News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in April 2012
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Ridiculous IT News: Fresh from Valley View
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
From Mitt Romney's use of Google+ hangouts to AT&T's slogan flip-flop, InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson shares his newest roundup of the funny and the ridiculous in tech news.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
Woz Digs Windows Phone, But LG Doesn't
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Apple's co-founder gives the Lumia 900 Windows Phone a public display of affection, while LG halts efforts to bring new Windows Phones to market.
Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Mobile Threats Are Increasing But Are Still Nothing Compared To PC Crime
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report describes a dangerous world where threats involving mobile computing, such as identity theft and malware, are increasing, but still a small minority of the total.
Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Slideshows  |  4/30/2012  | 
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
ARM: Why Virtualization Belongs In Smartphone Hardware
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
ARM's lead mobile strategist explains why virtualization is such an important trend for smartphones, and how ARM's Cortext-A15 fits in. See our video coverage.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Strike E-Book Partnership
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Deal calls for Microsoft to invest $300 million in new partnership with bookseller and drop Nook patent claims. Coming later: A Nook app for Windows 8 tablets.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
News  |  4/29/2012  | 
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
Oracle, Google Trial: Who Wins Round One?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come.
Population Health Management Requires Better IT Tools
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Today's electronic health records don't include enough information or interoperability to enable population health management, according to Institute for Health Technology Transformation report.
Army Seeks Gloves For Battlefield Smartphones
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Special gloves must be flexible enough for touchscreens, but also tough enough to withstand the rigors of combat.
6 Ways To Turn Your iPad Into A Laptop
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Apple says it won't make tablet-laptop hybrids, but these add-on products will turn your iPad into a work-friendly machine.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
BlackBerry World: 5 Changes RIM Users Must See
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Research In Motion's developer and partner conference gets underway April 30. Here's what RIM needs to show everyone to silence the BlackBerry naysayers and doomspellers.
Samsung Steals Nokia's Mobile Crown
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Samsung's first quarter results put it ahead of Nokia, but research firms disagree whether it regained the smartphone lead from Apple.
VMware Breach: Time To Assume Hypervisor Code Open?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
The VMware source code disclosure awakens a long sleeping fear for enterprise IT, that a compromised VM could become a listening post for snoopers, spies and malware makers.
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
The Google Phone That Never Was
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
Walgreens Launches 'Find A Pharmacist' Online Directory
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Walgreens lets consumers check pharmacists' training and languages spoken, and also make pharmacy appointments.
6 Reasons iPad Hybrid Tablets Are Inevitable
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Apple's chief executive says he won't consider an iPad that transforms into a laptop. Here's why he may not have any choice in the matter.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Microsoft Preps Spotify-Like Music Service
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Streaming music service called "Woodstock" would replace Zune-branded services, according to published report.
Former Nokia Exec Slams Elop And Windows Phone
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Former Nokia senior executive says CEO has wrecked the company with his choice to adopt Windows Phone.
Apple iOS 6 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
If iOS 6 is discussed at Apple's sold-out developer conference, here's what we want to hear.
How Mobile, Cloud, Are Transforming Healthcare
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Spurred by a combination of government incentives and aging technology, healthcare is entering an IT renaissance with mobile and cloud technologies at the center.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Facebook Phone: 4 Reasons Why It's Crazy
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Reports of the fabled "Facebook Phone" have resurfaced, this time linking HTC to the social network. Here's why you shouldn't believe them.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Apple's Cook Won't Find Peace From Competitors
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't want Apple to be "the developer for the world." As the market leader, however, that's exactly the position in which Apple has put itself.
Philips, Vidyo Partner To Extend Telehealth
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Collaboration aims to expand telemedicine services into specialties such as pediatrics, neurology, emergency care, home health, and transitional care.
Banks May Not Be Able to Resist BYOD
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Despite security concerns, employee demands and the productivity gains powered by bring-your-own-device initiatives are forcing banks to embrace BYOD, including iPads.
Oracle Grills Google's Schmidt, Rubin
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%.
Intel Ivy Bridge: What Enterprise IT Gains
Commentary  |  4/24/2012  | 
ARM will own the smartphone market, Intel will own the desktop and high-end laptop market, and the space in between the two will likely become more confused.
Logitech Earbuds For Business Sound Good
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
The BH320 is a high quality set of earbuds designed for business Unified Communications applications. They're comfortable, the sound is excellent, and they are light and feel good. They are also expensive, but not outrageously so.
Google Challenges Oracle Copyright Claim
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Judge will decide the issue of API copyrights, a turn of events that improves Google's position. But not everything went Google's way on Monday.
Google Docs App for Android Tablets: The Ugly Truth
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
The Google Docs for Android app provides a potentially useful tool for mobile users. However, its lack of presentation creation tools, weak spreadsheet experience, and general instability reduces its potential. But wait, there's more: It's also slow.
3 Mobile Trends SMBs Might Be Missing
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
There's a gap between small and midsize businesses when it comes capitalizing on mobile--but forward-thinking firms can still reap advantages.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Skype for Windows Phone lags behind the experience available to Android and iOS devices, based on my experience trying it out on a Nokia Lumia 800.
10 App Stars For New iPad Screen
Slideshows  |  4/23/2012  | 
Apple optimized its core tablet apps, including iMovie and iPhoto, for the new iPad. But look what else you can do with the gorgeous new Retina display.
4 Reasons Apple Doesn't Need An iPhone Nano
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
Bringing an iPhone Nano to market now would be a mistake for Apple. Here's why.
Google Docs Parts Hidden In iOS GMail App
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
It looks like it was left in by accident, but the iOS GMail app has very limited support for Google Docs. We could create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents on an iPad and iPhone, but only the text of the documents was editable.
Health Insurers' Customer Communications Is Fractured
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Most health plans say they want to improve customer communications, but they have not developed IT systems needed to send reminders to patients to take meds or start exercising, IDC Health Insights reports.
Turn Your Kindle Fire Into A 'Real' Tablet
News  |  4/22/2012  | 
If you root the Kindle Fire and put a real Android operating system and real Android apps on it, can you turn this neutered e-reader from Amazon into an Android tablet you can be proud of? The answer is yes, sort of.
Google Continues Product Purge
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Google shutters Flu Vaccine Finder and Google Related, and ends Patent Search as a separate website, in ongoing trimming of services.
Samsung Preps New Phone, Tablet, Cloud Service
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Samsung will show off a new Galaxy smartphone May 3, but rumors also point to a new Galaxy tablet and cloud-based storage service.
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