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The advent of BYOD (bring your own device) culture to the Enterprise has ushered about the “app culture” faster for IT departments than expected. Analysts agree that key to IT’s future in mobilizing today’s workforce lies with mobile device management and the move toward an Enterprise...
Apple’s contribution to the winning $4.5 billion Rockstar bid that plucked the fabled Nortel patents out of Google’s hands is $2.6 billion, better than half the record-setting price. Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes found the number buried deep in the 10-Q Apple filed last week. ...
Apple is having Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) produce next-generation chips for its mobile devices under a trial manufacturing run, according to a source Reuters says has knowledge of the matter. It appears then that Apple means to wrench at least part of its busi...
An administrative International Trade Commission (ITC) law judge Friday decided that HTC infringes two Apple patents, a judgment that puts Android in Dutch. It was a preliminary decision that will be kicked upstairs to ITC’s six commissioners to vet. They should decide by December 6,...
IDC says PC shipments worldwide – not counting tablets which are eating into PCs – were up 2.6% in Q2, short of the 2.9% the researcher’s May forecast. Gartner’s findings look worse. It said PC sales were up 2.3%, a far cry from the 6.7% it predicted. HP is still the biggest vendor wi...
Apple can't stop Amazon from using “Appstore for Android” to hawk smartphone products. At least not yet. A federal judge in the Northern District of the infamous 9th Circuit Court denied Apple's request for a preliminary injunction against Amazon over use of the term “App Store,” w...
Apple took its patent complaints against Samsung to the Korean’s home turf last Wednesday, escalating the dispute in which it has accused Samsung of “slavishly” copying the iPad and iPhone’s design and technology. Samsung retaliated Tuesday by going to the International Trade Commiss...
Apple got a broad – some say “incredibly broad” – multitouch patent Wednesday on swiping and how many fingers do the swiping and we shall doubtlessly find out in the fullness of time after the liberal and tedious application of jurisprudence whether or not, as some suggest, it covers a...
A federal court shot down Samsung’s dreams of getting early access to Apple’s unannounced next-generation iPad 3 and iPhone 5 Tuesday. It’ll have to stand in line like everybody else. No elbowing to the front. Apple accuses Samsung of “slavishly copying” its widgetry in a now-expan...
Joining the spate of companies that have rushed to offer cloud-based music storage and streaming services, Electronics retailer, Best Buy Co., has also announced that it is bringing its online music platform, which is already operational in the UK, to the U.S. The My Music Anywhere pla...
Nortel Networks last Thursday delayed the auction of its precious portfolio of 6,000-odd patents and patent applications a week from Monday June 20 to Monday June 27. It said it was because of “the significant level of interest” in the thing. And now it appears that, according to t...
A Chinese court has convicted three local guys who stole iPad 2’s blueprints to make counterfeits. The two guys who stole the plans worked for Foxconn, Apple’s contract manufacturer. They sold them to a third guy for about $31,000 who built and sold knockoffs way before the genuine a...
It always slightly baffles me why Apple have not reaped the rewards of their success through a Technical Education Department, like so many other technical companies. When you have a great product and a ripe demand ready for the picking, it is a win:win situation, where the vendor has ...
Hewlett-Packard said Thursday that its Palm-derived webOS TouchPad will go on sale in the US July 1 and a few days later in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany. Canada will have to wait until mid-July and Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore won’t see it unti...
Although on medical leave since January, Steve Jobs is scheduled to turn up for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6. Apple said Tuesday morning that Jobs “and a team of Apple executives will kick off” the conference with a “keynote address” covering Lion, the nex...
Netbiscuits, a provider of software service for mobile sites and apps, announced on Wednesday that its board has nominated Craig Besnoy to become the company's new managing director in North America. Stepping into his new role today, Besnoy will be responsible for Netbiscuits' growth ...
The successful Enterprise Mobility Guide 2011, that was published by Sybase two months ago, is finally available on your iOS device in iBooks format. If you're like me and have embraced a mobile lifestyle, so much so that you want your publications on your device, this is it! This inau...
We have a new YouTube Channel created exclusively for SUP Developer Content. As an initial offering, I have created an 8-part series on getting started with SUP and some features of SUP 2.0. These are meant to complement the excellent documentation created for SUP 2.0. To increase the...
We are now at the end of SAP's global SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, in Orlando (May 15 - 18) and there have been some interesting announcements and information coming out, with regard to Sybase & SAP. So if you have not been able to keep up with the coverage, I have produced...
It only took Samsung a week to lodge revenge suits against Apple in South Korea, Japan and Germany claiming that iPad and iPhone infringe its patents. According to Reuters the five South Korean, two Japanese and three German patents relate mostly to power reduction during data transm...
