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Content tagged with Mobile posted in April 2013
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Google Glass: First Impressions
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
Skype Gets More Versatile
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Will Outlook.com integration and other new Skype features boost Microsoft's user base?
9 Challenges To Your Mobile App Strategy
Commentary  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile application development will test many IT teams as they deal with everything from mobile context to Google Glass-like displays.
Big Data Will Stymie Local Government
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.
Original iPhone Nears Obsolete Status
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
As iOS 7 takes shape, Apple prepares to relegate original iPhone to "obsolete" status, which will mean the end of service by AppleCare and retail stores.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
BlackBerry CEO: Tablets Have No Future
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
Cloud Survey Has Warning For Amazon
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
RightScale's State of the Cloud survey finds Amazon the public cloud leader -- but IT is looking to Rackspace, Google and Microsoft for added testing and experiments.
10 Breakthrough DARPA Technologies
Slideshows  |  4/29/2013  | 
From next-generation aircraft to smarter missiles, projects launched by DARPA's Tactical Technology Office push new limits. Take a closer look.
Higher Ed CIOs Can't Ignore MOOCs Or Politics
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Now more than ever, a higher education CIO's job hinges on both surviving the academic politics of the institution and mastering bleeding-edge technologies.
CIA Invests In Apigee For Better Data Sharing
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Intelligence community's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, taps API management firm to improve dissemination of data across federal agencies.
Google Now Melds With iOS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Apple's Siri now has some competition on iPhones and iPads.
BlackBerry Q10 Sells Out In London Store
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Selfridges, which became the first British outlet to sell the new BlackBerry Q10, sold out first wave of smartphones in two hours.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Launches 7-Inch Budget Tablet
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
Why Facebook Bought Parse
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Development platform gives Facebook new mobile cred.
Is Google Bad For Your Brain?
Commentary  |  4/26/2013  | 
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Graph Analytics: The Other Big Data
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Dedicated graph analytics appliance from Cray subsidiary YarcData looks for hard-to-find relationships in big data.
All Thumbs? Tablet Keyboard Promises To Help
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Kalq, soon available for Android devices, re-orders the keyboard layout to speed typing with two thumbs.
Galaxy S4 Vs. iPhone 5: Display Shoot-Out
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Samsung's OLED screens have made significant improvements, putting the Galaxy S4's display on par with the iPhone 5's LCD screen.
Education Data: Privacy Backlash Begins
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Privacy and education experts sound alarms about the movement to capture and analyze more and more student data, even as edu tech companies decry ulterior motives.
Smartphones Outpace Feature Phones, Samsung Leads
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
More smartphones than feature phones shipped in the first quarter, an industry first, says IDC.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Windows 8 Sells Best On New Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
New reports reveal what Microsoft would not in its recent earnings meeting: Windows 8's 7.5% share of the tablet space is around double its overall market penetration.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
How To Be A CIO And A Woman
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
You don't have to choose between being a tech leader and a woman, some powerful role models declare. Is there any more powerful message to young women considering IT careers?
5 Ways IT Can Crush Corporate Caste System
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
C-level types talk the talk of IT-business partnership, but at the end of the day you must learn their world and assert your expertise.
iPad Loses Share To Android, Windows Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
EMC's Pivotal Plan: Brilliant Or Crazy?
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Pivotal's ambitious plan promises next-generation cloud computing, big data, application-development and analytics capabilities. Can it succeed?
Google Eyes Social News Aggregator Wavii
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
DataCell Wins WikiLeaks Donation Case
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Windows 8 devices with touchscreens are getting more affordable. But with new, more powerful models on the horizon, is now the time to buy?
NASA Uses Smartphones As Satellites
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Three PhoneSats, powered by HTC Nexus One and Samsung Nexus S, launch into space as a lower cost alternative to traditional satellites.
5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
Samsung Galaxy S 4: 11 Clever Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 smartphone features solid hardware and a variety of innovative software capabilities, making it one of the best choices now. Take a closer look.
U.K.'s Biggest Social Media Fans: The Middle Aged
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
People ages 55 to 64 drove increase in social media profiles last year, says Ofcom study. One in seven U.K. citizens still isn't interested in the Internet, though.
Apple CEO Wary Of Phablets
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Tim Cook says Apple won't introduce a large-screen device if it means iPhone users must make tradeoffs.
Healthcare Patient Engagement Remains Elusive
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Processes, attitudes, poor design, even fear of too much data stand in the way of true care partnerships. Is greater patient autonomy the answer?
BlackBerry Q10: The QWERTY Phone To Beat
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Early reviews heap praise on BlackBerry's latest smartphone, especially for its versatile keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Oozes Innovation
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy S4 may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
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