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Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Reasons For CIOs To Hate iPhone 5

The Apple iPhone 5, announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, was reportedly due for its big reveal on Oct. 4. However, when the big day came no iPhone 5 was mentioned. Instead, Apple introduced an improved version of iPhone called 4S and announced that... Read More >

Adobe Delivers Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5

Adobe announced the release of Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 developers to build applications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Read More >

Bill to Restrict Mobile Location Data Collection Introduced in the Senate

The Location Privacy Protection Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal, seeks to require companies to inform users if and when location data is being collected by their mobile devices. Read More >

Corporate iPhone, iPad Users Can Now Use Google Sync

Google has added new features to its Google Sync application to let iPhone and iPad users search Gmail or send email from any address. Read More >

BlackBerry Maker RIM Reports Revenue Down, Layoffs Looming

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, shipped 500,000 of its new PlayBook tablets in its fiscal Q1 2012. Even so, the company reports a 12 percent decline in revenue from the previous quarter. Read More >

iPhone PIN Codes: 10 Most Common

It's time to remind your iPhone users to try a little ingenuity when picking their passwords. A new study reveals that many users are relying on glaringly obvious and commonplace PIN codes to protect their devices. Read More >

iPhone App Discovery, Facebook Sharing Come to Microsoft's Bing

The Bing team upgraded the Bing for iPhone app, and the Bing for Mobile browser Website, in an effort to compete with Google and company in the mobile world. Read More >

Apple iPhones, iPads Embraced for Napa County's Mobile Workers

Gary Coverdale, Chief Information Security Officer for Napa County, needed to meet the demands from mobile workers to use Apple iPhones and iPads on the job, while ensuring the levels of security required by the county's 26 different agencies. Find out how he did it. Read More >

Is Google Wallet an Idea Ahead of Its Time?

Google Wallet is trying to make mobile payment mainstream, but consumers may not be ready for it. Read More >

Will 'Mango' Update Make Windows Phone 7 an iPhone, Android Competitor?

Mango represents a substantial revamp of Microsoft’s mobile platform, which is struggling for adoption in the face of competition from Google Android and Apple’s iPhone. Read More >

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango Update Will Be Major

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone "Mango" will likely be a major overhaul of the software giant's iPhone and Android competitor. Read More >

Gartner: Android Smartphone Market Share Accelerates

Mobile devices running the Google Android operating system continue their worldwide market penetration, accounting for 36.2 million smartphones sold worldwide in Q1 2011. The platform is giving Apple's iPhone a run for its money, even as market share for smartphones running Symbian, BlackBerry OS and Windows continues to decline. Read More >

Windows Phone 7 'Mango' Update Targets Business Useres

Microsoft is targeting its core business audience with productivity enhancements to Windows Phone -- starting with the "Mango" update -- scheduled for release later in 2011. Read More >

Apple, Google Will Appear at Congressional Mobile Privacy Hearing

The first hearing of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law will include on its panels Guy Tribble, Apple's vice president of software technology, and Alan Davidson, Google's director of public policy in the Americas. Read More >

Apple's iPhone 5 Could Be Delayed Until Next Year: Report

The next-generation iPhone may be delayed until 2011 or beyond, a new report speculates. Read More >

RIM Acquires Ubitexx to Boost Apple iOS, Android Management Capabilities

Research In Motion bought software maker Ubitexx to help its enterprise customers securely manage Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets. Read More >

RIM Debuts BlackBerry Balance to Separate Work, Play

Research in Motion's new Balance software for BlackBerry lets IT administrators separate work and personal content on individual BlackBerry smartphones. Read More >

RIM BlackBerry World Fails to Impress Analysts

Research In Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was upbeat at the company's Capital Markets Day but did little to assuage financial analysts' ongoing concerns about the company's hemorrhaging mobile market share. Read More >

BlackBerry World: Balancing the Needs of Consumers and IT

Research in Motion, the company that built its business on enterprise-friendly mobile devices and solutions, is aiming to meet the needs of CIOs and other IT leaders while at the same time generating the level of consumer buzz that's required these days to make any inroads into mobility. Read More >

Windows Phone 7 Plagued by More Update Issues

Microsoft is apparently grappling--again--with some updating issues related to Samsung smartphones. Read More >

Apple's White iPhone 4 Could Give it a Boost Against Android

According to new research by NPD Group, Apple is managing to hold its own against the growing army of Google Android smartphones. Read More >

Apple Releases White iPhone on ATandT, Verizon Networks

After months of unexplained delays, Apple is finally releasing a white version of its iPhone. Read More >

Co-Founder Allen Says Microsoft Windows 7 Phone Needs to Win

In his new memoir, Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen discusses the company's past and gives advice on how it can thrive in the world of tablets and smartphones. Read More >

Apple Sues Samsung for iPad, iPhone Patent Infringement

Apple alleges in its 38-page suit filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California that Samsung's smartphones and tablets are too similar to its iPhone and iPad. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Managing Mobile Workers: 10 Fast Facts

We all know this is the age of the mobile worker. In fact, there will be more than 1 billion such employees by the end of 2011, according to IDC. How do CIOs and other senior executives really feel about this workplace dynamic? There are serious concerns about the management and oversight of these employees, and the costs of supporting them. However, the fifth annual Read More >

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