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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in November 2010
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Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
Slideshows  |  11/30/2010
The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing
Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
SMB Printers Now Have Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Hands-on review shows that the approach has some merit, if using paper as an output device is not too retro for you, and if they can improve reliability.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
Mobile Employees Should Be Aware Of Mobile Threats
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Threats targeting mobile devices are growing as the holidays get under way. Time to make sure your employees have their mobile guards up.
JPMorgan Gives Bankers iPads Ahead Of PlayBook Launch
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Before Research In Motion can bring its PlayBook enterprise tablet to market, JPMorgan is giving its investment bankers Apple's iPad to aid in their day-to-day duties.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
Uptime Software Introduces Cloud Monitoring
News  |  11/30/2010
Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities are included in up.time, along with single view monitoring of cloud, virtual and physical resources.
AMD Unwraps Linux Driver For Ontario Chip
News  |  11/30/2010
Linux distributions beginning next year will include support for the low-power Fusion processor.
White House Aligns Data Center Consolidation, Sustainability
News  |  11/30/2010
Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.
Verizon To Provide LTE Launch Details December 1
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Verizon Wireless announced that it will hold a press conference on December 1 to share specific details regarding its Long Term Evolution network launch.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
BlackBerry App World Reaches 15,000 Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Research In Motion has confirmed that its app store for BlackBerries has finally breached 15,000 applications.
Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget
News  |  11/30/2010
Supplies running low as consumers embrace Microsoft's hands-free gaming system.
Security Risks In iOS And Android
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Both Apple and Google are faced with security issues in their platforms that may put user's data at risk. The more computer-like smartphones become, the more they become at risk for having security holes and being the target of attackers to exploit those holes.
Nintendo Scores Banner Black Friday
News  |  11/29/2010
The video game maker sold a combined total of 1.5 million Wii and DS units during Thanksgiving week.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Ricoh Goes Green At California HQ
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
Printer vendor is installing a rooftop solar energy system on its headquarters building in California.
iPad, Smartphones Dragging Down PC Sales
News  |  11/29/2010
Gartner lowers 2010 and 2011 forecasts for global PC shipments, as Apple and other tablets and smartphones cut into conventional computer shipments.
Mellanox To Acquire Voltaire For $218 Million
News  |  11/29/2010
The firms will converge their data center connectivity products for linking servers, storage solutions, fabric switches, and related software.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Shoppers See Bargains In Flat Panel LED TVs
News  |  11/29/2010
An oversupply has led to price decreases, and deals can be found among popular 32-inch and 40/42-inch sets.
Dev Team Preps 'Ultrasn0w' Unlock For iOS 4.2.1
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
The iPhone Dev Team has prepared a new version of its redsn0w and ultrasn0w tools for iPhone hackers.
Toshiba Expands CT Radiology Line
News  |  11/29/2010
Target CTA and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction improve image quality while minimizing radiation dose.
Windows Phone Crushed By Android
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
Microsoft has not shared sales figures for its newly launched Windows Phone 7 platform, but one retailer says Android is out-selling WP7 15 to 1.
Smartphone Users Not Brand Loyal - Except iPhone Users
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
Apple iPhone users are far more loyal to their brand of choice than are users of any other smartphone platform.
Hacking Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
There is news on two fronts on hacking Windows Phone 7. The OS was released last month in Europe and is less than a month out of the gate in the US and already someone has found a way to bypass Microsoft's Marketplace application store. Microsoft is fighting back though on more serious hacking attempts, like custom ROM images.
Methane Powered Laptops Could Arrive Soon
News  |  11/24/2010
Harvard researchers develop platinum-free solid-oxide fuel cells, which could be reliable and cheap enough for mobile technology.
Facebook Gets Nod To Trademark 'Face'
News  |  11/24/2010
By getting permission from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook moves closer to adding a legal weapon for protecting its name from upstart social networks.
Paper Is Not Just Paper Anymore
Commentary  |  11/24/2010
A close look shows that the use of ColorLok technology does have an impact on output quality, especially in duplex mode.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
Taiwanese Group Developing Thin, Flexible E-Reader Displays
News  |  11/24/2010
The Industrial Technology Research Institute and AU Optronics are partnering to mass produce durable, paper-thin screens suitable for use in schools.
Apple I Nets $213,600 At Auction
News  |  11/24/2010
Rare computer sells to Italian businessman Marco Boglione.
Angry Birds Running Poorly On Some Android Phones
Commentary  |  11/24/2010
One if the most popular apps in mobile phones is the addictive Angry Birds by Rovio Mobile. They have brought the game to the Android platform, but if you have an Android phone, don't assume you can run the game.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Kids Want iPads
Commentary  |  11/24/2010
Nielsen asked a bunch of kids want they are interested in acquiring at some point in the next six months. Thirty-one percent said the Apple iPad.
Young Adults Browse Via Mobile More Than Desktop
Commentary  |  11/24/2010
Opera's latest State of the Mobile Web report indicated that young adults aged 18 to 27 spend more time browsing the Internet on their phone than on a traditional PC.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
Acer To Release Android Tablets
News  |  11/23/2010
Competing with Apple's iPad and shifting from netbooks, the PC maker next year will roll out two Android-based tablets and a Windows system.
RIM Kicks Kik Out Of App World
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
Research In Motion said that award-winning Kik violated contractual obligations and pulled Kik's application from BlackBerry App World.
Will You Know Where Your Business Is If The Lights Go Out?
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
A recent study pointed out that fear of downtime outranked data theft among consequences of a data breach or other intrusion. There's a reason for that ranking, and it extends far beyond breaches.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children
News  |  11/23/2010
The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.
Pandigital Novel eReader Goes On Sale
News  |  11/23/2010
The $214 nine-inch device is powered by Android and is offered through Barnes & Noble's eBookstore.
Yelp Intros Check In Offers
News  |  11/23/2010
Social media firm revamps business owner dashboard with location-based customer loyalty features.
TerreStar Extends Dual Satellite Cell Phone For Consumers
News  |  11/23/2010
The Genus handset, targeted toward outdoor enthusiasts, public safety, and business users, connects to AT&T's cellular network and the TerreStar-1 satellite.
Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce
News  |  11/23/2010
Cloud-based platform allows companies to control spending in real time, including creating expense reports, viewing project costs, and more.
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