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Amazon Expands Video Conversion As A Service
News  |  1/31/2013
Amazon Elastic Transcoder allows users to use the AWS cloud to convert video into formats for Macs, PCs, iOS and Android devices.
Celebrity 'Advisers': Tech's Most Entertaining Ticket
Commentary  |  1/31/2013
BlackBerry names Alicia Keys "global creative director." I can't wait to see who hires Honey Boo Boo.
Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash
News  |  1/31/2013
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
Apple iOS 6.1 Sees Quick Adoption
News  |  1/31/2013
Apple's iOS update was installed on 22% of devices within 36 hours, says website developer.
BlackBerry's New Enterprise Candy Won't Tempt CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2013
The company formerly known as RIM can't just copy the same things Apple and Google did to steal the top spot.
Apple's Tablet Rivals Gaining Share
News  |  1/31/2013
Apple sold more tablets than any other company during the fourth quarter, but its competitors are starting to catch up.
Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Snafu: Does It Matter?
News  |  1/31/2013
Windows 8 takes up about 70% of the 64-GB Surface Pro's storage. Will this factor into the tablet's BYOD potential?
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
Judge Won't Triple $1.05B Verdict Against Samsung
News  |  1/30/2013
In patent battle, Apple had sought "willful infringement" decision in motion following August jury trial; more wrangling ahead.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
Apple Asks Court To Force Google Cooperation
News  |  1/30/2013
iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
BlackBerry Debuts Z10, Q10 Smartphones
News  |  1/30/2013
New smartphones from the company formerly known as RIM are the first to run its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. They won't go on sale in the U.S. until March.
Apple To Release 128GB iPad 4
News  |  1/29/2013
A new 4th generation iPad with Retina Display will come with 128GB of flash storage.
Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
News  |  1/29/2013
Apple says boosting storage capacity will make the iPad more useful for enterprises, educators and artists who work with large files.
BlackBerry 10 Has This CIO Singing Taylor Swift
Commentary  |  1/29/2013
My enterprise will give the new BlackBerry 10 and BES careful consideration, but it appears our RIM romance is over.
Apple iOS 6.1 Expands LTE Support
News  |  1/28/2013
Apple's mobile operating system update also allows Siri to accept spoken orders for movie tickets.
Technology Not Widely Used in Health Tracking
News  |  1/28/2013
Pew survey finds that majority of people track health indicators but only a fifth do so using smartphones, medical devices or spreadsheets.
BlackBerry 10: 6 Ways To Win Back Consumers
Commentary  |  1/28/2013
Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform needs to do these six things to steal market share from Apple and Google.
Cambridgeshire: BYOD, But Expect To Foot Bill
News  |  1/28/2013
Cambridgeshire CIO forbids bring-your-own-device practice unless staffers pay for all associated costs -- he fears bad publicity.
Video Surveillance Feeds Big Data
News  |  1/28/2013
For tasks including security and retail optimization, video increasingly meets data analytics. It's one more pressure on enterprise storage needs.
Would You Buy $800, 128-GB iPad?
News  |  1/28/2013
Hints from iOS 6.1 beta, iTunes suggest a higher-capacity iPad on deck for later this year.
RIM BES 10: Too Little, Too Late
Commentary  |  1/28/2013
What does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 really bring to the table in terms of new enterprise management, security and true enterprise mobility?
Android, iOS Leave Little Room For Competitors
News  |  1/28/2013
Together, Apple's iOS and Google's Android own more than 90% of the smartphone market. That leaves very little room for Microsoft and RIM.
Next Generation, Let's Improve Phone Battery Life
Commentary  |  1/27/2013
Samsung, Apple and the other handset makers have been racing for years to add new, power-sucking features to their phones with no concern for the impact on battery life. Now that consumers are beginning to realize that last year's model is still pretty good, it's time for the industry to raise the energy efficiency standards from "good enough" to "much better."
Carrier Deals Fragment LTE Spectrum
News  |  1/27/2013
AT&T, Verizon and other carriers use different ranges in the RF spectrum for LTE services. The recent deal between AT&T and Verizon illustrates the fragmentation of the LTE spectrum and the problems it creates for smooth operation of handsets.
BlackBerry Comeback: RIM Must Win Developer Support
News  |  1/25/2013
Against odds, BlackBerry 10 is gaining hype and converting skeptics. To compete, though, it needs to attract developers. Does RIM have the app for that?
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Education Tech Investments Surpassed $1 Billion In 2012
News  |  1/25/2013
As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble.
More Hybrid Tablet/Notebooks Vs. Microsoft Surface
News  |  1/25/2013
The Microsoft Surface is not the only hybrid device of its kind, usable as either a tablet or a notebook computer. In this review we add 3 new products — the Sony Xperia, Acer Iconia W5 and Samsung ATIV Smart PC — to 5 others that we wrote about last week — the Microsoft Surface, Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011, and HP Envy.
