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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in May 2014
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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Surface Pro 3 Vs. World: Mobile Smackdown
Slideshows  |  5/30/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet has ambitions that cross product categories. How does it compare to top mobile devices from Apple, Samsung, and others?
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Google's Self-Driving Cars Have No Steering Wheel
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Smartphoning While Walking: App Says Look Up!
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Softbank's new app, Stop Aruki Sumaho, urges pedestrians to avoid collisions and injuries.
Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Toshiba's new mobile devices range from a $199 Windows 8.1 tablet for budget shoppers to powerful hybrid two-in-one laptops aimed at pros.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
LG G3 Packs Big Screen, Kill Switch
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
LG's latest flagship smartphone boasts quad HD display and laser-aided camera.
Feature Phones Almost Extinct In US
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Smartphones accounted for seven of eight devices shipped in the US during the first quarter, with Apple and Samsung leading the way, research says.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014  | 
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook Audio Recognition: What To Expect
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook's latest mobile app feature uses your device's microphone to listen in on songs, TV, and movies. Here's what you need to know before you opt in.
HP's $99 Android Tablet
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
Facebook Fights Malware With Free Security Software
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Facebook partners with Trend Micro and F-Secure to provide free antimalware scanning that sends alerts if your device becomes infected.
Chrome OS Update Improves Security, Supports Folders
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Chrome OS's new features include support for the "OK Google" hot word for Google Now.
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
FCC Busts Online Retailer For Counterfeit Smartphones
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
FCC's Enforcement Bureau charges Panasystem with importing devices marked with unauthorized Samsung and BlackBerry labels.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's Missing
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest tablet boasts some dramatic improvements, but the pricey device still lacks some key features.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014  | 
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
YouTube Courts Twitch
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
Apple Settles With Motorola: Samsung Next?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Apple's move to end litigation suggests that the company may finally be ready to end its war against Android and go back to innovating.
Microsoft Kinect: Inexpensive Big Data Tool
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Global shipping giant DHL discovers that motion sensors used by Microsoft's Kinect are great for scanning pallets -- and relatively cheap to buy.
Microsoft Surface: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  5/17/2014  | 
Microsoft will release new Surface tablets on Tuesday. Here's how CEO Satya Nadella could cause a stir.
Phablet Sales Surge: What Will Apple Do?
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Apple may have the highest share of high-priced smartphones, but it has zero share of the exploding market for phablets.
Xiaomi, Samsung Use Color To Fight iPad
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Xiaomi reveals Android-based iPad Mini clone, while Samsung preps colorful new tablets.
Google Glass Sale: It's On
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
Isis Claims 20,000 New Wallets Per Day
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Mobile payments service Isis says it's rapidly adding users to its tap-to-pay mobile wallet service.
Google I/O 2014: 8 Things To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014  | 
A revamped Google Glass would make a splash. What other wonders -- or washouts -- might Google unveil at its upcoming developer shindig?
Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
Microsoft TechEd: Office 365 Gets Smarter
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Microsoft Office general manager Julia White talks Office for iPad, turning average users into data gurus, and the future of enterprise social.
Motorola Moto E: Feature Phone Killer
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Moto E undercuts the competition with respectable features and a rock-bottom price.
LG Intros G Pad Tablets
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
LG fills out portfolio with 7-, 8-, and 10-inch tablets, offers sneak peek at upcoming Android-based G Watch.
Wearables Plus IoT: Preparing Amid Paranoia
Commentary  |  5/12/2014  | 
Consider these three ways to honor user privacy while also giving customers a new experience via a wearable device.
Microsoft Surface: Why More Is More
Commentary  |  5/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may debut an expanded lineup of Surface tablets on May 20 -- including a bigger model. This could be just what Microsoft's tablets need to finally succeed.
5 Ways Snapchat Violated Your Privacy, Security
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Snapchat settles FTC allegations that the company lied to consumers about the application's security and privacy. Here's what you should know.
Apple + Beats Doesn't Make Sense
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
Apple reportedly plans to buy Beats Audio, maker of headphones and operator of a music streaming service. What's unclear is how Apple will benefit from the deal.
State Of Unified Communications 2014
Steal Our Slides  |  5/9/2014  | 
Unified communications moves into the fast lane, as more companies roll out the technology to improve employee collaboration.
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