Google Chrome Comes To iPhone, iPad
Google's Chrome browser will be available for the first time on the iPhone and iPad. Google Drive is also available on the iOS and on Chrome OS.
BYOD Driving Good Users Away From BlackBerry
Due to BYOD, Good Technology says it is seeing more consumers move away from BlackBerry and onto consumer products. Companies are turning to Good Technology and other MDM providers to keep their data secure.
Google's Risky Business
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that
Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets
such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
RIM Explores Microsoft Alliance, Other Radical Moves
After more devastating losses and another massive layoff announcement, RIM is looking at more options, including partnering with Microsoft to put Windows Phone on BlackBerries, or selling access to its secure network.
RIM, Microsoft Marriage Makes Sense
There's a lot of logic behind the idea of Microsoft either buying RIM's network or buying access to it. The security and the reach of the network would be a huge asset to Microsoft and worth a lot of money. But giving that access would be an admission of defeat for BlackBerry 10.
Adobe Backs Off Flash Support on Android
The variety of devices and OS configurations makes it difficult for Adobe to optimize Android properly in a plugin general to the operating system, so the company will be withdrawing support for the plugin.
The iPhone 1.0 Anniversary Quiz
The iPhone was released 5 years ago. Read about how the iPhone changed the industry, and test your knowledge about the first of its kind.
Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Hits iOS, IaaS Play
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service offering that competes with Amazon Web Services, while Chrome browser is now used by 310 million people, execs said at Google I/O.
Windows 8 Phones Easily Managed--Because It's Windows
The fact that Windows Phone 8 is Windows, and not a radical variant, means it can be managed like Windows. While other phones must be managed through new and separate management tools such as MobileIron, Windows Phone 8 plugs right into Active Directory. IT can use standard tools and consoles and deploy apps in the usual way.
Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
Teardown: Inside Apple MacBook Pro
Our colleagues at UBM TechInsights did a partial teardown of the new MacBook Pro from Apple. We have the pictures. The disassembled unit appears to be the $2799 configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina screen. TechInsights did a separate teardown of the solid state drive (SSD) in the MacBook Pro, including x-ray images.
Google Launching Android 4.1 and Nexus 7 Tablet
Rumors are that Google Wednesday will announce a Google-branded tablet, made by Asus, for under $200, and a new version of Android, code-named Jelly Bean, to run it. Cool as this might be, history suggests few users will enjoy Jelly Bean any time soon.
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Consumerization of IT: A View From The Real World
Executives from three very different industries--finance, healthcare, and distribution--discuss how they're coping with the consumerization of IT, in this panel discussion at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Firefox For Android Reborn
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.
RIM Is Broken, Morgan Stanley Says
Research In Motion hires bankers to help it explore strategic options moving forward, but those bankers aren't too optimistic about the company's chances.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Splashtop Releases 'Next Generation' Remote Desktop App For iOS
Splashtop 2, the latest version of the desktop remote control app for iOS, supports new hardware, including the Retina display; speeds network traffic; and makes connections easier. Splashtop 2 can remotely control either Macs or Windows PCs from an iPad or iPhone.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
Google Nexus Tablet Details Leak
Specs for the Nexus 7, a Google-branded tablet with a seven-inch display, sneak out, pointing to a mid-level device with a competitive price.
Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details
Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android.
Why Microsoft Must Stop the Surface Madness
BYTE contributor George Ou got blowback when he predicted Microsoft's Surface tablets would fail. Well, he's standing his ground. Hanging with the cool Mac guy is just going to alienate all the PC customers who have made Microsoft great.
OmniFocus: Getting Things Done On iPad, Mac
OmniFocus is for people looking for a better way to manage their personal to-dos at home and on the go. It uses the Getting Things Done productivity system that was big a few years ago. The app is only for Apple devices, though, and mobile users will probably need to shell out for the desktop version, too, to be happy with the app.