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FCC Approves Order to Reform Business Data Services

The FCC is re-examining the regulation of business data services, or the special access lines that offload large amounts of data.  

Maryland Resort Cleans Up With Optii Mobile Housekeeping App

NEWS ANALYSIS: Using a mobile application to streamline hotel housekeeping tasks may not seem obvious, but it delivers big gains in efficiency and dramatically lowers operational costs.

Google Keyboard 5.0 Supports Multiple New Features, Languages

One-handed mode is one of several new features in Google Keyboard 5.0 for Android devices, which will be available at the Google Play Store.

Sprint Still Losing Lots of Money but Improving Slowly

Sprint lost $2 billion in 2015, but that's down from the $3.3 billion loss it suffered in 2014, according to its latest financial report.  

Google Patches 40 Android Flaws in May Update

No surprise, but once again mediaserver is identified as being vulnerable, as Google patches two critical and five high impact vulnerabilities in the component.

Biometric ID Request Opens Legal Questions in California Court Case

In February, the FBI took a fingerprint of a woman with a criminal record to open her locked iPhone. That action opens many questions.

Sprint Still Losing Lots of Money but Improving Slowly

Sprint lost $2 billion in 2015, but that's down from the $3.3 billion loss it suffered in 2014, according to its latest financial report.  

Hulu Plans to Offer Streamed Cable TV Programming

The service reportedly will begin in the first quarter of 2017 as the company seeks new customers who want traditional TV in new ways.

Samsung's Next VR Headset Won't Need a Smartphone: Report

The company is creating a design for a standalone VR headset that doesn't rely on a smartphone, like more-costly units from Oculus and HTC.

Oculus Retail Sales Plans Anger Rift Preorder Buyers

Oculus will start selling Rift VR headsets in Best Buy stores May 7, sparking outraged comments from preorder buyers who have yet to receive their devices.

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.

Nokia Acquires Wearable Device Maker Withings

The Finnish telecommunications company expands into wearable health and activity trackers by snapping up Withings for $192 million.

94 Percent of IT Pros See Free Wi-Fi Hotspots as a Significant Security Threat

Sixty-two percent ban their mobile workers from using free Wi-Fi hotspots, a recent survey found.

Android Apps: Download The Best Android Apps

The best Android apps for all your smartphone needs, from news to games to social media to messaging – let the app downloading begin.

Android Apps for Pure Fun

Fun Android apps to bring a smile to your face as you go through your busy day. Many of the apps on this list are free.

Top Open Source Android Apps

These top open source android apps are all vetted by F-Droid, the volunteer project that culls through Android apps to find the best.

Brocade Acquires Ruckus Wireless for $1.5B

Brocade jumps into the wireless market with a big buy.

Aruba Debuts New Wi-Fi Gear with HPE

New wired and wireless technology from Aruba benefits from the capabilities of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Emerges for IoT

Though not yet officially a standard, Wi-Fi Alliance is now pushing low-power Internet of Things approach.

Xirrus Expands Guest WiFi with EasyPass

Guest WiFi can be a real security challenge, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Xirrus Advances 802.11ac with New Hardware

X2 and XD2 WiFi hardware debut, adding new entry-level and Wave 2 802.11ac gear to the Xirrus portfolio.

Breathe New Life into Your WLAN

New technologies improve enterprise WLAN performance and prepare Wi-Fi networks for the demands of the Internet of Things future.

Fortinet Set to Acquire Meru Networks for $44 Million

Consolidation in the WLAN marketplace continues.

Xirrus Debuts New XD4 High Density Access Point for IoT

The IoT era demands pervasive wireless connectivity, and Xirrus want to be the company that makes it happen.

iPad Slips, Microsoft Gains as Tablet Market Growth Slows: IDC

While off its lofty highs, the tablet market is expected to continue to make gains thanks to business demand, albeit slower.

Average Large Enterprise Is Riddled with 2,400 Dodgy Mobile Apps: Veracode

Add secure MDM to the growing pile of enterprise IT priorities. Most large businesses have thousands of mobile apps that can be leaking data and putting their users at risk.

Android Dominated the Mobile OS Market in 2014: IDC

Google and Apple accounted for over 96 percent of all smartphone shipments last year, with the former leading the pack.

Google's Plan: Android Wearable Computers for Everyone

Google is launching an "Android Wear" project to expand the world of wearable computing for consumers, starting with developer tools for Android smartwatches.

Google Closes Motorola Mobility Deal

$12.5 Billion acquisition is now official.

RIM Calls Up New CEO

Founders and co-CEOs Lazaridis and Balsillie have stepped aside to give Thorsten Heins the reins of Research In Motion.

Google: Less Than 1 Percent of Android Devices Run Latest OS

Google says only 0.6 percent of Android devices run Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system.

RIM Misses Targets, New Blackberry 10 Phones Delayed

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

AT&T Pulls the Plug on T-Mobile Bid at FCC

AT&T set to take a $4 billion charge as T-Mobile merger falters

FCC Set to Oppose AT&T T-Mobile Acquisition

$39 Billion deal could be in trouble.

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?

Who Are the Top Five Mobile Phone Makers?

Feature phones may be on their way out but they're still key to the current healthy market for mobile phones in general, according to a new report.

HP Gets Into Mobile App Development

New services debut from HP to help enterprise make the jump to mobile apps

Nokia Debuts Windows Phones But Not Here

It's about time. Nokia introduces its first Windows Phone handsets and promises more to come -- next year.

Windows Phone 'Mango' Launch Edges Closer

On the heels of a new iPhone launch, a top Microsoft exec is talking up Windows Phone 7.5, which is nearing its own commercial launch.

