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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in June 2012
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Google Chrome Comes To iPhone, iPad
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Google's Chrome browser will be available for the first time on the iPhone and iPad. Google Drive is also available on the iOS and on Chrome OS.
BYOD Driving Good Users Away From BlackBerry
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Due to BYOD, Good Technology says it is seeing more consumers move away from BlackBerry and onto consumer products. Companies are turning to Good Technology and other MDM providers to keep their data secure.
E-Stores Should Cater To Tablet Users, Study Says
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Social sites are driving more referrals but few conversions. Meanwhile, mobile traffic is also on the rise, with tablet visitors converting to buyers at almost the same rate as PC users.
Google's Risky Business
Commentary  |  6/29/2012  | 
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
RIM Explores Microsoft Alliance, Other Radical Moves
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
After more devastating losses and another massive layoff announcement, RIM is looking at more options, including partnering with Microsoft to put Windows Phone on BlackBerries, or selling access to its secure network.
RIM, Microsoft Marriage Makes Sense
Commentary  |  6/29/2012  | 
There's a lot of logic behind the idea of Microsoft either buying RIM's network or buying access to it. The security and the reach of the network would be a huge asset to Microsoft and worth a lot of money. But giving that access would be an admission of defeat for BlackBerry 10.
Microsoft Looms As White Knight For RIM
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Troubled smartphone maker seeks strategic options as BlackBerry 10 delayed until 2013.
Adobe Backs Off Flash Support on Android
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
The variety of devices and OS configurations makes it difficult for Adobe to optimize Android properly in a plugin general to the operating system, so the company will be withdrawing support for the plugin.
The iPhone 1.0 Anniversary Quiz
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012  | 
The iPhone was released 5 years ago. Read about how the iPhone changed the industry, and test your knowledge about the first of its kind.
Google Analytics Goes Mobile
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Developers and marketers can now use Google Analytics to understand mobile app usage.
Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012  | 
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012  | 
Google's Android 4.1 slate takes aim at Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire.
BlackBerry 10 Delay Could Spell RIM's Doom
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Research In Motion has postponed the release of its next-generation smartphone platform to 2013 and plans to lay off 5,000 employees. Is there any hope left?
Wireless Emergency Alert System Goes Live
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
FEMA, National Weather Service team to provide texting service intended to save lives in bad weather.
Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Hits iOS, IaaS Play
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service offering that competes with Amazon Web Services, while Chrome browser is now used by 310 million people, execs said at Google I/O.
Nokia Update Turns Lumia Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Patch for Lumia 710 and 800 also adds new camera features, but potential buyers may decide to wait for Windows Phone 8.
Google Drive iOS App: Essential Features Missing
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Google Drive for Apple's iOS platform hits the iPhone and iPad, but you're better off using the browser-based version.
Windows 8 Phones Easily Managed--Because It's Windows
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
The fact that Windows Phone 8 is Windows, and not a radical variant, means it can be managed like Windows. While other phones must be managed through new and separate management tools such as MobileIron, Windows Phone 8 plugs right into Active Directory. IT can use standard tools and consoles and deploy apps in the usual way.
Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
Slideshows  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
Google Nexus Q: Fight For Living Room On
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google's Nexus Q home media device lets Android phone and tablet users push content from their handhelds to a TV or stereo system.
Google Hardware Cred Grows With Nexus 7, Nexus Q
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Via the Google Play Store, Google now sells smartphones, tablets, a funky media device, and even accessories. Day one of Google I/O made the company's hardware player ambitions clear.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Does It Measure Up?
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google's newest OS sports fewer new features than previous updates. Instead, Android 4.1 focuses on improving core features and making the platform faster.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet Aims For Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, announced at Google I/O, doesn't try to be an iPad killer. Instead, it aims to supplant Amazon's Kindle as a media consumption device.
Huddle iPad App Recommends Relevant Documents To You
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Designed to compete with SharePoint, Huddle is an iPad app positioned as a content discovery and recommendation platform that can find documents for you.
