Meldungen vom 23.06.2011

  • Kleine Helfer

    Bequemes Bildschirmlineal für Pixelverliebte

    Mit "Pixelwindow” können Pixelmaße auf dem Bildschirm ganz einfach ausgemessen werden.  …mehr

  • Anleitungen aus und für die Praxis

    Tipps & Tricks rund um Virtualisierung mit VMware

    Die Virtualisierungstechnologien von VMware haben in vielen Unternehmen Einzug gehalten. Damit hat sich auch die Administration von entsprechenden IT-Systemen enorm verändert. Die folgenden praxisnahen Tipps und Tricks sollen den Umgang mit den verschiednen VMware-Lösungen erleichtern.  …mehr

  • Image der IT

    Wer hat Angst vorm Schlossgespenst?

    Fast unabhängig von der Branche zeichnen die internen Kunden ein einheitliches Bild von ihrer IT-Abteilung: Sie loben Freundlichkeit, Kompetenz und Professionalität der IT-Mitarbeiter, aber beschweren sich über zu wenig Transparenz, ein hohes Maß an Bürokratie und eine wenig proaktive Arbeitsweise. Wie kommt es zu dieser Einschätzung?  …mehr

  • Weiterbildung im Ausland

    Zum IT-Training nach Indien

    Nicht nur das Programmieren ist in Indien billiger. Jetzt bietet eine Bildungsfirma Zertifizierungskurse an, die günstiger sind als in Westeuropa - inklusive Aufenthalt.  …mehr

  • "Ganze" und "halbe" Wahrheiten

    Ist Blickfangwerbung irreführend?

    Werbung mit Blickfangmotiven muss ausreichend erklärt werden. In der Regel genügt ein Sternchen-Hinweis.  …mehr

  • Newell: Wii U 'Fits' Valve

    Speaking to at the 2011 festival -- the same place where Al Gore on video games -- Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gave his input on Nintendo's new Wii U console.  …mehr

  • VMware's Maritz sees 'post-document' era

    The PC era is giving way to a world centered on data, where devices and infrastructure are shaped by the information that users want to get from them, VMware President and CEO Paul Maritz said on Wednesday.  …mehr

  • Remains of the Day: All work and no play

    Samsung doesn't get to play with future Apple products, Taiwanese manufacturers are getting pretty familiar with Amazon's purported tablet PC, and the Machine Project wants to tinker with Los Angeles's supply of Apple IIs. As for the remainders for Wednesday, June 22, 2011, don't tell me no lines and .he "Los Angeles concert-goers will have a novel opportunity this Saturday to listen to "a grand 'musical' experiment" by Jason Torchinsky: The musician plans to gather as many Apple IIs as possible and hook them to a 16-step sequencer. The result could be terrible or musically enlightened, but I don't know if anything will beat .  …mehr

  • Apple iPad 2 Display Ranks Best in Face-Off Against Android

    The first thing you notice about a tablet is its display. Even when a tablet is powered down, its display is what jumps out first, since the screen is the most dominant part. The quality of the display is a critical component of a tablet, just as image quality is essential to any screen, be it for a laptop, a monitor, a smartphone, or even an HDTV.  …mehr

  • Winklevoss twins give up Facebook fight

    The Winklevoss twins have decided to drop their long-drawn legal battle with Facebook and its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and accept an earlier US$65 million settlement.  …mehr

  • Update: Feds bust international gangs distributing scareware products

    U.S. federal law enforcement authorities working in cooperation with their counterparts in more than 10 countries have disrupted the operations of two gangs responsible for distributing malicious scareware programs to more than 1 million people.  …mehr

  • Outsourcing: How to Avoid Contract Disputes

    Outsourcing relationships are long and complex--the contracts that establish them seemingly more so. Yet for all their verbosity, many are filled with generalities and open questions, which can present major problems when conflicts between outsourcer and customer inevitably arise.  …mehr

  • Foursquare, American Express Team on Cash-Back Deals

    Determined not to let competitors like --"checking in"--Foursquare Thursday announced a partnership with credit card company American Express. The deal would give exclusive discounts to cardholders at select Foursquare venues.  …mehr

  • ITC delays ruling in Kodak patent dispute with Apple, RIM

    The United States International Trade Commission on Thursday gave itself a one-week extension to publish the results of its investigation into a case involving Kodak, Apple, and RIM. , whose ruling was originally due at 5 p.m. on Thursday, focuses on the display of camera phone image previews.  …mehr

  • Pocketbooth for iPhone and iPad

    If the camera-equipped iPhone has taught us anything, it's that nostalgia is a big seller. Apps like and have succeeded wildly with digital simulations of the old, faded paper photographs you might find in a shoebox in your parents' attic. The folks at show they've learned the nostalgia lesson well by introducing , a $1 photography app for the iPhone that tries to recreate photostrips from a 1950s-era Model 11 Photobooth, similar to those you might remember from the mall, amusement parks, or the movie .  …mehr

