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Content tagged with Mobile posted in December 2013
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Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? Dumb Question
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
I'm sick of tests claiming that certain traits can make or break an entrepreneur.
China Mobile Agrees To Sell iPhone
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Apple hopes distribution deal with the world's largest mobile network operator will boost its market share in China.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
Why Native Apps No Longer Add Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
The economics no longer work in the mobile game market. But alternatives are emerging for game discovery and monetization.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Apple, Samsung Dominate Tablet Market
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Apple and Samsung sell more tablets than any other hardware makers.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013  | 
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Google Says Governments Fight Transparency
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Google's latest Transparency Report sees a rise in efforts by governments to erase criticism.
Digital Disruption: 4 Ways To Change Your Company
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Too many companies treat digital and mobile strategies as pet projects, our survey research finds. These ideas can help shake up your company.
Bill Seeks To Clean Telehealth State Regulations Mess
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Telehealth regulations differ in each of the 50 states, inhibiting use of technology to treat patients, say proposed law's sponsors.
Moto X: Now Available In Bamboo
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Want a more natural look to your smartphone? Motorola now offers bamboo among its customization options for the Moto X.
Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
BI giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP grew little in 2013, but nimble, visual-data-discovery leaders Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, and QlikTech soared. Here's why.
Pebble Boosts Smartwatch Game With Appstore
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Pebble pushes hard for developers' attention with plans to launch a dedicated application store early next year.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Wearable Tech Muscles Into Consumer Fitness Market
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Wearable fitness devices intrigue more people, says CEA study. Smartphones and wireless connectivity play a big supporting role.
Facebook Launches Donation Button
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Facebook partners with 19 nonprofits to test a simple way to donate. Here's what you need to know before you use the feature.
Delta CEO: No Voice Calls On Our Planes
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Passengers on Delta Airlines will not be able to make voice calls, even if the FCC allows it.
Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier?
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Vanderbilt, West Corp., and West Health Institute collaborate on research to streamline and improve chronic illness care through technology.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013  | 
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
Facebook Launches Video Ads: 4 Facts
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Video ads will soon hit your Facebook newsfeed. Here's a look at what this means to you.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
6 Robots To Inspire Google
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
Google just bought military-grade robotics company Boston Dynamics. Check out their robots and others competing in the next DARPA challenge.
Real-Time Prediction, Big Data Scale: Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
WibiData challenges IBM, Oracle, and SAS by combining vast customer history as well as real-time behavioral data to generate personalized recommendations.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
New Twitter mobile app capability displays tweets from people based on their tagged location, users report.
Amazon Offers Kindle Tablet Payment Plan
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
To spur adoption of its content-delivery machines, Amazon allows holiday shoppers pay for their tablets over time.
Yahoo Weather App For iPad Impresses
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Yahoo finally crafts a version of its award-winning weather application specifically for Apple's tablet.
Inside Avon's Failed Order-Management Project
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Avon representative details how sales force reacted to a failed system using SAP on the back end and IBM WebSphere for e-commerce on the front end.
5 Higher Education CIOs: InformationWeek's Chiefs Of The Year
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Learn how these CIOs in higher education drive critical change -- in an industry ripe for disruption.
Smartphones On A Plane: DoT Weighs In
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
FCC plans to review ban on airline voice calls, but Department of Transportation may enact its own ban, "for the sake of fliers' sanity."
Google Yanks Buried Android Privacy Feature
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
Google removes an undocumented App Ops control panel from its latest release, Android 4.4.2, that had let users choose which app permissions to enable.
Twitter Retracts Changes To Blocking Policy
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Twitter quickly reverts to old policy -- which completely blocks others -- after user outcry. Twitter says tweak was intended to protect users from angry ex-followers.
iPhone 5s, 5c Top Sellers For US Carriers
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
The latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung win a device popularity contest on the nation's largest wireless networks.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Outlook.com introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
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