Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

BYOD worries drove Apple-IBM deal — and a huge win for Apple

Barb Darrow, GigaOM, 7/17/14 If there was any doubt that IT worries over the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) issue were overblown, witness Wednesday’s news that IBM will sell and support Apple iOS devices in its big accounts and work with Apple to build enterprise applications for those devices. Now before you hyperventilate over this (too late?), let’s remember, […]

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Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Gmail users on Android can now share files from Google Drive

Google+, 7/11/14 It’s now easier for you to share files with friends and family—simply insert Google Drive files directly into your Gmail messages on your Android phone or tablet. If the file isn’t shared with the person you’re sending it to, you’ll get the option to change your sharing settings before you send it. And […]

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Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L

Andrei Frumusanu, AnandTech, 7/7/14 With the latest I/O conference, Google has finally publicly announced its plans for its new runtime on Android. The Android RunTime, ART, is the successor and replacement for Dalvik, the virtual machine on which Android Java code is executed on. We’ve had traces and previews of it available with KitKat devices […]

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Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kinvey Brings Identity To Mobile Backend As A Service

Ben Kepes, Forbes, 7/1/14 As mobile applications, and by extension specialist development, becomes more and more important, we’re seeing the rise of a number of so-called Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) companies arise. These vendors all aim to help organizations quickly build mobile applications by doing much of the heavy lifting involved in development. […]

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android follows Apple’s footsteps to 64-bit processors

Mobile Burn, 7/1/14 Apple, the company that apparently does not innovate anymore actually did something significant in the mobile space last year. Sure, the company did not issue a new shiny device that changed pop culture, but Cupertino did do something new with its 64-bit processor (A7) that set the iPhone 5s apart. Now iOS […]

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Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google’s next version of Android ‘L’ release has a new look, deeper ties to the web

Terrence O’Brien, Engadget, 6/26/14 KitKat may have only found its way onto roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won’t stop Google from looking to the future. The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the “L” release right now. As previous leaks have indicated, this will […]

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 8:00 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google is bringing Android to your Chromebook

Jacob Siegal, Yahoo! News, 6/26/14 Google is giving the Chromebook line a major boost with enhanced Android integration. Stealing the spotlight on Amazon, all 10 of the top 10 highest rated laptops are Chromebooks. The popularity of the device has been growing rapidly, and now Google has some significant updates in store for Chrome OS. Bringing […]

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 7:57 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android for Work lets your personal and business data coexist on one device

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 6/26/14 If you’ve bemoaned the inability to use your personal Android phone for company business, Google has some heartening news. It just unveiled Android for Work, a code platform that lets your business and personal info coexist on a single device. The technology (derived from Samsung’s Knox) keeps the data types separate […]

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 7:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android and Windows Adding ‘Kill Switches’ to Their Phones

Polly Mosendz, Yahoo News, 6/20/14 Google and Microsoft are joining Apple and Samsung in adding a “kill switch” feature to their phone operating systems. Both Android and Windows phones will now offer a true kill switch as a way to fight back against thieves. A kill switch basically turns a phone into a fancy paperweight, to […]

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Surprise Android ‘KitKat’ update fixes nasty OpenSSL vuln

Neil McAllister, The Register, 6/20/14 Android fans who are hoping Google will debut a new version of the OS at its annual I/O conference in San Francsico next week might be in for a disappointment … because the company is rolling out a new version this week. On Friday, the Chocolate Factory published firmware images […]

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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