Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Mobile Security survey. About half of the respondents have dealt with lost or stolen devices containing sensitive or proprietary data. But only 15% (or less) believe that remote wipe, device location, or disk/file/SD card encryption are effective.
We need solutions capable of securing all company- and employee-owned devices from the same console, in the network or cloud as well as on the device.
Since USB was first introduced in 1996, a bevy of wired connectivity standards have fallen by the wayside. Now, USB 3.1 and USB Power Delivery will help to firmly establish the mobile device leadership position in the marketplace.
With the forthcoming Type-C port, mobile adoption of the USB 3.0 standard should accelerate significantly.
Children and teens in the UK have grown up with the internet as a constant. They spend more time there than ever, doing more things than ever, on more devices than ever.
According to a January 2014 BBC survey, 75% of UK child and teen tablet users employed their device in order to learn new things.
In Germany, 18 million people are now media tablet users, that’s 26% of all consumers ages 14 and older — in late 2012, the proportion was just one in eight (13%).
Tablet penetration was highest (34%) among adults 30 to 49 — a demographic with some disposable income for mobile gadgets.
The smartphone market passed an important milestone in 2013 when worldwide shipments surpassed the one billion mark for the first time, driven by continued momentum from Google Android and Apple iOS.
Android and iOS accounted for 95.7 percent of all smartphone shipments in 4Q13, and for 93.8 percent of all smartphone shipments in 2013.
As the potential for smart wearable devices continues to draw new entrants into the market, it is the sports and healthcare functionality that seems to dominate shipments and drives future wearable device adoption.
Today, the most popular device functionality is heart rate monitoring with close to 12 million devices shipped in 2013.
Our Glass Explorer community, which consists of people from all walks of life, actively participates in shaping the future of Google Glass. With new technology comes new questions, and our Explorers help to answer those questions.
We’re at the start of a long journey and we’re looking to our Explorers to help us develop this new technology.
via Glass Press
Mozilla doubled down on its bet that low-end smartphones will give Firefox OS a place in the crowded mobile market, announcing partnerships that will bring $25 smartphones to the people who can’t afford high-end models.
The phones may seem small, under-powered, and short on features to people used to modern Android and iOS phones.
Despite continued growth of online video viewing on connected consumer electronics (CE) devices and expanding platform options, annual increases in mobile online viewing (via tablets and smartphones) are higher than any other category.
Worldwide mobile views already constitute over 20 percent of the total in 2013 – more than doubling during the next five years, according to ABI Research.
Strategy Analytics predicts that global media tablet shipments will grow by 25.9 percent in 2014. Based on their current forecasts, North America will account for 28 percent of global tablet volumes in 2014.
Asia-Pacific is the world’s largest region in 2014, accounting for 35 percent of all tablet shipments worldwide.