Mobile Tools - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21635 en 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_tools <!--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Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;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 Class action suit filed against Google over children's in-app purchases http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/class-action-suit-filed-against-google-over-childrens-in-app-purchases-238149?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>Google is facing a lawsuit over unauthorized in-app purchases on Android devices by children.</p> <p>The class action suit is brought on behalf of all persons in the United States who paid for unauthorized purchases of game currency by their minor children through the Google Play app store. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, one of the law firms that filed the suit said Monday.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Android Mobile Apps Mobile Security Mobile Tools Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:52:43 +0000 admin 238149 at http://www.infoworld.com MacGyver IT: 21 tools for IT heroes http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137851/macgyver-it-21-tools-it-heroes-235192?source=rss_mobile_tools <!--paging_filter-->On the road, under duress, or out in the boonies -- save the day with these essential IT troubleshooting and repair tools<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"> On the road, under duress, or out in the boonies -- save the day with these essential IT troubleshooting and repair tools </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/137851 </div> </div> </div> Mobile Tools Computer Hardware Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 235192 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Best tools for mobile device management http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-best-tools-mobile-device-management-232363?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>Mobile device management tools make sense when you are trying to control who can access your enterprise network and applications from particular phones and tablets. But to effectively evaluate these products, you should first identify what you're trying to control: the apps on particular devices, the pairing of a user with his device, the device itself, or the files on each device.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Tools IDG Insider Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 232363 at http://www.infoworld.com Enterprise-specific mobile apps, enterprise app stores on the rise http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-apps/enterprise-specific-mobile-apps-enterprise-app-stores-the-rise-228009?source=rss_mobile_tools <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/app_screen.jpg" alt="Enterprise-specific mobile apps, enterprise app stores on the rise" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: venimo</p> Mobile Technology Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Tools Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:51:27 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228009 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile management: InfoWorld's expert guide http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/mobile-management-infoworlds-expert-guide-371-0?source=rss_mobile_tools <p><a name="start"></a>More and more executives and CIOs have realized that mobile has moved beyond a messaging platform to a multifaceted platform for application, Web, and messaging usage -- which means they're bringing in new generations of devices from Apple, Google's partners, and others. And now <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/ipads-business-use-soars-hp-backpedals-slates-fit-260">iPads are charging into businesses</a>, with interest now rising in Android tablets.</p> Mobile Technology Nokia Android BlackBerry iPad iPhone Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Mobile Tools Windows Phone IDG Insider Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 144371 at http://www.infoworld.com Trusty mobile tools and tips for the road warrior http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-tools/trusty-mobile-tools-and-tips-the-road-warrior-222312?source=rss_mobile_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/techmeccas1_073109.jpg" alt="Trusty mobile tools and tips for the road warrior" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Traveling is always interesting but not always fun. You hear complaints about going through security, bad flights, and bad hotel rooms -- the list goes on and on. It gets more interesting when you carry multiple devices with you.</p> Mobile Technology Mobile Apps Mobile Tools Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Brian Katz 222312 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Two-factor authentication starts with smartphones http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-two-factor-authentication-starts-smartphones-219513?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>We all know that relying on a simple user ID and password combination is fraught with peril. One alternative is to use one of the single sign-on solutions we&nbsp;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2012/121712-single-signon-cloud-test-264821.html" target="_blank">reviewed last year</a>, but there are less expensive options that could also be easier to install.</p> Mobile Technology Security Authentication Mobile Security Mobile Tools Smartphones IDG Insider Thu, 30 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 219513 at http://www.infoworld.com Intel sets up joint lab with China's Baidu for mobile apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/intel-sets-joint-lab-chinas-baidu-mobile-apps-216393?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>Intel is hoping to get more Chinese developers to back its products by forming a new joint innovation lab with the nation's largest search engine, Baidu.</p> <p>The lab is part of an agreement the two companies signed on Thursday that will focus on developing software for China's mobile Internet market. Developers in the country will have access to Intel-powered products, including PCs, tablets, and mobile devices, to test and port software for Baidu and Intel platforms.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Android Development Tools IT Strategy iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Thin Clients Mobile Tools Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:06:24 +0000 admin 216393 at http://www.infoworld.com LinkedIn to buy Pulse, maker of mobile news reader app http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/linkedin-buy-pulse-maker-of-mobile-news-reader-app-216375?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking site, continues to beef up its content publishing platform with its agreement <a href="https://www.pulse.me/" target="_blank">to acquire Pulse</a>, which makes a mobile news aggregation, reader, and content distribution application.</p> <p>LinkedIn has been broadening its site's scope in recent years beyond its core feature of individual professional profiles, where people post career-related information and network with other members.</p> Applications Application Development The Industry Standard M&A Free Tools Mobile Tools Web Development Web Services Social Networking Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:18 +0000 admin 216375 at http://www.infoworld.com Startup aims to cut enterprise data roaming costs http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/startup-aims-cut-enterprise-data-roaming-costs-216146?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>Eyeing the sometimes considerable data roaming bills that companies receive, a startup called Wandera launched a service Wednesday that promises to cut down on roaming data use.