Die Arbeitszufriedenheit in Deutschland hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten deutlich abgenommen. Sind 1984 noch Durchschnittswerte von 7,6 Punkten auf der Skala von null bis zehn gemessen worden, ist der Wert bis 2009 auf 6,8 Punkte gefallen, wie Untersuchungen des Instituts Arbeit und Qualifikation der Universität Duisburg-Essen http://www.iaq.uni-due.de zeigen. "Nur wenige sind dem Druck am Arbeitsplatz gewachsen, daher nehmen Erschöpfung und nicht selten Burnout zu", so Ralf Haake von der gleichnamigen Beratungsgesellschaft für berufliche Lebensplanung. …mehr
CA Technologies hat eine neue Android-Malware entdeckt, die die Anrufe des Handynutzers aufzeichnet. Ebenfalls entdeckt wurde Schadsoftware, die ein- und ausgehende SMS auf Zugangsdaten für E-Banking-Systeme prüft. Der CA-Sicherheitsberater Dinesh Venkatesan bezeichnet 2011 als das "Jahr der mobilen Malware". …mehr
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Apples iOS 4.3.1 für das iPad und iPad 2 beherrscht Multitasking-Gestensteuerung für die Bedienung. Allerdings ist die Funktion Entwicklern vorbehalten. Wir zeigen Ihnen einen Weg, wie Sie mit Windows und ohne Jailbreak die Multitasking-Gesten trotzdem einfach und schnell aktivieren. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. The story "Vonage iPhone app offers discount calling," which ran on the wire Wednesday, incorrectly stated the cost of a Skype call to Spain. The story has been corrected on the wire and the fourth paragraph now reads:
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's in search of a fresh face to join its executive team, and it could come from anywhere in the world--but it probably won't be Ukraine's defense secretary. Plus, Apple finds itself in some lukewarm water for allegations that it used a copyright photo in a commercial. The remainders for Wednesday, August 3, 2011 are innocent of all charges.
Premium-Inhalt. With much of the focus on these days, it's easy to forget that some Mac users still run older versions of the Mac operating system--older as in Mac OS X 10.5. But Apple hasn't forgotten: On Wednesday, the company released a software update for QuickTime aimed squarely at people still running Leopard on their Macs.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook on Tuesday acquired iPad book maker Push Pop Press for an undisclosed amount. The purchase set off rumors about whether Facebook was trying to get into the publishing business, though official statements from both companies suggest otherwise.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple rolled out a trio of printer driver updates on Wednesday. And while the updates target printer software for Brother, Samsung, and HP devices that shipped with Mac OS X 10.6, users running Lion can update the drivers, too.
Premium-Inhalt. The upcoming just got a little more interesting -- not only will attendees walk away with a "special redemption code for a free copy of the Hardened Edition when it becomes available worldwide on November 8," but they'll also be the first to see some original programming from Will Arnett and Jason Bateman?. The Arrested Development head up the production company, , who are tied in to creating content for the game's promotion.
Premium-Inhalt. Namco Bandai has a knack for crossover games; NamcoxCapcom and Super Robot Taisen? being two of their better known franchises. But what about Blood+ and Slayers?
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung has postponed its next week, following a federal court decision that prevents the tablet from going on sale in Australia until a is resolved.
Premium-Inhalt. Last year we covered a new wireless networking technology and thoroughly trounced Wi-Fi. It was fast then, but the networking researchers of Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, Germany have since taken Optical WLAN technology to new heights with downloads speeds of 800 Mbps.
Premium-Inhalt. Clearwire plans to deploy an LTE network in addition to its existing WiMax system but estimates it will need to raise about US$600 million to do so.
Premium-Inhalt. While the recent is probably seen by most consumers as a good thing, especially since early adopters are getting 20 free games out of the deal, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata sees the potential negative impact the decision may have on Nintendo's future.
Premium-Inhalt. Oh sure, your average shooter has a fair degree of customization. Customizing your gun's load-out, your secondary weapon, and maybe your grenade is pretty standard for games like Call of Duty, Alpha Protocol?, and Brink. But how many weapon/costume combinations can you really have? Several hundred? Maybe several thousand?
