Premium-Inhalt. One analyst thinks Apple might split its stock, The Daily splits up with some of its staff, and a writer suggests a few companies that Apple might want to share a banana split with. The remainders for Tuesday, July 31, 2012 are split right down the middle.
Premium-Inhalt. Learn your ABCs with cute Kids Alphabet from House of Lime. This TrueType font includes just upper case letters regardless of whether you type in all caps or lower case, and there's no punctuation (therefore no apostrophe in Kids Alphabet's name). Each glyph includes a picture that represents the letter. Standard beginning-sound images include an apple, cat, dog, queen, violin, and xylophone; more unusual ones are the ghost, jack-in-a-box, a rainbow, and stars.
Premium-Inhalt. Just as NASA's latest rover , one Dutch company is looking to up the ante, with plans to send humans to the distant red planet. But before you sign up for travels to faraway lands, you may want to take note that the trip is a one-way deal, meaning you'll never be able to return home to Earth.
Premium-Inhalt. A majority high-level IT managers and data storage professionals have no plans to deploy big data analytics, according to a new data storage survey by market research firm TheInfoPro.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook said Monday it has defenses in place to detect click fraud despite one company's claim it detected suspicious clicks on its advertisements billed to it by the social-networking site.
Premium-Inhalt. Ross Levinsohn, who served as Yahoo's interim CEO for about two months until the company hired former Google executive Marissa Mayer on July 16, will leave the company on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Alcatel-Lucent will invest in Kenya's Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network in a move that could prove complicated for Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE.
Premium-Inhalt. Outlook.com, which Microsoft is positioning as a reinvention of its Hotmail and of competing consumer webmail services, appears at first glance more evolutionary than groundbreaking, according to several industry analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's new email service, Outlook.com, is more than an update to its free email offering. It's also a one-two punch against major rival Google.
Premium-Inhalt. Working conditions at some electronics manufacturing factories in China continue to be terrible, with some employees beaten by guards, some docked pay for missing production targets and many working hours beyond legal overtime limits, Chinese and labor activists told U.S. lawmakers.
Premium-Inhalt. . Sites like Facebook and Twitter help companies market new products and services, but they also allow customers to share gripes with an audience of millions. A rash of vendors have emerged with tools, usually cloud-based, that can track, collect, analyze and respond to conversations on social sites. These products are crucial to companies that want to understand how they're perceived online, according to Forrester Research analyst Zach Hofer-Shall. "The social Web is simply too big, too fast, and too full of irrelevance and spam to manage alone," Hofer-Shall wrote in a recent report.
Premium-Inhalt. Efforts by handset makers Nokia and Samsung to get governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to ban counterfeit phones are beginning to pay off, with Kenya set to ban the clone devices starting in September.
Premium-Inhalt. Seagate's stock price dropped 8% today after the company announced it expects weak first-quarter performance based on slowing PC sales. The news followed a lack-luster quarter, which Seagate reported yesterday.
Premium-Inhalt. No one is more vigilant about protecting the data of EU citizens than European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding. She is spearheading and vigorously advocating for the Commission's proposals to update and modernize the privacy framework in Europe through a detailed new Regulation. She worries a lot about the privacy and security of EU citizens' data. And she can be a tough critic of the US privacy protection framework.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Tuesday previewed a new webmail service called Outlook.com that will soon replace Hotmail. The company hopes that new features built into the web-based Outlook client will draw web users away from competing services like Gmail and Yahoo.
Premium-Inhalt. Reader Nick Hamilton finds himself stuck between old hardware and a new operating system. He writes:
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's rebranding of Hotmail as Outlook.com is a move by the company to hold its first-place position in free email while pushing the domain as more of a consumer destination, an analyst said today.
Premium-Inhalt. A carrier that offers a hybrid wireless service with unlimited voice, text, and data for $19 a month announced Tuesday that it will accept new subscribers. Republic Wireless also said it has added a new model to its handset lineup.
Premium-Inhalt. is an upcoming free-to-play MMORPG set in a steampunk fantasy world that mixes grimy industrial settings with elves, goblins, and, literally, "go into the sewers and kill ten rats" quests. Cash shop plans are in the works for, at this writing, a shop of cosmetic or utility items; the designer I spoke to insisted they are opposed to 'pay to win'). City of Steam is currently in an Alpha state, so this preview is based on my experiences with a very early version of the game, including both a developer-lead guided tour and some free range playing during an alpha weekend.
Premium-Inhalt. Google may soon offer Chromebook and Chromebox owners 100GB of free Google Drive online storage, according to code within the Chromium open source operating system.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay US$1.25 million to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to resolve a complaint that it blocked third-party tethering applications on Android phones, the FCC said Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. The massive power outages across most of northern India have not affected the software development, that emanates from the country.
Premium-Inhalt. This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung Tuesday unveiled a mobile music service, called Music Hub, that will initially run on its Galaxy S III smartphone that is sold by all the major U.S. carriers.