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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in November 2015
LiFi: Wireless At Light Speed Comes With Drawbacks
Commentary  |  11/30/2015
Researchers say LED light bulbs can deliver broadband speeds up to 1Gbps, but the line-of-sight requirement makes it a tough sell.
iPhone 7 Will Lack Headphone Jack, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2015
Is Apple's quest for a slimmer iPhone 7 behind the decision to dump the standard headphones jack, or is it another cash grab? Despite being a year away, the rumors around the upcoming iPhone are heating up.
BlackBerry May Exit Pakistan Over Backdoor Security Demands
Commentary  |  11/30/2015
BlackBerry is threatening to leave Pakistan within the next month if the government keeps insisting on backdoor access to the company's messaging service.
Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
News  |  11/29/2015
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
Huawei Mate 8 Is Company's New Flagship Phablet
News  |  11/27/2015
The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest flagship phablet from the Chinese company. The device employs a new chipset and redesigned interface, and will debut in North America at CES in 2016.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
Apple Pencil Coming To Best Buy, Report Claims
News  |  11/22/2015
Apple is partnering again with Best Buy to increase the availability of its products. This time it's to help boost the availability of the Apple Pencil, a key accessory for the iPad Pro.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Google Tests Streaming Apps From The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
In a bid to make content that's buried in apps searchable, Google will stream apps to Android smartphones.
LG's Mobile Payment Platform May Target Apple, Google, Samsung
News  |  11/19/2015
LG's mobile payment platform would coincide with the launch of the company's flagship V10 smartphone, which boasts fingerprint technology.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Push Into More Markets
Commentary  |  11/18/2015
Apple and Samsung are looking abroad to increase adoption of their respective mobile payment services.
Google Voice Search Now Groks Meaning Behind Queries
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
An update to Google voice search improves its ability to understand complex inquiries.
Apple's Tim Cook: No Mac, iPad Convergence Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
Microsoft Android App Porting Reportedly Delayed
News  |  11/16/2015
Microsoft may not allow developers to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, as indicated by delays in its Project Astoria tool.
Huawei: New Battery Charging Process Is 10X Faster
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
Huawei's new process is 10 times faster at delivering a charge than current methods, which could make battery life practically irrelevant.
iPad Pro, Accessories: Prepare To Wait
Commentary  |  11/14/2015
The iPad Pro is trickling out to Apple Stores this week, but the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are lagging behind badly.
Major Windows 10 Update, Secure Islands Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/14/2015
Microsoft rolled out the first major PC update for Windows 10, purchased Israeli security firm Secure Islands, and tried to guess emotions with machine learning.
Windows 10: Major Update Targets Business, Consumer PCs
News  |  11/12/2015
Microsoft rolls out a major Windows 10 update that affects Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update for Business, security, and mobile device management, among other features.
Microsoft, Box Partner On Windows 10 File Sharing App
News  |  11/12/2015
File sharing just got easier for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Box. The new app is currently available for PCs and tablets.
iPad Pro Reviews: Not A Laptop Killer
Commentary  |  11/11/2015
Early reviews of the Apple iPad Pro laud its screen and pen technology, but lament the Smart Keyboard and lack of app optimization.
Gartner: 21 Billion IoT Devices To Invade By 2020
News  |  11/10/2015
Gartner indicates the market for Internet of Things devices is poised to explode and will reach nearly 21 billion connected devices by 2020.
Google Acquires Photo, Video Editing Specialist Fly Labs
News  |  11/8/2015
Google gears up to please Generation Selfie by snapping up Fly Labs, a company that makes video and photo editing a breeze on smartphones.
BlackBerry's Priv Android Phone Earns Praise, Put-Downs
Commentary  |  11/7/2015
Early reviews for the BlackBerry Priv, the company's first Android smartphone, are all over the map, but most agree the keyboard is only so-so and the software is buggy.
Microsoft Buys MileIQ Maker For Mobile Productivity Boost
News  |  11/5/2015
Mobile Data Labs, the company behind financial app MileIQ, is the target of Microsoft's most recent acquisition.
FCC Fines Hilton, Others In WiFi-Blocking Crackdown
Commentary  |  11/5/2015
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
Apple Watch Shipments Reach 7 Million
Commentary  |  11/5/2015
The Apple Watch continues to redefine the wearables market. Apple has shipped more smartwatches in the last two quarters than all other vendors have combined.
Is Apple's New 4-Inch iPhone Coming In 2016?
Commentary  |  11/4/2015
An analyst predicts a smaller, less-expensive iPhone will debut early next year due to strong demand for compact iPhones.
Smartphone Use Ballooning To 5 Hours A Day, Study Finds
Commentary  |  11/4/2015
Average smartphone use is up to five hours per day, according to one study. What are we sacrificing to use our mobile devices that much?
VMware Tells BlackBerry Users To 'Let It Go'
Commentary  |  11/3/2015
When one of the top execs of VMware starts singing "Let It Go" everyone pays attention. That is what Sanjay Poonen, VMware VP for end-user computing, did during his presentation at VMWorld Europe 2015 for the few BlackBerry users in the audience.
T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot Designed For Homes, Small Business
News  |  11/3/2015
The rambunctious US arm of T-Mobile is looking to get consumers hooked on mini-towers that provide 4G LTE coverage at home or at the office.
Mastering Mobile Apps: 9 Classes For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015
These online courses can help IT professionals create enterprise apps and learn critical skills to enhance their careers in a mobile world.
Apple Drops Watch Price When Bundled With iPhone
Commentary  |  11/2/2015
Consumers who purchase an iPhone 6s and Apple Watch together can save some cash. Apple's iPad Pro is expected in stores November 11.
Windows 10 Mobile, PC Previews: What's Inside
Slideshows  |  11/1/2015
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider preview builds for mobile and PC, and shares its upgrade delivery strategy for 2016.
Google's Project Loon To Launch Internet Balloons In Indonesia
News  |  11/1/2015
Google joins a list of tech companies, including Facebook, that are taking to the skies to bring the Web to far-flung corners of the world.


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