastructure projects.

  • Toronto Hydro pays customers to power down

    Premium-Inhalt. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. is offering financial incentives to companies that reduce their energy consumption in data centres.

  • Droid vs. iPhone: Predictions, Weigh-ins, Pre-Bout Chatter

    Premium-Inhalt. A major contender to the iPhone, Google's Droid smartphone, took center stage this week. With Verizon in its corner, Droid matches up well against reigning champ iPhone. Analysts were quick to size up Droid's advantages, assess its chances, and even start to track its presales.

  • Windows 7 Upgrades: Week Round Up

    Premium-Inhalt. Windows 7 is now generally available and deals are everywhere, so you should start cranking on those upgrades or researching which new PC to buy, right? Well, not so fast.

  • Yoono Desktop Manages Social Networks and IM

    Premium-Inhalt. One of many apps that mash together all of your social networking updates into one, (free) stands out in a few important ways. It doesn't require any other installation (such as Adobe Air) before it can be downloaded and run--it works on its own. Another big advantage Yoono has is that it's not just the union of Twitter and Facebook, but also includes support for MySpace and a whole host of instant messaging clients.

  • God of War 3 to get Ultimate Edition, pre-order demos

    Premium-Inhalt. Sony's was updated earlier today with enough new information about to satisfy even the neediest of deities. The biggest announcement is that next year's God of War 3 will have a requisite premium bundle--this one is being called the Ultimate Edition. According to the blog post, the Ultimate Edition will be housed inside a replica of Pandora's Box and have two items inside--a God of War 3 game and an art book. The lion's share of exclusive content will be digital, as the Ultimate Edition will include voucher codes for an in-game exclusive skin for Kratos and a combat arena with an exclusive environment and seven challenges. On the multimedia front, you'll be able to download a God of War 3 making-of documentary and two soundtracks--one containing music from the trilogy and the other including heavy metal tracks inspired by the series. According to the GameStop listing, the bundle will sell for $100.

  • Insomniac dev: new Ratchet & Clank likely 'last 60fps game'

    Premium-Inhalt. With their work on two of Sony's most prized franchises-- and --Insomniac has made a name for developing well-received, good-looking games. The company has reached that end in two very different ways, creating bright environments with cartoony characters moving at 60 frames per second (fps) for the former and more action-filled scenes at 30 frames per second in more subdued environments for the latter.

  • SAG shoots down video game voiceover deal

    Premium-Inhalt. The Screen Actor's Guild announced their rejection of a new contract regarding videogame voiceover work yesterday morning, citing concerns over an "atmospheric performer" clause. SAG has asked the companies involved (including Electronic Arts) to reopen negotiations, but representatives told that they were "uncertain" about returning to the bargaining table.

  • Lost: A $49,000 laptop computer

    Premium-Inhalt. About fifteen years ago, my husband and his colleague had their laptop computers stolen out of a car. They were fearful of reporting the incident to their boss, largely because the laptops had cost the company about $7,000 each. A $14,000 hit to the departmental budget was a serious blow. And back in those days, no one gave much thought to exposure of the data on the stolen devices.

  • Q&A: Don't judge Microsoft security

    Premium-Inhalt. The interview by Computerworld (US), "Q&A: Don't judge Microsoft security by the number of Patch Tuesday bulletins," was sent to the newswire Friday without the questions and comments of the Computerworld reporter in bold to distinguish them from the answers. Those portions of the interview have now been bolded and online editors are asked to use the clarified version of the interview.

  • Moving Wi-Fi complexity into the cloud

    Premium-Inhalt. There are now at least three companies moving enterprise Wi-Fi control functions, management functions or both into the cloud.

  • Why can't we do anything about spam?

    Premium-Inhalt. So I open my inbox this morning to find a bit-o-spam from an outfit calling itself Broadcast-info.com.

  • RIM BlackBerry Storm2 Launch-Week Round-Up

    Premium-Inhalt. After months of device-leaks, "pre-reviews" and all-around speculation, BlackBerry-maker RIM last week decided to finally take the wraps off its worst-kept secret of the year, the . Shortly thereafter, U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless announced that it would start selling the new device this week.

  • Make Windows 7's Taskbar More Like Vista's

    Premium-Inhalt. I like most of what brings to the table, but there's one thing I definitely don't like: the new taskbar. Specifically, I miss the text labels that accompany each running program.

  • Scary new tech fears to haunt your Halloween

    Premium-Inhalt. We all love our PCs and gadgets, don't we? Technology publications like this one (and columnists like me) love to wax eloquent about the wonders of the iPhone, the joys of Twitter and the un-Vista like qualities of Windows 7.

  • E-readers: To be open or not to be open -- that is the question

    Premium-Inhalt. As e-readers grow in popularity, a debate is growing about how well proprietary formats such as Amazon.com uses with the Kindle will do against more open approaches that allow users to download e-books to just about any device.

  • Home Photo Studio

    Premium-Inhalt. The real strength of ($39 Standard, $59 Deluxe; 30-use, feature-limited demo) is, oddly, not in its most basic functions. Like any photo editor of merit, it can adjust sharpness, color, contrast, brightness, and myriad other characteristics of any digital photo, either with a quick automatic-fix function or by providing the user with sliders for finer, manual controls. But I didn't find that the Auto Levels or Auto Contrast functions really improved photos all that much. In the end, I permitted the automatic cleanup to do its thing, and then I made more changes myself afterwards.

  • Smart Grid cash up for grabs

    Premium-Inhalt. The Federal Government is calling on the energy industry to for the $100 million smart grid.

  • Camino 2 release candidate sees light of day

    Premium-Inhalt. The Camino Project has unveiled , a Mac-only Web browser based on the same Mozilla rendering engine that powers Firefox.

  • Verizon Media Manager streams photos, music to FiOS DVR

    Premium-Inhalt. Mac users of Verizon's FiOS TV can sigh less deeply: Media Manager, the software that has allowed FiOS TV users to stream music, photos, or video from their Windows PCs since last summer .

  • Droid and Android, ICANN votes, Win 7 residue

    Premium-Inhalt. The world got another smartphone this week with Motorola's Droid, available from Verizon. Google rolled out Android 2.0 as well. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers finally voted to allow non-Latin characters in domain names, and Windows 7 news continued apace, among other things. So read on and Happy Halloween everyone (see number 10).

  • FTC Red Flags identity theft protection rules to hit Nov. 1

    Premium-Inhalt. Baring a last minute , the Federal Trade Commission is set to enforce its rules known as on Nov. 1.

  • After one year, Conficker infects 7 million computers

    Premium-Inhalt. The Conficker worm has passed a dubious milestone. It has now infected more than 7 million [m] computers, security experts estimate.

  • Facebook spammer's $711M fine won't stop problem, analysts say

    Premium-Inhalt. A federal court's decision this week a staggering $711 million in damages from a convicted spammer probably won't serve as much a deterrent to future attacks on social networks.

  • Delete networked files without caution dialog

    Premium-Inhalt. Today's hint is simple, effective, useful, and potentially quite dangerous--even though it neither uses Terminal nor modifies anything in the system. Instead, it's one of those timesaving shortcuts that you might, just might, regret knowing at some point in the future. Before you consider using this hint, remember that, as a relative of a spider-powered human mutant once said, "with great power comes great responsibility."

  • High-tech hardware spending returns, no help for IT jobs

    Premium-Inhalt. IT decision makers will be in the coming six months, according to recent research, but high-tech executives say staffing will remain flat as companies not only slow the pace of jobs cuts but also hold off on new hires.

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