News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in September 2011
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iPhone 5: Top 5 Changes To Expect
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Apple will reveal the iPhone 5 on October 4. Here are five improvements to expect--plus one more thing.
Kindle Fire: 95,000 Orders On Day One
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Amazon's new touch tablet makes an early splash, while Best Buy cuts RIM PlayBook price.
Amazon's Mobile Story Grows, RIM's Falters
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
As Amazon grabs the tablet spotlight, RIM's failing product and marketing strategy makes some CIOs lose the faith.
Oracle SuperCluster: Virtualization Under The Hood
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Oracle's Sparc SuperCluster is the first to pair Oracle VM Server with the newest Sparc processor, the T-4.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
Samsung Intros 7-Inch Tablet; Makes Apple An Offer
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Besides launching the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Samsung also offered a secret proposal to settle Australian patent suits with Apple.
Windows Phone 30% Of HTC Sales
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Despite its distant fourth place position among smartphone platforms, Windows Phone contributes significantly to HTC's top line.
5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
RIM Denies Report PlayBook Is Dead
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion quickly moved to squash an analyst report that it has abandoned its BlackBerry PlayBook business.
Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
My company has a significant investment in your BlackBerry platform, but my return is starting to erode. Time to step up.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Motorola, Verizon Begin Xoom LTE Upgrade
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Good news Xoom owners: Verizon Wireless and Motorola are finally ready to upgrade the Android tablet to Long Term Evolution 4G.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Amazon's Kindle Fire cleanly carves out a spot for itself in a crowded tablet market—and leaves enterprise IT with some security to-do items.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For Smartphone Add-Ons
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Software giant proposes patent for connecting a smartphone with a keyboard, game controller, extra battery, or even a second mobile handset with another screen.
Amazon Kindle Fire Meets Enterprise: Security Advice
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
How do you secure these devices, and prevent them from accessing the network, without help from your mobile device management system?
Intel, Samsung Back Linux Foundation's Tizen OS
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Android and iOS dominate the mobile operating system market, but that hasn't discourage the creation of a new open source operating system for phones and consumer hardware.
Feel The Heat, IT: Kindle Fire Is Here
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Like any Android tablet, Amazon's new Kindle Fire is not to be trusted in a corporate environment. But just try to keep your users' hands off it.
iPhone 5 Demand Surges
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Demand for the next-generation iPhone is at an all time high, climbing by 20% in the last two months. according to a new study.
PlayBook Tablet: Retailers Cut Prices, RIM Cuts Hope
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook can be had for $200 off list price. But engineers have dampened expectations for the tablet's Android capabilities.
Amazon: Kindle Fire Tablet Will Torch iPad
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
$199 tablet offers seamless connection to e-merchant's massive catalog of online books, videos, songs, and movies.
Samsung, Microsoft Ink Patent Deal
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Samsung is paying to use Android, and it's also promising to help Microsoft develop Windows Phone devices.
Surfing Naked At Starbucks
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Think public Wi-fi is private? Think again--unless you arm yourself with an encrypting proxy server, anyone can see everything you're doing.
Vivu Brings HD Multiparty Videoconferencing To iPhone, iPad
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Startup stakes claim to being the first with such a sophisticated video app for the iPhone.
Live Blog Of Amazon Tablet Announcement
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
BYTE.com's Larry Seltzer live blogs as Amazon unveils the much anticipated Kindle tablet.
Verizon Sides With Samsung In Apple Patent Claim
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Citing harm to itself and consumers, Verizon comes out in opposition to Apple's suit to ban Samsung devices in the U.S.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Coming Wednesday: Live Blog Of Amazon Tablet Announcement
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
BYTE.com will be live blogging as Amazon unveils the much anticipated Kindle tablet.
1 Million T-Mobile Customers Use Unlocked iPhones
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
While T-Mobile exec publishes an open letter to customers apologizing for the carrier's lack of the Apple iPhone, customers take matters into own hands.
Samsung Brings Galaxy Tab 8.9 To U.S.
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Samsung's slightly smaller tablet goes on sale October 2 for $469 and $569, around $30 less than an Apple iPad.
Time To Update Firefox--Again
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
In a bid to become a little more enterprise friendly, Mozilla has decelerated its hectic six-week upgrade cycle--but not by much.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolls Out Slowly
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Mobile operating system update will be delivered to the phones of current users any time within the next four weeks.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
Windows Phone Mango's Top 5 Enterprise Features
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Microsoft didn't forget enterprise IT departments when it developed the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5.
Mobile Security's Future: 4 Expert Predictions
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Security pros weigh in on major trends that will change the way enterprises handle mobile threats, such as separate personal and work spaces on devices and faster patching.
5 Mobile Security Issues To Watch
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Enterprises need to give up some control of devices and focus on what matters--securing the data. Stay on top of these 5 mobile security points.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 And Galaxy Player: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/27/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits haven't stopped Samsung from forging ahead with new additions to its lineup of Galaxy devices: the Galaxy Tab 8.9, a scaled-down version of the existing Galaxy Tab; and the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 media devices, which are essentially versions of the Galaxy S phones minus the phone components. The Player devices are powered by Android 2.35 ("Gingerbread"), and the Tab by Android 3.1 ("Honeycomb"). That said, the real buzzword for tablets these days no longer starts with an "A" (
Apple Patent Fight Doesn't Stop Galaxy Tab
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Player despite ongoing legal battles around the globe with Apple.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
T-Mobile Introduces Two 4G Android Phones
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
While T-Mobile awaits word about whether it will be acquired by AT&T, the company is rolling out new HTC and Samsung 4G phones.
NASA Wants Internet Access In Space
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
As space agency plans to send humans further into space, communications is a key challenge.
How Will Mobile Reshape Online Advertising?
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Seeing the mobile wave coming and understanding how to ride it are not the same thing, attendees at the Mobilize conference say.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
SAIC Takes On Google With Speech Translation Apps
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Using a hybrid of statistical analysis and rule-based techniques, SAIC says it can produce more accurate English, Spanish, and Arabic translations, on the fly. Even on an iPhone.
Samsung Sells 10M Galaxy Phones Despite Apple Lawsuits
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Worldwide Galaxy S II Android smartphone shipments have doubled in the past five weeks.
Amazon Tablet Ready For Its Close-Up?
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
Take a sneak peek at what we know about Amazon's soon-to-be-revealed tablet. Plus, get expert advice for your mobile application strategy.
iPhone 5: What We Don't Know
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
Contradictory reports on what features the Apple iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S) will and won't include continue to fly.
IBM Tops Oracle, HP In Data Center Win
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Indian engineering giant Escorts Group opts for Power systems over PA-RISC, Exadata, as part of a technology refresh.
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