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Content tagged with Mobile posted in November 2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows.
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
Low Smartphone Prices Drive Sales Growth
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
The average selling price has dropped nearly 13% this year, making it more affordable to buy a smartphone in emerging markets.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Enterprise IT Groups Need To Share More
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
The crowd now has the power and IT can no longer dictate how customers interact with a business. Here are tips for joining the sharing revolution.
Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
A bug in Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone has buyers asking: "Can you hear me now?"
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
ZTE Challenges With Inexpensive Smartwatch
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
ZTE will debut a smartwatch during the second quarter of 2014 to capitalize on the growing market for wearables.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
Personal Computing Device Required: BYOD Should Rule
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Just like using your own car is a requirement for some jobs, BYOD should become the norm for corporate IT.
How CIOs Can Help Build A Millennial Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Here are a few ways: Build an enterprise app store, gamify your company, and support as much consumer technology as possible.
10 Best Tablets Of 2013
Slideshows  |  11/23/2013  | 
Whether you're tablet shopping now or looking ahead, check out this year's standouts.
Gates Foundation Big Data Grants Stress Open Data
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants to help improve everything from disaster response to municipal services.
FCC To Reconsider Aircraft Cellphone Ban
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Airlines are starting to relax their policies on use of electronic devices, but use of cellphones is still prohibited. That might change, says the FCC.
Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Google Play Store highlights apps "Designed for Tablets" and pressures developers to optimize applications for larger displays.
Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?
HP's Baez: We're No Longer 'Built For Slow'
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
HP CIO discusses changing the company culture, spending more time with customers, and moving to cloud platforms to execute faster.
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
Consumer Survey: Sprint = Biggest Loser
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Sprint drops to last place in Consumer Reports' annual ranking of the country's wireless network operators, while Verizon tops the list.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Do Smartphones Need Neural Processors?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Qualcomm is pushing to put its neural processor Zeroth in smartphones. Here's what smartphone makers can -- and can't -- do with it.
10 Historic Tech Memos & Rants
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
From Ballmer to Jobs, tech leaders write memos, manifestos, and rants that shape how we all think about computing. These 10 provocative statements each have a place in tech history.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet: First Impressions
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Nokia's first foray into tablets is an attractive piece of hardware with Windows RT under the hood.
Lookout Takes Mobile Security To Businesses
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Moving beyond the consumer mobile security market, Lookout aims to help companies secure employees' personal devices.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
Google Launches Gadget Showrooms
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Pop-up outlets called Winter Wonderlabs will open soon in six cities around the US.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Apple-Samsung Trial: Millions At Stake
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
A jury is deciding how much more to reward Apple for patents it says Samsung violated. Samsung is already on the hook for $600 million.
Apple Launches 'Apple Store For iPad' App
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Apple has released an iPad-only application that lets tablet owners shop at the Apple Store from the luxury of their couch.
Consumer Tech Gives Small Businesses Big Shoulders
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
When my furnace guy treats me the way a tech-savvy enterprise would, I know the world has changed.
11 Must-Have iPhone Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Cut through the app clutter. Donít miss these 11 iPhone apps, most of which have been retooled to capitalize on iOS 7.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: The Remaining Flaw
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 represent big improvements over the originals, but they still make sense only for certain users.
Dell Workstations Go Hollywood
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Consumer PC sales are down, but Dell sees potential for its workstations in the film industry.
Samsung: Galaxy Gear Smartwatch 'Beat Expectations'
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Samsung claims it has shipped more than 800,000 Galaxy Gear devices, making it the best-selling smartwatch in the world.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia shareholders have officially agreed to sell the company's device business to Microsoft. How much will Microsoft gain?
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