Mobile Technology - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2059 en With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-glass-the-doctor-can-see-you-now-240695?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>As an emergency room physician rushes to a patient, he glances at a QR code by the door to the patient's room and immediately can see the man's medical history and the nurse's notes.</p> <p>The information, which the the doctor can see without ever looking away from the patient, may help save the patient's life, and was accessed on <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247515/Google_looks_to_push_Glass_into_the_enterprise" target="_blank">Google Glass</a>.</p> Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:51:33 +0000 admin 240695 at http://www.infoworld.com Glass all gone after one-day sale, Google says http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/glass-all-gone-after-one-day-sale-google-says-240601?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.</p> <p>"All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now, but if you missed it this time, don't worry," the Google Glass team wrote on its <a href="https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts/1bMeQZsvF8G" target="_blank">blog</a> on Wednesday. "We'll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future."</p> Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:29:23 +0000 admin 240601 at http://www.infoworld.com USB Type-C: Simpler, faster and more powerful http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/usb-type-c-simpler-faster-and-more-powerful-240500?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>USB has become ubiquitous as the way to connect our mobile devices to power sources and to other devices. There are currently seven different types of USB connectors already in use: USB 2.0 A, B, mini B and micro B; and USB 3.0 A, B and micro B. There's about to be one more: the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247389/First_images_of_reversible_USB_cables_emerge" target="_blank">USB Type-C</a>.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Wireless LAN Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:12:05 +0000 admin 240500 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Glass gets KitKat support, leaves out video calls http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-glass-gets-kitkat-support-leaves-out-video-calls-240493?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale on Tuesday, but video calling is one feature that's been put on hold.</p> <p>The Internet-enabled headset will get KitKat, the newest version of the Android operating system for mobile devices, allowing longer battery life and easier updates, according to Google.</p> Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:22:19 +0000 admin 240493 at http://www.infoworld.com Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it 'Internet of things' http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/connected-stuff-catching-just-dont-call-it-internet-of-things-240491?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish list. The "Internet of things" is not.</p> <p>The municipalities that come to systems integrator AGT International are already sold on so-called IoT technologies, such as wireless traffic sensors embedded in streets, said Gadi Lenz, a senior technical fellow at AGT.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Internet of things Internet Mobile Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:50:45 +0000 admin 240491 at http://www.infoworld.com Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/working-the-weekend-not-if-you-want-keep-your-job-240383?source=rss_mobile_technology <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/man_with_smartphone.jpg" alt="Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Cringely IT Jobs Misadventures Mobile Technology Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:07:29 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 240383 at http://www.infoworld.com Google envisions Glass in businesses http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-envisions-glass-in-businesses-240137?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work.</p> <p>The company is looking to partner with enterprise software developers and businesses as part of a push to get Glass into the hands of companies who could use it in their operations.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Development Mobile Technology Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:39:03 +0000 admin 240137 at http://www.infoworld.com New Windows Phone security necessary, but not groundbreaking http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/new-windows-phone-security-necessary-not-groundbreaking-239800?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Microsoft, which is far behind Apple and Google in the smartphone market, has introduced a number of security features in Windows Phone that are not groundbreaking, but necessary to attract businesses.</p> <p>The improvements are part of Windows Phone 8.1, which Microsoft executives unveiled Wednesday during the opening keynote of the Build developer conference in San Francisco.</p> Mobile Technology Security Windows Phone Mobile Technology Security Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:32:53 +0000 admin 239800 at http://www.infoworld.com EU votes Net neutrality into law, abolishes mobile roaming charges http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/eu-votes-net-neutrality-law-abolishes-mobile-roaming-charges-239765?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Blocking and throttling Internet traffic will become illegal in the European Union following a parliamentary vote today.</p> <p>Members of the European Parliament voted to close loopholes in a proposed law that some believed would have created a two-tier Internet. The so-called Telecoms Package originally described "specialized services," which would have allowed Internet service providers to charge more for more data-intensive content services such as voice over IP and streaming video.</p> Mobile Technology Networking The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Mobile Technology Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:26:16 +0000 admin 239765 at http://www.infoworld.com Dealing with the application explosion http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/dealing-the-application-explosion-239609?source=rss_mobile_technology <p><em>The application landscape has changed forever. With fat local apps, Web apps, SaaS apps, and mobile apps, it's becoming harder to manage and secure the unprecedented diversity of applications that drive the enterprise. In this week's New Tech Forum, Chandra Sekar (senior director of product marketing for Citrix Mobile Platforms) and Kevin Strohmeyer (director of product marketing for Desktops and Apps) of Citrix take us through some of the challenges and potential solutions to deal with today's app explosion. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Mobile Technology Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Mobile Technology Security Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 239609 at http://www.infoworld.com Survey: State of the enterprise 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/survey-state-of-the-enterprise-2014-239131?