Premium-Inhalt. June marked the five-year anniversary of the iPhone. Without a doubt, the world has changed substantially since the iPhone was first introduced. But how secure are consumers as they trust more and more of their sensitive data to modern smartphones?
Premium-Inhalt. On Saturday, Pedro Querido of Portugal waved his arms back and forth, taming a shopping cart with a green basket that seemingly had a mind of its own.
Premium-Inhalt. I love the PlayStation Vita. I'm not sure if it's the overall beauty of the handheld or what, but I just can't put it down. It's not often that a handheld launches with both a stellar launch lineup and an exceptional catalog of older games ready to be played, but that's exactly what the Vita has, and that may be its strongest suit right now. There's well over 300 PSP games available on PSN right now that are compatible with the Vita. There have been other consoles that have launched with a large catalog of backward compatible titles, but never have they been so immediately available as they are with the Vita. A simple download and you can have almost any PSP title available on your Vita, that's something that hasn't really been done before. Sony has done a good job of giving players the option for an all-digital future by making most Vita games available as either downloadable or physical content. It isn't something that happens often outside of the PlayStation Network; offering downloadable and physical copies of a game simultaneously has only been done a handful of times on the Microsoft Xbox 360 outside of their Games On Demand service (which is actually making big strides, but doesn't compete with the PlayStation Network's often same-day delivery). As for Nintendo, well, they would need to discover the Internet for that sort of digital/physical delivery system to work with the Wii or 3DS consoles. This thought sparked as I took a look at the PlayStation Store this weekend. I (metaphorically) strolled into the PSP section and discovered that I had purchased a bunch of titles on my PSP a few years back. I didn't need to go through the trouble of finding my PSP to play them; I simply hit download and I could play my games in minutes. I downloaded Persona 3 Portable and booted it up. I was curious to see how the Vita's emulation software worked; was it just a straight PSP emulator, or could it take advantage of the Vita's new components? The answer was both. It was just a PSP emulator, offering the same save system and button configuration, but there was also a set of options that allowed the game to take advantage of the second analog stick, front-facing camera, and other Vita features. Configuring the PSP emulator was as simple as choosing which PSP buttons to map to the Vita's secondary analog stick movements. It didn't make much sense in the context of Persona 3, but it sure will make it easier to go back to all the early PSP shooters that mapped aim movement to the face buttons. For as much flak as Sony gets for being "secondary" to Xbox Live, they sure are taking a chance on innovating digital distribution systems that we have in place right now. It wasn't strictly necessary to build a PSP emulator that takes advantage of the Vita's powerful hardware, but Sony did it anyway and the future of last-gen gaming is better for it. I may not be ready for an all-digital future, but this certainly has me looking more fondly on the prospect.
Premium-Inhalt. is buying the maker of the world's largest multi-touch displays in an effort to create 8 devices that can be used for collaboration.
Premium-Inhalt. For years, you've heard that . Your camera's RAW mode packs significantly more visual information, so it offers the potential to capture better photos. That comes at a cost, however, since you need to do extra work to coax better photos out of your camera. To help you do that, most photo editors come with some sort of mini photo editor that you can use to tweak RAW images. Photoshop Elements calls it Camera Raw; Corel PaintShop Pro calls it Camera RAW Lab. If you've always ignored such programs, give them a second look.
Premium-Inhalt. The series of brainy, idea-mongering lectures became a phenomenon among the YouTube cognoscenti in recent years, and now the people behind the lecture series have unveiled a new app to keep the conversation going.
Premium-Inhalt. HP announced today that it is planning to make four new all-in-one desktop PC models available in August and September, upgrading its existing lineup and bringing touchscreen technology to machines outside of its HP TouchSmart line.
