Meldungen vom 19.12.2009

  • Mediaraptor Free Captures and Converts Music

    Mediaraptor Free finds music videos and songs from social media websites. It can then record and convert the music video, or snag the MP3, depending on what it's found. It then converts them into the more portable WMV and MP3 formats, respectively. can snag tracks from several social media sources, including MySpace. Also, if MySpace Video, YouTube or a number of other sites have a music video, Mediaraptor can grab that, too. …mehr

  • Nook: Tantalizing but Unfinished

    The Barnes and Noble Nook evokes images of curling up in a corner with a good book near a cozy fire, perhaps with a mug of hot cocoa close at hand. And the Nook ($259, as of December 17, 2009) will indeed let you read electronic books; but unfortunately, not everything about this e-book reader makes for a comfortable reading experience. …mehr

  • Aliens Invade for iPhone

    Anyone who grew up in proximity to a video arcade in the 1970s or '80s remembers Space Invaders. And anyone who grew up afterward has probably seen the game, maybe in a movie, on some , or even on one of those cheap joystick contraptions that you could plug into your TV and play a dozen old Atari 2600 games for a fraction of what people paid for them 25 years ago. …mehr

  • Survey of Japanese phone owners confuses media over iPhone

    Widespread reports that the iPhone has grabbed a dominant market share position in Japan may be a bit premature. …mehr

  • Google’s Dashboard Approach to Privacy

    If you use , , , or any of the ever-growing array of Google services, you may have cringed at the trove of personal data the company has gathered. To allay concerns, Google launched , a single page housing privacy controls and settings for most of its services. …mehr

  • Operation Chokehold Fails as it Succeeds

    Operation Chokehold, the coordinated attack on AT&T's wireless network, was both a success and failure on Friday. The success was in further highlighting the complaints of iPhone users against the carrier; the failure was that it didn't appear to have much effect on the AT&T network. …mehr

  • How to Take Great Holiday Photos

    The holidays are a time for colorful gifts, candy canes, and holiday pictures. And with a little attention to exposure settings and shooting techniques, you can capture great holiday photos you'll want to share. …mehr

  • Don't Lose Everything When You Lose a Laptop

    The add-on for the adds tracking and remote wipe features that can help with lost or stolen computers. …mehr

  • AP Stylebook for iPhone

    When I heard the made the leap to iPhone, I dreamt of replacing my coffee-stained hardcopy of the book. The pitches the app as a version of its annually updated stylebook (a reference for its preferred word and punctuation usage) for mobile journalists and writers. Deadline writers can rely on the app, with some caveats. …mehr

  • Bugs and Fixes: Zero-Day Patch for Internet Explorer 6 or 7

    A dangerous vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 became publicly known before a fix was available, raising the specter of a high-risk zero-day attack.The bug involves the way IE handles Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) objects, and could let an attacker run any command on a targeted Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, or Server 2008 PC. Bad guys have already posted sample attack code online. IE 8 is not affected. For more information, see .Meanwhile, a bug in the way Windows handles Embedded OpenType could allow a baddie to take over vulnerable Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003 computers via malicious Websites or poisoned Office documents. The bug can't harm Vista or Server 2008, and doesn't affect Windows 7. Read for details. …mehr

  • 10 Biggest Printer Problems -- And How To Fix Them

    Printers: Can't live with them, can't nuke them. You could always toss a misbehaving inkjet or laser out the window, but where would that leave you? Truth be told, we need our printers, despite their maddening quirks. Here's a saner idea: Take a deep breath, channel your inner tech support rep, and repair that which has failed you. (Cue sitar.) …mehr

  • Google's Android Invasion: Prepare For Phase 2

    Google's has plenty to celebrate this holiday season -- and now, a new trio of studies suggests the platform is poised for even more success in 2010.  …mehr

  • Last-minute photo cards

    Where did the time go? One minute you're enjoying your Thanksgiving turkey and thinking about how you're going to stay on top of the holiday rush. And the next thing you know, there's less than a week to Christmas and you're still trying to pick out a photo for your Christmas cards. Ah well, there's always New Year's. …mehr

  • What hard drive to buy at the Apple Store

    'Twas the week before Christmas, and you've decided to give your loved ones the gift of data security or capacity -- a hard drive for extra storage or backup. There's no time to order something online, so you're going to head down to the . But looking for storage in the Apple Store can be daunting. When you step into the store, the smiling color-coordinated Apple employees will want to answer your questions about the iPhone and new iMacs. They want to interest you in the new MacBook Pro. They don't, however, have a great deal of knowledge about storage. …mehr

  • What's Cheaper: Replacement Ink, or a New Printer?

    With inkjet printer prices so low, and inkjet replacement cartridge prices so high, is it cheaper to replace your printer instead of buying new ink? That's the debate sparked at Digg's tech page when a user posted to the cost of brand name replacement cartridges. The Digg user's conclusion: It is cheaper to buy a new inexpensive printer for the free ink cartridges included in box instead of buying brand name replacement cartridges that can be very expensive. …mehr

  • Verizon: Early Termination Fee Covers More Than Phones

    says its controversial $350 Early Termination Fee does more than reimburse the cost of subsidized handsets, it covers other expenses as well. …mehr

  • Bluetooth 4.0 Spec Finalized

    The (SIG) revealed this Thursday a host of new innovations to be featured its next iteration of the popular Bluetooth wireless protocol. …mehr

  • Cisco FlipShare TV

    Cisco's pocket-size Flip Video camcorders--such as the ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice )--achieved widespread popularity by making the process of capturing video and posting it to YouTube incredibly easy. Now, a companion set-top box seeks to make viewing those videos--either your own or those shared over the Internet on Flip's FlipChannel service--on your HDTV almost equally effortless. But while the can capably stream high-definition video from your hard drive, the quality of videos hosted online can vary widely. That's because the FlipShare TV streams all of its video from your computer through a peer-to-peer 802.11n Wi-Fi connection using an included, oversize USB dongle--and Internet video must first stream to your computer. This two-step process can easily introduce artifacts, especially if your computer's network connection is also wireless. …mehr

  • ITC says Samsung infringed Kodak camera patents

    An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Samsung has infringed two camera patents developed by Kodak.  …mehr

  • Business process modeling spec set for 2010 adoption

    The OMG (Object Management Group) expects to have a final version of the BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) 2.0  specification, featuring capabilities such as collaborative process modeling, adopted in mid-2010, OMG said on Friday. …mehr

  • Image Comparer Helps Weed Out Duplicate Photos

    Do you have scores or even hundreds of photos squirreled away on various drives? And just how many of them are duplicates or near duplicates? Bolidesoft's ($35 for home use; 30-day free, featured-limited demo) is a simple program that helps you sort through multiple instances of the same picture, select the best, or discard extra copies. …mehr

  • Windows Mobile Healthier, More Common Than Many Think

    That is "on life support" must come as news to the 7.23 million users of 's smartphone operating system. While the smartphone OS is in jeopardy, I don't see a situation nearly so dire.  …mehr

  • Mozilla ships Firefox 3.6 Beta 5, pushes final into 2010

    Mozilla on Thursday issued a fifth beta of Firefox 3.6 rather than move on to a release candidate, a decision that will push the final code ship date into early 2010, a company executive said Friday. …mehr

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