News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in January 2013
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Celebrity 'Advisers': Tech's Most Entertaining Ticket
Commentary  |  1/31/2013  | 
BlackBerry names Alicia Keys "global creative director." I can't wait to see who hires Honey Boo Boo.
Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
Commentary  |  1/31/2013  | 
PC vendors, are you tired of losing sales to the cool new tablets? Take a page from the auto industry's playbook and introduce model years.
Apple iOS 6.1 Sees Quick Adoption
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's iOS update was installed on 22% of devices within 36 hours, says website developer.
BlackBerry's New Enterprise Candy Won't Tempt CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2013  | 
The company formerly known as RIM can't just copy the same things Apple and Google did to steal the top spot.
Apple's Tablet Rivals Gaining Share
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple sold more tablets than any other company during the fourth quarter, but its competitors are starting to catch up.
Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Snafu: Does It Matter?
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Windows 8 takes up about 70% of the 64-GB Surface Pro's storage. Will this factor into the tablet's BYOD potential?
OVF 2.0 Takes On Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
DMTF standards body updates its vendor-neutral virtual machine file format. The goal: Make it easier to leap from cloud to cloud.
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013  | 
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
Judge Won't Triple $1.05B Verdict Against Samsung
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
In patent battle, Apple had sought "willful infringement" decision in motion following August jury trial; more wrangling ahead.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
Apple Asks Court To Force Google Cooperation
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
BlackBerry Debuts Z10, Q10 Smartphones
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
New smartphones from the company formerly known as RIM are the first to run its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. They won't go on sale in the U.S. until March.
IBM's Watson Finds Home At Rensselaer Poly Tech
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computer will let university do advanced computing research and expose students to big data analytics disciplines.
New Supercomputer To Target Climate Research
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Department of Energy spending $17 million on a new supercomputer for climate and biological research.
Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Laptops running Google's browser-based operating system are resonating with buyers.
MS Office 2013 Upgrade: 4 Points to Consider
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Office 2013 offers some compelling new features, especially for mobile users. But how will buyers respond to the new version's license shake-up and cloud emphasis?
Europe's Fastest Satellite Broadband Service Debuts
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
30 million Europeans can't get high speed Internet connections via existing infrastructure. Could a revamped satellite-based option tempt them to try the space-based alternative?
Can Europe's Hi-Tech R&D Bet Pay Off?
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
New Future Emerging Technology programs seed graphene and brain modeling research to kick-start whole new tech industries. Do they have a chance?
Apple To Release 128GB iPad 4
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
A new 4th generation iPad with Retina Display will come with 128GB of flash storage.
Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Apple says boosting storage capacity will make the iPad more useful for enterprises, educators and artists who work with large files.
BlackBerry 10 Has This CIO Singing Taylor Swift
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
My enterprise will give the new BlackBerry 10 and BES careful consideration, but it appears our RIM romance is over.
Apple iOS 6.1 Expands LTE Support
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Apple's mobile operating system update also allows Siri to accept spoken orders for movie tickets.
Technology Not Widely Used in Health Tracking
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Pew survey finds that majority of people track health indicators but only a fifth do so using smartphones, medical devices or spreadsheets.
VMware 2012 Earnings: The Microsoft Story
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
At the close of trading Monday, VMware will hold its fourth quarter 2012 earnings call. Revenues are expected to come in on the high side of its range.
BlackBerry 10: 6 Ways To Win Back Consumers
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform needs to do these six things to steal market share from Apple and Google.
Cambridgeshire: BYOD, But Expect To Foot Bill
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Cambridgeshire CIO forbids bring-your-own-device practice unless staffers pay for all associated costs -- he fears bad publicity.
Video Surveillance Feeds Big Data
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
For tasks including security and retail optimization, video increasingly meets data analytics. It's one more pressure on enterprise storage needs.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
Would You Buy $800, 128-GB iPad?
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Hints from iOS 6.1 beta, iTunes suggest a higher-capacity iPad on deck for later this year.
RIM BES 10: Too Little, Too Late
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
What does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 really bring to the table in terms of new enterprise management, security and true enterprise mobility?
Android, iOS Leave Little Room For Competitors
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Together, Apple's iOS and Google's Android own more than 90% of the smartphone market. That leaves very little room for Microsoft and RIM.
Startup Culture And Innovation, Defended
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Pointing to startup failures is a lame excuse for clinging to the status quo and mediocrity in an IT organization.
Carrier Deals Fragment LTE Spectrum
News  |  1/27/2013  | 
AT&T, Verizon and other carriers use different ranges in the RF spectrum for LTE services. The recent deal between AT&T and Verizon illustrates the fragmentation of the LTE spectrum and the problems it creates for smooth operation of handsets.
Amazon Startup Contest Winners Strut Stuff
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services challenge spotlights companies using AWS as a mobile application development environment.
BlackBerry Comeback: RIM Must Win Developer Support
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Against odds, BlackBerry 10 is gaining hype and converting skeptics. To compete, though, it needs to attract developers. Does RIM have the app for that?
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
More Hybrid Tablet/Notebooks Vs. Microsoft Surface
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
The Microsoft Surface is not the only hybrid device of its kind, usable as either a tablet or a notebook computer. In this review we add 3 new products — the Sony Xperia, Acer Iconia W5 and Samsung ATIV Smart PC — to 5 others that we wrote about last week — the Microsoft Surface, Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011, and HP Envy.
Huawei Becomes Third Largest Smartphone Maker
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Huawei pushed past ZTE and Sony to become the third-biggest maker of smartphones in the world during the fourth quarter of 2012, after Samsung and Apple.
Smartphones Again Dominate Samsung's Financials
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Samsung exceeded fourth-quarter expectations with $52.45 billion in sales, nearly half of which came from mobile devices.
Hospital Logs Productivity, Revenue Gains From Desktop Virtualization
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare turned to Dell's mobile computing tool to increase physician productivity and simplify single sign-on.
Google Silent About Wireless Experiment
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?
Samsung Adds Multiwindow Mojo to Android
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Multiwindow, multitasking features in Samsung's Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 push Android's user interface into new territory, adding Windows-like capabilities that are sure to delight many users — and aggravate others.
Americans Still Not Sold On Nokia Smartphones
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Nokia posted its first profit in 18 months as sales of Lumia smartphones begin to take off, but North American market remains a challenge.
U.K. Consumers Underwhelmed By LTE Spectrum Auction
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
U.K. government was able to fund major social programs with the cash from its last big airwave auction, but expectations are much more muted as it prepares to open up LTE availability.
Apple Reports Record iPhone, iPad Sales
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Sales of Apple's iOS devices soared while Mac computers dropped precipitously in fourth quarter of 2012. Wall Street disappointed with the results.
VMware Invests $30 Million In Puppet Labs
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
VMware reaches deeper into the data center with support for popular open source configuration management firm. But there's a string attached.
4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
What's in it for business customers if Microsoft invests $1 billion or more in Dell's buyout deal?
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