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Content tagged with Mobile posted in February 2014
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Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014  | 
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
Facebook Ends Email: Beware Forwarding
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Facebook will retire its email address system in March and forward messages to your personal email account. Here's how to turn it off, plus other email settings to check.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
This deal illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet -- and it's a problem that only government regulation can solve.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails To Wow
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Samsung's new Galaxy 5S flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor, improved camera, and Download Booster, but it is evolutionary -- not revolutionary.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
$25 Firefox OS Smartphones: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Spreadtrum and Mozilla target first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Facebook's WhatsApp Mega Deal: 5 Rivals
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
After Facebook's WhatsApp deal, pundits couldn't get over the price. But consider these five other sky-high acquisitions from the last decade.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/22/2014  | 
MWC, the premier mobile trade show, will once again show plenty of smartphone goodies for hardware freaks to get excited about.
Where Are All The Chromebooks?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Game-Changers
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone and Samsung's Galaxy S5, five big trends reshaping the electronics industry loom large at MWC.
Mobile World Congress: More Wearables On Deck
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
HTC, Samsung, Huawei announce new smartwatches, features in push for wearable device market share.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
Digital Business Strategy: 8 Gut-Check Questions
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
It's the right time to ask the uncomfortable questions.
3D Printing Reshapes Healthcare
Slideshows  |  2/20/2014  | 
Printed livers, ears, hands, and eyes? 3D printing can change and save lives.
Artemis Networks Calls For Wireless Revolution
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Startup's "revolutionary" pCell wireless networking technology, which gives each device its own discrete bubble of wireless energy to boost speed, could change industry.
When BYOD Equals Bring Your Own Malware
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
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