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.

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.

Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - April 17th, 2014

Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

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.

Bloomberg: NSA secretly exploited Heartbleed bug for years

Brad Chacos by Brad Chacos - April 13th, 2014

News agency Bloomberg has alleged that the NSA has exploited the ‘Heartbleed’ OpenSSL bug for years to gather passwords and usernames of citizens.

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 …

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.

Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - March 27th, 2014

The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.

Infor goes all-in with Amazon Web Services for cloud ERP

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - March 27th, 2014

Infor is showing increasing interest in Amazon Web Services for its cloud ERP software strategy, with plans to begin offering a series of product suites on the company’s IaaS (infrastructure as a service).

Lenovo buys US mobile patents for $100 million

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - March 23rd, 2014

Lenovo is buying up patents related to 3G and 4G technologies from U.S.-based Unwired Planet for US$100 million, as the company sets about expanding with its proposed Motorola Mobility acquisition.

IDC: Cloud will be $107B industry by 2017

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - March 20th, 2014

Cloud computing was an estimated $47.4 billion industry in 2013 and is expected to more than double to $107 billion by 2017, research firm IDC predicts.

Google and Cisco partner to bring WebEx to Chromebooks

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - March 19th, 2014

Google and Cisco are teaming up in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.

eMarketer: 2014 desktop search spend to fall as mobile grows

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - March 16th, 2014

The money spent by advertisers on the desktop will decline this year as people continue to reach for their smartphones to search for information, according to new data from eMarketer.

$19 billion well spent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 11th, 2014

James Dartnell takes a look at what Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp means for the two companies.

Android topples iPad in fast-growing tablet market

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - March 5th, 2014

The iPad has been the king of tablets for a number of years but Android has taken top spot, according to new figures from Gartner.

Why Julie Larson-Green’s ‘demotion’ carries huge pressure at Microsoft

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - February 26th, 2014

On Monday night, Julie Larson-Green was given one of the most important roles within Microsoft. You’d never know it from the initial reports, which dubbed it a “demotion.” And it is a demotion, at least from a corporate perspective.

Battle of the fives: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Apple iPhone 5S vs. Google Nexus 5

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - February 26th, 2014

Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.

Intel ends wait for 64-bit Android on smartphones

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

The long wait for a 64-bit version of Android on smartphones is coming to a close, with Intel on Monday showing a version of the OS running on a handset. The OS was …

With voice calls, WhatsApp can tap new growth

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 25th, 2014

WhatsApp’s voice calling service, planned for later this year to augment its hot text-message offering, could yield an influx of customers and strengthen the service’s already firm standing in mobile messaging. WhatsApp will …

Cutting through the cloud hype

David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Fellow, Gartner. by David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Fellow, Gartner. - February 25th, 2014

Cloud computing is no longer a new concept, and many organisations have been consuming cloud services for the past several years. The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 will increase to become the bulk of new IT spending, according to Gartner.

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A set for strong year after Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could be one milestone in a strong year for tech mergers and acquisitions.

Microsoft Azure continues enterprise push with private on-ramps

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - February 23rd, 2014

Microsoft continues to target the enterprise with the introduction of a private on-ramp for Windows Azure cloud services.

Samsung to replace Android with Tizen on next Gear smartwatch

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - February 20th, 2014

On Monday Samsung will unveil its second-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch, this one running the open source Tizen operating system, not the Android software that runs the first-generation model, according to reports.

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet tipped for MWC: Thinner design and Android 4.4 KitKat

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - February 18th, 2014

We’re now a week away from the smartphone and tablet focused mobile world congress (MWC) and devices continue to be leaked. The latest of which is a new tablet from Sony.

LG to display new trio of KitKat phones at Mobile World Congress

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - February 18th, 2014

LG Electronics has introduced the third generation of its low-end L series, with three new smartphones that all run Android 4.4 or KitKat.

HP moves to ease printing from Android tablets, smartphones

By Agam Shah by By Agam Shah - February 18th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard wants to make wireless printing of documents from Android mobile devices as easy as tapping one button.

Ringing in changes

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 17th, 2014

Can regional telecommunication providers go beyond vanilla services and offer more value to consumer and business markets alike?

Acquisitions likely to hit Lenovo’s profits in short term

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - February 13th, 2014

With the proposed acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM’s low-end server unit, Lenovo expects its short-term profits to fall

Samsung joins IBM, Google in OpenPower alliance

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - February 13th, 2014

Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers.

IDC: Smartphone shipments hit 1 billion in 2013

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - February 13th, 2014

The world’s love affair with the smartphone continued unabated in 2013 with consumers snapping up more than 1 billion handsets during the year, according to an IDC estimate published on Wednesday.

How online clues located North Korea’s missile-launcher factories

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - February 11th, 2014

It’s the stuff of spy thrillers. From a few seconds of video, a handful of images and some satellite pictures, a team of researchers has been able to pinpoint two factories deep inside North Korea where the country assembles its mobile missile launchers.

Cisco reaches agreement with Innovatio over Wi-Fi patents

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - February 9th, 2014

Cisco Systems has come to an agreement with patent firm Innovatio IP Ventures in a dispute over Wi-Fi standards-essential patents that targeted its customers.

Google launches ‘out-of-the-box’ videoconferencing system for businesses

Anh Nguyen by Anh Nguyen - February 9th, 2014

Google aims to equip meeting rooms with videoconferencing capabilities with the launch of its product for businesses, Chromebox.

Cisco: Mobile data traffic to explode 11-fold by 2018

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - February 6th, 2014

Networking experts are running out of superlatives to describe the coming tidal wave/explosion/cataclysm of mobile data traffic.

Satya Nadella: Can a data afficionado solve Microsoft’s consumer puzzle?

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - February 5th, 2014

The spider. It sits at the centre of a web, stroking and sensing the minute vibrations that run up the hundreds of strands, analysing their meaning and what they reveal about the external world. Much like Satya Nadella.

Google and Cisco strike patent deal

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 5th, 2014

Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.

Daunting challenges await Nadella as he takes over from Ballmer

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - February 5th, 2014

Satya Nadella will face a host of problems upon assuming his mantle as Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella to succeed Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - February 5th, 2014

Microsoft has finally concluded its protracted search and chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella, who as executive vice president of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group has successfully steered the shift of the company’s back-end server software and tools to the cloud.

Nvidia startles Linux world with driver contribution

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - February 4th, 2014

GPU manufacturer Nvidia made a series of code contributions to the open-source project Nouveau late last week, signaling a possible thawing of relations with the Linux community.

History lesson: Mobile malware

Axelle Apvrille, Senior Mobile Malware Analyst Researcher, Fortinet by Axelle Apvrille, Senior Mobile Malware Analyst Researcher, Fortinet - February 2nd, 2014

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Cabir, the world’s first mobile phone malware. To mark this occasion, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs is taking a stroll down memory lane to examine the evolution and significance of mobile threats during the last 10 years.

Cloud 360 Roadshow 2014 - Doha, Dubai, Riyadh Cloud 360 Roadshow 2014 - Doha, Dubai, Riyadh
  • 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.

  • Battle of the fives: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Apple iPhone 5S vs. Google Nexus 5

    Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.

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