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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in December 2013
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7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
What Smartphone Makers Need To Do In 2014
News  |  12/27/2013  | 
Rectangular slabs of glass and plastic won't cut it with consumers in 2014. Smartphone makers really have to push boundaries to win over the long haul.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
China Mobile Agrees To Sell iPhone
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Apple hopes distribution deal with the world's largest mobile network operator will boost its market share in China.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Feds Use Cloud To Clean Up Nuclear Site
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
The Department of Energy's Hanford site conquers a wide area with a flexible cloud environment and thin clients to improve performance and lower costs.
Apple, Samsung Dominate Tablet Market
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Apple and Samsung sell more tablets than any other hardware makers.
Moto X: Now Available In Bamboo
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Want a more natural look to your smartphone? Motorola now offers bamboo among its customization options for the Moto X.
Pebble Boosts Smartwatch Game With Appstore
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Pebble pushes hard for developers' attention with plans to launch a dedicated application store early next year.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
Wearable Tech Muscles Into Consumer Fitness Market
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Wearable fitness devices intrigue more people, says CEA study. Smartphones and wireless connectivity play a big supporting role.
Delta CEO: No Voice Calls On Our Planes
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Passengers on Delta Airlines will not be able to make voice calls, even if the FCC allows it.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
Datawind's $38 Tablet: What's Inside
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
Datawind aims to empower low-income families with a connection to the Internet. The company also plans to sell a $100 tablet.
6 Robots To Inspire Google
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
Google just bought military-grade robotics company Boston Dynamics. Check out their robots and others competing in the next DARPA challenge.
Amazon Offers Kindle Tablet Payment Plan
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
To spur adoption of its content-delivery machines, Amazon allows holiday shoppers pay for their tablets over time.
Yahoo Weather App For iPad Impresses
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Yahoo finally crafts a version of its award-winning weather application specifically for Apple's tablet.
Smartphones On A Plane: DoT Weighs In
News  |  12/14/2013  | 
FCC plans to review ban on airline voice calls, but Department of Transportation may enact its own ban, "for the sake of fliers' sanity."
iPhone 5s, 5c Top Sellers For US Carriers
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
The latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung win a device popularity contest on the nation's largest wireless networks.
Gmail Shows Images By Default
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google now serves images through a proxy server to improve both security and the user experience. Marketers might not like the change, though.
Make The Skies Friendlier For Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
It's time to let passengers use their mobile phones as they and the airlines see fit. The FCC is on board.
Google Fills Play Store With Nexus Goodies
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google adds stock Android smartphones, tablets, and accessories to the Play Store.
Samsung Loses In Home Court To Apple
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple cleared by South Korea court of infringing on Samsung smartphone patents.
Google+ Sign-In Grows Up
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google updates authentication system to make it more appealing to developers and users.
The Truth About Why Stores Track You
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple's iBeacon and other "contextual awareness" technologies might soon pop up on your smartphone as shopping advice. That's not as frightening as it sounds.
Should Windows Phone, Windows RT Licenses Be Free?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
License fees have helped make Microsoft the titan it is today. But is the company preparing to abandon fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT?
Twitter Enhances Private Messaging For iOS, Android
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Twitter's latest mobile app redesign adds support for photos in direct messages.
Smarty Ring: Better Than A Smartwatch?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Would you wear a ring that can answer calls and tell the time? One Indiegogo campaign hopes so.
Nokia's Secret Android Smartphone
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Nokia has plans for a low-cost Android smartphone for emerging markets -- but will Microsoft kill the project?
Dell's Post-PC Era Identity In Flux
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Dell has promised innovation as a private company in the post-PC era -- but when can customers expect to see it?
NASA Mars MAVEN Mission: 5 Facts
Slideshows  |  12/11/2013  | 
How did Mars lose its atmosphere? NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, now en route to the Red Planet, aims to find out.
Cisco Brings Telemedicine Home
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Cisco Extended Care aims to reach patients at home through chat, video appointments, a Web portal, and, later, app and device integration.
LG Debuts Google Play Edition G Pad
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
LG offers a G Pad 8.3 tablet with stock Android, available from Google via its Play Store.
Google Pushes Android 4.4.2 To Nexus Devices
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
KitKat update makes significant camera improvements and bug fixes to Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Samsung's Curved Smartphone Falls Flat
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Samsung has sold 10 million Note 3 smartphones over the last two months, but its curved Galaxy Round isn't seeing much uptake.
Microsoft's Sold-Out Dell Tablet Promo Irks Shoppers
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Lucky Microsoft customers snagged Dell's Venue 8 Pro tablet for $99 Monday, but most others were left feeling burned.
LTE Speeds, Capacity Improve In Big Cities
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Wireless carriers upgrade infrastructure to make sure their LTE 4G networks offer the speeds and throughput they advertise.
iPhone 5s Waits Are Over
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Supply has caught up to demand, most Apple iPhone 5s shoppers will find.
Are You A Mobile Blocker Or Enabler?
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
When working remotely, viewing content is great, but teams also need to change documents, share updates, and kick off downstream tasks. Access-only mode doesn't cut it anymore.
Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99
News  |  12/7/2013  | 
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad?
Attention Apple Shoppers: iBeacon Is Watching
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Bluetooth transmitters will monitor shoppers' in-store movement and make recommendations based on location.
Google, Facebook Apps Win Smartphone Loyalty
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Who's winning over the most smartphone users? New research by Mobile Metrix and ComScore shows it's a tough road for smaller apps developers.
Acer Touchscreen Chromebook Aims Low
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Acer's C270P touch-equipped Chromebook checks in at a mass market price.
Microsoft Says Smart Bra Monitors Mood
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Prototype device aims to warn wearers of triggers that lead to emotional overeating. Don't look for it in your next Victoria's Secret catalogue, however.
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