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  • Noch keine Stellenabbau-Zahlen für HP Deutschland

    IG Metall fürchtet mehr als 800 Entlassungen

    Hewlett-Packard macht noch keine Angaben dazu, wie stark der weltweite Abbau von 27.000 Arbeitsplätzen Deutschland treffen wird. …mehr

  • iPad macht Apple zum Marktführer bei mobilen Computern

    Studie der NPD Group

    Der Marktforscher NPD Group hat in seiner jüngsten Studie die Verkaufszahlen von Laptops, Netbooks und Tablets analysiert. Demnach liefert Apple alleine beim iPad mehr Stückzahlen aus, als alle anderen Hersteller von ihrem kompletten Portfolio an tragbaren Computern. …mehr

  • Google startet Verkauf von Nexus-Smartphones im November

    Android-Gerücht

    Das IT-Blog TalkAndroid bestätigt frühere Gerüchte, dass Google in diesem Jahr mehrere Android-Smartphones und -Tablets unter eigenem Namen anbieten will. Und fügt ihnen neue Informationen hinzu. …mehr

  • Apple und Samsung schweigen nach Patentgipfel

    Doch kein Deal?

    Nach den Friedensverhandlungen von Apple und Samsung in dem erbitterten Patentstreit hüllen sich die Unternehmen in Schweigen. Lediglich die "Korea Times" berichtete unter Berufung auf ihre Quellen, die beiden zerstrittenen Unternehmen hätten "nicht zu einer klaren Einigung" gefunden. Offizielle Angaben gibt es nicht. …mehr

  • Rückschlag für Oracle in Android-Prozess gegen Google

    Keine Patentverletzung festgestellt

    Oracle droht eine schmerzhafte Niederlage in dem großen Prozess gegen Google wegen des Smartphone-Betriebssystems Android.  …mehr

  • Telekom bekräftigt Ziele für neue Geschäftsfelder

    Hauptversammlung

    Die Deutsche Telekom hält an ihren mittelfristigen Zielen für die neuen Geschäftsfelder fest.  …mehr

  • 27.000 HP-Mitarbeiter müssen gehen

    Umsatz und Gewinn rückläufig

    Das Geschäft von Hewlett-Packard (HP) schrumpft. Das Management reagiert mit drastischen Maßnahmen und will 27.000 Stellen streichen. …mehr

  • Die besten Tools zum Schutz persönlicher Daten

    Windows-PCs im Netz absichern

    Phishing-Angriffe, Bespitzelung und Spam können jeden treffen. Deshalb tut Selbstschutz Not. Ein wichtiges Hilfsmittel dazu sind Security-Tools. Wir stellen Programme vor, die Windows-PCs im Netz sicherer machen und vor Betrüger schützen.  …mehr

  • So vermeiden Sie böse Foto-Pannen

    Ratgeber Digitalkamera

    Leerer Akku, volle Speicherkarte - solche Foto-Pannen verderben die gute Laune. Mit unseren Tipps gelingen Ihnen perfekte Bilder in jeder Situation.  …mehr

  • Was steckt in Ihrem PC?

    Hardware-Komponenten identifizieren

    Schraubenzieher ade: Wenn Sie wissen wollen, welche Hardware in Ihrem PC arbeitet, brauchen Sie nur die passenden Diagnose-Tools. Wir stellen drei Gratis-Programme vor.  …mehr

  • Glassboard für Android, iPhone und Web

    Bilder, Videos und Nachrichten sicher teilen

    Glassboard ist ein sicherer Weg, um Inhalte mit Freunden und Kollegen zu teilen. Nur wer explizit zu einem Board eingeladen wurde, der sieht auch die freigegebenen Inhalte. …mehr

  • Mobilität macht nicht nur freier und produktiver

    Neuer iPass-Report

    Wie die jüngste Erhebung des Hotspot-Betreibers iPass ergab, hat die neue Mobilität der Mitarbeiter ihre Licht-, aber auch ihre Schattenseiten. Viele von ihnen sind so sehr auf die durchgängige Anbindung angewiesen, dass sie als "abhängig" bezeichnet werden könnten.  …mehr

