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  • Little Snitch wird fit für Mountain Lion

    Traffic-Kontrolleur

    Objective Development Software aus Österreich hat eine Preview der Version 3 seines populären Mac-Dienstprogramms "Little Snitch" veröffentlicht.  …mehr

  • Apple erhält umfassendes Patent für Touchscreen-Anzeige

    Neue Munition

    Apple bekommt mit einem weitreichenden Patent für die Anzeige von Inhalten auf Touchscreen-Bildschirmen frische Munition im Patentkrieg der Mobilfunk-Branche. …mehr

  • iPhone 3GS erhält zusätzliche Funktionen

    iOS 6

    Apple wird anscheinend dem iPhone 3G S mehr neue Funktionen mit iOS 6 spendieren als ursprünglich angekündigt. Das geht aus ersten Berichten von Entwicklern hervor, die sich die Vorabversion iOS 6 Beta 3 auf den iPhone-Opa installiert haben. …mehr

  • E-Mails als SMS vom Handy versenden

    Gmail SMS

    Google startet in drei afrikanischen Ländern einen Gmail-SMS-Dienst gestartet. Nutzer können damit über die SMS-Funktion ihres Handys E-Mails versenden und empfangen. …mehr

  • Twitter vereinheitlicht die Tweetdeck-Bedienung

    Power-Client

    Tweetdeck, der von Twitter übernommene Power-Client für Nutzer des 140-Zeichen-Dienstes, kommt nun auf allen Plattformen mit einheitlicher Bedienung daher.  …mehr

  • Lucy Koh bremst Geheimniskrämerei von Apple und Samsung

    US-Richterin

    Vor dem großen Patentprozess von Apple und Samsung in Kalifornien schiebt das Gericht der Geheimniskrämerei der beiden Rivalen einen Riegel vor. …mehr

  • Deutsche nutzen verstärkt E-Administration und E-Partizipation

    eGovernment Monitor 2012

    Der eGovernment Monitor 2012 zeigt für Deutschland erste Fortschritte beim Ausbau der Akzeptanz von E-Government-Angeboten.  …mehr

  • Garmin fenix - GPS-Uhr für Gipfelstürmer

    Gadget des Tages

    Der US-amerikanische Navigationsspezialist Garmin hat sein Produktportfolio um eine GPS-Uhr erweitert - fenix ist für Bergsteiger gedacht, die ihren Standort kennen müssen. …mehr

  • Ericsson spürt weiter Flaute am Telekommarkt

    Marge unter Druck

    Der weltgrößte Mobilfunkausrüster Ericsson hat im zweiten Quartal die gebremste Investitionsfreude der Branche zu spüren bekommen und einen Gewinneinbruch erlitten. …mehr

  • LG liefert vier Millionen LTE-Smartphones aus

    LG Optimus LTE 2

    Der südkoreanische Handy-Hersteller LG Electronics hat mittlerweile über vier Millionen LTE-Smartphones der Optimus-Reihe ausgeliefert. Das teilte LG laut einem Bericht mit.  …mehr

  • Führungswechsel bei VMware amtlich

    Gelsinger folgt auf Maritz

    Der Chefwechsel ist jetzt offiziell: Der Intel-Veteran und zuletzt COO EMC Information Infrastructure Products Pat Gelsinger wird neuer Chef des Virtualsierungs- und Cloud-Spezialisten VMware.  …mehr

  • Firefox 14 ist fertig

    Mozilla-Browser

    Mozilla hat die Version 14 (genauer gesagt gleich 14.0.1) des quelloffenen Webbrowsers Firefox veröffentlicht.  …mehr

  • Bessere OOXML-Unterstützung für LibreOffice und OOo in Arbeit

    OSB Alliance

    Behörden aus Deutschland und der Schweiz finanzieren mit insgesamt 140.000 Euro die Weiterentwicklung der OOXML-Integration in LibreOffice und OpenOffice.org (OOo).  …mehr

  • Wirtschaftliche Unsicherheit bremst Intel aus

    Tablet statt Ultrabook

    Wenn Prozessoren-Primus Intel vorsichtig wird, bedeutet das nichts Gutes für die Computerbranche. Angesichts der unsicheren wirtschaftlichen Lage hat das Unternehmen seine Wachstumsprognose zurückgeschraubt.  …mehr

  • Marissa Mayer muss stagnierendes Geschäft beleben

    Neue Yahoo-Chefin

    Für die ehemalige Google-Managerin Marissa Mayer wird ihr neuer Spitzenjob bei Yahoo zu einer Herausforderung: Das Geschäft bei dem Internet-Urgestein stagniert. Das zeigen die aktuellen Zahlen für das zweite Quartal. …mehr

  • Hamburg schafft Amtsgeheimnis ab

    Informationsregister im Internet

    Bürgerschaftsfraktionen und Volksinitiative verständigten sich parteienübergreifend auf ein neues Transparenzgesetz.  …mehr

