VMware Snaps up AirWatch for $1.5B
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 22, 2014
As smartphone and tablet use surges in the enterprise, VMware acquires mobile device management specialist AirWatch for a leg up in the exploding market.
Tags: MDM, mobile device management, VMware, Enterprise, mobile
Two Tablets for Every Notebook by 2014: NPD DisplaySearch
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 29, 2013
Tablets will outnumber laptops by ever-growing margins well into the foreseeable future.
Tags: mobile, PC, tablets
Oracle Pushes Java ME Forward
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 29, 2013
Oracle is ARMing Java for the mobile world.
Tags: mobile, Oracle, Java
Trend Micro Bundles MDM
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 15, 2013
Company joins the growing list of security software providers that are blending MDM into their enterprise protection products.
Tags: mobile, mobile device management, MDM
BYOD Gets Risky, Obsessive: Survey
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 07, 2013
Half of the companies polled by Varonis for a study on BYOD admit to losing a device that stored critical data.
Tags: mobile, BYOD, bring your own device
iPad Mini Boom in 2013: Overtaking the iPad
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 01, 2013
Brisk iPad Mini demand and a surge in small display panel shipments could define the tablet market this year, according to new data. iPad who?
Tags: iPad, iPad Mini, tablet, mobile
AirWatch Raises $200M for MDM
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 25, 2013
AirWatch banks some big bucks and signals that it plans to acquire other companies to grow its mobile device management portfolio and attract more enterprise customers.
Tags: mobile, MDM, mobile device management
Mozilla Goes Mobile With Big Firefox OS Phone Launch
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 25, 2013
No longer just an idea, Mozilla announces that 17 global carriers are set to adopt Firefox OS phones.
Tags: Linux, mobile, phone, Mozilla Firefox, Firefox OS
IDC: Mobility Fuels 29% Jump in Computing Device Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 22, 2013
Tablets and smartphones took off last year while PC shipments marked a noticeable decline.
Tags: tablets, mobile, smartphones
IBM Targets Enterprise BYOD with MobileFirst
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 21, 2013
Big Blue organizes its mobile products and services offering under one brand as it prepares for a big push into the enterprise.
Tags: BYOD, mobile, IBM
Canonical Bringing Ubuntu Linux Tablet to Market
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 19, 2013
Mark Shuttleworth announces new tablet competition for Google and Apple. Is this a game changer?
Tags: tablet, mobile, Linux, Ubuntu
Report: HP Is Working on Android Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 14, 2013
Anonymous sources say the company is building an Android tablet and possibly also a smartphone.
Tags: HP, tablet, smartphone, mobile, Android
Why the Apple iWatch Needs Curved Glass
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 13, 2013
Here's what I believe the coming Apple iWatch will look like -- and how it will work.
Tags: mobile, iPhone, iPod, iwatch, Apple
51 Must-Have Android Apps
By Brian T. Horowitz | Article Published February 12, 2013
Google Play features plenty of apps to keep you connected, from finance tools to apps for medical use.
Tags: mobile, Android, Google Play, apps
Is Apple Working on an iWatch?
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 11, 2013
Unnamed sourced say Apple is working with suppliers on wearable computing devices.
Tags: iwatch, mobile, IOS, Wearable Computers, Apple
Mobile Malware Driven by Porn
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 11, 2013
Mobile users are using their smartphones and tablets for more than 'legitimate' work purposes. Who knew?
Tags: malware, mobile, security
Online Content Consumption Shifting from PCs to Tablets
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 08, 2013
What PC? A growing number of consumers are switching to mobile devices to use the Internet and keep up with their Facebook friends, according to new research NPD Group.
Tags: tablets, PC, mobile
BYOD Sparks Mobile Data Cost Concerns: Survey
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 07, 2013
Pricey data plans and a growing number of mobile devices add to BYOD woes experienced by IT departments, says a survey from iPass and MobileIron.
Tags: mobile, BYOD, MDM
Tablet and Smartphone Users to Increase Printing: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 06, 2013
So much for the paperless office. A new survey from IDC suggests that mobile devices will drive demand for printing solutions instead of reducing it.
