Mobile Category


Apple's Mac OS X Mountain Lion Versus Windows 8

Apple's Mac OS X "Mountain Lion" will do battle against Windows 8, with both operating systems betting big on their respective mobile features. Read More >

Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Predicts Eighteenfold Increase By 2016

It's time to learn what a quadrillion is. Smartphones, tablets, mobile video and increasingly quick wireless networks are growing mobile Internet traffic to incredible levels, according to a recent Cisco report. Read More >

Tablets, 4G Smartphones Gain Traction Among SMBs

An AT&T survey found one third of smartphones used by small businesses for business purposes are 4G and nearly all small businesses use wireless technologies in their operations. Read More >

Motorola Droid 4 Pairs 4G LTE, 1.2GHz Dual-Core Chip

Motorola's Droid 4 brings 4G LTE power from Verizon Wireless' network to a QWERTY slider phone powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. Read More >

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview Event Feb. 29

Microsoft will host a Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona Feb. 29. That's likely the launch date of Windows 8 beta. Read More >

Smartphone Sales Beat PCs for First Time Ever, Canalys Finds

Smartphone sales surged past PC totals even with the iPad helping numbers for the first time ever during the fourth quarter, according to Canalys. Read More >

Android Smartphone Market Share Nears 50% in U.S.: comScore

Google's Android OS finished 2011 with 47.3 percent U.S. smartphone market share, according to comScore. No. 2 Apple iOS garnered 29.6 percent share, thanks to the iPhone 4S. Read More >

Apple, Foxconn and the Human Cost of Electronics Manufacturing in China

NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple's contract manufacturing at Foxconn is getting all of the attention, but the problem is far wider. If you want to find one source of the problem, look in the mirror. Read More >

Managing Mobility in the Enterprise

Increasing demand for mobile computing capabilities is forcing IT executives to fret about everything from device support and application development strategies to a whole new set of security concerns, with huge rewards awaiting those who tackle these issues most effectively. Read More >

Apple Takes Smartphone Shipment Crown From Samsung

The company s return to top spot was partly driven by continuing to offer the iPhone 3GS at rock-bottom prices. Read More >

Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile Android Health Record App

Health plan Kaiser Permanente has introduced an Android application to allow patients to access their electronic health records. Read More >

Analysts Question New RIM CEO's Decision to Stay the Course

RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, seems determined to keep the company along its preset path. Some analysts are arguing he needs to do something more radical. Read More >

New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Needs to Make BlackBerry 10 a Top Priority

RIM has appointed a new CEO, Thorsten Heins. But the company's immediate goal remains the same: Release the next-generation BlackBerry 10. The upside for IT administrators and others who manage BlackBerry devices for businesses have several months before RIM wholeheartedly embarks on major changes. Read More >

Careers Slideshow: How to Attract (and Keep) Young Workers

Today's young workers are extremely tech-savvy, and the technology they'll have access to is a major consideration for many as they join the workforce. Many are used to having 24/7 access to email and the Internet on their smartphones or tablets. And with extensive knowledge of the Internet and its many services, more are using Web-based applications for many of the solutions they use on a... Read More >

Security Flaw Discovered in Blackberry PlayBook Tablet

An exploitable connection between the PlayBook tablet and handheld Blackberry devices poses a risk to users. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: CES 2012: 10 New Products Every CIO Should Fear

The Consumer Electronics Show 2012, held in Las Vegas Jan. 10-13, has been a techie Bacchanalia filled with products sure to catch the eye of your employees. Whether they're getting excited by LG's 4G Spectrum with OLED screens or the countless Ultrabooks being shown off, you can rest assured that any number of new devices will be working their way into your enterprise and bringing you... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2012

Tablets, cloud computing, enterprise app stores and extreme low-energy servers are among the 10 technology trends that Gartner expects to be the most strategic in 2012. How to approach such a list? Most important is to ask yourself who in your organization is examining each trend, Gartner analyst David Cearley said in a Jan. 10 Webinar. In 2012 expect to see mobile define the user experience;... Read More >

RIM Shows Off PlayBook OS 2.0, BlackBerry 7.1 OS at CES

RIM chose CES as the venue to unveil its long-awaited PlayBook OS 2.0 update, along with BlackBerry 7.1 OS. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 8 Epic Tech Launches of the 21st Century (So Far)

With the second decade of the 21st Century well underway, we thought it was a perfect time to pause and consider the remarkable products and technological innovations we've seen so far. The past 11 years have ushered in a parade of disruptive, life-altering (and business-altering) products and services that have settled so firmly into our everyday lives that it's hard to remember how we... Read More >

RIM's BlackBerry 10 Strategy: One Smartphone

RIM might offer a single BlackBerry 10 device, according to a new report. That would represent a sea change for RIM, which usually pushes multiple BlackBerry models. Read More >

How Mobile Devices, Apps Are Creating a New Web

The world is shifting from a Web-centric one to one based on mobile-centric IT. Right now, smartphones, tablets and mobile apps are leading the way. Read More >

Java, Mobile Software Developers in Demand: Dice

Mobile has become ubiquitous and the number of qualified, experienced developers hasn t caught up with the market. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Mobile Traps To Avoid in the Enterprise

The mobile market is a hot-button topic for consumers and enterprise users alike. On the consumer side, folks are scooping up smartphones and tablets. On the enterprise side, IT decision-makers are realizing the value of mobile products. With that success comes potential pitfalls for CIOs. For years now, you've been buying BlackBerry smartphones, employing BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Nine Technologies Worth Your Money in 2012

No doubt you spend much of your time each day considering where to invest your company's technology budget. You're likely to drop corporate cash on computers, smartphones, cloud solutions, software, or any of the countless other products that your employees might need. But, even hardworking CIOs should get to have some fun with technology. So, what about the gadgets and tools that will benefit... Read More >

Android, iOS Putting the Squeeze on Blackberry, Windows Phone

Some analysts believe Google's Android operating system and Apple's iOS are pushing Research In Motion BlackBerry and Microsoft Windows Phone out of the U.S. smartphone market. Read More >

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