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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in July 2012
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HTC One X: Big Screen In Thin, Fast Phone
Slideshows  |  7/31/2012  | 
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.
iPhone 5, iPad Mini Launch Date Revealed?
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Consumers eager to own Apple's next-generation mobile products may not have to wait much longer.
Apple Vs. Samsung: Opening Day In $2.5 Billion Case
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Samsung fears shadow of Steve Jobs will influence jurors in the heart of Apple country. Judge Koh says no and go; jury selection tries to move case forward.
4G Case Turns iPod Touch Into an iPhone
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
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.
Report: Apple To Announce iPhone 5 Sept. 12
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
If reports are accurate, Apple will announce and release its larger-screened iPhone and smaller-screened iPad in September, weeks earlier than expected.
Tired Of Security Problems? Change Rules Of Writing Code
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky says rewriting the rules of computer science is the way to avoid bugs, attacks, and other vulnerabilities.
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
The Death Of 'Open'
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
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
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
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
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
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.
Apple Swipes Fingerprint Security Company AuthenTec
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Could we soon see an iPad or iPhone or Mac from Apple that uses fingerprints for authentication?
Apple's Authentec Buy Hints At Secure iPad
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
$356 million acquisition of biometrics specialist suggests Apple might be getting serious about the enterprise client market.
Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync
Commentary  |  7/27/2012  | 
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
Samsung, Apple Widen Lead In Smartphone Race
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Samsung and Apple both gained ground on their smartphone competitors, while Chinese firm ZTE jumped into the top five vendors.
4 Ways Ford Is Exploring Next-Gen Car Tech
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
InformationWeek 500 Conference preview: Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas will discuss how the automaker is making software an ever more important part of the vehicle.
Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know
Slideshows  |  7/26/2012  | 
How will Apple's new iPhone stack up to Samsung's premier smartphone? Here's a look at some key considerations.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
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.
Will Microsoft Surface Tablet Cost $1,000?
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Gadget site lists Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet at a price that might be too steep for most consumers.
Windows RT Won't Run Some Old Printers
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
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.
Samsung's Smartphone Sales Trounce Apple's
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple in the second quarter. No wonder Apple's trying to protect its turf in court.
NFC Phone Hacking and Other Mobile Attacks
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
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 Vs. Samsung Trial: What's At Stake
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
The smartphone giants have been preparing for this IP battle, which kicks off July 30, for more than 14 months. Here's what they want.
Microsoft Exchange Servers Spoofed To Manipulate Mobile Devices
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Black Hat researcher demonstrates mobile man-in-the-middle proof-of-concept attack that allows for unauthorized remote wipes.
Google Glasses: Does This Make Sense?
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
Yes, I want Google Glass glasses. But here's why you probably won't.
Enterprise Still Likes Apple over Android
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
A Good Technology report reveals that enterprise companies are choosing Apples over Androids. On the flip side, Android activation is doubling in the enterprise.
Android App IDs Smartphone, Tablet Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Can Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and carriers be pressured to stop waiting months before patching known, exploitable vulnerabilities on their Android smartphones and tablets?
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
DARPA-Funded App Collects Android Vulnerability Data
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
The brainchild of start-up Duo Security, the X-Ray service will let users know whether their smartphones have vulnerable systems software and allow Duo to collect population statistics.
Android 'Bootkit' Malware On Rise, Especially In China
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
The latest quarterly threat report from security company AVG reaffirms existing trends in the growth of Android malware, but notes a new type of threat increasing in the wild: "bootkits".
Mobile Developers Prefer iOS Over Android
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
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.
7 Habits Of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
What does it take to launch a successful enterprise app store? Get seven tips to help you evolve your application management tactics.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
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.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
Apple Wins EU Ban Of Smaller Samsung Tablet
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
German court bans Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the European Union, but allows Samsung to continue selling its Tab 10.1N.
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.
iPhone 5 Dock Smaller: Accessory Headache
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
A smaller dock connector means the iPhone 5 will be incompatible with accessories made for Apple products going back nearly 10 years.
Samsung Galaxy S III: 10 Million Sold
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Samsung reached its 10 million unit sales goal for the Galaxy S III smartphone more than a week early, an executive says.
Samsung Moves 10 Million Galaxy S3 Smartphones
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Less than 2 months after release the Galaxy S III is Samsung's fastest selling smartphone. With the iPhone 5 not expected till October, sales should remain strong for months.
First Look: Windows 8 Office 2013 On Samsung Slate
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
The Samsung Slate hybrid with Windows 8 and the new Metro-enabled Office 2013 won't replace the iPad but it might be your next laptop.
Mobile Device Backup
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Android and Apple devices make backup a challenge for IT. Look to smart policy, cloud services and MDM.
Shared Data Plans Complicate BYOD
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
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.
Google Buys Sparrow To Lift Gmail
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Search giant's acquisition of email startup is about talent as much as product.
Nexus 7 Arrival Incites 7-Inch Tablet Brawl
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
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.
Apple, Samsung Patent Fight Draws Blood
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Apple and Samsung were each handed victories and defeats in court this week ahead of a patent trial scheduled to begin July 30.
Google Revenue Robust, CEO Recovering
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
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.
Olympics Viewing Habits Shift To Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
How will you watch the Olympics? Chances are if don't watch it on your computer, you'll catch it on your smartphone, or tablet--or both--according to a new survey.
Half Of Verizon Wireless Subscribers Use Smartphones
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Android sales surpass iPhone as Verizon's wireless unit reaches an important milestone during the second quarter.
Windows 8 Launch Date Revealed
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Microsoft announces a definitive date for the arrival of tablets and PCs running its new, touch-friendly OS.
Nokia's Ugly Lumia Truth In $1 Billion Loss
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Nokia recorded a loss of $1 billion on combined smartphone sales of 10.2 million--only 600,000 of which were shipped in the U.S.
AT&T, Verizon Shared Data Plans: Which Is Better?
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
AT&T just joined Verizon in offering a shared data plan. Which is better for you? We compare plan tiers and device costs.
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