Mobile & Wireless

Mobile & wireless news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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Error 53 is Apple's way of saying 'You're fixing it wrong'

but customers weren’t made aware of it when they purchased their iPhones.

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Review: AirWatch takes mobile device management to the next level

AirWatch 8.1 is a sophisticated control plane for mobile devices that meets the needs of large enterprises. It stacks up well against other MDM apps we’ve tested, and features container demarcation plus elements of data loss...

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Google virtual reality -- Cardboard recycled into something you actually want

Google working on a new virtual-reality addon, which will replace the “Cardboard” silliness, say deep-throat sources. The journalistic gobbledygook of “people familiar with its plans” popped up to leak Google’s VR future...

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Why is retail afraid of voice recognition for mobile apps?

Retailers have overwhelmingly avoided any attempts to dabble with voice recognition, but that is a huge error. One of the inherent limitations in GUI design for mobile as well as desktop devices is the pulldown menu.

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First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

You can assemble a rudimentary 2G cellphone at home with the RePhone Kit Create, which can also be used to make wearables and IoT devices.

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Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

Mozilla has spelled out when it plans to halt development of its mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

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Review: The Huawei Honor 5X -- a lot for a low price

This plus-sized phone is does not rate as premium and its Android overlay will annoy some users, but the Honor 5X is a solid low-cost device.

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Making shoppers happy for the right reasons

New Accenture research says retailers are not delivering for their customers. It's the right conclusion, but for the wrong reasons.

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Firefox OS for smartphones has ceased to be, says Mozilla (and Tardigrade)

Mozilla Firefox OS has expired: Bereft of life, it rests in peas—we think that’s how Mozilla Corp’s “Global Marketing Director” for Firefox OS sees it it. John Bernard (Marketer of the Year, 2013) and sidekick George Roter tell us...

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6 Apple services Tim Cook could bring to Android

Apple has a plan to become a big Android developer

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Microsoft at MWC: Will anyone care?

Will Microsoft be making any major mobile device announcements at the upcoming Mobile World Congress that will make any difference to its position in the market?

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7 smartphone trends to watch for this year

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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A.I. and virtual reality may propel future of retail (+video)

Retail is no longer about having the latest products on shelves in brick-and-mortar stores or having a cool website. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are the new tools consumers will use to go shopping.

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'Mac is key for any modern enterprise' -- SAP

Recently updated Mac in Business pages say Apple is good for business

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Mingis on Tech: Mac guy gaga over a Dell; wireless charging for the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop impresses Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie with its 4K screen connectivity options. And recent reports indicate that Apple's iPhone might finally get wireless charging this year.

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Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

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