Mobile Computing Articles

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Securing Mobile Devices and Their Data

Security systems are moving front and center as campuses tackle the vulnerability of student- and school-owned mobile devices.

1.1 Billion Smart Connected Devices To Ship This Year

More than 916 million smart connected devices--including PCs, smart phones, tablets, and other similar devices--shipped worldwide last year. And, according to a new report, that number could double in the next five years.

California University Rolls Out Free Mobile Device Security Software to Students, Faculty

A California university is providing free software to its students, faculty, and staff to keep their mobile devices secure.

Tablets Haven't Killed the PC Yet

Despite the substantial growth of mobile handheld and tablet devices, traditional PC desktop and laptop systems aren't going away anytime soon. Just the opposite, according to a report released this week: Annual PC shipments could grow by nearly 50 percent worldwide between now and 2016.

Carnegie Mellon Mobile App Secures Communications

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a mobile app to help people set up trusted relationships with others on the fly for digital transactions.

Rapid Start Kit To Help Higher Ed Institutions Implement Mobile Environments

Unicon is launching Rapid Start uMobile, a package of services designed to help educational institutions implement a uMobile environment to provide students, faculty, and staff with mobile access to applications, resources, and other data.



Curating the World of Educational Apps

With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, reviewed, and approved, a Tennessee initiative hopes to make it easier for educators to use apps in the classroom and beyond.

4G iPad Debuts with Faster Processor, Improved Display

Apple formally took the wraps off the new iPad Wednesday morning. The third generation of Apple's popular tablet device incorporates a speedier A5X processor, 4G LTE support, and a higher-resolution Retina display.

uMobile 1.1 RC1 Gets Performance Improvements, Shibboleth Authentication

Jasig has posted the first release candidate of uMobile 1.1. uMobile is an open source initiative to help educational institutions provide access to applications, media, and other data on mobile devices.

ForeScout Developing Mobile Security Connectors for its NAC

ForeScout Technologies, a security products company, will shortly release a set of plug-ins that help security administrators manage Android and Apple mobile devices and coordinate with mobile device management systems through its network access control appliance.