Dass mittlerweile das iPhone für viele CIOs - auch für solche, die auf Jobsuche sind - selbstverständliches Werkzeug für berufliche, aber auch für private Angelegenheiten geworden ist, muss man nicht erwähnen. Und dennoch dauerte es bei dem einen oder anderen eine Weile, bis sich die Feinmotorik an das Gerät gewöhnt hatte, wie uns kürzlich ein Ex-IT-Chef gestand. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics may challenge the validity of Apple's intellectual property claims before the Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, rules on whether the company has infringed them, the court said on Friday. It is the second time in two weeks that the Mannheim court has decided to wait for a validity verdict from the Federal Patent Court before ruling on an infringement case.
Premium-Inhalt. Softbank, which runs Japan's third-largest mobile phone network, is experimenting with using blimps as temporary cell towers for use during natural disasters.
Premium-Inhalt. Two issues exposed financial data and Social Security numbers for 350,000 people, although it is thought the information has not been abused, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said.
Premium-Inhalt. As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook to catch up with family and friends, they reasoned, not to shop for goods and services.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook's by design, often hiding similar settings in totally different menus and defaulting to unnerving levels of public sharing. Ensuring that you share the right information with the right people can be difficult, and Facebook even has a few specialized settings that will override your other privacy settings if you aren't careful. Luckily you can take control of your privacy on Facebook fairly quickly once you know what you're looking for.
Premium-Inhalt. Drag and Drop Search is a free Chrome extension that offers an elegant solution to a common problem: Searching on the website that will give you the answers you need. Google is a great engine, but there is no reason to go through it for everything. If you're after quick facts and figures, you might be better off searching Wikipedia directly; if it's videos you're after, then a direct YouTube search might let you find them faster. If you'd like to get a sense for a place, searching for it on Flickr will show you what it's like. With Drag and Drop Search installed, you only need to select a term, then drag and drop it on the name of the search engine you'd like to use.
Premium-Inhalt. Megaupload filed a motion in federal court on Thursday asking to delay a civil suit filed against the file-sharing site while it prepares a defense for its criminal case.
Premium-Inhalt. The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social networking sites.
Premium-Inhalt. This evening's annual Codie awards for business software features a three-way tie in cloud computing, with , Keynote Systems, and Scribe Software all winning in the Best Cloud Application/Service category.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP is planning to target the customers of its enterprise customers in a bid to achieve rapid growth rates over the next three years.
Premium-Inhalt. Worried that your status updates on Facebook aren't finding all the eyeballs you'd like them to reach? Soon you may be able to pay Facebook to give your status updates more visibility.
Premium-Inhalt. A range of tech vendors including Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics International, BMC Software and CA Technologies this week reported quarterly earnings that had some solid numbers, but a cautious outlook for the rest of the year is spooking market watchers.
Premium-Inhalt. In the less than two months since gave its CloudStack software an Apache license, cloud providers are beginning to support the open source model.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is taking heat from browser competitors Firefox and Chrome for blocking them out of planned Windows 8 devices that will be based on ARM processors.
Premium-Inhalt. Vint Cerf once wore a shirt that read "IP on Everything," a wry comment on the versatility of the Internet Protocol he helped invent, a protocol that underlies all Internet communication. Now a University of California Berkeley researcher has put Cerf's maxim to the test, running an IP network over a set of xylophones, played by human participants.
Premium-Inhalt. The best-kept secret of the business world? Email reminder services, which can help turn overloaded inboxes into powerhouses.No, really. I’ve been using these services for the past couple years, and I’m constantly amazed at how helpful they are--and how few people know they exist.See, I use my inbox as a kind of , marking as unread any messages I don’t have time to answer now or need to act on later.The problem is, as my inbox fills up with other mail, these messages get pushed lower and lower, until eventually they're forced out of sight--and out of mind.A reminder service gives you a kind of email snooze button. All you do is forward a selected message to a particular e-mail address; at the designated time, it’ll return to your inbox.For example, suppose a PR person emails me about a new product launch that’s happening next Monday. I decide to write about it, but not until the actual launch day. Instead of spending a bunch of time setting up a reminder in my calendar or to-do list, I simply forward that email to firstname.lastname@example.org.When Monday rolls around, presto: There’s the email again.Different services have different syntax for the kinds of delays you can set, but for the most part it’s pretty straightforward: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and so on.What’s especially nice is that if an email arrives (make that re-arrives) and you’re still not ready to deal with it, you can click a snooze-delay link right inside the message.So, what reminder services are available, and which ones are best? PC World’s Liane Cassavoy recently reviewed : Boomerang for Gmail, Followup.cc, and Followupthen.com. (Keep in mind that “free” gets you just the basics; for more advanced features, you’ll want to look at pro-level accounts. Worth every penny, in my humble opinion.)I’ve tried all three of these services myself, and while they’re all great, I have to give the nod to . That said, I also recommend checking out , which has been in beta forever but continues to be fully free while it is.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is set to go on sale at retailers nationwide Sunday for $399.99, furthering the variety of tablet sizes from the vendor.
Premium-Inhalt. The first , but 802.11n is likely to stick around for many years to come -- both in the business world and our homes. Unfortunately, the 300Mbps (megabits per second) that the n-standard promises rarely delivers anything even close and proves to be a massive bottleneck in the days of 50/100Mbps (or more?) broadband connections, 1080p video streaming, massive backups and so forth. On the business side of things, even menial tasks such as remote desktop or real-time collaboration suffer from a poor Wi-Fi-connection.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe has told users of its Creative Suite, which includes the company's premier products like Photoshop and Illustrator, to spend $375 to upgrade if they want patches for eight critical vulnerabilities.
