Uber Is Disrupting How Urbanites Get Around
Uber is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco and continues to expand from city-to-city. Using your smartphone, the service allows you to request a car for a ride. As a regular user of Uber, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson took Uber for a spin.
Google+ Grows Up For Business
Google+ has new features that will allow employees to collaborate more, while making IT folks comfortable with privacy restrictions and control mechanisms.
Parallels 8 Runs Windows More Like a Mac
Popular software for running multiple virtual machines on a Mac, including Windows, gets a major upgrade. Windows users on Mac can take advantage of Mountain Lion features like multi-touch gestures, dictation and notifications. Windows can use the Retina display to its full potential. Overall, Windows apps feel more part of the Mac experience.
Samsung Announces Windows 8 Phone, PC and Tablet
Samsung announced a new line of Windows 8-based devices under the ATIV brand Wednesday, including the first publicly-revealed Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The company said the lineup will include the Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro, an ATIV tablet and ATIV S smartphone.
Samsung Updates Galaxy Note Phablet
Pundits were skeptical about the Galaxy Note phone/tablet hybrid, but Samsung has sold 10 million of them. The Galaxy Note II bumps up the hardware power and battery life, updates the OS to Android Jelly Bean, and increases screen size with only a modest increase in size and weight.
Top 5 Password Managers
2012 is the year of the password breach. Did you know there are tools to manage multiple, strong passwords so you don't have to? Here are BYTE's Top 5 P@$$w0rd Managers.
AirWatch Integrates MDM With Apple Configurator
Mobile security vendor AirWatch now allows users of Apple Configurator to access its Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management software, for mass deployment and configuration of iPhone and iPad devices.
Apple Seeks Injunction Against 8 Samsung Phones
At the judge's request, Apple has produced a "tailored" list of 8 Samsung models on the sale of which it seems an injunction. Numerous Samsung Galaxy models are on the list, but not the most current ones.
Update: iPad Mini To Debut After iPhone 5
Reports from typically reliable sources say that the Sept. 12 Apple event will be the debut of the iPhone 5. The rumored iPad Mini won't be released until a later event, so that Apple can get to dominate the news cycle twice.
What Now, Samsung? What Now, Apple?
Now that Samsung has gotten its butt kicked in court, what's next for the two mobile giants? What about Microsoft and Windows Phone? What about us?
Clutch Secures Mobile Devices With 3-Pronged Approach
Clutch Mobile's three-pronged approach to mobile security is to protect a company's devices, the apps on the devices, and the network the devices connect to. Its products offer the most complete security scheme yet for fending off mobile attacks, says the company.
Seton Hall University Adopts Windows Tablet, Phone
Seton Hall University is giving its incoming freshmen Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. The university also is adopting Samsung Slates running Windows 8 and Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks. The university chose Windows 8 systems over the Apple iPad and iPhone because of manageability and access to Office apps.
Adobe Flash Still Popular, With Or Without Apple
Flash might be dead or dying on mobile, where it has no support on the iPad or iPhone and support has ended on Android, in favor of HTML5 video. But almost all large sites still use it, and in fact prefer it, and for good reason: It has advantages for digital rights management and advertising.
Splunk Makes 'Real' Performance Fashionable Again
The startup that helps companies manage their data is holding its own in the stock market. Is this a sign that more startups should consider starting real businesses, instead of trying to strike it rich in social media?
ARM Battery Life Advantage Myth Lives On
For many years the only mobile devices that had decent battery life were based on ARM chips. But this is no longer the case--no matter what you might read or hear. ARM's monopoly on long battery life is coming to an end.
Fall Tablet Pricing Rumor Roundup
The impending price war among tablet makers will be bloody and fierce, but many of the rumors circulating right now about the iPad Mini, Android, Windows RT, and Windows 8 x86 tablets just don't make sense. Many are based on false assumptions, such as that Intel cannot compete on price. Let's run them through the BS detector.
Client-Side Hacks: Fake Sites Keep Companies Vulnerable
BYTE talked to security expert Raphael Mudge about how hackers "social engineer" their way into companies. Using a fake LinkedIn site, he showed us how all it takes is one computer to compromise the security of an entire organization.
Can HP Remake Itself Before It's Too Late?
When a company's most recent success is a good Olympic slogan, it's a sad day, but such is the current state of HP. The once mighty force has become a fragmented mess.