News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in October 2011
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AT&T Announces First 4G LTE Smartphones
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
AT&T's first 4G LTE smartphones, the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, are due Nov. 6.
DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Dell's Streak 5 tablet is being tested for use on defense networks, where the RIM BlackBerry currently prevails.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
BlackBerry Outage Prompts Class Action Suit
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
RIM's problems mount: executives depart, consumers switch to more advanced phones, and now there's a lawsuit over the recent three-day outage.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
4 Fixes For iPhone 4S Battery Woes
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
iPhone 4S Battery Life Powers Complaints
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Mobile Medical Apps Meet The FDA, Part 2
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Medical informatics specialists are right to question the reasoning behind the FDA's proposed guidelines on mobile applications.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
Motorola, RIM Struggle To Sell Tablets
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Motorola's latest quarterly numbers show it shipped a meager number of its Xoom tablet. RIM, on the other hand, stoops to a buy-two-get-one-free offer to spur PlayBook sales.
Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Sales
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones in its most recent quarter, easily sailing past sales of the Apple iPhone.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Scales Up
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Facebook, Amazon, and others move forward with efforts to develop open standards for data centers and very large scale computing.
Unified Communications Touted For Healthcare Efficiency
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
UC technologies can help healthcare organizations adapt to pay-for-performance reimbursement models, finds IDC study.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
The Doctor Will See Your Data Now: Wirelessly?
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Thirty-six percent of consumers interested in sending health data to their doctors via a wireless device; 32% would do a video consult, survey says.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
10 Epic Android Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.
Mobile Device Management On The Edge
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Our survey shows we're moving at a breakneck pace toward pervasive mobility. Here's how to stay safe.
Stylish HTC Rhyme Is Priced Upscale
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
The Rhyme, HTC's newest Android Gingerbread phone, has color-coordinated accessories aimed at consumers. The phone is available on Verizon Wireless and has excellent battery life, but it's priced a little high for the features it offers.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
10 Innovative iOS 5 Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
Nokia Launches Comeback With Lumia Phones
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Nokia rolled out two Windows Phone smartphones Wednesday as part of an effort to reinvent itself. Are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 up to the challenge?
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
Android Surpasses iPhone In App Downloads
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Which set of users is downloading the most apps? Android beats Apple on a key metric.
Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
With workers bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the company, IT security needs to focus on creating a more secure environment, not on securing each device.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/25/2011  | 
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
Verizon Winning 4G Race
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network now covers 186 million Americans. How do its rivals stack up?
Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Emerges
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Details are beginning to emerge on the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. This one will ship with version 4 of Android, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Nokia Trades Windows Phone Innovation For Speed
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
When Nokia World kicks off in London on Wednesday, look for the company's first Microsoft Windows Phone devices. But don't look for unique.
Should Mobile Medical Apps Require FDA Approval?
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
The new FDA guidelines may create headaches for developers, but there is an upside for doctors and patients.
Windows Phone Marketplace Hits 35,000 App Mark
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
At the one year mark, Microsoft has not reached anywhere near the success of iPhone or Android, but has a healthy number of apps available.
RIM Missed Opportunity For Straight Talk
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
BlackBerry maker made some snazzy announcements last week, but unless it can settle the widespread unease about its recent network outage, customers will move on.
Google Sells Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.
Amazon Addresses Silk Tablet 'Optimized Browsing' Privacy Concerns
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Amazon's response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's inquiries should ease concerns that the Kindle Fire's Silk browser is invading users' privacy.
Android App Market Reaches 500,000 Submissions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
More than one-third of apps have been yanked, leaving about 315,000 applications still available in Android Market, research firm says.
Microsoft Gets Android Phone Makers To Pay Up
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Compal pact means Redmond now has IP deals in place with more than half the world’s Android smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
How's Your iPhone Battery Since That iOS 5 Upgrade?
Commentary  |  10/23/2011  | 
Team Byte and some others aren't entirely happy with iOS 5 since they upgraded their older phones or bought an iPhone 4S. It's too early to draw any real conclusions, but certainly seem to be some problems, mostly around battery life and app crashes.
Android 4.0 Vs. iOS 5 Faceoff
News  |  10/22/2011  | 
Google and Apple introduced new versions of their smartphone platforms this month. Which is better for you?
iOS 5 and Andoid 4.0: What Developers Gain
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Compare updates to the two leading mobile operating systems and you'll find key improvements for developers eyeing new kinds of apps.
Will Dell Lead The x86 Data Center Market?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Can Dell's vStart virtualized rack systems that integrate servers, switches, and storage lead a market worth hundreds of billions of dollars?
Windows Phone 7 To Get Price Cut
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Microsoft wants to reduce components costs, lower phone prices, and gain market share.
3 Marketing Automation Tips For SMBs
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Read this expert advice before investing in software to handle sales and marketing processes.
80% Of Doctors Use Mobile Devices At Work
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Tablets, smartphones become standard medical equipment due to their affordability, convenience.
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