Premium-Inhalt. Other people have designed cloud-based video editors, but few have as large a vision as This collaborative video editing system is coming to life just at a time when bandwidth in many areas is becoming broad enough for such efforts.
Premium-Inhalt. With close to 10,000 hits per month coming into its mobile website from Android users, BNZ has just announced the launch of its native Android application for customers.The application, available now from the Android market, allows customers to do the same operations they can do on the mobile website and the existent iPhone app, launched last month. Users can check their balance, view transactions history, transfer money and pay bills. There is also a store and ATM finder, using the GPS capabilities of the Android smartphone.Rogan Clarke, head of BNZ online, says the company realised they were neglecting a large portion of their customers when they released their iPhone application. "This is our attempt to get ahead of the curve," says Clarke, adding that "Android has gotten to a level where we just can't ignore it anymore". Clarke also says the number of Android users "is reasonably close to iPhone numbers" and the uptake is a lot faster.Since its launch last month, the BNZ iPhone app has been downloaded more than 15,000 times. "We knew from the outset that Android users deserved the same experience and when you take into account the exponential growth the platform is experiencing, it was even more important for us to get this app out there," says Clarke. According to Paul Bartlett, BNZ's project manager for www, mobile and online, the company has recorded a "1313 percent increase in Android visitors to the website" in the 12 months to June 2011. Clarke says BNZ is "confident that the solution has the same level of security as the iPhone app", as it requires the same level of authentication required by the iPhone app and the mobile website."Security and making sure the user experience was solid from the outset were our top priorities. You can't have one without the other in our view, so our in-house development team in Wellington have put in the hard yards over many months to ensure these three BNZ Mobile services are world class. BNZ Mobile offers all the security of our main internet banking website along with a silky smooth, mobile experience," adds Clarke.The launch of the app means that BNZ has become the first New Zealand bank to launch an internet banking application for Android smartphones (and one of the first in Australasia to build its own native Android app). Clarke says the company is well aware of the fact that it will not be long before other New Zealand banks launch their own Android apps as well.
Premium-Inhalt. The former republics of the Soviet Union are infamous for their callous attitude toward the intellectual property of other nations. That attitude apparently extends to the highest levels of government, as a recent incident in the Ukraine suggests.
Premium-Inhalt. As Google+ grows in popularity--now with more than 20 million users--the new social network is triggering a number of questions with legal implications from businesses about potential policy changes, data retention issues and more, according to Joshua Kubicki, senior director of legal and corporate practices at Applied Discovery, an e-discovery provider that works with corporations preparing for and responding to legal actions.
Premium-Inhalt. McAfee today published a report that tells how it discovered evidence in a on the Internet of stealthy intrusions, probably by an unnamed "nation-state," into 72 businesses and government agencies since 2006. The goal, says McAfee, is to steal massive amounts of confidential information.
Premium-Inhalt. Given the seemingly and others in Web search, you might think this is a pretty fertile area for new ideas. But a University of Washington computer science professor thinks otherwise and is calling on academia and industry to get way more creative.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's chief legal officer today accused rivals , Oracle and of "a hostile, organized campaign against Android ... waged through bogus patents."
Premium-Inhalt. Google's chief legal officer Wednesday issued a stinging rebuke of what he called on the Android operating system by major competitors like Apple, Oracle and Microsoft.
Premium-Inhalt. The head of the German data protection authority has asked Facebook to disable its facial recognition feature over concerns that it violates European Union privacy laws.
Premium-Inhalt. Security product provider Rapid7 has updated its widely used open-source Metasploit exploitation framework, expanding the software so it supports enterprise IT security staff as well as its core audience of penetration testers.
Premium-Inhalt. When hackers broke into Google's computer network nearly two years ago, their first step was to take over Microsoft Windows machines running in the company's China offices. Would Google have been better off had those workers been running the Mac?
Premium-Inhalt. Intel is opening up two research centers at Carnegie Mellon university that will develop technology around delivery of real-time information to consumer electronics aggregated from millions of cloud sources, the company said on Wednesday.