News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in July 2011
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How To Root Your EVO 3D With Linux
News  |  7/30/2011  | 
You can root your HTC EVO 3D phone with Unrevoked and Alpharev's Revolutionary tool. Just follow these steps.
Flash Alternative: Adobe Previews Edge HTML5 Software
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Designers and developers can use the HTML5 authoring tools to create animated graphics using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript.
BYTE Wireless Radio Episode 19
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Listen to Fritz Nelson, Gina Smith and Craig Johnston dig into the week in mobile -- episode 19 of BYTE Wireless Radio.
Is Amazon Hiding A Tipping Point In Its New Tablet?
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
If and when Amazon releases an iPad-killer of a tablet, it won't be its industrial design or user interface that might tip the industry on its ear. If such a tablet is released, it's reliance on Amazon's Whispernet and the business model behind it could be a tipping point.
Google Search On Tablets Gets A Do Over
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Google has refreshed the design of its web-based search tool for tablets such as the iPad, Xoom, and Tab 10.1.
Dell Streak 10 Pro Introduced In China
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market.
4 Top 4G Smartphones
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Looking for a '4G' smartphone? Here are the best of the bunch currently available from U.S. network operators.
Mobile Marketplace Wars: Android Market Adds Movies, Books
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Google's application store for smartphones gets a new look and allows users to buy e-books and rent movies.
11 iPad Apps For Better Collaboration
Slideshows  |  7/28/2011  | 
The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
Bad Cell Phone Behavior: Are You Being Rude?
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
More than 20% of those surveyed can't stand it when people talk too loudly on their phone in public. Here are more examples of bad cell phone behavior that get on our nerves.
How To Restrict Apps And Other Content On iOS Devices
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's how to protect certain apps or content from being viewed by young ones.
Motorola Shipped 440,000 Tablets In Q2
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Motorola may have topped Wall Street estimates, but it sold only 440,000 tablets and 4.4 million smartphones in its most recent quarter.
Google Fashion Police Want You; Microsoft Mango Struts Stuff
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Dear Google says you're emailing like it's 1999. Take a visual tour of Microsoft's "Mango" smartphone OS.
Android Leaves Apple iOS In The Dust
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Google's smartphone software pulls away from Apple iPhone platform in mobile OS market share race.
BBM 6.0 Brings Social To Mobile Apps
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 turns the popular app from an IM service into a social platform, with benefits for BlackBerry app developers.
Androids Returned More Than Other Gadgets
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Just how high are return rates for the platform? One source stirs the pot.
7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango
Slideshows  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.
Keeping Corporate Data Off Mobile Devices With VDI
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
By turning handhelds into the ultimate thin client, remote virtual desktops provide a crisp boundary between personal and enterprise apps and data.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix.
Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
"Superphone" selling at an average clip of 59,000 units per day, even before U.S. launch.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Shipped To Phone Makers
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft promises 500 new features in first major update to its new mobile operating system.
Microsoft And SUSE, Mozilla And Google: Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond cashes in on Linux licenses, while Mozilla creates a new open source mobile operating system.
How To Open Blank Pages In Mobile Safari
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Many users like to set their browser's homepage to blank. Here's how to do it in Mobile Safari.
HTC Wants To Settle Patent Suit With Apple
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
A preliminary ruling in favor of Apple has HTC--and its U.S. Android phone business--in a precarious position.
Computing at Chaos Manor: Pournelle's Mailbag
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Jerry Pournelle answers BYTE reader email.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Mozilla Plans Open Web Operating System
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
With "Boot to Gecko," Mozilla is challenging the proprietary mobile empires: Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
Verizon Rolls Out LTE Laptop, Tablet
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
HP's laptop brings 4G Long Term Evolution to mobile computing, but price of Verizon's data plans may feel like a speed trap.
RIM Shares Rise On Layoffs, Exec Shuffle
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Investors believe changes will help stanch smartphone maker's losses for now, but longer-term challenges remain.
Microsoft-Watchers See A Company In Decline
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
How much trouble is Windows in? Microsoft-watchers say the company's fortunes have turned.
Android Legal Troubles Benefit Windows Phone
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Some phone manufactures are having second thoughts about using the open source Android platform, given aggressive legal actions by Microsoft and Apple.
Secret CIO: When Reboot Has A Silver Lining
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The 3 minutes that my netbook takes to restart prove critical to my effectiveness as a CIO. Here's why.
Amazon Tablet Is Strong iPad Competitor, Consumers Say
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
When Amazon's tablet arrives this fall, consumers will be paying attention.
LogMeIn Helps iPads , Work Data Play Safely
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
Intuit QuickBooks For Android Debuts
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Intuit looks to give SMBs a faster way to invoice with QuickBooks Mobile and other business apps for Android smartphones.
RIM And Cisco Feel The Pain
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
BlackBerry-maker slashes 10% of workforce. But bigger problems loom: Has RIM missed the application boat?
iPhone 5: One-Third Of Consumers Can't Wait
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The hype surrounding the unannounced Apple iPhone 5 has grown so intense that 35% of people polled by PriceGrabber say they already plan to buy.
Blackberry Maker RIM To Lay Off 10%
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Research In Motion also shakes up executive ranks as it looks to keep Apple and Google within its sites.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Finalized, Phones Coming
Commentary  |  7/24/2011  | 
Microsoft's big update to its mobile phone platform is released to manufacturers. Will Nokia deal bear fruit?
How To Set Up Windows 7 Media Center For Best TV Watching
News  |  7/24/2011  | 
Here's how to set up Window Home Media Center for watching TV, cable and other media.
How To Use iPads As Verizon FiOS Remotes
News  |  7/24/2011  | 
Tired of losing the remote? Control your TV with your tablet!
Keep Others From Sharing Your Circle Posts on Google+
News  |  7/23/2011  | 
Here's how to disable sharing private conversations on Google+
How To Get the Google+ App for iPhone on Your iPad
News  |  7/23/2011  | 
Here's a workaround to get the Google+ iPhone app on your iPad.
Wanted: Better Mobile App Performance -- Now.
Commentary  |  7/23/2011  | 
Impatient mobile users expect mobile apps to load faster -- and for many, five seconds is the limit.
Verizon, Microsoft Results: More Consumerization To Come
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Still trying to ignore consumer IT in the enterprise? This week's news should make you wake up.
BlackBerry PlayBook Wins Security Clearance From Feds
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
RIM's tablet is the first to pass the Federal Information Processing Standard, deeming it secure enough for use by U.S. government workers.
Apple's Next Buy: Hulu?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
The on-demand provider of streaming movies and TV shows could provide valuable content for Cupertino's mobile and desktop platforms.
Verizon Trails AT&T On New iPhone Activations
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Posting strong second-quarter financial report, Verizon Wireless trounces AT&T in net subscriber additions, but lags on key metric.
Amazon's New Tablet, Pournelle on Space and Ron White's Secret Weapon.
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Sources say Amazon's new tablet will rely on the same Whispernet and Whispersync service that its Kindles use, but for video, music and photos with Cloud Drive
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