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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in September 2013
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BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
iPhone 5c's Plastic Case Saves Apple $42
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Plastic iPhone 5c is significantly less costly to build than the aluminum iPhone 5s, says UBS.
Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Consumer health apps and gadgets could help improve patient care and reduce physicians' workloads. It's time for the healthcare industry to change a system that rewards disease.
Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Some users blame the new mobile operating system's background parallax effect and app transition animations for feelings of nausea.
Microsoft Creating New Office Touch Apps
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
In addition to a touchscreen version of Office, Microsoft is prepping Office Reader, a new touch multimedia tool for the Web, Office documents, PDFs and interactive e-books.
Apple iPhone 5s: My First Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
From iOS 7 to battery life, here's what I have noticed while getting to know Apple's iPhone 5s.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
Microsoft Surface Mini Rumors Grow
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Microsoft may soon expand its tablet and smartphone lineup with a "Surface Mini" and several new Lumia devices.
Google Offers Shoppers Same-Day Delivery
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google Shopping Express joins a growing list of services for shoppers who demand instant gratification.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
Google Updates Gmail, Voice, YouTube For Android
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google pushes out slew of improvements to Android apps, including cards for Gmail and a remote locking option for Android Device Manager.
T-Mobile Stores Drop BlackBerry
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
News comes as questions rise about Fairfax's ability to finance its planned purchase of BlackBerry.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Breaks Tablet Ground
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Third-generation Kindle sports a Mayday button, to call for tech support.
Samsung Unveils Gold Galaxy S4: Apple Envy?
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Apple struck gold with its sold-out "champagne"-colored iPhone and Samsung wants in on the action.
Samsung Plans Smartphone With Curved Screen
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Looking to innovate in the competitive smartphone market, Samsung will introduce a smartphone with a curved screen next month.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets deliver some cool new features, but not all changes impress.
$649 iPhone 5s Costs Apple $199
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Teardown data from IHS shows Apple spends similar amounts to manufacture iPhone 5s and 5c.
10 Epic iOS 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Ready to get productive with Apple iOS 7? Check out this advice regarding its new features.
Microsoft's New Surface Tablets: No Easy Sell
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 improve on the original tablets in almost every regard -- but analysts say big sales hurdles remain.
Can BlackBerry Be Saved By Fairfax Buy?
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Fairfax Financial offers $4.7 billion in a bid to take BlackBerry private. What can Fairfax really accomplish here?
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
FDA Reveals Final Mobile Health App Guidelines
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Agency's tiered approach puts regulatory emphasis on high-risk apps.
Microsoft Surface Tablet Details, Examined
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 don't look much different than their predecessors but boast better chips and more battery life.
Apple TV Update Withdrawn After Complaints
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Customers complain after an Apple TV software update fails to function properly.
BlackBerry Messenger For Android, iOS Stalled
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
BlackBerry withdraws Messenger for Android and iOS devices after unofficial version leaked over the weekend and messed up rollout plans.
Apple iPhone, iOS 7 Set Record Wins
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple sells nine million new iPhones in first weekend; 200 million older devices updated to iOS 7.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: Big Bet, Small Changes
News  |  9/21/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut its newest Surface tablets Monday, counting on incremental changes to win over skeptical buyers. Has Microsoft done enough?
10 iOS 7 Features You'll Want
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system update is free but it's worth a lot more if you care about a good user experience.
Google Wallet Arrives For iOS
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
iOS version of Google Wallet could spur acceptance of Google's poorly received electronic payment service.
Microsoft's Next Moves: 11 Takeaways
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft charges ahead with retiring CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, here's what customers can expect.
Apple iPhone 5s: Best Features
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
When we got hands-on with Apple's new iPhone 5s, what stood out? Speed and picture taking, for starters.
iPhone Fingerprint Hack Contest Dangles $18,000
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
Crowd-funded effort also promises erotica, bourbon, bitcoins and whiskey to the first person who can successfully bypass the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint reader.
My iPhone 5 Buying Adventure
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
When Apple Stores opened at 8 a.m. Friday to sell the iPhone 5s and 5c, lines formed early. Shoppers, be prepared for much whooping and few gold iPhones.
5 Tips For Building Subscription-Based Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Sometimes limits are the mother of innovation, as Ancestry.com learned in the process of developing and improving its app within the strictures of app marketplaces.
Apple CEO Cook: We Don't Do Junk
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Apple is more than a hardware company. But it still needs to raise the quality of its software and services.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut new Surface tablets at an event Monday in New York City. Will these tablets succeed where past models have failed?
Facebook Updates iPhone App For iOS 7
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Facebook updates its mobile app alongside Apple's iOS 7 rollout. So far, the new navigation is available only for iPhone.
HP's Latest Android, Windows Tablets
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Four Android and two Windows tablets will add to HP's holiday season device lineup.
Verizon LTE Nexus 7 Tests Continue
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Verizon Wireless took to its blog to explain why Google's Nexus 7 tablet doesn't work on its LTE network.
5 iOS 7 Headaches
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Apple's iOS 7 finally surfaces for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's great, but some features need improvement.
Apple iOS 7: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/18/2013  | 
Vivid graphics and better navigation in Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system give Apple devices new appeal.
8 Wearable Tech Devices To Watch
Slideshows  |  9/18/2013  | 
From a wristband that replaces passwords to a device that helps you read on the treadmill, these wearable tech gadgets break new ground. See what they can do for you.
White House Asks FCC To Unlock Cell Phones
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration asks FCC to issue new regulations allowing consumers to use their devices with any carrier.
AT&T Jumps On Cheap Smartphone Bandwagon
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini will be available for 99 cents with a two-year contract.
6 Things To Do Before Updating To iOS7
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Apple is releasing iOS 7, an upgraded operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Here's how to ensure a smooth update to the new mobile OS.
BlackBerry Debuts Z30 Phablet
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Despite the dismal state of its business, BlackBerry announced the Z30, a smartphone with a 5-inch screen that runs BlackBerry's newest OS.
Apple's Free iWork Pressures Microsoft Office
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Apple challenges Microsoft to release Office for the iPad by offering its iWork suite for free to new customers. How will Microsoft respond?
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