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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in October 2013
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Google Debuts Nexus 5 With LTE And KitKat
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Google's Nexus 5 smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and starts at $349.
FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Federal Aviation Administration no longer sees mobile devices as threat to air safety.
Android Tablets Gain On iPad
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
No new iPads throughout most of 2013 means Apple's share of the tablet market has dipped below 30% -- its lowest ever.
iPhone 5s Battery Issues Confirmed; iPad Air Praised
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Apple confirmed a small number of iPhones 5s units have defective batteries, but the iPad Air has scored impressive reviews ahead of its release.
Lenovo Yoga: A More Flexible Tablet
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Lenovo announced two new Android tablets uniquely designed to offer improved hold, stand and tilt modes.
Motorola's Project Ara Promotes Modular Smartphones
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google's Motorola Project Ara envisions mobile phones as customizable components that can be snapped together like Lego blocks. But can flexibility beat slick smartphone design?
Dell Seals Deal To Go Private
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Michael Dell's bid to take his company private is finally complete. But now that the deal's done, what will Dell do to compete?
Nokia Smartphone Sales Improve, But Samsung Leads
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Q3 earnings reports show Samsung holding its strong lead in the smartphone market, followed by Apple. Meanwhile, Nokia shows new signs of life.
Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2013  | 
The federal government has been an early adopter of mobile technology but now it is time to take it to the next level. These five areas need to be addressed.
Google Smartwatch Nears Production
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Google shops manufacturers for its upcoming smartwatch, which will make heavy use of its voice-activated Google Now search feature.
Twitter Two-Factor Lockout: One User's Horror Story
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Is the security payoff from using Twitter's two-factor authentication system worth the risk of losing account access?
Google's Mystery Project Won't Float
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
A San Francisco regulator casts doubt on the viability of a waterborne Google store.
LG's Curved Smartphone 'Heals' Itself
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
LG's curved G Flex smartphone resembles a G2 that was put through a wringer.
Nexus 5 Release Date? Only Google Knows
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 leaks continue unabated, but specs and release dates are anything but certain.
Microsoft Surface Pro Docking Station Arrives Early
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
With Microsoft's docking station -- which hadn't been expected until 2014 -- the Surface Pro can be a three-in-one device: tablet, laptop, desktop.
Apple Vs. Microsoft: Tablet Empire Strikes Back
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Following iPad and Surface tablet launches, Apple and Microsoft trade new barbs in quest for tablet supremacy.
Suspicious BBM For Android Reviews Cloud Launch
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
BBM for Android received a large number of positive reviews that contained the exact same text, but BlackBerry denies any involvement.
Native App Vs. Mobile Web: Not A Simple Choice
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
Unless your app truly is a special snowflake, think long and hard about adding it to the pile -- lest it get buried.
Apple OS X Mavericks Sees Fast Adoption
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple declares end to expensive operating system upgrades; OS X users appear to appreciate the free software.
Microsoft Surface Pro Vs. Competitors
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft quietly slashed another $100 off the price of the original Surface Pro. Here's how it stacks up to the competition.
Microsoft Exec Trashes Apple's Free iWork Software
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft VP Frank Shaw made several valid points when he criticized Apple's new products and strategy. But he missed the boat on others.
Woz Doesn't Like New iPads
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Apple's co-founder wasn't wowed by the new tablets, and Microsoft doesn't think they're good enough for mobile professionals.
Samsung Fined For Fake HTC Reviews
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
The good news: Galaxy S4 sales hit 40 million.
Apple Embraces Free: 5 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
HealthTap Lets You Ask The Doctor
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
HealthTap allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of more than 50,000 doctors worldwide.
iPad Air vs. Surface 2: 9 Considerations
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Apple's iPad Air are poised for a head-to-head showdown. Here are nine ways to decide which is better for you.
Apple's New iPads: Pros And Cons
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple's new iPads are impressive, but there's plenty of potential for next year's models. Here's what we like and don't like about the iPad Air and new Mini.
Apple's New iPads: Worth The Price?
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple's decision to continue offering its older iPads along with the new models presents an interesting mix of price points. Where does the best value lie?
Apple Makes OS X Mavericks Free
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple is offering software at no charge to make its new iPads, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro more appealing.
Apple's Reveal: What Was Missing
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple showed off new iPads, MacBooks, and applications Tuesday but left out some key improvements we were expecting.
Should Samsung Ditch Android?
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Mobile analysts debate whether Samsung should free itself from Android and use its homemade OS, Tizen.
Nokia Debuts Lumia Windows Tablet, Smartphones
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Nokia jumps into the tablet market with the Lumia 2520 and shows off its first phablets, too.
HTC Preps 'Disruptive' Tablet, Wearables
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
HTC looks beyond smartphones to salvage its hardware business as its CEO drops responsibilities to focus on products.
Nokia Preps Larger Smartphone
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Look for at least six new devices to debut at Nokia World this week. Meanwhile, Nokia just closed its best-ever quarter selling Windows Phones.
Dallas Top City For Smartphone, Tablet Use
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Dallas has higher smartphone adoption rate than New York and San Francisco, survey shows. Also, a frightening 2% of people admit to mobile shopping during a funeral.
Mobile Geospatial Tool To Aid Military, First Responders
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
TouchShare's collaborative geospatial software provides real-time situation awareness tools on mobile devices.
Lenovo Faces Regulatory Roadblocks With BlackBerry Buy
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Lenovo would like to purchase the reach of BlackBerry's enterprise network. But it's unlikely to end up in China-based Lenovo's hands, security experts say.
Microsoft Surface: A Misunderstood Jewel
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Not a tablet, not a laptop, it's a third category of device.
Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
The iPhone 5s is a fine smartphone -- but it's not much different from the iPhone 5.
LG G Pad Hits Stores
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
LG G Pad 8.3 is a solid bet for Android fans, arrives just ahead of Apple's new iPads.
Square Cash: You've Got Mail (And Money)
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Square Cash promises free, no-hassle funds transfer simply by sending an email.
BYOD Creates Big Headache For Enterprise IT
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry is among several vendors hoping it has the magic pill to resolve corporate IT's mobile-management woes.
Isis Lures Mobile Payments Customers With Free Smoothies
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Isis needs to do more than offer free Jamba Juice smoothies to stir up interest in its mobile payments platform.
Apple Slashes iPhone 5c Production
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Apple reduced orders for the iPhone 5c for the rest of the quarter, leading to speculation about demand.
Google Glass Connects With JavaScript
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
New WearScript code library allows developers to use JavaScript to more easily create apps for Google Glass.
Google Smartwatch Expected With KitKat OS Upgrade
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Google's forthcoming Android update may find a home beyond phones, tablets and TVs.
Why Windows Phone Needs Phablets
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Microsoft has finally updated Windows Phone with support for super-size smartphone screens. Here's why it should have done this long ago.
Sony Challenges Samsung With SmartWatch 2
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Sony's second-generation SmartWatch takes on the Samsung Galaxy Gear with better battery life and $199 price tag.
Apple's Next iPad: Gateway To Mobile Revolution
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
Fifth-generation iPad due out this month promises to be the most useful tablet on the market as Apple's operating systems and cloud services mature.
Microsoft Pushes Phablets, Windows Phone Development
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Phone update sets the stage for a wave of phablets, while a new developers' program could help address the platform's app gap.
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