Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 23 percent year over year, exceeded 300 million units in the third quarter of 2014--the first time that shipments have reached that total in a quarter--according to Canalys stats.
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Samsung announced Sunday the development of Wi-Fi technology that will allow it to make use of the 60 GHz millimeter-wave band spectrum, which was previously impossible due to a number of barriers. Technology based around the new finding will increase speeds on enabled networks by up to five times the top speed currently available.
It's an amazing new system that utilizes multiple antennas to steer transmissions between broadband modems, TVs, PCs and smartphones. Haven't we done this story before? Nah, let's lead with it anyway.
In an apparent effort to encourage employees to go around their IT admin, Samsung is making its KNOX mobile security platform available for free directly to enterprise users who have a Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Samsung Note 4 and have access to a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, the company announced on its blog.
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Apple, Google and Samsung are all moving ahead with plans to provide remote patient monitoring, which is pushing up demand for RPM devices and services.
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Samsung's superior supply chain management has enabled it to surpass Apple as the leading provider of smartphones, judges market research firm Gartner.
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