Apps News & Analysis
| Wednesday Jul 18, 2012
Only a few years ago, app stores were an anomaly; now, even my six year old knows how to download and install an app. That simplicity has made the app store so popular with users that it is essentially a necessity for every mobile environment, enterprise application suite and desktop operating system. So, it's not too surprising that Microsoft is embracing the familiar app store concept in its latest incarnations of Windows and Office.
| Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
Technology has found its wings with unprecedented advances in devices for use anywhere, by anyone, for virtually any purpose. But as we await that next round of wow technology, there appears on the horizon a specter that may blunt our enthusiasm and impede technology’s climb.
| Tuesday Jul 3, 2012
In an effort to get the whole computing world over to its latest operating system, Microsoft will be charging just $39.99 for current Windows 7 or XP users to upgrade via digital means. Anyone wanting a quaint boxed copy will have to pay $69.99.
| Friday Jun 29, 2012
With the rapid uptake of the app as a form of media and data consumption, how long before app analytics becomes as important as its web counterpart? Google is on the ball with a new raft of metrics, announced at Google IO.
| Thursday Jun 28, 2012
The really surprising thing about "Symantec’s State of Information Survey 2012" is just how mundane it actually is. Not because the facts that it contains are mundane, but because the problems around information management, or lack of management, are so well known that it seems not a lot can surprise any more.
| Wednesday Jun 27, 2012
It's close to that time. The time where we come together on twitter (with the hashtag #socbizchat).
In this tweet jam we're talking about Social Business and how well it's working. The event starts at 1pm ET, 10am PT and we've got a great group of panelists ready to take your questions and share their ideas.
Here's a reminder of the questions we'll be asking:
- How are you defining Social Business today
- Are emergent, bottom-up approaches beating top-down approaches?
- How are organizations sustaining engagement, especially for the couch potatoes?
- What are the biggest tools or strategic challenges you see?
- Is IT embracing this new approach to business? How do you get them on board?
- What do you consider success and how are you measuring it?
You can follow us in our Tweet Chat Room or below with Cover-It Live.
- Introduce yourself with your first # #socbizchat tweet. Include your name, job title and the organization your work for
- Subsequent tweets must start with the question number you are responding to and the #socbizchat hashtag.
- Please don't pitch products or services; stay knowledge focused
- Remember this is a public chat, so be thoughtful
| Friday Jun 22, 2012
The proliferation of mobile app stores has begun. First it was iOS, then it was Android, followed by Facebook, with more to come. But what does this mean for the mobile consumer and which app collection is leading the way?
| Thursday Jun 21, 2012
Smart TVs have been here for a while. Leaders of the market -- Samsung and LG -- have put a lot of effort to push this concept into the mainstream. Microsoft stepped into the game just weeks ago with its Smart Glass technology that connects X-Box with smartphones and tablets. And more and more vendors are trying everyday to change the very foundation of the TV as we've known it for the past 90 years.
This movement has brought with it some challenges to the content management industry such as: how to deliver content to the living room?
| Thursday Jun 21, 2012
| Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
Hot on the heels of the Surface launch, Microsoft is showing off its future in smartphones with an early look at Windows 8-powered Apollo phones.
| Thursday Jun 7, 2012
Semantic Web technology is slowly changing the way people use the Internet, and Semtech 2012 is a prime showcase for the best minds in linked data, enterprise solutions and interactive Web experiences.
| Thursday Jun 7, 2012
In response to the mere rumor that Apple was doing something fancy with its maps application for iOS6, Google has rushed to respond, sending fleets of planes into the skies to take oblique photos for better 3D maps. But what will the benefits be for users from this upheaval?
| Wednesday Jun 6, 2012
This week the focus was principally on security as Google warned that some accounts may be the focus of state sponsored attacks, while IBM offered security components for mobile devices. Also this week, both RSA and Lockpath upgraded their GRC platform offerings.
| Tuesday Jun 5, 2012
Only weeks after buying social media marketer Vitrue and a day after Salesforce agreed to purchase Buddy Media, Oracle has announced it is acquiring Collective Intellect, a real-time social analytics platform. The move further expands Oracle’s growing portfolio of cloud-based social services and signals the company is ready to compete head-on with Salesforce.
| Thursday May 31, 2012
Good practices for mobile experience design are proliferating almost as quickly as the mobile devices themselves. But at the end of the day, it comes down to the user experience. So at the risk of entering the fray, I'm offering a few thoughts on what ingredients go into creating a great mobile experience.