Articles about Mobility
The wearable market is heating up with new devices from Apple, Garmin, and others. Matthew and Kevin both have Apple Watches on the way.
In the world of iOS this week was news about a hack the causes endless reboot cycles, a patent that uses haptic technology to simulate textures on a device, and you can now make free calls with WhatsApp.
In Android this week we had reports of the return of the Nokia phone, Samsung is sneaking into Japan, and a serious bug in Android Wi-Fi was discovered.
The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allow you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn't enough.
App designers and developers must master a new kind of mobile moment.
NGOs question the benefits of a partnership between Facebook and the Brazilian government for free Internet provision
The 15.6-inch laptop, powered by an Intel Celeron processor, also claims battery life of up to 11.5 hours.
OnePlus One owners that missed the Cyanogen OS 12 update before it was pulled should start getting the update from today.
A Hyperloop alternative: Honda proposes grid of accident-resistant, clean energy cars that go 180 mph
Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop high speed train has drawn applause and interest. But, Honda says there's a much more practical and universal way to achieve similar results.
Got an Apple Watch winging its way to you? While you're waiting for it to be delivered, here's a look at what makes Apple's newest product tick.
Sizing down a mobile app from a smartphone to wearable technology is no easy feat -- especially when it comes to designing for arguably the most anticipated smartwatch yet.
NBN Co has estimated that between 7 and 10 percent of premises in hybrid fibre-coaxial areas need infill work before they will be able to connect to the networks.
The Australian Securities Exchange has collocated its technology, operations, and market surveillance staff to its customer support centre to ensure the organisation can respond faster to clients.
Australian taxi app and mobile payments platform startup Ingogo is one step closer to listing publicly, with the company expecting to close a new AU$12 million funding round by May.
Most companies would be happy to double their revenue in a year, but for companies aiming to dominate an emerging market segment, success can be hard to define.
CES is over, Mobile World Congress begins. What devices have tech giants produced for us this year in Barcelona, Spain?
The Galaxy S6 might be a more modern handset, and it might look more like the iPhone, but it's debatable as to whether it's a better design than the Galaxy S5.
Here are five industries that the Apple Watch is going to disrupt. There may be more, but these are the five that are going to feel the entry of the Apple Watch the most.
Samsung has finally unveiled its long-awaited and much-rumored flagship smartphone. Well, two smartphones to be accurate. Joining the standard Galaxy S6 is the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a dual-curve display.
The redesign of Samsung's Galaxy S6 included the adoption of Google's Material Design approach as well as a hardware overhaul.
HTC made the right move by moving the UltraPixel camera to the front and adding in a more standard camera to the back. Software isn't yet final, but initial results are encouraging.
This 8-inch Windows tablet is the first with Lenovo's Anypen technology that enables using any pen or pencil to write or draw on the screen. We go hands on with it to see how it fares.
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE networking makes the device a strong contender for entry-level bring-your-own-device users.
Apple's next-generation mobile software is expected to land on iPhones and iPads later this year in a widely anticipated public beta. Here's what we hope to see.
Take your Android tablet to work with these apps. Track your time, stay on top of what you need to do, and collaborate with colleagues.
Samsung is rolling out its Android Lollipop update for existing Galaxy S5 owners. The update integrates Material Design with Samsung TouchWiz and things look great.
From powerhouses to light 2-in-1 models, these laptops -- including two ThinkPads and a MacBook Pro -- should all run Windows 10 like champs.
We asked Siri and Cortana the same questions to see whether the Apple -- or Microsoft -- personal assistant gave the best answer to our questions for work and leisure.
Apple's latest iPhones still miss out on all-day battery life. But by tweaking its software, you can greatly improve your iPhone's battery. Now updated for iOS 8.2, here's how.
Whether you're working remotely for the day or on an extended business trip, packing the right tools can make you a lot more productive.
Singapore Changi Airport turns to technology for solutions to maintain consistent customer service standards and better serve growing number of passengers.
The business world is just starting to catch up to the trend. Workers are faced with older technology, slow laptops or both, graciously provided by their company, are bringing their own to the office. Their current and fast devices offer more freedom and familiarity, but it comes with a possible cost to the enterprise. So how can organizations balance what employees want with what can be properly managed?Join Emmy Award winning journalist Jonas Tichenor as he dives into the trend with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Jason Hiner. You'll get a better perspective on what's driving the trend in the enterprise and where it may be going in the future.
Small and midsize businesses are always seeking new ways to create a competitive advantage. Mobile technologies represent one of the most promising opportunities for SMBs to find that edge, in the shape of tools that can help small-business owners and managers streamline operational expenses and open up new revenue streams. Which mobile technologies warrant further investigation immediately? Which will take months if not years to evolve? What mobile trends are your employees and customers embracing? How do you know where to begin? Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 27, 2012.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
In honor of the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica's passing into the digital pages of the history books, we discuss new media's age old question: is print dead yet (or is it merely a walking zombie)? Craigslist has decimated a valued profit center in the world of printed newspapers. Printed books have given way to Kindle readers on every street corner. Glossy magazines are desperately trying to find new life in interactive iPad editions. Meanwhile, most specialty trade and technical publications long ago felt the need to jump to the Web. And now, despite almost of decade of Britannica's experts screaming into the wind that Wikipedia wasn't a legitimate source of educational information, Britannica's storied 244-year-old print edition gives up the ghost, due in large part to the existence of Wikipedia. In this video, ZDNet's David Gewirtz and Josh Gingold discuss what's changed in the world of online content, what it means to marketers, and how it will likely impact the world of business.Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 20, 2012.
Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue show off the company's new Apple TV streaming video box. The new hardware has several updated features, including 1,080-pixel resolution for movies and TV shows and a redesigned user interface. The box will be available on March 16 for $99.
The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and offers excellent performance plus impressive sound quality. There are drawbacks, though, including some build quality issues, a tendency to run warm and a premium price.
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
The iPad Air 2's performance enhancements will appeal to those who run graphically demanding apps, although Apple's quest for thinness comes at the cost of reduced battery capacity. Last year's iPad Air remains a good option, but the Air 2 will be the power user's choice.
The iPhone 6 Plus delivers better battery life than the smaller iPhone 6, along with superb design and solid build quality. If money were no object, we'd choose the 5.5-inch model over its 4.7-inch sibling.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
BlackBerry's Passport is a striking business-focused handset with plenty of plus points, including a 4.5-inch, 1:1 aspect-ratio screen, a clever QWERTY keyboard and superb battery life.
Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro ultrabook, which is based on a 14nm Intel Broadwell platform, makes an impressive debut.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iOS 8 offer enough new functionality to entice existing iPhone owners to invest in an upgrade, and there's plenty to attract converts to the iPhone ecosystem too.
It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds. However, you're unlikely to get day-long battery life from the entry-level configuration with the standard 6-cell battery.
Samsung's copious software add-ons and UI tweaks mean that the Galaxy Tab S delivers a particular kind of Android experience. We have a few issues with some of these extras, but the slimline Galaxy Tab S is still a very impressive tablet.
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
The Precision M2800 is an impressive mobile workstation. We have just a couple of niggles: the touchpad is too small, and we'd prefer the top-of-the-range model's 128GB SSD to be bigger.
If you're seeking a well-specified mobile workstation with plenty of configuration options, Fujitsu's Celsius H730 is a worthy contender. It's not cheap, but the PalmSecure palm-vein authentication looks like a valuable addition.
Until this keyboard arrived, Android tablet owners were dependent on the tablet maker to build a keyboard just for their tablet. This universal keyboard case takes a unique approach to work for everyone.
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