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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started to provide its employees up to 17,000 iPhones for work and personal use as the agency moves to replace its Blackberry devices. ICE selected the iPhone after evaluating other types of smartphones such as Android devices and analyzing Bla...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. India’s government is rolling out RFID-based ...
There is little argument at this point that the mass adoption of mobile technology and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies by enterprises is a true business technology revolution. At the core, the catalysts driving this revolution are the vast array of mobile devices leveraging soa...
Microsoft, Google, Nokia and the 14 other members of FairSearch.org have made an antitrust complaint against Google to the European Commission, hoping the regulator will quickly open an official investigation. The companies accuse Google of using the Android operating system, install...
Facebook Thursday addressed the mobile crisis that erupted when it went public 11 months ago and the two-year-old trend it’s among its users who are increasingly tuning into its site from mobile devices rather than PCs. It commandeered Google’s Android operating system and overlaid it...
Samsung rushed in to tell District Court Judge Lucy Koh the other day that the US Patent and Trademark Office had found a major claim in Apple’s so-called Rubber-banding patent invalid (US Patent No. 7,469,381). The PTO said it wasn’t novel based on prior art. The decision is a so-...
The next two generations of iPhones were designed before Steve Jobs died in October of 2011, according to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who reportedly gleaned this little tidbit during a rambling conversation with Apple’s government liaison, Michael Foulkes. The San ...
I am here to tell you it’s true. You can write iPad applications in PowerBuilder. I’m sure that you are waiting for the other shoe to drop but ladies and gentlemen, there is no other shoe. It is simply the truth. You can write iPad applications in PowerBuilder. Those of you who have i...
How many advertisements for automobiles today promote the fact their cars are horseless carriages? None! Why? It is an assumption that your automobile will be horseless. The same is happening today with mobile apps. Who would develop a work order management or scheduling system tod...
After Judge Lucy Koh cut $450.5 million off the original stunning $1.05 billion in damages a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple for infringing its patents, Apple checked the judge’s arithmetic and wants to file a conditional motion to reconsider. It complains it’s been gypped of $85 m...
TechCrunch noticed a want ad indicating that Amazon Web Services aims to apply its model to mobile to get deeper into enterprise by creating “what looks to be a whole new arm of its cloud division.” The ad plainly says that “The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team is launching a new busin...
A coalition of news organizations and media advocacy groups including Bloomberg, The New York Times and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has asked the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold District Court Judge Lucy Koh’s order that Apple and Samsung unseal financia...
This book is what it claims to be and that is a cookbook on advanced topics. I would follow the author's advice and if you are a beginner with Objective-C or iOS, this book is not the one you want to start with. This book is however an excellent book for experienced developers. The fi...
Apple has gotten sued for patent infringement again, but this time the charges are coming from Intertrust Technologies Corporation, now owned jointly by Sony and Royal Philips Electronics NV, which got Microsoft to settle a broad claim back in 2004 for $440 million. The suit against ...
Apple polished its reputation as a contrarian Tuesday when the news broke because of an SEC filing that it had hired Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch to be VP of technology and reportedly coordinate its hardware and software teams. Adobe confirmed his departure effective Friday, March 22. He ...
Early data has IDC forecasting that PC shipments this quarter might drop 10%, roughly 2% more than it thought a few weeks ago. It’s also predicting a mid-single digit drop in Q2 and is uncertain if shipments will increase in the second half. IDC said “Even getting to positive growt...
"We wish Kevin well in this new chapter of his career," said Adobe - somewhat sparingly - in a statement released as the company behind PDF and Acrobat confirmed that just four days after offering his resignation as CTO on March 18, Kevin Lynch will be leaving the company he joined in ...
Dropbox, the cloud storage outfit, has spent something like a reported $100 million in cash and stock pushing Yahoo and Facebook out of the way so it could buy a little 14-man e-mail management start-up whose early-stage widgetry, out maybe a month, can’t really scale so couldn’t me...
Speculation is back in circulation that Apple – enflamed by Samsung’s “slavish copying,” the ensuring worldwide patent litigation and Samsung’s increasing dominance in smartphones and tablets – is weaning itself off its component dependency on Samsung and moving its A7 chip production ...
Compuware has published the findings of a global study of consumer mobile application expectations and experiences. The survey reveals that global consumers prefer mobile apps over mobile websites. Mobile applications are thought to make life easier by streamlining calendars and groc...
