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Content tagged with Mobile posted in March 2012
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Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Elderly Patients Want Docs To Explain Technology
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Older patients aked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
Is Wall Street Losing Its IT Career Luster?
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Bonus freezes. Public resignations. Perhaps it's not surprising that Wall Street IT execs are jumping to Silicon Valley start-ups, consulting firms, and technology providers.
BlackBerrys Can Replace Eyeballs For Security Scans
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
6 Ways To Stop Baby Boomer, Millenial Conflict
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
IT leaders can thwart battles between the generations using these smart strategies.
Lytro: The Next Big Thing In Photography
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Light field photography can eliminate the biggest problem photographers have: out-of-focus pictures. Don't toss your digital camera just yet, though. Although a major breakthrough, the Lytro is far from perfect.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Focus On The Lytro: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
Who hasn't been frustrated by an out-of-focus photo? The Lytro Light Field Camera might be the most revolutionary change in photography since digital came along: it lets you refocus your photos after you take them. Don't sell your old digital camera just yet, though. The Lytro has some serious drawbacks, including a fixed amount of storage. Take our quick tour of this unusual camera's features, from touchscreen to output. To experimen
BATS Blames Software Bug For Trading Outage
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
Slideshows  |  3/26/2012  | 
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
Enterprise Connect: Mobile Unified Communications Still Hard
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Adoption of mobile unified communications technologies is happening faster in the consumer market than the enterprise. Here's why.
Does Microsoft Know Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a "works best with our stuff" approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy.
How To Create A Superior Tablet Banking App
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires, and other tablets need to be more than just ported-over smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience.
Google Ordered To Delete Defamatory Autocompletions
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Google says Japanese court issues limited demand that covers a specific set of queries affecting a single plaintiff.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Smoked By Windows Phone, Or Smoke And Mirrors?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating.
5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better.
5 Tips: Maximize New iPad Battery Life
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
Nokia's Flagship Windows Phone Ships April 8
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Lumia 900 Windows Phone is essential to Nokia's alliance with Microsoft.
Apple's Airplay Takes The Boardroom By Storm
News  |  3/24/2012  | 
Bored with PowerPoint presentations? Suit up that iPad or iPhone with a cloud-powered mobile business intelligence app, and head for tomorrow's Apple TV-equipped conference room.
NASA Demonstrates Angry Birds In Space
News  |  3/24/2012  | 
A very nerdy NASA astronaut shows how gravity, or the lack thereof, would affect angry birds slingshotting at pigs in space.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio With Notes: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/23/2012  | 
Tired of frantically taking notes during meetings, then searching through your audio recording afterward for information you missed? Relax: any one of these apps--Audiolio, AudioNote, and SoundNote--is capable of synchronizing the notes you type into your iPad with the audio it records for easy retrieval. We have the full review and this visual tour.
New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Buy a new iPad now, or wait for a Windows 8 tablet later this year? Here are some factors to consider.
Feds Update Terrorism Data Sharing Guidelines
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
National Counterterrorism Center gets more leeway to access and analyze data collected about possible terrorist activities.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio And Text Recordings
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
It can be hard to take thorough notes, and a recording of an event is hard to scan. Here are three apps that try to provide a good compromise--they synchronize the notes you take with the audio being recorded at the time.
iPad Tablet Huddle Hits The Enterprise: Ready, IT?
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Picture five senior executives huddled around the water cooler, all carrying tablets and ready to build a multimedia presentation. Now picture slow network speeds and videos that won't play.
Social Gaming Helps The Medicine Go Down
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Several imaginative mobile apps turn preventive health into competitive fun.
Angry Birds Shouldn't Seal Your Smartphone Choice
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
The Internet went into a tizzy when people thought Angry Birds Space wouldn't be available for Windows Phone. This game is big fun, but is it really a must-have app?
Angry Birds Space Mirrors Real Rocket Science
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Did you know Rovio's Angry Birds Space was developed in collaboration with NASA through a Space Act Agreement? The game illustrates microgravity, a concept fundamental to current NASA experiments.
Most Smartphones Lost At Night
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
LookOut Mobile says two-thirds of lost devices vanish from pubs and bars at night.
HP Displaces Cisco, EMC In Sabre Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
$800 million deal with travel industry leader replaces rivals' aging equipment with HP's latest virtualized, converged systems.
SMBs Use Gamification To Convert Fans Into Cash
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Here's how two SMBs are using simple games to produce profits from online prospects.
8 CEOs Speak: IT Projects That Matter Most
Slideshows  |  3/22/2012  | 
When does tech really get the CEO's attention? Listen as CEOs from Lowe's, Coke, and other companies explain the tech projects that are indispensable to business goals.
Windows 8 To Match iPad Retina Display?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft is building Windows 8 to handle a wide range of screen resolutions. But it's unclear whether hardware makers will take advantage.
Top 7 Photoshop CS6 Features
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
After more than 20 years, Adobe is still updating its flagship image-editing application, this time with a new dark look, raw-image editing, and nondestructive cropping.
Microsoft's Answer To The End Of Software
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft's Convergence user conference convinced me that Dynamics will be a major player in the cloud, as Redmond bets big on customer choice.
RIM Loses Canada To Apple
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
So much for hometown loyalty: Canadian businesses are increasingly trading their Research In Motion BlackBerrys for Apple iPhones.
Google In Decline? Critics Protest Too Much
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Google remains well positioned despite its missteps and setbacks.
NYC To Apply For .nyc Domain
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Aims to generate revenue and bolster city’s profile for business, tourism, and other activities.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
Microsoft Patents Virtual Reality Goggles
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Software maker envisions night-vision style headgear that would enable immersive gaming and commercial applications.
Moxie Brings Workforce And Customer Collaboration Together
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Software maker says CRM and enterprise social communities can help each other.
Image Processing Tech Makes Magic Manipulations
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
"Random access JPEG" technology from Scalado lets camera users remove foreground objects, and create high-quality panoramas and 3-D images. Scalado doesn't make digital cameras--they just make digital cameras better.
New iPad: Charging Problem Worse Than Heat Problem
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
iPad owners complain that it runs hot to the touch, but it's inability to charge is far more worrisome.
5 Ways To Land A Hot Programming Job
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
As more and more large enterprises outsource their IT jobs, here's how you can jostle for a programming position at a killer startup.
Bill Shock Coming To New iPad Owners
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
In a few weeks, when the first bills arrive, third-generation iPad owners might be in for a bit of a shock.
270,000 More IT Jobs Headed Offshore
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Offshore outsourcing will continue at brisk pace for next four years, then ease up as automation replaces offshoring as a way for companies to save money, a new study says.
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