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Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in August 2013
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Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Apple joins host of other retailers that offer current iPhone owners sweet deals, just in time to capitalize on its new iPhone models due out in September.
U.S., Canada Spectrum Agreements Expand Wireless Capacity
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
New international accords open new spectrum bands along Canadian border for business and government communications applications.
PC Sales Slump Continues
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Desktop and laptop shipments are even worse than expected, according to IDC, and they haven't yet hit rock bottom. Still, don't count PCs out.
Nokia Connects Cars To Cloud With Here Auto
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Nokia banks on the future of constantly updated, Internet-connected maps with its cloud-based Here Auto in-dash navigation system.
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Specs Emerge
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Samsung smartwatch will have oversize 2.5-inch screen but only 10 hours of battery life.
Nebula's Kemp Challenges VMware's Cloud Vision
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Chris Kemp, former NASA CIO and OpenStack founder, says Nebula's server scale-out approach is superior to VMware's server-consolidation play to run next-gen applications.
Tablet Sales Face Growing Threat From Smartwatches, Phablets
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Tablets have eaten into the PC market, but will soon face their own competition from smartwatches and phablets, IDC predicts.
Android VP Barra Exits For Chinese Smartphone Maker
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Hugo Barra leaves Google's Android team to join Xiaomi, a three-year old company valued at about $10 billion that expects to sell 20 million devices this year.
Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Universities can tap students, consultants and even offshore labor to fill work gaps, so why bother grooming staff? There are plenty of reasons.
BlackBerry Q10 Fails To Entice Buyers
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Q10, with its QWERTY keyboard, was expected to rekindle BlackBerry sales. Instead, consumers ignored it.
Google Glass Gets Road Test
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Traffic data provider Inrix believes Google Glass has a future on the highway.
9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
DARPA Creates Cloud Using Smartphones
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency tests software that turns mobile devices into cloud-like communication networks on the battlefield.
Nokia, Microsoft Plan New Windows RT Tablets
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Both Nokia and Microsoft prep new Windows RT tablets with formidable features -- and in Nokia's case, formidable prices.
Google Slashes Price On Nexus 4 Smartphone
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Google shaves smartphone price by $100, also expands availability of Nexus 7 tablet to U.K.
Moto X Manufacturing Cost Runs $226
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Motorola pays $5 more per device to build its Moto X smartphone in the United States, say analysts.
LG Claims New Tablet Is 'Just Right'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
LG teases G Pad 8.3, which splits the difference between 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.
Dell Updates Business Ultrabooks, Laptops
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
With its durable but svelte Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Dell hopes to energize its enterprise PC sales while promoting its new software and services capabilities.
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Samsung will debut wearable computer Sept. 4, says exec, but it may not yet be ready for consumers.
VMware: Software-Defined Networking Without 'Rip And Replace'
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
NSX software will overlay existing hardware to produce virtual networks, says VMware networking CTO Martin Casado.
Rackspace Challenges VMware With 'Host Anywhere' Strategy
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Not every VMware customer wants a VMware public cloud, says Rackspace CMO and former VMware exec Rick Jackson. That's where Rackspace comes in.
Google Explains Chromecast Changes
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Despite claim that it will shut out small developers, Google insists it wants Chromecast video-streaming apps for local content.
Will Flash Memory Rule VMworld?
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Flash is everywhere at VMworld. Here's why.
Samsung Courts Developers With Conference
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Samsung's inaugural Global Developers Conference is open for registration.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
Ballmer Is Off The Matrix
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
Microsoft's outgoing CEO couldn't see the desktop for the tiles.
iPhone Needs More Than Gold To Regain Mojo
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
A gold-colored iPhone will reportedly arrive next month -- but to recapture market momentum, Apple must deliver more than a new hue.
Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes: Study
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital find that telemedicine consults improved pediatric patient outcomes in rural areas.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft's Big Risk As Ballmer Departs: Windows Phone
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Progress sometimes freezes when troops must wait for a new CEO. Microsoft's Windows Phone team can't let this happen for two big reasons: Apple and Google.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Kelley School Of Business Chunks Courses For Corporate Use
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business delivers short modules on specific sales and management skills to fill corporate training needs.
Apple Acquires Embark For Transit Maps
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Apple reinforces its map-oriented capabilities by buying the maker of a popular transit app.
Facebook Gives Advertisers Images From Shutterstock
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
To enhance Facebook ads, marketers can now use Shutterstock imagery at no charge.
13 Favorite iOS, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  8/22/2013  | 
Avoid password hell, simplify smartphone typing and win back battery life with this baker's dozen of Android and iOS mobile apps.
Nokia Sells 19,000 Lumia Smartphones To Delta
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Delta Airlines gave the Windows Phone 8 devices to its flight attendants in order to ease onboard purchases.
Military Seeks Radio Override
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Special Operations Command looks for systems to take over AM, FM signals and broadcast messages.
Ubuntu Edge Funding Effort Fails
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Canonical's attempt to crowdsource cash to develop Linux-driven smartphone falls well short of its goals, leaving the project stranded.
Hurricane Sandy Lessons Learned: Wireless Communications
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Presidential task force urges federal government to ensure wireless communications and data networks have reliable power to speed disaster recovery.
6 Mobile App Considerations For People With Disabilities
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Make sure your mobile apps can be used by the 60 million Americans with disabilities. Consider this expert advice for developers.
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
Google Glass: Security Risk For Governments?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Google Glass lacks basic security measures such as passwords, which could make the device more of a risk than smartphones.
Can IT Help Build A Better Workplace Environment?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Forrester's "employee-centric design" process brings IT and business leaders together to improve on how employees do their jobs.
Apple's iPhone Battle Plan: 6 Factors
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 could help the company win back some of the market share it has lost to Android devices.
Mobile Accounts For 17% Of All Web Traffic
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Smartphone proliferation boosts worldwide mobile Web usage to 1 out of 6 connections.
LG G2 To Beat iPhone To Store Shelves
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
LG will lead the way next month with flagship smartphone, followed by new tablets, smartwatches and quad-HD displays.
Twitter Expands Context With Related Headline Links
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Known for breaking news, Twitter now lets users quickly learn more about newsworthy tweets.
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