News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in May 2012
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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Slideshows  |  5/31/2012  | 
Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
Smartphone App Slices Big Data For Political Campaigns
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Campaign Manager Dashboard app for iPhone and Android puts data on 100 million voters and powerful analytics in campaign workers' hands.
How To Land A Technology Job On Wall Street
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Capital markets firms are recruiting graduates from the top schools in computer science and other majors to train the next generation of IT talent.
Google Play Store Beefs Up Hardware Section
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Google sells more hardware in the Google Play Store with the addition of accessories for the Galaxy Nexus. Is Google stocking up ahead of the Nexus tablet launch?
IT As Profit Maker
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
In defining your company's core operations, is IT one of them? Many non-IT companies have patented, trademarked, or copyrighted at least one tech innovation.
Intel Smartphones Slowly Spread To New Markets
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Intel-based Xolo San Diego lands in the British Isles on June 6, while Lenovo LePhone K800 hits China today. Both run Google's Android platform.
State Of Data Centers: Hot, Crowded, Virtual
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
With just 8% of respondents to our 2012 survey expecting to build new facilities and constrained budgets the No. 1 impactful trend, it's clear enterprise IT's transformation to service provider is in full swing.
IBM, Siri, And How MDM Can Save BYOD
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Did IBM really need to shut down Siri on its company-issued iPhones? BYTE interviews Zenprise about mobile device management tools and the future of BYOD.
Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Along with global telecom heavyweights including AT&T and Verizon, Vodafone looks to develop an open mobile applications marketplace.
Latest Leaks: What Next iPhone Might Look Like
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
If the latest leak stories are to be believed, the iPhone 5--or whatever Apple calls the next iPhone--will be a longer device and have a cool new 3D Maps app. Here's the scoop.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Where Did Help Go? Today's Software Assistance Is Lame
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Software companies used to put a lot of money and effort into help systems. Now it's been thrown in the trash. Need help? What we're left with is Google and Siri.
Slumping RIM Explores Strategic Options
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
RIM faces $1 billion inventory write-down, massive layoffs, and senior executive defections. Beleaguered smartphone maker hires bankers to analyze strategic options.
Clinical Goals Drive Paperless Hospital's IT Choices
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Danish hospital plans for an all-digital future, seeks technology that addresses healthcare delivery needs of the 2020s.
Apple's Tim Cook Talks Siri, Steve, And Competition
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Apple CEO said a lot without saying too much when AllThingsD grilled him Tuesday night.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Diet Coda: The iPad Text Editor That Satisfies
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Diet Coda turns iPads into Web developer productivity machines. It provides a code editor that can work with files on remote servers, code highlighting, and a keyboard that displays important additional keys depending on which programming language is used (HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby). It also includes an SSH client that provides secure remote shell access.
Diet Coda: Visual Tour Of An iPad Code Editor
Slideshows  |  5/29/2012  | 
Diet Coda lets Web developers leave their notebooks at home. The $19.99 code editor for the iPad from Panic, Inc., is portable friendly, including an adaptive keyboard that tunes itself to programming languages for making it fast and easy to work with remote files.
Meet The New CTO--It's The CIO
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Power base in telecommunications service providers has shifted to the IT team, as evidenced by Vodafone's new hiring plan.
SendHub Manages SMS Like Email
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
SendHub lets you send messages to groups within organizations to evoke a faster response.
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III, Music Hub
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Samsung launches its long-awaited Galaxy S III, which will compete directly with Apple's iPhone 4S and other top-tier smartphones.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012  | 
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
Facebook Phone Faces Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  5/28/2012  | 
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail.
Virtualization Is Future Of Mobile Devices
News  |  5/26/2012  | 
Both for businesses' mobile security and user friendliness, no approach is more compelling than mobile virtualization. Virtualization, which lets both business and personal OS sessions run on the same phone simultaneously, might not become available until Apple "invents" it--but it's coming, one way or another.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
5 Signs Of A Lousy IT Leader
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Can you tell a promising IT leader from a potential troublemaker? Consider these managerial style red flags.
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
10 Don't-Miss Stories: Tech Week In Review
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Nokia Launches Budget Windows Phone Lumia 610
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Nokia's Windows Phone lineup now covers all the bases, from the low-end Lumia 610 to the high-end Lumia 900.
Angry Birds Malware Sparks $78,000 Fine
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
British regulators crack down on Latvian company behind the RuFraud malware scheme that placed 27 fake versions of Android apps, including Angry Birds Space, on Google Play.
Tablet And Phablet Use Rises Steadily
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Tablets and phone/tablet combos are here to stay, according to Millennial Media and ABI Research. More than 208 million phablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Note, will ship in 2015.
Memo to Apple: Siri's Charms Fading Fast
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
If Apple doesn't improve its Siri iPhone 4S personal assistant, a breakup is coming. Performance issues, privacy worries may outweigh the magic.
4 Ways To Supercharge IT Training
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Is your company's IT training stuck in the 'same old' rut? Here are some tips to make sure employees get the most out of your IT training dollars.
How To Improve Communication Between Clinicians
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
Android, iOS Crush BlackBerry Market Share
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
IDC's worldwide ranking of smartphone platforms sees RIM dip below 10% as Android and iOS continue to make big gains.
Axis: Enough To Make Yahoo A Contender Again?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Yahoo hopes new Axis mobile browser will help the company regain some of its search ad business glory.
Dell, HP Caught In Apple-Amazon Crossfire
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
While Apple grabs a bigger part of the laptop market, Amazon continues to build on its cloud track record.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Google's first branded Android tablet may become available as soon as July, sporting a 7-inch display and a pricetag designed to woo buyers away from Kindle Fire and iPad.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Microsoft Drops Aero From Windows 8
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
Why is Microsoft dropping the "glassy" Aero look from Windows 8, as announced last week? Battery life could be one reason.
5 Mobile Metrics That Matter For SMBs
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Seeing low usage of your mobile apps? Tons of uninstalls? Focus on these numbers to improve your SMB mobile strategy.
Ciena's Virtual WANs Offer Bandwidth For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Ciena at EMC World 2012 demonstrates simulated hybrid cloud designed to provide bandwidth-on-demand services for data-intensive cloud applications.
Android 4.0: HTC, Motorola, Sony Chart Different Paths
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Some manufacturers are choosing not to bestow Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their aging gear. Here are some that will offer the update.
IBM: Sorry, Siri. You're Not Welcome Here
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
IBM bans Apple's Siri voice assistant from its networks due to potential security risks.
Researchers 'Map' Android Malware Genome
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
New initiative promotes sharing of Android malware research worldwide, beefing up mobile anti-malware tools
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