Premium-Inhalt. Five East African countries are investing a combined US$400 million in terrestrial fiber optics for backbone cables that, when complete, will provide a vast network for Internet connectivity.
Premium-Inhalt. Online dating site Match.com has made an offer for the outstanding shares of French dating site Meetic, of which it is already a part owner, the company said on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. In the latest round of an ongoing patent and trademark battle, Samsung on Friday asked a federal judge to make Apple provide the Korean electronics giant with samples of its next-generation iPhone and iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. Satyam Computer Services is setting up a business applications testing center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for payments company MasterCard, reflecting a growing interest among customers to sign up new business with the Indian outsourcer as it recovers from a financial scandal.
Premium-Inhalt. Taiwan's Asustek Computer has previewed a smartphone-tablet PC combo device that seeks to bring together the strengths of both devices without completely duplicating the hardware.
Premium-Inhalt. Gamers of a certain age will feel a sense of nostalgia from , an alien-blasting space scrolling game that evokes the arcade classics of yore. Nostalgia is about the only feeling this game will inspire, however, as unimaginative gameplay makes Space Falcon Reloaded a rather run-of- the-mill and ultimately forgettable game for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. It was just about a year ago that IBM, Samsung, ARM and others formed , the not-for-profit organization that aims to make it easier for developers to use on ARM-based devices, and over the past few weeks the group has made several announcements that reveal some of the fruits of its labors.
Premium-Inhalt. Your PC's hard drive may have half a terabyte of data on its platters, and you might not remember the last time you backed any of it up. In all likelihood, though, you use only a few gigabytes' worth of files on a regular basis. With a combination of cloud-storage services, you can keep that data backed up and synced among all of your computers automatically, and access your most essential files whenever you want.
Premium-Inhalt. Like a lot of cell phone users, you may be wondering just what your wireless company knows about you. Can it see what kinds of apps you're running on your phone and where you go online while you're out and about? Can it tell what types of phones and tablets are connected to their networks, and how much data they consume? The answer to these questions is "yes."
Premium-Inhalt. One of the biggest criticisms routinely leveled against desktop security software is that it's bloated and inefficient, slowing down PC performance and nagging users about frequent updates. In response to those complaints, a new breed of security apps is emerging from the cloud.
Premium-Inhalt. If you subscribe to a triple-play broadband package through a major cable or phone company, chances are good that your phone service already runs through the cloud--that is, the Internet. But you can get even more flexible calling options--and cool extras such as video chat or automatic voicemail transcripts--from a pure cloud service provider such as Skype or Google.
Premium-Inhalt. French software company BonitaSoft has released version 5.5 of its Bonita Open Solution, an open source Business Process Management (BPM) suite, adding more development and testing tools.
Premium-Inhalt. The past decade has seen the emergence of new services--many of them free--that allow you to stream music from the Web, as well as to store your own music files online for easy access from your PC, your TV, or your smartphone.
Premium-Inhalt. Of all the PC software that people use, none is so entrenched on desktops as the office suite. Microsoft Office remains the de facto global standard in business-document editing, and every other must support Office's file formats to survive. This fact largely explains why cloud-based office software got off to a slow and shaky start.
Premium-Inhalt. A report on the PBS NewsHour Website, claimed rap icon Tupac Shakur is --living with his arch-nemesis Biggie Smalls in a small town in New Zealand. Unfortunately, the story says more about the longevity of than it does about Tupac.
Premium-Inhalt. A PBS NewsHour blog late Sunday proclaimed that murdered rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were still alive and living in New Zealand. No, NewsHour did not have an exclusive, but were the targets of malicious hackers who broke into the PBS servers and defaced the site. The group responsible, called Lulz Sec, also posted online what appeared to be more than two thousand PBS passwords and login IDs. PBS was working to regain control of its site about 7 hours after notifying users on Twitter and Facebook it had been hacked. At the time of this writing, however, Lulz Sec was still actively posting items on blogs.pbs.org. The group also claimed on Twitter that PBS couldn't do much to shut them out. Lulz Sec said it broke into PBS.org in response to the way a recent Frontline episode entitled Wikisecrets portrayed the whistle-blowing site, Wikileaks. Lulz Sec says it is not affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous, despite both groups' respect for Wikileaks.
Premium-Inhalt. ESPN may assault us with Skip Bayless, Tony Kornheiser, and a legion of other sports pundits shouting at the top of their lungs about the Miami Heat, New York Yankees, and Duke Blue Devils, but say this for the Worldwide Leader in Sports--it keeps its word when it comes to iOS apps.
Premium-Inhalt. For serious writers who care more about getting good ideas out of their heads and onto the page (and not-so-serious writers who just need to concentrate better), all 's fancy formatting features can be more hindrance than help. So, for that matter, are all the menus and distracting layout options. To keep your mind on your thoughts, I recommend . Of course, once you capture your thoughts, you'll probably want to use Word to format them and save them in a format all your colleagues can actually use. Fortunately, there's Write Space, a killer little plug-in that adds an old-school distraction-free editing screen to Word 2007.
Premium-Inhalt. Finding all those friends on your social networks is easy, but keeping up with them can be tough.
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Premium-Inhalt. Well, I made it. After a decade of daily reliance on Microsoft Office, I managed to survive an entire month using Google Docs. So, what has the project taught me, and what do I do now that the project is over?
Premium-Inhalt. The ICT Board together with its partners supporting the digital villages' project held a forum with the "Pasha centers" winning entrepreneurs. The forum aimed to educate the successful loan applicants on what role they should play in increasing ICT awareness and utilization by all Kenyans.
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Premium-Inhalt. When you print documents with your Mac, they show up in your printer's queue. You can view that queue by clicking the printer icon in your Dock. Sometimes, though, it's difficult to tell exactly which documents are which in that queue--especially if you're printing a bunch of untitled or similarly-named files. Hints reader figured out a delightfully simple way to get quick previews of the files you're printing.
Premium-Inhalt. Ernest Valdez, Jr. asked how he could wirelessly send a video signal from his computer to his HDTV.
Premium-Inhalt. In the recording studio, producers and engineers listen to their mixes through many different types of speakers, hoping to find a happy place where the music sounds the best it can, in as many listening situations as possible. For many home studios (like mine, for instance) space and budgetary limitations can make this difficult.
Premium-Inhalt. In the world of modern computing, few things are as important as backing up, and few experiences are as jarring as realizing you've just lost a vast amount of work due to a hardware or software malfunction. But backing up can be time-consuming, and you may forget to do it. Even worse, you may set up an automated solution and find out at the moment of truth that it didn't work right--you thought your files were being backed up, but they weren't. With ($24, seven-day free trial), this will never happen.
Premium-Inhalt. Everyone seems to be moving into the cloud. With Web-based apps and online storage services that give us constant access to the most important data from all of our devices, we have more computing power at our disposal than ever before. Online productivity suites let you work with Office documents on your laptop or smartphone, and keep them perpetually available on the Web for easy access. Cloud streaming services make your entire music library available on any device you have handy, or let you tap into an unlimited supply of free tunes from a personalized online radio station. Web-based phone services allow you to call anyone in the world--with video--for next to nothing, and receive calls on any phone. You can even protect your PC with online antivirus apps.
Premium-Inhalt. China is blocking mention of Inner Mongolia on Chinese microblogs and social networking sites, as part of an effort to clamp down on protests that broke out last week in the region.