A couple months ago, a friend of mine was using her iPad while riding the Metro to work when a teenager tried to tear it out of her hands at a station stop. The effrontery of the attack--during rush hour, with a lot of people around to witness it--was particularly disconcerting, but evidently this kind of "Apple picking" is becoming commonplace in broad daylight, in heavily populated places around the country.
When you start using the Samsung Galaxy S III, it's just like using any other well-designed Android phone. It has the usual configurable home screen, the pages of app icons and the usual Google features, such as requiring you to have a Gmail account in order to use the phone. But then you notice the differences.
In just 5 years, the iPhone became the one thing that everyone had to have. And "everyone" included senior executives at big companies with IT departments that were used to issuing BlackBerry smartphones and laptop computers if they dealt with mobile devices at all.
T-Mobile will launch its first 1900 MHz HSPA+ sites in June so that the company can begin full-scale tests in that frequency band.
Apple has made another entry into the CDMA prepaid phone world in a deal announced on June 7 by Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin joins Cricket from Leap Wireless, which announced a subsidized iPhone on May 31. This is the first time that Apple has worked with prepaid carriers in the United States to sell the iPhone.
It's mobile devices that made the change to IPv6 so critical. The fact is, there are simply so many of them.
Imagine a world in which microseconds matter, where support must be instantaneous, and where every detail must be right...
Samsung will launch the Galaxy S III--its most direct challenge yet to the iPhone--with the four major U.S. carriers plus one regional carrier on June 21.
Oh how nice it must be to enter the workforce today, when guys like Dan Antion are in charge of IT. Antion, vice president of information services at American Nuclear Insurers, is a true believer in driving user adoption of new technologies by ensuring that the technologies actually help people in their jobs.
Flipboard has always been a visually attractive app for viewing content, but now it's added a new dimension of sound through a partnership with Soundcloud.