News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in November 2013
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Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
NASA Launches Online Tech Licensing Tool
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
QuickLaunch streamlines the licensing of more than 30 of the space agency's technologies.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
FCC To Reconsider Aircraft Cellphone Ban
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Airlines are starting to relax their policies on use of electronic devices, but use of cellphones is still prohibited. That might change, says the FCC.
How NASA Manages Big Data
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Unmanned space missions can generate hundreds of terabytes of data every hour. What's a space agency to do?
OMB Sets Agency Deadlines To Strengthen Cybersecurity
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
The Obama administration issues new guidelines for continuous monitoring programs to bolster information security.
Lookout Takes Mobile Security To Businesses
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Moving beyond the consumer mobile security market, Lookout aims to help companies secure employees' personal devices.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
USAID Spurs Algorithm Designs To Predict Atrocities
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
The final round of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention included five winners that came up with models that could predict mass violence.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
25 Ideas To Improve Government – From Citizens
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Finalists in an event by Code For America and MindMixer offer ideas on how technology could help local communities.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Google, HP Halt Chromebook 11 Sales
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Eight complaints about charger failures lead to suspension of sales.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
iPad Changes Education: For Better, Or Worse?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
As a growing number of schools adopt tablets, students and teachers need to hold on for a bit of a bumpy ride during the implementation phase.
Google Now Update Improves Voice Commands
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Google's personal assistant software gets upgraded to better manage owners' lives and understand natural language requests.
IEEE, Continua Collaborate For Device Interoperability
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
IEEE Standards Association and Continua Health Alliance team to help home-monitoring devices and mobile health apps communicate more easily with healthcare providers.
Isis Launches Mobile Payments Venture
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Android smartphones owners can now pay for goods and services by tapping their device to Isis terminals at 1.3 million locations nationwide.
LinkedIn Adds Pulse For News
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
LinkedIn pushes customized content with the integration of news curation app Pulse for desktop and mobile versions.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
Motorola's Moto G Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Motorola thinks the Moto G can win over smartphone buyers who want more performance at a lower price point.
IBM To Buy Fiberlink For Mobile Management
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
IBM is set to expand its BYOD capabilities through a deal for Fiberlink, a cloud-based mobile-management and security services provider.
Google Pushes Android KitKat To Nexus Tablets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming days.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
Server Innovation Moves Slowly
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Companies may be planning big data and Internet of things strategies, but they aren't buying the next-gen hardware to support them.
Google Glass Plans To Play Music
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Google Glass will soon be able to access Google Play Music.
Dr. Dobb's Annual Developer Salary Survey 2013
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Salaries for software developers are on the rise, driven by the proliferation of mobile startups. Will the trend continue?
Getting Into NYCDOT's 'Mobile First' Mindset
Getting Into NYCDOT's 'Mobile First' Mindset
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/12/2013  | 
How the city’s use of "mobile first development" with HTML5 is creating snappy mobile apps.
Android Wins 81% Of Smartphone Market
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Apple's marketshare slips, Microsoft sees gains, and BlackBerry sales reach catastrophic lows.
Retina iPad Mini Launches, Supplies Limited
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Apple made the iPad Mini with Retina Display available on its website. The pixel-rich tablet starts at $399.
Google Barge: 10 Informative Images
Slideshows  |  11/11/2013  | 
When Google's floating cultural exhibit opens to the public, you probably won't see many Apple devices on board. Take a closer look at what we've learned so far.
How To Build An Analytics A-Team
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Five key big data roles will emerge as analytics tools become more popular in the enterprise, says one analyst firm.
Smartphone Sales Poised For Rapid Growth
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Smartphones sales are set to increase by 300% between now and 2019, as demand for mobile data skyrockets by a factor of 10.
Apple Explores Curved iPhone Designs
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Apple may release two iPhones next year that include large, curved screens, like the devices recently announced by LG and Samsung.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.
Smartphones Destroying High-End Camera Sales
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Smartphones with powerful cameras have begun to take a toll on sales of expensive, dSLR cameras. But are they really good enough to replace them for most users?
Gogo To Power In-Flight Calls And Texts
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Gogo says flyers will be able to make calls and send text messages from the air beginning next year.
Federal IT Spending To Grow Slightly In 2014
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Big data, cloud and mobile tech in heavy demand as agencies seek efficiencies.
Rackspace Adds SSDs To Cloud Servers
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Rackspace adds solid state disks, more RAM and faster processors to boost performance of its standard cloud server offering.
What Star Wars Teaches Us About Technology
Commentary  |  11/7/2013  | 
Luke Skywalker had it right. Push away the screen and go with The Force from time to time.
Google Glass Update Precedes New Hardware
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Google Calendar access and directions to Maps locations is included in latest software update.
Kindle HDX Aims At iPad Air
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Amazon's 8.9-inch tablet has already garnered early praise from critics as a worthy iPad Air competitor.
Pebble Steps Up Smartwatch Game
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Pebble adds Foursquare, Yelp, other apps to smartwatch, expands notifications for iPhones.
Apple Seeks Freedom To Disclose Gov Data Demands
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
Apple released its first transparency report and seeks the right to tell its customers the truth about government orders for customer information.
Nokia Preps Lumia 1520, Windows Phone Posts Gains
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
Nokia's Lumia 1520 smartphone, which hits stores November 15, should help boost Windows Phone's market share.
Samsung Targets Apple For Tablet Supremacy
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
Already the world's largest maker of smartphones, Samsung wants to wear the tablet crown, too.
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