  • Casio EX-ZR200 im Test

    Digitalkamera

    Mit der Exilim EX-ZR200 bringt Casio eine weitere Digitalkamera mit flotter Serienbildfunktion. Ob das Modell auch bei den Auflösungs- und Rauschmessungen überzeugen konnte, verrät der ausführliche Test.  …mehr

  • Chaos im Team

    Freelancer, Cloud-Worker, Heimarbeiter

    From nine to five und alle im Büro - das war einmal. Heute arbeiten Mitarbeiter oft weit verstreut und zu unterschiedlichsten Zeiten.  …mehr

  • So werden Sie ein besserer CIO

    Lernen vom Spiel "Angry Birds"

    Das Spiel Angry Birds hat viele Parallelen zum CIO-Job. Wir zeigen, welche das sind und wie man ein besserer CIO werden kann. …mehr

  • Betriebliches Eingliederungsmanagement

    Überwachungsrecht des Betriebsrats

    Die Wahrnehmung des Rechts auf Überwachung der Wiedereingliederung ist nicht von der Zustimmung der betroffenen Arbeitnehmer abhängig.  …mehr

  • Android, Apple Own 80% of Global Smartphone Market: Microsoft's Share, 2.2%

    Premium-Inhalt. What a difference a year makes in the .

  • Proposed New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Comments

    Premium-Inhalt. Online anonymity is once again under attack. This time, it comes from the New York state Senate floor, where is bill is aiming to cut down on cyberbullying, protect small businesses, and -naturally - protect politicians from anonymous attacks during campaign season.

  • How We Test Monitors

    Premium-Inhalt. PCWorld tests computer products in real-world settings with applications that an average PC user is likely to use day in and day out. To evaluate monitors, we assemble a jury of PCWorld editors and analysts to rate the performance of each product as it displays a number of test screens.

  • Yahoo Axis syncs browsing between iOS and desktop

    Premium-Inhalt. , a new searching and browsing tool that syncs between your Web browser of choice and your iOS devices.

  • Microsoft Office for iOS and Android May Arrive This Fall

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft appears to be closing in on a release of Microsoft Office for both iOS and Android this fall, despite previous denials.

  • QR Code Relies On Sunlight to Deliver Deals, Makes QR Codes Slightly Less Useless

    Premium-Inhalt. It's fairly well established now that QR codes, well, kind of suck. Although lots of people own a smartphone or gadget with a scanner now, no-one really bothers to scan them--that's . Still, that doesn't mean smart uses of the technology should go unnoticed, just like Korean Emart's .

  • How We Test Monitors

    Premium-Inhalt. PCWorld tests computer products in real-world settings with applications that an average PC user is likely to use day in and day out. To evaluate monitors, we assemble a jury of PCWorld editors and analysts to rate the performance of each product as it displays a number of test screens.

  • Remains of the Day: Losers, weepers

    Premium-Inhalt. Samsung and Apple can't find a compromise, IBM employees lose out on Siri, and Jony Ive tears up about Apple's next great product. The remainders for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 can't win for losing.

  • Searches go full-screen in update to Google's iOS app

    Premium-Inhalt. Google has gone big with the changes in the latest version of its mobile search app for iOS, starting with full-screen searches and views for the iPhone. Other changes introduced in Wednesday include speed improvements, an enhanced yet simplified user interface, and gesture tweaks for easy navigation.

  • RepRap 3D Printers Will Soon Self-Replicate Like Bunnies

    Premium-Inhalt. 3D printers are awesome. There's a catch, though: The printers are nowhere near inexpensive enough for most people to just pick one up. We've seen some cheap ones like the , but that will still run you up $500. What if you could get one for free, though?

  • Yahoo launches stand-alone mobile search app

    Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo beefed up its search offerings on Wednesday when it launched Axis, an HTML5-based browser app that delivers search results as page previews rather than as links.

