A few laptop models on the market today feature a kill switch--a built-in device that erases or disables a portable device if it's lost or stolen. The smartphone market, however, has yet to see such a feature bundled into the firmware of a mobile device, even though some manufacturers are willing to do it.
Samsung has taken the wraps off what it says is the first one-terabyte SSD in the compact mSATA form factor. The 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the company's 840 EVO 2.5-inch line introduced last year.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/5 including: Samsung's plans to unveil five new phones in the first quarter, the role of cross-platform tools in mobile app development, the latest plans for Siri, the time Europe beat the U.S. in mobile apps and Google's efforts to correct mobile browsing errors.
Applications for smartwatches, smartglasses and fitness bands will drive sales of wearable devices, which are forecast by Strategy Analytics to reach 125 million units by 2017.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 11/25 including: the short attention span of mobile shoppers when it comes to retailer mobile apps, the results of the Apple/Samsung patent case, offloading data capacity onto Wi-Fi networks by mobile operators, reported benefits of BYOD and the major success of Windows 8.1.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/15 including: Isis's expanding reach, Samsung's plan for flexible display smartphone in the coming year, Microsoft's jump to number one with help from Nokia, areas marketers are missing out and the urging of the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to the cell phone industry concerning the unlocking of cellular devices.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/14 including: Qualcomm's new $10 million prize offering to researchers who create a device that can diagnose 15 diseases, the lack of funding to BYOD programs and research, Global M2M Association expanding horizons, the KNOX partner program launched by Samsung and the use of mobile devices for holiday shopping this season.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/8 including: mobile communications spending in the enterprise, Sephora's attempt to make mobile customers first priority, the newest innovation from Office, a halt in Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch shipments and the continuing legal battle between Apple and Samsung.
Quick take on Monday, 11/4 news including: Samsung and Nokia team up, how Baby Boomers handle online and device security, telework policies down under, ABI's prediction of small cells and a SpiderCloud launch.
Quick takes on Friday, 11/1 news including: the fate of chief digital officers in the workforce, Macy's encouragement of in-store photos, iPad's fall from the top, new KitKat mobile OS for Android and the growth of the Wi-Fi enabled system.