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Spotify Simplifies Its Family Plan, Drops Price to $14.99 for 6 Users

Spotify's lower family rate saves a family of six people $20 a month over its old rates and puts them in line with Apple Music's rates.

Free Smartphone Charging Kiosks Expand to More Neiman Marcus Stores

By offering free smartphone charging stations to customers, shoppers are less distracted in stores and tend to buy more.

Unified Communications Grows Bigger and Broader

UC vendors have to simultaneously keep up with more general technology while creating their own niche.

Vastly Updated MacBook Pro to Include OLED Touch Bar: Analyst

The next MacBook Pro models are expected to be thinner and lighter and include several new features, such as an OLED display touch bar.

10 Android Wear Devices Available Today

At its I/O Conference keynote on May 18, Google unveiled version 2.0 of its Android Wear wearables operating system platform. The update, which Google called the biggest since the launch of Android Wear, has several improvements, including the ability to use a smartwatch without a tethered smartphone, along with a more...

Samsung's Rumored Galaxy S7 Active Could Launch With AT&T on June 10

Reports have been circulating for months that a ruggedized version of the Galaxy S7 is on the way. A new report says it will happen soon.

10 iOS Brainstorming Apps to Organize Your Ideas

With the ever-increasing capabilities of mobile apps and devices, users can now have a nearly limitless canvas to scratch out and rearrange ideas.

Time Warner Cable, We Hardly Knew Ye

News this week included TWC, AT&T and 5G, the long wait for IPv6, business continuity benefits and Nokia phones.

Microsoft Word 2016 Quick Reference Card

This Word 2016 Quick Reference Card covers program fundamentals, as well as essential keyboard shortcuts for navigation, editing and formatting that can make your work go even faster.

Android N’s Third Developer Preview

Google used its I/O 2016 developers' conference in Mountain View, California, this week to release the third public beta of the Android N OS.

Wearables Market Jumps 67% in Q1

Vendors shipped over 19 million wearable devices in the last quarter, according to IDC's latest tally.

Testing Responsive Design on Mobile Devices

Mindful of the increasing number of its customers who access its site through smartphones, Simplyhealth enhanced its mobile application delivery.

Revamped 'National Geographics Kids' Site Is a Hit

The transition to HTML5 made it possible for 'National Geographic Kids' to offer more robust, complex games and other multimedia content for its young users.

Mobile App Revenues Buck Slowing Demand for Smartphones

While the smartphone market may not be expanding as fast as in years past, mobile app sales will continue to grow, predicts IDC.

Android vs. iPhone: Pros and Cons

When comparing Android vs. iPhone, clearly Android has certain advantages even as the iPhone is superior in some key ways. But ultimately, which is better?

Apple and SAP Partner for HANA-Powered iOS Apps

The companies are working on an SDK that will bring the power of SAP's in-memory, big-data-crunching platform to iPhones and iPads in the enterprise.

WLAN Scores Good Marks at an Alabama University

Jacksonville State University adopts a WLAN network that offers strong administration tools, enhanced interoperability with other IT systems and good security.

Supporting Remote Workers Is a Challenge for IT

In recent years, road warriors and individuals operating out of home offices have become a fixture in the business world. These remote workers help companies become more flexible and competitive, while participants often achieve greater work-life balance. However, providing the support needed to keep remote teams...

IoT Will Snag 28% of the Wireless Chip Market by 2021

Wireless chips will be a major factor in the growth of the Internet of Things, according to a new forecast from ABI Research.

IT Needs Better Insight Into the Mobile Experience

The majority of business and IT leaders surveyed consider the enablement of a mobile workforce a top organizational priority. However, they added that they need better monitoring tools to understand and improve the end-user experience, according to research findings from Aternity. The company's "2016 Business...

Is It Time to Write Off Email?

Reports on the death of email may be greatly exaggerated, but many industry leaders are questioning if a shift from traditional on-premise systems to cloud Unified Communications as a service (UCaaS) may be a harbinger of things to come for email. UCaaS is a means to collaboration and productivity and provide ways for...

Why Mobile Users Expect a Better Experience

The majority of users say companies are falling short of expectations in providing a satisfactory mobile experience, according to a recent survey from Sitecore. Specifically, mobile consumers are looking for better overall user experiences, more continuity and improved customer service. The stakes are high, given that a...

Crop of 5 New Mobile Devices for Small Business

This year's Mobile World Congress trade show offered small business technology buyers a tantalizing peek at the latest mobile gear—smartphones, tablets, and laptops—that await them in 2016.

Custom Apps Boost Small Business Productivity

Can't find an app that suits your small business' needs? It may be worth building your own, suggests a new study from FileMaker.

What Companies Miss With Invisible Payments

Yes, friction-free invisible payments work wonders. But only when something else is highly visible. 

2016 Has the Markings of a Perfect Storm for Fraud

This year, cyber-criminals are expected to continue to outsmart traditional security defenses. They will leverage the latest mobile hacker tools to impersonate legitimate users and take control of consumer accounts en masse, according to a blog outlining the top five online predictions by fraud and cyber-security firm...

