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  • Tatort Internet - Streit ums Urheberrecht

    Offener Brief

    Welche Inhalte sind im Netz frei verfügbar? Welche Nutzung ist illegal? …mehr

  • Entscheidung über neue SIM-Karten-Generation zieht sich hin

    Nano-SIM

    Die Entscheidung über die nächste Generation der SIM-Karten für Handys wird angesichts des Streits zwischen zwei Industriegruppen um Nokia und Apple länger dauern. …mehr

  • Adesso übernimmt Arithnea

    E-Business

    Der Dortmunder IT-Dienstleister Adesso AG hat die Mehrheit am Münchner E-Business-Spezialisten Arithnea GmbH übernommen …mehr

  • Ion Tape Express - Kassetten digitalisieren

    Gadget des Tages

    Wer noch eine alte Tape-Sammlung im Keller verstaut hat, aber kein Abspielgerät besitzt, könnte sich mit dem Tape Express von Ion anfreunden. Das Gadget überspielt die Musik auf den Computer oder lässt sich als konventioneller Walkman nutzen.  …mehr

  • Google expandiert in die Marktforschung

    "Consumer Surveys"

    Mit seinem neuen, zunächst auf die USA beschränkten Angebot "Consumer Surveys" expandiert Google wieder einmal in ein neues Geschäftsfeld. …mehr

  • Wikidata - neue Datenbasis für Online-Enzyklopädie

    Maschinenlesbar

    Freie Daten für alle: Die Wikipedia entwickelt eine maschinenlesbare Datenquelle für Informationen aller Art. Jeder kann mitmachen und selbst Daten eingeben oder die Ergebnisse für eigene Web-Projekte nutzen.  …mehr

  • Blackberry kehrt zum Business zurück

    RIM in Not

    Angesichts desaströser Geschäftszahlen besinnt sich der Blackberry-Hersteller Research in Motion (RIM) auf seine Wurzeln: Services für Geschäftskunden.  …mehr

  • Inspektion deckt Missstände bei Apple-Fertiger Foxconn auf

    FLA

    Zu lange Arbeitszeiten, zu wenig Geld und viele Zwischenfälle: Eine unabhängige Inspektion bescheinigt Apples größtem Produktionspartner Foxconn massive Probleme bei den Arbeitsbedingungen. Foxconn gelobt Besserung. Apple hatte die Inspektoren selbst eingeladen.  …mehr

  • Google will jetzt selber Tablets verkaufen

    "Wall Street Journal"

    Googles Plattform Android ist der König im Smartphone-Markt, hinkt bei Tablets aber Apples iPad weit hinterher. Mit einem eigenen Online-Shop will der Internet-Riese angeblich demnächst die Verkäufe ankurbeln. …mehr

  • Mieses Quartal für Blackberry-Macher RIM

    Umsatzeinbruch und Verlust

    Die Krise beim Blackberry-Anbieter RIM spitzt sich weiter zu. Das vergangene Quartal fiel mit einem Umsatzeinbruch und roten Zahlen erneut enttäuschend aus. Der aus Deutschland stammende neue Chef Thorsten Heins kündigte große Änderungen an.  …mehr

  • HTC One S, One X und One V gehen in den Verkauf

    HTC-Smartphones

    Die ersten drei Modelle der neuen One-Familie von HTC werden ab dem 2. April in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz angeboten.  …mehr

  • Wenn sich Fachinformatiker unterfordert fühlen

    Karriere-Ratgeber

    Die tägliche Arbeit lastet sie nicht aus, die Weiterbildung wurde verwehrt. Soll sich die junge Fachinformatikerin eine neue Stelle suchen?  …mehr

  • Der Erfolg von BI-Projekten hängt an der Performance

    Mehr Nutzen durch schnelles BI

    Schlechte Leistung gefährdet den Erfolg von Business-Intelligence-Projekten (BI), warnen die Experten von Barc. Wer jedoch vom Start weg die verschiedenen Einflussfaktoren im Blick hat, kann den Nutzen seines BI-Systems erhöhen und Investitionen sichern.  …mehr

  • 10 Tipps zum Umgang mit Lizenzen

    Alles zum Lizenz-Management

    Zu viele Lizenzen kosten unnötig Geld, zu wenige bringen juristischen Ärger. Diese Formel bezeichnet das ewige Kreuz mit dem Lizenz-Management. …mehr

  • 5.200-Euro-Handy - kein Steuerabzug

    Finanzamt sponsert Luxus nicht

    Welche Betriebsausgaben noch als angemessen anzusehen sind und deshalb steuerlich abgezogen werden können, hat ein Finanzgericht entschieden.  …mehr

  • Wann die Krankenversicherung endet

    Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung

    Nach einem Urteil eines Landessozialgerichts erhalten Arbeitnehmer, die am letzten Arbeitstag krankgeschrieben werden, ab dem Folgetag Krankengeld.  …mehr

  • Das Windows-8-Tagebuch

    Tag 10: Windows 8 to Go

    Windows 8 lässt sich erstmals offiziell auch von einem USB-Speicher starten. Unser Autor probiert die To-Go-Variante mit mehreren Festplatten aus und liefert eine Einschätzung des neuen Features.  …mehr

  • AOL unplugs 10,000 servers, saves $5 million

    Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, Wednesday's story, "AOL unplugs 10,000 servers, saves $5 million," as well as the update that ran on Thursday, gave an incorrect figure for the amount of carbon emissions that AOL eliminated. The correct figure is almost 20 tons.

