Thursday, June 19, 2014

Amazon's expected smartphone already faces skeptics

5.5-inch iPhone may cost $100 more, but consumers are willing to pay | Galaxy S5 gets QHD display and latest Snapdragon processor, but only in South Korea

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Amazon's expected smartphone already faces skeptics
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WHITE PAPER: Mobiquity Inc.

Five Steps to Developing a Successful Mobile Strategy
Don't lose time and money with a "throw an app against a wall to see if sticks" approach to mobile. It won't work. You need a well-thought-out strategy to take full advantage of mobile. This white paper lays out the five important steps to a robust enterprise mobile strategy. Learn more.

WHITE PAPER: Network Instruments

Your Guide to Troubleshooting VoIP
Real-time voice communications are sensitive to delay and variation in packet arrival times. This paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP troubleshooting, including common problems as well as the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. Learn More

5.5-inch iPhone may cost $100 more, but consumers are willing to pay
With Apple largely expected to unveil two new iPhone models this fall -- one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a 5.5-inch screen -- an obvious question looms: just how does Apple plan on pricing these devices?Historically, Apple has remained beholden to pricing new iPhone models at a base price of $199 and charging more for more memory. With two different-sized iPhone models on the horizon, it remains to be seen how Apple handles its traditionally simple pricing matrix.Commenting on the matter, analyst Tavis McCourt of Raymond James recently opined that Apple may price the 5.5-inch iPhone model $100 higher than the 4.7-inch model. While only Apple executives at this point are privy to that type of information, survey data amassed by McCourt suggests that consumers would be willing to pay the extra $100 for the larger device.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Galaxy S5 gets QHD display and latest Snapdragon processor, but only in South Korea
The new the Galaxy S5 LTE-A also offers download speeds up to 225Mbps Read More


The Future of IT: A Customer First Approach
Explore how customer-first policies can make use of social, mobile and cloud technologies to give workers the freedom and flexibility they desire to drive company productivity. Learn More.

Microsoft trims Surface Pro 2 prices as sales of successor loom
Discounts 2013's model by 10%-11% Read More

10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share
These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall! Read More

WEBCAST: Fortinet

What should I look for in a Next Generation Firewall?
With so many vendors claiming to have a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), it can be difficult to tell what makes each one different. John Pescatore of SANS Institute originally coined the phrase and now explains what he suggests enterprises look for when considering alternative NGFW solutions. Learn more >>

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat with new Slingshot app
Facebook has launched a new photo- and video-sharing app called Slingshot that’s aimed squarely at popular cool-kid Snapchat.Slingshot lets users take photos and videos that disappear in the app after they’ve been viewed and swiped away. Facebook is starting to roll it out Tuesday in the U.S. for iOS and Android.Slingshot works a bit differently than Snapchat. It lets people send photo and video messages that disappear after a certain period of time. But unlike Snapchat, Slingshot requires the recipient to “sling” something back before they can view what they’ve been sent.“With Slingshot, we wanted to build something where everybody is a creator and nobody is just a spectator,” Facebook said in its announcement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

15 Chrome OS productivity apps that work offline
When Google released the first retail Chromebooks in 2011, the minimalist hardware and software were like a breath of fresh air compared to the relatively bloated PCs and Macs. However, while Chromebooks were great for working online, there wasn't much you could do if your network connection went down.That, however, has changed. New apps have brought the platform closer to traditional computing by working offline.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


10 reasons why open source is eating the world

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