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AirWatch Chairman Knows Need is Still Strong for MDM

October 17, 2013 8:55 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Alan Dabbiere said “mobile is death by a thousand cuts” at his keynote Wednesday at MobileCon. Serving as chairman of AirWatch, enterprise mobility provider, Dabbiere had plenty more to say about mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM).

First Look: HTC's One Max

October 16, 2013 4:47 pm | Videos | Comments

As rumors swirl that HTC is teaming up with Amazon on a line of smarpthones, the struggling OEM recently dropped the HTC One Max, it's largest slab yet. With a slew of high-end specs, perhaps most noticeable are the HTC One Max's measurements, which come in at 5.9 inches of screen real estate. 

New iPads Expected at Apple's Oct. 22 Event

October 16, 2013 9:08 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple has confirmed an Oct. 22 media event by sending out invites for the occasion Wednesday. The event, which will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, is expected to focus on new iPads and the latest iteration of the company's desktop operating system.

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Opinion: Connected Vehicle Profit and Value Hinge on M2M and the Cloud

October 15, 2013 1:23 pm | by Peter Briscoe, Executive Director of Innovation, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson | Articles | Comments

In the rapidly evolving networked society, everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time. Smart connected devices, broadband networks and cloud-based services will further drive networking among consumers, enterprises and within society in general. 

From the Magazine: Will the Connected Car Leave the Smartphone in the Dust?

October 15, 2013 1:18 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Smartphones and cars concoct a toxic coupling in the collective conscious. In many regards with good reason—no one would argue in favor of texting while driving. But in a lot of ways, the car and the connected device form a symbiotic relationship. Without a connected device along for the ride, a car is about as “dumb” as can be.

From the Magazine: Centrify CEO Tom Kemp on Samsung KNOX Making Security Easier in the Enterprise

October 15, 2013 1:11 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

When Samsung made its KNOX security software available to all during the announcement of its Galaxy Note 3, the enterprise already understood the benefits. It comes down to Samsung’s partnership on KNOX with Centrify, a California-based identity management firm. 

Pico Projectors Headed for the Boardroom

October 15, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In terms of external hardware, there isn’t a whole lot a tablet needs to be a success. The iPad restarted the whole tablet market and brought along for the ride only a headphone jack, microphone, volume rocker and connector port. That sparse packaging—still pretty much the formula for all tablets—has led to a svelte form factor standard almost across the board. 

BlackBerry: 'Count on Us'

October 14, 2013 4:57 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As BlackBerry weathers rough times, the Canadian OEM on Monday published an open letter aimed at reassuring customers that they'll be taken care of going forward. Reuters reported that the letter was published in 30 news outlets across nine countries.

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What Does the Future Hold for OTT Rich Communication Apps?

October 14, 2013 1:58 pm | by Joe Lawrence, President, Voxox | News | Comments

Think of a CD-ROM, DVD, SMS, MMS and Blackberry Messenger.  Now, consider iTunes, NetFlix, Skype, YouTube, iMessenger, Twitter, Google Voice, Instagram, SnapChat, Vine and Voxox.  What’s different?  The latter are cross platform OTT apps that are cool, convenient, compelling and cost-effective.  That’s awesome, but what can we expect in the future?

Facebook Acquires Onavo

October 14, 2013 9:44 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Social Networking giant Facebook has purchased data compression and anlaytics company Onavo. The companies did not offer financial details of the deal. According to the Onavo's official blog, the company's Tel-Aviv office will remain open for business and will become Facebook’s new Israeli office.

Microsoft's Phone Update to Feature Driving Mode

October 14, 2013 9:25 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving. It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago.

Report: Apple Cutting iPhone 5c Production in Half

October 11, 2013 10:56 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple is reportedly cutting daily production for the iPhone 5c from 300,000 to 150,000. MacRumors found a report from Chinese site C Tech that learned from “insiders” the cut in production was due to “dismal sales.” The iPhone 5c, which was largely thought to be Apple’s phone for emerging markets, somewhat confounded when it came in priced only $100 less than the flagship iPhone 5s.

Friday Flick: Mayday! Mayday!

October 11, 2013 10:34 am | Videos | Comments

Amazon's Kindle tablets have proved they have mass appeal as the perfect devices for content consumption. With the latest iteration of the Amazon's slates, the company has thought to include a unique brand of customer service. Check out this video that shows just how the new Mayday button works on the Kindle HDX. 

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New Gadget Frees Mobile TV from Blocky Attachment 


October 11, 2013 8:55 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A new gadget lets you watch TV on your phone or tablet without a blocky attachment. Audiovox's "mobiletv" gizmo allows you to pick up free TV signals and watch them on Apple and Android mobile devices without eating into your cellular data plan.

BlackBerry Founder Looking at Buying Company

October 10, 2013 4:00 pm | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis says he's looking at making a potential takeover bid for the struggling smartphone company. Lazaridis, a major shareholder, said Thursday in filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Douglas Fregin, who helped launch the company...

Police: Rail Commuters on Phones Didn't Notice Gun

October 8, 2013 4:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't notice until he randomly shot a university student, investigators said.

Amazon Streamlines Payment Tools, Goes After PayPal

October 8, 2013 2:10 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amazon had decided to take on PayPal with today's release of a new service that streamlines how customers transact with online merchants. Called "Login and Pay with Amazon", the service allows customers of participating companies to purchase items using their Amazon account information.

Nest Labs Announces Smoke, CO Alarm

October 8, 2013 10:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nest Labs, makers of the smartphone-controlled Nest thermostat, today announced a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. The company promises that the new detector, called Nest Protect, will do more than "just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home."

Nuance to Add Pair of Icahn Nominees to Board

October 8, 2013 9:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuance Communications Inc. says it's reached a deal with billionaire investor Carl Icahn to add two of his nominees to its board. The nominees include Brett Icahn, the activist investor's son, and David Schechter, an Icahn employee since 2004.

Blackberry Shares up on Report of Buyout Interest

October 8, 2013 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. rose more than 4 percent Monday on a report that the company is in sale talks with a handful of companies. Reuters reported Friday that the struggling smartphone maker was holding discussions with Cisco, Google and SAP about a possible sale of all or part of itself.

LA Students Get iPads, Crack Firewall, Play Games

October 7, 2013 9:56 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.

Friday Flick: Google Glass in the Operating Room?

October 4, 2013 9:57 am | Videos | Comments

Google's Project Glass has perplexed, excited and angered on the consumer front. Now, major verticals are looking to make use of the headsets. Check out this proof of concept from Philips Healthcare that shows just exactly how surgeons might use Google Glass in the operating room. 

HTC Swings to First-Ever Quarterly Net Loss

October 4, 2013 9:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HTC Friday announced its first net loss for a quarter ever. According to a statement, HTC will mark down a $101 million loss on revenue of $1.6 billion. The news comes as HTC struggles to find its feet in a smartphone market dominated by Samsung and Apple

Twitter Dishes Tantalizing Tidbits in IPO Treatise

October 4, 2013 8:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet. The roughly 800-page filing Twitter Inc. released late Thursday on its way to an eagerly anticipated IPO contains tantalizing tidbits about its growth and its attempts to make money from its influential short messaging service.

Trade-in Options Abound for Smartphones

October 4, 2013 8:23 am | by 
Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Feeling stuck with your old smartphone? Do you covet new releases like the iPhone 5S that boast niftier features like fingerprint sensors? There's good news. A growing number of options allow you to trade in your old phone for cash or credit so you can buy a new one.

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