Premium-Inhalt. U.S. stock markets edged up for the day Friday afternoon, but fears of an economic slowdown and concerns about the debt crisis in Europe caused technology stocks to seesaw wildly along with shares of companies in other sectors this week.
Premium-Inhalt. The 5 is a world-historical event, even though it's not, technically, an event yet. This week the iOSsphere rumors ranged far afield, with contributions from Italy, Russia and China.
Premium-Inhalt. Not unlike the , this past week saw hacking once again grab everyone's attention. This time it was from the shadowy group to "kill" the social-networking site Facebook. The reason given? Anonymous supposedly thinks Facebook abuses people's privacy and cooperates with authoritarian governments.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's Web-based can now access desktops and through Citrix's technology, thanks to a new app released this week.
Premium-Inhalt. Google+ took a big swing at its most prominent competitor this week when it added gaming to the fledgling site.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. government will work to develop an "unrivaled" cybersecurity workforce and broaden the nation's pool of skilled cyberworkers under a draft cybersecurity education plan released Friday by a U.S. agency.
Premium-Inhalt. The consumerization of IT is real. showed that 40% of devices used to access business applications are personally owned, up 10 percentage points from 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. As Michael Corleone said, "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in." That's my current reaction to Mac OS X Lion compatibility problems. After devoting my three previous columns to this topic, I was ready to move on. But new issues continue to demand attention. Here's the latest:
Premium-Inhalt. Because, come on, it's not like you didn't see this coming, Google+ is in the process of debuting a bevy of social games from some high-profile developers, including PopCap, Zynga, Rovio, BioWare, and Funzio. As soon as the roll-out is complete, a "Games" button should appear at the top of your Google+ stream, which should grant you access to the following games:
Premium-Inhalt. LinkedIn will make changes to a "social advertising" feature that sparked criticism for using members' names and photographs in advertisements on its website.
Premium-Inhalt. I believe as young Americans -- who didn't create the current economic mess, but will certainly be volunteered to don the proverbial janitorial onesie and clean it up -- we have two realistic options in how to move forward:
Premium-Inhalt. LinkedIn fired back today after a few days of for its new "social ads" that use information from users' profiles in the ads. LinkedIn Director of Product Management Ryan Roslansky to clarify issues that had arisen over the newly launched social ads.
Premium-Inhalt. People who make, buy and sell flash storage could detect counterfeit products based on the unique "fingerprints" of the chips, using techniques being developed by university researchers.
Premium-Inhalt. In celebration of his wedding this weekend, Notch, the man behind , has announced the aptly named Wedding Weekend to take place over the next few days. Here's how it works: If you purchase a new copy of Minecraft this weekend, a gift code for a second copy will be added to your account, which you can redeem by logging in and going . Ah, young love...such a blockheaded affair.
Premium-Inhalt. Depending on whether you live in Japan or western territories, your version of the is going to be a bit different.
Premium-Inhalt. The agency that runs the commuter trains that rumble beneath San Francisco each day hit the panic button Thursday night, cutting off mobile-phone service to hundreds of thousands of commuters in an effort to thwart a protest that was expected to snarl up the evening commute.
Premium-Inhalt. Mark your calendars, kids -- is set to hit the PlayStation 3 next month, with an official release slated for September 27. The PS3 version of this eye-popping on-rails experience will not only feature integration of Sony's PlayStation Move controller, but will also come with stereoscopic 3D support, which should really bring the game's trance-inducing environments to life.
Premium-Inhalt. Sprint has decided not to offer a WiMax version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the company said Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Here we go again. The stock market's wild ride this week may rattle business confidence, and put the brakes on most future hiring decisions. This uncertainty may also bring pay raises into question.
Premium-Inhalt. First, sent shivers through the corporate finance -- and the rest of the world -- late last week, dropping the nation from AAA to AA+. In its report explaining the change, Washington's compromise fiscal consolidation plan as falling short "of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's medium-term debt dynamics." Then came the global markets' tumbles, recoveries, and tumbles again, reflecting European concerns as well as American ones.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony's VAIO SB series, as configured in our review unit (model VPCSB1BGX), offers the best overall performance of any Ultraportable laptop we've yet tested. It's light, thin, and a pleasure to use despite a few minor annoyances. Pity, then, that this configuration costs $2500. The base model starts at only $900, but that configuration won't dominate our benchmarks as our review model does.
Premium-Inhalt. Video Games Sales Look Pretty Low
Premium-Inhalt. Android media tablets are slowly grabbing market share from the iPad, but no single competitor has yet to mount a formidable challenge to Apple's industry-leading slate.
Premium-Inhalt. The PC, simply put, is having a tough year.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook isn't going to let Google Plus dominate the news wire today, as the company has launched a total upheaval of their games content. With competition rearing its head, Facebook has now implemented features that will either increase your gaming addiction or limit the constant stream of Farmville, Zynga Poker, or "Zombie Something" notifications. Talk about timing.
Premium-Inhalt. A lot of the software written for Google's Android mobile phones falls short when it comes to user privacy and security.
Premium-Inhalt. Reader Jim has a documents folder that he uses regularly, and wants to know if there's a way to pin it to the Taskbar for fast and easy access. (He also notes that he loves Hassle-Free PC, indicating he's an especially smart individual.)
Premium-Inhalt. We've all either done it or had nightmares about it: an expensive mobile device. Well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks he has the solution--mobile phone airbags.
Premium-Inhalt. Might solar energy provide the power needed to send cars up a space elevator? Could you build one fat elevator and split it into two? Can as many as six cars travel up and down a space elevator?
Premium-Inhalt. Every tech company has its ups and downs, but Apple is more like a roller coaster. Yet Apple's highs and lows are not so much about individual products as they are about attitudes and philosophies -- the underlying causes of, say, both the iPad (triumph) and the Pippin (failure).
Premium-Inhalt. Have an iPhone and love it, but find the touchscreen keys a pain to type with? It is pretty annoying that you can end up hitting the wrong keys in a message (sometimes causing autocorrect to go haywire), but would you want an iPhone bigger than your pocket that isn't an iPad? There's always , the working iPhone the size of a table.
Premium-Inhalt. Lenovo this week announced a 14-inch mobile monitor that works by plugging it into a laptop's USB port.
Premium-Inhalt. Spotify for Android is a simple music player that ties in with . Sure, you can use it to manage your phone's locally stored tunes, but as a music manager it's inferior to, say, Winamp. Spotify as a package deal--with the all-you-can-stream online and offline premium account--is quite good.