Premium-Inhalt. One blogger tracks down the history of the iPad; the corners cell phone carriers on FaceTime charges; and Verizon's CFO throws himself to the rumor wolves. Figuratively, of course. The remainders for Thursday, July 19, 2012 are the most dangerous game.
Premium-Inhalt. The appointment of former Google executive Marissa Mayer as CEO of Yahoo had tech industry tongues wagging Monday when the surprise announcement was made. Today, there's just as much talk about how much she stands to earn at Yahoo, but what people are saying depends on where they are getting their news.
Premium-Inhalt. It is programming languages across the Web today, but PHP was created with decidedly modest ambitions, according to the creator of the language.
Premium-Inhalt. An international effort by spam fighters has taken down the infamous Grum botnet, slashing in half the worldwide amount of spam email.
Premium-Inhalt. Good news for Apple: The third-generation iPad released in March appears to be an enterprise hit, says a recent survey.
Premium-Inhalt. Have you ever been so fed up with a stranger talking on the phone too loudly that you wish you could challenge them to a duel? Well, Microsoft might just have your back with its newly developed .
Premium-Inhalt. Android smartphones have always been easy to manage "over the air": You can install apps using Google Play with any desktop browser, and manage your contacts using Gmail's contact manager. If you use Gmail, this means there is no need to back up your email, either, and apps like Titanium Backup can back up everything else and even sync it online. With such strong cloud sync abilities, is there a real need for a dedicated desktop client for managing your phone? If you ask Moborobo, the answer is "yes"; I say the answer is "not for most Android users."
Premium-Inhalt. has set Oct. 26 as the release date for the commercial version of 8 - a date IT pros should mark on their calendars, not because they want to immediately buy it in bulk, but because they need to find out just how it will fit into their corporate network plans.
Premium-Inhalt. California's top legal official has put the tech industry on notice that she intends to get tough on digital privacy.
Premium-Inhalt. "Just five more minutes," you say to yourself. Five more minutes of YouTube, or your favorite news site, or a gorgeous design blog--anything, as long as it's not work. But those five minutes all too often become 30 minutes or more, and suddenly you realize that you barely got any real work done. Free Chrome add-on WasteNoTime tries to save you from that moment by helping you limit the amount of time you spend on distracting websites. The add-on works well, but does not always achieve the intended outcome.
Premium-Inhalt. The scoop: Broadway set-top box, by Happauge Computer Works, about $160 (Amazon).
Premium-Inhalt. We start this week with stealthy, James Bondish stuff: Let's say you're at a trade show and want to record your conversations as you pose as a prospect to the competition, or maybe you want to surreptitiously record the life-sucking, brain-damaging ennui of a staff meeting so you can show your better half what life is like at the coal face.
Premium-Inhalt. Thursday released a solid state drive-backed cloud compute offering that one industry watcher says is among the highest capacity ones on the market.
Premium-Inhalt. Medical devices often use commercial PCs and have connections that make them vulnerable to malware, or require software updates for security, but the U.S. may not be doing an adequate job tracking these risks, researchers indicated in a study published today.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple has given the boot to BitDefender's Clueful, a privacy monitoring app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has reported a profit of US$2.79 billion in the quarter ended June 30, up 11 percent over the same period of last year, in the company's first financial statement since it finalized its acquisition of Motorola in May.
Premium-Inhalt. If you think 1080p is impressive, just wait until you feast your eyes on Super Hi-Vision, an ultra-high definition television format with 16 times the image resolution of the 1080p HDTV standard. The BBC will conduct Super Hi-Vision trials during the London 2012 Olympics, which run from July 27 through August 12.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft revenue rose slightly but due to several one-time items, it posted a net loss during its fourth fiscal quarter, when the Windows division's sales fell 13 percent.
Premium-Inhalt. CIO for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog), Gerry Pennell's Commonwealth Games experience allowed him to get up to speed quickly, although the scale of the Olympics is much larger.
Premium-Inhalt. Just as an athlete who has achieved success at the Commonwealth Games would grasp the opportunity to take on the wider world at the Olympics, so is it with Gerry Pennell, CIO for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog).
Premium-Inhalt. WASHINGTON -- This year's election focus on outsourcing is producing legislation intended to encourage firms to repatriate jobs back to the U.S. But the latest effort, and possibly the best shot from the Democrats before November -- a bill called "Bring the Jobs Home Act" -- failed Thursday on a 56-42 vote. It needed 60 votes to move forward.
Premium-Inhalt. Much like Moore's Law has provided a reliable pattern to chart the steady growth of computing capacity and decline in prices, the same precept could apply to the tools of weaponry in the digital age.
Premium-Inhalt. A group of activists have banded together to protect the Internet from what they see as bad legislation, with a focus initially on copyright enforcement proposals.
Premium-Inhalt. Lawyers for Megaupload filed another motion on Wednesday asking a federal court to dismiss its criminal case, continuing its argument that the company can't be served a summons since it was headquartered outside the U.S.
Premium-Inhalt. Qualcomm has lowered its forecast of global cellular device shipments for 2012 due to a gloomy economic outlook, though it expects device sales to surge in the fourth quarter because of upcoming products, a likely reference to Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's Windows 8 tablets.
Premium-Inhalt. Companies that put in dedicated policies for trusted work systems are now faced with a deluge of mobile devices in the workplace, particularly consumer level products.