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Premium-Inhalt. We all take more photos than usual at this time of year. You might be taking , , or just . No matter what the subject, I'm reminded about just how important your photo collection actually is. These are treasured memories, and you don't want to trust decades of images to a finicky magnetized platter that spins at 7,000 rpm and, as it ages, could fail catastrophically. I don't mean to scare you, but it's a fact of life: All computer gear breaks eventually, and it's important to have a backup of your photos when that inevitable day comes. So with that in mind, I've rounded up some easy ways to back up your photos to guard against calamity.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP is fighting back against Oracle's demand it fork over US$212 million in interest on top of a $1.3 billlion sum a jury in its corporate-theft suit against the German software vendor, according to a court filing last week.
Premium-Inhalt. Like a bestselling whodunit, the sales mystery continues. regularly touts the popularity of its , yet refuses to divulge the number of Kindle devices it has sold.
Premium-Inhalt. Imaging vendor Eastman Kodak said Monday that it has formed a license agreement with NEC that will allow each company to access the other's patent portfolio.
Premium-Inhalt. Has the iPhone changed the world? Perhaps not, and I'm certainly not an Apple fanboy. But the iPhone brought innovations that have infected the rest of the tech world. There's no denying that where Apple treads first, the rest of the world follows.
Premium-Inhalt. Computers don't always work as they should. Components fail, and operating systems fill up with crap that hinders performance and occasionally brings the whole machine to a halt. Savvy users know that they can themselves, and use sites like PCWorld.com to find solutions to their tech problems. Those who lack confidence in their tech skills, however, often fall prey to the rapacious tactics of online and local repair shops.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft spent years teaching us to select items off of menus at the top of the application window. Then, in 2007, they told us to stop doing that. If you miss the old way of working in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and would rather pull down a menu than click a ribbon, will make you very happy. This $30 Microsoft Office add-in (15-day free trial) puts the old menus back where they belong.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's Chrome Web Store might only have been , but it already hosts a stock of high-quality add-in apps.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're trying to compose text on an iPad while referring to information on a Website, the back-and-forth dance between writing and Web-browsing apps can often be a real pain. aims simplify the process by combining the browser and text editor into one split-screen app.
Premium-Inhalt. Why you'd attempt to recreate the best game in the Zelda series with , I couldn't say, but someone's done it anyway.
Premium-Inhalt. The "endless running" genre that was first made so popular by Semi-Secret Software's has been explored in many recent App Store releases, and 's looks to expand further on the idea by introducing an interesting gravity-based mechanic into the mix.
Premium-Inhalt. I couldn't tell you whether it's any good, or if voice actor pulls off a convincingly keyed up Marty McFly, but there's now available from developer Telltale's website for $25.
Premium-Inhalt. While we're about to start a new year, Apple's about to end a quarter--the first quarter of its 2011 business year, to be precise. As always, this is followed by the company's financial quarterly financial conference call; those curious about Q1 2011 earnings on January 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Eastern.
Premium-Inhalt. Having already , it seems reasonable to also take a look back at what Apple's year had to offer. Looking behind the curtain of Apple "magic" and Jobsian reality distortion fields, Apple had some major triumphs, and a couple hiccups that defined 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung went after the iPhone with the , the and now Samsung has its sights set on the iPod Touch with the Galaxy Player. Samsung is expected to announce American ship dates for its Android-based entertainment player during the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Premium-Inhalt. No two Apple products share a closer parallel history than the computer. Each device was revolutionary for its time. The Macintosh, later known as the Macintosh 128K, was the first mainstream computer to include a graphical user interface similar to the ones we use today. The original Mac OS used movable application windows and included functions such as drag and drop. The 128K also popularized the use of a mouse and was notable for its compact dimensions. The iPhone was the first minicomputer to masquerade as a cellular telephone. It also had an intuitive, exclusively touch-based interface with limited physical buttons and no stylus--a common device for touch-based phones prior to the iPhone.
Premium-Inhalt. Love 'em or hate 'em (or anything in between), much of the tech world revolves around Microsoft. Microsoft has dominant stakes--some bordering on virtual monopolies--in a variety of arenas including the PC operating system, office productivity software, and Web browsers. While far, far from being a comprehensive chronology, let's take a look back at Microsoft's 2010 through quotes from Microsoft executives and industry analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. Quite a few apps in the Android Market try to solve the problem of how to access, view, and edit office documents with an Android device. It's a difficult task compounded by the limitations of the small screen and keyboard, and by the fact, too, that many document formats are proprietary (Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF, and so on) and are thus difficult for third-party developers to work with. provides a powerful, customizable, cross-platform solution that uses open-source software hosted on a cloud-based, Fedora Linux PC.
Premium-Inhalt. A lot of people see a PC that won't boot, and assume that it's infected. That's the least likely cause.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple was recently awarded a for a stereoscopic three-dimensional display system that doesn't require glasses, reported . A scan of the convoluted wording of the patent file reveals a few key points:
Premium-Inhalt. Scientists at Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL) have built that prints food. The printer, part of the , allows you to use raw food as "ink" for creating your culinary concoctions.
Premium-Inhalt. Computer and network security is a perpetual game of cat and mouse. Attackers are often adept at both following technology and social trends, and adapting attacks to exploit weak points. As 2010 comes to a close, let's take a look back at some of the biggest security trends from the year.
Premium-Inhalt. It's a testament to how far has come that users today don't typically have to use the command line if they don't want to. Such is the quality of the graphical user interfaces in many modern that there's simply no need, in general.
Premium-Inhalt. This has been a busy year for creative folk--both for the pros and those right-brained among us whose avocation may be in the creative arts, but who earn their living (or not) in some other way.
Premium-Inhalt. The aspires to compete with the big kids in the e-reader arena. This iteration represents a marked improvement over its predecessor, offering higher contrast, a sharper E Ink display, and better performance. Unfortunately, the Wireless eReader still lacks the polish and finesse of the leaders. And at $139, it's the same price as an third-generation ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ).
Premium-Inhalt. All season long, you've been dreaming of an iOS Christmas, and now the big day has finally arrived. Someone--a friend, a loved one, maybe even that jolly old elf from up north--has deposited an iPad or iPhone or iPod touch underneath the tree. And now it's time to find out for yourself what's so great about Apple's iOS devices.
Premium-Inhalt. The past few weeks have seen an outpouring of colorful, themed, and novelty cases, so this week we get back to the basics. No SpongeBob or Angry Birds themes, no Etch-a-Sketch or chalkboard designs...just good, old fashioned, rubber-and-polycarbonate protection for your iPhone.