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AT&T Announces First 4G LTE Smartphones
News  |  10/31/2011
AT&T's first 4G LTE smartphones, the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, are due Nov. 6.
DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use
News  |  10/31/2011
Dell's Streak 5 tablet is being tested for use on defense networks, where the RIM BlackBerry currently prevails.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
BlackBerry Outage Prompts Class Action Suit
Commentary  |  10/31/2011
RIM's problems mount: executives depart, consumers switch to more advanced phones, and now there's a lawsuit over the recent three-day outage.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
4 Fixes For iPhone 4S Battery Woes
News  |  10/30/2011
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
iPhone 4S Battery Life Powers Complaints
News  |  10/28/2011
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Healthcare Providers Fear Disruptions With 5010 Standards
News  |  10/28/2011
Attendees at Medical Group Management Association conference urged to learn ANSI X12 version 5010 data format to prepare for medical coding changes in 2013.
Mobile Medical Apps Meet The FDA, Part 2
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
Medical informatics specialists are right to question the reasoning behind the FDA's proposed guidelines on mobile applications.
EHR Training: Are Your Doctors Fully Prepped?
News  |  10/28/2011
Clinicians need more EHR instruction than they now receive, report says.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
EHR Privacy Rule Threatens Research, Federal Advisers Say
News  |  10/28/2011
Health IT Policy committee urges HHS to sidestep patient consent rule when electronic health record data is used in quality improvement research.
FCC's Broadband Plan: What Would Steve Jobs Think?
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
Would you spend $4.5 billion to put a 486 PC in every farmer's barn? That's basically what the FCC is proposing to do, and the lack of consideration of new models of telecom is troubling.
Motorola, RIM Struggle To Sell Tablets
News  |  10/28/2011
Motorola's latest quarterly numbers show it shipped a meager number of its Xoom tablet. RIM, on the other hand, stoops to a buy-two-get-one-free offer to spur PlayBook sales.
Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat
News  |  10/28/2011
Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Sales
News  |  10/28/2011
Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones in its most recent quarter, easily sailing past sales of the Apple iPhone.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
HP Mines Data To Predict Consumer Behavior
News  |  10/27/2011
Pilot project was right 90% of the time when social media data was combined with company data.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Why Big Data Doesn't Always Equal Big Insight
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Data is too often inaccessible and not trusted, and companies aren’t doing enough to nurture 'informed skeptics'.
GAO: Federal IT Spending Reports Not Accurate
News  |  10/27/2011
Office of Management and Budget can't accurately track federal IT spending, GAO says, urging OMB to improve its reporting guidance to agencies and departments.
Feds Use Internet To Improve Customer Service
News  |  10/27/2011
Agencies disclose plans to use technology to improve services to citizens and an Obama administration executive order.
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Scales Up
News  |  10/27/2011
Facebook, Amazon, and others move forward with efforts to develop open standards for data centers and very large scale computing.
Unified Communications Touted For Healthcare Efficiency
News  |  10/27/2011
UC technologies can help healthcare organizations adapt to pay-for-performance reimbursement models, finds IDC study.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
The Doctor Will See Your Data Now: Wirelessly?
News  |  10/27/2011
Thirty-six percent of consumers interested in sending health data to their doctors via a wireless device; 32% would do a video consult, survey says.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
10 Epic Android Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.
Mobile Device Management On The Edge
News  |  10/26/2011
Our survey shows we're moving at a breakneck pace toward pervasive mobility. Here's how to stay safe.
Stylish HTC Rhyme Is Priced Upscale
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011
The Rhyme, HTC's newest Android Gingerbread phone, has color-coordinated accessories aimed at consumers. The phone is available on Verizon Wireless and has excellent battery life, but it's priced a little high for the features it offers.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
E-Transaction Standards Deadline Worries Grow
News  |  10/26/2011
Medical Group Management Association fears that cash flow will stop because many practices aren't ready for new transaction standards.
Athenahealth To Pay Some Malpractice Insurance Premiums
News  |  10/26/2011
The jury's out on whether electronic health records increase malpractice lawsuits, but vendor pledges to help cut risk for some customers.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
10 Innovative iOS 5 Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
Nokia Launches Comeback With Lumia Phones
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
Nokia rolled out two Windows Phone smartphones Wednesday as part of an effort to reinvent itself. Are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 up to the challenge?
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
EHR Worst Practices
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
Just a partial list of EHR snafus emphasizes the need for a better system of tracking errors.
IBM Unveils Analytics For Communications, Healthcare
News  |  10/26/2011
Big Blue sees Big Data as the next frontier for its software and services businesses.
Android Surpasses iPhone In App Downloads
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
Which set of users is downloading the most apps? Android beats Apple on a key metric.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices
News  |  10/25/2011
With workers bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the company, IT security needs to focus on creating a more secure environment, not on securing each device.
Health IT Wins More Venture Capital in 2011
News  |  10/25/2011
Venture capital for healthcare software and IT services hit $207 million in the third quarter of 2011, a 14% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
Electronic Records May Increase Malpractice Lawsuit Risk
News  |  10/25/2011
EHRs may reduce medical liability for some errors, but could create new forms of medical liability and expose existing liability issues, says report.
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