News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in June 2011
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How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For First Time
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
From March to May, 55% of people who purchased new mobile phones in the U.S. bought a smartphone, according to Nielsen.
Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
RIM Employee Blasts Leadership In Letter, RIM Responds
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
A well-placed manager at Research In Motion has published a letter to the company's executives, beseeching them to make the bold decisions needed to save the company. Late Thursday, RIM responded.
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
Office 365: 6 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Weighing Google Apps' lower price versus Microsoft's familiarity? Consider these key factors for deciding which cloud suite fits your business.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Is There An Online Backup Price War?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
CrashPlan Pro debuts with both unlimited data and unlimited PC plans as SMBs sift through an increasingly crowded field of online backup players for the right mix of capacity and price.
Close Suspended Background Apps in iOS 4
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Here's how to close a suspended app in iOS 4.
HP TouchPad Review: OS Beauty Vs. Design Bulk
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
HP's TouchPad won't make you put down your iPad 2, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will make you wish those tablets had the TouchPad's software innovations and user experience.
Cisco Launches App Store For Its Cius Tablet
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
AppHQ lets enterprise IT personnel control app acquisition, installation, and management on Cisco tablet hardware.
Facebook, The New Malware Vector
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Misplaced trust on the social networking site opens the door for phishers and scammers, and mobile devices could be their next malware distribution channel.
RIM's QNX Problem: Superphone Needed, Clock Ticking
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Research in Motion is said to have shelved plans for a 10-inch PlayBook, to ship a QNX-based BlackBerry sooner. This is exactly what RIM needs to do.
Social Media Gets Respect From C-Suite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Study sponsored by Jive shows executives are exploiting social media for work (or, at least, they think they are), perhaps even more than "millennials."
Verizon's LTE 4G Galaxy Tab Priced At $529
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
You can now order the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will ship in four to six weeks and cost only a few dollars more than the Wi-Fi version.
How To Set Up New User Accounts In Win 7, Vista
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
If your family shares one or more computers at home, take a cue from the office and set up multiple user accounts.
Sprint Refocuses WiMax For Business
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Fighting a losing battle against Long Term Evolution, Sprint pushes WiMax as quick way to provide broadband to branch offices.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011  | 
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Why One SMB Uses Google And Microsoft Apps
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Model Metrics has some good reasons for keeping Microsoft Office licenses, even though it dumped hosted Exchange in favor of Gmail and it uses other Google Apps.
Fring Tops Facetime On iPad
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fring's free video chatting software lets iPad users to chat with up to four different people at once.
Quickly Delete Multiple Photos From RIM PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to batch delete BlackBerry photos.
Office 365: 7 Missing Features For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
With its new cloud-based suite, Microsoft is striking back at Google Apps. But consider these shortcomings in key areas.
Change The Wallpaper On Your BlackBerry PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default background image on the RIM Blackberry PlayBook.
Change RIM PlayBook's Default Search Engine
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default Bing search engine on your RIM PlayBook.
Add or Remove Files And Folders On iPad Dock
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
An easy way to add or remove files and folders on your iPad dock.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Enterprise Social Vendors Play Own Game Of Survivor
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
App stores and APIs are signs the social software ecosystem is evolving fast. Which companies will survive, and which will become extinct?
Android Reaches Half A Million Daily Activations
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Google's Andy Rubin says Android is growing at more than 4% per week, as Strategy Analytics reports that 42% of businesses now support Google's smartphone platform.
How To Adjust Time and Date After Replacing the Nintendo 3DS Battery
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
After swapping out your Nintendo 3DS battery, you need to reset the time and date.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Patients, Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Nearly every person in a recent IBM survey said ease-of-use is the top factor in selecting one device over another, with price a clear second.
Which Wireless Networks Are Fastest? Verizon And AT&T
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
In a 21-city test of U.S. 3G and 4G networks, PC Magazine found that Verizon's 4G network performed the fastest overall in major metro areas, but AT&T won in the heartland.
Two iPhones Landing In September: Analyst
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone come the fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank analyst.
Windows Phone Success Depends On Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2011  | 
The platform has to compare well to Android and iOS on base features, but that alone won't cut it. Is Microsoft creating enough app momentum?
How To Use Windows 7 Restore Points
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
If your Windows 7 PC has become unstable or corrupt, here's how to retrieve happier times using a restore point.
How To Print From A Windows PC To A Mac
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Here's how to print from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Foursquare, American Express Deal: Template For Future?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
The two companies streamline location-based discounts for customers, in what could be a model for mobile success.
Is Ice Cream Sandwich Eating Honeycomb's App Lunch?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Honeycomb-based tablets have been in the market for more than four months now, and there's still a depressing lack of dedicated Android tablet apps. What gives?
Google Chrome 12 Banishes Flash Cookies: Hands-On Review
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The Chrome browser's latest version enhances privacy and security features and supports 3-D CSS.
4G Wireless Bill Asks Carriers To Prove Speed
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Vendors throw around the term 4G around in the same way that some snack companies abused "low fat." One lawmaker wants the carriers to clearly spell out what 4G means.
Mobile Government: Feds Seek Improved Strategy, Coordination
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Making Mobile Gov, a GSA initiative, aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the ways the federal government employs mobile technology.
Apple Gets Serious About iOS Data Protection
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Its iCloud service will be a one-stop content, document, application, and configuration synchronization service for mobile devices and PCs.
Can Video Game Firm Outplay Traditional VDI Options?
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud video game company OnLive uses its high-speed network to jump into the market for virtual desktops. Here's why its technology looks compelling compared to traditional VDI.
Android Smartphones 4x More Likely To Break Than BlackBerrys
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Devices that run Google's Android platform have the highest number of technical support calls for hardware problems. RIM's devices have the lowest.
Revealed: Nokia's 'Sea Ray' Windows Phone
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
The Finnish phone maker's first Microsoft-based device appears to be a modified version of the N9.
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