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Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in November 2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows.
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
Enterprise IT Groups Need To Share More
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
The crowd now has the power and IT can no longer dictate how customers interact with a business. Here are tips for joining the sharing revolution.
Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
A bug in Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone has buyers asking: "Can you hear me now?"
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
ZTE Challenges With Inexpensive Smartwatch
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
ZTE will debut a smartwatch during the second quarter of 2014 to capitalize on the growing market for wearables.
10 Best Tablets Of 2013
Slideshows  |  11/23/2013  | 
Whether you're tablet shopping now or looking ahead, check out this year's standouts.
Gates Foundation Big Data Grants Stress Open Data
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants to help improve everything from disaster response to municipal services.
FCC To Reconsider Aircraft Cellphone Ban
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Airlines are starting to relax their policies on use of electronic devices, but use of cellphones is still prohibited. That might change, says the FCC.
Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Google Play Store highlights apps "Designed for Tablets" and pressures developers to optimize applications for larger displays.
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
Consumer Survey: Sprint = Biggest Loser
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Sprint drops to last place in Consumer Reports' annual ranking of the country's wireless network operators, while Verizon tops the list.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Lookout Takes Mobile Security To Businesses
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Moving beyond the consumer mobile security market, Lookout aims to help companies secure employees' personal devices.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Apple-Samsung Trial: Millions At Stake
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
A jury is deciding how much more to reward Apple for patents it says Samsung violated. Samsung is already on the hook for $600 million.
Apple Launches 'Apple Store For iPad' App
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Apple has released an iPad-only application that lets tablet owners shop at the Apple Store from the luxury of their couch.
11 Must-Have iPhone Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Cut through the app clutter. Don’t miss these 11 iPhone apps, most of which have been retooled to capitalize on iOS 7.
Consumer Tech Gives Small Businesses Big Shoulders
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
When my furnace guy treats me the way a tech-savvy enterprise would, I know the world has changed.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: The Remaining Flaw
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 represent big improvements over the originals, but they still make sense only for certain users.
Samsung: Galaxy Gear Smartwatch 'Beat Expectations'
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Samsung claims it has shipped more than 800,000 Galaxy Gear devices, making it the best-selling smartwatch in the world.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia shareholders have officially agreed to sell the company's device business to Microsoft. How much will Microsoft gain?
Lumia 2520 Tablet Hits AT&T, Verizon Stores
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia's first Windows-based tablet reaches the US this week with LTE in tow.
25 Ideas To Improve Government – From Citizens
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Finalists in an event by Code For America and MindMixer offer ideas on how technology could help local communities.
9 Myths About Wearable Computers
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Wearable devices represent a major opportunity for the technology industry, but the makers of these devices still have some work to do.
VMware + Desktone: A Game-Changer For VDI?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
VMware's acquisition of Desktone may signal the technical capability, cost savings, and user acceptance necessary for desktop virtualization to break through in the enterprise.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
Android OS Updates: Don't Hold Your Breath
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Google has started making KitKat, the latest Android update, available to some mobile devices. But if you've been promised an upgrade, prepare to wait.
Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch: Release Details
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Qualcomm's smartwatch takes on Samsung Galaxy Gear, Sony SmartWatch 2, and Pebble just in time for the holidays.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
Consumerization 2.0: IT's Only Road To Relevance
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Consumerization 1.0 was "we don't need IT." Today, we need IT to bridge the gap between consumer and business tech.
BlackBerry Adds BBM Features For Android, iOS
News  |  11/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry makes significant improvements to its instant messaging client, brings it closer to the native BlackBerry version.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
Why Valve's SteamOS Could Be Revolutionary
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines could have big implications for Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
Why You Need DevOps For Enterprise Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Enterprise mobile apps must be developed quickly and efficiently to meet the urgent needs shaped by consumers. The DevOps approach can get you there.
10 Agile Skills CIOs Need To Manage Change
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud services, mobility, and digital disruption have upended the traditional methods of handling change within a company.
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