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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in January 2014
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Lenovo's Motorola Buy: Government IT Impact
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Lenovo won't overcome its obstacles with US federal IT market due to this acquisition -- but deal will likely strengthen Samsung's position.
Dell's Android Dongle Dare
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
$129 Cloud Connect, a wireless network card, turns any modern display into a computer; use with Android apps, virtualized PC desktops, and Dell cloud services.
Facebook Paper: 3 Facts
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Facebook will launch a standalone news reader app on Feb. 3. Here's what you need to know.
Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Google loses billions of dollars on the deal, but says it will help to improve Android and let Motorola become a major player in the wireless phone market.
Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes
Commentary  |  1/30/2014  | 
Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.
AT&T Fights To Keep Customers
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
AT&T fires the latest salvo in the carrier war for contracts: $100 credit for all new lines of service.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
1 Billion Smartphones Shipped In 2013
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartphones accounted for 55.1% of worldwide mobile phone shipments last year; Samsung, Apple again led the pack.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Android Surges, iOS Slips In 2013
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Android, iOS, and Windows Phone continue to jockey for position as Samsung and Apple begin to show signs of weakness.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Google Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014  | 
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Samsung Profits Decline As Growth Slows
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Sales of Samsung's smartphones fell slightly during the fourth quarter as the world's leading smartphone maker offers weak outlook moving into 2014.
MDLive, Sutter Health Make Telemedicine Inroads
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Telehealth provider MDLive rides high on healthcare partnerships totaling $24 million in funding so far.
Nokia Smartphone Sales Dip Ahead Of Microsoft Buyout
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Nokia's latest earnings report could signal more challenges ahead for the Windows Phone platform.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
Apple Customers Bought More Expensive iPads In Q4
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Apple sold about 25 million iPads during the holiday season, with iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display making up the bulk of sales.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
Apple Phablet Could Disrupt Market
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Phablets aren't a fad, Juniper Research says. Android and Windows Phone will lead the market -- at least until Apple jumps in.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Can Windows Tablets Break Out In 2014?
Commentary  |  1/18/2014  | 
One lesson to date: While Apple can still command top dollar, Windows tablets only become widely desirable when they drop to Android-level pricing.
Apple, Samsung Extend US Smartphone Supremacy
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
US consumers prefer iPhones and Galaxies to other smartphones, iPhone sales help Apple widen its lead.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Privacy Fears Hit Retailers' Big Data Analytics Plans
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Brick-and-mortar retailers plan to link in-store analytics with shoppers' mobile devices. Shoppers say not so fast.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
Samsung Aims Low With Android Tab3 Lite
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
Samsung's latest Android tablet features stripped-down specs, targeting casual users more than mobile pros.
Windows 9: What We Know
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
With Windows 8.1 floundering, Windows 9 rumors have picked up steam. What can you expect from the next version of Windows?
Why Does Nest Need Google? Analytics
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Before we have a truly smart home (or car), we need data analysis that we trust with our lives.
China Mobile Preps iPhone Launch
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
China Mobile secures more than 1 million iPhones as it prepares to offer the device to customers for the first time. Meanwhile, one study suggests sales of the 5s are killing the 5c.
BYOD In Defense Department? Not In This Lifetime
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Despite some moves toward securing mobile devices and applications, Defense Department officials do not embrace the bring-your-own-device trend.
Google Buys Nest Labs
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
The $3.2 billion deal represents one of Google's largest acquisitions
Pediatricians Welcome Patients With Surface Tablets, EHRs
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
A practice in Microsoft's backyard, Pediatric Associates of Bellevue, Wash., uses Surface tablets equipped with Greenway's mobile EHR software to record patient visits, beginning at birth.
iPhone Thefts Rise: Protect Yourself
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Thieves nabbed more than 8,000 Apple products in NYC last year. Take these device and data safety steps.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
Surveillance: Fast, Cheap, And Out Of Control
Commentary  |  1/13/2014  | 
The cost of surveillance has served as a natural privacy protection, but today's mobile technology changes the equation and begs for updated privacy laws.
CES 2014: 8 Radical Robots
Slideshows  |  1/10/2014  | 
These robots won't conquer the world, but they will wash windows, watch aging parents, and entertain kids.
Motorola Sweetens Moto X Deal
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Motorola follows up discounts on the smartphone with a free Google Chromecast for new buyers.
Samsung Touts Galaxy S5 Dramatic Change
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Samsung hints at big makeover for Galaxy S5 smartphone, expected to ship in April, along with improved Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
T-Mobile: We'll Pay 'Evil' Family Fees
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
T-Mobile promises to pick up early termination fees, offers trade-in cash to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.
CES 2014: Your Heat-Seeing iPhone Awaits
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
FLIR says its thermal imaging attachment for iPhone 5 and 5s has camping, home improvement, and security applications.
Microsoft CES Buzz: CEO Search
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
Microsoft remains publicly committed to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer's vision. Is that discouraging his potential replacements?
Struggling BlackBerry Focuses On Government Market
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
New Washington area security innovation center, announced at CES, is part of renewed focus on government customers, says CEO.
CES 2014: Exciting Smartphones Absent
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Top smartphone makers shied away from CES this year, and Chinese companies flooded show with budget models.
10 Wearables To Watch At CES 2014
Slideshows  |  1/8/2014  | 
Smartwatches show their mobile mojo at the annual Las Vegas tech fest, but they're not the only promising wearables.
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