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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in November 2013
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EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
Microsoft Surface Barely Registers On Web Usage
News  |  11/27/2013
Microsoft Surface tablets are still getting crushed by the iPad, web use data shows.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
Low Smartphone Prices Drive Sales Growth
News  |  11/26/2013
The average selling price has dropped nearly 13% this year, making it more affordable to buy a smartphone in emerging markets.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care
News  |  11/26/2013
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
A bug in Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone has buyers asking: "Can you hear me now?"
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
ZTE Challenges With Inexpensive Smartwatch
News  |  11/25/2013
ZTE will debut a smartwatch during the second quarter of 2014 to capitalize on the growing market for wearables.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
FCC To Reconsider Aircraft Cellphone Ban
News  |  11/22/2013
Airlines are starting to relax their policies on use of electronic devices, but use of cellphones is still prohibited. That might change, says the FCC.
Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
News  |  11/22/2013
The Google Play Store highlights apps "Designed for Tablets" and pressures developers to optimize applications for larger displays.
Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
News  |  11/22/2013
Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
Consumer Survey: Sprint = Biggest Loser
News  |  11/21/2013
Sprint drops to last place in Consumer Reports' annual ranking of the country's wireless network operators, while Verizon tops the list.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
Apple Launches 'Apple Store For iPad' App
News  |  11/20/2013
Apple has released an iPad-only application that lets tablet owners shop at the Apple Store from the luxury of their couch.
Salesforce.com Is Dreaming About The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff needs to help companies figure out how to make money off connected devices and people.
Consumer Tech Gives Small Businesses Big Shoulders
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
When my furnace guy treats me the way a tech-savvy enterprise would, I know the world has changed.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: The Remaining Flaw
Commentary  |  11/20/2013
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 represent big improvements over the originals, but they still make sense only for certain users.
Samsung: Galaxy Gear Smartwatch 'Beat Expectations'
News  |  11/19/2013
Samsung claims it has shipped more than 800,000 Galaxy Gear devices, making it the best-selling smartwatch in the world.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
News  |  11/19/2013
Nokia shareholders have officially agreed to sell the company's device business to Microsoft. How much will Microsoft gain?
25 Ideas To Improve Government From Citizens
News  |  11/19/2013
Finalists in an event by Code For America and MindMixer offer ideas on how technology could help local communities.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
Android OS Updates: Don't Hold Your Breath
News  |  11/18/2013
Google has started making KitKat, the latest Android update, available to some mobile devices. But if you've been promised an upgrade, prepare to wait.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
Why Agile Development Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  11/18/2013
To maintain development speed and flexibility, companies should consider an API-centric architecture and cloud-centric deployment.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/17/2013
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
iPad + Desktop: Powerhouse Combo For 2014
Commentary  |  11/15/2013
Businesses should buy more desktops and tablets, not laptops, in the upcoming PC refresh. How does Windows apps compatibility fit in?
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
iPad Changes Education: For Better, Or Worse?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013
As a growing number of schools adopt tablets, students and teachers need to hold on for a bit of a bumpy ride during the implementation phase.
Stop Worrying About The CIO Role
Commentary  |  11/15/2013
The role of the CIO is evolving, thanks to customer-facing technologies like analytics and the cloud. Successful execs must embrace change to drive company growth.
Google Now Update Improves Voice Commands
News  |  11/14/2013
Google's personal assistant software gets upgraded to better manage owners' lives and understand natural language requests.
IEEE, Continua Collaborate For Device Interoperability
News  |  11/14/2013
IEEE Standards Association and Continua Health Alliance team to help home-monitoring devices and mobile health apps communicate more easily with healthcare providers.
Isis Launches Mobile Payments Venture
News  |  11/14/2013
Android smartphones owners can now pay for goods and services by tapping their device to Isis terminals at 1.3 million locations nationwide.
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