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IBM Acquires Mobile Specialist Worklight
News  |  1/31/2012
Big Blue's deal positions it to meet the growing demand for tools that let developers write cross-platform mobile apps.
9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Slideshows  |  1/31/2012
Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
E-publishing Part 2: Kindle Nation
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Readers like their Kindles, but authors love them. E-publishing gave new life to Wilson's old books and it's easy money.
Microsoft, Please Don't 'Touch' Office 15
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Will Microsoft's attempt to revamp Office with a touch interface leave behind its core users?
iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments
News  |  1/31/2012
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
Apple Now Top PC Maker, Report Says
News  |  1/31/2012
iPad sales pushed Apple well ahead of Wintel giants like Hewlett-Packard and Dell in Q4, according to research.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
Vblocks: Data Center Hope, Or Hype?
News  |  1/30/2012
Cisco, EMC, and VMware have supplied a string of high-profile data centers with these special packages--rackmount servers packed with memory and optimized for virtualization, plus built-in storage and network switching.
Invasion Of The Android Malware! Or Not.
News  |  1/30/2012
[Update:] Symantec identifies more than a dozen apps in the Android Market that are infected with malware--sort of.
Smartphones: The New Fixture In Bathrooms
News  |  1/30/2012
Three-quarters of cell phone owners now conduct business while conducting business in the lavatory.
Will Microsoft Port Kinect To Asus Notebooks?
News  |  1/30/2012
Windows 8 prototype may be among the first to incorporate hands-free control technology originally developed for Xbox 360.
There's No App For That, And That's Good
Commentary  |  1/30/2012
Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term.
10 Tablet Tricks To Try
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012
Do you know your tablet can also act as a teleprompter, whiteboard, heart rate monitor, or even an emergency Windows 7 machine?
Samsung Galaxy Note: The Next Big Thing?
News  |  1/30/2012
AT&T hopes hybrid device with 5.3-inch screen will entice customers who think buying both a smartphone and a tablet are overkill.
Android Counterclank: Malware, Or Smartphone Advertising?
News  |  1/30/2012
Apperhand SDK drops a search icon onto the Android desktop and tracks your device's ID, but so does any adware. Here's what you need to know.
Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
News  |  1/30/2012
Amazon's Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.
Smartphone Adoption Higher In Europe
Commentary  |  1/29/2012
More U.S. consumers hold on to feature phones and dumb phones. Are U.S. carriers to blame?
Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
News  |  1/27/2012
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
Google And Privacy: Nothing To See Here, Move On
Commentary  |  1/27/2012
If you use Google services you're already trusting it to manage your personal information responsibly. Nothing has changed.
Smartphone, Tablet Races: 4 Telling Numbers
News  |  1/27/2012
Hardware makers and network operators provided insight on adoption of the hottest mobile platforms--Android and iOS--via financial reports this week. Here are four things we learned.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Resigns
News  |  1/27/2012
Chopra, the first person to hold the federal CTO post and a strong voice behind Obama administration efforts on open government, will depart in February.
Nokia Numbers Show Microsoft’s Mobile Madness
Commentary  |  1/27/2012
Every Windows Phone 7 device Nokia shipped in Q4 cost Microsoft $250, minus a royalty. But Microsoft is burning this cash with good reason.
Facebook's Timeline Soon Will Be Mandatory
News  |  1/27/2012
Your Facebook page as you know it will be going away, to be replaced by Timeline, a richer and more complete look at your status over time.
Mobile Payment Technology Gotchas
News  |  1/27/2012
Implementing mobile payment systems presents a high risk, high reward opportunity.
RIM CEO: We're Not Baking Cookies
News  |  1/27/2012
Research In Motion's new CEO says his earlier comments regarding change at the BlackBerry maker were a bit misunderstood. Instead of taking the easy way out, RIM hopes the more difficult path leads to success.
Smartcards: Still A Smart Choice?
News  |  1/27/2012
Despite recent compromises, smartcard technology still has high potential for retail, enterprise security, and other uses.
VMware Vs. The Old School: Data Center Management Battle
News  |  1/26/2012
With vCenter Operations Suite 5, VMware takes steps to manage the burgeoning virtual machine environment in a more advanced manner than traditional management tool vendors can.
Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday
Slideshows  |  1/26/2012
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.
AT&T Loses $6.7B, Faults FCC Regulation
News  |  1/26/2012
AT&T CEO complained about inconsistent government regulation and the need for spectrum to serve rural America as the company recorded massive fourth-quarter loss.
Smartphone Privacy Snafu: U.K. Carrier Broadcasts Numbers
News  |  1/26/2012
Mobile provider O2 said it has patched problem that shared phone numbers with websites. But users of the Orange network in Spain report similar issues.
Microsoft Xbox 720 Details Trickle Out?
News  |  1/26/2012
Microsoft's upcoming entertainment and cloud services platform console could run seven times faster and dish up Blu-Ray. But gamers may not like rumored restrictions.
Can $10 Million Trim $100 Billion From Healthcare?
News  |  1/26/2012
Philanthropist-backed institute aims to spur technology-driven "common-sense changes in healthcare reimbursement and regulation."
HP WebOS Open Source Timeline Revealed
News  |  1/26/2012
HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once.
Smartphone Option Overload Confuses Consumers
Commentary  |  1/25/2012
Vendors have bombarded consumers with conflicting information about smartphone costs, network data speeds, and features, slowing adoption and upgrade rates.
Kaiser Permanente Offers EHR App For Androids
News  |  1/25/2012
iPhone app coming soon; patients also can securely access health records and email docs via mobile-friendly version of Kaiser website.
Apple iPad Sales Show Rivals No Threat
News  |  1/25/2012
Apple sold more than 15 million iPads during the holiday quarter, and CEO Tim Cook predicts tablets will outsell PCs in the future.
Apple CEO: Three Horses In Smartphone Race
News  |  1/25/2012
Tim Cook says Microsoft's Windows Phone can't be counted out, but that Apple ignores rivals and focuses on innovation.
Google Has Lost Control Of Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  1/25/2012
Fragmentation allows variety among device makers, but can cause frustration for developers and lower satisfaction among end users.
Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers
News  |  1/24/2012
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
HP Wins Blue Shield Health IT Contract
News  |  1/24/2012
HP will help Blue Shield of California modernize its claims management and membership systems.
How NASA Keeps An Eye On Solar Storm
News  |  1/24/2012
Largest solar storm since 2005 has big potential to disrupt telecommunications, power grid.
VA Telehealth Lauded As Model Healthcare Program
News  |  1/24/2012
As U.K. report praises U.S. veterans' home health monitoring, it begs the question why telehealth hasn't gained traction across U.S. healthcare system.
Banned Android App Store: Enterprises Beware
News  |  1/24/2012
A well-known Android developer plans to create a store for applications that Google has banned from the Android Market. Proceed with caution.
RIM: Righting The Management Ship
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
RIM has ditched its CEOs. But does it have a strategy for what's next?
Must-Have Android Apps For Business
News  |  1/24/2012
If you got an Android smartphone for Christmas, here are some must-have apps for bringing it up to business par.
Verizon: 44% Of Customers Use Smartphones
News  |  1/24/2012
Verizon's fourth quarter earnings show a significant jump in the number of smartphone subscribers, but strong iPhone sales dinged Verizon's margins.
Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
Aren't notebooks and PCs in general on the way out as we adopt tablet and touch interfaces and everything else moves to the cloud? Not so fast.
RIM Investors Give Thumbs Down On New CEO
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
Stock drops after new chief Thorsten Heins said he'll stay the course laid out by his predecessors.
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