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Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should analyze Facebook's relationship with a data marketer to ensure it doesn't violate the social networking site's recently approved settlement, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. One of New Zealand's intelligence agencies spied on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom after it was given erroneous information on his immigration status, believing he was a foreign national.
Premium-Inhalt. Given some of the iPhone 5's other improvements--thinner body, larger screen, and greater number of pixels to illuminate--it wouldn't seem that the new phone could also match, much less exceed, its predecessor's battery life. And, in fact, it doesn't, though it comes close.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has given its venerable Office suite a major revamping and the new version -- now in beta testing and due out next year -- packs a number of new and enhanced features that should be of interest to IT pros and knowledge workers.
Premium-Inhalt. Java caching software provider Terracotta and database provider Tokutek have each released new offerings designed to entice organizations to try new ways of storing data, from running in-memory databases to using Solid State Disks (SSDs) to speed performance.
Premium-Inhalt. Google on Tuesday released a Chrome upgrade that improves how the browser renders 3D applications, including mouse-controlled games.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo will replace CFO Tim Morse this fall in what may be the latest move by recently appointed CEO Marissa Mayer to put her own mark on the company's leadership.
Premium-Inhalt. Google is known for setting ambitious targets for itself, and it's apparently making no exception for self-driving cars. Such "autonomous vehicles" will be a reality for "ordinary people" in less than five years, Google CEO Sergey Brin said on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. With the introduction of the , Western Digital adds another -ready model to its growing line of My Book desktop storage devices. The VelociRaptor Duo takes Western Digital's and gives it a significant performance boost by replacing WD's drive mechanisms with its mechanisms. With these 10,000-rpm drives inside--to go along with the 10 Gbps Thunderbolt connectivity--the VelociRaptor Duo is intended to rival the performance of solid state drives, and in our tests, it proved to be more than a worthy competitor.
Premium-Inhalt. Fluance's --let's just call it the FiSDK500--is a big, serious-looking system. And it sounds good, too.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple customers can now for in-store pickup the next day at their nearest Apple Store.
Premium-Inhalt. iOS 6's Maps don't currently quite have the same breadth of information as its Google-powered predecessor, if I may be permitted to indulge in a bit of understatement. But, , the system is in part crowdsourced--"the more people use it, the better it will get," the company told us last week.
Premium-Inhalt. Twelve South's $80 looks awesome--it reminds me of the collection of Encyclopedia Britannica's from the 1970s my dad still keeps in his ofce. Although this folio-style case looks stunning, there are some aws with the case that the beautiful exterior couldn't make up for.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco CEO says he may retire in two to four years and named several executives who could succeed him, .
Premium-Inhalt. The iPhone 5 sports a taller screen than any iPhone that came before it. to ready their apps for that new screen. Many were unable to do so before the iPhone's launch last Friday--and some perhaps never will. Those apps that haven't been redesigned to accommodate the iPhone 5's taller screen will still run; they'll simply run letterboxed: The app will appear centered on your iPhone's screen in portrait mode, with black bars above and below it.
Premium-Inhalt. When , my verdict was this: This app is undoubtedly cool, with its interactive globe and world facts, but it is limited. A year and several rounds of app updates later, that verdict can be revised, but only slightly: is a little bit cooler, a little less limited, and overall, a better value than it was in 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. One of the most interesting aspects of cloud computing is the way it changes cost allocation over the lifetime of an application. Many people understand that pay-as-you go is an attractive cost model, but fail to understand the implications that the new cost allocation model imposes on IT organizations.
Premium-Inhalt. It's no secret that can vary dramatically across installations thanks to differences in configuration and customization, among numerous other factors.
Premium-Inhalt. Evolution is a harsh reality of technology. There is constantly a "next best thing" on the horizon, and brand new gadgets often seem obsolete by the time you get them out of the box. There are some concepts and technologies, though, which have outlived their usefulness years ago, and should probably be extinct but refuse to die.
Premium-Inhalt. PDF library organization is important if you're a student or a scholar. Enter new kid on the block ReadCube, a free Adobe AIR app currently in public beta. ReadCube offers a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for organizing, finding and reading articles. It's a worthy competitor to Zotero and Mendeley.
Premium-Inhalt. If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. That may sound like a trite cliche, but the maxim rings true when it comes to securing files that you've stored online: A handful of recent incidents--including breaches of and --underscores the fact that even with built-in encryption and SSL transfers, cloud storage providers can't perfectly ensure the sanctity of your data.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM announced on Tuesday that its president and CEO, Virginia Rometty, would become chairman starting Oct. 1.
Premium-Inhalt. Your monochrome laser printer is supposed to be stress-free: sturdy, reliable, less complicated than a color laser, and not as costly to run as a color inkjet. Unfortunately, however, you may be paying considerably more to keep your laser printer filled with toner these days than you did earlier in the printer's life.
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Premium-Inhalt. No longer disparaging, Oracle czar Larry Ellison now sings the praises of cloud computing.
Premium-Inhalt. Gartner is elevating Windows 8 to a must-win gamble by Microsoft if it wants to matter in the evolving world of personal devices, according to a Gartner special report.
Premium-Inhalt. On Monday, some Facebook users were : private messages from 2009 were showing up on their Timelines as public wall posts.
Premium-Inhalt. The country's top communications regulator Tuesday made the case that high-speed, ubiquitous broadband is an essential ingredient for robust economic growth, arguing forcefully that the government has a role to play in facilitating infrastructure expansion and fostering competition.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe has announced version 11 of its Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements desktop software for Mac and Windows. This photo and video editing duo--joined by a free helper app called the Organizer--lets users manage, edit, create, and share photos and videos in a variety of ways. Both are shipping now.
Premium-Inhalt. The story "HP pairs Autonomy Idol with Trim records management," which ran on the wire Monday, misspelled the name of Dan Carmel.
Premium-Inhalt. Enterprises should ask a lot of questions when a vendor touts its business intelligence (BI) products as being fully integrated with Hadoop.
Premium-Inhalt. New and improved archiving capabilities in Exchange 2013 make it easier for IT administrators to store and manage messages, and improve accessibility for end users, Microsoft said Tuesday at its Exchange Conference in Orlando.
Premium-Inhalt. Many signs suggest that Oracle is about to introduce a next-generation version of the Exadata database machine, the first and apparently most successful of its "engineered systems" that combine Oracle software with servers, networking and storage.
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Premium-Inhalt. Virgin Media has confirmed that it is in talks with EE to launch 4G services on its newly rolled out long term evolution (LTE) networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Clydesdale Bank has agreed to write off millions of pounds worth of debt following a lease scam that led to hundreds of schools paying up to ten times the going rate for computers and photocopiers.
Premium-Inhalt. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, has revealed details of a new government-backed bank which plans to boost lending to small and medium sized business (SMBs) that operate in high-growth industries.