News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in June 2011
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Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For First Time
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
From March to May, 55% of people who purchased new mobile phones in the U.S. bought a smartphone, according to Nielsen.
RIM Employee Blasts Leadership In Letter, RIM Responds
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
A well-placed manager at Research In Motion has published a letter to the company's executives, beseeching them to make the bold decisions needed to save the company. Late Thursday, RIM responded.
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Close Suspended Background Apps in iOS 4
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Here's how to close a suspended app in iOS 4.
HP TouchPad Review: OS Beauty Vs. Design Bulk
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
HP's TouchPad won't make you put down your iPad 2, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will make you wish those tablets had the TouchPad's software innovations and user experience.
Cisco Launches App Store For Its Cius Tablet
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
AppHQ lets enterprise IT personnel control app acquisition, installation, and management on Cisco tablet hardware.
RIM's QNX Problem: Superphone Needed, Clock Ticking
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Research in Motion is said to have shelved plans for a 10-inch PlayBook, to ship a QNX-based BlackBerry sooner. This is exactly what RIM needs to do.
Verizon's LTE 4G Galaxy Tab Priced At $529
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
You can now order the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will ship in four to six weeks and cost only a few dollars more than the Wi-Fi version.
How To Set Up New User Accounts In Win 7, Vista
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
If your family shares one or more computers at home, take a cue from the office and set up multiple user accounts.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011  | 
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Fring Tops Facetime On iPad
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fring's free video chatting software lets iPad users to chat with up to four different people at once.
Quickly Delete Multiple Photos From RIM PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to batch delete BlackBerry photos.
Easily Delete Multiple Emails On Your iOS Devices
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Delete messages on your iOS device in batches.
Change The Wallpaper On Your BlackBerry PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default background image on the RIM Blackberry PlayBook.
Change RIM PlayBook's Default Search Engine
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default Bing search engine on your RIM PlayBook.
Add or Remove Files And Folders On iPad Dock
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
An easy way to add or remove files and folders on your iPad dock.
Android Reaches Half A Million Daily Activations
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Google's Andy Rubin says Android is growing at more than 4% per week, as Strategy Analytics reports that 42% of businesses now support Google's smartphone platform.
Which Wireless Networks Are Fastest? Verizon And AT&T
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
In a 21-city test of U.S. 3G and 4G networks, PC Magazine found that Verizon's 4G network performed the fastest overall in major metro areas, but AT&T won in the heartland.
Two iPhones Landing In September: Analyst
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone come the fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank analyst.
Windows Phone Success Depends On Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2011  | 
The platform has to compare well to Android and iOS on base features, but that alone won't cut it. Is Microsoft creating enough app momentum?
How To Use Windows 7 Restore Points
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
If your Windows 7 PC has become unstable or corrupt, here's how to retrieve happier times using a restore point.
How To Add Website Shortcuts to RIM's PlayBook Home Screen
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
It's easy to add website shortcuts to your PlayBook home screen.
How To Convert FLV Video Files for Viewing On an iPad
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Freeware Friday: Handbrake convert FLV files to an iOS-compatible format.
How To Download Online Videos with Safari
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Download public domain movies and other videos in Apples Safari web browser.
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
Is Ice Cream Sandwich Eating Honeycomb's App Lunch?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Honeycomb-based tablets have been in the market for more than four months now, and there's still a depressing lack of dedicated Android tablet apps. What gives?
4G Wireless Bill Asks Carriers To Prove Speed
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Vendors throw around the term 4G around in the same way that some snack companies abused "low fat." One lawmaker wants the carriers to clearly spell out what 4G means.
Mobile Government: Feds Seek Improved Strategy, Coordination
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Making Mobile Gov, a GSA initiative, aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the ways the federal government employs mobile technology.
Apple Gets Serious About iOS Data Protection
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Its iCloud service will be a one-stop content, document, application, and configuration synchronization service for mobile devices and PCs.
Android Smartphones 4x More Likely To Break Than BlackBerrys
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Devices that run Google's Android platform have the highest number of technical support calls for hardware problems. RIM's devices have the lowest.
Revealed: Nokia's 'Sea Ray' Windows Phone
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
The Finnish phone maker's first Microsoft-based device appears to be a modified version of the N9.
HP Pivot Repackages App Store For TouchPad Tablet
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Monthly digital magazine aims to help TouchPad owners peruse new webOS applications at their leisure.
How To Rip And Convert DVDs to MKV Format in Windows 7
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Here's how to back up DVDs to a quality MKV format.
14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011  | 
From a NASA app that keeps you up to date on space news to a Smithsonian app that shows what you'd look like as a caveman, federal agencies have cooked up innovative mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. Here are 14 of the most popular.
Air Force Brass Get Secure Smartphones
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
General Dynamics will provide 300 new devices to leaders of the military service branch, part of a broader move across the Department of Defense to make classified data more portable.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
4G Not Critical For Smartphone Buyers
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
But given the bulk discounts available to business buyers, the price difference between 3G and 4G smartphones is likely to be negligible.
The Ultimate 'Business' Pad Defined
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
The tablet I want might not be what my employer wants--and that might not matter all that much.
How to Automate Disk Defragging in Windows XP
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Here's how to set XP to automatically defrag the system hard drive.
Inside Windows Phone Mango
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft sent out devices loaded with the next version of Windows Phone and the reviews are starting to appear. But the company needs to do more to ensure the launch is successful.
Quickly Access Spotlight Search in iOS
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Here's how to quickly access Spotlight Search in iOS.
Nokia's N9 Beautiful, But Not Business-Ready
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The first--and last--MeeGo handset is a gorgeous piece of hardware that will have little impact on Nokia's smartphone ambitions.
RIM PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab Get OS Upgrades
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0.6 adds support for Flash Player Mobile 10.3 and Adobe AIR 2.7. Android 3.1 brings improved USB compatibility and boost Wi-Fi performance.
How To Root Your Droid 2 or Droid 2 Global
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Get total control of your Evo 4g phone by rooting it.
Mobile Apps Help Ease Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
A UCLA study suggests that linking mobile sensors that monitor physiological functions and physical activities to smartphones may help reduce the risk of rehospitalization.
How To Root Your Evo 4G Phone In Ubuntu Linux
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Gain more control of you Evo 4G phone by rooting it.
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