Apple offers iPhone migration guide for Android converts

Jared Newman by Jared Newman - September 18th, 2014

Now that Apple has entered the bracket or large smartphone makers, it’s reaching out to Android users with a helpful migration guide.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus alternatives

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

Apple’s release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mark the end of the company’s streak as the lone major holdout in a smartphone sector dominated by larger devices. So what’s the competition like?

Apples new gadgets: The analysts’ verdicts

Nermin Bajric by Nermin Bajric - September 11th, 2014

Apple’s annual product launch event this year saw it unveil its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. Here, industry analysts give their take on how the new offerings will fare in the market.

Microsoft in deal for $2 billion Minecraft developer

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - September 10th, 2014

Satya Nadella could be gearing up for his first big acquisition as Microsoft CEO, as the company closes in on buying the maker of the game Minecraft for more than $2 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Apple Watch: What can and can’t it do?

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - September 10th, 2014

Excitement over Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may leave some overlooking the company’s other release which coincided with the new smartphone – the Apple Watch. Here are five things the Apple Watch can do, followed by five things it can’t.

Microsoft relaunches ‘productive’ MSN

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 9th, 2014

Microsoft has unveiled its revamped MSN portal that combines access to personal productivity tools and content from a large number of providers.

Firefox OS to tighten application permissions

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - August 27th, 2014

Future versions of the Firefox OS mobile platform will allow users to control application-specific permissions, a feature with both privacy and security benefits that’s missing on Android.

Confronting malware intelligently

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - August 26th, 2014

Brian Kenyon, Chief Technology Strategist, McAfee, a part of Intel Security, follows a “define-freeze-fix” approach to eradicate malware, and is confident that his company is well positioned to deal with today’s ever-evolving threat landscape.

Fresh blue Apple

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 26th, 2014

James Dartnell takes a look at what the recent Apple-IBM enterprise deal could mean for the two corporate giants.

Avenir Telecom to make GITEX debut

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 25th, 2014

European smartphone and mobile phone accessory firm Avenir Telecom group will attend GITEX Technology Week for the first time this year.

Palo Alto: 178 million ME Android users at risk

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - August 19th, 2014

Palo Alto Networks has unveiled new research highlighting security risks in the internal storage used by applications on Google Android devices, rendering more than 94 percent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East & Africa potentially vulnerable.

5 things you no longer need to do for mobile security

Subbu Iyer, Director of Product Management, Bluebox Security by Subbu Iyer, Director of Product Management, Bluebox Security - August 19th, 2014

Subbu Iyer, Director of Product Management, Bluebox Security, gives his take on how mobile progress has rendered certain security measures redundant.

Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha’s metal frame

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 13th, 2014

Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame, in a bid to boost sales after the plastic design of its smartphones has been blamed for the company’s recent struggles. The …

Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 7th, 2014

Google has acquired Emu, a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. The Emu team announced the acquisition in a blog post Wednesday. Emu and Google …

Microsoft sues Samsung, says it stopped paying for patents

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 3rd, 2014

Microsoft filed suit against Samsung on Friday, claiming the device maker has backed out of an agreement that requires it to pay licensing fees to Microsoft for the Android phones it sells. Samsung …

BlackBerry buying German firm for voice encryption

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 31st, 2014

BlackBerry has always touted its mobile devices as secure. But now it plans to make them “more secure” by acquiring a German company that specializes in voice encryption. BlackBerry will acquire Secusmart GmbH, which …

Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Tim Hornyak by Tim Hornyak - July 31st, 2014

Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

Nadella seeks to axe failing hardware

Brad Chacos by Brad Chacos - July 23rd, 2014

Microsoft’s quarterly financials are out, and they paint a startlingly clear picture of why new CEO Satya Nadella is in such a hurry to scuttle away from the “devices and services” mantra rolled out by former honcho Steve Ballmer just last year.

Beta BBM coming to Windows Phone

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 13th, 2014

Blackberry has announced that it will bring its BBM messaging app to Windows Phone.

A safe bet

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 7th, 2014

The OS wars are nothing new. Every user has a laundry list of reasons why their operating system is king. One of the key points in determining which OS reigns supreme is security. CNME investigates the security successes and pitfalls of the most commonly used operating systems.

Safety first

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 1st, 2014

Three-day IT security conference GISEC 2014 gave the masses a chance to meet first class security vendors as well as listen to presentations from internationally renowned security professionals. CNME reports from day one of the show.

