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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in February 2014
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Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014  | 
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails To Wow
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Samsung's new Galaxy 5S flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor, improved camera, and Download Booster, but it is evolutionary -- not revolutionary.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8 Updates
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Microsoft plans to update Windows 8.1 to make it friendlier to mouse-and-keyboard customers and launch initiatives to make Windows and Windows Phone devices more affordable.
$25 Firefox OS Smartphones: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Spreadtrum and Mozilla target first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/22/2014  | 
MWC, the premier mobile trade show, will once again show plenty of smartphone goodies for hardware freaks to get excited about.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Where Are All The Chromebooks?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
Mobile World Congress: 5 Game-Changers
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone and Samsung's Galaxy S5, five big trends reshaping the electronics industry loom large at MWC.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Is Google Glass Obsolete?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Google Glass costs too much and lacks killer apps -- and new technologies will soon make the original version seem wimpy. That's not bad news for Google.
Mobile World Congress: More Wearables On Deck
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
HTC, Samsung, Huawei announce new smartwatches, features in push for wearable device market share.
Android Phones Sans Google Services
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Yandex, Russian Web giant, enables manufacturers to create Android devices without Google apps on board.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Samsung Galaxy S5, expected to debut at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, also boasts better display.
Voalte One Comes To Android
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Hospital communications app, originally for iPhones, will ship on Motorola Solutions' WiFi smartphone for hospitals.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
IBM Develops Self-Destructing Chips For DARPA
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
DARPA seeks technology that would trigger electronics on the battlefield to self-destruct. The goal: Electronics that last only as long as needed.
Smartphone Kill Switch Could Become Federal Law
News  |  2/15/2014  | 
Smartphone Theft Protection Act would require mobile phone makers to include a way to disable communications devices remotely to deter theft.
Android Smartwatches: Early Leaders
News  |  2/15/2014  | 
Smartwatches based on Google Android comprised 61% of devices in this up-and-coming category last year. Galaxy Gear deal begins this weekend.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Google's Android Contract: Not Very Open
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Google's rules for Android partners are unlawful, says Harvard professor.
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014  | 
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
LG Debuts Powerhouse Phablet
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a large HD display, capable camera, and 4K video recording.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
Nokia Launches Lumia Icon For Verizon
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Verizon Wireless finally gets a high-end Windows Phone in the Lumia Icon from Nokia.
802.11ac WiFi Decision Time
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Gigabit WiFi has arrived, but its real-world performance may not meet lofty expectations. Find out why, and how and when to think about upgrading.
BYOD Is Like Botox
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Nothing is as powerful as a successful BYOD program, but that power becomes toxic when BYOD is treated as a cosmetic fix.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Takes Shape
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Details about upgrades to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 emerge, as Microsoft urges customers to dump Windows XP.
Why Nokia Plans An Android Phone
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Nokia is expected to debut an Android smartphone later this month to target emerging markets.
Huawei, Samsung Smartwatches In Wings
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Huawei plans to reveal its first smartwatch at MWC, while Samsung prepares its own lower-cost device. Is the wearable market poised for takeoff?
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