Premium-Inhalt. Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.
Premium-Inhalt. Some may scoff at the need for a built-in app on the iPhone to tell you about current weather conditions--there's this fantastic new invention called a that you can look out of and see what the weather's like--but I find it quite useful. Will I need a coat when I go outside or is it warm enough for a short-sleeved shirt? This unseasonably warm weather--just how hot is it right now? Just a few taps, and I can get exact temperature information I couldn't gather with just the naked eye.--
Premium-Inhalt. Sometimes, it takes a difficult event to realize how important those around you truly are.
Premium-Inhalt. Have you ever received a call from a mystery number and wished you could figure out who was calling? A new service from called Number Guru lets you perform reverse phone number lookups--using a phone number to identify its source / owner. Best of all, it's free.
Premium-Inhalt. Using to search for airline flights just got a little easier. The search giant announced Friday that it's adding flight schedules to travel-related searches.
Premium-Inhalt. It may seem counterintuitive, incentivizing our best students to drop out of school. But that's what the Thiel Foundation is doing: offering $100,000 this week to its first batch of teenagers in a . All selectees must leave school for two years and become entrepreneurs, studying independently (with help from the foundation) in areas that include biotech, education, energy, mobility, robotics, space, information technology, and economics and finance.
Premium-Inhalt. If your firm sells to Uncle Sam, you can breathe a little easier. That's because a provision to withhold 3% from any payments the federal government makes to its contractors has been delayed. The law now will not affect most payments until after Dec. 31, 2012. It had been scheduled to go into effect at the end of this year.
Premium-Inhalt. The New York Mets, whose current owners are desperately trying to resolve a billion-dollar suit by the trustee for victims scammed by Ponzi artist Bernard Madoff, are in exclusive negotiations for Greenlight Capital Inc. President David Einhorn to buy a minority stake in the team for $200 million.
Premium-Inhalt. Enterprise application software provider SAP has reported strong business momentum in the first quarter of 2011 (Q1 2011) and has achieved robust performance in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific markets.
Premium-Inhalt. It is a strange time when I get to meet Adam Warby, Avanade's Global CEO, at Raffles Convention Centre in Singapore's business district. It is only a week since a devastating earthquake and tsunami has destroyed a major chunk of Japan's eastern coastal areas, killing thousands of people (on 11 March). There is also the scare of nuclear radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima. Many IT companies are worried about their staff in Japan. Some are evacuating staff from affected areas and even from cities as far away as Tokyo.
Premium-Inhalt. It's no Duke Nukem Forever, but the recently-released white iPhone 4 is one of those products that seemed it would never actually come to market. Originally slated for release in June 2010, the white version of Apple's iPhone 4 fell prey to delay after delay, and it didn't hit stores until late April 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Gearbox Software and 2K have released the Duke Nukem Forever Soundboard, a free iOS app that lets the Duke speak for you with his trademark catchphrases.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that The Witcher 2 is finished, patches and DLC notwithstanding, CD Projekt Red is free to turn its attention to other things, such as its next project. The company hasn't yet announced what this is, but there have been indications of the possibility of a . We'll find out for sure what the team is working on when it makes a "big announcement" during its CDP Summer Days event in LA on June 2, shortly before E3 starts.
Premium-Inhalt. Sucker Punch has explained how your past experience with the inFamous series will affect your future in the sequel.
Premium-Inhalt. While Windows Phone 7 may be doing little to affect Microsoft's bottom line, Microsoft's significant patent holdings are allowing it to cash in on Android's success. In a research note to clients seen by , analyst Walter Pritchard said the Redmond company receives $5 for every HTC Android phone sold.
Premium-Inhalt. JavaFX 2.0, an upgrade to the Java-based rich client platform that originated at Sun Microsystems, was made available in a beta form this week by the Java team at Oracle.
Premium-Inhalt. Marius Haas, who led Hewlett-Packard's networking business through the 3Com acquisition that made it a broader competitor to Cisco Systems, is leaving the company for investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Premium-Inhalt. For those of us Bay Area folk who cross the Bay Bridge time and again, it's hard not to notice the ongoing NASA-launchpad-like construction for the bridge's . Starting this lovely Memorial Day weekend, drivers will have to endure a new detour on the Eastbound Oakland side that will span until the completion of the bridgework in 2013. But not to worry, concerned drivers: The Bay Bridge Public Information Office hopes to ease your traffic-addled nerves and frazzled composure by allowing you to drive this detour before you ever hop on the road--all thanks to an iOS app.
Premium-Inhalt. Skype has rolled out an update for the Mac version of its Voice over IP application that should take care of any lingering problems with startup crashes.
Premium-Inhalt. Have you ever wanted to find an inexpensive way of communicating with your Android phone wirelessly, but without relying on the likes of Bluetooth or Google ADK? If you also happen to be one of those people who has spare Arduino boards about, you're in luck. combined an Arduino microcontroller with a magnetic coil to create what he calls the "Poor Man's NFC".
Premium-Inhalt. Sega's foul-mouthed zombie-blasting Wii title The House of the Dead: Overkill is heading to Sony's console this October.
Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to connecting your smartphone to your car, the extent to which the two are integrated is, in general, fairly limited. Sure, you can make phone calls, and maybe listen to music, but that's about it. In this day and age, when apps are so important to your use of a smartphone, that seems woefully insufficient to me. Pioneer Electronics is trying to fill that gap with a new gadget it calls the AppRadio.
Premium-Inhalt. Ubisoft is taking Child of Eden's marketing into the physical world through an ambitious "demo store" in Soho, London, UK.
Premium-Inhalt. Boulder Dash is one of the oldest puzzle games there is, and its original development company is bringing an all-new version to the 360 and PC.
Premium-Inhalt. Can you believe it? As I sat down this morning to write this column, I got hit by a drive-by download of .
Premium-Inhalt. A new "" app called Sonar is getting the attention of Steve Peltzman, CIO of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Premium-Inhalt. Skype users affected by a recent glitch can now get back online by downloading the latest software update -- provided they're using Windows.