mobile apps

  • 15 tablet apps for ditching dead trees

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    These tablet-optimized apps bring your business one step closer to going tree-free and totally mobile.
  • F5 jumps into BYOD with new app manager

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    F5 Networks on Tuesday will announce a mobile app manager product aimed at simplifying the integration of the omnipresent personal smartphone into corporate networks.
  • Verizon warns users of high risk Android apps, and also lists must-have apps

    Posted February 14, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    Ranking of 50 most popular Android apps includes six apps Verizon found to be battery sappers
  • Review

    Smartphone tools to keep your Wi-Fi network humming

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Ekahau offers most comprehensive set of Wi-Fi site survey features in three-product test
  • Beijing's heavy pollution a boon for air quality monitoring apps

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 4:58 am

    On Jan. 13, local developer Wang Jun found that downloads for his app had suddenly skyrocketed, totaling 58,000 in a single day.
  • iPad app helps Forest Service distribute maps for firefighters

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    The U.S. Forest Service deploys a mobile map application for firefighters and emergency responders to use in the field and for tactical planning
  • BaaS for mobile apps: It's a crowded (and young) market

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Back-end as a service offers standard features to drop into your apps, so your developers can spend their time on the most strategic pieces.
  • Speed up mobile app development with back-end as a service

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Vendors offer code drop-ins that standardize common mobile features, including messaging and payment, so your in-house developers can focus on the functions that are most important to your business.
  • Mobile apps are a priority in search of a leader

    Posted January 25, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    Traditional IT vendors aren't leading with software, and businesses aren't hiring mobile leaders, according Appcelerator's survey.
  • Forrester: Mobile app development needs 'omni-channel' perspective

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    Research firm says modern apps require elastic infrastructure and multichannel clients, while mobile apps are just one component of larger app architecture
  • 5 online tools to track the flu

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:40 am

    Forty seven states reported widespread Influenza activity last week, up from 41 the week before, according to the CDC. The good news is that several websites offer useful--or at least interesting--information regarding the season's outbreak.
  • City living: there's an app for that

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:35 am

    Inspired by the release of ever larger and more detailed sets of municipal data, citizen-developers are writing apps to ease every aspect of city living, from preschools to parking meters.
  • A restaurant firm turns to iPads, automation -- and more hiring

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 11:41 am

    OTG Management, which runs restaurants and other concessions in airports, has found that using iPads and self-service tech can be good for business. And it doesn't cost jobs.
  • 10 mobile startups to watch

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Mobile is well into a gold-rush phase, and these 10 startups hope to cash in before the vein runs dry.
  • RIM attracts 15,000 apps for BlackBerry 10 in two days

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    It's starting to look like the BlackBerry store will be well stocked with apps when Research In Motion launches BlackBerry 10 at the end of this month.
  • 5 tips for developing successful mobile apps

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    The world has endured the release of a whole lot of mediocre, or even useless, mobile apps. It's time to consider some best practices for app development.
  • Programmer picks: 6 tools for rapid mobile development

    Posted January 8, 2013 - 9:00 am

    No-code, low-code, and cloud-based offerings give developers even more options for rapid prototyping and deployment of mobile apps
  • 9 apps to help you get acquainted with your new Android tablet

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 11:08 am

    So you just fired up your brand new tablet, and while it comes with a few apps--a number of them likely provided by Google--you want to know what others you should grab. This collection of must-have apps, all optimized for tablets, will make that first few days with your shiny new toy that much more enjoyable, and help make that "getting to know you" phase just a bit easier.
  • 8 must-have mobile games for your new smartphone

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 11:01 am

    The app stores are filled with games of varying quality, so figuring out exactly where to start may seem overwhelming. Worry not: We've highlighted eight addictive mobile games that you can download right away and try for yourself. Enjoy your newfound freedom to shut out the rest of the world!
  • The essential mobile toolkit for road warriors

    Posted January 1, 2013 - 9:00 am

    What you should always carry in your briefcase or backpack -- or on your mobile device itself
  • The five best productivity apps of 2012

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    It's been a big year for smartphones--the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S III, the debut of Windows Phone 8--but as always, it's the apps that matter.
  • Mobile app helps the harried sales rep

    Posted December 25, 2012 - 8:07 am

    Siri has a cousin: Sophia is a voice-recognition app that helps on-the-go sales representatives handle recordkeeping chores.
  • The 2012 app gems awards

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Apple rightly takes a lot of pride in the size of its App Store -- more than 750,000 apps are available for the iPhone and iPad, according to the company’s last count. But the risk of having such a massive emporium for mobile software is that the sheer volume of not-so-hot apps pushes the truly great offerings out of the spotlight. Not to worry, though: Plenty of iOS apps still combine great design and must-have features to help you get even more out of your iPhone and iPad. We’ve discovered nearly two dozen apps in the past year that remind us how the App Store and the iOS universe are about quality, not just quantity.
  • Review

    1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    As a researcher once said, the ideal password is one that is hard to guess, impossible to write down, and can only be used in one place. This combination of requirements is very hard for a human to achieve, but AgileBits's 1Password 4 makes it an absolute breeze.
  • Google Maps snares 10M downloads on iOS App Store

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Google on Monday said that iOS users had downloaded more than 10 million copies of its revamped Maps app in the first two days of availability.
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