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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in April 2014
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Bluetooth Smart: Secure Enough For Cars?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology -- also known as Bluetooth Smart - promises new conveniences to vehicle owners. But the security still needs work.
Google Car: What's Next?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
LG Makes Gains As G3 Debut Nears
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
LG is slowly building momentum for its smartphones, but the market still belongs to Samsung and Apple.
MacBook Air Update: More Battery, Less Cash
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Apple MacBook Air refresh features faster processors, longer battery life, and lower price points.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Galaxy S5 Camera Problem: Samsung Eats Crow
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Just one day after releasing an ad touting the GS5's camera over the iPhone's, Samsung must replace some devices due to faulty cameras.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Google Boosts Encryption In Chrome For Android
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Users of Chrome on Android devices should see improved speed and security.
Microsoft + Nokia: What's Next?
News  |  4/26/2014  | 
Microsoft now owns Nokia's handset business, and it must move quickly to offer new mobile devices, apps, and software.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
Marines Break From Ranks With BYOD Test
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
US Marine Corps will begin testing whether wireless carriers can deliver secure, dual-persona phone environments for the military.
Will Microsoft Launch Surface Mini Tablet In May?
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini could debut next month, based on new Amazon listings for accessories.
Apple iPhone Sales Lead To Record Quarter
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
iPhone sales were impressive, but Apple still faces challenges as iPad sales sag.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
OnePlus One: Premium Features, Entry-Level Price
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Chinese startup OnePlus targets would-be Galaxy S5 and HTC One buyers with inexpensive smartphone.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
Samsung's Next Frontier: Apps
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Samsung increasingly looks to software to compete against Apple and Google.
'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
8 Gadgets For The High-Tech Home
Slideshows  |  4/21/2014  | 
Meet George Jetson: From wireless door locks to scales that measure more than weight, these connected devices take your domicile digital.
Samsung Galaxy S5: My First Week
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Samsung's latest Android smartphone proves an all-around solid performer -- and can survive a 30-minute dunk in liquid.
Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Use Facebook's newest setting to disable auto-play videos and ads on desktop, limit them to WiFi on iOS and Android.
Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
Address these areas when building apps -- or brace yourself for a PR and liability nightmare should an attacker find and exploit a flaw.
Chrome Remote Desktop For Android: First Look
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Google's new app lets Android smartphone and tablet users access Windows and Mac PCs remotely.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
NASA Tests Technologies For Deep Space Exploration
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
An oxygen recycling system, optical communications, and a deep space atomic clock top the space agency's list of priorities.
Telehealth Gains Momentum In Obamacare Era
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act's focus on population health and cost-cutting is encouraging providers and insurers to invest in remote healthcare technologies.
Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.
Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Build Cost Examined
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Samsung calls early sales brisk for new smartphone, which costs $256 to build. By comparison, 32-GB iPhone 5s costs Apple $207 to manufacture.
Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough.
Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Facebook's own e-money service could make the company millions, but would you trust it with your cash?
Google Glass: 5 Reasons I Won't Buy
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google Glass is available for one day only to anyone willing to plunk down $1,500. Here's why I'm saying no.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear Smartwatches Hit Stores
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Samsung refines Galaxy smartphone, launches three wearable Gear devices. Will consumers bite?
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
'Escape From Windows XP' With Microsoft Game
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Microsoft releases arcade-style game in lighthearted attempt to discourage use of outdated operating system. Can you beat the blue screen of death?
Facebook Unfriends In-App Mobile Messaging
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Facebook is phasing out the in-app chat feature in its iOS and Android apps and wants users to download a separate app to chat with friends.
Apple Loses iOS Designer Greg Christie
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Greg Christie, designer responsible for iPhone user interface, will retire as Jony Ive is given more control.
Google Glass For Parkinson's: 10 Findings
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
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