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  • Google stuft Raubkopien herab

    Hollywood dankt

    Webseiten mit vielen Raubkopien werden künftig wohl sehr viel weiter unten in den Google-Suchergebnissen aufschlagen.  …mehr

  • devolo dLAN TV Sat 2400-CI+ - Satelliten-TV per Steckdose

    IFA 2012

    Satelliten-TV soll mit dLAN TV Sat 2400-CI+ von devolo in jedem Zimmer ohne zusätzliche Kabel möglich sein. Das Signal wird über die Steckdose auf das TV-Gerät gesendet. …mehr

  • App.net schafft Finanzierungsziel

    Twitter-Herausforderer

    Die Online-Plattform App.net, die Twitter und Facebook mit einem Abo-Dienst herausfordern will, hat die erste Hürde genommen. …mehr

  • Cierp3 - kundenindividuelles ERP aus der Cloud

    Best in Cloud 2012

    Ein ERP von der Stange kam für das Startup Heliocos GmbH nicht in Frage. Dennoch sollte es eine Cloud-Lösung sein. Mit Cierp3 von Allgeier gelang der ERP-Spagat - und zugleich die Bewerbung für den diesjährigen CW-Award "Best in Cloud 2012".  …mehr

  • Computerspielebranche steht vor schwierigem Jahr

    Bitkom

    Ohne neue Konsolen fehlt der Computerspielbranche in Deutschland der Schwung. …mehr

  • MySQL vor unruhiger Zukunft

    Oracle-Konkurrenten positionieren sich

    Eines der erfolgreichsten Open-Source-Produkte, die Datenbank MySQL, könnte seine herausragende Marktposition verlieren. Konkurrenzsysteme wie MariaDB oder PostgreSQL gewinnen Anhänger.  …mehr

  • Piratenpartei startet Demokratie-Software 2.0

    LiquidFeedback

    Auch bei den Piraten klappt die Parteiarbeit übers Internet nicht immer nach Wunsch. Jetzt soll eine neue Version der Beteiligungssoftware "LiquidFeedback" mehr Mitglieder als bisher auf die Internet-Plattform bringen. …mehr

  • Neu! TecChannel-Compact 6/2012 - Tipps für Profis

    Buch und eBook

    Das TecChannel-Compact 06/2012 ist eine außergewöhnliche Ausgabe. Die TecChannel-Redaktion hat auf über 160 Seiten Tipps für IT-Profis zusammengefasst. Das Buch ist versandkostenfrei erhältlich oder als Kauf-eBook verfügbar. Premium-Leser erhalten das Farb-PDF kostenlos.  …mehr

  • IBM-Wissenschaftler lassen Elektronenspins synchron rotieren

    Grundlagenforschung

    Physiker bei IBM Research in Zürich haben einen Durchbruch in der Erforschung des Elektronenspins für zukünftige Speicher- und Logikanwendungen erzielt.  …mehr

  • Back-to-School-Rabatt auf Microsoft Office

    Bis 14. September

    Familien, Schüler und Studenten können im Rahmen der aktuellen Office "Back-to-School"-Promotion sparen. …mehr

  • Google versorgt Kinder und Partner von verstorbenen Mitarbeitern

    Benefits

    Kostenlose Snacks und Massagen sind legendäre Vorteile für Google-Mitarbeiter, doch wie jetzt bekannt wird, wirken manche Vergünstigungen auch über den Tod hinaus. …mehr

  • Überfordert mit Cloud, Mobile und Social Media

    Ernst & Young

    Die aktuelle Studie zeigt erhebliche Defizite bei der IT-Sicherheit auf. Zwar geben Unternehmen immer mehr Geld dafür aus, aber oft fehlt der klare Plan dahinter.  …mehr

  • Provider müssen Kundendaten bei Rechtsverletzung weitergeben

    Xavier Naidoo obsiegt vorm BGH

    Der Bundesgerichtshof hat die Verfolgung von Rechtsverletzungen im Internet erleichtert. …mehr

  • FreeNAS, GNOME und Untangle

    Linux- und Open-Source-Rückblick

    Die FreeNAS-Entwickler haben eine erste Beta-Version des kostenlosen NAS-Systems zur Verfügung gestellt. Vom Linux-Dino Slackware gibt es einen ersten RC der Version 14. …mehr

  • Facebook legt US-Datenschutzermittlungen endgültig bei

    FTC

    Facebook hat die Datenschutz-Ermittlungen der US-Handelskommission FTC endgültig beigelegt, aber nicht ohne Probleme. …mehr

