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  • News: HTC Velocity 4G gets lift off, more 4G devices on the way

    Telstra and HTC have jointly unveiled Australia's first 4G smartphone, while the telco has promised that a handful of 4G-capable smartphones and tablets will be released in the country by mid-2012.

  • News: WatchDox adds annotation to its secure document reading app

    Thanks to the Bring Your Own Device trend sweeping through workplaces across the country, smartphones and tablets are increasingly popping up at the office. And that means a lot of workers are able to access and share sensitive work-related documents on their personal iOS devices. In fact, a report published last week by IDG Connect found that 91 percent of businesses have deployed the iPad. But since company IT administrators can’t possibly control every employee’s personal device, those documents aren’t necessarily secure—devices can get lost or stolen, for instance.

  • News: 4 tough challenges for RIM's new team

    For the first time since its founding, Research in Motion has changed its top leadership, with a new president/CEO, a new board chairwoman and a new major investor who specializes in turnarounds. But can they save RIM?

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Jan. 20

    The iOSsphere, not being battery powered, never runs down when it comes to iPhone 5 rumors, though it can be draining in other ways.

  • News: New RIM CEO must first execute strategy, analysts say

    A lot is riding on Thorsten Heins, who's been charged with resuscitating stumbling Research in Motion as its new CEO.

  • News: iPad, iPhone App Promises to Secure Confidential Documents

    The BYOD popularity of iPads and iPhones can put at risk confidential documents stored or accessed from those consumer devices. The WatchDox iOS app is designed to let enterprise users in financial services, manufacturing and other industries securely view documents on Apple's mobile devices.

  • News: 10 Things to Know About RIM's New CEO, Thorsten Heins

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday appointed a brand new chief executive officer and president, Thorsten Heins. The move follows months of pressure from RIM shareholders and others to oust former RIM co-CEOs, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. (In fact, I wrote a piece earlier this month explaining why a major leadership change was in order at RIM.)

  • News: Apple disputes Kodak's patent ownership claims

    Apple has disputed accusations of patent infringement made against the company by troubled camera-maker Kodak, saying that it actually owns the patents in question.

  • News: Apple concession to open in Harrods?

    Apple may soon have a presence in one of the world's most famous stores, a report has claimed.

  • News: Why Apple must manufacture abroad

    It isn't just lower labour costs that are behind Apple's decision to have most of its products manufactured in the Far East, according to a new report.

  • News: Infor details mobile strategy, launches new apps

    Infor on Monday announced details of its Motion mobility platform as well as the availability of two new mobile applications, Road Warrior and ActivityDeck.

  • News: The new rules for enterprise apps

    An insurance company decided to roll out an application for its sales reps. The new app would give them a wider selection of products to offer customers when out in the field. Information on those products was stored in a legacy mainframe system, so the company created a Web interface that let reps query the database to get details on offerings.

  • News: RIM's New CEO: 5 Takeaways

    Research in Motion announced late Sunday the appointment of a new CEO as the BlackBerry maker struggles to regain relevance in a smartphone world increasingly dominated by iPhones and Android devices. Former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are passing the reigns to the company's former co-COO Thorsten Heins, who worked with Siemens AG before joining RIM in 2007. To show off its new leader, RIM on Sunday issued a seven-minute video featuring Heins talking about himself, RIM's current situation, and the company's future.

  • News: RIM's new CEO wants to focus more on consumers

    RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, wants the company to improve its product development while also becoming better at marketing, he said during a conference call on Monday.

  • News: Three warning signs of a user-unfriendly app

    A user-friendly interface is paramount if you want employees and external users to adopt an enterprise application. But what, precisely, makes an app user-friendly? That's a complicated science, with detailed books and research papers devoted to it. But if your app has any of the following three elements, that's probably not a good sign.

  • News: App spotlight: British Airways' iPad app improves customer service

    Can deploying a user-friendly enterprise application solve customer service problems? For British Airways, the answer appears to be yes. In August, the airline conducted a pilot test in which about 100 crew members were given iPads loaded with its new Enhanced Service Platform app. After a successful test, the airline is now distributing 2,000 iPads with the app to senior crew members across its route network.

  • News: RIM's new CEO: How Thorsten Heins can get started

    You've just been given the chance to run the only maker of smart phones and tablet devices that's no longer considered trend-setting or innovative and whose previous track record has created huge expectationson the part of your shareholders and customers. Congrats!

  • News: Meet RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins

    Research in Motion Sunday night announced a change of leadership, with insider Thorsten Heins taking over the CEO reins from co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie.

  • News: Intel Launches New Push Into Mobile

    Intel moved to defend its turf -- and possibly its future stability -- by inking deals to supply next-generation Atom chips to smartphone makers Motorola and Lenovo. (Insider, registration required.)


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