  • Bump Pay will let users exchange money by bumping smartphones

    Premium-Inhalt. The startup Bump Labs threw its hat into the crowded mobile payments ring on Thursday, launching an app that allows people to exchange money by tapping their phones together.

  • Google to sell Android tablets online, report says

    Premium-Inhalt. Google will open an online store where it will market and sell tablets directly to consumers, with some of the devices potentially being co-branded with Google's name, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

  • Remains of the Day: Creme de la creme

    Premium-Inhalt. Tim Cook is the CEO of CEOs, Apple is the consumer brand of consumer brands (in Japan), and ebooks are the, uh, books of books. That can only mean that the remainders for Friday, March 30, 2012 are the remainders of remainders.

  • What the PayPal Here Mobile Payment System Promises

    Premium-Inhalt. The mobile payment service launched last week to a select group of retailers, and it will be available later in 2012 to all businesses. How does it appear to stack up against , and other mobile payment systems that use a card-reading device?

  • HP Epson Workforce Pro WP-4020: Great Price, Great Output, Cheap Ink

    Premium-Inhalt. Why should your small office buy a low-end color laser for $400 to $500 when you could opt for the $150 (as of March 25, 2012) Epson Workforce Pro WP-4020 instead? Good question, especially when you compare it to models like the $450 . The Workforce Pro WP-4020 offers superior speed and color graphics, near-laser-quality text, and more features, plus a significantly lower price per page.

  • iPad buyers: Your tablet is at the store (maybe)

    Premium-Inhalt. The wait for a new iPad ordered online from Apple stretches one to two weeks, but customers can walk into a company store today and buy a tablet, according to a stock sampling.

  • Do Insecure Open Source Components Threaten Your Apps?

    Premium-Inhalt. Since Apache Maven, the brainchild of Sonatype founder Jason van Zyl, emerged as a top-level Apache Software Foundation project in 2003, the Central Repository has become a primary source of open source components. Jackson says the Central Repository receives four billion requests per year for its 300,000 components.

  • Surprise! More Malware Appears On Android

    Premium-Inhalt. Another week, another announcement of new mobile malware found infecting Android phones. The new bug this week is DKFBootKit, a nasty bit of work that can come packaged inside seemingly legitimate applications--much like most of the other mobile malware we've seen thus far. What sets DKFBootKit apart from malware like , is that DKFBootKit replaces certain boot processes and can begin running even before the system is completely booted up.

  • Intel Ivy Bridge Chips Launch Dates Leaked

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel Ivy Bridge processors may finally be on their way to new desktops and laptops, according to leaked launch schedules.

  • Qualcomm's quad-core chips to counter Intel's ultrabooks

    Premium-Inhalt. Qualcomm is preparing a quad-core version of its Snapdragon S4 chip for thin and light Windows 8 laptops, which the chip maker hopes will steal some thunder from Intel's second wave of ultrabooks due later this year.

  • Dell expands virtual desktops into the cloud

    Premium-Inhalt. Dell said this week it is expanding its virtual desktop offerings into the cloud through a partnership with another company.

  • Wall Street Beat: Tech ends best quarter in markets since dot-com bust

    Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to optimism about the U.S. economy and some good signs from tech vendor financial reports, IT companies Friday ended their best quarter on the markets since the end of 2000, when the dot-com bubble burst and shares plunged.

  • Good Old Games Is New Again

    Premium-Inhalt. Good Old Games , with fundamental changes to the digital distributor’s catalog. Rather than exclusively selling, well, good old games, the popular service will begin to offer modern titles of both the “AAA” and indie varieties. The latest additions include Trine, , The Whispered World, the forthcoming indie first-person dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock, and even Treasure Adventure Game, a new indie game available for free. Spacechem and Darwinia are also on the way, and GOG claims more than 20 decidedly not old titles in the pipeline for the next few months.

  • Inside EVE Online’s Fanfest 2012

    Premium-Inhalt. CCP Games held their annual Fanfest last week in Reykjavík, Iceland and I was on location checking out Dust 514 and everything new happening in . While DUST may be the newest property to come from CCP, they aren’t backing away from EVE. In fact, they demonstrated during the show how they plan to bring the two together in a way that has never been done before.