  • Die Suche nach IT-Profis geht weiter

    Arbeitsmarkt

    Softwareentwickler, Berater und SAP-Experten gehören zu den gefragtesten Berufsprofilen. Das geht aus einer Arbeitsmarktstudie der Dekra hervor.  …mehr

  • Externe App-Entwickler sind gefragt

    Vorteil Freiberufler

    Wissen um mobile Systeme ist in vielen Unternehmen noch wenig verbreitet, der Bedarf an Apps ist hoch. Freie App-Entwickler können diese Lücken für sich nutzen. Outsourcing ist hier noch kein Thema.  …mehr

  • Notebook-Touchpad beim Tippen abschalten

    Touchpad-Probleme

    Wenn beim Tippen plötzlich der Mauscursor wegspringt oder ein Klicken registriert, ist meist ein überempfindliches Touchpad schuld. Wir zeigen, wie Sie es kurzfristig abschalten.  …mehr

  • SAP aus der Cloud - Tabakkonzern macht Dampf

    Sourcing-Strategie von BAT

    Seine IT-Kosten hat BAT im Griff. Jetzt geht der durch Marken wie Lucky Strike und Pall Mall bekannte Tabakkonzern den nächsten Schritt: Er konzentriert sich auf wenige IT-Anbieter und packt seine SAP-Anwendungen in eine "hybride Cloud".  …mehr

  • Desktop-Umgebung 2.0 bei Brita

    So gelingt das Redesign

    Der Filterhersteller Brita hat seine unternehmensweite Desktop-Umgebung komplett neu gestaltet. Das IT-Team verrät, welche Erkenntnisse es aus dem Projekt gezogen hat. …mehr

  • Welche Steuervorteile Vielfahrer haben

    Reisekosten und Finanzamt

    Außendienstler, Home-Office-Mitarbeiter und Führungskräfte, die Filialen betreuen, profitieren von gesetzlichen Neuerungen.  …mehr

  • PayPal acquires mobile payments startup Card.io

    Premium-Inhalt. PayPal has acquired Card.io, a developer of technology for using mobile phone cameras to scan credit cards and capture relevant information, the companies said.

  • Internet2 doubles down on big-science mission

    Premium-Inhalt. Internet2 is refocusing on providing a high-capacity network for pushing the boundaries of science and technology, which could help to foster the next hot Internet application, an executive said at the organization's summer meeting.

  • Apple kerfuffle prompts EPEAT to review thin laptops

    Premium-Inhalt. EPEAT has launched a review of ultra-thin and light laptops carrying its environmental ratings after Apple withdrew from and rejoined the organization last week.

  • New Office has compelling enhancements but also big holes

    Premium-Inhalt. The new version of Microsoft Office offers compelling enhancements to its capabilities and interface design, as well as improvements in cloud functionality that should make it a far better product than its predecessor.

  • Remains of the Day: Game closet

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple toys around with a new way to check the status of your online orders, a U.S. senator wants the DOJ to stop playing into Amazon's hands, and AT&T avoids tapping into the FaceTime-pricing game--for now. The remainders for Wednesday, July 18, 2012 are all fun and games.

  • Judge steps down from Dotcom extradition case

    Premium-Inhalt. North Shore District Court Judge David Harvey has stepped down from the Megaupload extradition case after his comments suggesting that "the US is the enemy" were widely reported.

  • Dell's New Ubuntu Linux Laptop Is Coming This Fall

    Premium-Inhalt. It was just a few days ago that I wrote about Dell's , but already more news about the exciting project has been announced.

  • Asia Pacific EA market to reach US$8.6 billion by 2016

    Premium-Inhalt. Asia Pacific enterprise applications market is set to reach US$8.6 billion by 2016, according to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Semiannual Enterprise Applications Tracker.

  • Google Brings Emails to Feature Phones in Africa, No Internet Access Required

    Premium-Inhalt. Some of us in the Western hemisphere might already take Internet access and smartphones for granted, but this is not the case all over the world. Bearing that in mind, a cool new service called Gmail SMS, which allows Gmail users who own a simple feature phone to send and receive emails using only text messages.

  • Portrait Professional's Latest Version Offers Improvements

    Premium-Inhalt. Anthropics Portrait Professional's latest version includes a few nice changes to the interface and controls, but keeps the same basic structure and functionality. Version 10 ($90, free demo) continues to provide a good platform for making changes to improve photo subjects' attractiveness.

  • Tech execs earn how much?

    Premium-Inhalt. Be honest, you salivate when you see those stories about mega rich people. You are a bit envious, definitely jealous but then say to yourself that you must have a better quality of life than that millionaire. Anything to rationalize the situation. 

  • Apple releases MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 1.0

    Premium-Inhalt. If you're sitting in front of your brand-spankin' new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro (or , which seems to be the trend nowadays), you might want to take a break after reading this and run Software Update. Apple has released the .

