Franken hopes to make it harder for OEMs, carriers and application developers to share their customers' information with third parties, while also curtailing the practice of stalking by technological means.
High-performance location is more than just about accuracy; it also encompasses advances in the location's time-to-fix, consistency, reliability and battery efficiency.
Technology has changed consumers' view of in-store shopping. Online shopping and mobile access to information via smartphones allow consumers to determine – prior to setting foot in a store – the product they want, at the price they want, from a store with the biggest variety.
The massive increase in mobile data usage, driven by video traffic, 3.5G dongles and smartphones, has created a huge network load that just keeps growing.
Certainly applications running on multi-tasking platforms are a big part of the problem, but the mystery of battery longevity is a much more complex issue than just the software a smartphone is juggling.
When Amazon.com's ground-breaking Kindle e-book reader came out in 2007, it cost $399. Now, some e-readers can be had for just north of $100.
Driven by mobile user demands for "anytime, anywhere" connectivity, it is apparent that ubiquitous Ethernet is no longer the wave of the future – it is the reality of today.
In a popularity contest, T-Mobile wins hands down. It consistently scores higher than AT&T for customer service and satisfaction and it's a moot point whether that culture and competence can be transferred to the larger organization.
Non-practicing entities (NPE) or "patent trolls", whose demands can be remarkably costly for big businesses and can literally bankrupt smaller innovators.
With an estimated 200 million access points deployed in homes, offices and public locations worldwide, Wi-Fi is the in-building wireless technology of choice.
Enterprise mobility these days is anything but business as usual. IT departments are increasingly supporting smartphones and tablets. Much to the chagrin of CIOs and IT departments...
A new tablet computer that takes aim at one of the deficiencies of the iPad: that it's difficult to write on it with a stylus or pen.
Currently NFC is seen as one of the most exciting areas in our industry in terms of revenue generation: Projections show up to 700 million NFC-enabled mobile phones will be sold by 2013.
The surge in streaming mobile videos from over-the-top players such as YouTube and Netflix will increase global data traffic more than seven times the current rate by the end of 2011.