  • Intuit brokers India farm trade with SMS app

    Premium-Inhalt. Intuit has set up a pilot program that allows farmers in India to find the best prices for their crops, simply by exchanging a few SMS messages on their cell phones.

  • What will Google gain from an online tablet store?

    Premium-Inhalt. Will an online store selling Android tablets help Google compete against the market-leading iPad and the less-expensive Kindle Fire?

  • Gov't efforts target online counterfeits much more than digital piracy

    Premium-Inhalt. Two U.S. agencies seized 270 websites in 2011 for alleged copyright infringement, but just 22 of those sites were targeted for digital piracy, with the rest allegedly selling counterfeit products, according to the annual report from the government's intellectual-property enforcement coordinator.

  • Continuous Deployment Done In Unique Fashion at Etsy.com

    Premium-Inhalt. Welcome to Esty

  • Skype plans to double number of Stockholm developers

    Premium-Inhalt. Only a small cloud sporting the Skype logo indicates that inside the former brewery in central Stockholm is the company's development center, where 100 developers from 23 countries work on all of the Skype versions, most recently the one for Windows Phone.

  • Speaktoit Assistant: Your All-In-One Virtual Assistant

    Premium-Inhalt. Speaktoit Assistant is an Android app that in many ways resembles Apple's Siri for . It acts as a virtual assistant that can respond to voice commands and perform Web searches and other simple tasks. You can use Speaktoit Assistant to launch apps, find contacts, compose email or text messages, create calendar events, give directions, and more.

  • Read Later brings offline Instapaper and ReadItLater reading to the Mac

    Premium-Inhalt. I'm a huge fan of the for saving Web articles for later reading, sans ads and messy formatting and layout. It's great when you don't have time to read a longer article immediately, or when you want to save an article you found on your iPhone so you can later read it on your Mac or iPad's larger screen. is a similar popular service. Both are also useful for archiving interesting articles for later browsing or sharing.

  • The BYOD Troubleshoot: Security and Cost-Savings

    Premium-Inhalt. A few months ago, a Hungarian man got a hold of a business executive's personal mobile device containing corporate customer data. The man called up the company asking for $50,000 to not expose the information. What did the company do? It called Websense, an enterprise security company.

  • The Week in iOS Apps: Swiping a few numbers

    Premium-Inhalt. This week's roundup of iOS apps includes big improvements to the much-loved Instapaper app, as well as a whole new way of seeing and calculating numbers.

  • Mac owners 3X more likely to preview next OS than Windows users

    Premium-Inhalt. Mac users are nearly three times more likely to be running an early version of the OS X Mountain Lion operating system than PC owners testing Microsoft's Windows 8, the Chitika online ad network said today.

  • Epson's Android-Powered Glasses Are Out of Sight

    Premium-Inhalt. Epson (yes the guys that make printers), has invented what could be the coolest headwear since on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

  • Hands on With DUST 514

    Premium-Inhalt. CCP Games is known for their successful, slightly insane Sci-Fi MMO, EVE Online. The game is exclusive to PC, and sees players fighting for dominance in massive spaceships across a single, shared universe that's home to hundreds of thousands of players. When they announced that they were developing a new title, a free-to-play first-person shooter for consoles wasn't the first thing that came to mind. But DUST 514 is coming: I was given some hands-on time with the game at CCP's Fanfest 2012 last week in Reykjavík, Iceland, and it surprised me in more ways than one.

  • Round the Corners of Any Digital Photo with RoundPic

    Premium-Inhalt. Ever notice how much cooler photos look when they have rounded corners?

  • Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750GB is a speedy performer

    Premium-Inhalt. The Hitachi is a great-looking portable hard drive that offers fast transfer rates and additional online storage.

  • Find the Tweets You Want to Read With PostPost

    Premium-Inhalt. The more you use Twitter, the more overwhelming the micro-blogging service can be. That's because the more you're on the service, posting more information, following more folks, and consuming more information, well, it can all quickly become too much. That's when finding the information that matters to you can become nearly impossible. But not when you use PostPost: This free service has found a way to dig through the chaos of Twitter to bring you content that's personally relevant to you.

  • The PCI effect -- for better or worse -- following fresh breach of MasterCard, VISA

    Premium-Inhalt. The has security experts focusing anew on the good and bad of PCI DSS. On one hand, the standard offers a clear blueprint on how to handle such a breach. On the other hand, compliance is usually not the cure, as this latest incident demonstrates.

  • Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Reaches Final Beta

    Premium-Inhalt. With just a few weeks remaining before the final release of "Precise Pangolin," Canonical on Thursday released the second and final beta version of the free and open source operating system.

  • Ukraine shuts down forum for malware writers

    Premium-Inhalt. Ukrainian authorities have shut down a long-running forum that was used to trade tips on writing malicious software, a sign the country's law enforcement may be watching hackers more closely.

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