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Bio: Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen.
Areas of Interest: Mobile & Wireless
- Google Fiber's arrival in the metro area prompts a groundswell of interest in connecting more homes to the Internet.
6 days 19 hours ago
- IHS says Samsung's new phone costs $251 for materials, $51 more than the retail cost of a carrier-subsidized unit.
6 days 23 hours ago
- IDC doesn't expect an Apple iWatch until '15, calls the Google Watch 'still just a rumor'.
1 week 5 days ago
- BlackBerry is promoting an upcoming end-to-end encrypted messaging service called BBM Protected for industries that need the highest levels of security.
2 weeks 4 days ago
- Microsoft's announcement of universal Windows apps demonstrates the company's commitment to improving its share of the tablet and smartphone markets.
2 weeks 5 days ago
- Brain and body sensors used in consumer-grade products could help in education, gaming.
3 weeks 4 days ago
- Tablet sales are slowing, forcing sellers and potential buyers alike to confront confusion over which device to buy.
3 weeks 6 days ago
- Improvements are not as profound, leading phone makers to explore wearables and connected things.
4 weeks 1 day ago
- Samsung is reportedly working on a variant of its Gear 2 smartwatch that works over cellular networks and doesn't require a Bluetooth or other connection to a smartphone.
4 weeks 5 days ago
- A powerful group of retailers plans to roll out mobile payments in 2014 by scanning barcodes from smartphones, a move that sets up a potential battle with backers of NFC and Google Wallet.
5 weeks 1 day ago
- mSpy bundles its smartphone monitoring software in four popular smartphones
5 weeks 5 days ago
- Aruba Networks announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where it's common to see employees using three different mobile devices with multiple applications.
6 weeks 3 hours ago
- Samsung's new Android tablet offers a great display and a lot of useful features, but can it substitute for a laptop?
6 weeks 4 days ago
- One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software for enterprise-level security and management of Samsung devices will ship sometime in the second quarter.
8 weeks 20 hours ago
- Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.
8 weeks 1 day ago
- Mozilla and China-based chip maker Spreadtrum Sunday unveiled a chipset designed for $25 smartphones running the open source Firefox operating system.
8 weeks 2 days ago
- Google's not commenting, and its not clear what Microsoft would do with the smartphone once its Nokia purchase is final.
10 weeks 1 day ago
- Sony is on a quest to duplicate earlier successes like its storied Walkman, but its Xperia smartphones could face troubles cracking a crowded market.
10 weeks 1 day ago
- Networking experts are running out of superlatives to describe the coming tidal wave of mobile data traffic.
11 weeks 2 hours ago
- AT&T cut its prices on large shared data plans for families and small businesses that use up to 10 lines, a move seen as a reaction to T-Mobile US that could also apply pressure on Verizon Wireless.
11 weeks 1 day ago
- The bring-your-own-device trend will only get more nerve-wracking for IT managers in 2014 because of the 30% annual growth expected for smartphones purchased under a BYOD approach, and the further emergence of Windows Phone as a third platform behind Android and iOS.
12 weeks 1 day ago
- The data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have re-ignited a campaign by retailers to get U.S. consumers to carry "PIN and chip" credit and debit cards instead of less-secure magnetic stripe cards. Lost in the debate are mobile payments using NFC smartphones.
12 weeks 4 days ago
- Android and iOS tablets will both begin to lose global market share in 2014, while Windows ramps up slightly, according to research firm IDC.
13 weeks 18 hours ago
- For years, Intel has been battling to replace ARM-based chips used in smartphones and other mobile devices. Now it has partly succumbed to the low-power ARM approach.
13 weeks 19 hours ago
- Survey shows most want to connect devices via Wi-Fi over cellular.
13 weeks 23 hours ago
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