  • Cisco's Cius tablet to ship next month

    After delays, Cisco's Cius tablet will start shipping in volume next month, and the device will be one of the first available running Intel's latest Atom chip code-named Moorestown.  …mehr

  • AT&T iPad hacker pleads guilty

    Due to a reporting error, the story, "AT&T iPad hacker pleads guilty," posted Thursday, mischaracterized what Daniel Spitler did with the iPad data. He helped hackers steal the information.  …mehr

  • 'Curse you, users' redux

    we were discussing feedback from my April column "."  …mehr

  • PSN Release of Mortal Kombat's Skarlet Delayed in Europe

    The PS3 release of the character Skarlet in Europe has hit a bit of a snag, prompting Warner Bros. to delay its release another week. (via )  …mehr

  • Kinect Hack Turns Your Body Into a Music-Making Machine

    The Kinect is the hacking gift that keeps on giving. Whether it's recreating the Minority Report interface, generating holograms, or just making life a bit more comic, the Kinect has been hacked six ways from Sunday. And yet, the great hacks just keep rolling in. Ryan Chalinor, a programmer at Harmonix Music Systems, , a toolkit that makes it easy for someone to control Ableton Live, Quartz Composer, and MaxMSP using a Kinect.  …mehr

  • How to use your iPad securely

    The iPad is one of the safest computing devices you can use. Its combination of hardware and software security translate to a device that's probably more secure than your PC or Mac--especially if you take the right steps to secure it.  …mehr

  • Remains of the Day: Faster chips, ahoy

    Rumors of my return have been greatly, well, validated, I suppose. I've dragged myself back from an idyllic retreat to bring you the latest in Apple news rumors and tidbits--I hope you're happy with yourselves. Feast upon iPhone 5 rumors, iPhone mapping rumors, and the all-too-true tale of an absconded server. The remainders for Thursday, June 23, 2011 were sitting by a lake mere days ago.  …mehr

  • New bill would ban some US e-waste exports

    New legislation in the U.S. Congress would prohibit U.S. companies from exporting hazardous electronic waste to developing nations where some computers, monitors and electronic devices are recycled in primitive conditions.  …mehr

  • Hong Kong firms discover benefits of social media

    It is not just social anymore; it's now also commercial. Social media channels are now being used more and more for commercial purposes. At least that is how it is in Hong Kong where a new survey shows that more firms are tapping the social media to grow their business.  …mehr

  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition DLC Revealed

    -- the add-on to the second version of the fourth numbered game in Capcom's long-running fighting franchise, if you're keeping count (and we'd certainly forgive you if you gave up long ago) -- is getting some DLC. The Arcade Challengers Pack will release on July 5 for 320 Microsoft Points on 360 or $4 on PS3, and includes two costumes each for all of the Arcade Edition's new fighters -- that's Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu and Oni.  …mehr

  • Dell V715w: Decent Inkjet MFP, Pricey Supplies

    The Dell V715w color ($170 as of June 15, 2011) aims for the small office, offering good print quality and paper-handling features, as well as both fax and Wi-Fi capabilities. However, only the high-yield inks are reasonably priced.  …mehr

  • Toshiba E305-S1900X

    Toshiba's Satellite E305-S1900X (available only at Best Buy) is a cut above average in styling, performance, and features. But you'd have to be an ardent fan of the latest, greatest technology to spend $1089 on a system with a 14-inch display. If you are, you'll find such advanced features as a 500GB hybrid hard drive with integrated 4GB solid-state drive, Blu-ray, , Intel Wireless display (WiDi), and .  …mehr

  • Obsidian to Fix Dungeon Siege III's PC Controls

    Dungeon Siege III's PC controls are a little wonky. Developer Obsidian says they're going to make them better. But why didn't they do so during development?  …mehr

  • US House approves patent reform bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would overhaul the U.S. patent system and allow for a new review of patents after they are approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  …mehr

  • Microsoft looks to business tools for health care

    Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, demonstrated some applications on Thursday that apply current technologies to problems facing the health care industry.  …mehr

  • Gartner: New security demands arising for virtualization, cloud computing

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The rush toward of internal enterprise computing resources and can have many advantages, such as consolidation, but it's largely outracing traditional and identity management practices. That's leaving huge gaps, a sense of chaos and questions about where security products and services should be applied in the world of multi-vendor virtual-machine (VM) hypervisors.  …mehr

  • Oracle Q4 net income rises 36 percent

    Oracle's net income for the fourth quarter ended May 31 rose 36 percent to US$3.2 billion over the same period last year, results that reflect growth in software sales but a slight dip in hardware revenue, the company reported Thursday. Total revenue for the quarter grew 13 percent to $10.8 billion.  …mehr

  • Fast Computing Used to Stop Missiles Before Impact

    If you thought your computer setup was pretty quick, you may want to think again. The US Army might just be acquiring protective mobile computer systems that are fast enough to not only stop enemy missiles mid-flight, but to do so just before they hit their target.  …mehr

  • Bulletin: UBS to cut 500 IT jobs

    Banking giant UBS is to cut 500 jobs from its global IT workforce of 8,700.  …mehr

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