FreeNewsFeed What's in Store for Apple's iOS 7?
There's been talk recently that Apple's products are beginning to coast on their glorious past. So, with Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) arriving in San Francisco in three weeks, the speculation mill has been heating up about what the company might offer when it decides to unveil the new iOS 7.
Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that manufacturing of a "refreshed iPhone" was beginning in second quarter, with a possible launch during the summer, and that a less expensive iPhone...
FreeNewsFeed U.S. Defense Department Gives iOS 6 Security OK
In a vote of confidence for Apple's iOS devices, the U.S. Defense Department has given the all-clear for employees to use iPads and iPhones for work. But only those running the latest operating system, iOS 6, and only if issued by the government.
The Pentagon previously approved the Samsung Knox and BlackBerry systems as secure enough for its employees, and made the decision after allowing some to use Apple devices during a trial period.
In announcing the decision, the Defense Information Systems Agency ...
InfoWorld IDC: Enterprises buying iPhones 'in droves'
Apple iPhones and Android smartphones will replace BlackBerry as the top smartphones used by workers around the world in 2012, IDC said in an updated forecast. The IDC report on enterprise use of smartphones notes that businesses are buying iPhones "in droves," though Android-based devices top --- by far -- the list of smartphones purchased directly by workers.
Yahoo Wireless AT&T says all customers will soon get access to FaceTime, Hangouts over cellular
AT&T has always been hesitant to allow customers to use video chat applications on its cellular network. The company previously blocked Apple’s FaceTime service from iPhone devices, only recently allowing customers on a tiered data plan to use the feature. AT&T further angered customers when it blocked Android users from using the video chatting feature in Google’s new Hangouts application unless connected to a Wi-Fi network. In a statement given to The Verge, the carrier confirmed that it will update its ...
Yahoo Wireless The five ways Google is ‘assaulting’ Apple
Google CEO Larry Page spoke about peace in the industry during the Google I/O 2013 keynote, but that doesn’t mean Google has plans to slow its various attacks on rivals’ turf. Forbes contributor Peter Cohan laid out the five areas where Google is launching its “assault” on chief competitor Apple, and he discussed exactly how Google is hurting the world’s most valuable company in each area. Among Cohan’s five fronts are smartphones, where Google’s Android platform has overtaken the iPhone as the most popula...
Yahoo Wireless BBM will reportedly not support iPad or Android tablets at launch
Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced the arrival of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS. A new report suggests that the messaging service will have some limitations, however. According to TrustedReviews, BBM will not be available for the iPad or for Android tablets at launch. Vivek Bhardwaj, head of the BlackBerry software portfolio, reportedly told the website that BBM will be limited to iPhones running iOS 6 or higher and Android smartphones. “Smartphone is our real focus and again it comes back ...
DevX Wireless Porting an iPhone Application to Windows Phone 7
There are many things with Windows Phone 7 that an iOS developer will find familiar and be comfortable with, but a few things have a learning curve.
DevX Wireless It is Now Legal to Jailbreak Your iPhone
The government modifies the DMCA to let users legally jailbreak their smartphones. But that doesn't mean Apple will let you get away with it.
DevX Wireless Mobile Development Platform Comparison Matrix
Get a side-by-side comparison of the leading mobile development platforms. This breakdown of Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows, webOS and Symbian also includes an at-a-glance matrix of mobile databases.
IEEE Mobile Data Offloading: How Much Can WiFi Deliver?
This paper presents a quantitative study on the performance of 3G mobile data offloading through WiFi networks. We recruited 97 iPhone users from metropolitan areas and collected statistics on their WiFi connectivity during a two-and-a-half-week period in February 2010. Our trace-driven simulation using the acquired whole-day traces indicates that WiFi already offloads about 65% of the total mobile data traffic and saves 55% of battery power without using any delayed transmission. If data transfers can be ...
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