News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in October 2013
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IBM Shifts SmartCloud Customers To SoftLayer
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
IBM customers have been notified to move by Jan. 31; IBM SoftLayer unit operates 13 data centers.
Google Debuts Nexus 5 With LTE And KitKat
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Google's Nexus 5 smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and starts at $349.
FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Federal Aviation Administration no longer sees mobile devices as threat to air safety.
Android Tablets Gain On iPad
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
No new iPads throughout most of 2013 means Apple's share of the tablet market has dipped below 30% -- its lowest ever.
Nebula, GigaSpaces Team To Ease OpenStack App Migrations
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Nebula configures the hardware, while GigaSpaces' Cloudify helps prepare complex legacy apps to migrate into an OpenStack private cloud.
GSA Streamlines IT Operations, Closes Data Centers
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Agency CIO says closure of 37 data centers and centralization of IT operations will improve efficiency within GSA and in serving other federal agencies.
Innovation Stalled? Bad Culture Defeats Good Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Your project managers' focus on meeting budgets and deadlines may be the root of your innovation stagnation. Here's how to change that culture.
iPhone 5s Battery Issues Confirmed; iPad Air Praised
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Apple confirmed a small number of iPhones 5s units have defective batteries, but the iPad Air has scored impressive reviews ahead of its release.
Lenovo Yoga: A More Flexible Tablet
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Lenovo announced two new Android tablets uniquely designed to offer improved hold, stand and tilt modes.
Cloud Deployment Debate: Bake Or Bootstrap?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Anyone who wants to use a public IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services needs to use machine images. Let's delve into the confusion about how to best use those images.
Motorola's Project Ara Promotes Modular Smartphones
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google's Motorola Project Ara envisions mobile phones as customizable components that can be snapped together like Lego blocks. But can flexibility beat slick smartphone design?
Dell Seals Deal To Go Private
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Michael Dell's bid to take his company private is finally complete. But now that the deal's done, what will Dell do to compete?
IoT Supporters Envision A Trillion-Sensor World
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
The organizer of the Trillion Sensor Summit is one of many executives trying to both accelerate and get ahead of the Internet of Things.
CareCloud Books Appointment With ZocDoc
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloud practice management and EHR service connects with the consumer-friendly appointment booking service, part of broader platform strategy.
How To Budget Your Way To Irrelevance
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
Instead of focusing just on containing costs, consider what objectives and value your company is trying to deliver.
Nokia Smartphone Sales Improve, But Samsung Leads
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Q3 earnings reports show Samsung holding its strong lead in the smartphone market, followed by Apple. Meanwhile, Nokia shows new signs of life.
Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The federal government has been an early adopter of mobile technology but now it is time to take it to the next level. These five areas need to be addressed.
Google Smartwatch Nears Production
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google shops manufacturers for its upcoming smartwatch, which will make heavy use of its voice-activated Google Now search feature.
Docker Finds Open Source Success
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
PaaS firm formerly known as dotCloud changes its name to Docker after developers embrace open source Docker.org project.
NTT Invests $875M In U.S. Colocation, Cloud Companies
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Japanese telecom giant will pay $525 million for Virtela enterprise communications and $350 million for an 80% stake in RagingWire data centers.
Twitter Two-Factor Lockout: One User's Horror Story
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Is the security payoff from using Twitter's two-factor authentication system worth the risk of losing account access?
Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
Bromium, 'Microvisor' Champion, Raises $40 Million More
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Bromium's third round of financing brings total to $75.7 million as company positions itself for rapid growth.
Google's Mystery Project Won't Float
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
A San Francisco regulator casts doubt on the viability of a waterborne Google store.
LG's Curved Smartphone 'Heals' Itself
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
LG's curved G Flex smartphone resembles a G2 that was put through a wringer.
Nexus 5 Release Date? Only Google Knows
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 leaks continue unabated, but specs and release dates are anything but certain.
Microsoft Surface Pro Docking Station Arrives Early
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
With Microsoft's docking station -- which hadn't been expected until 2014 -- the Surface Pro can be a three-in-one device: tablet, laptop, desktop.
When Smartphones Do Dumb Things
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
Mobile health apps are slowly revolutionizing patient care, but occasionally the revolution takes a left turn into lunacy and feeds a hypochondriac's worst fears.
Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Following iPad and Surface tablet launches, Apple and Microsoft trade new barbs in quest for tablet supremacy.
LPTA Contracts Stifle Government Innovation
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
"Lowest price technically acceptable" contracts drive down prices but sacrifice long-term value to meet short-term government savings goals, says study.
Suspicious BBM For Android Reviews Cloud Launch
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
BBM for Android received a large number of positive reviews that contained the exact same text, but BlackBerry denies any involvement.
Native App Vs. Mobile Web: Not A Simple Choice
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
Unless your app truly is a special snowflake, think long and hard about adding it to the pile -- lest it get buried.
Apple OS X Mavericks Sees Fast Adoption
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple declares end to expensive operating system upgrades; OS X users appear to appreciate the free software.
Microsoft Surface Pro Vs. Competitors
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft quietly slashed another $100 off the price of the original Surface Pro. Here's how it stacks up to the competition.
How American Greetings Went Digital
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Here's how the journey from an analog paper company to a state-of-the-art e-commerce company happened.
City Websites: What's Good, What's Not
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
A great city website enhances its brand. Here are some examples of great city portals.
What's The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
We sort through this week's clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.
Microsoft Exec Trashes Apple's Free iWork Software
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft VP Frank Shaw made several valid points when he criticized Apple's new products and strategy. But he missed the boat on others.
Woz Doesn't Like New iPads
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple's co-founder wasn't wowed by the new tablets, and Microsoft doesn't think they're good enough for mobile professionals.
Samsung Fined For Fake HTC Reviews
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
The good news: Galaxy S4 sales hit 40 million.
Google App Engine Swings, But OpenStack Is King
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Cloud users voted with their feet, made OpenStack topics the most popular sessions at Cloud Connect 2013. Here's what they learned.
Apple Embraces Free: 5 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
NASA's Moon Laser Sets Data Speed Record
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer moon mission uses laser communications to send data to earth at 622 Mbps -- six times faster than standard radio waves.
HealthTap Lets You Ask The Doctor
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
HealthTap allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of more than 50,000 doctors worldwide.
iPad Air vs. Surface 2: 9 Considerations
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Apple's iPad Air are poised for a head-to-head showdown. Here are nine ways to decide which is better for you.
Apple's New iPads: Pros And Cons
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple's new iPads are impressive, but there's plenty of potential for next year's models. Here's what we like and don't like about the iPad Air and new Mini.
Apple's New iPads: Worth The Price?
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple's decision to continue offering its older iPads along with the new models presents an interesting mix of price points. Where does the best value lie?
America's Investment Crisis
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Why cutting back on IT and other capital spending is disastrous for U.S. business and the country.
Apple Makes OS X Mavericks Free
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple is offering software at no charge to make its new iPads, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro more appealing.
Apple's Reveal: What Was Missing
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple showed off new iPads, MacBooks, and applications Tuesday but left out some key improvements we were expecting.
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