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Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in February 2014
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Google Updates Hangouts For iOS
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Google redesigns mobile messaging app, adds a handful of new features following Facebook's acquisition of rival messaging service WhatsApp.
Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails To Wow
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Samsung's new Galaxy 5S flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor, improved camera, and Download Booster, but it is evolutionary -- not revolutionary.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
$25 Firefox OS Smartphones: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Spreadtrum and Mozilla target first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Game-Changers
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone and Samsung's Galaxy S5, five big trends reshaping the electronics industry loom large at MWC.
Is Mobile VoIP A Telco Killer?
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
Customers change slowly, but they won't pay for voice calls forever if alternative apps save money and improve quality.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Mobile World Congress: More Wearables On Deck
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
HTC, Samsung, Huawei announce new smartwatches, features in push for wearable device market share.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Android Phones Sans Google Services
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Yandex, Russian Web giant, enables manufacturers to create Android devices without Google apps on board.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts To Know
Slideshows  |  2/19/2014  | 
The clock ticks for Windows XP holdouts. Explore the key issues before making your next move.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
LinkedIn Privacy: 5 Safety Tips
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Protect your LinkedIn account by browsing securely, keeping your activity private, and recognizing signs of malicious behavior.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Samsung Galaxy S5, expected to debut at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, also boasts better display.
Voalte One Comes To Android
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Hospital communications app, originally for iPhones, will ship on Motorola Solutions' WiFi smartphone for hospitals.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Android Smartwatches: Early Leaders
News  |  2/15/2014  | 
Smartwatches based on Google Android comprised 61% of devices in this up-and-coming category last year. Galaxy Gear deal begins this weekend.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
MicroStrategy Launches In-Memory Analysis Engine
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
MicroStrategy Prime brings in-memory analysis platform, co-developed by Facebook, to the cloud.
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014  | 
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
LG Debuts Powerhouse Phablet
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a large HD display, capable camera, and 4K video recording.
Dear Twitter: Stop Imitating Facebook
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
Twitter tests a redesign of user profiles that borrows heavily from Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. Here's why we hope Twitter reconsiders it.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
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