Think Mobile Commerce for Small Business Success

It's no longer enough to have an online store. Small business owners must cater to the way consumers shop or risk losing customers. It's time to get on the mobile Web.

FreshBooks Releases an Apple-Flavored Update to iPhone App

Aiming to help small business owners get paid faster, FreshBooks—the popular small-business accounting software company—releases a major, time-saving revamp of its iPhone app.

Rapid App Development Creates Security Nightmare

An IT leader at a midsize professional services organization thought someone within the business was leaking sensitive information to unauthorized parties. Eventually it was discovered that a compromised mobile device was enabling high-level access to a company database. "It took a little over a month to pinpoint exactly...

Moovweb Addresses Mobile Shopping Cart Abandonment Issues

Shopping cart abandonment is a major issue for online retailers made all the more critical by impatient mobile customers. Moovweb's new offering optimizes the mobile checkout process for higher sales.

RIM Earnings Tumble, CTO, COO and Balsillie Fall Too

Another terrible quarter for the Blackberry as new CEO pin the company's future on the enterprise and not consumers.

Net Applications: Android No. 3 Mobile OS After iOS, Java ME

Stats from Net Applications suggest that the Android OS could be losing share to the Java ME runtime environment, but that could be due to rapid Internet access growth in Asia.

RIM Misses Targets, New Blackberry 10 Phones Delayed

Another rough quarter for the smartphone vendor as delays and competitive challenges set in.

The Dirty Dozen Smartphones: Why IT Admins Should Care

Security firm Bit9 says a majority of smartphones are running out-of-date and insecure operating systems that present a threat to critical business data. It has created a list of 12 of the most vulnerable smartphones. Guess who dominates the list?

RIM Earnings Slide, What's the Playbook Call for Now?

Blackberry maker's revenues and net income decline, as it plans for the future with patents and the PlayBook 2.0.

Why You Need a Tablet PC

OK, you want a tablet PC, but do you really need one? We'll walk you through that decision process and help you decide what to buy.

Apple to Offer SMBs Tech Support Plan for iPads, Macs

Apple is pushing further into the enterprise with a tech support plan called Joint Venture that's aimed at small businesses using iPads and Macs, according to reports.

Good Technology, Sprint Offering Android Mobile Device Management

Mobile management firm Good Technology and Sprint are partnering up to provide mobile security and messaging tools for Android devices.

Dell Introduces Mobile Device Management Services

The made-to-order PC maker continues its transformation from vendor to IT services company with a portfolio of six mobile management services.

Mobile Device Management Firm Zenprise: Push Mobile Apps to Android Tablets, Smartphones

Zenprise introduces new mobile management tools that bring automatic provisioning of apps, presentations and video to Android devices.

5 Key Emerging Trends in the Mobile Cloud Sector

Mobile cloud computing is a hot new trend that's still in its infancy -- but it's not too early for mobile management get up to speed on the pertinent issues impacting this development.

Analyst Perspective: Evaluating an Individual-Liable Mobile Device Policy

Analyst offers insight on the two key drivers pushing mobile management to consider implementing individual-liable device policies as well as perspective on the future of the trend and how it impacts the enterprise.

Mobile Operating System Assessment: Windows Phone 7 Wish List

Our wish list containing the top 7 improvements we'd like to see in Microsoft's new mobile OS.

Top 5 Mobile Trends for 2011

Wireless and mobile computing experts offer their analysis of what the industry can expect to see as hot trends for the next year.

MobileIron 4.0: Mobile Management Software for Secure App Administration

Mobile management software firm releases update that automates mobile app discovery, deployment and security.

Mobile OS Guide: How Apple's iOS 4.2 Transforms the iPad

Everything mobile IT needs to know about how iOS 4.2 impacts the use of the iPad for mobile computing in the enterprise.

7 Ways BES 5.0 Helps Mobile Management Take Care of Business

We highlight seven of the key features of Research In Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 that cover mobile security and mobile management.

Online Shoppers Using Smartphones for the Holidays

The emerging trend of mobile commerce continues to take off as smartphones become more powerful and mobile apps become more sophisticated.

Top 5 BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Features

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 offers mobile management, mobile security and compatibility with major enterprise applications.

Verizon, AT&T Roll Out New Mobile Management Services

Verizon's new mobile management platform makes it easier for mobile office workers to run enterpise applications, while AT&T's mobile device management service aims to ease mobile OS fragmentation challenges.

5 Tips for Sharing Corporate Data and Apps with Mobile Office Workers

We outline five ways mobile management can ensure that corporate data and enterprise apps are being securely and efficiently shared with mobile workers.

Mobile Business Intel to Skyrocket Next Two Years

Mobile business intelligence is one of the most compelling sectors of the mobile app market, with the iPhone and iPad leading the way as the mobile devices of choice for this use.

Mobile Management Software Eases Fragmentation Fiasco for CIOs

MobilityCentral updates improve user interface, scalability and mobile security for mobile IT tasked with supervising mobile devices in the enterprise.

Everything Health Care IT Needs to Know About Deploying iPads

Our mobile management guide to using the iPad in the health care field covers mobile security, mobile apps, remote access issues, configuration tasks, medical imaging and more.

