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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in March 2013
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iPad nano Fills Micro-Tablet Niche For Apple
News  |  3/31/2013  | 
Formerly known as the "iPod Touch" Apple is recasting this product as an affordable, easy-to-handle micro tablet. "It's the best 4-inch iPad we've ever made!" says Apple's Phil Schiller.
Dell Latitude 10-ST2 Windows 8 Pro Tablet: the Good and the Bad
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
The Dell Latitude 10-ST2 is billed as a full Windows 8 Pro tablet and Microsoft Surface Pro competitor. Like Windows 8 itself, the product isn't completely baked yet.
Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
Smartphone Battery Life: Back To The Future
Commentary  |  3/29/2013  | 
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
HTC did such an incredible job piecing the One smartphone together that it is practically unrepairable, teardown outfit concludes.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
UCSF Heart Disease Study To Use Mobile Apps
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Windows Blue's Got Me Down
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft has allowed that something called "Windows Blue" exists. Too bad the company seems hell-bent on taking Windows in the wrong direction.
Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Slideshows  |  3/28/2013  | 
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.
Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
49% of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers, says new report from AT&T.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
BlackBerry Ships 1M Z10s
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's Q4 earnings show the company eked out a slim profit as it shipped one million Z10 smartphones.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
BlackBerry Says 80% Of BB10 Apps Are Native
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
BlackBerry says BB10 platform is gaining traction with developers and now has 100,000 apps, with only 1 in 5 an Android port.
T-Mobile's iPhone 5 By The Numbers
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
T-Mobile will at long last offer the Apple iPhone, but does the carrier's new math add up?
Hope Battles Fear Over Student Data Integration
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Education data might accomplish more to improve learning if we can overcome concerns about its potential misuse.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
T-Mobile Looks To Shake Up Industry
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
T-Mobile USA Tuesday officially launched its LTE 4G network and said it would drop device subsidies and finally offer the iPhone.
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
Windows Blue/9: No Desktop? No Way!
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A leak of an allegedly major revision of Windows 8 hit the web last week. Microsoft's focus seems to be on developing the Metro interface, but will they ever actually remove the desktop? Absurd!The desktop is a major strength of Windows!
HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4: Launch Rivals
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
HTC delays U.S. launch of the One to late April, right when Samsung's Galaxy S 4 goes on sale. Can HTC's new marketing focus help the One stand out?
BlackBerry U.S. Launch Disappoints: Where Are Ads?
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry Z10's first weekend of sales in the U.S. was weak. The good news: The device is easy for owners to repair, says iFixit.
What Education Tech Success Stories Share
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Educational technologies have the potential to stretch dollars and improve education, with the right supporting policies, Brookings Institution reports.
Google Backlash: For Real This Time?
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Unhappiness about Google Reader's impending closure and mistrust about Google's commitment to new products won't last.
BlackBerry Q10 - Feel the Keyboard
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Next up for BlackBerry is the Q10. It has a smaller screen than the now-available Z10, but also has the hard keyboard that made BlackBerry famous. Here we have a short video demo of the Q10 and its differences from the Z10
Google Eyes Android Smartwatch
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Google Android model would compete with Apple, Samsung smartwatches reportedly in the works.
ARM CEO Retirement Raises Fears
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Microchip maker's CEO, Warren East, attempts to allay concerns about the company's long-term viability without him at the helm.
Nokia CEO Throws iPhone, Talks Up New Lumias
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop grabbed an interviewer's iPhone and threw it on the floor while pitching the company's newest Lumia smartphones.
BlackBerry 10 On Sale In U.S.: Crunch Time
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
BlackBerry Z10 can be purchased in the U.S. for the first time starting Friday. BlackBerry's road to success -- or failure -- begins anew.
Corona Labs Launches Corona Cloud
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Corona Labs wants to provide backend services for mobile apps.
Android, Chrome OS Marriage Denied
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
But Google's word on the matter may be subject to change.
4 Signs That Microsoft Finally Gets It
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
After making moves last year right out of a Greek tragedy, Microsoft is finally taking steps to fix its mobile mess and other blunders.
iPhone 5S Likely Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
A better picture of Apple's next iPhone is emerging from component orders. Third-quarter arrival predicted.
BlackBerry App Store Hits 100,000 Choices
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
BlackBerry World app store reaches a major milestone on the eve of the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Costlier To Make Than iPhone
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Samsung's latest smartphone costs more for the Korean company to make than last year's model, which might affect pricing.
Gartner Skeptical On BlackBerry Comeback
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
The Z10 is about to debut in the U.S., but BlackBerry will struggle to reclaim as much as 5% of the smartphone market, analysts say.
Unlocked Android Smartphones Will Free Consumers
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Look Out Below! Here Come Smartphone Prices! Locked iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones can only be successful in the market at their current prices when subsidized by carriers. Low-cost unlocked Android phones from Google and smaller companies like Blu Products will break that model.
Windows Phone 8 Support To End In 2014
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Microsoft is making the right move by offering OS updates more frequently. But that may not be enough in the competitive smartphone race.
SIU Freshmen Will Get Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Southern Illinois University's plan to provide tablets will kick off with the next freshman class. iPads were deemed too expensive and harder to manage, CIO says.
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Peak Smartphone?
Commentary  |  3/19/2013  | 
It’s not about this smartphone or that. Most of the really inventive things we do with our devices come from software added either by the phone markers, users or by the value provided through network-based services.
Google Releases Realtime API For Drive Apps
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Developers creating apps that interact with Google Drive now have a simple way to integrate real-time collaboration.
Raspberry Pi Production Returns To U.K. From China
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Main production of the inexpensive build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi computer has been switched back to the U.K. to meet rising demand.
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