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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in March 2012
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Charge, Sync Up To 30 iPads With MultiDock
News  |  3/31/2012  | 
Do you manage multiple iPads or other iOS devices for a group? Synching and charging them can be awkward and security can be a challenge. A new rack from Griffin Technology makes it all a lot easier.
Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM gets picked on a lot, but the company still has compelling strengths. It's not too late for it to be back on top again.
Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Slideshows  |  3/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
Apple Supplier Foxconn Will Reduce Working Hours
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers.
Army Aids Wounded Warriors With Mobile App
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
Google Must Make Android Upgrade Worth Networks' While
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Months after the release of Android 4.0, a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich, network carriers such as AT&T and Verizon still ship all their phones with version 2.3 (Gingerbread). How can Google knock the carriers out of their complacency?
No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Let's outlaw distracting passengers in the name of safety. Or perhaps we can regulate a one-gag-per-passenger rule.
Will Google-Branded Tablet Crash And Burn?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Google plans to sell Android-based tablets directly to consumers in a bid to increase adoption of its mobile platform.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
RIM CEO Pledges Enterprise Focus, But Clock Ticks
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins inherited a disaster when he took over in January. His recovery plan, outlined Thursday, just might be what RIM needs, but game time runs perilously short.
RIM Quarterly Post-Mortem
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
A number of uncomfortable developments in Blackberry-land have led to some tough decisions.
Report Says Google Brewing Its Own Branded Tablet
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Word has it Google's cooking up co-branded tablet hardware to give the next generation of Android a kick-start against the iPad.
How LTE Changes Mobility
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Long Term Evolution is global, it's fast, and it's available now on 57 networks in 34 countries. Too bad it faces significant obstacles.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012  | 
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
Android Smartphone Updates En Route
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
Windows 8 Super Guide
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
The New iPad: 7 Updates That Mean Business
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Now that the latest Apple buzz-a-thon has died down, it's time to see what the newest iPad offers enterprise users. Here are the features we find most compelling.
BYOD Policy Or Buy Everyone An iPhone?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Enterprise Connect participants debate the best way to respond to the unstoppable trend toward consumerization of mobile devices.
BlackBerry Just 5% Of Recent Smartphone Purchases
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
In the last three months, only 5% of U.S. smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen.
Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
Nokia Lumia 800 Arrives In China
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Taposé (pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Go
Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
Apple Calls iPad Battery Behavior 'Great Feature'
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Apple's response to user complaints about the new iPad's battery overcharging? It says there is no problem at all.
Elderly Patients Want Docs To Explain Technology
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Older patients aked to use mobile monitoring devices want clinicians to coach them, according to a new survey.
BlackBerrys Can Replace Eyeballs For Security Scans
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion
Slideshows  |  3/26/2012  | 
After upgrading my Mac from OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7.3 Lion, I discovered I could no longer write files to external NTFS-formatted drives. The problem is MacFUSE which, I found out, does not support the new 64-bit kernel. If this is happening to you, you must remove the old MacFUSE and install the newer version, which does support the 64-bit kernel. Here's how.
Enterprise Connect: Mobile Unified Communications Still Hard
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Adoption of mobile unified communications technologies is happening faster in the consumer market than the enterprise. Here's why.
How To Create A Superior Tablet Banking App
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires, and other tablets need to be more than just ported-over smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience.
Smoked By Windows Phone, Or Smoke And Mirrors?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating.
5 Tips: Maximize New iPad Battery Life
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
Nokia's Flagship Windows Phone Ships April 8
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Lumia 900 Windows Phone is essential to Nokia's alliance with Microsoft.
Apple's Airplay Takes The Boardroom By Storm
News  |  3/24/2012  | 
Bored with PowerPoint presentations? Suit up that iPad or iPhone with a cloud-powered mobile business intelligence app, and head for tomorrow's Apple TV-equipped conference room.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio With Notes: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/23/2012  | 
Tired of frantically taking notes during meetings, then searching through your audio recording afterward for information you missed? Relax: any one of these apps--Audiolio, AudioNote, and SoundNote--is capable of synchronizing the notes you type into your iPad with the audio it records for easy retrieval. We have the full review and this visual tour.
New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Buy a new iPad now, or wait for a Windows 8 tablet later this year? Here are some factors to consider.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio And Text Recordings
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
It can be hard to take thorough notes, and a recording of an event is hard to scan. Here are three apps that try to provide a good compromise--they synchronize the notes you take with the audio being recorded at the time.
iPad Tablet Huddle Hits The Enterprise: Ready, IT?
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Picture five senior executives huddled around the water cooler, all carrying tablets and ready to build a multimedia presentation. Now picture slow network speeds and videos that won't play.
Angry Birds Shouldn't Seal Your Smartphone Choice
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
The Internet went into a tizzy when people thought Angry Birds Space wouldn't be available for Windows Phone. This game is big fun, but is it really a must-have app?
Angry Birds Space Mirrors Real Rocket Science
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
Did you know Rovio's Angry Birds Space was developed in collaboration with NASA through a Space Act Agreement? The game illustrates microgravity, a concept fundamental to current NASA experiments.
Most Smartphones Lost At Night
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
LookOut Mobile says two-thirds of lost devices vanish from pubs and bars at night.
Windows 8 To Match iPad Retina Display?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft is building Windows 8 to handle a wide range of screen resolutions. But it's unclear whether hardware makers will take advantage.
RIM Loses Canada To Apple
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
So much for hometown loyalty: Canadian businesses are increasingly trading their Research In Motion BlackBerrys for Apple iPhones.
New iPad: Charging Problem Worse Than Heat Problem
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
iPad owners complain that it runs hot to the touch, but it's inability to charge is far more worrisome.
Bill Shock Coming To New iPad Owners
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
In a few weeks, when the first bills arrive, third-generation iPad owners might be in for a bit of a shock.
Not News: New iPad Users Reporting Weak Wi-Fi
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Yet another problem report with the new iPad: weak Wi-Fi reception. But wait, this problem seems familiar... Oh yeah, they have it with every new iPad.
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