An indoor mobile mapping system and a secure on-premise Dropbox alternative are among the winning projects recognised during the 2013 iAwards.
With 73% of Australians aged 15-65 owning a smartphone, mobile usage habits are changing rapidly, a Frost & Sullivan report shows.
Pegatron, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that produces products for Apple, has been accused of abusing its employees, with suggestions of unpaid overtime, poor living conditions and the use of underage labour.
The widespread popularity of smartphones, tablets and wireless networks could render young people incapable of face-to-face interaction, a US scientist fears.
A US judge has found Apple guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices.
The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has been making its way into Australian enterprises, with personal smartphones and tablets being used more frequently by employees for professional purposes. The business benefits of BYOD are recognisable - rather than issuing company devices to workers frequently on the go, often through a formal and central procurement process, companies can permit employees to simply bring their own.
Tablets have completely changed the nature of information access for users right across the enterprise. But are they a long-term solution or a flash in the pan?
This week: Samsung admits to paying Taiwanese students to write negative comments about HTC phones online, while ispONE has made a counterclaim in its ongoing legal battle with Kogan Mobile.
Mozilla has revealed that phones running its Firefox OS will go on sale in February. But while Mozilla’s goals are lofty, it remains to be seen what impact the OS will have on an already-crowded marketplace.
In the news this week: a failed US/Canadian bid to limit ITU regulation of the internet, fugitive John McAfee’s continuing woes and underwhelming sales figures for Microsoft’s Surface.
Andrew Collins casts an eye over the big stories in IT from the last seven days, including the Australian Federal Government’s backdown on internet filtering, Apple’s week of patent lawsuits and ACMA’s targeting of TPG over its alleged failure to provide customers with access to 000 emergency services.
We all recall the commotion surrounding the Y2K bug at the turn of the last century. Now, many vendors are using the concept of BYOD (bring your own devices) to scare organisations into buying new products. What many IT managers don’t realise is that they may already have the tools to control this influx of wireless devices.
The most obvious problems with allowing your users to bring their own mobile devices into the workplace are ones of security. But as important as security is, there’s much more to a successful BYOD strategy. Denis O’Shea*, CEO at Mobile Mentor, explains three tips to help make your BYOD strategy a success.
Research In Motion (RIM) has appointed Ray Gillenwater as Managing Director of its Australia and New Zealand operations. Gillenwater will oversee all functions of RIM’s business in Australia and New Zealand, including operations, sales, marketing, retail, distribution and partner relations.
Organisations must employ apps custom built for tablet computers if they are to derive value from such devices, according to a new report from analyst firm Ovum.