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10 Things T-Mobile Has Done to Move Out of the Giant Telecoms' Shadow

With approximately 70 million subscribers, T-Mobile isn’t the biggest or the most profitable wireless carrier in the United States. But over the past couple of years, it’s arguably been the most innovative carrier—or, at least that’s the image it tries to project, calling itself the...

Smartphones, Drones, Tech Gadgets Abound at GetGeeked Show

What’s next in tech? The recent annual GetGeeked event in San Francisco lived up to its name with a variety of innovative gadgets and tech toys, including drones, electric skateboards, portable storage, music players, smart headphones and more on display. Take the PowerEgg drone from PowerVision, which wins big...

Pebble Acquisition by Fitbit Marks New Era for Wearables

NEWS ANALYSIS: After three successful Kickstarter campaigns, smartwatch maker Pebble is being acquired by fitness tracker vendor Fitbit, but that doesn't mean the wearable market is dead.

Samsung to Send Out Note7 Software Update to Totally Disable Charging

NEWS ANALYSIS: Samsung is so determine to shut off any surviving Galaxy Note7 smartphones that it is sending out a software update that will totally disable battery charging. But not all mobile carriers are cooperating.

Microsoft Visio Viewer Diagram Tool Arrives on Apple iPad

Diagrams leap from the desktop and land on Apple iOS tablets with Microsoft's new Visio Viewer for iPad. Visio has been Microsoft's mainstay diagramming tool on Windows for decades.

Top 12 Cool iPhone Apps

Whether you're into games, exercise, food, making videos or something else, this list of cool iPhone apps has something for you.

Wearables Market Is Fond of Fitness

Fitbit leads the pack as health-monitoring wearables far outpace smartwatches in IDC's latest analysis of the market.

Mobility's Still Not a Given in the Workplace

Businesses are still more likely to issue desktop PCs than smartphones or tablets, Gartner finds.

4G Smartphones to Cross 1 Billion Milestone This Year

IDC forecasts that 4G smartphone shipments will pass 1 billion units for the first time by the end of the year.

Ecommerce Traffic Spiked on Black Friday: Verizon

Shoppers are flooding the Internet this holiday shopping season in search of deals. Surprisingly, traffic attributable to mobile devices dipped slightly.

38 Percent of Mobile Professionals Have Never Used a VPN

And 42 percent access corporate data over public Wi-Fi, a recent survey found.

Researchers Demo Citywide Bricking Attack via IoT Malware

The proof-of-concept worm could jump from one smart bulb to another via ZigBee wireless connectivity.

Samsung Note7 Full-Page Apology Ads Run in 3 Major U.S. Newspapers

The move comes as the company continues to seek the cause of the battery fires and explosions that doomed Samsung's flagship Note7 phones.

Google Patches 83 Android Flaws in November Update

Vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm and the Android mediaserver continue to account for many flaws. Google fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its November update.

LG Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat OS to G5 Smartphones

The Nougat operating system updates will start in South Korea and expand to other countries, including the United States, in the future.

AT&T Prepaid GoPhone Plans With AutoPay to Get 33% More Included Data

The carrier is increasing its 6GB and 3GB GoPhone data plans to 8GB and 4GB per month for customers who choose the autopay option.

Samsung Evaluating AI for Use in Future Products, Including Phones

New artificial intelligence capabilities could be included in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones when they are released in 2017.

Mitsubishi Highlander Hacked via Wi-Fi

Pen Test Partners researchers were able to disable the car's alarm remotely.

Cisco Meraki Expands into Cloud Managed Communications

Technology platform originally built for managing WiFi devices continues to evolve under Cisco's ownership.

Interop: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Expands Wired and Wireless Portfolio

New Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise gear includes 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and new wired switches with SDN support.

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.

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.

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.

Mobile Storage Goes Wireless

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

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.

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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