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>With big tech investments come big expectations. So says a survey of 313 IT and business professionals released by Computerworld's research group.</p> <p>Compared to a similar survey done in 2012, a higher percentage of respondents reported this year that they are adopting, have already deployed or have optimized their ROI from mobile (74%), cloud (58%) and consumer IT (45%) projects. Collaboration tools' implementation and ROI remained stable, with 73% of respondents saying their companies have deployed them or are doing so.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology IT Management Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology IDG Insider Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:46:02 +0000 admin 239131 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Glass may get more stylish with help from Oakley and Ray-Ban http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/google-glass-may-get-more-stylish-help-oakley-and-ray-ban-239024?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Google is looking to reach a wider audience for Glass with some design help from Oakley and Ray-Ban.</p> <p>Google announced Monday that it has partnered with the Luxottica Group, an Italian company that owns Ray-Ban, Oakley and other brands. Luxottica will help design, manufacture and distribute frames for Google Glass.</p> Computer Hardware Google Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:20:37 +0000 admin 239024 at http://www.infoworld.com 12 pros and cons of a cellular smartwatch http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/12-pros-and-cons-of-cellular-smartwatch-238861?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Samsung is reportedly working on a variant of its Gear 2 smartwatch that works over cellular networks and doesn't require a Bluetooth or other connection to a smartphone.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140318001136" target="_blank">Korea Herald reported</a> this week that Samsung and wireless carrier SK Telecom of South Korea are working together on the project, according to unnamed sources. Initially, the new device would be sold in South Korea but could eventually be sold globally.</p> Mobile Technology Samsung Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:36:26 +0000 admin 238861 at http://www.infoworld.com Google kicks off Android Wear for wearable devices http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/google-kicks-android-wear-wearable-devices-238636?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Google has kicked off an effort to bring Android to wearable devices, reminding everyone that the OS is not just for tablets and smartphones.</p> <p>Google announced Android Wear, which the company characterized as a "a project that extends Android to wearables," in a Tuesday <a href="http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2014/03/sharing-whats-up-our-sleeve-android.html" target="_blank">blog post</a> by Google's Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and Apps.</p> Android Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:47:32 +0000 admin 238636 at http://www.infoworld.com It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your pink slip! http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/its-bird-its-plane-its-your-pink-slip-238542?source=rss_mobile_technology <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 202px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/1024px-MQ-9_Reaper.jpg" alt="It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your pink slip!" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Wikipedia/USAF Photographic Archives</p></em></div> Mobile Technology Cringely Misadventures Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238542 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 cool Bluetooth devices for iPhone or Android http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/143254/10-cool-bluetooth-devices-iphone-or-android-238295?source=rss_mobile_technology <!--paging_filter-->The smartphone is the new computer, and wireless peripherals are popping up everywhere<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The smartphone is the new computer, and wireless peripherals are popping up everywhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/143254 </div> </div> </div> Mobile Tools Mobile Technology Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 238295 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chips as Android rivals lag http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-dominates-64-bit-mobile-chips-android-rivals-lag-238186?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Apple dominates 64-bit mobile chip devices as rival smartphone makers wait for a 64-bit version of the Android OS, but that early lead could dissipate in the next four years, ABI Research said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The first 64-bit version of the Android OS is expected in the second half of the year. This will boost the adoption of 64-bit-compliant handsets and tablets, ABI said.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android iPad iPhone Processors Mobile Technology Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:07:56 +0000 admin 238186 at http://www.infoworld.com Preview: Google's tantalizing Mobile Chrome App SDK http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/preview-googles-tantalizing-mobile-chrome-app-sdk-237926?source=rss_mobile_technology <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_chrome_power.jpg" alt="Preview: Google's tantalizing Mobile Chrome App SDK" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Naomi Anderson</p></em></div> Application Development Mobile Technology Open Source Software Google Chrome Application Development Development Tools HTML5 Mobile Development Mobile Technology Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 237926 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: Watch out, Google Glass -- Sony SmartEyeglass wants developers too http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/video-watch-out-google-glass-sony-smarteyeglass-wants-developers-too-238097?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Sony isn't about to let Google hog the smart eyewear market all to itself. At the Wearables DevCon conference, it showed off a prototype of its own computer-enhanced glasses, called SmartEyeglasses, that work with an Android smartphone via Bluetooth.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Glass Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:51:27 +0000 InfoTube 238097 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple again denied permanent US sales ban against Samsung products http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-again-denied-permanent-us-sales-ban-against-samsung-products-237829?source=rss_mobile_technology <p>Apple has again been denied a permanent U.S. sales ban on 23 Samsung Electronics products that infringe on Apple patents.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Intellectual Property Mobile Technology Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:03:28 +0000 admin 237829 at http://www.infoworld.com