</p> <p>The company is based in both London and San Francisco and was built by the same team who created ScanSafe, a company acquired by Cisco in 2009 that is now called Cisco Cloud Web Security.</p> Mobile Technology Data Plan Startups Mobile Tools Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:54:26 +0000 admin 216146 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile to the rescue when an airplane trip goes awry http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-the-rescue-when-airplane-trip-goes-awry-214103?source=rss_mobile_tools <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/techmeccas1_073109.jpg" alt="Mobile to the rescue when an airplane trip goes awry" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I knew I was taking a risk flying from San Francisco to Atlanta via Chicago in late February.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology iPad Mobile Tools Smartphones Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 214103 at http://www.infoworld.com Go paperless or die trying: 15 tablet apps for ditching dead trees http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/90287/go-paperless-or-die-trying-15-tablet-apps-ditching-dead-trees-214158?source=rss_mobile_tools <!--paging_filter-->These apps make business processes totally digital, from storing documents to submitting expense reports<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"> These apps make business processes totally digital, from storing documents to submitting expense reports </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"> pcworld.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/90287 </div> </div> </div> Cloud Storage Mobile Tools Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 214158 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung bolsters BYOD management with a Fort Knox approach http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/samsung-bolsters-byod-management-fort-knox-approach-213377?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>Samsung Monday announced an improved version of its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228163/Samsung_s_SAFE_for_Galaxy_S_III_aims_to_help_IT_embrace_Android" target="_blank">SAFE management and security system</a> for popular Samsung-branded Android smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>Samsung dubbed the updated tool set Knox, after the famous Fort Knox in Kentucky where much of the U.S. gold reserves are stored.</p> Mobile Technology Samsung Android BYOD Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Mobile Tools Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:41:51 +0000 admin 213377 at http://www.infoworld.com Smartphone tools to keep your Wi-Fi network humming http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/smartphone-tools-keep-your-wi-fi-network-humming-212662?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>In the early days of Wi-Fi, site surveys were fairly basic and involved running around with a laptop looking at simple signal levels. The next step was mapped-based tools that provided a good visual of Wi-Fi coverage, but still involved carrying a bulky laptop around.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Wi-Fi Mobile Apps Mobile Tools Wireless LAN IDG Insider Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 212662 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung's Galaxy Note Smart Dock is a dumb addition http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/samsungs-galaxy-note-smart-dock-dumb-addition-207200?source=rss_mobile_tools <div id="edit-product-image" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 185px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/samsung-smart-dock_0.jpg" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock" width="243" height="185" align="right" /></div> <p>Samsung has been on a major roll this year, pushing Android smartphones and tablets into the top tier, with its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/deathmatch-apple-iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-203590">Galaxy S III</a> s</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Samsung Android Mobile Tools Smartphones Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 207200 at http://www.infoworld.com Native, Web, or hybrid: How to choose your mobile development path http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/native-web-or-hybrid-how-choose-your-mobile-development-path-204079?source=rss_mobile_tools <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/focus_on_apps_hp.jpg" alt="The three golden paths of mobile business app development" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Make no mistake: The enterprise is getting serious about developing and delivering mobile business apps.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Application Development Development Tools Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Tools Mobile Technology Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 204079 at http://www.infoworld.com The unexpected joy of Windows admin from a tablet http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/the-unexpected-joy-of-windows-admin-tablet-196412?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>The day after Microsoft made its big announcement about the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/microsoft-unveils-ipad-windows-8-surface-tablet-195865">Windows 8-based Surface tablet</a>, I received a big box from Microsoft. I was superexcited and thought, "Microsoft sent me one!" The box did indeed contain a tablet -- an awesome one. But it was a Samsung Slate with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-nears-the-finish-line-whats-good-whats-bad-195127">Windows 8 Release Preview</a> preinstalled.</p> Applications Data Center Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology IT Management Windows Server Systems Management Mobile Tools Windows Tools Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 196412 at http://www.infoworld.com Cool and useful gadgets for the savvy road warrior http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/cool-and-useful-gadgets-the-savvy-road-warrior-193532?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>As any reader of the gadget websites knows, there's an amazing array of gadgets and tech tools vying for your attention. Some are even real products you can buy. I've come across two that any business pro should seriously consider for his or her toolkit, even if you're not always on the road. I've also found a highly promoted product that I don't think works for most people.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android iPhone Mobile Apps Mobile Tools Tue, 29 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 193532 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile apps: The IT pro's new power tools http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-apps-the-it-pros-new-power-tools-188380?source=rss_mobile_tools <p>Think the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/making-sense-of-mobile-device-app-and-information-management-186820">mobile revolution</a> is all about word games and social networking apps? Think again. Heavy-duty apps for IT pros have arrived on mobile platforms and they're quickly changing the face of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/the-decline-and-fall-system-administration-375">IT systems management</a>.</p> Applications Data Center Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry IT Strategy iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Mobile Development Tech Support Mobile Tools Smartphones Tablets Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 188380 at http://www.infoworld.com