News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in August 2011
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Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Intel Forms Subsidiary for Federal Supercomputing
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Intel Federal LLC will work with the Department of Energy and other agencies on innovations in high-performance computing.
Justice Department Sues To Stop AT&T T-Mobile Deal
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile has met with some fierce resistance, now DOJ antitrust complaint could leave deal dead in the water.
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
Salesforce.com Taps HTML5 For Tablets, Opens Up Chatter
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Early 2012 releases will bring a tablet-optimized mobile app, customer-facing collaboration options, and SharePoint integration for Chatter.
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations.
Who Are The Real Losers In Patent Lawsuits?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
While the mobile industry's patent litigation frenzy is amusing to watch, the side effects to consumers, developers, and enterprises are not so funny.
Apple iTunes Match Enters Beta
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Developers can start playing with the iTunes Match component of Apple's forthcoming iCloud file storage service.
Regulating Mobile Apps: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Critics call the FDA a control freak, while others see the agency as a key public health guardian. A recent hacking experiment suggests the latter.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
VMware Horizon Mobile: Work Phone, Inside Your Phone
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
VMware's new technology unveiled at VMworld essentially allows a phone within a phone--addressing some key worries for enterprise IT.
HP TouchPad To Be Updated, But What's Next?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Turn Off Wi-Fi in Apple iOS
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Extend battery life on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch by disabling Wi-Fi.
Wireless Penetration Testing: Not Just For Hackers
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Do Def Con and Black Hat turn you into an IT hypochondriac? Then inoculate your WLAN.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
5 Predictions For Amazon's Tablet
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Forrester says that an Amazon tablet will pose a credible threat to the iPad. Here's a look at the reasons why.
Sprint: 'No Comment' On iPhone 5
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
Samsung Delays Galaxy Tab Australian Debut
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits have mangled the Tab's release date, just as the Korean electronics maker announced a 4G version of its 8.9-inch tablet.
5 Key Challenges For AMD's New CEO
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Rory Read steps to the helm as the chipmaker confronts serious trouble in the turbulent mobile processor market.
Is Windows Phone 7 Most Stable Smartphone?
Commentary  |  8/28/2011  | 
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
Avoid Overseas Charges With iPhone's Airplane Mode
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
iPhone Airplane mode saves you serious bills
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
FEMA Launches Mobile Apps For Disaster Preparedness
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Mobile application and text-message update service will help people become better prepared before emergencies happen.
10 Smartphone Apps For Weathering A Hurricane
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the East Coast, these essential mobile apps for iOS and Android can give you peace of mind--and critical information.
Medical Community Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Healthcare leaders say Apple's iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctors and patients.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Apps Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Microsoft opens its App Hub to applications that can take advantage of multitasking, rights management, 4G wireless support, and other features built into Mango update.
Samsung Secret Smartphone Weapon: LTE
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Long Term Evolution 4G is on tap for Samsung's next super phone, expected to be unveiled next week.
5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Leadership guru Carmine Gallo offers tips from the Apple CEO transition that your enterprise would be wise to learn.
Android Licensing Terms Welcome Crapware
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
Boost iOS Performance By Clearing Mobile Safari
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Here's how to clear Web history, cookies, and cache on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
How To Optimize Remote Desktop In Windows 7
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to optimize Remote Desktop settings in Windows 7 to speed up your connections.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
NASA Robonaut R2 Tweets From Outer Space
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Robonaut, sent to International Space Station on Shuttle Discovery's last mission in February, powered up this week--and began talking in 140 characters or less.
Microsoft Shuffles Healthcare Leadership
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Michael Robinson named head of U.S. healthcare operations, while physician Dennis Schmuland becomes company's first chief health strategy officer.
Samsung Preps 7.7-Inch Tablet
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Clues suggest Samsung will roll out three new devices, including yet another Android-based tablet, at the IFA event in Berlin on September 1.
T-Mobile May Get iPhones In October
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
With the expected launch of the iPhone 5 this fall, will all major US carriers offer iOS phones?
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
Who Should Buy RIM?
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Mobile-watchers debate the merits of a sale to Google, Microsoft, or Samsung. Or does RIM need a buyout at all?
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
BlackBerry 7 Device Sales Off To Good Start
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Checks with AT&T and Sprint retail stores indicated that Research In Motion's new line of BlackBerry 7 smartphones is garnering interest from consumers.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
Microsoft Updates Zune To Support Mango
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Software now speeds updates and backups, changes media handling.
Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Tim Cook, who led Apple during Jobs's medical leave, has been selected to take over as CEO.
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