News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in March 2012
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Terremark Offers Private Clouds For Enterprises
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Verizon cloud unit uses technology from CloudSwitch acquisition to make it easy for reluctant cloud users to migrate in and out of infrastructure-as-a-service.
Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM gets picked on a lot, but the company still has compelling strengths. It's not too late for it to be back on top again.
Google Chrome 18 Brings Faster Graphics
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Chrome 18 delivers security improvements plus better 2D graphics rendering technology, as Google courts more developers to create browser-based games.
DOD Commits $80 Million To Microprocessor Research
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Defense Dept. seeks advantage over adversaries with next-gen processors that combine materials on a single silicon chip.
Apple Supplier Foxconn Will Reduce Working Hours
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers.
Army Aids Wounded Warriors With Mobile App
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
5 Reasons To Hire An IT Career Coach
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
IT career coaches don't come cheap, but they can help you address crucial issues ranging from mentorships to preparation for the C-suite.
No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Let's outlaw distracting passengers in the name of safety. Or perhaps we can regulate a one-gag-per-passenger rule.
Will Google-Branded Tablet Crash And Burn?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Google plans to sell Android-based tablets directly to consumers in a bid to increase adoption of its mobile platform.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
RIM CEO Pledges Enterprise Focus, But Clock Ticks
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins inherited a disaster when he took over in January. His recovery plan, outlined Thursday, just might be what RIM needs, but game time runs perilously short.
RIM Quarterly Post-Mortem
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
A number of uncomfortable developments in Blackberry-land have led to some tough decisions.
How LTE Changes Mobility
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Long Term Evolution is global, it's fast, and it's available now on 57 networks in 34 countries. Too bad it faces significant obstacles.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012  | 
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
Android Smartphone Updates En Route
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
Windows 8 Super Guide
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
The New iPad: 7 Updates That Mean Business
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Now that the latest Apple buzz-a-thon has died down, it's time to see what the newest iPad offers enterprise users. Here are the features we find most compelling.
BYOD Policy Or Buy Everyone An iPhone?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Enterprise Connect participants debate the best way to respond to the unstoppable trend toward consumerization of mobile devices.
BlackBerry Just 5% Of Recent Smartphone Purchases
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
In the last three months, only 5% of U.S. smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen.
Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
Advanced Analytics On Your Heart, Via Wireless Device
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Biomedical Systems device can remotely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation for up to a month, help manage heart rhythm abnormalities.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Today's Hottest Health IT Jobs Are Epic
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Got Epic Systems implementation experience or certifications? If so, you're among health IT's most sought-after professionals.
DOD Challenges Developers To Improve STEM Education
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Department aims to debunk common mistakes children make when learning about science through a new mobile apps contest.
Nokia Lumia 800 Arrives In China
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player, Adds Gaming Features
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Adobe says Flash now supports hardware acceleration and native C/C++ code libraries, shares plans to charge developers a fee for using premium features.
Outsourcing Or Automation: No Difference To Unemployed Workers
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some 750,000 U.S. tech and business workers are going to get the pink slip between now and 2016. Does it really matter if their jobs go offshore or are replaced by machines?
Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Taposé (pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Go
Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
Apple Calls iPad Battery Behavior 'Great Feature'
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Apple's response to user complaints about the new iPad's battery overcharging? It says there is no problem at all.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Elderly Patients Want Docs To Explain Technology
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Older patients aked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey.
Is Wall Street Losing Its IT Career Luster?
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Bonus freezes. Public resignations. Perhaps it's not surprising that Wall Street IT execs are jumping to Silicon Valley start-ups, consulting firms, and technology providers.
BlackBerrys Can Replace Eyeballs For Security Scans
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Enterprise Connect: Mobile Unified Communications Still Hard
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Adoption of mobile unified communications technologies is happening faster in the consumer market than the enterprise. Here's why.
How To Create A Superior Tablet Banking App
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires, and other tablets need to be more than just ported-over smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Smoked By Windows Phone, Or Smoke And Mirrors?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating.
5 Tips: Maximize New iPad Battery Life
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
Nokia's Flagship Windows Phone Ships April 8
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Lumia 900 Windows Phone is essential to Nokia's alliance with Microsoft.
Apple's Airplay Takes The Boardroom By Storm
News  |  3/24/2012  | 
Bored with PowerPoint presentations? Suit up that iPad or iPhone with a cloud-powered mobile business intelligence app, and head for tomorrow's Apple TV-equipped conference room.
NASA Demonstrates Angry Birds In Space
News  |  3/24/2012  | 
A very nerdy NASA astronaut shows how gravity, or the lack thereof, would affect angry birds slingshotting at pigs in space.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio With Notes: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/23/2012  | 
Tired of frantically taking notes during meetings, then searching through your audio recording afterward for information you missed? Relax: any one of these apps--Audiolio, AudioNote, and SoundNote--is capable of synchronizing the notes you type into your iPad with the audio it records for easy retrieval. We have the full review and this visual tour.
New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Buy a new iPad now, or wait for a Windows 8 tablet later this year? Here are some factors to consider.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio And Text Recordings
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
It can be hard to take thorough notes, and a recording of an event is hard to scan. Here are three apps that try to provide a good compromise--they synchronize the notes you take with the audio being recorded at the time.
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