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This week, we've been putting both the iPad 4 and the Microsoft Surface tablet through their paces. In our testing, we're happy to say that both tablets are very solid HTML5 platforms. Internet Explorer 10 on the Surface has a broad, well implemented HTML5 feature set that mostly meets and occasionally exceeds mobile Safari's. On the performance front, the iPad 4 leads in raw JavaScript and Canvas performance while the Surface has a faster SVG implementation. Having comprehensive, high performance HTML5 support is now a "must-have" feature for new mobile devices. For end users, both these devices promise great user experiences from well-designed HTML5 apps. Going into our testing, we were bringing expectations set by the iPad 3 and our developer hardware for Windows 8. When we reviewed the iPad 3 in the Spring, we were disappointed with iPad performance. Ordinary web... (more)

Ricky Devon Launches "Latest Mobile Phones UK" Journal on Ulitzer

Riky Devon launched today the "Mobile Phone Comparison Journal" on Ulitzer. Riky Devon is webmaster of the leading Mobile Phones Comparison website. He has years of experience in Internet web marketing and is now running the Mobile Phones Comparison, an online mobile phone deals comparison website. The site offers top 25 online mobile phone retailers’ regularly updated deals. Mobile Phones Comparison is top UK phones comparison website that compares latest phones contract, pay as well as simfree from various UK mobile phone retailers About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author profile and submit for editorial review and approval. Once you've been handed the keys, you will be ... (more)

Microsoft Stores Coming Near Apple Stores

Microsoft is supposed to open its first retail stores this fall, presumably before the October 22 roll out out of Windows 7 and some of them are supposed to be "right next door to Apple stores," according COO Kevin Turner. Remember Microsoft said it was going retail in February when it hired a Wal-Mart heavyweight to run the project, which is supposed to raise consumer awareness rather than sell stuff. Turner also claims to have gotten a complaining call from Apple about Microsoft's value "Laptop Hunters" commercials because Apple had subsequently lowered its prices. ... (more)

Our Social Network Just Got Bigger

LG Electronics Canada and Rogers Wireless today announced a world first: the LG Eve, a new Android OS-based smartphone designed specifically for social networking, is now available exclusively at Rogers. The LG Eve provides customers with the freedom of mobile social networking, making it easier to stay connected anytime, anywhere. The ultimate smartphone for social media enthusiasts, the LG Eve features a special application called Social Network Services (SNS) Manager, which brings together a user's Facebook, Twitter and Bebo networks into one place, letting them check status updates in real time. The SNS Manager takes social networking to a new level by connecting the contact list to provide an easy to read log for each contact, so the user can see the contact for each friend, whether that be via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter or on a call. Additionally, the LG Ev... (more)

Cisco Transforms Unified Communications

As part of today's portfolio announcement at Cisco's Collaboration Summit, the company introduced a ground-breaking version of its industry-leading unified communications platform, featuring innovations and enhancements designed to reduce costs and increase operating efficiencies between and within global enterprises. Cisco® Unified Communications System Release 8.0 enables organizations to collaborate in new ways that remove barriers to communications with partners, suppliers and customers through integrated voice, video, presence, instant messaging and Web sessions. Cisco Unified Communications System 8.0 includes advanced integrated Internet Protocol (IP) applications that allow businesses to extract more value from their communications through federated presence across devices and platforms, and through instant messaging, customer care, conferencing, video and ... (more)

Virtualization Is Coming to a Consumer Market Near You

Used in IT departments for a number of purposes, virtualization is starting to attract interest from home computer operators.  Perhaps you already use a virtualization application such as VirtualBox, VMWare, or XenSource at home so that you play with programs on different operating systems (OS) in your spare time.  Is this increasing interest in virtualization giving a peek into the direction that virtualization is heading-the consumer market? Benefits of Virtualization at Home Rob Williams, an author on Techgage.com, introduces this idea very well. If you are a software or game developer who works from home, then you already have a pretty good understanding of the importance of virtualization.  You know that in order for you to test your software on various OS you need to virtualize your computer or you would have to have multiple computers-each with a different OS.... (more)

Gartner Releases Two Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Gartner has released two sets of predictions for 2013 – back to back: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013: Technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013 Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2013 and Beyond: Economic risks, opportunities and innovations that will impel CIOs to move to the next generation of business-driven solutions In short the first set of predictions are about technology and the second set of predictions are about business implication of technology. As you can expect, there are overlapping area. What are they really saying? Next Hype = Big Data, Internet of Things, Wearable Devices and Gamification Big Data: By 2015, big data demand will reach 4.4 million jobs globally, but only one-third of those jobs will be filled. With the improvement of performance and costs, IT leaders can afford to perform... (more)

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of October 6, 2013

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly IBM has acquired Xtify, a mobile messaging platform specializing in rich-content texts and push notifications. Xtify software has the ability to trigger messages depending on time or geographic location, as well as demographic data. Read Original Content By 2017 top retailers expect 76.5 percent of sales to come through stores, 14.6 percent via e-commerce and 6.5 percent through mobile,... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 17, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System.  Read Original Content CDFA’s ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – January 19, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! According to Cisco Thailand and Indochina’s Vatsun Thirapatarapong, an overview of the information and communications technology market in 2014 shows the Asia-Pacific region is expected to see shining growth, expanding 5.5 percent to $767 billion.  Read Original Content China’s TechFaith is launching Thunder, the company’... (more)

Worldwide IT Spending to Reach $2.1 Trillion in 2014

So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational expenses are contained, as planned. Savvy senior executives across the globe continue to make selective investments in new business technology. In fact, there could be a moderate IT infrastructure spend over the next 12-18 months, which will likely increase the demand for open source software and professional services as new cloud service projects are approved. Worldwide IT spending is now forecast to increase by 4.5 percent in 2014 at constant currency, that's according to updated projections from the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). By and large, this e... (more)