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BlackBerry 10 Will Be Great, Please Wait, Says RIM
News  |  12/31/2012
With just about a month to go until the rollout of BlackBerry 10, RIM is reaching out to customers and the public about how great it will be, hoping, no doubt, that customers will hold off buying an iPhone or Android phone or Windows Phone. BlackBerry 10 could be the great, ironic BYOD product of 2013.
6 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2013
Commentary  |  12/31/2012
This could be a make or break year as Microsoft looks to establish itself in mobile, cloud and other hot new markets while fending off challenges to its Windows franchise.
Battery Life Boost Coming From New Antenna Tech
News  |  12/30/2012
The amplifier for the data transmission on a mobile phone's antenna is the device's biggest power guzzler, wasting up to 65 percent of its juice through heat. Large increases in battery life may be coming soon through new technology designed to use power for data transmission more efficiently.
Apple's Education Phenomenon: iPad
News  |  12/28/2012
iPad's popularity with students and instructors helped Apple break its own education market sales records in 2012.
Nokia Lumia 810 A Win For T-Mobile
News  |  12/27/2012
The Nokia Lumia 810 is an excellent, if not top-of-the-line Windows Phone available on T-Mobile. It's reasonably priced, has a top-notch camera and intriguing software, including two music apps that stream free tunes, "augmented reality" to show you what points of interest are right in front of you, and Nokia's highly-regarded maps. It also has a screen that's clearly a class or two below the best ones on the market, such as the iPhone 5. If you want a better screen on a Windows Phone, choose th
Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012
Slideshows  |  12/27/2012
Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
China Tries Again To Control Internet
Commentary  |  12/25/2012
The Great Firewall of China is increasingly effective in stopping anonymous VPN-based access in and out of the country after a recent upgrade, and now the government is considering another attempt to strengthen authentication of users before obtaining Internet connections. The proposed law is being cynically framed as a privacy protection measure. As offended as I am at the ideas behind these proposals, I'm confident that they can't be implemented practically.
Nexus 7 Android Tablets for Christmas At DoubleDutch
News  |  12/24/2012
Why did the founder of Mobile CRM company DoubleDutch give his employees Android Nexus 7 Tablets for XMas? He wanted to inspire them to develop for the platform — not just for the iPad — and explained how enterprise app development is fundamentally changing the way enterprise business is done.
Why One SMB Sticks With Windows XP: Truckload Of Toner
News  |  12/21/2012
For budget-constrained small businesses, the decision to upgrade from XP is complicated by older networks, peripherals, applications, and, in this case, a multi-year stockpile of printer supplies.
5 Ugliest Smartphones Of 2012
News  |  12/21/2012
Not every smartphone is a charmer. Here are five handsets with some seriously questionable designs.
HTC Prepping Windows 8 Rival To iPad Mini?
News  |  12/21/2012
HTC 7-inch tablet could pit Microsoft's Windows 8 OS against Amazon's Kindle Fire and Apple's iPad mini.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
News  |  12/21/2012
Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled.
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
Commentary  |  12/21/2012
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Red Hat Buys ManageIQ, Gains Hybrid Cloud Tools
News  |  12/20/2012
Red Hat will pay $104 million to fill out self-provisioning and performance management for its virtualization environment, get multi-hypervisor capability.
Email Overload: Disease Or Symptom?
Commentary  |  12/20/2012
Email overload is a symptom of larger management dysfunctions. Why are your employees spending so much time covering themselves for every little thing?
Last-Minute Tablet Shopping Tips
News  |  12/20/2012
Need to score a tablet for someone on your shopping list before Tuesday? Here's advice on what you might be able to find in the nick of time.
Android Fails in Mobile Malware Research
Commentary  |  12/20/2012
There are many more malware-infected Android devices out there than you might think. It's all because the Android ecosystem and Google Play store are more friendly to malware and exploits than iOS and the Apple App Store or Windows 8, Windows Phone and the Windows Store. There's some, but not much reason, to think things will improve for Android in the near future.
Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
News  |  12/20/2012
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with Salesforce.com.
Flipboard Android Tablet Version Debuts
News  |  12/20/2012
Flipboard now runs on Android tablets, including the high-resolution Nexus 10.
Microsoft's Big Hits And Misses Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/20/2012
The past year saw some big wins, and big setbacks, for Microsoft. And then there's the special case of Windows 8.
