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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in December 2011
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Holiday Gift Guide For Tech Gadget Lovers
News  |  12/30/2011
Need a gift idea for the tech gadget geek in your life? Here are several of the hottest new tech toys for the 2011 holiday season, from the Looxcie Camera to the Logitech Harmony Link to the Amazon Kindle Fire, and much much more.
iOS Developer Services Improve App Testing
News  |  12/29/2011
Restrictions put in the developer license by Apple cause problems for many users, but outside services are popping up to break the limits.
Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Meet NASA's Smartphone-Driven Robots
News  |  12/27/2011
Small satellites powered by modified Android-based Samsung Nexus S handsets act as astronaut assistants on the International Space Station.
RIM Betting The Farm On QNX/BB 10
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
Unless RIM hits a home run with BB 10, there might not be much of anything left for the company to do but die.
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software
News  |  12/27/2011
Interface sluggishness has been unslugged. Users get some control over the contents of the carousel.
Androids Everywhere, But Update Model Broken
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
In 2011, 93 different Android phones have been released across nine U.S. carriers. But there's a downside to this diversity.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
Android Gets Toe In Pentagon Front Door
News  |  12/27/2011
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of certain specific Android devices on their networks.
2012 Will Be the Year of the Android Tablet
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
In Vegas in January the industry will take to go all in with tablets running Android 4 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"). Quality and features will go up, prices will go down.
Kindle Fire Gets Performance Boost
News  |  12/22/2011
Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 patch adds speed, lockable Wi-Fi, and better privacy.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Here are five things we probably won't see take place in the mobile industry in 2012, along with a few that might.
RIM BlackBerry 10 Doesn't Work, Says Insider
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
BlackBerry 10 is delayed because the software isn't ready, an inside source says, not because the company is waiting for a new chipset as RIM CEOs claim. RIM reponds...
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Apple Receives Multitasking Phone Patent
News  |  12/21/2011
Will buyers and other smart phone makers be in trouble for infringing? There might be prior art.
The Case For SharePoint Plus Silverlight
News  |  12/21/2011
The authors of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight talk about why the two Microsoft technologies are more powerful together.
Prevent Drunk Facebooking With Sobriety App
News  |  12/21/2011
Avoid the shame of PUI (posting under the influence) by testing yourself and your drinking buddies.
Android Hits 700,000 Daily Activations
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
Apple, Google's next closest competitor, is activating a relatively paltry 189,000 iPhones each day.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Microsoft, Nokia Mulled RIM Acquisition
News  |  12/21/2011
Amazon is also said to have kicked the tires on the struggling smartphone maker.
Microsoft Wins Patent Claim Against Motorola
News  |  12/21/2011
International Trade Commission, however, rejects several other patent claims that Microsoft filed against Motorola.
Android Lost Ground In November
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
After two years on the rise, Google declined in mobile ad impressions in November. Will the Kindle Fire reverse the recent trend?
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
Apple's Patent Victory Over HTC/Android Shouldn't Inconvenience Users
News  |  12/20/2011
HTC might be liable for patent infringement, but that doesn't mean HTC handsets will vanish overnight.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Google Want To Google Get On Google's Tech Google News Google Page? Put Google In Your Google Headline
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
My unscientific research reveals Google likes stories about itself and Google products. While I took it lightheartedly, the U.S. government is more concerned.
PlayBook: An Anchor Dragging RIM Down
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
Even BlackBerry owners don't want Research In Motion's tablet. When will RIM cut its losses and move on?
Sprint Pulls Carrier IQ Software
News  |  12/19/2011
The carrier has disabled Carrier IQ's software and reportedly instructed all of its hardware partners to no longer build the software into Sprint handsets.
Motorola Xyboards Close The Android Tablet Gap
News  |  12/19/2011
With its new Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets, Motorola aims to hit the sweet spot between the needs of the professional and the needs of the consumer.
Boost Case for iPhone 4; RichardSolo Power Case; uNu Power DX-1700 External Battery Case for iPhone 4 4S
News  |  12/19/2011
These products are all identical OEM versions of the same case. It's a high-performance case vailable at low prices.
Boost Case Plus
News  |  12/19/2011
The Boost Case Plus has the biggest, longest-lasting battery we tested. Despite some bulkiness, it's the case of choice for those whose top priority is to maximize battery life.
Boost Case Leather Flip Case
News  |  12/19/2011
The Boost Case Leather Flip Case is stronger on style than substance. It has a small battery, makes phone use awkward, and has no battery gauge. But it looks good.
Incipio OffGrid
News  |  12/19/2011
The Incipio OffGrid has a relatively small battery but good ergonomics.
Mophie JuicePack Air And JuicePack Plus
News  |  12/19/2011
The Mophie JuicePack Air provides excellent protection and good battery life extension in a light package. The Mophie JuicePack Plus is the most expensive product we tested, but has a large battery.
Incase Snap Battery Case
News  |  12/19/2011
The Incase Snap is lightweight and perhaps good looking, but it provides minimal protection and battery life.
iPhone 4/4S Battery Cases Compared
News  |  12/19/2011
Your iPhone 4S probably doesn't have adequate battery life. You're going to need a case anyway, so buy one that has an extra battery in it.
Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Commentary  |  12/18/2011
There potentially is more money to be made developing for Apple's iPhone, even though Android has more users.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
RIM's Stock Tanks After Poor Quarterly Numbers
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Research In Motion's stock was down as much as 10% Friday after the company reported dismal numbers for its most recent quarter.
Top Methods To Manage Mobile Mayhem
News  |  12/16/2011
Check out enterprise options for encrypting and wiping mobile devices and portable storage.
CES 2012 Preview: Ultrabooks Everywhere
News  |  12/16/2011
The big question will be whether ultrabooks prove to be affordable enough to compete with tablets and smartphones.
Ice Cream Sandwich's Facial Unlock: Security Theater, Not Security-Conscious
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Don't rely on unproven biometrics in a bring-your-own-device world.
Young Adults Drive Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
It is no surprise that the younger generation is in love with smartphones, but all age groups are increasingly embracing the technology.
Microsoft's Droidrage WP7 Giveaway Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Malware-infected Android owners offered chance to win a free Windows Phone 7; more than 3,200 entered.
Mobile Devices Distract Doctors. So What?
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Cell phones and tablets can improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare--but do they exacerbate "distracted doctoring"? Some think so.
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