News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in November 2011
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Sprint Beefs Up Network For iPhone
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Carrier takes action to remedy users' reports of subpar smartphone speeds.
Google Indoor Maps: 6 Uses, Good To Ugly
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly.
Help Wanted 2.0: SMB Recruiting Goes Mobile
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Does your recruiting strategy extend to tablets and smartphones? Learn how and why Photobucket reaches out to mobile-savvy candidates
RIM Responds To PlayBook Jailbreak
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Research In Motion insists its PlayBook tablet is secure, despite claims from security researchers that it has been jailbroken.
Latest Tablet Fans: U.S. Census Bureau
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Next census not until 2020, but bureau already working on field data collection via tablet apps.
RIM BlackBerry Fusion: A Swing And A Miss?
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
RIM's new MDM platform will handle BlackBerry, Android, and Apple iOS devices--but it's arriving too late for some IT shops.
Android 4.0 Upgrade: Coming Soon To Your Phone?
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Don't buy a new Android smartphone unless you know for sure that it will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's the list.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Apple iOS
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Microsoft apps like Office, Azure, and SharePoint may soon show up on iOS and Android devices.
Windows Phone Dwindles To 6% Of U.S. Market
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft's mobile phone efforts dropped 33% from the second quarter to the third in the U.S., while Google surged and Apple held its ground.
Carrier IQ Withdraws Legal Threat Against Security Researcher
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Network diagnostic software vendor issues apology to researcher who discovered its application secretly monitoring smartphone users.
iOS 5.1 Beta Points To New iPhone, iPad
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Beta release of iOS 5.1 includes reference codes to unannounced versions of the iPhone and iPad, though new features appear to be scarce.
Windows 8 Tablets: Too Little, Too Late?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Touch-friendly devices running Microsoft's next OS may be more than a year away, leaving some analysts to conclude that Redmond has already lost the tablet market.
RIM Adds iOS, Android To BlackBerry Management Service
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Faced with a terminal case of uncoolness of its BlackBerry phones, the company looks to strengthen the appeal of its respected back-end platform.
RIM Set To Manage Android And iOS Devices
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
For mostly-BlackBerry organizations, RIM's new product offers broad support with a familiar administrative look and feel.
Unofficial Android Build CyanogenMod Gets An Ice Cream Sandwich
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
New custom edition of Google's latest mobile OS, Android 4.0, might pose security threat to bring-your-own-device outfits.
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones.
Windows Phone 7 Usage Shows Small Uptick
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
More Facebook users are making use of the integration feature in Windows Phone 7, suggesting a small spike in new users for Microsoft's mobile platform.
NSFW - Siri Fails At Couples Therapy
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
The iPhone 4S's new voice command interface may seem magical, but she can't perform miracles. Don't force her into the middle of your personal problems.
iPhone Flames Out On Australian Flight
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
It's rare, but it's been known to happen before: an iPhone on an airplane combusted. Nobody was hurt.
NASA Launches Mobile Apps Store
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Agency employees and contractors can download apps for smartphones to access internal information, although choices are thin to start.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
HTC 'Not Another Nokia' Says CFO
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
HTC says innovative new products on deck for next year will address investor fears concerning the company's stalled growth.
Mobile's Big Cyber Monday: RIM's Not Merry
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Cyber Monday means mobile Monday for many buyers this year. Are you finally ready to trade in your beloved BlackBerry?
Cyber Monday: Kindle Fire, iPad 2 Top Tablet Wish Lists
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Tablets from Apple and Amazon are the hot products for the 2011 holidays, and the RIM PlayBook's future looks anything but jolly.
Google Donates Chromebooks To Wounded Warriors
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Tech giant gives notebook computers to military hospitals to help vets connect with families and loved ones while healing.
Samsung Ads Poke Fun At Apple Fanboys
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Samsung has a little fun at Apple's expense with its new ad campaign. Skewered Apple fanboys, anyone?
