Premium-Inhalt. Sony's announcement on Tuesday of that forced it to shut down the PlayStation Network (PSN) is causing a firestorm of potential legal and political trouble that seems unlikely to die down any time soon. may very well be the first of many, and one class-action lawyer is planning to file suit .
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Wireless has determined the cause of an outage that crippled its LTE mobile data network starting late Tuesday and it is working to solve the problem, but the carrier has not estimated when the system will be restored.
Premium-Inhalt. The Tasmanian Polytechnic has rolled out mobile device management across its fleet of iPhones and iPads in a bid to provide increased security and a centralised approach to apps.
Premium-Inhalt. Got some a busy week ahead of you? If you're like me, you'll be depending on your favorite to-do app to get you through it. But task lists aren't the only way to track next actions, and in some cases they may not be the best. When you've got a short-term project to get through, a can be a great way to track all of the tasks for a short-term project or a finite span of time--such as a trade show--on a single, visually intuitive page.
Premium-Inhalt. HP has a proven track record of producing strong , and the TouchSmart 610 Quad is no exception. But with a starting price of $1599, you'll pay dearly for the privilege of owning one. Our review unit ($1849 as of April 27, 2011) included an Intel Core i7-870 quad-core processor running at 2.93GHz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 1TB of hard-drive space, and an ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card. For such a premium price, we would have preferred that HP include the latest Sandy Bridge processor, but it's still an impressive arsenal for a 23-inch all-in-one desktop--and after a thorough review, we have the performance scores to prove it.
Premium-Inhalt. Square, a mobile credit card processing startup, received an undisclosed strategic investment from Visa, the world's largest credit card company. The investment is strategic because probably doesn't need the cash. The company was started in 2009 by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, and recently closed a $27.5 million round of funding at a $240 million valuation.
Premium-Inhalt. As 50-inch 1080p go, the Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TF (listed at $1500 on Samsung's site, available for approximately $1200 to $1300 at online stores as of April 10, 2011) delivers all the connected features you could ask for in Samsung's typically user-friendly package. This set is an older model (from 2010), however, and--though its image quality was quite good--its so-so audio, bare-bones hardware, and lack of 3D support reflected its age.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo's reported plan to spin off its Hadoop engineering unit into a separate company, should it happen, could spur more competition in the already-growing field of providing support for this data processing framework, observers said.
Premium-Inhalt. China's largest search engine, Baidu, reported strong revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, driven by "solid traffic growth" and measures to generate more revenue from the company's sites.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony plans to resume production of Blu-ray and other optical discs at a tsunami-hit factory in northern Japan in late May, it said Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. What responsibility does Sony have to the 77 million Playstation Network customers who found out this week - days after the fact - that ?
Premium-Inhalt. A new interconnect technology being developed by Intel could be ready for use by 2015 and will be able to shuttle data between computers at up to five times the speed of its recently launched Thunderbolt technology, an Intel researcher said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Square Enix's iOS RPG Chaos Rings gained a good bit of steam since its release last year, and rightfully so; it's one of the better original RPGs on the platform. This week in Japan, Square Enix revealed a new entry in the franchise, and teased another.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's rumored cloud service may have a moniker, two controversial iOS games battle with the App Store, and the white iPhone may actually be identical to its black counterpart. The remainders for Thursday, April 28, 2011 are just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Premium-Inhalt. Research In Motion warned that its first-quarter smartphone shipments are likely to be lower than expected, cutting its earnings forecast for the quarter.
Premium-Inhalt. The iPhone 4 has solidified its position as the most popular smartphone among U.S. consumers--no doubt boosted by Verizon--according to the NPD Group. The bigger news, however, might be the rise of smartphones overall.
Premium-Inhalt. One half of a joint venture formed to bid for the $12 billion nationwide NBN construction tender has been chosen to build fibre out to seven Tasmanian towns as part of the second stage of rollout on the island.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon still hasn't disclosed the cause of the network outage that plagued LTE users this week, but at least one effect is clear: embarrassment.
Premium-Inhalt. When you are a company with 500 offices and 15,000 employees, it's easy for people to lose each other, or never meet at all.
Premium-Inhalt. On April 27, 2011, I participated in a panel at the in Washington, DC on the possible impacts of (otherwise known as "the Durbin Amendment") on payment system security, during which I advanced a seemingly radical proposal: that the Federal Reserve could, and should, use the Durbin Amendment as a vehicle to move the United States onto the EMV smart card standard. In this post, I will explain how I came to this conclusion. If you would like to see the original discussion, the archived copy of the webcast can be found .
Premium-Inhalt. The Sharp Aquos LC-60LE835U has much to commend it: For about $2650 (as of April 8, 2011), this 60-inch LED-backlit connected delivers decent (if not stellar) image quality, 3D support, great audio, and a few unusual extras. However, although Sharp has become a lot more competitive in its pricing, the set falls short in several respects. Most notably, its Internet offerings are somewhat anemic, and Sharp's user interface for on-screen controls still needs work.
Premium-Inhalt. For open-source Web servers, the most popular stack of software is the Apache server, MySQL database, and PHP scripting language. Drawing from their initials, implementations of this on Windows and Linux are known respectively as WAMP and LAMP. (free) extends these acronyms, and provides a one-click installation of this stack on Linux, Windows, Mac, or Solaris, along with a handful of other helpful applications and services.
Premium-Inhalt. How is your IT strategy developed? Most companies work tirelessly to make sure it directly aligns to the business strategy, but it's still a waterfall process: Decide on a business strategy, and then build a technology strategy to support it. In fact, according to Forrester data, more than two-thirds of IT leaders wait for business leaders to finalize their strategy before IT formulates its own.
Premium-Inhalt. About 15 years ago, there was a movement in IT to reduce platforms. CIOs wanted to simplify environments that included the odd minicomputer from the 1980s, Unix and Windows servers, PC and Mac desktops and a raft of applications of mixed vintage.
Premium-Inhalt. Every time another survey about CIO tenure shows up, we're reminded yet again that a long corporate life at one company is rarely in the cards for IT leaders. Today's CIO lasts an average of 4.1 years on the job, according to management consultancy Janco Associates.
Premium-Inhalt. Optus is in preparations to launch its own version of popular storage locker service Dropbox, allowing mobile customers to back up their data to the telco's storage infrastructure.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft enjoyed strong income and revenue growth for its third fiscal quarter despite sluggish PC sales, with Xbox and Office doing well, the company reported Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Motorola Mobility shipped 250,000 Xoom tablets in the first month the device was available, the company said on Thursday as part of its first-quarter earnings report.
Premium-Inhalt. A customer service representative with the New York Yankees accidentally e-mailed out personal details on close to 18,000 season ticket holders, the baseball team said Thursday.
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Premium-Inhalt. When CVS signed a multi-year infrastructure outsourcing deal with Perot Systems in 2004, then-CIO Karl Taylor said the relationship would serve the pharmaceutical giant's IT needs more cheaply and efficiently than keeping the work in-house.
Premium-Inhalt. The phone that helped may soon have a sleek new sibling.
Premium-Inhalt. An anonymous coder is messing with the heads of jailbreakers – the folks who develop and run code that lets your Apple iOS device load applications without having to rely solely on the company’s iTunes service. The twist: this code, by design, fails to jailbreak your iPad.