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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in February 2012
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9 Coolest Smartphones At Mobile World Congress
Slideshows  |  2/29/2012  | 
From the HTC One to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, check out some of the most interesting smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2012.
AT&T, Verizon Android Tablets Have Big Negatives
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
New Android tablets from Sony and Samsung hit AT&T and Verizon store shelves this week. But they don't run the latest version of Android and come with expensive contracts.
iPad 3 Invites And The Art Of Minutia
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Apple is highly selective about what it reveals in event invitations. What does its latest tell us about the iPad 3?
MWC 2012: Cisco's Plan To Improve Mobile Internet
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco talks up a vision of its gear at the heart of an Internet where wireless devices seamlessly roam anywhere, automatically adjusting to new networks.
Sennheiser Amps Up Travel Headphones: MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress this week, we got to try out the company's new MM 450x travel headphones. Check out our video coverage.
MWC Smartphones: Where's The Battery?
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
More hardware makers showed off smartphones at Mobile World Congress that don't have removable batteries. What's the deal?
HTC, Nokia: I'm Too Sexy For This Smartphone
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress, HTC and Nokia try hard to cast smartphones as femme fatales--but leave us more bothered than hot.
ON Voicefeed Aims To Modernize Mobile Voicemail
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Free iOS app, coming soon for Android, offers unique greetings for different contacts, plus social media integration.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
HTC One Smartphones Debut At MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
HTC One series of Android 4.0 smartphones includes high-end camera components and sound from Beats Audio. Check out our video coverage, from Mobile World Congress 2012.
Intel Shows Mobile Roadmap
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Intel said it has more partners lined up to sell Intel-based smartphones, and plans a series of powerful chips that will smash through Moore's law.
Android's Success: By The Numbers
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850,000 new devices activated daily.
Google Tells Businesses 'Fall In Love With Mobile'
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Companies that don't invest in mobile websites and ads will soon get left behind by customers, predicts Google's global head of mobile.
MWC 2012: Smartphone Apps, Gadgets For Cars
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2012, check out new apps and devices designed to make your car time more productive, enjoyable, and safe.
Mozilla, Telefonica Promise Open Web Phone
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Does the world need another mobile operating system? Boot2Gecko, Mozilla's HTML5 operating system, aims to pry open the mobile Web.
Nokia Launches 41-MP Camera Phone At MWC 2012
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia is first to seize the Mobile World Congress 2012 stage, bringing a slew of new phones including one that begs the question whether it's more camera than phone.
SF Symphony CIO: Facebook Or Tweet From Your Seat
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
On the third episode of Valley View, hosts David Berlind and Fritz Nelson interview San Francisco Symphony CIO Michael Skaff about how he's keeping one of the City's leading non-profit organizations on the bleeding edge.
MWC 2012: Waterproof Your Smartphones, Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Your silicone bumper won't help if your smartphone falls into a hot tub or sink. Check out these state-of-the-art coatings for phones, tablets, and even laptops, fresh from Mobile World Congress.
Skype App Comes To Windows Phone
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Microsoft’s VoIP app is optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smarpthones, including Nokia’s Lumia line and Samsung Focus devices.
Nokia 808 PureView: Monster Camera, Dead Software
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone can take 38-megapixel pictures, buts runs Symbian Belle, not Windows Phone 7.
Samsung Android Tablet Strategy Puzzles
Commentary  |  2/26/2012  | 
Samsung took the wraps off not one, but two new Android tablets at Mobile World Congress. What is Samsung thinking?
Android Dominates Day 1: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Mobile World Congress got off to a roaring start with Android smartphones dominating day one of the mobile industry's red carpet event in Barcelona.
Seriously Secure Mobile Voice With Custom Crypto
News  |  2/25/2012  | 
KoolSpan's mobile phone voice encryption products create a secure point-to-point channel for voice or other high-value communications.
Wanted: Secure Android App Whitelisting
Commentary  |  2/25/2012  | 
Android's security is broken. Here's how it could be strengthened.
Authentication Via Mobile Phone Enhances Login Security
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Usernames and passwords are inadequate for strong authentication. Mobile devices are increasingly popular as a second factor.
