News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in February 2012
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9 Coolest Smartphones At Mobile World Congress
Slideshows  |  2/29/2012  | 
From the HTC One to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, check out some of the most interesting smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2012.
New Intel Architecture is Built to Scale—At Many Levels
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In the IT world, multiple trends are driving a whole new set of requirements for the data center.
AT&T, Verizon Android Tablets Have Big Negatives
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
New Android tablets from Sony and Samsung hit AT&T and Verizon store shelves this week. But they don't run the latest version of Android and come with expensive contracts.
iPad 3 Invites And The Art Of Minutia
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Apple is highly selective about what it reveals in event invitations. What does its latest tell us about the iPad 3?
Coyote Systems Driver Info App Expands Across Europe
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
U.K.-based travel mobile app and device developer Coyote Systems is betting a paid subscription model and user loyalty will drive it to the top of the market.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 8 Expectations
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Microsoft plans to make its new OS available to the public on Feb. 29 with the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what to watch.
Sennheiser Amps Up Travel Headphones: MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress this week, we got to try out the company's new MM 450x travel headphones. Check out our video coverage.
ON Voicefeed Aims To Modernize Mobile Voicemail
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Free iOS app, coming soon for Android, offers unique greetings for different contacts, plus social media integration.
HTC One Smartphones Debut At MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
HTC One series of Android 4.0 smartphones includes high-end camera components and sound from Beats Audio. Check out our video coverage, from Mobile World Congress 2012.
Intel Shows Mobile Roadmap
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Intel said it has more partners lined up to sell Intel-based smartphones, and plans a series of powerful chips that will smash through Moore's law.
Android's Success: By The Numbers
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850,000 new devices activated daily.
Google Tells Businesses 'Fall In Love With Mobile'
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Companies that don't invest in mobile websites and ads will soon get left behind by customers, predicts Google's global head of mobile.
MWC 2012: Smartphone Apps, Gadgets For Cars
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2012, check out new apps and devices designed to make your car time more productive, enjoyable, and safe.
Nokia Launches 41-MP Camera Phone At MWC 2012
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia is first to seize the Mobile World Congress 2012 stage, bringing a slew of new phones including one that begs the question whether it's more camera than phone.
SF Symphony CIO: Facebook Or Tweet From Your Seat
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
On the third episode of Valley View, hosts David Berlind and Fritz Nelson interview San Francisco Symphony CIO Michael Skaff about how he's keeping one of the City's leading non-profit organizations on the bleeding edge.
MWC 2012: Waterproof Your Smartphones, Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Your silicone bumper won't help if your smartphone falls into a hot tub or sink. Check out these state-of-the-art coatings for phones, tablets, and even laptops, fresh from Mobile World Congress.
TelyHD Brings Skype To Your TV
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Android-based TelyHD connects your TV to the Internet to enable Skype video calling, photo sharing, and other features.
Why Google Plus Is Better For Business
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Google social and mobile global marketing director Rikard Steiber comes to the set of InformationWeek's Valley View to explain why businesses should use Google Plus to engage their customers.
Seriously Secure Mobile Voice With Custom Crypto
News  |  2/25/2012  | 
KoolSpan's mobile phone voice encryption products create a secure point-to-point channel for voice or other high-value communications.
Wanted: Secure Android App Whitelisting
Commentary  |  2/25/2012  | 
Android's security is broken. Here's how it could be strengthened.
Authentication Via Mobile Phone Enhances Login Security
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Usernames and passwords are inadequate for strong authentication. Mobile devices are increasingly popular as a second factor.
Apple Takes Chomp
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Search company acquisition will help Apple's customers more easily find the mobile apps they need.
I Hope We're Hacking China And Russia, Too
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
It's common knowledge that the Chinese groups attack our infrastructure. Surely we're doing the same to them... right?
Next Office Version To Have Touch Mode
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Just as Windows 8 is preparing to make touch interfaces a natural part of use, Microsoft Office 15 will allow users to move in and out of Touch Mode.
Air Force Says 'Nyet' to iPad2
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
The U.S. Air Force is pulling back an order of thousands of iPads. Is it because the plan includes software written by a Russian?
Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Working with documents on the iPad can be inconvenient, but GoodReader makes it easy.
Why 'Do Not Track' Still Doesn't Cut It
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
A consistent standard for opting out of advertiser tracking on the Web is a nice idea. Too bad that's all it might ever be.
ZTE Seeks To Overwhelm Competition With Sheer Volume
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Chinese handset maker seeks to make a play for the U.S. market, sees launching eight smartphones at Mobile World Congress as a good start.
LG Kicks Off Smartphone Quad-Core Madness
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
LG sets tone for the smartphone race of 2012 with Optimus 4X HD, which actually has 5 cores.
Mobile World Congress Preview: 10 Hot Devices
Slideshows  |  2/23/2012  | 
As this year's biggest smartphone-related conference nears kickoff, check out 10 cool pieces of hardware that we're eager to see at Mobile World Congress.
HP Earnings Down, Optimism Inexplicably Up
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
CEO Meg Whitman says HP needs to own the cloud, security, and analytics, but gives no guidance on how the company will do that.
Nokia May Unveil Budget Windows Phones
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Finnish phone maker may reveal new, low-cost devices in CEO Stephen Elop's World Mobile Congress keynote.
OnLive Desktop Brings Windows Apps To iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Virtual desktop based on cloud gaming tech claims to bring speedier Microsoft Office, Flash to iPad than market leader Citrix Receiver can deliver.
7 Potential Problems With Google's Glasses
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Google reportedly will offer augmented reality glasses by the end of the year. But are you ready for the pitfalls?
Mountain Lion Messages On Your iPhone
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Messages Beta for Mountain Lion lets you start a conversation on one iOS device and continue it on another--most of the time.
Making The Most Of Mountain Lion Messages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
The new Messages Beta from Apple is far more than just an IM app. Here's how to take full advantage of what it can do.
10 Android App Hidden Gems
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Heard enough about Angry Birds and Pandora? Check out these 10 lesser-known Android apps to enhance your productivity, well-being, and more.
How To Set Up Apple Mountain Lion Messages Beta
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Apple has released a beta of the next-generation OS X Messages app, replacing iChat. Here's how to set up Messages Beta.
Is Microsoft Office For iPad For Real?
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft denies it, but a report claims that a version of Office for the iPad is soon to be released. I have my doubts.
Microsoft Office For iPad Nears Release?
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft appears close to debuting a version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's iPad.
RIM Finally Gives The PlayBook Email
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
With PlayBook OS 2.0, Research In Motion tablet gains native email and other enterprise-critical features, nearly a year after launch.
Android Phones And Tablets Are Mostly Running 2.x
News  |  2/20/2012  | 
86.4% of Android users measured by Google are running Froyo or Gingerbread, showing that carriers are not yet taking chances with newer versions.
Free WinZip For iOS Handles Email Attachments
News  |  2/19/2012  | 
iPhones and iPads are pretty bad at handling email Zip file attachments. WinZip for iOS fixes the problem for free but lacks features common in other file managers.
Apple Gatekeeper Moves Mac Into iOS's Walled Garden
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
Whitelisting is the future of desktop application security, and Apple is taking a particularly controlling approach to it in Mountain Lion.
HTC Quad-Core Smartphone Nears MWC Debut
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
Look for HTC to announce an Android smartphone with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show.
Kindle Fire Vs. iPad 2: Top Tablet Troubles
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
What are the most common problems users have with Apple's iPad 2 and Amazon's Kindle Fire? Troubleshooting site FixYa shares the scoop.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion: 11 Highlights
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
OS X and iOS continue to converge. Will they be one some day?
Q&A: 10 Questions For IBM Hardware Chief Rod Adkins
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
The man behind IBM's hardware strategy talks about future of the mainframe, the Power7 roadmap, the Itanium flap, and more.
Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Mountain Lion'
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Apple's latest version of OS X, version 10.8 code named Mountain Lion, brings the Mac and your iOS devices a lot closer together. Jay Lopez shows us how close.
Motorola's Messy Ice Cream Sandwich Speaks Volumes On Android
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
Motorola says that many owners of its most popular devices will have to wait as long as six months for Android 4.0 updates. The Android update model is clearly broken.
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