Mobility Tips: Planning For The Next Power Outage
Hurricane Sandy cut off millions of people from the power they needed for their mobile devices to call and text friends, relatives and coworkers. You can be ready for the next power outage with a little forethought and equipment for battery charging.
Windows 8 Upgrade: No Touch, No Good
BYTE's Chris Spera has been using Windows 8 since the first preview version. There's a lot to like about it on the new touch PCs and tablets, but upgrading Windows on your old non-touch PC to the new OS isn't worth the trouble.
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Microsoft Uses Office To Push Windows Phone 8
On iOS, Android and Symbian Microsoft provides Lync and OneNote, but on Windows Phone 8 you also get Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company wants Windows Phone 8 to be the best phone platform for Office document use.
Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
Google Announces Android 4.2, New Nexus Tablets, Phone
The new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets keep the competition fierce in the tablet world. Google claims the Nexus 10 tablet has "the highest resolution tablet on the planet," meaning higher than the Retina display in the iPad.
Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way
The biggest weakness Windows Phone has is the weakness of the Windows app store. Why will Windows Phone 8 make any difference? Because, in most cases, developing a Windows Phone 8 app gets you almost all the way to developing an app for Windows 8, a product almost certain to sell hundreds of millions of units.
Phone, Tablet Insurance Set To Flourish
With the launch of the iPad Mini this week and overall tablet sales expected to skyrocket in 2012, industry observers say it's time to consider buying insurance for your devices. [Corrected]
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
Windows 8 As It Was Meant To Be
When I heard that Windows 8 would be a dual-use PC/tablet operating system, I had a vision of how I would want to use it. That vision has come to pass in the form of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and optional docking station.
Windows 8: The Legacy Apps Question
Support for legacy applications is a Windows 8 selling point. But Gartner says the need for such apps is declining and has little to do with upgrading to the new OS.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
Microsoft Needs To Push BYOD For Surface, Win8
Microsoft finally makes its mark in the new smartphone and tablet era, but will enterprises adopt the Surface as quickly as they have the iPad, and will developers create apps for it?
Windows 8: 4 Upsides For SMBs
What can Microsoft's new OS deliver to small and midsize businesses? Consider the mobile device angles, for starters.
AT&T Expects Tablet Boom
AT&T expects tablets, including the new iPad Mini, to contribute big in Q4, as smartphones dominate in Q3, and 4G LTE build-outs continue to expand.
Nuance Adds Voice Recognition To Mobile EHRs
Epic, Cerner electronic health records get free text transcription from smartphones and tablets; computerized physician order entry and natural language processing are in the works.
The Apple-ization Of Microsoft
As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8, the hardware world faces a big question. Is going it alone exactly what Microsoft wants?
FreedomPop: 4G Data For Free, If You're Careful
FreedomPop offers free -- yes, free -- 4G cellular data on the Sprint / Clearwire network. It can be a great deal, but you have to buy some hardware first and then you have to be careful to avoid the many traps they set to upsell you to pay services.
iPad Mini Leaves Gaping Price Umbrella
The iPad Mini is a modest product at a premium price. That's good news for Google, Amazon, and Barns & Noble, but it probably won't prevent the iPad from slipping below 50% market share.
iPad Mini: Apple Could Have Done More
It's Just A Smaller iPad. Yes, the components in Apple's devices keep getting better and faster, but they haven't really done anything bold and innovative lately. Eventually someone else will win over customers by thinking different.
iPad Mini: The Great Price Debate
The entry-level iPad Mini costs $329, which raised some eyebrows. Here's why analysts say the iPad Mini is priced right--and will steal sales from $199 Android tablets.