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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in November 2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
Personal Computing Device Required: BYOD Should Rule
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Just like using your own car is a requirement for some jobs, BYOD should become the norm for corporate IT.
10 Best Tablets Of 2013
Slideshows  |  11/23/2013  | 
Whether you're tablet shopping now or looking ahead, check out this year's standouts.
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.
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.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Do Smartphones Need Neural Processors?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Qualcomm is pushing to put its neural processor Zeroth in smartphones. Here's what smartphone makers can -- and can't -- do with it.
10 Historic Tech Memos & Rants
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
From Ballmer to Jobs, tech leaders write memos, manifestos, and rants that shape how we all think about computing. These 10 provocative statements each have a place in tech history.
Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet: First Impressions
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Nokia's first foray into tablets is an attractive piece of hardware with Windows RT under the hood.
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.
Google Launches Gadget Showrooms
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Pop-up outlets called Winter Wonderlabs will open soon in six cities around the US.
Apple-Samsung Trial: Millions At Stake
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
A jury is deciding how much more to reward Apple for patents it says Samsung violated. Samsung is already on the hook for $600 million.
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.
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?
Lumia 2520 Tablet Hits AT&T, Verizon Stores
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia's first Windows-based tablet reaches the US this week with LTE in tow.
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.
VMware + Desktone: A Game-Changer For VDI?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
VMware's acquisition of Desktone may signal the technical capability, cost savings, and user acceptance necessary for desktop virtualization to break through in the enterprise.
8 Reasons To Hate Windows 8.1
Slideshows  |  11/19/2013  | 
Sure, it's an improvement over Windows 8. But for many PC users, Windows 8.1 is a clumsy hybrid that's a pain to navigate.
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.
Google, HP Halt Chromebook 11 Sales
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Eight complaints about charger failures lead to suspension of sales.
Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch: Release Details
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Qualcomm's smartwatch takes on Samsung Galaxy Gear, Sony SmartWatch 2, and Pebble just in time for the holidays.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
Google Pushes Android KitKat To Nexus Tablets
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming days.
Motorola's Moto G Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  11/17/2013  | 
Motorola thinks the Moto G can win over smartphone buyers who want more performance at a lower price point.
BlackBerry Adds BBM Features For Android, iOS
News  |  11/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry makes significant improvements to its instant messaging client, brings it closer to the native BlackBerry version.
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.
Google Improves Gmail For iPad
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Google's Gmail app for iPad and iPhone gets new features and iOS 7's design language.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
Intel's Mojo Returns
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intel is finally putting together a sensible set of solutions that should bring back marketshare in emerging markets and stave off challenges in its profitable server business.
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?
Why You Need DevOps For Enterprise Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Enterprise mobile apps must be developed quickly and efficiently to meet the urgent needs shaped by consumers. The DevOps approach can get you there.
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.
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