Premium-Inhalt. Windows 8, the next major upgrade of Microsoft's operating system for PCs, tablets and laptops, will be released to manufacturers in August and will ship commercially in October, the company on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices expects its second-quarter revenue to drop by 11 percent from the first quarter due to slow sales in China and Europe, the company said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. It wasnt so long ago that Chris Grant would regularly take a whole laboratorys worth of equipment with him into the wilderness. These days, he just takes an iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. No visit to Kansas City, Mo., is complete without a stop at the , a terrific venue in the citys 18th & Vine Historic District. With Major League Baseballs All Star Game taking place in Kansas City this week, the museum is getting some much-deserved attention. And even if youre nowhere near the City of Fountains this week, you can still pop in for a visit with the newly released app for the iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. The has changed how we access and update software. A perfect example is the latest release of Aperture. Version 3.3.1 is a dot release of software thats more that ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), yet it includes many enhancements and features that in the past may have been the foundation of Aperture 4. So we dont get a new box (or DVD) to put on the shelf, but theres also no charge for this upgrade, which is essentially a rewritten application. When youre ready to download it, its there.
Premium-Inhalt. Everyone loves a good spontaneous combustion story, which is probably why the media jumped all over a last month by an Irish Samsung Galaxy S III user who claimed their phone had burst into flames in their car.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel will take a stake in semiconductor tools company ASML and invest in its research and development efforts, to advance manufacturing technologies that will help Intel produce smaller and more power-efficient chips, the chip maker announced Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla may be best-known for its popular browser, but some 20 million users around the globe also know it for , its free and open source desktop email client.
Premium-Inhalt. The plainly-named SpaceEngine may be the closest most of us will ever come to intergalactic travel. Described as "free space simulation software," SpaceEngine is a rather heady combination of actual astronomical data and procedurally generated information. In other words, you'll get to see everything from an accurate model of Earth's atmosphere to the game's extrapolation of galaxies we have yet to even dream of.
Premium-Inhalt. The threat of global recession is having minimal impact on the growth of the worldwide datacentre industry, according to analyst firm, DatacenterDynamics.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that the feds have cut the lifeline for Internet users infected by the DNSChanger malware, we find that the result of that action wasn't quite the "Internet doomsday" that some had predicted.
Premium-Inhalt. The bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon may be consumer-led, it may be tempting to also pass along network and data security onto employees, but doing so would lull you into a false sense of security.
Premium-Inhalt. Fraudsters have purchased personal information including credit card details submitted online by Australians to commit investment fraud, according to a new report from the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).
Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Monday released a "golden master" of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, putting the impending operating system on track to reach customers this month.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're waiting to buy the on Verizon, you'll have to wait a few more days. Verizon has silently moved the phone's launch date from to July 12, which is this Thursday.
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Premium-Inhalt. Closely following a similar announcement for its Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft also said it to manufacturers (RTM) its next-generation operating system for the server, Windows Server 2012, next month.
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T added six more cities to its 4G LTE network on Monday, bringing the total offering the service to 47 markets.
Premium-Inhalt. Staples says it will carry the tablet in its brick-and-mortar stores later this month, and that Google's 7-inch Android tablet is now available for pre-sale on its website.
Premium-Inhalt. While it helps for a vendor to be a recognised multinational in Japan, the relative conservativeness of local customers means that they still need to put it in a bit of legwork together with their resellers.
Premium-Inhalt. 's prominence in the news over the last 12 months has been largely due to its K computer being ranked the world's fastest supercomputer.
Premium-Inhalt. Scientists at Princeton University say they have used nanotechnology to make tests to detect diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer's disease, 3 million times more sensitive.
Premium-Inhalt. Japan has always been at the heart of the IT industry. Rocked by the terrible Tohuku earthquakes on March 2011, the country is fighting back. In this special series of exclusive on-the-spot reports we look at various of the Japanese IT industry and how it will effect or sees the world.
Premium-Inhalt. Global spending on IT products and services will rise 3 percent in 2012 to US$3.6 trillion, according to figures released Monday by research firm Gartner. The forecast is up from the 2.5 percent growth projection Gartner issued earlier this year.