Tags: tablets, printing, mobile, smartphone
Mobile Data Set to Hit 134 Exabytes by 2017
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 06, 2013
New Cisco global mobile forecast predicts a rapid rate of growth as 4G use accelerates.
Tags: mobile, video, 4g
Why Facebook Wants to Track Your Every Move
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 05, 2013
A new report says Facebook will unveil an app that tracks your location 24/7. Resistance is futile.
Tags: mobile, tracking, apps, social networking, Facebook
Kaspersky Joins Enterprise MDM Fray
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 01, 2013
Security software and endpoint management provider extends its reach to tablets and smartphones.
Tags: MDM, mobile, smartphone security, Security Vendors
Facebook Revenue Climbs, Earnings Fall
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
The company's stock declined after it released its quarterly financial report.
Tags: social network, quarterly financials, mobile, Facebook, earnings, revenue
RIM Renames Itself BlackBerry
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 30, 2013
The smartphone maker announced the change as it unveiled new phones and its BlackBerry 10 operating system.
Tags: BlackBerry 10, mobile, RIM, smartphone
Apple Bumps iPad Storage to 128 GB
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 29, 2013
By doubling the iPad's storage, Apple signals that its market-leading tablet is ready for any files businesses can throw at it.
Tags: mobile, Apple, iPad
IDC: Smartphone Shipments Jumped 10% in 2012
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 25, 2013
Samsung and Apple lead the smartphone race in 2012, but some late challengers pose a competitive threat.
Tags: Samsung, iPhone, mobile, smartphone, Apple
Strong Smartphone Sales Propel Samsung to Record Profits
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 25, 2013
Market researchers say as many as one out of every three smartphones sold is a Samsung device.
Tags: mobile, smartphone, quarterly financials, profits, Samsung, earnings
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Extends MDM to iOS and Android
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 24, 2013
Research in Motion embraces rival mobile platforms with the latest releases of its mobile management software.
Tags: BlackBerry OS, mobile
Google Profits Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
The company released a positive report for Q4, but some analysts are worried that it still hasn't figured out how to make money from mobile.
Tags: Google, search, mobile, earnings, profits
IT Unemployment Only 3.3%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 14, 2013
Consultants and cloud, mobile and BI skills are experiencing strong demand.
Tags: Dice.com, consulting services, IT skills, unemployment, IT jobs, mobile, cloud computing, business intelligence
Tech Comics: Cell Phone Good News, Bad News
By Oliver Widder | Article Published January 11, 2013
Life with a cell phone is expected to get quite bit better. And worse.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Commit to Blackberry 10
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 10, 2013
RIM resurgent? Major wireless carriers voice their support for the embattled smartphone maker's next-gen handsets.
Tags: Verizon, BlackBerry OS, mobile
RIM to Launch Six Phones This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 10, 2013
The lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices will include budget-friendly models.
Tags: operating system, RIM, smartphones, mobile, BlackBerry 10, carriers
Microsoft's Ballmer Makes Surprise Appearance at CES
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 09, 2013
After vowing not to do another CES keynote, Microsoft's CEO crashed the party.
Tags: tablets, chips, Microsoft, Windows, mobile, steve ballmer, Qualcomm, CES
Sophos Tackles BYOD Security and MDM with EndUser Protection
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published January 08, 2013
The security software maker shifts to a per-user approach for MDM.
Tags: mobile, BYOD, security, MDM
AT&T Reports 10M Smartphone Sales in Q4
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 08, 2013
The company said the sales total broke all previous records.
Tags: iPhone, mobile, quarterly financials, smartphone, AT&T, Android, wireless
Is The New Ubuntu Phone An Android-Killer? Probably Not.
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 07, 2013
Canonical's Ubuntu phone faces some tough challenges if it wants to compete directly with iOS and Android for mainstream smartphone users.
