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Content tagged with Mobile Applications posted in September 2013
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Amazon CloudFront CDN: Goodbye 404 Messages
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Amazon's content delivery network CloudFront lets subscribers redirect visitors to desired content while avoiding dreaded 404 error messages.
Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Hadoop's Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
The first Hadoop tools weren't easy to deploy or manage. But the second-wave tools deliver great advances in usability.
IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
IBM's SDN for Virtual Environments and IBM Programmable Network Controller puts it in competition with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and HP.
Google Web Designer Offered As Free Download
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Web designers and marketers now have a free tool for creating animated online content, for ads or otherwise.
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Microsoft Expands Power BI, Translation For Office
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Microsoft Office is becoming adept not only at creating data but also manipulating and analyzing it, thanks to several new features.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
HP's Building An SDN App Store
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
HP's looking to foster an SDN ecosystem and take the smartphone model into enterprise software-defined networking with a developers' kit and an app store. But is this an idea ahead of its time?
iPhone 5c's Plastic Case Saves Apple $42
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Plastic iPhone 5c is significantly less costly to build than the aluminum iPhone 5s, says UBS.
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
IBM Boosts Big Data Portfolio With Daeja Acquisition
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Daeja's imaging tech allows IBM's enterprise content management customers to view and annotate unstructured data on mobile devices, says Big Blue.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Consumer health apps and gadgets could help improve patient care and reduce physicians' workloads. It's time for the healthcare industry to change a system that rewards disease.
5 IT Resume Blunders To Avoid
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Your resume can do as much harm as good when you're hunting for a new IT job.
Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Some users blame the new mobile operating system's background parallax effect and app transition animations for feelings of nausea.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Microsoft Creating New Office Touch Apps
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
In addition to a touchscreen version of Office, Microsoft is prepping Office Reader, a new touch multimedia tool for the Web, Office documents, PDFs and interactive e-books.
SAM Saves Cash, Not Just Compliance Woes
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Software asset management doesn't just make sure you're compliant with your software licenses. Smart use of SAM can also save money.
Skytree Offers Second Opinion On Your Analytics Data
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Skytree's new service connects customers with live data scientists for more accurate and reliable data analysis.
Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
From iOS 7 to battery life, here's what I have noticed while getting to know Apple's iPhone 5s.
HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Before you head down the iOS or Android native-app mobile development path, consider Amazon's choice regarding HTML5.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
Oracle On The Ground: Customers Speak
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
The Truth About Oracle's Virtualized 12c Database
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
Microsoft Surface Mini Rumors Grow
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Microsoft may soon expand its tablet and smartphone lineup with a "Surface Mini" and several new Lumia devices.
Google Offers Shoppers Same-Day Delivery
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google Shopping Express joins a growing list of services for shoppers who demand instant gratification.
ERP Is A People Problem
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
If there's an enterprise resource planning project in your future, beware the foot draggers and sandbaggers
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
Google Updates Gmail, Voice, YouTube For Android
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google pushes out slew of improvements to Android apps, including cards for Gmail and a remote locking option for Android Device Manager.
T-Mobile Stores Drop BlackBerry
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
News comes as questions rise about Fairfax's ability to finance its planned purchase of BlackBerry.
Cloud Architecture: Get It Right The First Time
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud expert David Linthicum, speaker at Interop 2013 New York, shares advice on why an IT manager should play cloud architecture detective.
What Nanotube Computer Means To Moore's Law
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Breaks Tablet Ground
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Third-generation Kindle sports a Mayday button, to call for tech support.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
Samsung Plans Smartphone With Curved Screen
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Looking to innovate in the competitive smartphone market, Samsung will introduce a smartphone with a curved screen next month.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets deliver some cool new features, but not all changes impress.
Breakthrough Telescope Camera Sees More Star Detail
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
New instrument installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile serves astronomers studying earliest phases of star formation.
Patient Portals Bloom Under Meaningful Use
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
But most portals still have long way to go in fully meeting patient needs as required by law, according to KLAS survey.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Apple Updates Its iMac
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
$649 iPhone 5s Costs Apple $199
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Teardown data from IHS shows Apple spends similar amounts to manufacture iPhone 5s and 5c.
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