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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in June 2013
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10 Great Gadgets From The Future
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
They're highly anticipated, heavily hyped and possibly wonderful, at least until the reviews arrive.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Google Tweaks Android, iOS Apps
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google has updated a number of its mobile apps recently. We break down some of the biggest changes.
What Is Higher Education's Value Chain?
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Disruptive innovations mean higher education leaders must rethink what they do best.
Verizon Details 4G Network Plans
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
With its LTE 4G network offering almost complete coverage, Verizon looks to future technologies.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Google Works On Android-Based Gaming Console
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google plans Android-based devices such as a gaming console, smartwatch and a revised Nexus Q.
BlackBerry Ships Just 2.7 Million BB10 Phones
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's quarterly results show that sales of the company's BB10 platform and new smartphones aren't as strong as hoped.
Apple Dealt Setback In Samsung Lawsuit
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Judge says Apple can't add the Galaxy S4 to its existing patent suit against foe Samsung.
Kaplan Expands Gamification Of Online Courses
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
In pilot, online university used challenges and badges to spur students to work harder and improved grades by more than 9%.
Software Flaw Threatens LG Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Android devices at risk over vulnerability in backup software that can be exploited to provide root access to LG smartphones.
Adware Sneaks Onto Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
More than 1 million Android smartphone users unknowingly downloaded adware in the last year, says Lookout study.
3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Siri is teaching us to talk to and not just type on our devices. But will we be comfortable recording all our conversations to make voice a searchable app?
Nokia Brings Augmented Reality To Job Search
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Nokia's JobLens app for the Lumia smartphone helps job seekers "see" the open jobs available around them.
Mobile Ads Drain Battery Power
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Mozilla Firefox Opens Door To New Web Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
With support for WebRTC and Asm.js, Firefox 22 offers developers the framework to create compelling new Web applications.
iOS 7 Beta 2 Lands On iPad
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Apple has released a second beta version of iOS 7, making the OS available to the iPad and iPad Mini for the first time.
Sony Enters Phablet Fray, Debuts New SmartWatch
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Sony jumped feet first into the phablet market with the Xperia Z Ultra. It also announced a second-generation SmartWatch.
Many Higher Ed CIOs Want More IT Resources
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Other concerns include security, green practices, BYOD and staff limitations, according to survey.
NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Concerned dad, a Cisco engineer, established fake account to prove that social collaboration site for teachers was not using encryption.
Google Auto-Designed Ads Available To Merchants
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Through "dynamic remarketing" -- creating targeted ads based on customers' browsing activities -- Google says it can help merchants sell more.
iPads In The Classroom: Worth Doing Right
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Tablets in K-12 and higher education should not be technology for technology's sake.
Samsung Offers New Android Tablets
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Samsung has 3 tablets on deck for the U.S. market, including models with 10.1-, 8-, and 7-inch screens.
Facebook To Debut Flipboard-Like Reader For Mobile
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Facebook wants users to spend more time with the service and hopes that a mobile news-reading service will do the trick.
Samsung Unleashes New Mobile Devices: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/21/2013  | 
From a waterproof smartphone to a hybrid Windows/Android tablet, there's something for everyone in Samsung's new array of products. Here's a sneak peek at what's to come.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
McGraw-Hill Education Buys ALEKS Adaptive Learning Software
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ALEKS math software employs AI techniques for use in college placement assessments as well as K-12 education.
Samsung's Windows-Android Tablets Have Edge
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
New Samsung Ativ Q tablet's Android compatibility is an advantage compared to similar convertibles from the likes of Lenovo or Acer.
FAA Reconsiders Gadget Rules On Airplanes
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
Samsung's New Galaxy Smartphones, Unusual Tablets
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Samsung unveils hybrid tablet that runs Windows and Android apps and Galaxy smartphone that takes underwater pictures.
Instagram Adds Video, Plays Coy On Ads
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
Android App Offers Caller ID, Call Blocking
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
PrivacyStar bills itself as first app with ability to block calls and texts, add Caller ID and report abusive callers directly to FTC.
Microsoft Doesn't Buy Nokia: Good News
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Acquisition talks between Microsoft and Nokia recently broke down with no plans to revive them. We should all breathe a sigh of relief.
'Cheap' iPhone Won't Be Cheap
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Don't expect the low-cost plastic iPhone to be "cheap," says Pegatron CEO. Instead it will be a mid-range device with a mid-range price tag.
Lumosity's Unique Big Data Set Feeds Brain Research
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Best known for mind-sharpening games, Lumosity is letting scientists study its database of 40 million players to see how the brain works.
Why Schools Could Save Windows RT
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft released the Surface RT to much fanfare last fall, but so far, customers have stayed away. Could heavy discounts for schools be the key Windows RT's path to redemption?
Samsung Denies Zuckerberg's Facebook Phone Request
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Facebook wants to be "the second Google," but Samsung doesn't want to help it get there.
HTC Butterfly S Boasts Big Screen, Big Battery
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Butterfly S smartphone steals features from the popular HTC One.
Mobile Boom Means More Work For IT
Commentary  |  6/18/2013  | 
IT will become more active in mobile development and management as the number of mobile device users doubles in the next five years, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
HTC One Gains Share, Smaller Version Coming
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
HTC sits in third place behind Apple and Samsung. Meanwhile, the company is developing a smaller version of the One, called the One Mini.
LG Racks Up 1M Optimus G Pro Sales
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
LG's phablet device is popular in its home market of Korea. Elsewhere? That's another story.
Microsoft, Virgin Media Back U.K. 'Digital Maker' Initiative
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Microsoft links its Kudo game developers' site to U.K. IT educational initiative Make Things Do Stuff; meanwhile Virgin Media, others help create weekly online sessions to challenge young developers.
BlackBerry's Turnaround Hinges On Q10
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Strong early sales of the keyboard-packing Q10 give BlackBerry's resurrection a chance.
Android 5.0: What To Expect
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Next version of Google's smartphone and tablet OS debuts this fall, along with new Nexus-branded smartphones.
Google Grabs Half Of All Mobile Ad Revenue
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Despite its dominance in the mobile market, Google soon could face serious competition from Facebook.
Iowa State Chooses Cloud For Phone System
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
By switching to a cloud voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, ISU will save $600,000 annually on its campus phone network.
Why Microsoft Won't Release Office For The iPad
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Microsoft finally brought Office to iOS. Make no mistake: Its goal is to sell Office 365, not help Apple users. As long as Windows 8 struggles, don't expect to see Office on iPad.
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