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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in April 2013
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Google Glass: First Impressions
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
Original iPhone Nears Obsolete Status
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
As iOS 7 takes shape, Apple prepares to relegate original iPhone to "obsolete" status, which will mean the end of service by AppleCare and retail stores.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
BlackBerry CEO: Tablets Have No Future
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
Higher Ed CIOs Can't Ignore MOOCs Or Politics
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Now more than ever, a higher education CIO's job hinges on both surviving the academic politics of the institution and mastering bleeding-edge technologies.
Google Now Melds With iOS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Apple's Siri now has some competition on iPhones and iPads.
BlackBerry Q10 Sells Out In London Store
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Selfridges, which became the first British outlet to sell the new BlackBerry Q10, sold out first wave of smartphones in two hours.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Launches 7-Inch Budget Tablet
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
All Thumbs? Tablet Keyboard Promises To Help
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Kalq, soon available for Android devices, re-orders the keyboard layout to speed typing with two thumbs.
Galaxy S4 Vs. iPhone 5: Display Shoot-Out
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Samsung's OLED screens have made significant improvements, putting the Galaxy S4's display on par with the iPhone 5's LCD screen.
Education Data: Privacy Backlash Begins
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Privacy and education experts sound alarms about the movement to capture and analyze more and more student data, even as edu tech companies decry ulterior motives.
Smartphones Outpace Feature Phones, Samsung Leads
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
More smartphones than feature phones shipped in the first quarter, an industry first, says IDC.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
iPad Loses Share To Android, Windows Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
Google Eyes Social News Aggregator Wavii
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Windows 8 devices with touchscreens are getting more affordable. But with new, more powerful models on the horizon, is now the time to buy?
NASA Uses Smartphones As Satellites
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Three PhoneSats, powered by HTC Nexus One and Samsung Nexus S, launch into space as a lower cost alternative to traditional satellites.
5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
Samsung Galaxy S 4: 11 Clever Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 smartphone features solid hardware and a variety of innovative software capabilities, making it one of the best choices now. Take a closer look.
Apple CEO Wary Of Phablets
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Tim Cook says Apple won't introduce a large-screen device if it means iPhone users must make tradeoffs.
BlackBerry Q10: The QWERTY Phone To Beat
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Early reviews heap praise on BlackBerry's latest smartphone, especially for its versatile keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Oozes Innovation
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy S4 may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
Apple CEO Promises Fresh Product Crop
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Reporting strong earnings, Apple says it plans to boost its stock with a $55 billion increase in its capital return plan.
CIO Profiles: Ellen Borkowski Of Union College
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Ellen Borkowski's CIO responsibilities at small liberal arts college include her twin technology objectives: make teaching and learning more effective.
ARM Earnings Rise As PC Market Falls
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Chip designer's Q1 profits jump 44% -- another data point illustrating how mobile devices are eroding the traditional Wintel PC empire.
European Students Need Better Tech Training, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
IT is distributed unevenly across schools, with 20% of secondary students never using computers for school work, reports European Commission.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Nokia 928 From Verizon Hits In May
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Latest Windows Phone will be the first Nokia flagship sold by Verizon Wireless.
Google Now Destined For Google.com?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Telltale code on a Google test web page suggests that Google Now, the service that displays appointments and other personalized info on Android screens, will soon be part of the desktop.
Vidyo Videoconferencing Coming To Internet2
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Internet2 member universities will soon be able to add Vidyo to their subscriptions for high-speed network access.
Facebook Home Draws Early Interest, Lousy Reviews
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
About 500,000 people have downloaded Facebook's Android home screen software, but the reviews suggest it isn't seeing much use.
Is Apple Looking For Tim Cook Replacement?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Apple board may have started secret search for new CEO, one report says.
Google App Makes Charity Social
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
One Today encourages users to give $1 a day to nonprofit organizations.
British Increasingly Use Smartphones To Visit Government Websites
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
23% of visits to government websites are now from mobile devices, says IT trade association Socitm.
Google CEO Hints At New Motorola Hardware
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Motorola has shown "impressive velocity and execution" with new products in development, says Larry Page.
New iPad To Be Thinner, Lighter: Report
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Next Apple iPad expected to weigh a little over one pound, debut in fall.
Microsoft Office, Server Sales Fuel Strong Earnings
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's financials showed a strong, diversified company. Windows 8 concerns aren't going away, though, and neither are questions about the company's long-term influence.
Google Profits Top Estimates
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
CEO Larry Page hints at future products and defends his company's long-shot bets.
HP Unveils Online 'STEMx' Courses For Teachers
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
HP Catalyst Academy will offer teachers MOOC-driven "mini-courses" on traditional STEM disciplines, plus other high-tech subjects.
Twitter Music Now Playing
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Twitter lets you discover new musical artists with the help of your friends and followers.
Android Smartphone Sellers Should Patch, Refund Or Perish
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
FTC should crack down on wireless carriers and smartphone manufacturers that put their customers at risk by failing to update Android devices.
MOOC Founder Stresses Partnership With Teachers
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Lynda Weinman assures educators that popular tutorials website Lynda.com wants to be a resource, not a replacement, for schools and universities.
BlackBerry 10.1 SDK Points To New Features
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
BlackBerry's new 10.1 software development kit shows off what's next for the smartphone platform.
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