Meldungen vom 11.05.2012

  • Stepmap hat jetzt komplett personalisierbare regionale Karten (Stadtpläne)


    Beim Berliner Internet-Kartendienst kann man regionale Karten und Stadtpläne jetzt komplett individuell gestalten.  …mehr

  • Internet-Nutzer antworten auf Aufruf der Urheber

    Nach dem Aufruf von 100 prominenten Autoren und Künstlern zur Stärkung des Urheberrechts haben Internet-Nutzer eine Gegenerklärung veröffentlicht. …mehr

  • Microsoft verzahnt Bing mit Facebook


    Mit seiner Suchmaschine Bing konnte Microsoft dem Rivalen Google bislang nicht gefährlich werden. …mehr

  • Weitere SAP-Lösungen auf AWS verfügbar

    Florierende Partnerschaft

    Ab sofort sind SAP Business-All-in-One für Linux und Windows sowie SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions und die Business-Intelligence-(BI) Lösungen aus dem SAP-BusinessObjects-Portfolio für Windows Server 2008 R2 über Amazon Web Services (AWS) verfügbar.  …mehr

  • Weniger Interesse an Facebook-Aktien als erwartet


    Über dem Facebook-Börsengang sammeln sich nach anfänglicher Euphorie erste Wolken. …mehr

  • HP präsentiert 80 neue Produkte

    Ultrabooks, Notebooks, Thin Clients

    Hewlett Packard (HP) hat auf dem „Global Influencer Summit 2012“ in Shanghai eine Flut neuer Produkte vorgestellt, darunter neue Ultrabooks, Notebooks und Thin Clients.  …mehr

  • HP verliert Spitzenplatz im deutschen PC-Markt


    Deutschland wird für die PC-Hersteller zu einer Oase des Wachstums.  …mehr

  • Apple beteiligt sich an Kosten für bessere Arbeitsbedingungen


    Apple wird Foxconn bei der Verbesserung der Arbeitsbedingungen in den chinesischen Fabriken unterstützen. Der Auftragsfertiger von iPhone und iPad hatte Ende März eine entsprechende Initiative angekündigt. …mehr

  • Olympia mehr im Internet als im Fernsehen


    Es ist eine kleine Medien-Revolution: ARD und ZDF werden bei den Olympischen Spielen in London mehr im Internet als im Fernsehen berichten. …mehr

  • Handygespräche im EU-Ausland werden günstiger

    Mobiles Surfen ebenfalls

    Rechtzeitig zum Beginn der Sommerferien werden Handygespräche im EU-Ausland erneut günstiger. …mehr

  • Sony sieht nach Rekordverlust Licht am Ende des Tunnels

    Hirai baut um

    Sony hat den schlimmsten Verlust der Firmengeschichte verbucht, sieht jedoch ein Ende der vierjährigen Talfahrt. …mehr

  • Neulich ... Stress mit dem iPhone


    Dass mittlerweile das iPhone für viele CIOs - auch für solche, die auf Jobsuche sind - selbstverständliches Werkzeug für berufliche, aber auch für private Angelegenheiten geworden ist, muss man nicht erwähnen. Und dennoch dauerte es bei dem einen oder anderen eine Weile, bis sich die Feinmotorik an das Gerät gewöhnt hatte, wie uns kürzlich ein Ex-IT-Chef gestand.  …mehr

  • From packet inspectors to WAN optimizers, network add-ons are all the rage

    These days, it seems like a dozen new network "extras" - including traffic monitors, packet inspection technologies and management products, to name just a few - are launched every week, all advertising large-scale gains in performance, and ease of use.  …mehr

  • VMware Going 'All In' with BYOD

    In most bring-your-own-device plans, employees are the ones bugging management and IT to support their personal devices for work. But VMware took a much different tack when launching its BYOD program late last year: All 6,000 employees in the U.S. must use their personal smartphones for work.  …mehr

  • Infringement case suspended while Samsung tests validity of Apple's 'pinch-to-zoom' claim

    Samsung Electronics may challenge the validity of Apple's intellectual property claims before the Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, rules on whether the company has infringed them, the court said on Friday. It is the second time in two weeks that the Mannheim court has decided to wait for a validity verdict from the Federal Patent Court before ruling on an infringement case.  …mehr