Tags: IOS, Linux, mobile, Android, open source, Canonical, Ubuntu Phone
Solving the Mobile BI Puzzle: Which Environment?
By Larry Marion | Article Published December 19, 2012
Microsoft's new tablet and smartphone OS may gain some traction in IT shops responsible for business intelligence infrastructure for mobile units.
Tags: tablets, BI, Windows 8, mobile, business intelligence
RIM Launches BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 18, 2012
Sink or swim? Once the poster child for enterprise mobility, the struggling handset maker is now courting big businesses with a BlackBerry 10 beta test program.
Tags: BlackBerry OS, RIM, mobile
Yahoo Mail Gets a Facelift
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 11, 2012
The new interface is designed to be cleaner, faster and easier to use.
Tags: Yahoo Mail, Marissa Mayer, mobile, Web, email
Judge Calls for 'Global Peace' in Apple v. Samsung Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 07, 2012
The two mobile giants continue to squabble over last summer's patent lawsuit ruling.
Tags: Samsung, Apple, patent lawsuit, mobile
Facebook Launches Alternative to Texting
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 04, 2012
Facebook Messenger for Android allows users to send messages to people who don't have Facebook accounts.
Tags: smartphone, text, Android, social network, Facebook, mobile
Microsoft’s Surface 8 Pro Tablet Arrives in January for $899
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 30, 2012
Microsoft has a lot riding on its tablet offerings. Will legacy app support trump laptop pricing for enterprises?
Tags: Surface, tablet PC, Microsoft, mobile
Mozilla Invests in Mobile Startup
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 28, 2012
Open source browser vendor participates in $25 million funding round for Everything.me, joining Telefonica Digital.
Tags: Mozilla Firefox OS, startup, mobile, HTML5
Cyber Monday Online Shopping Breaks Records
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 28, 2012
Studies say shoppers spent $1.46 billion to $1.98 billion online on Monday alone.
Tags: research, Cyber Monday, mobile, online shopping
Survey: Tablets on Over Half of US Consumers' Holiday Shopping Lists
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 26, 2012
A survey reveals what users are looking for as they shop for tablets. Plus: who's doing more self-gifting with tablets, men or women?
Tags: tablet, Kindle, iPad, mobile, Android
Texas Instruments Plans to Cut 1,700 Jobs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 15, 2012
The company plans to stop developing chips for smartphones and tablets.
Tags: tablets, layoffs, mobile, smartphones, Texas Instruments, processors, chips
Gartner: Android Captured 72% of Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
The latest mobile industry numbers hold good news for Samsung, bad news for Nokia.
Tags: mobile, Android, Nokia, IOS, market share, Gartner, Samsung, Apple, smartphone
OpenDNS Deploys Umbrella for Mobile Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 13, 2012
You can accelerate mobile traffic and secure it at the same time.
Tags: OpenDNS, mobile, mobile security
IBM Accelerates Mobile Strategy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 12, 2012
Mobile development lifecycle and mobile foundation products debut, but will developers still need a Mac if they want to build to iOS?
Tags: IOS, development, mobile, IBM
BlackBerry 10 Launches January 30, Developers Get Cash Offer
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 12, 2012
Do or die? RIM schedules a launch event for its BlackBerry 10 mobile OS. The company offers developers a big cash incentive for app development.
Tags: RIM, BlackBerry 10, developers, mobile
Apple and HTC Settle Global Patent War
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 12, 2012
The two firms didn't divulge details of their 10-year settlement.
Tags: smartphone, Apple, settlement, licensing, HTC, patent lawsuit, mobile
EMC Brings Syncplicity's Mobile Cloud Sync Support to Documentum
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 07, 2012
Secure cloud file sharing and syncing comes to EMC's enterprise content management platform.
Tags: cloud computing, EMC, mobile
IDC: Android Claims 75% of Smartphone Shipments
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 02, 2012
Forget the iPhone -- Google's mobile OS rules the smartphone market by a large margin.
Tags: mobile, Android, smartphone
Browser Wars: IE, Mobile Browsing Show Gains
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 02, 2012
Firefox, Chrome and Safari all lost users in October.
