A new iOS app lets enterprise iPad users set up secure video conferences with others both inside and outside their organization. The app also can leverage features such as instant messaging, presence, multi-party calling, and voicemail via a range of third-party unified communications servers.
Nokia's US depositary shares today dropped 13 per cent before the market opened, after the mobile phone maker lowered the first quarter 2012 outlook for its devices and services businesses. But it sold two million of its new Lumia phones during the period, about twice that of the previous quarter.
First RIM roiled its shrinking universe of users and developers with a single tweet about ending side-loading of apps on its PlayBook tablet. And then the company created more confusion with a blog post this week that was supposed to give "nuance" to the tweet.
Apple’s new iPad, already a hit with consumers with its high-resolution display, is nonetheless underwhelming some HTML 5 developers. The tablet’s iOS 5.1 operating system complicates HTML 5 data storage, offers no expanded HTML 5 support, and the tablet’s Web performance is at best only at par with iPad 2.
Steve Jobs’ holy rage against Google’s Android mobile operating system was just some “differences” created “for show,” according to Google CEO Larry Page in an interview transcript published this week.
How can iPads and iPhones discover and use projectors, Apple TVs, printers and the like without flooding the enterprise Wi-Fi network with multicast discovery messages? Aruba Networks says it has a way.
The screwdriver compulsives at iFixit.com have destroyed one new iPad to tell the world what's inside it. In terms of third-party repair-ability, iFixit gives the new iPad a score of only 2 on a 10-point scale.
Almost unnoticed in announcing the new iPad, Apple also released on March 7 a new Mac app designed to streamline setting up and configuring iOS devices. It's a powerful tool for small organizations or small iPhone and iPad deployments, according to one network manager who's worked extensively with the new software.
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