  • Samsung launches low-end Windows Phone with 4-inch display

    Samsung Electronics has announced the Samsung Omnia M, a Windows Phone with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that will first become available in Europe, the company said on Friday.  …mehr

  • The Best Email Tool You’re Not Using

    The best-kept secret of the business world? Email reminder services, which can help turn overloaded inboxes into powerhouses.No, really. I’ve been using these services for the past couple years, and I’m constantly amazed at how helpful they are--and how few people know they exist.See, I use my inbox as a kind of , marking as unread any messages I don’t have time to answer now or need to act on later.The problem is, as my inbox fills up with other mail, these messages get pushed lower and lower, until eventually they're forced out of sight--and out of mind.A reminder service gives you a kind of email snooze button. All you do is forward a selected message to a particular e-mail address; at the designated time, it’ll return to your inbox.For example, suppose a PR person emails me about a new product launch that’s happening next Monday. I decide to write about it, but not until the actual launch day. Instead of spending a bunch of time setting up a reminder in my calendar or to-do list, I simply forward that email to Monday rolls around, presto: There’s the email again.Different services have different syntax for the kinds of delays you can set, but for the most part it’s pretty straightforward:,,, and so on.What’s especially nice is that if an email arrives (make that re-arrives) and you’re still not ready to deal with it, you can click a snooze-delay link right inside the message.So, what reminder services are available, and which ones are best? PC World’s Liane Cassavoy recently reviewed : Boomerang for Gmail,, and (Keep in mind that “free” gets you just the basics; for more advanced features, you’ll want to look at pro-level accounts. Worth every penny, in my humble opinion.)I’ve tried all three of these services myself, and while they’re all great, I have to give the nod to . That said, I also recommend checking out , which has been in beta forever but continues to be fully free while it is.  …mehr

  • How to Control Your Facebook Privacy Settings

    Facebook's by design, often hiding similar settings in totally different menus and defaulting to unnerving levels of public sharing. Ensuring that you share the right information with the right people can be difficult, and Facebook even has a few specialized settings that will override your other privacy settings if you aren't careful. Luckily you can take control of your privacy on Facebook fairly quickly once you know what you're looking for.  …mehr

  • Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Might Not Be Free

    Microsoft might not offer free Windows 8 upgrades to customers who buy new PCs in the months before the new operating system launches.  …mehr

  • Apple TV Software Update 5.0.1 brings HD previews, bug fixes

    Apple on Thursday released a minor update to the software for second- and third-generation Apple TVs, with one enhancement and a number of bug fixes.  …mehr

  • Megaupload files motion to delay civil suit

    Megaupload filed a motion in federal court on Thursday asking to delay a civil suit filed against the file-sharing site while it prepares a defense for its criminal case.  …mehr

  • UNC Charlotte: 350,000 SSNs exposed in decade-long data breach

    Two issues exposed financial data and Social Security numbers for 350,000 people, although it is thought the information has not been abused, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said.  …mehr

  • Samsung UN46D6000 Review: $1000 Set Has Great Features, Middling Video

    On paper, or on a website, the Samsung UN46D6000 looks like an all-around excellent HDTV, especially for a street price of around $1000 (as of 5/5/2012). While the UN46D6000 refreshes the screen at a rate of 120Hz, Samsung claims that the HDTV's “Clear Motion Rate” technology simulates the smoother motion you might see on a 240Hz set (more on that later). The set's sleek, easy-to-navigate Smart Hub feature provides access to your home network and the Internet. You can even control the set from your iPhone or Android device.  …mehr

  • American moms love Facebook, Nielsen survey shows

    If you're looking for a last-minute gift for Mother's Day, don't bother sending her a Facebook invite - chances are, she's probably already on it.  …mehr

  • This New GPS Does Augmented Reality, Makes You Feel Like You're in a Fighter Jet

    have gotten a lot better over the years, with bigger screens and live traffic updates, but they’re still fundamentally flawed because you need to take your eyes off of the road directly ahead, even if you stick it onto the center of your windshield. Pioneer wants to fix this with its new .  …mehr

  • Raditaz Gets Re-Designed, Also Gains Song Lyrics

    While the realm of Internet radio is basically dominated by Pandora these days, that doesn't mean that it's the only player in town. One such competitor, Raditaz, announced Friday that it has partnered with to show users lyrics and artist bios for the songs they are currently listening to.  …mehr