Premium-Inhalt. As the rioting that ended the career (at least as named) of the band "Free Beer" teaches us, you have to be careful what you name something. Free program Any Video Converter is a name that makes a bold promise… And darned if it doesn't deliver.
Premium-Inhalt. In most bring-your-own-device plans, employees are the ones bugging management and IT to support their personal devices for work. But VMware took a much different tack when launching its BYOD program late last year: All 6,000 employees in the U.S. must use their personal smartphones for work.
Premium-Inhalt. have gotten a lot better over the years, with bigger screens and live traffic updates, but they’re still fundamentally flawed because you need to take your eyes off of the road directly ahead, even if you stick it onto the center of your windshield. Pioneer wants to fix this with its new .
Premium-Inhalt. Recently, after selecting to do a search in Microsoft Outlook, I got a “No Results” message. I was certain the email I was seeking existed in the folder I was searching. So I did a few tests. Sure enough, I discovered that any search I now attempted came back with “No Results.” Uh-oh.
Premium-Inhalt. While the realm of Internet radio is basically dominated by Pandora these days, that doesn't mean that it's the only player in town. One such competitor, Raditaz, announced Friday that it has partnered with to show users lyrics and artist bios for the songs they are currently listening to.
Premium-Inhalt. Just when you thought you were safe from Facebook's , there's a new app in town using the social networking site to tag photos automatically. It's called , and is as the facial recognition software that Facebook tried to use.
Premium-Inhalt. SingTel has reported that its Australian subsidiary, Optus, has achieved an operating revenue of $9.37 billion, up 1 per cent, and an EBITDA of $2.36 billion, up 2 per cent for the full year to 31 March 2012. Net profit for the year was up 2 per cent to $787 million.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's pouring money into factories in China, but isn't quite as thrilled to hand cash over in a settlement. Elsewhere, the iPhone demonstrates an anti-killer feature. The remainders for Thursday, May 10, 2012 are cashing out their chips.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Thursday released a minor update to the software for second- and third-generation Apple TVs, with one enhancement and a number of bug fixes.
Premium-Inhalt. The is a set of conditions that affect how an individual interacts with the world around them. For parents with autisitc children, these differences can be frustrating, no matter what end of the wide spectrum the child may be on. On the flip side, small breakthroughs can be extremely rewarding, which is where projects like come in.
Premium-Inhalt. The 46-inch Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 doesn't stand out from the pack in design, features, or picture quality, but once you look at its price and its range of , it starts to get a little more interesting.
Premium-Inhalt. A 55-inch OLED TV priced over $8,000 in the second half of 2012 may cost closer to $2,300 within two years, a dramatic price reduction that would make the sets accessible to mainstream buyers.
Premium-Inhalt. Wireless technology figures to be a crucial factor in any serious address of the laundry list of capital-letter challenges confronting the developing world, from health care to personal finance, energy to education, former President Bill Clinton said in a closing keynote address here at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show.
Premium-Inhalt. The battle between Bing and Google is getting personal, with both search engines fighting to become more socially connected. Microsoft recently added in response to Google's January rollout of . Both forays into social integration try to bring your friends and connections into your searches to help uncover references you might not find otherwise.
Premium-Inhalt. to boost Bing's social networking feaures could finally give it an opportunity to truly take on Google's dominant search engine, analysts say.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're looking for a last-minute gift for Mother's Day, don't bother sending her a Facebook invite - chances are, she's probably already on it.
Premium-Inhalt. Nearly one in three smartphones sold in Japan last fiscal year was an iPhone, pushing Apple's sales far ahead of main rival Samsung Electronics in the country, according to data published by a local research firm.
Premium-Inhalt. Panasonic said Friday it booked a loss of nearly US$10 billion for the fiscal year that ended March 31, the largest ever loss by a Japanese manufacturer according to local media.
Premium-Inhalt. This week's roundup of apps brings us big updates to some of our old favorites, as well as new ways to speak, travel, and take photos.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.K. website of Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog organization, was compromised by hackers, who used it to infect visitors with a remote access Trojan horse program known as Gh0st RAT, security firm Websense reported on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Electronics has announced the Samsung Omnia M, a Windows Phone with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that will first become available in Europe, the company said on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Twitter has acquired RestEngine, a two-and-half-year-old company that has helped social app publishers send emails based on a user's social graph, RestEngine said on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. On paper, or on a website, the Samsung UN46D6000 looks like an all-around excellent HDTV, especially for a street price of around $1000 (as of 5/5/2012). While the UN46D6000 refreshes the screen at a rate of 120Hz, Samsung claims that the HDTV's “Clear Motion Rate” technology simulates the smoother motion you might see on a 240Hz set (more on that later). The set's sleek, easy-to-navigate Smart Hub feature provides access to your home network and the Internet. You can even control the set from your iPhone or Android device.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft might not offer free Windows 8 upgrades to customers who buy new PCs in the months before the new operating system launches.
Premium-Inhalt. Money transfer via mobile phones has expanded to 16 percent of the total population in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new World Bank study that provides a global picture for how people save, borrow, make payments and manage risk.
Premium-Inhalt. These days, it seems like a dozen new network "extras" - including traffic monitors, packet inspection technologies and management products, to name just a few - are launched every week, all advertising large-scale gains in performance, and ease of use.
Premium-Inhalt. Moving an item between two different folders or drives usually involves opening two Finder windows: one for the folder currently hosting the item, the other showing the place to which you want to move the item. (Mac OS X’s pop-up folders can help, but they still require that the destination folder, or some folder or drive enclosing it, be visible in the Finder or in the Dock.) Similarly, if you use OS X’s Mission Control or Spaces feature, or the full-screen mode of Lion (OS X 10.7), it can be a hassle to move files and content between applications and workspaces.