Premium-Inhalt. Google is busy at work on a dramatic makeover of 's drab, utilitarian interface, and that's a good thing. In August, the search giant unveiled a new Gmail Labs feature called , which lets you preview messages in your Gmail inbox. But more changes are coming.
Premium-Inhalt. In 2008 (just as the U.S. economy began circling the drain) here in Gearhead about updating with , a free, , command line utility that allows you to transfer data with URL syntax using, and I quote, "DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP [along with] SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, [user name and password] authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, Kerberos ...), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks."
Premium-Inhalt. Text messaging is great--except when it isn't. For one thing, it's expensive (unless you have an unlimited messaging plan, which itself can be expensive). Plus, it forces you to type on your phone's tiny keyboard--not always the fastest or most convenient method.
Premium-Inhalt. Siri, the virtual assistant built into the Apple's iPhone 4S, has a security problem: By default, anyone can use Siri to send e-mails or text messages from a locked phone, without having to enter a passcode first.
Premium-Inhalt. The HP Pavilion dv7 Quad Edition is HP's higher-end model in its dv7 series. It's undoubtedly a gorgeous machine, but in performance it doesn't quite measure up to other desktop replacement laptops. Still, it's lighter than most 17-inchers, and it has a fairly long battery life, so it's worth a look.
Premium-Inhalt. FOXBORO, Mass. -- EMC today unveiled two upgrades to its VNX midrange array line, including an all solid-state drive (SSD) machine and a high-bandwidth model.
Premium-Inhalt. There's a good chance that if you didn't access Facebook or Twitter last year, you do today.
Premium-Inhalt. A Lenovo-backed video game system, the iSec, will launch in China early next year and cost just over 3000 yuan ($470), according to a spokesman with the company making the product.
Premium-Inhalt. Security, cited as an issue with cloud computing when the concept began to take hold several years ago, remains a pivotal concern for developers, an IBM official stressed on Wednesday afternoon.
Premium-Inhalt. for the past month and a half have been working to customize Google’s Android software to lock down smartphones so that sensitive data isn’t exposed once a user leaves approved locations. They’re hopeful the technology – part of a project dubbed GhostBox -- will be production-ready by year-end.
Premium-Inhalt. Louisiana recently passed a law that, according to , makes it "illegal for consumers to pay for second-hand goods with cash." The :
Premium-Inhalt. The keynote speaker at a regional HP event says companies in Asia Pacific markets are relatively eager to adopt cloud services."The region is more ready than other regions on the planet," says Wolfgang Wittmer, interim senior VP and general manager, Enterprise Services, Storage & Networking in the Asia Pacific & Japan. According to Wittmer, this advantage is due to a number of factors, including economic, social and technological changes.Wittmer, speaking at the HP APJ ESSN Cloud & Innovation event in Singapore on Tuesday, said that HP is "leading this change". "We're ready and our customers are ready.""APJ region customers are at the forefront of dealing with a highly competitive market," said Steve Dietch, HP's VP of market, Cloud Solutions & Infrastructure. Dietch says that mobility and an evolution in the workforce are two key transformation agents in the IT world today, along with technology meeting emerging markets.According to HP, a survey to CIOs and CTOs found that 58 percent of businesses in China have a plan to move into the cloud. In India, the percentage is also high, sitting at 56 percent. In comparison, only 32 percent of CIOs and CTOs in Europe and 34 percent in the US said they have plans to move into the cloud.The goal, as Dietch points out, is to combine the "fragmented set of islands" that IT has turned into and deliver a secure end-to-end solution. This need for a hybrid IT environment presents a new set of challenges for CIOs and IT leaders in the region. "You have to be a builder of IT services but now also a broker. It is a very different profile as you try to create a seamless experience for all your users," says Dietch.For EJ Bodnar, HP's worldwide marketing director for Technology Consulting Services, this is a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for the APJ region."In APJ, new data centres built annually will double between 2010 and 2014. By 2012, China will be the second-largest data centre market in the world," says Bodnar. "This region is leapfrogging the world."HP hosted its APJ ESSN Cloud & Innovation event in Singapore on Tuesday where it also made a number of cloud announcements, including a cloud financing programme for HP partners.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're ready to step it up a notch from Guitar Hero without actually having to pick up and learn a guitar, the iTar seems like it'd be a great choice. Not to be confused with the , this beauty is brought to you by Starr Labs, the iTar is a nifty dock that turns your iPad on its side and becomes a "neck", complete with strings that can actually be fingered. Hold it in the usual guitarish way, and you can fiddle with the iPad screen and play with the neck to create a nifty little guitar controller.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon's 4G LTE network has been available in several major cities for awhile now, and it continues to expand to more regions across the U.S. We've done some early network testing, but now have tried two devices (a tablet and netbook) that integrate the 4G LTE network connectivity into the device:
Premium-Inhalt. The head of Google's Android mobile OS, Andy Rubin, doesn't think your smartphone should be your personal assistant. In comments made during an interview at the AsiaD conference this week, Rubin downplayed --the voice interactive personal assistant included with the iPhone 4S.
