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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in May 2012
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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Slideshows  |  5/31/2012  | 
Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
Smartphone App Slices Big Data For Political Campaigns
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Campaign Manager Dashboard app for iPhone and Android puts data on 100 million voters and powerful analytics in campaign workers' hands.
Google Play Store Beefs Up Hardware Section
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Google sells more hardware in the Google Play Store with the addition of accessories for the Galaxy Nexus. Is Google stocking up ahead of the Nexus tablet launch?
Intel Smartphones Slowly Spread To New Markets
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Intel-based Xolo San Diego lands in the British Isles on June 6, while Lenovo LePhone K800 hits China today. Both run Google's Android platform.
IBM, Siri, And How MDM Can Save BYOD
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Did IBM really need to shut down Siri on its company-issued iPhones? BYTE interviews Zenprise about mobile device management tools and the future of BYOD.
Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Along with global telecom heavyweights including AT&T and Verizon, Vodafone looks to develop an open mobile applications marketplace.
Latest Leaks: What Next iPhone Might Look Like
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
If the latest leak stories are to be believed, the iPhone 5--or whatever Apple calls the next iPhone--will be a longer device and have a cool new 3D Maps app. Here's the scoop.
Where Did Help Go? Today's Software Assistance Is Lame
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Software companies used to put a lot of money and effort into help systems. Now it's been thrown in the trash. Need help? What we're left with is Google and Siri.
Slumping RIM Explores Strategic Options
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
RIM faces $1 billion inventory write-down, massive layoffs, and senior executive defections. Beleaguered smartphone maker hires bankers to analyze strategic options.
Apple's Tim Cook Talks Siri, Steve, And Competition
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Apple CEO said a lot without saying too much when AllThingsD grilled him Tuesday night.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
Diet Coda: The iPad Text Editor That Satisfies
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Diet Coda turns iPads into Web developer productivity machines. It provides a code editor that can work with files on remote servers, code highlighting, and a keyboard that displays important additional keys depending on which programming language is used (HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby). It also includes an SSH client that provides secure remote shell access.
Diet Coda: Visual Tour Of An iPad Code Editor
Slideshows  |  5/29/2012  | 
Diet Coda lets Web developers leave their notebooks at home. The $19.99 code editor for the iPad from Panic, Inc., is portable friendly, including an adaptive keyboard that tunes itself to programming languages for making it fast and easy to work with remote files.
SendHub Manages SMS Like Email
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
SendHub lets you send messages to groups within organizations to evoke a faster response.
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III, Music Hub
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Samsung launches its long-awaited Galaxy S III, which will compete directly with Apple's iPhone 4S and other top-tier smartphones.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012  | 
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
Facebook Phone Faces Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  5/28/2012  | 
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail.
Virtualization Is Future Of Mobile Devices
News  |  5/26/2012  | 
Both for businesses' mobile security and user friendliness, no approach is more compelling than mobile virtualization. Virtualization, which lets both business and personal OS sessions run on the same phone simultaneously, might not become available until Apple "invents" it--but it's coming, one way or another.
10 Don't-Miss Stories: Tech Week In Review
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Nokia Launches Budget Windows Phone Lumia 610
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Nokia's Windows Phone lineup now covers all the bases, from the low-end Lumia 610 to the high-end Lumia 900.
Angry Birds Malware Sparks $78,000 Fine
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
British regulators crack down on Latvian company behind the RuFraud malware scheme that placed 27 fake versions of Android apps, including Angry Birds Space, on Google Play.
Tablet And Phablet Use Rises Steadily
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Tablets and phone/tablet combos are here to stay, according to Millennial Media and ABI Research. More than 208 million phablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Note, will ship in 2015.
Memo to Apple: Siri's Charms Fading Fast
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
If Apple doesn't improve its Siri iPhone 4S personal assistant, a breakup is coming. Performance issues, privacy worries may outweigh the magic.
Android, iOS Crush BlackBerry Market Share
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
IDC's worldwide ranking of smartphone platforms sees RIM dip below 10% as Android and iOS continue to make big gains.
Axis: Enough To Make Yahoo A Contender Again?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Yahoo hopes new Axis mobile browser will help the company regain some of its search ad business glory.
