Premium-Inhalt. Whether you've already got an iPad or you're thinking of jumping into the tablet pond with an iPad 2, you probably know better than to expect a miraculous overnight productivity boost from any device. Like any other gadget, the iPad is only as effective as its user. And to get real efficiency out of it, you'll want to adopt a few apps and tools that don't come preloaded from Apple. Here are three excellent productivity downloads, and one indispensable accessory, that can help you speed through your daily tasks with ease and increased control.
Premium-Inhalt. The handpicked set of apps range from personal finance to fitness and, Microsoft says, fully utilize the design innovations of the Windows Phone 7 OS.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 at 9 p.m. Pacific, accompanied by a celebratory bash at the South-by-Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The hoopla might be appropriate, because IE9 is Microsoft's most aggressive attempt yet at hanging onto its lead in the browser market.
Premium-Inhalt. With hundreds of to choose from, users of the open source operating system face what may almost be called an embarrassment of riches, so numerous are their options.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe has in response to a critical flaw found in Flash Player. The vulnerability affects Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and Android, and also impacts the authplay.dll component included in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X.
Premium-Inhalt. Opera Software has embedded into its Web browser a beta set of tools, collectively called Dragonfly, that can help developers find errors in their complex Web pages, the company announced Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Australia's data loss prevention and encryption vendors will no doubt be salivating at the Defence's confirmation that a USB stick allegedly found by a radio announcer on a Qantas flight does indeed contain Defence information.
Premium-Inhalt. For as long as there have been portraits, they've been used to present a somewhat idealized version of their subjects. It doesn't matter whether you're looking at a high-school yearbook photo or a royal portrait from the 1600s, pictures have always been an opportunity to accentuate the positive and subtly deflect attention from the negative. There are some general rules of thumb you can apply to , but this week let's focus on one area where we can easily improve on reality: the teeth. Not everyone is born with pearly whites, but it's easy to reduce the yellow and brighten imperfect teeth in your image editor.
Premium-Inhalt. A post-PC world may be an interesting concept and subject of discussion, but that does not mean that most small businesses should worry about having to replace their workstations and networking infrastructure anytime soon. Yet, the possibility that the PC world as we know it is ending has been much discussed as of late.
Premium-Inhalt. As we expected, it didn't take a long for the iFixit folks to get there to get there hands on Apple's latest iPad, to reveal all its internal glory. However, rather unexpectedly, the iFixit gang also tore apart one of .
Premium-Inhalt. Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: .
Premium-Inhalt. VMware's vCloud Connector (VCC) is a free VMware virtual appliance and vSphere plug-in that makes it a snap to transfer VMware virtual machines, templates and vApps between clouds.
Premium-Inhalt. Hoping to grab some of the US$70 billion yearly worldwide market of electronic commerce software and services, IBM has launched an e-commerce practice focused on retail operation integration and analytics.
Premium-Inhalt. Japan's Internet infrastructure has remained surprisingly unaffected by last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami, according to an analysis by Internet monitoring firm Renesys.
Premium-Inhalt. For starters, I wasn't dressed right. Last Friday was a relatively nice spring day in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I went to the directly from a meeting, so my only outwear was a wool blazer. It wasn't nearly enough. A chilly wind gusted down ; as the sun fell, it only grew chillier.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker took a step out of Mark Hurd's shadow Monday, unveiling a new cloud computing platform that puts the company in competition with Amazon and Google.
Premium-Inhalt. Let's cut to the chase -- the iPad 2 that Apple just released pulls further ahead in the battle with the only real competitor on the market: the Android OS 3.0 "Honeycomb" Xoom tablet from Motorola Mobility. In our previous , the Xoom showed its mettle as a serious contender, beating the iPad in areas such as its inclusion of cameras and ability to mirror its video display.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're following the rumor mill about whether Google is going to release a social network of its own, your head may be spinning.
Premium-Inhalt. The price of smartphone materials dropped by 13% last year compared to 2009, according to In-Stat, as volumes of low-cost smartphones increased amid surging popularity.
Premium-Inhalt. The Dell Vostro 460 is a speedy equipped with Intel's recently launched Sandy Bridge processor. It starts at $529 (as of March 10, 2011), but our review configuration--which came with a 21.5-inch widescreen monitor--is priced at $1393 ($1163 sans monitor). The system we reviewed packs a decent feature set, including an Intel Core i7-2600 processor, 4GB of RAM (upgradable to 16GB), and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
Premium-Inhalt. Taking its name from the classic Swiss typeface, is a calendar replacement app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Like Helvetica, the Calvetica app offers a simple and clean interface while also providing some helpful features absent from the iOS's default Calendar app.
Premium-Inhalt. A new geeky jacket may help shy geeky-boys (or girls) interact with girls (or boys). Not only is it fashionable, but it also displays texts to create interpersononal interaction.
Premium-Inhalt. Although the x86 architecture is as dominant as ever in the server and desktop space, there's a small number of people rooting for ARM chips to move in on the territory.
Premium-Inhalt. My colleague, , has he likes to wear that basically says social networking feeds the darker sides of human nature. The shirt is a parody of a Venn Diagram and shows the relationship between sites like Facebook and Twitter to what some might called undesirable character traits, such as ADHD, stalking and narcissism.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's much-abused media player rides into the sunset, the iPad 2 goes under the knife (with its little cover, too!), and one rocker says Steve Jobs gave the music industry a bad name. The remainders for Monday, March 14, 2011 are living on a prayer.
Premium-Inhalt. What do you do when you have a pair of tesla coils, a Kinect and alcohol-fueled inspiration? If you're a group of British hackers, you create the , a hack that allows you to control the power of electricity by waving your arms.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple contends its newly released iPad 2 improves upon the performance of its original tablet--a claim backed up. And continued testing of the new tablet by Macworld Lab further illustrates how its new dual-core A5 processor and faster graphics subsystem affect the iPad 2's battery life. The results are good news for iPad 2 owners.
Premium-Inhalt. HTC's ThunderBolt, the first smartphone to operate on Verizon Wireless's LTE network, will launch this Thursday, according to a document from Verizon received by the online retailer Wirefly.