Premium-Inhalt. Efforts to strengthen critical infrastructure targets continue to focus on front-end systems rather than on underlying industrial control systems where the real problems exist, security experts warned this week.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft kicked off its first quarter of fiscal 2012 with solid growth, reporting a seven percent increase in revenue, compared to a year ago, and a six percent increase in net income.
Premium-Inhalt. In the crowded realm of , it often takes an extra bit of panache to stand out. The HP Pavilion Elite H8-1010 ($829 as of October 20, 2011; $699 after instant rebate) provides decent general performance and a roomy hard drive, but ultimately it fails to outshine systems that offer a better overall value.
Premium-Inhalt. More specifics about Oracle's new Social Network software came to light on Thursday, following the product's debut at the OpenWorld conference earlier this month.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple may be the undisputed digital music player champ with its iPod family of players, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its wannabe competitors nipping at its' heels. When it comes to portable media players, such as the iPod Touch -- that allows you to listen, watch, and buy apps and content from a single device -- Apple is getting some fresh Android competition.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard's chief strategy and technology officer, Shane Robison, is retiring and will not be replaced, the company said Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. A surprising source introduces an search engine, an Apple Store manager makes an exception for one little kid, and can you really put a price tag on the iPhone 4S? The remainders for Thursday, October 20, 2011 are too legit to quit.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft kicked off its first quarter of fiscal 2012 with solid growth, reporting a 7 percent increase in revenue compared to a year ago, and a 6 percent increase in net income.
Premium-Inhalt. A sassy new PR video for the Vita comes right out of the PSVita Developer Files. Titled "The Genesis," the short SCEA funded long commercial documentary, found on the PlayStation Blog, covers a lot of bases. First and foremost: the PS Vita is not a PSP 2.
Premium-Inhalt. Deep in the crypt that is the PCWorld Downloads font database hides a little free collection designed by Audio Electric Systems and aptly named Graveyard Font Collection. Graveyard, Headstone, and Tombstone make up the set. Together or apart this trio of display fonts is a fine choice for autumn entertaining, particularly if you like to set monograms like R.I.P.
Premium-Inhalt. has unveiled a free two-month trial program on its cloud aimed at ISVs and SMEs.
Premium-Inhalt. The NSW and Victorian governments have moved to begin securing new generic Top Level internet Domains (gTLD) including .sydney, .melbourne and.victoria ahead of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opening up applications in less than three months' time.
Premium-Inhalt. McAfee's parent company, Intel, is set to work on five areas of collaboration with the security vendor over the next five years, including securing mobile devices and improved Cloud security.
Premium-Inhalt. Optus will exclusively launch the in Australia on 1 November. Described as "elegant" and clearly marketed towards women, the Rhyme includes a charm accessory that glows when you receive a call or text message.