10 Tips for Tricking Out and Optimizing your Android Smartphone

Getting the best performance out of your Android-powered handset isn't just about mobile apps. We provide 10 tips for maximizing the mobile computing power of your Android smartphone.

6 Tips for Modernizing Legacy Apps for Mobile Office Workers

As mobile office workers proliferate in the enterprise, it's important to make sure the old standby apps you use are capable of being leveraged. We outline six tips for bringing legacy apps into the mobile computing era.

Four Essential Considerations for Choosing Voice Communications Management Platforms

We highlight the key steps to selecting a voice communications platform for your enterprise that bridges both voice and data domains.

Seven Windows Phone 7 Factors for Mobile Management to Consider

Windows Phone 7: What's in it for business users? We outline seven key considerations for the enterprise to help mobile IT decide whether to opt in or out.

How the iPad is Changing Mobile Health Care

We highlight the impact the iPad is having on all aspects of the health care field and why it's poised to beat out smartphones and laptops in telehealth services.

Mobile Management Guide to iOS 4.1 and iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1

We outline the key features of the latest update to iOS 4 and the iPhone Configuration Utility 3.1 released by Apple.

MobileIron 3.0 Enhances Multi-OS Smartphone Management Software

MobileIron's 3.0 version includes a Mobility Application Programming Interface, which lets channel partners of MobileIron or enterprise IT staff set up management capabilities for smartphones.

Top 12 Considerations for Selecting Mobile Management Software Solutions

The challenges of overseeing a fragmented mobile landscape can be mitigated with mobile management software. We highlight the critical issues to consider when choosing a third-party solution.

Zenprise Adds Mobile Management Tools for iPad, iPhone

Selective wipe, remote troubleshooting and customizable profile features are new to Zenprise's mobile management software.

Top 5 iPad Deployment Issues for Mobile Management

Answers to five standard questions that mobile IT departments are asking about how iPads can securely join smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices in the enterprise. The answers will help mobile managers equip mobile office workers with iPads without compromising your organizations security.

Mobile IT Guide to iPhone Deployment and Management with Apple's iOS 4

We outline all the steps needed to understand, configure, and use iOS 4's mobile device management service as well as highlight key differences in third-party solutions that work with iOS 4.

Mobile Management Software: Using AirWatch Enterprise Package to Oversee Smartphones

This comprehensive review highlights key features of AirWatch Enterprise Package, which helps mobile IT provision, track and enforce policies on iPhones, Android handsets and Windows Mobile devices.

Mobile IT Guide to Verizon, Motorola, AT&T Mobile Management Services

AT&T, Motorola, and Verizon recently unveiled new or enhanced mobile management solutions -- we highlight the differences in features and target markets.

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Deploying a Mobile Management Solution

We highlight the most common pitfalls mobile IT units make in deploying a mobile management solution -- and tips for how to avoid them.

Why Mobile IT Should Choose Android Smartphones Over iPhones

Android-powered handsets may have the edge compared to the iPhone when it comes to being the best smartphone for small businesses' mobile computing needs.

Top 10 BlackBerry OS 6 Features

As RIM releases more teasers on its new mobile operating system, we outline the best of what's to come in BlackBerry OS 6 and how it all compares to rivals iOS and Android.

Mobile Management Guide to the Mobile Database Market

This report examines the top players in the mobile database market, starting with SQL Server Compact, Oracle Database Lite and IBM DB2 Everyplace.

Mobile Database Management for Mobile Devices

An examination of Sybase SQL Anywhere, which now supports the iPhone, and SQLite wraps up our assessment of top mobile database solutions.

Will Android 3.0 Gingerbread Solve Google's Fragmentation Issue?

How the changing landscape of mobile UIs is impacting mobile management and Google's efforts on addressing mobile Linux Android fragmentation with version 3.0, dubbed Gingerbread.

Mobile Management Guide: Pros and Cons of Top Mobile Operating Systems

A must-read for mobile IT departments that need to work with developers on choosing the best mobile operating system for their business.

Mobile IT Alert: How Mobile Cloud Computing Impacts the Enterprise

An overview of mobile apps supported in the cloud and the key factors driving mobile cloud computing, which include online collaboration, mobile security, HTML 5 and bandwidth issues.

RIM Updates BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 Software

A single sign-on feature, separation of business and personal content on BlackBerrys, self-service security tools and expanded Web browser compatibility are all included in the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 software version 5.0.2.

Mobile Management Guide to Mobile CRM Solutions

We highlight the top 5 considerations to weigh when drafting a plan for purchasing and deploying mobile CRM.

Sybase Afaria Preps for iOS 4 with Mobile Security, Mobile Management Tools

As Apple's new mobile platform iOS 4 rolls out, Sybase responds with new Afaria tools that help mobile IT with security and mobile app managment.

iPhone iOS4 Gets an Enterprise Assist From AirWatch

Mobile device management features give IT more iPhone security and configuration control. Meanwhile, Good Technology unwraps compliance solution for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Mobile Management for iPhone, iOS 4 with MobileIron

MobileIron unveils new mobile management tools to work with mobile security and mobile app management features in Apple's iOS 4, out today.

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