The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Legislation which will see illegal file sharers disconnected from the internet has been passed by the French National Assembly, despite initially being rejected last month.
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 14 May, 2009 06:28
The Watchmen Director's Cut is coming to Blu-ray in late July and will include a feature that allows you to sync your BD-Live buddies and Facebook friends into one list. This means you can use Warner Home Video's live community screening feature (LCS) to simultaneously view the Watchmen with your Facebook friends, no matter where they are located and share comments about the movie within Facebook, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. The catch is everyone who wants to participate in LCS has to own a copy of the Blu-ray disc and have a BD-Live-enabled player with a broadband connection.
By Ian Paul | 14 May, 2009 02:39
Apple yesterday warned iPhone application developers that all apps submitted for iTunes App Store approval must be compliant with iPhone OS 3.0. In an e-mail sent to registered iPhone developers, Apple said all new apps will be tested for approval on the latest beta version of 3.0. Cupertino said it may also remove any apps currently in the App Store if they do not work on the iPhone's new operating system.
By Ian Paul | 14 May, 2009 02:48
Google is running into problems with privacy advocates in Japan and Greece over its Google Maps feature, Street View. Google plans to re-shoot Street View photographs in the twelve Japanese cities currently available in Street View after privacy complaints. At issue was the fact that Google's Street View cameras were mounted so high they were shooting over private fences and into Japanese homes. Google says it will lower its cameras by 16 inches for its re-shoot and for all future Street View photographs in Japan. Street View cameras are mounted on cars and take photographs with 360-degree views of the surrounding area.
By Ian Paul | 14 May, 2009 05:04
In an effort to curb confusion among the tweeting, Twitter has removed a key ingredient of its social networking capacity and angered many loyalists.
By Brennon Slattery | 14 May, 2009 05:17
Oracle is continuing its spending spree with an agreement to buy Virtual Iron, an acquisition that will help Oracle enhance its Xen-based server virtualization software.
By Jon Brodkin | 14 May, 2009 08:14
Virgin Media has joined forces with Channel 4 and BSkyB in a bid to help the government tackle internet piracy.
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 14 May, 2009 06:13
As of today you can point your iPhone to the App Store and download Sling's place-shifting TV app. After a very long wait, the app finally made it into Apple's bonanza store, but Sling's attempt proves to be quite expensive and crippled from birth.
By Daniel Ionescu | 14 May, 2009 05:54
The UK Film Council, along with a number of other industry bodies and trade unions, is urging the government to ban illegal downloaders from the net.
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 14 May, 2009 06:15
Nowadays, even regular Web surfers know some of the things to avoid when designing a Web site for fast performance. Cut the number of requests to the Web server. Shrink JPEG sizes. Employ a content delivery network vendor like Akamai Technologies Inc. or Limelight Networks Inc.
By Eric Lai | 14 May, 2009 08:03
Apple has announced that an executive team will deliver the keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8, but didn't mention CEO Steve Jobs as one of those expected to take the stage.
By Gregg Keizer | 14 May, 2009 08:03
As part of ongoing efforts to save money that include staff and operating cost reductions, Seagate Technology today announced a restructuring plan that will mean cutting an additional 1,100 workers. That amounts to about 2.5% of the company's global workforce.
By Lucas Mearian | 14 May, 2009 07:31
Mac users have reported an unusual number of problems installing Mac OS X 10.5.7, the huge security and feature update that Apple unveiled yesterday.
By Gregg Keizer | 14 May, 2009 08:07
Microsoft Wednesday announced that it will support server virtualization for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, its first statement on what portions of its real-time platform will run in a virtual environment.
By John Fontana | 14 May, 2009 08:27
IBM is bringing "stream computing" to the IT industry with new software that the company says analyzes thousands of simultaneous data streams to provide insight that helps businesses solve their most challenging problems.
By Jon Brodkin | 14 May, 2009 07:27