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posted in May 2012

Virtualization Is Future Of Mobile Devices

5/26/2012
Both for businesses' mobile security and user friendliness, no approach is more compelling than mobile virtualization. Virtualization, which lets both business and personal OS sessions run on the same phone simultaneously, might not become available until Apple "invents" it--but it's coming, one way or another.

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Battery-Charging Bags Keep Devices Going On The Road

5/21/2012
If you carry multiple devices and don't have time to sit and let them charge, a Powerbag could be the answer. Powerbags--backpacks, briefcases, and messenger bags made by the eponymously named company--include an internal battery with short cables for charging various devices. We tested a backpack.

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Is iPatch Tuesday In Apple's Future?

5/21/2012
iOS devices are all over the enterprise. Security threats against them might or might not exist, but they are certainly possible. The only responsible course of action for Apple is to make its update process transparent and predictable.

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Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook

5/17/2012
Facebook is so outrageously popular that many are tempted to use it for business, just like other consumerization trends. Resist the urge. Facebook will always be a poor choice for business functions.

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Verizon To Sunset Unlimited Data Plan

5/16/2012
Verizon customers who move to 4G LTE will lose their unlimited data plan. But let's not gripe about thieving carriers until we know the specifics. The new 4G LTE "data share" plan could easily turn out to be a better deal, especially for families.

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Next iPhone To Have Larger Screen

5/16/2012
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the next iPhone, expected in the fall, will have a screen at least 4 inches diagonally. The move will counter competition from Samsung, Motorola, Nokia and other smart phone vendors who have been using even larger screens.

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Windows Phone: Great OS, Bad Name

5/12/2012
Carriers don't have confidence in "Windows Phone" as a brand. Mostly they avoid discussing it. Fair or not, the name "Windows" doesn't inspire confidence among phone buyers. Microsoft should have named it something else.

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Zap Aliens With An 'iPhone Gun'

5/10/2012
appBlaster turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a real-world first-person-shooter gaming device. The plastic gun is one of a series of similar smartphone toys being offered by Apptoyz. Coming soon: a helicopter, fishing rod, and driving console.

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Wireless Power Is A Stupid Gimmick

5/4/2012
The latest hot smartphone from Samsung will have a wireless charging option and add-on products are available for other devices. Doesn't this make mobile computing better? No, it doesn't.

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