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Wed, May 22, 2013 - If you've ever dropped, broken or drowned your mobile phone, Kyocera Wireless has a deal for you: two new waterproofed Android phones, one of them ruggedized, aimed at first-time smartphone buyers looking for affordable handsets. The products were announced for the U.S market at this week's CTIA cellular industry conference in Las Vegas.
Tue, May 21, 2013 - Apple's dominance in smartphone customer satisfaction faded last year, with rivals like Samsung and Motorola dramatically closing the gap, a national survey said today.
Mon, May 20, 2013 - We all know that relying on a simple user ID and password combination is fraught with peril. One alternative is to use one of the single sign-on solutions we reviewed last year, but there are less expensive options that could also be easier to install.
Mon, May 20, 2013 - Healthcare is rapidly moving toward a patient-centric care model, says Girish Kumar Navani, CEO of electronic health record software vendor eClinicalWorks. To meet this demand, EHR systems ought to be mobile, modular and easy to use, he tells CIO.com. Patients, meanwhile, need an experience that reminds them of online banking.
Mon, May 20, 2013 - Bucking the BYOD trend, Canadian Tire is issuing BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 smartphones to its corporate employees.
Mon, May 20, 2013 - Samsung will host a $800,000 contest for developers that build apps for the Galaxy S4 using the company's peer-to-peer software interface.
Fri, May 17, 2013 - Mobile vendors are pushing technologies that split a smartphone into two separate platforms for business and personal data. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. It's still easy for employees to circumvent the two worlds.
Fri, May 17, 2013 - The BlackBerry has always been a business phone. The iPhone wowed us all--and it nearly put BlackBerry out of business--but it emphasizes entertainment and not productivity. If you're an IT executive, it's finally time to put function before form, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle writes.
Thu, May 16, 2013 - Windows Phone is riding high(ish) right now, but Microsoft will have to combat a surging BlackBerry 10 to gain traction in carrier stores.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - Should you call it the Google Galaxy S4 Nexus? We'll just call it awesome -- and expensive.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - BYOD (Bring You Own Device) promises many benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity, but it also increases pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data. Keep up on the latest consumerization of IT news and research on CIO.com.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - VMware has partnered with Verizon to offer dual persona smartphones for Verizon enterprise customers. It's currently available on two Android-based phones, but more Android devices and iOS support are expected soon.
Tue, May 14, 2013 - During the BlackBerry Live conference, the company announced plans to make BBM available as a free app on Android and iOS this summer.