IDC has been watching the growing popularity of the smaller, lower-priced tablets. It found that one in two tablets that shipped this quarter had a screen measuring less than eight inches. It figures this strong trend is going to continue – strongly enough, in fact, for it to tickle ...
If you want to learn iOS 6 development, this is a great place to start. The book spends the first several chapters covering the basics. The author first shows you how to get your system setup and how to install Xcode. He then covers the Xcode interface and the iOS simulator. After tha...
Sharp, the big Apple supplier fighting for its life, is going to sell a roughly 3% position in itself to Samsung, which is an even bigger Apple supplier and one of Sharp’s biggest rivals. The price is reportedly about a cheap $112 million, below market value. Sharp is trying to cla...
The Red Chinese government doesn’t much care for the pervasiveness of Android-based smartphones in the country or the dependence of local R&D on Android and, according to a white paper put out by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, “While the Android system is open...
A US district court judge Friday slashed the $1.05 billion award granted Apple last August by a jury that found Apple’s great nemesis Samsung copied Apple’s mobile widgetry. Apple’s stock thereupon fell. The court has ordered a new trial to decide exactly what Apple should get. Dist...
We’ve heard about Google Glasses. And we’ve heard about Apple iWatch. And yes, we’ve heard about people embedding cellphones into shoes [1]. Once again, the term “wearable computing” is becoming a hot topic in news and literatures. Some have even announced that the age of wearable tech...
A Texas district court Wednesday upheld a jury verdict arrived at in November awarding Internet security firm VirnetX more than $368.2 million after it found Apple and its FaceTime video chat service infringed four virtual private networking patents designed to establish a secure conne...
Word that contract manufacturer Foxconn had stopped hiring across its Chinese plants sent Apple stock into a tizzy this week on an assumption by the Financial Times that the bottom had dropped out of demand for iPhones, Apple’s bestselling and most profitable product. Foxconn claimed...
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, who proved an utter failure as the struggling company’s CEO and blew its mammoth sale to Microsoft, is going to be an “observer” on the Lenovo board with no voting rights or directorial responsibilities. He’ll get nearly $200,000 a year in cash and stock ...
Tuesday when a report by American security firm Mandiant that’s been six years in the making was circulating tracing an “overwhelming percentage” of Communist China’s far-flung corporate and governmental cyber espionage to a 12-story building in Shanghai connected with the People’s Lib...
There have been quite a lot of rumors these last few weeks with regards to Apple reportedly working on an iWatch. I was wondering what they would gain with such a move? Some have pointed out that they already have the iPod Nano as a simple watch, but this repeats the functionality of t...
Why did Instagram modify its Terms of Use policy? The new policy says: …to help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or ...
The telecom industry will be challenged in the coming year as operators learn to adapt to the rapidly changing mobile landscape. 2012 was the year of mobile – big brands and Internet companies have just started to realize the potential impact that mobile communications can have on the...
Apple has cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop by $200 and updated its processors. It’s also put out new models with faster processors and more memory. It said the MacBook Pro with a Retina display and 128GB of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699. A new model...
According to the blogosphere and both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal the world is waiting for Apple to deliver a Dick Tracy-like wristwatch that mates with the iPhone and shows you the time, who’s calling, texting or e-mailing or directions to the address you’re look...
Michelle Obama waited until the very last minute to invite people to sit in her box at her husband’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. That means that Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will be her guest, had to rearrange the agenda of the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Con...
The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, Monday tossed Apple’s bid to fast-track its motion to ban several Android-based Samsung phones, denying it the right to argue its case before the full appeals court right away. A district court rejected Apple’s move for a permanent in...
The European Commission is threatening to charge companies other than Samsung with anti-competitive practices for the way they treat their standards-essential patents and use injunctions to bar rivals from using the patents rather than negotiating fair, reasonable and non-discriminator...
Research in Motion Wednesday morning changed its name to BlackBerry to put RIM’s awful failures behind it as it launches the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone it hopes will change its fortunes. The name change came at the great reveal of two brand new QNX-based phones in the Big Apple: th...
Apple Tuesday announced a fourth-generation iPad with 128GB of memory to grace the top of the existing line currently available with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Obviously it’s for people who need to carry around a lot of data. It will sell starting Tuesday February 5 in black or white for...