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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in July 2013
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Apple iOS Fingerprint Scanner Has Security Limits
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Thumb-scan authentication for your smartphone might sound sexy, but bypasses remain all too easy.
Can Microsoft Rebound From Surface Flop?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Clearly, Microsoft's Surface tablets have bombed. Now what will the company do about it, and what does it mean for customers?
Samsung Galaxy Phones Edge iPhones In Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Two Samsung smartphones beat Apple's in latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Google To Replace AT&T Wi-Fi At Starbucks
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Starbucks kicks AT&T to the curb and chooses Google to provide free Wi-Fi at its 7,000 U.S. stores; Google promises speeds up to 10 times faster.
Google Glass: Autocorrect For Your Life?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
To offer the right assistance at the right moment, Google Glass will need workflow tech.
MOOC Students Attracted Most By Course Topics
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Of those who drop out, 68% said they got too busy to continue, according to Canvas survey.
10 Must-Try Travel Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Travel smarter for business and pleasure with these travel apps that deliver last-minute hotel deals, sightseeing discounts and even customized packing lists.
6 Top iOS Photo Apps
Slideshows  |  7/30/2013  | 
Is your iPhone's Photo Stream turning into a deluge? Use these apps to edit, organize and share pictures and videos.
Semester Online Adds Baylor, Temple, Southern Methodist
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
New partners join program allowing students to take semester of credit-bearing online undergraduate courses from top universities.
HTC Warns Of Q3 Loss
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Inventory costs, market slowdown seen as factors in company's ongoing struggles.
BlackBerry Launches Q5 Smartphone In Canada
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry's low-cost QWERTY smartphone reaches its home market of Canada on August 13.
Apple iOS 7 Ready For Fingerprint Scanner
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Forthcoming iPhones may authenticate valid users via a fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
Apple's Next iPhone Outed In Labor Abuse Report
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Coming soon: A less-expensive, plastic-backed iPhone, made by workers who earn $1.50 an hour.
Nexus 7 Reveals Android's Ongoing Flaws
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Google's new tablet looks sharp, but software incompatibilities and system crashes plagued this test drive.
Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to get more apps to Windows Phones faster, says Nokia VP.
Udacity: Creating A More Engaging MOOC
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
Udacity cofounder and online education pioneer David Evans sees powerful potential in platform's unique project-based approach.
Google Nexus 7 Vs. iPad Mini: 6 Key Factors
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Comparing the mini-tablets? Here are six reasons to embrace Google's latest 7-inch tablet.
Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells employees that Windows 8 has underwhelmed. A turnaround depends on Windows 8.1 and his reorg plan.
Apple Dominates Consumer Brands Poll
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Apple wins brand of the year from U.S. consumers in Harris Interactive poll's smartphone, tablet and PC categories.
Samsung Leads Smartphone Market
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Samsung reported record profits during its most recent quarter, thanks in part to strong sales of the Galaxy S4.
Google Nexus 7, Chromecast: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google reveals its Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast wireless TV device, capable of streaming content from any mobile or desktop device to an HDTV.
Google Nexus 7 Heats Up Mini-Tablet Battle
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Will Microsoft's ambitions again by thwarted by Google's aggressive move in the mini-tablet market? Here are 8 factors to consider.
Rosetta Stone Moves Deeper Into Education Tech
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Rosetta Stone acquires Lexia Learning, which markets online reading instruction and adaptive learning software to schools.
5 Wishes For Samsung Nexus 10
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
Google's Android chief says Samsung will make the next Nexus 10 tablet. Here's what it needs.
Android 4.3's Best Features
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
The latest version of Android may be an incremental update, but it brings some much-needed improvements to Google's mobile platform.
Windows Phone Users Wait Impatiently For Updates
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
While Ballmer talks up the goal of rapid software releases, some Windows Phone 8 users tire of waiting for new features.
