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Premium-Inhalt. The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's new iPad went on sale in China on Friday morning with a sparse, but orderly, line of people at one of its stores in Beijing, as the company used a new reservation system to sell the next version of its iconic tablet, to avoid the skirmishes that hit some earlier product launches.
Premium-Inhalt. The Internet address registry for North America expects to start allowing transfers of IPv4 addresses to qualified users in Asia by the end of this month, possibly providing an escape valve for pent-up demand in that region.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're looking for a that's easy to use and requires no hardware, LogMeIn Hamachi is definitely worth a look. It's hosted--LogMeIn handles all the traffic control and network chores via its own Internet portal/service--and it works well for up to five PCs.
Premium-Inhalt. Back when EA announced at E3 this year, I wasn't sold. It wasn't that I didn't think it was a good idea, because it is, but the content didn't seem there. They showed Battlefield 3: , which we had already seen back at GDC, and everything else was still classified. It didn't make much sense, and I left less interested than ever. That feeling has stuck with me until this week, when we got our first full look at gameplay of the next Battlefield 3 DLC release . It's pretty clear that Battlefield Premium was a reaction to the wild success of Call of Duty: Elite, but it also shouldn't have taken 8 months after release for EA to show us something new. Sure, they released , but that pack was available well before Battlefield Premium was even announced. That isn't very persuasive to the dedicated Battlefield fans (the ones Premium is designed for) who had already purchased that DLC pack; in a way, they were punished for being early supporters.Close Quarters is available now and is probably the first justifiable reason to purchase Battlefield Premium. If you're already going to be spending $15 and you enjoy Battlefield 3 so much that you're probably going to purchase the other three DLC packs anyway, it makes sense to drop $50 on Battlefield Premium. But while Close Quarters delivered more Battlefield 3 content, it doesn't really offer any new experiences. It's all tight maps without any vehicles; that isn't what Battlefield is about, and it fails to differentiate the Battlefield 3 multiplayer game from Call of Duty.
Premium-Inhalt. represents an achievement of sorts. It seemingly requires very little skill, doesn't seem too rely much on strategy, and has little objective outside of acquiring an in-game currency that helps you to win baseball games to earn more in-game currency. It's the triple crown of pointlessness. If that's the sort of thing that appeals to you, then by all means, download the freemium offering from . If you're like me, though, you may be left wondering when games became more concerned with micropayments than they are with keeping you entertained.--
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle is planning to discuss how its Exalogic application server machine is "the logical choice" for running applications, during a on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. The venture capitalist Vinod Khosla recently Silicon Valley as a state of mind, rather than a geographical place. If that's the case, that state of mind can increasingly be found in San Francisco.
Premium-Inhalt. Grum--the third largest botnet in existence, and the source of nearly twenty percent of all spam traffic online-- by authorities. In some ways the takedown is significant, but it may not change much in the grand scheme of things. Let's take a closer , and what the takedown means for all of us.
Premium-Inhalt. HR directors in Hong Kong doubt the effectiveness of social media as a hiring tool, said Robert Half that released results of a survey of 200 HR directors across Asia on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. The economic giants China and India are not rising powers, but are simply returning to their former glories, according to a leading academic from National University of Singapore.
Premium-Inhalt. may be all over the news recently, but anyone who's ever perused DistroWatch has a pretty good sense of just how many other are out there as well, ready to be tried at will.
Premium-Inhalt. Shared data is the future at AT&T and Verizon. Both companies have introduced new wireless plans that use a single bucket across multiple phones, tablets, and hotspots.
Premium-Inhalt. The Wi-Fi Direct Services specification that the Wi-Fi Alliance plans to finish next year should help to extend the use of Wi-Fi Direct beyond proprietary implementations, the organization says.
Premium-Inhalt. In the wake of and the flood of projects it inspired, adventure games have become the latest cause cé¬¨bre of the indie community. It's a welcome change from the twenty years of cruel obscurity the genre suffered at the hands of action franchises, but in truth, good adventure games are difficult to make, and there are precious few of them. Nostalgia often renders a kinder judgment on games like King's Quest than its occasionally tedious mechanics deserve. The few games worthy of classic status from those early days earned their reputations largely on the basis of quality artwork and clever writing, rather than gameplay innovation. Sierra's Quest for Glory games bucked that trend, providing new twists for players with the standout being the second title of the series, Trial by Fire. AGD Interactive has rescued this fading star from obscurity with a slick remake, keeping the golden age experience intact while elevating the visuals and user interface to relevancy once again.
Premium-Inhalt. Fonts are undeniably fun--and abundant. Thousands are free for the downloading, and more are available if you're willing to pay. Windows 7 itself installs more than 200 fonts as the default array of choices. But you won't want to mess with the Windows\Fonts folder, since accidentally moving or deleting Windows system fonts can have serious consequences; and storing your fonts in scattered folders can be confusing. If your work requires you to sort and select fonts--whether they're in your Windows\Fonts folder, in other hard-drive locations, or on a CD--you need a program like Printer's Apprentice ($29).
Premium-Inhalt. Dropbox's ongoing investigation into a possible security breach has not produced any evidence that its systems have been infiltrated, according to an update Friday to the company's user forum.
Premium-Inhalt. No matter how advanced our technology gets, passwords remain a weak link when serious security is required. As , a group at Stanford University a possible way around this problem, by developing a way to store complex passwords in the human brain without said human actually remembering the password.
Premium-Inhalt. Amazon today announced a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution that will bring more TV shows, including episodes of Fringe and The West Wing, to its .
Premium-Inhalt. Dell announced an aggressive schedule last year to roll out cloud-based application services, but it now looks like the schedule was a little too aggressive.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite the growing controversy surrounding the awarding of ICT contracts to Chinese firms in Africa, Huawei Technologies has won several tenders recently for infrastructure and e-governance projects.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is test driving a new version of its Office Web Apps suite, whose applications are hosted by the vendor and accessed by users via a web browser.
Premium-Inhalt. Although the ($100 with a two-year AT&T contract; price as of July 20, 2012) is the first Android phone that Motorola has released as a , it isn't remarkably different from Motorola phones released preacquisition. That isnt a bad thing, however: The Atrix HD is sort of a mashup of the best features from other Motorola phones.
Premium-Inhalt. Bucking the corporate practice of buying instead of building internally, Google's corporate IT department will typically build management software itself, or adopt an open source software package, before investigating the feasibility of purchasing proprietary software.
Premium-Inhalt. Pinterest has locked an undisclosed number of user accounts as a result of a spam outbreak, the company confirmed in an email on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Five U.S. senators have introduced a revised version of cybersecurity legislation unveiled earlier this year, with digital liberties groups praising changes that limit the type of cyberthreat information that can be shared between private companies and the U.S. government.
Premium-Inhalt. Quarterly earnings from some of the biggest tech companies in the world this week were decidedly mixed, but showed some signs of strength, particularly in enterprise IT spending.
Premium-Inhalt. Today's article looks at two symptoms that continue to harass iTunes Match users. It is a follow-up to my column, from last November, on .
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. appeals court denied Samsung on Thursday a stay on a preliminary injunction by a District Court on the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, in a patent dispute with Apple.
Premium-Inhalt. Dell has laid out a plan to dramatically grow its software business by targeting mid-sized companies that it says are under-served by rivals such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle.
Premium-Inhalt. Twitter plans to appeal a ruling to turn over the once-public tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protestor charged with disorderly conduct, a case the company says threatens the First Amendment rights of its users.
Premium-Inhalt. London Stock Exchange (LSE) has set its sights on a merger with its Asian rival, Singapore Exchange, in a move that would make it the third largest exchange group in the world.