  • QSC konkretisiert Jahresausblick nach unten

    Quartalszahlen wie erwartet

    Der auf Geschäftskunden spezialisierte Telekom-Anbieter QSC hat nach einem den Erwartungen entsprechend ausgefallenen zweiten Quartal die Jahresprognose nach unten konkretisiert. …mehr

  • Google streicht bei Motorola rund jede fünfte Stelle

    Schrumpfkur

    Google will den für über 12 Milliarden Dollar gekauften Handy-Pionier Motorola wieder coole Geräte bauen lassen, die Apple und Samsung Konkurrenz machen. Doch zunächst einmal muss jeder fünfte Mitarbeiter gehen. …mehr

  • Sharepoint-Anwender haben noch viele Wünsche

    Collaboration-Software

    Vor rund zwei Jahren hat Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 vorgestellt. Seitdem etabliert sich die Software als Collaboration-Zentrale in vielen Unternehmen. Zeit für eine Bestandsaufnahme und die Frage, wie sich die Plattform entwickeln sollte.  …mehr

  • Administrators Liebling

    Kurztest - Shadow Protect IT

    Windows-Systeme, die nicht laufen, stellen Systembetreuer vor Probleme: Sie müssen schnell wieder funktionieren. Ein Softwarewerkzeug aus der Schweiz kann dabei helfen.  …mehr

  • Der Mittelstand will ein ITIL light

    Was CIOs beschäftigt

    Wie stehen Sie als CIO eines mittelständischen Unternehmens eigentlich zum IT-Service-Management-Framework ITIL? …mehr

  • Klassischer Fall von Doppelbelastung

    CW-Kommentar

    Hat die IT als Rationalisierungsinstrument ausgedient? Es sieht ganz so aus. Gartner propagiert den "Money-making CIO". Auch das Konkurrenzunternehmen Forrester fordert ausdrücklich, die IT nicht mehr zum Sparen, sondern zum Geldverdienen zu nutzen. …mehr

  • Outsourcing geht um fast 30 Prozent zurück

    TPI Index für EMEA

    Laut TPI-Outsourcing-Index schwächelt der Outsourcing-Markt in Europa im zweiten Quartal 2012. Im Vergleich zum Q2 2011 sank das Auftragsvolumen um 29 Prozent. …mehr

  • Arbeitgeber warten auf die Big-Data-Fachleute

    Begehrte Informationsbroker

    Die Berufsprognosen für Big-Data-Experten sind gut. Gesucht sind - mal wieder - Mitarbeiter, die keine Angst haben, aus komplexen Zusammenhängen vernünftige Ergebnisse zu produzieren. …mehr

  • CW-Rankings - alles, was Sie über IT wissen müssen

    Neu auf computerwoche.de

    CW-Rankings heißt ein neues Online-Angebot der COMPUTERWOCHE. Hier bündeln wir alles, was es an Daten, Zahlen und Fakten zur ITK-Branche zu sagen und darzustellen gibt. …mehr

  • Sabbatical mit Rückkehrgarantie - geht das?

    Work-Life-Balance im Blick

    Wer zwölf Monate Auszeit nehmen will, muss bestimmte Bedingungen erfüllen.  …mehr

  • Die zehn Grundsätze der Aktienanlage

    Fehler vermeiden

    Wann Verbraucher Geld in Aktien anlegen sollten und was dabei zu beachten ist, sagt der Bundesverband deutscher Banken.  …mehr

  • Remains of the Day: Screwed up

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple licenses certain significant patents to one of its historical arch-rivals. Elsewhere, another leak may or may not show off a key iPhone part, but it's always good to be skeptical, because you never know when you might get screwed. The remainders for Monday, August 13, 2012 are all fouled up.

