Google has taken great pains to make Android a completely open platform that works to the user's benefits. That is mostly true, but there are several layers of "openness".
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
Business travelers may have missed a recent announcement by FedEx and HP that makes it simple to print from a BlackBerry at many FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinkos) locations.
The mobile space is growing so fast, that it seems there are new product announcements every day. There are a few simple rules for companies to follow that will make products launches more successful than current practices.
A survey conducted by the NPD Group of 2,400 tablet owners shows a marked decrease in usage of the PC in favor of the tablet.
The 90/10 rule is based on the years I have covered mobile technology, and the observations I've made of countless users of said technology. A good UX is crucial to get a good customer reception, and the 90/10 rule can go a long way to getting one.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week was a laptop kind of week.
There must be a convenient digital method to keep track of e-book libraries that cross multiple retailers, but I haven't found it yet. How about you? Do you have a method to track multiple e-book libraries that is easy to implement?
Windows 8 is supposed to embrace the tablet form better than anything produced to date. Information leaked by Dell implies it will release a Windows 8 tablet in Q1 of 2012. Can that timetable be met?
Talking smack about a platform that competes with your own company's offerings is nothing new, but the bluntness of recent comments by executives of Motorola and Verizon about Windows Phone 7 was unusual.
We are constantly being surprised at the high prices OEMs are putting on Android tablets, but there are a few exceptions to the rule. The reasonably-priced Identity Tab is demonstrated in photos in this article.
When Apple launched the iPad last year many were surprised at the aggressive pricing. This pricing strategy has proven to be brilliant, and forced competitors to look to carrier subsidies to get pricing low enough to generate sales.
I have been using my iPad less frequently recently, but have hesitated selling it. That changed today with Apple's new policy for subscriptions, as I have no desire to give Apple 30 percent of those fees to Cupertino.
I routinely hear statements about the Samsung Galaxy Tab that are false, and the easiest way to prove that is to show a typical work session with the Galaxy Tab on video.
The HTC Flyer is a tablet running a hybrid version of Gingerbread (Android 2.4), and not Honeycomb as are most tablets being presented at MWC. The Flyer adds pen input to the mix which is unique.
I recently shared about the price consumers are willing to spend on tablets, and with information leaking out that OEMs are determined to price themselves out of contention I can't keep quiet.