Apple Takes Chomp
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Search company acquisition will help Apple's customers more easily find the mobile apps they need.
Motorola 'Pushes' Apple To Turn Off iCloud Notifications
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Court orders Apple to halt offering push notification services in Germany.
Nokia Becomes Top Windows Phone 7 Seller
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Nokia outpaced rivals in 2011, now ranks as number-one global seller of Windows Phones--even though it didn't launch until November.
Next Office Version To Have Touch Mode
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Just as Windows 8 is preparing to make touch interfaces a natural part of use, Microsoft Office 15 will allow users to move in and out of Touch Mode.
Air Force Says 'Nyet' to iPad2
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
The U.S. Air Force is pulling back an order of thousands of iPads. Is it because the plan includes software written by a Russian?
Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Working with documents on the iPad can be inconvenient, but GoodReader makes it easy.
U.S. Army Plots Bring Your Own Device Strategy
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Army's aggressive mobile device plans include a BYOD policy, new authentication tools, and mobile virtualization technology.
ZTE Seeks To Overwhelm Competition With Sheer Volume
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Chinese handset maker seeks to make a play for the U.S. market, sees launching eight smartphones at Mobile World Congress as a good start.
LG Kicks Off Smartphone Quad-Core Madness
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
LG sets tone for the smartphone race of 2012 with Optimus 4X HD, which actually has 5 cores.
Mobile World Congress Preview: 10 Hot Devices
Slideshows  |  2/23/2012  | 
As this year's biggest smartphone-related conference nears kickoff, check out 10 cool pieces of hardware that we're eager to see at Mobile World Congress.
Genius Scan Turns iPhone, iPad Into Scanner
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Skewed photos of business receipts and whiteboards on your iPhone? No problem. Straighten, brighten, and share captures with Genius Scan.
Nokia May Unveil Budget Windows Phones
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Finnish phone maker may reveal new, low-cost devices in CEO Stephen Elop's World Mobile Congress keynote.
OnLive Desktop Brings Windows Apps To iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Virtual desktop based on cloud gaming tech claims to bring speedier Microsoft Office, Flash to iPad than market leader Citrix Receiver can deliver.
Air Force Unit Cancels iPad Procurement
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Special Operations Command had planned to acquire nearly 3,000 iPads to transfer paper-based flight information and technical manuals to an electronic format.
7 Potential Problems With Google's Glasses
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Google reportedly will offer augmented reality glasses by the end of the year. But are you ready for the pitfalls?
Mountain Lion Messages On Your iPhone
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Messages Beta for Mountain Lion lets you start a conversation on one iOS device and continue it on another--most of the time.
Making The Most Of Mountain Lion Messages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
The new Messages Beta from Apple is far more than just an IM app. Here's how to take full advantage of what it can do.
iPad 3 Reports Suggest 8MP Camera
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Spy shots of the Apple iPad 3 are hitting the Web fast and furious. The latest batch show off the camera, rear casing, and display panel.
Adobe Ideas Offers Whiteboard Freedom On An iPad
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Sketch out your ideas, quick and clean, with this versatile iPad app.
10 Android App Hidden Gems
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Heard enough about Angry Birds and Pandora? Check out these 10 lesser-known Android apps to enhance your productivity, well-being, and more.
Qualcomm Touts Smartphone Battery Life, Not 4 Cores
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Mobile World Congress will showcase new advances in LTE 4G power efficiency, not smartphones with quad-core SnapDragon processors, says Qualcomm exec.
Microsoft Hits Google, Motorola With Antitrust Action
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Microsoft wants Motorola required to make key patents available on reasonable terms once Google completes $12.5 billion acquisition.
How To Set Up Apple Mountain Lion Messages Beta
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Apple has released a beta of the next-generation OS X Messages app, replacing iChat. Here's how to set up Messages Beta.
Time For HR To Step Up On Consumerization
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Clear and current company policies are essential if a company is going to handle the problems posed by consumerization of IT.
Is Microsoft Office For iPad For Real?
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft denies it, but a report claims that a version of Office for the iPad is soon to be released. I have my doubts.
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