It’s not going to surprise anyone that Apple’s fiscal Q2 numbers were light on iPads given its obvious inability to meet demand, but what may surprise Google and its many Android followers was the surge in iPhone sales to 18.65 million units, a 113% jump in growth year-over-year, signi...
Apple is believed to have nicked the general manager of Microsoft’s Datacenter Services Kevin Timmons, a skilled and highly cost-effective cloud builder. He’s not working at Microsoft anymore and the Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog expects him to turn up at Apple. What as nobody’...
Seems we’re going to be treated to another Steve Jobs first early next year: an authorized biography called iSteve: The Book of Jobs based on what publisher Simon & Schuster says will amount to three years of secret interviews with the iMaven, his family, Apple people and competitors b...
Apperian, which is in the business of getting companies to build, deploy and manage their own enterprise mobile apps using its cloud-based Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE), has gotten $9.5 million in VC money from North Bridge Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Klei...
An administrative law judge with the International Trade Commission (ITC) decided Friday that Apple’s iPhone, iPod and Macs don’t infringe five remaining Nokia patents. The ITC now has to decide if it will adopt his position like it decided on Friday to review its judge’s decision th...
Those rumors about Apple paying top dollar for iPad parts because of the trifecta disaster in Japan may be true. DigiTimes claims the company has “agreed to absorb all the additional costs in exchange for smooth shipments” for upstream components, pushing any shortages off on rival tab...
You presumably heard that Amazon beat Apple to the punch and turned its cloud into a digital locker where people can store tunes and stream them to PCs, Macs and (for the moment) un-Apple Android smartphones complements of a Cloud Player. Its Cloud Drive, which can also store photos,...
Time for a little bit for shameless self-promotion. This week I appeared on Forbes.com in their CIO Central area here. This article is related to my story in the recently published Sybase Enterprise Mobility Guide 2011... check it out here. This 130-page book is aimed at Senior Busines...
California Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd ordered that Steve Jobs, still on medical leave, be deposed for no more than two hours about the allegation that Apple made it impossible for the iPod to play music bought from RealNetworks’ music store. The judge figures Jobs has “unique, non...
Samsung means to add two new versions of its 1GHz dual-core Android-based Galaxy Tab tablet by summertime. The initial seven-inch widget went on sale in the US in November for $599 without a carrier contract and $399 with a two-year service contract. The company says it will have a t...
Need to get that contract executed today, but you are sitting in the airport heading to a conference? The popularity of Apple's iPad and iPhone mobile devices are liberating employees and users from their desks, and with SmartSign Web allows them to sign anywhere, anytime. The iPad h...
Bertrand Serlet, the head of Mac OS X, is leaving the company to “focus less on products and more on science” according to Apple’s press release Wednesday. He will be replaced by his number two Craig Federighi, Apple’s VP of Mac software engineering, who will report as Serlet did to S...
Apple sued Amazon last Friday for infringing its July 2008 App Store trademark claiming it’s using it will confuse consumers into thinking Apple sponsors and approves the Android software site. It wants an injunction as well as unspecified damages, Amazon’s profits and costs. In ca...
According to a published report on yahoo.com, a test by Blaze that puts Android ahead of the iPhone for its speed is supposedly misleading. In the case of a desktop, one of the major distinguishing factors is the browser speed. Each new build of a PC tries to outdo its predecessor whe...
In a move that would if approved allow it to overtake Verizon as the biggest US wireless provider, AT&T Sunday announced evening announced that it has agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
There are no official numbers yet but multiple channel checks by Wall Street suggest that Apple sold somewhere between 400,000 and a million iPads over the weekend. That’s more than the 300,000 the first iPad did its first weekend out. They went mostly to people who didn’t own an i...
The Apple iPhone 4 is an amazing gadget that gives you the latest features and stunning looks. to get the gadget at cheap rates then you must go for the Apple iPhone 4 deals. There are numerous mobile companies in the market that have launched many phones, but it is not that every mo...
XS2TheWorld, a mobile marketing and mobile application building specialist, has partnered with Transmission TX to launch 360° Video, a mobile app which puts the user at the centre of moving video, creating interactive, immersive worlds on the iPhone 4 and iPad. The app goes furthe...
Mastek, the global provider of vertically focused enterprise technology and platforms, has announced the completion of its iPhone and Blackberry Mission Leadership® app project on behalf of global business execution consultancy McKinney Rogers. Mastek had been tasked with delivering iP...
After taking heavy fire from Steve Jobs over Flash, Adobe Tuesday ran up a white flag and produced a so-called experimental Flash Professional-to-HTML 5 automatic conversion tool called Wallaby so Flash files can run on Apple’s otherwise forbidden iPad and iPhone. It will work initia...


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