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.
Demand for notebook PC touch-screen panels is forecast by IHS to see double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of this year, after stagnating for much of 2013.
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.
A pair of new studies finds that mobile technology and tablet devices do indeed make a difference in the teaching and learning environment.
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.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/3 including: the desire of consumers for in-store mobile payment options, a restaurant chain's plans to invest in over 100 grand tablets for tables, drones that will deliver your packages, smart shipments high in Western Europe and the fate of the 2G and 3G spectrum.
Mobile traffic accounted for 30 percent of visits to retailers' websites this Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 58 percent year-over-year, according to IBM stats provided to Bloomberg.