Not Everyone Is Facebook: HTML5 Will Still Thrive
In retrospect, it was foolhardy for a company with the resources of Facebook not to make native apps for mobile platforms, but it had to learn the lesson. You and your one-man ISV or corporate app? HTML5 might be a great choice.
Has The iPhone Peaked?
Prediction: Apple will sell every iPhone 5 it makes just on good execution and the strength of the brand. But the new phone already lags the competition in many areas, and it will be a year before the next major refresh. The iPhone 5 is a good incremental update, but Apple has left a big opening for Android and Windows Phone.
Beyond The iPhone, Why Apple Sues Samsung
Apple wants more than to stop Samsung's smart phones from launching. Mindful that Android already controls half the market, it is setting its sights on making a royalty on every Android phone sold.
iPhone 5 Will Save The World: Analysts
It's iPhone 5 eve, and analysts are rolling out their predictions for the new Jesus phone from Apple. According to these soothsayers, the iPhone 5 is going to have a big, big impact.
IT Free Agency: A Migraine For Managers
Knowledge workers continue to stampede out the door and onto their own. It's a trend that will only intensify, and it could put you at a competitive disadvantage.
RIM Customers To Face BES Fragmentation
RIM has clarified how current BlackBerry devices, BB10, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server will--and won't--work together, and it ain't pretty. The plan is not for a unified mobile device management console, but a two-headed solution that will require new servers and training.
InformationWeek 500 To-Do List
It's all well and good to have an agenda when you go to a conference, but don't forget the bigger lessons that serendipity brings.
Nokia's Lumia 920: Phony Images Damage Credibility
Nokia got caught red-handed with faked video and photo samples purportedly taken with the Lumia 920. The company has issued apologies and launched an ethics investigation, but the damage has been done.
Kindle Fire HD: The Mobile Set-Top Box
Remember how set-top boxes were once presumed to be a major content vehicle of the future? In fact, the Kindle Fire HD is the set-top box of the future and Amazon is the cable company -- all one channel, but one where you can order up just about anything, from digital books to seasons of TV. It makes the aspirations of movies-on-demand and the Home Shopping Network seem downright tame in comparison. It does away not only with the set-top box, but the set itself.
Phoney Fear Of Phones And Flying
Alex Baldwin might finally be able to play Words With Friends without being hassled. For over 20 years, airline passengers in the U.S. have been required to turn off personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. The evidence behind this ban was always thin and evidence against it is accumulating. Now the Federal Aviation Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should end the policy.
Lumia 920: Nokia, Microsoft Finally Bring Their 'A' Game
Poor Windows Phone. All this time, nobody has paid much attention to it. That's about to change with the just-announced Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8. It looks to be a top-notch phone that showcases the killer OS Microsoft has been planning all along.
Bing Flunked My Search Taste Test
Microsoft claims Bing's results are preferred over Google's by 2 of every 3 searchers--but, for me at least, the numbers don't add up.
Medication Alert Fatigue Is Curable
Medication alerts are supposed to ensure patient safety, but clinicians ignore them when bombarded with too many. This dilemma needs to be solved.