  • Learn DIY Web Skills Through Mozilla's New 'Webmaker' Effort

    Premium-Inhalt. on Tuesday announced a new effort aimed at helping everyday users of the Web become more proficient at developing and helping to create it.

  • BullGuard Mobile Security 10: Solid Mobile Antivirus with Parental Controls

    Premium-Inhalt. offers a mobile antivirus and security app for Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry devices, called . For $29.95 per year, it protects you and your mobile device from viruses, spyware, identity theft, and online fraud. The app also offers antitheft, parental controls, and data backup--all of which can be accessed via BullGuard's web-based control panel (that it calls the Mobile Security Manager).

  • Remains of the Day: What's Cookin'?

    Premium-Inhalt. Tim Cook's in the kitchen, whipping up some tasty Apple turnover; Yahoo bakes its keys right into its latest product; and a Rogue Amoeba iPhone app apparently isn't to Apple's taste. The remainders for Thursday, May 24, 2012 are slaving over a hot stove.

  • Lawmakers call on DOJ to reopen investigation into Google Wi-Fi spying

    Premium-Inhalt. Two U.S. lawmakers have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into Google's snooping on Wi-Fi networks in 2010 after recent questions about the company's level of cooperation with federal inquiries.

  • What Windows 8? Microsoft Pushes XP-to-Win 7 Migration

    Premium-Inhalt. What's the best operating system for businesses? If you were to ask Microsoft, you'd probably expect them to preach the virtues of the company's upcoming Windows 8 operating system, which arrives later this year on both PCs and tablets.

  • Identify Mystery Fonts With Find My Font Pro

    Premium-Inhalt. It's after dinner hour and you're still at work searching for the font your boss requested. You want to strangle the person who suggested the Boss keep a scrapbook of designs they like. How long can it take to match a font to this magazine clip? Find My Font Pro ($70, 30-day free trial) is here to help. How much it can help depends on your sample quality and the rarity of the font.Find My Font Pro is really easy to use. Simply open your bmp, gif, jpg, pbm, pgm, png, ppm, tif, xbm, or xpm file, then use the tools to select the text of the unknown font. To make matching fonts easier, Find My Font offers tools to magnify, rotate, split letters (for when your letters are too close together to get a good sample), and alter the baseline shift if your sample letters are not straight. In addition, if your image is not high resolution, you'll probably need to hold down shift to select additional pixels of the letter to give Find My Font a good sample.Once you have your mystery-font letters selected, enter the actual letters using upper and lower case, and no spaces. Find My Font Pro searches your computer and the internet quickly. (The $50 Standard edition checks only local drives for your mystery font.)Unfortunately, Find My Font is not very accurate when it comes to especially detailed or archaic fonts; or from a low-resolution file. And Find My Fonts will be no help if you don't know what the corresponding letters are (as is common with dingbats or pictorial fonts). Plus, if you have a PDF, you'll need to convert it first into an image file (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .pbm, .pgm, .png, .ppm, .tif, .xbm, or xpm) readable by Find My Font or take a screenshot.Find My Font did much better at identifying standard fonts, especially those from a really clean sample. This may be useful if you see a font you like, but can't afford it and need to search for a similar freeware alternative. That said, if you have no budget to purchase fonts, you're unlikely to want to spend $70 on Find My Fonts, and when the 30-day trial has expired, my guess is that you'll prefer a free online service like MyFont.com's , which works the same as Find My Font, only without the local search.Once you have a number of matches, chose the best fit and use Find My Font to purchase (if the font is not freeware) and download the font from the official owner of the font set. This is a useful addition to Find My Font, as is the automatic installation of fonts if you happen to be running Windows 2000 or XP (Windows Vista and 7 don't require you to install fonts, just drop them in your fonts folder).Unfortunately, Find My Font doesn't include the function that I would find most useful: a font creator for those fonts you just can't match. How great would that be, to take a sample of the closest match in Find My Fonts and be able to tweak it until it matched perfectly? Something for a future, slightly more expensive pro version, maybe. If this is a function you really need, try ($79) or (if you need it for commercial purposes) ($199). Both versions offer a free trial, and are good---if not complex---programs to create a bespoke font. If you're on a tighter budget, try similar Type 3.2 ($65), or its free version with limited functionality.Find My Font could be useful if you have a clean sample of a font you know is somewhere hidden in your fonts folder, or may be an easy match. Other than that, Find My Font may be your last resort when others fail, but depending on the font you need, you may be better off searching one of the many font sites online.