  • Sound Shapes

    Premium-Inhalt. Sound Shapes isn't your average musical platformer. In fact, I'm not sure what Sound Shapes is exactly; what I do know is that it's one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences I've had this year. Sound Shapes is something that could only come from Jonathan Mak, the creator of Everyday Shooter. It's an extremely unique musical platformer that tasks you with creating the soundtrack as you play through the level. Every time you collect a note in a level, the game will change in real-time to add a corresponding note on the soundtrack as it's playing. It's a simple concept that continues Mak's pension for creating music with simple gameplay, working as brilliantly as ever.Presentation-wise, everything is extremely minimal in Sound Shapes. You've got a simple menu system that makes it easy to figure out how to do everything without much explanation. In fact, simplicity is a theme throughout the entire game, right down to the short tutorial sequence that teaches the basics through proper gameplay rather than slow explanations. After the tutorial you won't ever see another explanation, but you'll learn what you need to do just by doing it. It was so simple that I didn't even realize how much I had actually been taught until the end of the game. Sound Shapes features five albums from four different artists I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie, deadmau5, and Beck that all utilize significantly different mechanics that develop as the music is formed. The different environments contribute to the development of the music as well, as the sounds of firing cannons or enemy lasers zap to the beat. It makes it extremely useful to listen to the music and learn how the level is operating.The levels were all made with the in-game level editor, showcasing the creative and beautiful tracks that can be made using the tools. My favorite track was Cities by Beck (which is exclusive to Sound Shapes) as it showed some of the most creative level design I've seen in years. As the song's faint vocal track faded in and out, the platforms made of the lyrics appeared and disappeared. It was absolutely brilliant and showcased the design aesthetic that makes Mak's development studio Queasy Games so unique. After completing the main campaign, Beat School and Death Mode are unlocked. Beat School attempts to teach the basics of beat creation by tasking players to match the beat pattern to the track played. It's a really neat idea, but I found it to be exceptionally difficult, requiring more trial and error than actual skill. Death Mode is, as the name implies, a mode where you die over and over again. It's comprised of several seemingly simple challenges that require you to gather a certain number of notes in a selected amount of time. It's incredibly difficult, but addicting at the same time, thanks to that "just one more try" style of gameplay. Perhaps the biggest part of Sound Shapes is the level editor and user-generate dlevels that extend the gameplay long beyond the short three-hour campaign. The level editor is simple to use and even though it might seem like a gimmick, using the back touchpad to manipulate objects works surprisingly well and integrates into the workflow immediately. Sharing a level with friends is as easy as hitting Save and watching your level go live for the world to see. It's even easier to find new user levels to play through, as there's a whole section of the main menu dedicated to it. There's plenty of sorting options too, making it easy enough to look through without seeing the same level multiple times. Sound Shapes is beautiful. It's one of the most elegantly designed games in recent memory, showing the creativity and care of the developer throughout. It does some unique things in level design and musical arrangement that separate it from similar titles. I can't wait to see what the community can do with the tools available to them, and at only $14.99 for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions, I'm more than confident that there will be thousands of great levels soon.

  • Store Your Logins in Norton Identity Safe

    Premium-Inhalt. Users of Symantec's Norton line of security products have long had access to its password management tools. But you no longer need to be a paying Norton user to get access to Norton Identity Safe, a standalone product that makes password management a (relatively) easy task.

  • HBO's CIO Airs Strategies for IT Success and Developing Next-Gen IT Leaders

    Premium-Inhalt. Those of us of a certain age remember the early days of HBO, launched in 1972, when paying for TV was a novel idea. How quaint that seems in today's always-on, always connected world of three -- or is that four? -- screens (computer, television, smart phone, tablet). The pioneering movie channel is now an originator of top-shelf content like Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm and (personal favorite) Deadwood that is consumed on demand on virtually any device by viewers around the world.

  • Windows RT Hardware: What to Expect, According to Microsoft

    Premium-Inhalt. At least four PC makers plan to launch hardware -- not strictly tablets -- running Windows RT, Microsoft says.

  • Motorola's Photon Q arrives Sunday at Sprint

    Premium-Inhalt. Sprint it will sell the Motorola Photon Q smartphone for $199.99 and a two-year service plan starting on Sunday.

  • Microsoft adds kanban, Git accommodations to ALM server

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is sprucing up its application lifecycle management server products, adding a kanban board to the cloud platform and Git repository capabilities to the TFS (Team Foundation Server) behind-the-firewall product.

  • HP layoffs won't hit India, Whitman says

    Premium-Inhalt. HP CEO Meg Whitman is telling the company's India workers that they won't be hit by HP's plans to cuts its global workforce.

  • Add AOL's 'You've Got Mail' Announcement to Gmail

    Premium-Inhalt. So you finally made the move from AOL to Gmail, but you're missing one beloved feature from the former: The "You've got mail" announcement that heralds the arrival of a new message.

  • MiTeC Mail Viewer Makes Accessing Old Messages Easier

    Premium-Inhalt. Switching email clients is a painstaking proposition, but accessing old messages is a little easier with handy utility MiTeC Mail Viewer (free).

  • Microsoft: Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung on board for Windows RT

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft today said that Windows RT, the spin-off of Windows 8, has been completed and will power ARM processor-equipped tablets and PCs from Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung.

  • Zenoss boards the programmable data-center bus

    Premium-Inhalt. Responding to the trend of streamlining data-center management, Zenoss has added to its network monitoring software support for a popular open-source messaging bus.

