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  • Neuer Schwung für Ermittlungen zu WLAN-Abgriff

    Google Street View

    Die deutschen Ermittlungen um den Mitschnitt von WLAN-Daten durch die Street-View-Kamerawagen von Google bekommen einen neuen Impuls durch jüngste Enthüllungen aus den USA.  …mehr

  • Sage und Microsoft bauen Zusammenarbeit aus

    Allianz bei ERP-Entwicklung

    Das Softwareunternehmen Sage möchte in Zukunft ERP-Lösungen auf Basis von Microsofts Windows-Azure-Plattform entwickeln.  …mehr

  • Der erste Android-Prototyp, der es nie schaffte

    Android Sooner

    Google hat anscheinend sämtliche Entwürfe für sein Betriebssystem Android nach der Präsentation des Apple iPhone verworfen und nochmal neu angefangen. Das legt ein Bericht über die ersten Prototypen mit Android nahe. …mehr

  • Seehofer lädt zu Facebook-Party

    Politik 2.0

    Immer mehr prominente Politiker sind auf Facebook und Twitter aktiv. In einem aber ist CSU-Chef Seehofer Vorreiter: Er veranstaltet seine eigene Facebook-Party. …mehr

  • Apple macht Proview ein Angebot

    Namensstreit um iPad

    China ist ein Markt der Zukunft für Apple. Doch eines der wichtigsten Produkte - das iPad - wird dort von einem Rechtsstreit um den Markennamen gebremst. Jetzt kommt etwas Bewegung in den Konflikt.  …mehr

  • Woodero - Holz trifft Apples iPad

    Gadget des Tages

    Mit Woodero verspricht der österreichische Hersteller Schupp-Brander-Gerer einen Rundumschutz aus Holz für den Tablet-PC von Apple.  …mehr

  • Open-Source in KW 18 bringt langerwarteten GIMP 2.8

    Linux-Rückblick

    Die Bildbearbeitungs-Software GIMP gibt es zwar nicht nur für Linux, ist in dem Open-Source-Betriebssystem derzeit aber die einzige wirkliche Alternative zu Adobe Photoshop.  …mehr

  • Behörden setzen auf Microsoft-Konkurrenten

    Groupware von Zarafa

    Zarafa-Chef Neuberger erklärt, wie er bei Groupware gegen Microsoft punkten will. Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung nutzt die Open-Source-Lösung schon.  …mehr

  • "Wir hatten die Probleme schon vor 10 Jahren erkannt"

    Ex-Nokia-Chef

    In einem Interview hat Ex-Nokia-Chef Jorma Ollila jetzt zugegeben, dass bereits zur Hochzeit von Nokia der Grundstock für die heutige Misere des Unternehmens gelegt wurde. Man habe Fehler zwar früh erkannt, war aber nicht in der Lage, sie zu beheben. …mehr

  • Neuer A5-Prozessor sorgt für längere Akku-Laufzeit

    Apple iPad 2

    Wie ein Test des Technik-Blogs Anandtech ergab, sorgt der neue A5-Chip, mit dem Apple manche iPad 2 ausliefert, für eine längere Akku-Laufzeit des Tablets.  …mehr

  • 400 Telekom-Mitarbeiter zu Warnstreik aufgerufen

    Tarifkonflikt

    400 Telekom-Mitarbeiter in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen sind am Montag erneut in einen ganztägigen Warnstreik getreten. …mehr

  • Das passende Tablet fürs Business

    COMPUTERWOCHE 19

    Obwohl iPad & Co. inzwischen in vielen Unternehmen im Einsatz sind, wird das Potenzial der Flachmänner derzeit nur selten genutzt. Wie Unternehmen von den populären Rechenflundern profitieren können.  …mehr

  • Terminal-Server oder Virtual Desktop?

    TS- und VDI-Konzept

    Was unterscheidet die beiden Konzepte? - Ein Vergleich anhand von vier Kriterien.  …mehr

  • Bundeswehr fehlen 4000 IT-Spezialisten

    Personalkonzept gefordert

    Auf eine Anfrage des Bündnis 90/Die Grünen-Verteidigungsexperten Omid Nouripour gab das Bundesverteidigungsministerium das Fehlen von 3950 IT-Spezialisten zu.  …mehr

  • So senken Sie das Projektrisiko

    Pragmatisches Management-Konzept

    Projekt-Risiko-Management wird in Unternehmen oft vernachlässigt. Lesen Sie hier, wie Gefahren konzeptionell zu identifizieren und vermeiden sind.  …mehr

  • Open-Source-Entwickler einbinden lohnt sich

    Führungstipp

    "Ich glaube, dass mein Open-Source-Produkt vom Ausbau unserer Entwickler-Community profitieren kann. Welche Regeln muss ich bei der Zusammenarbeit mit einer Community beachten?"  …mehr

  • Cloud Computing? Aber sicher!

