Apple Worked A Broken Patent System
Apple used a dysfunctional U.S. patent system to gain excessive control over technologies it did not invent. If you value innovation, don't cheer Samsung's punishment.
T-Mobile Works iPhone 5 Angles
T-Mobile is preparing its retail staff for the iPhone 5's arrival--even though it won't be selling the device. For example, it can woo unlocked iPhone owners.
What Now, Samsung? What Now, Apple?
Now that Samsung has gotten its butt kicked in court, what's next for the two mobile giants? What about Microsoft and Windows Phone? What about us?
How Smart Businesses Reorganize For Social
Companies are stuck at departmental levels when it comes to taking full advantage of social media. Here's how to implement a company-wide social business initiative that delivers strategic results.
4 Bogus Arguments For BYOD
Do you think that BYOD saves your company money? That it makes users more productive? There's more fallacy than truth to these arguments.
Adobe Flash Still Popular, With Or Without Apple
Flash might be dead or dying on mobile, where it has no support on the iPad or iPhone and support has ended on Android, in favor of HTML5 video. But almost all large sites still use it, and in fact prefer it, and for good reason: It has advantages for digital rights management and advertising.
ARM Battery Life Advantage Myth Lives On
For many years the only mobile devices that had decent battery life were based on ARM chips. But this is no longer the case--no matter what you might read or hear. ARM's monopoly on long battery life is coming to an end.
Fall Tablet Pricing Rumor Roundup
The impending price war among tablet makers will be bloody and fierce, but many of the rumors circulating right now about the iPad Mini, Android, Windows RT, and Windows 8 x86 tablets just don't make sense. Many are based on false assumptions, such as that Intel cannot compete on price. Let's run them through the BS detector.
Can HP Remake Itself Before It's Too Late?
When a company's most recent success is a good Olympic slogan, it's a sad day, but such is the current state of HP. The once mighty force has become a fragmented mess.
Will Fewer Phones Work For Motorola?
As part of its turn-around strategy, Google subsidiary Motorola will make fewer phones of higher quality. This strategy hasn't exactly panned out for some of Motorola's competitors.
Windows 8, RT Hardware Will Run For Weeks
Windows RT tablets are on the way from Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and Asus, according to Microsoft, as well as Microsoft's own Surface RT. But the really big news? RT and Windows 8 devices will be always on--no more boot up, shutdown, or suspend. In the meantime, beware imitations that claim to be always connected but aren't.
iPhone 4/4S Discounts: Resist These Sales
iPhone 4/4s markdowns have started to show up in anticipation of the iPhone 5's launch. Do yourself a favor and fight the urge to take advantage of the lowered prices.
Google Joins Copyright Police Force
Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police.
Stupid Car Tricks
BYTE columnist Bob Guccione Jr. discusses the implications of driving smart cars. No one wants to say this, but a technology that has to alert you that the car in front of you is moving is made for people who are texting. Or making a sandwich.
Wi-Fi Plus Cellular: Is iOS 6 Feature Consumer Friendly?
When Wi-Fi loses steam, iOS 6 can switch iPhone and iPad connections over to the cellular data network. Designed as a backup to Wi-Fi, is this new iOS feature all it's cracked up to be? Some users could end up with bigger cellular bills than they anticipated.
Top 5 Windows Release Truisms That Aren't News
Every time Microsoft releases a major version of Windows, the same old stories about learning curve and enterprise adoption get dragged out and written--again. Why do we treat them as news?