Seit Apple 2007 mit dem Erscheinen des iPhones die App im Massenmarkt salonfähig machte, hat sich das App-Paradigma rasant verbreitet. Hatten die ersten Apps eher einen unterhaltenden Charakter, werden sie jetzt auch für den Business-Bereich interessant. Noch ist das Ende mächtiger Softwarepakete nicht gekommen, aber Apps etablieren sich als wichtiges ergänzendes Distributionsverfahren. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. HTC's second-quarter net profit dropped 58 percent year on year, the company reported Friday, a sign that its newest smartphones are not doing as well as it hoped.
Premium-Inhalt. Consumer electronics and related components are facing some serious economic headwinds, according to industry analysts and financial results from some companies.
Premium-Inhalt. It's not often that I play social games on Facebook, mainly because I don't like to spam my friends with constant notifications. No one likes to get those, especially every single time that someone does something in the game. I just don't feel the need to be "that guy" on Facebook who does nothing more than spam his friends with countless game requests. has me so infatuated that I don't really care if I end up being that guy. I was a big fan of SimCity 2000, as was most of the gaming public. Hearing that SimCity would be making its way to Facebook at E3 this year, I was skeptical and had an attitude of "Oh great, another Facebook version of a popular game to clutter up my feed." I didn't have the greatest of outlooks, but after everything that Facebook games have done to us over the years, I'm not sure it's entirely undeserved. The early days of Facebook games like Farmville and Mafia Wars didn't leave us in the best of moods. Dozens of daily requests, news feeds cluttered with things that players had done in the game, posts on your wall with a request for you to trade items in a game that you hadn't even played. It was a mess, and still is to some extent, but it's good enough for now. SimCity Social is the one game that has me so genuinely in love with the format that I don't really care about spamming my friends as much as I used to. It's still a 'ville-style game, there's no denying that, but it works. I was always a tad afraid that I would send things out just by opening the game, but SimCity Social makes it very clear when you're going to involve someone else, while still actively encouraging it. That may be due to some new Facebook Game guidelines, but either way, it's a good change. It's cute and fun. It's all about building your city and watching it grow, but, as the name implies, it's also about social interaction. Visiting your friends' cities is essential to some elements of the game. You'll need people to staff buildings in your town, and while you can totally purchase players to staff them, asking a friend will suffice. It's the simple Facebook payoff. You can either pay money for something, or just ask someone else on Facebook, in the hope that they will start playing the game too and a continuing chain-effect will occur.
Premium-Inhalt. Entrepreneurs in the UK will soon have a new way to pitch for early-stage funding, thanks to the launch of a new website called Seedrs, which enables start-ups to crowdsource equity capital from friends, family and third-part investors.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo and Facebook have settled a patent dispute, according to a Facebook released Friday afternoon.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple says it has solved an issue that caused several apps to immediately crashing when users updated them. affected only a small number of users, Apple told , and it was caused by a server that generated DRM code for some of the apps users downloaded.
Premium-Inhalt. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's lawyers have appeared in Auckland High Court this morning, seeking relief and reparation from the government over what has been deemed an illegal search and seizure of Dotcom's property.
Premium-Inhalt. Kim Dotcom, fighting extradition to the United States on charges of copyright infringement and money laundering, says he is outraged that he is unable to access the evidence gathered by the FBI to be used against him.
Premium-Inhalt. When Fuji Xerox Taiwan, a leading provider of multifunction printing and document management solutions, relocated its Taipei headquarters in January 2012, it wanted to redesign its network infrastructure to build a more secure and highly available architecture.
Premium-Inhalt. The Implementing Information Infrastructure Symposium (IIIS) Singapore conference started off somewhat controversially when a plenary speaker declared that the technology-savvy island-state is actually under-virtualised.
Premium-Inhalt. Maintaining and managing legacy infrastructure as well as spiraling power costs in data centres are challenges that IT leaders face, according to Raju Chellam is head, cloud practice, for Dell South Asia & Korea.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple will announce its for the quarter that ended on 30 June, on Tuesday 24 July at 10pm BST (2pm PT).
Premium-Inhalt. Former Apple programmer Ron Avitzur's project was cancelled in August 1993, but he managed to continue to sneak into the Apple's offices until he had finished the graphing calculator program that he had been working on.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung and Google are ganging up to fight Apple. Samsung is reported to have said that it is working on an anti-Apple legal plan with Google.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple is revamping the Genius Bar in its retail stores, according to new reports.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's iOS and Mac developers now have access to a revamped iCloud.com beta website accessible at .
Premium-Inhalt. Apple owns patents that will make it difficult for any other company to make a product as intuitive to use as the iPad or iPhone.
Premium-Inhalt. A Chinese company has accused Apple of infringing its trademark of the name Snow Leopard. This new suit comes just after Apple with Proview in China, by forking out $60 million to the company.
Premium-Inhalt. Last month, , followed shortly after by Apple's announcement that it has for the next iOS, booting Google out for good. Now, Amazon appears to have taken the first step towards joining the mobile mapping service war, by acquiring 3D mapping startup UpNext.
Premium-Inhalt. Three quarters of people (78%) surveyed by Adobe think that creativity is key to driving economic growth, but a massive 80% feel that there is increasing pressure to be more productive rather than creative.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's iPad is still the most popular tablet brand in the UK, with 70% of the market, which according to government figures, equates to around 2,100,000 people owning an iPad here in the UK.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple disagrees with Italian regulators who are threatening the company with the closure of its Italian operation and fines, due to claims that it must offer a free two-year warranty.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has described Steve Jobs' work as "phenomenal," but believes that Apple may need to build a hybrid, Surface-like device in the future to meet users needs.
