Articles about Mobility
Fanboy. Cult members. Zealots. Sheep. Those who buy multiple Apple devices are often called these names, but there's a reason they pony up the cash to buy them. It's the value Macs, iPhones, and iPads add to each other.
The tablet-electronic planning system deployed by American Airlines ran into a few glitches and delayed flights. Get used to another reason to delay flights.
The profit drain from Samsung Electronics' mobile group continues, as its semiconductor business is now the profit driver of the group.
It hard to stand out from the crowd of new smartphones. LG thinks it can do so with leather backing, better low-light camera performance and an improved display on the G4.
While better than it used to be, owners of iPhones -- especially frequent business travelers -- have to keep an eye on battery life. One simple setting can help the phone last longer.
Microsoft could be forced to stop selling certain Lumia handsets which were found to infringe two patents in the US.
Moving to mobility and incorporating cloud-based services helped air conditioning installation and repair business SJP Air streamline its end-to-end operation.
The company looks to extend its gaming brand with a competitor to the Nvidia Shield that may launch in Q3 2015.
Postr is banking on superior user experience design to succeed where others have fallen: Paying users to view ads on their Android devices.
Westpac continues to extend its tap-and-pay functionality to the Samsung range while it works on using host card emulation technology to enable the function for other Android handsets.
An increased interest in wearable devices, along with the release of the iPhone 6 and market saturation, hit tablet sales in Australia during 2014, according to a new study by Telsyte.
While Apple doesn't seem to have any problems shifting iPhones pretty much as fast as it can make them, sales data suggests that the peak for iPad sales may have come and gone, and now it's on a steady decline similar to that experienced by the iPod.
Microsoft officials are expected to talk about the company's cross-Windows development technologies -- and maybe its cross-operating-systems ones, too -- at this week's Build 2015 conference.
Apple's typically quiet second quarter got a welcome boost from iPhone 6 sales.
Why tie up two USB ports with a flash drive and a phone charger? The Bricwave Xpress does both and can recharge some phones in half the time using a single port.
Does your iPhone or iPad need more storage for photos, videos, or other files? This little gadget can add up to 256GB.
The new Google Nexus 9 is made by HTC and the two official accessories have some cool HTC design elements, but at a rather high price.
Want to get more out of your iPhone or iPad? Here are a selection of tips and tricks to help you unlock more from iOS 8.1.
The Fitbit Charge is the best daily activity tracker for the masses and Fitbit sets the bar for its powerful ecosystem and reliable tracker lineup.
Microsoft markets the power of Office in your hands with the Surface Pro 3, but with SoftMaker Office HD for Android you can get desktop-level functionality on your Android tablet too.
Cable? Satellite? Who needs 'em! The top Internet video services can give you more than enough entertainment.
Sony continues to launch unique mobile designs with a focus on helping you manage your life in any environmental condition.
Finding a good keyboard case for the iPad Air can turn Apple's tablet into a great solution for work. After testing dozens of them, I've found these to be the best of the lot.
The premium Android tablet from Dell is thinner than the iPad Air 2 and lighter than the iPad mini.
Joe Belfiore delivers first look at universal Windows apps across all devices. Plus: Glimpses of Cortana and Spartan browser.
The Chromebook space is becoming crowded with lots of models to choose from. Here's our picks of the top models in each available screen size.
Google has released an update to its Translate app for mobile devices. We have made a side by side comparison with the Microsoft Translator app so you can compare and decide which is best.
Sony continues to launch high end Android devices and companion accessories. The sleek Z3 Tablet Compact is a bit expensive, but the media experience is tough to beat.
Microsoft expanded access to its Office preview for Android and in this screenshot gallery Matthew takes a look at it and several alternatives.
I've used dozens of keyboards for the iPad Air; this is without a doubt the best.
Once you've found out what the weather's like in Ukraine, and asked what the meaning of life is, Apple's Siri assistant can seem pretty useless — doubly so, if you're in Australia. But if you team it up with Wolfram Alpha, you can get some nice results to questions with substance.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about why users should buy a Windows phone rather than an Android device: "You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone."
A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.
Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, announces the latest version of the company's smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new phone features an A5 chip, dual-core graphics, a longer battery life, better camera, and both CDMA and GSM.
At Apple's headquarters, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, unveils new iPod Nano features, including a new multitouch icon screen, new sensors for runners, and the ability to wear the device as a watch. The Nano comes in 7 colors, in an 8GB version for $129 and a 16GB version for $149.
Every time a new tablet computer hits the market, experts speculate whether it could be the one to take down Apple's iPad. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains why Amazon's Kindle Fire could be its stiffest competition yet.
At the Intel Developer Forum, Google announced it is teaming up with the chipmaker to optimize Android for Intel-powered mobile devices. Google Senior Vice President Andy Rubin made an appearance during the keynote address with Intel CEO Paul Otellini to announce that all future versions of Android will use the x86 chip architecture.
Compelling though the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is, the asking price will buy you a well-appointed notebook that offers more capability for the average mobile professional.
A quicker and slicker new app for the online Xero accounting service adds automatic reconciliation of bank accounts, allowing Android users to stay on top of their finances.
Spotfire Mobile Metrics can collate and analyse your BI data and deliver the key metrics needed to monitor business performance direct to a notebook, smartphone or tablet.
The Latitude E7240 is solidly made and well connected, delivering impressive performance in a thoughtful design. It's let down by the keyboard and a lack of configuration options, turning what could have been a superb business ultrabook into merely a very good one.
The ThinkPad X240 offers plentiful configuration options, tried-and-trusted design, solid build quality and a twin battery configuration that delivers long battery life. Overall, this is an excellent business ultrabook.
The Moto G has its drawbacks, but it's well built, and if its features are sufficient for your needs, then it delivers superb value for money. If you're looking to equip a workforce with a basic Android phone, it's arguably the best choice currently available.
LG has done a great job with the 5.2-inch G2, whose battery life is a big plus. The power button placement is odd, but the G2's main drawback is its lack of MicroSD storage expansion. If don't need this, then it's well worth shortlisting.
The 10.1-inch Android-based Transformer Pad TF701T has a decent specification, including a quad-core processor, a high-resolution screen and good battery life from its tablet and keyboard batteries. The design could use a refresh though.
Given its specification and performance, the Nexus 5 delivers great value for money — if you can live with its (few) drawbacks. The middling-quality camera and uninspiring chassis design don't worry us, but the lack of MicroSD card storage expansion and moderate battery life are more serious minus points.
The Galaxy Note 3 is a clear step up from its predecessor, with a larger screen in a smaller, thinner, lighter chassis, plenty of usability enhancements, plus impressive performance and battery life. The price tag is the only serious drawback.
The Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 delivers improved performance and battery life, and its dual-angle kickstand is also welcome. However, the Pro 2's unchanged chassis design feels bulkier and heavier than ever, and it becomes very expensive when fully accessorised.
The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega isn't easy to carry around or use one-handed and is short on internal storage. Having said that, it's the obvious handset for anyone who likes Samsung's 'Android-on-steroids' approach and is attracted by the Galaxy Note 3's size, but doesn't need stylus support.
Want to dock your smartphone? Does it live in a protective case and not work with standard OEM docks anymore? Check out this Kickstarter project.
This rugged 10.1-inch Android tablet comes with a decent base specification and has plenty of options and accessories on offer. It's no low-cost tablet, and runs the ageing Android 4.0, but it should appeal to vertical markets that don't require Windows.
The 2013 Nexus 7 is a sleeker, lighter and better-specified device than last year's model. There's still no Micro-SD card support, but good all-round performance and battery life, plus a competitive price, add up to superb value for money.
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