Content tagged with Mobile
posted in November 2012
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RIM MDM Review: Beyond BES, Not There Yet
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
It's not an easy option unless you're a heavy-duty BlackBerry shop.
Good Technology MDM Review: Tight Grip On Data
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Good's on its way to data-centric security.
BYOD: Why Mobile Device Management Isn't Enough
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Here's what to look for in MDM software and what limitations IT still faces in letting employees use personal devices for work.
A Proposal For IT: Set Just One Goal For 2013
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Be measurably more relevant to your customers.
Skype For Android 3.0 Excels At Voice, Transfers
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Skype for Android 3.0 improves voice quality and adds new tablet-specific features -- but requires the latest hardware and Android platform for the best results.
Android 4.2 On The Nexus 7: First Impressions
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Google recently pushed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to the Nexus 7 and other devices. Here's a first look at the newest version of Android on Google's 7-inch tablet.
HP Takes $8.8 Billion Charge On Autonomy Unit
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
Otellini Exits Intel, With Windows 8 Fate Uncertain
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
During Otellini's tenure, Intel was caught flatfooted on the shift to mobile computing. Early Windows 8 launch results don't show a Wintel win, either.
Fake Apple Apps In Google Android Play Store
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Garage Band, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto and others for Android were all apparently for sale in the Google Play store, but it was not to be. The programs were fake and have been removed by Google.
5 Best Tablets For The Holidays
Slideshows  |  11/19/2012  | 
Looking for the perfect gift for your beloved this year? Something tells us a tablet might be just the ticket. BYTE looks at five: The Apple iPad 4, the iPad Mini, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, the Microsoft Surface, and the Kindle Fire HD.
Nintendo Wii U Adds Video Chat
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Embedded technology from Vidyo lets Wii owners conduct videoconferences, watch TV with remote users, and eventually play games with embedded video.
Do Accountable Care Organizations Improve Patient Care?
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Report suggests ACOs may improve quality of care and drive down costs, but analysis calls that conclusion into question.
Feds To Use Social Media For Biosurveillance
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
6 Risks Your BYOD Policy Must Address
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Strong company policies are a must for managing legal and other risks of personal devices used in the workplace. Are you addressing all the issues?
Intel CEO Otellini To Step Down
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Intel's Paul Otellini, president and CEO, is retiring as Intel stares down a post-PC era favoring mobile chips.
BYOD: Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
With so many doctors bringing their smartphones and tablets to work and patient data breaches reported all the time, IT managers need to make the right choices.
Online Backup Vs. Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
Online backup services such as Carbonite, Acronis, IDrive and Mozy might be a bad deal for some users when compared to cloud storage services Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Skydrive. The former usually just backs up files; the latter does backs up files and also gives you working access to them.
Windows Phone 8 Hit With Random Reboot Bug
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Windows Phone 8 smartphone owners report crashes and reboots affecting their devices. Nokia says it is investigating; HTC has yet to respond.
RIM CEO: App Store Size Doesn't Matter
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, pitching BlackBerry 10 in the weeks leading to its release, insists RIM is playing it smart with its app store.
Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
Google Maps For iOS 6 In Beta
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
After the disastrous debut of Apple Maps on the iPhone 5, demand is sure to be high for the return of a Google Maps app on iOS.
Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone
Commentary  |  11/16/2012  | 
When Google submits its rewritten Google Maps app for iOS, Apple can't block it.
Hurricane Sandy Lesson: VM Migration Can Stop Outages
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
When a hurricane or other disaster threatens, why not just move critical systems out of the way? It can be done -- but not at the last minute.
10 Great Windows 8 Apps
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Transitioning to Windows 8 isn't easy, but these apps can help.
Microsoft Sued Over Surface Storage Claims
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Lawsuit claims OS and pre-installed apps hog half of the available storage space on new Windows 8 tablet.
Good Claims Sovereignty Over Mobile Security
Commentary  |  11/16/2012  | 
The Mobile Device Management (MDM) industry is surely worried about the implications of Good Technology asserting their foundational mobile security patents. MobileIron and AirWatch may be big deals in MDM, but there are some much bigger companies -- Apple and Samsung are two -- who could get tied up in this in a really nasty way.