Premium-Inhalt. The ITC has turned down Apple's request for an emergency ban on the US sale of 29 HTC smartphones. Apple had claimed that the HTC handsets all infringed US Patent 5,946,647, known as a 'data tapping' patent, which was filed in 1996 and assigned to Apple three and a half years later.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple closed at $599.41 last night, just a few cents short of the day's high of $600. It's the first time since 27 April that the stock has broken back into the $600s, and was despite concerns about Apple's manufacturing partner, Wintek, who saw June sales fall 34% compared to May's level.
Premium-Inhalt. Speculation about Apple's plans to launch a smaller iPad doesn't seem to be slowing down. New reports have emerged this week that suggest the iPad mini will hit the shelves before the year is out.
Premium-Inhalt. Google is teaming up with Samsung to push out a patch that should help the companies avoid the Galaxy Nexus sales ban.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple has been granted a patent for a head-mounted display, which could be used to make a Google Project Glass rival.
Premium-Inhalt. The big get bigger, the NFL gets technical, and Tim Cook gets a coveted invitation. The remainders for Friday, July 6, 2012 are moving the chains.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo and Facebook announced Friday they have settled a high-profile patent dispute with a deal that analysts said would likely be good for both sides.
Premium-Inhalt. The Gartner Magic Quadrant is the passionately discussed tool for product selection in the IT industry. It is criticized for its simplicity, subjectivity and blind spots. Ask any vendor's marketing professional about the Magic Quadrant and they will fill your ear.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla is halting development on its , .
Premium-Inhalt. Maybe you have to do it for work. Maybe you're just curious. Maybe you're a glutton for punishment who lives on the bleeding edge. Maybe you lost a bet. Whatever the reason, you want to run the Windows 8 Preview Release.
Premium-Inhalt. Forensics extraction is the process of getting into a computer device (in this case an iOS device) and extracting all the data from it. And is an incredibly powerful piece of kit that enables you to hack into, and extract pretty much everything on an iPhone (passcodes, keys, files, messages, audio recordings, and so on).
Premium-Inhalt. Snugg's provides a simple but stylish way to protect your device, with the added function of a stand, stylus holder and hand strap.
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Premium-Inhalt. By offering users of Windows 7, XP and Vista discounts to upgrade to Windows 8, Microsoft is putting itself in a position to reap both benefits and criticism in the consumer operating system market.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple could be planning to launch a minor update to the iPad before Christmas, returning to a one-LED backlight in order to reduce the risk of the tablet overheating.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs was apparently inspired by the Minitel, a French gadget that networked together French households via the telephone line.
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Premium-Inhalt. Regardless if you call it the or the (BYOD) movement, the trend of people using their own mobile devices to access corporate resources is unstoppable. Some users (guests) simply want to check their social networks, while others (employees) want to connect to their organizations' sales and other business apps while on the road. Many organizations have tried to fight the tide, but it's a losing battle.
Premium-Inhalt. has released version 3.5 of digital publishing platform. The upgrade is designed to make it easier for creatives and publishers to develop content for a growing range of mobile devices - from smartphones such as the iPhone to larger tablets such as the iPad, as well as mid-size devices such as the new Google Nexus 7 - without the need for numerous device-specific design iterations.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to an editing error the story, "From tech to toilet paper, Berliner tries to live completely open source for one year," misspelled the name of the c-base hacker community. The fourth and ninth paragraphs of the story have been changed to correct the name.
Premium-Inhalt. If Apple launches a pint-sized version of its best selling iPad tablet, it could grab sales not only from competitors but from Apple itself.
Premium-Inhalt. Yesterday, problems after Apple had approved their updates, causing some apps to crash nearly instantly when you attempted to launch them. Now, Apple has responded to the issue, claiming that it has resolved the bug.
Premium-Inhalt. US judge Richard Posner threw a patent case between Apple and Motorola out of court because, although he had been looking forward to presiding over the trial between the two companies, he said: "I didn't think I could have a trial just for fun".
Premium-Inhalt. Apple looks set to open its 15th store in Australia. The company is advertising for staff for its first store in Canberra.
Premium-Inhalt. We round up the latest Apple patent news and decipher the clues they give us to Apple's future product launches and updates.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple now sells one device for every two Windows devices, revealing that Microsoft's huge advantage in the platform wars has rapidly decreased since the early 2000s, when the ratio was 56 Windows devices to every one Apple device.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Friday said it has fully restored its Xbox Live service after problems prevented an undetermined number of users from logging into the online gaming service.
Premium-Inhalt. Starting next week, AT&T customers whose phones get stolen will be able to cut off the stolen device's ability to work on an AT&T network.
Premium-Inhalt. Maxthon 3.4 is an alternative Web browser, one of many fighting for the small slice of the pie not claimed by , , and . It's free, has a trendily minimalist interface, and has several features built-in that must be implemented by plugins in other browsers.
Premium-Inhalt. On the outside, by a team of US-based researchers just looks like an experiment to see how life-like we can make robots. But a key component within the machine could allow it to help people with serious spinal injuries learn how to walk again.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've been waiting for the perfect time to purchase a new laptop, you may want to grab your credit card now. Price-predicting service says late June to mid-July is one of the best times of the year to get the best deal on a new notebook.