Huawei Becomes Third Largest Smartphone Maker
News  |  1/25/2013
Huawei pushed past ZTE and Sony to become the third-biggest maker of smartphones in the world during the fourth quarter of 2012, after Samsung and Apple.
Smartphones Again Dominate Samsung's Financials
News  |  1/25/2013
Samsung exceeded fourth-quarter expectations with $52.45 billion in sales, nearly half of which came from mobile devices.
Hospital Logs Productivity, Revenue Gains From Desktop Virtualization
News  |  1/25/2013
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare turned to Dell's mobile computing tool to increase physician productivity and simplify single sign-on.
Google Silent About Wireless Experiment
News  |  1/24/2013
Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?
Samsung Adds Multiwindow Mojo to Android
News  |  1/24/2013
Multiwindow, multitasking features in Samsung's Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 push Android's user interface into new territory, adding Windows-like capabilities that are sure to delight many users — and aggravate others.
Americans Still Not Sold On Nokia Smartphones
News  |  1/24/2013
Nokia posted its first profit in 18 months as sales of Lumia smartphones begin to take off, but North American market remains a challenge.
Apple Reports Record iPhone, iPad Sales
News  |  1/24/2013
Sales of Apple's iOS devices soared while Mac computers dropped precipitously in fourth quarter of 2012. Wall Street disappointed with the results.
4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
News  |  1/23/2013
What's in it for business customers if Microsoft invests $1 billion or more in Dell's buyout deal?
Top GPS Apps for the iPhone - 2013 Edition
News  |  1/23/2013
Apple Maps just doesn't cut it for everyone, so there is a rich market of GPS alternatives for the iPhone. Many are good. In this review we test Google Maps for iOS, Navigon USA, Gokivo, MapQuest, Scout, Nokia HERE Maps, Waze and even Apple Maps.
Nokia Preps True PureView Windows Phone
News  |  1/23/2013
Nokia eyes a 41-megapixel PureView camera, with full-resolution zooming capability, for revamped Windows Phone flagship.
Google: Motorola Still A Work In Progress
News  |  1/23/2013
Google admits it still has a lot to accomplish with its Motorola handset business, asks investors for patience.
Samsung's New Weapon Against BlackBerry, iPhone: Fixmo?
Commentary  |  1/23/2013
Samsung Ventures has bought a stake in Fixmo, which sells MRM, or mobile risk management solutions. Their SafeZone product creates a separate, secure area on iOS or Android devices for confidential data and apps, similar in some ways to Good Technology's solutions. It's especially well-suited to a BYOD environment, where the company can't completely control and trust the device. The move may reinforce Samsung's SAFE program for security standards in Android devices.
Mozilla Reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone
News  |  1/22/2013
Developers invited to hacking events later this month to encourage app creation for open source mobile OS.
Why Royal Caribbean Treats iPads Like Bed Sheets
Commentary  |  1/22/2013
CIO Bill Martin explains how the cruise line works with Apple, how it's improving on-board Internet access and how it gives new guests a clean iPad.
RIM Gains Momentum Ahead Of BlackBerry 10 Launch
News  |  1/22/2013
Research In Motion's stock surges as the company prepares to reveal BlackBerry 10 on Jan. 30.
iPhone Beats Android In U.S. Market
News  |  1/22/2013
Apple's iOS was the leading smartphone platform in the U.S. in the fourth quarter. On the worldwide stage, Android is tops.
Mozilla Unveils Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone
News  |  1/22/2013
Mozilla's Firefox OS is continuing on in development, and a significant milestone has been achieved: Mozilla has announced their Firefox OS developer preview phones. The phones are being developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica, a major Spanish broadband and telecom provider with worldwide operations, including the US.
iPhone Math? Giant Phone Rumors Don't Add Up
News  |  1/21/2013
The Apple rumor mill has been very accurate in recent times, but the latest stories of a 4.8 inch mega-iPhone. almost an iPhablet, don't sound right. With the iPhone 5 screen, Apple rejected the "bigger is better" school of smartphone design. Could they be changing their minds?
25 Years From Today: A Time for Bugs
Commentary  |  1/19/2013
25 years from today, January 19, 2038, at 03:14:08 UTC, a lot of software will fail if it's not fixed, and some has already begun to fail. It's not worthy of Y2K-level panic, at least not yet, but there are still many examples of programs that won't work, and the ensuing problems are beginning to crop up on us. As with Y2K, nobody really knows the extent of the problem and we will learn as time goes by, but with any luck, it will be as big a disaster.
Network Management Goes Cellular
News  |  1/18/2013
IT folks normally can't track or manage devices once they go out on the cellular networks, but now there is a service that makes it possible. NetMotion Wireless's Locality service reports back to IT where their users are, what they are running, the quality of their wireless service, and many other data points that are otherwise out of IT's reach.
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