  • Twitter acquires email marketer RestEngine

    Twitter has acquired RestEngine, a two-and-half-year-old company that has helped social app publishers send emails based on a user's social graph, RestEngine said on Thursday.  …mehr

  • Resources for Building Your Facebook Storefront

    As giant retailers such as Gamestop, JC Penney, and Nordstrom opened--and quickly shuttered--Facebook storefronts over the past six months, many analysts declared Facebook's e-commerce effort to be a failure. People come to Facebook to catch up with family and friends, they reasoned, not to shop for goods and services.  …mehr

  • Mobile money transfers reach 16 percent of sub-Saharan African population

    Money transfer via mobile phones has expanded to 16 percent of the total population in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new World Bank study that provides a global picture for how people save, borrow, make payments and manage risk.  …mehr

  • Passive Play: How an App Could Help Parents Connect With Autistic Kids

    The is a set of conditions that affect how an individual interacts with the world around them. For parents with autisitc children, these differences can be frustrating, no matter what end of the wide spectrum the child may be on. On the flip side, small breakthroughs can be extremely rewarding, which is where projects like come in.  …mehr

  • Open source cloud project backers duking it out for support

    In the less than two months since gave its CloudStack software an Apache license, cloud providers are beginning to support the open source model.  …mehr

  • Researcher runs IP network over xylophones

    Vint Cerf once wore a shirt that read "IP on Everything," a wry comment on the versatility of the Internet Protocol he helped invent, a protocol that underlies all Internet communication. Now a University of California Berkeley researcher has put Cerf's maxim to the test, running an IP network over a set of xylophones, played by human participants.  …mehr

  • Clinton Says Mobile Tech, Cooperation Key to Tackling Global Problems

    Wireless technology figures to be a crucial factor in any serious address of the laundry list of capital-letter challenges confronting the developing world, from health care to personal finance, energy to education, former President Bill Clinton said in a closing keynote address here at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show.  …mehr

  • Speed Up Searches--And Reduce Typing--With Drag and Drop Search

    Drag and Drop Search is a free Chrome extension that offers an elegant solution to a common problem: Searching on the website that will give you the answers you need. Google is a great engine, but there is no reason to go through it for everything. If you're after quick facts and figures, you might be better off searching Wikipedia directly; if it's videos you're after, then a direct YouTube search might let you find them faster. If you'd like to get a sense for a place, searching for it on Flickr will show you what it's like. With Drag and Drop Search installed, you only need to select a term, then drag and drop it on the name of the search engine you'd like to use.  …mehr

  • Facebook Facial Recognition: A New Take on it Via the Klik App

    Just when you thought you were safe from Facebook's , there's a new app in town using the social networking site to tag photos automatically. It's called , and is as the facial recognition software that Facebook tried to use.  …mehr

  • Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 Review: Sub-$1000 HDTV Offers So-So Video, Great Audio

    The 46-inch Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 doesn't stand out from the pack in design, features, or picture quality, but once you look at its price and its range of , it starts to get a little more interesting.  …mehr

  • Good News! OLED TV Prices Will Fall Fast

    A 55-inch OLED TV priced over $8,000 in the second half of 2012 may cost closer to $2,300 within two years, a dramatic price reduction that would make the sets accessible to mainstream buyers.  …mehr

  • 10 reasons your Wi-Fi speed stinks (and what you can do about it)

    The first , but 802.11n is likely to stick around for many years to come -- both in the business world and our homes. Unfortunately, the 300Mbps (megabits per second) that the n-standard promises rarely delivers anything even close and proves to be a massive bottleneck in the days of 50/100Mbps (or more?) broadband connections, 1080p video streaming, massive backups and so forth. On the business side of things, even menial tasks such as remote desktop or real-time collaboration suffer from a poor Wi-Fi-connection.  …mehr

  • Bing Social vs Google Search Plus Your World: Feature Showdown

    The battle between Bing and Google is getting personal, with both search engines fighting to become more socially connected. Microsoft recently added in response to Google's January rollout of . Both forays into social integration try to bring your friends and connections into your searches to help uncover references you might not find otherwise.  …mehr

  • Panasonic books US$10 billion annual loss, largest ever by Japan manufacturer

    Panasonic said Friday it booked a loss of nearly US$10 billion for the fiscal year that ended March 31, the largest ever loss by a Japanese manufacturer according to local media.  …mehr

  • Convert Video Files--Even in Rare Formats--With Any Video Converter

    As the rioting that ended the career (at least as named) of the band "Free Beer" teaches us, you have to be careful what you name something. Free program Any Video Converter is a name that makes a bold promise… And darned if it doesn't deliver.  …mehr

  • Want Your Facbook Status Seen? Pay Up.