  • Extreme BYOD: When consumer tech goes to unexpected places

    Premium-Inhalt. If there's one phrase I associate with the future, it's control panels. You know, the gleaming, custom built set of controls that provide a direct interface to the advanced machines that we use in our every day lives, here in the futuristic world of the 21st century.

  • Find the Name of That Hard-to-See Color With Colorblind Assistant

    Premium-Inhalt. Color blindness is not a serious condition for most people who have it, but it can still be annoying. My own color blindness--called protanopia, also known as "red-green" color blindness--makes it difficult for me to distinguish between green, yellow, and red colors. When I pick color schemes for designs, I avoid embarrassing mistakes by using Adobe Kuler or . But even with these tools, communicating about colors was still a challenge--until I found the free Colorblind Assistant.

  • Create and Modify PDF Files With PDF-XChange Pro 2012

    Premium-Inhalt. Tracker's PDF-XChange Pro 2012 ($74) bundles a number of PDF-XChange apps that together attempt to create a suite comparable to the $449 , just for much less money. According to Tracker, PDF-XChange Pro is a favorite download for corporations--and based on price alone, what CFO wouldn't be happy? But is PDF-XChange Pro 2012 a good deal for the little guy, too?

  • This 2D Mario Game Explains Why Stop Motion Is So Cool

    Premium-Inhalt. If you need to do a project for school, and also happen to have a lot of spare time on your hands, then maybe you should give stop motion a go. Seriously--because you can recreate something like , and it will look almost like the real thing.

  • AirDroid's Web Component Works With App To Control Android from Your Browser

    Premium-Inhalt. Today's smartphones have bigger and better screens than ever before. But, while a 4- or 5-inch screen may feel roomy on your mobile device, it's probably less than a quarter the size of to the screen that your laptop or desktop boasts. If you'd like to use all of those inches for viewing and controlling your , meet AirDroid, a handy mobile application that allows you to take complete control of your Android device via your computer's Web browser.

  • Mystery Dell XPS 14 Laptop Packs High-End Features in Ultrabook Form

    Premium-Inhalt. What's this? An unannounced 14-inch Ultrabook called the Dell XPS 14 has popped up on Amazon. The specs suggest this superthin laptop will give other Ultrabooks a run for their money--it's got an Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia discrete graphics, an HD+ display, and 12 hours of battery life.

  • Google+ Android App Can Start Hangouts With Ease, Gets New Look

    Premium-Inhalt. The Google+ app for Android just received a big update that simplifies the way users can start Hangout video chats from their phones.

  • Lawmakers call on DOJ to reopen investigation into Google Wi-Fi spying

    Premium-Inhalt. Two U.S. lawmakers have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into Google's snooping on Wi-Fi networks in 2010 after recent questions about the company's level of cooperation with federal inquiries.

  • Researchers propose TLS extension to detect rogue SSL certificates

    Premium-Inhalt. A pair of security researchers have proposed an extension to the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol that would allow browsers to detect and block fraudulently-issued SSL certificates.

  • Google chairman pledges to fund Raspberry Pi availability in U.K. schools

    Premium-Inhalt. Google chairman Eric Schmidt announced this week at the London Science Museum that his company would fund the U.K. charity Teach First, which will provide teacher training and student equipment, including the Raspberry Pi, for the purpose of improving computing education in the country.

