Where Are All the Honeycomb Apps?
The Motorola Xoom hit the market more than a month ago, yet there are still only a few dozen applications optimized for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What gives?
Does Your Phone's Remote Lock Feature Actually Work?
One of the features that most smartphones support is the ability to remote lock and remote wipe your device in the event it was stolen or lost. Just because your phone has that feature though doesn't mean it actually works.
End Of The Road For Symbian In 2012
When Nokia decided to partner with Microsoft and use Windows Phone as the platform for its cell phones, many questioned what would happen to Nokia's existing products, Symbian, Meego and Qt. Nokia has confirmed that Symbian will last be used in smartphones in 2012.
AppMakr Adds Social Networking To App Development
What would you pay somebody--or a firm--to develop a mobile application for your business? I'm talking about an app that lets your customers use their smartphones to get news about your company, check out promos, and browse through products.
RIM PlayBook To Get Native Email Eventually
Research In Motion has confirmed that a software update will add email, contacts, and calendaring applications to its tablet, but until then a BlackBerry is required for PIM.
Aetna Taps Healthline For Patient Portal
Insurers and healthcare providers are increasingly using Web portals to comply with meaningful use, give patients ready access to medical data and other relevant information.
HP Makes Green SMB Push
The vendor announced several green initiatives at a recent conference in San Francisco, some of which are aimed at SMBs.
Zultys Enhances Unified Communications Solution
Increasingly, many small and medium businesses are relying on Unified Communications (UC) systems to support their core business functions. Consequently, Zultys Inc. improved the desktop video, mobility, connectivity to Microsoft applications, and integration with Salesforce.com features available with its MX UC solution.
Cell Phone Health Risk To Bones
There have been on again, off again reports that cell phones cause brain cancer. Now the latest information is the radiation emitted by cell phones is causing a reduction in bone density.
Netoptics Delivers Monitoring Appliance
With IT applications now integral to business processes, small and medium companies can no longer tolerate performance bottlenecks or system downtime. To help firms pinpoint problem spots, Netoptics announced an integrated network and application monitoring appliance.
Social-Media Study Teasers Unveiled
Did you know that the most widely used social media channel for small and midsize businesses are company pages on Facebook? Or that SMBs are ditching e-mail marketing in favor of social media advertising?
Update On Apple's Patent Battles
Like any technology company, especially those in the wireless industry, Apple owns a number of patents. Apple is usually involved in a number of lawsuits involving their own patents or the patents of others that the owners claimed have been infringed upon. This week there is both good news and bad news for Apple.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
Microsoft Going After Android In Patent Infringement Suits
Microsoft is arguing that Google's Android platform is infringing on several of its patents, but because of how Android is licensed, Microsoft is going after those distributing the platform, not Google itself. Now Barnes & Noble is in Microsoft's cross hairs for its implementation of Android on the Nook eBook readers.
How The Other Half Lives (Printer-Wise)
A recent briefing with a Sharp executive shows what developments we can expect in the high-end market, some of which may trickle down to the desktop market.
Staples Launches Tablet Shopping Site
Apple's iPad is missing from the Web site, but it does have information on the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, Dell Streak 7, Toshiba Tablet, and the HP TouchPad.
Cloud Economics And The Customer Experience
Businesses must ensure that cloud-enabled applications are tuned for optimal performance by paying close attention to network latency and other details of cloud architecture.
Windows Phone NoDo Update Begins
Many Windows Phone users have been anxiously awaiting the NoDo update because it will bring copy and paste to the platform, a feature considered essential. It was delayed a week or so but people are starting to see the updates come to their phones.
Tablets Overshadow Smartphones
Samsung, HTC, LG, RIM, and other vendors unveiled the most promising round of iPad competitors yet, pushing phones from the spotlight, at CTIA Wireless.
Motorola Apparently Not Satisfied With Android
Between the dwindling opportunities for hardware differentiation in the smartphone and tablet markets, and the Windows-like commoditizing effect that Android is having across mobile device makers, Motorola Mobility (like its competitors) have few options but to build their own user experiences.
Verizon And Sprint On The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
The CEO's of Verizon and Sprint have both come forward with public statements on the news that AT&T is buying T-Mobile. Some of it is as you'd suspect, but some of the comments may surprise you.