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Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in December 2011
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Holiday Gift Guide For Tech Gadget Lovers
News  |  12/30/2011  | 
Need a gift idea for the tech gadget geek in your life? Here are several of the hottest new tech toys for the 2011 holiday season, from the Looxcie Camera to the Logitech Harmony Link to the Amazon Kindle Fire, and much much more.
iOS Developer Services Improve App Testing
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
Restrictions put in the developer license by Apple cause problems for many users, but outside services are popping up to break the limits.
Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Interface sluggishness has been unslugged. Users get some control over the contents of the carousel.
Android Gets Toe In Pentagon Front Door
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of certain specific Android devices on their networks.
Kindle Fire Gets Performance Boost
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 patch adds speed, lockable Wi-Fi, and better privacy.
Congress Funds Exascale Computing
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Here are five things we probably won't see take place in the mobile industry in 2012, along with a few that might.
RIM BlackBerry 10 Doesn't Work, Says Insider
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
BlackBerry 10 is delayed because the software isn't ready, an inside source says, not because the company is waiting for a new chipset as RIM CEOs claim. RIM reponds...
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Apple Receives Multitasking Phone Patent
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Will buyers and other smart phone makers be in trouble for infringing? There might be prior art.
Android Hits 700,000 Daily Activations
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
Apple, Google's next closest competitor, is activating a relatively paltry 189,000 iPhones each day.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Android Lost Ground In November
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
After two years on the rise, Google declined in mobile ad impressions in November. Will the Kindle Fire reverse the recent trend?
Radian6 Chief: Ignoring Social Could Bring 'CEO Spring'
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Companies must embrace enterprise social media in 2012 or be overrun by it, says Marcel LeBrun.
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
PlayBook: An Anchor Dragging RIM Down
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Even BlackBerry owners don't want Research In Motion's tablet. When will RIM cut its losses and move on?
Sprint Pulls Carrier IQ Software
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
The carrier has disabled Carrier IQ's software and reportedly instructed all of its hardware partners to no longer build the software into Sprint handsets.
Motorola Xyboards Close The Android Tablet Gap
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
With its new Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets, Motorola aims to hit the sweet spot between the needs of the professional and the needs of the consumer.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
RIM's Stock Tanks After Poor Quarterly Numbers
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Research In Motion's stock was down as much as 10% Friday after the company reported dismal numbers for its most recent quarter.
CES 2012 Preview: Ultrabooks Everywhere
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
The big question will be whether ultrabooks prove to be affordable enough to compete with tablets and smartphones.
Young Adults Drive Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
It is no surprise that the younger generation is in love with smartphones, but all age groups are increasingly embracing the technology.
Facebook Makes Peace With Greenpeace
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
The social network promises to "unfriend" coal.
5 Things RIM Must Do In 2012
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Research In Motion has a tough year ahead of it. Here is what the company needs to do to turn itself around.
Why Your Phone Hasn't Been Updated Yet
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
A smartphone may be smaller than a computer, and many are also tougher to update.
Windows Server 8: An Inside Look
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
We drill into the good and bad of Microsoft's forthcoming OS and share exclusive survey results on IT deployment plans.
Nokia Intros Lumia 710, Its First U.S. Windows Phone
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Budget device marks the Finnish phone maker's U.S. debut on Microsoft's mobile operating system.
The NTSB Recommended In-Vehicle Cell Phone Use Ban - Technology Can Solve the Problem
Commentary  |  12/14/2011  | 
Most responses to the NTSB's recommended Nation-wide ban on in vehicle cell phone use fails to do one important thing - address the root cause of the problem.
Danish Bank Believes Nokia Will Sell To Microsoft
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Denmark's largest bank predicts Nokia will sell its phone-making business to Microsoft during the first half of 2012.
Business-Worthy Consumer Tech Gifts
Slideshows  |  12/14/2011  | 
The team at BYTE had the unique challenge of finding the top business-worthy consumer tech gifts for the holidays. There are lots of top 10 lists out there, but our challenge was finding cool consumer stuff that will also work well in the enterprise. Of course, many consumer products can be brought into the enterprise--that's the raison d'etre for BYTE--but there aren't a lot of them that also make great gifts. We skipped the obvious--the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire--because we bet whoever wants t
Carrier IQ: What We Know So Far
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Smartphone monitor company details in a report every data point that it can collect, and says it shared no data with law enforcement agencies.
Samsung Tablets Added To Some American Airlines Flights
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
First class and business class passengers on American Airlines flights will be able to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab for entertainment while in the air.
Top Tablet Tips For Security Pros
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
You've got security strategies for portable PCs and a policy for smartphones. Consider these tips and tricks to manage those devices in-between.
NTSB Cellphone Ban Highlights Mishmash Of State Rules
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
While many states have laws covering driver texting and mobile phone use, it's a patchwork of rules, with different levels of enforcement.
Cellphone Driving Ban: Good Idea?
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
NTSB's controversial vote to ban drivers from using phones for any reason pits convenience against safety. Now it's up to individual states to pass and enforce any legal changes.
Apple Reportedly Buying Flash Memory Maker
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Deal would be among Apple's most costly acquisitions ever and could ensure a steady supply of an expensive component for its iPhones.
Intel Cuts 4Q Revenue Estimates By $1 Billion
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
As primary culprit for sales miss, chip giant cites PC customers scaling back on inventory due to hard drive shortages.
Android Infected? Microsoft Offers WP7 Giveaway
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Contest will award free Windows Phone 7 smartphones to five Android owners with the worst malware horror stories.
Microsoft Shakes Up Windows Phone Management
Commentary  |  12/12/2011  | 
Will Andy Lees' move from president of the Windows Phone division improve the mobile platform's fortunes?
My Xbox Live For iOS: Seamless Mobile Access
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Microsoft Sunday released its official Xbox Live app, My Xbox Live.
My Xbox Live For iOS: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
Microsoft's iOS app gives Xbox 360 owners with iOS devices access to their Xbox Live account from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Adware Reborn As Facebook Theme Software
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
A new generation of advertising software plagues Facebook and Google. Is there anything they can do about it?
12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
iPad 3: 5 Changes I Want
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
As chatter about Apple's third tablet heats up, my wish list takes shape. What do you want to see in iPad 3?
Kindle Fire: Major Software Update Soon
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Amazon says the patch will resolve customers' gripes about performance and privacy on the hot-selling tablet.
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