By Ryan Kamauff
Here are the top mobile new and stories of the day.
Verizon to boost 4G LTE with ‘small cells’ rollout later this year -
Verizon has recently stated that they have 95% of their 3G already covered by
LTE, an amazing feat. They are aiming to boost their 4G LTE coverage with
mini cell towers, which are not much more than WiFi type extenders. These
will plug into fiber lines and offer better coverage to Verizon users.
Verizon’s huge 4G LTE net is a great advantage in the carrier wars. Via
Android Community, more here. Google plans to bring its own voice search to
the iPhone and iPad - Google has announced that they will add voice
capabilities to their iOS offerings. Google’s iOS apps are often considered
far superior to Apple’s own offerings (especially Maps and Mail). Google
has also made it possible for their apps to be the default choice, and are
Today, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS), including Virtual
Machines and Virtual Networking, has reached general availability. These new
services make it possible for you to move your applications into the cloud as
This announcement is a significant step in our cloud computing strategy,
which has been influenced directly by our discussions with customers and
partners around the world. One point holds true in every one of our
discussions with you - the cloud should be an enabler for innovation, and an
extension of your organization’s IT fabric, not just a fancier w... (more)
Microsoft tackles Apple in Honolulu and everywhere else...
Microsoft realized that retail sales are going to be important and decided to
face off Apple with its popular stores. The decision was to open stores as
close to Apple stores as possible. This requires a lot of logistics and the
number of Microsoft stores are increasing worldwide.
It's opening shop in Honolulu soon.This store is one of 44 scheduled for
2013. What's more it directly faces the existing Apple store in the Ala Moana
shopping center, the upscale shopping center in Honolulu. I am not sure,
right now how many stor... (more)
We’re moving into a post-PC world. With shipments of traditional computers
slipping and the stocks of all companies involved tanking, it looks to be the
beginning of the end for computers. Long live the tablet!
Tablets are great for lounging around at home with – for watching videos,
checking your e-mail and favorite sites, playing a game or two to kill the
time. But when it comes to work, which ones are the best to help you stay
productive and get the most done?
(1) iPad mini ($329-$659) – This is the tablet to beat right now. You get
everything you have come to know and love a... (more)
In part 6 of our Windows 8 Tips and Tricks series, Principal Technical
Account Manager Lex Thomas and I show off some of the new kinds of
customization options found in Windows 8.
There’s never been a better time to build for Windows! Join the App Builder
Program and learn about the Windows ecosystem opportunity, design and
monetization tips and partner development frameworks.
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Licensing The Springboard Series Blog Windows 8 Resources for IT Pros on
Springboard Resources for Developers to Build ... (more)