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Content tagged with Mobile posted in July 2013
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IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Google Nexus 7, Chromecast: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
MS Looks To Move Windows 7 Users To IE 11
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Windows 8 users got IE10 right away, but Windows 7 users had to wait four months. With IE11, the wait could be shorter.
Brave Tales From The SysAdmin Trenches
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Comedy. Tragedy. PEBCAK. Systems administrators know them all -- as evidenced by these tales from IT pros recognized on National SysAdmin Day.
Can Michael Dell's New Offer Sway Investors?
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Dell CEO delayed a shareholder vote on his buyout plan for the second time. He's betting his new and allegedly final offer will secure victory.
Take An Email Sabbatical: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Most of us can't simply turn off email during a vacation, but there's a practical way to get away from it while trying to unwind.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
Docs Unlikely To Track Gifts With CMS App
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Busy doctors not expected to track freebies using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' new mobile app, even though it could help them check government's accounting of gifts later.
Google Nexus 7 Heats Up Mini-Tablet Battle
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Will Microsoft's ambitions again by thwarted by Google's aggressive move in the mini-tablet market? Here are 8 factors to consider.
Rosetta Stone Moves Deeper Into Education Tech
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Rosetta Stone acquires Lexia Learning, which markets online reading instruction and adaptive learning software to schools.
5 Wishes For Samsung Nexus 10
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google's Android chief says Samsung will make the next Nexus 10 tablet. Here's what it needs.
Android 4.3's Best Features
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
The latest version of Android may be an incremental update, but it brings some much-needed improvements to Google's mobile platform.
Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Windows XP loyalists have a bone (or three) to pick with Microsoft.
Windows Phone Users Wait Impatiently For Updates
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
While Ballmer talks up the goal of rapid software releases, some Windows Phone 8 users tire of waiting for new features.
Google Takes On Apple With Chromecast, Android 4.3
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
It may be a multi-screen world but Google's new Chromecast streaming TV hardware brings it all together. Android 4.3 debuts for Nexus tablets.
How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Gmail users who have switched to the new tabbed interface are getting Google ads in their inboxes. Here are two quick ways to get rid of them.
Cloudera Brings Role-Based Security To Hadoop
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Cloudera Sentry brings Hadoop fine-grained data-access controls that financial services, healthcare firms and government agencies have sought.
Google Nexus 7: Small Tablet To Beat
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Google announced the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet Wednesday with a low price and high-definition 7-inch screen, raising the standard for small Android tablets.
3 Disruptive Technologies Gaining Speed
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Former chief strategist of Netscape says IT leaders should brace themselves now for three big movements: smart cities, car tech and big data analysis.
Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
Apple, Samsung Lead Q2 Smartphone Sales
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Second-quarter sales results show Apple and Samsung leading a healthy smartphone market, while Blackberry struggles.
5 Ways To Tick Off Your IT Recruiter
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Executive recruiters can help you land your dream IT job -- but are you a dream candidate? These five common mistakes can tarnish your relationship with your recruiter.
DataStax Stalks Oracle With Cassandra Upgrades
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
DataStax says scalability improvements and a fresh infusion of $45 million in venture capital will lure customers from Oracle Database to Cassandra.
Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record For Quarter
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
CouchDB Gets Cloudant's 'Super-Size Me' Scaling
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Cloudant code donation goes into Apache Foundation project to give CouchDB greater scale-out capabilities.
CIO Profile: William H. Miller, Jr., Of Broadcom
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bill Miller loves being the one to "tool people up" to make sure the big semiconductor supplier's chips are used in as many devices as possible.
10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  7/23/2013  | 
From flashing LED alerts to scrolling shortcuts, your iPhone has capabilities you may not have found. We shine the light on some great tips.
PayPal Founder's Fellowship Hatches Medication Reminder App
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
PayPal founder Peter Thiel created a fellowship to get young people tackling big ideas. One result: a medication reminder app worth sticking with, designed by a 19-year-old.
Verizon Intros Trio Of Motorola Droids
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Verizon refreshes aging RAZR lineup with new Android smartphones from Google's Motorola division.
NASA Seeks Public-Private Product Partnerships
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Agency pursues private partnerships to develop commercial space products despite budget uncertainty.
FBI To Overhaul Printer Network
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
Social Tools Shouldn't Threaten Corporate Training
Commentary  |  7/23/2013  | 
Social technologies capture value and allow learning to occur in real time and at scale, in ways traditional training tools can't. Social tools pose an opportunity for corporate learning leaders.
Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Utilities collect a lot of big data, but most don't use that data to spot theft, plan maintenance or improve service, Oracle study finds.
In-Q-Tel Backs Open Source Mapping Company
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community, invests in OpenGeo, which allows customization of geospatial maps.
Nokia Brings Big Screen To Lumia Line
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Lumia 625 has a 4.7-inch display, the largest of any Windows Phone.
3 End Of Windows XP Upgrade Headaches
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's looming end-of-support deadline for Windows XP isn't motivating some organizations to upgrade. But they face looming trouble spots.
Salesforce Improves Chatter Mobile Apps
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's updated Chatter Mobile app for iOS and Android adds productivity features aimed at needs including sales and customer service.
SAP Does The Cloud Revenue Shuffle
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
SAP's Vishal Sikka is stepping up, Jim Hagemann Snabe is stepping away. But is SAP changing its business fast enough?
OpenStack Grows Up And China Notices
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
In three years, OpenStack has taken the lead in open source for the enterprise cloud. Fall summit scheduled to take place in Hong Kong.
10 Tablet Battery Tips: More Power
Slideshows  |  7/22/2013  | 
Your tablet battery can last more than the typical 8 to 10 hours if you follow these smart strategies for iPad, Android devices.
7 Elements Of A Successful Social Business
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Social software and tools have made cross-functional collaboration easier than ever before, but beware cultural and philosophical barriers.
DARPA Robot Challenge: Disaster Recovery
Slideshows  |  7/22/2013  | 
Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do.
Google Gmail Ads Appear Within Inbox
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Gmail Sponsored Promotions look like regular Gmails but are ads in new format that pushes the boundaries of ad placement.
Online Programs Target Adults Without Degrees
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Still a few classes shy of your college degree? You now have more options, as institutions target adult learners with online programs and simplify the process.
NASCAR Team Drives Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Windows 8 tablet sales remain slow, but NASCAR team JTG Daugherty uses the devices to speed collaboration and put more competitive cars on the track.
2 Concrete Steps Toward Mastering Innovation Management
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Stop talking about innovation and start doing. Here's how.
Facebook Scores 100M Mobile Users In Emerging Markets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Facebook For Every Phone app is an affordable option for non-smartphone users in developing nations.
Common Core Meets Aging Education Technology
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Many K-12 schools struggle to implement new educational standards with old technology, outdated skills.
Big Data: Know What You Want
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
InformationWeek research shows a lack of confidence in big data analytics. You can push past the fear, but remember presenting the data is as important as finding it.
Microsoft Windows 8 Has No Time To Waste
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Following disappointing Q4 earnings, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said the company's reinvention will take time. But Microsoft lacks that luxury.
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