    Die rechtlichen Aspekte der Cloud

    Kaum ein Thema wird im Zusammenhang mit Cloud Computing so intensiv diskutiert wie Sicherheit und Datenschutz. Im CW-Gespräch mit Uwe Küll erläutert IT-Fachanwalt Peter Bräutigam, Noerr LLP, die rechtlichen Aspekte der Materie.  …mehr

  • Lenovo building industrial center to develop tablets, smartphones

    Premium-Inhalt. Chinese PC maker Lenovo plans to invest more than 5 billion yuan (US$796 million) to build facilities for the development and production of tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices, it said Monday.

  • Apple engineering mistake exposes clear-text passwords for Lion

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple's latest update to OS X contains a dangerous programming error that reveals the passwords for material stored in the first version of FileVault, the company's encryption technology, a software consultant said.

  • Top 15 Cloud Storage Tips and Tasks

    Premium-Inhalt. No single cloud service can do everything. Some shine when it comes to streaming a cloud music collection from the Web, but stink at syncing desktop folders. Other cloud services are great for sharing photos, but useless for reviewing a document's revision history.

  • Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Review: A Mature and Balanced Digital Workflow Tool

    Premium-Inhalt. Adobe Lightroom 4.1 is a comprehensive, self-contained environment for importing, editing, organizing, printing, and sharing your photos. Lightroom accommodates JPGs and video, but it's primarily designed with RAW image files in mind: All of its editing is lossless, and its many tools are designed to tease hidden visual information out of your RAW photos. Unlike the jam-packed but expensive toolset, the $149 Lightroom is optimized for digital photographers. The latest iteration isn't revolutionary, but it adds an impressive number of important new features.

  • Corel AfterShot Pro Review: Image Manager and Editor in One

    Premium-Inhalt. Corel's AfterShot Pro tries to challenge Adobe's reign as the king of , and it makes a strong showing. Priced at $100, AfterShot Pro's strengths lie in what it does differently from , and its approach may appeal to photographers interested in an alternative.

  • CyberLink PhotoDirector 3 Review: All-In-One Photo Editing and Organizing

    Premium-Inhalt. CyberLink PhotoDirector 3 offers a mainstream--and less specialized-- alternative to and , both of which plainly target professional photographers. PhotoDirector 3 ($150), resembles Lightroom in many ways, but its design and approach make it far more inviting to casual photographers.

  • Efficient Ways to Edit, Organize, and Share Photos

    Premium-Inhalt. Photographers love to chat about (and bemoan) their digital workflow--the process that begins with downloading photos from a camera or memory card, and continues with managing, organizing, sorting, editing, and eventually publishing, printing, or sharing the best shots. Adobe introduced Lightroom back in 2007 to help users perform that daunting series of tasks, and Lightroom quickly became the gold standard for digital workflow software. Now, Lightroom has some capable company: The latest version, , is joined by and .

  • Hostage Crisis in the Cloud: Can You Rescue Your Data Back?

    Premium-Inhalt. Outsourcing contracts typically include detailed termination and transition assistance provisions that outline the provider's responsibilities regarding data return. Indeed, in many outsourcing contracts, the vendor agrees to provide the data promptly whenever the customer ask for it in the format that the customer requests-and the provider often covers the cost of doing so.

  • iPad Mini Draws Strong Consumer Interest

    Premium-Inhalt. More than half (52 percent) of consumers would consider purchasing a hypothetical iPad "Mini" this year if it were priced between $249 and $300, according to a survey released Friday by online comparison shopping site PriceGrabber.com.

  • Skanska cuts costs through remote management software

    Premium-Inhalt. Construction firm Skanska UK is aiming to save £50,000 and reduce carbon emissions by 20 tonnes annually through the use of remote management software.

  • Facebook Messenger Gets More Transparent

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook Messenger is increasing transparency and at the same time making it harder to ignore someone's text message without the other person knowing.

  • IBM loses DVLA contract to Gemalto

    Premium-Inhalt. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has awarded a contract for the administration of UK drivers' licences to Gemalto.

  • Glare-free, self-cleaning glass could be used in next-gen Apple devices

    Premium-Inhalt. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a glare-free, anti-fogging, self-cleaning glass, which could be the solution to many of Apple's display downfalls.

  • London Metal Exchange data to be traded electronically via Fixnetix

    Premium-Inhalt. The London Metal Exchange (LME) has announced that it plans to connect to Fixnetix's 85 market low-latency infrastructure, allowing firms to add the exchange's market data to their portfolio.

  • UK will not reach superfast broadband targets with current funds

    Premium-Inhalt. The government is unlikely to meet its target of rolling out to 90 percent of the UK by 2015 with its existing funds, according to a report from the London School of Economics (LSE).

