Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 12/6 including: Apple's stance at the top of the smartphone maker chart, Plantronics plans to expand in the wearable device market, Google's efforts to cater to Android and iOS with Chrome apps toolkit, 802.11ad and the speed of connecting device as well as a mysterious new smartphone operated by fingerprint scanner.
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.
Mobile health will be a top area of growth in the healthcare market next year, according to a survey of 1,835 healthcare executives conducted by Frost & Sullivan.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 12/4 including: the rise of mobile enterprise apps with IT officials, mobile business intelligence lends boost to BI adoption in the enterprise, BlackBerry's BES 10 gets upgrade and helps out BYOD, PC shipments now live in the shadows of tablet shipments and the latest on mobile gambling.
Mobile and cloud-based technology will enable commercial fleet telematics to run on consumer smartphone platforms in the coming years, reducing the need for enterprises to buy expensive telematics hardware for their new trucks, predicts ABI Research.
Google Glass is useful as an adjunct device for surgery, but it still has a way to go before it can be a true surgical tool. That is the judgment of Pierre Theodore--a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center--who has been testing Google Glass in the operating room for three months.
Enterprises, particularly technology and design firms as well as system integrators, are increasingly hosting internal hackathons, says Forrester in a new report. These events allow employees who don't typically work together to collaborate and experiment with new technologies and generate fresh ideas to address company challenges.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 12/2 including: a switchup in the game of mobile-first players, growth in the wirless LAN market, a software glitch that affects six states, Lowe's new in-store locator app and the latest on Android malware stats.
Mobile sales surged 43 percent year-over-year on Black Friday, accounting for 21.8 percent of total online sales, according to the latest stats from IBM.
Enterprises should handle wearable devices like any other mobile device, if and when they enter the workplace in significant numbers, advises Phil Redman, vice president of mobile solutions and strategy at Citrix.