HTC One X: Big Screen In Thin, Fast Phone
HTC's new HTC One X packages a big, beautiful screen in a thin and light phone. Although not perfect, it's a compelling smart phone we'd consider buying ourselves.
4G Case Turns iPod Touch Into an iPhone
The FreedomPop case for the iPod Touch gives it 4G connectivity and the company provides a free plan. Add a VoIP service like Skype and you've got the equivalent of an iPhone. The case is actually a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to eight other devices.
The Death Of 'Open'
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
Good, Bad And Ugly Of Fingerprint Scanning
Apple's recent purchase of Authentec points toward the possibility of a fingerprint-secured iPad. There are some advantages to the technology, some disadvantages, and some dangers.
Long Island Railroad Rolls Out NFC Pilot Project
Soon, commuters on the Long Island Rail Road might be able to use their smart phones to pay for passes. Test stations have been rolled out in the first step of an ambitious plan to use near field communications (NFC) for payments and information.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Windows RT Won't Run Some Old Printers
Windows on ARM was always going to need a lot of new driver work, but it appears that Microsoft's commitment to supporting devices on the low-cost Windows version is tentative. Only some printers will be supported.
NFC Phone Hacking and Other Mobile Attacks
Just by getting a few centimeters from a phone running NFC (Near Field Communications) with a malicious NFC tag you can take control of that phone. Charlie Miller demonstrated the attack at Black Hat using an Android phone and some test devices he created.
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
Mobile Developers Prefer iOS Over Android
Mobile developers would rather create apps for iOS than Android, according to the Appcelerator/IDC Q2 2012 Mobile Developer Report. Why? Android has done a poor job of courting the enterprise with mobile device management solutions.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
BYOD policies are great--but now that mobile device management is a priority, what about the applications on those devices? Learn why an enterprise app store might be just what you need.
Mobile Device Backup
Android and Apple devices make backup a challenge for IT. Look to smart policy, cloud services and MDM.
Shared Data Plans Complicate BYOD
The end of per-device billing by AT&T, Verizon, and soon others means that accounting for BYOD in a company will become trickier. The answer probably is to change the nature of employee reimbursement.
Nexus 7 Arrival Incites 7-Inch Tablet Brawl
Apple's 9.7-inch iPad set the gold standard on tablet size. Competitors have offered a variety of different screen sizes, but none have had as much impact as the Google Nexus 7.
Google Revenue Robust, CEO Recovering
CEO Larry Page may have lost his voice, but his company keeps delivering health revenue growth. Google says enterprise business has reached a tipping point.