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Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in December 2013
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Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
Why Native Apps No Longer Add Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
The economics no longer work in the mobile game market. But alternatives are emerging for game discovery and monetization.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Apple, Samsung Dominate Tablet Market
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Apple and Samsung sell more tablets than any other hardware makers.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013  | 
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Moto X: Now Available In Bamboo
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Want a more natural look to your smartphone? Motorola now offers bamboo among its customization options for the Moto X.
Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
BI giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP grew little in 2013, but nimble, visual-data-discovery leaders Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, and QlikTech soared. Here's why.
Pebble Boosts Smartwatch Game With Appstore
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Pebble pushes hard for developers' attention with plans to launch a dedicated application store early next year.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Wearable Tech Muscles Into Consumer Fitness Market
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Wearable fitness devices intrigue more people, says CEA study. Smartphones and wireless connectivity play a big supporting role.
Delta CEO: No Voice Calls On Our Planes
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Passengers on Delta Airlines will not be able to make voice calls, even if the FCC allows it.
Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier?
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Vanderbilt, West Corp., and West Health Institute collaborate on research to streamline and improve chronic illness care through technology.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013  | 
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Facebook Launches Video Ads: 4 Facts
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Video ads will soon hit your Facebook newsfeed. Here's a look at what this means to you.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
Real-Time Prediction, Big Data Scale: Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
WibiData challenges IBM, Oracle, and SAS by combining vast customer history as well as real-time behavioral data to generate personalized recommendations.
Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
New Twitter mobile app capability displays tweets from people based on their tagged location, users report.
Yahoo Weather App For iPad Impresses
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Yahoo finally crafts a version of its award-winning weather application specifically for Apple's tablet.
Inside Avon's Failed Order-Management Project
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Avon representative details how sales force reacted to a failed system using SAP on the back end and IBM WebSphere for e-commerce on the front end.
Smartphones On A Plane: DoT Weighs In
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
FCC plans to review ban on airline voice calls, but Department of Transportation may enact its own ban, "for the sake of fliers' sanity."
Google Yanks Buried Android Privacy Feature
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
Google removes an undocumented App Ops control panel from its latest release, Android 4.4.2, that had let users choose which app permissions to enable.
Twitter Retracts Changes To Blocking Policy
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Twitter quickly reverts to old policy -- which completely blocks others -- after user outcry. Twitter says tweak was intended to protect users from angry ex-followers.
Microsoft Woos Gmail Users
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Outlook.com introduces a Gmail migration tool to attract unhappy Google email users.
10 Best iOS Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/13/2013  | 
Get the most from your iPhone or iPad with these App Store gems.
Avon Pulls Plug On $125 Million SAP Project
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Avon halts its global rollout of an SAP order management system after a Canadian pilot project prompts reps to quit in frustration.
Instagram Private Messaging Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Instagram Direct tool challenges Twitter and Snapchat, lets Instagram users message each other with photos and videos.
Google Fills Play Store With Nexus Goodies
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google adds stock Android smartphones, tablets, and accessories to the Play Store.
Samsung Loses In Home Court To Apple
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple cleared by South Korea court of infringing on Samsung smartphone patents.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
The Truth About Why Stores Track You
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple's iBeacon and other "contextual awareness" technologies might soon pop up on your smartphone as shopping advice. That's not as frightening as it sounds.
Should Windows Phone, Windows RT Licenses Be Free?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
License fees have helped make Microsoft the titan it is today. But is the company preparing to abandon fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT?
Twitter Enhances Private Messaging For iOS, Android
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Twitter's latest mobile app redesign adds support for photos in direct messages.
Smarty Ring: Better Than A Smartwatch?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Would you wear a ring that can answer calls and tell the time? One Indiegogo campaign hopes so.
Nokia's Secret Android Smartphone
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Nokia has plans for a low-cost Android smartphone for emerging markets -- but will Microsoft kill the project?
NASA Mars MAVEN Mission: 5 Facts
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
How did Mars lose its atmosphere? NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, now en route to the Red Planet, aims to find out.
LG Debuts Google Play Edition G Pad
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
LG offers a G Pad 8.3 tablet with stock Android, available from Google via its Play Store.
IMS Offers M-Heath App Ratings
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Health tech firm offers prescription infrastructure for healthcare providers, along with consumer health app rankings.
Google Pushes Android 4.4.2 To Nexus Devices
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
KitKat update makes significant camera improvements and bug fixes to Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Samsung's Curved Smartphone Falls Flat
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Samsung has sold 10 million Note 3 smartphones over the last two months, but its curved Galaxy Round isn't seeing much uptake.
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