Tags: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, mobile, Safari, browsers
AMD + ARM: Creating the Next Generation of Cloud Servers
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 01, 2012
AMD's decision to launch servers that utilize ARM technology could radically change the industry landscape.
Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, GPU, ARM, AMD, servers, processors, Intel, mobile
Sandy's Aftermath Hampers Communications on the East Coast
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 31, 2012
The agency's chairman said the "communications outages could get worse before they get better."
Tags: outage, cell phone, FCC, mobile, communications
What's New in Windows Phone 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 30, 2012
Microsoft launched its updated smartphone platform on Monday.
Tags: Windows Phone 8, mobile, Microsoft, operating system, smartphones
Beyond BYOD: How BYOD Acceptance Changes Organizations
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 29, 2012
Accepting that employees will be using personal devices for work can help companies become more productive and successful.
Tags: BYOD, mobile, Enterprise, IT management, Security Compliance
Facebook Shares Rise After Better-Than-Expected Revenue
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 24, 2012
The social network has been struggling to appease investors since its IPO, but that may be changing.
Tags: social network, mobile, quarterly financials, Facebook, stock
Gartner Predicts Tech Spending Will Hit $3.7 Trillion Next Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 23, 2012
The company said "Every budget is becoming an IT budget."
Tags: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, mobile, budget, Gartner, social networking, Cloud, big data, tech spending
Yahoo Beats Expectations in Mayer's First Quarter as CEO
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 23, 2012
The new chief executive says Yahoo will be focusing on mobile.
Tags: mobile, Marissa Mayer, quarterly financials, Yahoo
Report: Google Considers Settling Mobile Patent Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
The company could be required to change its behavior related to Motorola Mobility's standards-related patents.
Tags: patent, Motorola Mobility, Motorola, FTC, antitrust, mobile, Google
Microsoft Sells Out of 32GB Surface RT Tablet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2012
Does this mean the device will be a hit with consumers?
Tags: Microsoft, Device, surface RT, tablet, mobile
Google to Hold Android Event October 29
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2012
The company is expected to launch new products, possibly a new Nexus tablet.
Tags: mobile, Device, Android, Google, Nexus 7, tablet
Report: Amazon in Talks to Buy TI's Mobile Chip Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Texas Instruments had previously announced that its mobile processor unit was for sale.
Tags: mobile, Amazon, Texas Instruments, merger and acquistion activity, kindle fire, processor
AppSense MobileNow: Taming BYOD with Cloud-Based MDM
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 11, 2012
Company pushes mobile device security and management while advocating app freedom.
Tags: BYOD, mobile, MDM, cloud computing
How Camera Phones Are Changing Everything
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 10, 2012
Cameras in phones used to be nice features. Now they’re the most important thing in technology.
Tags: camera phone, mobile
Microsoft to Launch Windows Phone 8 October 29 in London
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 09, 2012
Pre-orders will reportedly begin October 21.
Tags: smartphone, Windows Phone 8, launch, mobile, Microsoft
HTC Reports Dramatic Decline in Profits
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 08, 2012
Year-over-year, the Taiwanese smartphone maker's profits fell 79 percent, setting a new record.
Tags: mobile, Android, HTC, smartphone
Veracode Expands into BYOD Security with Marvin Mobile Buy
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 05, 2012
Software security testing firm buys mobile security specialist to combat dangerous apps.
Tags: BYOD, BYO security, mobile
Survey Highlights Employee Concerns About BYOD
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 03, 2012
Workers don't want their managers to know what they do with their devices during their time off.
Tags: survey, mobile, Device, BYOD, MDM
T-Mobile, MetroPCS Announce Merger Plans
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 03, 2012
The complicated cash-and-stock deal is worth approximately $1.5 billion.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, T-Mobile, carrier, LTE, MetroPCS, mobile
45 Free Android Apps for Productivity
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 02, 2012
Free Android apps can turn your tablet into a mini-office.
Tags: Android app, android apps, free download, mobile, open source