LTE iPad Mini Reaches Stores
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless have stocked shelves with LTE-capable versions of the Apple iPad Mini and full-sized iPad.
Oracle Spotlights Its Database Memory Gap
Commentary  |  11/16/2012  | 
Oracle takes Microsoft to task for its SQL Server Project Hekaton announcement, but in doing so it underscores what's missing from Oracle DB and Exadata.
Google Reveals Mysterious Niantic Project
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Get ready for Ingress, a multiplayer, augmented reality game from Google's Niantic Labs.
Dazzling Screen In Supersized HTC Droid DNA
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
HTC's Droid DNA for Verizon doesn't have much in the way of business-oriented features and might be too big for some hands, but it's powerful, well-built, graced with a gorgeous 1080p screen, and priced right.
Cisco Brings Location-Based Big Data To Shopping
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Cisco touts its analytics technology, teamed with users' cellphones, as perfect for helping brick-and-mortar retailers track consumer behavior and provide personalized advertising.
iPad Heist At JFK Highlights Mobile Tech Risks
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Two thieves made off with 3,600 iPad Minis in a brazen robbery at New York's JFK Airport, demonstrating that crooks can strike in unexpected ways. Here are tips to protect your smartphones and tablets.
TI Cuts 1,700 Jobs, Exits Mobile Chip Market
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
High profile customers like Amazon will need to find alternative platforms for devices like the Kindle Fire.
Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
Surface Pro, as well as systems that run Win8 on Intel's Clover Trail platform, are missing in action at a key time -- creating a nasty enterprise tablet problem for Microsoft.
Why Android's Dominance Is Bad
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
Google's Android platform grabbed a commanding 72% share of the smartphone market during the third quarter. That needs to change.
MDM Wars: Good Technology Sues AirWatch and MobileIron
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Good Technology has filed patent infringement lawsuits against competitors MobileIron and Airwatch citing four of the company's 75 patents. Good's patents are broad and basic to mobile device management functionality, raising the question of whether all of the scores of players in the MDM space have to go through the Good tollbooth.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
Fastest Supercomputer List Topped By Titan
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
U.S. national labs operate five of the top 20 supercomputers, according to the Energy Department.
As AMD Explores Options, Intel Pain Looms
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
Moore's Law is changing the rules of the game again. This time AMD and Intel could both be on the losing team.
Big Data Education: 3 Steps Universities Must Take
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
How can universities help meet the growing demand for data scientists? Consider this advice from a professor working in the trenches with tomorrow's analytics pros.
Google TV Update Improves Voice Search
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
An updated YouTube app puts Android device content on Google TV screens.
Personal Health Records Get Social
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
ZweenaHealth looks to Facebook and Twitter to encourage consumer education, engagement and ownership of personal health records.
RIM Adds Free Voice Service To BlackBerry Messenger
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
RIM has added a free voice chat service to the next version of their popular BlackBerry Messenger service. BBM Voice users will be able to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi connections to other BBM users. The new feature is part of BBM version 7, announced today, and currently in beta test.
Google Fiber Hooks Up First Customers
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
It has taken almost three years to reach this point, but Google Fiber has started to connect customers in Kansas City, Kan.
4G In 2013: Not Just Speed, Density Too
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Verizon is close to its 4G target coverage, and rivals have laid out their plans. Here's what's next in the evolution of LTE.
Samsung: We Will Not Negotiate With Apple
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Head of Samsung's mobile phone business says company will not settle its patent wars with Apple like HTC has.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
RIM Promises BlackBerry 10 Handsets Shortly After Launch
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
RIM insists that its BlackBerry 10 smartphones are nearly ready and will ship soon after the big January 30 launch event.
Visual Tour: Kaspersky Mobile Security For Android Phones
Slideshows  |  11/13/2012  | 
Kaspersky Mobile Security is a comprehensive package that would seem to address many -- if not all -- of consumers' smart phone security concerns. It protects Android phones with anti-virus scans, blocks of unwanted calls and text messages, and theft recovery, all for just $9.95 a year. Too bad neither we nor Kaspersky could get the anti-theft tools to work.
Health Info Takes Center Stage On Mobile Phones
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Number of consumers who use their cell phones to gather health information nearly doubles in two years. Fitness apps are popular.
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