Corporate 'App Stores' Gain Converts

Canalys predicts that 'enterprise app stores will redefine channel IT business over the next three years.'

No iPhone 5 This Time, but Meet the New iPhone 4S

Get ready for more iPhone 5 rumors in the future, because what Apple introduced today is called the iPhone 4S.

Samsung Antes Up for Android Patents

Microsoft and Samsung have signed a patent deal to keep one of the U.S.'s biggest smartphone makers from Android patent suits.

Microsoft Says 'Mango' Updates Nearly Here

Microsoft says it will start distributing the Windows Phone 'Mango' update in the next two weeks, cautions impatient users to avoid leaked copies.

AT&T Showcases Three New Windows 'Mango' Phones

AT&T says it will launch its first Windows Phone 'Mango' smartphones -- one from HTC and two from Samsung -- in the fourth quarter.

Will Microsoft Give Out Windows 8 Tablets?

Microsoft plans to ratchet up attention on Windows 8 tablets at its upcoming developers conference next week.

Will Android Fork Rejoin Linux Mainline?

Linux creator figures it will take a long time, but it will happen

Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google enters the hardware business in a bid to expand Android

Will 'Mango' Go Out to Windows Phone Owners in September?

As the launch of the first major update to Windows Phone approaches, rumors fly as to when current users can update their phones.

Is a Shakeout Due for Smartphone OS Vendors?

A new report says that the move from feature phones to smartphones is about to trigger a major shift in who will lead the market a year or two down the road.

Will Google and Microsoft Go To Court Over Android? Teaser: The dust up over patent rights and Google's Android mobile operating system ratcheted up another notch this week as Microsoft swung back a

The dust-up over patent rights and Google's Android mobile operating system ratcheted up another notch this week as Microsoft swung back at a provocative blog post from the search giant.

Will Nokia Show Its First Windows Phone in Mid-August?

A party that Microsoft and Nokia have planned in Germany later this month might be the place to see the first Windows Phone Nokia handset but the companies seem to be setting limited expectations.

Sales of Phones Up Again as Feature Phones Decline

Apple gains from customers' shift away from feature phones and the trend towards smartphones.

Microsoft 'Refreshes' Dev Tools for Windows Phone 'Mango'

Microsoft ships refreshed developer tools for writing Windows Phone ‘Mango’ apps.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 'Mango' to Manufacturing

Microsoft appears to be right on schedule with the "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft Says Tablets Part of the 'Ecosystem' Not a Different Beast

The president of Microsoft’s phone business explains why the company is focusing on Windows 8 for tablets instead of using Windows Phone.

Microsoft Collects Android Royalties from OEMs

Microsoft has been arguing that Android isn't 'free,' and as more Android OEMs sign on the dotted line to pay patent royalties, it's apparent it's convincing some makers that it's right.

Nortel Patents sold for $4.5 Billion

Google loses out as Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony win patent auction.

Microsoft to Get Royalties From Another Android Device

Microsoft announces that another Android operating system vendor has agreed to pay it for use of patented technologies incorporated into the open source mobile OS.

RIM Revenues Up, But Not Enough for the Street

Product delays and economic slowdown cuts BlackBerry maker's stock price.

Windows Phone to Beat Apple iOS in 2015

Lower prices for smartphones and data plans will help drive the growing rush for users to move off of feature phones.

iOS 5 Improves Browsing, Notifications and Updates

Apple is addressing a host of long-standing concerns while baking in new features such as integrated Twitter support.

Microsoft to Show Off Tablet OS Next Week

A senior Microsoft executive is rumored to demonstrate its tablet OS next week.

Nokia to Ship New Windows Phones Every 2-3 Months

Once the Nokia juggernaut begins to roll with its first Windows Phones, look out below, because the Finnish phone manufacturer plans to roll out new devices every two or three months.

Microsoft Shows New 'Mango' Features

In classic Microsoft manner, the software giant held a gala to demo new features coming in the first major WP7 update, and promised to hold more events in the future.

Apple iOS Gets New Opera Browser

Safari isn't the only browser for iPhone AND iPad users, Opera is now out with Opera 6 . What makes it any different than Safari?

'Mango' to Add 500 New Features

Microsoft plans to announce new features coming to Windows Phone 7's first major update Tuesday at a gala in New York.

Android Leads the Smartphone Pack

A new Gartner study reports rapid growth in smartphone use but so far Microsoft is not the recipient of mobile love.

Microsoft Makes Windows Phone 7 Business Case

With its upcoming Windows Phone release -- codenamed Mango -- Microsoft attempts to show it's not neglecting business users with WP7.

Mobile Storage Goes Wireless

Mobile storage -- don't leave the office without it.

Google Rolls Out Its 'Chromebook' Netbook

Customers impatient to get their hands on Google's Chromebook portables have only one more month to wait.

Smartphone Sales Taking Off

According to IDC, the rankings of smartphone vendors held steady, despite almost doubling of sales in the first quarter.

Windows Phone Users Hung by Update Hack

Users of an 'unofficial' updater for Windows Phone 7 have gotten themselves in a jam that may prevent them from ever updating their phones again.

Top 5 Mobile Phone Makers

The top five phone makers held their ground in 2011's first quarter, but gains by smaller manufacturers undercut some of their market share, according to IDC. Apple was a bright spot, says the research firm.

Gartner Predicts WP7 Will be No. 2 in 2015

In a new report on mobile phone operating systems, analysts firm Gartner sees Windows Phone as a strong second place in 2015. It's a déjà vu moment.

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