  • Customizable cloud SLAs on the way, researchers predict

    Premium-Inhalt. Service-level agreements and legal standards for cloud offerings will become more customized to individual customers and vertical industries as the cloud market continues to mature and providers look for ways to differentiate their offerings, researchers at the University of London predict.

  • Judge orders drug evidence suppressed in warrantless GPS tracking case

    Premium-Inhalt. A federal judge in Kentucky this week upheld a lower court's decision to throw out crucial evidence in a drug case because the evidence was gathered with the help of a GPS tracking device that was installed without a warrant on the suspect's vehicle.

  • Yahoo Axis may be game changer for search and the troubled company

    Premium-Inhalt. With its new search/browser app Axis, Yahoo is trying to change the search game, while also trying to change its image as a .

  • Two useful Automator workflows

    Premium-Inhalt. Automator--OS X's automation utility--gets overlooked far more than it should. It's not terribly difficult to use and it can ease the burden of performing repetitive tasks. In this week's video I cobble together a couple of simple Automator workflows--one for easily compressing files and folder and adding them to email messages and another for creating an automatic backup routine between two volumes.

  • Hands on with SketchBook Ink

    Premium-Inhalt. Previewed at , Autodesk's has hit the App Store for all to test and play with. Being the naturally curious sketcher that I am, I took it for a quick spin.

  • IE9 says Yahoo Axis slows down the browser

    Premium-Inhalt. Although Microsoft and Yahoo are search partners, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) may complain that Yahoo's new Axis search add-on is slowing down the browser.

  • Ford 'Overclocks' New Focus ST: More Top-End Power, Better Fuel Efficiency

    Premium-Inhalt. Anyone who's ever driven a sports car knows the thrill of taking it out on the highway and pressing down on the gas. After years of driving an economy car and chugging up hills, the way a sports car leaps to respond to such challenges is hard to forget.

  • Move Over Instagram, Here Comes Facebook Camera

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook , but that's not stopping the site from releasing a social photo-sharing app of its own.

  • Justnotes is an elegant notes app that syncs across devices

    Premium-Inhalt. Unlike iOS's Notes, OS X's built-in app for quick notes, Stickies, goes beyond simple text. Still, it feels dated these days, and perhaps its biggest flaw is that it doesn't sync across Macs or with your iOS devices. If you're looking for something a bit more modern that lets you create and manage text notes, and access those notes anywhere you've got an Internet connection, () may be the solution.

  • Box Adds Admin and Security Features for Business

    Premium-Inhalt. Box unveiled for its cloud storage service aimed at making it easier for business customers to manage and protect data stored in the cloud. Among the various cloud storage and file sharing options available Box already stands apart from the crowd in catering more to businesses than consumers, and these latest improvements put even more distance between Box and its rivals.

  • Smartphones with quad-core chips and 4G LTE coming soon

    Premium-Inhalt. Quad-core processors have not yet been combined with 4G LTE in smartphones, but that could change soon.

  • Massive Layoffs at HP Make for IT Outsourcing Identity Crisis

    Premium-Inhalt. It's been more than three years since , and the long-term direction of its bigger--if not better--outsourcing business is no more clear than it was on the day the deal closed.

  • Hands on with Facebook Camera for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook on Thursday launched , a new standalone iPhone app for browsing your friends' photos and sharing new ones of your own. , it might be sweating bullets right now.

  • Facebook beefs up mobile photo sharing with Camera

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook its own mobile photo app, Camera, on Thursday, bringing richer photo-sharing features to the platform even before the company to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram.

  • Google gives search users final DNSChanger warning

    Premium-Inhalt. Google has embarked on a final campaign to warn the remaining half million PCs it reckons could still be infected with the DNSChanger malware that they risk losing Internet connectivity on 9 July.

  • About 4.5 million Catholic school students to get Office 365

    Premium-Inhalt. About 4.5 million Catholic school students will get access to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud e-mail and collaboration suite as part of a 3-year deal the software vendor struck with the Catholic International Education Office (OIEC).

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