Stories by John Cox

IT groups eschew BYOD, issue company-owned tablets

After several years of struggling to accommodate personally-owned smartphones, many corporate IT groups are taking the opposite tack with tablets: they're issuing corporate-owned iPads and Android tablets. And partly as a result, at least some are seeing a jump in costs for mobile end user support, redesigned custom applications, and device administration.

RIM CEO Heins faces restive investors at today's annual meeting

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins faces his latest test Tuesday morning when for the first time he faces investors at the BlackBerry maker's annual meeting.

Why the iPhone matters: 8 questions for Horace Dediu

Horace Dediu writes data-driven analyses on a wide range of mobile industry topics. He is the founder and author of Asymco, a blog for "curated market intelligence," and previously worked for eight years at Nokia, as an industry analyst and business development manager.

MIT researchers chart a new approach for mobile Internet protocols

A new approach to mobile Internet protocols could improve the usability and reliability of mobile applications.

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending July 6

As American celebrated Independence Day, without aliens, the iOSphere celebrated the return of rumors promising quad-core bliss in iPhone 5.

iPhone users: Five years later, the device is more than a machine

Five years ago today, the original iPhone went on sale. Since then, to its growing legions of users, the iPhone has become less a gadget or machine, and more a personal means of relating to a wider and richer world.

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending June 29

On this day, the anniversary of the original iPhone going on sale, the iOSphere celebrates with ever more tenuous and ever more familiar rumors of iPhone 5.

Apple boosts wages, discounts for retail store employees

A New York Times story is being credited for jolting Apple into granting some generous raises for the hourly wage workers who staff the company's retail stores. But the raises were apparently already planned, and announced for early-than-expected release, by Apple's new retail store chief.

RIM's rumoured breakup is a 'silly fantasy'

Unnamed sources "close" to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dismissed as a "silly fantasy" a story by The Sunday Times of London claiming that the company was considering splitting its hardware and network services groups in to separate businesses.

First-day buyer of original 2007 iPhone found love and connectivity

June 29, 2007, the day the original iPhone went on sale, was a big day for Web developer Honey Berk. She got the Apple smartphone and a fiancé.

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending June 22

With the advent of the northern summer, the iOSsphere is heating up, through recirculating tried and probably-not-true rumors about iPhone 5. The good thing about Apple shifting iPhone announcements to the Fall, is it gives us a new summer entertainment option.

Windows Phone 8 seen cementing developer loyalty to Microsoft

Windows Phone 8, which Microsoft partially unveiled this week, is the company’s third version of its mobile OS. And for some experienced Windows Phone developers, Microsoft got it all right.

Microsoft previews Windows Phone 8

Microsoft today unveiled a revamped Windows Phone mobile OS that will share key core elements with Windows 8. It also revealed a much more customizable Metro user interface, and changes designed to make the OS more acceptable to corporate IT groups.

Windows Phone 8 "sneak peak" due today

Microsoft later today is expected to unveil at least some of the next version of its Windows Phone mobile operating system. But given the platform's miniscule market share, will anyone really care?

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending June 15

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference rescued the iOSphere from terminal radiation cooling and created a powerful thermal inversion: the hot air of refueled rumoring trapping the cool air of reason.

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