Samsung Acknowledges Severe Android Vulnerability
News  |  12/20/2012
A serious vulnerability in the Android kernel for their Exynos processors in many of their phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S3, has been found by the Android hacking community. It may be used by any application to root (jailbreak) or unroot the device, brick it or even silently modify arbitrary memory or other applications.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
Apple Must Settle With Samsung
Commentary  |  12/19/2012
Apple Needs To Cut The Patent Nonsense. If Apple really thinks they need to sue the competition out of the market then they must think they're in worse shape than anyone else thinks. Recent legal setbacks, including the reexamination by the US Patent and Trademark Office of the 'pinch and zoom' and other patents, have the potential to embarrass Apple severely and embolden the competition. Now's the time to scale back in their settlement negotiations.
Windows Phone 8 Update Details Revealed
News  |  12/19/2012
An update to Windows Phone 8 should be out soon sporting messaging improvements, the ability to text replies to incoming callers, bandwidth-saving IE changes and favorite Wi-Fi connections, among other improvements not yet specified.
eBay Drops Mobile Advertising
News  |  12/19/2012
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?
Dell Acquires Credant For BYOD, Data Security
News  |  12/19/2012
Dell announced today its acquisition of data security company Credant Technologies to beef up its BYOD security toolset.
6 Dell Storylines To Watch In 2013
News  |  12/19/2012
With Tuesday's purchase of Credant, Dell has bought 19 companies in the last four years. But what does all the activity mean for the company's future?
Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/19/2012
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.
11 Amazing Apps Of 2012
News  |  12/19/2012
Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends.
7 SMB Technology Predictions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/19/2012
What's in store for small and midsize business technology in the New Year?
Maine HIE Prepares For Pay-For-Performance World
News  |  12/19/2012
HealthInfoNet and Arcadia Solution's new partnership will marry insurance claims to clinical data in Maine's health information exchange.
DARPA 'Pack Mule' Robot Takes Load Off Soldiers
News  |  12/19/2012
Latest Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency robot, capable of carrying 400 pounds, travels through wooded area with Marine unit and responds to verbal commands in first trial.
IBM Gets $4.5 Million Tax Break On Analytics Center
News  |  12/19/2012
Columbus grants Big Blue incentive package as IBM pledges to create hundreds of new jobs in big data analytics.
BlackBerry 10 Builds Carrier Support Ahead Of Launch
News  |  12/19/2012
RIM's forthcoming smartphone platform received another bid of confidence, as a handful of European network operators have voiced their support for BlackBerry 10.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Google Maps Spurs iOS 6 Adoption
News  |  12/19/2012
Data from mobile advertising networks suggests that many iPhone owners updated their devices to iOS 6 after Google Maps became available again.
Dell, HP Windows 8 'Atom' Tablets Delayed Until 2013
News  |  12/19/2012
Dell Latitude 10 among Windows 8 systems not yet available, as tablet makers struggle with drivers for energy-efficient Intel Clover Trail chip.
Can Foursquare Check Ins Save Apple Maps?
News  |  12/18/2012
Apple is talking to Foursquare about using its local data. Can the move restore Apple's maps reputation?
Samsung Leaps Past Apple, Nokia
News  |  12/18/2012
As smartphones go mainstream, Samsung is moving well past Apple and Nokia, according to research firm.
Instagram Users Fume At Photos As Ads
News  |  12/18/2012
Instagram users cry foul loudly, but the proposed new terms of service now conform to what Facebook already does with user content.
Blue Jeans Offers Free Videoconferences For Military Families
News  |  12/18/2012
Home for the Holidays allows up to 25 military members and their families to connect from PCs, mobile devices or videoconference rooms during the Christmas season.
Smartphone Race's Third Horse: Microsoft Or RIM?
Commentary  |  12/18/2012
Apple and Google are the two strong leaders in the smartphone wars. Microsoft recently kicked off its comeback bid, and RIM follows next month. Which one has the best shot of being the third horse in this race?
Europe Weighs New Data Breach Rules For Critical Companies
News  |  12/18/2012
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
Microsoft Slams Google Decision To Axe ActiveSync
News  |  12/18/2012
Microsoft says Gmail users who want real-time e-mail on Windows devices should switch to Outlook.com.
12 Expert Health IT Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/18/2012
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
Google Nexus 10: My First Month
Commentary  |  12/18/2012
After almost two years of iPad use, I've been living with a Google Nexus 10 tablet for the past month. Google's iPad rival does not disappoint.
10 Million iPhone Users Find Way To Google Maps
News  |  12/18/2012
Google crows about Maps' triumphant return to the iPhone, scores millions of downloads in just two days.
Salesforce.com Motivates Sales Teams With Work.com
News  |  12/18/2012
Cloud vendor's sales apps are the first to gain new social recognition, reward and performance-management capabilities.
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