Mobile WorkHorse

About this Blog: Al Sacco writes about anything and everything mobile or wireless as it applies to the global workforce — with a focus on smartphones and tablets.

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BlackBerry Not a Part of Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Group

|   The majority of leading smartphone makers expressed support for the new "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," but BlackBerry is one of the few notable device makers that has not.

For Those Days When You Just Need a Matching Orange Alligator Smartphone and Smartwatch...

|   Paris-based By Atelier is "celebrating the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5" with a blindingly orange alligator skin case and wristband for the Gear Fit smartwatch. And the set only costs $2,500.

Leaked Images of Amazon's 'Fire Phone'

|   A couple of images of Amazon's first smartphone leaked yesterday, and reports suggest it could be officially announced in June.

Google Glass Gets Android KitKat, Loses Video Calling (UPDATED)

|   Google frustrated a number of Glass Explorers yesterday when it announced the upcoming Glass XE16 software update, which brings Android KitKat to Glass, will drop a valuable feature: Video calling.

BlackBerry's iOS/Android Security Software Gets U.S. Gov't Cert

|   BlackBerry's Secure Work Space for iOS and Android data-segmentation software received the NIST's FIPS 140-2 certification, and it can now be used by government agencies that require FIPS 140-2 compliance, according to BlackBerry.

Amazon Issues Kindle Credits for eBook Antitrust Settlement

|   As part of a 2013 antitrust settlement with eBook publishers, Amazon today issued credits to Kindle customers that can be used to purchased eBooks through March 2015.

The Android-Powered Coffee Machine for Java Aficionados (UPDATED)

|   Alpha Dominche's "Steampunk" coffee machine is operated by an Android-powered Nexus 7 tablet, and its associated Android app lets baristas modify an impressive array of pour settings, as well as share custom coffee recipes with other Steampunk brewers.

Put Down Your Phone and Armani will Donate Drinking Water to Needy Kids

|   Your good deed for the day could simply be putting down your smartphone for 10 minutes, thanks to designer Giorgio Armani and UNICEF.

Samsung Puts Focus on Security with New Cloud Print Service, Mobile Apps

|   Samsung plans to launch a new cloud-printing service and mobile apps for iOS and Android, to compete with Google Cloud Print, and it's targeting the enterprise with a focus on security.

Would You Pay for a Custom BBM PIN? (Poll)

|   BlackBerry appears to be considering a new feature that would let BBM users customize their unique PINs. But the company could charge a fee for the privilege.

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