iPad nano Fills Micro-Tablet Niche For Apple
Formerly known as the "iPod Touch" Apple is recasting this product as an affordable, easy-to-handle micro tablet. "It's the best 4-inch iPad we've ever made!" says Apple's Phil Schiller.
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
BlackBerry Ships 1M Z10s
BlackBerry's Q4 earnings show the company eked out a slim profit as it shipped one million Z10 smartphones.
Windows Blue/9: No Desktop? No Way!
A leak of an allegedly major revision of Windows 8 hit the web last week. Microsoft's focus seems to be on developing the Metro interface, but will they ever actually remove the desktop? Absurd!The desktop is a major strength of Windows!
BlackBerry Q10 - Feel the Keyboard
Next up for BlackBerry is the Q10. It has a smaller screen than the now-available Z10, but also has the hard keyboard that made BlackBerry famous. Here we have a short video demo of the Q10 and its differences from the Z10
ARM CEO Retirement Raises Fears
Microchip maker's CEO, Warren East, attempts to allay concerns about the company's long-term viability without him at the helm.
Unlocked Android Smartphones Will Free Consumers
Look Out Below! Here Come Smartphone Prices! Locked iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones can only be successful in the market at their current prices when subsidized by carriers. Low-cost unlocked Android phones from Google and smaller companies like Blu Products will break that model.
Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
Playing hard to get isn't helping Apple anymore. Here are 4 words it must embrace to fight off hard-talking rivals like Google and Samsung.
BlackBerry Z10 Hands-On: First Impressions
BlackBerry 10 — not just the phones, but the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 software — will make or break the former smartphone giant. BYTE obtained an BlackBerry Z10 for evaluation. We haven't yet tested the most interesting enterprise features, but some features of the phone, especially the predictive soft keyboard, have already won us over.
How I Solved My Windows Tablet Question
Lockheed IT pro Doug Lampe explains why an unusual tablet has all but replaced his traditional laptop in the office -- and why Microsoft's Surface team should pay attention.
AT&T 4G Takes First Place in Speed Tests
Verizon's LTE network is available in more markets and has a better reliability rate, however, according to findings by independent analytics firm Root Metrics.
Boston, IBM Plot Smarter City
Public-private partnerships aim to deliver services that cash-strapped cities can't provide on their own. In Boston, pilot projects tackle energy, traffic and more.
Microsoft Reverses Course on IE10 Flash Support
Until today — March 12, 2013 — Internet Explorer 10 in the new Windows UI allowed Adobe Flash content only when the site was on a special Microsoft-controlled whitelist. Now all sites are allowed except those on a special Microsoft-controlled blacklist. It's probably a concession to usability problems.
Google Nexus 4 Phone Slick, But Limited
Google's flagship Nexus 4 phone is a compelling entry in a crowded marketplace. During my testing the Nexus 4 proved a reliable, capable piece of hardware. The display is great, and its size and weight make it easy to slip into a pocket. But, there are some hardware limitations that will likely deter people from buying it — the 3G only, no micro SD expansion, most notably.
Samsung Knox Raises Android Security Game
Following the BlackBerry announcement of BES 10 as a general-purpose mobile management solution, Samsung has expanded their SAFE program to include EMM features like MAM and business/personal partitioning. These companies are advancing the technology for customers. Where are Microsoft and Apple in this? Microsoft is doing a little, but Apple seems to think that management of their devices is not their problem.
Communication and Collaboration Startups Win Innovation Awards
At the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando later this month, four startups focused on enterprise communication and collaboration - Nexistant, Plivo, Scoop App and ÜberConference - will receive awards for Enterprise Connect's Third Annual Innovation Showcase competition. Enterprise Connect explores unified communications, network video, SIP trunking and BYOD for an IT audience.
Unlocked Phones: How and Why to Do It
An unlocked phone is one not tied down to a specific carrier network. If you want to use an unlocked phone, what are the practical implications? Who sells unlocked phones? What carriers let you unlock theirs and activate others? BYTE explores these issues and tells you why you might want an unlocked phone and how you'd go about buying one and getting service for it.