  • US judge lets Microsoft continue to sell products with disputed patents

    Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. judge has declined to lift an unusual order that prevents Motorola Mobility from enforcing a ban in Germany on the sale of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS and XBox 360.

  • CERT warns of targeted phishing attacks against gas pipeline firms

    Premium-Inhalt. The United States Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued a warning about an active "spear phishing" campaign targeting companies in the natural gas pipeline sector.

  • ACM CHI: more search could be crowdsourced

    Premium-Inhalt. Search engines could use crowdsourcing to expand the range of answers they give to their users, a group of researchers from the Microsoft and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have concluded.

  • US judge lets Microsoft continue to sell products with disputed patents

    Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. judge has declined to lift an unusual order that prevents Motorola Mobility from enforcing a ban in Germany on the sale of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS and XBox 360.

  • Google liable for copyright infringement, jury finds

    Premium-Inhalt. A jury has found Google liable for copyright infringement in its use of Java in Android, but has not managed to decide whether that infringement was protected by rules governing "fair use."

  • Groups protest Verizon's proposed special access rate hikes

    Premium-Inhalt. Members of the NoChokepoints Coalition will ask the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to stop Verizon Communications from raising the rates for middle-mile broadband connections that many businesses rely on.

  • iOS 5.1.1 Released; Redsn0w Protects Your Jailbreak

    Premium-Inhalt. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running the latest software, you can upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 without fear of losing your jailbreak. According to , you can update to iOS 5.1.1 and still have a jailbroken phone, provided if you use the latest version of RedSn0w. This has since been confirmed by iOS developer.

  • Where did I come from? The origin(s) of my MacBook Pro

    Premium-Inhalt. I remember when I bought my first new Mac. The label on the box read something like "Assembled for Apple in California." Famously, that has now changed: Apple computers (and iPhones, and iPads) are assembled in China, and the conditions of the workers there came under scrutiny when Mike Daisey's one-man show about his trip to Foxconn factories there was featured on NPR's This American Life -- scrutiny that .

  • The eternal start up

    Premium-Inhalt. Three years ago, software company BMC formed an Incubation Team assigned to "worry about radical innovation" and "take away the risk" from the product teams.

  • Formula One Racing Team Speeds to Agile Development

    Premium-Inhalt. You hear a lot about organizations that must make split-second decisions or risk losing to competitors. Split-seconds? That's usually an exaggeration, unless you're talking about Formula One racing.

  • Microsoft Turns Jazz Hands Into Gesture Commands Using Sound Waves

    Premium-Inhalt. Most gesture-based control systems we use today rely on either motion-capture cameras--like the --or a . But researchers from Microsoft Research and the University of Washington are developing a system that can detect object with sound waves, like how a bat does with .

  • Seagate to demo 12Gbps SAS SSD

    Premium-Inhalt. Seagate said it will demonstrate a 12Gbps SAS solid-state drive (SSD) at the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase this week.

  • Easily Distracted Writers May Like Ommwriter Dana I

    Premium-Inhalt. Pop-up alerts, system tray balloons, animated banners, and blinking taskbar icons all conspire to steal our focus. As you sit in front of your screen trying to thread words together into something that makes sense, the distractions of a modern operating system can be maddening. Ommwriter Dana I is one free and stylish text editor that tries to offer an alternative: A full-screen writing environment with zero distractions. It's just you and your text, letting you finally focus on what you're trying to say. Or so, at least, the theory goes.

  • VeriFone to Announce New Mobile Payment Processing System

    Premium-Inhalt. Startups like Square and PhoneSwipe spotted a lucrative opportunity to empower the smallest of merchants to accept credit card payments, and they've made the most of it. If you have a product or service to sell, all you need to get paid by credit card is a smartphone or tablet, a tiny card swiper, and an account with one of these vendors.

  • Cisco nemesis Huawei to demo 96-port 100G Ethernet switch

    Premium-Inhalt. Huawei, 's , will debut its entry into enterprise switching at this week's conference in Las Vegas.

  • Facebook kicks off IPO roadshow in NYC

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook on Monday launched its IPO roadshow in New York City with CEO Mark Zuckerberg turning out to pitch the company's upcoming stock to potential investors.

  • IDC: Explosive growth expected for Hadoop, MapReduce-related revenues

    Premium-Inhalt. The market for software related to the Hadoop and MapReduce programming frameworks for large-scale data analysis will jump from US$77 million in 2011 to $812.8 million in 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 60.2 percent, according to a new report released Monday by analyst firm IDC.

  • Technical problems disrupt Euronext trading in Amsterdam

    Premium-Inhalt. The story, "Technical problems disrupt Euronext trading in Amsterdam," posted Monday, misspelled the company name of a Dutch online broker. The correct spelling is BinckBank.The second sentence of the seventh paragraph has been changed in the story on the wire and now reads:"This is a hindrance for our customers," said Harmen van der Schoor, spokesman for the Dutch online broker BinckBank.

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