Articles By John Cox

Cisco mobility targets BYOD, mobile virtual desktop

Cisco Systems announced yesterday three pre-tested bundles of products and services designed to cut through the confusing complexity of mobility.The new Smart Solutions packages are by themselves not new at all: they're formed

Published on: May 17th, 2012 John Cox

Steve Jobs ‘caustic’ in newly-recovered 72-minute video interview

A "lost" interview with the late Steve Jobs, from the mid-1990s, will screen at 19 U.S. theatres for two days next week. Only 10 minutes of the original 69-minute conversation were ever aired.But

Published on: November 8th, 2011 John Cox

iPhone users complain of iOS 5 upgrade problems

Many iPhone users are finding they can't finish their upgrade to iOS 5, and speculation is that the Apple servers handling the downloads are overwhelmed by the demand.By late afternoon Wednesday, a discussion

Published on: October 14th, 2011 John Cox

What will iPhone 5 specs be?

For months, rumors and speculation have been obsessed with the next iPhone's hardware including the screen size, a processor upgrade, more memory, the shape of the case and even the material used for

Published on: October 4th, 2011 John Cox

How Google’s Motorola purchase changes the mobile landscape

What does Google's decision to buy Motorola Mobility mean for the future of mobility?Last week's mega-mobility-deal throws into relief a range of interrelated issues facing Google, its advertising-based business model, and the role

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 John Cox

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router and then launched a vengeful two-year campaign to frame them with child pornography and threats

Published on: July 14th, 2011 John Cox

Windows Phone

For the Mango release of the Windows Phone, due out this fall, Microsoft is still focused on creating a uniquely intuitive mobile UI for end users who are first and foremost consumers. But

Published on: May 30th, 2011 John Cox

Future smartphone battleground pits Android vs Windows Phone 7

Pyramid Research's claim that Windows Phone 7 will be the dominant mobile OS by the end of 2013 was greeted at best with polite skepticism, and more often with ridicule and vilification. But

Published on: May 19th, 2011 John Cox

iPhone, iPad users sue Apple

An iPhone user and an iPad user have sued Apple over its location tracking database on their devices. The federal class action suit alleges that Apple's tracking violates the U.S. Computer Fraud and

Published on: April 27th, 2011 John Cox

Wave Connections turns any BlackBerry into push-to-talk device

Wouldn't it be great if you could press a button on your smartphone and broadcast to all your friends, or to groups of fellow employees? This kind of push-to-talk communications is now possible

Published on: March 18th, 2011 John Cox

Confusion, inflexibility worsen Windows Phone 7 glitch

The software glitch afflicting some Samsung Windows Phone 7 users is being magnified by an apparent lack of coordination among the key players in Microsoft's mobile environment.After complaints from end users, Microsoft has

Published on: February 24th, 2011 John Cox

Windows Phone 7, Android gain smartphone market share

In its first two months, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 gained a two per cent share of the U.S. smartphone market, says research firm The NPD Group. During that period, the last quarter of

Published on: February 1st, 2011 John Cox

Google addresses poor Android Market sales

To spur Android app purchases and help application developers, Google will introduce a range of new features around its online Android Market, including an in-app payment option and expanded carrier billing."We're definitely not

Published on: January 28th, 2011 John Cox

Cloud-based app secures Android phones

Lookout Mobile Securityhas created a paid client application that makes use of the vendor's cloud-based service to secure Android smartphones. Lookout Premium adds new features for greater privacy, remote lock, remote wipe, and

Published on: November 4th, 2010 John Cox

Mobile video viewership grows

The latest survey of Web video usage from Bytemobile shows that smartphone users are watching it in ever-larger quantities. Currently, most video is low-resolution, user-created videos on sites such as YouTube. But even

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 John Cox