Android Buyers Find Smartphone Update Chaos
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
After Google releases a new version of Android, the time it takes carriers to update your phone varies wildly right now. One security expert says consumers must vote with their wallets.
T-Mobile Running Out Of Moves
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The FCC handed a near-death sentence to AT&T's attempts to acquire T-Mobile USA. What options remain?
RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Research in Motion has dropped the price of the base model of its tablet temporarily to $199 in what appears to be a last ditch effort to generate some enthusiasm.
Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
As enterprise IT loosens its death grip on the RIM BlackBerry, we test the top mobile rivals. Dig into a real-life comparison of user experience, apps, enterprise readiness, and more.
RIM BlackBerry and Nokia Windows Phone Sales Sputter
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Sales of RIM's latest crop of BlackBerrys have slowed and Nokia's new Windows Phones aren't off to a good start, analysts say.
What Should SMB Marketers Ask Of Siri?
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
It's time to consider how Apple's Siri voice assistant affects your SMB's marketing and business plans.
Android Buyer Beware: 12 Least Secure Phones
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
More than half of most popular Android smartphones run outdated--and insecure--versions of the OS. And update policies vary.
2011's Biggest Wireless Turkeys
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
As Thanksgiving approaches, who made the biggest wireless flops this past year?
RIM Software Glitch Hits BlackBerry Bold 9900 Phones
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Research In Motion has promised to deliver a software update to fix bricked Bold 9900/9930s. RIM has also sliced the price of the PlayBook tablet to $199.
WhisperCore Mitigates Risks Of Android In Businesses
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
TechWebTV catches up with Whisper Systems' CTO and co-founder Moxie Marllinspike to discuss and demo WhisperCore -- a mobile security solution that brings BlackBerry-like centralized enterprise-grade security to Android devices.
Mobile Printing Tool Misses Point And Price
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
EFI’s PrintMe Mobile does what it says it does, but that's not enough. Pricing and management are all wrong.
Solar-Powered Mobile Device Charging Goes Social
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
German startup Changers launches solar-powered charger for mobile phones and a community and marketplace for turning energy produced into tangible credit.
Consumerization of IT: A View From The Real World
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Executives from three very different industries--finance, healthcare, and distribution--discuss how they're coping with the consumerization of IT, in this panel discussion at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Mobile Workers Working Longer, Sleeping And Exercising Less
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Are you always connected? Is vacation just working in a more exotic location? If so, you're not alone, according to a new survey.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Owners See Volume Bug
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 smartphone has hit a few speed bumps out of the gate, including an erratic volume bug.
Amazon Kindle Phone: Android Me-Too Could Flop
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Amazon's cooking up a phone for 2012, analysts say. But will it be more than just a customer loyalty tool?
Android Security: Threat Level None?
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Security firms are fanning the flames of fear about mobile malware and viruses, while others accuse such firms of being scammers. Who's right, and who's wrong.
Apperian Expands Enterprise Mobile App Management To Android
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Prominent iPhone mobile device management platform pushes into the Android BYOD segment.
Windows 8 PCs May Resemble Big Smartphones
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Qualcomm execs say the next generation of laptops will feature technologies inspired by the cellular industry
'Cotton Candy': PC-On-A-Stick Looks For Niche
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
A startup from Norway is demonstrating a prototype PC-on-a-stick that could revolutionize the way we take our computing with us--or simply become another intriguing solution waiting for a real problem.
Mango Keeps Rolling Out To Stragglers
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Microsoft also has a fix for problems Mango causes with Exchange 2003, but many carriers don't seem eager to pass it along.
10 Android App Flops
Slideshows  |  11/17/2011  | 
Among Android apps, you'll find some jewels--and many stinkers. Here's our top 10 list of Android apps to skip, including a few names you might not expect.
iPhone Crowned New King Of The Enterprise
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The king is dead! Long live the king! The iPhone has taken over as the leading smartphone in the enterprise, according to mobility solutions company iPass.
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