Google’s Nest acquires Dropcam for $555M

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - June 23rd, 2014

Nest, the Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector maker owned by Google, is acquiring home security system developer Dropcam as part of a push to connect a wider range of devices in people’s homes.

Google unseats Microsoft as U.S. browser powerhouse

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 8th, 2014

Google has unseated rival Microsoft as the leading browser maker in the U.S. for the first time, Adobe said this week, citing data from its analytics platform.

Managing the cloud

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - June 5th, 2014

As storage and computing power move from traditional bare-metal solutions, the next step is to find managing software that maintains the resource conservation, cost savings and agility that is the very draw of cloud computing. CNME investigates the benefits of open-source cloud management and what to look out for when choosing a management solution.

Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - May 22nd, 2014

Apple and Samsung told a court in California that they had failed to reach a settlement in their patent dispute, suggesting that a deal akin to that between Google and Apple may not be on the cards anytime soon.

PCs and smartphones drive Lenovo Q1 growth

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - May 22nd, 2014

Lenovo’s net profit grew 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as the Chinese company continued to make gains in the PC and smartphone markets.

Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - May 18th, 2014

Apple and Google have agreed to drop all current patent infringement lawsuits between them, they said Friday.

MoFA calling

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 15th, 2014

With the security and reputation of the UAE at stake, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ IT department knew it had to implement a secure communications channel for its delegates. A project that began in 2012 now sees 69 UAE foreign embassies connected to a secure WAN, which has made huge operational savings, and ensures sleepless nights for MoFA’s IT team.

Microsoft Mobile: Restored glory?

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 15th, 2014

Microsoft has finally closed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, and now has an added opportunity to impose its ‘Microsoft Everywhere’ approach on technology, writes James Dartnell.

BlackBerry opens management of its smartphones to rivals

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - May 15th, 2014

BlackBerry is allowing rivals AirWatch, Citrix, SAP and IBM to directly manage its smartphones with the Blackberry 10 operating system as part of its strategy to open up management of its devices to third parties.

Android tops mobile ad traffic for first time

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - April 23rd, 2014

Devices running Google’s Android operating system have dethroned Apple’s iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 22nd, 2014

They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.

Gartner: Top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities

Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner by Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner - April 22nd, 2014

Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner, shares the research firm’s top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities that organisations must master in 2015 and 2016.

Microsoft to wrap up Nokia deal on Friday

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - April 22nd, 2014

Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal.

Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - April 17th, 2014

In case it wasn’t clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is the flavour of the month.

Trend Micro: Heartbleed flaw affects mobile apps

Jaikumar Vijayan by Jaikumar Vijayan - April 13th, 2014

Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned in a blog post on Thursday.

Qualcomm adds fastest ever 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 9th, 2014

Qualcomm is getting high on 64-bit chips with its fastest ever Snapdragon processor, which will render 4K video, support LTE Advanced and could run the 64-bit Android OS. The new Snapdragon 810 is …

Google envisions Glass in businesses

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 9th, 2014

Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work. The company is looking to partner with enterprise software developers and businesses as part of a push to get Glass into the …

Nokia Unveils Photo-Centric Lumia 930, Plus Midrange Lumias 630 and 635

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 7th, 2014

Nokia phones took their turn at Microsoft’s Build 2014 developers’ conference, too–and not a moment too soon, given the latest smartphone announcements from Android rivals. At the Wednesday keynote, Nokia’s Stephen Elop announced the Nokia Lumia 930, the international variant to the Nokia Lumia Icon that the company recently launched on Verizon Wireless in the US.

Gartner: Digitalisation unavoidable

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 3rd, 2014

Gartner kicked off its annual Symposium/ITxpo conference at Madinat Hotel on 1st April, and the overriding emphasis of the event was digitalisation.

Intel taps Chinese tech hub to fuel mobile processor business

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - April 3rd, 2014

As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularise its own mobile processors with a new centre built in the heart of one of China’s major technology hubs.

Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - April 3rd, 2014

Hardware vendors making smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches will get Windows for free, the latest aggressive move by Microsoft to increase the use of its OS on those devices.

Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - April 2nd, 2014

Samsung should pay more than $2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies began after more than two years of preparation.

Dell unveils BYOD product plans

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - April 2nd, 2014

Dell has unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports BYOD use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee’s personal apps.

Microsoft launches Office for iPad, iPhone and Android

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - March 30th, 2014

Microsoft has finally released Office for iPad alongside Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

  • Hands-on: New iPhones pack big features in thin package

    Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.

  • Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

    The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.

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