    Worried that your status updates on Facebook aren't finding all the eyeballs you'd like them to reach? Soon you may be able to pay Facebook to give your status updates more visibility.  …mehr

  • SAP points to consumerisation of enterprise apps to drive growth

    SAP is planning to target the customers of its enterprise customers in a bid to achieve rapid growth rates over the next three years.  …mehr

  • Windows 8 Update: Firefox, Chrome cry foul over Windows 8 ARM

    Microsoft is taking heat from browser competitors Firefox and Chrome for blocking them out of planned Windows 8 devices that will be based on ARM processors.  …mehr

  • Wall Street Beat: Vendors stress caution on financials

    A range of tech vendors including Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics International, BMC Software and CA Technologies this week reported quarterly earnings that had some solid numbers, but a cautious outlook for the rest of the year is spooking market watchers.  …mehr

  • Japan's Softbank testing blimp-based emergency mobile phone system

    Softbank, which runs Japan's third-largest mobile phone network, is experimenting with using blimps as temporary cell towers for use during natural disasters.  …mehr

  • California moves to stop employers demanding Facebook passwords

    The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social networking sites.  …mehr

  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on sale Sunday for $400

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is set to go on sale at retailers nationwide Sunday for $399.99, furthering the variety of tablet sizes from the vendor.  …mehr

  • Amnesty International's UK website compromised to infect visitors with cyberspying malware

    The U.K. website of Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog organization, was compromised by hackers, who used it to infect visitors with a remote access Trojan horse program known as Gh0st RAT, security firm Websense reported on Friday.  …mehr

  • Bugs & Fixes: When Outlook searches fail… and more

    Recently, after selecting to do a search in Microsoft Outlook, I got a “No Results” message. I was certain the email I was seeking existed in the folder I was searching. So I did a few tests. Sure enough, I discovered that any search I now attempted came back with “No Results.” Uh-oh.  …mehr

  • DragonDrop makes moving things more convenient

    Moving an item between two different folders or drives usually involves opening two Finder windows: one for the folder currently hosting the item, the other showing the place to which you want to move the item. (Mac OS X’s pop-up folders can help, but they still require that the destination folder, or some folder or drive enclosing it, be visible in the Finder or in the Dock.) Similarly, if you use OS X’s Mission Control or Spaces feature, or the full-screen mode of Lion (OS X 10.7), it can be a hassle to move files and content between applications and workspaces.  …mehr

  • Adobe: Pay upgrade price to patch critical bugs

    Adobe has told users of its Creative Suite, which includes the company's premier products like Photoshop and Illustrator, to spend $375 to upgrade if they want patches for eight critical vulnerabilities.  …mehr

  • Microsoft Bing goes social in search war with Google

    to boost Bing's social networking feaures could finally give it an opportunity to truly take on Google's dominant search engine, analysts say.  …mehr

  • New data shows Apple dominating Samsung in Japanese smartphone market

    Nearly one in three smartphones sold in Japan last fiscal year was an iPhone, pushing Apple's sales far ahead of main rival Samsung Electronics in the country, according to data published by a local research firm.  …mehr

  • The Week in iOS Apps: Something old, something new

    This week's roundup of apps brings us big updates to some of our old favorites, as well as new ways to speak, travel, and take photos.  …mehr

  • SingTel reports stable Optus full-year results

    SingTel has reported that its Australian subsidiary, Optus, has achieved an operating revenue of $9.37 billion, up 1 per cent, and an EBITDA of $2.36 billion, up 2 per cent for the full year to 31 March 2012. Net profit for the year was up 2 per cent to $787 million.  …mehr

  • Remains of the Day: Fine, China

    Apple's pouring money into factories in China, but isn't quite as thrilled to hand cash over in a settlement. Elsewhere, the iPhone demonstrates an anti-killer feature. The remainders for Thursday, May 10, 2012 are cashing out their chips.  …mehr

  • Google shares Codie award for best cloud application/service

    This evening's annual Codie awards for business software features a three-way tie in cloud computing, with , Keynote Systems, and Scribe Software all winning in the Best Cloud Application/Service category.  …mehr

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