Google Takes On Apple With Chromecast, Android 4.3
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
It may be a multi-screen world but Google's new Chromecast streaming TV hardware brings it all together. Android 4.3 debuts for Nexus tablets.
Google Nexus 7: Small Tablet To Beat
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Google announced the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet Wednesday with a low price and high-definition 7-inch screen, raising the standard for small Android tablets.
Apple, Samsung Lead Q2 Smartphone Sales
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Second-quarter sales results show Apple and Samsung leading a healthy smartphone market, while Blackberry struggles.
Apple Sets iPhone Sales Record For Quarter
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Despite the absence of any major new product releases this year, Apple's business is thriving.
10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  7/23/2013  | 
From flashing LED alerts to scrolling shortcuts, your iPhone has capabilities you may not have found. We shine the light on some great tips.
PayPal Founder's Fellowship Hatches Medication Reminder App
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
PayPal founder Peter Thiel created a fellowship to get young people tackling big ideas. One result: a medication reminder app worth sticking with, designed by a 19-year-old.
Verizon Intros Trio Of Motorola Droids
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Verizon refreshes aging RAZR lineup with new Android smartphones from Google's Motorola division.
Nokia Brings Big Screen To Lumia Line
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Lumia 625 has a 4.7-inch display, the largest of any Windows Phone.
10 Tablet Battery Tips: More Power
Slideshows  |  7/22/2013  | 
Your tablet battery can last more than the typical 8 to 10 hours if you follow these smart strategies for iPad, Android devices.
Google Gmail Ads Appear Within Inbox
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Gmail Sponsored Promotions look like regular Gmails but are ads in new format that pushes the boundaries of ad placement.
Online Programs Target Adults Without Degrees
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Still a few classes shy of your college degree? You now have more options, as institutions target adult learners with online programs and simplify the process.
NASCAR Team Drives Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Windows 8 tablet sales remain slow, but NASCAR team JTG Daugherty uses the devices to speed collaboration and put more competitive cars on the track.
Facebook Scores 100M Mobile Users In Emerging Markets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Facebook For Every Phone app is an affordable option for non-smartphone users in developing nations.
Moto X: Motorola's Not-So-Bold Rebirth
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
As Motorola prepares to reveal the Moto X, its first smartphone developed under Google's ownership, here's what we expect.
Apple Tinkers With Larger iPhones, iPads
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Apple has asked suppliers for larger prototypes of its smartphone and tablet, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Google Invites Users To Send Money Via Gmail
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Google invites some users to try the new version of Google Wallet that lets you send money via Gmail.
Do Clickers Beat PCs For Testing Students?
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Handheld devices typically used for informal polling and quizzes get attention as an alternative for digital testing, following online testing failures in several states.
What Apple Maps Gains from Locationary
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
With Locationary's crowdsourced business listings, Apple hopes to make local data on its maps more accurate and timely.
Smartphone Plans: 5 Ways To Avoid Trouble
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
AT&T and Verizon rolled out ugly smartphone plans this week. Before you choose any new plan, consider this advice.
Microsoft's Struggles Grow: 9 Key Points
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Redmond, we have a problem. Microsoft's $900 million Surface RT write-down was not the only troubling sign in the company's rough earnings report.
AT&T, Verizon's Upgrade Plans: Insane Choices
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
AT&T and Verizon debuted early device upgrade plans this week. Avoid them if you value your hard-earned dollars.
Google Maps Updated: 10 Cool Features
Slideshows  |  7/18/2013  | 
Tour the latest version of Google Maps, now available on the iPad and the iPhone, boasting better navigation and search tools, including Google Earth's bird's-eye view.
College E-Textbook Adoption Hinges On Savings
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Higher education faculty and students are interested in swapping paper textbooks for electronic versions, but only if it saves money, says Internet2 and EDUCAUSE study.
Google Misses Earnings As Ad Business Morphs
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Google's online ad business is getting paid less per click, but CEO Larry Page is optimistic about the multi-screen mobile era.
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