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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in November 2013
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EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
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.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
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.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
Low Smartphone Prices Drive Sales Growth
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
The average selling price has dropped nearly 13% this year, making it more affordable to buy a smartphone in emerging markets.
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.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
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.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
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?"
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.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
Building a Mobile Business Mindset
Infographics  |  11/25/2013  | 
Among 688 respondents to our Mobile Application Development Survey — up from 350 respondents in 2012 — 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. What’s the holdup for that remaining 30%? Often, it’s a lack of expertise.
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.
Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?
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.
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.
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.
Salesforce.com Is Dreaming About The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff needs to help companies figure out how to make money off connected devices and people.
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?
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.
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.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
Why Agile Development Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
To maintain development speed and flexibility, companies should consider an API-centric architecture and cloud-centric deployment.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
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.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
iPad + Desktop: Powerhouse Combo For 2014
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Businesses should buy more desktops and tablets, not laptops, in the upcoming PC refresh. How does Windows apps compatibility fit in?
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.
Stop Worrying About The CIO Role
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
The role of the CIO is evolving, thanks to customer-facing technologies like analytics and the cloud. Successful execs must embrace change to drive company growth.
iPad Changes Education: For Better, Or Worse?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
As a growing number of schools adopt tablets, students and teachers need to hold on for a bit of a bumpy ride during the implementation phase.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
Google Now Update Improves Voice Commands
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Google's personal assistant software gets upgraded to better manage owners' lives and understand natural language requests.
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