News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in September 2012
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Apple's Top 20 Public Apologies
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Apple Maps mea culpa continues a tradition of atonement. Here's a list of the company's top 20 promises to do better.
Acrobat XI Boosts Mobile PDF Support
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Acrobat XI will work better with cloud services and improve PDF support for phones and tablets, said Adobe Monday in announcing the next generation of its document creation and management tool.
New Face Of IT: Line Of Business Execs
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Without a CIO or a corporate IT staff, Jennifer Trzepacz deployed cloud-based tools to help LivingSocial grow by 4,100 full-time employees in one year.
Telemedicine Improves Health Of Diabetics, Research Says
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Nonprofit group eHealth Initiative says clinics in poor neighborhoods can improve patients' health and cut hospitalizations by using mobile devices, patient Web portals, and social networks to monitor and inform.
Top Five 4G LTE Cities In The U.S.
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Kansas City emerges as a winner for wireless broadband, as RootMetrics helps us break down the top 4G LTE cities in the U.S. by carrier.
Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart For Location-Based Customer Analytics
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
ThinkSmart's technology taps big data analytics to give brick-and-mortar retailers a better grasp on where customers are and what piques their interest.
Big Data Fuels Rise of Containerized Data Centers
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Big data growth forces more companies to adopt containerized data centers and other solutions to meet storage demands.
AMD, BlueStacks Bring 500,000 Android Apps To Windows
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
AMD's AppZone taps BlueStacks tech to bring popular Android apps to PCs. What does that mean for Microsoft's new Windows app marketplace?
FCC Unleashes Mobile Health Innovation Initiatives
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Federal Communications Commission announces new measures to promote mobile technology in healthcare industry, including hiring its own healthcare czar.
VA Studies New Ways To Treat PTSD
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
A recent study synchronizes data streams from in-car sensors and GPS to find out what triggers the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans.
Intel, Hardware Partners Show More Windows 8 Devices
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Intel eyes more share in mobile market with new Clover Trail chips that promise longer battery life for Windows 8 smartphones, tablets, and hybrid devices.
iPhone 5: My First Week
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
After spending a week with the Apple iPhone 5, I have a clear picture of what has improved, evolved, and gone sideways.
Apple Apologizes For iOS 6 Maps
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
In a letter posted to the company's web site, Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized to customers for "the frustration" caused by the disappointing experience of Apple Maps on the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. The letter suggests that customers use alternatives such as Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps.
RIM Beats Earnings With Narrower Loss
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
RIM surprised analysts and investors by reporting a smaller loss than expected for its second fiscal quarter. What saved it? Emerging markets.
RIM Video Shows BlackBerry 10 Devices Including Keyboard
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
A marketing video with the first clear images of BlackBerry 10 devices, with and without the full QWERTY keyboard, were posted Thursday on Vimeo and then removed. The video lives on at other sites. Appearing in the video are celebrities such as Lady Gaga, J. K Rowling and Thorsten Heins. We also have some images of the BB10 phones taken by CrackBerry.com.
Cool Factor: Future Of Computing Looks Like 'Minority Report'
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Minority Report might soon be coming to a conference room near you. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson pays a visit to John Underkoffler, builder of the movie's technology and chief scientist at Oblong in San Francisco, to see the future of computer interfaces.
Six Tips For Navigating The MDM Jungle
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
As mobile device management and mobile application management choices become overwhelming, consider these key issues.
How To Get Google Maps Back On Your iPhone
Slideshows  |  9/27/2012  | 
So you've installed iOS 6 or bought an iPhone 5, and Apple Maps is making you miserable? Join the club. While we wait for Google to release a Google Maps app for iOS 6, here's a simple workaround: Put a browser link to Google Maps on the Home page.
RIM Earnings To Erase BlackBerry 10 Bounce?
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Research In Motion reports quarterly earnings Thursday, and the news could erase the gains its stock price made this week on news of its BlackBerry 10 platform.
Nokia's Pricey Lumia Phones Hit Europe In November
Commentary  |  9/27/2012  | 
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 go on sale in select European markets come November, with initial prices that are troublingly high.
What Collaboration Can And Can't Fix
Commentary  |  9/27/2012  | 
Your collaboration vision must be grounded in real problems your business needs to solve.
Without The Keyboard It's Not A BlackBerry
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Everyone, even RIM, knows that time is running out and that in spite of what today's earnings announcement shows, if it has one last chance, it's with BlackBerry 10. What's really hard is that not only does RIM have to change to survive, it also has to stay the same, and that means keeping what people like about the BlackBerry: the keyboard. RIM won't get out of its hole by trying to out-iPhone Apple.
HP Offers 'Test The Cloud' Packages
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Hewlett Packard provides low-priced testbed and client engineer to help newcomers launch cloud workloads.
Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
California becomes the third state to permit vehicles that drive themselves to operate on public roads.
Perimeter E-Security To Offer MDM In The Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Perimeter E-Security will offer cloud-based mobile device management based on AirWatch to manage bring-your-own-device deployments. The system works with Perimeter's Exchange-based email security service.
NASA Uses iPads To Train For Asteroid Exploration
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Astronaut visitors to an undersea training habitat use iPads to simulate time-delayed communications and emergency training for planned 2025 asteroid mission.
Google Maps Shows Underwater Sights
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Take that Apple: Google Street View map images are now available for a few underwater locations.
Patient-Generated Mobile Data Improves Clinical Care
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Studies show that patients who log their thoughts and behaviors--"observations of daily living"--via mobile apps or sensors so docs can monitor them between visits get better care.
8 IT Mistakes: Must-Have Lessons From Top CIOs
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Spare the euphemisms. Great teams embrace mistakes and get better.
Tablets And PCs Square Off
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Tablets do work better than laptops for some people and tasks. Tailor the device to the workload.
Samsung Addresses Galaxy Exploit
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Exploit that triggers certain Samsung Galaxy smartphones to reset poses fewer risks than initially reported.
Google Chrome Second String On Tablets, Smartphones
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Android and iOS device users overwhelmingly prefer the stock browser on their mobile devices, where Google's Chrome browser barely registers, study says.
Nook E-Reader Headed To Windows 8
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Barnes & Noble debuts Nook HD, plans to port e-reading and display technology to Microsoft's new operating system.
Google Play Store Downloads Surpass 25 Billion
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Google has nearly caught up with its Apple iTunes rival, plans to put apps on sale to celebrate.
In Apple We Trust, Blindly
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
How secure are Apple products like iMessage and FaceTime? We have no idea. The protocols in those products have never been documented or scrutinized by outside experts.
VIDEO: Quick Hands-On With the iPhone 5
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
With all the complaints coming out about the iPhone 5, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson got her hands on an iPhone to get a quick look at it.
NFC Smartphones Replace Card Keys In Pilot Program
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Secure identity provider HID Global announced Tuesday it has completed two pilot programs that enable employees to open doors using near field communications (NFC)-enabled Samsung Galaxy S III smart phones. The trials were conducted at the headquarters of Internet subscription service Netflix and enterprise mobility provider Good Technology.
RIM Hints BB10 Debuts In January: Too Late?
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Research In Motion CEO gives away a clue that the earliest possible sale date for BlackBerry 10 devices is mid-January. Can RIM hold on that long?
Feds Want Wider Use Of Health Records Applet
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
'Blue Button' web applet that provides personal health records has been popular with U.S. veterans; White House now promoting use by private sector insurers.
Foxconn Factory Riot Blamed On iPhone 5 Rush
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Workers' advocates say Apple's shiny new gadget is being produced in unsafe conditions, sparking tensions between offshore assembly crews and guards.
iPhone 5 Display Likely Culprit Behind Shortage
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Apple's suppliers are having trouble producing enough displays for iPhone 5 to meet demand, thanks to new in-cell technology. The good news: Apple has a new reservation system to help score an iPhone 5.
Samsung Phone Flaw Lets Attackers Remotely Reset Device
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
A researcher at a security conference in Berlin has shown how USSD codes can be used in cyber attacks against Samsung phones. The Galaxy S3, for instance, could have its SIM card wiped merely by browsing a malicious website.
Avatar Game Simulates Health IT Security Scenarios
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
IT experts see value in training tool for smaller practices, but interactive video also an effective training tool.
RIM Shows New BlackBerry Hardware Design
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Research In Motion hints at the future of the BlackBerry as it shares a hardware reference platform device with a big screen and the latest version of BB 10 operating system.
N.Y. Times Data Center Indictment Misses Big Picture
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?
Apple iPhone 5 Teardown: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/24/2012  | 
Apple's greatest challenge with the iPhone 5 has to do with its software. Take a look inside the red hot smartphone.
VCs To Startups: Get Thee To The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Vegas data center confab shows technology, economics, and a cutthroat business environment shaping infrastructure hosting and services.
Apple's Proprietary Lightning Beats Standard Micro-USB Mobile Connector
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Giving the iPhone 5 a micro-USB port instead of the incompatible Lightning connection would have been the logical and considerate way to go, but that's not the Apple Way. Luckily for Apple, we iPhone, iPod, and iPad users are used to this kind of abuse and we'll put up with it. Even with the inconvenience and extra expense of Lightning--which offers little in return--most true believers won't ditch Apple for Android or Windows phones.
3 Keys To Big Data Strategy Success
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Jaspersoft CEO offers tips for building the best data platform.
iPhone 5 May Crunch Local Data Networks
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Near-doubling of 4G users could push new U.S. LTE networks past their limits.
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