  • IBM services, hardware revenue falls in Q2 while profit grows

    Premium-Inhalt. For its most recent financial quarter, IBM experienced a drop-off in revenue, though it was able to maintain profit growth.

  • Regulation of facial recognition may be needed, US senator says

    Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Congress may need to pass legislation that limits the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology to identify people, a U.S. senator said Wednesday.

  • Google Fiber Network Coming July 26

    Premium-Inhalt. Google today had a terse--yet hopeful--message for the residents of Kansas City, particularly those who hate their current broadband provider: "Google Fiber is almost here."

  • Microsoft sets Windows 8 launch as Oct. 26

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft today announced that it will start selling Windows 8 on Friday, Oct. 26, a little more than three months from now.

  • Firefox 14 Protects Search Queries from 'Bad Guys,' Not Advertisers

    Premium-Inhalt. The protects Google search queries from hackers, but not from advertisers.

  • Windows 8 Release Date is October 26

    Premium-Inhalt. Windows 8 will be released on October 26, 2012.

  • Authorities down servers of third-largest spam botnet

    Premium-Inhalt. Authorities in three countries have taken down a half-dozen command-and-control servers for the Grum botnet, crippling the world's third-largest spam-spewing network.

  • YouTube Adds Face Blurring for Protesters, Worried Parents

    Premium-Inhalt. YouTube can turn anyone with a camera into an eyewitness reporter, but that can be a problem when the subjects of the video need to stay anonymous. To address this issue, YouTube has added a face blurring option to the site's built-in photo editor. When users apply the option, YouTube tries to detect and blur all faces automatically. The option appears under Additional Features in YouTube's tool.

  • Hands-on: Samsung EX2F Brings Wi-Fi With an F1.4 Lens to the Premium Class

    Premium-Inhalt. Samsung announced the high-end EX2F premium point-and-shoot a few weeks ago, and at the time, the camera's bright F1.4 aperture at the wide-angle end of its 3.3X-optical-zoom lens (24mm to 79mm) was a unique feature for a fixed-lens camera. It still is, but now the EX2F has some competition: Panasonic's , which offers the same F1.4 aperture at its widest-angle focal length. They're the two fastest, brightest lenses in the compact class.

  • The ins and outs of iPad photo management

    Premium-Inhalt. Like many of us, Eric Jacobs has parents and those parents are confounded by iPad photo management. He writes:

  • Bing and Google deepen social integration in search

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft and Google are each taking steps to extend the social networking capabilities in their search services, with the goal of making it easier to find or share useful results.

  • Mozilla ships Firefox 14, patches 18 bugs, encrypts search

    Premium-Inhalt. Just days after a former employee blasted Mozilla for its frequent updates, the company on Tuesday shipped Firefox 14, patching 18 vulnerabilities and adding automatic encryption of searches passed to Google's search engine.

  • How to Quit Microsoft Outlook, Part III: Finding a New Home

    Premium-Inhalt. If you've been following along, you know that I'm and finding a new home for my contacts, calendars, tasks, and email. Before doing so, however, I made sure to .

  • Facecats Chrome Extension Turns Your Facebook Friends Into Kittehs

    Premium-Inhalt. The . The Internet is addicted to Facebook. What happens when you combine the two? The Chrome extension, that's what. If you truly love cats, but at the same time want to keep your social life in check, the add-on is ideal for you.

  • Intel: More Than 40 Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks Coming

    Premium-Inhalt. It will soon rain touchscreen laptops equipped with Windows 8, according to recent statements by Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who maintains that the PC market is not doomed.

  • Samsung Unveils MV900, A Wi-Fi Camera With a Flip-Up Screen

    Premium-Inhalt. Last year's was a unique compact camera, thanks to a LCD viewfinder attached to a top-mounted hinge that flipped up a full 180 degrees to assist with self portraits. Today, Samsung announced its successor, the MV900, which is a bit bigger than the MV800 but offers the same kind of adjustable LCD.

  • Fun with the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod

    Premium-Inhalt. When does a two-year-old game become relevant again? When an awesome mod is built for it. Just Cause 2 was released in March of 2010, but has been gaining the attention of the modding community just this past weekend when a multiplayer mod was re-introduced for beta testing. The team at created a way to play the insane, action-packed game with a friend.

  • World of Warcraft's Pet Battle System

    Premium-Inhalt. When Blizzard announced their latest World of Warcraft expansion pack Mists of Pandaria, they also announced a new system that would allow you to train and battle with the games assortment of non-combat pets. While fans were skeptical the system would feel a bit like a Pokemon clone Blizzard didnt give players much of a chance to see what the system was like in action until this week. A new beta patch for Mists of Pandaria brought pet battles online for the first time (an earlier patch mistakenly allowed you to use the system for a few days but it was generally too buggy to play) and now Ive spent some time exploring what the system is like and how it works.

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