News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in December 2011
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How OpenFlow Changes Networking
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
OpenFlow is a new standard made for virtualized server environments. It is a software-defined way of controlling network traffic, completely changing their architecture. BigSwitch, one of the early players, shows us at the Valley View Whiteboard.
iOS Developer Services Improve App Testing
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
Restrictions put in the developer license by Apple cause problems for many users, but outside services are popping up to break the limits.
NASA Spacecraft Set To Orbit Moon
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
The two spacecraft in the GRAIL mission aim to create a new gravity map of the moon. They will go into orbit one after the other on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
Twitter, Zynga Capitalize On Wholesale Data Center Space
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Social media and Web 2.0 companies take advantage of available wholesale data center space, especially in Chicago and Santa Clara, Calif.
Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Meet NASA's Smartphone-Driven Robots
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Small satellites powered by modified Android-based Samsung Nexus S handsets act as astronaut assistants on the International Space Station.
RIM Betting The Farm On QNX/BB 10
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Unless RIM hits a home run with BB 10, there might not be much of anything left for the company to do but die.
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Interface sluggishness has been unslugged. Users get some control over the contents of the carousel.
Androids Everywhere, But Update Model Broken
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
In 2011, 93 different Android phones have been released across nine U.S. carriers. But there's a downside to this diversity.
Health Insurers Hindered By Outdated IT
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Many payers unprepared for new healthcare mandates, partially because their 35-year-old mainframes don't support new models, reports survey.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
Android Gets Toe In Pentagon Front Door
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of certain specific Android devices on their networks.
Kindle Fire Gets Performance Boost
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 patch adds speed, lockable Wi-Fi, and better privacy.
Neonatal Telemedicine Could Save Medicare $186 Million
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association asks Congress to cover telehealth technologies for high-risk pregnancies.
Congress Funds Exascale Computing
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
4 Questions SMBs Should Ask Outsourcing Vendors
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses that plan to outsource their IT operations need to ask these four questions before signing the dotted line.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Here are five things we probably won't see take place in the mobile industry in 2012, along with a few that might.
RIM BlackBerry 10 Doesn't Work, Says Insider
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
BlackBerry 10 is delayed because the software isn't ready, an inside source says, not because the company is waiting for a new chipset as RIM CEOs claim. RIM reponds...
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Nimbula Launches Cloud Migration Service
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Startup urges enterprises with systems running in public clouds to move their workloads to in-house private cloud environments.
Will Biometrics Go Mainstream In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
IBM thinks so, and the US-VISIT program may give a glimpse into the future. But what about data theft?
The Case For SharePoint Plus Silverlight
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The authors of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight talk about why the two Microsoft technologies are more powerful together.
Prevent Drunk Facebooking With Sobriety App
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Avoid the shame of PUI (posting under the influence) by testing yourself and your drinking buddies.
Android Hits 700,000 Daily Activations
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
Apple, Google's next closest competitor, is activating a relatively paltry 189,000 iPhones each day.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Microsoft, Nokia Mulled RIM Acquisition
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Amazon is also said to have kicked the tires on the struggling smartphone maker.
Microsoft Wins Patent Claim Against Motorola
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
International Trade Commission, however, rejects several other patent claims that Microsoft filed against Motorola.
Android Lost Ground In November
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
After two years on the rise, Google declined in mobile ad impressions in November. Will the Kindle Fire reverse the recent trend?
Verizon, Qualcomm, NIH Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Remote monitoring aims to prevent hospital readmissions, reduce treatment costs for rural Arizona heart failure patients.
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Plain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps, or run a more automated internal cloud.
Apple's Patent Victory Over HTC/Android Shouldn't Inconvenience Users
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
HTC might be liable for patent infringement, but that doesn't mean HTC handsets will vanish overnight.
Medical Devices Get Wireless, Smart, Secure
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T's cloud-based machine-to-machine communications services help device maker nSpire collect data faster, save international roaming charges.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Google Want To Google Get On Google's Tech Google News Google Page? Put Google In Your Google Headline
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
My unscientific research reveals Google likes stories about itself and Google products. While I took it lightheartedly, the U.S. government is more concerned.
PlayBook: An Anchor Dragging RIM Down
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Even BlackBerry owners don't want Research In Motion's tablet. When will RIM cut its losses and move on?
Sprint Pulls Carrier IQ Software
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
The carrier has disabled Carrier IQ's software and reportedly instructed all of its hardware partners to no longer build the software into Sprint handsets.
Motorola Xyboards Close The Android Tablet Gap
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
With its new Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets, Motorola aims to hit the sweet spot between the needs of the professional and the needs of the consumer.
Healthcare Innovation Prize Goes To Startup
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Axial Exchange's Care Transition Suite helps keep patients safer by improving the transference of critical patient data during hospital discharges.
Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Commentary  |  12/18/2011  | 
There potentially is more money to be made developing for Apple's iPhone, even though Android has more users.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
Slideshows  |  12/16/2011  | 
From Apotheker to Zuckerberg, tech chiefs had plenty of time on the hot seat this year. Take a look back at the notable product, strategy, and security fails of 2011.
RIM's Stock Tanks After Poor Quarterly Numbers
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Research In Motion's stock was down as much as 10% Friday after the company reported dismal numbers for its most recent quarter.
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