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Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in July 2011
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How To Root Your EVO 3D With Linux
News  |  7/30/2011  | 
You can root your HTC EVO 3D phone with Unrevoked and Alpharev's Revolutionary tool. Just follow these steps.
Flash Alternative: Adobe Previews Edge HTML5 Software
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Designers and developers can use the HTML5 authoring tools to create animated graphics using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript.
BYTE Wireless Radio Episode 19
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Listen to Fritz Nelson, Gina Smith and Craig Johnston dig into the week in mobile -- episode 19 of BYTE Wireless Radio.
Is Amazon Hiding A Tipping Point In Its New Tablet?
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
If and when Amazon releases an iPad-killer of a tablet, it won't be its industrial design or user interface that might tip the industry on its ear. If such a tablet is released, it's reliance on Amazon's Whispernet and the business model behind it could be a tipping point.
Google Search On Tablets Gets A Do Over
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Google has refreshed the design of its web-based search tool for tablets such as the iPad, Xoom, and Tab 10.1.
DARPA Seeks Wireless Power For Soldiers In Field
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
A method to transmit power over short distances would reduce the need for batteries and cut the load that soldiers carry.
Dell Streak 10 Pro Introduced In China
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market.
4 Top 4G Smartphones
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Looking for a '4G' smartphone? Here are the best of the bunch currently available from U.S. network operators.
Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Demonstration grants totaling $477,000 will support development of mHealth technology for aging adults with chronic illnesses.
Ontario Telemedicine Network Extends Reach Into Patient's Homes
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Using Vidyo technology, OTN will bring videoconferencing into homes and onto PCs rather than requiring patients to go to a facility with telepresence capabilities.
Cloud Moves From Talk To Walk
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
CA and Nebula's cloud announcements this week reflect the reality that enterprises have moved past the theoretical to the practical.
Cancer Prevention App Contest Offers $80,000
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Federal health officials challenge developers to come up with an application that promotes early detection and helps the public reduce risky behavior.
In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Microsoft: Thousands Of IT Jobs Going Unfilled
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Software maker wants Congress to raise cap on green cards so it can import more hi-tech help.
Mobile Marketplace Wars: Android Market Adds Movies, Books
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Google's application store for smartphones gets a new look and allows users to buy e-books and rent movies.
Fruit Of CA Cloud Acquisitions Adds Up
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
After two years of acquisitions, CA introduces 10 products to help customers plan and deliver private clouds that can use internal and external services.
Nebula Wants To Be iPhone Of Data Center
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Former NASA CTO Chris Kemp explains his startup's appliance that manages commodity servers as a cloud resource. His plan: Out-innovate the competition.
11 iPad Apps For Better Collaboration
Slideshows  |  7/28/2011  | 
The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
Bad Cell Phone Behavior: Are You Being Rude?
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
More than 20% of those surveyed can't stand it when people talk too loudly on their phone in public. Here are more examples of bad cell phone behavior that get on our nerves.
How To Restrict Apps And Other Content On iOS Devices
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's how to protect certain apps or content from being viewed by young ones.
Motorola Shipped 440,000 Tablets In Q2
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Motorola may have topped Wall Street estimates, but it sold only 440,000 tablets and 4.4 million smartphones in its most recent quarter.
GAO: Federal Data Center Consolidation Plans Lack Details
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Many federal agencies failed to provide a complete listing of data centers or list all of their software assets, which could affect anticipated savings.
Telemedicine Reduces Rural Health Disparities, Says UnitedHealth
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Major health insurer urges more broadband connectivity, fewer regulatory hurdles, and better reimbursement policies.
Google Fashion Police Want You; Microsoft Mango Struts Stuff
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Dear pcstud@aol.com: Google says you're emailing like it's 1999. Take a visual tour of Microsoft's "Mango" smartphone OS.
Android Leaves Apple iOS In The Dust
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Google's smartphone software pulls away from Apple iPhone platform in mobile OS market share race.
BBM 6.0 Brings Social To Mobile Apps
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 turns the popular app from an IM service into a social platform, with benefits for BlackBerry app developers.
AMA Says ePrescribing Program Penalizes Docs
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Aggressive timetable may decrease Medicare patients' access to healthcare, says American Medical Association, which calls for delays.
Androids Returned More Than Other Gadgets
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Just how high are return rates for the platform? One source stirs the pot.
NASA's Former CTO Brings Cloud Appliance To Enterprise
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Early Google investors back Chris Kemp's 'garage' startup, Nebula, to build OpenStack appliance to compete with Microsoft, Cisco.
7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango
Slideshows  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.
Keeping Corporate Data Off Mobile Devices With VDI
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
By turning handhelds into the ultimate thin client, remote virtual desktops provide a crisp boundary between personal and enterprise apps and data.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
Mashery: The E-Commerce Force Is With Them
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Accurately documenting APIs and helping mobile developers use them is a new force in e-commerce. Mashery's service fits right in.
Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix.
SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
IT managers at smaller firms struggle to devote more time to strategy, security, and new technology, HP survey says.
Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
"Superphone" selling at an average clip of 59,000 units per day, even before U.S. launch.
Dell Offers OpenStack Infrastructure-As-A-Service
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Reference architecture for cloud developers to manage IT resources in OpenStack.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Shipped To Phone Makers
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft promises 500 new features in first major update to its new mobile operating system.
Sen. Al Franken Opposes AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Outspoken senator from Minnesota says deal would kill off thousands of U.S. jobs and raise cell phone prices.
HTC Wants To Settle Patent Suit With Apple
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
A preliminary ruling in favor of Apple has HTC--and its U.S. Android phone business--in a precarious position.
Computing at Chaos Manor: Pournelle's Mailbag
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Jerry Pournelle answers BYTE reader email.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Mozilla Plans Open Web Operating System
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
With "Boot to Gecko," Mozilla is challenging the proprietary mobile empires: Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Griping about VMware price changes? It's time to get practical. As for early users of Google+, the bumps continue.
Verizon Rolls Out LTE Laptop, Tablet
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
HP's laptop brings 4G Long Term Evolution to mobile computing, but price of Verizon's data plans may feel like a speed trap.
4 People Lessons To Smooth SMB Tech Rollouts
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
SMBs suffering from underperforming technology might do well to apply these four people management principles to their machines and applications.
RIM Shares Rise On Layoffs, Exec Shuffle
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Investors believe changes will help stanch smartphone maker's losses for now, but longer-term challenges remain.
VMware Pricing Outrage: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Many IT admins want to continue over-provisioning memory to virtual machines. But that's not an efficient way to manage the data center.
Android Legal Troubles Benefit Windows Phone
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Some phone manufactures are having second thoughts about using the open source Android platform, given aggressive legal actions by Microsoft and Apple.
Secret CIO: When Reboot Has A Silver Lining
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The 3 minutes that my netbook takes to restart prove critical to my effectiveness as a CIO. Here's why.
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