Meldungen vom 06.03.2010

  • Lib Dems call for re-think on Clause 17 amendment

    A number of Liberal Democrats have raised concerns over an that would see websites carrying copyright infringing material blocked. …mehr

  • Download Sort Files Firefox Downloads

    The add-on for Firefox can automatically save your downloads to various folders based on rules you define. This freebie might take a bit of work to set up, but once you've got it rolling your downloads will sort themselves right into place. …mehr

  • Twitter hits 10 billion tweet mark

    More than 10 billion tweets have been posted on micro-blogging service . …mehr

  • Final Cut used on 9 out of 10 Oscar documentaries

    When you talk about the Oscars and a Steve Jobs-led company, it's usually that gets the mention. But this year, Apple scored some Oscar cred of its own: Of the ten documentaries nominated for Oscars, in both the "Documentary Feature" and "Documentary Short" categories, a whopping nine were created using Apple's own . …mehr

  • Gov't group to oversee roll-out of 100Mbps broadband

    The government has set up a new group in a bid to ensure the whole of the UK, including rural areas, has access to 100Mbps broadband. …mehr

  • Internet hit by wave of ransom malware

    Criminals re-used an attack from 2008 to hit the Internet with a huge wave of ransomware in recent weeks, a security company has reported. …mehr

  • Tata Communications announces growth figures

    Telecom company Tata Communications has announced record growth for business volumes despite the recession and continued investments in global infrastructure, services and emerging market initiatives. …mehr

  • BeyondTrust announces Privilege Manager 4.7

    BeyondTrust, a provider of Privileged Access Lifecycle Management solutions, has announced Privilege Manager 4.7, the first solution to elevate the privileges of Internet Explorer based on approved URLs stored in Group Policy. …mehr

  • Online Oscar Night Survival Guide

    Oscar parties are fun -- boozing it up with friends, gorging on seven-layer taco dip, shouting at the TV when your favorite Hollywood star mounts the stage -- but the show itself can be excruciating. Long sentimental speeches paired with the host's unfunny jokes could slip you into a coma. However, there's a workaround: the Internet, of course! …mehr

  • Virgin slams BBC Trust Project Canvas investigation

    The chief executive of has slammed the review of the project as "shameless whitewash". …mehr

  • Official: iPad available in US on 3 April, UK launch delayed

    has officially announced that the iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, 3 April for the Wi-Fi only model and in late April for the more expensive Wi-Fi + 3G model. From 12 March, US customers will be able to pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on 3 April instore. …mehr

  • This Week in Geek: Chips, 3D, Wii Hacks, Human Touchscreens

    I'm sorry to report that there were no in the news this week. But that doesn't mean there wasn't anything to report. This past week saw various chip announcements, more news on 3D displays, and a novel prototype that can effectively turn your skin into a touchscreen. Let's take a look. …mehr

  • Google Enlists DocVerse in Attack on Microsoft

    Google's got its head in the cloud--again. The search giant today that it has bought , a software startup that makes an online collaboration plug-in for Microsoft Office. The reports that Google paid $25 million for the San Francisco-based developer, which was founded in 2007 by former Microsoft employees Shan Sinha and Alex DeNeui. …mehr

  • Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3

    In Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3, Corel has redesigned PaintShop Pro's interface, added a handful of useful features, and enhanced others. In addition, the company has added "Photo" to the product's name, to emphasize a focus on the photography-enthusiast market. But X3 ($100 as of March 5, 2010) is far from a compelling upgrade. …mehr

  • Apple confirms delay for iPad in the UK

    has officially announced that the will be released in the UK at the end of April, some weeks after the newly confirmed US launch date of April 3. …mehr

  • IT professionals recover from recession

    A global survey of IT professionals has revealed a fairly upbeat picture of life in the tech department. Hiring is set to rise modestly, budgets are now stable and salaries could even be rising a bit. …mehr

  • Legal firm faces investigation over net piracy letters

    A legal firm which has accused a number of Brits of illegally file-sharing, is being investigated by the . …mehr

  • News recap: Everything awesome that happened this week

    The first week of March turned out to be an exciting time in the video games industry. If you're going to the Game Developers Conference next week, use this as your cheat sheet so you can sound informed at parties. Also, show it to your non-gaming friends if they want to know why you were in a bad mood last Sunday. …mehr

  • Daily (Stale) Bread: The news we didn't post

    The week started with a bang and ended with a whimper as everyone buckles down before the Game Developers Conference. Despite having a slow news day, stuff did happen and some of said stuff we decided not to run with: …mehr

  • FastTrac 1.2

    Disneyland has so much to see and do that most people have a hard time trying to do it all in one day. claims it can get users on more rides and attractions while avoiding long queue times--what guest wouldn't like this? But in my experience, FastTrac's schedule was inefficient, although I was able to get on all the rides it had listed by the end of the day. …mehr

  • Hogarth shows FIDO, custom Final Cut Server-based solution

    London-based video editing and production suite , has demonstrated its FIDO collaborative working system to us. Developed using r combined with a number of other utilities, the Mac OS X networked system has enabled Hogarth to take post-production to a new level internationally. …mehr

  • Cisco quits WiMax radio business

    Cisco Systems will stop developing and making WiMax base stations to concentrate on the IP (Internet Protocol) networks that sit behind them.  …mehr

  • Adobe now available to Android developers

    has announced that third-party application developers can have access to the . …mehr

  • iPad for Movies? Call My Chiropractor

    is pitching its new tablet as a multi-use consumer device, a superior alternative to clunky netbooks and laptops. Admittedly, the device does have its virtues, particularly for Web-surfing couch potatoes who'd rather not balance a clamshell-style portable PC on their laps. …mehr

  • Westin hotel in LA reports possible data breach

    People who stayed at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles last year and used their credit or debit card to eat there should keep a close eye on their bank statements. …mehr

  • City of Heroes expansion gives you plans for this weekend

    City of Heroes' second big expansion pack, Going Rogue, is up for pre-order this week. If you cash in on the deal, you get Dual Pistols now and Demon Summoning later. The expansion is due out in July. …mehr

  • New British forum aims at making cloud ripe for business

    British businesses really aren't getting the cloud are they? Just revealed that only one in five IT managers was looking to future based on cloud computing, another survey has revealed that a quarter of IT managers could even define cloud computing. …mehr

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