The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Thanks to two brief demonstrations of Microsoft's next-generation operating system, third-party Microsoft Windows developers are expressing frustration over what they consider a lack of clear direction on how to develop applications for Windows 8.
By Joab Jackson | 07 June, 2011 07:59
Motorola is backtracking on comments its CEO made last week about the impact Android apps have on phone performance.
By Nancy Gohring | 07 June, 2011 05:42
A neurology patient at a Texas hospital may soon find doctors handing him an iPad with game-like apps on it to test his motor skills. Nurses will be able to roam bedsides while remotely checking electrocardiograms, or EKGs, on their iPads. Doctors are already sharing medical records on iPads with their peers, in order to discuss patient care.
By Tom Kaneshige | 04 June, 2011 04:39
Another stolen laptop has been recovered with the one-two punch of laptop recovery software -- which took covertly took photos of the thief, a blog on Tumblr, and Twitter.
By Melanie Pinola | 06 June, 2011 04:58
At the Computex tradeshow in Taipei, Taiwan, chip giant Intel revealed plans for a new type of ultraportable notebook that the company has dubbed 'ultrabook' laptops.
By TechWorld staff | 03 June, 2011 13:45
Whatever Microsoft ends up calling Windows 8, a press event at the Computex Show in Taiwan confirms that the company has already given the next version of the world's most ubiquitous operating system a heavy smartphone makeover.
By John E Dunn | 03 June, 2011 03:59
Google has had to remove yet more malware-infected apps offered in its Android Market. As spotted by the Lookout Security Team, 50 applications were infected by a variation of the DroidDream malware that hit in March. Lookout is referring to the new malware as DroidDreamLight and says up to 120,000 Android users might have been affected.
By Keir Thomas | 03 June, 2011 06:59
The Nook Color getting hacked isn't exactly new -- there are plenty of Nook Color hacks now, from installing different versions of Android to improving battery life or storage space. It's pretty exciting, then, when someone tests out a totally different OS, that also looks quite impressive on the Barnes & Noble e-reader.
By Elizabeth Fish | 03 June, 2011 10:10
Online Australian retailer Kogan today launched a notebook running the open source Chromium operating system developed by Google.
By TechWorld staff | 03 June, 2011 10:38
Mobile handset maker Sony Ericsson has announced its Xperia Play Android will be available from Telstra and Optus from June 8.
By Rodney Gedda | 03 June, 2011 10:12
Google is giving Android Market users a new way to evaluate applications even as it struggles to keep malicious ones off the store.
By Brad Reed | 03 June, 2011 08:08
The Android tablet race is about to get a dashing new contender.
By JR Raphael | 03 June, 2011 08:45
No question, the iPad and iPhone are amazing devices. But the iOS operating system isn't perfect. For example: How come AT&T rebills customers every month for cellular data service without asking? Do you really have to buy a AirPrint-compatible printer to print via your iPad? Can you get a refund from Apple on an iTunes purchase?
By Ian Paul | 02 June, 2011 00:02
iPhones, iPads and other employee-owned mobile gear are the most risky devices that can be connected to corporate networks, according to a new survey by ISACA, an international user group devoted to providing benchmarks and guidance for technology best practices.
By Tim Greene | 02 June, 2011 00:48
In order to keep a tight leash on future Windows tablets, Microsoft is reportedly asking each chip maker to work with a single computer maker.
By Jared Newman | 02 June, 2011 06:50
Wave your smartphone; buy a latte. Sounds great, doesn't it? But before running off to participate in Silicon Valley's next new thing, you might want to think about a scary downside to mobile commerce: the vulnerability of smartphones to hackers.
By Bill Snyder | 02 June, 2011 00:30
A trio of Windows Phone software developers say Microsoft's Mango release is ripe and juicy for programmers, and brings new ease and power to mobile enterprise applications.
By John Cox | 02 June, 2011 01:42
If you're worried that your cellphone might be giving you cancer, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has a solution for you: Use Bluetooth.
By Brad Reed | 02 June, 2011 06:31
When I saw the Computerworld article about Square touting how it is going to replace cash registers with iPads, I was dismayed that there was no discussion of security. And Square's app isn't the only payment app that makes me anxious. While I admit that I would find applications such as Square Register and Google Wallet useful, turning mobile devices into credit cards or credit processing systems is foolish at this time.
By Ira Winkler | 02 June, 2011 00:06