Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

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
In: Android, iPhone, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

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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BBM for Windows Phones arriving in July

Luis Merlos, BlackBerry Review, 6/20/14 CEO John Chen announced that BBM will arrive on Windows phones in July. No exact date is available or what features it will launch with but this is good news for Windows phone users. Adding Windows phone users to their list of supported devices should increase the number of users […]

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Blackberry, iPhone, Mobile Technology

Parallels remote desktop app arrives on Android and iPhone

Luke Westaway, CNET news, 6/17/14 Remote desktop access company Parallels has stretched its services to cover Android devices and Apple’s iPhone, giving smartphone owners the chance to log in to their home PC or Mac on the move. The company’s mobile software, which is dubbed Parallels Access, was previously only available to iPad owners, but […]

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Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Expanding its reach, Mozilla touts Firefox OS apps running on Android

Kevin C. Tofel, GigaOM, 6/17/14 Earlier this week, Mozilla talked about hardware with its expected $25 Firefox OS phone by year-end for India and Indonesia. Now the company behind the open-source Firefox browser is talking about software, showing how its Firefox OS apps can run on Google Android devices. The apps are all built with […]

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Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Firefox OS apps run like native apps on Android

Terrence O’Brien, GigaOM, 6/17/20 The beauty of apps written for Firefox OS is that they’re basically just web apps — they’re built primarily on Java Script and HTML5. That means if you can run the app on Mozilla’s mobile operating system, you can run them in its browser too. In fact, if you install Firefox […]

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Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google Loses Some of Its Mobile Search Dominance to Apps

Jennifer LeClair, Mobile Tech Today, 6/10/14 Research by eMarketer shows mobile search users are becoming more sophisticated, turning to specialized apps like Kayak, Shazam and Yelp rather than browsers for search. This is leading to a fragmented mobile search advertising market that’s chipping away at Google’s dominance, although Google’s mobile search revenue continues to rise. […]

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Posted on June 10, 2014 at 7:41 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cellular’s reliance on Wi-Fi offloading gained momentum, says wefi

Tammy Parker, FierceWireless, 6/6/14 Cellular carriers now offload data traffic to Wi-Fi in nearly 80 percent of U.S. states, an increase of 2 to 3 percent compared to results from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to wefi’s latest Wi-Fi analytics report, which focused on trends from 2014′s first quarter. The provider of Wi-Fi network […]

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Posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Samsung sees Tizen phone as gateway for bigger things

Yahoo News, 6/5/14 Samsung on Tuesday unwrapped its new smartphone using the Tizen platform, a move aimed at breaking away from Google’s Android and staking a claim to the “Internet of Things.” The South Korean consumer electronics colossus showed off the Samsung Z, its first Tizen-powered smartphone, in a major shift away from the ubiquitous […]

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Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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