Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Windows Blue's Got Me Down
Microsoft has allowed that something called "Windows Blue" exists. Too bad the company seems hell-bent on taking Windows in the wrong direction.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Windows Blue/9: No Desktop? No Way!
A leak of an allegedly major revision of Windows 8 hit the web last week. Microsoft's focus seems to be on developing the Metro interface, but will they ever actually remove the desktop? Absurd!The desktop is a major strength of Windows!
CIOs Must Embrace Digital Business
The title 'chief digital officer' may yet go the way of the 'chief evangelist,' but the digital business movement is a force CIOs can't ignore.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
Unlocked Android Smartphones Will Free Consumers
Look Out Below! Here Come Smartphone Prices! Locked iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones can only be successful in the market at their current prices when subsidized by carriers. Low-cost unlocked Android phones from Google and smaller companies like Blu Products will break that model.
Samsung Galaxy S4 - Peak Smartphone?
It’s not about this smartphone or that. Most of the really inventive things we do with our devices come from software added either by the phone markers, users or by the value provided through network-based services.
Samsung? BlackBerry? Who Will Win the Containerization Wars?
Mobile Application Management vendors all perform containerization, wrapping apps in a security management layer of code. 3rd parties like Box that distribute lots of apps would want to be able to distribute a wrapped version in the app stores, but every MAM vendor uses a different wrapper. Will one win out? Is there a role for standards?
Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
Playing hard to get isn't helping Apple anymore. Here are 4 words it must embrace to fight off hard-talking rivals like Google and Samsung.
Chubb CIO Explains His No-Stress Social Rollout
Jim Knight, global CIO for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, says the company's move to Jive as a social business platform is all about innovation and collaboration. Not required: sleepless nights.
Watching Workers: Where's The Line?
Counting keystrokes might be called for in a data entry context. But tracing the location of a company-issued smartphone during a worker's off-hours isn't going to fly.
How BYOD Can Complicate Support
Often it seems that bringing in a consumer product to do business work will be straightforward and easy, but it doesn't always work out. BYTE's Dino Londis tells a tale of technical tribulation from the seemingly simple task of using an iPhone for dictation.
ATF's Gun Tracing System Is A Dud
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. When will this get fixed?
Samsung Knox Raises Android Security Game
Following the BlackBerry announcement of BES 10 as a general-purpose mobile management solution, Samsung has expanded their SAFE program to include EMM features like MAM and business/personal partitioning. These companies are advancing the technology for customers. Where are Microsoft and Apple in this? Microsoft is doing a little, but Apple seems to think that management of their devices is not their problem.