Wireless + mobility > Devices

Mobile biometrics - assessing the technologies

30 September, 2014 by Anne Robins*

High-quality, low-cost sensors have entered the market, putting biometrics in the hands of consumers for the first time. But availability doesn't necessarily translate to viability.


Three strategies for a successful BYOD program

15 September, 2014 by Darran Newton, Mobile and Social Business Leader, IBM Australia and New Zealand

Without a well-designed and unified BYOD management strategy in place, companies risk exposing their most sensitive data to outside sources while stunting employee innovation.


Aussie tablet sales fall 28% as Android ekes past Apple

21 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian tablet market contracted 28% in 1H14 as consumers waited longer to upgrade, Telsyte estimates, and the impending launch of the iPhone 6 could further impact demand.


Intel president talks up company's mobile focus

06 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

During a speech this week, Intel president Renée James said more than 130 tablet models using an Intel chipset have been launched or announced, and the company is on track to launch an SoC for low-cost smartphones in Q4.


BYOD: the case for and against

28 May, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Australian organisations are approaching bring your own device (BYOD) in a variety of ways. Some are adopting BYOD and report benefits from doing so; some reject it outright, feeling it's not appropriate for their organisation; and many more have not addressed the issue at all.


Connected living market could be worth $791bn by 2020

21 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ongoing Internet of Everything trend will create a future with trillions of connected devices, generating a total market opportunity of over $791bn by 2020, Frost & Sullivan predicts.


Oracle wins appeal in Google Java copyright case

13 May, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

Oracle has had a legal victory in its copyright infringement case against heavyweight Google, with a US appeals court deciding Oracle can copyright parts of Java.


Monash project could lead to phones printed on shirts

30 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Monash University researchers have designed a 'spaser' made of carbon, and the technology could eventually replace transistors in devices such as memory and displays.


Cohda to supply wireless gear for NSW road safety trial

23 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cohda Wireless has been selected to supply equipment for a long-term trial aimed at reducing crashes involving large vehicles on a stretch of highway near Wollongong.


Office for iPad will appeal to some, but disappoint innovation-seekers

03 April, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Microsoft's recently revealed Office for iPad will appeal to some users, but will leave those looking for innovative tablet-related features disappointed, according to one analyst firm.


Securing BYOD and company-provided mobile devices

26 March, 2014

Financial institution CUA has implemented a new solution to protect data and applications on its fleet of company-owned and BYOD mobile devices.


BYOA spreads to two-thirds of Aussie businesses

13 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two in three Australian businesses have employees using personal mobile or web apps for work purposes - sometimes without the consent of IT - a Telsyte survey shows.


MYOB, Millipede win Ford app hackathon

02 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Teams from MOYB and Millipede have won a Ford Australia hackathon to develop innovative mobile apps that can be operated using in-vehicle voice controls.


Android to dominate Australian smartphone market

21 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A vision of Android gaining more control of the local smartphone market tops the list of Frost & Sullivan predictions for the most game-changing trends in Australia's digital media sector.


Patent wars erupt as Google & co sued

05 November, 2013

Google and several affiliated tech companies have been sued for patent infringement by Rockstar Consortium, a joint venture owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony.


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