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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in April 2013
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Google Glass: First Impressions
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
9 Challenges To Your Mobile App Strategy
Commentary  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile application development will test many IT teams as they deal with everything from mobile context to Google Glass-like displays.
Original iPhone Nears Obsolete Status
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
As iOS 7 takes shape, Apple prepares to relegate original iPhone to "obsolete" status, which will mean the end of service by AppleCare and retail stores.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
BlackBerry CEO: Tablets Have No Future
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
10 Breakthrough DARPA Technologies
Slideshows  |  4/29/2013  | 
From next-generation aircraft to smarter missiles, projects launched by DARPA's Tactical Technology Office push new limits. Take a closer look.
Google Now Melds With iOS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Apple's Siri now has some competition on iPhones and iPads.
BlackBerry Q10 Sells Out In London Store
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Selfridges, which became the first British outlet to sell the new BlackBerry Q10, sold out first wave of smartphones in two hours.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Launches 7-Inch Budget Tablet
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
Why Facebook Bought Parse
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Development platform gives Facebook new mobile cred.
All Thumbs? Tablet Keyboard Promises To Help
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Kalq, soon available for Android devices, re-orders the keyboard layout to speed typing with two thumbs.
Galaxy S4 Vs. iPhone 5: Display Shoot-Out
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Samsung's OLED screens have made significant improvements, putting the Galaxy S4's display on par with the iPhone 5's LCD screen.
Smartphones Outpace Feature Phones, Samsung Leads
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
More smartphones than feature phones shipped in the first quarter, an industry first, says IDC.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
How To Be A CIO And A Woman
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
You don't have to choose between being a tech leader and a woman, some powerful role models declare. Is there any more powerful message to young women considering IT careers?
5 Ways IT Can Crush Corporate Caste System
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
C-level types talk the talk of IT-business partnership, but at the end of the day you must learn their world and assert your expertise.
iPad Loses Share To Android, Windows Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
Google Eyes Social News Aggregator Wavii
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
NASA Uses Smartphones As Satellites
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Three PhoneSats, powered by HTC Nexus One and Samsung Nexus S, launch into space as a lower cost alternative to traditional satellites.
5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
Samsung Galaxy S 4: 11 Clever Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 smartphone features solid hardware and a variety of innovative software capabilities, making it one of the best choices now. Take a closer look.
Apple CEO Wary Of Phablets
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Tim Cook says Apple won't introduce a large-screen device if it means iPhone users must make tradeoffs.
Healthcare Patient Engagement Remains Elusive
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Processes, attitudes, poor design, even fear of too much data stand in the way of true care partnerships. Is greater patient autonomy the answer?
BlackBerry Q10: The QWERTY Phone To Beat
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Early reviews heap praise on BlackBerry's latest smartphone, especially for its versatile keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Oozes Innovation
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy S4 may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
Apple CEO Promises Fresh Product Crop
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Reporting strong earnings, Apple says it plans to boost its stock with a $55 billion increase in its capital return plan.
Cigna To Offer Telehealth Coverage To Self-Insured
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Cigna will offer MDLive service, which lets members request online video, telephone or e-mail consultations with doctors for non-urgent care needs such as colds and headaches.
ARM Earnings Rise As PC Market Falls
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Chip designer's Q1 profits jump 44% -- another data point illustrating how mobile devices are eroding the traditional Wintel PC empire.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Are you oversharing or undersharing on social networks? Job hunters should understand the social behaviors that may concern potential employers.
White House Shares Earth Observation Plans
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Feds plan to leverage resources to better track environmental, planetary systems and resources.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Nokia 928 From Verizon Hits In May
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Latest Windows Phone will be the first Nokia flagship sold by Verizon Wireless.
VDI Performance and Cost: A Deeper Dive
Commentary  |  4/22/2013  | 
Lab tests aren't perfect simulations, but they do help businesses decide whether a virtual desktop infrastructure is for them. Here's why I stand by my advice on VDI and storage costs.
Salesforce Unveils Social Ad Management System
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Social.com makes real-time customer and social sentiment data available for Facebook, Twitter marketing campaigns.
Google Now Destined For Google.com?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Telltale code on a Google test web page suggests that Google Now, the service that displays appointments and other personalized info on Android screens, will soon be part of the desktop.
13 WordPress Add-Ons That Mean Business
Slideshows  |  4/22/2013  | 
Want to get more out of the WordPress Web publishing platform in areas like analytics, SEO and security? Check out this baker's dozen of add-ons for business users.
Facebook Home Draws Early Interest, Lousy Reviews
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
About 500,000 people have downloaded Facebook's Android home screen software, but the reviews suggest it isn't seeing much use.
Is Apple Looking For Tim Cook Replacement?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Apple board may have started secret search for new CEO, one report says.
Google App Makes Charity Social
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
One Today encourages users to give $1 a day to nonprofit organizations.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Moore, Noyce & Hoerni
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Three mavericks, part of the Traitorous Eight, help found Silicon Valley and the semiconductor industry.
How IT Can Stay Relevant
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Leaders and staffers alike had better stay focused on helping out, no matter what that looks like.
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