Premium-Inhalt. Back in 2008, Steve Jobs referred to Blu-ray as due to the complex licensing surround the high-definition video format. Since then, no Mac has shipped with a Blu-ray drive inside, and watching a Blu-ray movie on a Mac using an external player hasn't even been supported by OS X.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony has confirmed the PlayStation Pass, making them the latest company to join in on the movement toward the "online pass" model embraces by EA, THQ and other publishers.
Premium-Inhalt. A group of Italian hackers leaked out a preview build of Square Enix's upcoming espionage-action-RPG hybrid . Now the group of 15 hackers is facing litigation and may have to pay "damages in excess of $5000," according to an article on .
Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to innovation at low cost, it's hard to beat cloud services and applications. As a user of these apps, there's basically no infrastructure cost beyond your ISP fees. On the supply side of apps and services, cloud deployments result in huge cost efficiencies, particularly if the supplier has designed around a multi-tenant architecture. Even if they've just used simple VM deployments, vendors can wring a whole lot more value out of a server rack by driving up utilization rates.
Premium-Inhalt. The Twitter account of PayPal U.K. was hacked late Tuesday and used to post messages attacking the online payment processing company.
Premium-Inhalt. A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.
Premium-Inhalt. Wish you were on Google's new social networking service, Google+?
Premium-Inhalt. Later this week, Verizon iPhone customers won't have their AT&T counterparts to kick around anymore. Verizon has confirmed to -- that the company will be discontinuing its unlimited data plan option for new smartphone customers--including iPhone customers--as of Thursday, July 7. Last month, , but didn't provide a date or any details; the alterations that came to light Tuesday were .
Premium-Inhalt. If there were ever an IT Olympics, in which software developers could compete to solve programming problems, the event would likely take place on , an online career development community where IT professionals from around the world do just that.
Premium-Inhalt. The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes.
Premium-Inhalt. Today Facebook announced three new features: group chat, which lets you message with multiple people in one window; an updated chat interface that takes into account your browser size; and its most anticipated feature, video calling. All three will be rolling out to users over the next several weeks.
Premium-Inhalt. may not have been much of a surprise at E3, but we knew Harmonix was working on something else. According to a recent US trademark filed by the company, that game might be Vidrhythm.
Premium-Inhalt. As these and point out, providing the IRS information on a company's uncertain tax positions, or UTPs, increases the workload for corporate tax departments. To ease the pain, software developers are coming up with applications that help companies account for their UTPs.
Premium-Inhalt. As most sourcing professionals would agree, Oracle is one tough vendor. From its organizational complexity, to the challenge of finding good negotiation leverage, this growing technology giant can be one of the most challenging to work with. A recent survey of 20 different Oracle customer organizations within Forrester's Sourcing and Vendor Management (SVM) Leadership Council found that across the board, the primary point of contention was Oracle's lack of flexibility on price model evolution, volume/scope changes, and overall business transparency (such as pricing). Council members also expressed that from their perspective, Oracle constantly tries to upsell and increase their costs.
Premium-Inhalt. Coloring is getting a 21st-century makeover, courtesy of Crayola and Griffin Technology. And best of all, the combination iPad app and stylus offering introduced by the two companies Wednesday means there's almost no chance that your kids will wind up drawing on the walls.
Premium-Inhalt. In many ways, Hendrick Automotive Group of Charlotte, NC, is an ideal cloud customer -- a growing midsize company with a lean IT staff.
Premium-Inhalt. Most Verizon customers won't be shedding tears over new data-plan tiers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.
Premium-Inhalt. A little more than a week after Google unveiled its , Facebook responded today with upgrades to its site, in an attempt to curb growing enthusiasm for the Google+ project.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook announced a new Skype-powered video chat service and a group text chat feature today, in a clear response to similar features included in the Google+ social networking service launched last week. The video chat feature received most of the attention here today.
Premium-Inhalt. Companies of every kind are beginning to focus more on consumers and engaging with them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. But the successful businesses, the ones that want to really make their social media efforts sing, are going beyond just gaining that simple visibility.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite opening a new $80 million facility in Auckland this year, IBM is about to lose two major datacentre customers.
Premium-Inhalt. Walter Isaacson and Simon & Schuster take Strunk & White's classic maxim to heart with a new title for Steve Jobs's biography, an inside trader tells all...to the court, and a popular iOS game crashes into schools. The remainders for Wednesday, July 6, 2011 aim to make every word tell.
Premium-Inhalt. Conventional wisdom so far on tablets -- the iPad in particular -- is that they're cannibalizing PC sales. PC sales forecasts this year and Apple's CEO has declared this the . What we're witnessing may not really be a notebook vs. tablet war, however, one analyst suggests. Perhaps tablets are converging with laptops to create the ultimate device-an ultrathin, touch-sensitive notebook that will ironically undermine the tablet itself.
Premium-Inhalt. Details about continue to leak out.
Premium-Inhalt. The recent hijacking and misuse of a by unknown attackers highlights some of the risks enterprises face when using social networking and related services.
Premium-Inhalt. Early this morning, hacker comex released the third major version of his browser-based jailbreak tool called . The tool supports the latest firmware 4.3.3 and every available iOS device, including iPad 2 (, in fact). Users of JailbreakMe simply point their iOS device mobile-Safari browser to jailbreakme.com and the hack is performed remotely, unlike most other tools that require a software download on your computer, such as PwnageTool and redsn0w. So how does JailbreakMe 3.0 work?
Premium-Inhalt. Certainly, it seems as if video chat is the next great frontier in tech. Wednesday's announcement of video calling on Facebook followed last week's , which also made video calling a central feature.
Premium-Inhalt. The Acer TimelineX 5830TG sets itself apart from the 15-inch laptop crowd with its angular good looks. But it's also a solid performer and a decent gaming machine, and--with 8 hours, 17 minutes of battery life--a long-distance runner. At a penny less than $800 (as of July 6, 2011), the 5830TG is a great deal, but you'll need to spend some time culling the software herd for optimal results.