Dell, HP Caught In Apple-Amazon Crossfire
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
While Apple grabs a bigger part of the laptop market, Amazon continues to build on its cloud track record.
Google's 7-Inch Tablet: $199, Coming In July?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Google's first branded Android tablet may become available as soon as July, sporting a 7-inch display and a pricetag designed to woo buyers away from Kindle Fire and iPad.
Jury: Android Doesn't Violate Oracle Patents
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In a devastating blow to Oracle's claims against Google for creating a Java variant, the jury has found for Google in the meat of the case.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Evernote Best Practices: Try These Advanced Features, Apps
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Evernote is changing the way people keep track of their work. Here are a few best practices we gleaned from Evernote For Dummies.
Microsoft Drops Aero From Windows 8
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
Why is Microsoft dropping the "glassy" Aero look from Windows 8, as announced last week? Battery life could be one reason.
5 Mobile Metrics That Matter For SMBs
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Seeing low usage of your mobile apps? Tons of uninstalls? Focus on these numbers to improve your SMB mobile strategy.
Android 4.0: HTC, Motorola, Sony Chart Different Paths
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Some manufacturers are choosing not to bestow Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their aging gear. Here are some that will offer the update.
IBM: Sorry, Siri. You're Not Welcome Here
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
IBM bans Apple's Siri voice assistant from its networks due to potential security risks.
Researchers 'Map' Android Malware Genome
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
New initiative promotes sharing of Android malware research worldwide, beefing up mobile anti-malware tools
How iCloud Helped To Identify An iPhone Thief
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Via iCloud's automatic back-up feature, an iPhone user discovers that her phone's thief works for Disney
The Google/Motorola Deal is Done. What Now?
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility is complete, but there are still many unanswered questions. Will Moto's Droid phones have some home field advantage for Android? Or does the real special secret behind this deal revolve around Motorola's popular line of TV set top boxes?
GameMaker Promises Drag-n-Drop Game Creation
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Game authoring tools make computer game creation accessible to the masses. Is GameMaker: Studio the next Flash?
Tesla's Electric Sedan Hits The Road In June
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Model S luxury sedan boasts the longest range of any all-electric car.
Next-Gen iPhone To Feature Larger, Sharper Display
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Top contender for Apple's new iPhone display is believed to measure 3.95 inches at 1136 x 640 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
5 Things Motorola's New CEO Must Do
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Motorola Mobility, which now belongs to Google, has a new CEO. Here's what he needs to do right away to get the company moving in the right direction.
London Police Test Smartphone Data Dump Kits
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
British police train their own forensic specialists to test suspects' mobile devices in the station, saving the time and expense of using specialized forensics labs.
Charlie Miller Makes iPhones Better By Attacking Them
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Apple products have gotten a lot more secure over the years, and Dr. Charlie Miller is one reason why. He is the leading authority on the vulnerabilities and exploits of Mac OS and iOS and has won awards in the field. How did he get to this place and what matters to him?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: Second Look At Great 7-Inch Tablet
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
This new low-cost 7-inch Android tablet has virtually everything you'd want in a compact, thin, lightweight, low-cost device. It's a great mobile companion for both work and pleasure, includes many worthwhile Android apps, and is priced low enough that it's hard to justify NOT getting one.
CIA's View Of Mobile, Internet Use: By The Numbers
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Here's what the CIA sees as the use of mobile phones completely outpaces use of the Internet.
Cable Giants Open 50,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Five cable companies, including Comcast and Time Warner, have agreed to let subscribers roam freely on Wi-Fi networks operated by one another.
Is iPatch Tuesday In Apple's Future?
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
iOS devices are all over the enterprise. Security threats against them might or might not exist, but they are certainly possible. The only responsible course of action for Apple is to make its update process transparent and predictable.
Nokia Burning Cash, But AT&T Has Hope
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Nokia's investors have long had reason to worry, and new analysis points to trouble ahead. Can Windows Phone turn things around?
Samsung Racks Up 9M Galaxy S III Preorders
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Samsung's premier device for 2012 has received 9 million preorders weeks ahead of launch.
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