  • Windows 8 or Windows InTune: Which One Is Right for You?

    Premium-Inhalt. The countdown to Windows 8 is on. In just over two months the new flagship operating system from Microsoft will be . For businesses looking to upgrade, though, there is a decision to be made between just getting Windows 8 itself, and subscribing to .

  • Notes for Gmail Adds Sticky Notes to Your Messages

    Premium-Inhalt. In recent years, a handful of developers have attempted to add note-taking capabilities to Gmail, the idea being to let you attach custom, personalized information to any given message.

  • Swear Off Time-Wasting Websites With Cold Turkey Free Edition

    Premium-Inhalt. Cats would be far more remorseful if they only knew how many hours of productivity are lost on funny cat pictures across the world every day. Then again, the same could be said about random YouTube videos, aimless Wikipedia crawling, and the numerous other forms of online procrastination keeping us away from doing boring (or scary), yet essential, work. The trouble is that pulling the plug is often not an option: Many of us need the Internet for work. One interesting solution is censoring your own Internet usage, blocking out distracting websites while still being able to use the Web for work. This is what open-source utility Cold Turkey Free Edition offers, at no cost and with no ads.

  • Google takes the glory, Asus does the work

    Premium-Inhalt. The Google Nexus 7 tablet was launched to much anticipation earlier this year. Since the original Nexus phone, Google has held this range of devices up as a showcase of the Android OS potential.

  • After the Floods, Time to Ponder and Act

    Premium-Inhalt. The latest downpours came during what is known as the "rainy season", with the majority of the precipitation falling in August; so in that sense, it was not unexpected. This is after the preceding month saw heavy winds and rains, resulting in yet another 53 people dead. What was unexpected, however, was that depending on the source, upwards of 2 million people were displaced.

  • Job cuts renew fears that Motorola's patents matter most to Google

    Premium-Inhalt. Google's decision to cut 20% of the workers from its Motorola Mobility unit re-ignited fears that Google was primarily after the 17,000 patents Motorola held when it was acquired in May.

  • Violin to bring deduplication, replication, other tools to all-flash storage arrays

    Premium-Inhalt. Violin Memory plans to add deduplication, thin provisioning, snapshots and other features in a software update for its all-flash storage arrays, in a bid to match some key features that enterprises are used to getting in disk-based platforms.

  • (Face)book 'em, Dano

    Premium-Inhalt. A survey of 1,200 federal, state, and local law enforcement professionals by reveals that using social media as an investigative tool is taking hold. Here's how the numbers stack up.

  • The long arm of the tweet

    Premium-Inhalt. Criminals take note: Police are getting better at using social media to find you.

  • Does your browser support 'do-not-track'?

    Premium-Inhalt. angered advertisers when it confirmed that it would in its upcoming Internet Explorer 10 browser -- the IE version that will be designed for use with 8.

  • Velocirapture for iPhone and iPad

    Premium-Inhalt. We're pretty sure the extinction of the dinosaurs had nothing to with biblical Armageddon, yet laughably bizarre interpretation of prehistory wins big points for goofy creativity. puts you in control of the floating hand of a mighty dinosaur deity. Doling out benevolence or wrath as you see fit puts a neat spin on the frantic end-times puzzle action.

  • Google 'tax dodge' petition launched

    Premium-Inhalt. has been launched to try and get Google to 'pay its fair share' of tax following the recent revelation that the search giant paid just £6 million, or 1.5 percent, of tax on turnover of £395 million last year.

  • Highest-Resolution Photo Printer Makes Microscopic Color Prints

    Premium-Inhalt. You might have thought that the highest-resolution image would have come in the form of the worlds most massive print. But it is actually printed on the worlds tiniest canvas, measuring just 50 micrometers squared.

  • Mega Reboot: Will Kim Dotcom Relaunch Megaupload?

    Premium-Inhalt. The founder of the Megaupload file-sharing and storage site, on piracy claims, hinted on Twitter today that the popular service may return with a new music download service called Megabox.

  • Pokémon Art Show: 151 Pokémon, 151 Artists, 151 Works of Unadulterated Awesome

    Premium-Inhalt. Sometime back in January, a call went out for 151 artists to take part in an upcoming art show entitled Pokémon Battle Royale. Each of these artists were subsequently told to choose and capture one of the original 151 Pokémon in an inventive piece of artwork.

  • Colt buys ThinkGrid to target SME cloud growth

    Premium-Inhalt. Colt Technology Services has revealed that it has acquired channel-focused cloud platform provider, ThinkGrid, in a bid to target growth in the SME market.

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