Teardown: Inside Apple MacBook Pro
Slideshows  |  6/27/2012  | 
Our colleagues at UBM TechInsights did a partial teardown of the new MacBook Pro from Apple. We have the pictures. The disassembled unit appears to be the $2799 configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina screen. TechInsights did a separate teardown of the solid state drive (SSD) in the MacBook Pro, including x-ray images.
MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
Mobile device management is about a lot more than managing and monitoring mobile devices. It's a crucial CIO strategy challenge.
Google Launching Android 4.1 and Nexus 7 Tablet
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Rumors are that Google Wednesday will announce a Google-branded tablet, made by Asus, for under $200, and a new version of Android, code-named Jelly Bean, to run it. Cool as this might be, history suggests few users will enjoy Jelly Bean any time soon.
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Google Primed To Debut 7-Inch Tablet At I/O
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Mere hours before Google is set to take the stage at its developer conference in San Francisco, sources say its new 7-inch tablet will be the highlight of the show.
Consumerization of IT: A View From The Real World
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Executives from three very different industries--finance, healthcare, and distribution--discuss how they're coping with the consumerization of IT, in this panel discussion at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Dropbox Anxiety? WatchDox Tries To Ease CIO Fears
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Investment firm Blackstone uses the cloud file-sharing platform to live the dream: WatchDox gives users BYOD freedom while putting control in IT's hands.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Google Bouncer Beat Up By Security Researchers
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Google's gatekeeper for the Android app store has major growing pains ahead, as security researchers find ways to bypass it.
Firefox For Android Reborn
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.
RIM Is Broken, Morgan Stanley Says
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Research In Motion hires bankers to help it explore strategic options moving forward, but those bankers aren't too optimistic about the company's chances.
Swype Android Beta Adds Dragon Speech, Handwriting Recognition
Slideshows  |  6/25/2012  | 
Nuance's Swype app offers a new winning combination for fast typing on Android devices: gestures and Dragon speech recognition, with handwriting recognition thrown in for good measure.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Splashtop Releases 'Next Generation' Remote Desktop App For iOS
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Splashtop 2, the latest version of the desktop remote control app for iOS, supports new hardware, including the Retina display; speeds network traffic; and makes connections easier. Splashtop 2 can remotely control either Macs or Windows PCs from an iPad or iPhone.
Microsoft: We Won't Build Own Windows Phones
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft exec categorically denies reports that the company plans to bring its Surface tablet strategy to the smartphone market.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
Samsung Predicts 10M Galaxy S III Sales In July
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Samsung says its 2012 flagship smartphone will sell briskly through the summer, despite supply limitations.
Google Nexus Tablet Details Leak
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Specs for the Nexus 7, a Google-branded tablet with a seven-inch display, sneak out, pointing to a mid-level device with a competitive price.
Google I/O Preview: 9 Potential Products
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Get ready for Android Jelly Bean, Google's Nexus tablet, and a host of new products and services to launch at Google's developer conference this week.
Apple's Planned Obsolescence: Customer Revolt Brews
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Short term, Apple will make more money. Long term, it will annoy, and lose, even ardent device fans.
Microsoft May Build Own Windows Phone 8
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Microsoft might rile its hardware partners again by developing and bringing to market its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
Microsoft Surface To Start At $599?
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Microsoft risks alienating everyday consumers by pricing its self-branded tablets at a premium, analysts say.
Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android.
Why Microsoft Must Stop the Surface Madness
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
BYTE contributor George Ou got blowback when he predicted Microsoft's Surface tablets would fail. Well, he's standing his ground. Hanging with the cool Mac guy is just going to alienate all the PC customers who have made Microsoft great.
OmniFocus: Getting Things Done On iPad, Mac
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
OmniFocus is for people looking for a better way to manage their personal to-dos at home and on the go. It uses the Getting Things Done productivity system that was big a few years ago. The app is only for Apple devices, though, and mobile users will probably need to shell out for the desktop version, too, to be happy with the app.
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